April 19, 2010 Meeting Information

posted Apr 19, 2010, 9:38 AM by Boy Scout Troop 856   [ updated Apr 19, 2010, 9:46 AM ]
Current EventsCurrent EventsTonight, we will be having a Patrol Leaders Council Meeting at 6:30, before the regular troop meeting.  I would like to have the SPL, ASPL, PLs and thier Mentors there if available.  We only have 30 minutes, and a lot of material to cover, so please be there on time.

There will be a Board of Review tonight.  We know for sure that 2 or 3 scouts are ready to go up in front of the board.  If anyone else feels that they are ready to go up in front of the board, you will need to contact either myself or Mr. Brock before 5PM today so we can make sure we have enough board members to accommodate scouts needing BOR's.  If you wait until the meeting to let us know, you run the risk of having to wait until next month to sit for the board.

Dixie Fellowship is this weekend.  Those of you who are signed up to attend, you are reminded that a medical form is required for the weekend.  If you do not have one filled out already, please follow this link to print one out and bring it to the meeting tonight.  http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/34605_Letter.pdf

May 14 - 16 we will be going to the Archeological site for the dig, and to work on the Archeology Merit Badge.  The cost of the trip will be $50 per scout.  Please bring in your money for the trip.  Permission slips will be handed out soon.

Tonight, we will be working on the Signaling merit badge.  Please study the Morse Code sheets that were handed out last week.  You will be tested on your knowledge.  I would also recommend that you begin studying Semaphore, as it is also part of the merit badge.  You will have to send and receive a message using the Semaphore flags.  Remember the Scout Motto, "Be Prepared."

Summer Camp is upon us.  Over the next few meetings, we will be taking up the money for camp, and signing up boys for their merit badge schedules.  Please see the attached flyer to learn more about camp.  For those of you who are not at the meeting, but still want to attend camp, please send your check made payable to Boy Scout Troop 856, to Roger Brock, 4656 Socastee Blvd.  Myrtle Beach, SC  29588.  We will work with you to get your son signed up for his classes.

For Summer Camp, your son will need a physical from a doctor within the last 12 months.  Most everyone in the troop has completed the parent portion of the medical form, but most scouts and scouters will need to visit a physician before summer camp to have a physical.  Physicals are required every year now.  If you do not have a current medical form, schedule your physical now, and turn in your form to Mr. Brock as soon as possible.  You can download the form here.  http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/34605_Letter.pdf

Neal Sarvis
(843) 283-1556

Roger Brock
(843) 293-3985
(843) 340-7536

Attachment: 2010 Coker Fees
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