Dec 13-15th– Winter Camporee

  • Drop off: Friday 5:30 PM at England Idlewild Park. Specific location information will be provided via email.
  • Pickup: Sunday, 10:30 AM at England Idlewild Park Shelter #3
  • Trailer Wrangler: Mr. Stricker
  • Event Lead: Mr. Wood
  • Location: England Idlewild Park, Boone County
  • Who: See Who’s Camping for who’s signed up. Registration is closed.
  • Required Paperwork:
    • Activity Consent Form: This must be signed by parent/guardian and scout.
    • BSA Health Medical Forms: If we don’t have one on file for you we need a standard Medical form completed, both A & B parts.
    • Optional Medication Form: If you are bringing medication please complete one of these and turn it in when you arrive. Please be sure to fill out the medication form completely.
  • Register: Registration is closed.
  • Cost: $10
  • Notes:
    • The current weather is looking cold and possibly wet. Watch the forecast as it gets closer to the weekend. Please make sure to bring appropriate gear!

Messages!

The next troop meeting is scheduled for January 5th, the location will be Britt Hall at IHM. There are no more advancement meetings for 2019 due to holidays at the end of the year.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Jan 5th is the deadline to sign up for the Cabin Campout at Camp Oyo in January, we have a limited number of spots!
  • Jan 19th is the deadline to sign up for the Recon Campout in February

Cabin Camping in January – 10th-12th

The scouts have planned a return visit to Camp Oyo in January for our first campout event of 2020. This time though we have reserved a cabin with actual gas heat rather than an ornamental fireplace. We are limited in the number of how many scouts we can take due to the size of the facility we rented, so it’s first come first serve on sign-ups. Please sign up now so that we can have the correct number of adults to transport scouts!

The cost for the event will be $25 which covers the scout’s food and part of the rental facility charges.

Troop 727 Anniversary Shirt Update

Several months ago we took orders for the 20th anniversary Troop shirts. We apologize for the delay, but the order is being produced now and will be available soon. We should have them all in by the Jan 5th meeting!

Cookies for the Parish Kitchen

It was announced at the Court of Honor, that each year the Setser family bakes cookies for the Parish Kitchen in Covington. These cookies are then shared with whoever comes to eat during the holiday. If you are not familiar with the Parish Kitchen, they are a charity that provides lunch meals to whoever is in need.

In 1974 in the urban heart of Covington, Kentucky, Parish Kitchen opened its door and began offering a lunch-time meal, without cost, to all who entered. The same is true today and every day of the year.  365 days a year, a nutritional, lunch-time meal continues to be served without cost, without question, without judgement.

Parish Kitchen Website

If any of our families wish to help provide cookies this year, it would be a really great way to bring some joy to those less fortunate. If you’d like please bake “soft-baked” cookies (see note below) and you can either take them to the Parish Kitchen or meet up with Ms. Setser before Dec 22nd and she can take them for you. Another option is to meet with Ms. Setser there at the Parish Kitchen and drop them off together as a group. The Setser family is baking their cookies on the 21st and taking them over to the charity on Sunday, December 22nd.

The Parish kitchen is located at Pike and Russell Streets in Covington. The business hours are from 8 AM to 2 PM.

NOTE: The cookies must be soft-baked (not crunch or hard). There should not be any nuts, peanuts, or anything hard in the cookies since many homeless guests do not have good teeth. The Setser family usually makes sugar or chocolate chip cookies. Please package two cookies each in a zip lock bag so that they stay fresh, and are easy for the staff to hand out.

Service Hours in 2019

There are many weekly updates where we talk about service opportunities (this weekly update alone mentions two!). In 2019 our troop participated in nearly 1,000 hours of service! That’s something to be very proud of. We:

  • Helped receive donations with the Knights of Columbus
  • Posted and retrieved flags on Memorial Day and Veteran’s day to mark the gravesites of our veterans
  • Cleaned up the IHM grounds after the festival
  • Helped out at the Fish Fry events, as well as the Turkey and Chicken dinners at IHM
  • Posted 400 crosses for display at IHM
  • And we had four Eagle Scout Projects completed which gave to the community!
    • Built Benches for the CCS carpool lot
    • North Pointe Elementary entrance improvements
    • Created a free library in a park
    • Created flower beds for Connor High School

Part of the South Oath is to help other people at all times. Whenever we have service that we take part in, we are living that portion of the Scout Oath, as well as many points of the Scout Law. Our communities are strong when we make them strong, by support each other and the community in service.

Service Opportunity with TGIF

As a reminder, there is another Service Opportunity coming up later this month: the Thank God It’s Free event on Dec 21st and 22nd.

  • Times: Dec 21st (TBD) and Dec 22nd 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • This event is a great way to spread holiday cheer. Donations of clothes, furniture, electronics, toys, etc. are collected throughout the week and then made available for Free for those who couldn’t afford them otherwise.
  • Preparing for the event is scheduled for Saturday, Dec 21st, but the times haven’t been determined. It will take several hours to set out all the items and prepare Britt Hall
  • The main event is Sunday the 22nd from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM and it goes quickly
  • A goal of 6 scouts and two adults on both days
  • Bonus Super Scout Points for helping!
  • A sign up will be provided once the setup times are known