2012 Hessel International Jamboree

Friday, May 19, 2017

Forestry merit badge Saturday

Don't forget this Saturday! Merit badge opportunity right in your back yard at the Otsego County Demonstration Gardens! May 20, 9-3 pm. Need to arrive by noon to have enough time to complete the merit badge. Chris Anderson will be the merit badge counselor, you can contact him for preparation or pre requisites at ca122574@sbcglobal.net.  The program will have multiple stations. The program starts at 9am with the groups listening to information on the history of forestry in Michigan. The stations are done at your own pace. So you can show up at whatever time and start but be there by noon because if you don't start by then you probably won't get done in time.wear your Class A uniform.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Upcoming events



Hi everyone,

Saturday, April 22 is Andrew Leemon’s Eagle project.  Please come and help Andrew finish the last requirements to achieving Eagle Scout!  See attached flyer.

Sunday, April 23 There will be a committee meeting on Sunday.  We need to plan upcoming events for May and June.  All our welcome and encouraged to attend. 6pm for scouts in leadership positions and 7pm for leaders and parents.

Wednesday is the Dessert Court of Honor at our regular scout meeting.  Parents and family are invited to honor the scouts receiving awards for advancement.   Bring a snack or dessert to share. The meeting begins at 7pm.

Attention Troop 1 aspiring adult leaders!
Next weekend, April 28-30, President Ford FSC is offering Scoutmaster Complete training at Camp Greilick near Traverse City. This is a great opportunity to complete both the Scoutmaster Position-Specific "indoor" training and the Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, the two training sessions required for Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, and Junior Assistant Scoutmasters. This course will provide you with the knowledge every Scout needs in order to reach the First Class Rank, so it's great training for whatever role you may take on in Troop 1. Plus, it's a lot of fun being Boy Scouts for the weekend! Sign-up officially ends April 24. Don't delay!
Please strongly consider attending. Troop 1 is always in need of trained leaders so we can ensure we have two-deep leadership at our functions, and training like this is not offered very often this close to home. All the details about the course and signing up are here: https://scoutingevent.com/272-SMcompleteGrielick, or call James Lake at 906-250-3182.
Troop 1 Assistant Scoutmaster James Lake will be an instructor at this training, so don't miss the fun!


Sign up ASAP! Scoutmaster Complete training at Camp Greilick Next weekend, April 28-30

Attention Troop 1 aspiring adult leaders!

Next weekend, April 28-30, President Ford FSC is offering Scoutmaster Complete training at Camp Greilick near Traverse City. This is a great opportunity to complete both the Scoutmaster Position-Specific "indoor" training and the Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills, the two training sessions required for Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, and Junior Assistant Scoutmasters. This course will provide you with the knowledge every Scout needs in order to reach the First Class Rank, so it's great training for whatever role you may take on in Troop 1. Plus, it's a lot of fun being Boy Scouts for the weekend! Sign-up officially ends April 24. Don't delay!

Please strongly consider attending. Troop 1 is always in need of trained leaders so we can ensure we have two-deep leadership at our functions, and training like this is not offered very often this close to home. All the details about the course and signing up are here: https://scoutingevent.com/272-SMcompleteGrielick, or call James Lake at 906-250-3182.

Troop 1 Assistant Scoutmaster James Lake will be an instructor at this training, so don't miss the fun!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Andrew's Eagle Project

Help out Andrew with his Eagle Scout project! Saturday April 22 from 3pm-6pm. See attached flyer. This counts as service time for rank advancement, and it's your good deed for the day to help out your former SPL. Hope to see you there!

Scout meeting tonight - Please READ!

Tonight's meeting according to the schedule is the Merit Badge Wrap up for Citizenship, Salesmanship, First Aid, Environmental Science, Communication, Hiking and Snowsports.

Scouts please bring your workbooks, worksheets blue cards if you have them, pocket knives and whittling projects.

If we don’t have enough takers taking advantage of the merit badge wrap up, we can also talk about summer camp sign up and start working on that. We can talk up about the upcoming Spring Camporee, the upcoming court of honor and responsibilities for the new Patrol leaders.

Webelos Cross Over 6pm is scheduled for Wednesday April 19 (need Scoutmaster and scouts to volunteer to attend this)
The Northern Trails Recognition Dinner in Petoskey is scheduled for April 20, Gathering period 5:30 pm, Dinner at 6:00 pm
Petoskey High School cafeteria
Cost:  Individual - $5.00
           Family - $10.00
Please bring a dish to pass for 10 - 12 people
Table service, drink and meat provided

If you have rank advancement to finish you need to do that ASAP (NOW) in order to be included in the Court of Honor dessert ceremony that is schedule for our Wednesday meeting on the 26th.

Julia Bushong, Scoutmaster Troop 1

Friday, April 07, 2017

Northern Trails District Recognition dinner April 20

Mark your calendars to attend the Northern Trails District Recognition dinner where scouters in our area are recognized for their good work by their peers. It is a potluck, and is located in Petoskey at the school in the cafeteria. I think 5:30 or 6pm.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Meeting

Tonight's meeting should be fun. Let's give a big welcome to Mike Reling of Eagle 101.5. He's going to talk about the radio and plans to bring pizza! Hope to see you all there!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Committee Meeting Sunday!


It’s that time again, I hope you can make it to a committee meeting on Sunday, March 12. 
6pm for scouts in leadership to plan upcoming meetings, and 7pm for adults and leaders.
Main topic will be the upcoming Sportsplex lock-in. Hope to see you at Bagley hall!

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Tonight's meeting

Tonight's meeting was supposed to be a fun going away party for our SPL Ben and promoting Ethan as temporary SPL until elections. 

However, I didn't realize that Ben would be wrapped up in the Charlotte's Web play until after 8pm everyday this week.  So I think we will move Ethan's promotion to next week. 

I need ideas for tonight's meeting.  We could do merit badge wrap up's and requirements for the scouts who need to advance in rank, or practice knots.  Does anyone else have any ideas? 

Sorry for the late notice. Scoutmaster Julia Bushong

Annual Nominations and upcoming Recognition Dinner

It's that time again to nominate your fellow scouters for all that they do in the troop. I'm a little late in getting this out, so if you want to nominate someone, do not delay, fill it out and email it immediately to kielis@att.net
Or simply type it up in an email and let him know it's a nomination.
The recognition dinner is April 6 in Petoskey.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Sign up to help out at the Sportsplex lock-in!

Hey Everybody, It's time for parents and leaders of Troop 1 to sign up to work the 21st Annual Sportsplex lock-in. This means YOU! We need all available volunteers to come and help out. It's a long tiring night and the more help we have the more that people can work shifts and go home if they need to. Please check out the spreadsheet and put your name down. THis is our biggest event of the year and we generally have between 350-450 scouts and leaders in attendance.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Put Summer Camp on the calendar!

Put Summer Camp on the calendar!
Sunday Jul-23 2017 - Saturday Jul-29 2017
Cole Canoe Base
1356 Greenwood Rd
Alger, MI 48610

Assigned Campsite:
15 in Rifle River