[Troop222All] Scoutmaster Updates: September 16, 2013

Troop meeting this Wednesday:
Tonight you should receive a call from your Patrol Leader letting you know:
– 7:30 at MPPC C-Building
– Class B (Activity Uniform – tshirt) 
– Please be on time
– Bring your dues & commitment forms 
– Signups open for the Go Karting event on October 23rd, cost is $25
– SPL Elections
– Parent Information meeting from 8:30 – 9:00 at MPPC C-Building, so show up early to pick up your scout
– Mountain Man Rendezvous (Oct. 18-20) fills up fast, so please register with the council.  (See below)
Trail to First Class: (for ALL scouts who have not earned First Class)
If you did not receive a welcome email from the ttfc@t222.org then please contact me to get added to that email distribution list!
This year we will be holding special meeting for those scouts that want to work on their Tenderfoot, Second Class, or First Class requirements.  These meetings are completely optional, but are a great way to learn the skills needed for advancement.  
9/25, 10/30, 11/8-10(campout) 11/20, 12/18, 1/29, 2/26, 3/26, 4/23, 5/28.  The locations will vary to keep an eye out for the Scoutmaster Updates.
Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops: (for ALL 2nd class or higher ranked scouts)
November 10th.  This is a leadership training class for scouts.  This class will give the scouts some tools to be better leaders in the troop and in life.  Any scout with 2nd class or higher is encouraged to attend this class.  Lunch will be provided.  You MUST RSVP with Scoutmaster Fichou.

News From the Council:
Mountain Man Rendezvous – Fri-Sun, Oct 18-20
Step back in time to see what it was like when pioneers roamed the frontier. The Rendezvous is for Boy Scouts and 2nd year Webelos hosted by a troop. Featured Programs: Scouts will learn frontier mountain man skills and do authentic rendezvous activities including: Archery, Gold Panning, Black Powder Rifle Shooting, Knife and Tomahawk Throwing, Rope Making, Candle Making, using Flint and Steel, Dutch Oven Cooking, Display Rifles, Making Bullets, Silkscreening (bring a blank T-shirt), and other events yet to be determined. Scouts also get to see how early pioneers lived by seeing an authentic reproduction of a mountain man encampment. Click here for more. 

Trail to First Class – Fri-Sun, Nov 8-10 
Troops are encouraged to send patrols and host stations at Cutter Scout Reservation to help younger Scouts progress in their advancement. Click here for more information.  

Den Chief Training – Sat, Sep 28
This course is for Boy Scouts wishing to become den chiefs. We will identify den chief responsibilities and tasks, and describe the den chief’s relationship to the adult den leaders and how that relates to the den chief’s activities with the den. Details coming here

David Fichou

Scoutmaster – Troop 222 – www.t222.org 

Unit Commissioner – Pack 565  – www.pack565.org

Redwood District – Pacific Skyline Council – www.pacsky.org
Wood Badge Scribe W3-55-13-2 – www.sccc-scouting.org/woodbadge/
H: (650) 322-9011  —  C: (650) 722-0306

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