Scouts & Parents,
This weekend is a scheduled backpack hike & overnight campout up the Peters Creek trail...fairly easy 3-4 miles. So far we have 1-adult Scouter-Mr. Lundgren & 6-scouts signed up to go. It would be great if we had about 6 more scouts & mandatory at least 1 more adult to make this happen. With just one adult, this outing is dead in the water!
Adult parents, committee members, and ASM's are all welcome to hike & camp. We'll keep this event open until Wednesday night - Thursday morning to call it yes/no, depending on required adult supervision. This is a perfect opportunity for our older scouts to provide leadership to and work on advancements with the younger boys.
Approx times 10am Saturday start & return around noon-1 pm on Sunday. Campers will need trail meals: 2-lunches, 1-breakfast, & 1-dinner., plus snacks & water. Tents, MSR stoves, & cooking gear can & will be supplied by the troop. Other gear & backpacks available on request. Let me know what gear is needed.
Dress for the weather in layers and NO Cotton. A backpack outing check list was provided in the last email & at Sunday's meeting. Adjust as needed for overnight trek. A pre-hike bag/gear inspection will be available upon request for first time hikers / backpackers if needed. ..Thurs or Fri evening.
Let's make this Happen!!! Please reply to myself & Carl Lundgren to join the crew.
More details will be available Thursday-Fri after final headcount.
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SM, Troop 219
This is Ryan Dearborn,
Scouts and Parents
Just last night the committee members approved another Eagle Project for Joseph Groth. Congratulations! Troop 219 is truly "kicking it" when it comes to Eagle Projects. Eagle Scout Candidates from this point forward are asked to follow the following protocols: All emails regarding specific projects will be coordinated through the Committee Chair (coordination may be by phone, or email). I request that Scouts provide a minimum of 7 day notice to allow other scouts and parents the opportunity to include your project into their family schedules. There will no longer be multiple scout projects planned for the same day. The lack of planning forces scouts to choose one project and therefore, could potentially cause either scout not to have the amount of help he may need. Before planning your next work day please consider doing the following: 1) Notify Scouts during the meeting; 2) Coordinate with Committee Chairman to send email to troop; 3) Call scouts and invite them to come to work on your project (personal invitations go a long way).
We currently have over half a dozen projects simultaneously working. This Saturday we have two projects by two of our Eagle Scouts in two different locations.
Eagle Project or Sam Strickland
Location: Community Covenant Church, 16123 Artillery Road
Uniform: Class B, wear boots, bring rakes and work gloves
Eagle Project for Ryan Dearborn
Location: Riverside Community Church, 10301 E Eagle River Rd
Uniform: Long pants, long sleeve shirts, close toed shoes, and bring a pair of work gloves (working with creosote covered railroad ties)
Finally, we do have a Troop Meeting this Sunday at 7:00 pm. Save the date weekend of 27th Aug planning overnight camp out TBA. The attached picture was taken during the June, 25 mile Crow Pass Hike.
Scouts and Parents,
We have participated in multiple events this month to include, Roadside Clean-up, where 14 boys cleaned our assigned root from VFW up to Lions park on Eagle River Road; A hike last Sunday to Mount Baldy in which 10 scouts participated and finally, Mr. Estes worked with 7 boys on their Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge taking them to the Coast Guard Command Center located on JBER see the attached picture. We will be hitting the ground running as school begins. Any feedback you have for the troop please feel free to reply to these emails.
By the end of this week following tomorrows Troop 219 Committee meeting you will have a notional calendar which takes us from present to to July 2017. Items may change periodically but I would rather you have an idea of what you and your scout can participate in and include this in your planning for their individual school events and your family vacations.
Trying a more concise way of providing information by linking you directly to the information especially in cases of Council Events. This event is in just over a month away. We will be building chariots to compete. Parents please read with your scouts and let us know how you can help. Some of the prep may occur outside of the Sunday Scout Meetings.
Fall Camporee: This years theme is Gladiator Games
When: Scheduled for 23-25 September
Cost: $15 per scout
Note: Uniform Class A. Troop 219 will register the scouts as a group/do not register your scout.
View link with additional information to include Scout/Parent Guide https://scoutingevent.com/610-fall2016
I also attached the link to the email as a document. The question for scouts and parents. What do you prefer? The link or the attached document.
Troop 219 Committee Chair
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