Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter- June 12, 2022

Troop 306 Weekly Newsletter 

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


Here are some important upcoming dates:


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

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

26 – July 2: Summer Camp at Rodney Scout Reservation


4 – Flags for July 4 

We hope that everyone is safe and well.

Listed above are the Troop's upcoming meetings and activities for the months of June and July.  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.


Only TWO weeks until summer camp!  Mr. Dayne sent an email on 5/28 that contains everything you need to know about preparing for summer camp.  Please be sure to thoroughly review the email.

Many thanks to those families who submitted their summer camp paperwork by the June 9th deadline, or informed Ms. Cynthia that additional time was needed.  Ms. Cynthia will be reviewing all paperwork before the June 17th meeting, and will follow-up if any information is missing, or edits are needed.  If you/your Scout's paperwork is outstanding with no reason provided, please get the paperwork submitted ASAP.

Scouts should continue to work on their prerequisites and have them signed off by Ms. Liz by June 23rd, as this information needs to be uploaded to Rodney before we get to camp.  Ms. Liz will be available at the upcoming meeting. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak with one of the adult leaders.


The District would like to start settling things up for the Scout Saver Coupon Card Fundraiser.

If any family still needs to turn in money collected or return any unsold cards, please do so no later than Thursday, June 16.  Please do not send in money/cards with your Scout, but instead give those items directly to Mr. Harley or Ms. Cynthia.


During the summer months, the dress code is relaxed and Scouts may wear a Troop class ‘B’ shirt, which is a solid color (currently blue) T-shirt issued by the Troop, or any Scout-related T-shirt.  All first-year Scouts will be provided two class ‘B’ shirts for summer camp on Thursday, June 16.  Scouts who already have class 'B' shirts can receive a larger size, if needed.


The Baltimore Area Council will conclude its Friends of Scouting 2022 Annual Giving Campaign at the end of June.  Friends of Scouting is very important because it directly supports 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.

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


The next payment of $8,000 is due to Sea Base on November 1.  The PayPal account for monthly High Adventure payments has been completed.  Please contact Kristal McCormick for more info.

Fundraising and logistics planning is in the works.  Next fundraiser is today, Sunday, June 12, at the Catonsville Farmers Market.  We hope things go very well!

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

Also, there likely will be a mandatory High Adventure meeting for participants and their parents in July to make sure everyone clearly understands expectations.  More to come on this.


Happy Anniversary to us!!!  We are the oldest Troop in Maryland, if not one of the oldest Troops in the U.S.  This accomplishment is greatly due to the support from CPC, the community, and parental involvement.  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!!!


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