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Troop 145 Events

MONDAY, JUNE 15 MEETING CANCELED!

 

Next Meeting: Monday, June 29th 

  • Meet again for another in-person Troop Meeting
  • Wear Class-B Troop Shirt
  • 6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Flaming Fritos Patrol
  • 7:00 p.m. – 7: 45 p.m. – Running Toilet Patrol
  • 7:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Troll Patrol
  • 8:30 pm - 9:15 PM - SPAM Patrol

Due to meeting outside, if there is rain or inclement weather, the meeting will be CANCELED!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Sign- Up Sheets  (*=Last chance)
 
Summer Camp  New BSA Health Forms
New Behavior Contracts   

 

Summer Camp Survey
Lots of decisions will be made by state, local, BSA and BRMC officials regarding summer plans.  Troop145 wants to be prepared.  Parent of Troop 145 Scouts are asked to please complete the following survey before May 11th to allow the Troop Committee time to review and be ready when news become available.
 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfAxbVlMJ0gl6-zq4hYj2Crv9rQt6ilHF4NK5YTRXq9v3aL8Q/viewform

Troop 145 Challenges
This is chance for Scouts to work on rank advancement, merit badges, fun activities, service projects and creative experiments.  Participation is optional but there are prizes for most points 1st ($200.00 into SA), 2nd ($150.00) and 3rd ($100.00).  Any Scout participating in more than 50% of the numbered Challenges will receive a Burger King gift card.  Here are the challenges so far:
#1 - Scout Oath to Be Physically Strong - 1 point
#2 - Making Cards/Letter for Senior Citizens - 1 point each
#3 - #CampAtHomeBRMC Contest of uprighting a tent outside or inside. 1 point plus bonus 1 pt for wearing uniform
#4 - BINGO for Boy Scouts - 3 points for completed row/column
#5 - Scout is Thrifty - count all the spare change found - 2 points
#6 - Scout is Obedient - make a sign, meme or video of a COVID-19 safety guideline 3 points for static and 5 points for digital format
#7 - Scout is Brave - learn to sew a button - 10 points
#8 -  Scout is Clean - pick up litter.  5 points +  3 points for the most interesting item.

#9 - Mentally Awake - make a sign to post on your lawn or on your car. 2 points each.
#10 - Scout is Kind by painting and distributing kindness rocks around the community 2 points each.
#11 - National Park Week has 20/20 Visions.  Complete the checklist of 20 items and earn 20 points.  https://www.nps.gov/articles/national-park-week-inspired-20-virtual-ideas.htm
#12 - Earth Day celebration by participating in the Ride Solutions Earth Day University class and demonstrating what has been learned.  10 points
#13 - Class-B Day via Virtual Troop Meeting 2 points

#14 - Scout is Loyal - Show your loyality to family, friends, Scout Leaders, those in authority and country. 8 points
#15 - Jedi Name at Virtual Troop Meeting 5 points
#16 - Scout is Friendly - Call a Scout friend! 5 points per friend
#17 -  Moms!  Scouts are courtesous to their Moms!  20 Points

#18 - Build/craft/create a bird house or feeder to help nature 15 points each.
#19 - Watch the Launch America rocket event 8 points
#20 - Attend the last (hopefully) virtual Troop Meeting or email your idea for a Troop Summer Activity. 5 points.

Yard Sale Fundraiser - TENTATIVE July 18th or August 15th
Awaiting Phase Two of the VA COVID reopening process but hope to be holding this fundraiser this summer to refill Scout Accounts. New BSA fees meant that $60.00 dues for each Scouts went all to the 10-month recharter.  Troop 145 did not get to keep any portion to help pay for Troop supplies..   To help raise money for the Troop and to fill Scout Accounts, this Yard Sale needs to be a HUGE Success.  Please donate items, help work a 2-hour shift on Friday or Saturday and ADVERTISE! 

BSA Health Form Updates - Due June 29th
Per BSA policies, all Scouts - youth and volunteers - need to update their Health Form.  For all Scouts going on any Troop or BSA activity less than 72 hours, you must complete a Part A& B portion.  For any Scout attending Summer Camp, that health form packet must include Part C with a physician's appointment and signature.  https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/ahmr/

Fundraising Opportunities Available
Troop 145 offers activities that require fees especially on monthly campouts and special events.  Troop 145 will be offering these OPTIONAL fundraisers to Scouts and families to fill Scout Accounts (SA).  This winter/spring, there are three available:

1) Country Meat Sticks product sale will continue.  Each beef jerky stick is sold for $1.00 each countrymeatsticksand $0.25 each goes into SA.  Contact SM Bobby Burleson for signing-out a number of products to sell and then all money must be turned in before requesting more inventory.

 

2) Yard Sale - July 18th or August 15th. Help with donating items (2 points). Help with set-up, pricing and take-down then selling. (1 point for each hour minimum 2 hours.)  Especially help with advertising!  

 

Scout Account Status
dollarsignTroop 145 prides itself on keeping good finances and allowing Scouts to fundraise into or be reimbursed through Scout Accounts then use those funds to pay for Troop activities.   To reduce the number of deficits and unknown balances at sign-ups as well as a new BRMC Decembe recharter,  Troop 145 would appreciate if families could deposit a minimum of $50.00 at the start of this Scout Year.  If any questions,  please talk to any Scoutmaster or Treasurer Scott Vice. 

Scout Camp 2020
Troop 145 will NOT be attending Camp Ottari the week of June 21-27th because BRMC closed the camps to COVID. Troop 145 had only paid the deposit and it will remain with BRMC for 2021 camp with 2020 fees.  Troop 145 Leaders are working on  alternative plans and a survey was emailed to gain interest and availablity. Looking at a exciting week of July 12th with camping adventures in/around Camp Roland.  Details will be announced at the June 1st Troop Meeting.  All Scout Camp fees paid are still safe in SAs for use for this camp and other Troop activities or a refund can be issued by contacting the Troop Treasurer.  
If there are any financial concerns, please do not hesitiate to contact the Scoutmaster. Any Scout wanting to go to camp, will get to go.

REMIND TEXT Service

TextingTroop 145 wants to provide immediate communication with Scouts and parents.  Please consider joining in one of three ways:
Smartphones - Open a web browser and type this link:  rmd.at/d6d2d6 then follow the instructions.
Other phones - Text message "@d6d2d6" to the number 81010 or (724) 471-5062
No mobile phone - Go to rmd.at/td6d2d6 on a desktop computer for email notifcations

 

 

    CURRENT REQUESTS FOR SCOUT SERVICE

Den Chiefs for Pack 145 Dens Anytime -Ask for an application
Pack 145 Pinewood Derby 08/18/2020
American Legion Veterans Fair 11/07/20
Pack 145 Day Camp Den Chief Week of July 20th or July 27th


 

sportsballsScouts and Sports together make a balanced diet of activities! Scouting is flexible enough for a Scout to excel at both, and many Scouts do. Scouting encourages a well-rounded balance of activities, and a Scout doesn’t have to attend every Scouting event.  No one should have to feel that it is "Scouts verus Sports" situation.
Troop 145 supports its Scout players in various sports thoughout the seasons!  As Troop 145 starts a new Scout Year and should a Scout be unavailable for Monday meetings or other activities,  please stay in communication with your Patrol Leaders and Scoutmaster so we can all be your "cheering section"  in Sport AND in Scouting!  As always, we look forward to your attendance to any of the planned troop activities!