Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter- 01/09/2022

Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter 

Celebrating our 109th Anniversary serving youth in Catonsville and beyond . . .

CALENDAR

Here are some important upcoming dates:

JANUARY

13 – Regular Scout Meeting, 6:30 – 8PM, virtually via Zoom

18 – High Adventure Trip Parent Discussion at 7 pm via Zoom

20 – Regular Scout Meeting, 6:30 – 8PM, virtually via Zoom

21 – 23: Camping at Rodney Scout Reservation (postponed until February)

27 – Regular Scout Meeting, 6:30 – 8PM, virtually via Zoom

FEBRUARY

3 – PLC (6:30PM), and Troop Committee Meeting (7:30PM) via Zoom 

10 – Regular Scout Meeting, 6:30 – 8PM

13 – Scout Sunday at CPC, Church Service at 10AM

17 – Winter Court of Honor (tentative)

24 – Regular Scout Meeting, 6:30 – 8PM

25 – 27: Camping (TBD, but likely will be at Rodney Scout Reservation)

We hope that everyone is safe and well.  Listed above are the Troop’s upcoming meetings and activities for the months of January and February.  

Due to the extreme rise in Covid-19 cases throughout Maryland over the past few weeks, we decided that all Troop meetings in January will be virtual.  We also postponed the camping trip.  We will reassess things in February.  Please continue to stay safe.  

REMINDER: LAW MERIT BADGE

We hope that the Scouts had a chance to view the recording from the Law & Order virtual event before it expired on 12/25.  If any Scout wants to earn the Law Merit Badge, please follow the instructions in Liz’s email sent on 12/18.  The deadline to submit the Google form is 1/16/2022.

HIGH ADVENTURE PARENT DISCUSSION

On Tuesday, January 18, we would like to meet with parents of our Scouts to discuss high adventure trip options and planning.  The purpose of the meeting is not only to share information, but also to gauge interests.  A significant amount of coordination and effort by a team of individuals is required for a high adventure trip to happen.

Our next high adventure trip would likely not occur until the summer of 2023.  Please note that these types of trips are geared towards older Scouts (usually at least 14 years old, but possibly 13 and up depending upon the trip).  If your Scout will be 13 before the summer of 2023, please plan to attend the discussion.  A Zoom link will be circulated the week of the meeting.

SUMMER CAMP DEPOSIT

On this cold and rainy winter day, it may be a little hard to think about summer, but we already are planning for Summer Camp at Rodney Scout Reservation (same place as last year)!  The Delmarva Council requires a $50 non-refundable deposit per Scout by February 1st to reserve space.  If your Scout will be attending summer camp this year (and we really hope that everyone attends), please send the $50 deposit to Jeff electronically via PayPal or Zelle.  Please also be sure to inform Cynthia of your payment.  

If you are committed to sending your Scout to summer camp, but are unable to make the payment this month, please let Cynthia or Jeff know.

WE NEED YOU!

In June of this year, Troop 306 will reach it 110th anniversary, which is totally awesome!  This accomplishment is greatly due to the support from CPC, the community, and in particular parental involvement, and all of which are 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.

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

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