Weekly update (26 Oct)

We are doing a flag retirement on Saturday in Kemah Oaks at their pavilion.  If you are able to assist, please come out at 4:30 to help start the program.  We will finish by 6pm, please reply if you can attend.

Kemah Oaks Pavilion, 1735 Kemah Oaks Dr.

OA Troop elections has been scheduled for next Monday 10/30 for our troop we will need all members there to vote

Popcorn sales forms must be turned in November 6th to the troop, so we can get the order entered.

We are still waiting for registration information for Fall Camp, keep watching email!

Troop dues are past due, please get them paid, if you have not already.

Troop Meetings and Events

If your scout is going on the campout this weekend to Fort Travis, the costs is $2.  If you have not paid, please bring on Friday

The troop will meet at 5:30 at the Lodge on Friday (20 Oct) for a 6pm departure to Fort Travis.  We anticipate returning between 11am and noon on Sunday (22 Oct).  Please keep an eye on your email!

On Monday (23 Oct), Charlie will be working on some of the teaching on camping.  Wolverine’s have Flag duty.

There will be a sign up for Saturday, October 28th for a Flag Retirement Ceremony for Kemah Oaks.  We need a good leader and some good volunteers.  Please sign up.

October 30 will be Realist First Aid (Flags by Dragon Slayer).

November 6  will be the 2nd Half of Charlie’s teaching.

November 3rd  is the Dinner Salute to Soldiers –  Please come out and help serve these heros.

And November 5th is the Breakfast Salute to Soldiers.

Our November outdoor activity is Fall Camp at Camp K.  The camp is like a mini summer camp, and a great opportunity for scouts to earn merit badges.  The camp registration has not opened yet, but please watch your email.  We will get out information, as soon as it is available. We will also need adults for the camp.

Sea Star Base Galveston Energy Merit Badge & STEM NOVA Start Your Engines

DATE: December 9, 2017

TIME: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

PLACE: Sea Star Base Galveston, 7509 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77554

COST: $60 for 1 Youth AND/OR 1 Parent/Guardian NOTE: For Boy Scout programs the parent/guardian is welcome to attend but not required.

OCCUPANCY: Minimum of 8 must register in order for the class to happen. Maximum of  36.

PREREQUISITES: Scouts must complete the required prerequisites before arriving at SSBG. FIND THE PREREQUISITES HERE

Don’t ignore the prerequisites!  They are extensive and daunting, and will take time to complete!!

REGISTER BY: November 29, 2017

For additional details, look here.

Winter Camp

Get one last camp in before the end of the year; the event is scheduled for 26-31 Dec. Tackle archery, campfires, canoeing, and much more. Don’t let the weather stop you.  Cost is $175, which is similar to Fall camp, except that we’re not participating as a troop (so, you’ll need to register yourself, if you’re interested).  Registration starts on 15 Oct (this Sunday), and ends on 12 Dec.  Details can be found here.

CPR & First Aid Training

CPR Training teaches BSA volunteers, staff members and Scouts how to provide life-saving care in the event of an emergency.  There are 2 upcoming opportunities at Camp K, both are held from noon to 5 p.m., and both cost $30:

To attend the 19 Nov. (a Sunday, takes place during Fall Camp) session, register by 18 Nov.  Details can be found here.

To attend the 26 Dec. (a Tuesday, takes place during Winter Camp) session, register by 23 Dec.  Details can be found here.

Robotics Merit Badge Workshop

This Saturday (14 Oct), scouts can attend a workshop hosted by FIRST Robotics Competition Team 5414, Pearadox. The goals of the workshop are to teach young students about robotics using the EV3 kits.   Boy Scouts can complete requirements 4+5 of the Robotics Merit Badge.  There are two sessions you can sign up for. Both sessions are identical, so there is no need to sign up for both sessions.

The cost is $45-$60.

LOCATION

Pearland Junior High West

2337 North Galveston Avenue

Pearland, TX 77581

Details are available here.

Merit Badges at HMNS on 21 Oct

Choose between three different Merit Badge classes on Oct. 21, including the Eagle-required Personal Management class! Also offered are the Astronomy Merit Badge, which covers the wonders of the night sky, and the Chemistry Merit Badge, which examines how substances interact with each other.

A 2nd opportunity to earn the Astronomy Merit Badge will be at the George Observatory on 11 Nov.  The class includes a telescope viewing and covers a variety of topics, from events in outer space to how we study the night sky.   Sign up at here.