Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter- 03/07/2021

Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter 

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

CALENDAR

Here are some important upcoming dates:

MARCH

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

12 – Scouting for Food Collection (meet at Christian Temple at 9 am in full Class A Uniform)

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

18  – 20: Camping Trip (Camp Running Bear in Monkton, MD)

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

26 – Eagle Scout Project Work Day for Gregory Jones

30 – Pack 306 Fundraiser at Peace-A-Pizza, 3 – 7 pm (rescheduled from 2/16 – carryout only)

31 – Spring Court of Honor

APRIL

2 – Eagle Scout Project Workday for Gregory Jones

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

14 – Regular Scout Meeting, 6:30-8PM

21 – Regular Scout Meeting, 6:30-8PM

22 – 24 Camping TBD

28 – Regular Scout Meeting, 6:30-8PM

We hope that everyone is safe and well.  Listed above are the Troop’s upcoming meetings and activities for the months March and April.  As you can see, we are quite busy during the month of March, but that’s a good thing!

During the month of March, the Troop will resume meeting in person and indoors.  However, masks are still required per CPC.  This requirement may be dropped later in the month, and if so, we will let you know.  

SCOUTING FOR FOOD IN MARCH

As many of you know, March is the month for the BSA’s annual Scouting for Food campaign.  Troop 306 has traditionally participated by individual families donating and collecting food on their own, and then sharing what is collected by our group with the CEA.  This year, the Troop stepped it up and got out into our community to participate in the Scouting for Food campaign!  

On Saturday, March 5th, 2022, at 9am participants met at Christian Temple in Class A uniforms and placed door hangers on the porches of assigned blocks within the neighborhood.  The door hanger explained Scouting for Food, the donations we are soliciting, and that we will pick the donations up from porches next Saturday, March 12th, 2022.  We will meet up and begin picking up donations at 9am.  Also in Class A uniforms! 

Many thanks to those Scouts and families who came out yesterday!  If your family was/is unable to participate in the community collection, but you would like to donate to our Scouting for Food campaign, please contact Hope Riley.  All donations from both the community collection and individual contributions will benefit CEA.

2022 LEOPOLD WEEK

“That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics.” –  Aldo Leopold 

Aldo Leopold, and his essay “The Land Ethic”, is an important piece of BSA’s Outdoor Ethics.  The 2022 Leopold Week runs from March 4 – 11.  

This year’s “theme” is “Explore Your Sense of Place”.  There are speakers/virtual presentations (for free) that you can register for.  If you cannot make it, recordings will be available after Leopold Week.  More info is available at:  https://www.aldoleopold.org/news-events/leopold-week/ 

PICTURES FOR SPRING COURT OF HONOR

As mentioned above, Troop 306 will be holding its spring Court of Honor on Thursday, March 31, 2022.  During this event, we will recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of the Scouts, and also thank the adult leaders, committee leaders, and parents who have led or helped with our activities over the past year.  Although we likely will not have a potluck dinner as we have done in the past, we still want to continue with some of our traditions.  One of those traditions is a slideshow that highlights the activities of the Troop over the past year.  The slideshow is always a very memorable portion of the evening!  

If you have pictures that you or your Scout have taken over the past year (from the camping trip is February 2021 through the present), please send those pictures to Cynthia. 

WE NEED YOU — VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY BELOW!

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.

We will soon begin our Scout Saver Coupon Card fundraiser, which is a annual fundraiser that directly benefits the scouts themselves.  Kristal McCormick has graciously coordinated this fundraiser for a couple of years.  This year we would like to extend this opportunity to another parent volunteer.  Coordinating the sale is very simple, and basically just involves managing the distribution of the cards, and collecting the money from any sales.  If you’re interested, please contact Cynthia.

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

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