Troop 648 Updates

Hello Troop 648

The following are some Troop updates.

CPR/AED/First Aid Training and Certification

Pastor Kevin has organized a great opportunity for us to participate in — a CPR/AED/First Aid Training and Certification course. The training will take place at the church on Saturday, February 17. It will run from 8:00am – 11:30am. If you are interested in just the CPR portion, that will end at 10:00am. Cost for Adults is $37 for the full course, or $22 just for the CPR. Youth will run $27 and $15 respectively. Youth = <18 years old. You must know CPR for both the First Class rank and the First Aid Merit Badge (Eagle required!). If you are interested in signing up (both adults and Scouts are welcome), please contact Pastor Kevin at [email protected]

Upcoming Troop 648 Spring COH

We have our Winter Court of Honor on February 20th, 7:00pm. If you have not signed up to bring an item, you can do so by clicking here. Also, if your Scout is close to finishing a Merit Badge or Rank, he still has time. We are looking to have everything turned in by the Feb 13th meeting. If you miss that date, no worries. The next Court will be June 12th.

Cameron Copley Eagle Court of Honor

Cameron Copley’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor will be held on Sunday, February 11th! Hosted by Cameron’s family, the ceremony will be held at the church and start at 2:00pm. A reception will follow immediately after. Please be sure to join us and congratulate Cameron on his fantastic achievement!

Ski Trip

The annual Troop 648 Ski Trip is coming up later this month! We will depart on Friday, February 23rd, returning Sunday, February 25th. We will be heading to Snowbowl this year. Not to worry if you have had your fill of ‘winter camping…’ this is the one outing we stay in a cabin! That has heat! And showers! More details to come, but look for the Sign-up Genius in your email soon. Adults and Scouts are welcome. This is typically our largest attended outing for the year, so you won’t want to miss out!

Troop Activities Committee (TAC)

We are forming a new adult committee called the Troop Activities Committee. The committee will meet once a month and is specifically designed to discuss troop activities that involve the Scouts and our program. This primarily includes weekly meetings, monthly outings and summer camp. It is NOT in place of the quarterly Parent Meeting that covers the operations of the troop.

All adults are welcome. If you are mentoring a Scout for an outing or weekly meeting, this is a something you should attend. If you are looking to volunteer a little bit of your time, please attend as well. We need help in this area and hope to see you there. Look for more info about the first meeting coming up soon (February). One of the best ways to keep your Scout in Scouting is to get involved in some small way yourself.

Feed My Starving Children

Thank you to all those from the Troop who attended the recent event at Feed My Starving Children. We had nearly 30 adults and Scouts attend. Along with Chaparral Christian Church’s Cub Scout families (Pack 647) and a few others, we packed nearly 30,000 meals. Enough to feed 77 children for 1 year! Great job Troop 648 and Pack 647!

That’s it for now. Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

Scoutmaster T648

A ‘convocation’ of Eagles at Reese Galvin’s Eagle Court of Honor