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Troop #315 Newsletter – Nov. 2018

Troop 315 November Newsletter 
 

We had a pretty busy October, Lots of outings and scout activities.  I am so thankful we have a great community,  Parents, Scouts, Leaders, all kick in and help with all sorts of tasks. 

Our troop is still 31 boys strong and our calendar of events along with dedicated adults, help keep it strong.   Looking forward to 2019,  There has been talk about something , high adventure, in our future,  This will take a lot of resources and planning, but is very doable.  Scout dads and scouts alike are hinting at Sea Base, Philmont, or something in that direction. 

 
Scouting for food brought in 419 items to help the food bank.  Bloomdale also brought in 453 to the same food bank.  Thank you everyone who helped and donated items.
 
Fundraisers
 
I hope all the scouts are busy selling meat sticks and wreaths.   A reminder.  Wreath orders will be ready the Sunday after Thanksgiving during our bowling party.  Dawns Flower shop has pre ordered the supplies so she is ready for the rush .
 
Meat sticks will be ordered on December 3, and  17.  I will collect any and all order forms/money,  you may have to get them here those weeks.  Mrs Livingston has offered to help me sort and order correct quantities this year .  Thank you Katrina
 
Scout meeting date change
 
All the scouts voted on a meeting date change to come in December and go through March.  The change was offered to the boys due to a conflict in my family schedule during those months.  The temporary meeting date and time will be Thursdays at 6:00pm.  I will keep everyone informed as to when exactly it will take effect.  I appreciate everyone understanding.   This may not happen til later but I need to give everyone notice. 
 
N.B. Library food stand
 
We have been asked to run a concession stand at the North Baltimore Library on November 17th from 10am – 3pm.  We will be selling sandwiches, chips and bottled water .  All funds will go directly to the troop program.  Any scout wanting to help, show up at 9:30am and go to library kitchen.  Wear class B’s
 
Bowling Party
 
November 25,  Our annual Bowling party at Ten Pin lanes,  2pm to 4pm.   Free.  They do sell food if you wish to eat.  There won’t be a meeting that Sunday
 
Merit Badge
 
I got a confirmation from Mr. Julien that he will start Electricity Merit Badge on Nov 4th. 
 
Santa Visit
 
Wednesday, December 5th at Bob Kelly Chevy.  Be there at 5:30pm   Wyatt and Jordan are Buddy the Elves this year and the rest have red/green elf costume for event. 
 
Scout Accounts
 
All our scout accounts are updated and I have everyone’s balance.  Next month begins annual recharter.  All scouts will need $33.00 for the 2019 program year.  If your account has the money,  I will deduct.  If you don’t have enough to cover.  I will be contacting those parents.  The deadline to recharter is December 30th.   FYI,  Some of our scouts have over $300.00 in their accounts.  That is amazing !  !  🙂
 
Baden Powell Quote
 
  “I have over and over again explained that the purpose of the Boy Scout and Girl Guide Movement is to build men and women as citizens endowed with the three H’s namely, Health, Happiness and Helpfulness. The man or woman who succeeds in developing these three attributes has secured the main steps to success this Life.”
 
Shawn Benjamin
 
Troop 315

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