Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter- 02/27/2021

Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter

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

CALENDAR

Here are some important upcoming dates:

FEBRUARY

26 – 28 (Weekend Trip to Camp Running Bear in Monkton, MD – pick up at 10:30 am on 2/28)

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.

SUMMER CAMP PLANS

On Thursday evening, we sent out a survey asking each family to indicate their intentions regarding summer camp.  As stated in the email, Troop 306 is tentatively scheduled to attend Heritage Scout Reservation for summer camp during the week of June 27 – July 3.  However, things are going to be different this year due to the ongoing challenges caused by Covid-19, and we’re trying to determine what are the best options for the Troop.  To assist with our planning, we really need to know how many Scouts are interested in attending summer camp.  If you have not already responded, please do so today.  The link is provided below for your convenience.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdEAyWsP6hW1gZN5bVcgUm7db2iKOMhUSoPQeJv6PAJNMea5Q/viewform?usp=sf_link 

PACK 306 FUNDRAISERS (2/28 – 3/3)

Pack 306 is having fundraisers this week at State Fare and El Guapo restaurants in Catonsville.  You have four days to purchase some tasty food while also helping out Pack 306!  When placing orders, please let the restaurants know that you are supporting Pack 306 so that they receive credit.

SCOUTING FOR FOOD

The Baltimore Area Council will be having its annual Scouting for Food campaign during the month of March.  Scouting for Food is the leading service program for Scouts BSA.  Locally, Scouting for Food is a council-wide service project to care for people in our local communities who are hungry and in need.  We plan to have more information about this project next week.  In the meantime, if you have friends and neighbors who may want to contribute and need doorhangers to solicit donations, please let Cynthia know.

FRIENDS OF SCOUTING

On Thursday, we also circulated an email about the Friends of Scouting 2021 Annual Campaign.  Friends of Scouting is very important because it directly supports Scouting opportunities in our local community.  We’re already off to a good start this years in terms of donations.  Rather than setting a monetary goal, we are asking that every family considers contributing to the 2021 annual campaign so that our Troop can achieve a 100% participation rate.  If all families contribute, our Troop demonstrates that we understand the importance of Scouting, and ensures that Scouting remains strong in our community in the midst of these challenging times.

All donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and also are tax deductible.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.

The link is provided below for your convenience.  Please also check out the YouTube link that discusses the impact of Scouting upon our local community in 2020.  It features our very own Jack Callahan!

https://donations.scouting.org/#/council/220/appeal/4327


https://youtu.be/wydPBw_akks

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.  If other parents are interested in presenting in future months, please contact Jeff or Cynthia.

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