Troop 501 News
March 1, 2012 by Pastor Dave Scifres
Troop 501 News – February 20, 2012
Troop Calendar Update: Activities Schedule
Feb 24 – 26 Ole Olsen Hospitality, Peru Depot
Feb 27 Pack 3501 Blue & Gold Banquet, Main Street UM Church
March 30 – April 1 Cave Campout
April 28 Beautification Days, Peru City Garage
April TBD* Plane rides/Aviation merit badge
May 11 – 13 Dorchester International Brotherhood Camporee/ or Chain –o-Lakes
June 17 – 23 Camp Buffalo
July TBD* Eel River Tubing
*Details – To Be Determined
Ole Olsen Hospitality, Feb. 24 – 26, 8:30 PM Friday/Saturday – 2:30 PM Sunday
We will be providing Hospitality at the Ole Olsen play “Working” at the Peru Depot for each show this weekend. Each Scout or Adult Leader should sign up to work at least 1 shift, Friday night, Saturday night, or Sunday afternoon. Some language may not be appropriate for the under PG-13 group. We are asking for each family to provide 2 or 3 dozen cookies, brownies, or other finger food for snacking during intermission.
Pack 3501 Blue & Gold Banquet, Feb. 27, 5:30 – 7:30 PM Monday
Meet at the church for the banquet – in uniform. We want to make a good impression on our future Boy Scouts from the Pack. There will be crossover and Arrow of Light ceremonies. Boy Scouts will be servers for the meal, or a $5 meal ticket is required. Spaghetti dinner is on the menu. Come hungry.
Cave Campout, March 23 – 25, 5:30 PM Friday – 2:00 PM Sunday
Meet at the church for a 4 PM departure. Game time is 7 PM. Return to the church is expected around 11:30 PM. Need to determine if we are going to Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky, or southern Indiana caves.
Beautification Days, April 28, 8 AM - 2:00 PM Saturday, Peru City Garage
Time to get dirty and go through other peoples’ trash. Wear gloves, old clothes. This is the one time you do NOT wear your tan Scout shirt, unless you plan to get it ruined. We assist others unloading their trash into the dumpsters to keep the traffic moving. You might find some treasures, but you will definitely come across a lot of junk. Plan for rain or other inclement weather, Be Prepared!
Dorchester, Cave Camp and Plane Rides
We are coming up on decision time to go forward with these activities. If you are going to Dorchester, you need to get your passport paperwork in process NOW. It takes 6 – 8 weeks to get cards, so it is already cutting it close. More details on getting cards is at our troop website links page: http://www.scoutlander.com/publicsite/unitcustom.aspx?UID=3809&CUSTOMID=11667 We need to have definite commitments to going to Dorchester, cave camp, and plane rides. We have to get reservations in place for campsites and approvals for tour permits and plane rides. This doesn’t happen by itself. We
Other dates of interest:
Feb 28 Troop Committee, Sullivan’s house
March 1 North Star District roundtable, Camp Buffalo, 7:30 PM
May 5 Scoutmaster Specific training, Camp Buffalo, 8:30 – 4:30
April 20 – 22 Outdoor Skills Adult Training, Camp Buffalo
April 27 – 29; May 18 – 20 Adult Wood Badge Training, Camp Buffalo (two weekends mandatory)
June 10 – 15 National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT), Camp Buffalo (youth leadership training)