Greetings Troop 219 Scouts and Parents,
For those who have signed up for this year's rock gym, we have your name on the initial sign up list and for those who have not yet signed up, but are interested there is still time! Please send email note to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll include you on the list. All ages are welcome! For those who are over the age of 14, you are asked to help with the belaying of younger and peer scouts.
This year's rock gym will not be the traditional overnighter due to the new facility not allowing any overnight activities. However, we will be able to get a few hours of rock climbing activities and it will be in lieu of a normal scout meeting.
What to wear: Loose fitting clothes, socks for rock climbing shoes
Where to meet: We'll meet at the Joy Lutheran Church
When to meet: 4 PM on April 2 (next Sunday). Please meet at the church so we can collect permission forms and collect money
How much: $20 per scout/person.
What to Bring:
Anchorage Rock Gym Waiver (attached)
Troop 219 Permission/liability form (attached)
Bicycle Helmet (required for BSA climbing events)
For those over 14, and can belay, bring gloves
If you are able to be a driver and help transport a few scouts, please email me at email@example.com and let me know. Please consider as we'll need drivers.
I'll be out of town this week. If you have questions, please send email and I'll answer it as soon as I'm able to.
Scouts and Parents,
Thanks for responding with your questions, volunteering and keeping me on track. I made a mistake in yesterday's email. The Lock-in is Saturday Mar 25 at 7:30 pm in JLC. The following morning we will rendezvous at Joy Lutheran and we would like to be on our way to Big Lake by 9:00 am which means folks should arrive NLT 8:45 am.
I have been asked for the address of the place where we park and walk in to the lake because we have some parents arriving later. I will find out and send out later today.
We have two of our new scout's dads volunteering to spend the night. Can I count on an "Old Goat" Patrol parent to step forward to help in the evening?
Our troop likes to eat scouts and parents all alike. With that said, I invite you to bring your favorite dessert or side to the event on Sunday. We have no warming capability with exception of the grill but jello, fruit salads, macaroni salad, potato salad, cuties, ambrosia are just a few things I suggest by no means is this an exhaustive list. The menu in the past has included hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks (please no soda if you bring your own), chips, Costco cookies, cut fruit.
Reminder for all we do maintain a troop web page and messages are generally posted using this venue. One of our troop parents maintains the site, Ms Amy Steffian. This is a great place for parents to see the running schedule of events. We list our upcoming events and post troop adventures, we also have links to forms including the BSA youth and adult applications, BSA health forms, checklists etc. Visit troop219ak.weebly.com today.
Finally, Troop 219 is always in need of approved drivers. If you would like to be added to the list please share the following information Name, Year, Make & Model of vehicle(s), Number of seatbelts, insurance coverage limits and license plate number. All parents please send your information by replying to this email if you have not previously provided it to Mr. Puterbaugh or Mr. Estes.
Troop 219 Committee Chair
Happy Spring we have multiple events happening within the next 4 weeks and cannot wait to include our 13 new scouts and their families. I am highlighting our Rocket Lock-In/Launch. However, I am including other events as for planning purposes.
Scouts and Parents
What: The Rocket Lock-in overnight is THIS Saturday
Who: Scouts and Chaperons Requested Scouts
Where: Joy Lutheran Church (JLC)
When: 25 Mar @ 7:30
Notes: Uniform Class B. Scouts can camp outside or stay inside the fellowship hall. 100 below points count. Bring appropriate sleepwear, sleeping bag & tent if needed or you can "tarp it". Bring a rocket movie to share. New scouts don't forget scout book. Pizza will be served Friday Night (bring your own water/no sodas) and breakfast for scouts Sat morning. No electronic games allowed and cell-phones should be in pockets. Bring cards, games etc. There are no shower facilities at the church.
What: The Rocket Launch is THIS Sunday
Who: Scouts, Parents, all family members welcome
Where: Meet at JLC no later than 9:00 am; Caravan to Big Lake Launch Site; finish event 3:00 pm
When: 26 Mar @ 9:00 am
Note: Dress for the weather. Layers always a good idea (snow pants, boots and ice grippers suggested) Bring your own sports chairs. Also bring your own footballs or Frisbees. Lunch provided as we take the Troop Grill. Yeah Grilling on a frozen lake super cool stuff. Troop will serve Pizza dinner Fri night, breakfast for scouts Sat morning, and a cookout lunch at Big Lake for scouts & Family...bring water to drink.
Cost > $25 per family or $15 per scout for food. Rockets & motor(s) cost TBD > The cost of the newly purchased rockets and each motor launch will be settled up after the event. Bring Cash Friday if you haven't paid for the event. Let Mr. Puterbaugh know if you have any questions or need clarification.
Other Upcoming Events
Who: Scouts and Parents
What: Scouting for Food (Service Project)
Where: Storefront TBD (Walmart, Fred Meyers, Carrs)
When: 1 Apr @ 9:30-4:00 pm (Shifts begin @ 10:00 am)
Note: This is one of the most visible service projects we do and we need scout and parental support. Uniform (sharp) Class A. Need 6 Scouts per 2-hour shift. Also need parent volunteers. I will be there from 9:30 to noon.
Who: Scouts and Parents
What: Rock Gym in Lieu of Sunday Scout Meeting
Where: 665 E 33rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99503
When: 2 Apr @ 5-9 (Meeting at JLC @ 4:00 pm for carpool)
Note: Uniform is Class B. Admission is $18. POC for this event is Mr. Estes. Email with additional details forthcoming.
What: Advancements: Scheduling Scout Master Conference
When: TBD Please call Mr. Puterbaugh at the above number
Note: Uniform Class A.
What: Upcoming Troop Elections
When: (Sometime in April)
Note: Think about what positions you are interested in serving. POC Mr. Puterbaugh
Finally, I have had several emails requesting a schedule to help with summer planning. This schedule will be sent out in a separate email. Events will be added in April when the Scouts have elections and their Patrol Leader Committee meets to plan the events for the upcoming quarter.
Troop 219 Committee Chair
Scouts & Parents,
I need your help with P229 Webelos crossover ceremony this Friday. Place > Eagle Charter Academy @ 6 pm. We have 4-new scouts joining our troop. So far I only have one scout on board to help. Many T219 scouts have helped so far and few more are needed for this Friday. Please let me know ASAP so I know we have this covered.
YIS > Steve P
P. S. Please don't forget about Keith Sellers Eagle Project work day TONIGHT. See previous email Lou sent out.
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