If you are going to summer camp this year, here are some important files:
Please contact Assistant Scoutmaster Mr. Hood with any questions
Happy New Year!
Congratulations to Cullen K and Brian V for earning the rank of Eagle Scout in 2016!
Our regular troop meeting schedule starts January 10, 2017..
For the most current schedule, check our Google Calendar.
The November 11-13 campout is at
20120 Bartell Road | Gregory MI 48137
JAMBOREE ON THE AIR
Have you ever wanted to take part in the world’s largest Scouting event? Make new friends in faraway places? Find out what other Scouts are doing in their packs, troops and crews? Discover the magic of communication without wires or a monthly bill? Then you’ll want to take part in Jamboree On The Air, the annual worldwide gathering of Scouts via amateur, or “ham” radio. Scouts of any age can participate – Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers…Girl Scouts too! There will be a JOTA amateur radio station at the Super Day of Training event at First Presbyterian Church, 26165 Farmington Road at 11 Mile, from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, October 15. You’ll find out about amateur radio and have an opportunity to talk on the air with Scouts in far-flung places, and learn how easy it is to get started earning your own amateur radio license. No need to register – just stop by, and there’s no cost. For more information, contact Frank Maynard at firstname.lastname@example.org
It has been a great summer!
Summer camp, high adventures, 2 MIS races and troop meetings have made it fun for all of us!
First troop meeting is September 6th at Meadows 5th grade house. We’ll be back to meeting every week that school is in session.
Hope to see you there!
Click on the link below to get the information from Mr. Hood:
- Merit Badge Selection Work Sheet
- Program Schedule
Follow the instructions in his email
March 18-20, we will be camping TENT camping at Camp Kiwanis.
The camp features a great orienteering course and bouldering wall along with a sledding hill we will all be happy to not take advantage of.
As the past week has demonstrated, March is a mixed bag weather-wise so remember: BE PREPARED. This means dressing in layers. A waterproof shell or rain jacket/poncho is a must.
Please bring permission slip to Tuesday’s meeting. If you cannot attend Tuesday and want to camp, please let Mr. Johns know by email before then.
Congratulations to Connor H, Nate T, Ben K, and Robby H for earning the rank of Eagle Scout in 2015!
The Cooking merit badge becomes required for Eagle starting January 1, 2014. The requirements are being revised effective January 1, 2015 but are available now, and the revised merit badge pamphlet is due out in early 2014.
- Scouts can complete the badge using the current requirements as long as they start prior to January 1, 2015, or they may use the new requirements. They must use all of the old, or all of the new, requirements. There’s no mixing-and-matching allowed.
- Starting January 1, 2015, Scouts beginning the Cooking merit badge must use the new requirements.
- Any Scout submitting an Eagle application after January 1, 2014 is required to have earned Cooking.
- Scouts who have already earned Cooking do not need to earn it again to meet the Eagle requirement.
Here is an article from Scouting Magazine listing the new requirements.
The latest change to the merit badge system took place this week with a name change. The Cinematography merit badge will henceforth be known as Moviemaking.
The change was made to recognize the fact that cinematography is just one part, albeit an important one, in the process of making a movie. The badge covers the full range of cinematic expression, not just the camera and film part.
The requirements remain largely unchanged but have been updated slightly in light of the name change.
You can read more about the change here. Scouts wishing to earn the Moviemaking merit badge should follow the usual procedure – visit with the Scoutmaster to obtain a blue card and a referral to a counselor.