OWASIPPE DEPOSIT DUE
The deposit of $50 for the Owasippe summer camp is due. Please drop off at Mr. Gawne’s house or bring it to the next troop meeting.
Mark your calendars. Our next camping trip is scheduled for April 21 through the 23rd at Camp Lowden in Oregon IL. The theme for this campout is games, games, and more games. Patrols will do cooking as well. Stay tuned for more information. There is an $8 fee for this event due April 17th at the troop meeting.
Crossover will be held May 5, 6, 7 at Camp Solomon Crown, Wilmot, WI. This year we hope to avoid the snow. Camp Crown is 1 hour, 4 minutes away. We hope that many of our parents will come for dinner on Saturday, meet the new scout parents, eat a great meal and take note of the amazing event that their sons are putting on.
Scout leadership and teamwork in action. You can see it all, get a free meal and have a nice time. Remember when your son was crossing over? All too soon he will be heading off to college and these opportunities won’t come along anymore! Think about it! Please mark your calendar and make it a point to come out and support us . . . support him.
NEW HANDBOOK – RANK REQUIREMENT CHANGES
The 13th edition of the Boy Scout Handbook is now in service. Old editions are now defunct and no longer applicable. Many changes in rank requirements (which went into effect 1 Jan 16) are included in this edition as are many procedures and instructions, particularly in the first aid section. The book also has many upgrades for scout record keeping, etc.
Scouts are now required to complete scout skills in the manner prescribed in the 13th edition and NOT in the manner prescribed in the 12th edition. A scout who attempts to do CPR, for example, as described in the 12th edition, will be doing it incorrectly.
There are a lot of updates in the new book. This book is for sale at all scout shops, on line at scoutstuff.org or at Chicagoland Hobby, 6017 N. Northwest Highway. It comes in spiral binding or ‘perfect’ binding.
NEW MEDICAL CONDITION UPDATE FORM
A new Medical Condition Update Form for Outings will now be required for each scout to be completed and turned in at departure time of each event. Please click here for the form.
Did you miss the summer tweets? Here’s the directions on how to follow the troop on twitter. Click here
UNIVERSAL REGISTRATION FORM – UPDATED OCT 2015
The universal registration form can be found by clicking the Resources/Troop Forms tab or click here.