Monday, May 25, 2020

25 May 2020

Troop Meeting - 7pm (Zoom)
Link in Email
Our meeting will be a E-Prep share out & progress check (see below). 

Memorial Day
Today is Memorial Day. While we often celebrate with parades, picnics, and fun activities, it is a day of somber mourning, honoring those who've died in military service to our country. We fly the flag at half-staff until noon to honor those who've died. Afternoon we raise the flag to full-staff to honor all veterans. When flying the flag mounted on our home, we attach a black streamer - called a mourning ribbon - to the spearhead. 

While every day is a good day to honor a veteran, remember Memorial Day is not Veteran's day, please take a moment to understand the difference and properly honor those who've served and those who've died in service to our nation. 

While this year we cannot commemorate the day with the celebrations, services and activities we normally do, we can still take some time to recognize the importance of the day and maybe learn a bit more about how and why we celebrate it. 

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.  “Flags-in” refers to the ceremony of flag placement on Memorial Day — a tradition first observed in 1868, three years after the end of the Civil War — at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, who would be elected president that same year, presided over the first solemn event, then known as “Decoration Day.”

Congressman James Garfield, who eventually became president, gave the main address. He said of the dead: “We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death.”


Taps Across America

For any brass players out there, at 3pm put on your uniform, and go outside and play taps. Video record yourself, send it to me, and send it in to try and make the news. If you're interested and are struggling with the music, it's important to know some stuff about the Bugle. A trumpet is basically 7 interactive bugles.
All bugle calls are written in C, but you don't have to play it there. You can see the music here.
On a valved instrument, like trumpet, cornet, or baritone/euphonium, try playing the entire thing with valves 1 & 3 depressed (essentially making it a bugle). On Trombone, stay in 4th position. If you have a question reach out. 


Emergency Preparedness MB 
• email from 5/19  - We'll be checking in on these things tonight. 

There are 3 important links below:
2- Merit Badge Workbook - This will help you track your progress.
3- Merit Badge Pamphlet (*note - the pamphlet I shared before is the old one. This is the new one BSA redid the requirements in 2019). Also this is screenshots from my Kindle edition so it's really long but there isn't a lot on each page so don't be afraid.)
As with every merit badge, I encourage you to read the entire pamphlet - it'll help you understand the content and it will help you retain the knowledge. Additionally, it will help you make connections to yourself - which is the entire reason we're doing this! This pamphlet might take you an hour total. 

Homework for this week:  Requirements 2 a,b & c & 7b
2. Do the following: (PDF pg 35)
a. Discuss with your counselor the aspects of emergency preparedness:
(1) Prepare for emergency situations. 
(2) Respond to emergency situations. 
(3) Recover from emergency situations. 
(4) Prevent emergency situations.
(5) Mitigate losses in emergency situations.
Include in your discussion the kinds of questions that are important to ask yourself as you consider each of these.

b. Make a chart that demonstrates your understanding of each of the aspects of emergency preparedness in requirement 2a (prepare, respond, recover, prevent, and mitigate) with regard to 10 of the situations listed below. You must use situations 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 below in boldface, but you may choose any other five listed here for a total of 10 situations. Discuss this chart with your counselor.
(1) Home kitchen fire
(2) Home basement/storage room/garage fire 
(2) Home basement/storage room/garage fire 
(3) An explosion in the home
(4) Automobile crash
(5) Food-borne disease (food poisoning)
(6) Fire or explosion in a public place
(7) Vehicle stalled in the desert
(8) Vehicle trapped in a blizzard
(9) Flash flooding in town or in the country
(10) Mountain/backcountry accident
(11) Boating or water accident
(12) Gas leak in a home or a building
(13) Tornado or hurricane
(14) Major flood
(15) Toxic chemical spills and releases
(16) Nuclear power plant emergency
(17) Avalanche (snowslide or rockslide)
(18) Violence in a public place

c. Meet with and teach your family how to get or build a kit, make a plan, and be informed for the situations on the chart you created for requirement 2b. Complete a family plan. Then meet with your counselor and report on your family meeting, discuss their responses, and share your family plan.

7b. Prepare a written plan for mobilizing your troop when needed to do emergency service. If there is already a plan, explain it. Tell your part in making it work. (Pdf pg 248)

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

20 May 2020 - SHT Cancelled

Troop 1:
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, and the policies put forth by the national BSA and Northern Star Council, we will have to cancel our June Trip on the Superior Hiking Trail. Perhaps we can dial something up later this fall - maybe a longer weekend?

At this point, not only would we need to keep our group less than 10, but without support from the BSA there is too much liability to take on for any adult to lead a group in an extreme backcountry environment. That said, most of the SHT is great for day hikes or even short overnighted. Take your family!!!

I know all these cancellations are a drag but keep in mind a bit of perspective and history.  In 1935, the VERY FIRST National Jamboree of the Boy Scouts of America, which was planned to celebrate the young organization's 25th anniversary, was canceled due to an outbreak of a highly contagious virus, polio.

At the time it was cancelled, entire troops were already en route to the nation's capitol by train (a multi-day journey for many), and many had to turn around and head straight back home.

Now, I am happy to be corrected if I am being inaccurate, but looking through the historical records of this event I'm not able to locate any instances of people portending from this unfortunate event the "end of Scouting," nor was I able to find any leader from this era implying that the organization had gone soft or anything of that sort.

The Scouts and Scouters of 1935 took it in stride, made the sacrifices that were necessary cheerfully and with Scout Spirit, and two years later in 1937 gathered for the rescheduled Jamboree when it was safe to do so. That's how the Scouts in 1935 handled it.

For a bit more of a humbling perspective at this  moment, imagine the things you would have overcome if you were born in 1900. When you are 11 your join the newly formed Boy Scouts of America, when you're 14, World War I starts and ends on your 18th birthday with 22 million people killed. Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until you are 20. Fifty million people die from it in those two years. Yes, 50 million.

When you're 29, the Great Depression begins. Unemployment hits 25%, global GDP drops 27%. That runs until you are 33. The country nearly collapses along with the world economy. When you turn 39, World War II starts. You aren’t even over the hill yet.

When you're 41, the United States is fully pulled into WWII. Between your 39th and 45th birthday, 75 million people perish in the war and the Holocaust kills six million. At 52, the Korean War starts, and five million perish.

Approaching your 62nd birthday you have the Cuban Missile Crisis, a tipping point in the Cold War. Life on our planet, as we know it, could well have ended. Great leaders prevented that from happening.

At 64 the Vietnam War begins, and it doesn’t end for many years. Four million people die in that conflict.

As you turn 75, the Vietnam War finally ends. Think of everyone on the planet born in 1900. How do you survive all of that? A kid in 1985 didn’t think their 85-year-old grandparent understood how hard school was. Yet those grandparents (and now great or great great grandparents) survived through everything listed above.

Let’s try and keep things in perspective. Let’s be smart, help each other out, let’s follow our Scout Law and we will get through all of this. 

In the history of the world, there has never been a storm that lasted. While our future will be forever altered by COVID-19, just as futures were changed by all of the events listed above, we’ll get through this - and we’ll do it by following the Scout Law and supporting each other.

Friday, March 27, 2020

27 March 2020

COVID-19 • DISTANCE SCOUTING
Beyond the cancellation of Troop 1's epic weekend in March, I'm sure we've all been negatively affected by this global pandemic by now. 

Chin up Scouts. A Scout is cheerful; we will work to reschedule the RAD Zoo, the Merit Badge events, Order of the Arrow Elections, service at FMSC, the Pack 1 PWD & Crossover / Blue & Gold, as will our Pancake Breakfast and Court of Honor. It was announced yesterday that our Metro Lakes (District L) Spring Camporee has been canceled. All of these are disappointments, but nothing more than minor inconveniences in the scheme of things. We will find a way to keep scouting and turn our current obstacles into (safe) opportunities. 

Be kind and patient with each other, and with those in your house. Remember, this is a difficult time for everybody full of many disappointments and more unscheduled time than most of us are used to. Let's find some ways to be positive. 

Many of our parents are stressed finding new ways to work, or that their work has severely changed, or even been removed. Some people lost lots of money in the stock market over the past couple of weeks. Indeed, some of your families have had vacations put on hold or canceled and are now in "staycation" mode. Distance learning will be different levels of challenging once "school" is back on the schedule. Our health and well-being are the most important right now. There's a lot of reasons to be melancholy. Don't let it overtake you. 

Being that all Scouting events are on hold, per the Northern Star Council, I'd like to address what we can do during this crisis and what we, as Scouts, are being called to do. 


Some things will move forward - we'll just assume things will be functioning on the previously published schedule. Also, let's do some virtual scout meetings via Google Meet. 

Many Point 2020 • Summer Camp 
MANY POINT IS MOVING FORWARD AS SCHEDULED.
Week 8 • Sunday, Aug 9 to Saturday, Aug 15
IMPORTANTLY - LAST CALL for Program Sign-Up !
If you want to register you'll need to do it by Sunday! 

We'll be staying at Two Harbors campsite in Voyageur Sub-Camp. Different than summers at Tomahawk when we ate in the dining hall, we'll be cooking as patrols, and preparing all of our meals at our campsite. 

Scouting From Home • What to do while we're Distancing
https://www.northernstar.org/scouting-from-home

Advancement
It's a great time to be working on Merit Badges. If you need Blue cards signed, etc. We can work that out later. However, I have some guidelines I'd like you to follow when meeting virtually. 
• I expect all online conversations to be respectful using the Scout Oath and Law as our guides.
• You should be in a common area in house with a parent home (& have them say a quick "hi" to the counselor). You should not be in a bedroom or bathroom.
• After you join an online meeting, you should have your microphone muted. If you would like to speak, we ask that you use the built in chat messaging to request to unmute. This will assist your counselor in facilitating the session and give you and your fellow scouts (if there are more than one on the session) the best learning experience possible.

Service
Service is what’s scouts do - find a way to help our community. Perhaps it's picking up trash, perhaps its helping at a food shelf. Perhaps you can call around. It's important to be safe. It's also important to be a real force for good. 
Earth Day events have been Cancelled - However, DIY Earth Day from a safe distance is a thing and there's plenty of trash on the ground! Getting outdoors and getting some exercise in this stressful time can be so good for you.  Consider carrying a bag with you to collect any trash you see, pick it up and keep it out of our sewers and streets.  Have your parents post a picture of your trash haul to the Minneapolis Parks Earth Day Facebook Page: @MPLSEArthDay with the hashtag #mplsDIYEarthDay.  They'll be will be offering prizes to those that participate, so let them know what you collect - be sure to wear your Class B!
Whatever it is, do what makes sense, but do something - it's good for the mind and the spirit. Keep your distance and wash those hands!!!

Jamboree on the Internet • April 3-5
Join international scouts for a Jamboree on the Internet https://www.jotajoti.info/  
We Scouts are resilient, and Scouts all over the world will get together for a special Jamboree on the Internet on the weekend of April 3-5. 


Outdoor Films
You can still go on walks and hikes every day. But, for those long days of social isolation, there are a ton of movies and videos to watch and wonder why you ever thought being in the wilderness would be a good idea. My buddy Paul over at Hikingdude.com has a great list of outdoor films to hold us over until we can get back to our own adventures. 
https://www.hikingdude.com/blog/1503.php


Virtual PLC & Troop Meeting,  April 6 • 6:30pm
We'll give this a try and see how it goes. 6:30pm (unless you all want a new time) we'll use Google Meet - Minneapolis Public Schools has supplied me with the enterprise software so I can conduct classes. This is after school hours so it should not be a problem. 

You do not need a google account nor do you need broadband connectivity, as you can simply call in as a voice participant. However, if you're able, we can look at each other and I can bring us through some planning documents in presenter mode. I think Zoom might be better for a troop meeting, but let's go with this for the first one.
More instructions will follow but please know Everybody (including parents) is welcome to attend. 

meet.google.com/trs-tvix-crc
or 
Call in for audio only: 413-679-2103‬

You'll need to enter this PIN: ‪834 554 024#‬

Upcoming Events
DateTimeEventNotes
April 6Virtual PLC / Troop Meeting
April 20Virtual Troop Meeting
April 1917:00Pack 1 Blue & GoldAoL Crossover - Base Camp
May 1-3Spring Camporee @ PhillippoRegister Soon
June 12-14TBD
June 27-July1Superior Hiking TrailRegister Here
Aug 9-15Summer Camp at Many Point - Voyageur Sub-Camp, Two Harbors Site
Troop Meeting April 20 
Subscribe to the Troop 1 Calendar 

Troop 1 Website • Troop1min.org
Troop 1 has a website that can answer many of your questions. 

Check the calendar, register for camps, read the SM dispatch, look at pst photo galleries, who are in leadership positions, find merit badge counselors, etc. Please take a look and click around. What do you like, what would you change? What would you like to see?

We're looking for a webmaster. This is a scout PoR, but works great when their adult also knows how to click around and some basic web skills. We use google template so it's pretty easy.


BSA Troop 1 Facebook Group
For those of you on Facebook, feel please join our closed group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/mnt3001/

Scout Law in the time of COVID Distancing
• Trustworthy. It’s obvious that daily life will require new levels of responsibility and trust. Please don’t add more stress by needing to be micromanaged. 
• Be Loyal to those in our community who need our help.  Observe safety rules, even though you want to hang out with friends. 
Helpful. There are so many ways you can be helpful, I won't insult you listing any. 
Friendly. You can still be a friend without being in physical proximity. Find time to talk to your friends. Video chatting can be a bonus but should not prohibit contact. Check-in on your friends. Ask, “how are you doing, really? What are your worries? How are you coping?”
•Being Courteous in your cooped up at home, will go an extra-long way during this time. Everybody is stressed. If you're going to pop, step away find some space. If you can add a little charm and politeness to your routine, it'll be felt in waves of positivity. 
Kind.  Again, everybody is very stressed right now, and it's likely only to get worse. Please have some grace. Please be gentle, empathetic, understanding and patient. None of us have done this before. 
•Be Obedient to the rules put in place, even when it is a huge bore. They're doing this for all of our safety. Do your part. 
•Find ways to be Cheerful. Even if your events and activities are on hold. Maybe there's a new merit badge you could work on, or some other opportunity this new time will afford. If you’re a senior in HS and your missing your peer friends, and social world, hopefully we’ll get to have a grad ceremony. I never went to Prom but I’m sure you’ll get over it being canceled.
Thrifty. Try not to do too much internet shopping. We don't want to endanger the delivery workers more than needed. Also, be mindful of how you're utilizing your time which is your most abundant resource now. 
•It is very important you are Brave in this scary time. Your Bravery will mean a lot to those younger than you, and to all of those around you. Fear is an overwhelming and devastating emotion for many right now. I heard polar explorer Will Steiger say that in times of extreme isolation fear can overtake you and create it's own safety concerns. He recommends keeping a rhythm to your day. If you're not on some sort of schedule, I recommend it. It will help the mental well-being.
Clean. This is actually a safety concern now. Wash your hands vigorously for at least 20 seconds, regularly. While it is not certain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 survives on surfaces, studies suggest that it may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days so help cleanse the house, regularly. Wipe down your phone, doorknobs, remote controls, and light switches regularly. Change and wash your clothes. Take a shower. 
•Practicing intentional Reverence will help the mind in this uncertain time. Even in my house of five, I’ve found more time to myself for reflection and meditation. 

Solitude & Leadership
This lecture below was delivered to the plebe class at the United States Military Academy at West Point in October 2009. 
I have listened to it several times over the years. 
I believe it is worth 35 minutes of your time.

https://theamericanscholar.org/solitude-and-leadership/

Scoutmaster Minute • Power of Remaining Positive
If you think you're beaten, you are, 
If you think you dare not, you don't. 
If you'd like to win, but think you can't, 
It's almost for sure, you won't. 

If you think you're losing, you've lost. 
For out in the world we find 
Success begins with a person's will, 
It's all in your state of mind. 

If you think you're outclassed, you are, 
You've got to think high to rise. 
You have to stay with it, 
In order to win the prize. 

Life's battles don't always go, 
To the one with the better plan. 
For more often than not, you will win, 
If only you think you can. 

Keep washing your hands, keeping your distance, covering your cough, and being a force for good in the world. 

Sunday, March 8, 2020

8 March 2020

Troop Meeting • 6:30-8:00 • MUMC
I hope everybody had a great weekend. Monday, we'll be finishing up with our closet cleanout and advancement push. All scouts should have their handbook. Boards of Review will take place next week (19 March), so be sure to have your handbook signed off and everything squared away to show Mrs. Barber in order to request a BoR before our Court of Honor (23 March). Next week we'll be holding elections for Spring. We'll also have Order of the Arrow elections at one of our upcoming Meetings. 

Court of Honor • 23 March
We are looking for an Emcee for the Court of Honor. If you're interested, and/or working on Communications MB, let Mr. Needleman know.
We'll be having a short Many Point Summer Camp meeting after the Court of Honor.
Please bring a dessert to share. 

Order of the Arrow
Order of the Arrow (OA) is Scouting's National Honor Society. It's a service oriented group that meets once per month and provides cool opportunities. Most of the camporees are run by OA members. It's not advancement based, it's like a way to hang with like minded scouts from different units and do next level service. It's fun! To be in OA you must meet some requirements and be elected by your peers.
Requirements:
- First Class
15 nights camping in previous 2 years (including  5 at a long term camp)
- SM approval. 
If you meet these requirements and would like to be considered for election, LMK. A representative from our local lodge will be at a meeting to conduct elections soon. 

Pack 1 PWD - Service Hours• Saturday, 14 March
As always, Pack 1 is counting on some Troop 1 scouts to help out with running the Pinewood Derby. If you're available to provide some service and are planning on helping them out, let me know so I can communicate that to the Pack leadership. 10-1. 
Register Here

Donaldson Merit Badge Day • Saturday, 14 March
They're offering some unique merit badges. This could be a great opportunity to earn another merit badge before the court of Honor. Register here

RAD Zoo + Feed My Starving Children • Friday, 20 March - Sat, 21 March
Sign up now! Registration will close Monday, 16  March.
See who else is attending here.

We'll be attending an overnighter at the Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo in Owatonna on Friday night, March 20- Saturday Morning March 21. We'll follow our stay with some service at Feed My Starving Children in Eagan, returning to MUMC by 11am.

If you're interested in the Service hours at FMSC but able to attend not Rad Zoo. LMK.
Pancake Breakfast • Sunday, 22 March 7:30am-12:00pm
2 shifts - Early Shift 7:30-10:30 and/or Late Shift 9:30-12:30
Food Served 8:00-11:30
Sign-up for a shift

Facebook Event - Please Share. 

Share on Nextdoor, Email your friends, family, teachers, neighbors, etc. 
Thanks to Ann Wempner for the awesome graphics!

Here's another Graphic for you to share. 


Many Point • Summer Camp • Sign Up by Tuesday, 24 March (after Court of Honor)

Week 8 • Aug 9-Aug 15
Program Sign-Up 

Many Point runs Sunday to Saturday, a bit different than Tomahawk. That's not all that's different. Northern Star Council has worked hard to ensure these summer camps are unique. 


We'll be staying at Two Harbors campsite in Voyageur Sub-Camp. Different than summers at Tomahawk when we ate in the dining hall, we'll be cooking as patrols, and preparing all of our meals at our campsite. 

Merit Badge University at UMN• Saturday, 28 March
They're offering some unique merit badges. Register here. 

Superior Hiking Trail • Sat. 28 June - Wed. 1 July
Troop 1 will send at least 1 crew on the Superior Hiking Trail from Saturday, June 27- Wednesday, July1. If these dates don't work and you can form a crew for different dates, you're welcome to organize. 

The number of scouts and adults sign up, will determine the number of crews (patrols). 
Plan: Drive up on Saturday, June 27 & park and hit the trail. Return to the vehicles by July 1 and drive home. Estimated Cost $100/Person

Scout (Youth) 
Requirements:
   • Pass Annual Physical
   • Will be prioritized/evaluated by Scoutmaster corps. 

Adult Advisor • Need at least 2 per crew • Requirements:
   • At least Age 18
   • Pass Annual BSA Physical
   • Pass BSA Swim Test
   • Complete eTrainings: Youth Protection, Weather Hazards, 
   • Complete Training: Wilderness & Remote First Aid (1 per crew)
   • As with all Troop events, Adult Advisor priority given in this order: Scoutmaster Corps, Committee, Parents
REGISTER HERE


Upcoming Schedule
DateTimeEventNotes
March 147:45-16:00Donaldson Scout Education DayRegister Here
March 1410-1Pack 1 Pinewood Derby - serviceRegister Here
March 20RAD ZooRegister Here
March 219-11Feed My Starving ChildrenService
March 227:30-12:30Pancake BreakfastFundriaser •  2-shifts Sign-Up
March 2318:30
Court of Honor + Many Point meeting
March 288-4Merit Badge University @ UMNRegister Here
March 30NO TROOP MEETING
April 1917:00Pack 1 Blue & GoldAoL Crossover - Base Camp
April CampTBD
May 1-3Spring Camporee @ PhillippoRegister Soon
June 12-14TBD
June 27-July1Superior Hiking TrailRegister Here
Aug 9-15Summer Camp at Many Point - Voyageur Sub-Camp, Two Harbors Site
Subscribe to the Troop 1 Calendar 

Troop 1 Website • Troop1min.org
Troop 1 has a website that can answer many of your questions. 

Check the calendar, register for camps, read the SM dispatch, look at pst photo galleries, who are in leadership positions, find merit badge counselors, etc. Please take a look and click around. What do you like, what would you change? What would you like to see?

We're looking for a webmaster. This is a scout PoR, but works great when their adult also knows how to click around and some basic web skills. We use google template so it's pretty easy.

BSA Troop 1 Facebook Group
For those of you on Facebook, feel please join our closed group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/mnt3001/

 Scoutmaster Minute • How to Catch a Monkey
Anybody want to know how to catch a monkey? Well, I can tell you how they do it in India. 

They take a gourd, cut a small hole in it, and then put some rice inside. Then they tie the gourd down securely and wait for the monkey.
Often Monkeys are greedy and selfish. I guess you could say anybody who is greedy and selfish is a monkey in that way. Anyway, monkeys are so greedy and selfish that they fall for the gourd trick every time.

The monkey sticks his paw into the gourd to get the rice. He grabs a handful - but then he can't get his hand out of the gourd. His fist won't go through the small hole. And he's so greedy and selfish that he won't let go of the handful of rice. He just waits there with his greedy fist wrapped around the rice until the men come and take him.

Well, you've got the moral to this story: Don't be greedy and selfish or you may make a 'monkey' of yourself.


Tuesday, March 3, 2020

3 March 2020

Sign-Ups & Service Projects
Many things to sign up for this month.

FRIDAY, 6 MARCH 
Buck Hill Overnight 
This is a Metro Lakes District / Northern Star Council event, not a troop event - bring a parent. I will not be attending. 

SUNDAY, 8 March, 13:00 – 15:00
Conservation-based Service Project
Join Ruth Wikoff-Jones for the first Love Your Trail : Trash the Trash cleanup hike! 

You’ll be focusing on the West River Road Parkway between Lake Street East and 42nd Street East.

This is a multi-use, paved trail that follows the Mississippi River between Minneapolis and St. Paul. It’s mostly flat and considered an “easy” level. Picking up trash along the trail keeps the junk from making it down the bluff and into the river.

Where We Start: Meet at the intersection of West River Road and 42nd Street

Where We End: At the Lake Street / Marshall Avenue bridge near the river and Dunn Bros Coffee (post-cleanup beverages anyone?)

What to Bring:
  • Work gloves
  • USED plastic bags (think bread, large chip or snack, or shopping bags)
  • A water bottle
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather
  • Your generous spirit
FRIDAY, 20 MARCH - SATURDAY, 21 MARCH
RAD ZOO + Feed My Starving Children
Sign up is now Live. Registration will close Monday, 16  March.
See who else is attending here.

We'll be attending an overnighter at the  Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo in Owatonna on Friday night, March 20- Saturday Morning March 21. We'll follow our stay with some service at Feed My Starving Children in Eagan, returning to MUMC by 11am. 

If you're interested in the Service hours at FMSC but able to attend not Rad Zoo. LMK. 

SUNDAY 22 MARCH 7:30-12:00
Pancake Breakfast
2 shifts - Early Shift 7:30-10:30 and/or Late Shift 9:30-12:30
Food Served 8:00-11:30
Sign-up for a shift

Facebook Event - Please Share. 

Share on Nextdoor, Email your friends, family, teachers, neighbors, etc. 
Thanks to Ann Wempner for the awesome graphics!

Here's another Graphic for you to share. 



Monday, 23 March 7:30-8:15
Court of Honor & Philmont Crew Meeting
It's important to meet with the Philmont Crew and Families. I'd like to propose a meeting after the Court of Honor. Monday, 23 March 7:30-8:15. If we can't all make it, let's find a time to meet in early April. LMK if you have a conflict and won't be there. 
Our current Crew is:
ScoutWill Newell
ScoutHenry Rozaitis
ScoutAlex Barber
ScoutSoren Lewandowski
ScoutOliver Needleman
ScoutWarren Parker
ScoutLucien Randolph-Tarrant
ScoutTheo Holdsworth
ScoutAidan Guiney
Advisor - 1Corey Needleman
Advisor - 2Randy Lewandowski
Advisor - 3Everett Needleman
If you're having second thoughts, are realize you won't be able to participate, we have three scouts waiting as alternates, let me know ASAP. The troop has already made a $100 deposit per participant. If these Scouts would like to go, we can try and form a second crew if we can get advisors, or we can get them set up with the Northern Star Council's contingent group. Alternates are welcome to attend the meeting but it's not required at this point. 
Scout- AlternateToby Eichten
Scout- 2nd AlternateNicholas Moore
Scout - 3rd AlternateAnderson Beck

Due by Tuesday 24 March (after Court of Honor)
Many Point • Summer Camp- 
Week 8 • Aug 9-Aug 15
Program Sign-Up 

Many Point runs Sunday to Saturday, a bit different than Tomahawk. That's not all that's different. Northern Star Council has worked hard to ensure these summer camps are unique. 

We'll be staying at Two Harbors campsite in Voyageur Sub-Camp. Different than summers at Tomahawk when we ate in the dining hall, we'll be cooking as patrols, and preparing all of our meals at our campsite.