Thursday, May 26, 2011

Midweek Update for Thursday, May 26th


Our annual outing to the Indy 500 is cancelled this year. Please see the email newsletter, if you have any questions.


If you signed up for earning the Cycling merit badge, the sign-up sheet has been misplaced. Please see the email newsletter.


We will be marching in the Memorial Day parade. All Scouts not already marching with band or other groups in the parade that day are required to march with the scouts.

We will be meeting at the parking lot of Dollar General at 9 am on Monday, May 30th. 


Through a friend of ours, we recently learned that a woman at his church has some very serious needs.

She has cancer and has been in and out of remission for the last few years.  She is in the hospital and was scheduled for a critical operation this week but she recently had a stroke that may jeopardize the operation.

Recently, she lost her job due to her health and does not have an income at this time.  She has 3 daughters between the ages of 13 and 16.

When asked what could be done to help her out, her pastor said that they could use help with food for the children.

We are asking that everybody please bring in a couple of non-perishable foods that we can send to her family to our final troop meeting next week.  Wouldn’t it be great to take a pick-up truck full of food to these girls so that their mom doesn’t have to worry about how she will afford to feed them while she’s in the hospital?

This is what “Duty to Others” in action looks like. Please help us help them.

Camp Gerber Dinner - RSVP JUNE 3rd

RSVP for the Camp Gerber dinner by Friday, June 3. If you are going to the dinner, you absolutely must RSVP by that date. See the email newsletter for more information.

We are still missing tents from before the May Hike. A cash reward is being offered (by the Communication Chair) for the return of all tents that were missing before the May Hike. We'd like this to be resolved before our last meeting.

If you think you may have a tent, PLEASE take a moment to see if a tent inadvertently came back to you. See the email newsletter for more information.
Upcoming Eagle Ceremony

We hope you can plan on attending. This is a great way to show new scouts how all their hard work will eventually pay off.

When: Saturday, May 28th at 3 pm
Where: 15745 Vine St. Spring Lake

Community Service Opportunity!

Spring Lake Wooden Boat Show on June 4th at Keenan Marina

Help staff the children’s build-a-boat area
Two shifts available: 8am-noon and 11:30-3:30 pm

See the email newsletter for more information.

Volunteer Opportunity: Windsor McCay Day

We need 7 scouts to help out with Windsor McCay day at the Spring Lake District Library. The scouts will be helping out with carnival-style games and handing out prizes to the kids.

It's from 9:45am-12:00pm and it's an easy opportunity to earn some services hours.

Please help out the library - they have been great to us with letting us use their meeting rooms for free. Let's give back to them for helping us out!

See the email newsletter for more information.

Looking for Donation: A Camper or Fifth Wheel

WYLD/Haunted Hall is looking for a camper or a fifth-wheel as a portable sound/equipment room for Haunted Hall. This is a really good donation/tax write-off opportunity: as we plan on using the vehicle, you can write off a higher value than if you were normally donating it.

See the email newsletter for more information.

Family Camp Out

Just like last year, parents and scouts will be up at Camp Owassippee on August 19th-21th. Camping will be $15.00 per person and it is only tent camping. See the email newsletter for more information.
Remember: Join the Troop 14 Facebook Page

Thanks to everyone who's added members of the troop to the group so far. See the email newsletter for more information on how to join.

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