Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter- 12/13/2020

Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter

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

CALENDAR

Here are some important upcoming dates:

DECEMBER

17 – Troop Meeting via Zoom at 7:30 pm

24 – No Troop Meeting (Christmas Eve)

31 – No Troop Meeting (New Year’s Eve)

JANUARY

7 – PLC and Troop Committee Meeting

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 March 2021.  Troop 306 will continue to hold some outdoor events and activities during the winter months, weather permitting.  

Please see the schedule above.  For any outdoor activity, the Scouts will be separated by patrols or small groups.  Social distancing and face masks are required, and hand sanitizer will be available.  We also will be using a non-contact forehead thermometer to check the temperature of any Scout or adult participating in a Troop meeting or activity.  We ask that anyone who is not feeling well or suspects recent exposure to Covid-19 to refrain from attending in-person Troop meetings or activities. 

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

RE-CHARTERING

We ran into a few issues with the annual re-chartering process, but those delays have been resolved, and the report and additional paperwork are all being submitted this weekend.  Thank you all for your cooperation with the process!

CHRISTMAS TREE SALE

The Christmas tree sale has ended — we sold our last tree around 5 pm yesterday!  YAY!!!  We greatly appreciate the efforts of all of the families in helping to make this year’s sale a success!

Assistance will be needed to breakdown the shelter and return equipment to the garage or boiler room.  An email will be sent when a decision is made about the date for this to be done.

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.

THANK YOU!

Many thanks to all of the parents have volunteered for a role or responsibility within the troop over the past year.  We also very much appreciate the involvement of the Scout families who joined Troop 306 in late spring.

Parents, we need you in order for the Troop to continue to thrive.  We are in great need of additional support, particularly on the program side of things.  We also 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 and see how the Troop is managed.  The meetings are currently being held via Zoom.

Please consider ways in which you can get involved in the new year.

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