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2556 March 2016 Events, Updates Week 3

posted Mar 30, 2016, 8:33 PM by Shawn O'Hea
  • Troop 577 Knot Contest, Thursday, March. 17, 7:30pm

  • Summer Camp Deposits PAST DUE

  • Merit Badge Workshop, Saturday, March 19, 9am-1:30pm

  • Committee Meeting, Monday March. 21, 7:30-9pm

  • Seamus Healey Eagle Project Fundraiser, Thursday Mar. 24, 7-9

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

  • Merit Badge Workshop, Saturday, April 2, 9am-1:30pm

  • Order of the Arrow 5K Run/Walk, Sunday, April 3rd, 9:00AM

  • Duty to God Day (All Faith Weekend), April 8,9,10

  • Scout and Scouter Training Opportunities  


 

Troop 577 Knot Contest, Thursday, March 17, 7:30pm

The troop knot contest continues, all Troop 577 scouts are eligible. . This week’s knot will be the Clove Hitch, see HERE how to tie it.


 

Summer Camp Deposits PAST DUE

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 PAST DUE. 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.


 

Merit Badge Workshop, Saturday, March 19, 9am-1:30pm

The council is having another merit badge workshop on this day. The merit badges to be offered are Citizenship in the Community, Robotics, Signs Signals & Codes and Leatherwork. The cost is $25, online registration is HERE. Be sure to get a blue card from Mr. Hanley and check for PreReqs. Merit badges will be offered during future workshops can be found HERE or for this and other council activities go to the TRC calendar HERE.


 

Committee Meeting, Monday March. 21, 7:30-9pm

There is a troop committee meeting Monday, March. 21 at the Kulins house. As always all parents are invited to attend to see what is going on in the troop and provide input.


 

Seamus Healey Eagle Project Fundraiser, Thursday, Mar. 24, 7-9

Since there is not troop meeting this night Seamus will be holding a bowling fundraiser for his Eagle Project at Wantagh Lanes. It will be $13 per person for 2 hours bowling including shoes.. See or contact Seamus with any questions.


 

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 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.


 

Merit Badge Workshop, Saturday, April 2, 9am-1:30pm

The council is having another merit badge workshop on this day. The merit badges to be offered are Environmental Science, Movie Making, Chess & Electronics. The cost is $25, online registration is HERE. Be sure to get a blue card from Mr. Hanley and check for PreReqs. Merit badges will be offered during future workshops can be found HERE or for this and other council activities go to the TRC calendar HERE.


 

Order of the Arrow 5K Run/Walk, Sunday, April 3rd, 9:00AM

The 5th annual Order of the Arrow 5K Run/Walk is going to be taking place on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016, at 9:00AM in Eisenhower Park. All proceeds will be going to the Veterans on Long Island. This year, we will have dri-fit t-shirts for all pre-registered. There will also be refreshments and raffles afterwards. If you are interested in volunteering you can contact race director, Ryan Clifford. Registration is $25 with a $5 discount to all veterans and Scouts.

https://www.facebook.com/OA5K2016/External Link

Feel free to check out our Facebook page, where we will be keeping you up to date on what is happening.

Register HERE.


 

TLC Meeting, Sunday, April 3, 7-8pm

All scout leadership and adult leadership need to attend. As always it will be at the SPL’s home.


 

Harriman State Park Camping Trip, April 9-10

The troop will be going on an overnight hike and camping trip to Bald Rock this weekend. More details to come. Save the date.


 

Duty to God Day (All Faith Weekend), April 8,9,10

This will be a one day event with the option for troop camping on Friday and Saturday evenings. Registration includes breakfast & lunch, patch & camping in tent sites. Cabins will be at prevailing rates if available. After March 25th registration will be $20.00 Participation will fulfill the retreat requirement for the Catholic Ad Altare Dei Award as well as other religious faiths’ emblem requirements and the TRC All Faith Award. Registration is available HERE.  


 

Scout and Scouter Training Opportunities

 

NRA Rifle, Shotgun and Basic Instructor Training, March 18-20

This is a certification course for BSA range instructor being held at Schiff Scout Reservation on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 7:00pm to Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 5:00pm

Course will start with BIT training on Friday which must be completed within 12 months of becoming a certified instructor in any of the NRA Disciplines. Rifle Instructor will take place on Saturday followed by Shotgun Instructor on Sunday. Each discipline will require time on the range so please prepared for dealing with the elements. Cost is $180, registration, contact and more details can be found HERE.

 

Troop Committee Training, Saturday, March 19, 7:30am to 9am

The troop is always in need of adult help please consider taking a committee position. This training will give you insight into how you can help our boys and the troop successful. This is for any troop committee position. Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters are encouraged to take this training to learn the functions of the committee and how the committee can best support your program. Please consider taking this course and helping out our boys. This will be held at Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church. Registration is available HERE.

 

Scoutmaster Fundamentals, Saturday, March 19, 9:30am to 2pm

The troop is always in need of adult help please consider becoming an Assistant Scoutmaster. This training will give you insight into how you can help our boys and the troop successful. Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, youth (at least 16 years old) holding the JASM position in the troop & Committee members are encouraged to take this training to learn how a troop operates to help you provide better program support Please consider taking this course and helping out our boys. This will be held at Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church. Registration is available HERE.

 

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, April 2-3

This is an outdoor training intended to prepare you for implementing the outing in scouting. It is the follow up to Scoutmaster Fundamentals and will be held at Schiff Scout Reservation. The $37 cost for the weekend includes all food and training materials. Online registration is HERE.

 

Pine Tree Training: Archery, April 9, 9:00am to 1:00pm

Open to Webelos and Boy Scouts.Come out learn or practice your archery skills at Schiff Scout Reservation in Wading River and earn the Pine Tree Archery Patch.  Price $4. Online registration is HERE, the full Pine Tree schedule and more details are available HERE.
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