Immediate upcoming events

The following is a list of a few upcoming events:

Thursday, Feb. 16: Pack 89 Blue & Gold @ 6pm @ United Methodist Church: Any scout who wishes to attend should wear field dress uniform.
Saturday, Feb. 18: Due date for pre-work for Merit Badges taken at Merit Badge Midway are due.  Any work done needs to be turned in to your counselor.

I will be posting further events soon.

Ski Trip Canceled

Chris is cancelling the ski trip for tomorrow.  He ran into an issue and needed to cancel.

Having Fun at Boeger Lodge

This weekend, we are “camping” in Boeger Lodge at Camp Lowden, and we are spending our first evening here playing games. 🙂

Bounce off

Bounce off

Playing Wii U Bowling

Wii U Bowling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We spent most of the evening playing games both digital and physical, and had a great time doing so until it came time to go to bed.

Continue reading Having Fun at Boeger Lodge

Update 2-8-17

Troop 84,
  • We have a electronics campout this weekend.  For those wanting to go, you need to have your cyber chip complete and also need to bring a list of devices and games that you want to bring (they need to be approved by the leaders).  The details for the cyber chip are below, and an example of the parental agreement is attached.
Cyber Chip Requirements
Grades 6-8
  1. Read and sign the Level II Internet Safety Pledge from NetSmartz. (BSA Cyber Chip green card)
  2. Write and sign a personalized contract with your parent or guardian that outlines rules for using the computer and mobile devices, including what you can download, what you can post, and consequences for inappropriate use.
  3. Watch the video “Friend or Fake,” along with two additional videos of your choosing, to see how friends can help each other to stay safe online. (http://www.netsmartz.org/scouting)
  4. As an individual or with your patrol, use the EDGE method and mini lessons to teach Internet safety rules, behavior, and “netiquette” to your troop or another patrol. You are encouraged to use any additional material and information you have researched. Each member of the patrol must have a role and present part of the lesson. (http://www.netsmartz.org/scouting )
  5. Discuss with your unit leader the acceptable standards and practices for using allowed electronic devices, such as phones and games, at your meetings and other Scouting events.

Grades 9-12

  1. Read and sign the Level II Internet Safety Pledge. (BSA Cyber Chip green card)
  2. Write and sign a personalized contract with your parent or guardian that outlines rules for using the computer and mobile devices, including what you can download, what you can post, and consequences for inappropriate use.
  3. Discuss with your parents the benefits and potential dangers teenagers might experience when using social media. Give examples of each.
  4. Watch three “Real-Life Story” videos to learn the impact on teens. (http://www.netsmartz.org/scouting)
  5. As an individual or patrol, use the EDGE method and the Teen Volunteer Kit to teach Internet safety rules, behavior, and “netiquette” to your troop or another patrol. You are encouraged to use any additional material and information you have researched. Each member of the patrol must have a role and present part of the lesson. (http://www.netsmartz.org/scouting)
  6. Discuss with your unit leader the acceptable standards and practices for using allowed electronic devices such as phones and games at your meetings and other Scouting events.

TechnologyContract

Update 1-30-17

Troop 84,

For this Tuesday’s meeting, in addition to the scouts having their regular troop meeting, we will be having a Parents Meeting.  We have many things to discuss, among them Merit Badge Midway and our Pancake Supper.

For Merit Badge Midway, the following are the scouts registered, along with the merit badges they signed up for and prerequisites, which should be finished prior to taking the merit badge.  The prerequisites are in parenthesis after the merit badge.

Scout Name Morning Session Afternoon Session
8:30:00 AM – 12:00 PM 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Burgin, Gabe Family Life (3, 4, 5, & 6)
Space Exploration ($15 fee for rockets)
Connolly, Nathan Family Life (3, 4, 5, & 6) Space Exploration ($15 fee for rockets)
Day, Connor Fire Safety (6, 9, 10, 11, 12)
Citizenship in the World (3, 7)
Day, Sean Fire Safety (6, 9, 10, 11, 12) Citizenship in the Community (2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8)
Drefcinski, John Family Life (3, 4, 5, & 6) Space Exploration ($15 fee for rockets)
Johnson, Nathan Law (2c, 4, 9)
Citizenship in the World (3, 7)
Kramer, Logan Fire Safety (6, 9, 10, 11, 12) Citizenship in the World (3, 7)
McWilliams, Anthony Citizenship in the Community (2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8) Electricity (2, 3, 8, 9, 11)
McWilliams, Nicholas Citizenship in the Community (2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8) Electricity (2, 3, 8, 9, 11)
Schwarzmann, George Family Life (3, 4, 5, & 6) Programming (1a, 2, 3, 6)
Webb, Kaler Communication (1d, 5, 7, 8, 9)
Engineering (1, 2, 5, 9)
Webb, Konnor Nuclear Science (7)
Citizenship in the Nation (2,8)
Webb, Korey Family Life (3, 4, 5, & 6) Communication (1d, 5, 7, 8, 9)
Weber, Jesse Law (2c, 4, 9) Crime Prevention (2, 4, 6, 7)
In addition, the following are upcoming events for the troop:
The following are the upcoming dates/events:

  • Feb 13, Mar 1: Scout skiing at Sundown Mountain, Dubuque.
  • Sat. Feb 4: Merit Badge Midway @ UWP.   This will be 1-day (same as last year) from 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Fri, Feb 10 – Sun, Feb 12: Electronics weekend @ Camp Lowden (Boeger Lodge).  Details provided at upcoming meeting.
  • Sunday, Feb. 26 – Cub Scout Arrow of Light Crossover
  • Tuesday, Feb. 28 – Pancake Supper
  • Fri, April 28 – Sun April 30: US Grant Pilgrimage in Benton/Galena
  • Sunday, June 25 – Saturday, July 1: Summer Camp at Canyon Camp

Update 1-19-17

Troop 84,

As a reminder (& as discussed at Tuesday Night’s Troop Meeting), Pack 89 is having their Pinewood Derby tonight, 1/19. Any scout wishing to help can show up at the United Methodist Church (across from the Thrift Store) starting at 5:15pm in field shirt (those that show up by 5:15 can help with registration & setup). If you can’t make it by 5:15 and want to help, let me know when you are able to show up (we can use help at many different times.

In addition, the following events are taking place:
Jan 25, Feb 13, Mar 1: Scout skiing at Sundown Mountain, Dubuque. Fees are $21 for skiing, $27 for snowboarding, $5 Helmet. We need to decide which dates, if any, we are participating in. Registration will occur as a unit.
Sat. Feb 4: Merit Badge Midway @ UWP. This will be 1-day (same as last year) from 8:30am – 4:30pm. Merit Badge choices are below – scouts are registered. Any scout still wishing to register needs to contact me ASAP.
Fri, Feb 10 – Sun, Feb 12: Electronics weekend @ Camp Lowden (Boeger Lodge). Details provided at upcoming meetings.
Sunday, Feb. 26 – Cub Scout Arrow of Light Crossover
Tuesday, Feb. 28 – Pancake Supper
Saturday, April 22 – UWP Fieldhouse @ 6:30am: Assist with Relay for Life Cleanup. Should be done by Noon.
Fri, April 28 – Sun April 30: US Grant Pilgrimage in Benton/Galena
Sunday, June 25 – Saturday, July 1: Summer Camp at Canyon Camp

Merit Badge Midway Update 1-4-17

Merit Badge Midway: Saturday, Feb 4 @ UW-P.  The following is a list of scouts taking merit badges, along with their choices.  Please confirm if you are on the list that you will be attending, and if you are not on the current list, please let Chris know which merit badges you wish to take (the information can be found in the 11-29-16 Update).  We will also need some parents to help with the concession stand and lunch.
Scout Name Morning Session Afternoon Session
8:30:00 AM – 12:00 PM 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Brunette, Zaden Family Life Space Exploration
Burgin, Gabe Family Life Space Exploration
Connolly, Nathan Family Life Space Exploration
Day, Connor Fire Safety Citizenship in the World
Day, Sean Fire Safety Citizenship in the World
Drefcinski, John Family Life Space Exploration
Johnson, Nathan Public Speaking Citizenship in the World
Kramer, Logan Fire Safety Citizenship in the World
McWilliams, Anthony Citizenship in the Community Electricity
McWilliams, Nicholas Citizenship in the Community Electricity
Schwarzmann, George Family Life Programming
Webb, Kaler Communication Engineering
Webb, Konnor Nuclear Science Citizenship in the Nation
Webb, Korey Family Life Communication
Weber, Jesse Law Crime Prevention

12-15-16 Update

Troop 84,

The following are the upcoming dates/events:

  • Thur. Dec. 15: Cub Scout Pack 89 Meeting:  Scouts who are available to help please show up at 6:15pm at the United Methodist Church.  The pack will be holding a Space Race, Pinewood Derby Workshop, and maybe a couple of other activities, so the pack can use some help.
  • Tues, Dec. 20: Court of Honor @ Rollo Jameson Mining Museum: We ask that the scouts arrive by 6:45pm to help setup.  In addition, we are asking each family to bring a treat for after the meeting.  There will be many things covered in addition to the Court of Honor.
  • Sat. Jan 7: Dubuque Fighting Saints. Game is at 7:05pm. Registration is due 12/28.  Game ticket $10. scout package $30 (we will be registering as a troop).
  • Fri – Sun, Jan 13-15: Cabin Camping at Kiwanis Youth Cabin, Monroe, WI.  Details coming soon.
  • Jan & Feb: Scout skiing at Sundown Mountain, Dubuque. Dates and prices will be announced at the Court Of Honor
  • Sat. Feb 4: Merit Badge Midway @ UWP.   This will be 1-day (same as last year) from 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Fri, Feb 10 – Sun, Feb 12: Electronics weekend @ Camp Lowden (Boeger Lodge).  Details provided at upcoming meeting.
  • Sunday, Feb. 26 – Cub Scout Arrow of Light Crossover
  • Tuesday, Feb. 29 – Pancake Supper
  • Sunday, June 25 – Saturday, July 1: Summer Camp at Canyon Camp

In addition, Chris talked to all the scouts at last nights meeting about which Merit Badges they wanted to take.  Any scout not at the meeting, please be prepared for Tuesday to discuss merit badges to take at Midway on Feb. 4.

12-6-16 Troop Elections

The Polls are in!! Here are the results:

To see all of the Positons, you can go to the Troop 84 Leadership Page

 

Senior  Patrol Leader: Jesse Weber

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader: George Schwarzmann

B.A.C.E. Patrol leader: Trevor

B.A.C.E. Assistant Patrol leader: Josh

Voltage Patrol Leader: Nick McWilliams

Voltage Assistant Patrol Leader: Connor Day

Cobra Patrol Leader: Zaden Brunette

Cobra Assistant Patrol Leader

Quarter Master(s):

  • Gabe Burgin
  • Kaler Webb

Scribe: Nathan Johnson

Librarian: Josh

Historian: Mic Frommelt

Chaplain Aide: John Drefcinski

Webmaster: Korey Webb

Outdoor Ethics Guide(s):

  • Nathan Connolly

Instructor: N\A

Bugler: N\A

OA Representative(s):

  • Sean Day

Update 12-6-16

Troop 84,

As a reminder, Tuesday, 12/6 (tonight), will be troop elections.  In order to have a worthwhile election, we need as many scouts as possible to attend.  If you can’t make it, please send me a message with what troop positions that you would accept a nomination for. Keep in mind that this is your leadership that you are electing.

In addition, all Life Scouts that are working on their Eagle Project, be sure that you are working on your project proposal.  If you need any help, please let me know.  I have attached the fill-in PDF version of the project workbook.