Troop 23 publishes an Annual Program Planning Calendar (see 2021 09 21 T23 1-Page Calendar 2021 and 2021 09 21 T23 1-Page Calendar 2022) and maintains this Google Calendar with troop activities and event information. Families can subscribe to the calendar to easily add troop activities to personal electronic calendars.
Planning for the next calendar year begins in April at the Annual Planning Conference where youth leaders develop the troop’s vision for programming in the coming year. That calendar is reviewed and approved by the Troop Committee and Activity Coordinators work with selected locations to make reservations, complete initial forms, and submit deposits. By Fall, the calendar takes its ready-for-publication form and is distributed to families both on paper and through the troop’s online Google Calendar.
Families should remember that our troop is boy-led and that these boys will change their minds. While Scouts may change locations and/or activities, the troop views the outing dates as fixed so that families can plan around Scouting events with some confidence. Every effort is made to ensure that our communication vehicles reflect these changes; however, there is a delay between the change in direction and the reflection of that change in our online and printed materials.