A couple quick reminders....
***Tonight, 2/28 at 7:00 is the Troop Committee Meeting. If anyone would like to help out the troop "behind the scenes" please consider joining us. We have plenty of room for fresh faces and fresh ideas!
**This Saturday 3/4 is the Pack 1 Blue and Gold dinner and crossover ceremony. It starts at 2:00 at the Milton Community Center. We will be welcoming new Scouts into our Troop family.
**Sunday 3/5 is the Troop Court of Honor and Recharter Celebration. Set up will be at 6:30 with the Court of Honor beginning at 7pm. Even if you are not getting any merit badges or earning a new rank we should all come celebrate those Scouts who are, plus there will be cake to celebrate our 104th recharter anniversary!
**Monday 3/6 will be the first Troop meeting with our new cross overs, it's a big day for them! Monday is also the last day for summer camp deposits. If you plan to attend summer camp this year please be sure you bring your $100 deposit to lock you into the lower camp fee of $420.
With summer camp coming up I will be going through medical forms in the next days and weeks. Many need to be updated. There is a link to the BSA Annual Medical Form on the website under "Links". Remember that if a scout goes to summer camp forms A, B and C are required. Forms A, B and C are also required for any adult who will be in camp for 72 hours or more. Forms A and B are required for any troop activities including overnight camping and lock ins. A Dr's signature is required on form C and on Form B if medication is needed. Form D is also required for trips to any of the high adventure bases. (Summit Bechtel Reserve, Florida Sea Base, Northern Tier or Philmont Scout Reservation) I will be emailing everyone with the status of their Scout's medical form within the next couple of weeks.
I am also updating troop records in our new system so I will be asking you to fill out a contact information form. Email addresses, cell phone and work numbers change and we often forget to update them with everyone who needs them. Please take a moment to fill out the form and even email it to me so I can be sure to have correct contact information should we need it.
I am working on some additions to the website that should be ready to upload soon. I am working on a page about uniforms and the troop uniform policy with information about our little known about "uniform closet, information about youth leadership positions, adult volunteer positions and a list of responsibilities for each along with a troop organization chart. I will also be working on an advancement section with sections on the rank requirements, how merit badges work and how Boy Scout advancement differs from Cub Scout advancement. We will add a Life to Eagle section once council gets the new process sorted out. Big happenings, so stay tuned.