Announcements – Girls
Your weekly resource for all things Troop 315 Girls!
Harvesters Can Collecting at the Royals (Scout Day at the K) – Apr 28
Please plan on meeting outside the right field outfield gate (Gate E) at 9:30 AM. Tim Foster will meet you there and will assist with gate assignments. Our goal is to collect food items and/or money from individuals entering the stadium.
Fitness Requirements for Tenderfoot at Chisholm Trail – May 20
May 20th we will be meeting again at Chisholm Trail Middle School at the track. We will be completing the send part of the fitness testing portion of the Tenderfoot requirements listed below. Be sure to wear tennis shoes and bring a full water bottle.
6c. Record your best in the following tests:
|•||Pushups||________||(Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds)|
|•||Situps or curl-ups||________||(Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds)|
|•||Back-saver sit-and-reach||________||(Record the distance stretched)|
|•||1 mile walk/run||________||(Record the time)|
Bartle T-Shirt Order Form
Official 2019 Bartle t-shirt orders are available beginning tonight. Look for the sign-up sheet at the next few Monday night meetings. Orders are due April 28th.
This shirt order is separate from the green Troop 315 Class B shirt orders that will be happening soon.
BSA Health Forms
Bartle summer camp requires Part C of the BSA health form. Most everyone has turned in parts A and B but part C is also required for all scouts and adults. Please plan on getting part C, which requires a doctor physical, turned in before the end of May. You may use a single doctors visit to cover both scouts physical and school sports physical if applicable.
Upcoming Fundraising Opportunities – See Mrs. Gibson
Bartle Summer Camp – First half payment deducted on April 15th
We have all 7 scouts signed up for Bartle Summer camp along with 4 full-time leaders. We will be camping in campsite Niagara (map). Niagara will be filled with 4 different troops from Olathe, Independence, and Warrensburg. We’d love adults come to camp with us even if just part-time. Remember, two or more adults coming at different times can be combined into a full-time slot making the cost a bit cheaper.
- $50 per person summer deposit will be taken out of your scout account this week
- Total full-time summer camp fees are $200 for scouts and $275 for adults
- NOTE: The total above includes a $25 troop fee per person to cover our troop supplies during camp (cracker barrel, first aid supplies, TP, PT, etc..)
- April 1st the cost goes up to $250 for scouts and adults
- April 1st – Camperships due
- April 15th – First half payment is due.
- June 10th – Balance is due
- June 15th – Special needs forms as due (dietary needs forms)
Train to Nowhere (Railroading Merit Badge) – Apr 26-28
Train to nowhere is a fun campout that revolves around the railroading merit badge. All scouts will earn the merit badge if they are active participants in the program. The campout is near Baldwin City, KS. We will camp out and cook all our meals on site. The day-long program involves some classroom-style safety and railroading training followed by a train ride and working on the railway. It will be a great experience for all!
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) May 5
This hands-on program gives adult leaders a practical introduction to the patrol method of a boy-led troop by teaching many of the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. In addition, the teaching methods, activities, and games model the variety of teaching used in effective and engaging Scouting programs.
Along with Scoutmaster Position Specific Training, this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Scouts BSA troops in order to be considered “trained”. This course is open to Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Junior Assistant Scoutmasters and any committee member with a desire to learn more about troop dynamics.
Cost is $20 per participant, payable at the event. Register here!
This event will run Saturday, May 4th at 8:00 am through Sunday, May 5th at Noon.
Wood Badge 2019 – Adult Leader Training – Sept 6-8, 2019 & Sep 29-29, 2019
The Wood Badge experience is training for adult leaders from all scouting programs. It provides participants with firsthand knowledge regarding how teams develop and achieve excellence. Participants take part in an active learning process through involvement in planning, development, presentation, and assessment. Participants will enjoy a world-class learning experience that will strengthen their long-term commitment to Scouting and provide them with valuable leadership skills.
Wood Badge is a series of fun and educational weekend training activities that develop you into a better Scout leader. There is some physical challenge involved, but nothing that should keep anyone from attending this great opportunity. The time constraints are tight, but only because we jam so many great training activities into the weekends. Some of the activities covered are:
- Camping as a patrol.
- Putting the patrol method into practice by camping, cooking and working as a group.
- Leadership skills development.
- Learning games and activities that will work well in your unit.
- Developing friendships that will last a lifetime.
- Conduct patrol meetings (not at camp) between your first and second weekends at camp.
All adult leaders are encouraged to attend. See more details.
Have you submitted your service hours?
As you know, Scouts BSA is an organization of many things with one being dedicated to cheerful service to others. One of the key factors Troops are credit for in our Journey to Excellence is service hours logged. Did you know that the Troop can claim any and all service you give no matter where or who the organizer is? If you are giving your time to serve through your church, school, work, or any organization, you can log those hours with our troop service project chair, Shirlee Coffman by filling out this form and handing it to her at a Monday night meeting or by emailing a copy to her. Let’s log as many hours of service as possible!