Fill the Truck Fundraiser Saturday May 13

Our Easter Seals “Fill the Truck” Fundraiser is SATURDAY, MAY 13TH. NOW is the time to notify family, friends, neighbors and co-workers of the FILL THE TRUCK event, so everyone has enough time to clear out their closets and to help make this event successful.

PLEASE HAND OUT THE FLYER to family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc…

When we get closer to the date we will provide a sign up sheet for scouts to help unload cars and load boxes/bags onto the truck. Younger Scouts will earn service hours.

Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale on Sunday 3/26

Our pancake breakfast is this Sunday, March 26th. We will need help starting at 7am with set up and will continue to need support until about 3pm after everything is cleaned up. Please let me know if you are able to make it and what times you will be there from and until. I am attaching the flyer so everyone please hand out copies at work, nearby stores, churches and family and friends. It is a fundraiser for the Sea Base crews but those not going on the trip will receive service hours which everyone needs to advance in rank.

Bake Sale- We are also having a bake sale during the pancake breakfast to help increase our funds for the trip. If anyone can donate baked goods or would like to help run the table please contact Mrs Cleary.

Venture Crew meeting 3/15

There is a venture crew meeting March 15th around 8:15pm at the Parish center.
Here is the update from last time:
1. Sea Base payment due-$200 sea base payment due tomorrow. Make checks payable to Crew 652.
2. Sea Base t-shirt designs due- everyone should attempt to design a t shirt for the sea base trip. We will vote on them tomorrow.
3. Lend a hand- March 17- I have that Sly and Robbie are doing it Friday. We will need to get them the key.
4. Swim opportunity- March 19- 1:30pm-2:30 at Brecksville rec. All in the sea base crews should be there to work on their swimming skills for the sea base trip. Everyone needs to fill out a waiver at the front desk before heading to the locker rooms. Price TBD.
5. Pancake Breakfast- March 26- be there at 7am to start set up and please expect to stay until about 3 pm for clean up. Those who are not going on the sea base trip will receive service hours. I believe there was talk about adding a bake sale to try to increase profit. I will give out more details about this after Wednesdays meeting.
6. Oil City trip- date TBD-
7. Escape Experience- Date TBD
8. Baden Powell Institute -March 18th- this is a great opportunity for all scouts and scouting adults to network, learn about new opportunities and take classes about scouting, as well as check out a bunch of vendors peddling scouting equipment. $15 for the day and includes lunch at CVCC. I encourage everyone to go.

March Schedule

Mar. 8, Regular Meeting
Skills: Edge method Square Knot
Badges: Cit. Nation. Those that have it will teach the amendments

Mar. 11, Brett Sowers Eagle Court of Honor
Who: All scouts and their families
Where: St. Basil Parish Center
When: Saturday. March 11, 2017, 2-4 pm
Why: Honor Brett’s achievements, motivate scouts to achieve this honor

Mar. 15, Regular Meeting
Skills: Test & Teach Taut Line hitch
Activity: Make fire starters, New scouts learn fire lays
March 18, Baden Powell Institute (training)
This is like continuing education seminars for adults and scouts who need or want Den Chief training. Den Chief is a good position to hold in the troop because it counts toward rank advancement and helps us recruit from Cub Scout packs.

Baden Powell Institute
March 18th
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
More details herehttp://councils.scouting.org/Council440/Training/BPI/Course%20Descriptions
Mar. 22, Regular Meeting.
Skills: Test and Teach Bowline, Scout Rank
Badges: Cit. Nation
Activity: Campout Activity Plan

Mar. 29, Regular Meeting.
Skills: Test and teach Clove Hitch
Badges: Cit. Nation
Activity: Campout Menu plan

March 31-April 2, Father-Son at Camp Tuscazoar
www.tuscazoar.org

April Schedule So Far

April 1, For those interested in finding out more about the recent merger
of the Northern Ohio BSA councils
there’s little information available but there’s a “summit” planned for April
1 at the CVCC in Brecksville. It’s not clear what a “summit” is and there’s no agenda
available yet. There’s a link at gccbsa.org “Integration” which takes you to this site which has
the letter announcing the summit:
carlboyles.wixsite.com/integration

April 5, Regular Meeting
Skills: Timber Hitch
Badges:
Activity: Gateway design, Team Building

Apr 12, No meeting

April 19, Regular Meeting
Skills: Test Sheet Bend
Badges: Finish Outstanding badges with Mrs. Nemeth
Activity: Fireman Chit , Medwise Award plan

April 26, Regular Meeting.
Skills: Two Half Hitches
Badges: Cit. Nation
Activity: New Scout Advancements, Medwise Award, card games

April 29, Regular Meeting.
Skills: Test and teach Clove Hitch
Badges: Cit. Nation

March 11th, Brett Sowers Court of Honor

Brett Sowers Eagle Court of Honor,
Mar. 11, Brett Sowers Eagle Court of Honor
Who: All scouts and their families
Where: St. Basil Parish Center
When: Saturday. March 11, 2017, 2-4 pm
Why: Honor Brett’s achievements, motivate scouts to achieve this honor

Dinner will follow the ceremony.

Please RSVP back to the Sowers family for a headcount.