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Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan 2017 Permission Slip

Here are the permission slip(s) you’ll need for your son to go to Camp Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan this summer.

The troop provides transportation to and from camp for a very nominal fee (much less than the bus service offered by the Council).  We encourage you to have your son ride with his fellow Scouts and to avoid “special arrangements.”  You might image that it is very complex to get 40+ Scouts and 10-12 leaders to camp  – even without special arrangements.

Week One Permission Slip (July 9 to July 15)

Week Two Permission Slip (July 16 to July 22)

Camping in April 2017

This month, we’re heading to the far Northwest (the far northwest of Lake County!).  We’ll be going to beautiful Chain O’ Lakes State Park. We’ll be tent camping in the youth campgrounds.  On Saturday, Scouts will have the choice of fishing, hiking or both.

April is a great month to go camping.  Get your entire patrol together and head out for a fun weekend at a great state park.

Grab the PERMISSION SLIP and bring $15 cash to the Monday, April 17 troop meeting.

Announcing Eagle Scout David H

DhoffmanThe North Star District Advancement Committee met on March 14 for another Eagle Scout Board of Review for one of our troop’s young men.  David H presented his Eagle credentials for their review.  First, they ensured that his advancement records were complete.  They also assessed his Eagle Scout Leadership Project.  Finally, they interviewed his Scoutmaster and they had an in-depth conversation with David. 

After all of this review and conversation, the Board of Review reached their unanimous decision:  David is our newest Eagle Scout!  It will be great to see you wearing your Eagle Scout rank on your uniform while staffing at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan this summer.

Well done, David!  Your Court of Honor will be a special celebration!

 

 

Ryan Robb is an Eagle Scout

Ryan Robb

The North Star District Advancement Committee conducted an Eagle Scout Board of Review for Ryan Robb on March 7.  The Board completed a thorough review of his credentials and his Eagle Scout Project, and they also did a detailed interview of Ryan.  It was their unanimous decision that Ryan has met all the requirements to be an Eagle Scout.

Well done, Ryan!  We look forward to celebrating with you at your Eagle Scout Court of Honor.

Ryan is the troop’s 76th Eagle Scout since 1998.

March 6th Election for Order of the Arrow.

Please attend on March 6th to participate in the OA ( Order of the Arrow) election..

This is a special event with a guest attending to oversee the election.  For a valid election, we need at least 35 scouts in attendance at the meeting.

ALL Current OA members, please wear your sashes for the election portion of the meeting.  (adults and youth).

Youth membership qualifications. All members of, or candidates for membership in, the Order of the Arrow who are under 21 years of age shall be considered youth members or candidates for youth membership, subject to meeting the following requirements:

  • Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Hold the First Class rank of the Boy Scouts of America, as a minimum.
  • After registration with a troop or team, have experienced 15 days and nights of Boy Scout camping during the two-year period prior to the election. The 15 days and nights must include one, but no more than one, long-term camp consisting of six consecutive days and five nights of resident camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of America. The balance of the camping must be overnight, weekend, or other short-term camps.

Candidates for youth membership shall be elected by other youth members in accordance with policies set forth by the national Order of the Arrow committee.

Troop 96 records indicate we have eight scouts who will be on the ballot for consideration. 

Nolan B, Cameron D, Mario D, Thomas H, Michael O, Caleb V, Ethan W and Michael W.

Please make an extra effort to attend this meeting so we have enough scouts to have a valid T96 OA election.  

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