CAMP ROKOLIO – MARCH 14 – 16
REGISTRATION DEADLINE – MONDAY, FEB 24 – The Vikings were known for being hardy and brave explorers. They, not actually Christopher Columbus, set up the first settlement in North America long before 1492. We offer you the opportunity to live like a Viking in lands called “Kiel” and “Rokolio.” Join our band and explore the hinterland from your Viking ship (which unlike theirs has warm water, flush toilets, showers, a kitchen and comfortable bunks).
When you join our Viking band you will spend time making balls of snow, forts of snow and other such structures. You will be able to sled on snow, roll in the snow, hike in the snow and just generally have a great time in the snow. When you want to take a break from the snow you will return to the ship (interior temperature 70 degrees – also unlike the old Vikings) and engage in a wide variety of games, hot chocolate and snacks with no nutritional value – but great taste. Game tournaments with prizes will be held throughout the weekend. One of our featured tourneys will be a Chess tourney organized by Mr. Laverty. Perhaps checkers or Stratego is your game. Whatever it is, we have the games for you!
You will also devour outstanding meals chosen by a select committee just to please your palette. These meals are served in a “Viking atmosphere” that would be suitable for a fine Viking restaurant had there ever been any.
We leave Friday night, March 14 and return in the early afternoon on Sunday, March 16. All participants will return with a great feeling of exultation, especially since we stop at a fast food place on the way back and overeat.
There are limited spaces available for this adventure and over sixty-five scouts eligible to make the trip. Get your application in early to make sure that you make the cut and don’t get left out in the non-Viking cold! The cost is only $35.00 (because Viking ships are really expensive) per person and that includes all your food. Contact Mrs. Johnson at email@example.com for signup details.
NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING (NYLT)
NYLT is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide Boy Scouts and Venturers with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. NYLT integrates the best of modern leadership theory with the traditional strengths of the Scouting experience. Through activities, presentations, challenges, discussions, and audio-visual support, NYLT participants will be engaged in a unified approach to leadership that will give them the skill and confidence to lead well. NYLT will be held June 21 – June 27 at Camp Frank S. Betz in Michigan this year. The early bird fee is $235. A $90 deposit is due by May 12. See Mr. Gawne for complete details.
NYLT & NAYLE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AVAILABLE
Scouting provides many opportunities for boys. Not the least of these is the opportunity for leadership. In the words of Vince Lombardi, “leaders are built, not born.” To encourage our scouts to become the best leaders they can be, Troop 955 has established a scholarship fund for scouts who successfully complete National Youth Leadership Training or the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience. These leadership courses are on a par with similar business leadership courses costing thousands of dollars. They are outstanding lifetime experiences which teach lifetime lessons. Complete the application form as soon as possible to be considered for a scholarship. Scholarship Application
SUMMER ADVENTURE 2014
Progress continues in setting up the 2014 summer adventure – (Mammoth Cave, USS Yorktown, Williamsburg, Washington, D.C., Whitewater rafting & #1 Amusement park in America) Mark your calendars! The dates of the Summer Adventure are Wed, Aug 6 to Sat, Aug 16. During the Holiday Party, Dec 16th, we will be discussing this amazing opportunity for scouts and presenting a handout on where we stand. This will be the deadline for letting us know if you will be participating in this event. We will also be asking for a financial commitment of $100.00 from scouts and adults who want to make this event one of their great experiences. For this event we need to make reservations early. As such, we need a commitment early in the process. For this reason, we need people to commit to this event by this time, (Dec 16) so that we have a solid number to solidify our reservations. To apply please fill out the special summer adventure application which will be passed out on Mon, Dec 16 and include it with your deposit.
This year’s Owasippe dates are Saturday, June 28 to Sunday, July 6. On registration night, January 20, we will be collecting the $50 deposit for Owasippe. We must submit this deposit to council in February to ensure space and guarantee our participation. Please remember that scouts must attend summer camp in order to qualify for the summer adventure.
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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.