Monthly Archives: September 2014

White Water Rafting—LAST CALL!!!


Troop 899 White water rafting and caving trip October 17-19, 2014. Following is the info sheet, permission slip and applicable waivers. Please note age requirements for the various activities. Any questions please contact Sharon Gardner or Jon Streett.

White Water Rafting/Caving Info Sheet
White Water Rafting/Caving Permission Slip
Lower Cave Release Form
Upper Cave Release Form
Lower Yough Liability Form
Middle Yough Liability Form


Troop Hike at Broadcreek, October 4

The troop will be hiking at Broadcreek Memorial Scout Reservation 8:00 – 12:00 on October 4th. This event is co-located with the Orientation for Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS). IOLS is required as part of the Assistant Scoutmaster training, and it is recommended for any adult participating in troop activities.

Please return following form to Matt Bratcher or John Brannon before Oct 2nd.

Troop 899 Broadcreek Hike Information Sheet

BSA Activity and Consent Form

Merit Badge University

Merit Badge University

Personal Management Merit Badge taught by Bankers on September 13 at Towson University

I will be teaching this badge along with one of the Bank’s attorney’s, who is also an Eagle Scout, on 9/13/14 at Towson University. I wanted to open this up to the troop in the event there is any interest.

Attached is the link to the event website for a description of activities and a way to register.

Chris Wooten

Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) training schedule for Fall, 2014

IOLS (Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills) needs to be done in person. Typically, districts do a training session in the fall, and another in the spring, and it’s hard to fit into busy schedules So, here’s a heads-up on the IOLS training opportunities this fall.

Harford District will be doing their IOLS training October 24-26, with a required Orientation session on October 4th, all at Broadcreek. Download Outdoor Skills Training Fall 2014

Carroll District is doing theirs October 17-18, for more information contact Jim Morton at

National Pike District training will be September 19-20, and you can get more information at

U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center Camping Trip


September 19-21, 2014

The US Army Heritage and Education Center Camp Out will really be a great time and is coming up very quickly. Everyone needs to wear their full uniform because you can get into the Model show for free. So don’t just wear your class A shirt. If everyone has a full uniform please try to bring it so everyone can get into the event for free while showing others Troop 899 Scout Spirit. Please bring your compasses also we will be working on an orienteering course. We are also planning several group sports activities. This will be a great weekend while having fun, learning, and enjoying the fellowship with others. Don’t forget to get the permission slip in as soon as possible. Mr. David Bongiovanni will be at the troop meeting Thursday night to answer any questions you might have. This is also a chance to share with him your group sports activity you would like to play.

Download Permission Slip, Due 9/5

Yes we will need drivers.

If you are willing to drive please email me your name, cell phone number, email address, and your vehicle information (year, make, model, number of seats and if you have insurance in MD)!

Please feel free to email your permission slip to if you would like. Thanks again, we are looking forward to this outing. Hope you are all looking forward to a great weekend, Mr. David and I sure are ready!

See you soon!

Mike H
Chaplain Mike Hayden, Sr.
(443) 866-3995 cell