September Campout: September 19th – 21st
The September Campout is at the 4H Camp near Schramm Park (Get Directions) this weekend. Remember, we meet at the Church on Friday at 5:30 p.m. for a 6:00 p.m. departure. Don’t forget rain gear! This Campout, the boys will be having tons of fun with COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) activities most of the day on Saturday. Every Scout will need to have completed a permission / waiver sheet specifically for the 4H Camp. If you haven’t already done so, please plan to fill one out when you drop your son off on Friday! Also, if you are new to the Troop or didn’t attend a Summer Camp, please bring an up to date Health Form (no physician report required).
We need more drivers to help bring the Scouts home on Sunday. You do not have to come for the whole campout, just a quick drive out and back on Sunday morning. If you are able to help, please email Mr. Gissler at email@example.com for details and include your phone number.
Drew G. is conducting his Eagle Project this weekend! Drew and friends are performing several musical scores for patients at Methodist Hospital (Get Directions), this Saturday, September 20, at 3:00 p.m. He doesn’t need any volunteers, but if you aren’t going camping, you are welcome to show up and watch them perform at the Rehabilitation Hall, on the 4th Floor of the South Tower.
Communications Merit Badge
Communications Merit Badge
Mrs. Gissler will be conducting a Communications Merit Badge
workshop at the meeting on September 29th. She will help Scouts get started on the badge. Scouts will be expected to complete the badge on their own time, but this will get them started. Come at 6:30 p.m. before the meeting with a blue card filled out and signed by Mr. Short. Worksheets will be provided. Remember, this is an Eagle required badge
October Campout: October 10th – 12th
The Troop will be attending Jubilee at Mahoney State Park (Get Directions) on October 10th – 12th as the October campout. This is a fantastic experience, with Scouts from all over the Midwest attending, more fun activities than most Scouts will be able to participate in over a single weekend, and great food. Early sign-up ($40.00) for this Campout has been extended to September 30th, and the fee goes up to $50.00 for those registering after that date. If you are interested, please sign up at a Monday meeting soon or e-mail Mr. Gissler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Popcorn pickup will start this Sunday, September 21st, with sales starting next Saturday, September 27th. Cathy Thomas will be working on scheduling pickup with each of you who pre-ordered popcorn, but please plan to find a time on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday to stop by her house.
Younker’s Community Days
Younkers Community Day discount books are available again. The Scouts offer a Younkers coupon book (containing over $500.00 in coupons) in exchange for a $5.00 donation to Troop 405. This year, we are focusing on online and e-mail sales. This is an easy fundraiser for the Troop where we receive every dollar raised. All you have to do is either direct people to go to the Troop website (www.troop405.net
) and click on the Younkers link on the right, or send them an e-mail with the following link: http://www.younkers.com/shop/home/community-day-coupon-booklet/community-days-coupon-booklet_311676.html?utm_source=premiere&utm_medium=htmlversion&utm_content=242564&utm_campaign=14SCMDAYBK&ICID=14SCMDAYBK242564
. Any proceeds from coupon books purchased using either of these links will come directly to the Troop.
We have sold the actual paper books door to door and at the store in the past. Those are also available for checkout again this year. If you are interested, please let Paul Dietch know.
Merit Badge Opportunities
Register for a Merit Badge Clinic