There is a troop meeting in the park at 7 pm on July 26.
Whenever we meet:
- Use the pre-meeting health checklist
- Check the front page of the troop website for cancellations in case of severe weather. Merely wet weather usually won't stop us.
- Troop meetings now run to 8:30, and PLC meetings to 8:00.
The August campout is scheduled for the weekend of 8/13-15. Forms and fees will be due at the meeting next week on August 2. We will camp at and plan to fish at Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon, Missouri. The conservation department operates a trout hatchery there, and the stream is full of hungry fish.
The Fall Camporee will be in September this year on the weekend of 9/17-19. From the district camping committee:
The events theme follows a mini-Philmont experience where each patrol picks their trek option for the day. These range from 1 mile to 10 miles in length with activities along the trail such as rappelling, Indian lore, tomahawk throwing, search and rescue, and a dozen more. The rest of the day are activities in Base Camp ranging from watersports, slingshots, gaga ball, slacklining, crate stacking, and more. For those interested in earning the Emergency Preparedness Award instead of hiking, there are 30 slots.
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.