Scouts and Parents
Today we had a very active group of Scouts placing flags in the Ft Richardson National Cemetery. Thank You. For those scouts who attended today's event you will be credited 2 hours and please note this on your scout logs If any scouts would like to attend the Memorial day Ceremony please be at the cemetary before the event begins promptly at 11:30 am.
Finally in regards to Memorial day Service hours there is one more opportunity for scouts to earn more hours on Tuesday the 26th from 9-noon picking up the flags that were placed today. All you need to do is show up between these hours and report to the log bldg for instruction.
Wed 27 May - We will be conducting the spring road clean up down Eagle River Loop through VFW/Scouts will meet at Joy Lutheran, Time ~ 6:30 (TBD). Troop 219 sponsors this clean up and you should see the newly posted sign along the road.
Sat 6 Jun- NRA Shootout (those scouts attending have already registered)
Please keep in mind if your scout is attending camp the BSA physical is due to Mrs. Brandi Estes NLT 7 Jun.
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) has been postponed. Our new dates will be August 8th -14th, 2015 at Camp Carlquist (Must be 1st Class or above in rank). For any questions, please contact Danyelle Johnson.
Just announced at the May 20 Committee meeting is the date for the "Spring" Court of Honor. Sun 7 Jun at Joy Lutheran Church, approximate time 6:00 pm-8:30 pm. If there are any scouts who are close to advancement please call Steve Puterbaugh to schedule a scoutmaster conference as soon as possible. He can be reached at 907.351.8826. We will need volunteers for this function and more details will follow.
For those Scouts attending Lost Lake summer camp we have secured transportation and will be riding in style with Troop 230 leaving on 5 July and returning 12 July. Approximate cost per scout is $30-40.
The Troop 219 t-shirt is now available in Sport-tek, a light weight, dry fit fabric. Please contact Mr. Puterbaugh to purchase a shirt. They are stored at Joy Lutheran Church and can be bought at troop meetings. Youth and adult sizes available.
Happy Tuesday Scouts and families,
We had over 28 scouts complete basic swimming requirements for different ranks. Thanks to all ASM's and parents who were able to participate and or drive. Don't forget scouts to bring your books with you to functions and meetings to ensure you receive timely sign off of requirements. For those of you working on physical fitness and skiing merit badges please turn in your information to Mr. Lungren as soon as you have your information filled out on the worksheet.
1. No meeting this coming Sunday 24 May.
2. Memorial Day Weekend Service Hour Opportunities for Scouts who will be staying local
When: 24 May 2015, Report no earlier than 11:45, Sunday, to the building before the parking area
Where: Ft Richardson National Cemetery
What: Place American flags at the tombs of our fallen soldiers and their families
Uniform for this event is the Class A Uniform. ASMs who plan on attending please also wear your Class A Uniform.
3. If Scouts and families would like to attend Memorial Day Service at the Cemetery please be there NLT 11:30 when ceremonies begin, Monday, 25 May, 2015
4. Finally, if you are interested in picking up the flags this will occur from 9am-12noon on Tuesday 26 May 2015.
5. Retired Col and our own Troop 219 ASM, Roger Nevells will be the point of contact on site who will provide scouts and families with instructions.
Hello Troop 219 Families -
This is a reminder that the BSA Health Forms Parts A, B & C will be needed for Summer Camp. This form includes a physical that must be completed by a healthcare provider. If your physical expires at any point prior to July 12, 2015 - you need a new physical. Please note that is not acceptable to submit a different physical form attached to the BSA form.
I have received a few new forms, and hopefully there are more to come. The deadline for our Troop members to have their forms completed is June 7, 2015. If your scout is not participating in summer camp, there is less of a push for forms, but you do need to make sure your scout’s physical is up-to-date (or still valid) prior to the scout’s participation in any event lasting 72 hours or more. I have sent forms out previously and they are also available on the Troop website.
I will be at Joy Lutheran today at 4:30 p.m. if any families need to bring health forms to the church prior to the troop swim event. **This does not in any way mean medical forms are needed for today’s event.**
Thank you for your time.
Health Information Coordinator Troop 219
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