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Troop 108 Scoutmaster Bob Ludolph addressed the troop tonight as we circled up outside our meeting room as the sun began to set. He explained that he had accepted the lead role in the Pit Crew for the Nation Ford Marching Band for the coming season and didn’t feel like he could give both the Pit Crew and the scout troop his best effort and decided to step aside and allow long-time scouter Tim Whitesell to step up as the new Scoutmaster. Bob will continue as an assistant scoutmaster with the troop and will attend and assist where he can and plans to take on a larger roll with training on the district and council levels. Bob, we thank you for your leadership over the past two years and wish you the best of luck as you lead the Nation Ford Marching Band Pit Crew.
We welcome Tim Whitesell to step out of his Committee Member roll with the troop to take the helm of the adult leadership with the troop. The transition from one leader to another should be seamless as the youth of the troop continue to plan and lead our weekly meetings and Steve Finch continues to chair the Troop Committee.
Troop 108 has made our own camp t-shirt each the past few summers that feature something about the camp that we attend on the back. These help make the troop look uniform at camp and help make the scouts easy to spot from a distance while at camp. The troop leaders strongly suggest that each scout attending summer camp order a shirt. These will be handed out to the scouts one morning during the week so that everyone will show up for breakfast in the same shirt.
Your scout may have already been contacted at the troop meeting as to whether or not he wanted a T-shirt, but even if you have already indicated your size and how many you wanted to order, please use this form to confirm your selection and pay for the shirts. We need to get this done ASAP as the summer camp is right around the corner. This year’s troop t-shirt will be made of a 50/50 cotton-poly blend that that should not shrink and will be durable.
Cost for the shirts is $10 each up to and including size XL. After XL, each additional larger size will be an additional $1.00. Once you have selected your scout’s size and quantity you can use the payment button to pay for your shirt(s). Note that if you pay online that PayPal adds a small transaction fee. If you’d rather pay in cash, please have your scout bring it to the June 12th meeting. T-shirts ordered but not payed for by the close of the meeting on June 12th will not be ordered.
Scouts who are not attending our summer camp this year may also order a shirt using this form and can get their shirt at the first meeting following summer camp, July 17th.
Because of dangerous thunderstorms in the area, tonight’s swim test has been rescheduled for June 19th @ 7PM. This will take the place of the regularly scheduled troop meeting for that Monday night. Scouts already registered for tonight’s reshceduled swim test will be automagically registered for the June 19th event and those not yet registered will be able to register for the rescheduled test by logging into the troop’s Troopmaster account.
Don’t forget that June 19th is also the deadline for turning in updated BSA Health Forms (Downloadable and Fillable PDF form located HERE). Parents/Guardians can complete Parts A & B but a doctor must complete Part C of the form in order for the participant to attend a scouting summer camp or high adventure function.
Below is a link to items that a scout might consider taking with him to summer camp. If you have any questions, ask any troop leader for clarification. Even though this list is a year old, all items listed are accurate for the 2017 event as well.
More information on where and when we will depart on July 2nd and return on July 8th be coming later
Don’t forget that we have a swim test scheduled to happen tomorrow night. Check your weekly troop newsletters that arrive via email (if your email address is up-to-date in Troopmaster) for the link to get signed up. Registration ends tonight.
It is important to note that all BSA Health Forms (Parts A, B and C) are due to be turned in no later than the troop meeting on June 19th. If this presents a problem, please speak with the Scoutmaster.
Blackwell’s Tax Service on Springs Street (right behind Subway and the comic book shop)has graciously allowed Troop 108 to park cars on Friday, May 5th and on Saturday, May 6th to raise funds for troop equipment repair and the purchase of new equipment.
Parking is $5.00 per car while spaces are available.
Scouts will be needed to assist with parking on both Friday evening and on Saturday.
Because of limited parking space at the Worthy Boys Camp in Rock Hill for the York District Spring Camporee, the OA has been asked to assist with organizing the parking of vehicles on Friday evening.
Tim Whitesell needs the help of 4 or 5 Order of the Arrow members who can meet him at 4:30pm at Unity Church to ride over to complete the parking task.
Please contact Tim Whitesell at 803-984-1775 with any questions you may have and/or to let him know that you can assist him with parking.
Don’t forget that the troop will be helping out with EarthDay on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. Scouts should arrive at the Dairy Barn at 9am to go to the canoeing activity area and our scout’s commitment will end at 3PM.
Our Scouts have been asked to participate in the opening flag ceremony, so be sure that scouts wear their Official Uniform shirts over their activity uniform T-shirts for this portion of the day. They will be able to remove their Official Uniform shirts once they return to the canoeing activity area following the 10:30am opening ceremony.
Don’t forget to sign your scout up to participate on the TroopMaster website.
Since Fort Mill School District has cancelled all after school activities because of the Tornado Watch that is in effect until 8:30pm Scoutmaster Ludolph has elected to play it safe with our scouts and their families as well.
There will be NO SCOUT MEETING tonight, April 3rd, 2017.
No Meeting on April 10th, 2017 as schools are out on Spring Break.
We will have our next regular meeting on Monday night, April 17th, 2017 which would normally be Patrol Leader’s Council meeting only, but given two weeks without a meeting we will have a regular troop meeting.
Stay home and stay safe. This is a great opportunity to review Emergency Preparedness plans that your family has in place and to consider any changes that need to be made to the plan.
It is hard to believe that in just 100 days we’ll be headed out to Camp Rainey Mountain for a week or fun and adventure.
With that in mind, here are some things to think about: