How would you like to win an led lantern, a multi tool and a very nice knife? Interested? Here’s the deal. Beginning Monday, March 2 and at every troop meeting until April 13 we will be timing scouts as they tie four knots in succession.
The knots are: the square knot, the bowline, the tautline hitch and the clove hitch. The fastest time wins all three items. The three runners-up receive multi tools.
Even if you couldn’t tie any of these knots there is plenty of time to get really good at them between now and April 13. A scout may be timed only once per troop meeting, but may try at every troop meeting he attends. One prize per person. (In other words if you have the two fastest times you can’t win two prizes.) Void in California and anywhere else where it might be prohibited.
Put a rope in your pocket. When you have a moment, tie a knot. Practice is what will give you the advantage. Do you embrace challenge or are you one of those naysayers who just gives up? Every scout in the Troop is capable of winning. That means that you can do it.
THE TROOP 955, MINI-SUMMER ADVENTURE, AUGUST 13 – 16
The patrol leaders council has weighed, considered, evaluated, tweaked and decided! Here is the result of their efforts for the Troop 955, 2015, summer, mini-adventure.
Day One: We start out before the rush hour on Aug 13 and head for Dayton, Ohio. We set up camp at the scout camping area of Wright Patterson Air Force Base, right near the runway area. Cool! We will tour the immense National Museum of the Air Force where an incredible history of Air Force planes is on display. We have been here before and this is a great scout place. Dinner will be Air Force chow.
Day Two: After an early Air Force breakfast on Day 2, we head for the Ace Adventure Center in the New River Gorge, climb in our rafts and raft the upper New’s Class II through Class V rapids. After a great time (jump rock, swim surfing class IIs, splashing, rafting class 3, 4 and 5 rapids and more) on the river, we head for the showers, then cabins and pizza.
Day Three: Day three affords the opportunity for the use of the Ace Lake facility (included in price) or the option (extra fee) of such activities as horseback riding, zip lines, rock climbing, mud obstacle course, mountain biking, cliff rappelling or more. After lunch we head north and stop at the NFL Pro Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio and then a night at the KOA with swimming pool, showers, etc.
Day Four: Day four sees us at Cedar Point, “roller coaster capital of the world” according to them, and then back to Chicago before the bewitching hour.
Estimated Cost (final cost based on gas pricing at time of trip.) $380.00
Initial deposit due ($100.00) on or before April 15, 2015!
See attached form for additional payment schedule. Payments to Mr. Broomhead
See the attached form for your deposit and other conditions. Form
Does it ever occur to you that, “the kids have all the fun?” Well, the troop committee thinks so too and they have decided to do something about it. SO, PARENTS, Mark May 15 on your calendar as a tentative date when YOU get to have the fun. We are cooking up a parent only night wherein you are guaranteed to get some laughs, kick back, make some new friends and have a good time. More next week!
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
A new universal registration form will be used for most events. This form can be found by clicking the Resources/Troop Forms tab or click here.