Category Archives: Troop Meeting

Troop Meeting Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Starts: 7:30PM

Ends: 9:00PM
Location: Scout Shack
Program: Camporee Practice
Person Responsible: Gordon Kalkbrenner
Uniform: Class B
Opening / Set Up Patrol: Ninja Bears
Closing / Clean Up Patrol: Lil’ Troop
Bring: Scout Handbook if under First Class Rank.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CAMPOREE PRACTICE

The Troop is currently practicing for Camporee which takes place on April 26-29, 2019 at the Firestone Scout Reservation. The Camporee is a Patrol competition between all of the Patrols in our District. It is very important that all Scouts attend Camporee and the meetings leading up to the Camporee. Patrols can’t compete unless their Patrol members are present.

Please encourage your Scouts to attend AND to pay attention and learn the skills needed for the competition.

UNIFORMS

The uniform is one of the Methods of Scouting. The uniform shows the community that we are Scouts and that we are a Troop working together. Many of the Scouts play sports. They wear a sports uniform to identify the Team that they are playing for just like we do in our Troop.

If you showed up to your baseball, soccer, football, or basketball game without wearing your uniform you would not be allowed to play. I ask you then what makes you think that it is OK to come to Scouts without your uniform?

I know that everyone is busy with school, sports, and other activities, but if you remember to always wear your uniform for your game or your school uniform, I do not understand how you can show up to a Scout meeting not in a uniform.

CLASS A UNIFORM

Class A uniform consists of:

  • Tan Scout Shirt
  • Green Scout Pants or Shorts
  • Green Scout Socks if wearing shorts
  • Scout Cap is optional

Class A+ uniform consists of:

  • Class A uniform
  • Merit Badge Sash if you have 6 or more Merit Badges
  • Any medals or Pins earned

Class A uniform is worn at:

  • Troop Meetings
  • Courts of Honor (A+)
  • Most Community Service Projects
  • Emerald Bay on the boat and at dinner
  • Camporee during Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • Spaghetti Dinner (A+)
  • Spaghetti Dinner Ticket Sales
  • Cub Scout Recruiting Events

CLASS B UNIFORM

Class B uniform consist of:

  • Troop 113 T-Shirt
  • Green Scout Pants or Shorts
  • Green Scout Socks if wearing shorts
  • Scout Cap is optional

Class B uniform is worn at:

  • Troop meetings where there will be a lot of physical activity
  • Patrol meetings
  • Campouts on Saturday
  • Camporee during events
  • Troop Outings

In short, Scouts should ALWAYS be in either Class A+, Class A, or Class B uniform at ALL Troop or Patrol activities.

Going to be somewhere else before going to a Troop activity other than at home? Plan ahead and bring your Scout uniform with you. Change when you get to the Scout Shack, but don’t come without your uniform.

I do want to praise Quintin Brosch and Ryan Weeth for ALWAYS being in proper uniform. I hope that the rest of the Scouts will start wearing their uniforms properly.

CELL PHONES

Cell phones have once again become a problem at Troop meetings. Scouts are playing games and watching videos on their phones instead of participating in the program. I will be collecting all cell phones and returning them at the end of the meetings.

SCOUTMASTER’S CONFERENCES

In January I gave most of the Scouts an Advancement goal to complete by this Tuesday. It appears that none of the Scouts met their goal. I know of two or more Scouts that are ready for a Scoutmaster’s Conference to advance to their next Rank, but for some reason they have not contacted me to schedule a conference.

IF YOU ARE READY, I AM WAITING FOR YOU TO CALL ME OR MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AT THE TROOP MEETING.

EMERALD BAY

The Troop plans too go to Camp Emerald Bay on Catalina Island on July 28th through August 3rd. The cost is $674 per a Scout. So far only Hayden Brown has shown an interest in going. I need to reserve our spaces ASAP but need to make sure that their is an interest in going.
If you plan to go, please contact me ASAP!