A few additional items for the New Scouts. The Virtual Campout starting May 2 is an opportunity to complete selveral of the requirements for Tenderfoot, 2nd Class and 1st Class. To complete these requirements, please Be Prepared to do the following:
Present yourself prepared for the campout (an example of packing list in on Page 268-269 of the Scout Handbook. You do not need all of these itesm, but it is a good place to start.
Set-up your own tent (with help from an adult or sibling). If you do not have an outdoor space, you can set-up your camp in your living room or even your bedroom.
Plan supper and breakfast for yourself (and your family). You may get some help but try to do as much as you can by yourself.
Prepare supper and breakfast for yourself (and your family). You may get some help but try to do as much as you can yourself.
If possible, use a camp stove or outdoor cooking methods to prepare the meals. If you do not have access to those methods, your kitchen will be fine.
For Knife Safety presentation – have your pocket knife.
For the Fire Building presentation – try to gather some sticks or other items that you can use to create a “sample” fire. If you have access to a fire pit or fireplace AND your parents’ permission you can start a fire as part of this. Starting the fire is not necessary to complete the requirement.
Have a song, skit and/or a joke prepared for the campfire.
Finally, for everyone, Scouting BSA is also holding the National Camp-in tomorrow starting at 8:00AM with some really cool sounding activities such as:
STEM time with Steve Wozniak
Movie Making with Hollywood directors.
The schedule has not been released, but you should plan to join if any of the activities are of interest. More at https://www.scouting.org/Campin/
Please direct your questions to Mr. Wilcox and we’ll see you tomorrow!
This is your SPL, Daniel. This week on Thrusday, April 30th we will hold our second virtual Troop Meeting using Zoom.
If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please do not hesitate to contact me or your ASPL, Andre. Please feel free to contact your Patrol Leader if you need help with rank advancement or if you have any other questions. Below is the schedule of events:
6:00 – 6:50
New Scouts meet for Hiking Safety and Virtual Campout Preparations
7:00 – 7:50
Law Merit Badge
Mrs Saindon Mrs Landry
8:00 – 8:50
Open Forum for any questions regarding rank advancment or merit badge work.
Mr. Corkill Mr. Jackson
Note: Scouts interested in taking advantage of the Open Forum section of our meeting please email Mr. Jackson with the specific area which you wish to cover so that we can have the appropreate number of adult leaders available to work with you. If you have questions regarding the Troop Meeting, please do no hesitate to contact me or your ASPL Andrew. Use the ZOOM link emailed to you to join the meeting.
Troop 345 will be holding its first virtual campout on Saturday, May 2 in your backyard. Scouts will set up their tents and sleep in their own yard but come together for knife skills, fire building and safety, and a virtual campfire. Since we cannot have our normal campouts, this will count toward campouts for early ranks!
Scouts “present themselves ready for a campout and discuss camping basics.
SEt up campsite (i.e. set up your tents)
Fire building and safety
Make / eat dinner (scouts should prepare their own meals as much as possible)
End of formal activities / lights out
Breakfast (scouts should prepare their own meals as much as possible
We will plan to have a Zoom meeting open for all activities, during meals and for the campfire.
This is your SPL, Daniel. This week on Thursday, April 23 we will hold a virtual Troop Meeting using Zoom.
If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please do not hesitate to contact me or your ASPL, Andre. Please feel free to contact your Patrol leader if you need help with rank advancement or if you have any other questions. Below is a schedule of events:
6:00 – 6:50
New Scout Meeting. Tenderfoot First Aid.
Russel Andre Mr. Wilcox
Law merit badge
Mrs. Saindon Mrs. Landry
Open Forum for any questions, rank advancement or merit badge work.
Mr. Corkill Mr. Jackson
Here are the details for the New Scout Meetings (again, to join these Zoom meetings, use the link in received in email): ● Time: Thursday from 6:00 – 6:50 (NOTE TIME CHANGE). New scouts please join us every Thursday from 6:00 – 6:50 pm to work on early rank advancement. This week Tenderfoot First Aid. To join, use the link below. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Wilcox. ● Senior Scouts Needed to Plan and Run the New Scout Meetings: We need senior scouts to plan the meetings for the new scouts. These meetings will cover various early rank advancement topics (knot tying, first aid, outdoor skills, etc.). If you would like to plan and lead one of these meetings, please contact Mr. Wilcox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the details for the Law Merit Badge Meeting. Mrs. Saindon will be picking up where we stopped.
Starting on Thursday, April 16, we will be holding weekly virtual meetings for all new scouts to work on early rank advancement (Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, 1st Class). Any scouts who have not achieved these ranks are welcome to join us to work on advancement. The meetings will be from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.
For our first meeting, we will work on Tenderfoot Knot Tying (Tenderfoot requirements 4 a – d). You may use the link below to access the Zoom meeting. The ZOOM meeting ID will be in your email or you can contact Mr. Corkill or Mr. Wilcox for the information.