Every year Troop 101 helps out the Marine Corps League with their Toys for Tots program. This program provides amazing gifts (mostly toys) for children in families in need in our area. If you haven’t done this before I highly recommend it. Anyone that participates should notify the Advancement Chair with the date and number of service hours.
We can help by sorting toys into categories by age and gender, and then preparing bags for families requesting aid. After preparation, there are usually 2 or more days of handing out bags of gifts to families.
The toy sort is scheduled for Saturday, Dec 20. Once the sort is done, bagging will begin and continue until it is done. The work will start at 9am and will continue until around 3pm. You do not need to show up at 9am, any time you can show up would be appreciated. Scouts should wear their Class A Uniform.
The location is the same as last year, a vacant store in the strip mall on the corner of Fones Rd and Pacific (across from Albertsons). It is the store in the inside corner, near Ross (Sizzler was on the corner). Girl Scouts or other friends who would like to help are welcome too.
We don’t do this as a Troop event, meaning that the Troop doesn’t provide supervision for all the Scouts. But if Adults can’t stick around, ask any of us there and we would gladly be a point of contact for Scouts as long as we’re there.
These distribution days will be for Sunday Dec 21st from 9:00am – 6:00pm, Monday Dec 22nd from 9:00am – 6:00pm, and Tuesday Dec 23rd from 9:00am – 6:00pm. They can always use a few scouts to helpout then..
Tree Flier Handout
Saturday, December 20th (and possibly the 21st) we will be handing out the door hangers in Lacey to remind people about the Boy Scout Tree pickup and to leave/mail us a donation. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Meconis Parking Lot.
Tree Pick Up
Saturday, January 10th, 9:30am we will be picking up Christmas Trees in North East Lacey — People have been asked for a donation. Meet at the Meconi Parking Lot at Hawks Praries. This is North of I-5 and on the West side of Marvin Rd. We need pickup truck and/or trailers to carry trees. We’ll be picking up trees along the street and taking them to the recycling center.
Wear old clothes, bring gloves and dress for the weather. It’ll probably rain.
There is a Troop Meeting Wednesday (12/18/2013) where we will be having SPL elections. If you cannot make the meeting, let Mike Mohrman know what job you would like to hold and include a statement of interest (why you want it, what you intend to accomplish, etc…keep it short).
Gift Exchange: Bring a wrapped gift up to $10 value (Scouting related) to the meeting and exchange for another. Bring a gift and you get a gift, adults and sibs included. Also, bring cookies or a treat to share at the end of the meeting.
What is a night hike? The night hike is a 10 mile course that begins at Camp Thunderbird and goes east along the road to the Simpson property around a logging road and back to Camp Thunderbird. There are 10 challenge activities along the way.
The hike will occur in all kinds of weather so come prepared. Scouts are evaluated on their performance as a team. Scouts get a patch and breakfast. There will be troop award ribbons for the top three teams.
We will be meeting up at the Albertsons on Lilly Road at 5 p.m. on Friday November 21st. Plan on getting home around 4 a.m. Very important you have your 10 essentials packed. Hiking Boots a MUST! Plan for Rain!
Carl Every is going to be hosting some Personal Management Merit Badge Clinics during the next few months. He will be running them 30 minutes before our scheduled meetings. The first one will be November 6th starting a 6 p.m.