Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Want to Swim with us?

The Cub Scouts are going swimming!  We'll be at Southland Pool from 10 am till ?? this Saturday.  Come join us if you dare!  $4 Children (15 & Under) $5 Adults (16 & over).  But we're pretty sure the city has cut the price in half for this weekend.... cool!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Summer Camp Time!

Are you ready?

Here are some things you will need:
  • towel & wash cloth
  • shampoo & soap
  • toothbrush & tooth paste
  • sleeping bag or blanket and a pillow
  • poncho or rain coat
  • water bottle or canteen
  • underwear, socks (for six nights)
  • a couple pairs of pants
  • a couple pairs of shorts
  • tee shirts, class a shirt and neckerchief, class b shirt
  • shower shoes or water shoes
  • sun screen and bug spray
  • cap or hat for shade
  • something to sleep in
  • plastic cup for camp site
  • chair
  • games to play in camp site
  • $$ for the camp store (amount is up to parents)
  • $6 for Golden Corral on Wednesday night (parents are welcome to meet us at your own expense)
  • new Scouts in Dan Beard program will need $10 for Handicraft merit badge, long sleeve shirt and pants for Swimming merit badge
  • open toed shoes or sandals. (except for usage as shower shoes as stated are not allowed to wear them except on the water front or in the shower)
  • No fixed blade or belt knife
Please do not hesitate to give Scoutmaster Foster a call should you have any questions or concerns.  We will be meeting at the Scout house at 1:00 on Sunday.  We will leave at 1:30.  See you there!    

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Leadership Training for the Boy Leaders of your Scout Troop
15 to 20 JULY 2012
Applications are still being taken until June 15th
The course is filling up, so don’t miss out by waiting
Applications are available on the Council website and Scoutmasters were mailed application packages. Promotional video is posted on the  Council website:
What is NYLT?
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is designed to give Scouts in leadership roles an in depth experience in management, planning, communication, and making ethical decisions. This course is sometimes referred to as "Wood Badge for Youth" because the same learning principles are taught in both courses. This is not a normal week at camp. This is a mountaintop experience that will stay with Scouts for a lifetime. 
What do you get out of it? What are the objectives?
 * The confidence and knowledge to operate as a BOY-RUN Troop
* A clear understanding of team and personal development and how those elements relate to being a leader
* Trained in all aspects of effective leadership, ranging from teaching skills to conflict resolution
* Guided through the stages of team development
* An environment of Scouting fellowship and fun guided by the Scout Oath and Law
* Experience Scouting at its finest.
What is the result?
* Scouts will see a remarkable change in the operation of their Troops
* Scouts will clearly understood their role in the operation of their Troop  
The session is limited to 56 participants, so act soon!!!
 The Early Bird registration has passed, the cost is now $215 
 For more information contact the Council Office or

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Tis the Season for Ticks

Please remember when returning from outdoor activities to check for ticks!  They come in all sizes.  Here is a photo that shows four specimens recovered after the recent backpacking adventure.

For more info, you can visit Scouting Magazine's article Tick Tactics here. There are many other online sources as well as tick removal suggestions on page 142 of your Boy Scout Handbook.