Troop 345 Weekly Email
Hello scouts and adults, this week will be a very important meeting for all adults and scouts. Please read this email thoroughly. Starting off, we have a time change just for this meeting which will be at 6:00, we will be having a parent and family dinner. Please bring parents and all members of the family. We will have the SPL Elections from 6:00 to 6:30 (If you would like to be an SPL please talk or email me. (Must be First-Class, attended NYLT, and have prior experience as an ASPL.)) At 6:30 we will have the family dinner, again please plan to attend with your family. Tomorrow (3/21/2022) we will have Zoom meeting at 7:00 to help plan for this meeting and food. This is the link (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8627184235) Please reference Mr. Wilcox’s email sent on Sunday. Please also wear your nametags to all meetings but especially this meeting. This weekend is FUNdamentals, all scouts are encouraged to attend, please sign up for it on the website. Following FUNdamentals will be a parent breakfast with a 5-mile hike, Mr. Champeau would like all scouts attending Philmont this summer to go on that hike. We will be hiking in the state park. Please reference Mr. Wilcox’s email sent on Sunday for other information, or email your SPL or Mr. Wilcox for additional questions.
1. April 8th – 10th PV Campout This will be at Camp Dobbins in the spring.
2 April 2nd and 3rd Rocky Mountain Train Show Free to scouts in uniform. And ability to earn the Railroading merit badge. More information here: https://rockymountaintrainshow.com/Default.aspx
3 April 23rd Trash the Trash This is a BSA activity and we would like to participate in it as well
4. July 29th – July 31st Rafting Campout Please Email Mr. Champeau at to reserve a spot by tomorrow February 7th to receive the best discount. Please Contact Mr. Champeau
5. 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,
If you are going to Philmont and are not receiving the dedicated Philmont Emails please contact Mr. Poole, Thank you
Next PLC is 3/27/2022