Troop 275 completed another successful summer camp this past June at Camp Raven Knob. 16 Scouts and 5 Leaders attended the week of camp. The Scouts earned over 80 merit badges and participated in bonfires, a frog hunt, fishing contest and a hike to the top of the Knob.
Thanks to every one who helped out with Scouting for Food. We collected over 8,600 pounds of goods for the Belair United Methodist Church’s food bank. Troop and Pack 275 should be very proud of this contribution and service.
Winterplace called today to let us know that they have closed Snow Tubing for the rest of the season due to the warm weather. For everyone that has already paid, the easiest thing to do is apply a credit to each Scouts account. However, if you want a refund please let me know and we will make those arrangements.
Please see the following note from our District Executive.
Due to weather concerns, the York Activities team has decided to postpone this weekend’s Beach Sweep Event. We have held Beach sweep for over 35 years and it pains us to postpone the event, however our first priority is the safety of our scouting family.
We are looking into other dates later in the season for us to hold this camping trip, look for more information on that in the coming week.
Please keep the people in the storms’ path in your thoughts.
Here is a list of the things we touched on last week at our meeting at scouts.
3 pairs of shorts 1 pair of long pants 1 long sleeve shirt 4 T-shirts 2 bathing suits 1 set of good clothes (casual) Underwear/socks (optional) 1 pair sneakers or deck shoes 1 set of cheap foul weather gear (pants and jacket) 1 pair work clothes 1 flashlight Insect repellent sheets, and pillow 2 towels Liquid soap/shampoo (no bar soap) Triptone, Dramamine or Bonine (sea sickness meds) sickness meds.)
Personal snorkeling gear if you have it. There is a limited supply on the boat. Underwater disposable camera (optional) For Sun Protection Sunglasses (polarized) with neck strap Hat (with string)
Sunscreen- aerosol and oil DO NOT provide sufficient protection. The crew uses SPF 30 or 45 all over (everyday).
Also glass containers do not work well on the boat.
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION:
In case of an emergency call 1-800-683-8687. Messages are checked daily by someone who knows the most effective way to contact the boat that day. . Beacon Won is the name of the boat that we will be on.
Flight to Nassau, Sat. June 24, 2017 Flight AA893, flight departs at 9:35 AM
BE AT THE GATE BY 7:00 AM!! We need to be checked in 2 hours before flight time. I will be at the drop off on the departure deck, about midway down at the American Airlines check-in. Look for the Troop.
Flight to Charlotte, Sat. July 1, 2017 Flight AA852, flight scheduled to arrive in Charlotte at 3:21 PM, flight leaves Nassau at 12:55. I suggest you park in the cellphone lot and wait for us to call after we land. Please be patient, as we may have to go through customs and that can be quick or lengthy depending on the lines.
Flightview is a good app to follow the plane for up to date info.
Flight Tracker and Flightaware are also app that you can use to follow the plane in and out of Nassau and see delays that may occur.
Make sure you check your backpack and remove knifes and sharp objects. It is also recommended that you carry on no liquids (or refer to the official approved quantities list on the TSA website). We will be checking a few bags, so if you have any liquids they can be combined into these checked bags.
I explained in an earlier e-mail that I was heading out at 6:00 AM on Friday, June the 9th to secure two campsites. Personally I will be carrying
the Maggio brothers, Gabe Bobo, and Matt Collins. Jamie Laney can also
leave at 6 AM and can carry 5 people. I will miss all of June meetings due
to me working at Camp Bob Hardin and teaching CPR on Mondays. So all my
contacts will be by e-mail. Scott Huggins will be transporting his 4
Scouts and that leaves Jim Lynch for everyone else. Right now I need 5
names that can leave at 6 AM and ride with Jamie. Also I need to know who
is hammock sleeping so that they are not assigned to a tent only site.
Jim, can you leave at noon and transport Mike, Cooper, and Landon if he is
going? The trail head is easy and I will be at the Redneck Treasure Hunt
this weekend. Scott, what time are you leaving? Just trying to
coordinate the weekend. BTW, I had a reason to limit the number to 12 but
since we have 15, we will make it work. I hate saying no and denying
someone an experience of their lifetime and it will be just that.