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Beaver Dam/High Ropes 4/9-11 – permission and waiver due at NEXT MTG Mon Mar 22

Troop 216 has unfortunately had to cancel the Meramec campout for this
weekend due to low participation, so we are extra excited for our next
upcoming camp out! It will be the weekend of April 9-11 in Beaver Dam
State Park <www.dnr.illinois.gov/Parks/Pages/BeaverDam.aspx>, at
the Beavers Den group campsite, about a 45 minute drive.

On Saturday morning April 10, Scouts may participate in the High Ropes
Adventure <www.lakewilliamson.org/eagle-crest/high-ropes/> located
15-20 minutes from the State Park.This is an event that our Troop has
participated in for several years and has found rewarding; however, taking
part in High Ropes is optional. High Ropes requires a signed waiver for
every participant, adult or Scout, and the waiver can be found at the above
linked site or attached below. We will need adequate supervision and
transportation for this off-site event that lasts until noon.

Those unable to camp may meet the Troop at the High Ropes location at 8:45
am.

Please see the attached permission form and waiver, *due at our next
meeting on March 22*, for further details and to sign up for camping, high
ropes, or both, at a cost of $25 for each person for each event. The
deadline of next Monday the 22nd is necessary with the Troop’s observance
of No School/No Scouts during the ECUSD7 Spring Break.

It is required we have at least 4 registered adults in attendance for this
campout to occur and we are hoping to make our minimum requirement of 12
participants for High Ropes. If any questions, please contact Diane Gill at
diane.gill67@gmail.com or 618 616 6774.

216 Meeting 3/1 – virtual option

Please try/share this link for the Zoom. Thanks

On Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 6:15 PM Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
> We will host a virtual option tonight (Monday, March 1, 2021) as well. The
> information is below. Unfortunately, any patrol time will not be broadcast
> unless a Scout can contact an in-person attendee by their cell phone during
> their patrol times.
>
> Contact/text Neil Joellenbeck (618-410-2993) for any issues with
> connecting virtually.
>
> Thanks. Here is the information:
>
> Troop 216 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
>
> Topic: Troop 216’s Personal Meeting Room
>
> Join Zoom Meeting
> us02web.zoom.us/j/5780839160?pwd=WitVV2RRR1VRTnVKcWlxNjYwclNlQT09
>
> Meeting ID: 578 083 9160
> Passcode: 2d3TEW
> One tap mobile
> +13126266799,,5780839160#,,,,*440522# US (Chicago)
> +13017158592,,5780839160#,,,,*440522# US (Washington DC)
>
> Dial by your location
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> +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
> +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
> +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
> +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
> +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
> Meeting ID: 578 083 9160
> Passcode: 440522
> Find your local number: us02web.zoom.us/u/ktbV3reR0
>
>
> nrj
> —
>
> 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
>

Troop Meeting Tonight – 3/15

Just a reminder and a clarification for tonight’s in person meeting at
First Christian Church. Going forward, we will return to traditional start
and stop times, starting at 7PM, ending at 8:30 with announcements at
8:15. It is very helpful to have parents that aren’t staying for the
meeting return at 8:15 to hear any announcements for the upcoming weeks.
Don’t forget to bring your permission slips if you are attending the
Meramec Caverns campout. We have a full agenda tonight, part of which will
be nominations for APL and SPL.

We will continue to offer a zoom option for those that cannot attend the in
person meeting. I’ve copied the zoom meeting info below for reference.
Thank you

YIS, Albert Middeke 314-809-3267

*Zoom Meeting Info:*

Join Zoom Meeting
us02web.zoom.us/j/5780839160?pwd=WitVV2RRR1VRTnVKcWlxNjYwclNlQT09

Meeting ID: 578 083 9160
Passcode: 2d3TEW
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,5780839160#,,,,*440522# US (Chicago)
+13017158592,,5780839160#,,,,*440522# US (Washington DC)

Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 578 083 9160
Passcode: 440522
Find your local number: us02web.zoom.us/u/ktbV3reR0

Troop 216 Meramec Camp/Cave Mar 19-21, sign up deadline next Monday 3/15

Hey, Campers and Cavers! Our next outing is to Meramec State Park the
weekend of March 19. We have reserved Group Tent Site A near the Meramec
River and planned activities include exploring the park and a guided
walking tour of Meramec Cavern which is 15 minutes away.

Camping fee for Scouts or adults is $28.
The cave tour fee is $12 for Scouts and $18 for adults.

Meramec Cavern offers a Geology Merit Badge, with a minimum requirement of
15 Scouts, as a Saturday 9am-1:30pm class. The class includes an Intro to
Speleology, four related workshops, and tour. Blue cards will be provided
there.

The cost for the Merit Badge class, *if we have the required 15 sign up*,
will be an additional $10 to be collected there the day of. An
announcement will be made Monday night stating if the class is a go or not.

Please see the attached permission form for additional details. Signup
deadline is 7:15PM on Monday March 15. Submitting your permission form
early into the meeting is crucial for the important planning required for
meals, transportation, and activities.

If any questions, please contact Diane Gill at diane.gill67@gmail.com OR
text/call 618 616 6774

Troop Committee Meeting – Wednesday 10 MAR – 1900hrs

Hello everyone,

Two things: the Feb. 10, 2021 minutes are attached. Also, please find
tonight’s Zoom meeting information if you are attending virtually. Thanks
very much and talk to everyone soon.

Zoom link:

Troop 216 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Adult Committee Meeting
Time: Mar 10, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Every month on the Second Wed, until Sep 8, 2021, 7 occurrence(s)
Mar 10, 2021 07:00 PM
Apr 14, 2021 07:00 PM
May 12, 2021 07:00 PM
Jun 9, 2021 07:00 PM
Jul 14, 2021 07:00 PM
Aug 11, 2021 07:00 PM
Sep 8, 2021 07:00 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your
calendar system.
Monthly:
us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZMsc-uvqz0iEtwRTO5Y-ruBnVbq-0kcmhUk/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGvrz8oHdGTuBGPRpwEBY-ga-3wmCFHj7dKrivKVhkecBbUONRAI_8vG9vd

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 871 4275 6888
Passcode: 446376
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,87142756888#,,,,*446376# US (Chicago)
+13017158592,,87142756888#,,,,*446376# US (Washington DC)

Dial by your location
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+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 871 4275 6888
Passcode: 446376
Find your local number: us02web.zoom.us/u/kcmUDqZsob

— Neil Joellenbeck

/nrj

Troop Committee Meeting – Wednesday 10 MAR – 1900hrs

Good Evening All,

Just a friendly reminder that we will be having our monthly in-person
meeting at the Church tomorrow at 1900hrs.

Neil, can you please send out the minutes from last month’s meeting as well
as the zoom link for those who wish to join us virtually?

Hope to see everyone tomorrow night. We have a lot to discuss.

YIS,

Mike OKoniewski

216 Meeting 3/1 – virtual option

Hello everyone,

We will host a virtual option tonight (Monday, March 1, 2021) as well. The
information is below. Unfortunately, any patrol time will not be broadcast
unless a Scout can contact an in-person attendee by their cell phone during
their patrol times.

Contact/text Neil Joellenbeck (618-410-2993) for any issues with connecting
virtually.

Thanks. Here is the information:

Troop 216 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Troop 216’s Personal Meeting Room

Join Zoom Meeting
us02web.zoom.us/j/5780839160?pwd=WitVV2RRR1VRTnVKcWlxNjYwclNlQT09

Meeting ID: 578 083 9160
Passcode: 2d3TEW
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,5780839160#,,,,*440522# US (Chicago)
+13017158592,,5780839160#,,,,*440522# US (Washington DC)

Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 578 083 9160
Passcode: 440522
Find your local number: us02web.zoom.us/u/ktbV3reR0

nrj

Help Needed – Scout Sunday, Feb. 28

Since no one signed up at the meeting on Monday, I am asking by email.

I need 5 Scouts to represent the troop this Sunday as the church recognizes
Scout Sunday by inviting Scouts to participate in the 9 AM service
on Sunday, Feb. 28.

Our Charter Organization Representative, Mr. Vieth, who is not copied on
this email, arranged with the Pastor to select some parts of the service
for Scouts to do brief readings.

The Pastor chose readings for up to 5 Scouts. The readings are short.
This is a chance to show our appreciation to the church, by our presence.

The service is at 9 AM and so please be at the church by 8:30 AM in Class A
uniform. We should be done by 10 AM.

I see it as a way to live the final point of the Scout Law, “A Scout is
reverent”.

Please reply to this note or send me a text if you can join us.

Mr. Mason
302-256-8597

Troop 216 Klondike Derby/Campout Mar 5-7; SIGNUP DEADLINE next meeting Mon Mar 1

Get ready to mush, mush next weekend! The BSA Klondike Derby is an annual
winter activity based on the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890’s. Patrols
demonstrate their Scout skills, teamwork, spirit and leadership while
visiting several stations with a homemade sled.

The Saturday March 6 event will be at Camp Warren Levis. The Troop will
also camp on-site that weekend. If Scouts want to participate in only the
Derby, camping is optional. Adults are also invited to sign up for either
or both. Saturday lunch is provided with the $12 fee. Total fee if also
camping is $28/participant.

Please see the attached permission form for additional details. Signup
deadline is 7:15PM at next Monday night’s meeting or a message to Mrs. Gill
will suffice if not in attendance.

If any questions, please contact Diane Gill at diane.gill67@gmail.com OR
text/call 618 616 6774