ISSUE 115 TROOP 226 BSA NEWSLETTER May 2008 THE REVEILLE Librarian – James B. EVENTS & ACTIVITY CALENDAR Historian – Ryan K. Chaplain Aid – Adam B. May Theme - Camping May 5: Troop Meeting (Nighthawks) BIRTHDAY‟S THIS MONTH Bowling at Woody’s-Bayport May 8: PLC Meeting SCOUTS: May 10: Highway Cleanup Jared Z. May 12 (UPDATE) Ryan K. May 13 May 11: Mother’s Day James B. May 31 May 12: Troop Meeting (Wolverines) May 15: Troop Committee Meeting ADULT LEADERS: May 19: Troop Meeting (Aliens) Horace Beale May 23 Jun 2: Troop Meeting (Nighthawks) Troop Elections Jun 9: Troop Meeting (Wolverines) Jun 12: PLC Meeting Jun 13-15: Lake Elmo Campout Jun 15: Father’s Day Jun 16: Troop Meeting (Aliens) THIS „N THAT A scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances…….Robert Baden-Powell Abbreviations used in the Reveille PLC - Patrol Leader Council SPL - Senior Patrol Leader Troop 226 Scouts Need You: ASPL - Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Active, committed parents are the heart JLT - Junior Leader Training and soul of a successful Boy Scout Troop. A little time and a little effort can make a Sign-up Sheets/Activity Fliers: huge difference in a young man's life. The All sign-up sheets and fliers will now be scouts of troop 226 are looking for adults posted on the scout bulletin board in the to step forward, you'll be glad you did! church. Scouting is for parents too! TROOP POSITIONS Troop 226 Web site: SPL – Thomas C. Do you know how to access the troop’s ASPL – Michael B. Web site? Just type in – QM – Cortland F. www.troop226.us/Home.aspx Scribe – Ryan D. 2 The Reveille The annual calendar, old copies of the have earned Camping, Canoeing, and First Reveille, updated information, forms, Aid Merit Badges, and are swimmers. It's pictures, and merit badge information can not just a canoe trip, it's a challenge! The all be found here. Please look at it trip must be a minimum of seven days on frequently for updated information. the water, cover at least 70 miles, include no less than 30 portages, and pass the THANK YOU NOTE scrutiny of previous Ironhand voyageurs. Thank you too everyone that came to my Eagle Scout Court of Honor!! I hope you all The Ironhand encourages excellence in had as good a time as I did. Thank you for leadership, planning, teamwork, and your gifts and your being there with me on mental and physical ability. It gives boys a my celebration. I hope to see you guys chance to build upon the skills they have soon. Sincerely, spent years developing. In a remote Andy Bridges outdoor setting camping, cooking, pioneering and first aid preparedness take ALUMINUM CANS on a whole new meaning. Orienteering The patrol aluminum can challenge was a becomes a way of life, and the value of the HUGE success. Congratulations to the patrol method is proven when scouts and Aliens patrol for bringing in the most cans adult leaders work together, as equals, to by weight for the month of April! accomplish their mission. Mr. Kasowan announced a new challenge The physical challenge will appeal to for the month of May. All patrols need to some, carrying canoes, paddles and packs beat the OGP total and that each patrol across portage trails is heavy work and needs to beat their April total. Bring your requires excellent physical conditioning; cans in to each troop meeting for them to planning the route and finding the way may be weighed! It’s a great opportunity to do appeal to others, map and compass skills a good turn that benefits your troop, your will pay huge benefits. Still others may rise community, the state, the nation and the world. With the price for aluminum at record highs it’s a great time to crush a to the challenge of planning menus that don't include fresh food or ingredients in can, toss it into a bag, and bring to a Troop cans or glass bottles. The logistics of meeting. assembling gear, packing and transportation will attract others. For some researching the history of the area or The Challenge of the Ironhand finding the best lakes fish may be the The Ironhand is an outdoor adventure that appeal. provides Scouts the opportunity to challenge themselves as they have never There are rewards for everyone. The done before; to push beyond the ordinary, Ironhand is not merely a canoe trip, it is a to open the door to what is possible and voyage of discovery; a year long adventure then to step through it. The challenge of that will stimulate scouts to hone their skills the Ironhand provides an opportunity and then build upon them. The challenge beyond summer camp or the Saturday is not simply to paddle and portage for night campout. A boy lead activity, the seventy miles, the challenge is to do it with Ironhand is open to Scouts 14 and older style and grace. who have attained the rank of First Class, 3 The Reveille Print Resources: 1 $ 175 $ 175 Canoeing With the Cree, Eric Sevareid 3 $ 200 $ 600 Reflections From the North Country, Sigurd Olson 5 $ 300 $ 1,500 Root Beer Lady, Bob Carey 1 $ 500 $ 500 The Path of the Paddle, Bill Mason 2 $ 1,000 $ 2,000 The New Way of the Wilderness, Calvin Rutstrum Boundary Waters Canoe Camping With Style, Cliff 21 $ 5,470 Jacobson The Basic Essentials of Canoeing, Cliff Jacobson Employer Matches Distant Fires, Scott Anderson 1 $ 50 $ 50 Tales From Jackpine Bob, Bob Carey 1 $ 75 $ 75 The Voyageurs, Grace Lee Nute 1 $ 200 $ 200 3 $ 325 ~ Bob Kasowan 24 $ 5,795 Troop 226 FOS 2008 Update Base On behalf of the Northern Star Council and Goal $ 4,500 the Committee of Troop 226, we wish to Participation goal 26 express our sincere appreciation for your recent contributions to the 2008 Friends of Scouting (FOS) Campaign. The Troop ~ Troop 226 Committee committee feels very strongly that the Scouting program leads boys down a better path. A path that will lead to NOTES FROM SPL enriched lives and better communities. Judging from the financial support at the No report submitted by the SPL. Court of Honor you do to. In total, 21 Thomas C. (SPL) families contributed $5,795 towards the 2008 FOS Campaign. That is 29% greater than our goal of $4,500 and one of the top SCOUTMASTER REPORT three unit contributions in the Riverwood Advancement continues in Troop 226. District. God bless all of you. Even though Andy Bridges just celebrated achieving the we have exceeded our fundraising dollar rank of Eagle at an Eagle Court of Honor. goal we are still two contributions short of The planning for Eagle Courts of Honor for making our participation goal of 26. If Damien Radtke and Colin McGinn has anybody still wants to make a contribution started. Jared Zupfer is waiting for his we still have time to make our participation Eagle Board of Review to be scheduled. At goal. We only need two contributions. Any the beginning of the journey, all of the contribution amount would be greatly members of the Spearhead Patrol have appreciated. earned the rank of Scout. There have been Troop 226 2008 Family gifts a number of advancements in the middle Number Amount Ext also. Just a word of warning to the other 1 $ 20 $ 20 scouts of the troop, the Spearhead Patrol 4 $ 50 $ 200 is aiming high and want to earn First class 1 $ 75 $ 75 by the end of the summer. 1 $ 100 $ 100 2 $ 150 $ 300 4 The Reveille It is the end of April and the last snow fell 1 Complete Sleeping Scout just a few days ago, but it is time to be Scout Uniform* bag/blankets Handbook thinking about summer camping. The Jacket / Poncho or Mosquito equipment list for Tomahawk is available if Sweatshirt raincoat netting the first year scouts and parents would like Underwear Swimsuit Flashlight to start getting ready for summer camp Socks Plate, bowl, cup, Pencil & early. If any of the patrols think there is (at least 3 knife, fork, spoon Notebook pairs) not enough camping happening in the Shoes (2 pairs) Sleepwear Toilet troop, plan you own patrol camp-out. You articles can talk to Mr. Kasowan or me if you have Boots Handkerchief or Towels questions or would like some ideas. Kleenex Jeans/Shorts/ Mosquito repellant Spending I have been amazed at the number of T-shirts (non-aerosol) Money merit badge cards that I have had to sign; *Scout uniforms are highly recommended, however, no Scout is denied admittance to camp because he and am even more amazed at the number does not own a uniform. of merit badges presented to scouts at the troop meetings. Keep up the good work. Optional Equipment The members of the OGP were humbled 2 extra pair Scout Scout by the scout's participation in the pop can shorts pack compass competition. Of course we didn't learn and Watch Extra Scout Neckerchief are coming back for more next month. We T-shirt would be happy to be humbled again, but Scout Scout Camera & film cook kit canteen the patrols will have to step up to the Bible / Scout Fishing gear challenge. There is a lot of fun to be had Prayer book knife by the scouts this summer, so be prepared to have some fun. ~Dennis McGinn~ Please Do Not Bring Firearms of Fireworks Pets TOMAHAWK any kind With Tomahawk just around the corner, Personal Boats (without Archery you may want to check out the camp Water Craft prior approval) Equipment Alcohol Illegal Drugs ATVs online – www.tomahawk.org. This site will give you an overview of what the camp Paintball guns Bikes Aerosol cans is, what programs they offer (Spearheads you will be doing the Brownsea program), a map to the camp and a map of the camp DID YOU KNOW? itself. Several local retailers offer discounts to scouting members who show a Just to get you thinking of what you might membership card. These retailers include: need, below is a “what to pack list”. More Gander Mountain -10% discount on information will be announced at future scouting related items; Dick‟s Sporting troop meetings. Goods – coupon discounts on camping equipment, currently including $10 off a $25 or more purchase and 10% discount “WHAT TO PACK-TOMAHAWK” on camping equipment. Check with stores for specific details and any exclusion. Recommended Equipment 5 The Reveille Start thinking what you might need for On June 2nd, the troop will hold elections Tomahawk and other summer camping for the July thru December 2008 scout events! positions. Scouts, to fulfill a rank requirement, consider taking on an UPCOMING SCOUTING EVENTS (elected) position of Quartermaster or Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. Other Troop Meetings – Patrol Assignments positions to be considered are: the Troop Which meeting is your patrol in charge of? Scribe, Historian, Librarian, Chaplain Aide, The patrol in charge of the meeting is the or become an instructor. patrol that also does clean-up. Scouts can also be a leader within their Nighthawks – May 5 (Bowling) Patrol, such as, Patrol Leader or Assistant Wolverines – May 12 Patrol Leader. Aliens – May 19 Nighthawks – June 2 (Troop Elections) Assistant Senior Patrol Leader: Wolverines – June 9 Every 6 months, a new ASPL is elected by Aliens – June 16 all members of the troop. He serves as the Senior Patrol Leader's assistant, and Wolverines: Matt, Kyle K, Ben B, Michael, takes his place when the SPL is absent. Jared, Ryan K, Adam B, Thomas Among his specific responsibilities are training, and providing direction for the Aliens: Erik, Cortland, Wade, Tony, Alex, troop quartermaster, scribe, Order of the Frankie, Derek Arrow Nighthawks: Phillip, Jacob, James, Steven, troop representative, historian, and Ryan D, Blake librarian. Spearheads: Kyle B, Sam, Adam J, Ben Senior Patrol Leader: M, Craige, Noah After fulfilling the role of ASPL for 6 months, this scout then takes on the **Mr. McGinn must have meeting planning responsibility of being the Senior Patrol sheets in advance to approve** Leader. This youth leader has the most responsibility in the troop. During the scout's tenure as SPL, he is not a member Memorial Day Service of a patrol. The SPL is in charge of troop Saturday May 24th - St. Mary's Episcopal meetings from beginning to end. He chairs Church located at 8435 St. Croix Trail So. meetings of the patrol leaders' council as (County Road 21) is having their Memorial they plan troop activities and programs. Day Service at 10:30am He is to see that the troop runs in an orderly and timely manner. Scouts are needed to attend this service, and participate in the flag ceremony. Please let Mrs. Danielson know if you will Philmont Scout Ranch be there. Don't forget to wear your full Mark your calendars! Dates for Philmont official scout uniform. are August 9 – 21, 2009. Those of you that registered for this; you only have 20 months to get ready for this high adventure Troop Elections 6 The Reveille expedition! Check with Thomas for more includes; lower level reserved “home run information and to sign up. porch” seat, hot dog, soda, Twins t-shirt, and all overnight activities. Tickets and COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS overnight parking passes are limited! Highway Clean Up Saturday May 10th scouts should meet at “Scout Day – Valley Fair” the Fire Station at 9:30am. Please bring Valley Fair special discounted tickets gloves! Many hands make less work! offered to scouts and their families on June 7, 2008 (Valley Fair Scout Day). Summer Vacation Bible School St. Croix Valley United Methodist Church “Scout Night - Minnesota Thunder” will be holding their morning summer The Minnesota Thunder is offering General vacation bible school the week of June 9. If Admission tickets to scouts and families. you are looking for community service Cost is $8 per ticket for scouts and youth, hours SCVUM has an opportunity for you $12 per ticket for adults. Price includes a to earn them in a rich and rewarding way. special Minnesota Thunder Boy Scout Contact Tom Folz at 651-436-5741 if you patch, meet the players, and get need more information or wish to autographs after the game. Free soccer volunteer. Volunteers are needed! clinic beginning at 3:00PM. Game is Sunday July 27th at the James Griffin Remember, service hours are needed to Stadium at 5:05PM. Game is against the fulfill rank requirements. Puerto Rico Islanders. Scout Slogan: Do a Good Turn Daily “Scout Day – St. Paul Saints” Scout Family Events The St. Paul Saints is offering tickets to See Scout Bulletin Board for Fliers Scouts and families. Cost is $17 per ticket (a portion of each ticket sold will benefit “Scout Days with the Minnesota Twins” scout programs and the Northern Star The Minnesota Twins is offering tickets to Council.) Ticket price includes; general Scouts and families. Cost is $19 - $29 per admission ticket, coupon for a hot dog and ticket (price varies depending on date.) soft drink, scout patch, St. Paul Saints Ticket price includes; pre-game parade for baseball hat, admission into the “scout all uniformed scouts, lower level reserved only” post-game autograph session and an “home run porch” seat, hot dog, soda, and opportunity to run the bases after the a Twins t-shirt. Tickets are limited! game. Tickets can be ordered online at www.saintsgroups.com (enter scouts as June 1: 1:10PM - New York Yankees the password. Orders must be in by June 17: 7:10PM - Washington Nationals August 2, 2008. August 15: 7:10PM – Seattle Mariners September 6: 2:55PM – Detroit Tigers FUND RAISING NEWS “Scout All Night - Minnesota Twins” Congratulations to all the scouts who The Minnesota Twins invite scouts and participated in the spring plant fundraiser! families to watch the July 18th game All plant orders have been submitted into against the Texas Rangers and to Gertens and a total of $7,200 worth of overnight in the Metrodome after the plants were sold by 18 scouts! Top honors game. Cost is $28 per ticket. Ticket price go to Ryan D. and Wade P. who sold over 7 The Reveille $1,000 worth of plants, and to Phillip B. Citizenship in the World who sold over $800 worth of plants! Steven K. Fingerprinting Citizenship in the World Items need to be picked up from Donna Ryan K. Snowsports Beale’s home starting Friday night May 9th Citizenship in the World and Saturday May 10th. Reminder that Kyle K. Personal Management Mother’s Day is May 11th if you have any Blake S. Snowsports orders that needed them for this day; please get them delivered as soon as Congratulations to scouts that earned possible. If you have any questions or awards and advancements! need directions, please contact Donna Beale at 651-436-1660. Special Awards Please see Mrs. Campbell for your Damien Radtke passed his Eagle Board of individual Boy Account statement. This review and Andy Bridges Eagle Court of was a great fundraiser to pay your way to Honor was April 26th. Tomahawk! Outstanding Unit Scouter Our scoutmaster received the Outstanding APRIL / MAY Unit Scouter Award at the Riverwood AWARDS & ADVANCEMENTS District Dinner on April 18th. The award is Kyle B. Scout presented to scout leaders that contribute Sam H. Scout to the quality scouting programs offered to Adam J. Scout scouts. Ben M. Scout Craig M. Scout Congratulations Mr. McGinn! Noah R. Scout James B. 2nd Class Quality Unit Award Tony E. 1st Class The Troop also received the Quality Unit Steven K. 1st Class Award from the District. Troops must have Michael B. Star had the following in order to receive this award: Merit Badges Michael B. Citizenship in the World A Scoutmaster approved by the James B. Citizenship in the World chartered organization. Fingerprinting At least one assistant Scoutmaster Adam B. Citizenship in the World who is qualified to succeed the Phillip B. Fingerprinting Scoutmaster. First Aid Troop must hold at least nine troop Citizenship in the World committee meetings, four boards of Matt C. Citizenship in the Community review, and four courts of honor Citizenship in the World annually, and must conduct a Citizenship in the Nation service project annually, for the Jacob C. Fingerprinting Ryan D. Fingerprinting 8 The Reveille chartered organization or the their Boy Accounts. Order forms can be community. found in the Forms & Documents tab on Troop must have at least 50 percent the Troop Web site - of Scouts advancing a rank. www.troop226.us/Home.aspx. Troop must have at least 50 percent of Boy Scouts subscribing to Boys' Official Uniform (Class A): Life, or a 10 percent increase over a Brown/Khaki shirt, troop neckerchief. year ago. Scout pants, shorts, socks are optional. Troop must have at least 50 percent of scouts camping for at least 10 Worn for a Scouting event or representing nights during the year. Scouting in a service capacity. DO NOT Troop must have an increase the wear this uniform for fundraising events. youth membership in the troop over the past year. Activity Uniform (Class B): Any Scout related T-shirt. Thank you to everyone who helped our Troop receive this award! Worn for fundraising events or event that calls for the activity uniform. **Place your orders early so you have your MISC. SCOUT INFORMATION shirts in time for summer camp** Recycle your Scout Items: FREE: See Mr. McGinn if interested COMMUNITY EVENTS 2 pair official boy scout shorts, size 33 th 16 Annual Afton May Fair is a 2 day event 3 red Indianhead council 2005 Jamboree t- featuring outdoor fine arts and is a shirts (2 are XL, 1 is L) traditional crafts fair. Merit Badges Saturday May 17th: 10:00am – 5:00pm It’s never too late to work on merit badges! Sunday May 18th: 11:00am – 4:00pm Merit badges are needed to fulfill Star, Life and Eagle rank requirements. CALLING ALL SCOUTERS Ask the Troop Librarian (James B.) for a merit badge book or visit the Web site for Council Website requirements www.mertibadge.com/mb/. www.northernstarbsa.org/ Information and worksheets are also on the Troop Web site at Wood Badge Training www.troop226.us/Home.aspx. Prerequisite: For many leaders, this includes Youth Protection training, New Return Merit Badge Books to the Troop Leader Essentials, and leader-specific Librarian as soon as you are done with training. Wood Badge participants must them. first complete the training necessary to be considered trained for their registered Scout Uniform Scouting position. Scout T-shirts and sweatshirts can be purchased by Scouts with money from Dates: August 15 – 17, 2008 9 The Reveille September 5 – 7, 2008 Where: Fred C. Anderson Cost: $200.00 The primary purpose of the Wood Badge experience is to strengthen Scouting in our units, districts, and councils. The Wood Badge “ticket” represents your commitment to complete a set of personal goals relating to your Scouting Position. These goals will significantly strengthen the program in which you are involved. In addition, the ticket gives you an opportunity to practice and demonstrate a working knowledge of the leadership skills represented during the course. Ask Carol for registration form.
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