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3/4/18

TROOP 205 NEWS

 NEED TROOP 205 APPAREL?  Order form now available and attached.  Orders and payment due by THIS WEEK’s Troop Meeting.  This will most likely be the only order taken for the remaining of this academic year. 

 

ORDER OF THE ARROW ELECTIONS COMING UP AT THIS WEEK’S TROOP MEETING –  We are proud to announce that as of today, the following Scouts are eligible for the Order of the Arrow elections.  Please make note of the requirements below in addition to being a First Class Scout and please see your Scoutmaster if you have any questions about any Scout’s individual eligibility:

 EAGLE SCOUT SERVICE PROJECT IDEA – Plan, build, and install five planters within our community.  A member of the Country Village Beautification Society and the Secretary of the East Islip Chamber of Commerce would like to meet with the Scout who is interested in this project.  If you are interested, please reply to this email so your Scoutmaster can provide you with the details and contact information. We expect this project to be “taken” real soon, so “first come – first serve.”

 A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ASSISTANT SCOUTMASTER PETER D’AMBROSIO FOR HIS 53 VOLUNTEER HOURS AND TO HIS EMPLYER, VERIZON – for the very generous donation of $750. to Troop 205.  Thank you, Pete, which is VERY helpful in reducing dues for our Scouts. 

HOW ABOUT TAKING SOME SPRING MERIT BADGES – We thank Troop Committee Member Kim Gannon for “Scouting out” the following details: 

The Suffolk County Council of the BSA is offering the below listed merit badge programs   There are a few that are filling up but currently all programs are open except for graphic arts. Anyone looking to register should go on the Suffolk County Council website www.sccbsa.org/meritbadge and click on the class they are interested in to register. Classes are two hours and cost is $20. Classes are held at the Medford council office – 7 Scouting Blvd., Medford, NY  11763.

 

Council Service Center - Medford

Art - Saturday, March 10, 2018, 11:00am-1:00pm - $20

Collections - Saturday, March 10, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm - $20

Fingerprinting - Saturday, March 17,2018, 11:00am-1:00pm - $20

Reading - Saturday, March 17, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm - $20

Graphic Arts - Saturday, April 14, 2018, 11:00am-1:00pm - $20

Dog Care - Saturday, April 14, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm - $20

 

FRIENDS OF SCOUTING UPDATE – Troop 205 Parent and Leaders continue to respond and contribute when there is a need – thank you! 

 ·         GREAT NEWS – We thank the 19 Troop 205 Scouting Families who have now donated a total of over $4,788 to the Friends of Scouting fundraising campaign to our Suffolk County Council.    We thank each and every one of these families for their generous contributions!  Thank you! 

·         WE ARE ALMOST THERE!  – We are just $212. short of our 2018 goal and asking for the thoughtful consideration to all the Troop 205 families who have not yet donated to help put us over!    

·         GREAT NEWS – For all the Troop 205 Scouting Families who have not yet donated – it’s not too late.  Can you please take a look at the attached brochure, print, and make your donation by either mailing the form to the Council Office or you can do it right now at:  https://www.sccbsa.org/generaldonation to make a onetime donation or at https://www.sccbsa.org/monthlygiving to make monthly payments to the Friends of Scouting Program.

 We thank all that have and will donate to this worthwhile Scouting cause so we make our $5,000 Troop 205 goal.

 

 

 

National Youth Leadership Training at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp

April 06 - 08, 2018 (Part 1)
April 27 - 29, 2018 (Part 2) – Participating Scouts need to attend both parts

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experiences they can use in their home troops, teams, crews, personal lives, and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. Please click here to register.

Who Can Attend:

NYLT is for you if you can answer yes to all of the following:

Boy Scouts:

  • You will be 13 years old by April 6, 2018. 
  • You will not be 18 years old before April  29, 2018.
  • You will be at least a First Class Scout by April 6, 2018.
  • You now hold or would like to hold a unit leadership position.
  • You are mature and responsible enough to spend 6 days camping ** with other scouts you’ve never met, with minimal adult supervision, while living the Scout Oath and Law.
  • You agree to practice the skills you learn at NYLT when you return to your home unit; AND 
  • Your parents and Unit Leader agree and recommend you.

Venturing

  • You will not be 21 years old before August 29, 2018.
  • You have completed either Crew Officer Training or Venturing Leadership Skills Course or Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews.
  •  You are mature enough and responsible enough to spend 6 days camping** with other scouts you’ve never met, with minimal adult supervision, while living the Venturing Oath and Law.
  •  You agree to practice the skills you learn at NYLT when you return to your home unit, AND
  •  Your parents and Unit Leader agree and recommend you.

Please click here to register.

 

Troop 205 World Jamboree Sign-up

Missing anyone who has signed up?

1

Chris

Alessi

2

Ryan

Gannon

3

Sam

Hartnett

4

Ethan

Grandin

5

Ruelin

Man-Martinez

6

James

Kelly

7

Tristan

Buser

8

Chris

Dopfel

 

UPCOMING TROOP 205 EVENTS

 

GREENBAR MEETING FOR ALL SENIOR PATROL MEMBERS, SCOUTS WITH LEADERSHIP POSITIONS, ALL TROOP GUIDES, PATROL LEADERS, ASSISTANT PATROL LEADERS, AND ASSISTANT SCOUTMASTERS – From 8:30pm to 9:00pm at this week’s Troop Meeting.  Please attend. 

 MORE SECOND YEAR WEBELOS CROSS INTO TROOP 205 THIS WEEK – Please let your Scoutmaster know with a reply email if you can attend one or both of these Bridge Crossings over this next week: 

·         Pack 438, Friday, March 9, 2018, starting at 7:15pm at Sycamore Elementary School, 745 Sycamore Avenue, Bohemia, NY 11716

·         Pack 38, Sunday, March 11, 2018, starting at 10am at Stonebridge Country Club, 2000 Raynors Way, Smithtown, NY 11787

 MARCH CAMPING TRIP FLYER AND PERMISSION FORM ATTACHED – At Suffolk County Council’s own Baiting Hollow Scout Camp, with cabin and Lean-to camping – Troop Scouts, new Troop Scouts, and Father’s/Leaders, please come and join us for a great and wonderful Campout! We will be signing up to use the rifle range on Saturday for Scouts who are 12+ years old – subject to availabilities at the camp.   Contact ASM’s, Marc Muller at 516-330-3272 marcmuller922@gmail.com or Stephen Greene at 631-926-7798 StephenGreene1226@gmail.com.  Scouts and Leaders how have signed up for this trip, please bring $15. Cash to this week’s Troop Meeting for your Patrol food cost.  New Scouts and parents from Pack 205, 38, and 438 and all adults – your $15. food cost was already included with your weekend cost.

THIS WEEK’S TROOP MEETING

 THEME:                       Order of the Arrow Elections so please attend so we can fulfill our Troop quota for voting.  The new Scouts who just recently joined our Troop from Pack 205 Webelos will not be voting as they would not be familiar with our Scouts to properly vote. Menu planning will also take place for next weekend’s Campout.                

DATE:                          Tuesday, March 6, 2018 

TIME:                           Timber Point Elementary School      

TIME:                           7:30pm to 8:30pm 

UNIFORM:                   Class “A” Uniform

WHAT DOES A CLASS “A” UNIFORM LOOK LIKE?  It includes your Troop 205 Neckerchief, Troop 205 Neckerchief Slide, and Scout Socks.  Not wearing this is not only not in Class “A” style, but not polished, either.  Let’s Class “A” it up and show your Troop 205 pride! 

Service Patrol:           The Rough Riders Patrol   

GREENBAR MEETING:  YES!  We request that all Senior Patrol Members, Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders, and Assistant Scoutmasters attend this meeting that begins immediately after the Troop Meeting Closing this week, and concludes by 9pm.  We will be planning out the month’s Troop Meetings ahead and reviewing the responsibilities of each leadership position along with the required 50% Troop Meeting attendance.  Attendance is based on those Scouts who are present for the entire meeting.  

 

2/18/18

TROOP 205 NEWS

  

WINTER WONDERLAND WEEKEND AT CAMP WAKPOMINEE WITH OPTIONAL SIDE TRIP OF SKIING, SNOWBOARDING, OR SNOW TUBING – FEBRUARY 23-25, 2018.  A message from your Troop Activity Captains for this trip – ASM Rich Conzo and John Camlet:

 

Parents & Scouts;

We have a total of 29 people attending 19 Scouts & 10 Adults.  Since the school districts are closed for winter break we can get an early start on Friday 2/23. Both John Camlet and I will be leaving early approx. 12PM to secure the cabin and Ski rental forms.  Other crews will leave after work and meet us at the camp. 

If your leaving early on Friday, please bring a bag lunch or some money to purchase for Friday Night

 Food for the trip:

·                     Cracker Barrel – Friday Night – assorted cheese, peperoni and crackers     

·                     Breakfast Saturday Morning-  Omelets, bacon, cheese etc., coffee & Juice

·                     Lunch Saturday - Bag Lunch, sandwich meat, snack & water

·                     Dinner Saturday - Beef Stew with mixed vegetables, water, 

·                     Breakfast Sunday - Morning - Muffins, cake, milk & Juice

 

Leather Working & Electronics Merit Badge:

Mr. Naccarato offered to provide instruction for the Leather Working & Electronics Merit Badge Friday & Saturday Night

You must download & print the latest copy of the Electronics & Leather Working Merit Badge Worksheets prior to our trip....as simple Google Search will suffice 

You must purchase the Leather Working materials prior to our trip.....both are required

·                     Tandy Leather Woods Tool Case Kit 4180-00 Tandy Leather https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0055AA9HO/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1_OGIHAb1GMVDVW

·                     Silver Creek Leather Silver Creek Kit Suede Fringed Pouch Silver... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010674PK2/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1_BFIHAbZVJHTM6

 Note: The Electronics Merit Badge is limited to 5 Scouts maximum....Leather Working is open for all scouts

 You must purchase the Electronics Merit Badge materials prior to our trip both are required

·                     Soldering Iron Kit Electronics, 13-IN-1 Full Set with 60w Adjustable Temperature Wel... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075Q739VS/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_rGHHAbRVNNSA0

·                     Vellman - MK112 Brain Game (Simon Says) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HMQRXRC/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_cLHHAbFX6E80D

 Looking forward to a great tip!

Thanks

Rich Conzo

  

 

HOW ABOUT TAKING SOME SPRING MERIT BADGES – We thank Troop Committee Member Kim Gannon for “Scouting out” the following details:

 

The Suffolk County Council of the BSA is offering the below listed merit badge programs   There are a few that are filling up but currently all programs are open except for graphic arts. Anyone looking to register should go on the Suffolk County Council website www.sccbsa.org/meritbadge and click on the class they are interested in to register. Classes are two hours and cost is $20. Classes are held at the Medford council office – 7 Scouting Blvd., Medford, NY  11763.

 

Council Service Center - Medford

Art - Saturday, March 10, 2018, 11:00am-1:00pm - $20

Collections - Saturday, March 10, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm - $20

Fingerprinting - Saturday, March 17,2018, 11:00am-1:00pm - $20

Reading - Saturday, March 17, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm - $20

Graphic Arts - Saturday, April 14, 2018, 11:00am-1:00pm - $20

Dog Care - Saturday, April 14, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm - $20

 

FRIENDS OF SCOUTING AT THE COURT OF HONOR WITH PAYMENTS AND COMMITMENTS MADE OVER THIS LAST WEEK – Great and not so great news to report:

 

·         GREAT NEWS – We thank the 16 Troop 205 Scouting Families who donated a total of over $3,700 at the Court of Honor and over this last week.  We thank each and every one of these families for their generous contributions!  Thank you!

 

·         THE NOT SO GREAT NEWS – We have not yet achieved our $5,000 Troop 205 Friends of Scouting Goal at the Court of Honor and over the last week – as we still have many, many Troop 205 Scouting Families who have not yet donated.

 

·         GREAT NEWS – For all the Troop 205 Scouting Families who have not yet donated – it’s not too late.  Can you please take a look at the attached brochure, print, and make your donation by either mailing the form to the Council Office or you can do it right now at:  https://www.sccbsa.org/generaldonation to make a onetime donation or at https://www.sccbsa.org/monthlygiving to make monthly payments to the Friends of Scouting Program.

 

We thank all that have and will donate to this worthwhile Scouting cause so we make our $5,000 Troop 205 goal.

 

 

NEED TROOP 205 APPAREL?  Order form now available and attached.  Orders and payment due by March 6, 2018.

 

IS THIS YOUR APPAREL ORDER?  IF SO, PLEASE REPLY TO THIS EMAIL AND LET YOUR SCOUTMASTER KNOW WHO YOU ARE AS YOUR NAME IS NOT ON YOUR ORDER FORM. 

 

NATIONAL YOUTH LEASDERSHIP TRAINING – APRIL 6-8 AND APRIL 27-29, 2018 (Both weekends required to participate), And Scout who is at least 13 years old and has achieved the rank of First Class is recommended to attend.  Life changing leadership skills will be learned.  The cost for both weekends is $ 180. And a $50. deposit is required with the application/registration which is recommended to be sent in as soon as possible before it gets sold out.  Full payment is due by March 22nd.  If Troop 205 registers three brand new Scouts who are not transfers from another Troop or Pack, then one registration fee of $180. is paid by the Council.  If this credit is earned, then it is evenly split amongst all the Troop 205 participants.  The flyer and registration form is attached and your Scoutmaster must sign off on your registration.  Please consider and sign up today!

 

 

 

Troop 205 World Jamboree Sign-up

Missing anyone who has signed up?

1

Chris

Alessi

2

Ryan

Gannon

3

Sam

Hartnett

4

Ethan

Grandin

5

Ruelin

Man-Martinez

6

James

Kelly

7

Tristan

Buser

8

Chris

Dopfel

 

UPCOMING TROOP 205 EVENTS

 SCOUTS – MEET TOWN OF ISLIP COUNCILMAN JIM O’CONNOR – A Message from ASM Pete Hilbert who has arranged this great experience: 

To all Second & First Class scout who need First class requirement #9a,  we can meet with Islip Town Councilman Jim O’Connor at Islip Town Hall Friday, February 23rd at 10:15 AM.  Please see ASM Pete Hilbert at the next troop meeting to sign up.

Boy Scout First Class Citizenship Requirement #9a:  Visit and discuss with a selected individual approved by your leader (for example, an elected official, judge, attorney, civil servant, principal, or teacher) the constitutional rights and obligations of a U.S. citizen.

MARCH CAMPING TRIP FLYER AND PERMISSION FORM ATTACHED – At Suffolk County Council’s own Baiting Hollow Scout Camp, with cabin and Lean-to camping – Troop Scouts, new Troop Scouts, and Father’s/Leaders, please come and join us for a great and wonderful Campout! We will be signing up to use the rifle range on Saturday for Scouts who are 12+ years old – subject to availabilities at the camp.   Contact ASM’s, Marc Muller at 516-330-3272 marcmuller922@gmail.com or Stephen Greene at 631-926-7798 StephenGreene1226@gmail.com.  Please sign up by February 27, 2018.    

NEXT WEEK’S TROOP MEETING

 THEME:                       The Striker Patrol provides a campout packing demonstration             

DATE:                           Tuesday, February 27, 2018 

TIME:                           Timber Point Elementary School      

TIME:                           7:30pm to 8:30pm 

UNIFORM:                   Class “B” Uniform – new Scouts, Class “A”    

WHAT DOES A CLASS “A” UNIFORM LOOK LIKE?  It includes your Troop 205 Neckerchief, Troop 205 Neckerchief Slide, and Scout Socks.  Not wearing this is not only not in Class “A” style, but not polished, either.  Let’s Class “A” it up and show your Troop 205 pride! 

Service Patrol:            The Striker Patrol     GREENBAR MEETING:  No! 

2/11/18

TROOP 205 NEWS

 

NEW SCOUTS FROM PACK 205 AND THEIR PARENTS –  Troop 205 orientation meeting this upcoming Tuesday night, February 13th, beginning at 7:30pm at Timber Point School for Scouts and Parents.  This will be the time to get the “Troop Scoop!”   See you then!

 

TROOP 205 WINTER COURT OF HONOR – Great job to all our fine Scouts on the great Troop Court of Honor this last Tuesday night, with a special welcome to all 20 our new Scouts who just crossed over from Pack 205. 

 

A special shout out to our 19 Scouts who were awarded their Rank Advancements at the Court of Honor, along with the Scouts who earned a total of 30 merit badges since the October Troop Court of Honor.  How impressive was it to see Eagle Scout Grant Dollmann receive his 9th Eagle Palm as he now has 135 earned Merit Badges (out of the national total of 137) and is about to complete the last two for 100% merit badges earned!  Grant also was awarded the Grand Slam of National High Adventure Award for being a participant in 100% of the National High Adventure Bases – Bechtel Summit in WV, Northern Tier Canoe Base in MN, Philmont Scout Ranch in NM, and Sea Base in the FL Keys?  This is what I am talking about taking advantage of High Adventure!  Great job to our Court of Honor Emcees Josh Banville and our Assistant Scoutmaster Kevin Donovan for organizing and running the Court of Honor and how about the great slide and video presentation by our Troop Webmaster, Mr. Greg Baranec??

 

How do you like the honorable Silver Beaver Hat that was awarded to Silver Beaver recipient Committee Chairman Glen Bernichon?  Impressive as well.

 

We also thank the Troop Committee for preparing, serving, and cleaning up the great refreshments at the conclusion of the Court of Honor.

 

 

FRIENDS OF SCOUTING AT THE COURT OF HONOR – Great and not so great news to report:

 

·         GREAT NEWS – We thank the 12 Troop 205 Scouting Families who donated a total of $3,468 at the Court of Honor.  We thank each and every one of these families for their generous contributions!  Thank you!

 

·         THE NOT SO GREAT NEWS – We did not make our $5,000 Troop 205 Friends of Scouting Goal at the Court of Honor as we still have many, many Troop 205 Scouting Families who have not yet donated.

 

·         GREAT NEWS – For all the Troop 205 Scouting Families who have not yet donated – it’s not too late.  Can you please take a look at the attached brochure, print, and make your donation by either mailing the form to the Council Office or you can do it right now at:  https://www.sccbsa.org/generaldonation to make a onetime donation or at https://www.sccbsa.org/monthlygiving to make monthly payments to the Friends of Scouting Program.

 

We thank all that have and will donate to this worthwhile Scouting cause so we make our $5,000 Troop 205 goal.

 

 

TROOP 205 COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN GLEN BERNICHON IS TO BE AWARDED THE COVETED SILVER BEAVER AWARD – Congratulations to Committee Chairman Bernichon for receiving this honor at the Suffolk County Council Annual Scouters Volunteer Fellowship and Awards Banquet on Thursday, March 22, 2018, beginning at 6:00pm at East Wind in Wading River.  We invite Troop 205 Leaders and parents to join us on this very joyous occasion and ask that you make your reservation and payment directly to Mark Businski by March 1st for $125. Per couple and $65. Per person so I can make one reservation on behalf of the Troop so we can all sit together.  After March 1st, the cost is $150. Per couple and $75. Per person, based on availabilities.  Cash and checks made out to Mark Businski will work and may be mailed to Mark at PO Box 926, Great River, NY  11739-0926.  For more details, please visit:  http://www.sccbsa.org/fellowshipdinner18.  Congratulations, Glen!

 

 

 

TROOP AND PATROL ELECTIONS AT LAST WEEK’S TROOP MEETING – Congratulations to all that were elected and for those who ran for all the various Troop and Patrol positions.  We also thank all the Scout leaders from this last six months as well!   

 

NEED TROOP 205 APPAREL?  Order form now available and attached.  Orders and payment due by March 6, 2018.

 

 

 

 

Winter Camp 2018 - February 19-23
Safety / Emergency Preparedness is our theme – as of TODAY, there are just 10 spot left so please reserve today if interested in attending!

Winter Camp 2018 will have a Safety / Emergency Preparedness theme. The Merit Badges being offered are all related to the theme.  First Aid, Emergency Preparedness, Traffic Safety, Search and Rescue, Safety, Fire Safety and Public Health will all be offered at Winter Camp.

In addition to merit badge classes, we will have presentations and activities related to the theme. The Fire Department, Police Department, Sheriff's K-9 unit, Department of Health, PSE&G Long Island and the Search and Rescue group are all scheduled to visit us during the week. Topics include electrical safety, Fire prevention, Public Health, and First Aid. The week will end with a camp-wide Search and rescue drill that will challenge all of our Scouts.

Scouts will sleep in heated cabins. All meals will be prepared and served in the Dining Hall. The Trading Post will be stocked with snacks, merit badge books, Scouting items and camp souvenirs.

The price is $320 per Boy Scout. Please Click Here to Register

Space is limited to 50 Scouts and will be filled on a first come, first-served basis. Please register early. For a copy of our Boy Scout registration flyer, click here.

 

 

 

 

WANT TO EARN ALL FOUR OF THESE MERIT BADGES THIS WINTER – Astronomy, Energy, Space Exploration, and Weather?  With a special thanks to Troop Committee Member Kim Gannon, she has let us know that these four merit badges are available to earn at the Cradle of Aviation (Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY 11530) minicamp on February 20-22, 2018 (school break week) from 9:30am to 2:30pm each day.  The enrollment recently opened and is currently available by calling 516-572-4066 Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm, with a $200. enrollment fee. 

 

NATIONAL YOUTH LEASDERSHIP TRAINING – APRIL 6-8 AND APRIL 27-29, 2018 (Both weekends required to participate), And Scout who is at least 13 years old and has achieved the rank of First Class is recommended to attend.  Life changing leadership skills will be learned.  The cost for both weekends is $ 180. And a $50. deposit is required with the application/registration which is recommended to be sent in as soon as possible before it gets sold out.  Full payment is due by March 22nd.  If Troop 205 registers three brand new Scouts who are not transfers from another Troop or Pack, then one registration fee of $180. is paid by the Council.  If this credit is earned, then it is evenly split amongst all the Troop 205 participants.  The flyer and registration form is attached and your Scoutmaster must sign off on your registration.  Please consider and sign up today!

 

 

 

Troop 205 World Jamboree Sign-up

Missing anyone who has signed up?

1

Chris

Alessi

2

Ryan

Gannon

3

Sam

Hartnett

4

Ethan

Grandin

5

Ruelin

Man-Martinez

6

James

Kelly

7

Tristan

Buser

8

Chris

Dopfel

  

UPCOMING TROOP 205 EVENTS

 

SCOUTS – MEET TOWN OF ISLIP COUNCILMAN JIM O’CONNOR – A Message from ASM Pete Hilbert who has arranged this great experience:

 

To all Second & First Class scout who need First class requirement #9a,  we can meet with Islip Town Councilman Jim O’Connor at Islip Town Hall Friday, February 23rd at 10:15 AM.  Please see ASM Pete Hilbert at the next troop meeting to sign up.

 

Boy Scout First Class Citizenship Requirement #9a:  Visit and discuss with a selected individual approved by your leader (for example, an elected official, judge, attorney, civil servant, principal, or teacher) the constitutional rights and obligations of a U.S. citizen.

 

 

WINTER WONDERLAND WEEKEND AT CAMP WAKPOMINEE WITH OPTIONAL SIDE TRIP OF SKIING, SNOWBOARDING, OR SNOW TUBING – FEBRUARY 23-25, 2018.    The Trip you’ve been talking about all year is about to happen!  Get ready and sign up at this week’s Troop Meeting with the flyer and permission form attached.  Questions about this trip?  Please contact Assistant Scoutmasters Rich Conzo at 516-639-9236 or rconzo@verizon.net or John Camlet at 277-2352 or jcamlet9@gmail.com.  Come to this Week’s Troop Meeting to get the trip info. 

 

MARCH CAMPING TRIP FLYER AND PERMISSION FORM ATTACHED – At Suffolk County Council’s own Baiting Hollow Scout Camp, with cabin and Lean-to camping – Troop Scouts, new Troop Scouts, and Father’s/Leaders, please come and join us for a great and wonderful Campout! We will be signing up to use the rifle range on Saturday for Scouts who are 12+ years old – subject to availabilities at the camp.   Contact ASM’s, Marc Muller at 516-330-3272 marcmuller922@gmail.com or Stephen Greene at 631-926-7798 StephenGreene1226@gmail.com.  Please sign up by February 27, 2018.  

 

 

THIS WEEK’S TROOP MEETING

THEME:                       Rank Advancements and new Scouts from Pack 205 and their parent orientation meeting             

DATE:                          Tuesday, February 13, 2018 

TIME:                           Timber Point Elementary School      

TIME:                           7:30pm to 8:30pm 

UNIFORM:                   Class “B” Uniform – new Scouts, Class “A”    

WHAT DOES A CLASS “A” UNIFORM LOOK LIKE?  It includes your Troop 205 Neckerchief, Troop 205 Neckerchief Slide, and Scout Socks.  Not wearing this is not only not in Class “A” style, but not polished, either.  Let’s Class “A” it up and show your Troop 205 pride!

 

Service Patrol:           The Storm Patrol   

 

GREENBAR MEETING:  No! 

 

2/4/18

 

TROOP 205 NEWS

 

TROOP 205 WINTER COURT OF HONOR THIS TUESDAY – This upcoming Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 7:30pm at Timber Point.  Scouts, Parents, siblings, and Grandparents – please come on out for a Great Scouting night!  We are looking forward to greeting all 20 of our new Scouts from Saturday’s Pack 205 Bridge Crossing!

 

PACK 205 BLUE & GOLD – SATURDAY, February 3, 2018 – Congratulations to all 20 Pack 205 Webelos Scouts for not only receiving their Arrow of Light at Saturday’s Pack 205 Blue & Gold, but for 100% of them coming into Troop 205.  We are happy to have you in Troop, along with your family.  We thank Assistant Scoutmaster Peter Hilbert, who took the leadership role for the Troop as our Pack 205 Liaison, at the Blue and Gold and for all the Troop 205 Scouts and Leaders for attending and participating.  We also thank the leadership of Pack 205 – both the Webelos 2 Leader Rose Ballou and to Pack Cubmaster, Dr. William Bast for being great leaders to our new great Scouts! 

A special thank you for our Troop 205 Scouts who attending the Blue and Gold to cross over our new Scouts, along with our Assistant Scoutmasters: Senior Patrol Leader Jacob Arens, Jack Wodika, Javier Orellana, Robert Hilbert, Frankie Naccarato, Julian Covarrubias, Sebastian Gephard and Assistant Scoutmasters Peter Hilbert, Frank Naccarato, Mike Arens, and Marco Orellana. 

 

TROOP 205 COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN GLEN BERNICHON IS TO BE AWARDED THE COVETED SILVER BEAVER AWARD – Congratulations to Committee Chairman Bernichon for receiving this honor at the Suffolk County Council Annual Scouters Volunteer Fellowship and Awards Banquet on Thursday, March 22, 2018, beginning at 6:00pm at East Wind in Wading River.  We invite Troop 205 Leaders and parents to join us on this very joyous occasion and ask that you make your reservation and payment directly to Mark Businski by March 1st for $125. Per couple and $65. Per person so I can make one reservation on behalf of the Troop so we can all sit together.  After March 1st, the cost is $150. Per couple and $$75. Per person, based on availabilities.  Cash and checks made out to Mark Businski will work and may be mailed to Mark at PO Box 926, Great River, NY  11739-0926.  For more details, please visit:  http://www.sccbsa.org/fellowshipdinner18.  Congratulations, Glen!

 TROOP AND PATROL ELECTIONS AT LAST WEEK’S TROOP MEETING – Congratulations to all that were elected and for those who ran for all the various Troop and Patrol positions.  We also thank all the Scout leaders from this last six months as well!   

 

NEED TROOP 205 APPAREL?  Order form now available and attached.  Orders and payment due by March 6, 2018.  

 

Winter Camp 2018 - February 19-23
Safety / Emergency Preparedness is our theme!

Winter Camp 2018 will have a Safety / Emergency Preparedness theme. The Merit Badges being offered are all related to the theme.  First Aid, Emergency Preparedness, Traffic Safety, Search and Rescue, Safety, Fire Safety and Public Health will all be offered at Winter Camp.

In addition to merit badge classes, we will have presentations and activities related to the theme. The Fire Department, Police Department, Sheriff's K-9 unit, Department of Health, PSE&G Long Island and the Search and Rescue group are all scheduled to visit us during the week. Topics include electrical safety, Fire prevention, Public Health, and First Aid. The week will end with a camp-wide Search and rescue drill that will challenge all of our Scouts.

Scouts will sleep in heated cabins. All meals will be prepared and served in the Dining Hall. The Trading Post will be stocked with snacks, merit badge books, Scouting items and camp souvenirs.

The price is $320 per Boy Scout. Please Click Here to Register

Space is limited to 50 Scouts and will be filled on a first come, first-served basis. Please register early. For a copy of our Boy Scout registration flyer, click here.

 

 
 

 

WANT TO EARN ALL FOUR OF THESE MERIT BADGES THIS WINTER – Astronomy, Energy, Space Exploration, and Weather?  With a special thanks to Troop Committee Member Kim Gannon, she has let us know that these four merit badges are available to earn at the Cradle of Aviation (Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY 11530) minicamp on February 20-22, 2018 (school break week) from 9:30am to 2:30pm each day.  The enrollment recently opened and is currently available by calling 516-572-4066 Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm, with a $200. enrollment fee. 

 

NATIONAL YOUTH LEASDERSHIP TRAINING – APRIL 6-8 AND APRIL 27-29, 2018 (Both weekends required to participate), And Scout who is at least 13 years old and has achieved the rank of First Class is recommended to attend.  Life changing leadership skills will be learned.  The cost for both weekends is $ 180. And a $50. deposit is required with the application/registration which is recommended to be sent in as soon as possible before it gets sold out.  Full payment is due by March 22nd.  If Troop 205 registers three brand new Scouts who are not transfers from another Troop or Pack, then one registration fee of $180. is paid by the Council.  If this credit is earned, then it is evenly split amongst all the Troop 205 participants.  The flyer and registration form is attached and your Scoutmaster must sign off on your registration.  Please consider and sign up today!

 

Troop 205 World Jamboree Sign-up

Missing anyone who has signed up?

1

Chris

Alessi

2

Ryan

Gannon

3

Sam

Hartnett

4

Ethan

Grandin

5

Ruelin

Man-Martinez

6

James

Kelly

7

Tristan

Buser

8

Chris

Dopfel

 

UPCOMING TROOP 205 EVENTS

 

SCOUTS – MEET TOWN OF ISLIP COUNCILMAN JIM O’CONNOR – A Message from ASM Pete Hilbert who has arranged this great experience:

 To all Second & First Class scout who need First class requirement #9a,  we can meet with Islip Town Councilman Jim O’Connor at Islip Town Hall Friday, February 23rd at 10:15 AM.  Please see ASM Pete Hilbert at the next troop meeting to sign up.

 Boy Scout First Class Citizenship Requirement #9a:  Visit and discuss with a selected individual approved by your leader (for example, an elected official, judge, attorney, civil servant, principal, or teacher) the constitutional rights and obligations of a U.S. citizen.  

WINTER WONDERLAND WEEKEND AT CAMP WAKPOMINEE WITH OPTIONAL SIDE TRIP OF SKIING, SNOWBOARDING, OR SNOW TUBING – FEBRUARY 23-25, 2018.    The Trip you’ve been talking about all year is about to happen!  Get ready and sign up at this week’s Troop Meeting with the flyer and permission form attached.  Questions about this trip?  Please contact Assistant Scoutmasters Rich Conzo at 516-639-9236 or rconzo@verizon.net or John Camlet at 277-2352 or jcamlet9@gmail.com

 MARCH CAMPING TRIP FLYER AND PERMISSION FORM ATTACHED – At Suffolk County Council’s own Baiting Hollow Scout Camp, with cabin and Lean-to camping – Troop Scouts, new Troop Scouts, and Father’s/Leaders, please come and join us for a great and wonderful Campout! We will be signing up to use the rifle range on Saturday for Scouts who are 12+ years old – subject to availabilities at the camp.   Contact ASM’s, Marc Muller at 516-330-3272 marcmuller922@gmail.com or Stephen Greene at 631-926-7798 StephenGreene1226@gmail.com.  Please sign up by February 27, 2018.     

THIS WEEK’S TROOP MEETING

THEME:                       TROOP COURT OF HONOR             

DATE:                          Tuesday, February 6, 2018 

TIME:                           Timber Point Elementary School      

TIME:                           7:30pm to 8:30pm 

UNIFORM:                   Class “A” Uniform    

WHAT DOES A CLASS “A” UNIFORM LOOK LIKE?  It includes your Troop 205 Neckerchief, Troop 205 Neckerchief Slide, and Scout Socks.  Not wearing this is not only not in Class “A” style, but not polished, either.  Let’s Class “A” it up and show your Troop 205 pride!

 

Service Patrol:                       The Tri-Force Patrol 

 

GREENBAR MEETING:  No! 

 

1/24/18

TROOP 205 NEWS

Proudly presenting our Troop 205 Scouts and Leaders!

Photo by Webmaster Greg Baranec

 

PACK 205 PINEWOOD DERBY THIS UPCOMING FRIDAY NIGHT – CAN YOU HELP? Pack 205 is looking for volunteers to help with the Pinewood Derby night – Friday, January 26th.  They primarily need help with selling food and drinks that night. Volunteers would report to Timberpoint elementary school at 7pm and would be finished by approximately 9pm. If you can assist, please email Troop Committee Member Kim Gannon at: kmorrisongannon@gmail.com  Thank you!

 

PACK 205 BLUE & GOLD – SATURDAY, February 3, 2018, beginning at 11am.  We can use Troop Scouts and Leaders to assist with the crossing of our new Scouts into Troop 205.  Please email your Scoutmaster at mbusinski@gmail.com if you can assist.  Thank you.

TROOP 205 WINTER COURT OF HONOR – Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 7:30pm at Timber Point.  Scouts, Parents, siblings, and Grandparents – please come on out for a Great Scouting night!

 

NEED TROOP 205 APPAREL?  Order form now available and attached.  Orders and payment due by March 6, 2018.

 

 

Winter Camp 2018 - February 19-23
Safety / Emergency Preparedness is our theme!

Winter Camp 2018 will have a Safety / Emergency Preparedness theme. The Merit Badges being offered are all related to the theme.  First Aid, Emergency Preparedness, Traffic Safety, Search and Rescue, Safety, Fire Safety and Public Health will all be offered at Winter Camp.

In addition to merit badge classes, we will have presentations and activities related to the theme. The Fire Department, Police Department, Sheriff's K-9 unit, Department of Health, PSE&G Long Island and the Search and Rescue group are all scheduled to visit us during the week. Topics include electrical safety, Fire prevention, Public Health, and First Aid. The week will end with a camp-wide Search and rescue drill that will challenge all of our Scouts.

Scouts will sleep in heated cabins. All meals will be prepared and served in the Dining Hall. The Trading Post will be stocked with snacks, merit badge books, Scouting items and camp souvenirs.

The price is $320 per Boy Scout. Please Click Here to Register

Space is limited to 50 Scouts and will be filled on a first come, first-served basis. Please register early. For a copy of our Boy Scout registration flyer, click here.

 

 

 

 

WINTER WONDERLAND WEEKEND AT CAMP WAKPOMINEE WEEKEND WITH OPTIONAL SIDE TRIP OF SKIING, SNOWBOARDING, OR SNOW TUBING – POSTRPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 23-25, 2018 - Due to the weekend frigid weather, the weekend has been postponed to the only Camp Wakpominee Gelder Hall availability during all of January and February for the weekend of February 23-25, 2018.  This is the second weekend of the Winter School Break and NOT the President’s Day Weekend. 

 

Please take note of the following:

 

1.      If you have already signed up and paid for this trip and CAN attend the new February 23-25th weekend, you are all set and your reservation still holds. 

2.      If you have NOT signed up for this trip, but would like to attend the new February 23-25th weekend, please email our two Activity Captains for the weekend: ASM John Camlet at jcamlet9@gmail.com and ASM Rich Conzo at rconzo@verizon.net.  They will also want you to complete the attached trip permission form and submit this along with payment at next week’s Troop Meeting.

3.      If you have already signed up and paid for this trip and CANNOT attend the new weekend date of February 23-25th, please send an email to ASM John Camlet at jcamlet9@gmail.com and ASM Rich Conzo at rconzo@verizon.net.  Please let them know if you want a check refund for the money you have paid for this trip or applied as a credit in your Troop Account for future trips like the upcoming Washington DC trip, Summer Camp, World Jamboree, etc. 

 

If you’ve signed up for this trip and will be attending the new February 23-25th weekend, Please send an email to ASM Camlet at  jcamlet9@gmail.com to let him know what activity you will be participating in on Saturday of the weekend:

 

1.       Skiing

2.       Snowboarding

3.       Snow tubing

4.       At camp for a walk around the camp and lake

 

If you are renting equipment, please provide an email to ASM Camlet with what you are renting, along with your height, weight and shoe size.  

 

 

WANT TO EARN ALL FOUR OF THESE MERIT BADGES THIS WINTER – Astronomy, Energy, Space Exploration, and Weather?  With a special thanks to Troop Committee Member Kim Gannon, she has let us know that these four merit badges are available to earn at the Cradle of Aviation (Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY 11530) minicamp on February 20-22, 2018 (school break week) from 9:30am to 2:30pm each day.  The enrollment recently opened and is currently available by calling 516-572-4066 Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm, with a $200. enrollment fee. 

 

 

SCOUTMASTER CONFERENCES AND BOARD OF REVIEW CUT OFFS FOR THE FEBRUARY TROOP 205 COURT OF HONOR – THE LAST NIGHT’S ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

·         Scoutmaster Conferences – January 16, 2018 – last week’s Troop Meeting!

·         Board of Reviews – January 23, 2018 – this week’s Troop Meeting!

 

 

NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING – APRIL 6-8 AND APRIL 27-29, 2018 (Both weekends required to participate), And Scout who is at least 13 years old and has achieved the rank of First Class is recommended to attend.  Life changing leadership skills will be learned.  The cost for both weekends is $ 180. And a $50. deposit is required with the application/registration which is recommended to be sent in as soon as possible before it gets sold out.  Full payment is due by March 22nd.  If Troop 205 registers three brand new Scouts who are not transfers from another Troop or Pack, then one registration fee of $180. is paid by the Council.  If this credit is earned, then it is evenly split amongst all the Troop 205 participants.  The flyer and registration form is attached and your Scoutmaster must sign off on your registration.  Please consider and sign up today!

 

 

 

Troop 205 World Jamboree Sign-up

Missing anyone who has signed up?

1

Chris

Alessi

2

Ryan

Gannon

3

Sam

Hartnett

4

Ethan

Grandin

5

Ruelin

Man-Martinez

6

James

Kelly

7

Tristan

Buser

8

Chris

Dopfel

 

 

 

 

 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ENDS

JANUARY 31, 2018!

The World is yours to explore at the 24th World Scout Jamboree.

Experience the magic of the Summit’s many high adventure activities side-by-side with 50,000 peers from 169 different countries.

Will you zip line with the Japanese? Swim with the Lebanese? Skateboard with the Welsh?

Don’t miss your opportunity to save $100 on your World Scout Jamboree fee with the early bird discount, available through Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Applications will be accepted after this date, but the early bird discount will not apply.

Space in the contingent is very limited, so make your plans to attend the Jamboree and apply online now.

For more information about the Jamboree, visit wsj2019.us.

If you have any questions throughout the application process, please contact Member Care at (972) 580-2489 or via email at uscontingent2019@scouting.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING TROOP 205 EVENTS

 

WINTER WONDERLAND WEEKEND AT CAMP WAKPOMINEE WITH OPTIONAL SIDE TRIP OF SKIING, SNOWBOARDING, OR SNOW TUBING – FEBRUARY 23-25, 2018.    The Trip you’ve been talking about all year is about to happen!  Get ready and sign up at this week’s Troop Meeting with the flyer and permission form attached.  Questions about this trip?  Please contact Assistant Scoutmasters Rich Conzo at 516-639-9236 or rconzo@verizon.net or John Camlet at 277-2352 or jcamlet9@gmail.com

 

MARCH CAMPING TRIP FLYER AND PERMISSION FORM ATTACHED – At Suffolk County Council’s own Baiting Hollow Scout Camp, with cabin and Lean-to camping – Troop Scouts, new Troop Scouts, and Father’s/Leaders, please come and join us for a great and wonderful Campout! We will be signing up to use the rifle range on Saturday for Scouts who are 12+ years old – subject to availabilities at the camp.   Contact ASM’s, Marc Muller at 516-330-3272 marcmuller922@gmail.com or Stephen Greene at 631-926-7798 StephenGreene1226@gmail.com.  Please sign up by February 27, 2018.  

 

THIS WEEK’S TROOP MEETING

 

THEME:                       The last night for Board of Reviews, rank advancements, and welcome to Webelos and their parents from Pack 438!             

DATE:                          Tuesday, January 23, 2018 

TIME:                           Timber Point Elementary School       

TIME:                           7:30pm to 8:30pm 

UNIFORM:                   Class “B” Uniform    

 

Service Patrol:           The Rough Riders Patrol 

 

GREENBAR MEETING:  No. 

1/14/18

TROOP 205 NEWS

 

CELEBRATING AND HONORING MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (born Michael King Jr., January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using the tactics of nonviolence and civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs and inspired by the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi.

King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. With the SCLC, he led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia, and helped organize the 1963 nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama. He also helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. In 1965, he helped to organize the Selma to Montgomery marches, and the following year he and SCLC took the movement north to Chicago to work on segregated housing. In the final years of his life, he expanded his focus to include opposition towards poverty and the Vietnam War, alienating many of his liberal allies with a 1967 speech titled "Beyond Vietnam".

In 1968, King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People's Campaign, when he was assassinated by James Earl Ray on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. King's death was followed by riots in many U.S. cities. Ray, who fled the country, was arrested two months later at London Heathrow Airport. Ray was sentenced to 99 years in prison for King's murder, and died in 1998 from hepatitis while serving his sentence.

King was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established as a holiday in numerous cities and states beginning in 1971, and as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986. Hundreds of streets in the U.S. have been renamed in his honor, and a county in Washington State was also rededicated for him. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was dedicated in 2011.

Martin Luther King Jr. in 1964

 

 

THE FLAMING ARROW PATROL – Providing a first aid demonstration at last week’s Troop Meeting.  Great job, Scouts!

 

 

 

WINTER WONDERLAND WEEKEND AT CAMP WAKPOMINEE WEEKEND WITH OPTIONAL SIDE TRIP OF SKIING, SNOWBOARDING, OR SNOW TUBING – POSTRPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 23-25, 2018 - Due to the weekend frigid weather, the weekend has been postponed to the only Camp Wakpominee Gelder Hall availability during all of January and February for the weekend of February 23-25, 2018.  This is the second weekend of the Winter School Break and NOT the President’s Day Weekend. 

 

Please take note of the following:

 

1.      If you have already signed up and paid for this trip and CAN attend the new February 23-25th weekend, you are all set and your reservation still holds. 

2.      If you have NOT signed up for this trip, but would like to attend the new February 23-25th weekend, please email our two Activity Captains for the weekend: ASM John Camlet at jcamlet9@gmail.com and ASM Rich Conzo at rconzo@verizon.net.  They will also want you to complete the attached trip permission form and submit this along with payment at next week’s Troop Meeting.

3.      If you have already signed up and paid for this trip and CANNOT attend the new weekend date of February 23-25th, please  send an email to ASM John Camlet at jcamlet9@gmail.com and ASM Rich Conzo at rconzo@verizon.net.  Please let them know if you want a check refund for the money you have paid for this trip or applied as a credit in your Troop Account for future trips like the upcoming Washington DC trip, Summer Camp, World Jamboree, etc. 

 

If you’ve signed up for this trip and will be attending the new February 23-25th weekend, Please send an email to ASM Camlet at  jcamlet9@gmail.com to let him know what activity you will be particapting in on Saturday of the weekend:

 

1.       Skiing

2.       Snowboarding

3.       Snow tubing

4.       At camp for a walk around the camp and lake

 

If you are renting equipment, please provide an email to ASM Camlet with what you are renting,  along with your height , weight and shoe size.  

 

 

WANT TO EARN ALL FOUR OF THESE MERIT BADGES THIS WINTER – Astronomy, Energy, Space Exploration, and Weather?  With a special thanks to Troop Committee Member Kim Gannon, she has let us know that these four merit badges are available to earn at the Cradle of Aviation (Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY 11530) mini camp on February 20-22, 2018 (school break week) from 9:30am to 2:30pm each day.  The enrollment recently opened and is currently available by calling 516-572-4066 Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm, with a $200. enrollment fee. 

 

 

SCOUTMASTER CONFERENCES AND BOARD OF REVIEW CUT OFFS FOR THE FEBRUARY TROOP 205 COURT OF HONOR – THE LAST NIGHT’S ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

·         Scoutmaster Conferences – January 16, 2018 - this week’s Troop Meeting!

·         Board of Reviews – January 23, 2018

 

 

NATIONAL YOUTH LEASDERSHIP TRAINING – APRIL 6-8 AND APRIL 27-29, 2018 (Both weekends required to participate), And Scout who is at least 13 years old and has achieved the rank of First Class is recommended to attend.  Life changing leadership skills will be learned.  The cost for both weekends is $ 180. And a $50. deposit is required with the application/registration which is recommended to be sent in as soon as possible before it gets sold out.  Full payment is due by March 22nd.  If Troop 205 registers three brand new Scouts who are not transfers from another Troop or Pack, then one registration fee of $180. is paid by the Council.  If this credit is earned, then it is evenly split amongst all the Troop 205 participants.  The flyer and registration form is attached and your Scoutmaster must sign off on your registration.  Please consider and sign up today!

 

 

 

Troop 205 World Jamboree Sign-up

Missing anyone who has signed up?

1

Chris

Alessi

2

Ryan

Gannon

3

Sam

Hartnett

4

Ethan

Grandin

5

Ruelin

Man-Martinez

6

James

Kelly

7

Tristan

Buser

8

Chris

Dopfel

 

 

   

Now’s THE time to register! 

 

 

Dates:
 

July 22 - August 2, 2019 (USA Contingent will arrive on July 21, 2019) 

 

Location:

Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve
West Virginia, USA

 

Eligibility:

Birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005

  • Youth participants (boys and girls) must be age 14-17

 Birthday before July 22, 2001 (age 18 and older)

  • Adult unit leaders (age 18 and older)

  • International Service Team (IST) age 18 and older

 

Application Process:

Participants, adult leaders, and IST will complete an online application. Applications will be reviewed on both a Council and National level. Official information and a link to the online application can be found on the USA Contingent website: https://wsj2019.us/apply

Fees:  

Total fees, along with a payment schedule, will be published on November 1, 2017.
 
Early applicant discount: applicants who submit a $250 deposit between November 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018 and make all additional payments on time will have a $100 discount applied to their last payment.

 

What is included in the fee:

The participant and unit leader fees include registration for the Jamboree, meals at the Jamboree, tents, and patrol and cooking gear. The fees also cover appropriate travel expenses (including food) between “Hub Cities” and the Jamboree. An appropriate number of “Hub Cities” will be identified across the continental United States depending on the distribution of youth and leaders that make up the various units. Applicants will be responsible for the costs to get themselves to and from these “Hub City” locations.

Due to different travel costs, participant and leader fees may vary by Region.

The IST fees will include all of these items except for transportation and travel related expenses. Transportation to and from the Jamboree will be the responsibility of the IST member based on when they need to report or depart from their staff assignment.

In an effort to reduce costs, there will be NO TOURS pre or post Jamboree.

Selection Process

The Boy Scouts of America is limited to the number of participants and International Service Team Members it can send to a World Jamboree. Based on anticipated participation, space could be limited.

Participants – Participants will be notified, by unit leadership, if they have been accepted or are being put on a waiting list. If they are put on a waiting list, they will continue to pay according to the payment schedule. Applicants on the waiting list that are not ultimately selected will receive a full refund (including initial deposit).

Leaders – There will be four leaders per unit and acceptance timing will be based on the filling of youth in the units which have been allocated to each Region. Leaders will continue to pay, according to the payment schedule even if they have not been confirmed. BSA area and regional leadership will select leaders based on the leader qualifications. Leader applicants who are not ultimately selected will receive a full refund. If a unit leader applicant is not selected for a unit leadership position, it would be encouraged that they consider modifying their registration status to that of an International Service Team member applicant. Once that modification is made in their application, selection for IST positions would be handled by the Host Committee. Female leadership is important in order to follow BSA policy on co-ed units.

IST – Once approved by their local Council and the USA Contingent leadership, the application will be sent to the World Jamboree Organizers (Host). The Host will notify the applicant of acceptance and job assignment. Some assignments will likely be given in 2018 and some in 2019. The applicant will need to continue to pay as per the fee schedule above. If an applicant is not ultimately accepted, they will receive a full refund.

Scholarship Program – A partial scholarship will be available based on need – more details pertaining to the scholarship program will be available on or before December 31, 2017. Partial scholarships, if received, will be applied to the final payments.

Other General Information

Prior to the Jamboree, online training for participants, unit leaders and IST will be required for all in the USA Contingent. This will be identified and provided during late 2018.

Participants must have a birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005 to attend. IST must have a birthday before July 22, 2001. There are no exceptions.

A World Jamboree is a coed event and all are encouraged to apply. If a potential participant is currently not a member of the Boy Scouts of America due to current membership age requirements and would like to apply for the Jamboree, they should contact their local council to learn how to register in order to apply for the World Jamboree.

The participants and unit leaders from the USA Contingent will arrive on July 21st and depart August 2nd – the arrival day is a day earlier than the other contingents – this is to help the Jamboree Organizers (Host) welcome other participants and leaders from all around the world.

Participants and unit leaders must travel with the USA Contingent from their “Hub City” to the Jamboree. “Hub Cities” will be in the continental USA (i.e. those coming from Alaska, Hawaii, Far East Council, and Transatlantic Council will need to provide their own means of transportation to and from the “Hub city”).

The Jamboree Organizing Committee has the authority to cancel the event due to compelling reasons. If the Jamboree is canceled because of events outside of BSA or the Jamboree Organizing Committee control (e.g., acts of terrorism, natural disasters), the BSA and Jamboree Organizing Committee may not refund the fees collected.

Any payment made after March 15, 2019 is subject to an additional $50 late fee.
 

 

 

 

We hope you’ll join Scouts and Scouters from across the BSA for this opportunity to “Come See the World” right here in West Virginia. Scouts will not only enjoy the adventures at the Summit, but will also work with Scouts from around the world in seeking answers and solutions to international questions and problems. Scouts will leave the Jamboree with a wider view of the world, a deeper understanding of world Scouting, and a renewed commitment to Scouting as a whole.

For the most accurate information, additional resources, or specific questions, please refer to the USA Contingent website:
https://wsj2019.us or email uscontingent2019@scouting.org.

Yours in Scouting,

Dan Ownby and Rachel Eddowes
BSA Contingent Leaders

 

 

UPCOMING TROOP 205 EVENTS

PHILMONT CREW MEETING – Tuesday, January 18th at 7:30 pm in the Skills Room at Timberpoint.

 

WINTER WONDERLAND WEEKEND AT CAMP WAKPOMINEE WITH OPTIONAL SIDE TRIP OF SKIING, SNOWBOARDING, OR SNOW TUBING – FEBRUARY 23-25, 2018.    The Trip you’ve been talking about all year is about to happen!  Get ready and sign up at this week’s Troop Meeting with the flyer and permission form attached.  Questions about this trip?  Please contact Assistant Scoutmasters Rich Conzo at 516-639-9236 or rconzo@verizon.net or John Camlet at 277-2352 or jcamlet9@gmail.com

 

TROOP 205 GOES TO WASHINGTON, DC – Flyer and permission form are attached.  As stated on the flyer, SIGN UP BY THIS WEEK’S TROOP MEETING, TUESDAY, JANUARY 16TH WITH SIGNED PERMISSION SLIP AND NON- REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $75.00 PER PERSON.  There is a limit of 55 people for this trip…..seats will awarded on a first come, first served basis, with first priority being given to Scouts, followed by Scout Leaders (based on seniority) and, finally, if space permits, non-leader parents - based on reservations made as of Tuesday, January 16th Questions, please contact Richard Conzo at 516-639-9236 or via email at rconzo1@gmail.com or Frank Naccarato at 631-513-6782 or via email at B00M1B00M@aol.com.  

 

THIS WEEK’S TROOP MEETING

 

THEME:                       Scouts last night to sign up for the April Washington, D.C. Trip with paid deposit, the last night of Scoutmaster Conferences, Philmont Meeting, and rank advancements             

DATE:                           Tuesday, January 16, 2018 

TIME:                           Timber Point Elementary School      

TIME:                           7:30pm to 8:30pm 

UNIFORM:                   Class “B” Uniform    

WHAT DOES A CLASS “A” UNIFORM LOOK LIKE?  It includes your Troop 205 Neckerchief, Troop 205 Neckerchief Slide, and Scout Socks.  Not wearing this is not only not in Class “A” style, but not polished, either.  Let’s Class “A” it up and show your Troop 205 pride!

 

Service Patrol: The Laurens Patrol 

 

GREENBAR MEETING:  NO!   

1/7/18

TROOP 205 NEWS

 

WINTER WONDERLAND WEEKEND AT CAMP WAKPOMINEE WEEKEND WITH OPTIONAL SIDE TRIP OF SKIING, SNOWBOARDING, OR SNOW TUBING – POSTRPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 23-25, 2018 - Due to the weekend frigid weather, the weekend has been postponed to the only Camp Wakpominee Gelder Hall availability during all of January and February for the weekend of February 23-25, 2018.  This is the second weekend of the Winter School Break and NOT the President’s Day Weekend. 

 

Please take note of the following:

 

1.      If you have already signed up and paid for this trip and CAN attend the new February 23-25th weekend, you are all set and your reservation still holds. 

2.      If you have NOT signed up for this trip, but would like to attend the new February 23-25th weekend, please email our two Activity Captains for the weekend: ASM John Camlet at jcamlet9@gmail.com and ASM Rich Conzo at rconzo@verizon.net.  They will also want you to complete the attached trip permission form and submit this along with payment at next week’s Troop Meeting.

3.      If you have already signed up and paid for this trip and CANNOT attend the new weekend date of February 23-25th, please send an email to ASM John Camlet at jcamlet9@gmail.com and ASM Rich Conzo at rconzo@verizon.net.  Please let them know if you want a check refund for the money you have paid for this trip or applied as a credit in your Troop Account for future trips like the upcoming Washington DC trip, Summer Camp, World Jamboree, etc. 

 

If you’ve signed up for this trip and will be attending the new February 23-25th weekend, Please send an email to ASM Camlet at  jcamlet9@gmail.com to let him know what activity you will be participating in on Saturday of the weekend:

 

1.       Skiing

2.       Snowboarding

3.       Snow tubing

4.       At camp for a walk around the camp and lake

 

If you are renting equipment, please provide an email to ASM Camlet with what you are renting, along with your height, weight and shoe size.  

 

 

WANT TO EARN ALL FOUR OF THESE MERIT BADGES THIS WINTER – Astronomy, Energy, Space Exploration, and Weather?  With a special thanks to Troop Committee Member Kim Gannon, she has let us know that these four merit badges are available to earn at the Cradle of Aviation (Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY 11530) minicamp on February 20-22, 2018 (school break week) from 9:30am to 2:30pm each day.  The enrollment recently opened and is currently available by calling 516-572-4066 Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm, with a $200. Enrollment fee. 

 

 

TWO TROOP 205 ASSISTANT SCOUTMASTERS HAVE A TENT CAMPOUT ON SATURDAY NIGHT IN EAST ISLIP – On Saturday afternoon, Assistant Scoutmaster and Eagle Scout Mike Arens contacts Troop 205 Scoutmaster to let him know he’s tent camping on Saturday night in his East Islip backyard.  The Scoutmaster replied by saying “this sounds very Assistant Scoutmaster Glenn Reed like” so they got in touch and arranged the fine and wonderful camping “experience” from 9:30pm on Saturday evening until 6:30am this morning.  When they broke camp, it was -1 degrees.  It has been said, “it’s not how cold it is, it’s how prepared one is,” and both managed to keep warm and survived the night.  We give you guys a lot of credit! Troop 205 Leaders – leading the way in a chilly adventure! 

 

  

 

  

        

 

 

SCOUTMASTER CONFERENCES AND BOARD OF REVIEW CUT OFFS FOR THE FEBRUARY TROOP 205 COURT OF HONOR – THE LAST NIGHT’S ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

·         Scoutmaster Conferences – January 16, 2018

·         Board of Reviews – January 23, 2018

 

NATIONAL YOUTH LEASDERSHIP TRAINING – APRIL 6-8 AND APRIL 27-29, 2018 (Both weekends required to participate), And Scout who is at least 13 years old and has achieved the rank of First Class is recommended to attend.  Life changing leadership skills will be learned.  The cost for both weekends is $ 180. And a $50. deposit is required with the application/registration which is recommended to be sent in as soon as possible before it gets sold out.  Full payment is due by March 22nd.  If Troop 205 registers three brand new Scouts who are not transfers from another Troop or Pack, then one registration fee of $180. is paid by the Council.  If this credit is earned, then it is evenly split amongst all the Troop 205 participants.  The flyer and registration form is attached and your Scoutmaster must sign off on your registration.  Please consider and sign up today!

 

 

 

Troop 205 World Jamboree Sign-up

Missing anyone who has signed up?

1

Chris

Alessi

2

Ryan

Gannon

3

Sam

Hartnett

4

Ethan

Grandin

5

Ruelin

Man-Martinez

6

James

Kelly

7

Tristan

Buser

8

Chris

Dopfel

 

 

Registration went live on November 1, 2017 – now’s THE time to register! 

 

 

Are you ready to “Unlock a New World?
 
The USA Contingent to the 24th World Scout Jamboree in 2019 will begin accepting applications for participants, adult volunteers, and International Service Team (IST) members in a few days. We hope that you can join us for an adventure of a lifetime.

 

 

 

What is the 24th World Scout Jamboree?

The World Scout Jamboree is the largest camping event organized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), gathering as many as 50,000 Scouts and leaders from 169 National Scout Organizations. The 24th World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is co-hosted by Scouts Canada, Association de Scouts de Mexico, and the Boy Scouts of America. The last time the United States hosted a WSJ was in 1967 in Idaho.
 
The WSJ is an educational event bringing together young men and young women from around the world to promote peace, mutual understanding, and to develop leadership skills. The Jamboree will feature the hallmarks of past World Jamboree programs, such as the Global Development Village, the World Scout Centre, a special sustainability initiative, and the socialization elements that allow participants to make lifelong friends from around the world.
 
Participation is open to eligible men and women who are registered members in the Boy Scouts of America. World Scout Jamboree units will be organized on a regional (not Council) basis.
 
The theme for the 24th World Scout Jamboree is "Unlock a New World". This reflects the new adventures, cultures and friendships that will be shared by Scouts from around the world. We hope you can join us!
 
The United States Contingent is limited on the number of people that we can send to a World Scout Jamboree. While we will be able to send more to this Jamboree than ever before, we expect there to be tremendous interest and encourage folks to apply as soon as possible.

 

Dates:
 

July 22 - August 2, 2019 (USA Contingent will arrive on July 21, 2019) 

 

Location:

Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve
West Virginia, USA

 

Eligibility:

Birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005

  • Youth participants (boys and girls) must be age 14-17

 Birthday before July 22, 2001 (age 18 and older)

  • Adult unit leaders (age 18 and older)

  • International Service Team (IST) age 18 and older

 

When to apply

The USA Contingent application system will open on November 1, 2017.

Application Process:

Participants, adult leaders, and IST will complete an online application. Applications will be reviewed on both a Council and National level. Official information and a link to the online application can be found on the USA Contingent website: https://wsj2019.us/apply

Fees:  

Total fees, along with a payment schedule, will be published on November 1, 2017.
 
Early applicant discount: applicants who submit a $250 deposit between November 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018 and make all additional payments on time will have a $100 discount applied to their last payment. The payment schedule will be published on or before November 1, 2017.

What is included in the fee:

The participant and unit leader fees include registration for the Jamboree, meals at the Jamboree, tents, and patrol and cooking gear. The fees also cover appropriate travel expenses (including food) between “Hub Cities” and the Jamboree. An appropriate number of “Hub Cities” will be identified across the continental United States depending on the distribution of youth and leaders that make up the various units. Applicants will be responsible for the costs to get themselves to and from these “Hub City” locations.

Due to different travel costs, participant and leader fees may vary by Region.

The IST fees will include all of these items except for transportation and travel related expenses. Transportation to and from the Jamboree will be the responsibility of the IST member based on when they need to report or depart from their staff assignment.

In an effort to reduce costs, there will be NO TOURS pre or post Jamboree.

Selection Process

The Boy Scouts of America is limited to the number of participants and International Service Team Members it can send to a World Jamboree. Based on anticipated participation, space could be limited.

Participants – Participants will be notified, by unit leadership, if they have been accepted or are being put on a waiting list. If they are put on a waiting list, they will continue to pay according to the payment schedule. Applicants on the waiting list that are not ultimately selected will receive a full refund (including initial deposit).

Leaders – There will be four leaders per unit and acceptance timing will be based on the filling of youth in the units which have been allocated to each Region. Leaders will continue to pay, according to the payment schedule even if they have not been confirmed. BSA area and regional leadership will select leaders based on the leader qualifications. Leader applicants who are not ultimately selected will receive a full refund. If a unit leader applicant is not selected for a unit leadership position, it would be encouraged that they consider modifying their registration status to that of an International Service Team member applicant. Once that modification is made in their application, selection for IST positions would be handled by the Host Committee. Female leadership is important in order to follow BSA policy on co-ed units.

IST – Once approved by their local Council and the USA Contingent leadership, the application will be sent to the World Jamboree Organizers (Host). The Host will notify the applicant of acceptance and job assignment. Some assignments will likely be given in 2018 and some in 2019. The applicant will need to continue to pay as per the fee schedule above. If an applicant is not ultimately accepted, they will receive a full refund.

Scholarship Program – A partial scholarship will be available based on need – more details pertaining to the scholarship program will be available on or before December 31, 2017. Partial scholarships, if received, will be applied to the final payments.

Other General Information

Prior to the Jamboree, online training for participants, unit leaders and IST will be required for all in the USA Contingent. This will be identified and provided during late 2018.

Participants must have a birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005 to attend. IST must have a birthday before July 22, 2001. There are no exceptions.

A World Jamboree is a coed event and all are encouraged to apply. If a potential participant is currently not a member of the Boy Scouts of America due to current membership age requirements and would like to apply for the Jamboree, they should contact their local council to learn how to register in order to apply for the World Jamboree.

The participants and unit leaders from the USA Contingent will arrive on July 21st and depart August 2nd – the arrival day is a day earlier than the other contingents – this is to help the Jamboree Organizers (Host) welcome other participants and leaders from all around the world.

Participants and unit leaders must travel with the USA Contingent from their “Hub City” to the Jamboree. “Hub Cities” will be in the continental USA (i.e. those coming from Alaska, Hawaii, Far East Council, and Transatlantic Council will need to provide their own means of transportation to and from the “Hub city”).

The Jamboree Organizing Committee has the authority to cancel the event due to compelling reasons. If the Jamboree is canceled because of events outside of BSA or the Jamboree Organizing Committee control (e.g., acts of terrorism, natural disasters), the BSA and Jamboree Organizing Committee may not refund the fees collected.

Any payment made after March 15, 2019 is subject to an additional $50 late fee.
 

 

 

 

We hope you’ll join Scouts and Scouters from across the BSA for this opportunity to “Come See the World” right here in West Virginia. Scouts will not only enjoy the adventures at the Summit, but will also work with Scouts from around the world in seeking answers and solutions to international questions and problems. Scouts will leave the Jamboree with a wider view of the world, a deeper understanding of world Scouting, and a renewed commitment to Scouting as a whole.

For the most accurate information, additional resources, or specific questions, please refer to the USA Contingent website:
https://wsj2019.us or email uscontingent2019@scouting.org.

Yours in Scouting,

Dan Ownby and Rachel Eddowes
BSA Contingent Leaders

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING TROOP 205 EVENTS

 

WINTER WONDERLAND WEEKEND AT CAMP WAKPOMINEE WITH OPTIONAL SIDE TRIP OF SKIING, SNOWBOARDING, OR SNOW TUBING – FEBRUARY 23-25, 2018.    The Trip you’ve been talking about all year is about to happen!  Get ready and sign up at this week’s Troop Meeting with the flyer and permission form attached.  Questions about this trip?  Please contact Assistant Scoutmasters Rich Conzo at 516-639-9236 or rconzo@verizon.net or John Camlet at 277-2352 or jcamlet9@gmail.com

 

TROOP 205 GOES TO WASHINGTON, DC – Flyer and permission form are attached.  As stated on the flyer, SIGN UP BY TUESDAY, JANUARY 16TH WITH SIGNED PERMISSION SLIP AND NON- REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $75.00 PER PERSON.  There is a limit of 55 people for this trip…..seats will awarded on a first come, first served basis, with first priority being given to Scouts, followed by Scout Leaders (based on seniority) and, finally, if space permits, non-leader parents - based on reservations made as of Tuesday, January 16th Questions, please contact Richard Conzo at 516-639-9236 or via email at rconzo1@gmail.com or Frank Naccarato at 631-513-6782 or via email at B00M1B00M@aol.com.  

 

THIS WEEK’S TROOP MEETING

THEME:                       Flaming Arrows – First Aid Kit demonstration and rank advancements             

DATE:                          Tuesday, January 9, 2018 

TIME:                           Timber Point Elementary School      

TIME:                           7:30pm to 8:30pm 

UNIFORM:                   Class “B” Uniform    

Service Patrol:           The Flaming Arrows Patrol 

 

 

1/5/18

WINTER WONDERLAND WEEKEND AT CAMP WAKPOMINEE WITH OPTIONAL SIDE TRIP OF SKIING, SNOWBOARDING, OR SNOW TUBING – NEXT WEEKEND - JANUARY 5-7, 2018.    The Trip you’ve been talking about all year is about to happen!  There’s still openings on this trip so now’s the time to sign up to enjoy a great weekend at the camp we all love.  If you have not yet signed up and want to attend, please send an email an email to ASM John Camlet: jcamlet9@gmail.com.    The flyer and permission form attached.  Questions about this trip?  Please contact Assistant Scoutmasters Rich Conzo at 516-639-9236 or rconzo@verizon.net or John Camlet at 277-2352 or jcamlet9@gmail.com

 

If you’ve signed up for this trip, Please send an email to ASM Camlet at  jcamlet9@gmail.com to let him know what activity you will be participating in on Saturday of the weekend:

 

1.       Skiing

2.       Snowboarding

3.       Snow tubing

4.       At camp for a walk around the camp and lake

 

If you are renting equipment, please provide an email to ASM Camlet with what you are renting,  along with your height , weight and shoe size.  

 

 

HOLIDAY AND CHRISTMAS CAROLING AT THE DECEMBER 19TH TROOP MEETING IN GREAT RIVER.  Enjoy the photos and great job Scouts, parents, and leaders did on some fine singing complete with drums and a trombone!  We also thank the Troop Committee for the great hot chocolate and goodies at the end of the caroling night. 

NATIONAL YOUTH LEASDERSHIP TRAINING – APRIL 6-8 AND APRIL 27-29, 2018 (Both weekends required to participate), And Scout who is at least 13 years old and has achieved the rank of First Class is recommended to attend.  Life changing leadership skills will be learned.  The cost for both weekends is $ 180. And a $50. deposit is required with the application/registration which is recommended to be sent in as soon as possible before it gets sold out.  Full payment is due by March 22nd.  If Troop 205 registers three brand new Scouts whom are not transfers from another Troop or Pack, then one registration fee of $180. is paid by the Council.  If this credit is earned, then it is evenly split amongst all the Troop 205 participants.  The flyer and registration form is attached and your Scoutmaster must sign off on your registration.  Please consider and sign up today!

 

 

 

Troop 205 World Jamboree Sign-up

Missing anyone who has signed up?

1

Chris

Alessi

2

Ryan

Gannon

3

Sam

Hartnett

4

Ethan

Grandin

5

Ruelin

Man-Martinez

6

James

Kelly

7

Tristan

Buser

8

Chris

Dopfel

 

UPCOMING TROOP 205 EVENTS

 

WINTER WONDERLAND WEEKEND AT CAMP WAKPOMINEE WITH OPTIONAL SIDE TRIP OF SKIING, SNOWBOARDING, OR SNOW TUBING – JANUARY 5-7, 2018.    The Trip you’ve been talking about all year is about to happen!  Get ready and sign up at this week’s Troop Meeting with the flyer and permission form attached.  Questions about this trip?  Please contact Assistant Scoutmasters Rich Conzo at 516-639-9236 or rconzo@verizon.net or John Camlet at 277-2352 or jcamlet9@gmail.com

 

TROOP 205 GOES TO WASHINGTON, DC – Flyer and permission form are attached.  As stated on the flyer, SIGN UP BY TUESDAY, JANUARY 16TH WITH SIGNED PERMISSION SLIP AND NON- REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $75.00 PER PERSON.  There is a limit of 55 people for this trip…..seats will awarded on a first come, first served basis, with first priority being given to Scouts, followed by Scout Leaders (based on seniority) and, finally, if space permits, non-leader parents - based on reservations made as of Tuesday, January 16th Questions, please contact Richard Conzo at 516-639-9236 or via email at rconzo1@gmail.com or Frank Naccarato at 631-513-6782 or via email at B00M1B00M@aol.com.  

 

THIS WEEK’S TROOP MEETING

 

THEME:                       Striker Patrol – Cold weather packing demonstration, ski trip preparations, and rank advancements             

DATE:                           Tuesday, January 2, 2017 

TIME:                           Timber Point Elementary School      

TIME:                           7:30pm to 8:30pm 

UNIFORM:                   Class “A” Uniform    

WHAT DOES A CLASS “A” UNIFORM LOOK LIKE?  It includes your Troop 205 Neckerchief, Troop 205 Neckerchief Slide, and Scout Socks.  Not wearing this is not only not in Class “A” style, but not polished, either.  Let’s Class “A” it up and show your Troop 205 pride!

 

Service Patrol:            The Striker Patrol

 

GREENBAR MEETING:  YES!   We request that all Senior Patrol Members, Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders, and Assistant Scoutmasters attend this meeting that begins immediately after the Troop Meeting Closing this week, and concludes by 9pm.  We will be planning out the month’s Troop Meetings ahead and reviewing the responsibilities of each leadership position along with the required 75% Troop Meeting attendance.  Attendance is based on those Scouts who are present for the entire meeting.

 

12/17/17

HOLIDAY AND CHRISTMAS CAROLING AT THIS WEEK’S TROOP MEETING – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19 – 7:30PM AT THE GREAT RIVER FIRE HOUSE – In Class “A” and dressed warmly, we will hit the streets and Holiday Carol up and down River Road in Great River.  Please bring a flashlight and for our Troop Musicians, please bring your relevant musical instruments to play along some of these favorites:  Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer, The Christmas Song, Silent Night, Frosty The Snowman, Jingle Bells, Winter Wonderland, Deck The Halls, The Twelve Days of Christmas, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Have a Holly Jolly Christmas, Let It Snow, I Saw Mommie Kissing Santa Claus, Jingle Bell Rock, The Chipmunk Song, Up On The Housetop, Here Comes Santa Claus, and Rock’in Around the Christmas Tree. 

 

Parents and siblings are invited to join in!

 

A special thank you to the Troop 205 Committee for supplying the hot chocolate and snacks in the Fire House at the conclusion of the Caroling.  It’s going to be one great night!

 

For our Troop High School Musician’s who will be performing at the High School Concert – all the best for a great concert and you will be missed caroling!

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO JOSEPH FALCON AS OUR TROOP 205 75th EAGLE SCOUT!  Here’s photos taken at the conclusion of Joseph’s Eagle Board of Review this last Wednesday evening.  Congratulations to Joseph, along with his parents, Debbie and Ray Falcon. 

NATIONAL YOUTH LEASDERSHIP TRAINING – APRIL 6-8 AND APRIL 27-29, 2018 (Both weekends required to participate), And Scout who is at least 13 years old and has achieved the rank of First Class is recommended to attend.  Life changing leadership skills will be learned.  The cost for both weekends is $ 180. And a $50. deposit is required with the application/registration which is recommended to be sent in as soon as possible before it gets sold out.  Full payment is due by March 22nd.  If Troop 205 registers three brand new Scouts who are not transfers from another Troop or Pack, then one registration fee of $180. is paid by the Council.  If this credit is earned, then it is evenly split amongst all the Troop 205 participants.  The flyer and registration form is attached and your Scoutmaster must sign off on your registration.  Please consider and sign up today!

 

  

Troop 205 World Jamboree Sign-up

Missing anyone who has signed up?

1

Chris

Alessi

2

Ryan

Gannon

3

Sam

Hartnett

4

Ethan

Grandin

5

Ruelin

Man-Martinez

6

James

Kelly

7

Tristan

Buser

8

Chris

Dopfel

Registration went live on November 1, 2017 – now’s THE time to register! 

Are you ready to “Unlock a New World?
 
The USA Contingent to the 24th World Scout Jamboree in 2019 will begin accepting applications for participants, adult volunteers, and International Service Team (IST) members in a few days. We hope that you can join us for an adventure of a lifetime.

 

 

 

What is the 24th World Scout Jamboree?

The World Scout Jamboree is the largest camping event organized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), gathering as many as 50,000 Scouts and leaders from 169 National Scout Organizations. The 24th World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is co-hosted by Scouts Canada, Association de Scouts de Mexico, and the Boy Scouts of America. The last time the United States hosted a WSJ was in 1967 in Idaho.
 
The WSJ is an educational event bringing together young men and young women from around the world to promote peace, mutual understanding, and to develop leadership skills. The Jamboree will feature the hallmarks of past World Jamboree programs, such as the Global Development Village, the World Scout Centre, a special sustainability initiative, and the socialization elements that allow participants to make lifelong friends from around the world.
 
Participation is open to eligible men and women who are registered members in the Boy Scouts of America. World Scout Jamboree units will be organized on a regional (not Council) basis.
 
The theme for the 24th World Scout Jamboree is "Unlock a New World". This reflects the new adventures, cultures and friendships that will be shared by Scouts from around the world. We hope you can join us!
 
The United States Contingent is limited on the number of people that we can send to a World Scout Jamboree. While we will be able to send more to this Jamboree than ever before, we expect there to be tremendous interest and encourage folks to apply as soon as possible.

 

Dates:
 

July 22 - August 2, 2019 (USA Contingent will arrive on July 21, 2019) 

 

Location:

Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve
West Virginia, USA

 

Eligibility:

Birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005

  • Youth participants (boys and girls) must be age 14-17

 Birthday before July 22, 2001 (age 18 and older)

  • Adult unit leaders (age 18 and older)
  • International Service Team (IST) age 18 and older

 

When to apply

The USA Contingent application system will open on November 1, 2017.

Application Process:

Participants, adult leaders, and IST will complete an online application. Applications will be reviewed on both a Council and National level. Official information and a link to the online application can be found on the USA Contingent website: https://wsj2019.us/apply

Fees:  

Total fees, along with a payment schedule, will be published on November 1, 2017.
 
Early applicant discount: applicants who submit a $250 deposit between November 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018 and make all additional payments on time will have a $100 discount applied to their last payment. The payment schedule will be published on or before November 1, 2017.

What is included in the fee:

The participant and unit leader fees include registration for the Jamboree, meals at the Jamboree, tents, and patrol and cooking gear. The fees also cover appropriate travel expenses (including food) between “Hub Cities” and the Jamboree. An appropriate number of “Hub Cities” will be identified across the continental United States depending on the distribution of youth and leaders that make up the various units. Applicants will be responsible for the costs to get themselves to and from these “Hub City” locations.

Due to different travel costs, participant and leader fees may vary by Region.

The IST fees will include all of these items except for transportation and travel related expenses. Transportation to and from the Jamboree will be the responsibility of the IST member based on when they need to report or depart from their staff assignment.

In an effort to reduce costs, there will be NO TOURS pre or post Jamboree.

Selection Process

The Boy Scouts of America is limited to the number of participants and International Service Team Members it can send to a World Jamboree. Based on anticipated participation, space could be limited.

Participants – Participants will be notified, by unit leadership, if they have been accepted or are being put on a waiting list. If they are put on a waiting list, they will continue to pay according to the payment schedule. Applicants on the waiting list that are not ultimately selected will receive a full refund (including initial deposit).

Leaders – There will be four leaders per unit and acceptance timing will be based on the filling of youth in the units which have been allocated to each Region. Leaders will continue to pay, according to the payment schedule even if they have not been confirmed. BSA area and regional leadership will select leaders based on the leader qualifications. Leader applicants who are not ultimately selected will receive a full refund. If a unit leader applicant is not selected for a unit leadership position, it would be encouraged that they consider modifying their registration status to that of an International Service Team member applicant. Once that modification is made in their application, selection for IST positions would be handled by the Host Committee. Female leadership is important in order to follow BSA policy on co-ed units.

IST – Once approved by their local Council and the USA Contingent leadership, the application will be sent to the World Jamboree Organizers (Host). The Host will notify the applicant of acceptance and job assignment. Some assignments will likely be given in 2018 and some in 2019. The applicant will need to continue to pay as per the fee schedule above. If an applicant is not ultimately accepted, they will receive a full refund.

Scholarship Program – A partial scholarship will be available based on need – more details pertaining to the scholarship program will be available on or before December 31, 2017. Partial scholarships, if received, will be applied to the final payments.

Other General Information

Prior to the Jamboree, online training for participants, unit leaders and IST will be required for all in the USA Contingent. This will be identified and provided during late 2018.

Participants must have a birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005 to attend. IST must have a birthday before July 22, 2001. There are no exceptions.

A World Jamboree is a coed event and all are encouraged to apply. If a potential participant is currently not a member of the Boy Scouts of America due to current membership age requirements and would like to apply for the Jamboree, they should contact their local council to learn how to register in order to apply for the World Jamboree.

The participants and unit leaders from the USA Contingent will arrive on July 21st and depart August 2nd – the arrival day is a day earlier than the other contingents – this is to help the Jamboree Organizers (Host) welcome other participants and leaders from all around the world.

Participants and unit leaders must travel with the USA Contingent from their “Hub City” to the Jamboree. “Hub Cities” will be in the continental USA (i.e. those coming from Alaska, Hawaii, Far East Council, and Transatlantic Council will need to provide their own means of transportation to and from the “Hub city”).

The Jamboree Organizing Committee has the authority to cancel the event due to compelling reasons. If the Jamboree is canceled because of events outside of BSA or the Jamboree Organizing Committee control (e.g., acts of terrorism, natural disasters), the BSA and Jamboree Organizing Committee may not refund the fees collected.

Any payment made after March 15, 2019 is subject to an additional $50 late fee.
 

 

We hope you’ll join Scouts and Scouters from across the BSA for this opportunity to “Come See the World” right here in West Virginia. Scouts will not only enjoy the adventures at the Summit, but will also work with Scouts from around the world in seeking answers and solutions to international questions and problems. Scouts will leave the Jamboree with a wider view of the world, a deeper understanding of world Scouting, and a renewed commitment to Scouting as a whole.

For the most accurate information, additional resources, or specific questions, please refer to the USA Contingent website:
https://wsj2019.us or email uscontingent2019@scouting.org.

Yours in Scouting,

Dan Ownby and Rachel Eddowes
BSA Contingent Leaders

WINTER WONDERLAND WEEKEND AT CAMP WAKPOMINEE WITH OPTIONAL SIDE TRIP OF SKIING, SNOWBOARDING, OR SNOW TUBING – JANUARY 5-7, 2018.    The Trip you’ve been talking about all year is about to happen!  Get ready and sign up at this week’s Troop Meeting with the flyer and permission form attached.  Questions about this trip?  Please contact Assistant Scoutmasters Rich Conzo at 516-639-9236 or rconzo@verizon.net or John Camlet at 277-2352 or jcamlet9@gmail.com

 

TROOP 205 GOES TO WASHINGTON, DC – Flyer and permission form are attached.  As stated on the flyer, SIGN UP BY TUESDAY, JANUARY 16TH WITH SIGNED PERMISSION SLIP AND NON- REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $75.00 PER PERSON.  There is a limit of 55 people for this trip…..seats will awarded on a first come, first served basis, with first priority being given to Scouts, followed by Scout Leaders (based on seniority) and, finally, if space permits, non-leader parents - based on reservations made as of Tuesday, January 16thQuestions, please contact Richard Conzo at 516-639-9236 or via email at rconzo1@gmail.com or Frank Naccarato at 631-513-6782 or via email at B00M1B00M@aol.com.    

THIS WEEK’S TROOP MEETING

THEME:                       Holiday and Christmas Caroling with hot chocolate and snacks served by the Troop Committee at the conclusion of caroling             

DATE:                          Tuesday, December 19, 2017

TIME:                           Great River Fire House     

TIME:                           7:30pm to 8:30pm 

UNIFORM:                   Class “A” Uniform    

WHAT DOES A CLASS “A” UNIFORM LOOK LIKE?  It includes your Troop 205 Neckerchief, Troop 205 Neckerchief Slide, and Scout Socks.  Not wearing this is not only not in Class “A” style, but not polished, either.  Let’s Class “A” it up and show your Troop 205 pride! 

Service Patrol:           Tri Force Patrol  

12/10/17

TROOP 205 NEWS

 

A MESSAGE FROM ASSISTANT SENIOR PATROL LEADER – JASON CONZO:

CHRISTMAS CAROLING- Any scout who plays an instrument is asked to please bring in their instrument to the meeting this Tuesday. We will be rehearsing so that when we go caroling a week from Tuesday,  we sound AMAZING!! The more instruments the better!

Jason Conzo

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

 

PACK 205 WEBELOS JOIN TROOP MEETING THIS WEEK – We will have 15+ second year Webelos joining our Troop Meeting this week.  Please give them a hearty Troop 205 welcome!

 

 

 

NATIONAL YOUTH LEASDERSHIP TRAINING – APRIL 6-8 AND APRIL 27-29, 2018 (Both weekends required to participate), And Scout who is at least 13 years old and has achieved the rank of First Class is recommended to attend.  Life changing leadership skills will be learned.  The cost for both weekends is $ 180. And a $50. deposit is required with the application/registration which is recommended to be sent in as soon as possible before it gets sold out.  Full payment is due by March 22nd.  If Troop 205 registers three brand new Scouts who are not transfers from another Troop or Pack, then one registration fee of $180. is paid by the Council.  If this credit is earned, then it is evenly split amongst all the Troop 205 participants.  The flyer and registration form is attached and your Scoutmaster must sign off on your registration.  Please consider and sign up today!

 

 

 

Troop 205 World Jamboree Sign-up

Missing anyone who has signed up?

1

Chris

Alessi

2

Ryan

Gannon

3

Sam

Hartnett

4

Ethan

Grandin

5

Ruelin

Man-Martinez

6

James

Kelly

7

Tristan

Buser

8

Chris

Dopfel

 

 

   

Registration went live on November 1, 2017 – now’s THE time to register! 

 

 

Are you ready to “Unlock a New World?
 
The USA Contingent to the 24th World Scout Jamboree in 2019 will begin accepting applications for participants, adult volunteers, and International Service Team (IST) members in a few days. We hope that you can join us for an adventure of a lifetime.

 

 

What is the 24th World Scout Jamboree?

The World Scout Jamboree is the largest camping event organized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), gathering as many as 50,000 Scouts and leaders from 169 National Scout Organizations. The 24th World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is co-hosted by Scouts Canada, Association de Scouts de Mexico, and the Boy Scouts of America. The last time the United States hosted a WSJ was in 1967 in Idaho.
 
The WSJ is an educational event bringing together young men and young women from around the world to promote peace, mutual understanding, and to develop leadership skills. The Jamboree will feature the hallmarks of past World Jamboree programs, such as the Global Development Village, the World Scout Centre, a special sustainability initiative, and the socialization elements that allow participants to make lifelong friends from around the world.
 
Participation is open to eligible men and women who are registered members in the Boy Scouts of America. World Scout Jamboree units will be organized on a regional (not Council) basis.
 
The theme for the 24th World Scout Jamboree is "Unlock a New World". This reflects the new adventures, cultures and friendships that will be shared by Scouts from around the world. We hope you can join us!
 
The United States Contingent is limited on the number of people that we can send to a World Scout Jamboree. While we will be able to send more to this Jamboree than ever before, we expect there to be tremendous interest and encourage folks to apply as soon as possible.

 

Dates:
 

July 22 - August 2, 2019 (USA Contingent will arrive on July 21, 2019) 

 

Location:

Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve
West Virginia, USA

 

Eligibility:

Birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005

  • Youth participants (boys and girls) must be age 14-17

 Birthday before July 22, 2001 (age 18 and older)

  • Adult unit leaders (age 18 and older)

  • International Service Team (IST) age 18 and older

 

When to apply

The USA Contingent application system will open on November 1, 2017.

Application Process:

Participants, adult leaders, and IST will complete an online application. Applications will be reviewed on both a Council and National level. Official information and a link to the online application can be found on the USA Contingent website: https://wsj2019.us/apply

Fees:  

Total fees, along with a payment schedule, will be published on November 1, 2017.
 
Early applicant discount: applicants who submit a $250 deposit between November 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018 and make all additional payments on time will have a $100 discount applied to their last payment. The payment schedule will be published on or before November 1, 2017.

What is included in the fee:

The participant and unit leader fees include registration for the Jamboree, meals at the Jamboree, tents, and patrol and cooking gear. The fees also cover appropriate travel expenses (including food) between “Hub Cities” and the Jamboree. An appropriate number of “Hub Cities” will be identified across the continental United States depending on the distribution of youth and leaders that make up the various units. Applicants will be responsible for the costs to get themselves to and from these “Hub City” locations.

Due to different travel costs, participant and leader fees may vary by Region.

The IST fees will include all of these items except for transportation and travel related expenses. Transportation to and from the Jamboree will be the responsibility of the IST member based on when they need to report or depart from their staff assignment.

In an effort to reduce costs, there will be NO TOURS pre or post Jamboree.

Selection Process

The Boy Scouts of America is limited to the number of participants and International Service Team Members it can send to a World Jamboree. Based on anticipated participation, space could be limited.

Participants – Participants will be notified, by unit leadership, if they have been accepted or are being put on a waiting list. If they are put on a waiting list, they will continue to pay according to the payment schedule. Applicants on the waiting list that are not ultimately selected will receive a full refund (including initial deposit).

Leaders – There will be four leaders per unit and acceptance timing will be based on the filling of youth in the units which have been allocated to each Region. Leaders will continue to pay, according to the payment schedule even if they have not been confirmed. BSA area and regional leadership will select leaders based on the leader qualifications. Leader applicants who are not ultimately selected will receive a full refund. If a unit leader applicant is not selected for a unit leadership position, it would be encouraged that they consider modifying their registration status to that of an International Service Team member applicant. Once that modification is made in their application, selection for IST positions would be handled by the Host Committee. Female leadership is important in order to follow BSA policy on co-ed units.

IST – Once approved by their local Council and the USA Contingent leadership, the application will be sent to the World Jamboree Organizers (Host). The Host will notify the applicant of acceptance and job assignment. Some assignments will likely be given in 2018 and some in 2019. The applicant will need to continue to pay as per the fee schedule above. If an applicant is not ultimately accepted, they will receive a full refund.

Scholarship Program – A partial scholarship will be available based on need – more details pertaining to the scholarship program will be available on or before December 31, 2017. Partial scholarships, if received, will be applied to the final payments.

Other General Information

Prior to the Jamboree, online training for participants, unit leaders and IST will be required for all in the USA Contingent. This will be identified and provided during late 2018.

Participants must have a birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005 to attend. IST must have a birthday before July 22, 2001. There are no exceptions.

A World Jamboree is a coed event and all are encouraged to apply. If a potential participant is currently not a member of the Boy Scouts of America due to current membership age requirements and would like to apply for the Jamboree, they should contact their local council to learn how to register in order to apply for the World Jamboree.

The participants and unit leaders from the USA Contingent will arrive on July 21st and depart August 2nd – the arrival day is a day earlier than the other contingents – this is to help the Jamboree Organizers (Host) welcome other participants and leaders from all around the world.

Participants and unit leaders must travel with the USA Contingent from their “Hub City” to the Jamboree. “Hub Cities” will be in the continental USA (i.e. those coming from Alaska, Hawaii, Far East Council, and Transatlantic Council will need to provide their own means of transportation to and from the “Hub city”).

The Jamboree Organizing Committee has the authority to cancel the event due to compelling reasons. If the Jamboree is canceled because of events outside of BSA or the Jamboree Organizing Committee control (e.g., acts of terrorism, natural disasters), the BSA and Jamboree Organizing Committee may not refund the fees collected.

Any payment made after March 15, 2019 is subject to an additional $50 late fee.
 

 

 

 

We hope you’ll join Scouts and Scouters from across the BSA for this opportunity to “Come See the World” right here in West Virginia. Scouts will not only enjoy the adventures at the Summit, but will also work with Scouts from around the world in seeking answers and solutions to international questions and problems. Scouts will leave the Jamboree with a wider view of the world, a deeper understanding of world Scouting, and a renewed commitment to Scouting as a whole.

For the most accurate information, additional resources, or specific questions, please refer to the USA Contingent website:
https://wsj2019.us or email uscontingent2019@scouting.org.

Yours in Scouting,

Dan Ownby and Rachel Eddowes
BSA Contingent Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING TROOP 205 EVENTS

 

WINTER WONDERLAND WEEKEND AT CAMP WAKPOMINEE WITH OPTIONAL SIDE TRIP OF SKIING, SNOWBOARDING, OR SNOW TUBING – JANUARY 5-7, 2018.    The Trip you’ve been talking about all year is about to happen!  Get ready and sign up at this week’s Troop Meeting with the flyer and permission form attached.  Questions about this trip?  Please contact Assistant Scoutmasters Rich Conzo at 516-639-9236 or rconzo@verizon.net or John Camlet at 277-2352 or jcamlet9@gmail.com

 

TROOP 205 GOES TO WASHINGTON, DC – Flyer and permission form are attached.  As stated on the flyer, SIGN UP BY TUESDAY, JANUARY 16TH WITH SIGNED PERMISSION SLIP AND NON- REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $75.00 PER PERSON.  There is a limit of 55 people for this trip…..seats will awarded on a first come, first served basis, with first priority being given to Scouts, followed by Scout Leaders (based on seniority) and, finally, if space permits, non-leader parents - based on reservations made as of Tuesday, January 16th Questions, please contact Richard Conzo at 516-639-9236 or via email at rconzo1@gmail.com or Frank Naccarato at 631-513-6782 or via email at B00M1B00M@aol.com.  

 

THIS WEEK’S TROOP MEETING

THEME:                       Senior Patrol runs the stretcher races at this week’s Meeting – Meet the second year Webelos from Pack 205 and Rank Advancements             

DATE:                          Tuesday, December 12, 2017

TIME:                           Timber Point Elementary School    

TIME:                           7:30pm to 8:30pm 

UNIFORM:                   Class “B” Uniform    

 

Service Patrol:           Senior Patrol

 

 

12/3/17

TROOP 205 NEWS

 

Proudly presenting our Troop 205 Scouts and Leaders!

Photo by Webmaster Greg Baranec

 DECEMBER HOLIDAY BAKING CAMPOUT – WEST HILLS COUNTY PARK – TA special thank s to Troop 205 Assistant Scoutmaster, Dave Ehrhardt, for doing a great job in running this campout this weekend.  Please check out the photos of the campout over the next couple of days. 

 

NATIONAL YOUTH LEASDERSHIP TRAINING – APRIL 6-8 AND APRIL 27-29, 2018 (Both weekends required to participate), And Scout who is at least 13 years old and has achieved the rank of First Class is recommended to attend.  Life changing leadership skills will be learned.  The cost for both weekends is $ 180. And a $50. deposit is required with the application/registration which is recommended to be sent in as soon as possible before it gets sold out.  Full payment is due by March 22nd.  If Troop 205 registers three brand new Scouts who are not transfers from another Troop or Pack, then one registration fee of $180. is paid by the Council.  If this credit is earned, then it is evenly split amongst all the Troop 205 participants.  The flyer and registration form is attached and your Scoutmaster must sign off on your registration.  Please consider and sign up today!

   

 

Troop 205 World Jamboree Sign-up

Missing anyone who has signed up?

1

Chris

Alessi

2

Ryan

Gannon

3

Sam

Hartnett

4

Ethan

Grandin

5

Ruelin

Man-Martinez

  

   

Registration went live on November 1, 2017 – now’s THE time to register! 

 

Are you ready to “Unlock a New World?
 
The USA Contingent to the 24th World Scout Jamboree in 2019 will begin accepting applications for participants, adult volunteers, and International Service Team (IST) members in a few days. We hope that you can join us for an adventure of a lifetime.

 

 

 

What is the 24th World Scout Jamboree?

The World Scout Jamboree is the largest camping event organized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), gathering as many as 50,000 Scouts and leaders from 169 National Scout Organizations. The 24th World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is co-hosted by Scouts Canada, Association de Scouts de Mexico, and the Boy Scouts of America. The last time the United States hosted a WSJ was in 1967 in Idaho.
 
The WSJ is an educational event bringing together young men and young women from around the world to promote peace, mutual understanding, and to develop leadership skills. The Jamboree will feature the hallmarks of past World Jamboree programs, such as the Global Development Village, the World Scout Centre, a special sustainability initiative, and the socialization elements that allow participants to make lifelong friends from around the world.
 
Participation is open to eligible men and women who are registered members in the Boy Scouts of America. World Scout Jamboree units will be organized on a regional (not Council) basis.
 
The theme for the 24th World Scout Jamboree is "Unlock a New World". This reflects the new adventures, cultures and friendships that will be shared by Scouts from around the world. We hope you can join us!
 
The United States Contingent is limited on the number of people that we can send to a World Scout Jamboree. While we will be able to send more to this Jamboree than ever before, we expect there to be tremendous interest and encourage folks to apply as soon as possible.

 

Dates:
 

July 22 - August 2, 2019 (USA Contingent will arrive on July 21, 2019) 

 

Location:

Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve
West Virginia, USA

 

Eligibility:

Birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005

  • Youth participants (boys and girls) must be age 14-17

 Birthday before July 22, 2001 (age 18 and older)

  • Adult unit leaders (age 18 and older)

  • International Service Team (IST) age 18 and older

 

When to apply

The USA Contingent application system will open on November 1, 2017.

Application Process:

Participants, adult leaders, and IST will complete an online application. Applications will be reviewed on both a Council and National level. Official information and a link to the online application can be found on the USA Contingent website: https://wsj2019.us/apply

Fees:  

Total fees, along with a payment schedule, will be published on November 1, 2017.
 
Early applicant discount: applicants who submit a $250 deposit between November 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018 and make all additional payments on time will have a $100 discount applied to their last payment. The payment schedule will be published on or before November 1, 2017.

What is included in the fee:

The participant and unit leader fees include registration for the Jamboree, meals at the Jamboree, tents, and patrol and cooking gear. The fees also cover appropriate travel expenses (including food) between “Hub Cities” and the Jamboree. An appropriate number of “Hub Cities” will be identified across the continental United States depending on the distribution of youth and leaders that make up the various units. Applicants will be responsible for the costs to get themselves to and from these “Hub City” locations.

Due to different travel costs, participant and leader fees may vary by Region.

The IST fees will include all of these items except for transportation and travel related expenses. Transportation to and from the Jamboree will be the responsibility of the IST member based on when they need to report or depart from their staff assignment.

In an effort to reduce costs, there will be NO TOURS pre or post Jamboree.

Selection Process

The Boy Scouts of America is limited to the number of participants and International Service Team Members it can send to a World Jamboree. Based on anticipated participation, space could be limited.

Participants – Participants will be notified, by unit leadership, if they have been accepted or are being put on a waiting list. If they are put on a waiting list, they will continue to pay according to the payment schedule. Applicants on the waiting list that are not ultimately selected will receive a full refund (including initial deposit).

Leaders – There will be four leaders per unit and acceptance timing will be based on the filling of youth in the units which have been allocated to each Region. Leaders will continue to pay, according to the payment schedule even if they have not been confirmed. BSA area and regional leadership will select leaders based on the leader qualifications. Leader applicants who are not ultimately selected will receive a full refund. If a unit leader applicant is not selected for a unit leadership position, it would be encouraged that they consider modifying their registration status to that of an International Service Team member applicant. Once that modification is made in their application, selection for IST positions would be handled by the Host Committee. Female leadership is important in order to follow BSA policy on co-ed units.

IST – Once approved by their local Council and the USA Contingent leadership, the application will be sent to the World Jamboree Organizers (Host). The Host will notify the applicant of acceptance and job assignment. Some assignments will likely be given in 2018 and some in 2019. The applicant will need to continue to pay as per the fee schedule above. If an applicant is not ultimately accepted, they will receive a full refund.

Scholarship Program – A partial scholarship will be available based on need – more details pertaining to the scholarship program will be available on or before December 31, 2017. Partial scholarships, if received, will be applied to the final payments.

Other General Information

Prior to the Jamboree, online training for participants, unit leaders and IST will be required for all in the USA Contingent. This will be identified and provided during late 2018.

Participants must have a birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005 to attend. IST must have a birthday before July 22, 2001. There are no exceptions.

A World Jamboree is a coed event and all are encouraged to apply. If a potential participant is currently not a member of the Boy Scouts of America due to current membership age requirements and would like to apply for the Jamboree, they should contact their local council to learn how to register in order to apply for the World Jamboree.

The participants and unit leaders from the USA Contingent will arrive on July 21st and depart August 2nd – the arrival day is a day earlier than the other contingents – this is to help the Jamboree Organizers (Host) welcome other participants and leaders from all around the world.

Participants and unit leaders must travel with the USA Contingent from their “Hub City” to the Jamboree. “Hub Cities” will be in the continental USA (i.e. those coming from Alaska, Hawaii, Far East Council, and Transatlantic Council will need to provide their own means of transportation to and from the “Hub city”).

The Jamboree Organizing Committee has the authority to cancel the event due to compelling reasons. If the Jamboree is canceled because of events outside of BSA or the Jamboree Organizing Committee control (e.g., acts of terrorism, natural disasters), the BSA and Jamboree Organizing Committee may not refund the fees collected.

Any payment made after March 15, 2019 is subject to an additional $50 late fee.
 

 

 

 

We hope you’ll join Scouts and Scouters from across the BSA for this opportunity to “Come See the World” right here in West Virginia. Scouts will not only enjoy the adventures at the Summit, but will also work with Scouts from around the world in seeking answers and solutions to international questions and problems. Scouts will leave the Jamboree with a wider view of the world, a deeper understanding of world Scouting, and a renewed commitment to Scouting as a whole.

For the most accurate information, additional resources, or specific questions, please refer to the USA Contingent website:
https://wsj2019.us or email uscontingent2019@scouting.org.

Yours in Scouting,

Dan Ownby and Rachel Eddowes
BSA Contingent Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING TROOP 205 EVENTS

 

WINTER WONDERLAND WEEKEND AT CAMP WAKPOMINEE WITH OPTIONAL SIDE TRIP OF SKIING, SNOWBOARDING, OR SNOW TUBING – JANUARY 5-7, 2018.    The Trip you’ve been talking about all year is about to happen!  Get ready and sign up at this week’s Troop Meeting with the flyer and permission form attached.  Questions about this trip?  Please contact Assistant Scoutmasters Rich Conzo at 516-639-9236 or rconzo@verizon.net or John Camlet at 277-2352 or jcamlet9@gmail.com

 

TROOP 205 GOES TO WASHINGTON, DC – Flyer and permission form are attached.  Please take note of the deadline and reservation priority to sign up, which is very likely to “sell out” prior to this date.  Questions, please contact Richard Conzo at 516-639-9236 or via email at rconzo1@gmail.com or Frank Naccarato at 631-513-6782 or via email at B00M1B00M@aol.com.  

 

THIS WEEK’S TROOP MEETING

THEME:                       Rough Riders Troop Demonstration, perhaps Class “A” Uniform Inspection, Rank Advancements, and Greenbar Meeting             

DATE:                          Tuesday, December 5, 2017

TIME:                           Timber Point Elementary School    

TIME:                           7:30pm to 8:30pm 

UNIFORM:                   Class “A” Uniform    

WHAT DOES A CLASS “A” UNIFORM LOOK LIKE?  It includes your Troop 205 Neckerchief, Troop 205 Neckerchief Slide, and Scout Socks.  Not wearing this is not only not in Class “A” style, but not polished, either.  Let’s Class “A” it up and show your Troop 205 pride!

 

Service Patrol:           Rough Riders

 

GREENBAR MEETING:  YES!   We request that all Senior Patrol Members, Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders, and Assistant Scoutmasters attend this meeting that begins immediately after the Troop Meeting Closing this week, and concludes by 9pm.  We will be planning out the month’s Troop Meetings ahead and reviewing the responsibilities of each leadership position along with the required 75% Troop Meeting attendance.  Attendance is based on those Scouts who are present for the entire meeting.

 

 

11/26/17

TROOP 205 NEWS

 JOHN CUSKER’S EAGLE COURT OF HONOR THIS PAST SATURDAY – Hats off to our fine Scouts and Leaders for looking so great and for doing such an outstanding job at John Cusker’s Eagle Court of Honor this past Saturday.  We also thank our Troop 205 Families for your support in coming out to John’s Eagle Court of Honor.  Congratulations to John and the Cusker Family for a superb Eagle Court of Honor which was so very much deserved for this fine Scout and fine Scouting Family! It was a proud day for Troop 205 – once again leading the way in adventure!    Enjoy the photos, taken by Troop Committee Member Debbie Falcon: 

   

 

  

 

Troop 205 World Jamboree Sign-up

 

Missing anyone who has signed up?

1

Chris

Alessi

2

Ryan

Gannon

3

Sam

Hartnett

4

Ethan

Grandin

                                                                                     

   

Registration went live on November 1, 2017 – now’s THE time to register! 

Are you ready to “Unlock a New World?
 
The USA Contingent to the 24th World Scout Jamboree in 2019 will begin accepting applications for participants, adult volunteers, and International Service Team (IST) members in a few days. We hope that you can join us for an adventure of a lifetime.

What is the 24th World Scout Jamboree?

The World Scout Jamboree is the largest camping event organized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), gathering as many as 50,000 Scouts and leaders from 169 National Scout Organizations. The 24th World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is co-hosted by Scouts Canada, Association de Scouts de Mexico, and the Boy Scouts of America. The last time the United States hosted a WSJ was in 1967 in Idaho.
 
The WSJ is an educational event bringing together young men and young women from around the world to promote peace, mutual understanding, and to develop leadership skills. The Jamboree will feature the hallmarks of past World Jamboree programs, such as the Global Development Village, the World Scout Centre, a special sustainability initiative, and the socialization elements that allow participants to make lifelong friends from around the world.
 
Participation is open to eligible men and women who are registered members in the Boy Scouts of America. World Scout Jamboree units will be organized on a regional (not Council) basis.
 
The theme for the 24th World Scout Jamboree is "Unlock a New World". This reflects the new adventures, cultures and friendships that will be shared by Scouts from around the world. We hope you can join us!
 
The United States Contingent is limited on the number of people that we can send to a World Scout Jamboree. While we will be able to send more to this Jamboree than ever before, we expect there to be tremendous interest and encourage folks to apply as soon as possible.

Dates:
 

July 22 - August 2, 2019 (USA Contingent will arrive on July 21, 2019) 

Location:

Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve
West Virginia, USA

Eligibility:

Birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005

  • Youth participants (boys and girls) must be age 14-17

 Birthday before July 22, 2001 (age 18 and older)

  • Adult unit leaders (age 18 and older)
  • International Service Team (IST) age 18 and older

 

When to apply

The USA Contingent application system will open on November 1, 2017.

Application Process:

Participants, adult leaders, and IST will complete an online application. Applications will be reviewed on both a Council and National level. Official information and a link to the online application can be found on the USA Contingent website: https://wsj2019.us/apply

Fees:  

Total fees, along with a payment schedule, will be published on November 1, 2017.
 
Early applicant discount: applicants who submit a $250 deposit between November 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018 and make all additional payments on time will have a $100 discount applied to their last payment. The payment schedule will be published on or before November 1, 2017.

What is included in the fee:

The participant and unit leader fees include registration for the Jamboree, meals at the Jamboree, tents, and patrol and cooking gear. The fees also cover appropriate travel expenses (including food) between “Hub Cities” and the Jamboree. An appropriate number of “Hub Cities” will be identified across the continental United States depending on the distribution of youth and leaders that make up the various units. Applicants will be responsible for the costs to get themselves to and from these “Hub City” locations.

Due to different travel costs, participant and leader fees may vary by Region.

The IST fees will include all of these items except for transportation and travel related expenses. Transportation to and from the Jamboree will be the responsibility of the IST member based on when they need to report or depart from their staff assignment.

In an effort to reduce costs, there will be NO TOURS pre or post Jamboree.

Selection Process

The Boy Scouts of America is limited to the number of participants and International Service Team Members it can send to a World Jamboree. Based on anticipated participation, space could be limited.

Participants – Participants will be notified, by unit leadership, if they have been accepted or are being put on a waiting list. If they are put on a waiting list, they will continue to pay according to the payment schedule. Applicants on the waiting list that are not ultimately selected will receive a full refund (including initial deposit).

Leaders – There will be four leaders per unit and acceptance timing will be based on the filling of youth in the units which have been allocated to each Region. Leaders will continue to pay, according to the payment schedule even if they have not been confirmed. BSA area and regional leadership will select leaders based on the leader qualifications. Leader applicants who are not ultimately selected will receive a full refund. If a unit leader applicant is not selected for a unit leadership position, it would be encouraged that they consider modifying their registration status to that of an International Service Team member applicant. Once that modification is made in their application, selection for IST positions would be handled by the Host Committee. Female leadership is important in order to follow BSA policy on co-ed units.

IST – Once approved by their local Council and the USA Contingent leadership, the application will be sent to the World Jamboree Organizers (Host). The Host will notify the applicant of acceptance and job assignment. Some assignments will likely be given in 2018 and some in 2019. The applicant will need to continue to pay as per the fee schedule above. If an applicant is not ultimately accepted, they will receive a full refund.

Scholarship Program – A partial scholarship will be available based on need – more details pertaining to the scholarship program will be available on or before December 31, 2017. Partial scholarships, if received, will be applied to the final payments.

Other General Information

Prior to the Jamboree, online training for participants, unit leaders and IST will be required for all in the USA Contingent. This will be identified and provided during late 2018.

Participants must have a birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005 to attend. IST must have a birthday before July 22, 2001. There are no exceptions.

A World Jamboree is a coed event and all are encouraged to apply. If a potential participant is currently not a member of the Boy Scouts of America due to current membership age requirements and would like to apply for the Jamboree, they should contact their local council to learn how to register in order to apply for the World Jamboree.

The participants and unit leaders from the USA Contingent will arrive on July 21st and depart August 2nd – the arrival day is a day earlier than the other contingents – this is to help the Jamboree Organizers (Host) welcome other participants and leaders from all around the world.

Participants and unit leaders must travel with the USA Contingent from their “Hub City” to the Jamboree. “Hub Cities” will be in the continental USA (i.e. those coming from Alaska, Hawaii, Far East Council, and Transatlantic Council will need to provide their own means of transportation to and from the “Hub city”).

The Jamboree Organizing Committee has the authority to cancel the event due to compelling reasons. If the Jamboree is canceled because of events outside of BSA or the Jamboree Organizing Committee control (e.g., acts of terrorism, natural disasters), the BSA and Jamboree Organizing Committee may not refund the fees collected.

Any payment made after March 15, 2019 is subject to an additional $50 late fee. 

We hope you’ll join Scouts and Scouters from across the BSA for this opportunity to “Come See the World” right here in West Virginia. Scouts will not only enjoy the adventures at the Summit, but will also work with Scouts from around the world in seeking answers and solutions to international questions and problems. Scouts will leave the Jamboree with a wider view of the world, a deeper understanding of world Scouting, and a renewed commitment to Scouting as a whole.

For the most accurate information, additional resources, or specific questions, please refer to the USA Contingent website:
https://wsj2019.us or email uscontingent2019@scouting.org.

Yours in Scouting,

Dan Ownby and Rachel Eddowes
BSA Contingent Leaders

 

 

UPCOMING TROOP 205 EVENTS

 

DECEMBER HOLIDAY BAKING CAMPOUT – WEST HILLS COUNTY PARK, DECEMBER 1-3, 2017 – For the Scouts, Leaders, and parents attending, please bring $15. Cash to this week’s Troop Meeting for the Patrol Cooking. Please Contact Assistant Scoutmaster Dave Ehrhardt at 631-297-8454 or cifd140@gmail.com if you have questions or desire additional information. 

 

TROOP 205 GOES TO WASHINGTON, DC – Flyer and permission form are attached.  Please take note of the deadline and reservation priority to sign up, which is very likely to “sell out” prior to this date.  Questions, please contact Richard Conzo at 516-639-9236 or via email at rconzo1@gmail.com or Frank Naccarato at 631-513-6782 or via email at B00M1B00M@aol.com.  

 

THIS WEEK’S TROOP MEETING

THEME:                       Rank Advancements and December Baking Campout menu and duty roster planning            

DATE:                          Tuesday, November 28, 2017

TIME:                           Timber Point Elementary School    

TIME:                           7:30pm to 8:30pm 

UNIFORM:                   Class “B” Uniform    

Service Patrol:           The Lauren Patrol 

 

 

11/19/17

TROOP 205 NEWS

Proudly presenting our Troop 205 Scouts and Leaders!

Photo by Webmaster Greg Baranec

 JOHN CUSKER’S EAGLE COURT OF HONOR THIS UPCOMING SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25th at Timber Point Elementary School, beginning at 11am.  Scouts and Leaders, please arrive at 10:30am in Class “A” all the way! 

 PHILMONT CREW MEETING – At this week’s Troop Meeting.  Parents welcome to attend.

 A WORD OF THANKS FROM EAGLE SCOUT CANDIDATE ANTONIO DITTA:

 I would like to say thank you to everybody who helped me at my eagle project last Saturday! The fire pit we built came out wonderful and it looks amazing.

From, Antonio Ditta                                                           

 PATROL FLAGS – All the Patrol Flags at last week’s Troop Meeting looked fantastic.  Just one more Patrol to go and we will be 100% complete on the Patrol Flags.  Let’s see them all at this week’s Troop Court of Honor!        

Registration went live on November 1, 2017 – now’s THE time to register! 

 

 

Are you ready to “Unlock a New World?
 
The USA Contingent to the 24th World Scout Jamboree in 2019 will begin accepting applications for participants, adult volunteers, and International Service Team (IST) members in a few days. We hope that you can join us for an adventure of a lifetime.

What is the 24th World Scout Jamboree?

The World Scout Jamboree is the largest camping event organized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), gathering as many as 50,000 Scouts and leaders from 169 National Scout Organizations. The 24th World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is co-hosted by Scouts Canada, Association de Scouts de Mexico, and the Boy Scouts of America. The last time the United States hosted a WSJ was in 1967 in Idaho.
 
The WSJ is an educational event bringing together young men and young women from around the world to promote peace, mutual understanding, and to develop leadership skills. The Jamboree will feature the hallmarks of past World Jamboree programs, such as the Global Development Village, the World Scout Centre, a special sustainability initiative, and the socialization elements that allow participants to make lifelong friends from around the world.
 
Participation is open to eligible men and women who are registered members in the Boy Scouts of America. World Scout Jamboree units will be organized on a regional (not Council) basis.
 
The theme for the 24th World Scout Jamboree is "Unlock a New World". This reflects the new adventures, cultures and friendships that will be shared by Scouts from around the world. We hope you can join us!
 
The United States Contingent is limited on the number of people that we can send to a World Scout Jamboree. While we will be able to send more to this Jamboree than ever before, we expect there to be tremendous interest and encourage folks to apply as soon as possible.

 

Dates:
 

July 22 - August 2, 2019 (USA Contingent will arrive on July 21, 2019) 

 

Location:

Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve
West Virginia, USA

 

Eligibility:

Birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005

  • Youth participants (boys and girls) must be age 14-17

 Birthday before July 22, 2001 (age 18 and older)

  • Adult unit leaders (age 18 and older)
  • International Service Team (IST) age 18 and older

 

When to apply

The USA Contingent application system will open on November 1, 2017.

Application Process:

Participants, adult leaders, and IST will complete an online application. Applications will be reviewed on both a Council and National level. Official information and a link to the online application can be found on the USA Contingent website: https://wsj2019.us/apply

Fees:  

Total fees, along with a payment schedule, will be published on November 1, 2017.
 
Early applicant discount: applicants who submit a $250 deposit between November 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018 and make all additional payments on time will have a $100 discount applied to their last payment. The payment schedule will be published on or before November 1, 2017.

What is included in the fee:

The participant and unit leader fees include registration for the Jamboree, meals at the Jamboree, tents, and patrol and cooking gear. The fees also cover appropriate travel expenses (including food) between “Hub Cities” and the Jamboree. An appropriate number of “Hub Cities” will be identified across the continental United States depending on the distribution of youth and leaders that make up the various units. Applicants will be responsible for the costs to get themselves to and from these “Hub City” locations.

Due to different travel costs, participant and leader fees may vary by Region.

The IST fees will include all of these items except for transportation and travel related expenses. Transportation to and from the Jamboree will be the responsibility of the IST member based on when they need to report or depart from their staff assignment.

In an effort to reduce costs, there will be NO TOURS pre or post Jamboree.

Selection Process

The Boy Scouts of America is limited to the number of participants and International Service Team Members it can send to a World Jamboree. Based on anticipated participation, space could be limited.

Participants – Participants will be notified, by unit leadership, if they have been accepted or are being put on a waiting list. If they are put on a waiting list, they will continue to pay according to the payment schedule. Applicants on the waiting list that are not ultimately selected will receive a full refund (including initial deposit).

Leaders – There will be four leaders per unit and acceptance timing will be based on the filling of youth in the units which have been allocated to each Region. Leaders will continue to pay, according to the payment schedule even if they have not been confirmed. BSA area and regional leadership will select leaders based on the leader qualifications. Leader applicants who are not ultimately selected will receive a full refund. If a unit leader applicant is not selected for a unit leadership position, it would be encouraged that they consider modifying their registration status to that of an International Service Team member applicant. Once that modification is made in their application, selection for IST positions would be handled by the Host Committee. Female leadership is important in order to follow BSA policy on co-ed units.

IST – Once approved by their local Council and the USA Contingent leadership, the application will be sent to the World Jamboree Organizers (Host). The Host will notify the applicant of acceptance and job assignment. Some assignments will likely be given in 2018 and some in 2019. The applicant will need to continue to pay as per the fee schedule above. If an applicant is not ultimately accepted, they will receive a full refund.

Scholarship Program – A partial scholarship will be available based on need – more details pertaining to the scholarship program will be available on or before December 31, 2017. Partial scholarships, if received, will be applied to the final payments.

Other General Information

Prior to the Jamboree, online training for participants, unit leaders and IST will be required for all in the USA Contingent. This will be identified and provided during late 2018.

Participants must have a birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005 to attend. IST must have a birthday before July 22, 2001. There are no exceptions.

A World Jamboree is a coed event and all are encouraged to apply. If a potential participant is currently not a member of the Boy Scouts of America due to current membership age requirements and would like to apply for the Jamboree, they should contact their local council to learn how to register in order to apply for the World Jamboree.

The participants and unit leaders from the USA Contingent will arrive on July 21st and depart August 2nd – the arrival day is a day earlier than the other contingents – this is to help the Jamboree Organizers (Host) welcome other participants and leaders from all around the world.

Participants and unit leaders must travel with the USA Contingent from their “Hub City” to the Jamboree. “Hub Cities” will be in the continental USA (i.e. those coming from Alaska, Hawaii, Far East Council, and Transatlantic Council will need to provide their own means of transportation to and from the “Hub city”).

The Jamboree Organizing Committee has the authority to cancel the event due to compelling reasons. If the Jamboree is canceled because of events outside of BSA or the Jamboree Organizing Committee control (e.g., acts of terrorism, natural disasters), the BSA and Jamboree Organizing Committee may not refund the fees collected.

Any payment made after March 15, 2019 is subject to an additional $50 late fee.
 

 

We hope you’ll join Scouts and Scouters from across the BSA for this opportunity to “Come See the World” right here in West Virginia. Scouts will not only enjoy the adventures at the Summit, but will also work with Scouts from around the world in seeking answers and solutions to international questions and problems. Scouts will leave the Jamboree with a wider view of the world, a deeper understanding of world Scouting, and a renewed commitment to Scouting as a whole.

For the most accurate information, additional resources, or specific questions, please refer to the USA Contingent website:
https://wsj2019.us or email uscontingent2019@scouting.org.

Yours in Scouting,

Dan Ownby and Rachel Eddowes
BSA Contingent Leaders

 

UPCOMING TROOP 205 EVENTS

DECEMBER HOLIDAY BAKING CAMPOUT – WEST HILLS COUNTY PARK, DECEMBER 1-3, 2017 – The flyer and permission form is attached.  Time to sign up at this week’s Troop Meeting.  Please Contact Assistant Scoutmaster Dave Ehrhardt at 631-297-8454 or cifd140@gmail.com if you have questions or desire additional information. 

 

TROOP 205 GOES TO WASHINGTON, DC – Flyer and permission form are attached.  Please take note of the deadline and reservation priority to sign up, which is very likely to “sell out” prior to this date.  Questions, please contact Richard Conzo at 516-639-9236 or via email at rconzo1@gmail.com or Frank Naccarato at 631-513-6782 or via email at B00M1B00M@aol.com.  

 

 

 

THIS WEEK’S TROOP MEETING

 

THEME:                       Day Packing Demonstration by the Flaming Arrows Patrol and Rank Advancements            

DATE:                          Tuesday, November 21, 2017

TIME:                           Timber Point Elementary School    

TIME:                           7:30pm to 8:30pm 

UNIFORM:                   Class “B” Uniform    

Service Patrol:           The Flaming Arrows Patrol 

 

11/12/17

NOVEMBER INDIAN ISLAND CAMPOUT AND BIKE HIKE THIS PAST WEEKEND - Great job Troop 205 for hosting Webelos from Packs 205 and 38 this last weekend.  We also thank our two Troop 205 Assistant Scoutmasters - Mr. Kevin Lawn and Mr. Rich Conzo for doing an amazing job running and managing this Trip.  We understand it was a chilly weekend but great time had by all and really pays off to "be prepared!"

 

POPCORN KERNEL NEWS:

 

Hello Scouts, Leaders and Scout Families,

 

Just a quick reminder that the Popcorn Raffle will take place at this week's meeting!  This year's prizes include a GoPro Camera, JBL BT Earbuds, Solar Power Charger & a Mini Quadcopter Drone.

 

The Form Order Popcorn is scheduled for delivery on November 17th.  I will be in touch with you to schedule merchandise pickup on that following Saturday/Sunday (Nov. 18th & 19th).

 

I would like to congratulate all of the scouts who participated in this year's Fundraiser.  In total they collected $8,516 in sales and donations, and earned over $3200 in commissions!

 

Fantastic job guys!

 

Thank you again to all of the leaders and parents who helped me to supervise the Show n Sell Sales.  We couldn't have done it without all of your support!

 

                                                                      Warm Regards, Allie Goess

 

  

CLASS "A" ALL THE WAY AT LAST WEDNESDAY'S TROOP MEETING - Congratulations to all our Scouts who had their Troop 205 pride going with their Class "A" Uniform at last week's Troop Meeting.  It was great to see so many of our Scouts who scored 90%, 95%, and even 100%.  Way to go Scouts!

 

PATROL FLAGS - All the Patrol Flags at last week's Troop Meeting looked fantastic.  Just one more Patrol to go and we will be 100% complete on the Patrol Flags.  Let's see them all at this week's Troop Court of Honor!

  

Registration went live on November 1, 2017 - now's THE time to register!

 

 

Are you ready to "Unlock a New World?

 

The USA Contingent to the 24th World Scout Jamboree in 2019 will begin accepting applications for participants, adult volunteers, and International Service Team (IST) members in a few days. We hope that you can join us for an adventure of a lifetime.

 

 What is the 24th World Scout Jamboree?

The World Scout Jamboree is the largest camping event organized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), gathering as many as 50,000 Scouts and leaders from 169 National Scout Organizations. The 24th World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is co-hosted by Scouts Canada, Association de Scouts de Mexico, and the Boy Scouts of America. The last time the United States hosted a WSJ was in 1967 in Idaho.

 

The WSJ is an educational event bringing together young men and young women from around the world to promote peace, mutual understanding, and to develop leadership skills. The Jamboree will feature the hallmarks of past World Jamboree programs, such as the Global Development Village, the World Scout Centre, a special sustainability initiative, and the socialization elements that allow participants to make lifelong friends from around the world.

 

Participation is open to eligible men and women who are registered members in the Boy Scouts of America. World Scout Jamboree units will be organized on a regional (not Council) basis.

 

The theme for the 24th World Scout Jamboree is "Unlock a New World". This reflects the new adventures, cultures and friendships that will be shared by Scouts from around the world. We hope you can join us!

 

The United States Contingent is limited on the number of people that we can send to a World Scout Jamboree. While we will be able to send more to this Jamboree than ever before, we expect there to be tremendous interest and encourage folks to apply as soon as possible.

 

Dates: July 22 - August 2, 2019 (USA Contingent will arrive on July 21, 2019)

Location: Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve, West Virginia, USA

 Eligibility: Birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005

 

  *   Youth participants (boys and girls) must be age 14-17: Birthday before July 22, 2001 (age 18 and older)

   *   Adult unit leaders (age 18 and older)

  *   International Service Team (IST) age 18 and older

 

 When to apply

The USA Contingent application system will open on November 1, 2017.

Application Process:

Participants, adult leaders, and IST will complete an online application. Applications will be reviewed on both a Council and National level.

Fees: Total fees, along with a payment schedule, will be published on November 1, 2017.

 

Early applicant discount: applicants who submit a $250 deposit between November 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018 and make all additional payments on time will have a $100 discount applied to their last payment. The payment schedule will be published on or before November 1, 2017.

What is included in the fee:

The participant and unit leader fees include registration for the Jamboree, meals at the Jamboree, tents, and patrol and cooking gear. The fees also cover appropriate travel expenses (including food) between "Hub Cities" and the Jamboree. An appropriate number of "Hub Cities" will be identified across the continental United States depending on the distribution of youth and leaders that make up the various units. Applicants will be responsible for the costs to get themselves to and from these "Hub City" locations.

 

Due to different travel costs, participant and leader fees may vary by Region.

 

The 1ST fees will include all of these items except for transportation and travel related expenses. Transportation to and from the Jamboree will be the responsibility of the IST member based on when they need to report or depart from their staff assignment.

 

In an effort to reduce costs, there will be NO TOURS pre or post Jamboree.

Selection Process

The Boy Scouts of America is limited to the number of participants and International Service Team Members it can send to a World Jamboree. Based on anticipated participation, space could be limited.

 

Participants - Participants will be notified, by unit leadership, if they have been accepted or are being put on a waiting list. If they are put on a waiting list, they will continue to pay according to the payment schedule. Applicants on the waiting list that are not ultimately selected will receive a full refund (including initial deposit).

 

Leaders - There will be four leaders per unit and acceptance timing will be based on the filling of youth in the units which have been allocated to each Region. Leaders will continue to pay, according to the payment schedule even if they have not been confirmed. BSA area and regional leadership will select leaders based on the leader qualifications. Leader applicants who are not ultimately selected will receive a full refund. If a unit leader applicant is not selected for a unit leadership position, it would be encouraged that they consider modifying their registration status to that of an International Service Team member applicant. Once that modification is made in their application, selection for IST positions would be handled by the Host Committee. Female leadership is important in order to follow BSA policy on co-ed units.

 

1ST - Once approved by their local Council and the USA Contingent leadership, the application will be sent to the World Jamboree Organizers (Host). The Host will notify the applicant of acceptance and job assignment. Some assignments will likely be given in 2018 and some in 2019. The applicant will need to continue to pay as per the fee schedule above. If an applicant is not ultimately accepted, they will receive a full refund.

 

Scholarship Program - A partial scholarship will be available based on need - more details pertaining to the scholarship program will be available on or before December 31, 2017. Partial scholarships, if received, will be applied to the final payments.

Other General Information

Prior to the Jamboree, online training for participants, unit leaders and IST will be required for all in the USA Contingent. This will be identified and provided during late 2018.

 

Participants must have a birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005 to attend. IST must have a birthday before July 22, 2001. There are no exceptions.

 

A World Jamboree is a coed event and all are encouraged to apply. If a potential participant is currently not a member of the Boy Scouts of America due to current membership age requirements and would like to apply for the Jamboree, they should contact their local council to learn how to register in order to apply for the World Jamboree.

 

The participants and unit leaders from the USA Contingent will arrive on July 21st and depart August 2nd - the arrival day is a day earlier than the other contingents - this is to help the Jamboree Organizers (Host) welcome other participants and leaders from all around the world.

 

Participants and unit leaders must travel with the USA Contingent from their "Hub City" to the Jamboree. "Hub Cities" will be in the continental USA (i.e. those coming from Alaska, Hawaii, Far East Council, and Transatlantic Council will need to provide their own means of transportation to and from the "Hub city").

 

The Jamboree Organizing Committee has the authority to cancel the event due to compelling reasons. If the Jamboree is canceled because of events outside of BSA or the Jamboree Organizing Committee control (e.g., acts of terrorism, natural disasters), the BSA and Jamboree Organizing Committee may not refund the fees collected.

 

Any payment made after March 15, 2019 is subject to an additional $50 late fee.

We hope you'll join Scouts and Scouters from across the BSA for this opportunity to "Come See the World" right here in West Virginia. Scouts will not only enjoy the adventures at the Summit, but will also work with Scouts from around the world in seeking answers and solutions to international questions and problems. Scouts will leave the Jamboree with a wider view of the world, a deeper understanding of world Scouting, and a renewed commitment to Scouting as a whole.

 

For the most accurate information, additional resources, or specific questions, please refer to the USA Contingent website: https://wsj2019.us<https://wsj2019.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=20d9a19d85a67003681c85f47&id=ec544a36a1&e=ad24999f25> or email uscontingent2019@scouting.org<mailto:uscontingent2019@scouting.org>.

Yours in Scouting,

Dan Ownby and Rachel Eddowes

BSA Contingent Leaders

 

UPCOMING TROOP 205 EVENTS

 

 

DECEMBER HOLIDAY BAKING CAMPOUT - WEST HILLS COUNTY PARK, DECEMBER 1-3, 2017 - The flyer and permission form is attached.  Time to sign up at this week's Troop Meeting.  Please Contact Assistant Scoutmaster Dave Ehrhardt at 631-297-8454 or cifd140@gmail.com<mailto:cifd140@gmail.com> if you have questions or desire additional information.

  

THIS WEEK'S TROOP MEETING

 

THEME:                                Rank Advancements

DATE:                                    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

TIME:                                    Timber Point Elementary School

TIME:                                    7:30pm to 8:30pm

UNIFORM:                          Class "B" Uniform

Service Patrol:                The Striker Patrol

11/5/17

TROOP 205 NEWS

 

TROOP MEETING WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK – With the elections on Tuesday of this week, our Troop Meeting will be on Wednesday this week.  See you at Timber Point Elementary School on WEDNESDAY at 7:30pm. 

 

CLASS “A” ALL THE WAY at WEDNESDAY’S TROOP MEETING – Attention all Scouts – Class “A” Uniform inspection at this week’s Troop Meeting.  Get ready, get sharp, and wear the Troop 205 Pride with your Class “A” Uniform – all the way! 

 

DUES DUE  – $90 for Scouts and $40 for ASM’s and Committee Members.  If you already have a Troop Credit in your Troop Account, your dues have either been fully or partially paid.  Checks are payable to “Troop 205.”  If you have not yet paid, please pay at this week’s Troop Meeting.   

 

PATROL FLAGS – All the Patrol Flags at last week’s Troop Meeting looked fantastic.  Just one more Patrol to go and we will be 100% complete on the Patrol Flags.  Let’s see them all at this week’s Troop Court of Honor!        

 

UPCOMING TROOP 205 EVENTS

 

NOVEMBER INDIAN ISLAND CAMPOUT AND BIKE HIKE – November 10-12, 2017 at Indian Island County Park.  For the Scouts who have signed up for this next weekend’s Indian Island Campout, please bring $15. cash to this week’s WEDNESDAY Troop Meeting for the Patrol Cooking food.  Please Contact Assistant Scoutmaster Kevin Lawn at 277-9016 or kevin.lawn@broadridge.com or Richard Conzo at 516-639-9236 or rconzo@verizon.net if you have questions or desire additional information. 

 

THIS WEEK’S TROOP MEETING

 

THEME:                       Class “A” Uniform Inspection, Tri Force Patrol Cold Weather Camping Packing Demonstration, Indian Island Campout menu and duty roster planning and Rank Advancements            

DATE:                          WEDNESDAY, November 8, 2017

TIME:                           Timber Point Elementary School    

TIME:                           7:30pm to 8:30pm 

UNIFORM:                   Class “A” Uniform    

WHAT DOES A CLASS “A” UNIFORM LOOK LIKE?  It includes your Troop 205 Neckerchief, Troop 205 Neckerchief Slide, and Scout Socks.  Not wearing this is not only not in Class “A” style, but not polished, either.  Let’s Class “A” it up and show your Troop 205 pride!

 

Service Patrol:           The Tri Force Patrol 

 

GREENBAR MEETING:  YES!   We request that all Senior Patrol Members, Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders, and Assistant Scoutmasters attend this meeting that begins immediately after the Troop Meeting Closing this week, and concludes by 9pm.  We will be planning out the month’s Troop Meetings ahead and reviewing the responsibilities of each leadership position along with the required 75% Troop Meeting attendance.  Attendance is based on those Scouts who are present for the entire meeting.

 

10/29/17

TROOP 205 WORLD JAMBOREE NEWS - APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED STARTING TOMORROW - NOVEMBER 1ST.  THIS WILL SELL OUT QUICKLY SO IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON ATTENDING, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND APPLYING TOMORROW!  https://wsj2019.us/apply<https://wsj2019.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=20d9a19d85a67003681c85f47&id=665b6f67a5&e=ad24999f25>

 

Registration goes live on November 1, 2017

 

 Are you ready to "Unlock a New World?

 

The USA Contingent to the 24th World Scout Jamboree in 2019 will begin accepting applications for participants, adult volunteers, and International Service Team (IST) members in a few days. We hope that you can join us for an adventure of a lifetime.

 

What is the 24th World Scout Jamboree?

 

The World Scout Jamboree is the largest camping event organized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), gathering as many as 50,000 Scouts and leaders from 169 National Scout Organizations. The 24th World Scout Jamboree (WSJ) is co-hosted by Scouts Canada, Association de Scouts de Mexico, and the Boy Scouts of America. The last time the United States hosted a WSJ was in 1967 in Idaho.

 

The WSJ is an educational event bringing together young men and young women from around the world to promote peace, mutual understanding, and to develop leadership skills. The Jamboree will feature the hallmarks of past World Jamboree programs, such as the Global Development Village, the World Scout Centre, a special sustainability initiative, and the socialization elements that allow participants to make lifelong friends from around the world.

 

Participation is open to eligible men and women who are registered members in the Boy Scouts of America. World Scout Jamboree units will be organized on a regional (not Council) basis.

 

The theme for the 24th World Scout Jamboree is "Unlock a New World". This reflects the new adventures, cultures and friendships that will be shared by Scouts from around the world. We hope you can join us!

 

The United States Contingent is limited on the number of people that we can send to a World Scout Jamboree. While we will be able to send more to this Jamboree than ever before, we expect there to be tremendous interest and encourage folks to apply as soon as possible.

 

Dates:

 July 22 - August 2, 2019 (USA Contingent will arrive on July 21, 2019)

 

Location: 

Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve

West Virginia, USA

Eligibility:

 

 Birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005

 

  *   Youth participants (boys and girls) must be age 14-17

 Birthday before July 22, 2001 (age 18 and older)

 

  *   Adult unit leaders (age 18 and older)

  *   International Service Team (IST) age 18 and older

 

 When to apply

The USA Contingent application system will open on November 1, 2017.

Application Process:

Participants, adult leaders, and IST will complete an online application. Applications will be reviewed on both a Council and National level. Official information and a link to the online application can be found on the USA Contingent website: https://wsj2019.us/apply<https://wsj2019.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=20d9a19d85a67003681c85f47&id=665b6f67a5&e=ad24999f25>

Fees: Total fees, along with a payment schedule, will be published on November 1, 2017.

 

Early applicant discount: applicants who submit a $250 deposit between November 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018 and make all additional payments on time will have a $100 discount applied to their last payment. The payment schedule will be published on or before November 1, 2017.

What is included in the fee:

The participant and unit leader fees include registration for the Jamboree, meals at the Jamboree, tents, and patrol and cooking gear. The fees also cover appropriate travel expenses (including food) between "Hub Cities" and the Jamboree. An appropriate number of "Hub Cities" will be identified across the continental United States depending on the distribution of youth and leaders that make up the various units. Applicants will be responsible for the costs to get themselves to and from these "Hub City" locations.

 

Due to different travel costs, participant and leader fees may vary by Region.

 

The IST fees will include all of these items except for transportation and travel related expenses. Transportation to and from the Jamboree will be the responsibility of the IST member based on when they need to report or depart from their staff assignment.

 

In an effort to reduce costs, there will be NO TOURS pre or post Jamboree.

Selection Process

The Boy Scouts of America is limited to the number of participants and International Service Team Members it can send to a World Jamboree. Based on anticipated participation, space could be limited.

 

Participants - Participants will be notified, by unit leadership, if they have been accepted or are being put on a waiting list. If they are put on a waiting list, they will continue to pay according to the payment schedule. Applicants on the waiting list that are not ultimately selected will receive a full refund (including initial deposit).

 

Leaders - There will be four leaders per unit and acceptance timing will be based on the filling of youth in the units which have been allocated to each Region. Leaders will continue to pay, according to the payment schedule even if they have not been confirmed. BSA area and regional leadership will select leaders based on the leader qualifications. Leader applicants who are not ultimately selected will receive a full refund. If a unit leader applicant is not selected for a unit leadership position, it would be encouraged that they consider modifying their registration status to that of an International Service Team member applicant. Once that modification is made in their application, selection for IST positions would be handled by the Host Committee. Female leadership is important in order to follow BSA policy on co-ed units.

 

IST - Once approved by their local Council and the USA Contingent leadership, the application will be sent to the World Jamboree Organizers (Host). The Host will notify the applicant of acceptance and job assignment. Some assignments will likely be given in 2018 and some in 2019. The applicant will need to continue to pay as per the fee schedule above. If an applicant is not ultimately accepted, they will receive a full refund.

 

Scholarship Program - A partial scholarship will be available based on need - more details pertaining to the scholarship program will be available on or before December 31, 2017. Partial scholarships, if received, will be applied to the final payments.

Other General Information

Prior to the Jamboree, online training for participants, unit leaders and IST will be required for all in the USA Contingent. This will be identified and provided during late 2018.

 

Participants must have a birthday between July 22, 2001 and July 21, 2005 to attend. IST must have a birthday before July 22, 2001. There are no exceptions.

 

A World Jamboree is a coed event and all are encouraged to apply. If a potential participant is currently not a member of the Boy Scouts of America due to current membership age requirements and would like to apply for the Jamboree, they should contact their local council to learn how to register in order to apply for the World Jamboree.

 

The participants and unit leaders from the USA Contingent will arrive on July 21st and depart August 2nd - the arrival day is a day earlier than the other contingents - this is to help the Jamboree Organizers (Host) welcome other participants and leaders from all around the world.

 

Participants and unit leaders must travel with the USA Contingent from their "Hub City" to the Jamboree. "Hub Cities" will be in the continental USA (i.e. those coming from Alaska, Hawaii, Far East Council, and Transatlantic Council will need to provide their own means of transportation to and from the "Hub city").

 

The Jamboree Organizing Committee has the authority to cancel the event due to compelling reasons. If the Jamboree is canceled because of events outside of BSA or the Jamboree Organizing Committee control (e.g., acts of terrorism, natural disasters), the BSA and Jamboree Organizing Committee may not refund the fees collected.

 

Any payment made after March 15, 2019 is subject to an additional $50 late fee.

 

 We hope you'll join Scouts and Scouters from across the BSA for this opportunity to "Come See the World" right here in West Virginia. Scouts will not only enjoy the adventures at the Summit, but will also work with Scouts from around the world in seeking answers and solutions to international questions and problems. Scouts will leave the Jamboree with a wider view of the world, a deeper understanding of world Scouting, and a renewed commitment to Scouting as a whole.

 

For the most accurate information, additional resources, or specific questions, please refer to the USA Contingent website: https://wsj2019.us<https://wsj2019.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=20d9a19d85a67003681c85f47&id=ec544a36a1&e=ad24999f25> or email uscontingent2019@scouting.org<mailto:uscontingent2019@scouting.org>.

 

Yours in Scouting,

 

Dan Ownby and Rachel Eddowes

BSA Contingent Leaders

 

IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND - PLEASE DO NOT DELAY WITH YOUR APPLICATION TO AVOID A FUTURE DISAPPOINTMENT AS THIS WILL SELL OUT VERY QUICKLY!

 

 PLEASE DON'T MISS THIS LIFETIME EXPERIENCE OPPORTUITY!

10/29/17

 Proudly presenting our Troop 205 Scouts and Leaders!

Photo by Webmaster Greg Baranec

 TROOP MEETING MONDAY THIS WEEK –  With Halloween on Tuesday this week, we will have our Troop Meeting on Monday night this week.  Assistant Scoutmaster Michael Norrby will be our Scoutmaster for the week, as Scoutmaster Businski has a work related NYC event to attend to – the day job getting in the way of Scouting once again!   

IT’S POPCORN SELLING COMING TO A CLOSE! 

Hello Scouts, Leaders & Troop Parents,

 Hats off to the boys who attended this week's Show n Sell at Pats and E.I. Bagels who grossed $1013 in popcorn sales and donations.  This is a new record for a Show n Sell Sale, so congratulations to all of the scouts in attendance.  The scouts who sold were: Logan Muller, Joseph Falcon, Jack Wodicka, James Buonincontri, Ruelin Man-Martinez, Robert Hilbert, Christopher Dopfel, Vito Giuliodibari, Javier Orellana, Louis Attard, 

Lucas Erhard, Nico Paladino, & Robert Camlet. 

Also, Ryan Gannon and his cub scout brother held a sale at Stanley's.  He sold $430 of popcorn, not to mention more $ in donations.  Between a previous sale combined with this weekend's, Ryan has grossed $1224 in sales and donations. Fantastic job Ryan!

  I would like to thank all of the leaders and parent's who were there to support the scouts and help supervise the sale.  We couldn't have done it without you, so Thank You!

 Remember, I need to collect all of the Form Orders for Popcorn at tomorrow night's meeting, so that I can place your orders.  Please have your items totaled at the bottom of each row on the form.  All $ funds must be handed in with your order form.  It would help me greatly if you could please put your form and money in an envelope with your name on it to keep things organized. If you are not able to attend the meeting this week, please contact me to make arrangements to hand in your order no later than this Tuesday, October 31st!  I will be placing our troop order shortly after that, and don't want to miss filling anyone's sales. 

 If you are not selling popcorn but would like to support the sale, I will have popcorn for purchase at this week's meeting.  Items range from $10-20 and the Troop receives 40% of your donation.

  Thanks again for all of your support and participation.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions. 

                                                             Warm Regards,    Allie Goess     516-660-0315 

P.S.- the raffle drawing for prizes will be held within the next couple of weeks once all of the tallies are in. The date will be announced ahead of time in the weekly elert :

DUES DUE  – $90 for Scouts and $40 for ASM’s and Committee Members.  If you already have a Troop Credit in your Troop Account, your dues have either been fully or partially paid.  Checks are payable to “Troop 205.”  If you have not yet paid, please pay at this week’s Troop Meeting.   

 PATROL FLAGS – All the Patrol Flags at last week’s Troop Meeting looked fantastic.  Just one more Patrol to go and we will be 100% complete on the Patrol Flags.  Let’s see them all at this week’s Troop Court of Honor!        

  

UPCOMING TROOP 205 EVENTS

 

NOVEMBER INDIAN ISLAND CAMPOUT AND BIKE HIKE – November 10-12, 2017 at Indian Island County Park.  The deadline to sign up and pay for this trip will be at this week’s MONDAY, October 30th Troop Meeting.  The flyer and permission form attached.  Please Contact Assistant Scoutmaster Kevin Lawn at 277-9016 or kevin.lawn@broadridge.com or Richard Conzo at 516-639-9236 or rconzo@verizon.net if you have questions or desire additional information. 

 

THIS WEEK’S TROOP MEETING

 THEME:                       Rank Advancements and popcorn orders and money due            

DATE:                          MONDAY, October 30, 2017

TIME:                           Timber Point Elementary School    

TIME:                           7:30pm to 8:30pm 

UNIFORM:                   Class “B” Uniform    

Service Patrol:           The Senior Patrol   

10/23/17

TROOP 205 NEWS

 

TROOP COURT OF HONOR LAST WEEK - Congratulations to all our fine Scouts for their hard and dedicated work in earning nine Rank Advancements and 142 Merit Badges since the June Court of Honor.  Great job to Vito Giuliodibari and Nico Paladino who served as our great emcee's for the evening, SPL Jake Arens who played the Star Spangled Banner beautifully, The Rough Riders Patrol for the very informative "Flag etiquette" presentation, ASM Kevin Donovan who did an outstanding job in organizing and managing our Court of Honor, our Webmaster Mr. Greg Baranec who developed a fantastic slide and video show, and to our entire Troop 205 family for coming to our Court of Honor and supporting our Troop!  It was a fine and proud night to be a member of Troop 205!

 

IT'S POPCORN SELLING TIME - AND LAST DAY TO WRAP IT ALL UP!  Please submit your order form and payment at tomorrow's Troop Meeting.

 

 A MESSAGE FROM ASM CHRIS BERNICHON TO OUR EAGLE SCOUTS - NESA (National Eagle Scout Association) has opened up their 2017 Scholarship program, and the deadline is in October 31, though I would encourage all Eagle Scouts in their Senior Year of High School to apply as soon as possible. It is also important to note that NESA members can apply every year from their senior year in high school to junior year of college.

 

NESA Academic Scholarship Requirements:

 

NESA academic scholarships are based on school and Scouting participation, academic performance, and financial need.

*                     Cooke scholarships ($2,500 - $48,000) - Awarded based on school and Scouting participation, academic performance, and financial need. Applicants must meet the minimum SAT or ACT score to apply.

*                     NESA STEM scholarship ($50,000) - Awarded to one applicant annually who has chosen to pursue a career in a STEM-related field. Applicants for the STEM scholarship who are not selected will automatically be considered for a Cooke scholarship worth $2,500 - $48,000 each.

 

NESA Merit Scholarship Requirements

 

Merit scholarships are awarded based on school and Scouting participation and community service.

*                     Hall/McElwain scholarships ($5,000) - Awarded based on school and Scouting participation and community service.

*                     Robert and Rebecca Palmer scholarships ($2,500) - Awarded based on school and Scouting participation and community service.

*                     Bailey merit scholarships ($2,000 -$4,000) - Awarded based on school and Scouting participation and community service.

*                     Michael S. Malone/Windrush Publishing Journalism scholarship ($2,500) - Awarded to one Scout who plans to pursue a degree in journalism.

 

All applicants must be members of the National Eagle Scout Association to receive a scholarship.  For more information, please go to:  http://www.nesa.org/scholarships.html

DUES DUE  - $90 for Scouts and $40 for ASM's and Committee Members.  If you already have a Troop Credit in your Troop Account, your dues have either been fully or partially paid.  Checks are payable to "Troop 205."  If you have not yet paid, please pay at this week's Troop Meeting.

 

PATROL FLAGS - All the Patrol Flags at last week's Troop Meeting looked fantastic.  Just one more Patrol to go and we will be 100% complete on the Patrol Flags.  Let's see them all at this week's Troop Court of Honor!

 

 

UPCOMING TROOP 205 EVENTS

 

NOVEMBER INDIAN ISLAND CAMPOUT AND BIKE HIKE - November 10-12, 2017 at Indian Island County Park.  The deadline to sign up and pay for this trip will be at the MONDAY, October 30th Troop Meeting.  The flyer and permission form attached.  Please Contact Assistant Scoutmaster Kevin Lawn at 277-9016 or kevin.lawn@broadridge.com or Richard Conzo at 516-639-9236 or rconzo@verizon.net if you have questions or desire additional information.

 

 

 

PHILMONT SCOUT RANCH TRIP THIS NEXT SUMMER - Please note that the Youth Application needs the Scoutmaster's signature.  Please bring all forms (youth and adult) signed to the next meeting with your $100. deposit.  Mr. Businski can sign the youth forms and I can mail to Council in one package.  If you have been told that you're on the waiting list, please bring the completed forms and the check anyway in case someone chooses not to attend the trek or if something else can be worked out.  Attached are the youth and adult applications and the Philmont flyer from Council. Remember, until we get the deposits into Council, our spot is not officially reserved.  Any questions please email me at mearens@gmail.com or call me at 631 682-3629.

 

 

THIS WEEK'S TROOP MEETING

 

THEME:                       Rank Advancements and popcorn orders and money due

DATE:                            Tuesday, October 24, 2017

TIME:                           Timber Point Elementary School

TIME:                           7:30pm to 8:30pm

UNIFORM:                   Class "B" Uniform

10/16/17

TROOP 205 NEWS

  

Proudly presenting our Troop 205 Scouts and Leaders!

 

TROOP COURT OF HONOR AT THIS TUESDAY'S TROOP MEETING - Attention all Scouts, parents, siblings, grandparents - come on down to our Troop 205 Court of Honor this upcoming Tuesday evening at Timber Point School, beginning at 7:30pm.

 

IT'S POPCORN SELLING TIME!  A MESSAGE FROM OUR POPCORN KERNEL - COMMITTEE MEMBER ALLIE GOESS:

 

Hello Scouts, Leaders & Scout Families,

 

The scouts are off to a great start with their popcorn sales. Julian Covarrubias and Vito Giuliodibari started with a Door to Door Sale on 9/28 that grossed $204!

 

This past weekend the scouts had two Show n Sell Sales at Costello's Ace Hardware in East Islip.  On Saturday, Louis Attard, Josh Banville, Julian Covarrubias, Christopher Dopfel, Chad Glick & Ruelin Man-Martinez grossed a total of $723 in sales and donations!  On Sunday, Josh Banville, Matt Barra, Julian Covarrubias, Grant Dollmann, Joseph Falcon, Sam Hartnett & Ruelin Man-Martinez grossed a total of $776!  Great job guys!!!

 

Ryan Gannon sold alongside cub scouts at Stanley's Bakery on Saturday and sold $480! Way to go Ryan!

 

I would to thank all of the troop and family members who attended as well.  Your support and supervision is always needed and greatly appreciated.

 

So far the troop has grossed a total of $2183 in sales and donations. Remember the scouts are earning a 40% commission on these sales.  Last year the troop sold a grand total of $8,480.  If we reach this year's goal of $9328 (a 10% increase) the boys will receive an extra 2% in commission (a total of 42%).

 

 

If you haven't been selling, it's not too late!  The Popcorn Sales run through the end of October.  You can pick up an order form at the committee table during our troop meetings or set up an online account to sell to family and friends.  I will have sign-up sheets for another Door to Door Sale on October 15th @ 1:30, as well as another Show n Sell Sale at Pat's Market & EI Bagels on October 28th @7:30.

 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions.  P.S. I'm still waiting to hear from a few people who would like to join the Popcorn Committee, so don't be shy!

 

                                                       Warm Regards, Allie Goess

                                                       516-660-0315

 

 

P.S.-  I will have popcorn for sale in the back of the cafeteria during our troop meetings.  Prices range from $10-20 an item.  If your  scout is not selling popcorn on his own, you can still help support our sale by making a purchase/donation directly from me at the  meetings including this week's COH.  The Boy Scouts receive 73% of your contribution, and 40% of that goes directly to our troop.

 

Thanks again for your support!

 

OCTOBER TROOP 205 CAMPOUT - SAGTIKOS DISTRICT 2017 WEBELOS WOODS, SCHIFF SCOUT RESERVATION THIS LAST WEEKEND - A special thank you to ASM Pete Hilbert and ASM Chris Dopfel, for doing an outstanding job in running this trip.  Hats off to our older Scouts for doing a great job with our younger Scouts and Webelos on this trip.  So sorry about ASM Dopfel getting his hand hurt when loading the trailer on Friday night and best wishes for a speedy recovery!

 

A MESSAGE FROM ASM CHRIS BERNICHON TO OUR EAGLE SCOUTS - NESA (National Eagle Scout Association) has opened up their 2017 Scholarship program, and the deadline is in October 31, though I would encourage all Eagle Scouts in their Senior Year of High School to apply as soon as possible. It is also important to note that NESA members can apply every year from their senior year in high school to junior year of college.

 

NESA Academic Scholarship Requirements:

 

NESA academic scholarships are based on school and Scouting participation, academic performance, and financial need.

*                     Cooke scholarships ($2,500 - $48,000) - Awarded based on school and Scouting participation, academic performance, and financial need. Applicants must meet the minimum SAT or ACT score to apply.

*                     NESA STEM scholarship ($50,000) - Awarded to one applicant annually who has chosen to pursue a career in a STEM-related field. Applicants for the STEM scholarship who are not selected will automatically be considered for a Cooke scholarship worth $2,500 - $48,000 each.

 

NESA Merit Scholarship Requirements

 

Merit scholarships are awarded based on school and Scouting participation and community service.

*                     Hall/McElwain scholarships ($5,000) - Awarded based on school and Scouting participation and community service.

*                     Robert and Rebecca Palmer scholarships ($2,500) - Awarded based on school and Scouting participation and community service.

*                     Bailey merit scholarships ($2,000 -$4,000) - Awarded based on school and Scouting participation and community service.

*                     Michael S. Malone/Windrush Publishing Journalism scholarship ($2,500) - Awarded to one Scout who plans to pursue a degree in journalism.

 

All applicants must be members of the National Eagle Scout Association to receive a scholarship.  For more information, please go to:  http://www.nesa.org/scholarships.html

DUES DUE AT LAST WEEK'S TROOP MEETING - $90 for Scouts and $40 for ASM's and Committee Members.  If you already have a Troop Credit in your Troop Account, your dues have either been fully or partially paid.  Checks are payable to "Troop 205."  If you have not yet paid, please pay at this week's Court of Honor.

 

PATROL FLAGS - All the Patrol Flags at last week's Troop Meeting looked fantastic.  Just one more Patrol to go and we will be 100% complete on the Patrol Flags.  Let's see them all at this week's Troop Court of Honor!

 

 

HAVING A CHALLENGE OPENING THE ATTACHMENTS IN THE TROOP e-LERTS?  All of the attachments in the weekly Troop e-Lerts are either "Word" or ".PDF documents.  I have been hearing from some Troop families that the files are coming into them as a win.dat file.  We understand that there is a "fix" for this:   Attached, please find the file: winmailOpener.  This is a small, light, free utility.  Once it is installed, you may keep a shortcut to the utility on my desktop.  Anytime you get a winmail.dat file that you want to open, just drag and drop the attachment on the shortcut, and it opens the associated attachments.  Each of the individual attachments can then be saved and/or copied as necessary.

 

 

UPCOMING TROOP 205 EVENTS

 

NOVEMBER INDIAN ISLAND CAMPOUT AND BIKE HIKE - November 10-12, 2017 at Indian Island County Park.  The deadline to sign up and pay for this trip will be at the MONDAY, October 30th Troop Meeting.  The flyer and permission form attached.  Please Contact Assistant Scoutmaster Kevin Lawn at 277-9016 or kevin.lawn@broadridge.com<mailto:kevin.lawn@broadridge.com> or Richard Conzo at 516-639-9236 or rconzo@verizon.net<mailto:rconzo@verizon.net> if you have questions or desire additional information.

 

 

 

PHILMONT SCOUT RANCH TRIP THIS NEXT SUMMER - Please note that the Youth Application needs the Scoutmaster's signature.  Please bring all forms (youth and adult) signed to the next meeting with your $100. deposit.  Mr. Businski can sign the youth forms and I can mail to Council in one package.  If you have been told that you're on the waiting list, please bring the completed forms and the check anyway in case someone chooses not to attend the trek or if something else can be worked out.  Attached are the youth and adult applications and the Philmont flyer from Council. Remember, until we get the deposits into Council, our spot is not officially reserved.  Any questions please email me at mearens@gmail.com or call me at 631 682-3629

 

THIS WEEK'S TROOP COURT OF HONOR

 

THEME:                       Troop Court of Honor - All Troop Scouts, Parents, Siblings and Grandparents are invited to attend!

DATE:                            Tuesday, October 17, 2017

TIME:                           Timber Point Elementary School

TIME:                           7:30pm to 8:30pm

UNIFORM:                   Class "A" Uniform

 

WHAT DOES A CLASS "A" UNIFORM LOOK LIKE?  It includes your Troop 205 Neckerchief, Troop 205 Neckerchief Slide, and Scout Socks.  Not wearing this is not only not in Class "A" style, but not polished, either.  Let's Class "A" it up and show your Troop 205 pride!

 

Service Patrol: The Rough Riders Patrol

10/8/17

TROOP 205 NEWS

  

Proudly presenting our Troop 205 Scouts and Leaders!

 

HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND!

 

DUES DUE AT THIS WEEK'S TROOP MEETING - $90 for Scouts and $40 for ASM's and Committee Members.  If you already have a Troop Credit in your Troop Account, your dues have either been fully or partially paid.  Checks are payable to "Troop 205."

 

PATROL FLAGS - All the Patrol Flags at last week's Troop Meeting looked fantastic.  Just one more Patrol to go and we will be 100% complete on the Parol Flags.  Let's see them all at this week's Troop Meeting!

 

 

POPCORN SALE NOW GOING ON:

 

Hello Scouts, Leaders & Scout Families,

 

The scouts are off to a great start with their popcorn sales. Julian Covarrubias and Vito Giuliodibari started with a Door to Door Sale on 9/28 that grossed $204!

 

This past weekend the scouts had two Show n Sell Sales at Costello's Ace Hardware in East Islip.  On Saturday, Louis Attard, Josh Banville, Julian Covarrubias, Christopher Dopfel, Chad Glick & Ruelin Man-Martinez grossed a total of $723 in sales and donations!  On Sunday, Josh Banville, Matt Barra, Julian Covarrubias, Grant Dollmann, Joseph Falcon, Sam Hartnett & Ruelin Man-Martinez grossed a total of $776!  Great job guys!!!

 

Ryan Gannon sold alongside cub scouts at Stanley's Bakery on Saturday and sold $480! Way to go Ryan!

 

I would to thank all of the troop and family members who attended as well.  Your support and supervision is always needed and greatly appreciated.

 

So far the troop has grossed a total of $2,183 in sales and donations. Remeber the scouts are earning a 40% commission on these sales.  Last year the troop sold a grand total of $8,480.  If we reach this year's goal of $9328 (a 10% increase) the boys will receive an extra 2% in commission (a total of 42%).

 

If you haven't been selling, it's not too late!  The Popcorn Sales run through the end of October.  You can pick up an order form at the committee table during our troop meetings or set up an online account to sell to family and friends.  I will have sign-up sheets for another Door to Door Sale on October 15th @ 1:30, as well as another Show n Sell Sale at Pat's Market & EI Bagels on October 28th @7:30.

 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions.  P.S. I'm still waiting to hear from a few people who would like to join the Popcorn Committee, so don't be shy!

 

                                                       Warm Regards,

 

                                                       Allie Goess

                                                       516-660-0315<tel:(516)%20660-0315>

 

 

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO SCOUT FRANKIE NACCARATO AND ASSISTANT SCOUTMASTER FRANK NACCARATO - Please check out the beautiful "CAMP 205" sign that was hand crafted by Scout Frankie and ASM Frank Naccarato and installed with Troop Committee Chairman Glen Bernichon today.  Enjoy the photos and when you see Frankie and Frank, please give them a Scout handshake and BIG thanks for the fine job.  Proud of you two guys and proud of the Troop Camp and wonderful sign!  Thank you so very much!

 

HAVING A CHALLENGE OPENING THE ATTACHMENTS IN THE TROOP e-LERTS?  All of the attachments in the weekly Troop e-Lerts are either "Word" or ".PDF documents.  I have been hearing from some Troop families that the files are coming into them as a win.dat file.  We understand that there is a "fix" for this:   Attached, please find the file: winmailOpener.  This is a small, light, free utility.  Once it is installed, you may keep a shortcut to the utility on my desktop.  Anytime you get a winmail.dat file that you want to open, just drag and drop the attachment on the shortcut, and it opens the associated attachments.  Each of the individual attachments can then be saved and/or copied as necessary.

 

 

UPCOMING TROOP 205 EVENTS

 

OCTOBER TROOP 205 CAMPOUT - SAGTIKOS DISTRICT 2017 WEBELOS WOODS, SCHIFF SCOUT RESERVATION, OCTOBER 13-15, 2017 - Flyer and Permission form attached.  Sign-ups will still be accepted at this week's Troop meeting.    For those Scouts, Leaders, and parents attending, please bring $15. cash to this week's Troop Meeting for Patrol Cooking.

 

PHILMONT SCOUT RANCH TRIP THIS NEXT SUMMER - Please note that the Youth Application needs the Scoutmaster's signature.  Please bring all forms (youth and adult) signed to the next meeting with your $100. deposit.  Mr. Businski can sign the youth forms and I can mail to Council in one package.  If you have been told that you're on the waiting list, please bring the completed forms and the check anyway in case someone chooses not to attend the trek or if something else can be worked out.  Attached are the youth and adult applications and the Philmont flyer from Council. Remember, until we get the deposits into Council, our spot is not officially reserved.  Any questions please email me at mearens@gmail.com<mailto:mearens@gmail.com> or call me at 631 682-3629<tel:(631)%20682-3629>.

 

 

THIS WEEK'S TROOP MEETING

 

THEME:                       Scout Meeting, Rank Advancements, and Webelos Woods Parol Duty Rosters and Menu planning

DATE:                           Tuesday, October 10, 2017

TIME:                           Timber Point Elementary School

TIME:                           7:30pm to 8:30pm

UNIFORM:                   Class "B" Uniform

Service Patrol:            The Laurens Patrol

10/2/17

TROOP 205 NEWS

 

TROOP 205 SCOUT AND FATHER'S MONTAUK FISHING & CAMPING TRIP THIS LAST WEEKEND - A great time was had by all camping, fishing, eating great, and having a super time, despite some rough seas and intermittent rain on Saturday afternoon.  A special thanks for the ASM Activity Captains who ran this event - Chris Dopfel and Marc Muller - along with the logistical help from ASM Tim Bucci who arranged the fishing charter and cooked the fish on Saturday evening.  We also thank Senior Patrol Leader Jacob Arens for the wonderful job in leading our Troop throughout the weekend.

 

A special thanks to all our fine Scouts and Fathers who helped us at the Fire House upon our trip home cleaning up the camping equipment and helping us stack a cord of wood for the Troop.

 

If you have a Troop Tent from the weekend, please return dry and repacked at this week's Troop Meeting.

 

The weekend photos will be downloaded on our site: www.t205.net<http://www.t205.net> very soon, but in the meantime, please enjoy these photos of our Scouts, Parents, and Leaders:

 

LAST MEETNG FOR BOARD OF REVIEWS - This week's Troop Meeting will be the last meeting for Board of Reviews for the Fall Troop Court of Honor on Tuesday, October 17th.  Class "A" Uniform all the way for Board of Reviews.

 

PATROL FLAGS - All the Patrol Flags at last week's Troop Meeting looked fantastic.  Just one more Patrol to go and we will be 100% complete on the Patrol Flags.  Let's see them all at this week's Troop Meeting!

 

POPCORN  SALE NOW GOING ON:

 

Hello Scouts, Leaders & Parents,

 

I wanted to send out a reminder to let you know that our Popcorn Fundraising Sale is going on now through October 31st.  Please see the attached flyer for more information on the ways you can sell and all of the benefits to you and scouting as a whole.

 

I am also trying to organize a Popcorn Committee this year to help organize sales, help supervise at sales and brainstorm some fresh ideas on how to increase sales and participation.  If you are interested please contact me by text, email or call.

 

There will be signup sheets for Storefront Sales at the troop meeting at the committee table. I need to get some parent volunteers to sign up and supervise these sales with me. I am happy to organize the sales for the scouts to earn more commissions, but Council will not allow me to run these sales by myself.  As a safety precaution, I must have another adult supervisor/parent with the group and myself at all times.  Thank you in advance for volunteering some time ;)

 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any other questions or suggestions.  Best of luck with your Popcorn Sales!

                                                                   Warm Regards, Allie Goess

                                                                                             516-660-0315

 

HAVING A CHALLENGE OPENING THE ATTACHMENTS IN THE TROOP e-LERTS?  All of the attachments in the weekly Troop e-Lerts are either "Word" or ".PDF documents.  I have been hearing from some Troop families that the files are coming into them as a win.dat file.  We understand that there is a "fix" for this:   Attached, please find the file: winmailOpener.  This is a small, light, free utility.  Once it is installed, you may keep a shortcut to the utility on my desktop.  Anytime you get a winmail.dat file that you want to open, just drag and drop the attachment on the shortcut, and it opens the associated attachments.  Each of the individual attachments can then be saved and/or copied as necessary.

 

 

UPCOMING TROOP 205 EVENTS

 

OCTOBER TROOP 205 CAMPOUT - SAGTIKOS DISTRICT 2017 WEBELOS WOODS, SCHIFF SCOUT RESERVATION, OCTOBER 13-15, 2017 - Flyer and Permission form attached.  The cur-off to sign up is at this week's Troop Meeting - October 3rd.

 

PHILMONT SCOUT RANCH TRIP THIS NEXT SUMMER - Please note that the Youth Application needs the Scoutmaster's signature.  Please bring all forms (youth and adult) signed to the next meeting with your $100. deposit.  Mr. Businski can sign the youth forms and I can mail to Council in one package.  If you have been told that you're on the waiting list, please bring the completed forms and the check anyway in case someone chooses not to attend the trek or if something else can be worked out.  Attached are the youth and adult applications and the Philmont flyer from Council. Remember, until we get the deposits into Council, our spot is not officially reserved.  Any questions please email me at mearens@gmail.com<mailto:mearens@gmail.com> or call me at 631 682-3629<tel:(631)%20682-3629>.

 

 

THIS WEEK'S TROOP MEETING

 

THEME:                       Scout Meeting, Rank Advancements, and last meeting for Board of Reviews

DATE:                           Tuesday, October 3, 2017

TIME:                           Timber Point Elementary School

TIME:                           7:30pm to 8:30pm

UNIFORM:                   Class "A" Uniform

 

WHAT DOES A CLASS "A" UNIFORM LOOK LIKE?  It includes your Troop 205 Neckerchief, Troop 205 Neckerchief Slide, and Scout Socks.  Not wearing this is not only not in Class "A" style, but not polished, either.  Let's Class "A" it up and show your Troop 205 pride!

 

Service Patrol:            Flaming Arrow Patrol

9/24/17

LAST MEETNG FOR SCOUTMASTER CONFERENCES – This week’s Troop Meeting will be the last meeting for Scoutmaster Conferences for the Fall Troop Court of Honor on Tuesday, October 17th.  Next week’s Troop Meeting – October 3rd, will be the last night for Board of Reviews.  Class “A” Uniform all the way for both Scoutmaster Conferences and Board of Reviews.   

PATROL FLAGS – All Patrols are requested to bring their Patrol Flags to the Troop Meeting this Tuesday.      

POPCORN  SALE NOW GOING ON: 

 Hello Scouts, Leaders & Parents,

 I wanted to send out a reminder to let you know that our Popcorn Fundraising Sale is going on now through October 31st.  Please see the attached flyer for more information on the ways you can sell and all of the benefits to you and scouting as a whole. 

I am also trying to organize a Popcorn Committee this year to help organize sales, help supervise at sales and brainstorm some fresh ideas on how to increase sales and participation.  If you are interested please contact me by text, email or call.   

There will be signup sheets for Storefront Sales at the troop meeting at the committee table. I need to get some parent volunteers to sign up and supervise these sales with me. I am happy to organize the sales for the scouts to earn more commissions, but Council will not allow me to run these sales by myself.  As a safety precaution, I must have another adult supervisor/parent with the group and myself at all times.  Thank you in advance for volunteering some time ;)

 Please feel free to contact me if you have any other questions or suggestions.  Best of luck with your Popcorn Sales!

                                                                   Warm Regards, Allie Goess

                                                                                             516-660-0315

MESSAGE FROM LIFE SCOUT JOSEPH FALCON ABOUT HIS EAGLE PROJECT THIS WEEKEND –  

I want to thank all of the Troop 205 Scouts, leaders and parents who were able to come and help me out at my Kids Safety Day Eagle Project yesterday. It was a blast and the weather was a little hot, but perfect weather for the event. So many volunteers came down to support this project and made it an amazing event. I am so honored to have the support of so many people. A special thank you to Mr. Baranec, my Eagle Adviser, for all his guidance throughout the project. The vendors - The Great River Fire Department, East Islip Fire Department, MTA Police, Exchange Ambulance of the Islips, the Sheriff's Department, the EIHS Art Students, Lynda Moran and the Islip Art Council, Mike the Hot Dog Guy, Dang's BBQ and All American Donuts made the day possible. Thanks to all.

 Joe Falcon
jfeagleproject@aol.com

TROOP 205 CALENDAR FOR THE 2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR – Please find the most current calendar, which is also on our Troop site at www.t205.net.

 

HAVING A CHALLENGE OPENING THE ATTACHMENTS IN THE TROOP e-LERTS?  All of the attachments in the
 weekly Troop e-Lerts are either “Word” or “.PDF documents.  I have been hearing from some Troop families that 
the files are coming into them as a win.dat file.  We understand that there is a “fix” for this:   
Attached, please find the file: winmailOpener.  This is a small, light, free utility.  Once it is installed, you may keep a 
shortcut to the utility on my desktop.  Anytime you get a winmail.dat file that you want to open, just drag and drop the
 attachment on the shortcut, and it opens the associated attachments.  Each of the individual attachments can then be saved 
and/or copied as necessary.

TROOP 205 SCOUT AND FATHER’S MONTAUK FISHING & CAMPING TRIP

THIS NEXT WEEKEND – SOLD OUT!  

– September 29 – October 1.  For these Scouts and Father’s who have signed up, please bring $15. Cash to this week’s

 Troop Meeting for your Patrol food.   

PHILMONT SCOUT RANCH TRIP THIS NEXT SUMMER –

Please note that theYouth Application needs the Scoutmaster's signature. 

Please bring all forms (youth and adult) signed to the next meeting with your $100. deposit.  Mr. Businski

can sign the youth forms and I can mail to Council in one package.  If you have been told that you're on the waiting list,

please bring the completed

 forms and the check anyway in case someone chooses not to attend the trek or if something else can be

worked out.  Attached are the youth and adult applications and the Philmont flyer from Council. Remember,

until we get the deposits into Council, our spot is not officially reserved.  Any questions please email

me at mearens@gmail.com or call me at 631 682-3629

9/17/17

SCOUT AND PARENTS FIRST MEETING THIS LAST TUESDAY EVENING – BA special thank you for all the Scouts and parents who attended our first opening meeting this last week.  If you were unable to attend, attached, please find the meeting agenda for your review. 

 PHILMONT SCOUT RANCH TRIP THIS NEXT SUMMER – Eagle Scout and Assistant Scoutmaster Mike Arens is formulating the July 21 through August 4, 2018 Philmont Scout Ranch Crew and still has some limited number of Scout and Adult Leader positions.  If you are interested in attending, please either reply to this email or reach out to ASM Mike Arens directly.  This trip will sell out very quickly so first come, first serve.  This is an experience of a lifetime so sign up today if interested.  At this point, there are only about two adult leadership positions and two Scout positions open. 

 To participate in the Philmont Scout Ranch adventure, a youth must be 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and completed the 8th grade by date of participation.

 TROOP 205 CALENDAR FOR THE 2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR – Please find the most current calendar, which is also on our Troop site at www.t205.net.  

TROOP 205 IN LEADERSHIP IN HIGH SCHOOL - Robert Camlet has been voted in as Freshman Class King/Representative; Joe Falcon as Sophomore King/Representative and John Camlet won overall Homecoming King.  Antonio Ditta has been voted Junior Class Student Government Secretary. 

HAVING A CHALLENGE OPENING THE ATTACHMENTS IN THE TROOP e-LERTS?  All of the attachments in the weekly Troop e
-Lerts are either “Word” or “.PDF documents.  I have been hearing from some Troop families that the files are coming into them as a
 win.dat file.  We understand that there is a “fix” for this:   Attached, please find the file: winmailOpener.  This is a small, light, free 
utility.  Once it is installed, you may keep a shortcut to the utility on my desktop.  Anytime you get a winmail.dat file that you want to 
open, just drag and drop the attachment on the shortcut, and it opens the associated attachments.  
Each of the individual attachments can then be saved and/or copied as necessary.
 

MESSAGE FROM LIFE SCOUT JOSEPH FALCON –  

I am hosting a Kids Safety Day as my Eagle Project on Saturday, September 23, 2017 (rain date Sunday, September 24, 2017) at Brookwood Hall ball field in East Islip. I need your help to make this event a success - from 8 AM - 3:30 or 4:30 PM. PLEASE WEAR CLASS "A" (scout hats allowed) to show our best in the public event. There will be many jobs that need to be done during the event. If you are able to be there that day, please either email me at jfeagleproject@aol.com or see me at the meeting on Tuesday to sign up.  I will be providing breakfast foods, pizza and snacks throughout the day and there will also be vendors there to purchase food from if you want so be sure to bring your money. I hope you are able to help me.  

Thank you.

Joe Falcon
jfeagleproject@aol.com

 TROOP 205 PRESENTS OUR SCOUT AND FATHER’S MONTAUK FISHING & CAMPING TRIP – September 29 – October 1.  The Flyer and permission form is attached.  The trip cut-off is for the first 50 Scouts and Father’s who sign up or at this week’s Troop Meeting – the last time to sign up – whatever happens first, due to the fishing maxxing out with 50, we suggest that you submit your permission form and payment at this week’s Troop Meeting.  The flyer and permission form is attached.   

9/10/17

TROOP 205 NEWS

Proudly presenting our Troop 205 Scouts and Leaders!

Photo by Webmaster Greg Baranec

 

 

SCOUT AND PARENTS FIRST MEETING THIS TUESDAY EVENING – Beginning at 7:30pm at Timber Point Elementary School.  We encourage our Scouts as well as parents to this meeting as we will be laying out the foundation for the new Scouting Year ahead.

 

PHILMONT SCOUT RANCH TRIP THIS NEXT SUMMER – Eagle Scout and Assistant Scoutmaster Mike Arens is formulating the July 21 through August 4, 2018 Philmont Scout Ranch Crew and still has some limited number of Scout and Adult Leader positions.  If you are interested in attending, please either reply to this email or reach out to ASM Mike Arens directly at marens@gmail.com.  This trip will sell out very quickly so first come, first serve.  This is an experience of a lifetime so sign up today if interested.

 

To participate in the Philmont Scout Ranch adventure, a youth must be 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and completed the 8th grade by date of participation.

 

TROOP 205 CALENDAR FOR THE 2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR – Please find the most current calendar, which is also on our Troop site at www.t205.net.

 

HAVING A CHALLENGE OPENING THE ATTACHMENTS IN THE TROOP e-LERTS?  All of the attachments in the weekly Troop e-Lerts are either “Word” or “.PDF documents.  I have been hearing from some Troop families that the files are coming into them as a win.dat file.  We understand that there is a “fix” for this:   Attached, please find the file: winmailOpener.  This is a small, light, free utility.  Once it is installed, you may keep a shortcut to the utility on my desktop.  Anytime you get a winmail.dat file that you want to open, just drag and drop the attachment on the shortcut, and it opens the associated attachments.  Each of the individual attachments can then be saved and/or copied as necessary.

9/4/17

TROOP 205 NEWS

Proudly presenting our Troop 205 Scouts and Leaders!

Photo by Webmaster Greg Baranec

 

WELCOME BACK FROM SUMMER CAMP  – With the dedicated talent of Summer Camp Scoutmaster Larry Grey, along with ASM’s Jim Fitzmaurice, Dave Ehrhardt, and Charlie Klahn – along with our new Senior Patrol Leader Jacob Arens, our Summer Camp Scoutmaster Larry Grey reports the following about our 17 Scouts who attended:

 

“ Out of 92 Merit Badges, 81 were completed outright (88%).  Of the partials, 7 camping and 1 First Aid we knew going in would be partials, and we have three unexpected that need to be completed (2 Fish and Wildlife, and 1 Naturalization). 

 

The Troop also earned the TROOP EXCELLENCE AWARD (attached) for the 2nd year in a row.  Of a possible 500 points in camp inspections, Troop 205 earned 539 points given all of the site projects completed (clearing brush, building rabbit hutches for winter, repairing the rope guide on the steps, and repairing the bear box).  On Thursday we received recognition for the highest inspection score and were awarded the honor of leading the Camp Flag ceremonies.”

 

Congratulations to our fine Scouts and Leaders for another successful Summer Camp experience!   For those who left Summer Camp with partials on Merit Badges, now is the time to get them completed before school starts, if possible.  If you need a listing of merit badge counselors, please reply to this email with the merit badge(s) that you need to complete. 

 

TROOP 205 CALENDAR FOR THE 2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR – Please find the most current calendar, which is also on our Troop site at www.t205.net.

 

UPCOMING TROOP 205 EVENTS

ASSISTANT SCOUTMASTER SOCIAL, DINNER AND ANNUAL MEETING – Thursday, September 7th, beginning at 6:30pm at Scoutmaster Mark Businski’s home – 118 Widgeon Court, Great River, NY 11739.  ASM’s – see you there!

 

TROOP 205 PRESENTS OUR SCOUT AND FATHER’S MONTAUK FISHING & CAMPING TRIP – September 29 – October 1.  The Flyer and permission form is attached.  The trip cut-off is for the first 50 Scouts and Father’s who sign up or September 19th – whatever happens first.  Due to the fishing maxxing out with 50, we suggest that you mail in your permission form and payment as soon as possible.  The mailing address for submission has been included in the attached flyer. 

 

 

NEXT WEEK’S TROOP MEETING

THEME:                       Parents AND Scout Meeting          

DATE:                                      Tuesday, September 12, 2017

TIME:                           Timber Point Elementary School    

TIME:                           7:30pm to 8:30pm 

UNIFORM:                   Class “A” Uniform    

WHAT DOES A CLASS “A” UNIFORM LOOK LIKE?  It includes your Troop 205 Neckerchief, Troop 205 Neckerchief Slide, and Scout Socks.  Not wearing this is not only in Class “A” style, but not polished, either.  Let’s Class “A” it up and show your Troop 205 pride!

 

Service Patrol:                       Senior Patrol