Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter- 9/13/2020

Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter

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

CALENDAR

Here are some important upcoming dates:

SEPTEMBER

17 Outdoor Troop Meeting at Catonsville Presbyterian Church at 6 pm

24 Outdoor Troop Meeting at Catonsville Presbyterian Church at 6 pm 

OCTOBER

1 PLC and Troop Committee Meeting via Zoom

3 – 4 Local Camping Trip (tentative)

8 No Troop Meeting (Life to Eagle Seminar – Scouts ranked Star and above are eligible to attend)

15 Outdoor Troop Meeting at Catonsville Presbyterian Church (tentative)

22 Troop Meeting Via Zoom

29 Outdoor Troop Meeting at Catonsville Presbyterian Church (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.  CPC’s status is unlikely to change in October or during the remainder of the fall.  Troop 306 is cautiously moving forward with plans to hold some outdoor events at Catonsville Presbyterian Church.  Please see the schedule above.  For any outdoor activity, the Scouts will be separated by patrols or small groups.  Social distancing and face masks will be required.  In response to a suggestion from a parent, we also recently purchased a non-contact forehead thermometer to check the temperature of any Scout or adult participating in a Troop meeting or activity.  Hand sanitizer also will be available.  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. 

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.

IT’S OFFICIAL – NO POPCORN SALE THIS YEAR

Based upon the responses received along with the lack of responses, Troop 306 will not be participating in the popcorn sale this year.  Hopefully, things will be much different this time next year, and we will be able to resume this fundraising activity.

FUNDRAISERS CANCELED – CHRISTMAS TREE SALE STILL ON

We recently learned that the Catonsville Arts Festival and the Maryland Renaissance Festival have both been canceled due to Covid-19.  You may also have noticed that there has been no Frederick Road clean-ups this year.  This opportunity, too, was affected by Covid-19 and lack of funding.  Troop 306 normally participates in all three of these activities/events as a way to provide a service while also raising some funds.  We appreciate those parents who stepped up to coordinate volunteers for these events. 

Please note, however, that the annual Christmas tree sale is still on.  More information about the sale will be sent out in October.

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

T‌hursday, S‌eptember 17, 2020 7:30 PM TO 9:00 PM
Meeting

Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:30 PM TO 9:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Remarks: Troop Meeting

T‌hursday, S‌eptember 24, 2020 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
Meeting

Thursday, September 24, 2020 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
Location: Catonsville Presbyterian (Outdoors)
Remarks: Troop Meeting