November 1999 Parent Meeting
New Camping Chairman
Mr. Kevin Young has agreed to take the responsibility as our Camping
Chairman. His main duties will be to be on the lookout for new and
exciting camping locations and to make the reservations to support our
yearly calendar. If anyone has any new ideas as for camping locations /
agendas, please see Kevin. And a big thanks to Kevin for stepping
forward and filling this important position.
The calendar for 1999 -2000 is now out. Please take the time to mark
these dates on the your calendar. Thank-you.
The Troop has received our year 2000 Re-Chartering packet so we will be
updating our files. If you have not paid your dues, this would be a
great time to do so and it will ensure your son is included in the year
The Christmas Wreath Fund Raiser
The Christmas Wreath Fund Raiser has started. Each scout that was at
the Wednesday meeting on November 10 meeting was given a small wreath to
show and take orders. This wreath is one of the wreath that is to be
sold. The price of the wreaths are the same as last year. $15.00 for
the small (10” inside diameter) and $20 for the large (14” inside
Also the scouts (and parents) are asked to sign up for this weekend
masses. We need to man each of the six doors for all of the masses.
Several scouts are needed at each door.
Remember, scouts that sell at least 5 wreaths will be given $2.00 credit
for each wreath they sell. Money to be used for scout related
activities or equipment!!!
Thank you for supporting this effort. The money goes to provide the
programs your son enjoys and lessen the cost of each individual campout
that they go on.
I am very proud of the 12 scouts (12 disciples??) that went on the
Catholic retreat this past weekend. Troop 87 presence was noted in the
mass as one of the two alterboys, both readers, petition reader, choir,
gift barrier, also leading the rosary and in numerous service projects
around Camp Miakonda. Way to go guys!! Attending the Catholic Retreat
was one of the requirements for the Ad Alteri Dei Award.
Camp Alaska Training
Clothes is the subject of the Camp Alaska. This is a very important
subject and it is given as the first one during the Parent Meeting so
that parents will have the opportunity to look-out for the sales in the
coming weeks and to work it into birthday/Christmas gifts.
Remember, Attendance is required for going on Camp Alaska. It is a
major outing for the scouts and one they thoroughly enjoy (no kidding).
Winter Weekend I (a.k.a. W.W.I)
Our next campout will be the Winter Weekend I with the Troops from our
district (Northwest) at Camp Miakonda (December 10, 11, and 12). We
will be staying in cabins (Washington) and the theme for the week-end
will be forestry and the scouts should be able to complete the Forestry
merit badge. This should be another great campout.
Merit Badge Day
The students, faculty, and staff of Owens Community College will be
conducting a merit badge day (Saturday January 8, 2000 from 9:00 to
3:00) for the Architecture, Computers, Electronics, Electricity and
Weather merit badges. Space is limited and you must pre-register by
calling (419) 661-7452 no later then December 18. There is no cost for
this and lunch will be included.
The February Campout is the Klondike Derby. One requirement is for the
scouts to make a sled. Council will be sending up the plans that each
troop is to follow. Our ASPL Mike Brazeau will be in charge of the
scouts, however, we will still need adult supervision and a place to
work on the sleds. This activity will be done outside of the regular