Thanks to all the families that participated in the Scouting for Food. We had 19 scouts participate and we collected over eleven hundred pounds of food for SAFE.
We need everyone to pay for Blue and Gold and to sign up if you plan to attend. We only have 2 more meeting nights before the big event. You can use scout bucks to pay for this event, if you want to do that either let me or Spencer know. The venue will need a headcount for seating and food, so make sure to sign up. Click here to get included in the headcount! )
With the weather being a concern this coming week, I wanted to remind parents our general rule is if school does not meet then we do not have scouts. So if school is cancelled on Tuesday we will not meet that night.
We have a hike this coming weekend. We will hike a trail close to Lake Brandt in Greensboro, should be fun, remember to wear good foot wear and you may want to bring a small backpack for water and snacks.
Directions to the hike - The Nat Greene Trail is accessible at the Lake Brandt Marina. Trail parking is available at the marina next to the large trailhead sign. The marina is closed on Tuesdays, but parking is available on the right side of the gate with the trail access on the left. Parking is also available in the small gravel lot at the trailhead, east of Horse Pen Creek on Old Battleground Road. Access to the trail is also available at the intersection with the Lake Brandt Greenway, just south of the H. Michael Weaver Bridge.
Some parents have inquired about BALOO training. BALOO stands for Basic Adult Leadership Outdoor Orientation. When the pack offers camping trips to our group, we must have two leaders who hold this certification. There is no test, just a day long training course. It is really good training for any parent. It is all about camping, generally you cook your lunch during this program. It is going to be offered at Camp Woodfield April 18, 2015, which is a weekend we are looking as a pack of maybe camping at Camp Woodfield. I took the class with 4 other members of the pack back a couple of years ago and we enjoyed the training. Click here for topics cover. (http://www.pack65nc.com/uploads/7/2/0/9/7209976/pages_from_baloo.pdf)
If you are interested in helping with the Pinewood Derby event this year, there will be a planning meeting this Tuesday at 6PM. The goal of this meeting is to find a weekend in April that best fits everyone's schedule for our event. Once we have selected that date, then we can set the practice event and also the workshop. This meeting will take place regardless of the weather unless the Pinewood Derby committee decides to cancel it.
Lastly, remember that the Troop will be hosting their Spaghetti Dinner February 21, 2015 from 5:30-8PM at the Eli Whitney Community Building. Cost is $7 per adult and $4 for children, all proceeds will go towards summer camp cost. Please share this with friends and families to spread the word in hopes of a great turnout for the Troop.
Yours in Scouting,