10/17/2019- Meeting

Troop 834 has been known to do many activities in order to further expand the knowledge of our scouts. In tonight’s meeting, we did a team building activity that was fun for the whole troop. The activity for the meeting was a craft that Keegan Kraeuter, our senior patrol leader, had prepared. The troop created pine cone bird-feeders by dipping pine cones in peanut butter and then covering them in bird seed. The idea behind the project was to do something that would not only be fun, but it would also be a good alternative to the plastic bird feeders that are sold in stores.  The activity proved to be exciting and a good way to help our scouts work together to create something new.

Meeting Announcements 1/19/17

  • This meeting provided an update on the troop’s plans concerning Summer Camp and the National Jamboree in July. Additional written info will be coming out by email soon.
  • Jack Ghelarducci completed his Eagle Scout Board of Review this past week, becoming Troop 834’s 132nd eagle scout.
  • Splash Lagoon permission slips were due at the meeting. A head count was turned in to Splash Lagoon January 20.
  • Please keep selling hoagies! The due date to turn in orders online is next Wednesday, January 25. Profits are a 50/50 split between the troop and the scout.
  • It is strongly encouraged that all scouts attend the Scout Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church on February 5. Please wear full Class A uniform.
  • Ski trip info for February will be coming out shortly.

Meeting Announcements 8/4/16

  • Wednesday through Friday will be setting up for the OLG Festival. Come at the regular meeting time Thursday if you want to help.
  • Mr. Nangle will be organizing a popcorn sale, so see him for more information if you want to sell popcorn.
  • The annual troop planning meeting will occur August 25, so come with ideas of what you want to do next year!
  • Next week is the OLG Festival! There are still slots open to work the drink booth for Tuesday and Saturday night, so if you are interested please talk to Mrs. Megan Vaites and sign up.
  • Jack Ghelarducci will be doing his Eagle Project on August 20th and 27th. Please help if possible. More info

Meeting Announcements 7/28/16

  • 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.

Meeting Announcements 7/7/16

  • 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.

Meeting Announcements 6/30/16

  • 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.

Meeting Announcements 1/7/16

  • The main lesson during this meeting was an intro to the Safety merit badge. Afterwards the scouts played Dodgeball.
  • Help the troop by selling hoagies for our Super Bowl Hoagie Fundraiser! Hoagie orders are due January 30. For more information or to download an order form, click here.
  • Troop 834 is bringing back the Splash Lagoon trip, and it’s just around the corner! All money, release forms, and permission slips are due January 21, so be sure to download the information here.
  • Information regarding Summer Camp 2016 at Camp Mountain Run was handed out last Thursday. If you missed it, you can download it here.

Meeting Announcements 12/3/15

  • 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.
  • Permission slips will be released soon for the Pittsburgh Hike on December 20.
  • If you have not received your Sarris Candy yet, contact Mrs. Megan Vaites to set up a pickup time.

Meeting Announcements 11/19/15

  • The subject of this meeting was lashings. The older scouts taught how to tie square and tripod lashings to the younger scouts. Afterwards we played the game Submarines.
  • This weekend is the November Weekend Campout to Camp Twin Echo! Be ready to leave at 6:00 pm Friday at the Scout Locker.
  • There will be no meeting next week due to Thanksgiving. Enjoy the time you will spend with your families. Scouts: remember to help out around the holidays!

Meeting Announcements 9/10/15

  • 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.