Parents please plan to attend an important parent meeting on October 27th during the regular Monday meeting at 7:00 p.m. This should not take more than 30 minutes. We would like as many parents there as possible.
Church Cleanup for our Chartered Organization will be held at Living Faith United Methodist Church this Saturday, October 18th, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Show up for as much of the time as you have available.
Fall Cleanup is also this Saturday, October 18th at Hawthorn Park on the corner of Karen Street & 175th Avenue (Get Directions). We will be picking up trash from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wear warm clothes and bring work gloves to pick up trash.
The Ranch Run will provide another chance for Scouts to complete service hours. It will be this Sunday, October 19th, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Be at the Church by 11:45 a.m. to carpool or caravan to the event.
Please try to attend at least one of the above events this weekend.
Bell ringing to raise money for the Salvation Army will take place Saturday, December 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Bakers on 173rd and Center (Get Directions). There will be a sign-up sheet at the meetings.
Citizenship in the Community
Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge
Mr. Boerrigter is organizing the Eagle required Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge. He will begin with an initial 5 minute meeting this Monday, October 20th, after the Troop meeting. Bring a completed and signed blue card. You will be required to complete requirements 4 and 7 on your own.
Communications Merit Badge
The Eagle required Communications Merit Badge is continuing with Mrs. Gissler. Please talk to Mrs. Gissler soon if you plan on doing the badge in order to keep with the group.
Genealogy Merit Badge
The Genealogy Merit Badge Clinic will be held at The Durham Museum (Get Directions) next Saturday, October 25th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. You will need to sign up at the meeting on Monday. It will be $12.00 per Scout and $5.00 per adult. The Merit Badge Clinic will incorporate the traveling exhibit currently at the Museum.
Bring ideas for a Halloween-themed movie to watch on movie day which will take place on October 27th instead of our regular meeting. We will vote on the movie next Monday.
Camp Cedars Summer Staff
If you love to go to Summer Camp and are at least 14 years old, you have the chance to sign up for Camp Cedars’ Staff. It is a fun and rewarding experience! See Mr. Short for an application. 14 year old staff would be volunteers (non-paid). Staff 15 years and older may be paid and will make more if they have previously been a volunteer.
Summer Camp 2015
If you will be 14 years or older by July, you may participate in the Troop Boundary Waters trip the week of July 18th, 2015. This trip will consist of about 50 miles of canoeing and primitive camping in amazing northern Minnesota. A maximum of 27 people can participate. Speak with Mr. Short if you are interested in signing up.
Camp Cedars is the other Troop sponsored Summer Camp next year. Camp Cedars will be the week of June 7, 2015. More information will follow.
Keep selling popcorn! Sales run until October 25th. The only popcorn left at the Thomas’s house is the Iowa tin and the Iowa State tin. If you are in need of those, call or email Cathy Thomas to schedule a pick-up.