March 21, 2016 By Jacob Hands
Shooting Sports Campout April 1-3
Meeting at the church on Friday April 1 at 6pm
Returning Sunday April 3 at approximately 2pm
May 13, 2016 By Cindi Perrine
Please refer to the Troop Calendar for upcoming events. Below are additional announcements and event details.
Nuclear Science Merit Badge
Anyone interested in the Nuclear Science merit badge should sign up with Alex Dorf or Mrs. Anderson by Monday, May 23rd. Merit badge class will be Friday, June 10th from 1-3 at Fermilab. Exact cost and rides will be set after we know how many scouts are attending (fee will be less than $10).
It’s time to start thinking about Jamboree 2017. Watch this video to see what it’s all about (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEqebCYBv_Y). Visit this page to learn more (https://www.colbsa.org/jamborees/national-jamoree.html). Then see Mr. Jeffers if you are interested in going.
Collection Drive for OSOT~America: 5/16/16 to 5/30/16
Mrs. Fleming is coordinating the collection of items for Operation Support Our Troops (OSOT) – America. She will provide a collection box at the May 16th and May 23rd meetings and at the Memorial Day picnic.
Below is more information on what is needed. Please contact Mrs. Fleming if you have any questions and thank you! firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-752-9796.
Welcome to Operation Support Our Troops – America (OSOT America)
Our mission is to support the morale and well-being of American forces by providing comfort, resources and education to them and their families both while they are deployed in harm’s way and after their return. As a volunteer based non-profit organization, we provide the opportunity for our community members to express their appreciation and also offer support for our troops. Engaged in the longest war of our country’s history and with our servicemen and women completing multiple tours of duty, we are committed to showing them that “We Have NOT Forgotten.” http://www.osotamerica.org/
Thank you for helping us to let our troops know that we have not forgotten them! Please see the list below of items that are out of stock on our shelves and are urgently needed to fill our boxes.
- Jelly (16 oz. or less, no glass)
- Cans / Jars of Nuts
- Starlight Mints, Hard Candy, Tootsie Rolls
- Breakfast Bars
- Individual Creamer Packets (Hot Drinks)
- Kleenex – Travel Size
- Anti Itch Cream
- Mouthwash (16.9 oz. or less, no glass)
- Nasal Spray
- Antacids (rolls or 100 ct. or less)
- Body Lotion / Body Wash (12 oz.. or less)
- Dryer Sheets
- Shaving Cream / Razors
- Individual Cold Drink Mix (Gatorade, Propel, Lemonade Singles)
- Individual Hot Drink Mix (Hot Chocolate, Coffee Singles) / Tea Bags
- Dried Fruit (Raisins, Cran Raisins, Trail Mix, etc.)
- Multi Pack Toothbrushes
- Toiletries (Motel Shampoo, Body Lotion, Conditioner, Mouthwash, Hand Sanitizer)
20. Non Chocolate Candy Bars (M&M’s, Pay Day, Twizzlers, Starburst, etc.)
November 15, 2015 By Jacob Hands
On July 7th, 2016 – nearly 8 months from now – Troop 23 is sending two crews to Philmont Scout Ranch in northeastern New Mexico, and our scouts are already preparing for the outing. A trek at Philmont is a difficult endeavor, and going on practice hikes well in advance is vital. I would know. My name is Jacob Hands, and I was on one of the crews our troop sent to Philmont in 2014. To this day, I consider it one of the most challenging things I have done in my Scouting career. I also consider it the most fun I have ever had as a Scout. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has not been there yet. I will be writing entries for this Philmont Log over the next few months, giving my tips and tricks to surviving Philmont for the members of the current crews and for those who take on Philmont after us. See you then!
If you have been to Philmont and have your own advice for future hikers, email me at email@example.com
Find more information about Philmont on their official website at http://www.scouting.org/philmont.aspx