Volunteers needed for general lodge clean-up & landscaping at the Elks on Saturday July 13th at 9:00 AM and for clean-up after the 100th anniversary party on Sunday July 28th at 9:00 AM. Adults and scouts welcome. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re able to help on either day so we can let the Elks know how many people to expect. Time spent volunteering will count towards service hours. We can have all the returnable cans that are left to help with our fundraising.
Gavin Houghtaling has begun working on his Eagle Service Project this summer and needs your help! The project is to make improvements to the Strong Family Farm Stand in Vernon. He will be adding a retractable awning, a new produce stand, a new flower stand, a new sign and drop box, as well as other small projects around the farm. He needs volunteers to come to the Strong Family Farm at 9am on Saturday, July 20th at 274 West Street in Vernon. He estimates it will be around 4 hours of work, depending on how many volunteers come and pizza lunch will be provided. In the event of rain or not completing the project, July 21st and July 28th have been scheduled to complete any remaining tasks. Also, July 28th is the farm’s annual meeting with their theme being “young people who have been involved in the farm” with short presentations, ice cream sodas and other local goodies beginning at 2pm. Please text Gavin at 860-268-5422 if you plan on helping on July 20th so he can schedule a duty roster for all of the tasks.
Strong Family Farm is having a diagnostician come to the Farm at 2:00 Sunday to do a program on insects. It’s free and should be really cool. There is also one on invasive plants on the 14th at 1:00. They thought some Scouts might want to come.
Scouts needed for Flag Day ceremony at the Elks on Sunday 6/9 @ 2:00 PM.
Please join us for our Court of Honor, June 6, 2019. It will begin at 6:00 PM. The troop will be providing meat products, paper goods, and beverages. If your scout brought home a blue slip, we ask that you bring a salad or side dish to share. If your scout brought home a green slip, we ask that you bring a dessert to share. Thank you!
There is still time to register for summer camp with our troop, $450 rate fee. The troop will be at JN Webster in Ashford, CT from Sunday 8/4 to Saturday 8/10. Please seriously consider signing your scout up as soon as possible. This is an important activity for advancement and bonding as a troop. Our goal every year is 100% participation.
Updates For Tomorrow’s Troop Meeting
– Scouts may wear Class B uniforms
– Rank advancement and merit badges need to be completed by tomorrow’s troop meeting for the 6/6 Court of Honor
– Scouts will be bringing home a slip of paper that indicates if your family should bring a side dish or a dessert to the 6/6 Court of Honor
– Please bring the cans & bottles you have collected to tomorrow’s troop meeting or to next week’s Court of Honor