Troop 619

Grand Canyon Council - Pinnacle Peak District

Troop 619 and Troop 3226 Halloween Party

Hello Everyone,
Please join us at our regular Monday night meeting the 28th of October at Cross in the Desert Church for our yearly Halloween party. There will be games, prizes and lots of food. Costumes are strongly encouraged. Please no one come as a scout for a costume, lol. Follow the attached link to sign up for 1 to 2 items each. Please help to make this party fun and memorable.
Thanks very much, Lisa 🙂

Event: Popcorn Kickoff Meeting

Where: Cross in the Desert Church
When: Aug 26, 2019 7-8pm

We will go over the basics for the upcoming popcorn season. All scouts and at least one parent should attend.

Event: Court of Honor

Where: CITD
When: Aug 19, 2019 6:45-8pm

This is the fall awards ceremony. Please plan to bring a small refreshment to share afterwards.

Scoutmasters update: Campouts for Troop 619

Greetings Committee and PLC of Troop 619,
I wanted to provide an update on campouts for next 6 months.
August 16-18 is dispersed camping on the Mogollon Rim. I will be going up this weekend to look at various dispersed sites to find some that will meet our need. 

September 20-22 will be our recruitment campout with Arrow of Light Dens. Camp Geronimo Campsite 2 has been reserved. Cost will be $6 per person for the environmental fee to Council. I will be meeting with Kyle and Anya next week to discuss flyer to handout at Roundtable. Kyle will be visiting August and September Roundtable with Lisa to promote the event during Cub Scout breakout.

October 25-27 is Pinnacle Peak District Camporee. This year’s theme is Greek Mythology. I will be reaching out to the Camporee Chair to see what cost will be and when registration will open. I would like for us to have most of our scouts attend. Past years camporees have had little participation from the troop and this is a good event to build Patrol and Troop bonding/teamwork in preparation for summer camp and other outings.

November 22-24 will be our campout for living history month. I have reserved Pioneer Living Museum per the PLC’s request. Cost will be $5 per person for the weekend. We will be also getting a list of small service projects from the Museum to provide community service as well during the campout.

December 13-15 will be a backpacking trip. Location is to be determined closer to event. Most likely this will be a round trip of 6-7 miles to make it easier for younger scouts and myself. (lol) There will not be a camping cost as it will be dispersed camping and not at designated campground.

January 17-20 is to be a camping trip. PLC is to still decide if it will be a snow campout or not. January 20th is Martin Luther King day so everyone should be out of school to allow us to make this a 4 day 3 night campout.

I will be sending a campout schedule to all the families so they have advanced notice of what dates the PLC has already picked for campouts.

Scoutmaster Pitt

Car wash fundraiser

Where: Schlotsky’s Deli (15th Ave. and Bell)
When: Jul 20, 2019 9-11:45am

This is the fundraiser that the boys planned. Each boy who participates will take a cut of the funds!

Summer Car Wash

Event: Car Wash
Where: Schlotsky’s Deli (15th Ave. and Bell)
When: Jul 20, 2019, 9am – 11:45am

This is the fundraiser that the boys planned. Each boy who participates will take a cut of the funds!

Service Project

Event: Service Project
Where: Cross in the Desert, UMC
When: Mar 16, 2019, 7am – 12pm

Cross in the Desert UMC Trustee work day. Service Hours available benefiting Charter Organization

Scout Sunday Service

Event: Scout Sunday Service
Where: Cross in the Desert UMC
When: Feb 10, 2019 9:45-11am

Cross in the Desert UMC is having their annual Scout Sunday Worship Service.

United Methodist Men’s Group is hosting a brunch fundraiser for all scouting units at Cross in the Desert UMC. They are providing the food and cooking. We are being asked to serve food and cleanup. All units that participate will get a split of the donations raised. This is to take place right after Scout Sunday service.

Wesley Bolin Park and AZ Capitol Tour

Event: Wesley Bolin Park and AZ Capitol Tour
Where: Cross in the desert
When: Jan 26, 2019, 10am – 4pm

We will be gathering at the Church after hanging the flyers for Scouting for food. We will take sack lunches down to Wesley Bolin Park and tour the park and state capitol and have a picnic lunch at the park. Class B uniforms. This can meet several merit badge requirements, and rank advancements. Be prepared!

Wreath sales and annual dues

Good afternoon Scout parents,

I wanted to let you all know about our Holiday wreath sales and upcoming annual dues.

Scouts we given the order brochure and form for the wreath sales at the end of last nights meeting. We are selling only 2 items from the brochure, the 22 inch Noble Fir Wreath (item# W2) for $25.00 and the Centerpiece (item# C5) for $15.00. Sherwood Forest Farms only ships items in cases with the same product so we do need to limit what items we have available. Orders are due back by October 29. The wreaths will be delivered the week following Thanksgiving and will be made available for distribution the day they are received. I will deliver them to you if needed.

***Direct Delivery (the red side of the envelope) is not available as they are more expensive for buyers due to shipping cost and there is a minimum number of pieces that we must order for this option.***

The Committee has set the cost for 2019 Annual Dues. Due to the new Council fee(paid as Friends of Scouting) and due to the increased cost of our program the annual dues have raised to $205.00. I know this is a considerable increase but there are payment options. You may pay the full $205.00 OR you can take advantage of the new payment schedule:

$100.00 due by our Nov 5 meeting
$35.00 due by our Feb 4 meeting
$35.00 due by our May 6 meeting
$35.00 due by our Aug 5 meeting

If your Scout has fundraising you may apply the available amount in their Scout account to the annual dues. If you choose to use fundraising money please let me know and I will make the necessary adjustments in the Scout account showing the amount paid through fundraising.

If you have any questions regarding wreaths or annual dues please email me or see me at the meeting.

Kevin Joy

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