Troop 75

be prepared…….to have fun

Troop 75 - be prepared…….to have fun

COH Oct. 20th 2014

We had a great Court of Honor this week. Six Star ranks and nearly 70 merit badges. Thanks to all the parents who helped pull this one off! Between Bert Adams summer camp and the Troop Summer Camporee, the Scouts worked hard and are well on their way to Eagle. I’m proud of you 75!

John Muir Backpacking Trip

On Saturday September 27th the Troop set out on a 20 mile backpacking trip on the John Muir Trail. We left the trailhead around 7:30 am and reached our camp sites, 14 miles later, at approx. 5:45 pm. This was our biggest and hardest trip so far. We ended up so far ahead of the expected schedule that we didn’t leave the camp site until 11:00 am Sunday morning to finish the last 6 miles. We stopped for almost an hour for lunch and ended at the pickup location around 2:00 pm. This trail is in the top 10 of the toughest trails this Scoutmaster has ever tackled. Great job 75!

Summer Camporee 2014

This year we have renamed our annual first year summer camp program to Summer Camporee! Here’s when, where and what we are doing.
When: Thursday July 24th starting at 6:00pm thru Sunday July 27th 4:00pm

Where: Chilhowee Campground, the cost is $30 per person (adult or Scout). Food is provided except for Thursday night (eat before you come).

What we are doing:
Merit Badges
First Aid (Scouts need to bring)
1. Personal 1st aid kit
2. Notebook and pencil/pen
Cycling (Scouts need to bring)
1. Bike and helmet
Personal Fitness (Scouts need to bring)
1. Running shoes
2. Notebook and pencil/pen
3. Yoga mat or something similar for exercises on ground

Rank Requirements to be completed,
Tenderfoot
10a (part of Personal Fitness MB)
11 (poisonous plants)
12a and 12b (part of First Aid MB)
5 (safe hike rules)
9 (buddy system)
Second Class
3c – 3f (part of Firem’n Chit and Totin Chip)
7b (Scouts should bring his 1st aid kit for credit)
7c (part of First Aid MB)
8a – 8c (done at lake)
First Class
1 (day night directions – Mr. Andy will teach this)
7a and 7b (Lashings – Mr. Marty will teach this)
9b (BSA swim test, bring swimming trunks and towel)

Other
Firem’n Chit
Totin Chip

Contact your Scoutmaster with any questions.

Summer Camp Update #1

NEW: A draft version of the class schedule is available by click here.

The second payment of $100 for Summer Camp is due April 7th.

Summer Camp is at Bert Adams for Week 4 (June 22-28). Here is the link to camp information. Check it out!

You may still sell first aid kits to help fund you summer camp. Here is the link to the sales sheet flyer and here is the order form.

An up to date medical form is also required for Summer Camp. Each adult and Scout is required to have a physical each year to participate. Here is the link to the BSA medical form. Take it with you to your doctor.

The first payment of $100 for Summer Camp was due March 3rd.

The total for camp is $285 per Scout, There may be other costs for merit badge class kits depending on the Scout’s choice of classes. The class schedule and registration should be available sometime mid to late March.

Robotics Merit Badge Now Available

Attention all Scouts

The Robotics Merit Badge is now available for sign up. Let your Scoutmaster know if you are interested. The Merit Badge pamphlet can be downloaded here. We have two robot kits to build and software to program them. You must sign up and get in line to take this class. You may begin work on the requirements in the book at any time and then build and program your robot when a kit comes available.

Scheduled Scouts

  1. Garret F.
  2. Daniel D.
  3. Austin B.
  4. Ian H.

Summer Camp 2014

We have a reservation at Bert Adams for Week 4 (June 22-28). Here is the link to camp information. Check it out!

As discussed in our meeting, you may sell first aid kits to help fund you summer camp. Here is the link to the sales sheet flyer and here is the order form.

An up to date medical form is also required for Summer Camp. Each adult and Scout is required to have a physical each year to participate. Here is the link to the BSA medical form. Take it with you to your doctor.

The first payment of $100 for Summer Camp is due March 3rd.

The total for camp is $285 per Scout, There may be other costs for merit badge class kits depending on the Scout’s choice of classes. The class schedule and registration should be available sometime mid to late March.

Wild Edibles Festival

Fall Creek Falls Hosts Wild Foods Day

Field trips identifying edible wild plants and workshops on preparing wild meats and breads are just part of the activities. The real treat comes in enjoying the wild feast.

Mr. Hank will be stopping by Monday Oct. 21st to talk to us about it.