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2156 February 2016 Events, Updates Week 2

posted Mar 1, 2016, 5:54 AM by Shawn O'Hea
  • Troop 577 Knot Contest, Thursday, Feb. 11, 7:30pm
  • Camporee Patch Design Contest, Due Feb 12
  • Blue Nose Camping Trip, Feb. 13-15
  • Summer Camp Deposits Due March 3, 7:30pm
  • Onteora Scout Reservation Summer Camp Video
  • Durland Scout Reservation Cabin Camping Trip, Feb. 19-21
  •  Merit Badge Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 20, 9am-1:30pm
  • Committee Meeting, Monday Feb. 22, 7:30-9pm
  • Community Service / Eagle Project Opportunity
  • Introduction to Scuba class, Saturday April 2, 10am to 12:30pm
  • Scout and Scouter Training Opportunities  

 

Troop 577 Knot Contest, Thursday, Feb. 11, 7:30pm

The troop knot contest continues, all Troop 577 scouts are eligible. . This week’s knot will be the taught line hitch, see how to tie it HERE. Next week’s knot will be two half hitches, see how to tie it HERE.


 

Camporee Patch Design Contest, Due Feb 12

There is a Camporee  patch design competition again this year. The winning design will become the Official Patch Design and the Scout submitting the winning design will receive a Special Prize Award. All entries earn 2 points per scout entry for their unit so we need everyone please enter a design, just do your best.

Designs must be submitted no later than February 12th , 2016, in person, by mail, or by email to:

Bruce Brickmeier


Designs should be in color and indicate the proper shape and size; however, a design may be submitted in Black & White if a complete color key is included. Each design must include the words:

2016 Pequott Camporee, “IRON CHEF” and have the BSA fleur d’lis symbol located on the patch.

 

As a Special Bonus, the winning Patch will also have the initials of the Scout who designed the

patch, together with his unit, embedded onto the patch.

Contact Mr. O'Hea with any questions.


 

Blue Nose Camping Trip, Feb. 13-15

For those with up to date Blue Nose Training the date for the yearly trip to Onteora is rapidly approaching. Price for this trip will be $45 per scout or scouter. We are leaving from Newbridge Road School on Saturday Feb.13 at 7am. The permission slip available HERE is past due.


 

Summer Camp Deposits Due March 3, 7:30pm

The troop will be attending summer camp this year at Onteora Scout Camp the week of July 17-23. The total price for camp this year will be $435 per scout. A deposit of $100 per scout is due on March 3 at the troop meeting but sooner would be better. Balance payments are due on May 5 at the troop meeting or sooner, partial payments before will also be accepted. If you have any questions please ask Mr Hanley, Mr Harrington, Mr O’Hea or Mr Kulins.


 

Onteora Scout Reservation Summer Camp Video

This year's Onteora Summer Camp video is available to view HERE. Take a peek at all the fun you’ll have in store this year.

OA Wulihan Chapter Meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Just a reminder the OA will be having a meeting this night.


 

Durland Scout Reservation Cabin Camping Trip, Feb. 19-21

The troop will be cabin camping at Durland Scout Reservation in Putnam Valley, NY this weekend, Feb. 19 - 21. We will be leaving from Newbridge Road School at 7pm Friday night. Hopefully we will be able to do some snow for sleigh riding. Cost will be $25 per scout and adult. The permission slip available HERE is due at the troop meeting, Feb.11. Contact Mr. Massoni with questions.


 

Merit Badge Workshop, Saturday, Feb. 20, 9am-1:30pm

The council is having another merit badge workshop on this day. The merit badges to be offered are Game Design, Emergency Preparedness, Chemistry and Art. The cost is $25, online registration is HERE. Be sure to get a blue card from Mr. Hanley and check for PreReqs.


 

Committee Meeting, Monday Feb. 22, 7:30-9pm

There is a troop committee meeting Monday, Feb. 22 at the Kulins house. As always all parents are invited to attend to see what is going on in the troop and provide input.


 

Community Service / Eagle Project Opportunity

ATTENTION BOY SCOUTS, in a remote area of Haiti, a new Boy Scout Troop is forming, but is in need of assistance. If any troop would be interested in sharing some uniforms and equipment, or if someone is looking for an Eagle Scout Project, please leave your contact information for Sharon Eriksen


 

Introduction to Scuba class, Saturday April 2, 10am to 12:30pm

Venture Crew 288 will be sponsoring an introduction to SCUBA class. Please see the information below regarding the SCUBA Intro Class at Chaminade Pool on Saturday April 2 at 10am.This is a coed event for anyone 13 and over. Please respond to crew288gcny@aol.com if you plan on attending. There are LIMITED SPOTS available. The Cost of the class is $75.00 and includes all just bring your bathing suit and towel.

If you have any questions please email mrkevg@gmail.com .



Scout and Scouter Training Opportunities

Leave No Trace/Tread Lightly Trainer Course, Feb. 19-21

This course will satisfy the training requirement for the Leave No Trace Trainer troop position. At course completion each participant will be able to offer quality Leave No Trace Awareness & BSA LNT 101 presentations. More info at www.lnt.org This program will also include a session on Tread Lightly! this will qualify you as a Tread Lightly! Trainer. More info on Tread Lightly! at www.treadlightly.org. This will be held at Schiff Scout Reservation, more details can be found HERE.

 

Tread Lightly Master Educator Course, March. 5, 9am - 5pm

Tread Lightly!®’s Master Tread Trainer™ course is designed to provide an in-depth look at outdoor ethics focusing on motorized and mechanized recreation on both land and water. Participation in the course qualifies individuals to present the Tread Lightly! message consistently to others in their state or region. Price for this course is $160, registration is available HERE till Feb. 12.
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