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Troop Equipment Return

Posted on Nov 25 2015 - 8:49am

All scouts are reminded to return troop equipment at the beginning of a troop meeting and not at the end. The storage room is locked up by the end of the meeting. Returning at the start of the meeting allow the youth quartermaster(s) the opportunity to properly inspect and store the items rather than quickly just put away.

If you do forget to return the equipment, it is better to inform the youth quartermasters(s) and bring it to the beginning of the next meeting.

2016 Merit Badge College Registration Open

Posted on Nov 24 2015 - 4:40pm

Merit Badge College will be held on January 30th, February 6th, 20th, and 27th. March 5th will be a snow date. Troop Registration closes December 12 and payment must be made by then.

Scouts must be 1st Class rank. No exceptions. All classes will be at Lyman Hall, 70 Pond Hill Rd., Wallingford CT. 

Scoutmaster Conferences/Boards of Review to be held November 29th and December 6th

Posted on Nov 24 2015 - 1:35pm

We will be holding Scoutmaster Conferences and Boards of Review the next (2) Sundays, November 29th, and December 6th for any Scouts who are ready for rank advancement.  Mr. Russell is available on November 29th and Mrs. Philbrick has offered to help on December 6th.  Please email Scoutmaster Huggins if you are in need of a Scoutmaster Conference, and email Mr. Russell if you are in need of a Board of Review, and let us know which day, the 29th, or 6th.  Adult Committee Members, we will be in need of 3 parents to help with the Boards of Review each Sunday.  The next Court of Awards is Sunday December 20th, coinciding with the Troop's Holiday Party.  Thanks

Wreath Sale Fundraiser - SIGN UP NOW

Posted on Nov 21 2015 - 8:05am
The wreath sale is one of our largest fundraisers of the year. All scouts are expected to sell a minimum of six wreaths on an individual basis. Wreaths will arrive on the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving. If you need to deliver wreaths to your customers on Thanksgiving, please arrange for pick up by contacting Mr. Bonczek prior to Thanksgiving. The attached form can be used to track your individual sales, but any form of communication to Mr. Bonczek will suffice. Payment upon pickup is preferred.

Scouts and parents are also expected to volunteer with group sales which will take place on November 27th, 28th, and December 5th (two adults are required for each sales slot). Each scout should sign up for TWO time slots. Please limit number of scouts per session to 2, no more than 3. This way we will assure we have all shifts covered. Gift certificates will be awarded to the top three sellers (individual sales plus a share of the group sales for each slot that a scout works).

12" Wreaths prices are $12 (no bow) or $15 with a bow. 16" wreaths are $16 (no bow) or $19 with a bow.

Individual orders and pick ups must be arranged with Mr. Bonczek via email (wreathsales"AT", phone/text, or in person.


2015 Butternut Ski Scout Discount

Posted on Nov 9 2015 - 9:58am

The troop and crew have be registered to participate in Butternut Ski Scout Discount Program. Discount is valid for scout and immediate family for the entire 2015-2016 ski season. See attached file for discount details

Matt A Eagle Scout Project - assistance requested

Posted on Nov 8 2015 - 7:54am

Matt A will be working on his Eagle Project at the Monroe Food Pantry on Saturday October 24, 31 and Nov 7,14, 21 and is seeking volunteers to help with marking the site, digging and installing the steps and planting. Any help is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

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