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Troop Photos

Posted on Jun 4 2021 - 3:50pm
Ladies and Gentlemen,
The picture night date has been updated to include the google link with everybody's individual Court of Honor Photos. Go to May's calendar and click on Picture Night and you will find the link.
Special thanks to Dai Jones for taking all of these photos for us.

CPR Training Opportunities

Posted on May 10 2021 - 5:08pm

We have some upcoming opportunities for CPR Training.

Our own Arnold Noorlander has offered to teach a CPR Class on Friday May 21.  You can sign up for this class here: https://www.bsatroop617.org/node/5971

Also, the Winter Park Fire Department is offering CPR Classes through the American Heart Association.  They have dates available on May 25, June 12, and July 13.  They are charging $35 and you can register here: https://wpfd.org/product/cpr/

Current CPR certification is strongly recommended for all adults attending High Adventure events (including Sea Base and Northern Tier), and is a pre-requisite for Wilderness First Aid.

Contact William Herrmann or Arnold Noorlander if you have any questions.

Summer Camp 2021: Camp LaNoChe

Posted on May 10 2021 - 3:25pm

Due to limited signups, we will not attend Camp Lanoche as a Troop this summer.

Scouts should signup directly with Camp Lanoche as provisional attendees.  Here is the signup link: https://scoutingevent.com/083-summercamp

Troop Summer Camp 2021: Camp Rainey Mountain (July 11 - July 17, 2021)

Posted on Mar 8 2021 - 6:38pm

Camp Fees for Scouts: $350 + $10/deposit + transportation fee

Payment Schedule:

  • $170/scout ($160 + $10 deposit) - Due to the Troop by January 25, 2021
  • $190/scout - Due to the Troop by April 26, 2021
  • Balance (including any additional fees) - Due to the Troop by June 14, 2021

Transportation Fee amount will be announced as soon as it becomes available; estimated as ~$100-$120.

Price for registered adults will be announced as soon as it becomes available.  Its currently estimated to be ~$180/adult.

The signup page can be found here.

Merit Badge Academy Postponed

Posted on Feb 24 2021 - 7:20pm

Unfortunately, we have taken the decision to postpone this Saturday's Merit Badge Academy.  Once we have information on a reschedule date we will communicate it.

But fear not; Central Florida Council has several online merit badge classes available this month!  March 3 kicks off the second month of programs for 2021.  They are offering Chess Merit Badge, Public Health Merit Badge, and Mining in Society Merit Badge.  Counselors provide one session per week for 4 weeks, with Scouts reviewing and submitting their work remotely using online forms!  Resources, videos, and more are made available each week online...Scouts study at their pace and most complete their work by the end of the month!

You can register for these merit badges on the Council website here: https://scoutingevent.com/083-OnlineMB

Medical Forms - Action Required!

Posted on Jan 5 2021 - 9:25am

On January 1, 2021, the former version of the BSA medical form became invalid, and ALL scouts and scouters are required to use the updated version of the Medical Form.  If your most recent medical form submission was not on the new form (the 2019 printing with sections A, B1, B2, and C) , please complete and submit two (2) copies of the new form to Jackie Lopina as soon as possible.  Also, please note that you cannot attach additional pages; you must complete the form sections as shown - this includes the immunization section.  You can find the new form on our web site here.

Please note that scouts and scouters will NOT be able to participate in activities unless they have provided a new medical form with at least sections A, B1, and B2 (these are the sections that are completed by the scout/scouter/parents).

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