Hi Scouts –
Troop 345 Weekly Email
Hello, this week we will be doing the Merit Badge and Rank Advancement clean up and Mr. Jackson will be leading the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge. We are looking to have Order of the Arrow elections again, we do not have a date but for those of you who would like to run just be prepared. We are looking for scouts and or adults who are interested in doing Wilderness First-Aid Certification.
Philmont training meeting
We will meet at 5:00 at Tommy Davis Park
Please contact Mr. Champeau for questions.
Copper Mountain Ski Trip
If interested, please sign-up ASAP so that we can determine our numbers and make appropriate reservations. The troop usually rents a very large condominium and provides all meals with a cost per person of $150 for two nights (may be higher this year as rents have gone up significantly).
Please Contact Mr. Jackson if interested or have questions.
Court of Honor
The first Court of Honor of the 2022 year is the 27th of January, please make sure that you are getting rank advancement and merit badges completed as soon as possible. Patrol Leaders: It is your responsibility to check in with every individual in your patrol to see where they are at.
Please contact me or Mr. Wilcox.
Winter camping at Golden Gate State Park Please sign up on the troop website
Please contact Mr. Wilcox for questions
August 1st -12th
World Scout Jamboree
Please the below information by Mr. Mohr
Please Contact Mr. Mohr for questions
2023 WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE
South Korea, August 1 – 12, 2023
The Scouting movement is world-wide and there is an opportunity for you to participate in the next Jamboree in 2023!
Youth Participants must be at least age 14 by the first day of the Jamboree, August 1, 2023 and have not turned age 18 by the last day of the jamboree, August 12, 2023.
So…. every Scout has 1 opportunity to participate in a World Jamboree during their Scouting journey.
EVERY SCOUT SHOULD ATTEND A JAMBOREE, WHICH PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY TO:
(1) Meet youth from all over the world just like them (40,000 participants from all over the world)
(2) Travel Internationally
(3) Experience the culture and Country of South Korea, one of the fastest growing countries and economies in the world.
(4) Have Fun
(5) Build your college applications with international exchange, service hours and have life-defining experiences to write about
(6) Did you know that the activities at a WSJ include:
International Food Halls
Zip Lines over the Ocean
Hi Tech and STEM Activities
River / Ocean paddle sports
In 2019 — our troop had 4 participants in the WSJ and we are hoping to have more from Troop 345 next summer.
Attached is a FAQ – which covers most of the high level questions.
I know that so far there are 3 people from our Troop that have signed up to be selected. The total Cost is $6100 (not cheap) but a once in a lifetime experience. The first step is to fill out the application and submit a $500 deposit ASAP as the selection process is underway and when the total # of participates from the US reaches 560 youth, they will close the registration. The US applicants are approximately 50% full as of this week.
Please let me know if there are additional questions that I can answer.
Yours in Scouting,