Each year in December the troop has to recharter our members. This requires scouts and leaders to pay the fees needed to continue their membership for the coming year. The deadline for payment is December 1st 2016.
Two options for payment are being offered:
- a 1/2 payment option which allows members to make two separate payments of one half of the total amount (plus PayPal fees)
- a full payment option which allows members to make a single payment in the full amount (plus Paypal fees)
Total cost for registration is $50 and this covers the BSA annual membership renewal as well as maintenance for troop equipment, the purchase of new troop equipment, badges and awards that our scouts earn and more. Note that the troop is no longer able to front the money for scouts who have not completed payment in full for their annual membership prior to December 1st, 2016. We have extended this courtesy in the past and have not gotten paid back in some cases. To prevent this from occurring in the future, the practice is being discontinued.
Questions about the annual membership renewal process? Click here and select the Troop Committee Chairman as the recipient and complete the contact form.
Did you have a chance to participate in the Webelos Woods as a Webelo Scout about to transition into A Boy Scout Troop? If so, you remember what a great time of learning and fun it was. Tjere is about to be another Webelos Woods weekend coming up on October 21-23 at Westminster Park, Rock Hill and they are in need of scout-aged leaders to help staff the event.
Troop 108 is blessed by scouts with leadership potential and ability and this is a great chance to put it to use in a fun environment and earn service hours in the process. There is a $15 staff fee which covers your meals while at the course and staff t-shirt.
If you’re interested in helping out, please open, read, complete and return the staff application found on the link below:
Since our schools are closed on October 10th for Columbus Day, we will not have a scout meeting – per our “No School, No Scouts” rule.
We will see some of you on the 17th for a Patrol Leader’s Council and Board of Review night .
We will see everyone again on the 24th and then we will take October 31st, Halloween, off again for the holiday.
After watching videos about our three possible camp choices, our scouts voted to go to Camp Rainey Mountain for summer camp in 2017. This camp is located in the mountains of Georgia near Clayton and has gotten rave reviews. The troop last visited this camp 10 years ago in 2007. Preliminary indications are that we will be there the week of the 4th of July in 2017.
Basic cost should be $295 with additional fees added depending upon which activities and badges are selected as part of the scout’s adventurous week at camp.
Each scout needs to have paid:
- $100 toward summer camp by January 1st, 2017.
- An Additional $100 is due no later than March 1st, 2017.
- Any balance is due no later than May 1st, 2017.
We encourage you to make use of the “pay any amount toward summer camp” feature that is available in the lower right corner of this website to make monthly payments, starting now, toward your scout’s summer camp adventure.
Scouts must have a current BSA physical form (Parts A, B & C), completed by a physician, turned into the troop no later than June 1st, 2017.
Here is the camp’s website:
Here are links to two videos that they have on Youtube:
Camp Rainey Mountain – The Program
Camp Rainey Mountain – The Camp
Members of the OA are reminded to sign up for the Fall Fellowship which will be held the first weekend in November at Camp Bob Hardin. The link below has all the details and the sign-up form.
I would like to let everyone know that the American Indian Affairs of Skyuka Lodge is conducting a Workshop Session, on October 8, 2016. If you are interested in learning more about the department or if you are already an AIA member and would like to work on Dance Clothes, Dance Steps, Drumming, Ceremonies, or research please feel welcome to come and join us in fellowship. The event will run from 9 – 3 approximately, at Wilksburg Baptist Church, 3137 Pickney Rd. Chester SC 29706.
The event will run as a stop in, so if you are not able to make the 9 am start time, please still feel welcome to come. Another workshop is scheduled for October 29 as well, so look to your email and check the lodge’s Facebook page for updates around this event.
Yours in WWW,
Vice Chief of American Indian Affairs
Skyuka Lodge 270
Use the link found in the earlier post to get registered for the Fall Camporee no later than tomorrow, September 26th.
The 2016 Fall Camporee will be held at Camp Conley Clarke (just across the Broad River near Hickory Grove SC) on September 30th-October 2nd, 2016. There will be lots of fun activities planned for everyone to participate in – including Ultimate Frisbee and shooting sports.
The cost is $25 per scout. Scouts are reminded to pack in preparation for the elements (rain, cooler temperatures) and to bring all of the regular necessary items for a campout (sleeping bag, water bottle, sun screen, utensils and mess kit, etc). This is a good source for more information on this subject.
We will be leaving he church at 5pm on Friday, September 30th and will be returning around noon on Sunday October 2nd at the Post Office.
Use the link below to sign up and pay for your registration for this fun event.
Attendee List for 2016 Fall Camporee1.) Caeden Intemann
2.) Charlie Kresser
3.) Tyler Manis
4.) Ethan Mercado
5.) Bill Murphree
6.) Josue Perla
7.) Jonathan Pool
8.) Ben Ross
9.) Joshua Scott
10.) Garrett Studer
11.) Curtis Whitlow
12.) Jacob Wright
Sign ups for Beach Sweep have been extended until Friday of this week. Get signed up ASAP if you want to go.
This is one outing you don’t want to miss!
A look through the Troop 108 history books indicates that Sam Cecil is the troop’s 108th Eagle.