2012 Hessel International Jamboree

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Committee meeting tonight!

Don’t forget patrol leaders meeting for scouts at 6pm and committee meeting at 7pm Bagley call tonight!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Physical Opportunities **date change on first opportunity**

Two opportunities for physical's for summer camp or any other BSA event lasting more than 72 hours. Physicals given after April 15th are good for the 2018-2019 school year:

First Opportunity :
My clinic is doing a sports physical day at l
Date: Thursday May 24th
Location: Gaylord Intermediate School
For: sports clearances and/or camp physicals.
Cost: NO cost to the student- no matter their insurance status, etc.
Additional Information: Open all summer if they would like to come to the clinic of course- I just thought the GIS clinic might be more convenient for those at that school. The parent does not need to be present- we would just need a consent form signed. The contact number to schedule an appointment for that day is (989) 732-6890 if they are interested.

Carrie Miller, MSN, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner
Health Department of Northwest Michigan
Gaylord Blue Devil Wellness Center
90 Livingston Blvd
Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone: (989) 732-6891
Fax: (989) 705-1037

Second Opportunity :
Dates: June 6th and July 31st at 5:30 PM
Location: OMH Professional Medical Building, 829 North Center Avenue, Gaylord, Michigan
Cost: $15.00—donated back to local athletic department
Must have a parent or guardian present during the physical

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Time to work on merit badges!

With the weather delay for the Court of Honor, scouts have a little more time to get rank advancement and merit badges complete before the rescheduled Court. Scouts you have time to work on merit badges since there is no school! Happy Spring­čśÄ

Court of honor cancelled for tonight. Spread the word

Due to the weather, we are postponing the Court of Honor that was scheduled for 6:30pm. We have already had some cancellations from people who could not get out of their driveway yet. We will let you know when it is rescheduled. Be safe. 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Meet at Bagley by 5:30 tonight for camping trip!

This weekend Chad and Wanda are hosting a tent camp out in the UP!   We will be meeting at Bagley Town Hall on tonight, Friday April 13th at 5:30pm and will be on the road to the UP by 6:00pm.  We will be returning on Sunday April 15th in plenty of time for the Court of Honor which will be a potluck at 6:30 at Bagley. 

Eat dinner before you arrive.Dress for the weather and bring extra extra dry socks and gloves and appropriately rated sleeping bags.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Troopmaster: Documentation and Committee Meeting Minutes

The Troop uses Troopmaster to retain your scouting records records and provide information to you. If you haven't gotten your login for Troopmaster, please contact our Advancement Chair Wanda Philippy. Today I posted the Troop Handbook and recent Committee Minutes to the Unit Section/Documents. Give me some feedback on if you were able to locate those minutes, if you were able to read and download. Thanks!



Sunday, April 08, 2018

Committee meeting tonight! April 8.

Committee meeting tonight at Bagley. Scouts in leadership (newly elected scouts) at 6pm and Leaders and Parents at 7pm. All committee chairs try to attend and give a report! Thanks! 

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

No School, No Scouts.

No School, No Scouts. Geocache merit badge will have to wait until next Wednesday. Webelos scouts are invited next Wednesday. Have a safe day. See you at the Committee Meeting on Sunday. Committee Chairs, please come prepared to give a status update report.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

This week's scout meeting (Parents please attend) and upcoming events

Happy Spring!

All parents please attend Wednesday’s Scout meeting (April 5) to have a brief parent meeting in regards to upcoming events. April is a busy month and there are many upcoming things to be aware of.  This Wednesday we will finish the Geocache Merit badge.  Get all rank advancements and blue cards in so that you can be awarded at Court of Honor on April 15 6:30 pm.

There is a Recognition potluck on Thursday April 5 6-8:30pm in Petoskey.  Come and honor the volunteers in scouting from all over Northern Lights District!

Don’t forget Committee meeting Sunday April 8, 6pm scouts and 7pm Adults and Leaders.  All recently elected patrol leaders must attend.

Julia Bushong, Committee Chair
On behalf of Jeremy Savoie, Scoutmaster

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

No scouts this week, have a Happy Spring Break.

No scouts this week, have a Happy Spring Break.
See you April 4 for the Geocaching merit badge completion and a visit from the Webelos. Dress warmly, because you will be outside. Bring handbooks so that our advancement chair can get your record updated. Bring your geocache merit badge paperwork and any other paperwork that you need signed off so that you can be awarded your rank advancement and merit badges in time for the April 15 Sunday evening Court of Honor.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Scout Elections

The instructions that I use to do scout elections are directly from the Scoutmaster's Handbook. Please read pages 18 and 19 of this link if you would like to see how that is run. Things do change in scouting and some new positions have been added. If your scout missed tonight's meeting he still has time to get his position requests in. Our newly elected SPL is Frankie and he will be present at the April 4 meeting to review the election requests and make decisions. The only "elected" positions are the SPL and Patrol Leaders. The rest of the positions are assigned by the SPL who will review the requests, he will compare those requested to an advancement report to see who needs/wants a position and he will assign them as he sees fit. Jeremy Savoie is Troop 1's new scoutmaster and in the future it will be up to him to make determinations for the future of the troop's activities.

Review this link for more information.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Coin Collecting Merit Badge opportunity!

Dear Boy Scout Families,
We have a great opportunity for 40 of our local Boy Scouts to earn the Coin Collecting Merit Badge. There is an Early America Copper Coin Show on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Grand Traverse Resort near Traverse City. Bob Fagerly, a Coin Collecting Merit Badge Counselor from California and the Chairman of the EAC BSA Coin Collecting Merit Badge Workshop will be leading the event.

Here are the details:
  1. Check-in begins at 12:00PM on Saturday, May 5, 2018. (Arrive at least 30 minutes early)
  2. The work shop will run from 1:00PM until 4:00PM on Saturday, May 5, 2018
  3. It will be held at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, MI (100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme Mi 49610)
  4. Pre-registration to Mark Ewing is required with Name, Troop Number and Rank of the Scout.
  5. No cost! It is free!
  6. 5 items to do before the event. See attached flyer for details.
  7. You will receive a free coin collecting gift bag for each Scout. (included will be a large cent minted in the 19th century, a slab coin and a buffalo nickel!)
  8. Bring only the coins required for the merit badge. Please leave the rest on your collection at home.
  9. Get a signed Blue Card from your Scoutmaster.
  10. Wear your uniform and bring a notepad and pencil or pen.
  11. Parents and adult leaders are encouraged to attend and explore the coin show.

Email me to get on the list! This will fill up!
See flyer attached!

Mark Ewing  |  District Director
Serving Scenic Trails and Northern Trails Districts

Michigan Crossroads Council
President Ford Field Service Council

1499 Business Park Drive
Traverse City, MI, 49686
P 231.947.7071 ext 3104  |  F 231.947.7072
C 231.631.7490