Archive for June, 2008

What’s Going On?

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Early RanksRank Requirement Changes

I just picked up a notice from BSA about Rank Requirement Changes for 2008.  These changes affect Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class candidates.

 

Communications

Communications Merit Badge

For the last couple of weeks and continuing for the next couple of weeks, we will be working on the Communications Merit Badge.  This is an Eagle Required merit badge that’s not too hard to complete.  The requirements path we will take will be (1d, 2b, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (b or c), 8, 9).  Some of the requirements must be started (or completed outside of the meetings) (3, 4, 5, 9).  Please have your scout work on requirements 3, 4, 5 and 9 and be prepared to present when they are ready.  This coming Monday will concentrate on completed requirements 3, 6 and 9.

 

Bartle Scout CampBartle Scout Camp

Our summer camp session is quickly approaching; July 27 – August 5, 2008.  Before we attend camp, EVERYONE must have an updated health form — no exceptions.  Updates to health forms are based on age.  Everyone must have a completed Class 1 Health form signed annually.  All under the age of 40 must have a completed Class 2 Health form updated and renewed by a physical every third year.  Those over the age of 40, must have a completed Class 3 Health form which requires a physical exam every year.  If your scout requires special medication, we must have an Administering Medications form on file.  Also it is now a requirement for us to have on file a Picture/Photo Release Form.  These forms are kept at summer camp for the session and are kept at the troop for use in emergency situations throughout the year.  We require these forms for all activities.  Please ensure your scout’s (or your) health forms are in order.  Contact Mr. White at the next troop meeting to be sure.

 

Bartle Scout Camp

Bartle Summer Camp Merit Badges

Merit badges are essential to making higher ranks and there’s no better place to concentrate on merit badges than Merit Badge Academy and Summer Camp.  Please have your scout fill out (circle) the desired merit badges for summer camp and bring the completed form to the next meeting.  Also, certain merit badges are available in the troop.  Be sure to see our list of Merit Badge Counselors.  If you need to earn other merit badges, please check the council web search tool for the full registry of Merit Badge Counselors.

 Outpost

Bartle Outposts

We have three confirmed Outpost Programs for session 6: Action Archery, Carnival in the Woods and Turkey Wing Gun Club. 

 Class B Shirt

Uniforming

Reminder: During the summer time (when Belton Schools are not in session), we enjoy wearing the Activity Uniform (commonly known as the Class B).  Of course, if you need a Scoutmaster Conference or a Board of Review, you should wear the Field Uniform (Class A).  Even the Class B should be worn as a uniform;  being neat, clean and properly tucked and scout related.  The Scoutmaster will be in Class A for all meetings.

Troop 111: Bike Ride

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Bike Ride

Troop 111 will conduct a bike ride this Saturday morning 06/21/2008.

We will meet at St. Sabina Gym at 7:30 AM, conduct bike inspections and travel to Longview Lake.

At Longview Lake, we will ride a course designed by Mr. Kelch, then stop and cook some hot dogs!

We will arrive back at St. Sabina no later than noon.

Please be prepared with:

  • A Bike in good shape
  • A Helmet
  • Water
  • Rain Gear
  • Class B Uniform

Click here to see more about the event!

Watkins Mill Campout

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008
Watkins Mill

 

 

 

Announcing the June campout:

Watkin’s Mill State Park.

We will camp at the state park Friday and Saturday night (subject to change) and tour the Woolen Mill on Saturday.

Please come prepared for the weather of the season.

We will meet at St. Sabina Gym Friday evening at 5:30 and return using Plan A or Plan B.

  • Plan A: return Sunday (06/15/2008) at noon.
  • Plan B: return Saturday (06/14/2008) at 9:00 PM

The final plan will be chosen at the committee meeting on Tuesday (06/10/2008).

Here is the Permission Slip for this event.

Notes from June 2008 Roundtable

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Roundtable 06/03/2008 (Steve Berry presiding)

Leo Berroteran

  • Thunderbird has reached its 100% goal for FOS
  • 17 units made goal (including Troop 111)
  • Making goal means free rank advancement 

 

Roger Mantony – National Jamboree (2010)

  • 100th Anniversary of the National Jamboree (2010) at Ft. AP Hill, Va.
  • PanAmerican Jamboree will be in Mexico (12/26/2009 – 01/03/2010)

 

Dr. Joe Mackey (recruitment and growth)

  • +141 kids above last year
  • +1 unit above last year

 

John Ledford (Troop 262) – Bass Pro Shops

  • Bass Pro Store is making 9 items available to scouts
  • 10% discounts for scouts on most items in the store.
  • Starting August they will hold merit badge classes.

 

Kris Kranbuehl – Camporee (Oct, 10-12)

  • Be Prepared II (Emergency Preparedness)
  • Emerg Prep & First Aid
  • Blue & Gray Park Reserve
  • Kris and crew will visit with troops at summer camp to foster understanding of the camporee.

 

Barb Shaffer – Popcorn

  • Sign up sheet is at the table in the hall (sign up now)
  • Show and Sell orders Sept 8 by 5:00 PM
  • Show-n-Sell Pickup Sep. 19 & 20
  • Final orders due by Oct. 27 (5:00 PM)
  • Final order pickup Nov. 7 & 8, 2008

 

Kay Duncan – Day Camp

  • Orange Cards are Walking Leader training
  • 10-1400 hrs June 14th
  • James A Reed Archery Range
  • See flyer for details

 

John York – Order of the Arrow

  • Important Dates
  • Summer camp 3 callouts June, 11, 18, 25
  • Fall Induction is Aug 22-24
  • Fall Fellowship is September 19 – 21

 

Laura Crotty – Cub Scout Family Campout

  • September 26-27, 2008
  • Rotary Camp – 22310 Colbern Rd., Lees Summit, Mo., 64063
  • Camp fire Friday night
  • Ice cream on Sunday
  • Rocket Launch ($5.00 each rocket)
  • Staff needed.