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What You Need to Know in February

Here are some important dates and updates for February 2016:

Note that since the Winter Camporee was canceled in January due to the blizzard, any fees that were submitted for the event will be deposited into the Scout’s Scout Account.

Feb. 2: PLC

Feb. 4: Troop meeting. The deposit for Hawk Mountain summer camp was changed by the camp from $65 to $100. The updated deposit is due on Feb. 4. We apologize for any inconvenience. Current medical forms will be required at a later date.

Feb. 7: Scout Sunday. Mass is at 8:30a.m. Scouts need to arrive at the Lutheran church by 8:00a.m.

Feb. 11: Troop meeting. Permission slips and $25 fee are due for the Winter Sports campout. A $20 fee is required for any adult who wants to go tubing.

Feb. 12: Scout Shabbat. Starts at 8:00p.m. at Temple Beth Chai of Hauppauge, 870 Townline Road, Hauppauge.

Feb. 25: Troop meeting.

Feb. 27-28: Winter Sports campout. Permission slips and fees due Feb. 11 (see above).

Advancements Due!

Advancement-News

If you have completed advancement forms and/or blue cards, they must be turned in to Mrs. or Mr. Peters no later than THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11th if you want to receive them at the Pasta Dinner March 10th. All  forms must be legible and have all the required signatures.

 

 

Missing Troop/Patrol Equipment Amnesty

Everyone please check your garages, basements, car trunks and houses for Troop gear.

As the new patrols are trying to gel, the patrol cooking kits are missing parts.

The complete kit looks like….

Trail Chef Cooking Kit

Any pieces found and returned yields an “atta boy” and no one gets hurt :-)
IT SEEMS OPEN COUNTRY HAS DISCONTINUED THE KITS SO BSA NO LONGER SELLS THEM AND WE CAN’T GET PARTS

Patrol A (former PANTHERS) kit is missing:

  • 2 of 4 measuring.drinking cups

Patrol B (former BLACK RAVENS) kit is missing:

  • 8 quart pot
  • Large frying pan/8-quart lid
  • 2 of 2 frying pan handles (black)

Patrol C (former COBRAS) kit is missing:

  • 8 quart pot
  • 1 of 4 measuring.drinking cups (Jared B. found 3 of these)
  • 1 of 2 frying pan handles (black)

Patrol D (former GRIZZLY BEARS) kit is missing:

  • 4 quart pot lid
  • 2 quart pot lid
  • Tea pot
  • Tea pot lid
  • 3 of 4 measuring.drinking cups
  • 2 of 2 frying pan handles (black)

Patrol E (former EAGLES) kit is missing:

  • 2 of 2 frying pan handles (black)

Deposits for Hawk Mountain Due

With 2 feet of snow on our lawns, it may be difficult to think about summer camp. But Scouts who want to attend summer camp at Hawk Mountain this year must get their deposits in to Mr. Peters by Jan. 31.

The amount for the deposit is $65 $100. Checks should be made out to Troop 301. Please bring your deposits to this Thursday’s meeting, on Jan. 28.

This year we will be at Hawk Mountain July 10-16. More information on the camp is available here.

Like last year, Troop 301 will offer a second summer camp, at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp on Long Island. Those dates will be July 24-30. More information about reserving your spot at Baiting Hollow will be forthcoming.

 

Winter Camporee Canceled

Benjamin Tallmadge has canceled this weekend’s Winter Camporee. Here is the announcement from the District website:

URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT – DUE TO THE IMPENDING SNOWSTORM FORECAST FOR THIS WEEKEND AND THE POSSIBILITY OF EXTREMELY HIGH WINDS, THE DISTRICT HAS DECIDED TO CANCEL THE WINTER CAMPOREE AT BHSC OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF SAFETY FOR OUR MEMBERS. NO PLANS TO RESCHEDULE THIS EVENT HAVE BEEN MADE AT THIS TIME.

 

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