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:
- Have your paid all of your camp fees?
- Have you submitted your merit badge class selections (along with some alternates in case classes are already full)?
- Have you scheduled your annual physical with your doctor? (your BSA physical, Parts A, B & C must be current and turned in about 1 month prior to leaving for camp – date to be announced). Here is a link to a previous website posting about this and medications that are being taken to camp.
- Have you started making sure that you have everything that you might need for camp? Here is a link to a list that we posted a while back that you can refer to.
- Scouts will pack all of their items (except their sleeping bag and a daypack) in a footlocker with a keyed or combination lock. Leaders are to be provided with a spare key or combination for emergencies.
- We always depart for, and return from summer camp from the Bi-Lo parking lot at the corner of Hwy 160 W. and Munn Road.
- We have had some issues with cell phone usage at summer camp in recent years. We understand that these devices have become like the swiss army knife of our lives as our GPS device, camera, online reference, calendar and so much more. Leaders are still trying to determine the best way to handle scouts having cell phones at camp this coming year. Look for more information about this later.
Brandon McCord, a former member of Troop 108 and currently a Life Scout with BSA Troop 422, is working on his Eagle Scout Project and is looking for your help.
He is lleading a project to repair the dock on Lake Crandall (correction from previous location) located on Anne Springs Greenway near the Murray Mack Dock Park, the Field Trial Barn and Pick-Your-Own Strawberry fields (see map below). The repairs that he plans to make will prolong the life of the dock that is used by many visitors to the Greenway for fishing or just enjoying the view of the surrounding forest on from the lake.
Brandon is seeking any help you can provide and you will earn service hours toward rank. The project starts at 9:30am and runs until 6:30pm on Saturday March 25th (Come when you can, leave when you need to). Lunch will be provided.
If you have any the following tools please mark them with your name and bring them with you.
- Work Gloves
- Power Drill
- Safety Glasses
- Flat Shovel
- Spade/ Shovel
- Tool Belt
- Tape Measure
- Hand Saw/Radial Saw/Chop Saw
- Claw Hammer
- And anything else that you may think of
Brandon thanks you in advance for your help on this project.
Troop 108 members will soon be getting an email from Troopmaster with a link and password to access the troop’s records. This will allow parents, scouts and leaders to access specific areas depending upon their roles.
Parents and scouts will be able to view their scout’s personal, medical, advancement, leadership and training records with the troop.
Leaders will have specific read/write access depending upon their role with keeping the database up to date (advancement, calendar, attendance).
Additionally, we will be transitioning to the calendaring and event registration system on TroopMaster in the next few months and away from the calendar and registration on the troop website.
Our troop’s website will still be the “go-to” place for the latest information about the troop, but Troopmaster will provide a secure environment for our members to reference and register for upcoming events.
We want parents to make note especially of personal information, address, email, phone numbers an such that might need to be updated in Troopmaster. Also note the date that your scouts’s medical form expires. Scouts cannot participate in events without a current physical form on file. Parts A & B can be completed by parents and are good for most activities, but Part C MUST be completed by a physician prior to summer camp and high adventure type activities.
Quick reminder that we will welcome several new member into the troop tomorrow night as they move up from Webelos to Troop 108. The Crossover Ceremony will begin at 6:30pm instead of the usual 7pm.
Let the scoutmaster know if you have any questions by using the Contact Us form on this site and selecting “Scoutmaster” as the person you’re contacting.
Thank you again and hope to see you all there.