On January 27th, the Troop went to Klondike at Quail Hill. It was an event that everyone seemed to enjoy, and some of us did the night before, camping in Devlin Lodge as well. Compared to the other troops, we got an average score of 426.5 between both of our patrols.
On December 16th and 17th from about 9:00am – 3pm each day, Tyler will be installing horseshoe pits at Thompson Park in Monroe (next to the volleyball court by the lake.) If any boy scouts are going to be helping out, make sure to dress for the weather, and also bring gloves and a shovel if you can. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to anyone there.
On October 14th and October 15th (this weekend), the boy scouts will be helping put out luminaries (bags with candles in them) along the paths for a cemetery tour. We’d like as many scouts that can to go there over the weekend to help out. The East Brunswick Museum will be hosting the event, and Mrs. Waite will be there.
If you are going to show up to help, try to be there at about 5:00 PM to help with the setup.
On September 19th, Dr. Ken Freedman visited us to give us a speech about backpack safety, including the proper weight of the backpack, the size backpack that should be worn, and the correct way to wear it so we all don’t get hurt. Everybody enjoyed it so much we all stopped talking! It was a fun meeting. The picture is the troop giving Dr. Ken a troop certificate. Thank you Dr. Ken for keeping us all stay safe when we are using our backpacks.
This is a small tutorial on how to compete the BSA Youth Protection Training. It is an online course that takes about 30 minutes to complete, a bit longer if you have to make an account. All troop leaders and any adult who will accompany the scouts on any scouting event must complete this. This is not intended for scouts, only adults. You can click on any of the pictures in this post to see the full size versions.
First open a browser and go to my.scouting.org (click here) where you will see the login screen. Either sign in or create an account.
Once you have logged on you will see a big red link to the YPT course on the right at the top of the side bar.
Clicking on that will bring you to the training part of your dashboard where the link to the course is. Click on the words ‘Take Course’ towards the right to start. If you have already competed the training in the past then you’ll see the words ‘Retake Course’ like in the screenshot below.
This is what the start of the course looks like. You will need to watch some videos and answer questions correctly to complete the training.
Once completed you will have to print out your certification. There are wallet size certifications and you should cut them out and keep one in your wallet since that is what you will need to show to prove that you took the course. This is how I did it.
Go back to your Dashboard / Training screen and click on the blue icon on the far right of the YPT Status bar.
You will probably see only one course so click on the arrow thing in the little pop-up box.
This brings up your completion certificate. You will want to both save the file and print it out.
If you have any questions or comments you can either leave them here or contact me by email
I hope Troop 223 enjoyed Camp Yawgoog. It was a lot of fun for everyone, and thank you to our leaders. Here’s our Troop photo of everyone that was at Yawgoog!
We will be having a PLC meeting at Hoffman’s house Herbert Drive on Saturday, August 12th at 10:30.
Who should attend?
Any scout who wants to help set direction for the year is welcome. However, the following individuals are key:
- Senior Patrol
- Troop Quartermaster
- Troop Scribe/Webmaster
- Patrol Leaders. If a Patrol Leader is not able to attend, please see if your Assistant Patrol Leader is available or anyone else from the patrol.
What do I need to bring?
- A pencil and paper.
- A calendar with any dates you need to remember.
- Input from your patrol.
- Ideas. Take a look at this site for suggestions on something new.
- A camp chair
In case you missed it the troop’s December 2016 Court of Honor was held last night. Many scouts earned advancements and merit badges which are at the bottom of the post, even Mr. Hoffman got an award. Anyhoo, here are a few pictures.
Building a giant crossbow has it’s rewards
Mr. Hoffman receiving the Monmouth County’s Outstanding Leadership Award. Way to go Mr. Hoffman!
Some Eagle scouts from days gone by were able to attend. Thanks guys!
And what picture post would be complete without one of the troop?
If you want a picture of your son receiving his rank I may have it courtesy of Mrs. Pullaro (our troop’s unofficial photographer because she has a really good camera).
Congratulations to all the scouts who earned a badge or a new rank!
||Ian H., Jayden L., Amitav N., Lucas P., DJ P.
||Greg B., Jayden L.
||Nathan D., Anthony D., Will P.
||Reptile & Amphibian Study, Sustainability, Swimming
||Citizenship in the Community, Family Life, Cyber Chip
||Citizenship in the Community, Pets
||American Heritage, Digital Technology, Personal Management, Traffic Safety
||Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Family Life
||Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Science, Painting, Traffic Safety, Cyber Chip
||Family Life, Fingerprinting, Public Speaking
||Archery, Citizenship in the World, Music
||Automotive Maintenance, Bird Study, Personal Fitness, Stamp Collecting
We have just installed a new editor on the wiki so it doesn’t look like we’re back in 1992 anymore. Now you do NOT have to learn wiki markup code to make some nice looking pages. Just type/paste your words, highlight them and click on a button. The recipe for Paper Bag Bacon and Eggs was just made with it.
If you have some powerful knowledge you want to share and want to become famous for it, start adding to our troop’s wiki. Besides you will be helping others and isn’t that the 3rd part of the Scout Law?
Click on the link below to get started!