There is a troop meeting on Monday, 5/17, at 7 pm in person.
There is an online Life to Eagle Seminar and Eagle Board of Review training this week on Wednesday, May 19, at 7 pm via Zoom. This is for all Life Scouts, parents, unit leaders, Eagle mentors, and adult leaders interested in participating on Eagle Boards of Review. Learn to navigate the paperwork and process to become an Eagle Scout. Sign-up: http://bit.ly/lifetoeagle-register-may2021.
Watch for an email soon about a Memorial Day service project placing flags on veterans' graves.
Greg needs help with his Eagle project several evenings this week and on Saturday. Details in the weekly email.
Our June outing on 6/25-27 will have camping at Taum Sauk State Park with a visit to Johnson's Shut-ins on Saturday and probably a 5-mile float trip on Sunday. More details will be coming.
In August we have reservations at Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon for the weekend of 8/13-15. The state has a trout hatchery there, and the last time we tried everyone caught a fish for dinner. (No promises.)
We'll follow the current rules for covid safety on all our outings, of course. They can be found on the council site at https://stlbsa.org/covid-operational-guidance/
Everyone going to summer camp will need a physical exam using the BSA form Part C, as explained in the emailed camp packet. We'll also need Parts A & B (done by a parent) and copy of current insurance card for any activity. Schedule physicals now.
Can't make our week at camp, or want an additional one? Check out the council's specialty camps at this link (scroll down). There is a $100 discount for Scouts who register for a second week-long camp, NYLT excluded.
Watch the council website for upcoming merit badge skill centers Many are being offered online.
Medications should be in their original containers accompanied each outing with the troop's Medication Schedule form. Send only what is needed for the outing. Never skip medications meant to be taken regularly when on a Scout outing.
Health forms must be updated every year. Please submit an updated and newly signed copy of Parts A & B for both youth and for participating adults along with a copy of the insurance card that will provide coverage in the coming year. Part C with a physical examination will be required for summer camps and high-adventure outings.
BSA forms and detailed information can be found on the national council website at http://www.scouting.org/Home/HealthandSafety/ahmr.aspx. Troop activty permission and medication schedule forms are on the troop's Forms page.