Jan 102017
 

http://www.troopwebhost.org/Troop343Indianapolis/Index.htm

Service opportunities: Friday Jan 13 6:00-7 or 7:30 Service project at New Augusta North setting up tables and chess boards for chess tournament on the 14th. You don’t need to know anything about chess to be helpful! Enter through center door at front of building. Class B uniforms. Contact Mrs Carson if questions: cell 317 985-1727 or jillmcarson@att.net.
Same opportunity, different date and location: Friday, January 27 6-8 at Pike High School (bigger tournament, so a little bit longer set up time)

Scout Sunday: February 5th. Scouts that are able to participate in the service at Bethel should contact SM Wells.

Exciting change to communications! The new public troop website is up and running!
http://www.troopwebhost.org/Troop343Indianapolis/Index.htm
This is the site the public can see, showing photo galleries of past events and a calendar of upcoming events, similar in content to what we’ve been using. The real treat comes once you receive a login/password from SM Emeritus Ruggles. Scouts and parents will login and be able to view the Scout’s advancements, RSVP for events, etc. It’s REALLY COOL!!!! We’ll have a parent tutorial meeting once we’ve got that portion ready.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Friday, Jan 13 6pm- Service opportunity @ NAN (Chess tournament set up)
Monday, Jan 16- No Meeting- MLK day
Fri-Sun, Jan 20-22- Winter camporee @ Camp Redwing
Monday, Jan 23- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Friday, Jan 27 6pm- Service opportunity @ PHS (Chess tournament set up)
Monday, Jan 30- 7pm Regular meeting, review camporee performance
Sunday, Feb 5- 10am Scout Sunday (Scouts that can participate should arrive at Bethel at 9:30)
Monday, Feb 6- 7pm Open House @ Pike Fire Station, permissions slips DUE
Monday, Feb 13-7pm Regular meeting (Advancements)
Fri- Sun Feb 17-19- Mystery Outing (planned by adults)
Mon, Feb 20- No Meeting Presidents’ Day
Mon, Feb 27- 7pm Regular meeting (Personal Management, pt1)
Mon, March 6- 7pm Regular meeting (fun athletic activities in gym), permission slips due
Monday, March 13- 7pm Regular meeting (outing prep and duty rosters)
Fri-Sun, March 17-19 Outing (lock-in?)
Monday, March 20- No meeting
Monday, March 27- No meeting
Monday, April 3- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Friday, April 7- 5:30pm Pike Literacy Fair
Sunday, April 9- 4pm Troop Court of Honor
Monday, April 10- 7pm Regular meeting (permission slips and duty rosters)
Monday, April 17- 7pm Fun meeting (aren’t they all?!?)
Fri-Sun April 21-23 Spring Camporee @ Camp Ransburg
Monday, April 24- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) meeting
Monday, May 1- 7pm Regular meeting (permission slips DUE) lashings, knots, etc. (summer camp planning) Duty roster, menu planning
Monday, May 8- 7pm Regular meeting (summer camp planning)
Fri-Sun May 12-14 Outing
Monday, May 15- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Monday, May 22- 7pm regular meeting (Flags at Bethel Cemetery)
Saturday, May 27 500 Festival Parade
Monday, May 29- NO Troop meeting (Memorial Day)
Monday, June 5-7pm Regular meeting (permission slips DUE) duty rosters, menu planning MANDATORY Summer Camp meeting for parents
Monday, June 12- 7pm Regular meeting
Fri-Sun June 16-18 Troop Outing
Monday, June 19- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) meeting
Monday, June 26- Meeting?
Monday, July 3- NO MEETING
Sunday July 9-15 SUMMER CAMP @ Camp Ransburg

Jan 032017
 

Happy New Year one and all! Here’s to a great 2017!

Camporee: Just a friendly reminder, the fee for the Winter Camporee is $30.00. Permission slips and fees MUST be turned in at the meeting on January 9. We will not be able to take late registrations because the troop must online register by January 11. Please contact ASM Crow if you have any other questions regarding the Camporee.

OA/Firecrafter: Firecrafter Mid-Winter Dinner is this Saturday. Interested Firecrafters should contact Greg Hoyes for more information.
Sunday at 1pm: OA/Firecrafter meeting at Broad Ripple American Legion Post.

Scout Sunday: February 5th. Scouts that are able to participate in the service at Bethel should contact SM Wells.

Exciting change to communications! Please see the letter from John Ruggles (posted/sent 12/1/2016)

Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Monday, Jan 9 –7pm Regular Meeting (cold camping, patrol comp.) permission slips and fees ($30) due
Monday, Jan 16- No Meeting- MLK day
Fri-Sun, Jan 20-22- Winter camporee @ Camp Redwing
Monday, Jan 23- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Monday, Jan 30- 7pm Regular meeting, review camporee performance
Sunday, Feb 5- 10am Scout Sunday (Scouts that can participate should arrive at Bethel at 9:30)
Monday, Feb 6- 7pm Open House @ Pike Fire Station, permissions slips DUE
Monday, Feb 13-7pm Regular meeting (Advancements)
Fri- Sun Feb 17-19- Mystery Outing (planned by adults)
Mon, Feb 20- No Meeting Presidents’ Day
Mon, Feb 27- 7pm Regular meeting (Personal Management, pt1)
Mon, March 6- 7pm Regular meeting (fun athletic activities in gym), permission slips due
Monday, March 13- 7pm Regular meeting (outing prep and duty rosters)
Fri-Sun, March 17-19 Outing (lock-in?)
Monday, March 20- No meeting
Monday, March 27- No meeting
Monday, April 3- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Friday, April 7- 5:30pm Pike Literacy Fair
Sunday, April 9- 4pm Troop Court of Honor
Monday, April 10- 7pm Regular meeting (permission slips and duty rosters)
Monday, April 17- 7pm Fun meeting (aren’t they all?!?)
Fri-Sun April 21-23 Spring Camporee @ Camp Ransburg
Monday, April 24- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) meeting
Monday, May 1- 7pm Regular meeting (permission slips DUE) lashings, knots, etc. (summer camp planning) Duty roster, menu planning
Monday, May 8- 7pm Regular meeting (summer camp planning)
Fri-Sun May 12-14 Outing
Monday, May 15- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Monday, May 22- 7pm regular meeting (Flags at Bethel Cemetery)
Saturday, May 27 500 Festival Parade
Monday, May 29- NO Troop meeting (Memorial Day)
Monday, June 5-7pm Regular meeting (permission slips DUE) duty rosters, menu planning
Monday, June 12- 7pm Summer Camp meeting?
Fri-Sun June 16-18 Troop Outing
Monday, June 19- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) meeting
Monday, June 26- Meeting?
Monday, July 3- NO MEETING
Sunday July 9-15 SUMMER CAMP @ Camp Ransburg

Dec 182016
 

Troop Holiday Party- December 19th, in lieu of our troop Court of Honor. Scouts can wear festive holiday attire (sweater, hat, socks, etc.) Last names A-K should bring snacks (cookies, cupcakes, etc.). Last names L-W should bring drinks. Troop will provide cups/plates/napkins.

Lucas S’s Eagle Court of Honor – Thanks to all who attended- it was a great turnout, especially considering the weather and the busy season. Nice to see so many of our college guys back for the holidays.

Exciting change to communications! Please see the letter from John Ruggles (posted/sent 12/1/2016)

Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Monday, Dec 19- 7pm Troop Holiday party
Monday, Dec 26 – No Meeting Pike Winter Break
Monday, Jan 2 – No Meeting Pike Winter Break
Monday, Jan 9 –7pm Regular Meeting (cold camping, patrol comp.) permission slips due
Monday, Jan 16- No Meeting- MLK day
Fri-Sun, Jan 20-22- Winter camporee @ Camp Redwing
Monday, Jan 23- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Monday, Jan 30- 7pm Regular meeting, review camporee performance
Monday, Feb 6- 7pm Open House @ Pike Fire Station, permissions slips DUE
Monday, Feb 13-7pm Regular meeting (Advancements)
Fri- Sun Feb 17-19- Mystery Outing (planned by adults)
Mon, Feb 20- No Meeting Presidents’ Day
Mon, Feb 27- 7pm Regular meeting (Personal Management, pt1)
Mon, March 6- 7pm Regular meeting (fun athletic activities in gym), permission slips due
Monday, March 13- 7pm Regular meeting (outing prep and duty rosters)
Fri-Sun, March 17-19 Outing (lock-in?)
Monday, March 20- No meeting
Monday, March 27- No meeting
Monday, April 3- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Sunday, April 9- 4pm Troop Court of Honor
Monday, April 10- 7pm Regular meeting (permission slips and duty rosters)
Monday, April 17- 7pm Fun meeting (aren’t they all?!?)
Fri-Sun April 21-23 Spring Camporee @ Camp Ransburg
Monday, April 24- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) meeting
Monday, May 1- 7pm Regular meeting (permission slips DUE) lashings, knots, etc. (summer camp planning) Duty roster, menu planning
Monday, May 8- 7pm Regular meeting (summer camp planning)
Fri-Sun May 12-14 Outing
Monday, May 15- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Monday, May 22- 7pm regular meeting (Flags at Bethel Cemetery)
Saturday, May 27 500 Festival Parade
Monday, May 29- NO Troop meeting (Memorial Day)
Monday, June 5-7pm Regular meeting (permission slips DUE) duty rosters, menu planning
Monday, June 12- 7pm Summer Camp meeting?
Fri-Sun June 16-18 Troop Outing
Monday, June 19- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) meeting
Monday, June 26- Meeting?
Monday, July 3- NO MEETING
Sunday July 9-15 SUMMER CAMP @ Camp Ransburg

Dec 082016
 

December outing update: Scouts should meet at Pike Township Fire Department on Friday at 5:30 pm in Class A uniforms. The December outing will be held at Cary Camp (in Lafayette). Youth will brush up their winter camping skills, work on Geocaching MB, and review patrol skills for upcoming January Winter Camporee. Please review the electronic device procedure for THIS OUTING ONLY (per John Ruggles):
This is the ONE TIME that cell phones will be allowed on the outing. The boys will need to use data so if you don’t want that to happen, please leave their phones at home. They/you will also need to download the Geocaching app developed by Groundspeak Inc.
It is a free app. It uses the GPS functionality of your phone to do a sort of treasure hunt. www.geocaching.com/play
Boys will need to do the following.

1. Turn in their phones to SM Emeritus Ruggles upon arrival at PTFD 61 on Friday night.
2. Have a charging cord
3. They will be allowed to use their phones during the activity only. Once activity is complete, phones will be returned to SM Emeritus Ruggles.
4. Upon arrival back in Indy, SM Emeritus Ruggles will return phones to them.

Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting: Monday, December 12th at 7pm, Bethel United Methodist. Mr. Crow will be acting SM for the evening.

Uniforms: As a reminder, Scouts are expected to be in uniform for meetings and outings unless otherwise notified. Being in uniform means a t-shirt under your Scout shirt, your shirt tucked in, pants/shorts with belt loops, and a belt. Merit badge sashes when warranted. There may be a surprise uniform inspection at some point…

Lucas S’s Eagle Court of Honor is rapidly approaching (December 18th at Bethel UMC 2pm with Scouts reporting at 1:30). Attendance is expected. Youth that cannot attend should contact SM Wells. It will be followed by our Troop Court of Honor. Youth should ensure that their handbooks are up to speed and that Mr. Carson has necessary advancement so that you can earn your merit badges and rank.

Troop Holiday Party: December 19th, in lieu of our troop Court of Honor. Scouts can wear festive holiday attire (sweater, hat, socks, etc.) Last names A-K should bring snacks (cookies, cupcakes, etc.). Last names L-W should bring drinks. Troop will provide cups/plates/napkins.

Winter Camporee: Please note that dues for this outing will be $30 instead of the usual $25.

Exciting change to communications! Please see the letter from John Ruggles (posted/sent 12/1/2016)

Council still has openings for the 2017 Philmont contingent, June 14th-28th. Cost is approximately $1,550 and includes round trip airfare. SM Wells and Richard are planning on going fyi. Camperships are available from Council for those needing assistance. See Council website for requirements and further info.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Fri – Sun, Dec 9-11 – Cold weather outing (Cary Camp in Lafayette, IN)
Saturday, Dec 10- Lions Club Pancake Breakfast @ PHS
Monday, Dec 12 –7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting Mr. Crow will be acting SM for this meeting.
Tuesday, Dec 13- 7pm Parent Committee meeting
Sunday, Dec 18- 2pm Lucas S. Eagle Court of Honor at Bethel UMC (Scouts arrive at 1:30. Troop Court of Honor immediately following.
Monday, Dec 19- 7pm Troop Holiday party
Monday, Dec 26 – No Meeting Pike Winter Break
Monday, Jan 2 – No Meeting Pike Winter Break
Monday, Jan 9 –7pm Regular Meeting (cold camping, patrol comp.) permission slips due
Monday, Jan 16- No Meeting- MLK day
Fri-Sun, Jan 20-22- Winter camporee @ Camp Redwing
Monday, Jan 23- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Monday, Jan 30- 7pm Regular meeting, review camporee performance
Monday, Feb 6- 7pm Open House @ Pike Fire Station, permissions slips DUE
Monday, Feb 13-7pm Regular meeting (Advancements)
Fri- Sun Feb 17-19- Mystery Outing (planned by adults)
Mon, Feb 20- No Meeting Presidents’ Day
Mon, Feb 27- 7pm Regular meeting (Personal Management, pt1)
Mon, March 6- 7pm Regular meeting (fun athletic activities in gym), permission slips due
Monday, March 13- 7pm Regular meeting (outing prep and duty rosters)
Fri-Sun, March 17-19 Outing (lock-in?)
Monday, March 20- No meeting
Monday, March 27- No meeting
Monday, April 3- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Sunday, April 9- 4pm Troop Court of Honor
Monday, April 10- 7pm Regular meeting (permission slips and duty rosters)
Monday, April 17- 7pm Fun meeting (aren’t they all?!?)
Fri-Sun April 21-23 Spring Camporee @ Camp Ransburg
Monday, April 24- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) meeting
Monday, May 1- 7pm Regular meeting (permission slips DUE) lashings, knots, etc. (summer camp planning) Duty roster, menu planning
Monday, May 8- 7pm Regular meeting (summer camp planning)
Fri-Sun May 12-14 Outing
Monday, May 15- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Monday, May 22- 7pm regular meeting (Flags at Bethel Cemetery)
Saturday, May 27 500 Festival Parade
Monday, May 29- NO Troop meeting (Memorial Day)
Monday, June 5-7pm Regular meeting (permission slips DUE) duty rosters, menu planning
Monday, June 12- 7pm Summer Camp meeting?
Fri-Sun June 16-18 Troop Outing
Monday, June 19- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) meeting
Monday, June 26- Meeting?
Monday, July 3- NO MEETING
Sunday July 9-15 SUMMER CAMP @ Camp Ransburg

Nov 232016
 

If you plan on attending the troop outing to Camp Buffalo(youth and adults) please email SM Wells (SMTroop343@yahoo.com) ASAP so we can determine whether or not you will be staying in cabins or not…the deposit is non-refundable…

Happy Thanksgiving to all, we are all truly blessed, be thankful!

Nov 172016
 

Service Opportunities: Saturday, November 19th from 9am-noon. Any available youth are invited to BYORake and help clear the yard of a friend of the troop.
(7032 Caroline Ave.) Stop by when you can, for as long as you are able.
For those not attending, there is another opportunity- Bethel is having a church clean up day this day as well. If you can help at either location, please let Mrs. Carson know so she can track your service hours.
Bethel Youth group is also looking for donations of furniture and/or someone to build a farmhouse table and benches.

Fyi Andrew will be picking up our final popcorn order Friday at 6pm.
Families that placed final orders will be able to pick up their product Saturday at the leaf raking service project, or later by appointment.  Text to 317-508-8406 or email Andrew at Troop343popcorn@yahoo.com. 
He will NOT have additional product for anyone who did not order on time, but MAY be able to acquire some the following Tuesday.

Upcoming meetings: NO meeting on Monday, November 21 due to Thanksgiving break. Next meeting is Monday, November 28th, with patrol competitions and cold weather camping review on the agenda. Permission slips and fees for the December outing are due.

Court of Honor: Unless there is a last minute surge of advancement, we will probably combine our December Troop Court of Honor right after Lucas’ Eagle Court of Honor on December 18th, tba. We may have some type of holiday celebration on the 19th instead.

Council still has openings for the 2017 Philmont contingent, June 14th-28th. Cost is approximately $1,550 and includes round trip airfare. SM Wells and Richard are planning on going fyi. Camperships are available from Council for those needing assistance. See Council website for requirements and further info.

Lucas Sadenwater’s Eagle Court of Honor is rapidly approaching (December 18th at Bethel UMC 2pm with Scouts reporting at 1:30). It will be followed by our Troop Court of Honor. Youth should ensure that their handbooks are up to speed and that Mr. Carson has necessary advancement so that you can earn your merit badges and rank.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Saturday, November 19-9am-noon Service Opportunity (leaf raking)
Monday, Nov 21 – No Meeting Pike Thanksgiving Break
Monday, Nov 28 –7pm Regular Meeting (patrol competitions, cold weather camping) Permission slips and fees DUE
Monday, Dec 5 –7pm Regular Meeting (cold weather planning; Deadline for advancements)
Fri – Sun, Dec 9-11 – Cold weather outing (Camp Buffalo in Monticello, IN)
Saturday, Dec 10- Lions Club Pancake Breakfast @ PHS
Monday, Dec 12 –7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Tuesday, Dec 13- 7pm Parent Committee meeting
Sunday, Dec 18- 2pm Lucas S. Eagle Court of Honor at Bethel UMC (Scouts arrive at 1:30. Troop Court of Honor immediately following.
Monday, Dec 19- Troop Holiday party ???
Monday, Dec 26 – No Meeting Pike Winter Break
Monday, Jan 2 – No Meeting Pike Winter Break
Monday, Jan 9 –7pm Regular Meeting (cold camping, patrol comp.) permission slips due
Monday, Jan 16- No Meeting- MLK day
Fri-Sun, Jan 20-22- Winter camporee @ Camp Redwing
Monday, Jan 23- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Monday, Jan 30- 7pm Regular meeting, review camporee performance
Monday, Feb 6- 7pm Open House @ Pike Fire Station, permissions slips DUE
Monday, Feb 13-7pm Regular meeting (Advancements)
Fri- Sun Feb 17-19- Mystery Outing (planned by adults)
Mon, Feb 20- No Meeting Presidents’ Day
Mon, Feb 27- 7pm Regular meeting (Personal Management, pt1)
Mon, March 6- 7pm Regular meeting (fun athletic activities in gym), permission slips due
Monday, March 13- 7pm Regular meeting (outing prep and duty rosters)
Fri-Sun, March 17-19 Outing (lock-in?)
Monday, March 20- No meeting
Monday, March 27- No meeting
Monday, April 3- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Sunday, April 9- 4pm Troop Court of Honor
Monday, April 10- 7pm Regular meeting (permission slips and duty rosters)
Monday, April 17- 7pm Fun meeting (aren’t they all?!?)
Fri-Sun April 21-23 Spring Camporee @ Camp Ransburg
Monday, April 24- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) meeting
Monday, May 1- 7pm Regular meeting (permission slips DUE) lashings, knots, etc. (summer camp planning) Duty roster, menu planning
Monday, May 8- 7pm Regular meeting (summer camp planning)
Fri-Sun May 12-14 Outing
Monday, May 15- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Monday, May 22- 7pm regular meeting (Flags at Bethel Cemetery)
Saturday, May 27 500 Festival Parade
Monday, May 29- NO Troop meeting (Memorial Day)
Monday, June 5-7pm Regular meeting (permission slips DUE) duty rosters, menu planning
Monday, June 12- 7pm Summer Camp meeting?
Fri-Sun June 16-18 Troop Outing
Monday, June 19- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) meeting
Monday, June 26- Meeting?
Monday, July 3- NO MEETING
Sunday July 9-15 SUMMER CAMP @ Camp Ransburg

Nov 102016
 

Outing this weekend: Youth are to be dropped off and picked up at Hoosier Heights, 9850 Mayflower Park Drive. Drop off is 9 p.m. Friday and pick up is 8a.m. Saturday promptly. Anyone with transportation issues can contact Chris Sadenwater.

Meeting on November 14th is PLC only. 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at Bethel UMC.

Service Opportunity: Saturday, November 19th from 9am-noon. Any available youth are invited to BYORake and help clear the yard of a friend of the troop.
(7032 Caroline Ave.) Stop by when you can, for as long as you are able.

Unless there is a last minute surge of advancement, we will probably combine our December Troop Court of Honor right after Lucas’ Eagle Court of Honor on December 18th, tba. We may have some type of holiday celebration on the 19th instead.

Council still has openings for the 2017 Philmont contingent, June 14th-28th. Cost is approximately $1,550 and includes round trip airfare. SM Wells and Richard are planning on going fyi. Camperships are available from Council for those needing assistance. See Council website for requirements and further info.

Lucas Sadenwater’s Eagle Court of Honor is rapidly approaching (December 18th at Bethel UMC 2pm with Scouts reporting at 1:30). Youth should ensure that their handbooks are up to speed and that Mr. Carson has necessary advancement so that you can earn your merit badges and rank.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Fri-Sat Nov 11-12 Troop Outing (rock climbing)
Monday, Nov 14 – 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Saturday, November 19-9am-noon Service Opportunity (leaf raking)
Monday, Nov 21 – No Meeting Pike Thanksgiving Break
Monday, Nov 28 –7pm Regular Meeting (patrol competitions, cold weather camping)
Monday, Dec 5 –7pm Regular Meeting (Deadline for advancements)
Fri – Sun, Dec 9-11 – Cold weather outing
Monday, Dec 12 –7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Tuesday, Dec 13- 7pm Parent Committee meeting
Sunday, Dec 18- 2pm Lucas S. Eagle Court of Honor at Bethel UMC (Scouts arrive at 1:30) Attendance is required
Monday, Dec 19 –7pm Troop Court of Honor (possibly combined with Lucas Eagle Court of Honor on Sunday)
Monday, Dec 26 – No Meeting Pike Winter Break
Monday, Jan 2 – No Meeting Pike Winter Break
Monday, Jan 9 –7pm Regular Meeting (cold camping, patrol comp.) permission slips due
Monday, Jan 16- No Meeting- MLK day
Fri-Sun, Jan 20-22- Winter camporee @ Camp Redwing
Monday, Jan 23- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Monday, Jan 30- 7pm Regular meeting, review camporee performance
Monday, Feb 6- 7pm Regular meeting (planned by adults), permissions slips DUE
Monday, Feb 13-7pm Regular meeting (Advancements)
Fri- Sun Feb 17-19- Mystery Outing
Mon, Feb 20- No Meeting Presidents’ Day
Mon, Feb 27- 7pm Regular meeting (Personal Management, pt1)
Mon, March 6- 7pm Regular meeting (fun athletic activities in gym), permission slips due
Monday, March 13- 7pm Regular meeting (outing prep and duty rosters)
Fri-Sun, March 17-19 Outing
Monday, March 20- No meeting
Monday, March 27- No meeting
Monday, April 3- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Sunday, April 9- 4pm Troop Court of Honor
Monday, April 10- 7pm Regular meeting (permission slips and duty rosters)
Monday, April 17- 7pm Fun meeting (aren’t they all?!?)
Fri-Sun April 21-23 Spring Camporee @ Camp Ransburg
Monday, April 24- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) meeting

Nov 032016
 

Flag dressing for November 7th: Youth should prepare for the elements as we will be outside for a major portion of the evening. Bring flashlights as it will get dark quickly.

November outing: We only have two adults signed up for the indoor rock climbing outing which is ok as long as no incidents/injuries occur(i.e. parents will have to come and transport their own son for any medical treatment as we need two deep adult coverage). If you have signed up and not paid the fee yet, see ASM Ruggles asap this Monday.

Thanks to all for Alex Huffine’s Eagle Court of Honor, it went very well! For those who didn’t attend, see SM Wells at Monday’s regular troop meeting.

We still have troop gear checked out from the Fall Camporee-return to QM Sadenwater Monday night.

Council still has openings for the 2017 Philmont contingent, June 14th-28th. Cost is approximately $1,550 and includes round trip airfare. SM Wells and Richard are planning on going fyi. Camperships are available from Council for those needing assistance. See Council website for requirements and further info.

Lucas Sadenwater’s Eagle Court of Honor is rapidly approaching (December 18thatBethel UMC 2pm with Scouts reporting at 1:30) as well as a troop Court of Honor on the 19th-youth should ensure that their handbooks are up to speed and that Mr. Carson has necessary advancement so that you can earn your merit badges and rank.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Monday, Nov 7 –7pm Regular Meeting (Flag placement at Bethel Cemetery)
Tuesday, Nov 8- 7pm Parent Committee meeting
Fri-Sat Nov 11-12 Troop Outing (rock climbing)
Monday, Nov 14 – 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Monday, Nov 21 – No Meeting Pike Thanksgiving Break
Monday, Nov 28 –7pm Regular Meeting (patrol competitions, cold weather camping)
Monday, Dec 5 –7pm Regular Meeting (Deadline for advancements)
Fri – Sun, Dec 9-11 – Cold weather outing
Monday, Dec 12 –7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Tuesday, Dec 13- 7pm Parent Committee meeting
Sunday, Dec 18- 2pm Lucas S. Eagle Court of Honor at Bethel UMC (Scouts arrive at 1:30) Attendance is required
Monday, Dec 19 –7pm Troop Court of Honor
Monday, Dec 26 – No Meeting Pike Winter Break
Monday, Jan 2 – No Meeting Pike Winter Break
Monday, Jan 9 –7pm Regular Meeting (cold camping, patrol comp.) permission slips due
Monday, Jan 16- No Meeting- MLK day
Fri-Sun, Jan 20-22- Winter camporee @ Camp Redwing
Monday, Jan 23- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Monday, Jan 30- 7pm Regular meeting, review camporee performance
Monday, Feb 6- 7pm Regular meeting (planned by adults), permissions slips DUE
Monday, Feb 13-7pm Regular meeting (Advancements)
Fri- Sun Feb 17-19- Mystery Outing
Mon, Feb 20- No Meeting Presidents’ Day
Mon, Feb 27- 7pm Regular meeting (Personal Management, pt1)
Mon, March 6- 7pm Regular meeting (fun athletic activities in gym), permission slips due
Monday, March 13- 7pm Regular meeting (outing prep and duty rosters)
Fri-Sun, March 17-19 Outing
Monday, March 20- No meeting
Monday, March 27- No meeting
Monday, April 3- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Monday, April 10- 7pm Regular meeting (permission slips and duty rosters)
Monday, April 17- 7pm Fun meeting (aren’t they all?!?)
Fri-Sun April 21-23 Spring Camporee @ Camp Ransburg
Monday, April 24- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) meeting

Oct 302016
 

Thanks to all for attending Alex H’s Eagle Court of Honor. It was a great turnout (awesome to see the Bruce family!) and the Scouts did a fantastic job with clean up afterwards.

Due to Halloween, there is NO meeting on Monday, October 31st.

Troop November outing: Rock Climbing at Hoosier Heights.
Scouts should MEET AT Hoosier Heights at 9pm on Friday, November 11th in class B troop shirts. Hoosier Heights is located at 9850 Mayflower Park Dr. Carmel (96th St. just west of Michigan Rd). Scouts should be PICKED UP at the same location on SATURDAY at 8am. If transportation is an issue, please contact Chris Sadenwater to make arrangements. Permission slips and fees ($25) were due today (Sunday, October 30).

Upcoming Eagle Court of Honor:
Dec. 18th: Lucas S’s Eagle Court of Honor. Scouts should arrive at Bethel UMC, 5252 W. 52nd St. at 1:30pm in full Class A uniforms. Attendance is required.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Monday, Oct 31- NO meeting due to Halloween
Monday, Nov 7 –7pm Regular Meeting (Flag placement at Bethel Cemetery)
Tuesday, Nov 8- 7pm Parent Committee meeting
Fri-Sat Nov 11-12 Troop Outing (rock climbing)
Monday, Nov 14 – 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Monday, Nov 21 – No Meeting Pike Thanksgiving Break
Monday, Nov 28 –7pm Regular Meeting (patrol competitions, cold weather camping)
Monday, Dec 5 –7pm Regular Meeting (Deadline for advancements)
Fri – Sun, Dec 9-11 – Cold weather outing
Monday, Dec 12 –7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Tuesday, Dec 13- 7pm Parent Committee meeting
Sunday, Dec 18- 2pm Lucas S. Eagle Court of Honor (Scouts arrive at 1:30) Attendance is required
Monday, Dec 19 –7pm Troop Court of Honor
Monday, Dec 26 – No Meeting Pike Winter Break
Monday, Jan 2 – No Meeting Pike Winter Break
Monday, Jan 9 –7pm Regular Meeting (cold camping, patrol comp.) permission slips due
Monday, Jan 16- No Meeting- MLK day
Fri-Sun, Jan 20-22- Winter camporee @ Camp Redwing
Monday, Jan 23- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Monday, Jan 30- 7pm Regular meeting, review camporee performance
Monday, Feb 6- 7pm Regular meeting (planned by adults), permissions slips DUE
Monday, Feb 13-7pm Regular meeting (Advancements)
Fri- Sun Feb 17-19- Mystery Outing
Mon, Feb 20- No Meeting Presidents’ Day
Mon, Feb 27- 7pm Regular meeting (Personal Management, pt1)
Mon, March 6- 7pm Regular meeting (fun athletic activities in gym), permission slips due
Monday, March 13- 7pm Regular meeting (outing prep and duty rosters)
Fri-Sun, March 17-19 Outing
Monday, March 20- No meeting
Monday, March 27- No meeting
Monday, April 3- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) Meeting
Monday, April 10- 7pm Regular meeting (permission slips and duty rosters)
Monday, April 17- 7pm Fun meeting (aren’t they all?!?)
Fri-Sun April 21-23 Spring Camporee @ Camp Ransburg
Monday, April 24- 7pm Patrol Leadership Council (PLC) meeting

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