Hi Troop and Crew 56,
Attached are the Packing list for the January snowshoe trip and a list of resources on where to purchase gear if you wish.
Nearly everything you need can be borrowed from the AMC (Appalachian Mountain Club) via Advisor McNerney and Scoutmaster English, so don’t spend a lot of money on things children will outgrow in 1 year.
Wide mouth Nalgene water bottles and headlamps are useful for many years.
Pack Check next week (Dec. 19th) so we can get an idea of what gear everyone needs to borrow.
Assistant Scoutmaster & Associate Advisor
I apologize for the delay, but I have attached the committee meeting notes from the meeting on November 28th.
The new email system appears to be working well. But I’d appreciate it if you could check in with folks at Tuesday’s meeting. They should have received three emails over the past few days, including this one.
Going forward, emails sent to the list will ALSO be posted as announcement on the front page of the troop website. So if you are worried you missed an email, you can check there: troopcrew56.org. (Note that there may be a few hours delay in posting, since I’m doing it manually.)
This week we will be having a lesson on winter trip nutrition and doing the early stages of planning for the January snowshoe trip.
See You Then,
This weekend is the tree and wreath distribution. If looks like we will get some festive snow, so please bundle up appropriately (Hats, gloves, warm, jackets, etc!) Also, if you know your customers you might encourage them to come earlier in the day before the snow picks up – plus the best selection! Below is the list of people working the distribution. If any of the adults can bring an extra tree saw during their time that would be great.
TREE AND WREATH PICK-UP SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9th
9AM TO 12:30PM
4-Mike Racicz (?)
12:30AM TO 4:00PM
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10TH
10AM TO 1:00PM
3-Gray Bittiker and perhaps Dean
3.-Susan Stewart (12 to 1pm)
To facilitate your Tree and Wreath orders, please download and use the following documents:
Scouting Collective 56 goes on one outdoor trip per month from September through June. The 2016–17 Scouting year will culminate with a summer trip to Maine High Adventure (MHA) for a multi-day wilderness canoe trip. All monthly trips are open to all Scouts, but those planning to attend MHA must complete several requirements.
Maine High Adventure Requirements for Summer Wilderness Canoe Trip 2017:
1- Participate in the Community Service Trip (April trip)
2- Complete Wilderness First Aid Training (TBD, usually in March)
3- Participate in two qualifying canoe trips (September and June)
4- Participate in the formal trip shakedown (May trip on Memorial Day weekend)
5- Complete Canoeing merit badge/Watercraft Venturing requirement (spring 2017)
6- Provide a complete BSA medical form, signed by physician Continue reading
Troop/Crew Leaders needed for the slate of 2016-17 trips. Liz McNerney has set up an electronic sign-up system on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/LT68mi
Scouting Collective 56 Committee Meeting
February 23, 2016, 8-9:30pm Continue reading