Troop 493 Tidbits     

February 26, 2018

**This week’s troop meeting is the last meeting before the Court of Honor on March 21. Ryan Moore, our advancement chair, will be at the meeting this week so scouts should bring their books and completed merit badge cards so Mr. Moore can record their advancement activity and badges. The deadline to submit rank advancements and completed merit badges for the 3/21 COH is Monday, March 12th. Submissions after March 12th will be recognized at the Fall COH, no exceptions.***  

*We are in need of a volunteer to manage the money and paperwork for Napowan Summer Camp. Please talk to Kim Haywood, khywd5@comcast.com or Lisa Garig, lbuttong@aol.com  

*Need Assistant Scoutmasters. Please talk to one of our Scout Masters. To fulfill obligations to the troop, the Scoutmaster, with the assistance of the troop committee, recruits assistant Scoutmasters to help operate the troop. Each assistant Scoutmaster is assigned specific program duties and reports to the Scoutmaster. They also provide the required two-deep leadership standard set by the Boy Scouts of America. An assistant Scoutmaster may be 18 years old, but at least one in each troop should be 21 or older, so he or she can serve in the Scoutmaster’s absence.

March 7th:  No meeting – No Collins

March 14th: Feed My Starving Children Volunteering (no Collins) *This is a family event.  Please RSVP with all the names of the people in your family that will be attending to Lisa Garig:  LButtonG@aol.com **This is a lot of fun and a great way to help others.  

March 16: New Scout Camping, St Peter’s Lutheran Church – 1 night of camping to introduce camping to the New Scouts *more information to come  

March 21: Court of Honor, OA Elections and Friends of Scouting  

Camp Napowan Summer camp July 22-28th. Money due April 18th for Early Bird discount $340 Scouts, $210 Adults. *Merit Badge list is not out yet **More information to come  

April 27-29: Camping, BSA  – US Grant Pilgrimage Weekend in Galena Illinois

http://www.blackhawkscouting.org/usgrantpilgrimage  *More information to come

 If you have an announcement or updates for Troop Tidbits, please send it before 5pm on Sundays to Cody Porter – cwp2k2@gmail.com and Dave Porter – dwporter55@gmail.com