[Troop222All] Scoutmaster Updates: November 12th, 2013

Calendar of upcoming events:  (see www.t222.org for the full calendar) 

Wednesday  Nov.  13     7:30pm   Zorch – Burgess Park – Bring a flashlight
Wednesday  Nov.  13     8:30pm   Parent information night – Burgess Park
Saturday   Nov.  16     8:30am   Scouting For Food – MPPC
Wednesday  Nov.  20     7:30pm   Trail to First Class – C Building
Monday     Dec.   2     7:30pm   Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops 
Wednesday  Dec.   4     6:30pm   Troop Annual Holiday Pot Luck and photo night
Saturday   Dec.   7     all day  Science and Technology Merit Badge Midway
Wednesday  Dec.  11     6:30pm   Broom Ball – Location TBD 

– If you are an Android user you can easily add the Troop calendar to your Google calendar.  There a plus image at the bottom of the calendar on the website.  

– If you are a iOS or Mac user you can copy this URL https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/bsatroop222webmaster%40gmail.com/private-7a04e6e2ee59a2f4e4945a8a6a9caa6c/basic.ics and in iCal under the File Menu select “New Calendar Subscription…” and paste in this URL.  Do not open this URL in your browser!

Scouting For Food
Everyone should be participating in Scouting For Food.  If you have not signed up here is the link: http://bit.ly/18bU0FT Scouting is about service to our community and this is a very public way that we can show the positive impact we have.  Those working 4 or more hours are invited to a ice cream  party (celebrate Finals are over) on Friday December 20th!  If you don’t put in 4 hours please bring me a note from your parents explaining why you were unable to participate, as some scouts already have!
Question from our LNT Trainer – Send your scout’s answer to kyle@fichou.net to earn Patrol Points
a)What are the harmful effects of trash left at a campsite?
b)What do you do with trash in the wilderness?
c)How long would it take for a Tin can/Glass Bottle to decompose?
Training From the Council:


Training 

Fleur de lis 32 pxMuzzle Loading Rifle Instructor Course – 3-part Dec 6, 7, 8

This course gives the students the skills, knowledge and attitude to become a muzzle loading rifle instructor who can teach the basic muzzle loading rifle shooting program. Skills learned are how to teach, shooting positions, body positions, shot mechanics, sight picture, parts of a rifle, ammunition, Winchester marksmanship program, shooting activities, practical exercises, loading a muzzle loading rifle, safety aspects of muzzle loading rifle shooting, safe gun handling, cleaning and care of muzzle loading rifles, shooting skills development. Passing this course qualifies you to become a muzzle loading rifle shooting merit badge counselor upon NRA Certification. Learn more here.

nullUniversity of Scouting (Required & Supplemental Training) – Jan 11, 2014
Cub Scouts – New to Scouting? Get heading in the right direction at the University of Scouting! Over 35 courses for Cub Scout Leaders and Parents.
Boy Scouts
 – Keeping the program interesting to the Youth? Over 30 courses, including Boy Scout Leader-Specific Training, and Den Chief training for the youth.
Venturing, Exploring, and Sea Scouts
 – classes for youth and adults, including Venturing Leader-Specific Training. Learn more here.

nullIntro to Snow Camping! (Supplemental Training) – Feb 1, 2014

Continue your Troop’s outdoor adventures year-round! This course is a must for leading Scouts in fun and safe snow camping and winter backpacking trips. Emphasis is on safety and learning tricks and techniques to maximize warmth and minimize equipment costs. Gain hands-on experience with snow camping and constructing snow shelters. Open to Senior Scouts. Learn more here

 

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Trainer’s Edge (Supplemental Training) – Feb 8, 2014
Replacing the Trainer Development Conference (BSA 500) as the required train-the-trainer course for Wood Badge and NYLT staffs, it is meant to supplement Wood Badge and NYLT training with a focus on the participant, while raising the level of skill a trainer brings to the staff experience. Only practice can polish these skills, but this course is intended to “train the trainer” on behaviors and resources while offering hands-on experience in methods and media. Learn more here

Looking for more training courses?

Check with our neighboring councils Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council (previously the Santa Clara County Council) and San Francisco Bay Area Council 

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