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REGISTER ON LINE NOW FOR DECEMBER CAMPING TRIP!

Senior Surprise, Broad Creek, Dan Beard Campsite, 3-5 December

We will be camping Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation, Camp Saffran, Dan Beard Campsite for our December camping trip. This is our annual Senior Surprise trip. It is tent camping and patrol cooking. Reserve the date and check back for more information.

Actions required by participants before the trip:

General Information

Transportation - IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND DRIVERS

Youth Protection Training for Registered Adults - complete by mid-November

It is that time of year again to renew our YPT Training. Unless you have already completed it in 2021, you must retake it by mid-November in order to be a registered adult with the Troop 497 for the 2022 Scouting year.

Awards not received at the last Court of Honor

We understand some scouts may have not received awards they earned at the recent Court of Honor.  If you believe you earned a merit badge, rank, award, Texas tough star or other type of advancement but did not receive it at the recent Court of Honor, please send an email to Mr. Krach at kf62krach@gmail.com.  Please provide as much detail as possible, such as Counselor's name, date earned, etc.  We will research the matter and get you the award you earned.

First Thursday Path to First Class, 2 December, 6-7 PM, Joe's Cafe

The First Thursday meeting will be held on Thursday, 1 July from 6-7 PM in Joe's Cafe which is located in the basement of the Parish Center. Enter through the side door to the parking lot. The First Thursday meeting will be followed by a pizza dinner at 7 PM for active meeting participants.

These classes are available to scouts that are working on the ranks of Scout, Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, and 1st Class and will be offered on the first Thursdays of the month.  Scouts do not need to sign up in advance. For more information about the First Thursday Path to First Class program, call Mr. Jerry McClellan (410-236-4258).

We will need lots of help from the seniors, patrol leaders, older scouts and adults

Anyone staying for the troop meeting must Complete the Online Troop 497 Covid-19 Activity Questionnaire prior to the meeting. We will verify that it has been entered online upon arrival as we check your temperature. If it has not been filled out we will ask you to do so before you can participate in the meeting. Please arrive a few minutes early to allow time to take your temperature and verify your Covid-19 Questionnaire. You only have to complete one Covid-19 Questionnaire for both the First Thursday Path to First Class and the Troop meeting the same evening.

Next Troop Meeting, Thursday, 2 December, 7:30 - 9:00 PM, Multipurpose Room

Join us on every Thursday evening for our Troop Meetings. Check these announcements for any updates.

We will meet in person in the Multipurpose Room this week and follow the current Archdiocese Covid-19 protocols which require that everyone wear a mask.

Anyone staying for the troop meeting must Complete the Online Troop 497 Covid-19 Activity Questionnaire prior to the meeting. We will verify that it has been entered online upon arrival as we check your temperature. If it has not been filled out we will ask you to do so before you can participate in the meeting. Please arrive a few minutes early to allow time to take your temperature and verify your Covid-19 Questionnaire.

Committee Meeting, Monday, 6 December, 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Please update your Zoom App to the latest version before joining the meeting.
Zoom Meeting ID: 398 703 538

Patrol Leaders Council (PLC), Sunday, 12 December, 7:00 PM

Please update your Zoom App to the latest version before joining the meeting.
Zoom Meeting ID: 814 5966 1007

PLCs will generally be scheduled for the first Sunday of each month and start at 7:00 pm. Check the announcements for any changes. They should last about 1 hour.  All patrols should be represented by their Patrol Leader or a designated substitute. All Seniors are expected to participate. Adult Leaders are welcome to join the meetings.

Troop Christmas Party, Thursday, 16 December, 7:30 - 9:00 PM, Multipurpose Room

The annual Troop Christmas party is on Thursday, 16 December during the regular Troop meeting.

We will meet in person in the Multipurpose Room this week and follow the current Archdiocese Covid-19 protocols which require that everyone wear a mask.

Anyone staying for the troop meeting must Complete the Online Troop 497 Covid-19 Activity Questionnaire prior to the meeting. We will verify that it has been entered online upon arrival as we check your temperature. If it has not been filled out we will ask you to do so before you can participate in the meeting. Please arrive a few minutes early to allow time to take your temperature and verify your Covid-19 Questionnaire.

Additional Resources for Scouts, Parents, and Adults

Please visit the Resources page under the Information menu above for additional information about Troop 497 programs and activities.