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Memorial Day Flag Planting/Removal

Posted on May 23 2016 - 8:26am

Hello Troop: It's that time of year when we pay our respects to our Veterans by planting a US flag next to their graves. It will be on Sunday, May 29th and Saturday, June 4th at 7:30 am at Chuck E Cheese on the corner of Sheridan and Harlem. Please fill out and return the permission slip to me or Mr. Foley this Wednesday or at the 7:30 meeting on Sunday at the latest. This will usually end between 10 and 11 am depending on how many scouts show up. YIS, Max 

Attn Cit in the Nation MB Scouts

Posted on May 23 2016 - 8:26am

Scouts currently enrolled in the Citizenship in the Nation Merit badge are invited to attend a field trip on June 18th starting @ 10:30am. This trip is restricted to only those scouts currently taking the “Citizenship in the Nation” merit badge plus one parent (No siblings). The first part of the field trip will be at the air traffic control tower in Cheektowaga NY.  This trip will satisfy requirement 2C “Tour a federal facility. The cost of touring the tower is free. We will spend about 1/2 hour – 45 minutes at this site. The second part of the trip will be at the Theodore Roosevelt museum located at 641 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202 (between North and Allen Streets). We will arrive at about noon. We will be spending about 1 hour at this site. This part of the field trip will satisfy 2A “Visit a National Historic Landmark.” The cost of touring the museum is $4 per person. Scouts should plan on having their own transportation to these sites. –Shawn McCormick Merit Badge Counselor 

Fishing Derby Tents

Posted on May 23 2016 - 8:25am

Hello, What a beautiful warm day we have today -- a bit dryer than yesterday. I want to thank everyone who volunteered to take a tent home to dry out and clean up . This is a perfect day to thoroughly dry out the troops tents for the next scouts to use. As we are approching the last meetings it would be great if all the tents could be returned this Wednesday. I'll bring a prize for any scout who brings the tent back - Dry, Clean, Packed and marked with any missing parts. Below is a checklist - tent inventory that Mr. Wilson provided and was placed in each tent prior to the campout.  Thank You, Mr. Foley

Fishing Derby Sidenotes & Tick Removal

Posted on May 23 2016 - 8:21am

Attention everyone: I was informed that one of our campers found a tick on his leg after returning home from camp. Just as a precaution everyone should do a quick check to make sure they do not have any ticks on them.  A visual once over is the best way to check. You usually cannot feel it when a tick attaches itself. If you do notice a tick or any unusual bites especially if it presents with a bulls eye shaped rash you are encouraged to reach out to your physician for advice. Thanks , Mr. Brand

Fishing Derby Recap

Posted on May 23 2016 - 8:19am

Hi Everyone,

We had an interesting weekend at Riverhurst campground on the Allegany river! We had a nice trip down Friday night and had camp set up pretty quickly. Our new scouts did a great job setting up their tents and getting ready for the weekend. Our campsite was right on the river and we also had the use of the Campground's chalet which turned out to be especially helpful on Saturday night. The troop got up early on Sunday ready to go fishing. We enjoyed a great breakfast of pancakes and bacon  and then we were of to the camp pavilion to see Steve "Hawkman" Hawkins give us his fishing presentation.  As always his presentation was entertaining and informative and everyone learned something.  After the presentation we went back to the campsite to fish.  At about the same time it started to rain. After a few hours of serious fishing effort it became clear that this would not be a good fishing day. Even our pro " Hawkman" could'nt land a fish.  I Guess that's why they call it fishing.  Despite the rainy weather and lack of fish everyone was smiling and making the best of it.

Fishing Derby Updates

Posted on May 17 2016 - 8:46am

Hello Everyone, Just a couple of reminders for this weekend. The weather looks like it is going to be beautiful! That being said it will be a good idea to be prepared. Things to bring: Hat, Sunglasses, bug spray, sun screen. Old sneakers or water shoes. The bank along the river will be wet and muddy in spots. A pair of work gloves ( we will doing a service project for the Camp picking up sticks and fallen branches.) Mess kit and cupA few dollars for ice cream. ( there is an ice cream shop at the entrance to the Camp ground). Also we will need drivers if you are driving down please plan on taking another scout or two in your car if you have room. If you have any questions please see me at the meeting on Wednesday. Looking forward to a great weekend! Mr.  Brand

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