Update 4/21/17

Troop 84,

Anyone who is available to participate in the Relay for Life opening ceremony should be at the UWP fieldhouse at 5:40pm (ceremony starts at 6pm) in field dress uniform. The ceremony generally takes about 15 minutes.

Due to lack of available leaders, we will not be doing a 10 mile hike after the Relay for Life opening ceremony.

Saturday, 4/22, morning, is the Relay for Life cleanup. Anyone who is available should show up at 6:30am at the UWP fieldhouse. We will be done sometime in the morning. Uniforms are not needed as this is a cleanup effort.

Chris is looking to finalize the count for the Galena Pilgrimage. If you are attending as part of the troop, please let Chris know.

If you turned in an order form for Spring popcorn, Chris will have the popcorn tonight. Please contact him to arrange a pickup time for you.

Update 4/12/17

Troop 84,

At this time, Chris only has 3 scouts who said they are going to summer camp this year. If you plan on attending, please let Chris know (the early fee cutoff for new scouts is April 15). The cost is $295/scout ($20 discount per scout for siblings).
If your scout is planning on attending, please let Chris know asap.

Also, for our district roundtable tonight, we could use some PLC members (current and former – SPL, ASPL, PL) and den chiefs to attend. We are leaving Platteville at 6:15 (the meeting is in Darlington at 7), so if you can attend, please let chris know.

Update 4/10/17

  • Friday, April 21
    • Any scout who would like to participate in the Opening Ceremony for Relay For Life should show up at the UWP Fieldhouse by 5:40pm in field dress uniform
    • We are planning on doing a 10mile hike after the opening ceremony
  • Saturday, April 22
    • Relay For Life clean up
    • Our troop has been asked to help clean up after the Relay For Life.  Scouts are asked to show up at 6:30am at the UWP Fieldhouse.  Will be done by Noon.
    • This will count towards badge of rank service hours
  • Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30
    • Galena Pilgrimage
    • We will be camping behind Benton High School and spending Saturday in Galena
  • Friday, May 12 – Sunday, May 14
    • Canoe-O-Ree
    • Stockton, IL
    • Details in upcoming troop meetings
  • Sunday, June 25 – Saturday, July 1
    • Summer Camp @ Canyon Camp
    • Cost:$295 by April 15 (May 15 for new scouts), $20 per scout reduction for siblings
    • Will be discussing at upcoming troop meetings

Update 4/5/17

This Saturday, we will be meeting from 9am to 12pm to assist John with his eagle project. We will be meeting at the 2 mile marker on the bike path headed out to Walmart. The entrance to the path is across the street from the Dog Park. Please wear long pants and a long sleeve shirt.

Also,

We will be meeting at 1 pm @ mound view park for a 20mi bike ride.

Update 3/21/17

Just to let everyone know, the scouts decided to camp at the Matadors campsite this weekend. We will be discussing details tonight, including getting a count of the boys (and adults) that are camping.

Update 3/3/17

Troop 84,

The following are upcoming dates for the troop.

  • Fri, March 3 –     10 mile Night Hike
    • Meet at troop church at 6:30pm – make sure to bring at least 20 oz of water and a snack to eat on the hike.  Dress appropriately for the weather and wear worn in, comfortable shoes for hiking/walking.
  • Fri – Sun (March 24 – March 26 or March 30 – April 2) – Camping at the Matadors
    • Details discussed at pre-campout troop meetings
  • Fri, April 8 or 15 – Bike Ride (15mi or 25 mi)
    • Details discussed at troop meetings
  • Fri, April 28 – Sun, April 30 – Galena Pilgrimage
    • Camping in Benton – details coming later
  • Fri, May 12 – Sun, May 14 – Canoe–O–Ree
    • Stockton, IL – details coming later
  • Sun, June 25  – Sat, July 1 – Summer Camp
    • Canyon Camp – between Apple River, IL and Stockton, IL
    • Discussed at upcoming meeting

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