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Troop 75 is a growing group of more than 50 energetic, motivated boys ranging in age from 11 to 17. We are the original Boy Scout Troop sponsored by the Peachtree City United Methodist Church beginning in 1980. Troop 75 prides itself on being a ”boy-run, boy-led” troop. We develop leadership skills in boys with experienced Scouts acting as mentors younger Scout.  Experienced and dedicated adult leadership is always on hand to give guidance and assistance, when necessary.

Scoutmaster Minute

Posted on Apr 22 2018 - 10:17am

 TROOP MEETING : Signals / Codes

COMMITTEE MEETING: - all adults / parents - TONIGHT {1730} at the Scout Hut

 

Summer Camp signup on the website is now closed, everyone has now been signed up for Merit Badges / Rafting

Check your emails for your schedule

Schedule is also on the Calendar  - SEE EVENTS SECTION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE EBLAST

Contact Nigel Hampton directly if you wish to sign up or change anything

 

 

 

Anna Lussos has Camp
Cards available for Scouts to sell and fund their activities.

 

 

Summer Camp cost confirmed at $400 per scout (supervising adults $50 for the full week)  

 

 

 

Wilderness First Aid Training training lasts 2 years and is required for Northern Tier in 2019 and Seabase 2018

 

Signup at this link:

 

http://www.flintrivercouncil.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2272777&OrgKey=2323

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHECK THE NEW NORTHERN TIER 2019 PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS, INCL PAYMENT SCHEDULE AND VIDEOS

 

Seabasers

The last set of forms have for Crew F have arrived at Seabase  :-)

As I collate and send docs to Seabase we get a list of corrections / additions.

Check your emails for important actions that you need to take

Travel arrangements are being made

T Shirts have been ordered

 

NEED TO FIND CONTACT INFORMATION? - check the Troop Roster tab, this has everyones email and phone number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REMINDER: Cyber Chip MUST be completed prior to BOR for next rank. 

 

 

Adult Troop 75 t-shirts are available for $12 if you are interested. See Jensine Sutherland

 

REMINDER - Uniforms, Knives & Shoes

Posted on Apr 22 2018 - 10:15am

AS CONTINUE INTO OUR SUMMER PROGRAM REMEMBER

Boy Scouts is a Uniformed Organisation

Our uniform reminds us of our achievements and our history

Uniforms should be worn to Scout Activities

Uniforms are required for:

  • Scoutmaster Conferences
  • Boards of Review
  • Courts of Honour
  • Summer Camp (travel, dinner)
  • High Adventure (check in)
  • Attending a public meeting as a boy scout like Citizenship in Community
  • Uniforms are

In Troop 75 our uniform is:

  • Scout Shirt. Scout Pants or Shorts, and Scout socks
  • Sash - required for Boards or Review / Conferences / Courts of Honour after you have earned Merit Badges (your Sash is a better place to keep your Merit Badges than in a drawer!)
  • Close Toed Footware - this is a safety issue

If you out grow shirts of pants - Troop 75 has a swap box, where you can exchange for a new uniform

The badges on our Scout Shirts are important and they should be present and they should be correct:

  • there should be the correct rank
  • there should be the correct leadership position - if you are no longer SPL then you should not wear the patch 
  • correct epaluettes - on Troop 75 activities there is no need to wear Camp Woodruff Staff epaluettes

 

Remember, no knives will be allowed at troop meetings unless knives are required for the meeting.  In addition, all safety rules must be followed pertaining to knife safety and the blood circle on outings as well.  No knives should be out unless used for a specific purpose. 

Article on Annual Physicals - important for Summer Camp and High Adventure (Seabase & Northern Tier)

Posted on Apr 22 2018 - 10:12am

Summer camp season’s almost here, so it’s time for that annual physical

We’re mere months away from the summer, aka the Greatest Scouting Season. And while it’s too early to pack your bags and load the trailer, the time is right for one essential step in summer Scouting preparation.

It’s time to get your physical.

As noted on the Annual Health and Medial Record website, a pre-participation physical is needed for resident campers (at summer or winter camps) and for Scouts and adult leaders attending events that last 72 hours or more.

That means it’s required for every participant at Boy Scout summer camp, any of the four BSA high-adventure bases and the 2017 National Jamboree.

Why is an Annual Health and Medical Record required?

Since at least the 1930s, the BSA has required the use of standardized health and medical information. The Annual Health and Medical Record …

  • Promotes health awareness
  • Collects necessary data
  • Provides medical professionals with critical information needed to treat a patient in the event of an illness or injury
  • Supplies emergency contact information
  • Prepares participants for high-adventure activities and increased physical activity
  • Reviews participants’ readiness for gatherings like the national Scout jamboree and other specialized activities
  • Enables councils to operate day and resident camps in a way that adheres to state and BSA requirements
  • Standardizes medical records in a way that can be used by members in all 50 states

Which are the different parts of the Annual Health and Medical Record?

The Annual Health and Medical Record (AHMR) comes in three parts:

  • Part A is an informed consent, release agreement and authorization that needs to be signed by every participant (or a parent and/or legal guardian for all youth under 18).
  • Part B is general information and a health history.
  • Part C is your pre-participation physical certification completed by a certified and licensed physician.

Which part of the AHMR must I (or my Scout) complete?

  • For all Scouting events: Part A and B. Give the completed forms to your unit leader. This applies to all activities, day camps, local tours and weekend camping trips less than 72 hours.
  • For camp: Part A, B and C. A pre-participation physical is needed for resident, tour, or trek camps or for a Scouting event of more than 72 hours, such as Wood Badge and NYLT. The exam needs to be completed by a certified and licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. If your camp has provided you with any supplemental risk information, or if your plans include attending one of the four national high-adventure bases, share the venue’s risk advisory with your medical provider when you are having your physical exam.
  • For high-adventure trips: Part A, B and C. Plus, each of the four national high-adventure bases (Florida Sea Base, Northern Tier, Philmont and the Summit Bechtel Reserve) has provided a supplemental risk advisory that explains in greater detail some of the risks inherent in that program. Some Scouts arrive at a high-adventure base without discussing that base’s risk factors with their health care provider, meaning they have missing info at check-in that can slow down the process.

What is meant by “annual”?

Your AHMR is valid through the end of the 12th month after the date it was administered by your medical provider.

For example, if you got your physical on April 3, 2017, it’s valid until April 30, 2018.

Where can I find the proper, most up-to-date form?

Right here.

CAMP CARDS

Posted on Mar 4 2018 - 7:54am

Please see Anna Lussos from 8pm at most troop meetings for camp cards transactions.   Cards are available to sell all through the month of March.  If you don’t have cards already stop by and collect some - $2.50 of the $5 from each card sold will be deposited into your scout account to use for scouting activities.  

Please also see me to drop off money already collected or to return cards left over when you are done selling - I always have other scouts that would like a chance to sell them.

Do you know about the prizes Scouts can earn by selling Camp Cards in addition to the commission?  See the chart below:

SELL THIS

GET THIS

75 CARDS

COPE & Climbing Weekend OR Boy Scout Shooting Weekend

100 CARDS

Cub Scout Day Camp

200 CARDS

Cub or Webelos Adventure Camp OR Camp Thunder Traditional Camp   OR Winter Camp OR Cub Scout Day Camp AND Spookoree (up to a family of 6)

500 CARDS

$250 Gift Card

750 CARDS

$350 Gift Card

1,000 CARDS

$500 Gift Card

This means if you are a Scout and you sell 75 Camp Cards, you can go to a Climbing or Shooting weekend for FREE PLUS receive 50% commission!  

Adult Volunteers Needed

Posted on Feb 25 2018 - 6:17pm

The following positions are open or will be opening up in the fall.  Please volunteer.  The more volunteers the troop has, the better our troop runs.  We have positions that you can do from home so no matter your situation, you can help.

Camp outing coordinator - you do not have to camp to do this.  This position calls and books campsites.  For a troop this size, we have to book 6 - 8 months ahead to schedule pioneer campsites.  If you have ever booked a vacation, you can do this position.  Please see Jensine Sutherland for details. sutherlandptc@gmail.com

Summer Camp Coordinator - this person does not have to attend summer camp.  It requires organization and computer work.  You need to gather all the summer camp scouts merit badge requests and enter them when sign-up opens.  This position requires organization and the ability to enter the merit badges on the woodruff website on a particular day so the boys get their requested merit badges.  If interested please contact Will Harper or Nigel.  

Sumer Camp 2018 Merit Badge Signups - does not involve Moose

Posted on Feb 20 2018 - 7:21am

Use this online form (link below) to select your preferences for Merit Badges

 

Once we know what you are interested in we will sign folks up for as much as we can

 

Use the comment field if there are other things we should know

 

Check the Woodruff Program Schedule (ATTACHED) when constructing your wish list

Remember that there are age / experience limits on some of the classes

 

YOU DO NOT NEED TO SELECT RAFTING WE WILL DO THAT

 

LINK:https://doodle.com/poll/4ut4gs4c33827nbe  

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