|Posted by Lindsay Foster on November 25, 2012 at 9:10 PM||comments (0)|
Summer Camp 2013
Reservations for San Isabel Scout Ranch have been made for July 21 through 27, 2013. The reasons given for scheduling a summer camp so late are:
|Posted by Lindsay Foster on July 16, 2012 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
July Campout - Our July campout will be a "finish up merit badges" theme! In order to do this, we will need help from adults. We are going to Worth Ranch (Palo Pinto, TX) for the weekend of 7/20-7/22. We will be working on misc. merit badges all day Saturday (everything from Chess to Swimming)and we will need adults to help with these. If your Scout has completed all of his merit badges and/or rank requirements he will get to hang out, play in the river and just have fun. Adults can come just for the day on Saturday or camp for the weekend. The patrols will be cooking Breakfast Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Saturday and the troop will be cooking dinner for everyone on Saturday night. We'll be having hot dogs and hamburgers down on the river. If you can come out and help, please give me a call and let me know. We will need to plan food accordingly. PLEASE ask your Scouts to show you their books and see if they need anything signed off or if they need to finish some requirements (cook a meal, pitch a tent, build a fire, demonstrate first aid, etc.) for any rank. If they can be done at this campout, they will be done and signed off. If they need a Scoutmaster Conference and/or Board of Review we can handle those that weekend also provided we have enough adults.
Rank Advancement & Merit Badges - We always have a flurry of activity between Summer Camp and CoH. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE have your Scout show you their books and see what they need for their next rank ASAP. Every rank after Scout requires a Board of Review. We try to complete these during Monday night meetings, but the Scout has to plan ahead. First, we need to know he is ready for his Scoutmaster Conference and Board of Review. Then he has to show up at the meeting in his full Class A Uniform. That's shirt, neckerchief, merit badge sash, whole nine yards. He has to present himself to the Board and look like a Class A Scout. This is why I'm bringing it up now. We end up every year trying to cram in 4 or 5 on the last Monday night before CoH. If we can avoid having that traffic jam and incredibly long and late night, that would be SO NICE! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask any of us.
August Court of Honor - This will be held at the church in the family living center (gym) on August 13th. We will start setting up at 4 (we always need help) and plan to serve dinner at 6:30. We have 78 merit badges that are either in the works or already completed just from Summer Camp! Those will be awarded along with any rank and other merit badges earned since the April Court of Honor.
We will be having a "Taste of Italy" for dinner. In the past we have always done some type of BBQ but we wanted to be different this year. We will be asking families to contribute dishes, sides and desserts. I'll start putting together a list. Please call, text or email me at [email protected] and let me know what your family would like to bring and how many people we can expect. This keeps the cost down for the troop and for the families! If we all contribute, we will have plenty of food and it will keep us out of the red. We will also have our usual dessert raffle. Liz Bryant, your incredible baked spaghetti inspired this idea!
Summer Camp 2013 - It was decided that next Summer we will take a two week trip to Colorado in July for Summer Camp. One week will be spent at Camp Alexander and one week will be sightseeing and exploring Colorado. A lot of families go on the week sightseeing (travel and accommodations will be up to your family) and spend time with the troop on our adventures. The estimated cost per Scout is $600. $310 of that is for Camp Alexander. You can take a look at their camp at http://pikespeakbsa.org/campa/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=3&Itemid=13
I'm only putting this out here this early so that you can start planning now. We will be selling popcorn, working at TMS and probably selling chocolate again to help pay for this trip. A troop from West, TX is considering traveling with us this year so that should be fun!
Popcorn 2012 - Popcorn season is upon us. I agreed to be the Popcorn Kernel for the troop. I will be handling the details and paperwork side of this fundraiser and I will be getting tons of help from other parents and committee members for all of the rest. We will be doing "Show and Sell" (setting up in front of Wal-Mart, etc) "Take-Order" and "Online Sales". Your Scout can participate in one or all of these methods of selling. I know once practices start in August (band & football) our time is limited. All we ask is you do your best. We will have popcorn in hand on August 18th. You will have a list of what popcorn is available and pricing before this date. Lindsay Foster has offered to set up the locations/times/dates for our "Show and Sell." Online sales will start the same day. I will make sure you all have that information so your Scouts can sell to friends and family who do not live around here. Take-Order sales will run from September 8th - October 22nd. I will place the order on October 24th and it will be picked up on Nov 3rd. You will have until Nov 26th to collect the money from "take-order" and get it turned in to me. I will then get it turned in to council and order our Popcorn prizes.
I think that's all for now. I know it's a long list of information, but I want to make sure you know all that's going on.
|Posted by Lindsay Foster on November 14, 2011 at 8:00 AM||comments (0)|
November 9, 2011 Committee Meeting, Elections & 2012 Planning
Those present were Jeff Mace, Becky Mace, Charlie Martin, Julie Geho, Melissa Thibodeaux, Karen Johnson, Marcey Martin, Shawnda Coe, Sue Burkett, Joel Bryan, Patrick Bryant and Harvey Sanders.
Committee Chair, Becky Mace, opened the meeting and addressed the subject of elections. Becky informed the committee she was resigning as Committee Chair. Nominations were held and Marcey Martin was elected the new Troop 147 Committee Chair. Congratulations Marcey. We know you will do a great job. Becky, you have been an outstanding Committee Chair and we all thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the great job you have done for the Troop. The other two positions that were elected are the Committee Financial Chair and the Committee Secretary. Melissa Thibodeaux is to remain as our great and talented Financial Chair and Julie Geho is to remain as our Committee Secretary.
Saturday, November 12, 2011, at 9 am. Calling ALL scouts and PARENTS. Nearly EVERY scout needs service hours for a current merit badge, rank advancement and/or the Philmont 50 miler award. We have been asked to do a service project at the church and we need as many people there Saturday morning as we can get. Bring work gloves and shovels. Gloves will be very important.
November Campout is November 18-20 at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. This is such an amazing place to camp. Please plan on ever scout attending.
The Scouts have decided to buy for 3 Christmas Angels this year. There will be an angel per patrol. As soon as I get these, I will send out more info.
The committee discussed purchasing our own climbing gear so we can climb at places other than scout ranches. More info is being looked into and TBA.
The committee discussed boy elections. We believe elections will be held on Monday, December 12 at our regular scout meeting. Boys need to thinking about leadership positions they may like to hold.
Saturday, December 3, 2011, is the Azle Christmas Parade. We will meet at Charlie’s shop at 9 am to work on the "Winter Wonderland" float/trailer. The parade will start at 3. Each boy must bring candy to throw and wear his class A uniform and a Santa hat if he has one.
Christmas Campout, December 10-11, 2011. More info will be sent this afternoon or tomorrow.
The committee also planned the Troop Calendar for 2012. I will send out this information after next Monday. The boys will get to hear what the next year will bring first.
Once again, thank you for sharing your Scouts with us. It is a privilege to get to work with they outstanding young men and watch them grow.
Yours in Scouting,
BSA Troop 147
|Posted by Lindsay Foster on July 14, 2011 at 2:48 PM||comments (0)|
Committee Meeting Notes
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Those present were Angel Unger, Sue Burkett, Joel Bryan, Ronnie Burns, Marcey Martin, Charlie Martin, Julie Geho and Patrick Bryant
Saturday, July 16, 2011 - Movie day for Scouts not going to Philmont
We will meet at the church Saturday morning at 11 a.m. We will be eating lunch at CiCis in Lake Worth then going to StarPlex Movie Theater. (The movie will be a secret until we get there.) We will pay for the pizza and the movie. If your Scout wants any refreshments at the movie theater, he will need to bring his own money for t hat.
Sunday, July 17, 2011- PHILMONT BOUND!
Everyone leaving for Philmont should be at the Church gravel parking lot at 8am on Sunday morning. Double check your gear. Unpack it go over the list again and get ready for the experience of your life. Happy hiking gentlemen!
Monday, August 15, 2011- Fall Court of Honor
Mark your calendars! This will be a great Court of Honor. The boys will be receiving their rank advancements, merit badges, awards, etc. We will have a catered dinner (price to be announced later) There will also be a dessert raffle. Each family is asked to supply a dessert for the raffle.
October 7-9, 2011- Rock Climbing/Rappelling Training and Re-certification
The 5 Troop leaders that are already trained will be attending re-certification. If there are any adults that would like to take the training, please let me know asap so I can get everyone registered. 817-602-2225
Yours in Scouting,
Troop 147 Committee Secretary