July 22-28: Summer Camp @ Heritage Reservation
Monthly Parent/Leader Meetings-ALL PARENTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!!! Troop parent/leader meeting are held the first Tuesday of every month, with minor exception noted on the calendar during the year. This is a great time for parents to get additional information about troop happenings that may not get communicated to you by your scout. Our troop is a "boy lead" troop, but parents are very much needed to help the troop go!! This is a great time to ask questions and get to know other parents, if you are new to the troop. If you have any items that you want to add to the meeting agenda, please contact Millie Rutkowski.
See our Fundraising page for upcoming events. DISTRICT EVENTS
Merit Badge Opportunities (Mrs. Casadei is the Troop Advancement Chair and Troop contact for all issues related to Advancement and Merit badges.)
Usually occurs the 2nd Thursday of the month at Baldwin United Methodist Church (across from Caste Village). Adult leaders and parents and Friends of scouting are invited to attend this meeting. (see attachment below for listing of topics for the month).
Are you interested in becoming a trainer for the Scoutmaster Outdoor Training sessions planned for April 2016 and the Fall 2016 (September/October or November-date to be determined). Please contact Mercy Faust if you are interested. Please indicate what area you would like to be an instructor ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Request for information regarding training opportunities should be directed to Mr. Ted Dutkowski, Troop training Chair. Many of the training opportunities have been included on the Event Calendar for September and October.
Council-wide Merit Badge training being offered by Eagle Valley District- if you are a merit badge counselor, you need to take this training because all scouts deserve a Trained Leader. Talk to Mr. Dutkowski or Mrs. Rutkowski for more details or Look at the 'Training' page of the website for upcoming training sessions.
District Advancement Meetings and Eagle Board of Reviews dates:
January 15th Advancement Meeting 6:00 PM and Eagle Boards 7:00 PM
February 19th Eagle Boards 7:00 PM
March 19th: Advancement Meeting 6:00 PM and Eagle Boards 7:00 PM
April 23th: Eagle Boards 7:00 PM (Due to Easter it will be the 4th Sunday)
May 21 : Advancement Meeting 6:00 PM and Eagle Boards 7:00 PM
June 18th: Eagle Boards 7:00 PM
July 16th: Advancement Meeting 6:00 PM and Eagle Boards 7:00 PM
August 20th: Eagle Board 7:00 PM
September 17th: Advancement Meeting 6:00 PM and Eagle Boards 7:00 PM
October 15th: Eagle Board 7:00 PM
November 19th: Advancement Meeting 6:00 PM and Eagle Boards 7:00 PM
December 17th: Eagle Boards 7:00 PM
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ATTENTION: Please look for the information regarding Youth Protection Training and State of PA Clearances on the Troop Home Page. There has been a change in the requirements dates and costs. PA Clearances are still required. When they are due and how much is changed
COUNCIL AND DISTRICT SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:
Troop 527 - meets weekly at Flag Plaza; help out with things that need done at Council. See Millie Rutkowski if you are available.
Camp Staff - Share the Adventure
The Laurel Highlands Council is seeking outstanding applicants for a variety of staff positions at each of its summer camp programs. Positions are available at Heritage Reservation including Cub Scout, Boy Scout and high adventure summer programs, winter camp for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts at Heritage Reservation and summer Cub Scout and Boy Scout program at Camp Seph Mack. Most Scout camp counselors are at least 16 years of age, but the Boy Scout and Cub Scout camps have a limited number of jobs for 15 year olds with previous Counselor in Training experience. The high adventure program employs young people who are at least 18 years of age. The Laurel Highlands Council, BSA is an equal opportunity employer that hires females and males, as well as people of all ages and ethnic groups, diverse cultures and mixed abilities.
For information about what life is like to be a CIT, contact Chris L. Jr. (ASM) and Christopher Wolfe (SPL) who were on staff at Heritage last year.
MLUMC Food Pantry
Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church has a Food Pantry which helps people in the neighborhood. We encourage our Scout families to support this effort. The list of food that is always needed include:
- Peanut Butter
- Canned Vegetables
- Canned Fruit
- Mac & Cheese
- Tuna or other canned meat
For all of the above food items, please check the "expiration date" on the can or container. They cannot distribute out-of-date food.
For July it is rice and beans.
Please consider donating some to the church by bringing it to the meeting (for more information about donating high quality food, see the SERVICE section of the website). For more information, contact Mrs. Rutkowski.
Please look at the Troop Calendar, Order of the Arrow page and Service page for more opportunities to do service in your community.