Glowing Greens

If you plan on attending the glowing greens ini golf troop activity and you will be coming to tonights troop meeting please be ready to pay for glowing greens tonight.

 

Info:

WHO:   You and any webelos (and Webelo parental units) you might know who are visiting area Boy Scout Troops
WHEN: Sat 12/13, 1-3pm
WHERE:  Glowing Greens, 3855 SW Murray Rd, Beaverton OR 97006
                   503-520-1586
                   on the web look for http://glowinggreens.com
HOW:   Like a Boss…..playing miniature golf that is:-)
WHY:  Because we want to HAVE FUN and Glowing Greens is Beaverton’s premier, black light, indoor 18 hole, 3-D Adventure miniature golf course.
WHAT TO BRING:  Your best mini-golf swing, $10, and your appetite.   The troop is providing pizza and drinks.  Note:  WEBELOS ARE FREE.
RSVP:   Please either respond to this email or check-in with Debbie Allen at the activities payment table at troop meeting on Monday 12/7.
QUESTIONS?:  Talk to NICK DANIELS, the scout organizing this event.   His number is 503-737-4831(call or text).

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Help needed – Tree Crunch

Great Job Troop 208, today we had 45 Scouts and 19 Adult drivers delivering Tree Crunch Flyers,  we came close to  delivering all of our flyers on our list,  but we came up a little short,  more work is needed.

If you were unable to help out today, not to worry, Martin Smalley will be at Stoller at 9:00am till–whenever,    dispatching Drivers & Scouts to the remaining neighborhoods that didn’t receive one of our Tree Crunch Flyers.  If you worked today and would like to help out tomorrow, PLEASE, feel free to come out,   all Adult drivers and Scouts are welcomed, the more we have helping, the less time it will take.  We still have about 1400 homes that still needs flyers, if  you didn’t come out today because of schedule issues it would be amazing to have you come out tomorrow, optimally it should only take 15 or so scouts 1-2 hours.
Thanks guys,
I hope to see you guys out there tomorrow.
Service ASPL Andy Getty

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Tree Crunch Expectations

Hello troop, 

By now you’ve (hopefully) seen e-mails reminding you about our tree crunch flyer distribution and have that time marked off on your calendar.  I can’t stress enough how important it is to have good participation – from both Scouts and adults – in order to be successful.

It takes a lot of money to run a troop our size, and the tree crunch is our one and only fundraiser for the year.

As in years past, the expectation of the troop is that every Scout participates a minimum of at least six hours spread over three days (one day of flyer distribution in December and two days of tree crunch in January).  Realistically, we need every Scout to volunteer as much time as he has available.

You’ve probably seen an e-mail sent by our service ASPL outlining an incentive program for Scouts who work above six hours this year.  While that may a be a good incentive for some, it shouldn’t be the only reason a Scout chooses to participate.  The real reason (hopefully) is that this is the best opportunity a Scout has to give something back to his troop.  The troop gives opportunities for camping, adventure, advancement, and personal growth; now is the time that a Scout has the opportunity to pay something back.

While this has been a call for Scout participation, make no mistake that we will need many adult volunteers as well.   Drivers, supervisors, and food wranglers, just to name a few.  Even if we had every Scout in the troop show up to work we still could not succeed without a good showing of adult volunteers.

 

I’m looking forward to seeing each and every Scout at our tree crunch fundraiser this year.

 

While we’re out canvassing our neighborhoods it’s likely we’ll run into other troops doing the exact same thing.  It’s important to know that troops do not have assigned territories.  Other troops have the exact same rights to a neighborhood as we do.

Every year there are stories of harsh words between drivers from different troops. Thankfully, the number of incidents from our troop have been low.  I’d like to remind everyone to make a conscious decision to keep it that way.

Remember – a Scout should live by the points of the Scout Law at all times.  A Scout is Courteous.  A Scout is Friendly.  A Scout is Kind.  A Scout is Helpful.

 

Yours in Scouting,

Scoutmaster Hill

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New and old Troop Positions

Congratulations to all of our newly elected leaders who were sworn in Monday night (and those that couldn’t make it.
If you haven’t already, here are a few transitional items that will need to be taken care of.
All outgoing leaders:  Please remove your old position patch from your uniform.
Patrol Leaders:  Please transfer your outgoing Patrol Leader notebook and handbook to your new patrol leader.
Quartermaster: Please contact your outgoing QM to pick up your patrol gear.  Inventory the gear to make sure that all supplies (fire wand, dish soap, cooking oil, etc..) are stocked and ready for the next campout.  The outgoing QM should make sure everything is clean and dry before handover.
Librarian: Transfer troop library to new Librarian

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Merit Badge Steps, Rules, & Policies

This outlines all of the rules, policies, and steps to get a merit badge…

Pick a Subject. Talk to your Scoutmaster about your interests. Read the requirements of the merit badges you think might interest you. Pick one to earn. Your Scoutmaster will give you the name of a person from a list of counselors. These counselors have special knowledge in their merit badge subjects and are interested in helping you.

Scout Buddy System. You must have another person with you at each meeting with the merit badge counselor. This person can be another Scout, your parents or guardian, a brother or sister, a relative, or a friend.

Call the Counselor. Get a signed merit badge application from your Scoutmaster. Get in touch with the merit badge counselor and tell him or her that you want to earn the merit badge. The counselor may ask to meet you to explain what is expected of you and to start helping you meet the requirements. You should also discuss work that you have already started or possibly completed.

At the first meeting, you and your merit badge counselor will review and may start working on the requirements. In some cases, you may share with your counselor the work that you have already started or accomplished.

Unless otherwise specified, work for a requirement can be started at any time. Ask your counselor to help you learn the things you need to know or do. You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject. Many troops and school or public libraries have them. (See the list here.)

Show Your Stuff. When you are ready, call the counselor again to make an appointment to meet the requirements. When you go, take along the things you have made to meet the requirements. If they are too big to move, take pictures or have an adult tell in writing what you have done. The counselor will ask you to do each requirement to make sure that you know your stuff and have done or can do the things required.

Get the Badge. When the counselor is satisfied that you have met each requirement, he or she will sign your application. Give the signed application to your Scoutmaster so that your merit badge emblem can be secured for you.

Requirements. You are expected to meet the requirements as they are stated — no more and no less. You are expected to do exactly what is stated in the requirements. If it says “show or demonstrate,” that is what you must do. Just telling about it isn’t enough. The same thing holds true for such words as “make,” “list,” “in the field,” and “collect,” “identify,” and “label.”

The requirements listed in this book are the official requirements of the Boy Scouts of America. However, the requirements on the following pages might not match those in the Boy Scout Handbook and the merit badge pamphlets, because this publication is updated only on an annual basis.

If a Scout has already started working on a merit badge when a new edition of the pamphlet is introduced, he may continue to use the same merit badge pamphlet and fulfill the requirements therein to earn the badge. He need not start all over again with the new pamphlet and possibly revised requirements.

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