Monday, August 25, 2014

2015 Klondike Derby

There is a sign up that was sent out for the 2015 Klondike Derby.
The scouts are invited to attend this freezing cold event!
Note the change in date - it is happening at the end of January - NOT in February which is when it is normally held.
We will need to decide where we want to hold the Klondike Prep event - which will be the weekend of Janury 9-10 - we could head out to camp K instead of going to the church to camp out and rent a cabin.

2015 Klondike Derby

Date: January 30th at 4:00pm to January 31st 5:00pm

January 30th-Meet at Faith Lutheran Church, travel to Buffalo Valley Sportsman Club in Mifflinburg, PA - Setup Camp/Dinner/Snack
January 31st-Breakfast - Provided by the Troop -
Begin Klondike Derby - Lunch provided by Buffalo Sportman's Club - $5.50/person - Finish Klondike Derby - Tear Down Camp - Head back to Faith Lutheran Church

Cost - $20.00 which includes the fee for Klondike ($9.00), Lunch ($5.50), and the rest for dinner/snack/breakfast.
This is the annual Klondike Derby event by Seven Bridges Council.

More information to be handed out at troop meetings.  All money must be paid by January 5th Troop meeting to attend the event. Registration is due in Williamsport on January 9th.
Any questions, See Mr. Everson!

Winter Joke:
Q:How do Snowmen get to work?

Sign-Up Now!

Fall Camporee 2014

A sign-up was sent out for the 2014 Fall Camporee, Make sure to check your e-mail!

Geology and Mining in Society Merit Badge Fall Camporee

Join Josh Trewitz, Professional Geologist and Scoutmaster of Troop 509 to learn about Geology and Mining.  Mr. Trewitz has been part of the new Susquehanna Thruway project and was involved in the reconstructions of the World Trade Center buildings.

You will learn how to identify rocks and minerals, fossil collecting, virtual coal mining and how geologist helped with trying to locate Osama Bin Laden.  There is more to geology than just looking at rocks.

One of the goals of the camporee is for the scouts to earn Geology Merit Badge.  Mining in Society Merit Badge will be offered too, but they can not guarantee it will be completed by the end of the camporee.

All of this fun happens October 3rd through the 5th at Camp K.  Registration for the event is $9.00 per person.  Food and snacks are the responsibility of the troops attending.  There will be a Dutch Oven Cooking contest on Saturday night.  Cooking contest entries should be on the theme for the weekend - for example - Molten Lava Chili

We'll leave the church around 6:00pm Friday night to head out to Camp K. Estimated arrival time back to church on Sunday is Noon - subject to change as they release additional information about the planned activities.

Money has to be in Williamsport  on September 18th so this sign up will close on September 15th. -Bring your money to the Troop meeting on September 15th.

Since the troop attending the events are responsible for providing their own food, this is a great opportunity for a scout(s) to complete the requirements for Second or First Class.

Two-deep leadership is required for all Scout activities.

So, make sure to check your e-mail, and sign-up, genius!!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Upcoming Scout Meeting Plans

Program Theme Nature-Faith Lutheran Church-Class B's
First we'll work on:
  • Identification of poisonous plants and treatment
  • Identification of native plants
  • Identification of wild animals – how to spot animals in the wild
Then, we'll finish:
  • Patrol Names
  • Patrol Cheer
  • Patrol Flag Designs
Lastly, we'll have a Nature Memory Hunt.
Program Theme Nature-Bucknell University parking lot by football stadium-Class B's
First, we'll:
  • Nature Hike on Bucknell Campus identifying trees/plants/animals
  • Scouts should bring camera to take photos #SelfieswithNature
  • Invite someone eligible to join scouts to join the troop in tonight’s event
Then, we'll catch our breath...and Play Some ULTIMATE FRISBEE!!!

Program Theme Nature-Faith Lutheran Church-Class B's

First, we will be:
  • Using the area out by the pavilion, study the nature objects within the area and identify as many as they can
And then we will work on:
  • Patrol Flag Designs – bring materials if needed
And lastly we will have a Nature Scavenger Hunt – from Program Help Book

Have A Nice Weekend, Everybody!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

Next Meeting PLC and other info

Next Monday is Patrol Leaders Council's Meeting to plan the next month;s activities - Senior Patrol Leader, ASPL, Patrol Leaders, Troop Guide, and Webmasters need to attend the meeting.  All other scouts get the night off.

August 19th, Tuesday is the event to help out our First Responders with their training exercise.  If you can help our First Responders, please sign up.

Next full troop meeting is August 25th, planned by the PLC. 

If you have book, merit badge books, troop gear - bring it to the meeting so we can get it back in its home.

Congratulations to Andy Challman - Newest Eagle Scout of Troop 538

If you see Andy Challman, congratulate him on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.  A well deserved and earned award!  Way to go Andy!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Super Job selling peanuts

Super Job at West End Fair - We sold over 15 bags of peanuts this year! Thursday night was the best ever attendance for the fair with the Christian concert. Great job by all that went out to sell peanuts and raise funds for your future camping trips.

Help our First Responders Sign up today

Our Troop can help our First Responders with training for disasters - They need "victims" for August 19th at Evan Hospital. Gathering time is 7:30-8:00am. Wear old clothes and your bathing suit underneath. Lunch will be provided and will end shortly after lunch. A sign up genius has been sent out for this. Check your email. Would like to give the First Responder trainers an idea on how many of our scouts can help with this on Tuesday 8/12.

This is a great way to help our First Responders be ready for disasters. You can only learn so much in the classroom. Conducting a drill is the best way to put into practice what you learn in the classroom.

This help fulfills Emergency Preparedness merit badge requirement #7
Take part in an emergency service project, either a real one or a practice drill, with a Scouting unit or a community agency.

Check your email for the sign up.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Troop Merit Badge Books and Gear

If you have any merit badge books from summer camp or any other troop gear, make sure to bring them to the meeting on Monday. Our troop librarian can restock the library and our quartermaster can get the gear secured.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Thank you for the birthday wishes

Also, THANK YOU for the birthday ballon, cupcake and helping Mr. Everson celebrate his birthday. Mr Everson did not expect the hear the birthday song at National Night Out.  It is greatly appreciated.  Mr. Everson now starts the journey around the sun all over again. 
Best troop and pack ever!

National Night Out - what a wind gust

National Night Out - Wow --what a wind gust that came through the park - closed down the event - everyone scrambling to take down their displays. A big THANK YOU to everyone that came out to help with the display - Special THANKS to Steven Stumbris and his crew for running the pinewood derby track for the youth of Lewisburg. Lots of kids racin' cars down the track. Here is picture of the setup. Council supplied their tent with the backdrop. The tagline on the backdrop was "This is my social media badge". Too bad for people that came out for the skydivers and fireworks. We'll be back next year

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Peanut Sale - training and location of booth

In case you are working the peanut sale and need training on how to use the roaster,

watch the following videos

A big THANK YOU to Megan for putting these videos together in 2012.

No one came out today for on hands training at 3:00pm, so hopefully the videos are enough for you to know how to use the roaster.

Thanks for Gregory, Colleen, Megan and Kevin for helping setup. Sorry about any confusion to Michael for the time to be there for setup. Booth looks great again!

2 bags of peanuts are already at the booth for tomorrow.

Any questions just ask .

May it be a dry week at the fair...

Attached are pictures of the booth - it is in a different location than last year - we will see how this location goes.

Thanks for Gregory, Colleen, Megan and Kevin for helping setup. Sorry about any confusion to Michael for the time to be there for setup. Booth looks great again!


Friday, August 1, 2014

Peanut Sale - Setup and training

 Starting next week is our fundraiser for the scouts to earn money for camping/etc.  It is our roasted peanut sale at the West End Fair from August 4th until August 9th.

Hopefully, you signed up to work a shift at this event.  We work this fundraiser with troop 525 of Mifflinburg.

If you would like some hands on training on how to use the roaster versus watching the youtube videos Megan put together, then come on out to the West End Fair ground on Sunday August 3rd at 3:00pm.  We will be completing the setup of the booth and fire up the roaster so individuals can learn how to use the roaster.

Again, Sunday August 3rd at 3:00pm at the West End Fairgounds.