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Troop 76 Camping & Community Service Guidelines during Covid-19
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A Special Message from the Boy Scouts of America
Scouting is about character and leadership.
The Scout Oath and Law – our very foundation – call for helpfulness, bravery, common courtesy, and respect among all people. Our values call us to stand up to injustice, as we strive to help other people at all times.
The Scouting movement recognizes and celebrates that the attributes that make us different actually draw us together as Scouts, citizens, and human beings. We refuse to accept violence or injustice toward another human being.
As Scouts, we recognize that much work remains to be done. We are committed to empathy, compassion, and to meaningfully improve. Scouting teaches young people to come together to find peaceful solutions, to work to become the best versions of themselves, and to create a better world.
Covid-19 and Troop Activities
In light of state guidelines, Troop 76 is moving cautiously to small in-person gatherings over the summer. The troop leadership developed a set of guidelines for us to follow which allow our scouts and parents to stay safe during our camping and service events. Please review the Troop guidelines by clicking on the link near the top of the left column.
The Troop wants everyone to understand that participation in these in-person activities is completely voluntary and scouts are not required to attend any in-person events. This is a personal family decision which Troop 76 respects. We will continue offering virtual gatherings for those scouts who are more comfortable with limited social interaction.
We are hoping these options offer our scouts ways to remain engaged with one another. Troop 76 leadership is incredibly proud of the work our troop has done during these last three months, we have still been able to come together and offer a scouting program that encourages personal growth and advancement.
BSA and Troop 76 are dedicated to giving Scouts a strong and meaningful program during a pandemic.
Camp Phoenix is open for registration
The pandemic shut down Camp Sequassen but opened the door to Camp Phoenix, a new, exciting opportunity for Scouts to attend this summer right from their own backyard. The program brings some of the best elements from camp during this time of physical distancing. And Scouts can earn up to five merit badges, participate in Firebird Challenges (competitive outdoor activities) as well as join in campfires and shows via live production. The registration fee for Camp Phoenix is $150/week and you can check out the program and sign up here.
Recruiting Committee Needs Your Help
We're taking a different approach to recruit new scouts. We
plan to reach out to local churches, community organizations and
others to see if any boys are interested in joining Troop 76.
If you have a contact in any of these organizations, please inform
Scoutmaster Breitenbach. And our Recruiting Committee
could use help, so contact Troop committee Chair
Tiffany Carlson if you would like to join.
If a scout family is in need of financial assistance at any time,
please contact Troop Committee Chair
Tiffany Carlson. All financial assistance requests are
kept strictly confidential.
Check out a
new series of short videos from Boy Scouts of America about
Merit Badge Counselors
Our troop needs parents to become
Merit Badge Counselors. We need counselors for the following
Merit Badges: Citizenship in the Community, Nation, World,
Environmental Science, Cooking, First Aid, Emergency Preparedness to
just name a few. There are many many other badges as well.
If you have any interest in becoming a Merit Badge Counselor, please
reach out to SM Breitenbach.
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