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Boy Scout Troop 44

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October, 2003
Vol. 8 Issue 10


TROOP 44 HUNTING FOR AN ISLAND

A small but dedicated group of Scouts and Scouters headed out to Hunting Island State Park for a weekend of Pioneering Activities. The Panther Patrol conducted a great program with many Scouts completing the requirements for the Pioneering Merit Badge. While the weather was pleasantly cool at night, it didn't stop the Troop from taking a well deserved dip in the still warm Atlantic, during the sunny afternoon.

POPCORN SALES END OCTOBER 6th

Please bring all Money and POPCORN TAKE ORDER REQUEST on Monday . This is the week they have to be turned in to council for order placement. This is an important time for the Troop .Sales can have an impact on the yearly scout registration fees, camping fees, replacement equipment, and each Scouts individual account that can be used to pay your personal scouting experience. See Mrs. Rice or make earlier arrangements to get your orders turned in if you can not attend.

OCTOBER PROGRAM

The program Theme for October will be GEOLOGY. The TIGER Patrol is the program patrol for the month. The OSPREY Patrol is the service patrol of the month.

October 6:
SEW MANY PATCHES! HOW WILL I GET THEM ON MY UNIFORM?

Scouts and parents, Mrs. Remington is making herself available to sew patches on uniforms Monday, Oct. 6th. Ask your parents if they are willing to help in this endeavor. The more people sewing we have, the more badges that will be attached. DONATIONS to Troop 44 accepted . Many, Many, thanks

October 11-13:
OCTOBER CAMPOUT: GOLD MINING IN NC

Monday, Oct. 6th is the last day to pay for the Gold Mine Camp out. Cost $33( Camping $11+$13 Food +$10 transportation). Departure is Saturday Oct. 11at 7 AM. Return will be around 4PM on Monday (school Holiday) the 13. Scouts will be planning menu's for 2 dinners, 2 breakfast, and 1 lunch. Scouts will need at least $10 for Saturday (traveling lunch) and Monday (returning lunch). Anticipate very cool weather. You will be able to buy additional buckets of dirt for Gem mining. Also bring a container in which to put your gold and gems.

October 20:
PLC AND TROOP COMMITTEE MEETING

All Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders, along with the Troop Junior Leaders will hold a Patrol Leaders Council on the Monday following the campout. The Troop committee will convene at 7: 30 PM, the same evening. All Committee members are reminded to attend.

October 27:
Board of Reviews

Please remember that Board of Reviews will be held during the Troop meeting on October 27th. Please let Mr. Rice know if you need to schedule a BOR.

Court of Honor Follow-up

Troop 44 leadership would like to express our grateful appreciation to all the parents who made this Court of Honor a very special & memorable event. A special Thank You to Ms. Hargrave for her organizational efforts. Many awards were received by a very large group of scouts. We realize that a few errors occurred and we would like to get them corrected to insure all scouts receive proper credit and registration at the scout office. Please come Monday and see Mrs.. Barton and Mrs.. McKelvey to correct any problems. We should have another donated computer by that time, donated by the Barton's and printer from Mrs.. Jones to help us out.

SUMMER CAMP: 2004!!!!!

Troop 44 will be attending Summer Camp At Raven Knob Scout Camp (North Carolina) in 2004. The Cost will be $190, which includes travel cost. While the exact date has not been established, the Troop needs a tentative number of Scouts that expect to go. Please let Mr. Struble know if you plan to go to Summer Camp in 2004. More details will follow.

 


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