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  • lauratague 7:43 am on April 1, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    Update 

    Unfortunately, we are in limbo at this time. There are still things that Scouts can do at home for advancement and Merit Badges.  
    This is a good time for Scouts to learn the Outdoor Code, Oath and Law if they already don’t know them. 

    While we don’t have access to the Troop Library, if a Scout needs a Merit Badge book, let me know. Scouts can look at their books and work on rank requirements. Parents CAN NOT sign off on requirements. If there are any questions, please let me know. 

    This is my source for the Merit Badge Worksheets – http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/list.asp

    I do need to know who is going to Summer Camp at Kia Kima in Arkansas. If you have not given me a deposit, please talk to your Scout. I get that some of the Scouts do not like the canvas tents. I do not want that to hold any Scout back from attending. We will make sure that there are Troop tents with us. 

    I am attempting to get Scoutbook functioning for our Troop. If you have an account at my.scouting.org, please let me know. If you don’t have one, please create one. 

    Again, I did create a Google Classroom for the Troop. The code is atwgebg I am working on instructions for two neckerchief slides using paracord and will post in the Classroom when done.

     
  • lauratague 9:07 am on March 25, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    Update during School Closure 

    We have all received the notice from our School District that school is closed until April 22nd. Since we meet in Mesnier, and groups larger than 10 people can’t gather, we are unable to hold meetings. As soon as St. Louis County allows for larger groups to gather, we will find a park to meet in. 

    I received an email from Kia Kima. They have extended the $50 first deposit to May 8. I need to know if your Scout wants to attend Summer Camp, but you have not given me the deposit. (There are some Scouts that don’t like the green tents. We will be bringing several Troop Tents. I do not want to have Scouts not attend Summer Camp.)

    From our District Director – Summer Camps and other Events: As of right now, our summer camps are still on along with our Spring Camporee and ScoutFest 2020. None of the other cancellations apply to our summer camp programs and events occurring beyond the closure period of APRIL 5th. The Council will continue to monitor the situation closely.

    Our PLC chose to go to a different GSLAC Camp for that weekend in April. I fully understand the Scouts want to camp. I want to camp. If they do open camps, Troop Leadership will have to evaluate if we do camp that weekend. My worry is having enough food for 15 people.

    I encourage Scouts to work on Merit Badges and Rank Requirements. Have your Scout look at the requirements for their next rank. I have posted a 30 Day Second Class Challenge here and will post it in the Troop Google Classroom. Remember, parents can’t sign off on the Rank Requirements. Once the Troop is meeting again, we will have the PLC sign off. 

    I am working on adding presentations for Communication and Citizenship in the Community to the Troop Google Classroom. Once I have updated them, I will let everyone know..

     
  • lauratague 5:20 pm on March 17, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    On-line Merit Badges 

    I have been working on ways to keep Scouts engaged during this downtime. I created a Google Classroom – code atwgebg I also added the Cyber Chip Requirements that our First Year Scouts need to complete.

    This isn’t just for the Scouts! Parents, please go to Google Classroom and use the code to be added as a student.

    I have added the Merit Badges that I am a counselor for and am adding Mr. Kirk’s. While we can’t meet in person, I have no problem with Scouts submitting information to me via Google Docs or Sheets.

    From Mr. Kirk’s FB Post –

    Hey all, I can do online MB sessions soon. I need to reactivate my Skype. But if you have google duo or FB messenger you can reach me that way.. I dont conform to iPhones and that facetime stuff. Anyways I am a counselor for coin collecting, collections, personal management and scouting heritage

     
  • lauratague 9:36 pm on March 15, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    Troop Update 

    By now, everyone has heard that Affton has closed schools until April 3rd. With the City and County limiting groups gathering to 50 people, I am guessing that on Monday we will receive notice that the GSLAC camps have also closed beyond the 10 days. We have an away meeting on March 26th at Epic 6 in Fenton. At this time, it is up in the air based on if they will be open.

    If you HAVE NOT made the deposit for Summer Camp and your Scout is going, I NEED TO KNOW. Please either email me or text me.


    I know the Scouts will have on-line learning for school. There are some Merit Badges they can work on at home. To make this easier, I have created a Google Classroom for the Troop. The code is atwgebg. I encourage the Scouts to join (parents too).

    I have uploaded the Merit Badge Workbooks for Art, Citizenship in the World and Family Life. With Citizenship in the World, Scouts need to pick a country and research it. They can create a Google Slide and share it with me.

     
  • lauratague 8:12 am on March 12, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    Reminder – Court of Honor 


    Reminder – Thursday Court of Honor – Bring a dessert if you can.

    If your Scout is going camping on March 27 – 29 – please bring $20. If not, you need to get it to me over Spring Break. I will be shopping for food on March 26

     
  • lauratague 9:59 pm on March 8, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    Court of Honor, FoS, Camping/Shotgun Range 

    This Thursday is Court of Honor. Please bring a dessert to share. Friends of Scouting will be giving a brief presentation before awards. (Please read the letter below.)

    Camping and Shotgun Range will be $20. This is the cost of food and coverage for the cost of the rental of the range/22’s/shotgun rounds. (Please bring cash for this.) For this camping trip, Scouts will need a mess kit. It can be simple, but the plate needs to be able to take heat. Also, they should have a cup AND a water bottle.

    I need to know who is going to Summer Camp. The last date for payment will be at our away meeting on March 26. The deposit is $50.

    After this Thursday, we will not have another meeting until March 26th due to Spring Break. The PLC chose to go to Epic 6 in Fenton. We have done the 90 minute Play Pass for $20. We will meet at 6:30 at Epic 6 in Fenton. Seed their website for more information and directions. https://www.epic6fun.com/public/pricing/

    April 3 – 5 – Order of the Arrow Spring Conclave @ Beaumont This will be individual registration. To register, you will need the Scout’s BSA ID number. Just buy the event ticket, not the dinner. The Troop will cook. (cost to be determined)

     
  • lauratague 6:40 pm on March 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    Board of Reviews, Camping/Rifle Range and Summer Camp 

    We need adults IN UNIFORM to help with the Board of Reviews. This is our last week before the March 12 Court of Honor. All Scouts that are going for rank advancement MUST, MUST bring their book!!!


    The PLC planned a camping trip March 27 – 29. I could not get the location they asked for, so I booked Shippey Field at Beaumont along with the rifle range. I need Scouts to sign up this week. At this point, we only have three that signed up.


    Summer Camp – We will start Summer Camp payments at the meeting this week. The first payment is $50. The latest date to pay will be the March 26 away meeting.

     
  • lauratague 8:04 pm on February 24, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    Board of Reviews 

    This week, we will continue with Board of Reviews in preparation of our March 12 Court of Honor. All Scouts that are going for rank advancement MUST, MUST bring their book!!! We will hopefully start working on the Art Merit Badge too.


    We are opening the last round of sign up for Space Jamboree. Registration for Boys is $55. Registration for Girls is $35. Typically, Scouts earn 3 or 4 merit badges at this weekend event. (This is a fundraiser for a Troop and Crew from Indiana and Champagne, Illinois. We do not control the prices.) Print the class sheet and give it to Mrs. Tague. Questions about the form, let me know.http://www.spacejamboree.com/files/SpaceJam14Spreadsheet.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0FRVO7FNbpdCXlrk-9Ik2ANNkLua2YgXjRYYxfU6hxtOIMOR87y9Ug2rI


    We will be camping March 27 – 29 at Beaumont in Shippey Field. I have reserved the rifle range for March 28. Cost will depend on how many Scouts attend. I will have a revised sign-up sheet at the meeting.
    We are starting to collect the first payment for Summer Camp. A deposit of $50 is due by March 26, 2020.

     
  • lauratague 5:22 pm on February 17, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    Scoutmaster Conferences 

    This Thursday, we will start Scoutmaster Conferences and Board of Reviews in preparation of our March 12 Court of Honor. All Scouts that are going for rank advancement MUST, MUST bring their book!!!


    Saturday, February 22nd – Great American Human Foosball – Meet at the Administration Building at 1:30. The cost is $13.50/person. If you signed up, please pay this Thursday. The cost includes your portion and a tip for the referees.


    We are opening the last round of sign up for Space Jamboree. Registration for Boys is $55. Registration for Girls is $35. Typically, Scouts earn 3 or 4 merit badges at this weekend event. (This is a fundraiser for a Troop and Crew from Indiana and Champagne, Illinois. We do not control the prices.) Print the class sheet and give it to Mrs. Tague. Questions about the form, let me know.

    Click to access SpaceJam14Spreadsheet.pdf

     
  • lauratague 11:55 am on February 12, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    Upcoming events sign ups 

    I will have sign up sheets for Steinberg Ring this weekend and Great American Human Foosball. we need to know who is going so we know the price.

    I also need to get an idea of who wants to go horseback riding in April. The Saturday date is booked, so we would go Sunday from noon – 2:39. The cost is $30/person. This is open to registered Scouts/Scouters. The date is April 19.

     
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