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Shed Fundraiser - Tickets to the Cure Bowl!

Posted on Sep 18 2023 - 4:47pm

In support of an effort at University Carillon to upgrade the sheds used to store equipment, including equipment for Troop 617, Troop 4617, Pack 617 and Venture Crew 617.  Since we benefit from the use of the shed, we are participating in a fundraiser to support replacing the existing sheds.  All that is needed is to share a link for Cure Bowl tickets on December 16, 2023.  50% of the ticket sales will be returned back to our scouting units.  Use the QR code on the attached file to share the sales link!

Pop! Pop! Pop!

Posted on Aug 7 2023 - 9:52am
Pop! Pop! Pop!  The 2023 popcorn season is starting! This year’s new Popcorn Kernel is Mrs. Dana Meyer.  Popcorn Show and Sell shifts are now available on the Trails End App, every Saturday/Sunday from August 12 - Nov 5 at various Publix and Lowes stores.  To download the app, just text “app” to 62771. Both Troop 0617 and Troop 4617 will be sharing one Trails End “unit” so that both can view the same available shifts; therefore make sure you select the proper District ("Colonial District") and Troop ("Troop 617"). 

Trailer Renovations

Posted on Jun 23 2023 - 10:14am

The Troop is planning to renovate the Trailer this summer, once summer camp is complete.  This will involve both required maintenance like replacement of the floor as well as organizational changes.  Scouts have voiced many suggestions in the past, from changes to the shelving to the addition of lighting.  We also need to clean and restore the outside.  Should we keep the standard BSA logo we have or change it? All Scouts and Scouters with thoughts on any changes we should make are invited to provide your suggestions to the SPL, Seth Sherman.  And the end of this month, we’ll finalize the inputs from both the Scouts (via the SPL) as well as the adults, and we’ll schedule some work days in July and August to implement the changes.  

Summer Camp Packing List

Posted on May 25 2023 - 4:00am

Scouts and parents -

If you have not been to summer camp before and are unsure about what you need (or your scout needs to be packing), please be sure to review the Camp Sequoyah packing list.  This list can also be supplemented by the packing list in the scout handbook.  One recommendation is to add ziploc bags or other dry bags for packing clothing.  This helps keep them dry and organized through the week.  We have also found that one towel for the waterfront and one towel for shower use works well.  Merit badge books are NOT required, but are helpful.  A headlamp with a red light capability is preferred to a handheld flashlight.  Shower shoes are also acceptable to pack for the shower, but cannot be worn around camp.  All shoes at camp must be closed toed.  Sunscreen and bug spray should be in pump containers - no aerosol cans.

While scouts will be provided a tent at camp, tents will be needed for overnight Saturday before arrival at the camp. Scouts should expect to buddy up both Saturday night and at camp.  Scouts should talk with each other to identify who they want to buddy up with and coordinate who has a tent.  Personal tents (for summer camp and all 617 activities) should be limited in size to a 4 person tent or smaller. Scouts, if you don't have a tent, or can't find a buddy, reach out to me or Mr. Everson and we will help pair scouts up who still don't have a buddy yet.

Scouts, please, please, please make sure you know how all of your equipment is set up and taken down/packed back up before leaving for camp!

Any parent who is concerned about whether or not they have the right equipment is encouraged to reach out to me, Mr. Everson or any other leaders to talk about recommendations or options for borrowing equipment for the week.  We don't expect any parent to go out and buy a whole new set of gear and equipment for summer camp just because what they have on hand is not exactly what is on the packing list.  We will also answer any questions at our Summer Camp Q&A on May 31.

Mr. Sherman

Eagle Project Workbook Update: New Form Required

Posted on Mar 6 2023 - 7:23am

Attention all Life Scouts! The Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook has been updated. All earlier versions of the workbook need to be copied over to the new 2023A before district review.

Download the NEW Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook PDF from the National website here: https://www.scouting.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/EagleProjectWorkbook2023a.pdf

Please note that the “Signature Page” (Page H) has not changed in the NEW Workbook Project Proposal section. If you have approval signatures already, you do not need to get them again. Just attach a printable image of that page with the NEW Workbook. If you have questions or concerns contact your Scout Leader or Mentor.

Zelle Payments Are Now Active!

Posted on Sep 23 2022 - 7:48pm

We have finally be able to activate Zelle as a payment method for the Troop!

This is exciting since Zelle is supported by many major banks directly in their banking apps, and allows for near-instantaneous transfers with NO FEES!

BSA Troop # 617

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