| Posted By: Mr. Jonathan Gibney Dec 03, 2013|
Attention Scouts and Scout Parents.
Our annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale is upon us again. A group of our scout parents have been working very hard over the past few months in preparation for the event. If each parent is now able to donate a small amount of time during the event it will make light-work for all the adults. Please contact Ginger Coogle if you have not yet coordinated your availability with her. As for the scouts we see this event as our December campout. It is also one of only two fundraisers for our troop. Fundraisers allow us to buy equipment, subsidize campouts and register our scouts each year. Scout participation is expected.
We hope each of you, scout and parent, can assist us in advertising. Use whatever methods you have available to get people to come to our sale and buy a tree or wreath. Post on Facebook in advance, post on Facebook when you are at the sale, tweet on twitter, pin to pinterest, mash/blog on tumblr, post/caption on instagram, vine on vine, post on google+, update on LinkedIn, comment on our post/event in the Brookfield Patch, skype, call, tell a friend or just get the word out however you can.
The scouts signed up for this weekends sale on Monday's meeting. It is very important that you review the schedule below. If you are signed up you need to be there. Please let us know if there have been scheduling errors or if an emergency comes up. If you can come at a time you didn't sign-up for, want to come early or want to come later we would love to have you. If you need a ride just let us know and we will help get you there or get you home. We will be working on advancements when/if time allows so be sure to bring your scout book. Also, be sure to bring a bag with a hat, gloves and appropriate clothing for the weather.
Any questions, subtractions, issues or concerns on scout scheduling please call or email Mr Gibney.
Times of the sale, 12/6-12/8:
Friday - set up 6-8pm
Saturday – 8am-6pm
Scouts camp overnight
Sunday – 8am-3pm
Sunday - cleanup 3pm-4pm
Scout have signed up as follows
Lex - Setup, All-day Saturday and Sunday, camping, including cleanup
Jeff - Setup, Saturday until 3pm
Jesse - Setup, Saturday morning
Matt N - Setup, camping, Sunday all day, including cleanup
Max - Saturday and Sunday all day, camping, including cleanup
Matt A - Saturday all day
Curtis - Saturday afternoon, camping
Matt V - Saturday afternoon
Matt D - Setup, Saturday morning, clean-up
Laurence - Setup, Saturday and Sunday all day, camping, cleanup
Jimmy - Sunday all day, including cleanup
Kevin - Setup, Saturday and Sunday all day, cleanup
Matt S - Setup, Saturday morning
Caleb - Saturday morning
Grant - Setup, Saturday and Sunday all day, camping, cleanup
Links of interest:
Patch Post: http://brookfield.patch.com/groups/events/p/christmas-tree--wreath-sale-boy-scout-troop-8
St Joseph Parish bulletin: http://saintjosephbrookfield.com/bulletins/2013/12-01-2013.pdf
| Posted By: Ms Ginger Coogle Nov 05, 2013|
Boy Scout Troop 8
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE
AND WREATH SALE
Friday through Sunday
December 6, 7, and 8, 2013
St. Joseph church
163 Whisconier Road
Come and enjoy some holiday cheer
as we help the Troop raise funds to support our activities.
We need 2 adults, and
4 Scouts for each shift.
(Partridges, geese, hens and the like are not necessary.)
Friday, 12/6 – set up 6-8pm
Saturday, 12/7 – 8am-12 noon,
Scouts may camp overnight.
Sunday, 12/8 – 8am-12 noon, 11am-3pm
Clean up 3-4pm
Please let Ginger Coogle know when
you will be there.
| Posted By: Mr. Jonathan Gibney Oct 21, 2013|
Great campout this weekend! The troop went into Long Island sound and caught. . . a bazillion fish.
Pictures have been posted: http://s1260.photobucket.com/user/Troop8Brookfield/library/Deep%20Sea%20Fishing%20October%202013
We have an exciting meeting planned tonight. Scouts, please be sure to bring your scout book for advancement.
See you there!
| Posted By: Mr. Jonathan Gibney Oct 05, 2013|
Scouts and Parents, parents please verify your scouts receive the following info:
Your SPL and PLC have a great meeting planned for Monday evening. Please be sure to arrive before 7pm, as usual, so we can get started on time.
Please bring a check for $69 for the deep sea fishing trip. This is a bargain at that price; it includes the boat, fishing gear, travel, and bait - food for humans will be extra. We will be leaving Friday night, 10/18, at 6pm and camping near Waterford, CT. The charter boat is through Sunbeam Charters, we will be chartering the 42ft Sunbeam VI on Saturday and returning Saturday night, 10/19. You can check out the website: http://www.sunbeamfleet.com/charter_boat_42ft.php
Also a few notes:
1. Dues - If you have not already done so, please bring a check for $65 for 2014.
2. Parent Contact Forms - If you have not already done so, please bring in the completed form.
3. Medical Forms - If you have not already done so, please bring in the completed form.
4. Upcoming trips - We will soon be asking for commitments for the Camporee 11/1-11/3. Please be sure to talk to your parents about your availability.
Nov 1-3, 2013. Details below:
Hoyt Scout Reservation, Redding, CT
Come join Scouts from all over Scatacook District in the competitions, challenges, and contests!
* Competitions – Our Troop will send 2-4 of our most elite skilled scouts to compete in competitions including: Rifle Shooting, Orienteering, First Aid, and Axe-Handling.
* Challenges – Our Troop will enter a patrol to participate in various challenges. This patrol will be led by more experienced scouts who will endeavor that all members of their patrol are well-prepared to succeed in various challenges, such as: Emergency Preparedness, Canoe-Carry, and Campfire. Excelling in these challenges will require accuracy, Speed, survival skills, intellect, teamwork, first aid, as well as other scouting skills.
* Contests – Each Troop will be able to score bonus points at their campsites for best Gateway, Patrol method, and camp neatness.
* Camping – In our Districts very own Hoyt Scout Reservation, in nearby West Redding, CT.
| Posted By: Mr. Cappiello Sep 30, 2013|
*** Leadership Training Opportunity for Scouts***
Boy Scout Den Chief Training
SATURDAY, October 12, 2013
Learn the Role, Resources and Responsibilities of a Den Chief
Who: Boy Scouts Approved by their Scoutmaster to be a Den Chief
What: Required Training for you to be an effective Den Chief
Where: Hoy Scout Reservation Training Cabin, West Redding, CT
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 7, 2013
For more information, contact Mr. Gibney or Mr. Cappiello
| Posted By: Mark Koh Sep 20, 2013|
Hi everyone, here are the requirements you must complete for Computers Merit Badge. You should aim to have these done by this Monday (Sept. 23rd) so that you may take the quiz at the meeting and be done with the badge (YES, IT REALLY IS THAT SIMPLE!).
Please do THREE of the following:
a. Using a spreadsheet program, develop a food budget for a patrol weekend campout.
b. Using a word processor, write a letter to the parents of your troop's Scouts inviting them to a court of honor.
c. Using a computer graphics program, design and draw a campsite plan for your troop.
d. Using a computer graphics program, create a flier for an upcoming troop event, incorporating both text and some type of visual such as a photograph or illustration.
e. Using an Internet search engine (with your parent's permission), find ideas about how to conduct a troop court of honor or campfire program. Print out a copy of the ideas from at least three different Web sites. Share what you found with your counselor, and explain how you used the search engine to find this information.
f. Using a presentation software program of your choice, develop a report about a topic that has been approved by your counselor. For your presentation, create at least 10 slides.
g. Using a digital camera, take a picture of a troop activity. Transfer the picture file to a computer and use photographic software to make it small enough to send easily as an e-mail attachment. Then, using a computer connected to the Internet (with your parent's permission), send an e-mail to someone you know. In your message, include the photograph as an attachment. Verify that the person received your e-mail and was able to view the attachment.
h. Using a database manager, create a troop roster that includes the name, rank, patrol, and telephone number of each Scout. Show your counselor that you can sort the register by each of the following categories: rank, patrol, and alphabetically by name.
Do ONE of the following:
a. Using a database program of your choice, create a troop roster that includes the name, rank, patrol, and telephone number of each Scout. Create a form within the database manager to access each Scout's information individually. Show your counselor how the form works.
b. Using a software package of your choice for computer aided design (CAD), create an engineering-style drawing of a simple object. Include the top, bottom, and at least one side view and the dimensions.
c. Create a blog and use it as an online journal of your Scouting activities, including group discussions and meetings, campouts, and other events. Your blog should have at least five entries and two photographs or illustrations. You need not post the blog to the Internet, but you will need to share it with your counselor. If you decide to go live with your blog, you must first share it with your parents AND counselor and get their approval.
d. Create a Web page for your troop, patrol, school, or place of worship. Include at least three articles and two photographs or illustrations. Your Web page should have at least one link to a Web site that would be of interest to your audience. You need not post the page to the Internet. However, if you decide to do so, you must first share it with your parents AND counselor and get their approval.
e. Visit a business or an industrial plant that uses computers. Observe what tasks the computers accomplish, and be prepared to discuss what you have learned.
Find out about three career opportunities in the computer industry. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Write a couple paragraphs on what this career entails, why it might interest you, and what you think you would do if you were to have this career.
Please give these your best shot, and keep in mind that they may require a bit of research to complete.
Mr. Gibney will collect these on MONDAY. Good luck, and feel free to contact myself (Mark@MarkKoh.net) or Mr. Gibney with any questions.
Yours in Scouting,
| Posted By: Mr. Jonathan Gibney May 21, 2011|
Parents of scouts: If you are interested in attending campouts or other scouting events, please complete the following online e-learning courses: Youth Protection Training and Fast Start: Boy Scouting. Each course takes about 20 minutes. YP is required to attend campouts but both are invaluable resources. You can access the courses by creating an account using the link below. Once completed, please print the certificate to a meeting. For those who took the courses in the past, be reminded YP must be renewed every two years.
The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.