Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter- 12/6/2020

Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter

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

CALENDAR

Here are some important upcoming dates:

DECEMBER

10 – Outdoor Meeting at Catonsville Presbyterian Church

17 – Troop Meeting via Zoom

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.  Most activities and meetings inside the Catonsville Presbyterian Church building will remain suspended through the month of December, and probably through January, too.  Troop 306 is cautiously holding some outdoor events and activities.  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

The annual re-chartering process will be completed online today.  Many thanks to everyone who submitted registration payments and completed Youth Protection Training.  Cynthia has contacted those with outstanding items, and if this is you, please respond and cooperate.   

CHRISTMAS TREE SALE

We are doing very well with our annual Christmas sale.  As of Thursday evening, we had sold about 70 trees, and things were very busy yesterday.  The sale is being advertised on several local websites and Facebook pages.  We expect the trees to sell quickly, so if you want one, you should make your purchase soon.

Scout families, please remember that you are expected to show up for your scheduled shifts.  If you have a conflict and need to swap a shift, please make arrangements with another family.  An email list was sent out to help with contacting other families.  NOTE:  Swaps can only be arranged between adults, not the Scouts themselves.  

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 !!!!