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.
The 2017 Crossover Campout is a great time to welcome our troop’s newest members and to get to know them better and help them feel like a part of the group.
We will be camping in the established campsites near the Rush Pavilion on the ASC Greenway (come in the entrance off of Hwy 21 Bypass opposite Colthorpe Road). Scouts can be dropped off with their gear begining at 5pm on Friday, March 10th and picked up no later than noon on March 11th, 2017. Both the drop off and pick up locations are the same – The Rush Pavilion on the ASC Greenway.
Bring gloves because of the possibility of doing a service project while on the Greenway.
Cost is $10 (a small paypal fee will be added when you pay online). You can choose to pay in cash at an upcoming scout meeting, just bring a printed copy of your registration email with you. The troop no longer takes checks as payment.
Be sure that the troop has a current BSA Health Form on file (at least Parts A & B for this outing – filled out by the parents). The current BSA Health Form can be downloaded from here
Come on out and lets get to know our new Scouts and make them feel welcome to the troop!!!!
Registration Closes on March 8th
Attendee List for 2017 Crossover Campout1.) Cameron Mazako
2.) Griffin Black
3.) Connor Cleeland
4.) Cole Clendening
5.) Gray Davis
6.) CJ DeBow
7.) Jack Dollyhigh
8.) Tommy Flanagan
9.) Nicholas Flanigan
10.) Nicholas Goides
11.) Brodie Grim
12.) Drake Jones
13.) Charlie Kresser
14.) Jack Lee
15.) Zach Ludolph
16.) Tyler Manis
17.) Cameron Mazako
18.) Samuel Myers
19.) Joshua Scott
20.) Garrett Studer
21.) Jamie Tann
22.) Marshall Ware
23.) Aidan Warrell
24.) Hunter Warren
25.) Dane Weddle
26.) Dane Weddle
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.
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. We’ve decided to do our troop on display at another date/time. 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.
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.