Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter- 05/02/2021

Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter 

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

CALENDAR

Here are some important upcoming dates:

MAY

2 – Swim Test for Summer Camp

6 – PLC and Troop Committee Meeting

13 – Troop Meeting (Location/Time TBD)

20 – Troop Meeting (Location/Time TBD)

21 – 23 (Weekend Camping Trip)

27 – Troop Meeting (Location/Time TBD)

JUNE

3 – PLC and Troop Committee Meeting

We hope that everyone is safe and well.  We recently learned that most activities and meetings inside the Catonsville Presbyterian Church building will remain suspended through June 2021.  Troop 306 will hold the majority of its events and activities outdoors 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

We’re so looking forward to summer camp at Rodney Scout Reservation, which is 8 weeks from today!  The final payment deadline was Friday, April 23.  If your son is attending summer camp, and you have not paid in full, please do so today.  As a reminder, scout accounts may be used for summer camp fees.  If you need to know how much funds are in your son’s scout account, please contact Cynthia.  

All required forms for summer camp (Scout Medical, Supplemental Medical, and Permission Slip) were sent via email on 3/25 and are due no later than June 3, 2021.  Please note that we will need two copies of both the Scout Medical Form and your Scout’s health insurance card (front/back).  Please also remember that Part C of the Scout Medical From requires a physical exam and must be completed/signed by a medical examiner.

SWIM TEST ON 5/2 FOR SUMMER CAMP 

All Scouts attending summer camp must be classified in a swimmer category: 1) Non-swimmer, 2) Beginner or 3) Swimmer.  To be classified as a beginner or swimmer, Scout must take the swim test.  

The Y of Catonsville is graciously allowing us to use their pool today at 5 pm to conduct the swim test.  This activity is only for Scouts who need to take the swim test and previously registered.  For those families who registered their sons, please make sure they arrive on time already dressed in swim trunks.

Scouts not previously classified as swimmers who are not taking the swim test today will be tagged as non-swimmers.  If a Scout wants to be upgraded later on, he can take the swim test at Camp.

SCOUT SAVER COUPON CARD SALE REMINDERS

Kristal McCormick, this year’s sale coordinator, will have Scout Saver Coupon Cards ready for distribution at Troop in-person meetings.  If cards are needed before the scheduled in-person dates, Kristal can make arrangements with you.  

As a reminder, 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.  This is a great opportunity to raise funds to help with the cost of summer camp and other Troop-related expenses.

To ask questions or request cards, Kristal may be reached at braysmum@gmail.com or 410.963.1501(text is better than calling).  

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.

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