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Scout Troop 599 Newsletter
   Week of March 9th
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Scoutmaster Minute 

Are YOU the next Senior Patrol Leader? Do you have an interest in being on staff next year? If so, please see Mr White for requirements and expectations. Resumes are being collected now. 

 

 

Tuesday Troop Meeting presentation on Camp Sid Richardson Summer Camp

James Harris and Dana Beebe will give a presentation on Summer Camp - Sid Richardson  June 28 - July 4.

 

Camp Sid Richardson is only a few hours away.  This 2500 acre Texas-size camp has 16 miles of shoreline on 10,000 acre Lake Bridgeport.

There is a historic 1870s US Cavalry site, a working Blacksmith's Shop, museum, Country Store, museum, and saloon.

You will hear the overview and the details about the water sports, boating, fishing, horseback riding, merit badges offered, transportation, and what to bring.

The cost is only $350. Please go to the Troop Website, to the Outings page, and click on the "REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMP" button and register.

 

Banquet Committee

The Banquet Committee will have its next meeting on March 24, 2015, at 6:30 PM in Room D217.  We need more adult help.   

 

Do you have great tickets? A one of a kind vacation home? Belong to an exclusive club? Donate to the Troop and get a tax deduction!

The Troop's End of Year Banquet, to be held on May 29, relies on donations from our families to raise money, from a small silent auction, to fund our year end activities. Please consider donating anything you can.

If you can help, please contact Mark Peachee at markpeacheefamily@sbcglobal.net

 

TROOP RECORDS:

Please make note that the Troop Records (i.e.: IHR's, Training and Merit Badge records, etc.) that are recorded in Troopmaster are now being kept by James Harris who has taken over this position from Don Vickery.  Please direct all relevant information in the future to James at

jp.harris@comcast.net.  Please also note that Don Vickery is now taking care of the Troop Medical records. He can be contacted at

dev-kids@pendance.us

 

New Scout Parent Meeting -  Save the Date

On April 29, 2015, all parents of new Scouts are invited to meet with Mr. White and several other Adult Leaders to learn about Troop 599.  

 

We will discuss how to help your son enjoy the Troop, how to help him advance in in Boy Scouts and ways that parents can work to make T599 a great Troop. 

Troop 599 Training Programs:

 

A physical fitness test for the Personal Fitness merit badge is scheduled for Sunday, March 15 at 5:00 pm at the Westchester HS track.

High Adventure and Outings 

 

 

March Outing:

The March outing will be participation in the Mustang District Camporee March 27 - 29th at Bovay Scout Camp in Navasota, TX.  Signup will be going up online on the Troop web site later this week so please sign up.

 

SUMMER CAMP 2015:

The Troop is going to Sid Richardson Scout Ranch for Summer Camp the week of June 28th - July 4th, 2015.  Sign up is ongoing online (Troop web site on the Outing page) for this Summer Camp. PLEASE SIGN UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE so we can continue to make arrangement for this summer camp.  Please make your payments (total is only $350) to BSA Troop 599 and see Mr. Harris at any Tuesday Troop meeting if you have any questions.  Merit Badge sign up will be coming soon.

 

SKI TRIP 2015:

We are having a final Ski Trip Meeting on this Tuesday, March 3rd after the Troop meeting.  If you are going on this trip over Spring Break it is important that you be at this meeting.

 

PHILMONT 2015:

All participants for the 2015 Philmont expeditions, we have started our training.  Training hikes are occurring almost every weekend on Saturday morning (7:30 am - 9:30 am) and Sunday afternoon (4:00 pm - 6:00 pm) from the Terry Hershey North Parking lot off of Memorial just west of Eldridge.  Please also get caught up with your fee payments as we have started to make (pay for) the final arrangements.  We will be scheduling a meeting to talk about crew assignments, gear and trip schedule just after Spring Break so please watch your email.

OA
Order of the Arrow

 

Howdy OA members. Want to remind everyone there will be NO March meeting due to spring break. I hope everyone enjoys their break. Here are some great OA activities for March. 1) OA Trail Crew; service hours at El Rancho Cima- service hours during spring break. Contact woa.shac.org/oatc. 2) OA Callout at Camporee;  March 27-29 at Bovay. All members welcome. If interested contact Chapter Chief. They also are looking for members to help with Callout.  
 

Thanks- Zach Tittle 

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

Dragons - Bill Bradley, Yash Sbar (Asst.)

Bobcats - David Ladyga

Rams - Chip Saegert

Phoenix (FCE) - Alex McDonald

Lightning - Lynn Christiansen

Raptors (FCE) - Dave Gilbronson

Rattlesnakes - Juan Carlos Brugo

Scorpion (FCE) - Bill McPhillips

Thunderbirds (Staff) - Adam White

Wolves - James Harris

Upcoming dates - 

 
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