Here is your new up to date summer camp check list. Please read the entire document, if you do not bring the items on the list you may not be able to participate in some of the planned activities. Please pay close attention to the list.John Douglas
Dear Leaders, Scouts, and Parents,This is an update to Merit Badge University. This has been a very fluid process, as it is new for everyone this year trying to accomplish this online.There is now a registration fee of $5 per scout. There are normally fees for this event each year; however, I really wish they would have been upfront about this earlier. I have spoken to the organizers and they have opened up the “Parent Portal” for this event, so if everything works like our Summer Camp registration, I will be able to email out your assigned classes and Parent Portal credentials once registered. This will allow you to log into your son’s registration and make the payment directly online to the Council, as their offices are currently closed.I have also attached the latest course listing, as a few classes were removed and a few more offered. There are also times and dates assigned to some of the courses now, so you can get an idea if that is really what you want to do.***Please let me know tonight (Wednesday) or before noon tomorrow (Thursday) if you wish to proceed with your registration(s) since there is a fee(s) involved and the classes will fill up very quickly now. Also let me know based upon the new course list, if you want any classes changed.I apologize for the changes made, but as the organizer has stated, they are developing this event daily to make it the best that it can be for all of our scouts. Thanks for your patience and I will do my best to secure the classes your scout wants.Regards,John
John P. McAlister | Advancement Coordinator
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Boy Scout Troop 99, Benton, AR
Cell: (501) 259-9066
The district has decided to cancel the Camporee in consideration of the recent virus outbreak. These unprecedented world events and the fact that we no longer have a viable campout has prompted the need to cancel the campout entirely until conditions improve.
If you have bought groceries please do your best to freeze or preserve food, I understand that some things are perishable. If you have not bought food yet please hold the grub money and the list of those that have paid until we can re schedule our campout. I’m sorry that this has happened at the last minute but the circumstances are new to all of us and we must act accordingly and be cautious.
And by the way, I know that school has been cancelled so I’m anticipating a rush on advancements and finished merit badges over the next few weeks right?
I will be sending more schedule updates in the near future.
See “Campout Checklist” on our website athttp://www.bentontroop99.org/policies-checklists-faqs/
It will be raining a good portion of the weekend. Everyone needs to bring the following:
Raining most of the weekend with a low of 49 degrees. Be prepared to protect yourself and your gear from getting wet.
$15 (includes travel costs and a Patch) plus $12 Cash for Grub Money.
Scouts will cook as patrols. Each patrol should assign a grub master that will collect the $12/scout grub money and do the grocery shopping for their patrol. Each patrol should plan for the following: Saturday: Hot Breakfast, Cold Lunch, Hot Supper. Sunday:Cold Breakfast.
Lake DeGray State Park
Saturday: Scouts will participate in camporee activities.