Scouts and Parents
We need additional scouts and parents to ensure we successfully help our local food banks. We are a little "thin" with scouts for the first shift. This is our most visible community service project Scouters participate in during the year. All the food collected stays in Eagle River.
Calling all scouts: We have an Eagle Scout on Board lets have a good showing by all scouts. Please respond to this email if you can help
We only have 2 adults signed up for shifts please consider signing up to help. Uniform is Class A and please wear appropriate rain/or outerwear.
Scouts bring a snack and a water bottle
Scouts & Parents,
Scout Meeting Sunday 6:30 - 8:30 PM
See attached roster for Saturday's Scouting for Food. This is our biggest community service project of the year. The day kicks-off at 9:45 AM and ends 4:00 PM. SO far we have 19 scouts signed up...just about right. BUT, we have way too many signed up for the AM shift (11). Please, a few of you consider moving to the 12-2 or 2-4 shift so we can balance things out...6-8 per shift is about perfect. Some scouts didn't put a time down, so I put them where needed.
Additionally, we have a small Girl Scout Troop joining us in the afternoon, but I don't know how many > they will work the store doors. We also need a couple of T219 adults for the afternoon shift(s)...so far we have NONE. If you haven't signed up yet (scouts & adults), we have plenty of room for ALL volunteers. Let me know ASAP any updates, shift changes, and/or additions-deletions. >text or email< Class"A" uniform is the thing to wear...bring a jacket, water bottle & snack.
- Please review the attached roster for the shift schedule and let me know the AM shift changes...
SM, Troop 219
Who: Scout and Parents Troop 219 (Optimal required participation 24 Scouts and a several parents
What: Biggest food drive of the year. Community Service hours Standing at the store front soliciting
food donations/Unloading food barrels, weighing, and documenting received food for the Eagle
River Food Bank
Where: Fred Meyer, Eagle River
Mr. Puterbaugh has been in touch with the food pantry to coordinate the truck & barrels. The longer the boys can work the better...will make the schedule easier. We will need about 20-24 boys for the day to make this work...about 8 per shift is optimum. Three shifts during the time will spread the wealth; 4 at the truck & 4 at the doors. Boys should be in uniform & dress for the weather. Programmatically, we knew the scouting for food would occur sometime in April. However the formal announcement with specifics did not occur until I signed our troop up for the activity last week. We need adults on each shift. Community service is one of the most important things scouts do...This is a great way to give back to our community. All the food stays in ER-Chugiak.
Appreciate your support. Please send me an email with your child's name and the shift they would like to work. Also as an adult if you can stay please also let me know so we can put you on a shift
Text Mr. Puterbaugh with any questions 907-351-8826.
I hope to be able to populate the attached roster with the appropriate number of scouts by Thursday to avoid having the leadership call the individual patrols. The actual time we are volunteering is 10:00 am - 4:00 pm minimum of 2 hour shifts.
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.
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