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  • lauratague 7:05 pm on July 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Space Jam and First Meeting of the new school year. 

    Space Jamboree is Friday, August 2 – 3.   We will be leaving at 10 a.m. on Friday.  More details about food next week.  Below is a link to the Merit Badge Prerequisites. (If you forgot what merit badges you signed up for, let me know!!)

    http://www.spacejamboree.com/files/prerequisites.pdf

    Our first meeting of the year will be on Thursday, August 15.  It will be a busy meeting.  We will hold elections for new positions.  As a reminder, a Scout must be active to be considered for elections. 

    All Merit Badge cards from STEM Camp or other Merit Badge Skill Centers MUST be turned in to Mrs. Tague by August 22nd.  Court of Honor for Summer is September 5th in Affton High School Commons.

    Scouts need to wear their Class A to meetings unless discussed with one of the Scoutmasters.  Below is the Official Uniform from the Bi-Laws.

    Official uniform is as follows (unless otherwise specified):

    • Official Tan Boy Scout shirt with proper insignias
      • Uniform pants or shorts * (No gym shorts or sweat pants)
      • Troop neckerchief with slide
      • Shoes shall be hiking shoes or boots.

    A class A (field) uniform is to be worn at all troop meetings and functions unless specifically excused by the Scoutmaster.  New boys are expected to have an official tan Boy Scout shirt with proper insignias within 30 days of attaining Boy Scout rank but will not be excluded from activities. Venturing Scouts and leaders are expected to maintain a Boy Scout Uniform and wear it at Troop functions and Courts of Honor

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  • lauratague 4:37 pm on July 1, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Summer Camp Reminders . . . 

    As a reminder, we will pack the Trailer for Summer Camp on Friday, July 5th at 7 pm. (This is MANDATORY due to space in vehicles) The Summer Camp Packing List is on previous posts.

    After the trailer is packed, we will have a brief meeting.

    They either need to have their swimming suit with them in their backpack OR it needs to be where they can get to it easily. The Scouts need to have their own eating utensils. Another thing they may want is a cup for milk or juice.


    Annual Medical Forms (Parts A,B, and C) MUST be turned in on July 5th. Also, at this time, ALL Scouts and adults health forms are expired. If your Scout isn’t going to Summer Camp, I still need Part A and B.http://stlbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/680-001_ABC.pdf

    If Scouts are or have attended STEM Camp, they need to let me know the dates once the camp is completed. This counts toward rank, OA membership and the Camping Merit Badge. Also, if Scouts need Merit Badge cards for STEM Camp, they need to let me know prior to the start of camp.

    If there are any questions, please contact me. laura.e.tague@sbcglobal.net Mrs. Tague

     
  • lauratague 4:46 pm on June 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Summer Camp Reminders . . 

    The Scouts may want to bring mosquito netting. I have attached the PVC frame Doug and I used at Camp Tomahawk. It breaks down and fits in a chair bag.

    Please read the prerequisites for the Merit Badges. I am looking at Indian Lore and the prerequisites listed do not match with the workbook from Meritbadge.org. If there are any questions, please ask. The last thing I want is incomplete MB’s because of confusion.

     
  • lauratague 5:28 pm on June 24, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Summer Camp Reminders 

    We will pack the Trailer for Summer Camp on Friday, July 5th at 7 pm. (This is MANDATORY due to space in vehicles) The Summer Camp Packing List is on previous posts.

    Annual Medical Forms (Parts A,B, and C) MUST be turned in on July 5th. Also, at this time, ALL Scouts and adults health forms are expired. If your Scout isn’t going to Summer Camp, I still need Part A and B. http://stlbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/680-001_ABC.pdf

    After the trailer is packed, we will have a brief meeting.

    If Scouts are or have attended STEM Camp, they need to let me know upon completion the dates. This counts toward rank, OA membership, and the Camping Merit Badge. Also, if Scouts need Merit Badge cards for STEM Camp, they need to let me know prior to the start of camp..

    If there are any questions, please contact me. laura.e.tague@sbcglobal.net

    Mrs. Tague

     
  • lauratague 10:04 pm on June 20, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Summer Camp 

    Tonight was the parent meeting for Summer Camp.

    Pack the Trailer on July 5th– Admin Lot @ 7 pm

    Leave for Camp: Meet at 11:15 am on July 7th for an 11:30 am sharp departure.

    Scouts must be wearing Class A Uniform Shirt Eat lunch prior to leaving.

    Dinner will be the first meal served at camp.

    What to pack in the trailer: All personal gear needed for the week. Packing list is in the leader guide. http://stlbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/S-bar-F-Complete-UoS-edited.pdf

    We are going to Camp Gamble. Scouts need to bring Fork, knife, and spoon.

    ALL Health Forms (A, B, and C) must be current and turned in on 7/5.

    What to bring on Sunday

    Medications – Hand to Mrs. Tague at departure.

    Fill out the medication form on July 5. Medications include any “as needed” like Tylenol/Alive or Tums. If a Scout is on ADHD medications during the school year to help with focusing, they should be on them for Summer Camp. These are classes where the Scouts are expected to focus and listen to the instructor.

    Backpack with swimming suit and towel and Merit Badge Books and workbooks. From experience, it is best to use an old backpack to carry belongings during camp rather than a string bag.

    There will not be room in cars for things you forgot to pack in your bag. Make one last check of your packing list before bringing it to the trailer.

    Mail

    Scout’s Name and Troop 821

    Camp Gamble

    Campsite: Weisman

    S bar F Scout Ranch

    Knob Lick, MO 63651

    Merit Badges

    The prerequisites are listed for EACH Merit Badge. It is the responsibility of the Scout to have any prerequisites completed and to ask the Scoutmaster(s) for anything needed.

    Scouts should have the following for Summer Camp·

    Merit Badge Book·

    Merit Badge Workbook – Meritbadge.org·

    Paper· Pen or pencils

    MoneyIf you wish the adults to hold the money, it will be placed in a lock box. Bring in an envelope when we pack the trailer. There is no specific amount of money a Scout should bring to camp, but on the average, Scouts spend between $25 and $40, depending on the purchase of supplies for merit badges. (Allow for snacks and a camp T-shirt.)

    Cell Phones and Electronics: Cell phones and electronics (including MP3 players) are not permitted at Summer Camp. If a Scout chooses to have electronics for the car trip to S-F, they must be left in the vehicle or locked in the Troop Trailer. This is due to not having a place to charge any electronics and the nature of the tents. It will rain during the week and things will get wet. The Troop is not responsible for any ruined cell phones/electronics.

    Parent Night: Parents are invited to visit camp after 5 p.m. on Thursday evening, when they may bring a picnic dinner (we will need to know who is bringing dinner for their Scout for food count) and attend the Order of the Arrow call-out ceremony. Visitors need to plan on parking in the main parking lot and walking to their campsite and the OA ceremony area. Transportation is available for those needing assistance.

    Pictures: We will post pictures as we can and internet availability. We have the Scouts class schedule and will do our best to visit the Merit Badge classes that are on Gamble. Please be respectful if you repost on your own FB page if there are other Scouts in the background.

    Snacks/Extra FoodPlease do not send your Scout with snacks or extra food. Any items bought at the Trading Post and not eaten will be stored on the Troop Trailer. This is due to the rather tame raccoons and skunks at S-F.

     
  • lauratague 6:46 pm on June 17, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Summer Camp Information 

    June 20 – Parent Summer Camp Meeting at Blake Snyder Memorial Park. – 7 pm

    9801 Green Park Road

    Saint Louis, MO 63123

    Before Summer Camp, it is the responsibility of the Scout to have completed the prerequisites for the Merit Badges. A link to the requirements is below.http://stlbsa.org/…/up…/2019/01/S-F-Merit-Badge-Catalog-.pdf

    This is the link for the Merit Badge workbooks.https://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Merit_Badges

    If any Merit Badges need a letter from the Scoutmaster(s), please let us know.

    http://stlbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/S-bar-F-Complete-UoS-edited.pdf
    August 2 – 3 or 4 – Space Jamboree (More details to follow)http://spacejamboree.com/files/prerequisites.pdf

     
  • lauratague 3:31 pm on June 10, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Summer Reminders 

    Summer eventsJune 20 – Parent Summer Camp MeetingBefore Summer Camp, it is the responsibility of the Scout to have completed the prerequisites for the Merit Badges. A link to the requirements is below.

    http://stlbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/S-F-Merit-Badge-Catalog-.pdf

    This is the link for the Merit Badge workbooks.

    https://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Merit_Badges

    If any Merit Badges need a letter from the Scoutmaster(s), please let us know.

    July 5 – Pack Trailer for Summer Camp

    July 7 – 13 – Summer Camp

    August 2 – 3 or 4 – Space Jamboree http://spacejamboree.com/files/prerequisites.pdf

     
  • lauratague 9:22 am on June 6, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Reminders 

    Meeting tonight at 7 pm at the lower shelter @ Whitecliff Park in Crestwood. Uniform is Class B. 

    Camping this weekend – cost $22. Boys will be in the cabin. They will be sleeping on bunks that don‘t have mattresses. They can bring a mattress pad.

    Please let us know who is going so I can plan what equipment to bring.

    Ms. Tague

     
  • lauratague 12:51 pm on June 3, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    Thursday meeting and camping 

    June 6 – Meeting 7 pm at Whitecliff Park. Lower shelter. Meal planning for Camp MacClosson.

    June 7 – 9 – Camping at Camp MacClosson. Cost $22 I need to know who is attending this camping trip. This is taking the place of the cross-over camping trip that was canceled. (So, if you paid for that, you are good to go.) Please email Mrs. Tague at laura.e.tague@sbcglobal.net

    Due to the forecast, the boys will be sleeping in the cabin. They can bring electronics and we will show a movie.

    **I need to know if anyone is able to pull the Troop Trailer to Camp MacClosson. It is in Lonedell, MO about 40 miles down Gravois. Please let Mrs. Tague know!**

    HEALTH FORMS ARE DUE – We will need parts A, B, and C (the part that is filled out by a physician) for summer camp.

     
  • lauratague 5:09 pm on May 29, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    BSA BEST Survey 

    Our Troop has been asked to participate in a survey on Scouting. The information that was emailed to me is below. The survey will come to the Parent’s email. Please ask your Scout the questions. I felt that it was too invasive and divulging of private information to provide the Scout’s email. Together, we can improve the program for our Scouts.


    Thank you for being a part of the BSA Building Evidence in Scouting Together (BEST) Study. Your voluntary contributions to this study are vital for BSA to learn more about how to support adult volunteers and youth development in Scouting today.
    It is your troop’s turn to begin the first survey of the three online surveys for the BSA BEST study! In the next two weeks, the following will occur:
    You will receive a packet that will include materials for Scouts and their parents about the Scout survey.
    We will email Scouts (who provided an email address) links to the Scout survey.
    We will email you and any Assistant Scoutmasters involved links to the Scouter survey.
    Participating Scouts, Scoutmasters, and Assistant Scoutmasters can earn a three-part BEST Study patch!
    Each Scouter and Scout registered for the study will be asked to complete three surveys over the course of this study.
    For each survey, those who complete the survey will receive one segment of the patch.
    Scouters and Scouts who complete all three of their surveys over the course of the study will have earned the complete patch!
    These patches can only be earned through this study – just 11% of BSA Troops were selected across the country, so it is quite exclusive.
    In addition, if you and 50% of your Scouts complete this first survey, we will email you a $25 Scout Shop gift card code for your troop, which can be used either online at scoutshop.org or at any National Scout Shop near you.
    Participation is completely voluntary. You and anyone in your troop can withdraw at any time.

     
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