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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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:
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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