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Boy Scout Troop 44

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February, 2003
Vol. 8 Issue 2


JANUARY CAMPOUT REPORT: WAS IT COLD OR WHAT?

Once again Troop 44 has shown it's resilience and perseverance in handling whatever weather conditions come their way. With temperatures hovering in the 20's, 16 Scouts pitched their tents in Ravenel in preparation of an advancement weekend, topped off with 3 hours of Bowling. It was hinted that Mr. Struble may be leaving us to join the ProBowling Tour. A special thank you goes out to Mr. Snow for providing the troop a place to camp on short notice. He also provided much needed firewood and a heated place to conduct classes. Saturday was spent learning and reviewing scout skills with an eye geared toward future advancement

 

FEBRUARY PROGRAM

The program Theme for February is "Gun Safety". The Panther Patrol is the program patrol for the month. The Falcon Patrol is the service patrol of the month.

FEBRUARY CAMPOUT AND CITADEL CAMPERALL

The February 15-17 Campout will be a COLD Weather campout at Camp Bob Hardin in Saluda N.C. The Troop will load the Troop trailer at 6 PM on Friday Feb. 14. for a Saturday Morning Departure. Fee ($25) is due by Feb 10th. Then the District Camperall will be held Feb. 21-23 at the Citadel. Fee($25) is due Feb 3rd and a FULL CLASS A unifrom is required. This Camperall will allow a close up look at life in a Military College. Full details will be given at Troop Meetings.

 

TROOP ELECTION RESULTS

Troop elections were held on Jan 13th. The New officers are SPL: Aaron Hepner; ASPL's: TJ McKelvey; Mitch Kern; William Remington: Troop Quartermaster: Jared Wilson; Troop Guides: Rossi Wooten, Thomas Struble, Michael Rice; Troop Scribe: Mason Kern; Chaplains Aide: Will Snow; Troop Librarian: Wick Bouton; Troop Historian: Ryan Walsh

 

PATROL RE-ORGANIZATION

Troop 44 will conduct Patrol reorganization on Monday, Feb 3rd. To make your Patrol preferences known please be in attendance for the entire meeting. Once the patrols are formed each patrol will hold their elections for patrol leader who will then appoint their assistants. Each patrol needs to have their patrol scribe deliver a written roster of their patrol, including positions, to Aaron Hepner. Current patrol leaders need to bring their patrol binders to pass on to the newly elected leaders

 

TROOP CAMPING PROCEDURES

In an effort to provide better accounting of the Troop funds, the Troop will be stricter on collecting payment for campouts. Please make every effort to register your Scout for campouts in advance and to pay the campout fee prior to the campout. Estimated Campout fees have been given for every campout for the year. When you bring your Scout to a campout, please be sure to check in with the adult that is conducting registration. Do not just drop your scout and leave without checking in. If you did not register prior to the campout, not not show up at the church, expecting to go on the campout, as food is bought in advance for the campouts. Thank you for your consideration of these request.

 

JUNIOR LEADER TRAINING: FEB 28-MARCH 1

Junior Leader Training will be conducted from 6 PM on Friday, Feb. 28th to 12 Noon on Saturday, March 1st. This training will be conducted by your senior leaders under the guidance of your Assistant Scoutmasters. Each position within the troop will be addressed. All scouts holding troop and patrol position are requested to attend to receive credit for the position.

ADULT LEADERS FOR 2003

The following adults will be leading the Troop in the coming year: Scoutmaster: Mr.Allan Rice, alanrice1@earthlink.net Assistant ScoutMasters: Mr. Prescott Brownell, Mr. Bill Buerkle, Mr. Bill Dinius, Mr. Robert Fairey, Mr. Terry McKelvey, Mr. Danny Plitnik, Mr. Jim Struble, and Mr. Bill Woolsey. Committee Chairman: Mr. John McKnight Adult Troop Quartermaster: Mr. Andy Fairey

 

MERIT BADGES TO BE OFFERED

The College of Charleston will be offering the Chemistry Merit Badge on Feb. 15th and 22nd. The class is from 8-12AM, and you must attend both sessions. Scout are to be in uniform. There is a $5 fee for materials. See Mr. Rice for more details if you are interested. Camping Merit Badge will be taught by Mr. Fairey at the Troop Meetings beginning in February. Camping is an Eagle required merit badge.

TROOP REGISTRATION WRAPS UP

All Scouts and Scouters, the DROP DEAD DATE is upon us. IF you want to re-register NOW is the time. The fee is $40.00 for Scouts and $10.00 for Adult Scouters. All Scouts must also complete a 2003 Permission slip.

 

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