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Boy Scout Troop 44

Newsletter

 

August, 2003
Vol. 8 Issue 8


Tales from Ho Non Wah

There were 29 boys and 6 adults who braved the heat and humidity of the Low Country at summer camp. Fun was had by all. The boys completed 80+ merit badges and had 20+ incompletes. A lot of work by the boys. While the days were filled with merit badge work the mornings and evenings were filled with various fun and games. The Troop took a very active role in the campsite inspection competitions and even though the they did not receive the commissioners paddle (highest points for the day), in the eyes of the leaders they were 1st place everyday. What else? First place in volleyball, tried their hardest in basket ball, first place in the watermelon run, plus several boys earned the mile run patch, mile swim patch,and duty to God strip. On Tuesday night the Troop held OA elections and at the campfire on Wednesday night several boys were tapped out for OA. From the Scoutmaster and all the other adults: "Thank You Boys of Troop 44 for such a great summer camp".

AUGUST ACTIVITIES

August 8- 9: Annual Planning Session

The annual planning session will be at St. James Church. All leadership positions in the Troop should attend. This is your opportunity to help plan the Troop’s activities for the 2003-2004 year. Arrive at 6 PM on Friday August 8. Bring sleeping gear and a change of clothes. Food is provided by the Troop. The session will be over by noon on Saturday, August 9. Parents, please pick your Scout up promptly at noon.

August 15-17: Camp-out; Camp Moultrie

This is the annual Boating camp out. It will be held at the Boy Scout Camp at Lake Moultrie. Swimming, skiing, motorboating, canoeing and sailing will be available. The cost is $20 (Food $13, camping fee$2, Gas $5) Arrive at the Church on August 15th at 6pm. The Troop will return at 3pm Aug. 17. A special reminder: Adult help is needed for this campout. Power Boats and vehicles with bumper hitches are needed. Please contact Mr. Rice if you can help.

August 23: Fund Raiser Breakfast

The Troop has been invited to do a fund raiser with the local Harley-Davidson dealership. Participating Scouts will have an opportunity to raise funds for their Scouting activities and the Troop. As part of the 100th Anniversary of Harley-Davidson , the Scouts will provide breakfast to touring motorcycle riders at the local Harley-Davidson dealership. Please see Mr. Struble to sign up.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS OF INTEREST

ADVANCEMENT INFORMATION

The Scout Master would like to remind everyone that the scout participation and spirit requirement is defined by Troop 44 as participation in at least one campout in the preceding quarter prior to further advancement and a minimum attendance of 50% of meetings, with one being the week prior to the campout. (Special circumstance may be considered.)


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