Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter- 06/26/2022

Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter 

Celebrating our 110th Anniversary serving youth in Catonsville and beyond . . .

CALENDAR

Here are some important upcoming dates:

JUNE

26 – July 2: Summer Camp at Rodney Scout Reservation

JULY 

4 – Flags for July 4

AUGUST 

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

25 – Potluck Pool Party at Woodbridge Valley Pool (tentatively scheduled from 5 – 8 pm)

We hope that everyone is safe and well.

Listed above are the Troop’s upcoming meetings and activities for the months of June through August.  We are meeting in person, and masks are optional.

After July 4th, the Troop will be taking a break for the summer.  There will be no regular Troop meetings during the month of July.  In August, we will have the PLC and Troop Committee/Parent meetings on August 4, and our annual pool party is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, August 25.  If anything changes with the schedule for August, we will inform everyone promptly.

Also, the Troop’s Annual Calendar for 2022 – 2023 was circulated this week.  Take a few moments to review the calendar if you have done so already.  Please make note of the Catonsville Arts & Crafts Festival (9/11), and the Renaissance Festival (10/23), which are scheduled Troop fundraisers/community service activities in which all families are expected to participate.

SUMMER CAMP 2022

Today is the big day!  Woohoo!!!  We’re super excited about the start of summer camp, and hope you and your Scout are, too!  Please remember that Scouts should travel in their Class B T-shirt and arrive at camp by 1 pm.  The Troop will be staying at the Choptank campsite, which is the first one on the right after you pass the Scout Law signs.  There also will be a Rodney staff member directing you where to go.  Please drop your Scouts and their belongings at the small parking parking lot directly above the campsite.  Because the parking space is limited, please do not linger or walk down to the campsite, unless necessary.

To our adult leaders who are attending (Jeff, Dayne, Thomas, Harley, Phil, and Sparky), thank you for your commitment and service in support of Troop 306!

To our Scouts, we hope that you have an awesome week!  Earn those merit badges, make some new friends, and have fun!!!

FRIENDS OF SCOUTING

The Baltimore Area Council is in the final days of the Friends of Scouting 2022 Annual Giving Campaign.  You have until June 30 to support Scouting opportunities in our local community!  

Rather than setting a monetary goal, we ask that every family considers contributing to the 2022 annual campaign so that our Troop can achieve a 100% participation rate.  If all families contribute, our Troop demonstrates that we understand the importance of Scouting, and ensures that Scouting remains strong in our community.

All donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and also are tax deductible.  Please see the donation link below.

https://donations.scouting.org/#/council/220/appeal/5297

For the Unit, please write “Troop 306”.  Thank you in advance for your generosity!

SEA BASE HIGH ADVENTURE 2023

The next payment of $8,000 is due to Sea Base on November 1.  Payments are due by the third Thursday of each month and can be made via PayPal using the following email address: friendsofboyscouttroop306@gmail.com.  Please contact Kristal McCormick at braysmum@gmail.com if you have questions or need more info.

Troop 306 Sea Base crews have been invited to participate in Food Truck Thursdays for fundraising purposes.  Ms. Hope circulated an email on 6/24 with info and a sign-up genius link.  Please take a moment to review the email and sign up for some spots.

Please feel free to share any additional fundraising ideas you may have with the High Adventure Committee.

There will be a mandatory, in-person, High Adventure meeting for the parents of Sea Base participants in early July to make sure everyone clearly understands expectations.  Please be on the lookout for an email that will be sent later this week.

HAPPY 110TH ANNIVERSARY!!!

Happy Anniversary to us!!!  We are the oldest Troop in Maryland, if not one of the oldest Troops in the U.S.  Although the exact date is unknown, Troop 306 officially began in June 1911, and we’ve been chartered every year since then with the exception of one year during World War I.  Many, many  thanks to Catonsville Presbyterian Church which has continuously sponsored Troop 306 from the very beginning!  We also greatly appreciate the strong support of our adult leaders, parents, and the community.  

Our Troop is special in so many ways, and has positively impacted many families and our community for more than a century.  As we go throughout the month of June, we encourage you to take a few moments to think about the honor and privilege it is to be associated with Troop 306!!!

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

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