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Invitation to the Parent Committee Meeting Monday 12/15

Posted on Dec 14 2014 - 10:40pm

Troop 416 Parents:

As a reminder and/or invite, please note we have a Parent’s Committee meeting on 12/15, Monday night at 7:30 PM at PMLC. South entrance.

If you are not a regular attendee, please consider joining us.  The Troop Parent Committee is a good way for parents to be involved in the Troop without necessarily going camping or getting your hands dirty.  We need volunteers to help support the troop with its various business functions. (Keeping track of forms, organizing transportation, accounting, etc.)

As a note we will be discussing Red and Green and Mulch sales for 2015, please plan to attend.

Thank you

Denis

Troop 416 Committee Chair

Scouts Taking Citizenship in the Community

Posted on Dec 13 2014 - 12:03am
Attention Scouts taking Citizenship in the Community,
Please bring your Cit in the Community workbooks to the meeting on Sunday as we will start working on requirements 1,2, and 6.  Additionally, please make sure to have Mr. Murfee sign your blue cards for this merit badge. 

Final Winter Camp Prep 12/14

Posted on Dec 13 2014 - 12:03am

12/14 Is the last meeting prior to Winter Camp, so all winter campers are required to finalize menus, cooking assignments, duty rosters, troop equipment and discuss winter personal gear list.

Recharter is happening NOW!

Posted on Dec 12 2014 - 9:25pm

Scouting Families,

Each year Scouts pay their yearly Troop Dues and a Boy Scouts of America (BSA) recharter/ Membership Fee.  The annual fee for scouts is $92.50.  Dues are payable to Troop 416. Please pay dues no later than January 18, 2015 to meet the new BSA deadline.  

**Please note: Eagle Scouts, families with multiple scouts, and Adult Volunteers pay a different rate.  Please contact me for an exact amount if you are unsure.

We accept payments at the "Online Payments" page, or you may pay at the front desk during any regular Troop meeting.  If you wish to use Scout Account funds, please let me know.

2015 BSA National Dues               $20.00
Boys Life Magazine (optional)        $10.00
Troop Dues                                    $62.50
                                      TOTAL     $92.50

Also remember that our Mulch fundraiser proceeds go toward Troop expenses, so please participate in our fundraisers to keep our expenses low.

If you do not plan on returning, please let me know.

Finally, this charter "year" will be shortened in order to put all BSA Troops and Packs on the new Charter Calendar.  National Dues, Boys Life and Troop fees (listed above) have been prorated at a lower rate to relfect the shorter time frame.  We will be going through recharter again in October/November 2015 which will be our new permanant charter deadline.  The November 2015 rates will reflect a full calendar year.  If you have any confusion about the BSA charter changes, please don't hesitate to ask!     

If registration fees or dues are ever a financial hardship, please don't hesitate to contact a member of the Troop Committee. We would never want a Scout to stop participating because of financial concerns.  Email:  committee.chair@troop416.us .  All inquiries will be kept confidential.

 

Thank you,

Dana I.    membership@troop416.us

Group Dynamix overnight lock-in, Jan 31st, signup now

Posted on Dec 10 2014 - 4:03pm

We have reserved Group Dynamix for a 12 hour lock-in from 8pm Saturday Jan 31st to 8am Sunday Feb 1st.   We need a minimum of 25 boys for this event.   The cost is $39 per person for the event plus some money for pizza and drinks.  

All Scouts must bring a signed copy of the Youth Event Consent Form-- see attachement to get in the door-- this is your ticket to the over night lockin.

Below are some more notes on the event:

  • We can order pizza from Pizza Hut for $6 per pizza
  • We can bring in outside food and drink also.   So a cooler of sodas or snacks can be brought to the event
  • The boys will have access to all the activites at GDX: glow in the dark dodge ball, climbing wall, bow and arrow tag, etc.
  • Parents will need to sign an agreement form with GDX for the event that will basically be the scouts ticket to the evet

Time for the scouts to have some fun and games inside and test their skills on the climbing wall, dodge ball or bow and arrow tag.   To see more on what Group Dynamix has to offer see thier web page:

http://groupdynamix.com/

Attention ALL Juniors/Seniors-- Anyone need money for college!!!

Posted on Dec 8 2014 - 7:30am

Any High School Juniors or Seniors who are interested in some scholarship money may be interested in the 3 contests below through the Lions Club.   There are 3 seperate contests that you can earn from $1000 to $2000 scholarships at the District level.   See below for more details on each contest.

From a contact at PMLC in years past only a handfull of people typically apply for these scholarships at the district level so there is a good chance to win if you need extra funds for college.   As of today there is only 1 person applying for these scholarships at the District level.

NOTE: the pdfs below are for the State level contests and the scholarship amounts.   The details I mention below are for the District level-- ie less people applying.

1) Essay Contest:

  • Growing Pains-- Diabetics and the Challenges of Young Adulthood
  • Essay to not exceed 1500 words
  • Awards at District level: 1st place == $1000
  • Deadline to submit to District is Dec 31st

http://www.lions2-x1.org/wp-content/uploads/diabetic_awareness_contestant_rules_2014-v2.pdf

2) Speech Contest:

  • The Socioeconomic Effects of Marijuana Decriminalization
  • Five to seven minute speech
  • Awards at District: 1st $2000, 2nd Place $1000, 3rd place $500
  • Deadline for entry: Jan 3rd, Contest at District on Jan 10th

http://www.lions2-x1.org/wp-content/uploads/drug_awareness_contestant_rules_2014-v2.pdf

3) Outstanding Youth Contest:

  • Evaluated on GPA, 750 Word Essay on "Volunteerism and Its Impotance"
  • Three letters of recommendation, performance in community service
  • Leadership experience/participation, and personal interview
  • Awards at District: 1st place $2000, 2nd place $1000, 3rd place $500
  • Deadline is April 1st

http://www.lions2-x1.org/wp-content/uploads/outstanding_youth_award_contestant_rules_2014-v2.pdf

If you are interested, please contact Kirk Schlotman: kjs.tx1@gmail.com, so I can let the district rep at PMLC know we have more applications coming.