January Newsletter, 2017

Scoutmaster, Dennie Stephenson

Scoutmaster, Dennie Stephenson

Today, I need to forget what’s gone.  Appreciate what still remains and look forward to what’s coming next.

December, 2016

  • 16            Swim Night at the YMCA, 6:30 to 9:00pm
  • 19            Christmas Party, 6:00pm
  • 25            Christmas Day
  • 26            No Scout Meeting, Christmas Break

January, 2017

  • 2             Troop Meeting 7pm
  • 3            Round Table/OA 7pm @ LDS Stake Center
  • 5            Committee Meeting 6:30pm
  • 7             Cub Polar Day @ Riverfront Park
  • 9            PLC/Troop Meeting 6pm/7pm
  • 14          Martin Luther King Jr Dinner 6pm
  • 16          Troop Meeting 7pm
  • 21          Klondike Derby
  • 23          Court of Honor 6:30pm
  • 27 – 28   Lock In
  • 30          Troop Meeting 7pm

Swim Night, Friday, December 16th

Scouts need to be at the YMCA by 6:15pm to help greet the Webelos coming to the event.  It might be a good idea to wear your swimsuit to the YMCA.  Then you will be ready to help with the cub scouts or you can work on your own swimming requirements.  Bring a change of clothes after swimming.  There will be pizza and soft drinks on the second floor.  See you there!

Christmas Party, December 19th, 6pm

We will have our White Elephant Gift Exchange again this year! Bring a gift from home to share at this fun event! This year  a few of the scouts will be making dinner, a main dish. We are asking everyone to bring a snack or dessert to share.  We will start our festivities at 6pm.  This is a very fun party!  Scouts can wear Class B uniforms.   Don’t miss out.

Cub Polar Day, Saturday, January 7th

Troop 2 has always helped out at this event, tending to the fire at Riverfront Park.  Scouts will receive lunch at the end of the event.  More information coming.

Martin Luther King Jr Dinner, 6pm, Billings Food Bank

This is a Class A uniform event.  Scouts will help serve a dinner in  Martin Luther King Jr’s honor.  They will help by pouring water, clearing plates and more.  This is a service event that Troop 2 has participated and helped with for many years.  Scouts will receive service hours.  Scouts work from 6pm until approximately 8pm at the Billings Food Bank, 2112 4th Ave N.

Klondike Derby, Saturday, January 21st.

This will be a weekend event again this year in Billings.  It is an outdoor event so be sure to dress warm!  There are lots of activities all day.  Dennie will share more information as it becomes available.

Court of Honor, Monday, January 23rd 6:30pm

If you are working on a merit badge or a rank advancement, keep this day in mind.  Get your projects completed.  Make time at the Troop meetings to speak with Dennie for a Scout Master Conference.  Don’t wait until the last minute!  The last meeting to complete merit badges or rank advancements is January 16th.  But don’t wait until then, if everyone does, there may not be enough time for you to get caught up.

LOCK IN!  Friday, January 27th

This is the event of the year!  It has to be “hands down” the most favorite event of any scout.  If you haven’t yet experienced the LOCK IN, just wait;  you are in for a great time!  Put this date on your calendar; place a note on your fridge.  You will want to make time to be there!  We will discuss more about this event at it gets closer.  It’s fun!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



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