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Scout Troop 599 Newsletter
November 9, 2015
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Webelos Open House

We have invited Webelos who plan to come to the King Ranch campout to our meeting on Tuesday.  Please arrive before 7:30 and wear your name tags.
Eagle Board of Review Volunteers

Troop 599 takes pride in how many of our scouts obtain the rank of Eagle. The final step to Eagle is to have a Board of Review, staffed by parents. Currently we don't have enough parent volunteers. No experience is needed and you do not need to be a committee member. Eagle Boards are held on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 whenever there is an Eagle candidate. 

Please volunteer for this important position. Contact Leigh Ellen Eubanks at dstew3756@aol.com
POR Openings

If you are looking for a new position of responsibility, the position of
Chaplin's Aid has expired and I am looking for someone to replace me. It is a fun and interesting POR.   It teaches you lots of things like how to speak in front of a crowd. If you have any questions or you are interested contact me at zachtx@live.com.

Do you need a POR for Star Rank?  We have Den Leaders asking for Den Chiefs.  Please contact Mrs. Schulte at RuthanneSchulte@live.com if you are interested in being a Den Chief. 

Zach Tittle's Eagle Project.  

My eagle project is planned  on November 14th.The project is a restoration project at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center.  Time is  8am-4pm. Wear work clothes, gloves and close toe shoes. Breakfast and lunch provided.  RSVP to my cell  713-377-9027 or home  281-558-5249

Thanks
Zach Tittle 

BSA
First Class Emphasis (FCE) Program

No announcement this week.
Troop 599 Training Programs:


Adult Training - YPT for Adult Registration - Final Reminder

To renew your registration as a Troop adult leader you will need to renew your Youth Protection Training if your YPT certification was before January 1, 2014.   Exactly 13 adults still need to re-new this 2 year training for registration this Fall. Training can be done on-line as follows: *Go to   https://my.scouting.org     You do not have to be a registered leader but you have to set up an account in the system if this is your first time.  Click on "New to Scouting?/ Click here to Take Training" - and then find YPT.  Review the material and answer the questions.  Once you have completed please let us know your completion date and send a copy of the certificates to -  jp.harris@comcast.net and walt.bozeman@outlook.com.
Merit Badge Fair
Upcoming Merit Badge Classes

Texas A&M Merit Badge University
Please contact Mr. Klein for approval and a blue card before registering.
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016 classes are held all day.   Scout sign-ups open this coming Sunday November 8th at 5:00PM.  (Please check the website, listed below, in case it opens earlier for Scout registration).  There must be a Scouter attending from Troop 599 who is YPT trained to serve as the point of contact for the Troop.
Location Texas A&M University, College Station
This event is for SHAC registered Scouts; there is a cap of 300 Scouts. After November 23rd Scouts outside SHAC can register.  For more information, visit their website:  

To participate it is in your best interest to register as individual attendees.  Each Scout can, with their parents as drivers, go and return as they please.  The trip is about 90 miles one-way from Houston to College Station.
Registration for Scouts will be $40 that will cover a t-shirt, patch, lunch (for the Scouts), and instructional material.  Adults are asked to pay $10 for their lunch.  Some classes may have additional fees.

GENERAL INFORMATION:  Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity is hosting a Merit Badge University for Boy Scouts at Texas A&M in College Station. Over 30 merit badge classes are typically offered, including some Eagle Scout required badges.

The purpose of the MBU is to allow Scouts the opportunity to visit a college town, and to give Scouts the opportunity to earn merit badges in a college academic environment. Scouts also get access to resources that they would normally not have available to them at the local troop level. It is an opportunity for Scouts to work with university faculty and students. 
High Adventure and Outings
 
  33rd Annual Spring Break Ski Trip
Sign up for the 33 rd annual troop 599 Ski Trip to Keystone Colorado is ONLINE and we are looking for additional Scouts to join us from March 11 th - 19 th , 2016.  Total cost is estimated at $1,000 and includes transportation, lodging, ski lift tickets and equipment, and most meals.  See Mr. Beebe for information.
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Order of the Arrow

No announcement this week.
Patrol Advisers
As a reminder, each patrol has an adult mentor who has volunteered to advise the scouts of that patrol in various matters such as preparation for camp outs and rank advancement, and execution of their duties in their POR in some circumstances. The currents assignments for these Patrol Advisers is as follows:

 
Badgers - Keith Moriarty
Bobcats - David Ladyga
Dragons - Yash Sbar
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