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16 (Thur) Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge Clinic
17 (Fri) Troop Meeting - Open Advancement
18 (Sat) Flying at Timmerman Airport 9:00 to Noon
24 (Fri) Troop Meeting - Open Advancement
25-26 New Scout Campout
1 (Fri) Troop Meeting
8 (Fri) Court of Honor - Arnsdorf, Hagan, Tarrence
15 (Fri) Troop Meeting - Prep for Summer Camp
21 (Thur) Pack the Truck
22 (Fri) Bring Gear to Scout House
23-29 Summer Camp at Jag Lake (Saturday-Friday)
5, 19, 26 No Troop Meetings
1 (Mon) Cleanup Gear Away from Summer Camp
5 (Mon) Labor Day
9 (Fri) Troop Meeting - Open Advancement
11 (Sun) Bike Hike
16 (Fri) Troop Meeting
23 (Fri) Troop Meeting
30 (Fri)Troop Meeting
7 (Fri)Troop Meeting - Campout Prep
14 - 16 (Fri-Sun) Devils Lake Campout
21 (Fri) Troop Meeting
28 (Fri) Troop Meeting
Flying Set for June 18
Saturday, June 18, 9:00 to 12:00
Meet: Scout House at 9:00am for a ride or at the Airport by 9:45
Limit: 10 youth from our group
Location: Timmerman Field Airport - EAA Chapter 18 -
We have made reservation for 10 youth to participate in this free event. Please respond to this email if you would like to be one of the 10.
We'll get another chance to fly on June 18. At that time scouts will take free flights in the small engine aircraft owned by members of Young Eagles. The volunteer pilots take between two and four scouts in each plane for flights around the city. The flights are an amazing experience -- being in the cockpit with the pilot can be exhilarating.
The experience at the Timmerman Field.
All scouts and their siblings 17 and under are welcome to attend.
Wear your Class A uniform
All return to scout house by around noon.
Snacks: Bring your own snacks and beverage.
Uniform: Wear your Class A uniform. Webelos, if you don't have a scout shirt yet, wear your Webelo uniform.
Contact Info: The troop may be contacted the day of the event via Patrick Bieser's cell phone at 414-915-6423.
To finish Aviation Merit Badge scouts need to complete requirements 2a. "Take a flight in an aircraft" and 2b. "Perform a pre-flight inspection."
This will NOT be an official Troop 61 event, but rather it will be held as a private family outing. Troop leaders will be at the airport on the day of the event to help chaperone, but the EAA will be in charge of the event.
Seat 1: Maya Sankpal-Tatera
Seat 2: Karol Lazarski
Seat 3: Anjali Sankpal-Tatera
Seat 4: Evie Davauer
Seat 5: Joe Smukowski
Seat 6: Leo Brunmeier
Seat 7: Vincent Brunmeier
Summer Camp 2022 at Jag Lake
Saturday July 23 to Friday July 29
Permission Slip and Summer Camp Details - Forms are due Friday, May 20th
Mark the last week of July on your calendar
Download the Health Forms (see below) and make an appointment for a physical for Part C
Let us know about any food or other allergies on the Permission Slip (see below)
Turn in your permission slip!
Summer Camp Time!
All scouts are encouraged to attend Summer Camp, always the highlight of our scouting year, and our annual opportunity for fun and advancement in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.
Camp is held at the DNR Jag Lake Group Campground near Boulder Junction, Wisconsin. This is a great opportunity to experience scouting's finest. Dads and moms are welcome and encouraged to attend - even if it's only for a weekend.
All scouts and adults are required to complete an annual health form. Health forms will be available next week, and must be completed by licensed health care provider.
The Form is available at the scout house or at this link: Health Forms Parts A, B, C (Link has been corrected)
Parts A, B & C are all we need. Parts A & B are completed by parent. Part C is complete by health professional. The health professional can be a doctor, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner.
The health form is good for one year and must be redone every year per national BSA policy.
Note: We are contacting a local PA and Troop leader to see if he will once again offer free Scout physicals at the Scout House. If so, we will let you know the dates when they will be offered.
Summer Camp Jobs for Adults and Junior Leaders
Since 1971 we have been proud and lucky to be among the elite Scout Troops who self-host a week-long Summer Camp in the northwoods. Jag Lake is an oasis of wilderness, adventure, learning, and fun, and it's each year because of our family of adult leaders. Our volunteers provide the smarts, backbone, and muscle that make our programs possible.
We need help in key areas. If you are curious about any of the following for all or part of the week of July 23-29 please reply to this email .
Load Master (for packing the truck on Thursday July 21)
Truck Driver Saturday July 23 - up to Camp
Truck Driver Friday July 29 - back from Camp
(The truck driver is welcome to stay all week, or we can help arrange transportation back to or from Milwaukee. You do NOT need a CDL to drive the truck.)
Food Shopping prior to camp
Commissary Director (hand out groceries and / or prepare meals three times a day)
First Aid Manager (nurse, doctor, PA, NP, RN, EMT, or other First Aid Training)
Lifeguard at the waterfront
Campfire Song and Skit Leader
Insect Study Instructor
Cooking Merit Badge Instructor
Camping Merit Badge Instructor
Environmental Science Instructor
Wilderness Survival Instructor
Frisbee Golf Course Manager
Program Area Manager (games, resources, and supplies)
First aid Instructor
New Scout Campout
Saturday, June 25 - Sunday June 26, 2022
Depart: 10am Saturday
Return: Noon Sunday
Location: W1468 County Rd NN, Neosho, WI (near Holy Hill)
First year scouts and their parents are encouraged to attend this campout. Scouts will have the opportunity to learn and practice skills they will use at Summer Camp at the end of July including knife and ax, cooking over a fire, hiking, setting up Troop tents. This campout is a great way to tune up camping skills before Summer Camp!
To RSVP for this campout reply to this email and we'll put you on the list.
Full Permission slip will be available next week.
For The eBuggle!
Guidelines for any in-person meeting at the Scout House.
If you are meeting in person for a special reason at the scout house along with observing 2 deep leadership you must also...wear masks at the meeting and social distancing must be observed.
We will keep air circulating in all rooms using the heaters. Doors and windows will be opened to provide additional ventilation.
We are limited to 20 people inside. In the event that more than 20 people show up we will ask adults who wish to hold discussions to gather outside. Priority for indoor space will be given to scouts and adults who are actively engaged with scouts.
Parents and all adult leaders must complete and sign this Covid-19 release and checklist before coming to meetings. It's straightforward and simple. Print it out and take one minute to complete and sign.
We will plan for activities, advancement, and board of reviews to be done outside where possible.
Boy Scout have many opportunities to learn leadership skills.
Leadership positions are also needed for certain rank advancements.
Click here to visit our page on leadership positions and how to get involved in one.
All Scouts. Please complete BSA Cyber Chip.
We remind all scout and parents of the importance for all scout to be safe when online whether interacting with people online whether it is a class, merit badge or just communicating with others. Please download and complete the cyber chip workbook with your parents. Email your completed pdf workbooks to Couselor@troop61.com. Use "Cyber Chip for (Scouts Name)" in the subject line when you email the completed workbook.
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