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Additional Merit Badge Encampment Info

Below is additional information for those scouts and scouters attending the Merit Badge Encampment at the Catawba Nuclear Station this coming weekend.

  • DIRECTIONS:  The Address to the plant is 4800 Concord Road, York, SC.  There are two entrances to the plant.  We will be entering the second entrance (look for our signs).

MBE - Catawba Map

  • REGISTRATION: Registration will be located at the flagpole outside of the Training Center.
  • FOOD:  If you have any Scouts who have any dietary needs, please communicate them to Tim Whitesell (Tim.Whitesell@duke-energy.com )
  • MERIT BADGE WORKBOOKSScouts are responsible for bringing their own merit badge workbooks.
  • BLUE CARDS:  Blue Cards will be distributed on Sunday morning.
  • SCHEDULE:

MBE - Catawba Schedule

  • MAP:  A map will be given at check-in with all of the room assignments.
  • CAMPFIRESTHERE WILL BE NO CAMPFIRES ALLOWED ON THE CNS GROUNDS.
  • CAMPING:  We will assign each unit to an area for camping.  PLEASE pack light.  Scouts should only need a tent, clothes, and a sleeping bag.  Since we will be providing all meals (with the exception of Friday night), there will be no reason to bring any cooking gear.
  • FRIDAY MEAL:  Please be sure to eat before you arrive on Friday.  We will provide all meals after that point.
  • SATURDAY NIGHT ASSEMBLY:  We will be asking units to sign up for skits during meals.

Earth Day celebration at the ASC Greenway – April 18th, 2015

Earthday 2015Troop 108 is again volunteering for the Earth Day celebration at the Anne Springs Close Greenway. Our troop provides free canoe rides for the public and has done so for many years. The scouts will help people put on life jackets, pick out a paddle and get in and out of the canoes.
We ask you to arrive no later than 9:00 am and plan to go home at 3:00 pm.

Meet at the front door to the Dairy Barn.  We will have someone there to direct you down to the canoe/kayak lake.  Lunch will be provided.

Please wear your uniform with your scout t-shirt underneath so you are prepared.   Bring your water bottle and sun screen.  A hat is recommended when the sun is out.

Arrive:  9:00 am, Saturday April 18, 2015

Dpart:  3:00 pm

Where:  The ASC Greenway Dairy Barn @ 250 Dairy Barn Lane, Fort Mill, SC 29715

Questions?  Call Mr. John Bisel at 803-322-8332.

Invite your family, free fun for the whole family.  Click here is some information about this year’s celebration. 

Backpackers – Bring your packed pack to tonight’s meeting for a “shakedown”

If you’re planning to attend the upcoming backpacking trip to Crowder’s Mountain, bring your pack – packed the way you would for the trip – to tonight’s meeting.  We will have a “shakedown” where we look at how your pack is packed and what type of things you brought and make suggestions that will make life on the trial easier for you.

We will also cover trail safety at tonight’s meeting.  While this may seem like a common sense type thing, we had a leader to fall many feet and get injured in recent years because of horseplay by scouts on a backpacking trip.

Class Registration Information For Merit Badge Campout

 

Below is a link to a PDF file showing the classes that scouts are signed up for at the upcoming Merit Badge Campout at the Catawba Nuclear Station.  Take special note of the prerequisites listed for each merit badge so that your son can complete these and bring their work (or proof of their work) with them to the campout for credit for these prerequisite requirements.

Parents – if your son has signed up but has decided that he is not attending, we need to know about that as soon as possible so another scout can have that spot.   We also need payments to be finalized no later than Monday, April 13th

Merit Badge Campout – Class Registration Listing

BSA Announces Merit Badge Emblem Size Change

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The Boy Scouts of America confirmed rumors of changes to the size of merit badge emblems.   For many years the emblems have been 1.5 inches across and they are now being increased to 2.25 inches across.

You can read the whole story of what lead to the change by clicking here.

This will make it easier for the aging troop and district committee members to see the merit badges on the sashes of scouts who are up for review and put the ongoing controversy regarding the “upside down” first aid merit badge to rest.

 

April Fools!

Backpacking At Crowders Mountain – April 11-12, 2015

A Crowder’s Mountain backpacking trip scheduled for Saturday April 11th and 12th. We’ll meet at 8am Saturday in Bi-Lo parking lot and return 10am on Sunday at same location.  Cost is $15. Trip will include a 5 mile day hike then about a 3 mile backpack overnighter.  This trip is designed for beginners.

Training classes to help prepare scouts are as follows:

Monday March 23- backpacking gear essentials and meal planning.

  • Monday April 6 – trail safety and gear shakedown.  Bring your pack ready to go. We’ll go your gear to help with needs vs. weight.

Note that the troop has some backpacking gear available which we’ll discuss on Monday March 23th.

Space is limited to 20 scouts and 5 adults.  Registration closes automagically on April 3rd, 2015.

Contact ASM Tracy Ross for questions.

Register for The Backpaking Trip By Clicking Here

 

Attendee List for Crowder's Mountain Backpacking Trip

1.) Brandon Carter
2.) Harrison Carter
3.) Tyler Manis
4.) Josue Perla
5.) Jonathan Pool
6.) Ben Ross
7.) Noah Ross

Schedule Time To Help Dallas With His Eagle Project May 9th

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Dallas will be leading those who can assist with his Eagle Project on Saturday, May 9th on the ASC Greenway.  More details of time and exact meeting location will follow as the date draws closer. Backup dates, in case of bad weather, will be May 23 & 24, 2015.

Dallas wanted to get his work dates out so everyone can put them on their calendars in advance.

Merit Badge Expo Info

MBX 2015 PatchWe need to confirm Scouts going to the encampment at Catawba Nuclear Station on April 17 – April 19.  Scouts who are signed up have been assigned classes (Click here to see the Troop 108 MB Expo Class Schedule).  If you have signed up and have classes assigned but are unable to attend, click here to send an email to Mr. Whitesell so you can be removed from the schedule.  This event is FULL, so no additional sign ups are possible.

Cost for this event is $25 and can be paid using the link below (actually $26.06):

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Merit Badge Expo and Encampment @ Catawba Nuclear Station $25  (actually $26.06)

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LEADERS:

Email Mr. Whitesell if any of the following apply to you (using the link above).

  • Are you a leader that is going and planning on Camping?
  • Are you a leader that is attending Friday to help with Ms. Nicky with check-in?
  • Are you a leader that is planning on attending Saturday only to help with Food?

After Mr. Whitesell gathers the all of the leader’s names on the list, he would like to have a planning meeting and delegate some responsibilities.

Thanks for your support on this event!!!!