This Week

Troop,

We do not have a regular meeting this week. Friday May 26th is Josh Stallard’s Eagle Court of Honor, 7pm in the High School Commons. Memorial Day Good Turn is Sunday May 28th (see below) summer schedule is below.

Washington State Park campout June 9-11 sign ups $15.00 Due June 1 meeting (scouts will need to bring $5.00 for pool admission)

If you have not paid yet, $75.00 dues are due.

If you have not entered information for summer camp please do so, the price goes up June 3rd. Let me know if you are planning to attend summer camp, 36tinman@att.net and I will reply with Parent portal sign in information for each scout. You will then pay for summer camp, and make merit badge selections through the parent portal. For those using scout funds, you need to enter all of your scout’s information, then notify myself and Mrs. Ennis, and we will make payments for your scout, but you will select the merit badges.

Summer camp dates July 9-15 2017

Summer camp cost for this year: Apr 3 – June 2 -275.00, after June 3 $295.00

Scouts of all ages are invited to participate in the Memorial Day Good Turn. Check-in for Jefferson Barracks Good Turn, hosted by the Gravois Trail District, runs from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.The procession from the National Guard Base to the cemetery will begin at 12:30 p.m

  • Here’s some important information to know before you go:
  • Plan for a hike.  You will be walking 2-3 miles on the day of the event.
  • The person who registers the unit should be your main contact person for the event.
  • Please do not bring Unit or American Flags.
  • No Parking will be allowed on the Cemetery Grounds or the National Guard Military Base.  Plan on Parking in Sylvan Springs County Park on Sheridan Rd.
  • Scouts and Scouters need to be in uniform to enter the base. All other adults will need to have a photo ID.
  • Check the forecast before you head out. Bring rain gear, if necessary. The   event is held rain or shine.
  • Make sure you bring plenty of water for you and your Scouts. There is little, to no, shade on the National Guard Base or the Cemetery. It’s also a good idea to bring hats and sunscreen.
  • Damaged Flags should not be placed on a site.  Instead please return damaged flags to a flag box.
  • Remember the Scout Law and the purpose of the day. We are guests of the   National Guard and Jefferson Barracks Cemetery

For more than six decades, approximately 5,000 Scouts have gathered at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery prior to Memorial Day to decorate each of the 280,000 graves with an American Flag. The tradition, entering its 68th year, is one of the longest running Memorial Day events within the Boy Scouts of America.

The public is welcome to attend the event. Scouts from across the council will assemble at the National Guard base and march into the cemetery where they proceed to the main flagpole near the center of the cemetery for an assembly and ceremony. A surprise guest speaker addresses the crowd.

Scouts honor those who served our country by raising the American Flag and then lowering it to half-mast as Scout buglers play “Taps.” Scouts who earned the rank of Eagle Scout- the highest rank in Scouting- during the past year serve as the color guard. Scouts and leaders then decorate each grave in the cemetery with a small American Flag.

It takes just two hours for Scouts to place more than 280,000 flags, which are provided by the cemetery.

In 1866, Jefferson Barracks was established as a national cemetery and today is one of the oldest interment sites of the National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

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SCRIPT ORDERS –   ORDERS ARE DUE June 8th (No meeting Drop at my house)

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CAMPING:

June 9-11 Washington State Park

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 UPCOMING EVENTS

May 28th Memorial Day Good Turn Jefferson Barracks 11:30am

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Summer Schedule:

May 26th Josh Court of Honor

May 25th off week

May 28th Memorial Day Good Turn Jefferson Barracks

June 1st Compass requirement money due for Washington State Park campout location TBD

June 8th off week

June 9th-11th Campout Washington State Park

June 15th Geocaching requirement & parent summer camp meeting @ Officer Blake Snyder Park

June 22nd off week

June 29th Mini Golf @ Tower Tee

July 6th Pack trailer for summer camp (Admin Building)

July 9th-15th Summer Camp

July 13th Parent night at summer camp (S-F Ranch)

July 20th off week

July 27th Bike ride Grants Trail & food/gas money for Space Jam due

Aug 3rd off Week

Aug 4-6 Space Jam

Aug 10th Tee Time or Sky Zone

Aug 17th off week

Aug 24th Regular meetings start at Mesnier

 

 

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ORDER OF THE ARROW:

 

 

O.A Dues will be $10.00 for 2017 you can pay @ http://www.shawneelodge.org You do not have to pay dues if you completed Ordeal at fall reunion, or Brotherhood in 2016.

 

 

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Thanks,


Mr. Wagoner

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