Thanks to everyone who made it to the outing planning meeting. We had a good turnout, and a lot of good ideas from the boys! The outing schedule is below; it is also posted on the Troop website, and will soon be on the Troop calendar. As always, the schedule is not carved in stone, but may be adjusted throughout the year based on weather, venue availability, and the ever-shifting forces of life in general. We will always be sure to give you as much notice as possible when changes happen.
As usual, we will be asking parents to sign up to coordinate outings. Be sure to look over the list and see which one you would most like to help out with.
First, a few more messages:
- Our first meeting of the year is THIS THURSDAY. Please remember to use the main entrance to Mayflower, as other entrances are under construction.
- Our first service project of the year is THIS WEEKEND, Friday evening and Saturday morning. Please see your Weekly Newsletter for more information and to register. We need all hands on deck!
- The all-parent meeting is NEXT THURSDAY (September 13) at 7:00 at Mayflower. Be there, or you will be clueless about Troop activities all year!
One more very important item to note: the deadline for completing Youth Protection Training is fast approaching. If you have been paying any attention to the news lately, you will know how very important it is for youth organizations to both have policies and enforce policies that will keep our sons safe. All adults and parents in the troop (whether you are officially “registered” or not) MUST complete the new Youth Protection Training before October 1. I have a list of those who haven’t finished it yet, and I will post it publicly to shame you if you haven’t done it by September 17!
You may complete YPT at my.scouting.org. Remember that it is not complete until you have downloaded the PDF certificate and emailed it to Mr. O’Brien or me (preferably both). I’m happy to help you out if you have any questions!
Now at last, here is the list you have been looking for:
September 21-13: Shooting at Things at Grand Valley Cap’n’Ballers, Hopkins, MI
October 19-21: Haunted Woods at Rota-Kiwan Scout Reservation, Kalamazoo, MI -or- D Bar A Scout Ranch, Metamora, MI
November 9-11: Thanksgiving Feast at the DeVos Center for Scouting, Walker, MI
December 8: City Hike in Chicago, IL
January 18-20: Cross Country Skiing at Pigeon Creek, MI
February 15-17: Winter Sports at Muskegon State Park
March 16-18: Beach Time at Three Huts on a Cliff, near Muskegon, MI
April 19-21: Air Museum, either Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH -or- Airzoo, Kalamazoo, MI
May 17-19: Dune Hike at Sleeping Bear Dunes, MI
June 21-23: Cars, Cars, Cars at the Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI
July 14-20: Summer Camp -or- extended summer outing to an exciting new location—more details to be discussed at the parent meeting