Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter- 7/26/2020

Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter

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

CALENDAR

Here are some important upcoming dates:

JULY

28 Special Welcome Meeting for New Scouts from 6 – 8 pm (outdoors at Catonsville Presbyterian Church)

30 Signs, Signals, and Codes Merit Badge Meeting via Zoom at 6:45 pm

30 Troop Meeting via Zoom at 7:30 pm

AUGUST 

13 Troop Meeting/Court of Honor from 6:30 – 8 pm (outdoors at Catonsville Presbyterian Church)

27 Outdoor Activity from 6:30 – 8 pm(location TBD) (tentative)

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 the month of September.  Troop 306 is cautiously moving forward with plans to hold some outdoor events at Catonsville Presbyterian Church.  Please see the schedule above.  Any outdoor activity will be limited in size, or the Scouts will be separated by patrols.  Social distancing and face masks will be required.  Hand sanitizer also will be available.

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

SUMMER CAMP REFUNDS AND ALTERNATIVE PLANS 

The events listed above are Troop 306’s plans for the remainder of the summer.  For the events planned in August, please note that we will be using Sign Up Genius to get a head count.  Because the Scouts will be separated by patrols/smaller groups, we will need some parent participation to monitor social distancing.  When the email is sent out to sign up, we ask that you please volunteer to assist if you’re able to do so. 

Last week, we inquired about the status of the summer camp refund.  Laurel Highlands Council issued the check in mid-June, but it was never received, so the check is being reissued.  We likely will begin the refund process for summer camp payments around mid-August.  However, we have only received a few emails regarding refund preference (check, electronic refund via PayPal or Zelle, or Scout Account).  If you have not already done so, please email Cynthia with your preference.

CAMP CARDS UPDATE 

We are entering the final week of the Council’s Frontline Heroes Campaign, which will conclude on July 31.

For more information or to place an order, please click on the following link:  www.baltimorebsa.org/campcardorder.

So that proper credit is received, don’t forget to include or remind your contacts of our unit (Troop 306) and your Scout’s last name when placing an order.

FOOD COLLECTION PROGRAM @ CPC

Catonsville Presbyterian Church is still working with other churches in the area to gather non-perishable food items.  However, the large green trashcans have been removed.  Instead, there is a direct food collection program every FRIDAY evening (4:30 -6:30 pm) in the small parking lot on Frederick Road.  Food collected there is then delivered to the Knights of Columbus on Saturday morning.  If you are able/willing to participate in this worthy cause, please consider doing so to help those in need.  All non-perishable items are welcomed, and also may be dropped off at the Knights of Columbus on Saturdays from 8 – 10 am

ARROWHEADS UP NEWSLETTER

Based upon a suggestion from Mr. Don Martin, I recently signed up to receive Arrowhead District newsletter, which is titled “Arrowheads Up”.  It’s a really nice online newsletter that contains information pertaining to the District and Council.  The most recent edition came out on July 13.  

Please see the link below:

https://conta.cc/3eoyhDw

One of the events that the District asked me to highlight is the 2021 National Jamboree, which is scheduled to take place next summer at Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.  Spots are filling up quickly.  Please see the newsletter for more information about this amazing opportunity.

POPCORN COORDINATOR NEEDED!

The Troop has started receiving information regarding this year’s popcorn sale, which will occur in the fall.  A coordinator is needed for this activity.  The responsibility is not burdensome or overwhelming — in fact, the sale pretty much runs itself.  If you are interested in helping with this task, please let Cynthia know.

Many thanks to all of the parents have volunteered for a role or responsibility within the troop.  

  • Membership Coordinator/Liaison:  Kim Mason 
  • Special Events Team:  Annie Guzman-Allen, Carolyn Jones, Kathy Hill, and Hope Riley
  • Cyber Chip Coordinator:  Marc Huete 
  • Website Coordinator: Alexis Willis
  • Fundraising:  Camp Cards (Kristal McCormick); Popcorn Sales (volunteer still needed); Catonsville Arts Festival (Leighann Ruark); Renaissance Festival (Hope Riley); and Christmas Tree Shift Scheduling (Kristal McCormick)

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

Upcoming Events

T‌uesday, J‌uly 28, 2020 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM
MeetingTuesday, July 28, 2020 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM
Location: Catonsville Presbyterian Church
Remarks: Special Meeting to Welcome New Scouts and Trail to First ClassT‌hursday, J‌uly 30, 2020 7:30 PM TO 9:00 PM
MeetingThursday, July 30, 2020 7:30 PM TO 9:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Remarks: Troop Meeting