Monthly Archives: January 2015

Winter Cabin Camping February 20-22, 2015 Camp Running Bear

It is time to sign up for the annual Winter Cabin Camping trip. We are once again going to Camp Running Bear. Attached is the permission slip and information sheet for the weekend. We will have merit badge/Trail to 1st class sign up sheets at the next regular troop meeting on Jan 22nd. Some new and different merit badges will be offered…..

Parents please make time to come out to the camp fire on Saturday night. We ask that each family bring a snack to share.

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon at sh1ar2on3@gmail.com or by phone at 443-570-4689.

Winter CC 2015 permission.doc

Winter CC 2015 schedule.doc

Troop Code of Conduct

Please find attached a copy of the Troop 899 Code of Conduct Policy and Contract of Understanding and Agreement. This was gone over at the last troop meeting. If you (the Scout) were not at that meeting or if you (the Scout) have not turned in your signed agreement please download this document read and return the signed agreement to Sharon Gardner at sh1ar2on3@gmail.com (or bring it to the next meeting). Scouts must have turned this document in to attend trips with the troop.

Updated West Point Camporee Information

Troop 899 has been selected to attend the 53rd annual West Point Camporee on the grounds of the US Military Academy at West Point, NY. The camporee is scheduled for May 1-3, 2015. If you are interested in attending please contact Jeffrey Swab jeffreyswab@aol.com ASAP. Right now the troop has 14 scouts and 4 adults signed up to participate. THE EVENT IS LIMITED TO 20 SCOUTS AND 5 ADULTS.

Because of the camporee requirements and since West Point is approximately a 4 hour drive from Fallston we will be required to depart Fallston no later than mid-morning on Friday May 1. If a scout is interested in attending this event will require that they miss school that Friday. Also the troop will be participating as a “Lightfighter” group as they did last year. This means that all gear, food and personal items will be hiked in and out of the camporee.

Additional information will be sent out in future email blasts and at troop meetings.

Thanks
Jeff Swab

West_Point_Perm…15_Camporee.doc

New Information

Tomorrow (Monday 1/26/15) is the cut off to sign up for the God and Church program. Email Sharon at sh1ar2on3@gmail.com or call 443-570-4689 to sign up.
Ski Roundtop permission slip due next Thursday, January 29 (permission slip attached)

New Information

Snow Shoes Needed
Does anybody in the troop have a pair of snow shoes that they could bring to the meeting on Thursday? Stash is doing a teaching about winter sports.
Thank you.
Bruce Kinzinger

Reminders

Winter Cabin Camping February 20-22, 2015 Camp Running Bear
It is time to sign up for the annual Winter Cabin Camping trip. We are once again going to Camp Running Bear. Attached is the permission slip and information sheet for the weekend. We will have merit badge/Trail to 1st class sign up sheets at the next regular troop meeting on Jan 22nd. Some new and different merit badges will be offered…..

Parents please make time to come out to the camp fire on Saturday night. We ask that each family bring a snack to share.

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon at sh1ar2on3@gmail.com or by phone at 443-570-4689.

Announcing God and Church Program ­Protestant Religious Emblem Opportunity
Troop 899 has the opportunity to join with Troop 124 partner with Pastor Karin Walker of Fallston United Methodist Church to offer the God and Church Program. This is the religious medal program for Middle-School Aged Scouts (Grades 6-8) of the Protestant Faith. The program will start in February and run into the Spring (6 meetings total). Here¹s a little information about the God and Church Programs Curriculum Goals:

* To strengthen young people¹s relationship with Christ
* To challenge young people to learn about and participate in the worship and ministry of the church
* To have young people make a plan for daily Bible reading and memorize a creed or statement of belief or passage of scripture
* To provide the opportunity for young people to experience the joy of serving others

General Description
The God and Church program will lead young people on a journey. It will be a faith journey with three parts: meeting Jesus, worshiping God, and witnessing and ministering for Christ. Participants will create either a video or a photo album to share what they have learned on their faith journeys. Young people will have the opportunity to work with their pastor or other Christian adult as they study the church’s structures and objectives and participate in service projects that will give them a better understanding of the mission of the church.

Additional information about the God and Church Program can be found here:
http://www.praypub.org/main_frameset.htm

Further information will be available as the program schedule is developed with the pastor. The first meeting is tentatively set for February 1, 2015 at 11:30am. A signup sheet will be posted at the next troop meeting. You can also sign up by emailing Sharon Gardner at sh1ar2on3@gmail.com . The cost of the program will be $25 per Scout, which will cover the cost of the student workbook, medal and certificate

Troop 899 Ski Roundtop Day Trip.

Troop 899 will be headed up to Ski Roundtop for a day of Skiing on Saturday February 7, 2015. Since this is a day trip only, there is no limit on the number of scouts, and or family members who wish to attend, however we will need drivers to transport scouts. We will depart at 7 AM from the FUMC upper lot, and arrive back at FUMC at approximately 9:30 on Saturday evening. There are 3 separate packages to choose from, and there is the option of purchasing meal plans for both lunch and dinner. The attached permission slip has the details on pricing. Contact me with any questions you may have: Dawn Fitzgerald (Skiing) 410-941-5278 or d66monkey1@verizon.net

2015 Philmont Crew Openings
Troop 899 has two crews going to Philmont July 22nd – Aug 3rd, 2015. We currently have several openings for anyone that may be interested in joining our crew. Although we have been busy preparing for our trek to Philmont the last several months it is not too late to jump in. If you think you may be interested contact Assistant Scoutmaster John Brannon. There are a few perquisites so be sure to read the attached Philmont Information sheet for all the details. If you are up for a challenge and the hike of a lifetime, come see me or talk to one of the other Philmont crew members.

ASM John Brannon
Email: sjehdad@gmail.com

West Point Camporee May 1-3, 2015

Troop 899 has been selected to attend the 53rd annual West Point Camporee on the grounds of the US Military Academy at West Point, NY. The camporee is scheduled for May 1-3, 2015.

If you are interested in attending please complete the attached permission slip and return to me ASAP as participation in this event is limited to the first 20 scouts and 5 adults. Deadline for permission slips is January 22 as the registration forms along with payment must be submitted NLT 31 January.

Because of the camporee requirements and since West Point is approximately a 4 hour drive from Fallston we will be required to depart Fallston no later than mid-morning on Friday May 1. If a scout is interested in attending this event will require that they miss school that Friday. Also the troop will be participating as a “Lightfighter” group as they did last year. This means that all gear, food and personal items will be hiked in and out of the camporee.

Additional information will be sent out in future email blasts and at troop meetings.

Happy Holidays!