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Canned Food Drive Underway - Help People In Need

Posted on Jan 29 2015 - 7:53am

The annual Scoutning For Food drive is underway! PMLC supports the Emanuel Lutheran Food Bank in Dallas and we will take our collected food there the morning of Saturday 2/14. This is one of the most rewarding activities we do as a troop to help people in their time of need. 

 

Instead of passing out bags this year, our troop is having a Patrol contest to see which Patrols can collect the most canned/dried food items, and the most money donated. The patrol collecting the most will be treated to a desert of their choice at the 2/21 meeting. Each dollar donated will also count as 1 food item for the contest. Our goal is 1,000 items!

Patrols can decide if they want to organize and collect door to door, or have each individual collect from friends and neighbors, or a combination. Each scout was sent home with one paper sack on 1/25, but please bring items in whatever bags or boxes you can.  We will accept food items at each event prior to 2/14 including the Group Dynamix lock in, the Court of Honor, and the morning of 2/14 where we plan to meet at the Kroger on 121 and Coit at 9:00 before a smaller group takes the items to Emanuel Lutheran at 9:30.

 

Please mark your bags with the Patrol Name and scout name. Please no glass jars or perishables.

Scout Sunday Updates

Posted on Jan 27 2015 - 1:18pm

The national day to celebrate Scout Sunday is February 8th.   We encourage all scouts to wear their uniforms to their church of choice on Feb 8th to join in the celebration this year. 

For Preston Meadow Lutheran we will be celebrating Scout Sunday on March 1st.   Normally Scout Sunday is set to be on the weekend of scouting for food so we can announce the food donated to Emmanuel Lutheran Church.   Unfortunately, we were not able to get this on the church schedule this year so we will celebrate on March 1st and announce our Scouting for Food results that Sunday

Group Dynamix overnight lock-in, Jan 31st, signup closes this weekend!

Posted on Jan 25 2015 - 10:52pm

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.  (target cost is $44 which includes $5 for pizza and drinks)

Important notes on the Event:

1) 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.

2) We will be meeting at GroupDynamix, so plan for your ride or car pool to the event.   We start at 8:00 pm and you can have your parents pick you up at 8:00 am. 

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/

Shotgun Outing Pictures Posted

Posted on Jan 25 2015 - 5:06pm

See the link to Smugmug on the upper right of the webpage for Shotgun shooting pictures at Elm Fork 1/24.  You can find pics in the 2015 Category.

1/25 Troop Meeting - South Side Rooms

Posted on Jan 23 2015 - 8:13pm

The troop will meet in the south side room 27/28 on Sunday 1/25. Agenda includes:

  • Philmont Crew will have a breakout session to discuss first shakedown
  • Pack 142 visiting
  • Patrol contest kick-off: Scouting For Food
  • Bring merit badge work, including Cooking, Family Life and Citizenship in the Community
  • Rank requirements 

Want your mulch orders from last year?

Posted on Jan 19 2015 - 2:06pm

Scout families - 

If you would like a soft copy of your 2014 (last year) mulch orders, please contact Alejandra Morris at mulch.orders@troop416.us and she will forward. You will have the best success with your prior year customers, then you can quickly focus on new customers.