[Troop222All] Scoutmaster Updates: November 25th, 2013 – Need your RSVPs and Troop photos!

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

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 – RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1dvKsgR
Monday     Dec.   9     7:30pm   Committee & Parent meeting – Outings planning meeting
Monday     Dec.  16     7:30pm   Mandatory Sea Base meeting for scouts and parents
Action Items:
– Email Mr. Fichou if you are planning to attend the Introduction to Leadership Skills
– RSVP for the Troop Annual Holiday Pot Luck – 

– RSVP For Broom Ball – Broom Ball RSVP
– Add the Troop’s calendar to my smart phone or computer.  (See below)
– Contact Dave to get him photos taken over the last 12 months for Photo Night
Each Scout can earn 5 Patrol Points for adding the troop’s calendar to their phone or computer:
– 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
I will be thanking every scout that participated in this year’s Scouting For Food.  
Volunteers needed:
– An adult to organize the troop’s participation in Klondike Derby on January 25 & 26.

Training From the Council:


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



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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