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Monday’s Meeting

Hello Troop 7,

This Monday will be the last meeting this school year.  We will be meeting at the Fuller Park Pool.

From 7:00 – 8:00 pm, we will be doing our physical fitness requirement, since this will be  our fourth week since starting.  Please bring the plan you made at the beginning and the log of your exercise.

From 8:00 – 9:00 pm, we will be doing the swim test for summer camp.  Please bring $4 for entry to the pool.  If the weather is bad, we will need to cancel, but currently it looks like it won’t rain.

Troop 7 Silent Auction

Troop 7 is having its first ever silent auction on May 22nd.  The silent auction is going to help us raise funds for repairing the trailer.  More details will come soon.

Biking Campout

Hello Troop 7,

Our biking campout is next weekend!  We will be biking about 14 or 15 miles, and possibly more for scouts who are interested.  We will begin the ride at Barton Nature Area and end at Hudson Mills Metropark.

This biking trip will also meet a requirement for the cycling merit badge.  If you are interested in doing the merit badge, come to the meeting tomorrow for more information.

For more details about the trip, please see the permissions slip that was sent out by email.


Upcoming Meetings

Troop 7,
Our next two troop meetings are important, and we would like everyone to attend.  Here are the details:
  • February 27th – We will be holding the Order of the Arrow election.
  • March 6th – We will be holding the SPL election.  In addition, new patrols will be made, and patrol leaders will be elected.

Scout Sunday

Troop 7,

This Sunday the 26th is Scout Sunday. On this day, we thank the church for their continued support with our troop.  Please plan on arriving at 9:00 am for early service or 10:30 am for late service.


Spring Update

Troop 7,

Here is an update on our spring activities:
  • Scout Sunday: February 26 (9:00 am or 10:30 am)
  • Biking Trip: March 25
  • Boxcar Derby: April 9
  • Capture the Flag Campout: April 21 – 23
  • Dorchester International Brotherhood Camporee: May 12 – 14
  • Spelunking Mammoth Cave: May 26 – May 29
  • Summer Camp: June 25 – July 1

PLC Meeting Tonight

Hello Troop 7,
We will be having a PLC meeting tonight at 7:30 to 8:45.
There will be a PLC pre-meeting involving Assistant Scout Masters and the ASPL at 7:10.
All leadership is required to attend. Everyone else is strongly encouraged to come since we are making campout decisions.

Haunted Woods

Hello Troop 7,

We are going to the Haunted Woods this weekend.  Here are some of the details.
The details:
  • Meeting at the McDonald’s on Plymouth Road and Nixon (Have the permission slip and payment ready)
  • Set-up scare station from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Set-up camp and eat dinner 5:00 PM
  • Camp Saturday night
  • Take down Sunday morning
  • Arrive back at McDonalds
The food:
  • All the food will be provided.
  • Costumes
  • Halloween props
  • Warm sleeping gear (clothes, bag, and pad)
  • Mess kit
  • Permission form + payment
For more details, please see the email and the permission slip that was sent out.

Upcoming Activities

Hi Troop 7,

Here is our list of campouts for this year. The campouts were decided at the recent PLC and were based on the responses we got over email from patrol members.
  • September 24: Rendezvous 2016 Scout Fun Day
  • September 30 – October 2: Canoeing
  • October 21-23: Haunted Woods at Camp Munhacke
  • November 5-6: Backpacking at Huron National Forest
  • December 2-4: Cabin Campout (possibly with sledding)
  • January 14-15: Silversides Submarine
  • February 3-5 or 10-12 or 17-19: Skiing at Caberfae Peaks
  • March 24-26: Biking Campout
  • April: Troop Soapbox Derby
  • May 12-14: Dorchester International Brotherhood Camporee
  • May 26-29: Spelunking
  • June 25-July 1: Summer Camp at Gerber Scout Reservation
  • July 19-28: International Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Reserve (This is only for people interested, our entire troop is not going)
  • August: Troop Day Picnic (Date to be determined)

Swim Test

Hello Troop 7,

On Monday, May 16, we will be meeting at Mack Pool to take our swim tests.  Please arrive at 7:50 PM.  If you are going on the Whitewater Rafting Trip and/or Summer Camp, we strongly recommend that you come.


White Water Rafting Trip

Hi Troop 7,

This memorial day weekend (May 27-30th), we are going white water rafting in West Virginia.  The permission slip and waiver were sent out by email.  This is our biggest trip of the year and we need the permission slips and money turned in ASAP, preferably by tonight’s meeting.
We have a lot of younger scouts attending the White Water Rafting trip this year.  Many of the younger scout will not reach the height and age requirements for Sunday’s rafting adventure, (especially if the water is rough) so we will be splitting into two groups; one group doing the more advanced white water rafting and the other will either go to a water park or go on a less intense section of the river.

Capture the Flag Campout

Hello Troop 7,

This weekend, we will be doing a Capture the Flag Campout.  The permission slip and more details were sent out by email.

What: Capture the Flag Campout
When: Friday, April 29th to Sunday, May 1st.
Where: Camp Teetonkah
Who: Troop 7 Scouts and Parents.

Meeting This Monday

Hello Troop 7,

There is a regular troop meeting on Monday.  We will be cleaning our patrol boxes.  Please arrive at 7:15 pm to help unload them.