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February 2013 Crew News

    Coming Soon

    • Feb 4 - Crew meeting
    • Feb 18 - Crew Meeting
    • Feb 23 - Snowy Horseback Riding at Baldwin Lake Stables
    • Mar 4 - Crew meeting
    • Mar 10 - Scout Sunday / Service Project

    Last Month

    Handgun Safety Training

    Our Jan 21st meeting had Mr Slaney and Mr Graham give a handgun safety instruction to several crew members and guests from Troop 106.

    Looking Ahead

    Journey to Excellence Goals

    The crew will be working toward achieving the Gold level of Journey to Excellence this year. We're on track so far but will need your help where and how you can to complete some of the requirments. You can read more about the Journey to Excellence here.

    • 5 Activities
    • 1 Super Activity
    • 2 Service Projects
    • Membership recruiting +3
    • Crew Budget with youth participation
    • Crew annual plan
    • ILSC Training
    • ScoutStrong participation

    Take the 8 Weeks Fitness Challenge

    “To keep myself physically strong” has been part of the oath that Boy Scouts have followed for more than 100 years. Even with fitness and wellness already one of its aims, the Boy Scouts of America has made a formal commitment to do more to address the major health concerns facing today’s youth. In August, the organization launched SCOUTStrong.

    SCOUTStrong was kicked off by announcing a collaboration with the President’s Challenge, the premier program of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, resulting in a Scout-specific Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) Challenge. The BSA hopes more than 500,000 youth will achieve the SCOUTStrong PALA by 2013, the year of the BSA’s next national Scout jamboree.

    Scouting parents and volunteers can participate in the PALA Challenge with Scouts. Scouts under age 18 earn the PALA by exercising 60 minutes a day for five days a week for six out of eight weeks. Adults earn the PALA by exercising 30 minutes a day for five days a week for six out of eight weeks. There is no cost to participate in PALA.

    Scouts, parents, and volunteers can improve their fitness by earning the SCOUTStrong PALA Challenge award, which is now available in Scout shops. Family members can do this together. The motto for SCOUTStrong is, “Fit, Fuel, Fun,” emphasizing physical fitness, good nutrition, and having fun.

    Scholarships for Scouts

    Here are some excellent resources to find scouting related scholarship info.

    This is a fairly extensive list of scholarships and grants

    PADI Scholarships


    At some point we'll need to come up with some crew bylaws. Here are some examples to help you get started.