- 5/20, Sturges Camporee
6/5, Troop Planning Meeting - Boys and Girls Club
6/12, Year-End Court of Honor
Saturday, May 19th - Sunday, May 20th
Sign up here
will join the other three troops in Ridgefield for the annual
camporee at Sturges Park. The weekend starts with working on
the grounds and structures in the park. Following lunch,
scouts focus on rank advancement. We'll eat dinner there and
set up a campsite. Since this event is local, scouts can leave
and return from Sturges Park as long as a leader is informed.
Download the agenda and overview
here, and the equipment list and permission slip
here. Bring rain gear and plenty of dry socks since
forecast calls for rain.
On Saturday morning, we'll meet at Jesse Lee at 7:30 a.m. and get
equipment from the QM. Day trippers should go directly to
Sturges Park. Here are
from Jesse Lee. (The entrance to Sturges is at the end of Rippowam
Rd.) Park in either of the two lower parking lots then walk up
the trail to the upper field. Only authorized vehicles can
drive to the upper field.
First assignment is working on the campgrounds from 8:30 a.m. to
lunchtime. (painting, re-building structures, cleaning up trails,
etc.) Wear work clothing (that will get stained) and boots. Bring work gloves,
insect repellant, sunscreen, a bag lunch and drinks. (There is
drinking water available). Advancement will take place from 1:00
p.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Scouts will compete in games against other
Ridgefield troops. Patrols then will prepare dinner. All
the Scouts will meet at the campfire and each patrol is encouraged
to prepare a skit for the entertainment of all.
If a camper did not ride with the troop to Sturges, scouts will be
picked up from Sturges on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., following a
Scout's Own and flag Ceremony. For scouts who traveled with
the troop, pick up will be at 11:00 from Jesse Lee.
Any questions, please contact
Meredith Keating. As always we need adults to help.
Still Time to
Sunday, July 15th - Saturday, July 21st
Payment and Forms due Tuesday, May
details, please read our comprehensive
Camp Sequassen web page.
Parent Help is Needed for the
- The Big Trip.
Jana Hogan if you can help.
Merit Badge Counselors Needed
Our troop needs parents to become
Merit Badge Counselors. We need counselors for the following
Merit Badges: Citizenship in the Community, Nation, World,
Environmental Science, Cooking, First Aid, Emergency Preparedness to
just name a few. There are many many other badges as well.
If you have any interest in becoming a Merit Badge Counselor, please
reach out to SM Breitenbach.
Planned Activities Calendar
for this scouting year is