Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter- April 3, 2022

Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter 

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

CALENDAR

Here are some important upcoming dates:

APRIL

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

14 – Regular Scout Meeting, 7:00-8:30 PM

21 – Regular Scout Meeting, 7:00-8:30 PM

22 – 24 Hammock Camping at Camp Manidokan in Harper’s Ferry, MD (Activities TBD)

28 – Regular Scout Meeting, 7:00-8:30 PM

MAY

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

12 – Regular Scout Meeting, 7:00-8:30 PM

19 – Regular Scout Meeting, 7:00-8:30 PM

20 – 22 Camping TBD

26 – Regular Scout Meeting, 7:00-8:30 PM

We hope that everyone is safe and well.  Listed above are the Troop’s upcoming meetings and activities for the months April and May.  In-person meetings have resumed, and masks are optional.  Please note that going forward the start time for in-person regular Troop/Scout meetings will be 7 pm.

SPRING COURT OF HONOR

Many thanks to all that attended our Spring Court of Honor.  It was a memorable evening!  Scouts, you should be very proud of your accomplishments!  And, we truly thank and appreciate all of our adult leaders, committee members, parent volunteers, and CPC!

FRIENDS OF SCOUTING 

The Baltimore Area Council recently kicked off its Friends of Scouting 2022 Annual Giving Campaign.  Friends of Scouting is very important because it directly supports Scouting opportunities in our local community.  

Rather than setting a monetary goal, we are asking 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!

SCOUT SAVER COUPON CARD FUNDRAISER

Many thanks to Harley King who volunteered to coordinate our annual Scout Saver Coupon Card Fundraiser!  

While the Christmas Tree Sale is a fundraiser for the Troop, the Scout Saver Coupon Card is an opportunity for Scouts to fundraise for themselves to support their Scouting adventure.  For just $5.00 per card, customers get over $75.00 in savings, many that can be used over and over again.  Scouts will receive $2.50 from each sale, and the funds will be deposited in the seller’s Scout Account.  As a reminder, Scout Account funds can be spent on camping trips, fees for annual registration and summer camp, and scouting/camping gear. 

Cards will be available at most in-person Troop meetings.  If you’re interested in cards, please speak with Harley at a meeting, or email him at harleyk@gmail.com.

SUMMER CAMP 2022

An email was sent out today with important information regarding summer camp.  The total cost this year is $465, of which $100 will be covered by the Troop.  Families with Scouts attending summer camp have already paid a $50 non-refundable deposit, and the remaining payment of $315 is due no later than Thursday, April 28. 

Please note that financial assistance is available via the Memorial Fund, if needed, and all requests are handled confidentially.  We never want cost to be an issue for attending summer camp, so if financial assistance is needed, please speak with either me or Jeff.

Additionally, there are several forms which much be completed and returned preferably no later than Thursday, June 9, 2022.  Please see the email for more information.

SEA BASE HIGH ADVENTURE 2023

We paid the initial deposit yesterday for the 2023 Sea Base High Adventure Trip!  YAY!!!  The dates for the trip are August 5 – 11, 2023.  For those families with participating Scouts, we will be in contact very soon regarding the payment schedule, if this has not already occurred.  The next payment to Sea Base is due on April 19.

WE NEED YOU!

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.

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

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