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1st Troop Meeting & Beach Jam Update

posted Aug 23, 2015, 6:21 PM by Doug Schaefer

Well, summer sure flew by.  It is once again getting to be the time that we start up again.  Our first meeting of the new year will be Thursday September 10th 7:00 in the rectory basement, as usual.  We will then start the meetings every week afterwards.  The Web calendar will be updated to reflect the meetings and nights off.

Our first trip of the year is also coming up quickly, a perennial favorite, Beach Jam.  Beach Jam will be similar to last year, a day trip, on Saturday September 19th.  I will send out exact times once the leaders meet and discuss, but basically we will leave from the church early in the morning (6-6:30 or so) and head to Wildwood.  We will stay there all day and leave late at night once everything shuts down (11:00 or so) and head back to the church.  The Beach Jam bracelet gets the boys on rides at all piers plus breakfast, lunch and dinner.  If you get me your money, or have me take it out of your scout account by the September 10th meeting, the cost is $75.  After that time the cost is $80.  If you have any questions, please reach out to me.  We may reach out for drivers, I'll know more once I have a count on the number of boys and leaders going.  If any parents want to go, the tickets are available to you as well. 

I will be reaching out to the new youth leaders prior to the first meeting, and we will arrange a meeting to start getting organized for the new year.  A reminder about NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training), it's highly recommended and teaches skills that go well beyond scouting.  If interested, please see me, we have two boys going already.

Another reminder about Joey Kaminski's Eagle Court of Honor on Tuesday August 25 at 6:30 in the Church Basement.  Lets all try to make it and celebrate this major achievement with Joey.

Please enjoy the remaining few days of summer and I'll see you all shortly!

Dave Kelch