Troop 619

Grand Canyon Council - Four Peaks District

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Popcorn storefront signups

Popcorn store front sign ups are now live. Invitations to the signupgenius.com site have been sent out to the email addresses listed in the Troop Google address list, because I can import those to signupgenius.com If you are not part of the google address list please let me know the email address you would like it sent to and I will get an invitation out to you.

Reminder: Reevis Ranch Backpacking

Event: Reevis Ranch Backpacking
Where: Reevis Ranch, Superstition Mountains
When: Oct 20, 2017 to Oct 22, 2017

We will be backpacking into the Superstition Mountains to Reevis Ranch to visit the Apple Orchards during Apple season.

Hiking Gear – Backpacks, Shoes, Etc

Event: Hiking Gear – Backpacks, Shoes, Etc
Where: Cross in the Desert UMC
When: Sep 11, 2017, 6:45pm – 8:15pm

We will be discussing the different kinds of hiking gear, building on what we learned last week.

Nova workshops

Just a reminder to everyone that I am a Nova and Supernova Councillor. If there is enough interest, I’ll be happy to setup some Nova workshops so the scouts can earn the Nova badge and pins, requirements are below:

http://www.scouting.org/stem/Awards/BoyScouts.aspx

-Scoutmaster Zoe

Reminder: Solar Eclipse Prep

Event: Solar Eclipse Prep
Where: Cross in the Desert UMC
When: Aug 14, 2017, 7pm – 8pm

We will be going over the requirements for the 2017 Solar Eclipse patch:
http://www.scouting.org/eclipse2017.aspx

In addition we will be watching a short video about the eclipse, talking about what eclipses are, and preparing to view the eclipse next Monday.

Make lots of $$ with online popcorn sales: No collecting money, No delivering products, Sell whenever and wherever! Easy! Check it out!!!

 

Friends!!:

 

Please review this very interesting attachment regarding online popcorn sales. Would you please forward to your parents and leaders?

Spend less time and less effort selling!!

You don’t have to collect money!

You don’t have to deliver products!

You can sell whenever, wherever!!

Take advantage of social media and your facebook, twitter and online contacts!

 

Thank you!!

2017 onlline sales program

 

 

New Requirements

ALL BOY SCOUTS SHOULD BE USING THE REQUIREMENTS IN THE NEW HANDBOOK

With the new school year beginning we are starting to get some questions on the Boy Scout Requirements.

See the following links for assistance in answering questions in your area

All Boy Scouts should have switched to the 2016 requirements on January 1, 2017:

New requirements mandatory as of Jan. 1, 2017

New requirements mandatory as of Jan. 1, 2017

The BSA made some changes that went into effect January 1, 2017:

Here’s a complete list of 2017 Boy Scout requirement changes

Here’s a complete list of 2017 Boy Scout requirement changes

In addition, the BSA just made some changes that reduced the number of required campouts for 2nd and 1st class. They went into effect August 1, 2017:

Revised campout requirements for Second Class, First Class

Revised campout requirements for Second Class, First Class

Scouts can no longer use the 2013 requirements.

Reminder: Bring a Friend and Patch Night!

Where: CITD
When: Aug 7, 2017 7-8pm

Bring a friend! We will be celebrating the end of summer and the start of school. There will be an ice cream sunday bar, as well as handing out all the Geronimo patches!

Upcoming Service Project Updates

1) July 31st @ 12:30-2:20  Hidden Hills Elementary School 1919 E. Sharon Drive, Phx, AZ 85022
Principal Gianna Colonna needs helps removing a ton of supplies and outdated things. Scouts will load a truck of items and take to a local charity.

2) August 4th- 1-3pm Feed my starving Children- Mesa-check out video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9RH_e3gb0g&feature=youtu.be. Scouts will help pack up food.

Let me know if you have questions.

Reevis Ranch Backpacking

https://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=246

This trip will be October 20th – 22nd. This part of the trail is a little longer, but it is an easier hike. The drawback is the road to the trailhead is a freaking nightmare. Just a little over 1 car wide, dirt, with a mountain on one side and a sheer cliff down to a river on the other side. The plan is to leave around 5-5:30 PM friday, get to the trailhead, and hike 1-2 miles down the trail. Saturday morning we will pack up early and descend into the ranch and through the apple orchards. The first part of the trail is dry, but there is water at the end.

This is not an easy hike, we will be covering 9 miles, with almost 3k of elevation changes. Please take time with your patrols to do hikes between now and the end of October so you can be ready for it.

September we will be going over backpacking equipment, trail safety etc. The first meeting in September on the  4th we will be meeting at the REI at Paradise Valley Mall to be fitted for backpacks. Please try and be in the parking lot at REI no later than 6:30.

This is a fantastic backpacking trip, and I highly recommend everyone try and attend. If you need backpacking equipment, please contact us off list and we can work on getting everyone fitted. Please don’t let a lack of equipment deter you from this opportunity.

Thank you!
Scoutmaster Zoe

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