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Boy Scout Troop 315 November Newsletter

Boy Scout Troop 315 Newsletter
 
Re-charter 2017
Each year , our troop needs to re-charter and pay annual dues,  cost $24.00, due date, December 31, 2016.  A good surprise this year is only a couple scouts don’t have enough in their accounts to auto pay. I will be contacting these families to let you know.  I can also update you on your sons scout account balance.  Send me an email or call for that info.   
Plumbing Merit Badge
Mike Julien will be teaching Plumbing merit badge through November,  As a challenge to the merit badge,  we do have a plumbing issue at our scout house and will repair it.  Any talent in this field will be appreciated during the merit badge .
November 11-13  Camp in Bradner
 
As part of a recruitment effort by Erie Shores, there will be several local troop camps to help bring new scouts into the troops.  We have been invited to camp in Bradner at Village park on November 11-13.   Frank Boes and myself will be attending .  With temps going into the 30’s at night.  We will go over camping supplies scouts will need before that weekend.  Basically, a good sleeping bag, scouts can share tents, but mess kits, warm clothes and scout handbook will be needed.
We will leave the scout house at 5:30pm on Friday and return Sunday morning by 9:30am.  Food will be provided and purchased by the troop since we are also inviting public youth to dine with us.  We will be cooking in our own patrol.  There will not be a grocery list this time.
November 13 Bowling Party
Yes the same day we come home from camp.  our troop is holding their annual bowling party,  All scouts are invited .  No cost.    It is held at Ten Pin Lanes from 2-4pm Sunday , November 13
Fundraiser
Keep selling wreaths and meat sticks.  One of our aged out scouts Nick Enninger would go to his church and really do well,  Speaking of Nick.  He is now in basic training to serve our country. 
November 20  Bring all wreath and meat stick fundraiser papers and money to scout meeting.  Dawns Flower shop will be filling orders though that week and Country meats will be processing our meat stick orders.  We will continue to fill both orders and we will also be ordering extra meat sticks and stocking them at Cyber Solutions
December 4  Eagle Court of Honor
Yes ! the Fab 4 will be having their Court of Honor,    Danny Crouse, Tyler Stimmel, Hank Matthes and Cody Gerdeman will hold a joint ceremony on Sunday, December 4.  These boys came into scouting together and made to the high rank of Eagle.  Location is being finalized but it looks like it will be at the American Legion Post 539. 
December 7 Santa Visit 
Scouts annually help with the Chamber Santa visit in North Baltimore,  Located at Bob Kelley Chevrolet .  We meet at 6:00pm and costumed as elves, help with everything from line control, to helping Santa with gifts.  Yes, I will be dressed as Buddy the Elf again.  Setup time starts at 4:30 and I can use a few scouts to help .  I need to get items form chamber storage and set up the room plus tear down at the end.  Santa arrives at Bob Kelley at 6:30pm .  Horsed drawn carriage rides, Train display, Coloring and cookie tables and bike raffle are happening that night
Future cast
I informed the committee about our leadership needs for the 2 upcoming camps in May. 2017.  Our 100th anniversary Miakonda retro camp and Armed forces day camp in Findlay are happening on the same weekend.  We would love some parents to help with this, but that’s not the rest of the story.  It is also the weekend that 7th and 8th graders are going to Washington D.C. and I am one of the parents going to D.C. as well.  This will all happen and I do believe I have great uniformed leaders but would love to invite parents to step in. 
The Armed forces camp includes a GI breakfast we prepare each year and Troop 337 needs our help to make this happen, and the retro camp is very important to the success of Camp Miakonda’s 100th anniversary celebration, plus both camps do have a patrol that wants to attend
Retro patrol include  Noah P, Levi T., Zack L., Wyatt M., Damon D., Mason B. Aaron Boes & Jordan Coup,  leaders – Mike Julien, Tim Brown and Frank Boes
Armed Forces ,  Billy T, Conner B Clayton H.. Cade C.  Troop 337 , leaders , Joe White & Antheny Morrison
7th & 8th Graders not able to attend due to D.C.    Casey, Jordan K, Dom, Alex T, Alex B., Denny S.
Please let me know if I need to change either patrol rosters
White water rafting
In August 2017  we will be planning a white water rafting trip to Ohio Pyle in PA.  Cost is $110 per person.  any scout and or parent can attend.  Cost includes camping, meals, travel and rafting for the day.  Last time we went, there were lots of sights we were able to see, Just ask Levi, Jordan K, Clayton, Mason, Noah P. Dom or Aiden G. about it.  We hope to have double the participants next year.  I will try to plan the 2nd week of August in hopes not to conflict with start of school or band camp. 
Parents , please talk with me if you or your scout wants to go. 
Quote by Lord Baden Powell
“Loyalty is a feature in a boy’s character that inspires boundless hope.”
Shawn Benjamin
nbtroop315@aol.com

 

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