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Bahamas Trip


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.



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.  


If you have any questions, please call me


Gary Smith – (704) 965-6199

Grandfather Mountain Trip Update From Claude Sinclair

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.

Claude Sinclair


New Micro Fiber Activity Shirts

We will be taking orders for a new micro fiber red t-shirts this Monday night. These shirts will be identical to the cotton shirts we offer today, except they are made from a cooler lighter micro fiber. All orders received on Monday will be produced and available before the Bahamas trip and Summer Camp. The available sizes are from men’s small to 3XL at a cost of $12 each. We will also continue to offer the cotton shirts at a price of $9 each. If you are not going to be at the meeting Monday night and want to order the cotton or micro fiber shirts, please e-mail me what you want. The order must be placed on Tuesday to ensure we get them back in time for our summer events.

If you have any questions please let Mr. Joe know.


Joe (704)449-2333

Andrew Lafollettes Eagle Scout Project

Andrew Lafollettes eagle scout project is on Saturday April 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM. Every scout is expected to attend. Lunch and Refreshments will be provided and gloved are recommended. We will be setting pavers and building wood benches. It will be at Living Savior Lutheran Church, 6817 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC. If you have any questions please call (704)449-2333.

We hope to see you there.

Spring Camporee

Leaving Friday April 21st from the Scout Hut at 5:00 PM and returning Sunday late morning. The event details will be covered at tonight’s meeting and if you have not paid the cost is $25 per Scout. Please make checks out to Troop 275.

If you have any questions, see Mr. Joe tonight or call him at (704)449-2333

Boston Butt Fundraiser Overview

The Boston Butt Fundraiser was an amazing success. We smoked and sold 136 butts and raised over $3,000 for the Scouts and Troop. Good job to the Leaders and Scouts that worked.

Crossover Campout Recap

The Crossover Campout was March 17-19. We left from the Scout Hut at 5:00 to go to Mr. Jamie Laneys father’s property. On Saturday we started with breakfast and then we went into a round robin of activities for the Webelos. We started with First Aid and then moved to Ax Yard before lunch. After lunch we split into two group of scouts and leaders. One group went on a five mile hike and the other stayed at camp to teach the Webelos. The classes after Lunch were Knot Tying, Orienteering, and Fire Building. When everyone was back at camp we had a pig for dinner and after that we had a large bond fire. Six boys crossed over at the ceremony after the camp out. It was a very fun and enjoyable camp out.

Boston Butts Sale

Pork Butt sale fundraiser will be April 14th and 15th. We sold over 180 butts last year but due to a limit on the number of cookers we can get this year, the sale is limited to 160. All tickets that are not going to be sold need to be returned so that someone else can sell them. If the tickets are not returned by this Monday, March 27, then it will be assumed that they are sold and you are responsible for the sales price.

Court of Honor

The next Court of Honor is scheduled for Monday March 27th, starting at 7:00 PM at the Scout Hut. Scouts will be awarded Merit Badges and Rank Advancements earned the past 6 months. Scouts are asked to bring finger food to share and Leaders will provide beverages. Scouts, please remember to wear your Merit Badge Sash. Also, family and friends are encouraged to attend.

Road Side Cleanup

Road Cleanup is this Saturday. Please be at the Scout Hut at 9AM and we will be finished by 1 PM. Red activity shirts are allowed and a Pizza lunch will be provided. This is a great way to earn community service hours that are required for rank advancement. All Scouts are expected to participate.

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