Troop 399 Weekly Update – 2/21/2016

DONATE TODAY FOR  FRIENDS OF SCOUTING
It’s time for Friends of Scouting, the main fundraiser for the Capital Area Council. It’s how the council pays for improvements and programs.
DONATE NOW (be sure to specify Troop 399)
You can set up a recurring donation, and even get matching funds from some employers.

Scout News:
Tuesday Troop meeting
Tuesday, February 23
7 pm
TUMC

Eagle project workdays coming up – LAST CHANCE!

Travis Audubon Blair Woods Project (these hours count for Cit in Comm merit badge!)
Saturday, Feb 28, 9-5
Please meet at the St. James Parking Lot for a ride over to the nearby Blair Woods.  Call 512-633-4462 for a ride from St. James or be at the parking lot at9 a.m. or 1 p.m., when a ride will be waiting for you.  Volunteers should feel free to come and go as they need.
Please wear long pants and sleeves (think poison ivy prevention) and bring work gloves and a water bottle.  Paul will provide tools, donuts, and pizza 🙂 
Questions?   psennyey@gmail.com or commander.0001.1234@gmail.com
OA Dues. OA dues are Due. $20 for Ordeal and $15 for Brotherhood. You can

We have an opening for our SeaBase slot this summer!
One of our Scouts had to drop out so there is ONE opening for our SeaBase Crew. Join us for the Coral Reef Sailing adventure this August.
email ramrod Brent Schneeman for info! Schneeman@gmail.com

Summer Camp – Sid Richardson Scout Ranch
Is anyone interested in attending summer camp at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch? Let Sara Breuer know –sarabreuer@mac.com
Camp weeks available: June 19, June 26, July 3.
Regular camp as well as wakeboarding and “Chisholm Trail” pontoon boat trip. Fees vary from $255 to about $450 for the week, depending on the adventure you choose.

Service hours opportunity with Troop 399 Life Scout Taylor Thompson’s Habitat for Humanity project in memory of his mother Maureen

See this story on the build in the Austin American-Statesman:
http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/local/teen-building-home-in-honor-of-his-mother-who-died/nqPJL/

Location:  717 Egger St.
Date:   Saturdays through May 14
Time:  8:00am – 4:00pm
The builds continue through May 14, so you have a lot of Saturdays to choose from. Sign up here:http://vols.pt/LXjQwu

New trailer in the works!

Stay tuned for news about the new Troop 399 trailer — smaller, faster, lighter. Plans are to have it ready to go for the May bicycling campout so we can haul bikes and gear.

Scouter/Parent News:

Volunteers needed:
Scoutmaster, Recruiter, Outdoor Coordinator

Please do your part and step up to take a volunteer position. In addition to volunteering for specific campouts or activities, please make sure someone in your family takes on a volunteer job. We can’t do it without you!

Email sarabreuer@mac.com to volunteer.

Register here:
http://crew911.sangabrielyouthactivities.com/

Life Scouts – Eagle planning
Stay tuned for a few upcoming Eagle project work days this spring from our Life Scouts. Eagle project work counts toward your Scout’s service hours. If you have a Life Scout and haven’t heard about his plans for a project, encourage him to reach out to Eagle Advisor Patrick Reinhart – preinhart@austin.rr.com

Everyone:
Subscribe to the Troop’s Google Calendar to stay up to date with meetings, campouts, activities:
http://bsatroop399.org/troop-calendar/

Spring campouts and activities

New for this spring! All campouts will be only $15 per Scout! Scouters/Adults are free. This includes activities where we may need to rent bikes or other equipment. We need at least three adults to register for each of these campouts. Scouts and Scouters alike register on Eventbrite.

Please plan ahead so we can make sure we have enough equipment, food and seatbelts.

March 4-6 – Armadillo District Camporee
Ramrod: Chip Coy
Rank advancement and other requirements.
April 15-17 – Bastrop State Park Cycling
Ramrod: Chip Coy (Sara B. will coordinate bicycle rentals if necessary)
Will work on bicycling merit badge requirements, rank advancement and other requirements.
May 10 – Spring Court of Honor – location TBD
Need ramrod to coordinate food and location
May 20-22 – Inks Lake State Park Fishing
Will work on fishing merit badge, rank advancement and other requirements.
Ramrod: Vanessa Davila / Jim Sallans

Troop 399 Weekly Update – 1/11/2016

First Troop and parent meeting of 2016 is
Tuesday, January 12
7 pm
Tarrytown United Methodist Church
On the agenda or the scout meeting:
Family Life merit badge
Patrol organization
January service day
On the agenda for the parent meeting:
Scoutmaster succession plan – we need one!
Spring campouts and activities
New for this spring! All campouts will be only $15 per Scout! This includes activities where we may need to rent bikes or other equipment.
February 5-7 – Pedernales Falls Campout
March 4-6 – Armadillo District Camporee
April 15-17 – Bastrop State Park Cycling
May 10 – Spring Court of Honor
May 20-22 – Inks Lake State Park Fishing
Cub Scout recruiting
We need a volunteer to take on this fun job! We have a fresh introduction and support for cultivating Pack 14.
Upcoming Eagle projects
Stay tuned for a few upcoming Eagle project work days
Troop trailer update