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Troop Updates - April 2016

posted Apr 1, 2016, 2:06 PM by Mr. Waiss


Scouts and Families—

     First, thank you to all families who assisted with the Scouting for Food bag distribution and pickup. Without your support we could not have accomplished all that we were able to do in the time available.

     An ongoing reminder to all Scouts. You should be wearing your uniform shirt to all troop meetings and activities, and if you are not yet a First Class Scout both your neckerchief and Scout handbook are required items for your uniform. There is no excuse not to be bringing your handbook to meetings and activities.

     Also as a reminder, the troop calendar is available on the main page of the troop website (www.troop222bsa.org), and is also available as a Google calendar that you can synchronize with your personal Google calendar if you use it (send me an email if you do not have access to the troop calendar). You can also subscribe to the weekly Troop text blast by sending a text message to 81010 with the message @cd6cc.

     Here is the monthly summary of upcoming troop activities. Please note, there are multiple changes to the previously published schedule for April.

April (Monthly Theme is Automotive and Mechanical) – Troop Meetings may be off site locations
  • 04/04 Spring Popcorn Sale Fundraiser Ends
  • 04/05 Troop Meeting
    • Any and all popcorn/planter sales must be turned in on this date
    • Currently scheduled at church but may get moved to another location due to Election Day
    • If location is changed an email and text blast will be sent out
    • If held at church we will clear out the trailers and organize them for tent camping
  • 04/12 Troop Meeting moved to Thursday 04/14, no regular meeting
    • Philmont Crew meeting at the church, with full gear, starting at 6:30
  • 04/14 (Thursday) Troop Meeting Field Trip to Harley Davidson Museum, work on Engineering Merit Badge
    • Meet at the church by 5:30, we must be at the museum by 6:30 (that is a hard start time at the Museum)
    • Fee is $10 per Scout, $20 per adult
    • Scout head counts are needed in advance, I will send out email for replies
    • Drivers are needed
    • Museum closes at 8:00, will return to church by 9:00
  • 04/16 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at Racine Moose Family Center, 5530 Middle Road (Hwy 32 and 4-1/2 Mile Rd)
  • 04/19 Troop Meeting, First Summer Camp Payment Deadline (moved up a week due to rescheduling of PLC)
    • Planning for campout
    • Announcement of the OA Election results from 03/08
  • 04/22-24 Troop Camping at Governor Dodge State Park, Dodgeville, WI
    • Fee is $20 per Scout
    • Meet at church at 5:30, depart by 6:00
    • Philmont Crew should bring weighted backpack, they will be hiking on Saturday
    • Return by noon Sunday
  • 04/26 PLC Meeting moved to Saturday 04/30, no regular meeting
  • 04/30 (Saturday) Troop PLC and Leadership Training for PLC, 9am to 4pm at Sturtevant Village Hall
May (Monthly Theme is Citizenship and Cycling)
  • 05/03 Troop Meeting
  • 05/10 Troop Meeting
  • 05/13-15 Order of the Arrow Spring Conclave at Indian Mound Reservation (first induction weekend for members elected in 2016)
  • 05/17 Troop Meeting
  • 05/20-22 Troop Cycling on Elroy-Sparta Trail, camping TBD (Eli is planning trek)
  • 05/24 Troop Meeting
  • 05/31 Troop Meeting, Second Summer Camp Payment Deadline
Future Events of Note
  • 06/03-05 Scouting the Zoo Campout at Milwaukee County Zoo
  • 06/07 Troop PLC Meeting
  • 06/24-26 Madison Day Trip, camping at Camp Indian Trails, Janesville
  • 07/03 Troop Service and Fundraiser, Sturtevant Third of July Fireworks Parking (4pm to 10pm)
  • 07/24-30 Summer Camp at Ed Bryant Scout Reservation, Mauston, WI
  • 09/09-11 Order of the Arrow Fall Conclave at Camp OhDaKoTa (final induction weekend for members elected in 2016)
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