Troop Meeting: This week’s meeting will be the first in our Camping and Cooking themed meetings. Scouts should bring their handbook, pen or pencil, and paper.Scoutbook: Please remember to update your Scoutbook account as you complete requirements. It is not necessary to have the requirements signed off on in your handbook before you enter them into Scoutbook. Scoutbook is not only a great planning tool for your Patrol Leaders’ Council but it is also now linked to BSA’s internet advancement system. Scouts should be updating it regularly. There are also great reports (Individual Advancement Record and Boy Scout History) that provide a great advancement progress overview for Scouts.
Adopt-A-Family: All donations are due by December 7 (this week’s meeting). In past years we have been able to go above and beyond and not just fulfill the wishlist, but add a few extras as well. Please check out our Sign Up Genius and Adopt-A-Family 2017 post for more information. If you would like to contribute but do not have time to make it to a store, you can make a cash donation and Ms. Howe will take care of the shopping. As a reminder, here is a recap of the wishlist:
Arturo, is 20 months old and wears 2T, size 5 in shoes, and loves Tonka trucks or anything that makes noise.
Lillianna, is 4 and wears 3T, size 8 shoes, and loves Peppa Pig, Masha Bear and baby dolls.
Giovanni, is 6 and wears size 5T-6, size 13 shoes, and likes Star Wars, Godzilla and King Kong.
Lance, is 10, wears size 8 pants, 10 shirts, and needs size 6 youth winter boots. He also likes the Walking Dead and Sonic.
Grace, is 14 and needs shoes, size 71/2 and pants Junior size 1.
Thomas, is 16 and also needs boots (size 11) and pants (38×32).
Their mom, Theresa, asks for extra bath towels and if possible, maybe a grocery card.
Holiday Lock-In: This year’s Holiday Lock-In will be on December 15 at the Washington Heights Fire Department. Please bring your gaming systems, computers, card/board games, etc. for fun. Please bring a dish to share and a wrapped gift ($20 limit) for our gift exchange. Feel free to come already in your pajamas and bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and toiletries. Adults wishing to participate in the adult gift exchange game should bring ten different $1 wrapped items. Please be sure to bring a permission slip and medical form to this event.
Scoutmaster Conferences and Boards of Reviews: This month’s Boards of Review will be held on Thursday, December 21. Scoutmaster Conferences will be held upon request. If you need to request either a Scoutmaster Conference or a Board of Review, Scouts should speak with either Mr. Fedina or Ms. Pallone. Please remember only Scouts can request a Scoutmaster Conference or Board of Review, not parents/adults.