October Meeting Schedule

October Popcorn Sales

Oct 5, Regular Meeting. Thursday
Skills: square knot, lightweight stove, timber hitch
Patrols:
Activity:

Oct 12, Regular Meeting. Thursday
Skills: Timber Hitch test, Plants and Animals, Orient a map
Patrols:
Activity: Orienteering

Campout not planned yet

Oct 19, Regular Meeting. Thursday
Skills: Orient a map, cold weather camping
Patrols:
Activity: Personal Fitness

Oct 26, Regular Meeting. Thursday
Skills: Sheet bend
Patrols:
Activity: Scrabble night

September Meeting Schedule

Sept 6, Regular Meeting.
Skills: Fusing, lashing
Patrols:
Activity: Fire and game

Sept 13, Regular Meeting.
Skills: lashing
Patrols: Build a catapult or trebuchet for the campout competition
Activity: test catapult

Sept 15-17, Camporee in Brecksville Meadows Area with Bike and Ride. This year, it includes a train ride to Peninsula with your bicycle and you ride back to Brecksville and stop at scout skills competition stations along the towpath trail.

There is a mandatory bike safety course before the trip. You’ll get a token at the training which will allow you to board the train with your bicycle. Helmets required.

Information and Details
http://current.troop652bsa.org/events/2017/2017_Camporee.pdf
Permission Slip
http://current.troop652bsa.org/events/2017/camporee2017_permission.pdf

Sept 20, Regular Meeting.
Skills: Tent pitch, advancement and summer camp T21 sign offs
Patrols:
Activity: Candle Duel?

Sept 27, Regular Meeting.
Skills: Bowline, Clove Hitch
Patrols:
Activity: Personal Fitness Badge start

Camporee 9/15 – 9/17

Camporee 9/15-17, Brecksville Meadows Area with Bicycles, Sept. 15-17, Camporee in Brecksville Meadows Area with Bike and Ride.

This year, it includes a train ride to Peninsula with your bicycle and you ride back to Brecksville and stop at scout skills competition stations along the towpath trail.

There is a mandatory bike safety course before the trip. You’ll get a token at the training which will allow you to board the train with your bicycle. Helmets required.

Information and Details
http://current.troop652bsa.org/events/2017/2017_Camporee.pdf
Permission Slip
http://current.troop652bsa.org/events/2017/camporee2017_permission.pdf

Venture Crew Update

Venture Crew Meeting Wed. at 8pm at St. Basil. We will be putting some activities on the calendar for the year, signing up for Thursday’s open house and planning a recruiting event. Please bring your ideas.

I have a table for the Crew / troop to recruit at the Brecksville/Broadview Heights High School open house on August 31st between 6 – 7 PM

Please let me know if you’d like to help us out. We’d like you to come with your class A – I also need any videos or picture videos (preferred) of high adventures so we have something to show. The focus is venture crew due to the HS ages.

Wilderness first aid/CPR this weekend (June 10 and 11)

We are holding a Red Cross Wilderness First Aid/ CPR course this weekend, June 10 and 11, at Independence United Methodist church, 6615 Brecksville Rd in Independence, starting at 8am on Saturday. The course is 16 hours long and will be held from 8am to 5p.m on both Saturday and Sunday. Your presence is required the entire time in order to get your certification. Please make sure you pack a lunch both days.

Remember, BOTH Sea Base crews need 2 people trained in wilderness first and CPR.

The price is still being negotiated with Red Cross. I will let you know and soon as I find out.

****Please email me back in the next day or two and let me know if you are planning to attend. *******

This is open to any scout or leader, especially those going on the Sea Base trip. Space is limited due to training equipment.

Venture Crew update

Wilderness First Aid- June 10 and 11- At Independence United Methodist Church on Brecksville rd at 8am until 5pm. Price TBD. Please let me know ASAP if you will attending the training.
Sea Base Payments- There are 2 more payments to be made to pay for the Sea Base trip. I will be collecting them at the June 14th meeting and the July 5th meeting. Each payment is currently $285. I will be calculating how much each of you owes after your fundraisers have been applied in the next few days.
Service Project- Our service project is ready for us to start working on. We will be working on it at the next meeting, June 7th.
Fundraisers- There are still a few people who have not supplied the Sea Base crews with a fundraiser. JB is attempting to set up a CAR WASH one weekend in June. As soon as we have a date I will inform you. Grace, any ideas? Robbie?
Sea Base Tshirt- I finally have everyone’s sizes and will be ordering these soon.
Travel insurance- Did everyone who wants travel insurance contact Stephanie Ventura at the Brecksville AAA office?
Medical Forms- Please get those medical forms filled out, ALL sections.
Sea Base Documents- there is a list of important documents that I need from each of the Sea Base participants. Please start bringing this documentation to any of the meetings so I can start organizing it.

I am sure I will be needing lots more info from you guys soon so please keep an eye out for emails from me and reply as soon as you possibly can.

I believe that is it for now. Please keep working on your swimming and floating for Sea Base!

Summer Camp

For those going to summer camp, I’ll be starting the online registration for sessions this weekend so send me a picture of your schedule from your phone if you can or just a list of times and badges/activities. If you send a photo, please write the scouts name on the sheet. I’ll send confirmations to those who already sent me stuff – only 2 or 3 final schedules are turned in so don’t worry about being late unless you’re looking at something like metalwork.

Here’s the latest revision of the schedule.

http://gtcbsa.org/manatoc/summer_camp/forms/instructional_schedule_2017.pdf

For Newer scouts, New this year – a schedule so that you can go get what you need. Check your book (requirements are the new book. check meritbadge.org to see the descriptions if you have the old book.) It also makes clear the the T21 Adventures block covers on certain days.

http://gtcbsa.org/manatoc/summer_camp/forms/st21_plan.pdf

For 1st year campers,
I recommend Swimming Merit Badge (Eagle required) if you’re a swimmer, ST21 H2O if you’re not.

ST21 to get lots of Tenderfoot, 2nd and 1st class requirements done.

Art is very easy – sometimes only a few hours to complete.

Mammal Studies is good for for 1st and 2nd year scouts – you can use the internet at home to gather stuff for the written reports

Space Exploration is popular – again use the internet at home to gather stuff for the written reports. No, you can’t use your rocket from home – you have to build it and use the motors that are available at camp.

Other than that, plan to spend lots of free time doing archery (free), fishing (free), rifle shooting (Not free) and collecting “critters” for the critter contest.