Troop 154 Scout Leaders: 2016-2017
Senior Patrol Leader:
Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders:
Ian Mahoney, Tyler Beattie
Tristan Turkopp, Daniel Klein
Mr. Allen Ellett
Troop Committee Chair:
Mr. Reed Anderson
9/19/2016 - Cyber Chip! The form "Cyber Chip: Scout Law and Cyberbullying/Cyber Safety" is available for download. Please remember to write up the electronics usage contract with your parent(s) on the back side of the form and bring it in to be signed next Monday.
9/19/2016 - Reminders! - Tonight is the last night to turn in activity notices for the Camp Iron Chef campout at Oak Openings this weekend. Also - their will be a Cyber Chip program tonight during the meeting for those who need their Cyber Chips for advancement.
9/13/2016 - Revised Activity Calendar - Rev 3 of the 2016-2017 Troop 154 Activity Calendar is now available for download.
9/12/2016 - It's Back! BSA Popcorn Fundraiser starts tonight! See the flyer for more details!
9/12/2016 - Camporee at Oak Openings (Cast Iron Chef) - The next Troop Campout is scheduled for September 23-25 at Oak Openings. Activity Notice is due by Monday, Sept. 19th, as we have to have a firm headcount into Council.
9/11/2016 - PLC Meeting! There will be a PLC meeting this Monday evening at 6pm at the church. All Patrol Leaders and Elected Positions are expected to attend.
8/11/2016 - Misc. News and Information - Upcoming Events for the Troop include Parking at the bank (Aug. 19th, 26th, and 28th), Committee Meeting (August 15th, 7pm, church), and the first troop meeting of the school year (Monday, August 22nd).
8/10/2016 - Philmont Pictures - The 2016 Philmont Crew has started to put pics and videos from the trip on the Troop FB page for viewing. Look for the 2016 Philmont Trek photo album.
7/11/2016 - Summer Camp Parents Night - Wednesday evening is parents night at camp so if you would like to come to camp and see your son (whom you will be missing badly by this time) Wednesday evening is parents night. You can make the drive out to camp and see where your son has been living and working and having fun for the first three days. We have a pot luck dinner that evening to give the boys a break from camp food for an evening. So we ask that you bring a dish to share for a group of hungry scouts and leaders. We would like families with last name starting with A – K bring a side dish and names from L – Z bring a dessert. This will prevent the overload of everyone bringing a dessert and the scouts getting too much sugar for the week. We will provide some sort of main course – to be determined yet – burgers, sub sandwiches, for all. We will need a count so we can properly prepare. Please let us know how many will be attending from your family so we can be prepared. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. The campsite is at least a half mile from the parking lot and there will be lots of other opportunities to walk around camp to see the sites where your sons will be working. Bring rain gear on the likelihood that it will rain. Occasionally it does not but why risk it?
7/11/2016 - New Leaders! - The Scout Leaders for the 2016/2017 school Year is now posted. These young men will take over leading the Troop for the upcoming year at the conclusion of Summer Camp this week.
7/8/2016 - Important Summer Camp Details! - Please arrive at the Church on Sunday morning at 9:30 so we can complete all of the check in and get the trailer loaded with all of the gear required for a week in the fun and sun in time to be leaving at about 11:00. Loading the trailer and getting checked in will take some time. So please be patient and recognize this.
Mr. Ellett will have a list of the scouts who get early bird registration hats and the hats available Sunday. Please bring a hat! Please bring sunscreen – non aerosol!!! The spray pump kind is OK as is the old fashioned put a drop on your hand and rub it on. The aerosol spray kind is not welcome in camp due to the damaging affect that the spray has on tents and other things that overspray may hit. Please bring bug repellent. The same thing applies to this – non aerosol please.
The week outside in the sun will give you ample opportunity to use both sun screen and mosquito repellent.
PLEASE BRING A LUNCH. WE WILL NOT GET LUNCH AT CAMP AND THERE ARE NO FOOD PLACES BETWEEN THE CHURCH AND CAMP. WE WILL NOT STOP. BRING A SACK LUNCH. YOU WILL HAVE TIME TO EAT IT WHEN WE GET TO CAMP. FIRST MEAL AT CAMP WILL BE SUNDAY DINNER.’
PLEASE HAVE YOUR SWIM SUIT ON UNDER YOUR PANTS OR HAVE IT ON THE TOP OF YOUR PACK. We will have swim checks as one of the first things we do at camp. You can put your suit on in your tent or in the changing area of the pool, or have it on so all you have to do is get in the water. The choice is yours.
AS ALWAYS, WE TRAVEL IN CLASS A UNIFORMS. THIS IS AN EXPECTATION OF CAMP. WE WILL HAVE A TROOP PHOTO TAKEN WHEN WE ARRIVE AT CAMP BY THE CAMP STAFF. I WILL PURCHASE A COPY AND EMAIL IT TO ALL WHO WOULD LIKE ONE, AND PUT IT ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE AND TROOP WEBSITE ALSO.
Scouts will have to carry their gear – clothes, etc. from the parking lot to the campsite, which is approximately one half mile away. The poles for the netting can be placed in the trailer. Leaders tents, etc., will also be moved in the trailer to the campsite. It is the camp requirement that scouts carry their gear to the camp.
When you check in be ready to tell us how many are going to come to parents night (Wed., July 13th) so we can have an accurate count of the number of burgers we need to bring in order to assure everyone gets to eat. Remember to bring your pot – luck item for dinner that evening.
7/7/2016 - Parking! - Our next parking event is the Get The Led Out concert on Saturday evening, July 9th. It starts at 5:30pm and ends at 8:30pm.
6/30/2016 - July 3rd Parking - Our next parking event will be Sunday, July 3rd at the bank. Bring chairs/blanket and stay for the fireworks. Scouts and Scouters should bring adequate fluids to drink to prevent overheating and dehydration.
6/27/2016 - Reminder! - Sign Painting tonight at Mr. Mercer's house at 7pm! You can also drop off any outstanding forms you have for summer camp (physicals, talent release, etc.)
6/21/2016 - Eagle Project - Logan Y. is again looking for help on his Eagle project this weekend, from 4-6pm on both Saturday and Sunday. This help counts towards service hours for rank advancement. Please see Mr. Ellett's e-mail or the Troop FB page for address and RSVP info.
Pinned: 6/16/2016 - Summer Camp - Please see the following information:
Pinned: 5/3/2016 - Cyber Chip! Scouts - Get your Cyber Chip contracts completed and turned in to me next Monday! The contract should include: what your online presence is (including cell/testing usage), expected behavior, and ramifications if you fail to live up to the contract. Please have your parent(s) sign it. Here is the form with the Scout Law and Cyberbullying/Cybersafety, in case you need another copy. Please write your contract on the back of it.
Pinned: 5/3/2016 - Canoe Trip! - Troop 154 will again be venturing north to go canoeing and camping on the Manistee River! Here is the activity notice! It is due by July 10th. Please note you must be at least 13 years old and First Class rank to participate.
Pinned: 4/12/2016 - Election Results! - Congratulations to the following Scouts in their newly elected positions (terms starting after Summer Camp 2016):
Troop 154 - SPL Council 2016-2017
Senior Patrol Leader: Hunter Morgan
Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders: Ian Mahoney, Tyler Beattie
Quartermasters: Daniel Klein, Tristan Turkopp
OA Representative: Nick Marsalek
Librarian: Caleb Krolak
Historian: Zack Burton
Scribe: Nate Burton
Chaplain's Aide: Jacob Lesley
Bugler: Ryan Morgan
Webmaster: Milo Simpson
LNT Trainer: Trevor Howell
Troop Guide: Lucas Burton
For those Scouts who did not get elected, please note that there are still leadership positions available (Den Chief, Troop Instructor). Please see Mr. Ellett for details.
Pinned: 3/21/2016 - 2016 Summer Camp Information! The Activity Notice, Merit Badge Schedule, and Health Forms for Summer Camp at Pioneer Scout Reservation have been posted! Please check them out. Note that there is any early bird reservation discount (plus, you get a camp baseball hat).
Pinned: 1/6/2016 - New rank requirements are in effect - see this Scouting Magazine weblink. Here's a quick summary:
The rank requirements are official as of Jan. 1, 2016.
Scouts who joined the Boy Scouts of America on or after Jan. 1, 2016:
Scouts who joined the BSA prior to Jan. 1, 2016:
Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, all Scouts MUST use the current requirements regardless of rank.