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Philmont Meeting 6:30 PM on Friday Jan 29th

Mr. Erik and Mr. Steve would like to hold a Philmont meeting at 6:30pm on Friday, January 29th.  The agenda for this meeting will be to go over travel logistics, finances, shakedown hikes, gear, medical forms, and answering any questions that you have.  Parents of youth attending are encouraged to attend.

The scout-led Saint Joseph Troop 746 planned the following trips to take place later in 2016 through early 2017. When the exact dates are finalized you will see them here first.

22 - 24 January 2016 – Horseshoe – Cabin Henson (Cancelled)

5 - 7 February 2016 – Recruitment Camp – Camp Ware

11-13 March 2016 – Backpacking – Dolly Sod / Caledonia / Pine Grove

15 - 17 April 2016 – Dulaney District Camporee – Broad Creek

13 - 15 May 2016 – Canoeing – Wye Island

10 - 12 June 2016 – Cope / Team Building – Genesee Valley(cs)

July 2016 – Philmont – Backpacking – New Mexico
SUMMER CAMP- Broad Creek

August 2016 – Sea Base – Sailing, Scuba & Snorkeling
**Camp Ed – (possible)

September 2016 – Biking / Hiking – Gettysburg

October 2016 – Webelos Camporee – Broad Creek

Novemer 2016 – Orienteering – Patapsco State Park

December 2016 – Camp Vickers

January 2017 – Recruitment Camp – Camp Ware

February 2017 – Cabin Camping – Camp Rodney

2015 Calendar

The leaders of the troop are going to try something new this year. It is an easy to update calendar. The web-based version you can find here. The iCal version for Outlook and other calendar applications follows: https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/troop746cal%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics.
Let us know what you think.

At the most recent planning meeting the troop senior leadership committee came up with the following goals that they are going to work on incorporating throughout the next couple of months. Here they are in no particular order:

  • Advancement, everyone advance at least 1-rank. All present Scouts to First Class.
  • Functional Pre-Opening
  • Incorporating non-Eagle Required Merit Badges into our pre-openings.
  • Each Patrol reach National Honor Patrol
  • Emphasize importance of Scout skills
  • Improve patrol functionality
  • Specific patrol based activity (Advancement opportunity)
  • Communication
  • Menus/Food list 
  • Boys communicating better with their parents
  • Quartermaster Issues
  • See flags at patrol meetings
  • Show more spirit at troop meetings
  • Do a better job breaking the skills selection of our meetings into ranks so the boys continue to be challenged as they age. 
  • Rank based/proportioned
  • Improved attendance through improved meetings
  • Service to the community
  • Have the list of goals at the PLC so they stay in mind every year. 
  • Everyone knows the troop cheer
  • Everyone earns the troop monkey fist knot

Troop 746 Turned 60 In 2012

A couple of years ago Troop 746 celebrated its 60th anniversary. Colin, one of our scouts designed the Anniversary patch. If you would like to see a short blurb about the activities of the weekend visit this page. Thanks to everyone who helped out and also to everyone who attended. We hope you had fun, we did. Here is a link to the video on You Tube that was professionally produced by George Stover of Adventure Productions. If you would like to have a copy of the video, here is a link from our website. Use Windows Media Player to play the video if using the link from this site.

60th Anniversary Patch
Beginning in 2008 a several of our scouts expressed an interest in documenting their experiences on Troop 746 camping trips.  Here in their own words are their experiences.
Troop 746 Tee Shirts

Do you want a Troop 746 Tee Shirt? If you want to know what is available just print and fill out the order form and turn it in to Ms. Jen Snyder with a check made out to Troop 746 to pay for the stuff you are ordering.

Inclement Weather Policy

If the weather is inclement enough to close the public schools, (and St. Joseph School follows the Baltimore County Inclement Weather Policy) all Scout activities will also be canceled for that evening.

Troop Uniform Policy

Class A Uniform (including neckerchief) should be worn at all times except for service projects or when otherwise noted. The neckerchief may be ommited durring the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Troop Travel Policy

The Troop now has an official policy of traveling in Class A uniform. The troop leadership also decided that the neckerchief is part of the Class A uniform and as such should be worn to be in full uniform.

Dulaney District Training Opportunities - For additional information please see the calendar of the district web site.
The Hiker was a monthly publication that summarized activities of Troop 746, but now we have this nifty little web site. Click on the links below if you want to read about the activities of our troop.

March 2006
Jan-Dec 2005
Jan-Dec 2004
To see the calendars of Troop 746 from previous years, click on one of the following links: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011; 2010; 2009; 2008; 2007.
Scout Corner
This week there will be a PLC at 6:30 followed by a regular troop meeting at 7:30. Also FRUIT ORDERS ARE DUE this Friday. Contact Mr.Ron with any questions.

If a Scout is going on one of our trips, it is imperative that an up-to-date Boy Scout Medical Form be completed and on file. The lastest BSA page with all the medical forms can be found here. Chris Shoul manages these forms for Troop 746.


The next committee meeting will be Thurs 11 February at 7:00 pm. (note different day) All Scout parents are invited to attend the Troop committee meeting. If there are any issues that need to be addressed please contact Mr. Chris by phone.
 
Chris Sklar,
Committee Chair

According to Troop 746 guidelines, if the weather forces a cancellation of school activities, then all Scout activities will also be cancelled.

Next Event

The next trip is the backpacking trip the weekend of 11-13 March.

We have an Interactive STAND Volunteer Certification Form and also a Merit Badge Counselor Application form that is interactive. Just open them up in the latest version of Adobe Reader and type away.


STAND training is now available on-line.


High Adventure

For a link to Seabase click here.

For the Philmont website click here.


For backpacking-camping trips, here is a link that contains a wealth of info about lightweight backpacking. Visit kuffelcreek.com for additional information.)
 

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