Announcements – Girls
Your weekly resource for all things Troop 315 Girls!
Monday Night Virtual Meetings – 7:00 PM – Starting back up on June 1st
The virtual troop meetings will continue until we are able to meet in person again. We will meet at the same Zoom meeting link (posted to the troop calendar) every week. Be sure to log in at 6:55 PM in case you run into connection issues.
Bartle Summer Camp Update
Bartle Summer Camp still has not been 100% confirmed but if we do go to camp we will attend session 4 (July 26- August 2). The session has been confirmed and will be reduced from 10 days to 8 days. Refunds for the 2 days difference will be given to each attendee.
Keep in mind this is all still very fluid and a final decision to have camp will be announced sometime this week. There is still the possibility camp could be canceled entirely.
Assuming camp goes as currently planned, the camp staff will be planning many changes to adhere to any policies from the CDC, federal, state, and local government as well as Scouts BSA national policies.
Once we get a final update, I will send out a follow email with the details.
BSA 101 Campout – Postponed to June
Our Troop BSA 101 campout this month has been moved to June at Camp Bromelsick. Our date has been pushed back yet again. We are now looking at one of two dates. June 19-21 or June 26-28. Please let Mr. Gabel know what date you prefer. We still plan to select a date that coincides with the boy’s troop campout as previously planned for the March campout. New scouts will be learning basic scouts skills from older scouts and earning a lot of rank requirements.
New parents are welcome and encouraged to attend this campout! We will have a separate program for you so you can learn about your scout’s first year and Troop 315!!
More Upcoming Fundraising Opportunities – See Ms. Gibson for more info
3rd Annual Pancake Breakfast – Postponed
Staying Sharp While Staying at Home
Even though you’re stuck at home that doesn’t mean you can’t work on your Scout skills and advancement requirements. Here are a few ways you can stay connected to Scouts.
Want to start a Merit Badge or have an open Merit Badge? Reach out to a merit badge counselor via email to find out what requirements you can do while at home. Here’s a list of the troop’s merit badge counselors.
30 Days of Scouts BSA Plan: You can use this 30-day calendar to get ideas on things to do each day to keep yourself mentally awake.
Keep Connected with the Iron Horse District: All of the district’s communications are in one place here.
Traffic Safety Merit Badge: The University of Iowa is offering the Traffic Safety Merit Badge online. There are some videos to watch while filling out the worksheet, then attend one of the discussion meetings online.
OA Callout and New Scout Investiture – Postponed
Our OA callout will occur on Monday night March 30th. The callout ceremony will be conducted by the OA members from the boy’s troop in a combined event in the churchyard. Only the scouts that were elected by their peers will be called. As you may recall, this is a scout election where only scouts can vote for their peers. OA is regarded as an honor camping program recognizing those scouts who best exemplify the scout oath and law in their daily lives and through this recognition cause others to conduct themselves in a way that warrants similar recognition, as well as promote and participate in camping opportunities throughout the year.
New 2020 Scouts BSA Health Form
Be aware that there is a new version of the Scouts BSA health form. This new version (dated 2019) will be required for Bartle this summer. Be sure to download the new version before getting an annual physical. This version is an editable PDF.