Troop 493 Tidbits March 20, 2018

Troop 493 Tidbits March 20, 2018 

**Court of Honor Wednesday March 21st. This is where we formally acknowledge all of our Scouts rank and merit badge achievements. Scouts please wear you full class A uniforms (Scout shirt, neckerchief, sash, nice slacks) 

Our flower fundraiser is in full swing. All orders and money is due April 4th and 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:

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

*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 

March 21: 7pm-8pm Court of Honor, OA Elections and Friends of Scouting  

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!
$60 payment is due April 11th
Turn in permission slip and payment to Kim Haywood, or Lisa Garig,
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
Permission slip:
BSA Medical Form

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, or Lisa Garig,
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
Napowan Program Guide
BSA Medical Form
Napowan Medication Form
Special Request Diet/Food allergy form
Troop Permission form:
*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 – and Dave Porter –