On Nov 12 & 13, the Coleman Factory Outlet store is offering a 30% discount
for Scouts on all items (including on-sale items!) except fuel. Due to
high fuel costs, fuel is only a 10% discount. Proof of Scout membership
is required to receive discount. Limited to inventory on-hand, no special purchases.
Geocaching merit badge class on Saturday, November 5th, 2011 from 8:45am – 1:00pm. The class will be held at:
Before the class please complete the following:
- With your parent’s permission, go to www.Geocaching.com
- Watch the “What is Geocaching?” video located on the Home Page
- Register for a FREE basic membership
i. Click on “Getting Started” on the left side of the Home Page
ii. Click on “Basic Membership”
iii. Click on “Get a Basic Membership”
iv. Enter all necessary information (required fields are indicated with an *)
v. Click on “Create My Account”
vi. An email will be sent to the email address you provided; the email will include a validation link. Open the e-mail received from Geocaching and click the link to validate your account
- Please take note of the following:
- Log-In Name
- Once you’ve validated your account, log into www.Geocaching.com using your new Log-In Name and Password to insure they are working
i. Take some time to look around the website to learn a little bit more about the website in general
Bring your log-in name and password for www.Geocaching.com, the attached Geocaching worksheet and a GPS (if you have one) with you to class.
Take note of the weather on November 5th; we will be outside (regardless of the weather) looking for Geocaches; be prepared and dress appropriately! Lastly, you will be unable to complete the Geocaching Merit Badge during this class session as requirements 8a, 8b, 8c, 8d (whichever you choose) and 9 will need to be completed on your own.
Parents – you are welcome to stay for the class. FYI – I will have other adults helping with the class; therefore, the meeting will have adequate “2 deep” leadership.
Contact Mrs. Hendrick for location.
Mr. Johnson talked about cold weather gear and being prepared. Shorts in the snow isn’t really being prepared!
Mrs. Moncier held break-out sessions to go over first aid essentials.
Matt J. talked about TLT/JLT. He will be conducting the training on December 2 and 3. Friday night will be training and movies and DODGE BALL! Saturday will be planning activities for the next year. Please bring lots of great ideas for stuff to do. Please also think about adults who can help lead the outings.
Mrs. Hendricks will be hosting a geo caching merit badge class at her house. They are near 13 acres so there is lots of room to do the merit badge. Andy M. and Ian H. will be helping. Please contact her to sign up. All requirements except 8 and 9 will be done.
Josh announced that there is an adult who has two pairs of shorts and one pair of pants free for a good home. They are a 42 inch waist. Josh has the contact information.
Zach announced that with the snow the maze may need repair on Thursday after school. The maze may be very muddy and slippery so safety will be important. Make sure to dress for the cold weather during the repair and the haunt night. Make sure to sign up for either fixing the maze or haunting. Make sure to also write down nights that you have worked so you get credit.
Mr. Ski reminded everyone that it is after Labor Day. Women don’t wear white but Scouts wear scarves. Make sure you wear your neckerchief! He said we did a good job on flags tonight. Great job to everyone who participated. Everyone needs to make sure to finish their patrol flags. Mr. Ski wants to see them all at the meetings. He also wants us to think really hard about events for the next year to talk about at JLT. We are the ones who make the Troop great so we need to plan good stuff.
Mr. Best was back this week. He talked about Honor Flight and how he and Mr. Ski’s son helped with this. Honor Flight allows military veterans to come to Washington DC to visit places like the World War II memorial, the Iwo Gima memorial and Arlington National Cemetery. All of the veterans are treated with a hero’s salute!
Mr. Ski talked about how cool Mr. Best is for hanging out with a bunch of Private 1st Class guys since Mr. Best is a two star General! Mr. Ski also said Mr. Best is a low key guy and it was really cool to see him in his uniform driving the Privates around in his own car.
Mr. Guard, I think, said thank you for all of the letters that the Troop wrote to his dad. His dad was on the Honor Flight. He also said how cool it was to see the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts welcome everyone.
Mr. Souza had extra sleeping bags and sleeping pads that he found while cleaning out. He gave them away tonight to anyone who needed them. Thanks Mr. Souza!!
Troop 88 Scribe
The new BSA Guidelines to Advancement have been updated and posted! You can find this information under the Advancements Page.
Hey everybody, be sure to check out the Haunted maze’s Facebook page for information, times, and location. The URL is: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Flat-Acres-Farm-Haunted-Monster-Corn-Maze-Presented-by-Troop-88/221495704580044