- Written by Chief Takahomabadge Chief Takahomabadge
- Published: December 05 2013 December 05 2013
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I will be working with Scouts wishing to earn the Family Life and Personal Management Merit Badges starting in January. These are both Eagle required MBs, thus demand a significant effort on the part of each Scout to successfully earn both. We will do the maximum amount of work as a group, but many of the tasks will require individual effort and follow-on discussions. There will be some "homework". I expect the work to be done when the Scout comes to the MB session. I will not hold "make up sessions". It will be each Scout's individual responsibility to get with me if he misses a session. I also expect Scouts to be active participants in the group sessions. I will have MB outlines for the Scouts at our first session.
- Written by ASM Pacello ASM Pacello
- Published: December 03 2013 December 03 2013
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All, see attached permission slips for this troop weekend event, 10-12 Jan 14. Also, below is the web-link to Shiloh Military Trails. We will be hiking the SMT 1 14 mile Historical Trail. Hard copy permission slips will be available at the meeting tonight. Permission slips and payment will be due 6 January. When you look at the trail 1 instructions on the below web site, it is recommended that you read: the booklet "Shiloh" by Albert Dillahunty. This book may be ordered from the Shiloh Military Trails Inc. (SMT) Committee by mail.
- Written by Pat Keel Pat Keel
- Published: November 20 2013 November 20 2013
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Our annual participation with the Hampton Cove Garden Club luminary distribution is quickly approaching!
Once again Troop 343 will be responsible for distribution of luminaries to the ~2500 residents of Hampton Cove.
Please make plans to attend! Full troop participation will guarantee another successful distribution with only 4 or 5 hrs commitment.
Community service hours for all scout participants is recorded.
WHEN: Saturday, December 7, 7:00 AM.
WHERE: Cove Church Parking Lot
Participation of all scouts, scout leaders, adult leaders, and scout parents will be very much appreciated.
We need at least 7 distribution crews so that we can finish by 12 noon. Sub crews can also be organized if the Vehicle/Participant resources are available. Distribution crew minimum.
. 4 scouts
. 2 adults
. 1 open trailer for sand bags and kits
. 1 vehicle capable of towing trailer (crew leader)
The students at Hampton Cove Middle School will fill sand bags for the kits and load them onto our trailers.
Please let me know if you or your Scout plan to participate so I can start forming crews.
Also, please let me know if you are willing to:
· Lead a distribution crew, or,
· Can participate with a trailer or truck that can be used to haul and distribute sand, or,
· Can participate with a towing vehicle on a distribution crew.
- Written by Michael Wegler Michael Wegler
- Published: November 10 2013 November 10 2013
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Start Time: Dec, 13, Friday @ 6:00 PM
Pick-Up/Departure Time: Dec. 14, Saturday @ 7:15 AM
Location: Willowbrook Baptist Church
Outbuilding 7625 Bailey Cove Rd. Huntsville, AL 35802
Bring: Sleeping Gear, Scout book. Class A’s & weather appropriate out wear for Saturday 7:15 AM departure to the (Marathon Water Station). Tennis Shoes, we may be able to play basketball.
Wear: Class B’s/sleep wear
Troop Providing: Pizza Dinner, drinks, Slushies, snacks, cracker-barrel, and a snack breakfast.
Fun Stuff: Scouting skill games, merit badge work, video games, music and fellowship.
Money: $10.00 is due on or before Monday, Dec 9, 2013. Make Checks payable to BSA Troop 343
Adults: Assistant Scoutmaster assigned to Outing: ASM Mike Wegler and Michael Marks
Scouts: SPL or ASPL assigned to Outing: SPL Peter Schmitz
- Written by Pat Keel Pat Keel
- Published: November 19 2013 November 19 2013
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As we near a new calendar year, it is time for us all to sign new Scout and Adult annual permission forms. The new permission forms are attached along with the Troop 343 Parent's Orientation and Reference Guide for 2014. Please read the Parent's guide. It has new information that relates to code of conduct as well as operational information.
The annual permission forms are required for scouts to participate in Troop activities during the 2014 calendar year. We are also requiring one parent or guardian to register with the Troop during the 2014 calendar year. This doesn't obligate a parent to anything, nor does it cost any extra, it only identifies you as a Scout parent. The first step in this process is to fill out the attached scout and adult permission forms and return to me (Pat Keel). If you have never filled out an adult application, you will also need to do that and return to Karen Parker.
If you have any questions I'll be happy to answer. I will be at the meeting tomorrow night.
Troop 343 Committee Chairman