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.

Backpacking Trip

Hello Troop 7,

We will be having a backpacking trip this Saturday on the Waterloo-Pinckney Trail.  If you are going, please meet at Village Kitchen at 9:00 am.  We will be returning at 11:00 am on Sunday.

Please bring the following:  A sleeping bag, sleeping pad, small pillow, warm clothes, sleeping clothes, food (by patrol), water bottle, toilet paper, and paper towels.  Scouts will also be carrying tents, stoves, pots/pans, rope, and other troop equipment.

The permission slip was sent out by email.  Please fill it out and bring it with you to Village Kitchen.

Winter Update

Hello Troop 7,

Following is the update on our troop from winter break to current.
Scoutmaster, Troop 7

Troop 7 Winter Update


This winter, we are having a great year with recruiting new members.  We have had 4 new Webelos crossover into Troop 7, and we are expecting 4 additional Webelos in the next month.  We also had one new Scout join us from Troop 131 (which folded this year).

We currently have 28 active Scouts, soon to be 32 Scouts.  We had two Scouts age out as Eagles this winter.

Recruiting will still be important for us, since we will have 4 Scouts aging out this summer and fall.  However, we have good contacts with several local packs, plan to place Scouts as den chiefs, and hope to have continued enrollment from these packs.

Eagle Projects

We have had two Scouts finish their Eagle projects since my Fall report—

  1. Building handicapped-accessible picnic tables for a children’s hospital.
  2. Designing and placing trail markers at Scarlett Mitchell Preserve.


  • We participated in Scout Sunday on February 7, handing out programs to the members of First Presbyterian, showing our presence, and thanking them for their continued support.
  • Our next service project will be on March 26, helping Pittsfield Township with their annual Easter Egg Hunt.


January — we planned on having ski nights to prepare for our February ski trip; however, weather and school finals prevented us from doing so.

February —  we had 13 boys ski Caberfae Peaks and stay at Center Lake Camp.  The trip helped the younger Scouts get to know and bond with the older Scouts.  In addition, this was the first time skiing for three of the Scouts.  The troop arranged lessons for them, and they all went home feeling successful.  The boys’ comments at the subsequent meeting included rave reviews about the camp, skiing, and the experience.

Future Activities

March — Hiking the Waterloo-Pinckney Trail

April — Campout, possibly biking the Kal-Haven Trail or challenging another troop to Capture the Flag

May — Whitewater Rafting on the New River, WV

June  — Summer Camp

Scout Sunday

Hello Troop 7,

Sunday, February 7 will be Scout Sunday at First Presbyterian.

We will greet people and pass out the Sunday bulletin prior to the 9:30 and 11:00 service. We will then participate in the service where we will thank the congregation for their continued support for another year.  After the service of your choosing, you are done.

Please come in full uniform (scout pants, neckerchief, and uniform).


Ski Night This Friday

Hello Troop 7,

The weather is looking good for a Friday night Mt Brighton trip.  Several of the older Scouts (who don’t have school that day) will be going up early.
If you are interested in joining them Friday night, and need transportation, please let me know.  We will set up a meeting location.

No Meetings During Break

Hello Troop 7,

At the campout this weekend, the leadership opted to not meet on December 14th or December 21st.
We will meet again after the holidays on Monday, January 4.  We will have an early PLC meeting at 6:45 PM, followed by the 7:30 PM troop meeting.

Campout this weekend

Hello Troop 7,

We will be having a campout this weekend.  We will leave in the morning on Saturday and arrive back at around noon on Sunday.  We are not meeting at Village Kitchen.  For the address of our meeting location, please check the email that was sent out.


Leaf Raking Service Project

Hello Troop 7,

To show our appreciation to the First Presbyterian Church, we will help them rake their leaves on Saturday, November 21.  We will start at 8:00 am and finish at noon.  After leaf raking, we will organize our trailer.


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