Troop 219 has super busy schedule within the next 16 days or so...2-18 April.
Ski and Snowsports Merit Badge/Scouts who attended Aleyeska Ski Overnight fill out worksheet requirements 1-4 and email to ASM Mr. Carl Lungren.
NRA Youth Day: Sign up opened 1 April. If interested please go to the sight ASAP, the event is on 6 Jun at Birchwood Shooting Park. Go to http://AGCA.net. Slots fill up FAST. We go as a troop every year. There are 100 8-11 yr slots & 400 12-18 yr slots only. You'll get a confirmation number please send a note to Mr. Puterbaugh.
3-4 April Rocket Lock In/Launch 7PM at Joy Lutheran Church (JLC). First year scouts who recently crossed over and do not have gear may sleep indoors (sleeping bag/pad). Scouts ensure you eat dinner prior to coming to the lock in. 2nd yr scouts and older will sleep outdoors/bring your own tent. Due to current conditions suggest parents and scouts bring ice cleats (Yak traks) for the launch Saturday. Dress for Alaska Winter conditions to include snow pants, boots. Rendezvous at JLC @ 9:00 for parents and scouts not participating in the lockin. Lunch is provided on-site and is $15 per scout or $25 per family.
5 April NO Troop MEETING Happy Easter
9 April Boy Scout Night/Globetrotters at the Alaska Airline Center/7:00pm/$19 for Scout and Family mbr/Please respond to this email NLT 6 April (Mrs. Murray was able to get a 3 day extension on the ticket purchase deadline) will pay for the groups tickets using personal credit card. Mrs. Murray will be at the JLC from 5:15-6:00 pm with tickets. Please bring cash/check to event. Scouts/ASMs Class A uniform requiredCurrently all scouts have rides.
10 April Boy Scout Night/Aces at the Sullivan Arena/7:15/$12 for scout and Family mbrs/Tickets must be purchased NLT than 7 April. Any Scout wanting to attend respond to this email with Name, number of tickets, and contact information. Currently at this time there are few signed up to attend. Scouts/ASMs Class A uniform required.
11 April Scouting for Food/Brand New Info/Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will pick up and deliver donated food to the Food Bank of Alaska. Troop will participate in this service project by manning store front at Fred Meyer and also the truck where other Packs/Troops and Girl Scouts Troops will bring food. The boys manning the truck will inventory the delivered food. Requesting boys sign up for 2-hr blocks. Start time subject to change (plan for 10-5)
15 April Deadline to Sign Up for Summer Camp please contact Mr. Puterbaugh
18-19 April Rock Gym Overnighter/ meet JLC at 7:30 PM Sat18 Apr to rendezvous, collect troop permission forms, rock gym waiver paperwork (minor & adult), and $25 (covers the rental cost and food). This is an overnight event until 9:00 AM Sunday morning. Limited drivers, parents responsible for transportation/ or arrange carpooling to & from the rock gym and/or JLC. Bring cash, check, or use Scout Account if you have a positive balance.
Scouts & Parents,
Get signed up today online for NRA Youth Safety / Shoot Day at Birchwood Shooting Park. Go to AGCA.Net and sign up ASAP. Slots will fill up FAST. We go as a troop every year. It is the first Saturday in (Jun 6). There will be 100 8-11 yr slots & 400 12-18 yr slots only. You'll get a confirmation number...let me know so I can populate the roster.
Scouts and Parents,
Congratulations to our newly elected Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leaders!
My name is Lou Rivera-Murray and I have volunteered to be the Troop 219 Event Coordinator. As the event coordinator my hope is to be able to keep parents and scouts informed on all scout opportunities available to our Troop. I will periodically send you "Save the Date" emails. In these emails you will find information about events you and your scout can participate in and you may also find out information about Merit Badges the troop is working toward. I am not the point of contact for any of these events. We have multiple events that require a volunteer parent/scout to coordinate these items for the troop. I have attached a zip file with information about the upcoming events that require a troop coordinator. These items are highlighted in yellow. This is a new position so I will be learning with you. Our Troop Committee is planning on including events on a google calendar and or website. Until then my hope is to keep parents informed ahead of time. As this is the first Save the Date you will notice a lot of short notice events...as I continue this process together we will be able to push the calendar out further. Additionally, with enthusiastic volunteers we will be able to participate in a variety of events to keep all of our young men participating. As you can see there are events that will interest different young men; with a parent coordinator any of these are possible.
Below is the updated Scouting schedule for upcoming 2015 to add to your new family calendars:
5 March Personal Fitness MB (12-wk program scouts meet every other week at McDonald Center, 6-7pm 19 Mar, 2 Apr, 16 Apr, 30 Apr, 7 May, 21 May)
20-22 March Aleyeska Ski Trip (Scouts working on their Ski and Snow Sport MB complete requirements 1-4 prior to attending/6pm Friday-11 am Sun)
1 Apr Registration for 6 June NRA Youth Day
Rocket Lockin 3-4 Apr (7PM Fri overnight at church/Rendezvous at Joy Lutheran Church (JLC) at 9:00 am on Sat to Big Lake or Knik for Launch)
Scouting for Food @ location (TBD)
Apr 3-5 Great volunteer opportunity at the Tebughna Foundation’s Ida’Ina Friendship Gathering at the Alaska Dome! For those of you who participated in the 2015 Freezoree, this is a great chance to give back to the Native community and show your appreciation for their generosity in donating the use of the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Jim Stevens at JStevens@SouthcentralFoundation.org or (907) 729-5202. The event goes from noon-9pm on Scouts will help monitor doors to keep too much air from escaping and help keep food and drinks off the turf. Any scout that volunteers for two shifts would meet the service hours requirement for the Citizenship in the Community merit badge!
10 April Scout Night with the Aces. Come cheer on our Alaska Aces at Sullivan Arena! This is a reduced price event for scouts and their families. Tickets are $12 COME IN UNIFORM AND GET A PATCH! For registration information and questions please go to: https://scoutingevent.com/?acesnight.
Troop Event Coordinators can be mom's or dad's who are willing to take administrative charge of an activity. This may mean ensuring tickets are purchased, scouts are registered for events, etc. If you are interested in coordinating a specific event please let me know. We have a tremendous amount of parents, our Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters who can answer your questions and facilitate the planning. Suggestions and volunteers welcome!
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