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Summer Camp Details

Posted on Jun 5 2016 - 2:36pm

Registration for Summer Camp is Closed.

Final camp cost has been established at $285 plus course specific fees in the attached file.  Please pay your summer camp balance prior to June 12 - ideally at the 6/5 meeting

Loading/Departure Sunday, June 12 - 9:00 to 9:30 AM

  1. All scouts need to check in with the Scribe.  Parents must sign in and provide cell, home and/or work phone numbers in the event we need to reach you.
  2. Travel in full uniform excluding neckerchiefs, troop t-shirt recommended underneath, swimsuit either under scout shorts or readily accessible for potential swim re-checks in the pool at check-in.
  3. Eat breakfast before you arrive and bring a sack lunch in a day-pack that should also include a reusable water bottle, and swimsuits for anyone who did not complete the annual BSA swim test in May.
  4. Load all gear in trailer this excludes everything except your day pack and sack lunch - we wil need all driver seats.
  5. All prescription and non-prescription medications must be turned in to the Medicine Man (ASM in charge of meds) in a clear plastic bag, in original bottles from the pharmacy, with the scouts name, date of prescription, doctor's name & phone #, correct dosage and written instructions from parents indicating approval for troop and/or camp administration.  The medicine man will dispense meds as instructed by the parents.  Please indicate time of day to be taken (morning, night) and if food is required with meds.
  6. All combinations for foot-locker locks must be provided upon check in.  Combinations are preferred - keys get lost.  If you bring key locks you must provide a spare upon check in, clearly labeled with the scout's first and last name.
  7. Parents - Turn in mail.  We will have a daily mail call - Parents have the option to provide an envelope with a letter of encouragement and/or a small amount of spending money.  Some scouts spend all their money on the first day so this is an opportunity to provide a small amount each day for a treat or souvenir at the Trading Post. $5/day should be plenty outside of the few merit badge costs discussed below.  Any mail/money should be in small sealed envelopes, clearly marked with the scouts first and last name.
  8. Any specific food allergies or restrictions should be noted upon check-in so that alternative meals can be provided.  In advance of check-in also please contact scoutmaster@troop416.us with those restrictions.
  9. All medical forms (Parts A-C signed by physician) and payments should already be in, otherwise please furnish to Trish Howard. 

  Return Arrival Saturday 6/18

  • Expected return is at noon at PMLC Saturday 6/18. Deviations will be noted via Email/Text (per below).

 Communication

  • We will send periodic, private, one-way group updates only during camp. This is the same free service (Remind101) that we used the last two years at Summer Camp. 

    If you wish to anonymously receive these messages then you need to go to the link below and sign-up (class name is Summer Camp 2016 with Mr. Grenier)

    https://www.remind.com/join/94c8bb

     Your standard text message rates apply.

Tim B. Eagle Project Signup Posted

Posted on Jun 3 2016 - 3:34pm

Hey guys, I'm Tim B. and I will be leading my eagle scout project on June 4.

Date and Time: June 4, 10am-4pm
Where: My house 6704 Timothy Dr. Plano, Texas 75023
What: Eagle Project Building 9 shutters

So the beneficiary is the outdoor learning center, an area where elementary school kids go every year to learn about the outdoors. It is a really great place, and if you were in the Plano school district you probably went there, and I want to give back.

So what we will be doing is creating 9 shutters to protect the classrooms they have and the expensive equipment on the inside. They have had a history of vandals in the area, so these are really important. The basic design is a baseboard painted and then a small trim and painted. Then attaching hinges and latches.

 It should be a fun project, where we get to build. And even though it is starting later in the day I will still have donuts for all the scouts, since that is almost a prerequisite of a project. Then later around 2 we will order pizza, and we will have drinks such as water, lemonade, and sweet tea!

Optional Family Night @ Summer Camp - Please register if attending

Posted on Jun 2 2016 - 12:09pm

Friday night is Family night at trevor-Rees Jones!  Any family members that would like to join the troop for dinner on 6/17 are invited.  Cost tba - Friday schedule/times below.  Families are also invited to stay for the closing awards/campfire and OA call-out ceremony after dinner.  Please register on our website to help us establish Friday meal plans with TRJ.  Families can either return home Friday night, or elect to bring a tent and camp in the designated family camping area.  Youth protection training is not required since families will not be imbedded with the troops at camp.  Scouts are not to return home with families Friday night unless pre-approved by Mr. Murfee as it is important to finish strong, and close up camp as a group on Saturday morning.

Ranch Location: 11217 FM 2970, Athens, Texas 75751 - From Athens, go South on State Highway (SH) 19 for 3.4 miles, turn right on Farm-to-Market (FM) 753 and travel 3.9 miles. Turn left on (FM) 2970 and travel 2.4 miles until you come to the ranch entrance. The Trevor Rees-Jones Scout Camp is about 98 miles southeast of Dallas from the Circle Ten Council

Friday Schedule:

3:00-5:00 Honor Camper Trail Rides 3-4 and 4-5

4:15 Open Waterfront Area (BSA qualified swimmers only)

6:20 Formal Flag Ceremony

6:30 Dinner

7:15 Awards Ceremony

8:00 Order of the Arrow Call-out Ceremony

5/26/16 Update

Posted on May 26 2016 - 11:55am

1. Great camp at Purtiss Creek!  Thanks to all the leaderhsip and scouts who attended.

2. No meeting on Sunday due to Memorial Day weekend. Have a great Holiday!

3. June 5th is the last meeting before Summer Camp - get your gear together.

4. Tim B.'s Eagle project is posted for June 4th - please sign-up on the website.

5. August 12th Electronics lockin scheduled on open for signup - its a ton of fun!

6. Watch for an 'Intro to Scuba' local class for the troop to be scheduled in July.

Invitation to Parent Committee Meeting, May 16

Posted on May 15 2016 - 6:59pm

Troop 416 Parents:

As a reminder and/or invite, please attend the  Parent’s Committee meeting on Monday (5/16) 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 recap  finance report,  upcoming enents and outings.

Please do not think everything is covered and taken care 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

Weekly T416 Update & Summer Camp Prep

Posted on May 11 2016 - 4:11pm

 Weekly Reminders:

  1. The last swimming session is tonight 5/11 for scouts needing swimming requirements for ranks First Class and below.  Also summer campers should come and pass the BSA swim test prior to camp.
  2. Please consider helping Vinny T with his Eagle Project - See announcement and calendar for details.
  3. Sign up for Purtiss Creek Camping trip 5/20.  Menu planning will be during the next meeting.
  4. At the 5/15 meeting, parents are invited to attend as we review summer camp personal equipment needed.  The troop version of a Summer Camp packing list is attached for reference - the big items needed are a foot locker and a cot (Academy) with a bug net being optional. Plans are attached if you would like to make one.
  5. Physicals are due for all Summer Camp scouts and leaders.  Please fill out Parts A&B and have a doctor sign Part C of the BSA Medical Form attached. Return the forms to Trish Howard (all 3 parts A-C)