This is a follow up to Sammy’s earlier note on upcoming events.
At this Wednesday’s meeting, we will once again have a team of physicians (Way to go Dr Hinderliter!) who are volunteering to get the troop through their required annual physicals.
It is a strictly enforced requirement* for Summer Camp that the troop has a completed form(section A-C) for every person attending camp and this is an ideal opportunity for you to do this with no cost and minimal effort!
Please visit our forms page and follow the link to the BSA site where there are forms and instructions for completion.
Parents need to fill the form out completely (sections A and B) and have the scout bring the completed form with them on Wednesday. After the Physicals, the troop will hold on to the paperwork. We will have spare forms on the night in case you forget, but the job can not be completed without both physicians and parents completing their sections and we would rather not send incomplete forms home on Wednesday. We can provide copies of completed forms to you as needed on your request.
*- see the BSA policy on the forms page. Durant (as with all summer camps) will not allow any person to overnight at camp without the forms being lodged with the camp medical team. As such, Troop 39 will not allow any scout to travel to summer camp unless the scoutmaster has their completed medical form.
p.s. Scouts do not need to be in Class B uniform for this meeting.
Congratulations are due to Matthew Christy who today passed his Eagle Board of Review to become the Troop’s latest Eagle scout. Matthew, who served as Senior Patrol Leader from 2010 to 2011 becomes an eagle in this very special year, the centenary of Troop 39 and the centenary of the Eagle Scout award.
Matthew’s photo and name used with permission of the family.
Parents – I hope that you are enjoying Spring break. Sorry to interrupt you but your attention to this is important – It’s time to make commitments to Summer Camp!
Summer camp 2012 is at Camp Durant. We depart on June 24 and return on June 30.
The base cost for this camp is $230. Please contact Sammy or Mr Tomkins if you need assistance covering the costs of this camp. Fees may be paid by check payable to Troop 39 or from the scout’s account balance.
There may be additional costs based on your scout’s electives which are paid at camp. At this time, the camp has not informed us of which activities have additional fees nor how much these fees are. We will communicate these as soon as we know them.
Here is what you need to do – by April 11th
Please share this page with your scout and work with them on their electives. If you need advice, please email or call Mr Tomkins or Sammy.
Please complete the online form below on or before April 11th or print and complete the pdf registration form and bring to troop night on April 11th and hand to Sammy. Please bring a check payable to Troop 39 for $230 on April 11th or April 18th.
We need a response from every scout even if they are not planning to attend summer camp. It’s important that we know whether your scout is planning to attend by April 11th and what their electives are – a delay may mean that your scout does not get to take their preferred electives.
Please see the following documents:
1. The leaders’ guide which outlines all of the programmes offered at Durant.
2. The daily (Monday-Thursday) schedule of when each programme is planned.
Scouts who are rank Tenderfoot or below must elect to take either the morning or the afternoon trailblazer programme (p18 of the leaders’ guide) – not both. They can choose other scheduled activities such as Merit Badges for the other part of the day.
Scouts who are Second Class are recommended not to take the trailblazer programme but may do so after they have first discussed this with Sammy or Mr Tomkins.
Scouts First class and higher should elect to take merit badges (p19-29 of the leaders’ guide). There are also several Specialty programmes scouts can choose from. (p29 of the leaders’ guide)
Scouts may leave one hour free in the day. Scouts with a sash full of merit badges may leave more than one hour free however this needs to be first agreed by Sammy or Mr Tomkins.
Daily Special Events
See the leaders’ guide pages 13-17 for details of special daily events that your scout can participate in to enhance their fun at camp – we are not gathering details of who is interested in which activities but please make sure your scout sees this section!
Yours in Scouting
This past weekend, we were invited to Largo Lake, nr Warrenton, NC for a weekend of Wilderness Survival. The weather didn’t co-operate too well but this gave a great opportunity for the scouts to not only build a shelter to keep them warm, but one to keep them dry.
We had some of our newest troop members on the outing who built their shelter and slept in it through the night’s heavy rain.
Congratulations to Nate FitzSimons who today became Troop 39′s and the country’s latest Eagle Scout.
Nate becomes the first scout to earn Eagle in this, the troop’s centennial year.
Way to go Nate – you clearly have made your parents very, very proud!
We Meet at Phillips Friday NIght @ 5PM, leaving @ 5:30. We Return to Phillips Sunday afternoon @ 2PM
We are travelling in Vans in Class B uniforms.
Accommodations: Lake Monocan Lodge
Cost: $135.00 due by 1/13/12
Included in the package: 2 nights lodging (need sleeping bags/air beds) breakfast on Saturday & Sunday mornings, a full day lift ticket (8hrs) as well as full package ski rentals including helmets (as required by BSA). Scouts can opt for Snow boards in lieu of skis if requested in advance.
A free group lesson is also included in the price.
All attendees will need Class B for travel as well as appropriate ski/cold weather garments for the activity, sleeping bags, personal hygiene items ( soap, washcloth, towel, toothpaste & toothbrush) Money for slope side lunch as well as vending stops coming & going and diner Saturday night.
Twenty-three Scouts and seven adult members of Troop 39 have earned the 2011 President’s Volunteer Service Award for services given to the community throughout the year.
Twenty six different projects were held through 2011 ranging from building a bridge on a new stretch of the Mountains to Sea Trail to the annual Touch a Truck event held at University Mall which resulted in raising over $5000 for the UNC Children’s Hospital.
The community benefited from more than 1500 hours of volunteer time given by over 50 members of the troop in 2011.
Troop 39 is one of the oldest continually chartered troops in the nation and earns the PVSA award for the first time in its history in this, its Centennial year.
Congratulations to all of the members of the troop for the cheerful service they have given to the community throughout 2011.