"Troop 838 News - February 8.pub"
FEBRUARY 8, 2007 Scouting Call Troop 838 Weekly News Letter Volume 2, Issue 25 Troop 838 Overnight Lock-in after KoC Fish Fry Dinner - Friday, February 23 The lock-in starts immediately after the Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Dinner . Service Hour Op- portunity! Troop 838 will help at Fish Fry dinner by carrying trays, bussing tables, etc. Wear Class B uniform. Events include dodge ball, pizza, video games, movies and more. Details to follow. Backpacking Tips and Tricks— First time hikers: borrow from a friend or rent a back pack from REI for about $35 rather than buy one. That way you can decide what features you find important. — Check out Mr. Kueker’s Back- packing Gear List on Troop 838’s Web Page (click here) — Only carry about 1/3 of your body Click Here for a complete Troop weight. — Bring plenty of water. — Always keep your rain gear easily accessible. — Pack all 838 Calendar of Events clothing items in zip lock bags. The bags can be used to compress the clothes (to take less space) and keep them dry. — On longer trips, pack your food for each day and meal separately so Next Troop Meeting: that you know exactly how much you can eat without running out. Sunday, Feb 25, 2007 Sweeney Hall 7:00 p.m. 2007 North District Spring Camporee—March 2-4 at Camp Constantin Don’t miss this one! Camporees are held every other year and offer an exciting weekend of • No meeting on Febru- skills competitions for all North District Boy Scouts and Webelos. Fun and challenges in- ary 11 due to back clude Regional Campfires, Jamboree-Wide Games, and Scout Man Competitions. More packing campout. details (including permission slip) to follow in next newsletter. • No meeting on Febru- ary 18 due to no school on Feb 19. • TFC and Merit Badge • Bring Camporee per- Other Upcoming Events mission slip and pay- “A Scout ment smiles and Feb 10-11 Backpacking Campout Cross- whistles timbers Trail, Lake Texoma • Bring Troop 838 tents Feb 12 7:00 p.m. Troop Committee Meeting back to Mr. Jutras under all Feb 23 Overnight Lock-in/Sweeney Hall circumstances.” Feb 25 7:00 p.m. Troop Meeting/Sweeney Hall • Don’t forget to wear Mar 2,3,4 2007 North District Spring your Class A Uni- Camporee—Camp Constantin form! --Baden Powell Founder (more details to follow) of the Boy Scouts Mar 5, 7:00 p.m. Greenbar Mar 9-11 Catholic Scout Campout February Campout: Backpacking and Camping on the Crosstimbers Trail — February 10-11 2007 Where: Cross Timbers Trail (click here for more info) Depart: Saturday, February 10, Time: Meet at 6:30 a.m. Depart 7:00a.m. from St. Rita Scout Barn Return: Sunday, February 11, Time 3:00 p.m. at St. Rita Scout Barn Cost: Each Scout and Adult is responsible for own food, backpack, etc. Backpacking is one of the purest forms of camping. Carrying everything you need to survive on your back pro- vides a life-lesson in the art of planning and is a truly rewarding experience. Troop 838 will go an a back pack- ing adventure February 10-11 at Lake Texoma. Check out Troop 838 Back- ground photographs! Visit Troop 838, Circle 10 and the North District Websites to learn more about Scouting. FEBRUARY, 2007 Click here to return to news letter Permission Slip Troop 838 Campout: Backpacking, Crosstimbers Trail When, Where and How Much $$ Scouts: Be Prepared! Where: Crosstimbers Trail near Lake Texoma (click here for more info) Depart: Saturday, February 10, Time: Meet at 6:30 a.m. Depart 7:00a.m. St. Rita Scout Barn Return: Sunday, February 11, Time 3:00 p.m. at St. Rita Scout Barn Cost: Each Scout and Adult is responsible for own food, etc. Adult Leadership Accompanying Scouts Click Here for the Scoutmaster’s Camping Equipment List Brian Kueker will be leading the scouts on this campout. BSA policy requires every campout must have a sufficient number of adult supervisors. Recommended ratios are 4 Scouts to 1 Adult. Campout Activities: Please volunteer! Camping, Hiking, & more! In Case of Emergency • 1 Nights of Camping In case of emergency, the leader will notify Jodi Kueker 972.247.2255, who will immediately notify • Hiking/Backpacking the parents. Other Information Troop 838 Policy requires Scouts to wear their Class A uniform while traveling. We will not cook as patrols, scouts will bring own food– See the news letter for more details! Keep top portion for information, return bottom portion to Robert Dorsey by the 2/4/07 Troop Meeting Permission Slip: February Campout: Backpacking at Crosstimbers Trail —February 10-11, 2007 My son, listed below, has permission to participate in this Troop 838 camping trip/outing. I hereby give consent for use of all pictures or photographs taken of my son in whole or in part, for the purposes of promoting Troop 838 and Boy Scouts of America and understand that no identifying information will be posted in connection with these photos. Parent/Guardian Signature Date Medical Waiver Son’s Name: Patrol In case of emergency I understand every effort Phone number where I can be reached in the event of an emergency during this Phone # will be made to contact event me. In the event that I cannot be reached, or My Address City,St. Zip the situation requires immediate action, I In the event I cannot be reached, the following person is authorized to act on my behalf: hereby give my per- Name: Relation to Scout mission to the physi- cian selected by the adult leader in charge Phone # Address: to secure proper treat- ment which may in- clude hospitalization, Additional Comments: anesthesia, surgery, or More? Write on back. injections of medica- Doctor’s Name: Doctor’s Tel. tion for my son. Yes, I want to Go Vehicle Type # of Seat Belts Form: Troop838 Permission (Check if Yes) Slip Template 10-6-05.pub Visit Troop 838, Circle 10 and the North District Websites to learn more about Scouting.