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Salesmanship Merit Badge & Class B Meeting

Posted on Feb 15 2020 - 7:50pm

Salesmanship Merit Badge

Start working now on your Salesmanship merit badge and finish it up next month with our Spring Flower Sale to complete the requirements!  This class is open to both girls' and boys' troops.

Former troop adult leader, Jeff Kort, will be here Monday night, Feb. 17 at 7:00 pm to lead a class on the Salesmanship merit badge.  The class will last about 30 minutes and will have a follow up session on March 9th at 7:00 pm.  Come in your Class B uniform ready to learn.  

Do you need to meet with adults for a scoutmaster conference or board of review? Connect with the adults you need to speak with in advance of Monday night to set a time they can meet with you. 

Texas Fin-Fur-Con Merit Badge University: 1-day class, earn up to 2 badges!!

Posted on Feb 15 2020 - 7:47pm

Texas Fin-Fur-Con (TFFC) Merit Badge University is coming up and will be held at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (5550 FM2495 Athens, Texas 75752).

Saturday, March 28th 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (3-hour Morning and 3-hour afternoon sessions)  Cost $20 for Scouts, $10 for adult Scout leaders, No cost for Staff.

Sign up ASAP to claim a spot in the class you want - registration will fill quickly for these classes.  In addition to merit badges, there are also classes to work on specific Tenderfoot and Second Class requirments if you want to work towards rank advancement instead. Follow the link below for more details and to register your scout.  Then, keep an eye on our Troop Facebook page so that we can coordinate ride-sharing for the day of the event among the kids who are attending.    

https://scoutingevent.com/571-2020tffc

Circle Ten Council - Spring Break Merit Badge University - Camp Wisdom

Posted on Feb 14 2020 - 2:44pm

Just announced!  Circle Ten will be having 2 instances of a one-day Merit Badge University, one on March 7 and one on March 14, each day is 9:30-3 at Camp Wisdom.  Details are in the attached link, sign up directly with Circle Ten if you are interested, this is not a Troop event.  https://circleten.ihubapp.org/events/22778.

Shooting campout - roster update - PLEASE READ

Posted on Feb 11 2020 - 2:01pm

Our annual shooting campout is coming up this weekend. Below is the current roster that I have, both adults and scouts. Please review - if your name is not on this list and you are planning on going you need to do two things:

Shooting campout update

Posted on Feb 7 2020 - 2:02pm

Weather expectations - Current long range weather forecast for St. Jo, TX - highs on Saturday around 55, lows are going to be right around 32. Currently there is no precipitation in the forecast but it will be cold in the evening/morning both days with only light cloud cover. Make sure you dress for the conditions, monitor the weather, and bring warm sleeping gear. If you do not have a proper sleeping pad I highly recommend you purchase one. Sleeping on the ground or just using an air pad with no insulation will wick your body heat away and make for a much colder night. If you want me to sign off on merit badge requirements, you need to bring a blue card as well.

Adults - if you are driving please indicate in the comments section of the RSVP page how many seats you have in your vehicle for passengers (do not include your scout, we need total available seatbelts). This tends to be a large, well attended event and we will need multiple vehicles for transportation. In addition - if you have a food allergy please let me know as I am handling the grubmaster duties.

Schedule - meet at the scout hut at 530 pm on Friday, 2/14 with an anticipated departure of 630. Eat your sack dinner on the way. Arrive at camp, set up tents, enjoy a cracker barrel and lights out. Shoot all day Saturday, clean the firearms in the evening. Prepare all meals at camp for Saturday and breakfast Sunday. Pack up for departure after breakfast on Sunday, stop for gas at Rumpys (kolaches/donuts for purchase there) and plan to be back at the hut by 1230 pm, if not earlier. 

Parent Meeting for Summer Camp (Girls' & Boys' Troops)

Posted on Feb 6 2020 - 9:24pm

We are having a 20-30 minute meeting for parents Monday, Feb.10 at 7:00 about some general info about camp (things need before camp) and helping with merit badge selection. Please take a look at what merit badges your scout has. Reminder, I need merit badge selection by March 1 please.

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