The main focus of this week’s meeting was an introduction of the new Troop 834 website and how to utilize all the online features the troop provides to its members. The presentation went over the public WordPress site, social media, and TroopTrack.
If you have not yet signed up to help work the drink booth at the OLG Festival, please do so ASAP by contacting Mrs. Megan Vaites!
There are plenty of opportunities to earn service hours by helping set up the festival. You can find a full list on the Calendar.
Permission slips for the August Weekend Campout at the Laurel Highlands Trail are due on August 4th. The campout is the following weekend from the 6-7.
Ryan Domalik will be doing his Eagle Project on August 13-14 from 9 am to 5 pm both days. For more information, click here.
This was the last meeting before summer camp! All the scouts filled out their blue cards for the merit badges they will be taking at summer camp, then the Emu Patrol was taught some additional skills from Chip.
The meeting time for Sunday morning has been changed! All scouts and adults going to summer camp are expected to meet at Conroy Hall at Our Lady of Grace Church at 9:30 a.m. in full Class A uniform. Departure time will be 10 a.m. Before arriving at summer camp, the troop will be meeting at Burger King in Brookville, PA.
Parents need to be at the summer camp parking lot no later than 9:00 on Saturday morning to pick up their kids.
All scouts are responsible for their own transportation to and from Summer Camp.
Please pack and dress according to the Color of the Day, which was discussed in last week’s announcements.
For the second year in a row, Troop 834 is hoping to post daily picture updates on our Facebook page to show the people at home what is going on at camp. This will only be possible if there is cell service at the camp. If you have not yet followed our Facebook page, visit www.facebook.com/troop834.
This meeting focused on completing some of the younger scouts’ requirements for Tenderfoot. This was surrounded by games of Ultimate Frisbee.
Scouts should begin packing for summer camp now so they know what they don’t have beforehand. If you need a checklist of what to pack, see Chip.
Scouts are responsible for their own transportation to summer camp.
All scouts going to summer camp are expected to meet at the Scout Locker at 10 a.m. on July 10 in full Class A uniform. This includes uniform shirt, Troop 834 hat, Troop 834 neckerchief, slide, uniform pants, belt, scout socks, OA sash, and a red troop shirt underneath.
All scouts should have tent partners. If you and your partner have not yet signed up, see Chip ASAP.
Medical forms and insurance card information were due last week and is required for everyone (adults and boys) attending summer camp. If you have not turned that in, please do so to Chip or Mrs. Bronder ASAP.
All scouts taking the First Aid Merit Badge must create a personal first-aid kit before summer camp and show it to Chip. The list of items that should be in the kit can be found on page 108 of the new scout handbook.
If possible, please pack and wear your clothes according to this color code:
Monday – Green
Tuesday – Blue
Wednesday – Gray
Thursday – Black
Friday – Red Troop 834 Class B
For the second year in a row, daily picture updates will be posted on our Facebook page to show the people at home what is going on at camp. If you have not yet followed our Facebook page, visit www.facebook.com/troop834.
At this meeting we focused on finishing lashings, particularly working with the tripod and diagonal lashings. Several ex-Troop 834 scouts who “graduated” this past year returned to say hello. At the end of the meeting we played Dodgeball.
Troop elections were held at the beginning of this meeting. Afterwards, Chip continued with emergency evacuation plans for a house fire and nuclear meltdown as part of the Emergency Prepardness Merit Badge. At the end of the meeting David Domalik explained how to sign up for text message announcements.
Full details for the September Weekend Campout at Laurel Ridge State Park have been released. To read them and print out a permission slip, click here.
Troop 834 will be participating in Jamboree-on-the-Air this year. This is completely voluntary and can be done on an individual-scout basis. For more information, click here. See Chip before contacting a radio operator!
Troop 834 is selling popcorn as an individual fundraiser. If you would like to sell popcorn, see Chip.
Starting with this meeting, Chip will be working on the Emergency Prepardness merit badge with the scouts at all meetings in September.
Decisions on the location of summer camp 2016 still need to be made, and we would love to hear your input! Let Chip know what your opinion is about summer camp at a meeting, in an email, or on the page Contact Us.