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Scout Troop 599 Newsletter
 March 21st, 2016
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General Announcements 

To all FCEs and their families.
Please save the date, Tuesday, May 3rd is Troop 599s Induction of New Scouts.
The ceremony will welcome new Scouts and their Families into the Troop.
FCEs and  their families are encouraged to attend this memorable event.

Scout Fair
We are looking for a volunteer to head up the T599 participation at this years' Scout Fair as well as a couple of assistants. In the past, we have cooked biscuits in dutch ovens. Scout fair is April 16th 10am-3pm at NRG Arena. Open to anyone, including FCE parents. Training to be provided. Please contact Tim Napp.
Scout Fair Website

Please make sure to save May 20, 2016, on your calendars for Troop 599's End of Year Banquet and Court of Honor!  It is a great event that honors our Scouts for their accomplishments during the year and is a can't miss evening of fun and family fellowship.
Our Banquet Team will gather this Tuesday Evening at 6:35 PM in Room D221 to continue our preparations for the evening.  Join us!

If you have any video or photographs of this Scout Year -- from campouts, Tuesday night meetings or other events -- please contact Mark Peachee ( and allow the Troop to use them for our "Year in Review" montage!

Troop 599 is a boy lead Troop but our Scouts rely on a robust Adult organization to assist in putting our programs together.
If you are interested assisting our Adult Programs Team next year, please contact Mark Peachee ( to learn how you can help!  Specifically, we have needs surrounding Tuesday evening programming, our annual Food Drive and, in the spring, Scout Sunday.  
If Programs is not your thing, we also need help in the Development, Administration and Outings areas.  Contact us!
A vital Adult Leadership organization can help to make the year more fun and helps the Troop thrive!  You don't have to be a uniformed Leader to be involved!  
We need your help!

Service Hours at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary 
Saturday, Mar. 26th

ELMNS is hosting a conservation workday on Saturday, Mar 26th from 9:00am to 12:00pm.  ELMNS is next-door to the MDUMC on the opposite side from the scout hut.   Wear shoes that can get muddy (No flip flops or crocs). Bring a Water Bottle!
Did I mention Service Hours for rank advancement & merit badges?
All scouts/family members are welcome to come help and earn service hours.  If you are coming, please email Craig Stewart at by Wednesday, Mar 23rd. 
Come get some Service Hours!!!

New Advancement Requirements 
Now that we are into 2016, be aware that new advancement requirements are coming into play. If you joined Boy Scouts before January 1, 2016, and have not already advanced a rank, then you continue operating under the 2015 requirements. Once you advance a rank on or after January 1, 2016, then you are operate under the 2016 requirements. (If you joined Boy Scouts on or after January 1, 2016, then you operate under the 2016 requirements immediately.) That is the general rule until January 1, 2017.  As of January 1, 2017, regardless of when you joined, whether you have advanced, or what rank you are working on, you will have to start operating under the 2016 requirements.
For 2016:
(1) Scouts joining on or after Jan. 1, 2016 MUST use the new requirements.
(2) Scouts who have joined prior to Jan. 1, 2016:
      (a) Who are working on the Scout badge MAY continue to work on the existing
requirements, but MUST convert to the new requirements upon completion of
the Scout badge.
      (b) Who are working on Tenderfoot through First Class MAY continue to work on the existing requirements, but MUST convert to the new requirements upon
attaining First Class.
       (c) Who have completed First Class MAY complete the rank they are currently
working on in the existing requirements, but then MUST convert to the new
requirements for subsequent ranks.
For 2017 All Scouts MUST use the new requirements regardless of rank.

First Class Emphasis (FCE) Program

Troop 599 Training Programs:

Merit Badge Fair
Upcoming Merit Badge Classes

Personal Fitness Merit Badge

The next physical fitness test will be Sunday, April 3 at 5:00 at Westchester H.S. 

Citizenship in the Community 

Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge class will be held in March. Note that the date of the first class has changed! The first class will be held on Monday, March 21, 6:30-7:30. The class will also meet on Tuesday, March 22, 6:30-7:30 and Tuesday, March 29, 6:30-7:30. All classes will be held in rooms F223/F224. If you want to take the class and have not already signed up, please contact Mr. Linderman at

High Adventure and Outings

Order of the Arrow

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Patrol  Advisers


Badgers/Dragons - Keith Moriarty/Yash Sbar

Bobcats - David Ladyga/Andy Bates

Lightning - Lynn Christiansen

Rams - Chip Saegert

Raptors (FCE) - Tim Napp

Rattlesnakes - Juan Carlos Brugo

Scorpion (FCE) - Tim Napp

Thunderbirds (Staff) - Adam White

Wolves -Bill McPhillips