Troop Tribune for February 28th

Troop Tribune

Meeting This Week
This week we will have the kick-off for our annual mulch fundraiser. We will be meeting in the sanctuary, so please enter the church through the front doors, not the preschool wing. The meeting will end at 8pm instead of 8:45pm.

PLC
PLC will meet in the church library at 5:30pm this week.

Mulch Sale
The Mulch Sale Kick-off Meeting is scheduled for this Thursday in the church sanctuary during our normal troop meeting time. Scouts and parents, please plan to attend to hear about this year’s fundraiser. Remember that 80% of the profits go directly into the scout accounts to help pay for your scouting activities. The other 20% goes to the troop to pay for the tents, stoves, and troop activities like the December lock-in. We will have the territories, sales flyers, and selling information that each scout will need to be successful selling this year. We will walk through the sales information, prizes, and key dates during the meeting.

Also mark your calendar for March 2nd. This is the Troop Mulch Sale Day where we hope to get our scouts out selling the first Saturday of the sale to kick-start our fundraiser. More details at the kickoff meeting. Look forward to seeing everyone on the 28th.

Gary Hayes
Mobile (248) 766-3238

Activity Interest Survey
To help plan fun activities and events, we need to know what you want to do. This is your chance to provide input to the PLC before they sit down to plan out the troop activities for the year. Please click the link below to take the survey. It should take you five minutes or less. docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfyPszd8eBfkuvrzVEaIwURWceSUOktZXKcyFA7ATFQLdiruQ/viewform?usp=sf_link <mason750.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2eb2678bf15ee22f754de4873&id=266b19ceae&e=581245ae54>

Troop Leadership Training (TLT)
Training for all scouts newly elected to a troop position / patrol leader. We will be meeting at the church this Saturday, March 2nd, from 2:30pm – 6:30pm. For scouts going straight from the mulch sale to TLT a small snack will be provided, and a pizza dinner will be provided for all attendees. If you cannot attend, please let your SPL Jack Kangas know. If you’re a patrol leader and cannot attend, please speak to your assistant patrol leader about attending.

Summer Camp Update
Please turn in your merit badge selections THIS WEEK if you haven’t already. The troop will submit your requests Saturday morning, and most merit badges will fill up this first day. You can email your sheet to Mr. Vieux if you won’t be at the meeting this week.

Life to Eagle
Find the answers to everything you’ve ever wondered about the Life to Eagle process on our website under the Advancement tab. Special thanks to Mr. Scherocman, our Life to Eagle Coordinator, for pulling all of this together.

Missing Sign-Up Sheet
Please let Ian Wright know if you accidentally grabbed the sign-up sheet for his Eagle project at last week’s meeting.

Spring Camping Schedule
See Ben Zumkehr if you have any questions.

March Backpacking
Date: March 9th-10th
Location: Germantown Metropark
Cost: $10/person
Eligibility: Open to third year scouts and above.
Sign-up Link: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1khRxwGeHf83eyc_DWW3Z4_WoO1jqv7TOdg0hgR4bFlU/edit?usp=sharing <mason750.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2eb2678bf15ee22f754de4873&id=f74bf5dcba&e=581245ae54>

Horseback Riding Campout
Date: March 15th-17th
Location: Marmon Valley Farm
Cost: $60/person for full weekend, $40 for Saturday only
Eligibility: Open to second year scouts and above for the weekend, first year scouts are welcome to join us for the day on Saturday
Sign-up Link: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AfMQBZML0x3FI8lpDC3l7RZArWCrlCAgreTLyeTIo7w/edit?usp=sharing <mason750.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2eb2678bf15ee22f754de4873&id=ae26c805f5&e=581245ae54>

April Backpacking / Backpacking 101
Date: April 6th-7th
Location: TBD
Cost: $10/person
Eligibility: Open to all second year scouts and above.
Sign-up Link: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1T-m6S5gw4y0zn2fRU5a53R8EqnUkOPHhQew2Gq-Lp9c/edit?usp=sharing <mason750.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2eb2678bf15ee22f754de4873&id=05d54845f6&e=581245ae54>

BSA 101
Date: April 12th-14th
Location: Camp Friedlander
Cost: $25/person
Eligibility: Open to all scouts.
Sign-up Link: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IkXJeuPLRY9mcG8QclfZHN_kuftLiVpj31t4skYgvyo/edit?usp=sharing <mason750.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2eb2678bf15ee22f754de4873&id=f16954ab0c&e=581245ae54>

May Backpacking
Date: May 4th-5th
Location: Red River Gorge
Cost: $10/person
Eligibility: Open to all second year scouts and above.
Sign-up Link: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19zLccrjbavW8GePRuzNXnzpAkwM3v2z9E6SvmSJj1OI/edit?usp=sharing <mason750.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2eb2678bf15ee22f754de4873&id=f3fddbb320&e=581245ae54>

Survival Campout
Date: May 24th-26th
Location: TBD
Cost: $35/person
Eligibility: Open to all scouts.
Sign-up Link: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1D9j_5vKdRr9hhAXUdM5k2nHTWyl0ce7r3tML13LodSY/edit?usp=sharing <mason750.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2eb2678bf15ee22f754de4873&id=71c9487a95&e=581245ae54>

Summer Camp
Date: June 23rd-29th
Location: Camp Friedlander
Cost: $300/scout, $75/scouter
Eligibility: Open to all scouts.
Sign-up Link: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15akKVrgdyQTcWqp4uUXRJQOsB4ypAP6eawp4vsX0FnQ/edit?usp=sharing <mason750.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2eb2678bf15ee22f754de4873&id=bd2b619867&e=581245ae54>

Weekly Announcements
Have something to include in the Troop Tribune? Email communications@mason750.org by the end of the day Monday for inclusion in that week’s announcements.

Troop 750 Spirit Wear
Do you have your Troop 750 Spirit Wear for Fall and Winter? Check out Troop 750 Spirit wear and load up on those hats and sweatshirts!
Please use the following link to place your order: www.fridaythreads.com/store/troop-750-spiritwear-2018

You will pay for your order directly through this link and can pick up your order when ready at Friday Threads. If you would like to use your scout account, please pay for the items and bring the receipt to Mr. Washington for reimbursement.

Advancements and Eagle Projects
Scouts needing a Board Of Review for Rank Advancements contact should contact our Advancement Chair, Mr. Kevin Owen. Before scheduling your Board of Review, please request your TroopMaster records from Mrs. Lyons at lyonsacl@outlook.com, or Mr. Goodrich at hoozierjoe@icloud.com, so that we can confirm all rank advancement requirements have been met. If you have merit badge award questions, please see Mrs. Ponstingle.
Scouts needing to schedule time with the Troop Committee for Eagle Scout Project Approval should contact Mr. Goodrich at hoozierjoe@icloud.com .