Thursday, October 22nd – PLC Meeting Online

  • When: 6:00 PM –  7:00 PM
  • Location: Via Zoom Meeting
  • Who: Members of the PLC (Including SPL, ASPL, Scribe, PLs, Troop Guide, and any APL filling in for a PL)
  • Event Lead: SPL
  • Notes:
    • If you are a patrol leader and can not make the planning meeting, please contact the SPL and ensure that someone from your patrol can be present.

Thursday, October 22nd– Online Advancement Meeting

  • When: 7:00 PM –  8:00 PM – Two Slots
  • Location: Via Zoom Meeting
  • Who: Any scout wishing to work on rank advancement. Sign up early as slots go quickly!
  • Event Lead: A Scoutmaster
  • Notes:
    • We have two slots from 7:00 to 7:30, and from 7:30 to 8:00. Each slot is reserved for one scout
    • For Rank advancement
    • A few hours prior to the meeting you will receive an email with a Zoom meeting link
    • Sign up for a future advancement slot! 
    • If no one signs up by mid-afternoon on Thursday the slots will be closed out

Saturday, October 24th – PLC Annual Planning

  • When: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Event Lead: SPL
  • Location: Sheriff’s Office on Conrad Lane
  • Who: Members of the PLC (Including SPL, ASPL, Scribe, PLs, Troop Guide, and any APL filling in for a PL)
  • Notes:
    • Patrol Leaders, or patrol representatives: Make sure you are bringing the ideas from your patrol members on what they want to do in 2021
    • Unfortunately, we will not be able to hold our annual PLC retreat as we have the last few years at Camp Craig, but we do need to get Annual Planning completed for 2021
    • Please bring your own lunch and a full water bottle
    • Everyone must bring a mask to wear while indoors
    • There will NOT be ILST training at this time

Messages!

The next Troop Meeting will be held on Sunday, November 8th. The next online advancement meeting slots are scheduled for October 22nd. You can sign up for a slot on our Sign-Up Genius form.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • November 22nd is the last day to turn in Patrol Award sheets prior to the Winter Court of Honor

You can contact Mr. Wood or Mr. Goetz to get an address to mail payments to.

Dan Beard Boo-Thru – October 23rd and 24th

The first ever Dan Beard Council Boo-Thru at Camp Friedlander is a family Halloween event for everyone! Take your pick of evenings and join us for Halloween fun in a safe, socially-distant, family-friendly environment at a cost that fits just about any budget–starting at $10 per vehicle*! This event is appropriate for all ages without anything popping out at you or anything too scary – just spooky, Halloween fun!

Find out more at https://www.danbeard.org/boo-thru/

November Campout – Nov 14-16th

We are looking at having an in-person campout the weekend of Nov 14th-16th, but it will depend on several factors. We are trying to find a location where we can camp first that meets our needs, and then we are still in need of at least one more adult for the event. We originally were going to be backpacking that weekend, but with the restrictions, we have around COVID at this time that plan is not workable.

Please put this campout on your calendar! If for some reason we can not have a full campout there is likely to be a combination of a virtual campout during the nights, plus an in-person scout skills day on that Saturday.

If you have an interest in going on the campout either way (virtual with an in-person element on Saturday, or full campout), please register online by using our Sign Up form, or email the Scoutmaster. Space may be limited based on materials (tents, etc.)

Recharter for 2021

Each year we go through the Recharter process, which means we determine who wants to sign up again with us for another year of adventure. This is also when we collected dues for the following year. The dues are a combination of National BSA dues, plus troop specific dues. This year National has indicated that it will be raising dues by $6 over last year. The Dan Beard Council, and Troop 727, are keeping their portion of the overall dues the same. We would like to collect all dues and have our recharter completed by the end of November, which we understand can be tight both as a timeline and monetarily.

We will soon be opening up an online form, just like last year, for scouts to indicate if they are coming back or not, as well as update any personal information that may have changed. If you have any questions regarding the recharter process, please contact Mr. Krebs, our Membership Committee Chair, or Mr. Ihrig, our Committee Chair. An email will be coming out soon to provide additional details.