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Weekly Update 4/18

Posted on Apr 18 2016 - 12:23pm

Sign-ups & reminders:

  1. April Parent Committee Meeting tonight 4/18 at PMLC South Side rooms 7:30-8:30. All parents invited.
  2. Trail to First Class swimming requirements begin 4/20 with additional sessions 5/4 & 5/11. See event details for three dates.  BSA Swim test available for those attending summer camp or wishing to canoe.
  3. May 1st COH/ Family Picnic/ Farwell to Seniors and Welcome to New Scouts! Sign-up the whole family and for side dishes. The troop will provide meats.
  4. May 20th Camp @ Purtis Creek State Park
  5. 2017 High Adventure Options: Philmont & Sea Base (SCUBA certification focus)! Sign-up on the calendar - we will have an informantion session soon on both trips for those trying to decide.  See Sea Base SCUBA attachment or contact Mr. Dellaporta for details.  Contact Mr. Grenier with questions regarding Philmont.
  6. Eagle Project(s) - Vinny T. Project is on the calendar!
  7. Oak Leaf scout leadership training available this weekend for 1st Class and above scouts.  See separate email and flyer for information.  OA Members are encouraged to attend and help lead the sessions.
  8. Tents & Tarps needed.  If you took one home to dry out after the last camp please bring it back dry and clean.

Invitation to Parent Committee Meeting, March 21

Posted on Apr 16 2016 - 6:23am

Troop 416 Parents:

As a reminder and/or invite, please attend the  Parent’s Committee meeting on 4/18, Monday night at 7:30 PM at Preston Meadow Luthern Church (6801 Coit Road, Plano)

The agenda will include but not be limited to camp card sales, finance report, Stone Ranch pavilion update, upcoming enents and outings.

Please do not think everything is covered and taken cae of, Troop 416 needs your help to make every thing happen for the boys so they can have a great scout experience while becoming honorable young men and obtainign thier Eagle rank. 

Thank you

Denis

Troop 416 Committee Chair

April Camping Reminders

Posted on Apr 6 2016 - 3:52pm
  • Mandatory grocery shopping Thursday 4/7/16 at Wal*Mart 7-8PM Ohio & 121.  Pick-up at SE corner of parking lot at 8PM.
  • Arrive PMLC by the trailers at 6:00PM Friday 4/8 to load the trailers for 6:30 departure.  Eat dinner and use restroom before arriving at PMLC. Drivers - See attached map to Stone Ranch.  Scouts check in with Scribe Robert T. upon arrival.
  • ALL scout equipment except a daypack will be loaded in the Troop Trailers for easier unloading as a group. Cars do not park/unload in Hidden meadow.  Scouts should carry with them a headlamp/flashlight, and a nalgene/water bottle.
  • Pack light - no footlockers.  Overnight packing list attached.  Scout Handbook required (in plastic bag) and compases for TFC/new scouts. Prep for rain just in case.
  • ASM's attending - bring a cordless drill with your name on it if you have one for Pavillion construction.
  • BSA Rifle range (.22 caliber) will be set up for Saturday afternoon.  To be eligible, scouts must have previously completed the rifle saftey class with the troop or at the merit badge class.
  • Fishing is available in the SW (smaller) pond away from the rifle range, so bring a fishing pole if interested.  That pond has more fish!
  • Return is expected to be 12:45-1:00 Sunday at PMLC parking lot.  An email announcement will go out late Sunday morning to confirm.
  • We are expecting great weather, a great turnout, and a great time!

Merit Badge Classes Available at the National Scouting Museum in Irving

Posted on Apr 6 2016 - 3:28pm

T416 - Register on the National Scouting Museum website and receive emails such as the one below when new Merit Badge classes are posted.  For these classes, the scouts need to register themselves, not through the troop.

JUST ANNOUNCED!

There are new openings in several upcoming merit badge workshops!

Visit this website for more information.

Weekly Update 4/2

Posted on Apr 2 2016 - 6:42pm
  • Important meeting tomorrow as we all prep for scout skills camp.  Quartermasters and team will reset the trailers.  Guides will work with new scouts to develop patrol menus.  Instructors, ASPLs and SPL will work on the Skill Trining Sessions and agenda for the camp next weekend. Patrol Leaders will ensure patrols create menus and shopping lists. New scouts - the packing list is attached in the calendar event.
  • Sign-up for the camp - critical for new scout developement!  This is also the 10 year anniversary of Troop 416's first camp which was also at Stone Ranch.  To mark the occassion, the Parent Committee apporved building a permanent pavillion with donated materials from the Stones, and a small contribution from the troop.  Adults and older scouts not teaching will be working on the Pavillion construction - bring gloves!
  • All Scouts attending camp are required to attend grocery shopping at Walmart on Thursday 4/13.  See calendar for details.
  • See Rithvi's Eagle Project announcement and sign up.
  • BSA membership cards will be distributed 4/3 for those scouts and leaders in the spring re-charter. Please see the Scribe Robert T. for your card
  • ASM Meeting reminder for Monday 4/4 at Paradise Bakery on Preston 7:30-8:30

Rithvik R. Eagle Project 4/16 - Please sign up!

Posted on Mar 28 2016 - 4:36pm

Hello everyone!
I will be doing my eagle project on April 16th (Saturday) at Plano
East Senior High School. In the project we will be re-landscaping the
garden outside the cafeteria. There are currently 10 dead roses that
we will remove and we will plant yuccas and pampas grass to give a
South Texas look.

The project is on April 16th at 8:00am. There will be two shifts,
8:00-12:00 and 12:30-4:30. Snacks and lunch (pizza) will be provided.

Things to wear:
Jeans - dealing with thorns on roses
Long shirts (recommended) - roses have thorns
GLOVES - must have - roses

Things to bring (if you have):
Shovel
Trowel
Gardening claw
Cutters
Shears
Sunscreen

Thank you!

Best regards,
Rithvik R.