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Happy New Year!

Make sure to keep up with our news to see what’s in store for our troop this year.

2020 Klondike Challenge

Registration is open for the 2020 Klondike Challenge, so a permission slip has been issued. It was distributed in paper at the 11/20 meeting and is linked here.

November 2019 Committee Meeting

Our November Troop Committee Meeting is November 6th at Washington School, coinciding with the regular troop meeting. All adults are welcome. Only Troop Committee Members can vote on items requiring a vote.

Please submit any items you’d like put on the agenda to the Committee Chair.

Please speak with the Committee Chair after the meeting if you’d like to become a Committee Member.

Adventure Day Update

The date for our Adventure Day weekend outing had changed since our last post. Here is the updated permission slip.

The event is November 8, 9 and 10th. The location is our Union Elks Lodge 1583. There is no cost.

Please submit completed slips by November 6th.

Revised Adventure Day Permission Slip

Re-registration and upcoming events

As usual in the fall, things in Scouting start happening very quickly. We have quite a bit of business to take care of and events to cover.

First up is re-registration / re-charter. The troop must re-charter with the Boy Scouts of America every year. There are registration costs that fund the program and include the registration fee, insurance, and activity fees. The cost to re-register this year is $120. Forms were provided at the 1st meeting on 9/11. The registration form is attached to this post.

Many activities are going to be upon us before we know it, so we need to be organized. Many hands make light work, so we are going to call on all of you to help. We need to staff activities. I will put sign up sheets out. For example, we will have 4 weeks of wreath sale fundraising this year. We will need to staff Saturday evening and Sunday mornings with scouts and adult supervision. Please volunteer.

Upcoming schedule

Our first meeting of the new scout year will be held on September 11 on the Washington School playground. The Elks will is closed that evening for parking lot repaving.

September 18th is our first Court of Honor. Your scouts will be recognized for the summer achievements which include ranking and merit badges. You are welcome to invite your family. It is an exciting time where the boys are recognized for their hard work and effort.

Coming up in October is the Jersey Jam, Boy Scout Jamboree. Most of our troop has not experienced a ‘Jambo’ (the last one at Liberty State Park was canceled due to threateningly high winds) because they only happen every few years. Jamborees are huge events organized and supported by council.

Also in October is the Elks Custom Car and Motorcycle show, where we help out performing community service.

In November, we will hold our annual Scouting For Food community service where we collect food and donate to area food banks. Approaching the holidays and moving quickly into the winter season, community food banks often see their resources dwindle fast. This is our opportunity to really make an impact and live up to our oath and law by being Helpful to our community members who need some assistance.

November is also our opportunity to shore up the troop finances by holding our wreath fundraisers. Once again, we will hold an event at the Elks and several at Holy Spirit Church.

We are counting on your help and support!

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