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Summer Camp Minimum Payment Reminder

Just a reminder that any scout planning to attend summer camp with the troop at Camp Rainey Mountain the week of July 4th needs to have paid at least $100 by January 27th, 2017.

Adults will be on hand at the January 23rd PLC meeting to accept payments in person, or you may make a payment by using the “Make a Summer Camp Payment In Any Amount” widget in the right hand column of the website.

More information can be found in an earlier post by clicking here

January 16th, 2017 – No School / No Scouts

 

 

Just a reminder that we don’t typically have a Monday night scout meeting on nights when the scouts don’t have school (Fort Mill School District).

 

We call this the No School / No Scouts rule.

 

As a result, our January 23rd meeting will be only for the Patrol Leader’s Council to meet and plan out the upcoming month’s meetings.

 

 

 

 

Camp Rainey Mountain – July 2nd-8th, 2017 – Update!

 

We are looking forward to an exciting time at Camp Rainey Mountain near Clayton Georgia in early July 2017.  Each scout must have a minimum payment of $100 made to the troop no later than January 27th, 2017 so we can make the deadline for getting the scouts signed up by Camp’s 1st minimum payment date (CRM will add a late fee for any scouts not paid on time).  You can have your scout bring a check to an upcoming scout meeting or you can make a payment of any amount using the “Make a 2017 Summer Camp Payment” option in the right column of this webpage.  Note that the troop will not be fronting payment for scouts as we have paid for scouts in the past who decided not to attend.  Families needing financial assistance should speak with the Scoutmaster or Troop Committee Chairman.

Have your scout take a look at the the 2017 Camp Rainey Mountain Merit Badge Listing and start thinking about which badges that they would like to work on at camp.  First year scouts will automatically be registered for the camp’s “The New Trail” (TNT) program to help expedite their journey through the first four ranks in scouting.

You can also view the two-part leader’s guide for more information about camp by clicking here and here.

We are looking forward to our troop’s visit to CRM in July.

Happy New Year!

Wishing all of our Troop 108 scouting family members a Happy New Year!

See you at our next meeting on January 9th, 2017.  Don’t forget to get signed up for the Polar Bear camporee below.

2017 Polar Bear Campout Registration

The 2017 York District Polar Bear will be a fantastic event filled with fun and adventure.  The event will be held the weekend of January 13-15, 2016 @ Camp Conley Clark (1192 Hickory Grove Road, Gaffney, SC) and is sure to be a fun time.

The troop will gather at Unity Presbyterian Church at 5pm on January 13th to load the trailer and leave for the event shortly afterward.  Scouts should have eaten supper prior to arrival as we will not be stopping on the way to the camporee.  We will plan to return to Fort Mill around noon on January 15th in the Post Office parking lot.  Scouts will call when we are on the way home. This is a cold weather camping event, so plan and pack accordingly.  You can Click Here for a past post about cold weather camping.

Click Here to Register for the 2017 Polar Bear Campout

 

Attendee List for 2017 Polar Bear Campout

1.) Brandon Carter
2.) Harrison Carter
3.) Caeden Intemann
4.) Jack Lee
5.) Bob Ludolph
6.) Zach Ludolph
7.) Tyler Manis
8.) Efrain Mercado
9.) Ethan Mercado
10.) Josue Perla
11.) Jonathan Pool
12.) Joshua Pope
13.) Ben Ros
14.) Noah Ross
15.) Joshua Scott
16.) Caleb Starnes
17.) Ben Werner
18.) Eli Whitesell
19.) Tim Whitesell
20.) Curtis Whitlow

Troop Winter Court Of Honor on December 19th @ 6:30pm

Troop 108 will hold its Winter Court of Honor on December 19th at 7pm in the Historic Sanctuary at Unity Presbyterian Church. Note that we will have a parent meeting in the Historic Sanctuary beginning at 6:30pm. We will hold a time of fellowship and food immediately following the Court of Honor.  Families are asked to sign up for and bring an item to be left in Unity Hall prior to to the Court of Honor.  Sign up for an item to bring by clicking HERE.

Courts of Honor are a special time for us to publicly recognize the work that our scouts have done during the past 6 months.  This event is even more special as we will be presenting the Eagle Scout Award to Dallas S. as part of the ceremony.

We look forward to seeing every scout and their families at this special event.

Graham W. tapped by the troop’s members to be the new ASPL

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We had a fine group of candidates running for the ASPL position this time and any one of them would have done a good job (and we hope that all of them will get their chance).  In the end, congratulations are extended to Graham W. for being selected by the troop’s youth membership to become our next Assistant Senior Patrol Leader.

In Troop 108 we elect the ASPL who serves in that capacity for 6 months while learning from and assisting the current Senior Patrol Leader.  After 6 months the ASPL steps up to become the SPL and a new ASPL is selected.

As a side note, because of the demands of the award winning marching band programs in Fort Mill School District, the troop adult leaders long ago decided that a scout that is participating in high school band programs can run for ASPL during the Summer election rotation but not the Winter election rotation.  This prevents the troop from having a scout that has a strong commitment to the high school band program in the SPL position in the fall of the year.

Register Now Through December 14th for the Shrine Bowl Service Project

BSA - Shrine Bowl Logo

Each year Troop 108 scouts travel to Gibbs Stadium at Wofford College in Spartanburg to help by selling programs and concessions at the annual Shrine Bowl game.  This year will we will do it all again.  As an added plus, we always stop at the Peach Blossum for a hearty roadside breakfast on the way down and top off the day with a gastrointestinal experience at the Beacon Restaurant in Spartanburg before returning home.

We will plan on leaving Unity Presbyterian Church at 7am and returning about 7pm on Saturday, December 17th, 2016.  Be sure to dress warmly and bring money for breakfast, snacks (lunch is provided by the Shriners) and then supper on the way home.

Dress if full official Boy Scout uniform with a troop scouting t-shirt underneath.  Scouts will be able to earn service hours to apply toward rank where applicable.

Register For The Shrine Bowl Event

Attendee List for Shrine Bowl 2016

1.) Aaron Cecil
2.) Sam Cecil
3.) Britt Helms
4.) Caeden Intemann
5.) Geddon Kennedy
6.) Tyler Manis
7.) Bill Murphree
8.) Josue Perla
9.) Jonathan Pool
10.) Benjamin Ross
11.) Noah Ross
12.) Tracy Ross
13.) Caleb Starnes
14.) Garrett Studer