Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter- 9/6/2020

Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter

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

CALENDAR

Here are some important upcoming dates, but first:

HAPPY LABOR DAY

We hope that all of you are enjoying and will have an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather this holiday weekend.  Have a wonderful Labor Day!

SEPTEMBER

10 Outdoor Troop Meeting at Catonsville Presbyterian Church at 6 pm

17 Troop Meeting via Zoom

24 Outdoor Troop Meeting at Catonsville Presbyterian Church 6 pm 

OCTOBER

1 PLC and Troop Committee Meeting via Zoom

2 – 4 Local Camping Trip (tentative – may only be for one night)

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. 

TROOP ACTIVITIES AND CAMP REFUNDS 

The events listed above are Troop 306’s plans for the month of September and October.  For the Troop meeting this coming Thursday, please note that the start time is 6 pm.

All summer camp refunds have been issued electronically or by check to those who were due refunds.  Those refunds issued via check were given to parents directly on August 27 or mailed to your home address this past Tuesday.  If you previously requested to use your son’s Scout Account to cover a portion of the summer camp fee, those funds were returned to his Scout Account.  If you have any questions, please contact Cynthia.  

FUNDRAISER FOR RYAN ALLEN’S EAGLE PROJECT

Ryan Allen, a current Troop 306 Scout, recently kicked off plans for his Eagle Project.  Many thanks to those who contributed to his fundraiser through GoFundMe.  Ryan has met his fundraising goal!  Ryan will need lots of his assistance on his upcoming work days to complete the project.  More information will be sent soon.

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.

POPCORN SALE SURVEY

On Thursday evening, an email was sent to gauge interest in the popcorn sale to determine whether or not Troop 306 will participate.  Parents were asked to reply by this evening.  Due to the holiday weekend, we are extending the deadline until Wednesday evening.  Many thanks to those families who have already responded.

FUNDRAISERS CANCELED

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 10, 2020 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
Meeting

Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
Location: Catonsville Presbyterian (Outdoors)
Remarks: Troop Meeting

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