Troop 135 News

201910 Oct Hike AT Hike

posted Oct 10, 2019, 8:31 AM by Dave Collins   [ updated Oct 10, 2019, 8:34 AM ]

NY / CT State Line to Ten Mile River to Bulls Bridge  
Leave PoP Fri Oct 18th 5:30pm  
Return PoP Sun Oct 20th 10:00am  

Bring Packed Backpack to Meeting Oct 10th for gear check  

201908 Wreath Fund Raiser!

posted Aug 31, 2019, 3:12 PM by Dave Collins

Holiday Wreath Fund Raiser.
Key Dates...

Oct 24th - Order forms returned during Thursday Meeting

Week of Nov 25th  - Delivery with Scout Pick Up

Asking each Scout to sell 15 or more Wreaths this year.
 

INCENTIVES PROGRAM
We've design the incentive plan plateaus so that once you've reached a level, you'll realize that its not really that hard to jump to the next level.
  • 15 Wreaths minimum expected from any scout.
  • Ice Cream Party for the Troop, if troop exceeds 350 (2018 Total)
  • Sell 26+ Scout gets dinner cooked, served and cleaned up by adult leaders on a campout.
  • Sell 30+ Scout gets an $30 Gift card
  • Top Selling Scout (over 30 wreaths) awarded Official BSA 346 Vantage Pocket Knife

Scouts and Parents:
 
Every year we hold a Holiday Wreath fund raiser. We are expecting every scout to sell at least 15 items.  

Alternatively every $15.00 collected as a cash donation counts as (1) item sold.
 
The most successful salesmen don't wait until the last minute and start selling immediately. (part of being prepared). Selling 15 items is easy and our goal is to have every scout in the troop qualify for the dinner to be cooked and served by the adult leaders by selling 26 items. 

Here's how it works: 
Scouts pre-sell wreaths now through October 24th, collect the payment now (cash or checks) and turn in their orders and payment on October 24th at the Troop meeting. (parent volunteers needed to check in orders)  Wreaths will be made available for your pick-up and your delivery to your customers just before Thanksgiving.
 
Attached is the 2019 Wreath Fund Raiser Flyer which you may print out and distribute to friends, neighbors, teachers, co-workers. Remember Scout Youth protection policies apply. The most popular item is the 25 inch Classic.

Please keep track of who you sell your wreaths to and keep this information for your delivery. All we want back from you is all the payments (cash and checks) and the corresponding ORDER TRACKING FORM (Excel or PDF).  Please cross check your order and indicate the total number of each item you are ordering along with the corresponding total of the funds in your envelope. Pick up of items will be on or about the Monday before Thanksgiving.  (location TBA)

201904 - Scatacook and CYC Program and Training Dates

posted Apr 8, 2019, 1:53 PM by Dave Collins   [ updated Aug 11, 2019, 7:02 AM ]

See below for key dates and programs...

Fall 2019

September 1 - Labor Day Parade - Newtown - Scout Units encouraged to march

September 14 - SM/ASM - HOYT

September 21-22 - ADULT Shooting Sports Weekend! Every discipline allowed over 2 days...

- September 21 - Shooting Sports Day at Hoyt (16 & up) Rifle, pistol, archery, paintball, tomahawks

- September 28 - CYC Shooting Clays

September 27-28 - Lime Rock Raceway Scout Campout

NOTE: Cub Scouts, this is as close as "done for you" as camping gets. Bring dinner Friday night, hit the snack bars on Saturday.

October 4-5 - IOLS - HOYT

October 26 - Fright Night

November 1-3 - Scatacook Fall Camporee at Hoyt

Winter 2020

January 3-5 & 10-12 NYLT - 13 & up Leadership Training

January 17-18 - Scatacook Klondike at Hoyt

February 2, 8, 22, 29 (March 7 snow day) Merit Badge College

Spring 2020

March 21 - SM/ASM - HOYT

April 4 - Fishing Derby - Deer Lake

April 24/25 - IOLS - HOYT

April ?? - District Pinewood - date and location TBD.

May 15-17 - Scatacook/Powahay WOW/STEM Camporee

- Show up this year so we know you want to keep seeing this awesome event!

Summer 2020

Scottish Jamborette - more to come

Cub Scout Day Camp and Family Camping

Fall 2020

September 19 - SM/ASM - HOYT

September 25-26 - Lime Rock Raceway Scout Campout

October 9-10 - IOLS - HOYT

October 23-25 - Camporee at Hoyt

Your Scatacook Program Team is literally where the fun starts! We meet at the District Committee Meeting the first Monday of every month at 7:30 PM at St. Thomas Aquinas in Bethel. Join us with some great ideas, enthusiasm, or even just some baked goods ;-)

In theory, all of the above program and training dates should be available for registration on the new and improved website. Please let us know if not and we will see about getting this corrected.

We have the following spots on the District team open (and a couple more), who is the next Leader you know that wants to be part of helping create the fun? 

Cub Activities Enthusiast - help us plan and implement more activities for the Cubs! We have some big ideas, we need the right person to create a team and move this forward!
STEM Activities Enthusiast - help bring NOVA/STEM opportunities to our units! No knowledge of STEM required, this is more of a promoter/coordinator role.
FOS Enthusiasts - Get to meet all of the units in the Council, often at their most fun events!
Popcorn Coordinator - a coordinating job for someone who is passionate about organizing and coordinating. No sales required!
 
See you Wednesday!
 
Your Scatacook Team

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