I am sending this as a reminder that all the boys have assignments for first aid. The reason behind this is that this is a serious skill the boys need to have and it was not participated in with the level of attention it should have been. While we try to make the skills as fun as we can, they all require a certain degree of commitment from the boys.
That being said, here is their assignment for completion due by the first meeting in April:
The older scouts who had First Aid/Flag Folding in the first session need to be able to describe and demonstrate what to do for a dislocated shoulder; a compound fracture of the arm/leg and a impaled object in an eye. All of these scenarios as if they were to happen while in the wilderness backpacking.
The younger scouts who had the second session of First Aid are to know what items are in their First Aid kits and each item would be used for if needed. This is because if you don't know why you have a particular item in your kit, how are you going to be able to administer aid properly!
As I said, the boys have until the first meeting in April to complete this assignment.
Scouts will pick up flowers on Sat 5/9/15 at St. James.
Scouts will deliver flowers to Customers
Flower Sale Information Sheet, Order forms and Flower Tally Sheet are located on the Troop 103 Forms page.
Why: Selling flowers helps raise money for scouts to attend summer camp at Chief Logan, weekend camping, dues, and Merit Badge College.
How: Contact family, friends, and neighbors and tell them that you are able to provide beautiful, quality flowers for them in the spring. The flowers are purchased from Stockslager’s in New Lebanon and arrive one day before Mother’s Day and make great gifts. If they are interested in perennials, vegetables, or would like to pick their own plants, tell them about the vouchers. They can go to Stockslager’s and pick out what they would like. They are good until December, 2016.
Selling dates: March 23-May 4,2015
All orders and money due on or before Monday, May 4, 2015 to Mrs. Allaire and Mrs. Wilhelm. They will attend the troop meeting that evening.
Complete top portion of each order form, double check each order, and complete the master order form. You will keep the individual order forms for your delivery. Master order forms will be available on the Troop 103 website. Please complete the form electronically and print out when complete. Additional individual order forms may be printed off website.
This summer, the troop is going to summer camp at Chief Logan Scout Reservation from 28 June to 4 July 2015. For those of you who have been before, "CLR" needs no explanation. For those of you who are new, it is a week of fun, scout skills, and bonding with your fellow scouts and scouters.
The regular fee for CLR is $275 for scouts and $175 for adults. The "early bird" discounted rate is $250 for scouts and $150 for adults. In order to get the discounted rate, you have to email your name to me at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 19 March.
You then need to make a $25 deposit per person by 30 March. You can make payment by cash, check, or account.
Because we did such a nice job last year, the Miamisburg Beautification Committee has asked for our help to plant flowers and spread mulch at Library Park. They've asked us to come at 6:00 PM, on Monday May 11 to Library Park. Last year, we were done in 1-1/2 hours.
If you need some service time for rank advancement or would just like to help, please let me know. Remember the Scout Slogan, “Do a Good Turn Daily.”
Please bring gloves and wear a Troop 103 tee-shirt.
Here are some reminders and some new information scouts and parents need to know regarding rank advancement: 1. Troop positions of responsibility for Star Scout and above: Scouts serving in positions of troop responsibility will work with adult mentors and complete Junior Leadership Worksheets (reminder). Mentor assignments and Junior Leadership Worksheets can be found on the troop web page (http://www.bsa103.org/). Position of responsibility requirements in scout handbooks must be signed by the scout's position mentor (new).
2. Merit Badge requirement verification for Star Scout and above: Scouts must request a Troop Master printout from Mr. Head at least one week prior to Scoutmaster conferences and boards of review for ranks Star Scout and above. Troop Master printouts will be used to verify merit badge completion.
3. Remember to request a Scoutmaster conference and a board of review a week in advance.
When earning an Eagle Palm, you are required to fill out the Eagle Scout Palm Application form located on the Troop 103 Forms page.
This form must be completed and submitted to the Rank Advancement Committee Member (Mr. Head) for use in purchasing the Eagle Scout Palm award. This is an electronic PDF form and can be filled out online and printed.
All Troop 103 scouts who are working on Merit Badges need to meet the following expectations:
1)You need to schedule all meetings with your counselor ahead of time. This can be done by telephone, e-mail, or by asking them in person at a meeting. Do not walk up to your merit badge counselor at a meeting and ask them to meet with you on the spot. Our adult volunteers give very freely of their time, but they are pulled in multiple directions at a meeting. Take responsibility for scheduling your merit badge sessions.
2) Read the merit badge requirements carefully. If there is a requirement to have a discussion with your counselor prior to beginning a merit badge requirement (i.e. Personal Fitness, Family Life, Personal Management, etc.), DISCUSS WITH YOUR COUNSELOR BEFORE BEGINNING THE REQUIREMENT. If you have not fulfilled the discussion requirement prior to beginning the main requirement, it may not be approved. This means that you may have to do even a time requirement again (such as the personal fitness workouts).
3)If a time requirement requires you to record your results over the duration of the requirement, then record them as you go. Do not try to re-construct the records at the end of the requirement.
4)Merit badge worksheets are an excellent idea, but, simply writing down the answer and giving it to the counselor is not sufficient. Scouts need to be able to discuss their answer and be able to answer their counselor's questions on the subject. Answers need to reflect an understanding of the material and not be one-word answers such as "yes" or "no."
5) Two deep adult leadership must be in place at ALL TIMES. Adults; if the meeting is at your house, be home; if the meeting is at the counselor's house, stick around; if the meeting is at the church, don't drop off the scout and take off. This is very important for the protection of our troop as a whole.