Scouts and Parents
Want to extend a thank you to Mr. Paul Daggett; He was our guest speaker for the Scouting Heritage Badge. Scouter since 1961. We appreciate your sharing your time and talent with all of our scouts and parents. Scouts if any of you have Scouting Heritage Requirements you would like to sign off please respond to me directly so I can make arrangements with Mr. Daggett.
1. Meeting tomorrow, 13 Nov at the JLC, 7:00 pm
2. Thanksgiving Blessing (Service Project Sun, 20 Nov, Mon 21 Nov)
Who: Scouts, Parents and Family members
What: Service Project for Eagle River Community
When: 2:15-4:30 Sunday; 2:30-8:30 (2hr shifts)
Responsibilities on Sunday, if snow scouts are asked to assist in shoveling sidewalks; same for
Monday; Scouts will help organize food Sunday for distribution on Monday; Distribution on
Monday Scouts expected to help families take food baskets to the car.
Uniform: Class A's (dress for the weather/you will be going outside so please wear your
3. Day after Thanksgiving Friday 25 for Wreath Assembly Party
Who: Scouts Parents and Family members
What: Wreath Assembly Party
When: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Class B Uniform
4. Board of Review preceding Troop meeting 4 Dec @7:00
Who: Scouts advancing in Rank
What: Board of Review
When: Dec 4, 6:00 pm
5. Christmas Court of Honor 11 Dec
Who: Scouts, Parents, and Family Members
What: CoH (We have a traditional Christmas meal)
When: 1:00-4:30 pm (set up begins 11:00 am)
Where: Camp Gorsuch, Dining Hall
6. Finally, to all parents (committee members or not)
What: Troop 219 Committee Meeting
When: 7:30-9:00 pm
We will be discussing our Court of Honor, Schedule for the following 8-12 weeks,
Wreath assembly party, Chilkoot Trail, New Scout recruiting (Cubscouts crossing over)
Come share your ideas regarding activities, camping and hiking; we are always open to new places. Variety is the spice
Troop 219 Committee Chair
Scouts and Parents,
The COH and Potluck will start at 6:30 pm 9 Oct at Joy Lutheran. We will be using the other end of the church for food and the Sanctuary for the formal COH. Each family should bring main dishes, sides and deserts...we'll have lots of boys to feed. Mr. Jeff Estes will be our "grill meister" if any of you would like to throw something on the grill (Steaks, hamburgers and hot dogs work best because they are very quick to cook) Also please bring your own drinks for your family. After dinner, the COH for advancements & MB's will follow in the adjacent Sanctuary. The church has an auction immediately preceding our event so we can begin to set up at 6:00. I would encourage all families to join us. We participate in these ceremonies 3 times a year. It's always nice to see all the families get together. Uniform for Scouts: Class A with sashes (be proud and look sharp).
Reminder: We will be having a merit badge blitz from the 27-29th. I have only had 2 scouts sign up. We are offering 15 different badges. Sign up available at the CoH. Any questions please call me at the number below
Looking forward to seeing all of you
Troop 219 Committee Chair
Scouts and Parents,
Need Volunteers, Volunteers will help with food prep, purchase groceries, teach, chaperone at overnight etc. MB Counselors who haven't signed up (need to turn in paperwork), other classes maybe offered with MB counselor. The Merit Badge Blitz takes place from 27 Oct 6:00 pm to 29 Oct ~12:30. Please come to the meeting, I will assign you a task and sure appreciate the team effort this requires. Meeting scheduled for Wed has changed to Thursday Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm. If you are interested in teaching please contact me immediately. I will do what I can to help you through the application process (very simple).
Badges being offered at the merit badge blitz
Citizen in the World
Personal Management (1st Class and Above)
Automotive Maintenance (Permit or driver's license required/limited to 1st 6 who sign up)
Scouting Heritage (For all scouts/don't need to sign up)
Scouts will be allowed to take two Eagle badges and one other. Please make a fourth choice as a back-up. You may email me your selections and if you forget there will be a sign up at the Troop 219 Court of Honor, Sunday 9 October at 6:30 pm in the JLC. The Court of Honor ceremony will take place after a potluck meal. More details to come regarding specifics for the Court of Honor. For new scouting families this is where all the scouts receive their badges and advancement patches for their uniforms. This takes place of the Sunday meeting. All are welcome to join and support the scouts advancing and receiving awards from camp and other Merit Badge work completed since June 16.
Troop 219 Committee Chairman
Scout and Parents,
1. Who: Scouts and Parents
What: Important change in date of Court of Honor from 11 Sep to
When: 9 Oct, JLC, at 6:00 pm.
Note: Please call Mr. Puterbaugh 907.351.8826 or email him firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule Scoutmaster Conference. Those who will be advancing will meet a Board of Review on 2 Oct beginning at 6:00pm.
2. Who: Scouts, Parents, ASM's
What: GLADIATOR’S CHALLENGE, 2016 FALL CAMPOREE. GREAT ALASKA COUNCIL
When: September 23-25, 2016
Where: Sutton Elks Camp (Mile 58 Glenn Highway) Coming from Anchorage, turn left toward the Palmer Correctional Center just before the mile 58 post on the Glen Highway. Go .9 mile and turn right on All Elks Road. Go 1.4 miles and take the left fork at Annie’s Road. Proceed another mile to the camp.
Note: This Gladiator Challenge requires quite a bit of preparation. Please read the attached guide. Scouts are encouraged to sign up for this camporee this weekend or at a minimum respond to this email so that we may add you to the list. Even if you aren't going to the camporee please come help the Troop build its Chariots. We will have materials available and instruction.
1. Look through your sheds/garages to make this a success we need between 12 and 16 inch bicycle wheels/2 per chariot/current plan to build two chariots.
2. Additionally, we need adult volunteers
a. Sign up to stay with the scouts throughout the jamboree (if you can commit to one evening or both evenings; any time appreciated. We know so we can ensure we have adequate supervision. Camporee's are a perfect environment for parents to volunteer because they are not high adventure and are in a camp setting. Please respond to this email if you can help.
b. We will need drivers as this camp is 48 miles from Eagle River approximately a 50 minute drive each way.
Troop Trivia: Twenty percent of Troop 219 scouts working on Eagle Projects. Why is this fact important? Need old and new parents of current scouts to prepare to lead by becoming involved in the Troop Committee and more importantly as Assistant Scout Masters (ASMs). Training provided by the council and the troop. As Eagle's go on to college or finish out high school their parents move on in many cases. We are very lucky to have some gentlemen like Mr. McGimsey, Mr. Wilder, Mr. Foster, Mr. Duft, and Mr. Puterbaugh who have remained with the troop in some capacity years after their son's have eagled out (this is not typical). However, I urge both mom's and dad's to consider how they can help. Although the troop is "Boy" led, we need parents to help with planning and supporting the execution of all of our activities. Contact Ms. Rivera-Murray at 907.748.4350 or respond email@example.com for questions about becoming a committee member and/or merit badge counselor, participating in Board of Reviews for rank advancement. Contact Mr. Lundgren at 907.696.3786 to receive more information regarding the Assistant Scout Master Role
Please call if you have any questions about our Troop or Scouting (if I don't know the answer I will direct you to someone who will)
Troop 219 Committee Chair
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