Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter- 2/14/2021

Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter

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

CALENDAR

Here are some important upcoming dates:

FEBRUARY

14 – Virtual Scout Sunday Service via Zoom at 10:30 am (please join by 10:20 – 10:25 am)

18 – Outdoor Troop Meeting at CPC at 6 pm

19 – Virtual UN Tour at 4 pm

20 – 3rd 10-mile hike for Hiking Merit Badge participants

25 – Virtual Court of Honor & Friends of Scouting Presentation

26 – 28 (Weekend Trip to Camp Running Bear in Monkton, MD – permission slip & money are due on 2/18)

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

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!

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.

SCOUT SUNDAY SERVICE TODAY!

Scout Sunday is a day set aside by BSA to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting.  At Catonsville Presbyterian Church, this observance will take place today during the service which will be conducted virtually via Zoom.  The service begins at 10:30 am, and we encourage all Scout families to attend.  Scouts should wear their full Class A uniform as they normally would.  Let’s show our appreciation to CPC for their 100+ years of support and sponsorship!  Also, be sure to check out the nice article about Scouting at CPC.

Additional details are listed below.

Here’s the invitation: Zoom Worship
Topic: Second Sunday Zoom
Time: Feb 14, 2021 10:30 AM Eastern Time 
 
Join Zoom Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/92774846239?pwd=YldzWjVjcUs5VWVoN2Z5c0ZPUHlCUT09

 
Meeting ID: 927 7484 6239
 
Passcode: 361459
 
Dial by your location
    +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
 
Link to Order of Worship:  https://files.constantcontact.com/d746502f601/d00aecbf-35cc-4be0-aa2b-3b3412233fa1.pdf
 
Link to Scout Sunday Article:  https://catonsvillepres.org/news/scout-sunday/
 

SCOUT SAVER COUPON CARD SALE

This week we will be kicking off the Troop’s annual Scout Saver Coupon Card (formerly known as Camp Card) sale.  All profits from this fundraiser go directly to the Scout Account of the seller.  Kristal McCormick, this year’s sale coordinator, plans to have cards ready for distribution at the in-person Troop meeting on 2/18 (weather permitting).  An email with more information about the sale will be sent out later this week.

VIRTUAL UNITED NATIONS TOUR ON FEBRUARY 19TH

In connection with the Citizenship in the World Merit Badge currently being conducted by Don Martin and Liz Medina,  Troop 306 has an opportunity to attend a virtual tour of the United Nations.  The tour is open to all Troop 306 Scouts and their families, and is scheduled for Friday, February 19th, at 4 pm.   All Scouts attending the tour should be in full Class A uniform.  The link to the virtual tour will be distributed later this week.

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.  If you’re interested in attending the trip, please let Jeff know. 

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