Upcoming Troop Events, Hospitality Coordinator, Troop Occupation Directory

UPCOMING TROOP EVENTS
1. The next meeting is Wednesday April 23rd, 7:30pm at Great Hollow
2. The meeting on April 30th will be at Air Trampoline, Inc. in Ronkonkoma. It is at 7:30pm. All participants must have a signed waiver on file with Air Trampoline. Go to this link and have your parent sign a waiver: http://www.airtrampolinesports.com/
3. The West Point trip is full. If there are last minute changes please contact Dave Ryder.
4. Please sign up for Yawgoog. Go to this link to sign up. Camp is July 13 through July 20: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17vK1a35G2VQDDlEvs7RdXVj5k8WxoA8UwA1DUi35rcw/viewform
5. Medical forms are needed for camp!
6. Sign up for the May 31 and June 1 White water trip.

HOSPITALITY COORDINATOR NEEDED
Troop parents,
One of our own is moving on and as a result the Troop will need to replace a very important position. First of all I’d like to wish Alex Boyle all the best in his next adventure and Susan you will be missed also. That’s the bad news, the good news is if you ever change your mind you are always welcome. Please keep in touch. Mrs. Susan Boyle filled a rather important position for the troop. She was responsible for the little goodies at the courts of honor and troop events like the Halloween party. I believe we called on her services for 5 events last year. We need a replacement. If you would like to get involved in a small way please see me at the next troop meeting or return an email to me at seantroop349@optonline.net. It takes a community to raise a child. The Troop 349 family could use your help. Thank you.
Scoutmaster Sean

TROOP OCCUPATION DIRECTORY
Hello Troop 349!!
We have been asked about compiling a Troop Occupation Directory to help us utilize each other’s strengths and talents! To that end, we have created a form that can be used if you wish to take part in this directory. The URL for the form is:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iUh_6MIw2vJFPABTRQwZtXlX9yX88fVM4PR8duTWKRU/viewform

Please feel free to add your job or business information to share with the troop. We will be creating and publishing the directory in time for the June Court of Honor.
Please and thank you of course!
-Dave

Current Events March 18th 2014

Hello Troop,

 

A few notes on upcoming events:
  1. The next meeting is Wednesday April 23rd, 7:30pm  @ Great Hollow
  2. The meeting on April 30th will be at Air Trampoline, Inc in Ronkonkoma. 7:30pm  All participants must have a signed waiver on file with Air Trampoline.  Go to this link and have your parent sign a waiver.
  3. The West Point trip is full.  Last minute changes please contact Dave Ryder.
  4. Go to this link to sign up for Yawgoog.  Camp is July 13 through July 20.
  5. Medical forms are needed for camp!
  6. Sign up for the May 31/June 1 White water trip will start soon
Thanks for your time.  See you Wednesday at Great Hollow
Scoutmaster Sean

Camp Yawgoog Sign-ups/Projects/Health Forms

Yawgoog Sign-up and Historical Trip:
Yawgoog signups are out, and so are signups for the Historical Trip, so you better get your name on those lists!!

Projects:
On March 29th due to the threat of rain, I am starting my carwash at 10:00am. It will still go to 2 pm but because supposedly it will be raining at 12:30 and I am trying to get as many people as possible in before it rains. It is at Holy Cross Church (95 Old Nichols Road, Nesconset). If you could please come earlier that would great.
Thanks,
Cameron Ulrich

I would like to remind everyone about my project this weekend on Sunday 3/30 at the Cleary school for the deaf at 3 o’clock. Please come out and support me to finish my project!!!! Please come and don’t forget work gloves because you will be working with brick.
-Paul La Francesca

Health Form:
Troop,
This form is required to go to camp. If you are not going to camp but attend troop events we need you to submit parts A & B of the 2014 health form. Also, include a copy of your insurance card, front and back. Mrs. Rinaldo will collect completed medical forms at the Wednesday troop meetings.
Please and thank you of course,
Scoutmaster Sean

Eagle Fundraiser

Troop Due to the possibility of rain the Eagle fundraising car wash will start at 10:00am

 

Rally the troop and support the fundraiser

 

 

2014 BSA Health Form

BSA has issued the 2014 health form.  This form is required for summer camp as well as most camping activities the troop conducts.  Please take a moment to fill out the medical form.  Summer campers must have the “C” section completed by a health care professional.

 

Click here for the new health form

 

 

Court of Honor March 12th

Troop,

Our next Court of Honor is Wednesday March 12th 7:30 to 9:00 pm @ Great Hollow Middle School.

Troop Parents please make your calendar.

Let’s all celebrate our Scouts achievements together.

 

Scoutmaster Sean

Cathedral Pines Campout / Court of Honor

Hello Troop 349,
It’s time for the first outdoor campout of 2014!!! On March 22-23, we are going to Cathedral Pines in Middle Island. Get your bikes ready as we plan to ride along the terrain. A “Cook-Off” will also be a hit as patrols will be competing for the best tasting entrée. $25 per person will cover this day of adventure. Please use the below link to sign up. As always, please leave your phone & electronics home! There will be too much fun for these things anyway!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dGhUZnN5V3EzWW1acnBQeHFOd0dyekE6MA#gid=1

- ALSO -

Please come to the COURT OF HONOR on Wednesday March 12th. 7:30 to 9:00 at Great Hollow. Please and thank you, of course.

2013 Scouting Highlights

The Boy Scouts of America has since 1916 held a congressional charter under Title 36 of the United States Code. As part of fulfilling the obligations of that charter BSA delivers a recap of Scouting’s previous year to the United States Congress annually.

Here are some highlights of that report:

  1. Scouts camped a total of 6,093,410 nights during 2013.
  2. The BSA has more than 2.6 million youth members and more than 1 million adult volunteers in more than 280 local councils throughout the United States and its territories.
  3. During 2013, Scouts across America recorded 17,042,938 hours of service to their communities.
  4. Put those hours of service against the national volunteer-hour value of $22.14 and that’s more than $377 million worth of service in 2013.
  5. Scouts and Scouters collected millions of pounds of food through Scouting for Food.
  6. More than 7,900 volunteers serve more than 19,750 youth annually on military bases around the world.
  7. 56,841 Scouts earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2013.
  8. The BSA has awarded more than 100,000 Presidential Active Lifestyle Awards to Scouts completing a 60 day fitness challenge.
  9. The number of STEM-related merit badges was increased to 61.
  10. 1.1 million Scouts attended our high-adventure camps in New Mexico, Minnesota, and Florida, as well as thousands of our day and summer camps.

BSA’s Suffolk County Council Honors our Assistant Scoutmasters

Important!

Let’s give a big hand to Assistant Scoutmaster Mr. Spear and Assistant Scoutmaster Mr. Locks

BSA’s Suffolk County Council has awarded them the Silver Beaver.

 

 

The Silver Beaver Award is the council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council.  The Silver Beaver is an award given to those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service. It is given to those who do not actively seek it.  The Silver Beaver award was first introduced in 1931.

Glen Gray Campout Details

Hello Troop 349!
    I think we are going to have a blast this weekend at Glen Gray (http://www.glengray.org) .  Here are some details:
1.    We will meet at 7:00 AM behind James Cress in Smithtown on Saturday morning
2.    Bring a bag Dinner for Saturday. Troop will cook a HOT LUNCH Saturday
3.    Everyone should be in some kind of boots to keep their feet warm! Proper Clothing will make your day more enjoyable.
4.    All scouts should bring:
a. Mess Kit – for Saturday
b. Nalgene or water bottle
c. Warm Clothes!
d. Extra shirt/pants/socks
e. Sleeping bag
f.  Scout book for advancement
5.    Troop will supply Sunday breakfast
6.    We should be home about 12 noon on Sunday.  This is approximate of course.
7.    Scouts should leave all their electronics at home. 
See you all on Saturday morning!  Please and thank you of course!
Scoutmaster Sean

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