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Camping at Running Bear (ALKOR), 15-17 February 2019

Our next camping trip is to Camp Running Bear in Monkton, Maryland: 15-17 February.

Meet at the shed at 6:30

Here are directions. Sign up to drive online or contact Dean.

Patrol Leaders Council (PLC), Thursday, 21 February, 6-7:30 pm in SCHOOL LIBRARY

The next PLC will take place in the SCHOOL LIBRARY before the Troop meeting. Seniors should arrive at 6:00 pm; Patrol Leaders at 6:15. All patrols should be represented by their Patrol Leader or a designated substitute.

Annual Pancake Breakfast, Sunday 3 March 8:00-12:30

Troop 497 Fundraiser & Parish Event!

To increase our success, each Scout family is asked to:

Committee Meeting: Tuesday, 5 March 7:30 PM

All adult leaders and parents are welcome to participate in the Committee Meeting. Committee meetings are generally scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month in the School Library - enter through the lower level doors on the back parking lot. Check the announcements each month for updates or changes.

First Thursday to First Class: 7 March, 6 - 7:30 PM

This is a great opportunity for Scouts to work on rank advancement through First Class and for Scouts and parents to get their questions answered. Scouts can also work on the Cyber Chip rank requirements. The program starts promptly at 6:00 PM in Joe's Cafe - the bottom room of the Parish Center. Pizza will be supplied from 7-7:30.

New Eagle Scout Application and Eagle Scout Project Workbook - Effective 1 February 2019

Eagle Mom Reception, 28 April 2019 12:30-2:00 PM

The 7th Annual Baltimore Area Council Eagle Mom Celebration takes place on 28 April 2019 from 12:30-2:00 PM at Bo Brooks Restaurant.  Get all the information and sign up at the BAC Eagle Mom web site.

2019 Summer Camp - Camp Blackhawk, Owasippe Scout Reservation, Twin Lake, Michigan

Troop 497 will be traveling to Camp Blackhawk at the Owasippe Scout Reservation on the shores of Big Blue Lake in Twin Lake, Michigan for Summer Camp 2019. The Camp has roots and traditions dating back to 1911 while also providing a variety of water sports activities. Camp Blackhawk offers a full spectrum of outdoor programs as well as a generous selection of merit badge programs.

Troop 497 will leave for Camp Blackhawk late in the evening of Thursday July 18th and the Troop will return on the afternoon of Sunday July 28th. More trip specifics, an itinerary of additional sightseeing stops and a detailed packing demonstration will be provided as we get closer to departure date. Please mark your calendars now to attend this exceptional Summer Camp experience.

All Troop 497 Scouts are expected to attend Summer Camp.

The estimated cost for Summer Camp 2019 is $730 per Scout and $400 per Leader (subject to change based upon final transportation costs and activity itinerary).

Summer Camp 2019 Payment Schedule

To reserve spaces, enroll in selected merit badge programs and ensure proper trip planning please confirm your attendance and make deposits to the Troop Treasurer according to the following schedule:

Payment  Paid Amount
January 2019 $150  $150
February 2019 $150  $300
March 2019 $100  $400 (Leader Paid in Full at $400 tentative)
April 2019 $130  $530
May 2019 $100  $630
June 2019 $100  $730 (Tentative Final Amount)

PLEASE NOTE: The Camp assesses an additional late registration fee of $25 per participant for roster additions after April 2019. Please register for Summer Camp prior to April 15th and remain current with this payment schedule to avoid this additional charge.