Troop 493 Tidbits April 2, 2018

Troop 493 Tidbits April 2, 2018 

All orders and money for our flower fundraiser is due April 4th. Delivery will be May 12th. Get out and sell, sell, sell, these fundraisers are important to our Troop. Here is the link to the fundraiser brochures and order form: https://troop493.nwsc.org/2018-flower-plant-fundraiser/

*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.

Class “B” red t-shirt orders will be available soon – more info coming

Please remember to bring your Scout books wear your Class A shirts to every meeting.

April 7 Saturday 830am – 12pm Merit Badge Clinic Barrington United Methodist Church 98 Algonquin Road Barrington, IL 60010 For anyone looking at getting a merit badge signed off, there is an upcoming clinic. Info is below. Finish up those partials! The Clinic features traditional counselor meetings for over 65 merit badges including all three Citizenship Merit Badges and many STEM, rare, and new merit badges. Advance preparation for the merit badge counselor meeting is needed so Scouts can demonstrate understanding of the merit badge subject and requirements accomplishment.

April 27-29: US Grant Pilgrimage 2 nights of camping, Galena Illinois  *This is a very Cool Event!* Check out the flyer below!
http://www.blackhawkscouting.org/usgrantpilgrimage
$60 payment is due April 11th, Turn in permission slip and payment to Kim Haywood, khywd5@comcast.net or Lisa Garig, lbuttong@aol.com
Some of the activities include a Civil War and Revolutionary Re-enactment,Trail Hike, Bucket Brigade, History Hunt, Museums and Dodgeball.
Every Scout will receive a patch. U.S. Grant Pilgrimage Please Fill out BSA

Health form A and B and turn in with permission slip below:
Permission slip: https://troop493.nwsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Troop493GrantPilgrimage2018permform-1.docx

BSA Medical Form
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf

July 22 to 28: Napowan Summer Camp, Wild Rose, WI
Scouts $350 and Adults $180 – Visitors $30 a day
Additional fees for some Merit Badges will be collected before camp and during camp.
Sign Up & Pay by April 25th / $40 Late Fee
Turn into Kim Haywood, khywd5@comcast.net or Lisa Garig, lbuttong@aol.com
BSA Medical form for all Scouts and adults attending
If needed, turn in Medication form and Food Allergy form
*New Crossover Scouts have until July 9th to sign up without a late fee. Would recommend signing up as soon as you can so you get the merit badges you want. * We also recommend a parent attends camp with their first year Scout. *Check out the links below!

Napowan Leader Guide
http://www.pathwaytoadventure.org/media/upload/2018%20Napowan%20Leader%20Guide.pdf
Napowan Program Guide
http://www.pathwaytoadventure.org/media/upload/Napowan%202018%20Program%20Guide.pdf
BSA Medical Form
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf
Napowan Medication Form
http://www.pathwaytoadventure.org/media/upload/Outdoor%20Adventure/resources%20page/Napowan%20Health%20Forms/Medications%20in%20Camp.pdf
Special Request Diet/Food allergy form
http://www.pathwaytoadventure.org/media/upload/2018%20Camp%20Napowan%20Special%20Diet%20Request%20Form.pdf
Troop Permission form:
https://troop493.nwsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Troop493Napowan2018permform.docx
*Merit Badge list is coming soon*

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