First Troop Meeting

Hello Troop 7,

This coming up Monday (September 9th) is our first meeting of the new school year! Like usual, we will be meeting at First Presbyterian Church from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.

At the meeting, we will be holding a small Court of Honor to recognize the ranks and merit badges earned over the summer. Following this, there will be an informational meeting about the upcoming year.

Hope to see you there!

Hocking Hills Campout

On the last weekend of April, we are having a campout at Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio. Here are some of the details:

We will be leaving on Friday, April 26 at around 5:30 pm. We will be arriving back at Ann Arbor on Sunday, April 28.

We will be camping at a group campground near Old Man’s Cave. On Saturday morning, we will be hiking to Cedar Falls and Ash Cave. Later on Saturday, we will be doing a zipline canopy tour.

Scout Sunday

Hello Troop 7,

This weekend is Scout Sunday. Once a year, we show our appreciation to First Presbyterian and make connections to the congregation by ushering and attending their services. There will be both a 9:30 service and an 11:00 service. Let us know if you are able to come!

September Campout

Hello Troop 7,

This weekend will be our first campout of the new school year! We will be biking (9 Miles) or hiking (1 Mile) to our campground from the JC Penny Parking Lot in Brighton (Green Oak Village Place).

During the day, we will work on working on scout skills, including cooking and working with our new equipment. We will then spend the night, and return on Sunday.

If you are attending, please bring the payment and permission slip to the campout with you. For more information, please reference either the permission slip or the email sent out on Tuesday.

First Meeting

Hello Troop 7,

This Monday (September 10th) will be our first meeting of the school year. We will be holding a Court of Honor so that we can award merit badges and ranks earned at Summer Camp.

The meeting starts at 7:30 like normal, and will be at First Presbyterian Church.

Please see the email that was sent out for food assignments.

Rock Climbing

Hello Troop 7,

On June 9th, we will be going to Planet Rock for rock climbing. You must be at least 14 years old (so that you can belay other scouts). If you have never climbed at Planet Rock, you will also need to complete a short class on how to belay others.

It will last from 1:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon.

April Canoe Trip

Hello Troop 7,

This weekend, we will being having a canoeing campout. We will be canoeing down the Huron River and spending a night at Hudson Mills. The permission slip was sent out by email.

Make sure to attend tonight’s meeting if you are planning to come.

Upcoming Events

Hello Troop 7,

Here are some important upcoming events:

  • Sunday, February 4: Scout Sunday
  • February 15 – February 19:  Pictured Rocks Campout
  • Monday, February 26: Winter Court of Honor
  • Monday, March 12: OA Elections
  • Monday, March 19: SPL and Leader Elections
  • Memorial Day Weekend: Manitou Island Backpacking Trip
  • June 23 – June 30: Summer Camp

December Event

Hello Troop 7,

On December 2nd, we are having our monthly event.  We will be bell ringing for Salvation Army at 1:00 pm at Nickels Arcade.  Following this, we will be playing Whirley Ball.

Check your email for the permission slip and more details.

Leaf Raking Service Project

Hello Troop 7,

On Saturday, November 18th, we will be raking leaves at First Presbyterian for a service project.  It will last from 8:00 to 12:00.

If you are available, please come!  This is our way of showing thanks to the church for letting us use their space for our meetings.

Backpacking Campout

Hello Troop 7,

This weekend, we are going up to Hoist Lakes for a backpacking trip.  We will be hiking in about two miles with all of our gear, and then camping for the night.

At the last meeting, we handed out tents, stoves, and cooking equipment to the patrols.  When you are packing your own gear, keep in mind the following:

  • There is going to be a high of 34 degrees and a low of 28, with one inch of snow expected on Saturday.
  • Make sure to pack all the food you are carrying in a Ziploc bag.

Also, here is a packing list of some of the gear you will need:

  • Backpack
  • Warm Sleeping Bag and Ground Mat
  • Tent, Stove, and Cookware (Arranged at previous meeting)
  • Warm Clothes, Including a Hat, Gloves, and Rain Gear
  • Flashlight

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.


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