New 2012 Eagle Scout Work book

As of January 1,2012, the National Office of the Boy Scouts will require all Eagle Service Projects to be written up in the new Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook.

It can be found here.

The new workbook will now feature specific categories about the proposed project such as leadership, materials, supplies, tools, costs, logistics, safety issues and many more. After January 1, 2012 only the new workbook will be accepted.

Wreath Sales

This weekend was the troops annual wreath selling fundraiser, and we successfully sold about half of our stock. But we are not done yet, next Sunday we will continue selling, all available scouts should be at the school by 8:30. Also at 2:30 that same day we will be assisting the church with there toy donation drive. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Kramer.

3rd Avenue Street Fair

 Sunday Oct. 3rd is the 3rd ave. street fair, the Boy scouts and Cub scouts will have table at 83rd st. and 3rd ave. Scouts will be handing out flyers and giving information about the scouts. Scouts are to be in full  uniform. Meet at 83rd st. and 3rd ave at 9:30 am. Until about 1:00 pm. Lunch will will be supplied by the troop.

Follow these rules to stay safe in the sun this summer

Follow these rules to stay safe in the sun this summer

Posted: 21 Jun 2011 08:00 AM PDT

Remember the pain of your last outdoor adventure?

Next time, wear sunscreen.

It’s the first day of summer, meaning weeklong camps, high-adventure trips, and outdoor fun are just around the corner.

It also means the sun is out in full force.

And it’s your responsibility to promote sun safety in your pack, troop, team, or crew, says Mark Hyde, a Scouter who works as a physician assistant at a Utah skin cancer clinic.

His goal is to increase awareness about skin cancer, reminding adults that “the sun damage we receive as a child or adolescent contributes greatly to these cancers.”

“I see the devastating effects on a daily basis,” he writes. “I also hear the phrase, ‘we didn’t know to be careful in the sun.’”

So when preparing for the next trip, remember SCOUT.

S is for sunscreen. Use SPF 30 to 60 and reapply at least a few times a day while camping.

C is for clothing. Encourage Scouts to wear long pants, shirts, sunglasses, and hats (preferably broad brimmed). Also look for clothes that offer UV protection.

OUT means out of the sun. Stay in the shade from 11-2 when the sun’s rays are most intense.

Encourage your Scouts to follow these rules and you’ll significantly reduce their risk of skin cancers down the road.