Troop 108 will hold its Winter Court of Honor on December 18th 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 to talk about exciting upcoming activities and opportunities.
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.
We look forward to seeing every scout and their families at this special event.
Derek successfully completed his District Eagle Scout Board of Review on Monday night. Congratulations!
Registration for the Troop 108 Merit Badge College being held next Friday evening and Saturday during the day will close automagically sometime tomorrow.
Scouts that have signed up for merit badges should go to the site below and download, print and start working in the merit badge workbooks.
Click here for downloadable merit bade workbooks
The more things that you do before hand (like complete the cyber chip for Digital Technology), the higher the likelihood that you can complete the badge that weekend.
See the post from November 17th for more information and the sign-up link
The Unity Presbyterian Church Angel Tree supports local families by providing Christmas gifts to the family clients of the Fort Mill and Catawba Care Centers along with Family Promise and RAIN partners.
As in years past, Troop 108 is sponsoring a bicycle for a youngster in need. We are giving a blue 24” bicycle to the program for a local 10 year old boy for Christmas.
Scouts and Scouting families that would like to contribute to this bicycle donation may place their donation in the special donation box set up at the next two troop meetings.
Thank you in advance for your support.
REMINDER: Scouts from Troop 108 are encouraged to walk in the Fort Mill Christmas Parade today. We will meet at Unity Presbyterian Church at 10am to find our spot in the parade lineup.
We will walk with the American Legion and assist with handing out candy to the kids along the parade route. Leaders are encouraged to walk as well.
There is a good chance of light rain, so dress accordingly.
This is always a fun time and an opportunity to provide community service and to display the Scouting values.
BSA – Winter Camp 2017 Guide v 2017 11 22 The Mecklenburg County Council (Charlotte Area) will be offering a merit badge college event at Belk Scout Camp (9408 Belt Rd, Midland, NC 28107) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday – December 14, 15 & 16th, 2017.
Winter Camp offers all Scouts the opportunity to work on merit badges. Star Scouts may participate in a 3-hour Saturday afternoon conservation service project as required for advancement to Life Scout rank.
Scouts will camp in canvas tents in Cub World, eat heartily in the Dining Hall with meals prepared by a volunteer Cook Team, and participate in merit badge workshops. The following merit badges (with counselors and maximum enrollment) are on our schedule:
- American Cultures (offered to all Scouts) – Scott Phillips, Stuart Tucker
- *Citizenship in the Community – 6 – Dean Loven – one course
- *Citizenship in the Nation – 6 – Dean Loven – one course
- Climbing – Rob Seate – 8 – one course
- *Communication – Brady Drummond-Ryan – 15 – one course
- *Emergency Preparedness – Tony Bateman – 12- two courses
- *Family Life – Brady Drummond-Ryan – 15 – one course
- Fire Safety – Van Swepston – 12 – two courses
- Inventing – Mike McCoy – 8 – two courses
- *Personal Management – Kary Beaman – 8 – four courses
- Photography – John Mahaffey – 8 – two courses
- Scouting Heritage – Stuart Tucker – 8 – four courses
- Signs, Signals, and Codes – David White – 8 – two courses
* required for Eagle
All Merit Badge Counselors will be registered with BSA as adult volunteers and will be current on BSA Youth Protection and Merit Badge Counselor registration with the Council.
Scouts will register and pay individually. Parents and unit leaders are welcome and encouraged to register and attend and camp. If a Scout does not have a parent or unit leader on site, one of the staff adults will serve as his supervising adult and Scoutmaster. Supervising adults will sleep in a tent in the campsite for safety and discipline. Scouts and leaders will follow BSA Youth protection guidelines.
Cost is $75 per Scout. Cost for all camping adults is $25. Cost includes food (Friday night Cracker Barrel with dessert and hot chocolate, Saturday breakfast, lunch, supper, Cracker Barrel with dessert and hot chocolate, Sunday breakfast, snacks, all meals with vegetarian options), merit badge supplies, printing costs of merit badge workbooks for all Scouts, evening movie(s), facility use fees for Dining Hall and Learning Development Center, clean up supplies, event patch.
Check-in will begin at 5:00 pm on Friday at the Berry Shelter near the swimming pool. All Scouts and leaders will need to turn in BSA Health and Medical Record form Parts A and B (not requiring a doctor examination). See http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_AB.pdf. These health forms will be returned at check out. In the event of illness or injury, the emergency will be assessed by Scout leaders and medical personnel on site and 911 services activated if warranted.
Blue card requirement: Each Scout must present to the counselor a separate blue card signed by their Scoutmaster indicating permission to participate in that course. Scouts should fill out the requirement grid portion of the card and have the Merit Badge Counselor initial this section of the card for each completed
requirement. When the Scout has completed all requirements, the Merit Badge Counselor must sign and date the card on 2 places. Each Scout is responsible to obtain these signatures and to turn the card in to his Scoutmaster so that merit badge can be registered and awarded.
Note that Troop 108 is not participating in this event as a unit. We are simply presenting the information to our scouting families so they can decide if this is something that they would like to participate in or not.
Scouts that are unpaid will not be re-registered with the troop as the troop is unable to front the money for scouts. Assistance is available for scouting families needing help. Please contact the Scoutmaster for more information.
Scouts wishing to attend the medieval-themed Polar Bear camporee on January 19th – 21st need to be registered and paid in full using TroopMaster no later than Monday, December 4th.
Cost for the trip will be $25 (plus Paypal fee if paid online) which will cover registration for the event, transportation and food.
We will plan to meet on January 19th at 4:30pm and carpool out to Camp Conley Clark. We should return to the Post Office parking lot opposite the church parking lot at about noon or before on the 21st (scouts will call/text when we are 30 minutes out)
As an added bonus, scouts can complete a list of knight-like action items while at the camporee in order to be “knighted” and presented with the patch below.
When: Friday – December 8 – 6pm – 10pm
Saturday December 9 – 9am – 5pm
Registration: Sign up using the link below. Will remain available until sometime on December 4th when it will automagically close.
Where: Unity Presbyterian Church
Merit Badges offered:
1) Citizenship in the Community (Eagle Required) – Mr. Carter
2) Communications (Eagle Required) – Mr. Helms
3) Sustainability (Eagle Required) – Mr. Ross
4) Digital Technology – Mr. Helms
5) Coin Collecting – Mr. Carter
Friday – 5pm – 7pm – Digital Technology (Click Here For The Merit Badge Worksheet)
7:30pm — 9:30pm – Coin Collecting (Click Here For The Merit Badge Worksheet)
9:30pm – Parents pick-up Scouts
Saturday – 9am – 11:30am – Sustainability (Click Here For The Merit Badge Worksheet)
Lunch – 11:30am – 1pm
1pm – 3pm – Communications (Click Here For The Merit Badge Worksheet)
3:30pm – 5pm – Citizenship in Community (Click Here For The Merit Badge Worksheet)
5pm – Parents pick-up Scouts
Course Pre-requisites will be discussed at the Troop Meetings. Completing as many prerequisites as possible prior to the class will give scouts a better chance of finishing the badges during the event.
Scouts may sign up for as many or as few classes as they desire. Note that Sustainability, Communications and Citizenship in the Community are all Eagle required badges – this is a great opportunity to get a head start on these.
When signing up, you must sign up as an attendee ($10.00) AND select the class(es) you want to take.
Registration Is Now Closed For This Event
Attendee List for 2017 Troop 108 Merit Badge College1.) Harrison Carter
2.) Connor CLEELAND
3.) Gray Davis
4.) CJ DeBow
5.) Tommy Flanagan
6.) Nicholas Flanigan
7.) Brodie Grim
8.) Caeden Intemann
9.) Charlie Kresser
10.) Cameron Mazako
11.) Samuel Myers
12.) Jonathan Pool
13.) Joshua Scott
14.) Austin Shumate
15.) Garrett Studer
16.) Jamie Tann
17.) Marshall Ware
18.) Hunter Warren
19.) Wyatt Watson
20.) Eli Whitesell
21.) Curtis Whitlow
Each year Troop 108 scouts travel to Gibbs Stadium at Wofford College in Spartanburg to assist 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 Restaurant for a hearty roadside breakfast on the way down and then 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 16th, 2017. 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 is 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.
Sign up to attend on TroopMaster by December 13th so we can plan transportation accordingly.