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Fwd: Troop 216 Class B apparel orders – due by 5/20

ORDER DEADLINE: Monday, May 20th – see below for details and online
ordering link, plus payment instructions.

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———- Forwarded message ———
From: Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, May 5, 2019 at 6:05 PM
Subject: Troop 216 Class B apparel orders – due by 5/20
To:

Troop 216 Class B apparel ONLINE
<www.cognitoforms.com/Troop2161/Troop216ClassBApparelOrder> orders
are now being accepted. View apparel options and pricing at the online
link; pictures are below.

These items are appropriate for scouts and adults to wear during camping
activities, at summer camp, plus during service project and Eagle Scout
project work days. The screen print on the navy blue shirt is a special
silver metallic ink. The screen print on Sport Grey is navy blue. The
logo has been updated on the shirt front to now read “Edwardsville,
Illinois”

*Orders will be accepted through Monday, May 20th in order to have shirts
available in time for summer camp. Submit your order online via the above
provided link or go to
**https://www.cognitoforms.com/Troop2161/Troop216ClassBApparelOrder
<www.cognitoforms.com/Troop2161/Troop216ClassBApparelOrder>**, then
see Steve Dunning or Tim Valley at the troop meeting to make your payment.
Checks payable to “Troop 216”. Online payments is NOT an option. *

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FRONT – now reads “Edwardsville, Illinois”

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BACK

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REPLY BY 5/20 – Memorial Day Community Service Opportunity

Below is a request from one of our Troop Committee members, Larry Miller,
who is a military veteran and active member of local VFW and American
Legion posts. Scoutmaster Gill is in support of this service hours
opportunity, but he unable to participate himself due to prior travel
plans.

Monday, May 27th (Memorial Day) – meet at 0630 at American Legion Post 199
(across from Lincoln & Woodland schools) and expected return time is 0900.
We need 2 adults to volunteer to transport scouts. Scouts would need to
wear Class A uniform shirts, neckerchief and slide.

Please respond by Monday, May 20th if you are available to transport scouts
AND if your scout is interested in participating. Thank you.
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“Each morning on Memorial Day, the VFW and The American Legion visit a set
of cemeteries to render a rifle salute and play taps for the veterans
interred there. Each organization visits a different set of cemeteries.
Our numbers are dwindling and we are able to field enough veterans to
render the rifle salute and play taps. What we would like to do is have
scouts assist us by their actions as color bearers, holding the American
Flag and either a post flag or POW/MIA flag.

If possible we would like to get two sets of four scouts to caravan with
the veterans as they visit the cemeteries. So, an adult would be needed to
drive them to the cemeteries in a caravan. None of the veterans, except
me, have had YPT. We could get by with two scouts and an adult, but four
would be nice to provide for flag bearers and color guard. Both groups
meet at The American Legion Post 199 building and depart from there about
0630.

I brought it up at tonights scout meeting and will also bring it up at the
next meeting. It is an opportunity for some community service time. Could
you forward or this request or cut and paste a notice for this event?

Thank you,
Larry Miller”

Fwd: 5/18/19 Flag Placement @ Woodlawn Cemetery

REMINDER…scroll down for all details. Thank you.

/afs

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, May 8, 2019 at 9:10 PM
Subject: 5/18/19 Flag Placement @ Woodlawn Cemetery
To:

Once again, Troop 216 Scouts will be placing small American flags on
Veteran’s grave sites at Woodlawn Cemetery on *SATURDAY, MAY 18th beginning
at 9:00 AM*. Please arrive on time, so instructions can be given to all at
the same time and designated groups can then disperse to begin flag
placement.

The cemetery is located at 1400 St. Louis Street in Edwardsville. Please do
not park in the main entrance to the cemetery, rather continue west on St.
Louis Avenue, turn left at the next street/lane and park along the
northwestern edge of the cemetery.

*Scouts are required to wear their Class A (khaki uniform shirt),
neckerchief and slide for this service project. If a scout is not wearing
the proper attire, he will not be able to participate and will be
instructed to go home to get the proper items.* No sandals or open toe
shoes are allowed.

*Adults are encouraged to stay and help *since many of the grave markers
are very old and difficult to read in some areas. The cemetery supplies
maps and the flags. All scouts will be properly instructed in the proper
placement of flags and decorum while on the cemetery grounds.

Participating scouts will receive service hours credit for the time they
participate, so be sure to sign in and out with scout leadership.
Generally, it takes about 1.5-2 hrs depending on the number of scouts and
parents in attendance.

If we have to cancel due to weather conditions (threat of lightning), a
notification will be sent by email. If lightly raining, we will still
proceed with flag placement, so wear rain gear. Thank you.

/afs

June 14-16 – Hawn State Park camping activity – permission slips due by 6/10

Please see attached permission slip for details. Permissions slips and
payment are due by Monday, June 10th to one of the Activity Coordinators.
As always, adult participation is strongly encouraged to ensure adequate
coverage. Philmont Trek crew members will be hiking/backpacking to spend
Saturday night at remote site, so additional adults will be needed to
oversee the main campsite area. The weather should be drier and the
temperatures more seasonable for this camping experience than this past
weekend.

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5/13 Deadline for Summer Camp registration fees

Just a reminder that all summer camp registration fees are due by tomorrow
night (5/13). New scouts, who recently join the Troop, owe $300 early bird
fee. All others owe $315/scout and $175/adult. We still need additional
adult coverage for the week, especially for the latter part of the week.
Having adequate transportation is also a concern for both directions.

Scouts attending summer camp are also ask to submit their merit badge
choices worksheet by tomorrow evening. New scouts are strongly encouraged
to participate in the Trailblazer program (more details in the attached
Leaders Guide)

Parts A, B, & C for participating scouts & adults (Summer Camp and
Philmont) are due by 6/10. Please don’t delay in getting this completed.
Part C requires information and signature by physician.

A permission slip will be forthcoming in June. A Summer Camp Q&A session
for parents will be scheduled in June during a Troop meeting.

Thank you.

/afs

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 3:33 PM
Subject: Fwd: UPDATE re: 2019 Summer Camp – early bird registration fee due
by 4/22; schedule MD appt for Medical Form completion
To:

Sorry, attached is the physical form which is also available on the Troop’s
webpage.

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 3:08 PM
Subject: UPDATE re: 2019 Summer Camp – early bird registration fee due by
4/22; schedule MD appt for Medical Form completion
To:

The Troop has secured the week of July 7th – 13th to attend summer camp at
Ingersoll Scout Reservation. Please completely review the Leaders Guide
for full details.

*Early bird registration fee* – $300/scout and $155/adult* (*due by 4/22 to
Troop 216 Treasurer*)**
*Regular fees camp fees* – $315/scout and $175/adult* (*due by 5/6 to Troop
216 Treasurer*)**
*Adult fees split in half for partial weeks
**Troop collects all fees and submits one payment to Ingersoll (Early bird
payment due to them by 4/26; all fees paid in full by 5/17

*Additional costs:* meals to and from camp, possible merit badge fees and
Trading Post spending money.

*Camperships *(financial assistance) are available from Ingersoll (3/29
application deadline – see page 39-40 in the attached Leaders Guide), the
Council and from Troop 216. Please contact Steve Kupsky, Annette
Schoeberle, or Gary Gill to discuss further.

*Merit Badge choices due by April 1st:* see pages 17-25 of the attached
Leaders Guide for full details, including prerequisites on pages 24-25.
The *Trailblazer Program* (explained at the bottom of page 25) will have 3
rank specific hours for Tenderfoot, Second Class & First Class scouts (see
page 23 for sessions). Please print out page 23, have your scout make his
choices with their name and rank at the top, then submit to Scoutmaster
Gill or one of the other Assistant Scoutmasters for review and approval.
The approved form should then be provided to Mrs. Gill.

*Medical Forms* (see attached form) – *due by June 10th* to Mrs. Gill for
participating SCOUTS & ADULTS!

Additional details will be forthcoming re: Swim Classification Testing. A
permission slip will be made available in June for completion and
submission prior to departure.

/afs

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 3:50 PM
Subject: URGENT reply by 2/25 – 2019 Ingersoll Summer Camp poll
To:

Our scouts have chosen to return to Ingersoll Scout Reservation, which is
operated by W.D. Boyce Council and located near London Mills, IL (3 hour
drive from Edwardsville, west of Peoria).

Camp website: isrsummercamp.org/ – click on BSA Leader’s Guide for
all details

Our choices for camp dates are the following (Sunday through Saturday):
Week 1 – June 9-15
Week 2 – June 16-22
Week 3 – June 23-29
Week 4 – July 7-13

Mr. Gill will *NOT* be available to attend summer camp due his
participation on the 2019 Philmont trek scheduled from 7/12-7/29 which was
postponed in 2018 due to wildfires.

*A MINIMUM of 3 adults is required at camp the entire week. Presently, 3
registered adults have indicated they can attend only on a PARTIAL week
basis. Before we can proceed with selecting a week and submitting a
non-refundable $250 reservation fee we need additional input.*

*PLEASE COMPLETE THE BELOW GOOGLE FORM BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH if your
scout(s) plan to attend summer camp.*

Early bird registration – $300/scout and $155/adult* (due by 4/19)**
Regular fees camp fees – $315/scout and $175/adult* (due by 5/17)**
*Adult fees split in half for partial weeks
**Troop collects all fees and submits one payment
Additional costs: meals to and from camp, possible merit badge fees and
Trading Post spending money.

Camperships (financial assistance) are available from the Council and
Troop. Please contact Steve Kupsky, Annette Schoeberle, or Gary Gill to
discuss further.

/afs

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non-refundable $250 reservation fee, we need the following input from all
scouts & parents attending summer camp by Monday, February 25th.

Email address *
Scout Name (submit a separate form response if multiple scouts in the
same family are attending camp) *
1st choice (choose only one): *
– June 9-15
– June 16-22
– June 23-29
– July 7-13
2nd choice (choose only one): *
– June 9-15
– June 16-22
– June 23-29
– July 7-13
Adult Name (submit separate form response if splitting the week between
parents): *
Adult availability – per 1st week choice *
– Full week
– Partial week (Sunday – Wednesday) OR
– Partial week (Wednesday – Friday w/Saturday AM departure)
– Available to transport scouts (note in comments if TO, FROM or BOTH
WAYS)
– Not available
Adult availability – per 2nd week choice *
– Full week
– Partial week (Sunday – Wednesday) OR
– Partial week (Wednesday – Friday w/Saturday AM departure)
– Available to transport scouts (note in comments if TO, FROM or BOTH
WAYS)
– Not available
# of scouts can transport in personal vehicle?
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scout & adult gear?
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eScrip Program – how it benefits Troop 216

We want to make sure all of the new scout families and troop committee
members (as well as those families that have been part of the troop for
years) are familiar with the eScrip program we have available to us for
fundraising. If you’ve never participated in eScrip, it’s one of the
easiest and painless fundraisers around. Please explore the website, www.
escrip.com to see how it works.

In a nutshell, eScrip donates 1-3% of your total shopping purchases at
participating retailers. The best local moneymaker is Schnucks. Show your
Schnucks eScrip card when you shop and a percentage of your total bill will
be donated to our Scout Troop. Some of you may already have a Schnucks
eScrip card which benefits your church or school. *If so, you can easily
add Troop 216 to your list of groups that receive donations by using our
group ID number which is 500015713. *

There are other ways to earn money that you can learn about on the website,
such as shopping at designated merchants, shopping at the online mall, and
dining at designated restaurants. You may find that you frequently dine at
a participating restaurant, and that that restaurant participates in eScrip.
Every time you dine and use your registered credit card, those businesses
donate 5% of your total purchase. The online mall includes many popular
retailers such as Amazon, The Gap, Macy’s, Nordstrom and many more.
Different merchants donate different reward amounts. Nordstrom donates 6%,
for example, while Amazon donates 2.4%. You must register as an eScrip shopper
at www.escrip.com for the Troop to benefit from your purchases.

*If you would like a Schnucks eScrip card, you can just pick one up at the
the service counter at Schnucks and then register it online at home. It
must be registered in order for our Troop to receive money.*

For online shopping and local dining, you don’t need a card; you just need
to go to www.escrip.com and register with your credit/debit card. When
asked which organization you would like to support, please enter: Troop
216 Boy Scouts of America (Edwardsville 62025) — or Group ID 500015713.

/afs

5/18/19 Flag Placement @ Woodlawn Cemetery

Once again, Troop 216 Scouts will be placing small American flags on
Veteran’s grave sites at Woodlawn Cemetery on *SATURDAY, MAY 18th beginning
at 9:00 AM*. Please arrive on time, so instructions can be given to all at
the same time and designated groups can then disperse to begin flag
placement.

The cemetery is located at 1400 St. Louis Street in Edwardsville. Please do
not park in the main entrance to the cemetery, rather continue west on St.
Louis Avenue, turn left at the next street/lane and park along the
northwestern edge of the cemetery.

*Scouts are required to wear their Class A (khaki uniform shirt),
neckerchief and slide for this service project. If a scout is not wearing
the proper attire, he will not be able to participate and will be
instructed to go home to get the proper items.* No sandals or open toe
shoes are allowed.

*Adults are encouraged to stay and help *since many of the grave markers
are very old and difficult to read in some areas. The cemetery supplies
maps and the flags. All scouts will be properly instructed in the proper
placement of flags and decorum while on the cemetery grounds.

Participating scouts will receive service hours credit for the time they
participate, so be sure to sign in and out with scout leadership.
Generally, it takes about 1.5-2 hrs depending on the number of scouts and
parents in attendance.

If we have to cancel due to weather conditions (threat of lightning), a
notification will be sent by email. If lightly raining, we will still
proceed with flag placement, so wear rain gear. Thank you.

/afs

Troop 216 Class B apparel orders – due by 5/20

Troop 216 Class B apparel ONLINE
<www.cognitoforms.com/Troop2161/Troop216ClassBApparelOrder> orders
are now being accepted. View apparel options and pricing at the online
link; pictures are below.

These items are appropriate for scouts and adults to wear during camping
activities, at summer camp, plus during service project and Eagle Scout
project work days. The screen print on the navy blue shirt is a special
silver metallic ink. The screen print on Sport Grey is navy blue. The
logo has been updated on the shirt front to now read “Edwardsville,
Illinois”

*Orders will be accepted through Monday, May 20th in order to have shirts
available in time for summer camp. Submit your order online via the above
provided link or go to
**https://www.cognitoforms.com/Troop2161/Troop216ClassBApparelOrder
<www.cognitoforms.com/Troop2161/Troop216ClassBApparelOrder>**, then
see Steve Dunning or Tim Valley at the troop meeting to make your payment.
Checks payable to “Troop 216”. Online payments is NOT an option. *

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FRONT – now reads “Edwardsville, Illinois”

[image: image.png]
BACK

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Fwd: REMINDER: Program Preview

*Do you have questions? If so, we have the experts to answer them!*

Our May Program Preview Roundtable will feature experts on a variety of
topics to answer all of your questions.

The format will be mid-way style with tables placed around the room manned
by topic specialists.

A wide assortment of topics and service project opportunities are planned
including:

*Local Boy Scout Camping *Training
*Sea Scouts

*Family Scouting
*STEM *Journey to Excellence

*Religious Awards *Willoughby
Farms *Cub Scout Camping

*NYLT
*Woodbadge *Venturing

*Order of the Arrow *High
Adventure *Watershed Center

*Program Preview will be held next Tuesday, May 7th @ 7 PM at First
Christian Church in Edwardsville ( 310 S. Main St.). All those in
attendance will receive a Cahokia Mounds District Patch! Come out and plan
your next year of program!!*

*See you there!*

*Bradley Hardin* | District Executive of Cahokia Mounds

*BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA*
*Greater St. Louis Area Council*
335 West Main St.
Belleville, IL 62220
*T* 618.207.6422 | *C* 636.544.6881

*Bradley.Hardin@scouting.org <Bradley.Hardin@scouting.org>*