Hey Troop 412,
Hey Troop 412,
Troop, as we head into our Pin Night, we’re going to have a lot of Webelos checking out Troop 412. We want them to know we’re the best Scout troop in Olathe! So as you interact with them, please keep the following techniques in mind in order to make them feel welcome.
How to get to know them
How to recruit
As we work with Webelos, let’s keep these things in mind. Let’s get them to choose Troop 412 as their new home for Scouting!
Troop 412 has planned for a campout at the Omaha Zoo in January (10th & 11th). The plan is to leave Saturday morning early (targeting 6:30a departure) and drive up to Omaha. Once checked into the zoo, we’ll have some time to explore the zoo before the afternoon merit badge class – Oceanography. When the zoo closes at 5pm, the camping attendees will depart for dinner off zoo property. We’ll return to the zoo around 7pm with our indoor sleeping gear for a night in the Desert dome. On Sunday we’ll depart before the zoo opens for a trip back home. Cost for this campout is estimated around $80 but will be firmed up before the campout. Fees break down to $46 for the bronze camping package, $10 for the merit badge class for each scout, $TBD transportation fee and $TBD food fee. The plan is to not grub this campout therefore the three meals will be purchased. Participants are expected to have breakfast before we leave on Saturday morning. Scouts can also bring extra money for snacks or zoo swag. Electronics will be allowed for the drive up to and back from Omaha, but not during the campout time at the zoo. We will need a minimum of 25 participants to camp within the zoo and minimum of 6 scouts doing the merit badge (note: if scout is attending they will have to take the merit badge). The zoo requires a deposit three weeks ahead of time, so sign-up window close December 15.
Campout Dates: January 10-11, 2015
Deadline for Sign-up: December 15, 2014
Cost: Approximately $80 (scouts), $70 (scouters) – TBD
Fees: Bronze Package – Desert Dome $46/per person
Merit Badge Class (Oceanography) – $10/per scout
Transportation – TBD
Meals – TBD
Meals: Lunch – At the zoo (concessions), Dinner – TBD off Property, Breakfast – McDonalds
Camping: Indoor – Bring sleeping bag, pillow, overnight stuff
Notes: We will not be taking the trailer.
Per BSA regulations, Webelos wanting to spend the full night, must have their parents spend the night with them; however, parents do not need to be present for pin night if they do not want to. (However it is a great way to get to know the boys/parents of troop 412.) If any boy chooses to spend the night, we ask that they bring a snack or 2 liter of soda to share. Also, if they choose to spend the night they will need a sleeping bag/pillow, and any games they wish to play, gaming system and if you have it a portable tv. This is the one time we allow electronics for campouts. (All other campouts are electronics free.) We do have many kids that participate in pin night, stay for games and activities until around midnight and then choose to go home so that is an option also. We prefer to have a headcount on the Monday prior to the lock-in (Dec 1st) so that the boys can plan for supplies; however, we will not turn anyone away on the night of the event.
Red-Tailed Hawk District 2014 Merit Badge Forum
Jan 24, Feb 7 and 14, 2015 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
TROOP SIGNUP SHEET DEADLINE : December 6, 2014
California Trail Jr.HS; 13775 W 133rd Street, Olathe
Students will be able to take three (3) merit badges
Cost per Scout is $15.00 to be paid to your Troop.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD SCOUT SIGNUP SHEET – Due at December 5 Pin Night/Lock In
* Citizenship in the Community
* Citizenship in the Nation
* Citizenship in the World
* Emergency Preparedness
* Family Life
* First Aid
* Personal Fitness
* Personal Management
(* Eagle Required)
Crime Prevention & Fingerprinting
STEM/NOVA Start Your Engines!
Sales start Oct. 27th. Orders and money are due: Nov. 10th. Delivery should be the week of Nov. 25th.
The profit of 20-30% of sales will go to individual scout’s account.
Please collect a check/cash from all your sales as the money needs to be turned in with your order on November 10. Checks MUST BE PAYABLE TO TROOP 412 AND TURNED IN ON MONDAY EVENING NOVEMBER 10 – BEFORE THE MEETING!!!
Questions? Contact Stacy.
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Troop 412’s November camp out will take place at Jacob’s Cave near Versailles, MO on November 7, 8 and 9.
The cost of the camp out will be $25 per person over and above regular meal and fuel costs, but will be well worth it. Between breakfast and lunch, we’ll get a guided tour of the cave, along with a talk about geology, caves and minerals.
After lunch, the boys will be set free to explore the muddy section of the cave. And on Sunday morning all cave adventurers will receive a special patch!
Beyond your normal camping list, you will need the following and WILL NOT BE ALLOWED to explore the cave without:
Note to Grubmasters: You’ll want a pretty quick meal for Saturday lunch and Sunday breakfast.
Sign up for the camp out here: