Court of Honor/Eagle Court of Honor

 

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Please join the troop for a potluck dinner and Court of Honor at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, where we will recognize the rank advancement, merit badges, and other special awards which the scouts have earned! We will also be celebrating with Steven Ashline and his family as he will be presented with his Eagle rank.

Scouts should be in full Class “A” uniform, including merit badge sash.

Please bring a main or side dish to share for dinner. The Ashline family will provide cake for dessert.

 

Canoe and Naval Aviation Museum Trip, 19-21 August 2016

We will depart the scout hut Friday 19 August 2016 at 4:30 pm and return Sunday 21 August around 5:30 pm. Scouts will be tent camping in the Blackwater wilderness Friday and Saturday Evening. We will patrol cook and work on camping skills during these nights. Saturday morning we will participate in a canoe trip down the Blackwater River that will last approximately 4-6 hours. On Sunday morning we will travel to the Navy Pensacola Air Museum and spend the day there.  Scouts should bring money to eat in the Café that afternoon.

Recommended Items to Bring:

  1. Lightweight Sleeping Bag
  2. Sleeping Pad/Mattress
  3. Swimwear
  4. Swimming Shoes or Extra pair of Gym Shoes
  5. Dry Clothes x 2 Days (shorts, t-shirts, socks, underwear)
  6. Toiletries for Showers, Hygiene
  7. Bug Spray
  8. Sun Screen
  9. Sunglasses
  10. Personal First Aid Kit
  11. Flashlight
  12. Extra Pair of Shoes
  13. Troop T-Shirt for Museum trip
  14. Scout Handbooks
  15. $20-25 Lunch and Extra Stuff

Pack light as space will be limited for troop camping gear and other camping essentials.

August 8, 2016 – Troop 77 and Venture Crew Committee Meeting Minutes

Opening:  Steve Nagy/Fred Livaudais

Secretary’s Report:  Mara—No minutes to approve for July.

Financial Report:  Charlotte

-$3719.91, currently in operating funds.

-Motion was passed to allocate the troop funds from wood cutting to go to the wood trailer fund.

-Financial report approved/passed.

Admin/Advancement:  Lori

-$250.00 was donated to Troop 77 in Honor of Maj. General Green, motion was passed to allocate donation to go “bouncy blob fund” to be donated to AlaFlo lake.

-Uniform clarification for boards of review-All scouts going to 1st Class and up BOR should be in full Class A uniform to include MB Sash, and have Scout handbooks and binders, motion passed for By-laws to be amended.

-Motion was passed to amend by-laws to reflect consistency with MB and Rank Advancement guidelines.

-Motion was passed to correct the by-laws to reflect the correct amount for food purchases for outings,

$4.00-Breakfast, $5.00-Lunch, and $5.00-Dinner.

Boards of Review:  Josh Waddy

-2 BOR, Tenderfoot and 1st Class.

Scoutmaster Issues:  Mark Hampton

-Expectation of Responsibilities Standards and descriptions should be outlined to make clear to Scouts what is needed to fulfill their duties in their leadership roles-by laws will be amended next meeting.

-August outing—Aviation MB, going to Pensacola Air Museum, and Canoeing on Blackwater River.

-Sept. outing—Wilderness Survival tentatively scheduled for 2nd week of Sept.

-October Backpacking—8-11, Place to be determined.

New Business:  Steve Nagy

-Motion passed to reimburse Webmaster expenses, and move the billing to Troop debit card.  

Order of the Arrow:  Kevin Francisco

-No Discussion.

District Issues:  Fred Livaudais

-Aug. 11th, has been designated for the annual Golden Eagle Dinner at St. Johns Catholic Church.

Venture Crew:  John Forti

-Staying active, and actively recruiting.

-intending to go to Rendezvous, no trips scheduled until then.

Navajo:  Kurt Pierce

-Boys will decide to participate in Fall Camporee or Survival MB weekend.

-Support for the Mud Run at the Fall Camporee is needed, can the Troop support this event.

Next Meeting: September 12th, 2016  5:30pm

2016 Boy Scout Golden Eagle Dinner

Please be our guest at the annual Golden Eagle Dinner honoring Lt. Governor Kay Ivey and benefiting the Boy Scouts of America. Funds raised at this dinner will provide the Scouting program to over 4,100 young people in our local Scout council.  Scouting continues to thrive due to friends like you who provide the funds to support our mission, “to instill values in young people.”

Thursday August 11, 2016

St. John’s Catholic Church
123 Heath St.
Enterprise, AL

Reception 6:30 p.m.
Dinner 7:00 p.m.
Business Attire

Please reply by Friday, August 5th to be included in printed dinner.

Sponsor Reply Form – Enterprise 2016 (.pdf)

Save the Date Letter Reply Form – Enterprise GED 2016 (.pdf)

#golden-eagle-dinner

2017 National Jamboree

Council email insert

Who is ready to attend the National Scout Jamboree? There will be an informational meeting at the Alabama-Florida Council Service Center on Wednesday, August 10th at 6:30 PM. Anyone who is interested in finding out more about Jamboree or who has already registered should attend this meeting.

Boy Scouts must be at least First Class and 12 years old on the first day of the Jamboree or 11 and graduated from the 6th grade and under the age of 18. Venture Scouts must be at least 14 on the first day of the Jamboree or 13 and graduated from the 8th grade but not yet 21 on the last day of the Jamboree.

Jamboree is a once in a lifetime experience for most Scouts!  It going to be a great time next summer!!

#jamboree

Wood cutting on July 21

The troop will be cutting wood at Discount Home Sales (511 Boll Weevil Circle, between the Circle K and the Toyota dealership) this Thursday, July 21, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Scouts and parents who work during this time will generate funds for their troop accounts.

Please bring the following equipment:

  • Chain saw
  • Gloves
  • Safety goggles

Everyone will be notified by 1:00 p.m should the event be cancelled due to inclement weather. We have 2 rain covers, so we can work in light rain.

Additionally, there are several trays and lidded containers which were left at camp after dinner on June 22 . Please check the desk near the scout hut office to see if one of them belongs to your family. Thanks!

Minutes from Canoe Trip meeting

Mark and several parents in attendance. Minutes are as follows:

July Event (July 15-17)

  • We’ve decided to camp at Alaflo Friday night, July 15 through Sunday morning July 17.
  • Scouts will spend Saturday at Camp Alaflo learning canoe skills and certification and will work on Canoe Merit Badge requirements.
  • Scouts will be dismissed Sunday after breakfast.
  • Cost will be about $30 per scout and includes meals and canoe rental.

August Event (August 19-21)

June 27 Parent/Leader Meeting

I would like to meet with parents/leaders this Monday night at 5:30pm to discuss our canoe expedition set for 15-17 July 2016.

If you are available to support this event please attend Monday night so we can make final plans for our scouting adventure.

v/r,
Mark Hampton

June Committee Meeting Minutes

Here are the June Committee Meeting minutes.  Let me know if there are any questions, corrections, or concerns.

  • Mara

June Committee Meeting (.pdf)

July Canoe Trip

Adults going on trip need to be Safety Afloat Certified. Take the course online https://my.scouting.org/