Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter- 02/21/2021

Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter

Celebrating our 108th Anniversary serving youth in Catonsville and beyond . . .

CALENDAR

Here are some important upcoming dates:

FEBRUARY

25 – Virtual Court of Honor & Friends of Scouting Presentation at 7:30 pm

26 – 28 (Weekend Trip to Camp Running Bear in Monkton, MD – please send permission slip & money electronically)

MARCH

4 – PLC and Troop Committee Meeting via Zoom

11 – Troop Meeting via Zoom at 7:30 pm

18 – Outdoor Troop Meeting at CPC at 6 pm

25 – Troop Meeting Via Zoom at 7:30 pm

We hope all of you continue to be safe and well.  We recently learned that most activities and meetings inside the Catonsville Presbyterian Church building will remain suspended through April 2021.  Troop 306 will continue to hold some outdoor events and activities during the upcoming months, weather permitting.  

If there are any changes to the above schedule, we will let you know as soon as possible.

COURT OF HONOR & FRIENDS OF SCOUTING PRESENTATION ON FEBRUARY 25

During the month of February, Troop 306 normally holds an annual dinner that includes a Court of Honor and a Friends of Scouting presentation.  Due to the pandemic, this event will take place virtually via Zoom on Thursday, February 25, in lieu of the regular Scout meeting.  We encourage all Scouts, their families, and committee members to attend.  Scouts should wear their full Class A uniform.  A Zoom link for the event will be circulated later this week.

SCOUT SAVER COUPON CARD SALE

We had hoped to kick off the Troop’s annual Scout Saver Coupon Card (formerly known as Camp Card) sale at the in-person Troop meeting on 2/18.  Unfortunately, we were unable to meet in person due to the weather.  However, an email was circulated that contains lot of information about the card and the sale.  Kristal McCormick, this year’s sale coordinator, plans to have cards ready for distribution at upcoming Troop meetings and other gatherings (e.g. camping trips or hikes).  All profits from this fundraiser go directly to the Scout Account of the seller.  This year, the Troop pre-purchased the cards to increase the profit that the Scout earns.  Because the cards cannot be returned, we ask that each family please consider purchasing a minimum of 5 cards.  Please contact Kristal via email or text if you have questions or to request cards.  You may reach Kristal at braysmum@gmail.com or 410.963.1501.

CATONSVILLE CAN WINTER FOOD COLLECTION

There is still a great need for food in the Catonsville area.  If you’re interested in contributing, donations may be dropped off at the following locations:

State Fare Restaurant — collection bin is located outside behind the white tent.

Chef Paolino’s Cafe — collection bin is located just inside the main entrance to the restaurant.

WE NEED YOU!

Troop 306 will soon be entering into its 109th year, which is pretty awesome!  This accomplishment is greatly due to the support from CPC, the community, and in particular parental involvement, and this support is necessary for the Troop to continue to thrive.  We encourage each family to attend the Troop Committee meeting held on the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 pm — this is a great way to learn about upcoming plans, see how the Troop is managed, and obtain more information about areas of need.  The meetings are currently being held via Zoom.

As you know, we’ve been looking for ways to help the Troop meetings be more fun and engaging in the virtual environment.  We had previously asked for parents who would be willing to give a 20 – 30 minute presentation on their careers during one of the meetings.  Amy Sinnott will be giving her presentation in March instead of February because there’s only one regular Troop meeting this month.  If other parents are interested in presenting in future months, please contact Jeff or Cynthia.

Lastly, there’s a camping trip scheduled for the end of the month, and general parent participation is always needed at these events.  Right now, only one parent has volunteered to attend along with Jeff.  If you’re interested in attending the trip, please let Jeff know.

SCOUTING IS IN HIGH GEAR !!!!! LET’S HAVE A GREAT SCOUT YEAR !!!!