Important Scout / Leader Information During the COVID-19 Outbreak – Updated 4-2-21

TROOP UPDATES, TROOP MEETINGS & ACTIVITIES      (Subject to Change)  Updated 5-17-2021 

Our next Troop meeting will be Thursday May 20 at Cokes Chapel Fellowship Hall at 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Chess MB, New Scout Skills and Communication MB with SM Mike Pollard. Summer Camp’s payments will be accepted and permission slips for the work day at Thunder on May 22nd will be available.

Summer Camp is right around the corner…get your paperwork in…

REMEMBER! Merit badge selections for summer camp are completed! Please contact Mike Pollard if you have any question or concerns about your schedule! Please check your schedules there are changes that were made…

If you are attending camp remember you need a BSA Medical parts A,B, & C! So get your doctor or health care provider to make sure you are good to go by June 1st. Question call Katherine Hopkins, her contact info is farther down.

How are your Camp Card Sales? See Mickey Goodwin our Camp Card Coordinator to sign out cards for your son.  More info on the Troop Website and in Mickey’s e-mails! Please don’t sit on unsold cards…bring them in for others to sell!

The Covid-19 Unit Activity Guidelines and Advancement Requirement options for MBs & Ranks have now been reinstated by BSA National as of 12-31-20 and are shown on the next page.  Scouts, Parents & Leaders working on any merit badge or rank should review these rank and merit badge requirements changes. 

All Troop Merit Badge Counselors, please make sure that you are listed on the troop Scout-Book pages as a counselor and confirm that your list of merit badges you teach is complete. If not complete please see Kristin Montequin so we can create the paper work for you to be current. Local council is now in charge of keeping Scout-Book systems current and fixing any problems. If you are having difficulties logging on to Scout Book please contact Kristin Montequin for contact support.

Scouts keep moving ahead on your ranks and merit badges. Work with your counselors, our ASMs and the troop’s scout instructors on ways to help you complete your advancement goals. Many merit badges started this last summer should be completed before summer camp 2021! You can only get help if you ask! 

Please keep your Scout monthly dues current. Scouting dues do not stop just because your scout is not attending; you need to contact us by phone to opt out. Scouts more than 2 months behind will be restricted from attending troop overnight activities until paid up.

Every adult & Scout registered must have an updated BSA Medical Form A&B on file. This updating does not require a doctors signature, but it does give us important medical information when needed! See Kathrine Hopkins.  hopkinsmomof3@att.net

Troop Trainer – All Adult Leaders & Troop Merit Badge Counselors and any adult parents attending troop activities must have a current YPT certificate on file See Cheerful Long. cheerful.long@yahoo.com

Troop Treasurer is Mrs. Denise Marsh and her contact information is artygirl21@gmail.com 770-328-6788

Do you need a Scoutmaster Conference, if so… 1st confirm that all your rank requirements are shown as completed in Scout Book with Mrs. Kristin Montequin. Then make verbal contact with SM Mike Pollard; evenings at 678-877-7555. afterwards call Kristin Montequin evenings at 410-570-8781 to set your (BOR) Board of Review. It is important to also keep your partial merit badge information updated in Scout-Book to help protect your hard work! 

Remember, this information page is to help all members of our troop to be able to receive the information you need so we all can be prepare. We are looking forward to when Scouting life returns to its new normal.

The troop will continue to electronically communicate with every Scout Family to to keep you informed. Please watch for and read your scout emails and to follow up with this webpage for troop updates and information. This troop website page will be maintained as long as needed. This will keep us all better PREPARED as we move forward.