Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter- 10/03/2021

Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter 

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


Here are some important upcoming dates:


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.  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 month of 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 adjust the calendar, and if so, notifications will be sent out promptly, and updates will be posted in the newsletter.


Many thanks to all the families who attended the Court of Honor this past Thursday to celebrate the accomplishments of our boys.  We congratulate our Scouts on the merit badges earned, rank advancements achieved, service hours worked, and new leadership positions!  We encourage you to continue to be all you can be in Scouting.

We also want to thank our adult volunteers for their commitment to Scouting and Troop 306.  You make all of our successes possible!   


We are seeking volunteers for our next fundraising opportunity with Maryland Renaissance Festival on Sunday, October 24.  This is a fun event with lots of interesting people to see!  On this day, we work with other volunteers and sale sodas at concession stands located throughout the festival.  The Troop receives a sizable donation for the service provided ($11.75 for each participant, plus tips).  A total of 21 volunteers are needed, 7 of which must be adults.  Scouts must be 14 years & up to volunteer, but adults from families with younger Scouts should still participate.  

The sign-up genius link is posted below for your convenience.  Please consider volunteering your time for this fun and important event!  If the adult slots fill up, please sign up a Scout.  The more adults the merrier for this great day at the Ren Fest!


Catonsville Presbyterian Church, the Knights of Columbus, and other churches in the Catonsville area are again collecting non-perishable food items and other essentials (cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, and personal hygiene items) to support the food pantries/distribution centers at Grace AME and CEA.  There will be a drive-through collection at CPC from 4 - 6 pm on Friday, October 8, and Friday, November 12.  Items can also be dropped off at the Knights of Columbus from 9:30 am - 12 pm on Saturday, October 9, and Saturday, November 13.  

There also will be a huge "Fill the Truck" event at the Knights of Columbus on Saturday, November 6.

Here is a list of the most needed items:

Pancake mix
Pancake Syrup
Muffin mixes
CEREAL (any type)
Peanut Butter
 Potato side dishes
Boxes/bags of Rice, Pasta, Beans
 Canned Vegetables
Canned Fruits
Canned Meats – tuna, salmon, ham, spam          
Canned soups, stews, or chili
Canned Beans
 Cake Mixes
Frostings for the cakes
Brownie Mixes
Cookie mixes (usually in bags)

As we get closer to the holidays, these items may also be donated:
Personal hygiene items: toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, feminine products, shampoo, conditioner, hand & body lotion, etc.Canned pumpkin
Gravy mix 
Canned yams/sweet potatoes, potatoes
Canned green beans, sauerkraut, collards
Cranberry sauce
Canned apple sauce
Pie fillings

Laundry & Cleaning supplies:  soap powders for laundry, dishwasher products, Soft Scrub or similar products, Windex, toilet cleaners, bacterial type cleaners for floors, counters, Clorox wipes, etc.


Very few families expressed interest in the popcorn sale, but since the sale is 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.


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.


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