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Memorial Day Weekend Activities

Troop 113,Just a reminder about a few activities this weekend:

 Saturday, May 27th at 9:00 AM we will be assisting the American Legion by placing flags on veteran’s markers at the Hazelwood Cemetery in Bayport. Your Class B can be worn for this activity. We will be placing flags rain or shine. This project qualifies for service hours.

 Monday, May 29th at 7:30 AM we will be setting up chairs in Hazelwood Cemetery for the Memorial Day Program prior to the parade.

 Monday, May 29th at 8:00 AM we will be assembling in front of Anderson Elementary for the Memorial Day Parade. You must be in your Class A uniform to march in the parade. Scout shorts or pants are preferred but other pants or shorts are acceptable – Absolutely No sweat pants or athletic shorts. Feel free to wear your merit badge sash as well. The parade will end at Hazelwood Cemetery and we will be handing out programs at the entrance and taking a Troop photo before scouts are dismissed. 

 Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you all this weekend!

 Thanks,

Sean

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Travis Eagle Scout Project Sat. Volunteers Needed!

Hello this is a reminder that I am doing my Eagle Scout project Saturday (May 13) morning at 10:00 am for about an hour or so. Meet at Bethlehem Lutheran church. It is the book drive for Andersen Elementary.  We will be picking up books from Bayport and Inspiration.  If you want to use your bike, bring a helmet and be aware of bike safety laws, we will be using the buddy system.  Everyone should bring a water bottle and wear class B any color.  I’ll bring snacks.
Let me know if you can come. thanks Travis.
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You can Help Troop 113

….by becoming a Merit Badge Counselor!!  Its easy to sign up, fun to do, and it helps the Scouts achieve Rank Advancements!!  See quotes below from existing counselors in our Troop…

Joe Redding said….”At one point I wanted to be a teacher at Stillwater High; Instead, I became a Merit Badge Counselor and now my life is complete!”

Sean Flaherty noted…”I would pick 20 Merit Badges to teach if BSA would let me; Sadly, I have to stick to only 10…”

Chris Nubern added….”Where else can you go and teach class in your boxers with a sports jacket and tie…I am thinking about quitting my job and doing this full time!!”

Mark Schoolman concluded…”By day I wear a white coat and fill prescriptions, but at night I get to let my hair down and play in the dirt as I teach Gardening Merit Badge!!!”

Really folks, there are too many quotes to fit on this page.

The attachments to this email help illustrate two things.  First, the excel file shows all of the Troop 113 adults currently signed up as counselors.  As you can see, we have great participation but more help is needed.  Because there are so many merit badges to pick from, it is easy to find a merit badge that matches your interest.  Imagine, you get to teach the scouts about something you enjoy doing yourself…easy, rewarding, and fun to do!!

The word document shows how you can use the BSA website to sign up for becoming a merit badge counselor.  As the document indicates, all new and existing counselors are required to sign up no later than May 21, 2017 and there is no fee required.

If you have any questions about becoming a new counselor or re-registering as an existing counselor, please talk with any of the adult leaders.

Thanks for your interest and I look forward to seeing some new people on our list!!

Chris Nubern

 

 

 

Administrative

Tuesday, April 18th Meeting Change Notice

Hello Troop 113, this is Noah. The meeting this Tuesday the 18th has been switched to Scouting For Food. We will be putting up door hangers all around Bayport. Please have scouts show up in red Class Bs, normal meeting time at church. Scouts may also bring bikes to get around, helmets are required to ride. Bikes are not required.
For anyone who is still interested in helping plan the Glacier trip, we will be meeting Monday the 17th at the Scout Building at 6. Don’t forget to bring all the information you have gathered from your research!

Thanks,
-Noah