NEEDS BASED FUNDING APPLICATION
Troop 6 offers need based funding for any Scout and family that may be encountering financial difficulties. Scouting can be expensive considering monthly and summer camps, uniforms and personal gear. The leaders and Committee of Troop 6 do not want to see a Scout miss out due to financial issues. The application can be found in FORMS and should be addressed directly with the Scoutmaster.
SUMMER CAMP PERMISSION SLIP & NEW BSA MEDICAL FORM ON-LINE HERE!
We know it seems early, but sign-ups for summer camp are due by 1/7 with a non-refundable $40 deposit. We will be attending NoBeBoSco Scout Reservation again from July 14 – 20th. And just to get dates in your head now, the balance will be required by April 15 and your BSA medical forms will be due by June 24 (we have allowed an extension from the June COH, but that will be the drop-dead date).
The NEW BSA Medical Form is attached and you can also find on our website. YOU MUST USE THIS VERSION! Scouts going to summer camp need Parts A, B & C. Those going to Philmont and Seabase will need A, B, C & D. Philmont attendees need to pay specific attention to Part D as there are strict restrictions regarding physical conditions due to the very strenuous conditions and environment
Turn In Your Used Merit Badge Books!
Did you borrow a merit badge book from the Troop Library or perhaps bought anew one for camp this summer? If you are done with the badge, please donateas keeping an inventory of books holds down cost for families!
NEW EAGLE SERVICE PROJECT WORKBOOK ON WEBSITE!
As of January 1, 2012 the process and workbook for an Eagle Service Project has changed. The new form is totally electronic and is a PDF that can be found under the Forms section. Do not commence on working on an Eagle Project until you have discussed with your Scoutmaster and a Project Coach has been assigned
NEED BADGES SEWN ON UNIFORMS
If you’ve never learned the art of sewing or don’t have the time, here is a contact for all the sewing of uniforms and merit badge sashes:
61 Green Tree Drive, Doylestown. 267-716-4209 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ADULT BACKGROUND CHECKS - IMPORTANT NEWS!
Recently all Troop 6 families were sent a letter from our Committee Chair
regarding the DUMC Safe Sanctuaries program. As a result, ALL adults that
are not currently registered with the BSA will need to have a background
check performed and submitted in order to be a driver for camping
trips/events, attend campouts/events with the Scouts. This policy is
effective October so please jump on this now to avoid a lack of drivers for
campouts or dads having to miss out on attending fun camping trips or day
events! The letter from Committee Chair can be found under FORMS.
STAR & LIFE SERVICE PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES!
Under “Resources you will find a list of potential project ideas for those Scouts needing their Star or Life service hours. Some of these are helping with annual projects our Scouts have supported in the past and the sponsor reaches out to the Troop for help each year. This list also gives you some ideas on where to look for service hour opportunities in our community or with non-profit organizations!
NEW LIFE RANK E.D.G.E. REQUIREMENT
Scouts that do not possess the 2010 BSA Handbook need to know that an additional requirement has been added for LIFE requirements. It is Req. 6, teaching the EDGE method to a younger scout. There are specific Second and First Class requirements that must be used to teach. See the "Life Rank EDGE Requirement under FORMS for the specific information. Paper copies can be obtained from your Scoutmaster. Note that planning and coordination including together on camping trips is necessary.
WORN, TATTERED FLAGS NEEDED FOR RETIREMENT CEREMONY!
Troop 6 prides ourself in teaching our Scouts how to properly and respectfully retire our nation’s flag when it is worn and tired. However, donations have not occurred and we are now out of a supply of flags! Please help us by bringing us your flags or reach out to neighbors or places of businesses so we can continue this campfire activity.
Let Us Know When Your Email Address Changes!
Please remember to inform us if your email address has changed. Without the correct email you will not receive information. Besides letting us know of your new address, please include in the email that it is replacing. Thank you for helping us maintain an accurate listing of contacts! Send your notice to: Troop6_Doylestown@verizon.net
Label Personal Gear!
We continue to end up with lost & found items. MOST are never claimed for some unknown reason even when we show Scouts the items! You can avoid costly and inconvenient loss of your personal gear by scribing or labeling your name on each and every item!