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January 2015 Events, Updates Week 2

posted Jan 14, 2015, 9:55 PM by Shawn O'Hea
January 2015 Events, Updates Week 2
  • 36th Pequott Aquatic Meet, Saturday, Jan. 17, 8:30am-2:00pm
  • Troop Committee Meeting, Monday, Jan. 19, 7:30pm
  • Jewish Religious Award Opportunities, Jan. 25
  • Scout Sabbath, Feb. 6 & Scout Sunday, Feb.8
  • Blue Nose Camping Trip, Onteora Scout Reservation Feb. 14-16
  • 2015 Camporee Patch Competition, Due Feb. 13
  • Summer Camp First Payment Coming Up
  • Training Opportunities
 

36th Pequott Aquatic Meet, Saturday, Jan. 17, 8:30am-2:00pm
The Pequott Aquatic meet is this Saturday Jan 17.  We'll be meeting at Newbridge Rd School at 8:30am and returning to the LEGION HALL for pizza and soda afterwards!  Everyone is welcome, regardless of swimming level. The theme this year is "Aloha Pequott” so wear your most colorful Hawaiian shirt! Don't forget a towel & water bottle. Permission slips available HERE and the $15 dollar fee are due tomorrow at the meeting. We still need one more adult on the pool deck to participate. See Mr. Harrington for questions.

Troop Committee Meeting, Monday, Jan. 19, 7:30pm
There is a troop committee meeting this coming Monday at the Kulins house. As always this meeting is open to all parents who are encouraged to attend.

Jewish Religious Award Opportunities, Jan. 25
A great opportunity for our Jewish scouts Ner Tamid  classes  are about to start  as well as the Etz Chaim program for older scouts. Please see the attached Flyer HERE for details.

Scout Sabbath, Feb. 6 & Scout Sunday, Feb.8

Scout Sabbath is Friday, February 6th and Scout Sunday is February 8th.  Both days  recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting, and mark the February, 1910 founding of the Scout movement in the United States.  Scouts and Scouters are encouraged to wear their Class A uniform to the house of worship of their choice, and can contact their house of worship to see if Scout Sabbath or Scout Sunday will be celebrated at a specific time.

 

The Theodore Roosevelt Council Jewish Committee on Scouting has arranged for Scout Sabbath Services at several congregations.  Click HERE to view a flyer containing details and contact information.



Blue Nose Camping Trip, Onteora Scout Reservation Feb. 14-16
The troop has our yearly “Blue Nose” camping trip planned at Onteora Scout Reservation for Feb. 14 to Feb. 16. We are leaving 6am Saturday and returning around 1pm Monday. Current cold weather training certification is required. Permission slips, available HERE, and the $35 fee are due at the troop meeting on Jan. 22. Contact Mr. Kullins with any questions.

2015 Camporee Patch Competition, Due Feb. 13, 2015
Time is running out fast for the design competition of the 2015 Camporee participation patch with the theme of Scout vs.Wild (think Man vs Wild). Each patrol should start working on their designs as soon as possible as a group or individually so they will be ready for the final submission date. The winning Scout’s Units will receive bonus points of 25, 15 or 10 points towards their final Camporee score. Also, all entries earn 2 points per scout entry for their unit. This single item could be the difference between finishing in the top 3 or not. Designs must be submitted no later than February 13th, 2015Full details of the patch requirements can be found here. If you have any questions or need any help please see Mr. O’Hea.

Summer Camp First Payment Coming Up
More details coming shortly

Training Opportunities

Scoutmaster  or Committee Member training is coming up on March 7, details can be found HERE. NOTE: JASM's are able to take the Scoutmaster course.

Master Tread Trainer Course is coming up on Feb.7-8, details can be found HERE.

Wilderness First Aid Course - The Theodore Roosevelt Council has scheduled a Wilderness First Aid course for the weekend of January 24th & 25th at Schiff Scout Reservation.  Besides providing excellent first aid training for troop & crew outings, the course is required by all National High Adventure bases and Philmont, which requires two certifications per crew.  Certification lasts two years.  To sign-up for this great course, along with a chance for fellowship with others and a weekend at Schiff, click HERE then click on the Register Online button.
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