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Troop Updates - March 2016

posted Mar 1, 2016, 1:57 PM by Mr. Waiss
Scouts and Families—

First, please extend a welcome to our newest two Scouts, Jack and Payden, who crossed over from Pack 166 this past weekend.  Welcome aboard!

Second, as a 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.

Third, the PLC (youth leaders) is implementing a new policy regarding cell phones.  Basically, unless a Scout is looking something up for a troop meeting, if a PLC member sees a phone during the meeting that phone will be confiscated and provided to an adult leader until the end of the meeting.

Finally, a reminder that 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.

March (Monthly Theme is Advancement)
  • 03/01 Troop Meeting
    • Everyone should bring their Scout handbook to this meeting
    • The summer camp video of Ed Bryant Scout Reservation will be shown, and summer camp information distributed
    • Patrol breakouts for advancement review and updates, patrol equipment inventory as needed
    • Older Scouts will have an opportunity to compare merit badge needs and create “buddy plans” to work on them
  • 03/04 Spring Popcorn Sale Fundraiser begins
  • 03/05 Merit Badge Tech Day at Gateway Kenosha (Adam, Brian, Grant, and Kyle are the only Scouts who informed me they have registered)
  • 03/08 Troop Meeting
    • Elections for all leaders except SPL and ASPL
    • Order of the Arrow Elections
    • Court of Honor Planning
  • 03/13 (Sunday), 1pm to 4pm, Scouting for Food Bag Drop (Parents, we need drivers)
  • 03/15 Troop Meeting
    • Court of Honor Planning
    • Lock-in Attendance Confirmation and Planning
    • Card and Board Game Night (bring your favorite non-electronic game)
  • 03/18-20 Troop Lock-in at Atonement Lutheran Church (2915 Wright Avenue)
    • Arrive at Atonement at 7:00pm Friday night
    • Scouting for Food Bag Pickup and Delivery to Food Bank Saturday morning (Parents, we need drivers)
    • Philmont Crew practice hike
    • Downtown Racine Urban Orienteering / Scavenger Hunt
    • Team Building Activities
    • Spring Court of Honor and Troop Banquet Saturday evening (Families encouraged to attend)
      • Dinner served at 5:30pm
      • Court of Honor to start at 6:30pm
    • Pickup at Atonement at 9:00am Sunday
  • 03/22 PLC Meeting
    • SPL, ASPL, and Patrol Leaders required, Scribe desired, other positions voluntary.  If Patrol Leader is not available you need to inform your Assistant PL so that they may plan to attend (and not at the last minute!)
  • 03/29 NO Troop Meeting, RUSD Spring Break

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, location TBD (Election Day)
  • 04/10 Troop Leadership Training for PLC, 9am to 4pm at Sturtevant Village Hall (All Youth Leaders should plan to attend, time may be revised depending on elections)
  • 04/12 Troop Meeting
  • 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
  • 04/22-24 Troop Camping at Governor Dodge State Park, Dodgeville, WI
  • 04/26 PLC Meeting, First Summer Camp Payment Deadline
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
  • NEW ENTRY, 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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