Several youth and adult members of Troop 108 will be traveling to BSA’s Philmont Scout High Adventure Base in the summer of 2017. Between the cost of the week-long rustic adventure, where the group will hike over 60 miles, and the cost of travel to and from New Mexico, it is nothing less than expensive. But it is hard to put a price on the memories and experiences that will be made during this adventure. To help offset the cost of the trip the troop will be holding a pre-order only BBQ sale on Saturday, March 25th.
Pork can be purchased either by the pound or as a whole pork butt and both come with complimentary containers of our special BBQ Sauce. We will have a window from 11am until 1pm when you will be able to come by Unity Presbyterian Church and pick up your purchases. While you’re there picking up your BBQ we hope you’ll take time to visit our model campsite and see what our scouts are doing. Our scouting parents will also have many tasty dessert treats available to for purchase too.
Note that online purchases will have an electronic payment (Paypal) fee added in addition to the base donation price. If you would prefer to be contacted to purchase in person from a scout, please contact Tim Whitesell at 803-984-1775
Click on the link below to place your order before March 21st.
Remember the rule “No School, No Scouts” will prevent us from having a meeting tonight, February 20th. We look forward to seeing each of you on February 27th for our regular meeting.
Soon we will have the opportunity to sign our scouts up for merit bade classes at Camp Rainey Mountain for 2017. The faster our leaders can be when the class signups open to get our scouts registered the more likely our scouts are to get the classes that they want.
What do we need to make this happen? We need for our scouts to look over this listing of the merit badges being offered and select the ones that they would like to take. Then write down your selections and bring them to an upcoming troop meeting BEFORE MARCH 6th
OTHER IMPORTANT SUMMER CAMP DATES & INFO:
- Payment #2 of $100 is due no later than March 31st
- Swim Test – Date Yet-To-Be Determined – Probably at the Complex On The Greenway
- Health Forms – ALL health forms will be due no later than two weeks before we depart for camp. Summer requires all three parts A, B and C be completed. Part C must be filled out by a doctor.
Troop 108 has used Troopmaster for our unit’s records for at least the past decade and we’ve finally made the leap from a locally installed database to one that all members of the troop will be able to access via the internet.
Once we have everything set up and ready, we will email every user with a unique username and temporary password that they can user to access the system. Each user (parent, scout, leader) will be able to log into the troop’s account at Troopmaster and, depending upon their level of access, view, add and change information in the database.
This is going to be a great tool to keep our members informed and up-to-date.
We are very excited to announce that we will be having a patrol-based campout at Bagwell Farms located in McConnells, SC on Friday, February the 17th through Sunday the 19th. The cost is $15. We will be leaving the church by 5:00 and return by 1:00 on Sunday. It has been many years since we have been there and looking forward to finally go back.
This has always been a great campout and everyone has a fantastic time (ask the older scouts, they will tell you). Also if anyone needs some rank requirements items signed off, this outing presents an excellent opportunity to take care of that. Last day of sign up will be Monday, February 13th. Hope to see you all there.
Attendee List for 2017 Bagwell Farm Campout1.) Walker Brown
2.) Caeden Intemann
3.) Charlie Kresser
4.) Zach Ludolph
5.) Tyler Manis
6.) Josue Perla
7.) Jonathan Pool
8.) Owen Pope
9.) Caleb Starnes
10.) Derek Stover
11.) Eli Whitesell
Troop 108 will join scouting units from all over America as we gather to worship on February 5th, 2017. Scout Sunday is always the first Sunday in February and members of Troop 108 gather to worship with our sponsoring organization, Unity Presbyterian Church during their early service.
Scouts should gather between 8:15am and 8:30am in the church sanctuary in the reserved seating set aside for us. We look forward to seeing each of you at church on Scout Sunday.
Troop 108 is looking forward to welcoming our new brothers in scouting on March 6th at 6:30pm at Unity Presbyterian Church. These Webelos scouts have worked hard to achieve the requirements necessary to move to Boy Scouting and we are glad that they have elected to join us in Troop 108.
As part of the evening’s festivities, and as their last Webelos achievement, theses scouts will receive their Arrow of Light award just before crossing over to Troop 108. We’ve included a file of the evening’s bulletin below in Word format.
Arrow of Light and Cross-over Ceremony Bulletin
We hope to see each of you at our Arrow of Light / Crossing Over ceremony on March 6th.
Those troop members planning to attend the upcoming snow skiing outing should plan to meet with Venture Crew 357 at their cookout and meeting on Wednesday evening, January 25th, at 6:30pm. at the home of Crew Advisor and Assistant Scoutmaster David Harllee (Second house on the right on Lakeview Drive when you turn off of Hwy 21 in Fort Mill, SC 29715)
If you haven’t yet signed up to attend this trip but are interested, there are still some spots available. Just come to this meeting to get information and/or sign up.
Total cost for the trip is $150.00 which includes skiing, lodging and food.
If you’re interested and want more information but can’t attend the meeting please call David at 803-242-0468.
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
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.