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Time to pack for Camp!

Posted on Jun 30 2022 - 12:02am

Summer Camp is just days away!

Stay tuned for emails with last minute details.    Start packing, and we'll see you soon on Sunday at JNW!

PLC Yearly: Planned!

Posted on Jun 29 2022 - 11:58pm

Your PLC met tonight and planned out an awesome 2022-2023 year.

Stay tuned - Coming to our calendar soon!

PLC postponed

Posted on Jun 21 2022 - 4:41pm

We’re postponing the PLC Yearly Planning meeting from this Wednesday, to next Wednesday 06/29, 7-9PM, location TBA. Stay tuned for an email update.

NO PLC this Wednesday.

Scouts - Summer Camp - Swim test, MB, Med forms, Gaga, PLC

Posted on Jun 15 2022 - 6:45pm
Don’t forget our Swim Test this Friday at 6PM sharp at the VMP!
Don’t forget to get me your MB selections (email is fine)  and Medical forms!    (Sunday at Mr Pejril’s is fine).
Don’t forget there are a lot of useful resources at the ​Base Camp HUB - Scout Resident ,   including Merit Badge Descriptions & Prerequisites.
There you can also find a great list of What A Scout Should Bring to Camp on page 6 of the Program Guide https://www.gotowebster.org/uploads/4/4/8/9/44890675/jnw_2022_part1.pdf 
A popular foot locker style for camp can be found here:    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite-Footlocker-Plastic-Infra-Red/666879909 
Here’s one example of mosquito netting I found with a quick search (just add 4 poles with tennis balls on the end):  https://www.walmart.com/ip/Outdoor-Single-Mosquito-Net-Portable-Army-Green-Folding-Bed-Tent-for-Camping/622785516?athbdg=L1700 
There are lots of permutations of those 3 items, and they go on sale.
Let us know if you have ANY questions, and we will also be going over Summer Camp Prep at the get together at Mr Pejril's house and Gaga Pit emporium, Sunday from 2-4,   2 Locust Street.     Hope to see you there!
The PLC will meet on Wednesday 6/22, 7-9PM at a location TBA, and come up with our 2022-2023 yearly plan.

More to come! Date Correction Below

Posted on Jun 13 2022 - 9:28pm

We had a great time at Purgatory Chasm, and the Scouts who went want to go back!    This will remain a Troop favorite in our planning.

Tonight we had a great last Troop Meeting of the year at PRS as our Spring Court Of Honor.    Rank Advancements, Merit Badges awarded, Our SPL got his position patch, and snacks afterwards.      Our PLC polled the Scouts and Adults looking for ideas and interest in an August overnight trip.     We'll be putting together some proposals.  Stay tuned!

This weekend is our Fund Raiser -   We'll see you there at your shift!     Help to support our Troop.

Next Tuesday is the Charter Oak District kickoff.   Some of your adult leaders will attend and bring back information.

Then our Summer Camp Swim test at VMP on Friday 6/17.

Join us for a fun Summer Camp prep meeting, and Ga Ga Ball at Mr Pejril's house on Sunday 6/19.

DATE CORRECTION:   The PLC will meet on Wednesday 6/22, and come up with our 2022-2023 yearly plan.

And don't forget to get your MB selections and Med forms for Camp to Mr Miller as soon as possible!

Summer Camp is right around the Corner!

Posted on Jun 9 2022 - 12:24am
Summer camp is right around the corner!
We’re going to have an optional Swim Test on Friday  6/17 at 6PM sharp at the VMP.    Please let me know if you plan to attend.
If you attend, you can perform your swim test for JNW Summer Camp.    If time permits, perhaps some rank requirements, so bring your Scout book.    Don’t worry if you can’t make this one; we’ll still have the option to take the swim test at camp.   We are requiring all Troop 186 summer campers Scout and Adult to take a swim test.
Get me your MB selections ASAP if you haven’t already.     Ideally I’d like to have those by or at the COH next Wednesday 6/8.    2022 Merit Badge Offerings
Get me your Med forms (all) ASAP, or by Friday, 6/17.   Health Form
  • Don’t forget to copy both sides of your insurance card. 
  • Don’t forget Participants signature (Scout).
  • Don’t forget to include at least one of the parents under Adults Authorized to Take Youth.     
  • If your Dr uses a separate form; you can attach that as long as it includes a Dr signature within a year of camp, immunizations, etc.
  • Fill out all sections.
  • You don’t have to provide the Individualized Plan, Authorization for Medicine, or Plan for allergic reactions, if those don’t apply; if they do, make sure you get the appropriate signatures.
  • Please provide an extra copy of the whole thing if you can.
Those resources and more can be found at the ​Base Camp HUB - Scout Resident ,   including Merit Badge Descriptions & Prerequisites.
Let me know if you have ANY questions, and stay tuned for more info!
Mike Miller 

BSA Troop # 186

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