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Popcorn Blitz Countdown: 5 days and counting...

Posted on Aug 19 2014 - 11:40am
The 2014 Popcorn Selling Season is quickly approaching, and these are the key dates for this year:
 Sales Kick-Off Blitz:
 Saturday, August 23rd starting at 11:00 am
Kick-Off Blitz the Sequel:  Sunday, August 24th starting at 12:30

(We know these two days conflict with OA Summer Fellowship activities, but this is the official district-wide sales start weekend. With this in mind, we also have…)

Adult Committee Meeting

Posted on Aug 15 2014 - 9:40am
Please join us for the next Adult Committee Meeting on Tuesday, August 19th, 7-8:30pm at St. John Lutheran Church.
We will be discussing:
  • Troop Registration/Pot Luck Plans
  • Fort George
  • Gettysburg
  • Popcorn
  • Recruitment Plans
  • Late winter early spring advance planning

Please let me know if you would like anything else added to the agenda. I hope to see you there! -Brett

Why sell popcorn?

Posted on Aug 13 2014 - 10:09am

We hope everyone has been enjoying their summer, especially with all the great camping opportunities over the past few weeks. All of the recent summer and adventure camps are a perfect reminder of why each year we ask for everyone’s assistance in selling popcorn.  As the primary fundraising effort of our Troop, the funds we earn from the sale goes toward many things, including:  (1) off-setting expenses associated with summer and high-adventure camps; (2) fees and expenses of our monthly activities and campouts (list of events for the next 6 months); (3) covering many expenses associated with our fall travel campout (2014 trip=Gettysburg!); and (4) maintenance and replacement of the gear and trailer we use for our campouts.

Camp Gorton Recap

Posted on Aug 13 2014 - 10:08am

Troop 457 returned to Camp Gorton this year with 17 Scouts led by: Noah G - SPL, John S - ASPL, CJ L - Jr Asst Scoutmaster and Patrol Leaders: Zach K, Brayden F, and Adam F. The Adult leadership consisted of Scoutmaster:  Ginny Conway, Asst SM:  John Scime, Leaders:  Colleen Fahey, Joe Foley, Phil Pniewski, and Jim Van Duzer.

We started the week with sunny skies and hopes that everyone would hike the trails that make up the Bronze trail hiker Monday night. Unfortunately, we had a massive downpour complete with some thunder that night so our plans of a troop hike were washed up. Many turned to other pursuits such as chess, cards or a good book during the rainstorm. A few hearty souls led by CJ L, a Gorton Gold Trail Hiker, managed to get up in the hills on Tuesday and Weds nights to hike the trails. As our service project was in our own unit, everyone in the troop participated in clearing vegetation from behind the tents during several of our daily open periods. The troop did a great job in improving our campsite!

Philmont Crew

Posted on Aug 5 2014 - 8:44am

Congratulations to all the members of our Troop's Philmont Crew! We returned late Saturday night after an incredible journey.  We all learned quite a bit about: Philmont, the west, indians, wildlife, teamwork, leadership, building trails, navigation, search and rescue, fly tying and fishing, archery, bears, blackpowder, stargazing, flint knapping, sweat lodge, casting bullets, lightning, hail, mining, blacksmithing, horseback riding, rock climbing, branding, mini-bears, and most importantly about ourselves.  We all have stories to tell -- how we earned our nicknames, what Philmont means -- and we'd love to share it with all you, just ask when you see one of us (Ben, Alex, Josh, Ryan F, Ryan VS, Nate, & Anthony).  Special thanks to our advisors that made this all possible: Mr Wilson, Mr Kulwanoski, Mr Brand and Mr Van Splunder. Follow this link for photos of our trip.

YIS, Ben K, 720G02 Crew Leader

Fort George Campout

Posted on Aug 4 2014 - 12:12pm

Sign up now for Sept 19-21, 2014 Fort George Scout Brigade! More information and a permission slip (due to Mrs. Gould by August 15th) can be found here. Note: early bird registration is due before July 31.

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