Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter- 10/10/2021

Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter 

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


Here are some important upcoming dates:


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 TBD0


2 – PLC (6:30PM), and Troop Committee Meeting (7:30PM) via Zoom (NOTE: Date and time change for November)

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

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

19 - 21 (Backpacking Camping Trip TBD)

26 – Christmas Tree Sale Setup, 9AM - 12PM

27 – Christmas Tree Delivery & Start of Sale (8AM), and Annual CPC Grounds Cleanup (9AM)

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 months of October and November. 


We are still 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.  As of today, there are still several open slots.  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 Renn 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, November 12.  Items can also be dropped off at the Knights of Columbus from 9:30 am - 12 pm on 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.

Lastly, we have a camping trip at the this month, and general parent participation is always needed at these events.  If you're interested in attending the trip, please let Jeff and Hope know.


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