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  • stltroop821 7:44 am on February 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Merit Badge Academy & Various Skill Centers & Workshops 

    Troop,

    This post contains lots of great information you will want to take advantage of.  Please read all attachments closely.

    First there is a upcoming Merit Badge Academy March 1.  Info is late coming due to no Roundtable in January.   We need to collect your choices and money by THIS SUNDAY 2/16!!!  Mr. Edgar will be collecting your info.  You can call or e-mail him at:  speedracer5548@yahoo.com  or by phone at 638-9767.

    Here is the link to the Academy info:  MERIT BADGE ACADEMY   Please note the prerequisites needed for each badge on page 3.

    Also, the council has Merit Badge Skill Centers, Orientations as well as adult leader trainings to take advantage of.  Please see attachment for more info on these great opportunities.

    Here is the link to the Skill Centers & Training info:  MB WORKSHOPS & LEADER TRAINING

    Thanks,

    Mr. Piel

     
  • stltroop821 7:30 am on February 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    2/12 Update 

    THIS THURSDAY 2/13

    This Thursday we will be at Mesnier at our regular time 7:00pm

    PLC – Will meet at 6:30.

    This week we will continue our work on the Chemistry Merit Badge.  We have a guest chemist coming to help with some of the required experiments.  Please remember to bring your worksheets and a pen to write with.

    Scouts who are ready for Scoutmaster Conferences or Boards of Review, please remember to bring your books!!!

    Closing and Announcements will begin at 8:15ish.

    *****************

    SCRIPT ORDERS –   ORDERS ARE DUE THIS THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13TH

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    MERIT BADGES  Merit badge workshops – You can do these on your own if you wish.  You will need to call and get yourself signed up if you are interested. 

    You can check out stlbsa.org, look under the Scout/Merit badges for more skill centers. –http://www.stlbsa.org/scouts/merit-badges/skill-centers/Pages/Skill-Centers.aspx

    ****************

    CAMPING: 

    2/21-2/23 – Campout for new Crossover Scouts @ Beaumont

    3/14-3/16 – Mastadon State Park Campout

    4/11-4/13 – OA Sprint Conclave @ Beaumont

    4/25-4/27 – Spring Camporee @ S-F

    SUMMER CAMP:

    Summer camp will be at Kamp Kia Kima in Arkansas this year.  It is July 6-12.  Due to online sign up’s we need to start getting commitments and money starting in March.  Cost for camp will be $240, plus gas and any extra charges for badges or activities taken.  Payment schedule will be as follows:

    March 13th – $80

    April 17 – $80

    May 15 – $80

     

    You can visit kiakima.net to see what there is to offer!!

    ********************

     UPCOMING EVENTS:

    2/19 – Webelo 2 Crossover Ceremony @ Mesnier

    3/13 – Dessert Court of Honor @ Mesnier

     

     Thanks,


    Mr. Piel

     
  • stltroop821 7:28 am on February 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    No Committee Meeting Tonight 

    Due to Round Table being rescheduled to tonight because of the snow last week, we will not have a Committee Meeting this month.

     
  • stltroop821 8:17 am on February 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Scrip Cards–(a must read) 

     

    Scrip cards are a great fundraiser.  I firmly believe they are the most user friendly and practical way to fundraise.  Often referred to as the “not a fundraiser, fundraiser”.  You have all heard my rant of the glories of scrips before!!!

    In today’s world it is increasingly difficult to keep our monies safe.  Identity theft, credit card fraud, you name it.  This has made me do much reflection on the importance of SCRIPS even more! Many times I think that my family needs to go back to the days of paying with cash.  Can I even remember that? Hardly.  Paying with cash is safe right? Maybe.  It helps you budget for the week/month as well.  Why not give it a go.  Set a goal for ourselves to use more scrips cards each month.  After all, using Scrips is like using cash.  You paid for them upfront, and you only have so much to spend.

    This leads me to my entire point of this post.  How do I keep my SCRIP cards safe?  I contacted a rep from GLSC.  These were a few of her suggestions:

    1.  Photo copy your cards each month.  If you don’t have access to a copier, then go old school & write down the numbers that are on the backs of the cards.  Make sure you also note which card they go with.

    2.  You could also take a picture of the backs.  Just maybe don’t use your cell, incase it’s stolen.

    3.  Your cards contain a magnetic strip.  Don’t let them touch each other.

    4.  If you lose your cards, if they are stolen, or for some strange they don’t work.  You do have recourse as long as you have the numbers on the back. 

    Given these few guidelines, it makes me think SCRIPS are safer than cash.  If I lose my cash, the bank isn’t going to give it back to me.

    So…..buy SCRIPS.  You’ll be so glad you did later. 

    FIND SCRIPS ORDER FORM HERE: February Scrips

    PLEASE TURN IN ALL ORDERS THIS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13.  THANKS!!

     

     
  • stltroop821 8:02 am on February 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    2/5 Update 

    Good Morning Troop!!!

    Another Snow Day!!! Imagine That!!!

    Klondike was great fun.  The boys represented the Troop very well.  Out of 43 boys participating in Klondike, Troop 821 made up 17 of them!!!  They only got a-little wet and muddy.

    Assuming we will have school tomorrow, below is the proposed schedule.

     

    THIS THURSDAY 2/6

    This Thursday we will be at Mesnier at our regular time 7:00pm

    PLC – Will meet at 6:30.

    The PLC decided over the weekend that they would like to earn the Chemistry Merit Badge.  So we will begin work on the Chemistry Badge.  Hopefully we can get a counselor to come, if not, we will work on other requirements.

    Scouts who are ready for Scoutmaster Conferences or Boards of Review, please remember to bring your books!!!

    Closing and Announcements will begin at 8:15ish.

    *****************

    SCRIPT ORDERS –   ORDERS ARE DUE THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13TH

    ****************

    MERIT BADGES  Merit badge workshops – You can do these on your own if you wish.  You will need to call and get yourself signed up if you are interested. 

    You can check out stlbsa.org, look under the Scout/Merit badges for more skill centers. –http://www.stlbsa.org/scouts/merit-badges/skill-centers/Pages/Skill-Centers.aspx

    ****************

    CAMPING: 

    2/21-2/23 – Campout for new Crossover Scouts @ Beaumont

    3/14-3/16 – Mastadon State Park Campout

    4/11-4/13 – OA Sprint Conclave @ Beaumont

    4/25-4/27 – Spring Camporee @ S-F

    SUMMER CAMP:

    Summer camp will be at Kamp Kia Kima in Arkansas this year.  It is July 6-12.  Due to online sign up’s we need to start getting commitments and money starting in March.  Cost for camp will be $240, plus gas and any extra charges for badges or activities taken.  Payment schedule will be as follows:

    March 13th – $80

    April 17 – $80

    May 15 – $80

     

    You can visit kiakima.net to see what there is to offer!!

    ********************

     UPCOMING EVENTS:

    2/11 – Parents Committee Meeting @ Krakos’s

    3/13 – Dessert Court of Honor @ Mesnier

     

     Thanks,


    Mr. Piel

     
  • stltroop821 12:38 pm on February 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    ATTENTION DEN CHIEF’S 

    Troop,

    Please see Mr. Waeltermann’s note below about Den Chief Training.  If you are a Den Chief but have not had training, you will need to attend, or if you are interested in being a Den Chief, you also need to attend.  Please e-mail Mr. Waeltermann if you are planning on going.  You can e-mail him at – waelterl@swbell.net

    Attention Den Chiefs:  Council’s next Den Chief Training conference is on February 15th @ 9am in the Emerson Center at Beaumont. 
    Here is the link for details about the training and the registration form:
    If you are a den chief, but have not attended the training then consider going on Feb 15th.  I will let the den leaders know the training is available.
    Thanks,
    Mr. Piel
     
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