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Upcoming Troop 216 Events

Troop 216 family,

Hope the holidays have been treating you well. As we prepare for the 2022
Scouting year, I’d like to remind everyone of some events that are fast
approaching.

First, we WILL be having a troop meeting this coming monday, 3 January at
the usual time of 700pm. This is out of the normal trend where we
don’t have meetings on days with no school. However, there is important
planning that needs to be done for upcoming activities.

Second, this is a friendly reminder that the Klondike Derby is the weekend
of 8-9 Jan. Monday’s meeting will be used for meal prep and last minute
repairs to the sleds as well as other planning details for the Derby.
Permission slips are due that night.

Future February event is a sledding event at Hidden Valley on the tube
slides. Stand by for more information on dates and times.

University of Scouting / Merit Badge opportunities will be held virtually
on 26-27 January and in-person at the SIUE campus on 29 January. Classes
are filling up fast, so sign up today.

Our Secretary, Neil Jollenbeck will be emailing the minutes from December’s
meeting soon.

Finally, we will be holding an Eagle Court of Honor to acknowledge the
accomplishments of our three most recent Eagles,Ian Khune, Mason Kane, and
Garret Valley. This event will take place on Monday, 10 January in lieu of
our regular meeting. Lookfor invitations and more details to follow.

Enjoy what’s left of the Holiday break. Happy New Year to ALL!

YIS,

Mike OKoniewski
Troop Committee Chairman

Troop 216 Klondike Derby Jan 7-9 — permission due Monday 12/13

Hello Troop 216 families! Our next campout will be the Klondike Derby at
Camp Warren Levis the weekend of January 7-9, 2022. Please find the
permission form attached.

*IMPORTANT*: The signed permission form should be turned in with $28 per
camper before 7:30 pm on *Monday December 13*. With the holidays we may not
have a chance to meet as a Troop prior to the Klondike Derby, so we need to
get permissions in advance of the winter break.

Thanks,
Martina Bishopp
Cahokia Mounds District – Camping Committee
Unit Outdoors / Activities Chair, Troop 216, First Christian Church,
Edwardsville

Final Reminder: 8216 Unit Renewal

Hello everyone from Neil Joellenbeck,

Sorry for the late email reminder. Tonight (Monday, December 6, 2021) is
the deadline.

We are currently working on the Troop 8216 Charter Renewal for 2022. In the
email below, I have listed the prices for the yearly renewal for scouts and
for adults as well as other pertinent information. There is a lot of
information to cover to make the recharter happen successfully.

*Scout Information:*
The dues for each scout to renew for BSA is $72.00
The dues for the Troop annually is $40.00
The cost for the Scout Life magazine (optional) is $12.00

These fees can be paid via check made payable to Troop 216, via
paypal(troop216@), or paid out of the Scout account. Please let myself or
Mr. Valley know how you would like to cover the cost.

We also have financial assistance for Scouts if dues are an issue. We do
not want any scout not to be able to participate due to a financial reason.

*Adult Information*:
The dues for adults are $45.00. This is for adults wishing to continue to
be adult leaders and provide assistance to the troop. These fees can be
paid in the same manner.
If you are a merit badge counselor only, there are no dues required.

All adults will need to make sure their Youth Protection Training (YPT) is
up to date.

We will need to know if you wish to be in your current position with the
troop (committee member, assistant scout master, unit scouter reserve,
merit badge counselor only, etc).

If you are registered with another pack/troop and they are collecting your
dues, please let me know the pack/troop number so that I make that
adjustment.

*The hard deadline for payment of dues, YPT, and troop position is
12/06/21. *

Please let me know if you have any questions. If I am not available, Neil
Joellenbeck (618) 410-2993 will be able to assist.

Thank you,

Tara Kuhne
618-334-8352

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Reminder: 2022 Unit Renewal for Scouts, Parents, Adult Leaders for Troop 216

Hello parents!

We are currently working on the Troop 8216 Charter Renewal for 2022. In the
email below, I have listed the prices for the yearly renewal for scouts and
for adults as well as other pertinent information. There is a lot of
information to cover to make the recharter happen successfully.

*Scout Information:*

The dues for each scout to renew for BSA is $72.00

The dues for the Troop annually is $40.00

The cost for the Scout Life magazine (optional) is $12.00

These fees can be paid via check made payable to Troop 216, via
paypal(troop216@), or paid out of the Scout account. Please let myself or
Mr. Valley know how you would like to cover the cost.

We also have financial assistance for Scouts if dues are an issue. We do
not want any scout not to be able to participate due to a financial reason.

*Adult Information*:

The dues for adults are $45.00. This is for adults wishing to continue to
be adult leaders and provide assistance to the troop. These fees can be
paid in the same manner.

If you are a merit badge counselor only, there are no dues required.

All adults will need to make sure their Youth Protection Training (YPT) is
up to date.

We will need to know if you wish to be in your current position with the
troop (committee member, assistant scout master, unit scouter reserve,
merit badge counselor only, etc).

If you are registered with another pack/troop and they are collecting your
dues, please let me know the pack/troop number so that I make that
adjustment.

*The hard deadline for payment of dues, YPT, and troop position is
12/06/21. *

Please let me know if you have any questions. If I am not available, Neil
Joellenbeck (618) 410-2993 will be able to assist.

Thank you,

Tara Kuhne

618-334-8352

Fwd: Troop 216 Lock-in Fri Dec 3 Eden Church; Permission deadline Mon Nov 29

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com>
> Date: November 22, 2021 at 12:28:38 PM CST
> To: Albert Middeke <atmiddeke@aol.com>, Alex Rigoni <alex.rigoni@gmail.com>, Alicia Alexander <aalexan@siue.edu>, Allyson Mason <aammem@yahoo.com>, Amber Koester <askoester@gmail.com>, Ann Taylor <anntaylor7762234@yahoo.com>, Brent Hall <brentshall21@gmail.com>, Brian Heil <big_b_heil@yahoo.com>, Carrie Kistner <Carrie.kistner@hotmail.com>, Carrie Smith <CarrieSueSmith77@gmail.com>, Christin Rigoni <christin.rigoni@gmail.com>, Colin Listner <colinlistner@gmail.com>, Craig Alexander <craig.alexander@charter.net>, David Kistner <Davidkistner180@yahoo.com>, Emily Joellenbeck <ejnj2002@gmail.com>, Emily Klingensmith <emklingensmith@gmail.com>, Erika Hall <rikirae79@yahoo.com>, Erika Kennett <erikakennett@gmail.com>, Erika Kohoutek <erika.kohoutek@gmail.com>, Jamie Maurer <1jmaur@gmail.com>, Jennifer Lewis <jenniferkaylewis@gmail.com>, Jon Klingensmith <jonklingensmith@gmail.com>, Katie Buckingham <cschickkt@yahoo.com>, Kevin Buckingham <blake112309@gmail.com>, Kevin Buckingham <kbuckingham2002@yahoo.com>, Kevin Rayman <kcrayman@sbcglobal.net>, Kirsten Wilkerson <kipotter@yahoo.com>, Kyle Kennett <kylekennett@gmail.com>, Mark Koester <mrkoester@gmail.com>, Mark Mason <matlsguy00@gmail.com>, “Mr. Wang” <huibin0609@gmail.com>, Nathan Payne <payne.nalc155@gmail.com>, Neil Joellenbeck <jo_enbe@yahoo.com>, Peggy Emling <pemling@sbcglobal.net>, Pete Wilkerson <brundlfly@gmail.com>, Shane Smith <ShanedSmith@outlook.com>, William Lewis <williamdlewis@gmail.com>, Gary Gill <Gillorang@gmail.com>, Steve Kupsky <skupsky1@charter.net>, Tim Valley <T_Valley@yahoo.com>, Barb Kane <barbek618@yahoo.com>, Diane Gill <diane.gill67@gmail.com>, Don Halpin <donhalpin00@gmail.com>, Garrett Valley <gvalley481@gmail.com>, Grant Gill <grantastic00@gmail.com>, Karen O’Koniewski <karen.okoniewski@gmail.com>, Martina Bishopp <parzivalxf@yahoo.com>, Mike Fairburn <mikefairburnden5@gmail.com>, Mike O’Koniewski <okie135@yahoo.com>, Mike Veith <mveith@sbcglobal.net>, Reece Watson <reecewat01@gmail.com>, Richard Coolbaugh <recoolbaugh@yahoo.com>, Tara Kuhne <teeku2002@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Troop 216 Lock-in Fri Dec 3 Eden Church; Permission deadline Mon Nov 29
>
> 
> Troop 216 is happy to return to our annual overnight lock-in event after missing last year. Although it is a change in location from previous years, Eden Church has a great facility they are allowing us to use that includes a gymnasium and large gathering area. Activities through the evening will include ball games and other fun fitness opportunities but this is also the one Scout event that a portion of the time electronics use is permitted. Scouts will work on their Cyber Chips and are allowed to bring in personal electronics, gaming devices etc WITH parental permission.
>
> Past years have shown little to no sleep or rest is needed by most of the Scouts, but participants can bring in a pillow/blanket or sleeping bag/pad for a comfortable spot on the floor.
>
> Please bring a mask. Pizza, snacks, drinks and donuts will be provided. The cost is $22 per Scout and they may turn in permission forms tonight or at next week’s meeting. There is no cost for adults so join in this event that is fun for all ages.
>
> The Lock-in officially runs 8:30pm to 8:30am but as usual, with prior notice we can accommodate adjustments to the schedule if that would allow someone to attend so please indicate that on the form.
>
> For questions or concerns, please contact Diane Gill at 618.616-6774 diane.gill67@gmail.com
> or Scoutmaster Mason at 302.256-8597 matlsguy00@gmail.com
>
> /slk
>
> —
>
> Additional information available on our webpage: www.troop216bsa.com – check the site often for Troop news, resources, calendar updates, etc.
>
> Please note that this email account is not monitored 24/7. If you have a question for a specific adult leader, please contact them privately.
> Troop Committee Chair – Mike O’Koniewski okie135@yahoo.com
> Scoutmaster – Mark Mason matlsguy00@gmail.com
> Advancements – Barb Kane barbek618@yahoo.com
> New Member Coordinator – Tara Kuhne teeku2002@yahoo.com

Fwd: Troop 8216 Recharter for 2022

Good Morning Troop 216,

Please see important information below from our unit renewal coordinator
Tara Khune. It’s that time of year when we need to register all of our
scouts and leaders with BSA for the 2022 scouting year. If you have any
questions, Tara’s contact information is listed in the email.

YIS,

Mike O’Koniewski

Hello parents!

We are currently working on the Troop 8216 Charter Renewal for 2022. In the
email below, I have listed the prices for the yearly renewal for scouts and
for adults as well as other pertinent information. There is a lot of
information to cover to make the recharter happen successfully.

*Scout Information:*

The dues for each scout to renew for BSA is $72.00

The dues for the Troop annually is $40.00

The cost for the Scout Life magazine (optional) is $12.00

These fees can be paid via check made payable to Troop 216, via
paypal(troop216@), or paid out of the Scout account. Please let myself or
Mr. Valley know how you would like to cover the cost.

We also have financial assistance for Scouts if dues are an issue. We do
not want any scout not to be able to participate due to a financial reason.

*Adult Information*:

The dues for adults are $45.00. This is for adults wishing to continue to
be adult leaders and provide assistance to the troop. These fees can be
paid in the same manner.

If you are a merit badge counselor only, there are no dues required.

All adults will need to make sure their Youth Protection Training (YPT) is
up to date.

We will need to know if you wish to be in your current position with the
troop (committee member, assistant scout master, unit scouter reserve,
merit badge counselor only, etc).

If you are registered with another pack/troop and they are collecting your
dues, please let me know the pack/troop number so that I make that
adjustment.

*The hard deadline for payment of dues, YPT, and troop position is
12/06/21. *

Please let me know if you have any questions. If I am not available, Neil
Joellenbeck (618) 410-2993 will be able to assist.

Thank you,

Tara Kuhne

618-334-8352

Fwd: Scouting for Food – Bag Pick-Up – This Saturday, Nov 20th at 9:30 AM at Edison’s

>>> Hello Troop 216!
>>>
>>> Scouting for Food Bag Pick-Up is this Saturday, 11/20/20 at 9:30 AM. We will meet at Edison’s (Edison’s Entertainment Complex) at 2477 Illinois Route 157 in Edwardsville. Hot chocolate and donuts will be provided 🙂
>>>
>>> Our Troop is covering a different, and larger, area than we have in the past so we can use as many people as possible.
>>>
>>> Once everyone assembles Mr. Valley will hand out the maps of the areas in which we hung bags last week. We hope everyone can help…and especially need adults to help transport given the large area to cover.
>>>
>>> Please wear your Class A uniform and appropriate footwear. In addition to taking part in this great cause, your participation will count for service hours and as an activity for rank advancement.
>>>
>>> Mr. Valley can be reached by cell phone at (314) 378-8140, or at T_Valley@yahoo.com at any time for questions, updates, etc.
>>>
>>> We look forward to seeing you Saturday morning.
>>>
>>> -Tim Valley
>>
>>
>>
>

Troop Activities Update – Veterans Day Parade and More

Troop 216,

Here is an update on the latest troop activities.

Veterans Day Parade – Tonight. Meet at the Mark Twain Building across the
street from Jerry’s Tires and Walgreens at 615pm. Will the scouts who took
the troop flag, american flag, and troop banner please ensure they bring
those items tonight.

Silver Lake Campout this weekend – Unfortunately this event was Canceled
due to lack of adult leadership presences. We had only one adult that
could commit to both nights of camping to ensure two-deep leadership.

Scouting For Food – This saturday. Meet at Edisons. See email from Tim
Valley for more details.

PLC Monday 16 November – There will be a PLC meeting at 630pm before the
troop meeting this coming monday night. Any scout wanting a say in the
upcoming troop activities for winter/spring 2022 is welcome to attend.

Troop Unit Renewal – It’s that time of year again to register with the BSA
for the upcoming year. Look for an email within the week from Mrs Khune
and Mr Joelenbeck for details on how to complete this process.

Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight at the parade.

YIS,
Mike OKoniewski
Troop Committee Chairman

Fwd: Scouting for Food – Bag Drop-off – This Saturday, Nov 13th at 9:00 AM

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Tim Valley <t_valley@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, Nov 11, 2021 at 9:06 AM
Subject: Scouting for Food – Bag Drop-off – This Saturday, Nov 13th at 9:00
AM
To: Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com>
Cc: Mime Okonewski <okie135@yahoo.com>, MICHAEL J. Lt Col USAF ANG 126
OG/OSK <michael.okoniewski.1@us.af.mil>

Please email the following message to the Troop regarding Scouting for
Food. Thanks!

——

Hello Troop 216!

*Scouting for Food* *Bag Drop-Off *is this Saturday, 11/13/20 at 9:00 AM.
We will meet at Edison’s (Edison’s Entertainment Complex) at 2477 Illinois
Route 157 in Edwardsville. Hot chocolate and donuts will be provided 🙂

Our Troop is covering a different, and larger area, than we have in the
past so we can use as many people as possible.

Once everyone assembles Mr. Valley will hand out the bags as well as maps
of our designated area. We hope everyone can help…and especially need
adults to help transport given the large area to cover.

We will send out another email next week regarding *Bag Pick-Up *the
following Saturday 11/20/20 (also meeting at Edison’s).

Please wear your Class A uniform and appropriate footwear. In addition to
taking part in this great cause, your participation will count for service
hours and as an activity for rank advancement.

Mr. Valley can be reached by cell phone at (314) 378-8140, or at
T_Valley@yahoo.com at any time for questions, updates, etc.

We look forward to seeing you Saturday morning.

-Tim Valley