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Troop Meeting on Thur May 19

Hi Troop,

We are scheduled for a Troop Meeting on Thursday May 19th at 6:30.

The PLC and Patrol meeting on Tuesday May 3rd went well. We successfully went through the tents that were in the Scout Room and discarded those that were no longer useable.

We are down to five tents in the Scout Room and will be determining what will be purchased in the near future.

Danny Strom

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PLC/ Patrol Meeting on Tue May 3

BLUE ROOM

6:30-7 PLC Meeting

6:45-7:30 Storm Trooper Patrol Meeting

We will start with advancements and then move back into the tent cleanup/ return procedures.
We will begin to assemble a list of these procedures,and eventually get them laminated and hung.

Danny Strom

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Meeting notes from Jan 21

Hello everyone;
in the absence of a secretary, I thought I would send out summary notes from last weeks troop meeting.

Upcoming Events:

Hospitality Sunday (not discussed, but coming up in two weeks)
February 6&7
The Troop and the Pack are sharing responsibility for Hospitality in February. It is also “Ministry Sunday” so the Ministries of the Parish will be having displays, and there will be alot of people around. We are hoping to have at minimum, 2 scouts, 2 webelos, and 2 cubs after each Mass. We will also need at least 2 adults to assist. A sign-up Genius for the Masses is here: Hospitality Sunday Sign-up

Scouting for Food
March 12th is Bag Drop
March 19th is Pick Up
Please put these dates on your calendars.

Blue & Gold
Saturday, March 12th @ 6 PM. There is only 1 webelo looking to cross over. (kind of sad) – but the group for the next year is HUGE and a good showing would really encourage them along. Please put this date on your calendars.

Adventure Rock
It was unanimous by all present that they wanted to do Rock Climbing and an overnight. The original winter dates didn’t work with schedules but the boys would like to see if dates later in the spring might be available. Mrs. Lynch will contact Adventure Rock and check for possible April dates.

Scouting the Zoo
June 4th & 5th
Looking for a parent and a scout to co-ordinate.

CMP Laser Tag
This would not be a scout activity – but a group of friends. Mr. Strom is looking into it.

Eagle Cave
A lot of interest was expressed in returning to Eagle Cave. The activity needs leadership.

Summer Camp
There was a lot of discussion about summer camp. Le Feber was purchased by a private investor who is opening it up as a camp available to scouts. The programming is still up in the air, but it sounds like merit badges would be available, but not on the same scale as previous programs. Also, it sounds like camping doesn’t have to be the traditional “week long” camp, but a long weekend, or other might be possible. Ed Bryant Scout Reservation (Glacier’s Edge counsel) was also discussed. Staff from the camp circulated last summer at Le Feber talking to the kids. Here is the link: Ed Bryant Scout Reservation – Glacier’s Edge Council, BSA
The kids were impressed: STEM merit badges, sprayed for misquitos, more and different badges, different (more modern) outdoor toys in addition to the usual boats and canoes. It appears costs are similar.
Ed Bryant week long camp sessions are:
Boy Scout Camp Schedule for 2016
June 26- July 2 – Boy Scout Resident Session 1
July 2-9 – BS Resident Camp Session 2
July 10-16 – BS Resident Camp Session 3
July 17-23 – BS Resident Camp Session 4
July 24-30 – BS Resident Camp Session 5
July 31-Aug 6 – BS Resident Camp Session 6
Aug 7-13 – BS Resident Camp Session 7

The troop needs to decide where and when (and if) they want to go to camp. Two of the high schoolers are going to Peru, and several others may have summer school conflicts. Please look over the web page and offerings and then respond with your (scout’s) interest level and availability. We need to determine who is interested, when they can go, if there is leadership to take the boys, and where to go. Looking forward to hearing back from everyone! Please respond, at least initially, by February 1st.

Next Up: Meeting on Tuesday, February 2nd. PLC (senior scouts 1st class rank and higher) will be meeting at 6pm to discuss action items and plan upcoming activities and meetings. All scouts available will be meeting at 6:30 for work on advancements. Please bring your handbooks.

Respectfully Submitted,
Karen Yaccarino
Advancement Chair
BSA Troop 596

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Troop Meeting on Thu Jan 21

All,
Our next troop meeting will take place tomorrow evening, January 21st at 6:30pm.

Discussion items include:
1. High Adventure 2016; Will you spearhead the details necessary to take this excursion as well as create an active fundraising action plan for this summer? Let’s talk about it.
2. Winter Camping. Who’s In and Where? Let’s Commit! Ideas: Klondike, Sandhill Station State Campground, etc. Two parent volunteers required.
3. Ross Lodge – Another Successful Event Earlier This Month… Thanks Tammy, Herb and Carolyn for spearheading details to make it happen
4. Can Drive 1/9/2016 – Thanks Frank for all the assistance managing the cans
5. Others?
Questions? Reach out anytime.

Yours in Scouting,
Mr. D.
414-403-3002
duanedrzadinski.com

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Troop Meeting on Thu Nov 19

All,

Our next troop meeting will take place this Thursday evening, November 19th at 6:30pm.
Discussion items include:

1. High Adventure 2016; I need two parents to spearhead finalizing a specific location as well as create an active fundraising action plan. Is it you?

2. St. Ben’s – November 30th (still need more registered volunteers; see Sign Up Genius)

3. St. Nick’s Breakfast Set Up, Saturday, Dec. 5th – Organ Piper Pizza Party After

4. Winter Camping. Who’s In and Where? Let’s Commit! Ideas: Klondike, Sandhill Station State Campground, etc. Two parent volunteers required.

5. Ross Lodge – Friday, January 8th, 2016; Two parent volunteers required.

6. Wreath Pick Up and Distribution This Coming Weekend (Sign Up Genius to follow)

7. December 8th, 2016; Extra Troop Meeting for Advancement Opportunities

8. Trailer – Drop off cans at recycling center from last month’s can drive

Questions? Reach out anytime.

Yours in Scouting,
Mr. D.
414-403-3002
duanedrzadinski.com

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Court of Honor on Sun Oct 4

Hi Troop;

Back to the Court of Honor planning . . . due to the short time frame, and the fact that several of the scouts were not available this coming weekend, the Court of Honor has NOT been planned for this coming Sunday. Having said that, please save the date and time for the next Sunday, October 4th starting at 3PM and running til about 5. I will call and confirm availability of the Community Room and then send out a formal email and Sign-up Genious for everyone to rsvp to and sign-up for potluck dinner. There is Christian Formation classes that evening so we will be promptly cleaning up so kids will have some downtime between the COH and classes.

Call if you have questions.
Karen

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Troop Mtg on Thu Sept 17

All,
Our next troop meeting will take place this Thursday evening, September 17th at 6:30pm.

Discussion items include:
1. Scout driven preferred events for this school year
2. High Adventure 2016; fundraising action plan for Fall
3. St. Ben’s – September 30th
4. Court of Honor
5. A potential quartermaster and committee chair for the troop

Questions? Reach out anytime.

Yours in Scouting,
Mr. D.
414-403-3002
duanedrzadinski.com

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PLC Meeting on Thu Aug 27

All,
As we get ready to kick off another great scouting year, I thought we should have a PLC meeting so the senior scouts could assist with a bit of the planning. I’m thinking about next Thursday, August 27th at 6:30pm.

Discussion items may include: a CMP Tactical Laser Tag Outing to Lake Geneva, an upcoming Eagle Project from Harrison, an Eagle project update from Dan Yaccarino, setting a date for the Court of Honor, additional outing ideas from Mark Rodenkirch and more.

Please respond if you or your scout will be able to attend.

Yours in Scouting,
Mr. D.
414-403-3002
duanedrzadinski.com

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Troop Meeting on Thu June 18

All,
Our next troop meeting will take place tomorrow evening, Thurs. June 18th at 6:30pm.

Discussion items include:

1. A potential quartermaster, new wreath coordinator and committee chair
2. Lefeber – Summer Camp (final logistics)
3. High Adventure 2016; fundraising action plan for Summer
4. July 4th Fest Can Drive in cooperation with Greendale Lions Club
5. Can Drive on Sat. July 11, 2015
6. St. Ben’s – Mon. June 29th

Unfortunately, I’ll be unable to attend this meeting. Please keep me informed as to the discussion items.

Questions? Reach out anytime.

Yours in Scouting,
Mr. D.
414-403-3002
duanedrzadinski.com

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Troop Meeting on Thu May 21

All,
Our next troop meeting will take place tomorrow evening, May 21st at 6:30pm.

Discussion items include:
1. Service Project(s) – St. Al’s Food Pantry Ramp update?
2. A potential quartermaster, new wreath coordinator, popcorn colonel and committee chair
3. Lefeber – Summer Camp (final registration logistics, paperwork, etc.)
4. Squeegee Scouts – Back in Action
5. High Adventure 2016; fundraising action plan for Summer
6. Scouting the Zoo – menu(s) planned, final registration details addressed
7. Can Drive – Which parent can transport aluminum cans to the recycling center? Do we need to ask other parishoners or school families for help?
8. St. Ben’s – June 29th

Questions? Reach out anytime.

Yours in Scouting,
Mr. D.
414-403-3002
duanedrzadinski.com

P.S. In addition to the original discussion items provided previously, we also need to discuss:

1. Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Sunday, 5/24
2. Memorial Day Parade & Service
3. 4th of July – Can Recycling for Greendale Lions (fundraiser)

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