Updates from Mr Gawne
Monday, October 27 will be the troop 955 Halloween party. The cost of admission is a bag of candy. Participants will, if history holds, leave with more than they came with. Costume judging will be a part of the program and the winner will be awarded a nice knife. OHHHH, AHHHHH!
YOUR ASSIGNMENT FOR October 27 – if you are not yet a first class scout – is to complete requirement six for 2nd class and requirement six for 1st class. To accomplish this the scout will identify or find evidence of 10 animals (yes, birds and fish can count) found in his community (dogs, cats, goldfish, etc. don’t count) and list them in the handbook. Then, identify 10 plants found in the community (similarly, the Kentucky Bluegrass of your lawn won’t count here, but the Oak and Maple trees in your yard will. List these ten in your handbook as well. While you are at the party next week we will check your handbook and sign off on what you have accomplished.
YOUR ASSIGNMENT FOR BOWLING NIGHT – If you are not yet 2nd class. Requirements 3 D & 3 E. In a box prepare a capful (the kind you wear on your head) of tinder, 2 capfuls of kindling and some fuel wood. Bring that box with you when you bring your sleeping gear for Turkey in the Sand. At the campout you will use the contents of the box to build the required fire and WELLA you are that much closer to 2nd class!
TREES, WREATHS AND POINSETTIAS ALREADY!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! It’s time for the Troop 955 Wreaths, Trees, and new this year, Poinsettias Fundraiser. We will be selling wreaths, swags, garland, several size poinsettias and beautiful 6-7’ Fraser fir trees. For the order form, click here.
Our trees and wreaths come FRESH from Wisconsin. Scouts can sell to friends, family and neighbors. Fifteen percent of each scout’s sales will go to the scout for Troop 955 camping events, such as Owasippe (just like popcorn).
Orders are due Monday, November 3rd. Please email, mail or call Mary Hoffman (mom of the Broomhead boys) with questions or orders. We accept cash, check and COD.
Distribution is Sunday, November 30 between 8:00 am and 12:30 pm (the Sunday after Thanksgiving). Scouts will be signing up for early or late shifts and we will need parents help both inside and outside.
SPECIAL SCHEDULE – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Due to Election Poll set up at EPLC, a special event will be held this evening. 6:15, arrive at EPLC with sleeping gear ONLY for Turkey in Sand to be loaded in the trailer. Scouts walk to Edison Park Inn for a fun evening of bowling. 6:30 start, pick up at 8:15 sharp. $12 per scout. Please register on Monday, October 20th.
TURKEY IN THE SAND – NEW DATES – NOV 7, 8, 9 – INDIANA DUNES STATE PARK
New dates! We will now be using Site 3. The cost per scout is $17 if registered by Monday, October 20 or $25 if registered after this deadline. All guests must RSVP and pay $2 each by Monday, October 27.
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.