Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter- 09/19/2021

Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter 

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


Here are some important upcoming dates:


23 – Regular Scout Meeting, 6:30 – 8pm, in person, CPC

24 – 26 – Camping at Manidokan in Knoxville, MD

30 – Court of Honor, 6:30 – 8pm, in person, CPC


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

14 – Regular Scout Meeting, 6:30 – 8PM, in person, CPC

14 –  Arrowhead District, Life to Eagle Seminar, 7 – 9PM

21 – Regular Scout Meeting, 6:30 – 8PM, in person, CPC

24 – Maryland Renaissance Festival Fundraiser (Adult volunteers, and Scouts ages 14 & up needed)

28 – Regular Scout Meeting, 6:30 – 8PM(Annual Halloween Party)

29 - 31 Camping TBD

We hope that everyone is safe and well, and are adjusting to back-to-school schedules.  Catonsville Presbyterian Church remains closed to outside groups due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.  For now, Troop 306 will continue to hold regular Troop meetings outdoors at CPC, and the PLC and Troop Committee meetings will remain virtual.

Listed above are the Troop's upcoming meetings and activities for the months of September and October.  

We also hope that everyone received the Troop calendar for the 2021 - 2022 year; the calendar also lists the dates for some District meetings and events.  We may occasionally make adjustments to the calendar, and if so, notifications will be sent out promptly, and updates will be posted in the newsletter.


There is still time to be added to our camping roster for this weekend!  If you plan to attend and have not already communicated with Hope, please let her know and also provide your address, phone number, and email address for contact tracing the camp requires.  To help with food planning, it would helpful to know about any additional attendees early this week.


Now that school is back in session, Scouts should resume or begin wearing their Scout shirt and neckerchief to all Scout meetings.  Scout pants or shorts may be worn, but regular pants or shorts (blue jeans, khakis, etc.,) are acceptable.  A full Class A uniform is required for the Court of Honor on 9/30-- this includes Scout shirt, Scout pants or shorts, neckerchief, merit badge sash, and appropriate footwear (boots or tennis shoes).

We have used uniform items available.  Please see one of the adult leaders for more information. 


The Catonsville Arts & Crafts Festival was a huge success, and we received many compliments on how helpful the Scouts were (e.g., kind, generous, respectful, raised by good parents).  Thank you, Scouts, for representing Troop 306 so very well!  In addition to the Scouts, we also are greatly appreciative of the parent and adult leader volunteers, some of whom were at festival all day.  You rock!!!

We also sold all of remaining Scout Saver Coupon Cards at the sale, and we received $41 in donations! YAY!!!


Now that the Catonsville Arts & Crafts Festival is over, we soon will be seeking volunteers for the Maryland Renaissance Festival on Sunday, October 24.  This is a fun event with lots of interesting people to see!  During the festival, we work with other volunteers and sale sodas throughout the day.  The Troop receives a sizable donation for the service provided.  A total of 21 volunteers are needed, so we expect and need participation from all families, to the extent possible.  Scouts must be 14 years & up to volunteer, but adults from families with younger Scouts should still participate.  A sign-up sheet will be circulated soon!


Very few families expressed interest in the popcorn sale, but since the sale is very easy, we are moving forward with it.  Cynthia will provide information to the interested family.  If additional families want to participate, that's fine.  Just reach out to Cynthia for more information, and keep in mind that orders/money are due Thursday, October 28.


Troop 306 has officially entered its 109th year, which is pretty 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.

As mentioned above, we have a camping trip this weekend, and general parent participation is always needed at these events.  If you're interested in attending the trip, please let Jeff and Hope know early this week.