Week in Scouting

Important Dates and Upcoming Events

Adult Coverage for Camp Squanto-Please use the link to sign up for adult coverage for summer camp.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hiysMtUyN8cjUqwyffrTPqNnYK4Z2BKCo_hFLhsfK3k/edit?usp=sharing

July 14-20: Camp Squanto! Troop 101 attends summer camp as a troop. More summer camp info at Mayflower Council site – click below.

The Mayflower Council Camp Guide has tons of summer camp information. Parents, please review this doc – it will answer so many of your questions!! Access the document here: https://www.mayflowerbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/FINAL-Camp-Guide-v4-4.18.19.pdf

Resident Summer Camp

 

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Scoutmaster News

Summer Camp sign-ups are underway! See the Mayflower Council website for all the camp information you need including general camp info., merit badge schedules, important medical form information, and what to bring to camp. It’s all here at:

Resident Summer Camp

There is lots of information on this page regarding summer camp. Scroll down to Mayflower Council Camp Information – Resources and Forms. All the forms you will need for camp are listed. The 2019 Mayflower Council Camp Guide is a 100-page document that has all the information parents need and can also be accessed here: FINAL-Camp-Guide-v3.15.19 General camp information is at the beginning of the document. Squanto specific information, including the merit badge schedule, starts on page 57. Med form informtion starts on page 67. IMPORTANT: Medical form information. Every Scout needs an up-to-date BSA med form complete with his doctor’s signature within the past 12 months. Schedule your Scout’s physical appointment now if necessary!  While you’re on the page check out the other summer camp tabs Health and Safety, Campership Program, Parents FAQs and Refund Policy.

Campership Information – There are limited troop funds available to assist families in need for summer camp. Apply for troop funds with this form: T101 Campership Application 2019 Please fill it out and submit it to Maureen Panagrossi, Charlie Malloy or Dan Bardon. Additionally, please apply on-line for Mayflower Council camperships. They will be approving applications on a rolling basis so the earlier the better. Early bird price will be honored if you sign-up and apply by May 15. Click here to apply for a summer camp campership from Mayflower Council:   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLzuauboz9Exx1QlIhX0dLZ51rQ8QkXnzpsta29pWCbHXY_A/viewform

Eagle’s Corner

Dan Pierce’s Eagle Court of Honor is Saturday, June 15, at 2 p.m. at Sanctuary Church.

Advancement News

When requesting a Scoutmaster conference or Board of Review, be sure to have your handbook so I can finalize and approve your scout’s advancement. All requirements should be entered into Scoutbook by the scout, and I will simply compare and approve. Please see me if you have any questions about how advancement works!

As parents guide their scouts through the advancement process, we recommend that scouts first work on their Scout, Tenderfoot, Second and First class ranks prior to focusing on merit badges. That doesn’t mean merit badge work isn’t allowed, but do try to place a greater emphasis on rank advancement first. Did you know that prior to starting a merit badge, a scout is expected to get approval from the Scoutmaster? After receiving approval, the scout should meet with the merit badge counselor for that badge to get started. While parents are encouraged to support their scout’s progress, it is only the merit badge counselor who can give credit for completion of requirements. Please feel free to email me at suzicork@gmail.com if you have any questions. Thanks, Suzi Advancement Chair

Committee News

Training News

Youth Protection Training is required for all adult leaders. BSA has updated their Youth Protection Training. All adults are encouraged to take the training; all leaders must take it. Traning avaiable online at my.scouting.org.

Boy Scout leaders can now get trained anywhere at any time
http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2017/03/30/boy-scout-leaders-get-trained-anywhere-at-any-time/

What training must I complete to be “trained”?
Want to wear that Trained patch? This chart gives you an overview of the eLearning modules you should complete. The Mayflower Council offers many training opportunities for Scouts and adults. Lots of training sessions are available to take on line at your convenience. Please visit the council website at www.mayflowerbsa.org/training for more information. All Scouts deserve a trained leader so please review these opportunities to help the Troop succeed in our mission. Wondering how you can help our troop? Please contact Charlie Molloy.

Important Communications Note

All communications are now coming through Scoutbook. If you have not yet signed into your account, please do so soon so you don’t miss important communications.

Volunteers Needed

Troop 101 is growing! There are many ways parents can help. Many hands make light work. We have several leadership positions open if you’d like to get involved. If you can sign up for one event or activity it would be greatly appreciated. Ready to sign up to help? Current list of openings are here, please add your name to the doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qxdtRl6ePlS1Jgdx3g0bxQVvBhcXOCeDTbm8m7J5xCo/edit
Thank you for helping our troop!

General Troop Information

An info packet was supplied at a parent info session in September. If you didn’t get a packet you can access the info docs here: T101_Troop Info for Parents and T101 ScoutParent Guide_9_2018

Scout/Parent Information Form

We are requesting one form be filled out per family. Please download this form, fill out and bring to a troop meeting along with your Scout’s dues: T101_Parent Info Form

Camperships

Troop 101 has a limited amount of funds available to assist families with the cost of Scouting in situations of financial need. Please download: T101 Campership Application  Submit completed application to Scoutmaster Dan Bardon, Committee Chair Charlie Molloy, or Treasurer Maureen Panagrossi. All requests will be handled confidentially. If anyone would like to contribute to the Troop Campership Fund please contact Maureen Panagrossi.

Class B Uniform Information

Get your Class B’s for upcoming outings! Yvonne Pierce, of Salt Rose Designs, has many great items available for purchase. Download the Troop 101 Class B Uniform Order Form and turn it in to Yvonne at an upcoming troop meeting. Contact Yvonne with any questions at (781) 264-6334 or email Yvonne@Saltrose.com. Make checks payable to Salt Rose Designs (not the troop!).

Add Your Troop 101 Photos to This Slideshow

Use this link to upload and add a photo to this slideshow of Troop 101 images.
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Become a Troop 101 Merit Badge Counselor

The merit badge counselor is a key player in the Boy Scout advancement program. Whatever your area of expertise or interest—whether it is a special craft or hobby (basketry, leatherwork, coin collecting), a profession (veterinary medicine, aviation, engineering), or perhaps a life skill (cooking, personal management, communication)—as a merit badge counselor, you play a vital role in stirring a Scout’s curiosity about it. By serving as a counselor, you offer your time, knowledge, and other resources so Scouts have the opportunity to broaden their horizons. And in doing so, your mission is to combine fun with learning. Click here to learn how to become a counselor.

Merit Badge Activities

Family Life Merit Badge: I will continue working with those who started this merit badge previously, and will start a new round with those who wish to begin. Plan on attending a brief meeting at this Wednesday’s troop meeting.

Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge is currently being taught during troop meetings by Mr. Armstrong.

Community Service Opportunities

If you have any questions or ideas about current or future community service projects, contact Marlene Haley at mbhinbx@hotmail.com. Please make sure that your Scout is listing all service hours in the back of their handbook and notifying Mrs. Haley with these hours to insure that we are updating them in Scoutbook.

Fundraising

No fundraising information is posted at this time.

“Do a Good Turn Daily”