Sunday, July 3, 2016

Canoe Trip Weekend
July 16-17
 
We will be canoeing the White River from Hesperia to Happy Mohawk.  We will be canoeing both Saturday and Sunday and camping overnight.  

Reminder: Registration deadline for this event is Monday, July 4th.
  • Departure: July 16.  We will depart on Saturday morning from the SL Orchard Market.
  • Return: Sunday, July 17th. Exact time will depend on what time we break camp on Sunday, but we should be home by 4 pm.
  • Cost: $50.  Money for this event will be collected at departure.
  • Requirements: Open to all scouts.  All scouts MUST have passed the BSA swim test. Having the Canoeing Merit Badge is preferred.  Scouts who do not have the canoeing merit badge will be paired with an adult or older scout who has taken and earned the badge.  
  • Registration closes July 4th on TROOPMASTER

Monday, March 28, 2016

Summer Camp

Troop 14 will be attending summer camp at GERBER SCOUT RESERVATION Sunday, June 12th-Saturday, June 18th.  The cost is $310 for scouts and $145 for adults.  This includes the Wednesday night family night dinner.  
  • A $100 deposit is now due and final payment is due is by April 26th.  After this date, there is an additional $15 late fee to register.  
  • Merit badge classes will be open for registration April 4th.  This year there is a ‘Parent Portal’ which allows the individual scout to select and sign up for merit badges online.  Once a scout is registered in TROOPMASTER, and after your deposit has been paid, you will be sent your log in information and password.  
  • The MERIT BADGE SCHEDULE is now available, as well as the PRE REQUISITES needed for merit badge classes.  Some merit badge classes do fill up quickly!  It is recommended that you sign up as soon as possible.  
  • New/Incoming scouts will be participating in Eagle Quest for first year campers as well as Camping and Wilderness Survival.   Registration will be taken care of for our new scouts.  
  • Health forms PARTS A, B and C (physician signed) are required for summer camp.
  • Registration is now open on TROOPMASTER
  • Check out the CAMP PROMO VIDEO!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

CABERFAE SKI TRIP

It's time again for our annual Caberfae Peaks Ski Trip!  We'll need a minimum of 20 participants for the trip. If you are planning on attending but have not yet signed up, you are encouraged to sign up now so we can best determine numbers.
  • January 8-10 @ Caberfae Peaks Resort near Cadillac.  Total cost is per person is $120 (this depends on the amount of people registered). This includes travel, lodging at the resort, ski rental (snowboard & snow blades extra $5) lessons $5 extra, food and LOTS OF FUN for the weekend. Must have skier information for rental in advance. Leave on Friday evening after school and return Sunday around 11 am. Register onTROOPMASTER by December 27.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

SEPTEMBER CAMP OUT
For the first camp out of the year we'll be heading to Owasippe Scout Reservation in Twin Lake, September 18-20!  There will be an opportunity for mountain biking and/or fishing.  All scouts are invited!  Please sign up in troopmaster by Tuesday, 9/15/2015.
  • Please drop your scout off at Owasippe at 7 pm Friday, September 18th.  The address is 9900 Russell Rd. Twin Lake, MI 49457.  This is NOT Gerber Scout Reservation
  • There will be an opportunity to ride the trails at Owasippe.  Scouts not interested in mountain biking will have the opportunity to fish.
  • Bring your bike (mountain bike preferred, BMX okay), helmet, and safety/riding glasses.
  • Scouts who would like to fish should bring fishing gear. 
  • The cost id $30.  
  • The general packing list is available here:PACKING LIST

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


JULY CAMP OUT
 
 
We will be camping at PJ Hoffmaster State Park located at 6585 Lake Harbor Rd, Muskegon.  We have reserved the group campsite.  Activities will include day hikes, swimming and potentially some activities toward merit badges.  All scouts are welcome to attend!
  • .Friday, July 10-Sunday, July 12th
  • Scouts should be dropped off at the PJ Hoffmaster (at the group site) on Friday at 5 pm.  They should eat a meal before arriving, but some food/snacks will be provided in the evening.
  • Pick up will be at 11 am at the campsite.  
  • The cost is $30.   Please register on TROOPMASTER by July 7th.
  • Please pack for general and summer camping: PACKING LIST.  Don't forget your swimsuit!  Hammocks and camp chairs are also acceptable additions to the list.  
 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

SUMMER CAMP

A deposit of $100 is due for summer camp.  The remaining balance of $210 is due by April 28th.  (There is a sibling discount of $25 for the 2nd scout).  Beginning April 14th, and once your final payment is made, you may register for merit badges.


UPCOMING TROOP EVENTS

Register for these upcoming events on Troopmaster Web.

MARCH LEADERSHIP CAMP OUT
  • March 20-22, 2015 @ Camp Gerber.  We will be staying in the Venture cabins. Scouts will receive training on leadership in the troop. All scouts that need training for leadership position should plan on  attending.  Everyone is welcome for a weekend of FUN even if you don't have a leadership position!  
SUMMER CAMP
  • June 14-20 Registration for summer camp is now open on Troopmaster.  Cost includes Wednesday Family Night meal.  

Monday, February 9, 2015

WINTER CAMP OUT
  • Friday 2/13: We will be meeting at 7 pm at Orchard Market  to purchase the food for the camp out.  
  • Saturday 2/14: We will be meeting at 8 am (Orchard Market, SL) and will return at noon Sunday (Orchard Market, SL).
  • What to pack: WINTER CAMP OUT CHECKLIST.  Please note: extra money will be needed for optional activities at the Winter Sports Complex!
  • Polar Bear: Scouts attempting to earn the Polar Bear award are required to hike into the campsite 1/2 mile with their gear. A backpack or sled to pull gear is encouraged.  
  • Luge: We have 19 signed up for the luge from 7-9:30 pm (and it's completely sold out for 2/14!) All participants are outfitted with elbow pads, a helmet, and a well-maintained luge sled. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

FALL COURT OF HONOR
  • DATE: September 23, 2014
  • TIME: 6:30 pm
  • LOCATION: Spring Lake Middle School
  • DETAILS:  Bring the whole family to help celebrate recent scout achievements!  We will be serving dinner-Taco Tuesday! (taco bar).   Please click on the following link to sign up and indicate number of people attending:  FALL COH   
  • COST: $3.50 per person( 5 and under are free-but include in RSVP, please)
  •  *If you do not sign up in advance, the cost will be $6 per person at the door* 
*All Scouts should wear full Class A uniform*

Sunday, September 7, 2014

OUTING FOR SCOUTING 2014
  • October 17-19th @ Lucky Lake Campground, Rothbury, MI
  • Featuring events such as cooking and camping demos, chainsaw carving, ice carving, climbing wall, sling shots, challenges, displays, and more! Saturday evening will feature THE VERVE PIPE and fireworks!  Check out this link for additional information:
  • Outing for Scouting 2014
  • Cost: $65
  • Registration closes Tuesday, September 30.
 
EAGLE CEREMONY

Please join us for an Eagle Ceremony honoring
Ben Winsemius and Drew Christensen
  • Saturday, September 27, 2014
  • 1:00 pm
  • Spring Lake High School

Sunday, June 22, 2014

JULY CAMP OUT
 
Join us for the July Camp Out!    This event is open to all scouts of any age and rank.  We will be camping at the Petoskey State Park for 4 nights.   In order to move forward with planning this trip we need a few more participants to sign up. We need to have 6 scouts and 3 adults signed up by this Wednesday, June 25th.    If you have questions or are considering, please contact Scott Navarre at sdnavarre@yahoo.com

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Summer Camp 2014

SUMMER CAMP 2014

Below please find important information regarding our week at Gerber Scout Reservation!  
DEPARTURE INFORMATION
  • Sunday, June 15: We will meet in the Holmes parking lot at 11:00 am to prepare for our departure to Gerber.  
  • Scouts should be wearing a full Class A uniform for traveling to camp.  This includes the scout shirt, scout pants or shorts, scout socks, neckerchief and slide. 
  • If you have not turned in your health forms, you will need to provide 2 copies of all forms -parts A,B and C, copy of health insurance card( both front and back).  Be sure they are filled out completely including the date of last tetanus shot.
  • Leave all medications in their original containers and label them with scout's name and Troop 14.  Put all medication in a ziplock bag.  Medication will be collected at this time.  
  • If you would like to purchase a camp photo you must sign up pay at this time.  The cost is $12.  
  • We have 4 adult leaders attending camp.  Therefore they cannot drive all of our scouts to camp.  Please be sure to make travel arrangements for your scout.  The address is:
    • 1733 Owasippe Road, Twin Lake 49457
WHAT TO BRING
  • The gear list can be found here.  Label your gear.
  • Many scouts find it helpful to pack their belongings in a large plastic tote.
  • Feel free to bring along camp chairs and hammocks for down time.
  • Swimsuits should be packed on top.  They will complete their swim test following check in.  
  • Medications (please see information above)
  • Bring any completed merit badge prerequisites.  You can locate the prerequisites starting on page 42 of the 2014 Guidebook.
FAMILY NIGHT
  • If you signed up to attend family night, please arrive at 5 pm on June 18th for dinner and awards.  We do not know our site information until check in.  An additional email will be sent with location details.
  • Please bring your own table service for the meal.  
LEAVING CAMP
  • If a scout needs to leave early from camp, a guardian or designated adult listed on the health form must fill out a Scout Release Request.  The forms are available in the office.  Please see page 22 of the 2014 Guidebook for complete details.
  • Pick up from camp is Saturday, June 21 at 10:00 am.  
 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

 UPCOMING TROOP MEETINGS
  • Monday, May 26th: Memorial Day Parade.  Please meet at the Dollar General Parking lot by 10:15 (parade starts at 10:30) Full Class A uniform required (no shorts please).  The parade ends at Central Park.
  • Tuesday, May 27th: the leaders will be at the Lost City in Holland at 7 pm to play some laser tag.  All are invited to join the fun, including parents and siblings!  $9 for two games and mini golf or mini bowling. Bring extra money if you'd like to play video games or purchase snacks.  If interested, please reply to this newsletter with number attending. 
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  • Tuesday, June 3: Parent Meeting and Ice Cream Social