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GSLAC Summer Experience 2020

> From: GSLAC 2020 Summer Experiences <anthony.fouts@scouting.org>
> Date: June 26, 2020 at 4:12:47 PM CDT
> To: skupsky1@charter.net
> Reply-To: anthony.fouts@scouting.org
>
> 
>
> ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌
> Updated June 26, 2020
> 2020 Summer Experiences
>
> The Council’s summer 2020 programs are listed below.
>
> Family fun is just a click away
>
> New this week!
> An expansion pack is now available for the summer camp kits
> 2021 Scouts BSA and Venturing Summer Camp Info available soon
> scroll down for more information
>
>
> Now Available for Reservations
> Family cabins in
> Orthwein Village at S bar F Scout Ranch.
> Need a Cabin in the Woods to get away with the Family!
> If Glamping is your style – you’re going to love these cabins.
>
> Enjoy the weekend at the ranch in style.
> Reserve a cabin for my family
>
> Click on the Cabin to see more pictures
>
>
> Virtual Summer Spectacular
>
> Venturing,Sea Scouts and any young men and women 14-20 years old (or 13 and have completed eighth grade).
>
> Join us in a collection of virtual, physically distanced events throughout the week, including campfires, pillow forts, online games, training, talent shows, and more! More details to come soon
>
> Take me to Summer Spectacular
>
>
>
> Outdoor Family Camping Experience
> The Outdoor Family Camping Experience is a safe and socially distant way to camp this summer. Whether you choose an overnight campsite ($25 per family, per night), a Day Pass ($10 per family, per day), or a cabin (price varies by cabin), your family will have access to hiking, fishing, and other natural features of camp. Additional staffed programs like boating, climbing wall, and horseback rides will be available for additional fees at certain camps. You can see all the available activities and options in the registration.
>
> I WANT TO CAMP
> Check out our Camps
> Beaumont Scout Reservation
> S bar F Scout Ranch
> Camp Lewallen
> Camp Joy
> Camp Vandeventer
> Camp Warren Levis
> Pine Ridge Scout Camp
> Rhodes France
>
> Illinois Camps NOW OPEN!!
>
>
> This amazing kit is packed with at- home camp activities enough for a week’s worth of camping fun!
>
> Virtual components are included.
> Virtual camp staff will guide you through the kit.
> More than 800 kits have already been ordered!
>
>
> Info and to order both kits
> NEW THIS WEEK !
> WE ‘ V E E X P A N D E D
> $20 Expansion Pack or free digital
> version
> Purchased kit includes:
> Jurassic Explorers neckerchief
> TONS of activity supplies:
> Bug hotel
> Plaster of paris
> Pipe cleaners
> Seeds
> Kool-Aid packets
> and MORE!
> Printed worksheet of all activities
> Access to even more ONLINE videos
>
>
>
>
>
> Scouts BSA Advancement Starter Kit
>
>
> Designed to help your scout advance their way from Scout through First Class from the comfort of home.
>
> The free guide covers many of the requirements, links to online videos, and other resources to help scouts build knowledge and skills. The kit is free to download. Scouts have downloaded the kit more than 100 times!
> YES, IT’S FIRST CLASS FOR ME. SIGN ME UP
>
>
> Calling all Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venturers! Conduct your own experiment from home and have it judged by STEM experts in a virtual competition.
>
> Please follow the steps below to participate:
>
> 1. Register for free
> 2. Complete your project
> 3. Upload your project
> 4. Participate in our virtual Award Celebration
> GET YOUR SCIENCE ON
>
> Many Scouts and Scouters were disappointed when Philmont Scout Ranch announced the cancelation of all remaining programs for the 2020 summer season. Thier outpost style backpacking trek is a real favorite. Another favorite is right here in GSLAC!
>
> Explore the backcountry of the 5200 acre S-F Scout Ranch
>
>
> Ranger Program
> Explore the backcountry of the 5200 acre S-F Scout Ranch
> Backpacking, trail cooking, boating, and shooting sports all take place while on this unique outpost program. Open to scouts and venturers at least 14 years old and/or in their 4th summer camp, this program has been adapted to a 3-day schedule for this summer and can serve both individual youth and entire units. Enhanced health and safety practices have been developed to help make this an awesome experience that emphasizes cleanliness and social distancing
> BRING IT ON – I GOT THIS
>
>
>
> Virtual Merit Badge Clinics
> Keep up with your advancements this summer with virtual merit badge sessions! Check for prerequisites and additional information at each registration link. Sessions are hosted by Merit Badge Counselors via Zoom or Google Classrooms. Sessions may be added throughout the summer.
>
> Many more coming next week!
>
> SIGN ME UP VIRTUALLY!
>
>
> Open registration for 2021 Scouts BSA and Venturing Summer Camps
>
> Our staff is working as quickly as possible to process the many refund requests and registration changes we have received due to COVID-19. In order to make sure we finalize all 2020 and 2021 registration changes, we are delaying the launch of open registration for Scouts BSA and Venturing Summer Camps until Monday, July 13th at 9:00 AM. This is the date and time that any Scouts BSA Troop or Venture Crew may reserve their week, camp, and campsite for 2021 on a first-come-first-serve basis. Registration will be accessible via stlbsa.org/activities/camping/scouts-bsa-summer-camp/
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> Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
> 4568 West Pine Blvd.
> St. Louis, MO 63108
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Fwd: Tonight’s Scout Meeting 22 JUN – Change to Zoom

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 9:12 AM
Subject: Tonight’s Scout Meeting 22 JUN – Change to Zoom
To: Albert Middeke <atmiddeke@aol.com>, Alicia Alexander <aalexan@siue.edu>,
Amber Koester <askoester@gmail.com>, Ann Sheehan-Busse <ams2397@bjc.org>,
Ann Taylor <anntaylor7762234@yahoo.com>, Bob Paty <bob.paty@titanstables.com>,
Brent Hall <brentshall21@gmail.com>, Brian Heil <big_b_heil@yahoo.com>,
Carrie Smith <CarrieSueSmith77@gmail.com>, Cheryl Seehausen <
cseehau@siue.edu>, Christin Rigoni <christin.rigoni@gmail.com>, Collin
Listner <colinlistner@gmail.com>, Craig Alexander <
craig.alexander@charter.net>, Diane Gill <diane.gill67@gmail.com>, Dustin
Hampton <hampton357@gmail.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>, Jen Zuercher <jzuercher2007@gmail.com>,
Jessica Listner <nerner75@yahoo.com>, Jon Klingensmith <
jonklingensmith@gmail.com>, Karen Joachimsthaler <rassow57@hotmail.com>,
Karen O’Koniewski <karen.okoniewski@gmail.com>, Kevin Busse <
kb62mo@charter.net>, Kevin Rayman <kcrayman@sbcglobal.net>, Kirsten
Wilkerson <kipotter@yahoo.com>, Kristy Fairburn <kristyfairburn@gmail.com>,
Kyle Kennett <kylekennett@gmail.com>, Larry Miller <eljayem@gmail.com>,
Mark Koester <mrkoester@gmail.com>, Mark Mason <matlsguy00@gmail.com>,
Martina Bishopp <parzivalxf@yahoo.com>, Matt Zuercher <mzuerch@gmail.com>,
Michael Cummins <mscummins23@yahoo.com>, Michele Meckfessel <
Michele@titanstables.com>, Mike Fairburn <mikefairburnden5@gmail.com>, Mike
O’Koniewski <okie135@yahoo.com>, Mike Sanders <ggg.ss.dd@gmail.com>,
Natasha & Joe McClintock <mcclintock57@charter.net>, Neil Joellenbeck <
jo_enbe@yahoo.com>, Peggy Emling <pemling@sbcglobal.net>, Pete Wilkerson <
brundlfly@gmail.com>, Richard Coolbaugh <recoolbaugh@yahoo.com>, Scott
Seehausen <sseehau@yahoo.com>, Sean Wellhausen <swell1975@yahoo.com>, Shane
Smith <ShanedSmith@outlook.com>, Steven Dunning <sdunnin@broncosfan.com>,
Tara Kuhne <teeku2002@yahoo.com>, Tom Kuhne <tjk1us@yahoo.com>, John Evans <
siue.electrician@gmail.com>, Gary Gill <gillorang@gmail.com>, Mike Veith <
mveith@sbcglobal.net>, Steve Kupsky <skupsky1@charter.net>

Troop 216,

Sorry for the day of email, but I was trying to wait till the last minute
to get the most updated weather forecast. That being said, there’s an 80%
chance of rain tonight during our meeting. We have not been able to secure
a location with a pavillion that could accommodate us during inclement
weather. So, tonight’s troop meeting will be a Zoom only event. Start
time is 700pm. I will re-send the email with the link shortly after
sending this email.

Hope all is well with everyone.

Yours in Scouting,

Mike O’Koniewski

Fwd: 2020 Summer Experiences

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> From: GSLAC <pr@stlbsa.org>
> Subject: 2020 Summer Experiences
> Date: June 5, 2020 at 3:57:19 PM CDT
> To: skupsky1@charter.net
> Reply-To: suzie.voss@scouting.org
>
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> 2020 Summer Experiences
>
> The Council’s summer 2020 programs are listed below.
>
> Family fun is just a click away!
>
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> The Outdoor Family Camping Experience is a safe and socially distant way to camp this summer. Whether you choose an overnight campsite ($25 per family, per night), a Day Pass ($10 per family, per day), or a cabin (price varies by cabin), your family will have access to hiking, fishing, and other natural features of camp. Additional staffed programs like boating, climbing wall, and horseback rides will be available for additional fees at certain camps. You can see all the available activities and options in the registration.
>
>
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> This amazing kit is packed with at- home camp activities enough for a week’s worth of camping fun!
>
> Virtual components are included.
> Virtual camp staff will guide you through the kit.
> More than 500 kits have already been ordered!
> Watch the video below to see what’s packed into the kit!
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> Scouts BSA Advancement Starter Kit
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>
> Designed to help your scout advance their way from Scout through First Class from the comfort of home.
>
> The free guide covers many of the requirements, links to online videos, and other resources to help scouts build knowledge and skills. The kit is free to download. Scouts have downloaded the kit more than 100 times!
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> Calling all Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venturers! Conduct your own experiment from home and have it judged by STEM experts in a virtual competition.
>
> Please follow the steps below to participate:
>
> 1. Register for free
> 2. Complete your project
> 3. Upload your project
> 4. Participate in our virtual Award Celebration
> GET YOUR SCIENCE ON <r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001CAcs0MLmenr9ejXtADiS-57OPzTfJXjsWn1t8gzXRUBKTXaJeUVPXmxpQVdkn-JlPy_mdlzX6YKkI4IQYOJjQJgsyzuy2kjf61BR9VvoMC7MDJTcHZPXwxdlsHpe0nnjWnJADB78PZq2GvU3t_Ro9TGlfF8CWFrQFqbohRhvJ3W5T…>
>
> Many Scouts and Scouters were disappointed when Philmont Scout Ranch announced the cancelation of all remaining programs for the 2020 summer season. Thier outpost style backpacking trek is a real favorite. Another favorite is right here in GSLAC!
>
> Explore the backcountry of the 5200 acre S-F Scout Ranch
>
> <r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001CAcs0MLmenr9ejXtADiS-57OPzTfJXjsWn1t8gzXRUBKTXaJeUVPXoYH7EUH2ONdgfIinuLuHYIk2-NIItzdKbaZRbtiIeMHvm3KZjzB4s38q9UrW3VF4DU1hB20fq0BbPMR8Q648QCuOWV_yy2snglC6oc8JPRP&c=bmglhfEwfv…>
>
> Ranger Program
> Explore the backcountry of the 5200 acre S-F Scout Ranch
> Backpacking, trail cooking, boating, and shooting sports all take place while on this unique outpost program. Open to scouts and venturers at least 14 years old and/or in their 4th summer camp, this program has been adapted to a 3-day schedule for this summer and can serve both individual youth and entire units. Enhanced health and safety practices have been developed to help make this an awesome experience that emphasizes cleanliness and social distancing
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> Virtual Merit Badge Clinics
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>
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> Weekly Scout Challenge
> Each week, the Greater St. Louis Area Council will announce a Weekly Scout Challenge.
>
> Expect a series of challenges for both Scouts and adults to arrive every week!
>
> Enter your pictures or video into our contest to win Scout Swag!
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Fwd: Unit Calendar Planning Session 2.0!

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> From: Cheyenne Vandegrift <Cheyenne.Vandegrift@scouting.org>
> Date: May 21, 2020 at 5:38:43 PM CDT
> To: Kevin Buhr <Kevin.Buhr@scouting.org>
> Cc: “Fleshman, Steve” <sfleshm@siue.edu>
> Subject: Unit Calendar Planning Session 2.0!
>
> 
> Cahokia Mounds Community,
>
> Good evening! I wanted to remind you all that we are going to have our second session over unit planning, this time with a direct focus on how to plan now that things have changed so much. This will take place on Wednesday, May 27th, from 7-8 pm with the first 30 minutes designated to Cub Scouts and the second 30 minutes designated to ScoutsBSA. If you missed our first session and want to check out the teaching documents used, you can find them on our district website here. This is the link for next week’s session: gslac.zoom.us/j/97315846588. Here is the call-in information if you prefer phone: 646-876-9923.
>
> As a general guideline, we will go over what things the council has created regarding program, what things the district is working on to provide, a rough calendar outline of what the next 3 months could consist of, and finally a section to collaborate and brainstorm as a Scouting community.
>
> If for some reason you aren’t able to make it next Wednesday we are also going to hold a “District General Session” on June 2nd to provide updates and allow a time for general Q&A for anything you guys may be wondering about. We really hope that through these extra times we are able to help you guys adapt to what may be a strange normal. Remember, we are all a part of a Scouting community, so don’t feel like you have to create a brand new system alone! We want to work as a District to build up our Scouts the best we can. A link for June 2nd session will be sent out at a later date.
>
>
> Yours in Scouting,
>
> Cheyenne Vandegrift | District Executive Madison & Bond Counties
>
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Fwd: Your Scouting Update

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> From: “Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America” <dave.chambliss@scouting.org>
> Date: May 6, 2020 at 2:59:51 PM CDT
> To: skupsky1@charter.net
> Subject: Your Scouting Update
> Reply-To: dave.chambliss@scouting.org
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> 
>
> The Digital Duffle Bag
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> This Thursday, May 7, we will highlight what our Council and members are doing to #KeepScouting during these difficult times and why Scouting values and leadership are needed now more than ever. 100% of your donation will stay with your local district (includes all districts).
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> Scouting can take place anywhere – even in the comfort of your home! That’s why we have a new resource hub for parents and leaders to help support Scouting at home.
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> VIRTUAL YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING
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> The Greater St. Louis Area Council offers Youth Protection training in live, virtual classroom sessions using the Zoom online meeting service. Any adult may attend either session (you needn’t be a member of the BSA). Youth volunteer staff may also attend.
>
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> A SCOUT IS HELPFUL
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>
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> REGISTER NOW FOR SCOUTFEST 2020
> We are still excited and hopeful for ScoutFest to occur October 2–4, 2020 at Forest Park in St. Louis. Our volunteers are busy planning a fantastic event, but everyone’s safety is always our number one priority.
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> This exciting event is open to the whole family, including Cub Scouts, to camp overnight in St. Louis’ iconic park.
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> CAMP JOY 75TH ANNIVERSARY
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> SPECIAL NEEDS AWARENESS TRAINING
> NEW DATE- Saturday, June 6
> Camp Joy
> This new training offers something for all ages. There will be activities for Cub Scouts, Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge for Scouts BSA and adult classes for leaders and parents. Attend this training with professionals in the fields of Special Needs and Education for the opportunity to learn how to provide the best services for every Scout.
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> ENCOURAGE YOUR UNIT TO MEET VIRTUALLY AND #KEEPSCOUTING
> The prospect of staying connected, learning and helping, feels like a way to maintain a sense of community during this time. There are lots of activities that young people can do at home by themselves or with other family members. Scouts can still work towards badges and award too. So, stay connected with your Scouting units online. Remember, keeping everyone safe is the number one concern so make yourself familiar with BSA online safety guidelines.
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> MEMBERSHIP CARD PRINTING
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Fwd: Cahokia Mounds District Updates

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Date: Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 7:29 AM
Subject: Fwd: Cahokia Mounds District Updates
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*Date:* April 2, 2020 at 14:03:05 CDT
*To:* okie135@yahoo.com
*Subject:* *Cahokia Mounds District Updates*
*Reply-To:* cheyenne.vandegrift@scouting.org

Now you know the rest of the story!
You are receiving this email to keep you informed about programs and events
in your Scouting District. You may opt-out at anytime using the
‘unsubscribe’ option below.
Cahokia Mounds DISTRICT
Greater St. Louis Area Council,
Boy Scouts of America
Monthly Update for
April 2020
District boundary overview:
The Cahokia Mounds District covers parts of Bond and Madison counties in
Illinois.

District Director: Kevin Buhr
Phone: (417)425-2961
Email: Kevin.Buhr@scouting.org

District Executive: Cheyenne Vandegrift
Phone: (417)895-8481
Email: Cheyenne.Vandegrift@scouting.org <Cheyenne.Vandegrift@scouting.org>

Your invitation to attend the meeting virtually!

Click the link below to attend the meeting with audio and video. Or call in
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Time: 7 pm
Zoom Link: gslac.zoom.us/j/365160493
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Greater St. Louis Area Council Updates
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ScoutFest is only six months away! You don’t want to miss
this once-a-decade experience that immerses youth in the best that Scouting
has to offer. Your Scouts and Venturers will experience shows on Art Hill,
Forest Park destinations like the Zoo and Science Center, and of course the
dozens of programs that each “Fest” is putting on throughout Saturday! Be
sure to check out all of the information in the Event Guide found at
ScoutFest2020.com
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We hope this finds you and your family well during these unprecedented
times. We know things are tough for a number of folks right now, but we
also know that when we get to the other side of all of this, people will
still need Scouting. Given current events, we anticipate even more families
will need financial assistance for this year’s programming, and we want to
be sure we are equipped to step up for those needing help. We are asking
you to consider making a donation now and not delaying until a later time
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To make all this happen, we rely on the generosity of people like you who
share our vision. Annual membership fees do not support the local Scouting
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District roundtable meetings have been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.
Meetings will resume when it is safe to do so. When restored;
The Cahokia Mounds District Roundtable is held:

First Tuesday of each month (except July)
7:00 p.m. at First Christian Church, 310 South Main Street, Edwardsville, IL

These gatherings play a significant role in providing great information to
ANY leader and ANY adult that has a Scout in the program. A fun environment
creates excitement around the coming month of activities, and exciting
programs. The most important aspect of the gathering is the collaboration
between the adults and discussion of best practices to enhance the Scouting
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Fwd: Troop 216 – COVID Update – 5 April

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Date: Sun, Apr 5, 2020 at 3:57 PM
Subject: Troop 216 – COVID Update – 5 April
To: Albert Middeke <atmiddeke@aol.com>, Bob Paty <bob.paty@titanstables.com>,
Brian Heil <big_b_heil@yahoo.com>, Diane Gill <diane.gill67@gmail.com>, Don
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Grant Gill <grantastic00@gmail.com>, Karen O’Koniewski <
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Mike Fairburn <mikefairburnden5@gmail.com>, Mike O’Koniewski <
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jo_enbe@yahoo.com>, Reece Watson <reecewat01@gmail.com>, Richard Coolbaugh <
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Miller <eljayem@gmail.com>, Michele Meckfessel <Michele@titanstables.com>,
Mike Sanders <ggg.ss.dd@gmail.com>, Natasha & Joe McClintock <
mcclintock57@charter.net>, Peggy Emling <pemling@sbcglobal.net>, Scott
Seehausen <sseehau@yahoo.com>, Sean Wellhausen <swell1975@yahoo.com>, Tom
Kuhne <tjk1us@yahoo.com>

Troop 216,

As promised here is your weekly update from the troop 216 leadership team.
I hope things are well with all of you as we begin a full 30 days of
shelter in place. With that said, our first troop meeting will not be till
Monday 4 May at the earliest. We have not received any official word from
GSLAC on that yet. I’m sure they are waiting to see what local and state
leadership decide.

The plan is still to have the court of honor the Monday following whatever
the date our first meeting happens to be. This will require the scouts to
conduct nominations for senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol
leader, as well as patrol leaders and assistant patrol leaders via email or
some kind of teleconference or video conference. More to follow on this
process. That first meeting will be the elections of all of those
positions. We will then have decisions on other troop positions like
quartermaster, scribe, chaplain, historian, etc.

This Wednesday 8 April, at 1900 hrs we will attempt to have our troop
committee meeting via teleconference or some other medium. Look for
information regarding this in the next few days. For those who have formal
reports such as the previous meetings minutes and the financial report,
please email me those as attachments and I will send out to all. If
possible, post to Slack as well, although we still have people that are
uncomfortable with using it. (Our IT familiarization briefing got
canceled due to COVID) Hopefully, that can be rescheduled soon.

Mrs O’Koniewski will be conducting a 40 min Zoom briefing for the public
health merit badge Tuesday night 7 April at 700pm. Details went out in a
previous email. Please contact Karen if your scout wants to take part in
this.

Have your scouts continue to reach out to Mr Evans with advancement updates
for Scoutbook as well as if a board of review or scoutmaster conference
needs to be scheduled.

FYI, I will be sending out several forwarded emails from GSLAC and BSA
National after this one.

We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we navigate through these
challenging times for our community and nation. Stay safe and enjoy your
family time.

Yours in Scouting,

Mike O’Koniewski
Committee Chairman Troop 216
618-791-3956

Fwd: It’s here! The week 3 Scout Challenge with prizes

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Fun at home Scouting Activities
Week 3 Scout Challenge | April 3, 2020
The Week 3 Scout Challenge is here!
this week’s theme:
Spring into Fitness and Health
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Cub Scouts

– Learn about the importance of stretching and create a 5 minute
stretching routine to do each morning.
– Record your routine and share with other scouts!
– Complete a daily workout at home every day for a week:

use common household items as weights
complete a 5k run/walk in your neighborhood

– Build an obstacle course – use sidewalk chalk and do your obstacle
outdoors
– Do 5, one-minute-long tests of body weight movements like sit ups,
push ups, lunges, squats, planks, etc.
– Incorporate a vegetable or fruit into every meal for a week (try
something new!)
– Follow along yoga on YouTube with Cosmic kids yoga:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JI01thiHYI
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Stretches, sprints, weight lifting with common household items
Get creative with what you use as weights!
Build your own obstacle course at home!
Try a new fruit and vegetable

Scouts BSA

– Learn about the importance of stretching and create a 5 minute
stretching routine to do each morning.
– Record your routine and share with other scouts!
– Complete a daily workout at home every day for a week:

use common household items as weights
complete a 5k run/walk in your neighborhood

– Build an obstacle course – use sidewalk chalk and do your obstacle
outdoors
– Do 5, one-minute-long tests of body weight movements like sit ups,
push ups, lunges, squats, planks, etc.
– Incorporate a vegetable or fruit into every meal for a week (try
something new!)
– Stretches, sprints, weight lifting with common household items
– What better way to stay active right now than to work on Personal
Fitness merit badge! Encourage scouts to begin working on this challenging
badge by having them contact a merit badge counselor and having virtual
visits. This will help them build healthy eating habits and develop an
exercise routine.
– Build your own Ninja Warrior Course
– Complete a 5K run/walk in your neighborhood
– Working on your Tenderfoot Rank?
– 6a. Record your best in the following tests:
– Pushups (Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds.)
– Situps or curl-ups (Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds.)
– Back-saver sit-and-reach (Record the distance stretched.)
– 1-mile walk/run (Record the time.)

6b. Develop and describe a plan for improvement in each of the activities
listed in Tenderfoot requirement 6a. Keep track of your activity for at
least 30 days.
6c. Show improvement (of any degree) in each activity listed in Tenderfoot
requirement 6a after practicing for 30 days.

– Pushups (Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds.)
– Situps or curl-ups (Record the number done correctly in 60 seconds.)
– Back-saver sit-and-reach (Record the distance stretched.)
– 1-mile walk/run (Record the time.)

Second Class?
7a. After completing Tenderfoot requirement 6c, be physically active
at least 30 minutes each day for five days a week for four weeks. Keep
track of your activities.
7b. Share your challenges and successes in completing Second Class
requirement 7a. Set a goal for continuing to include physical activity as
part of your daily life and develop a plan for doing so.
First Class?
8a. After completing Second Class requirement 7a, be physically active at
least 30 minutes each day for five days a week for four weeks. Keep track
of your activities.
8b. Share your challenges and successes in completing First Class
requirement 8a. Set a goal for continuing to include physical activity as
part of your daily life
STEM Challenge
STEM Activity:

– Learn about how your respiratory system works and build a model lung
with household items: www.instructables.com/id/Just-Breathe/
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Fitness Challenge Activity
Required : Stopwatch ( to time Body planks)

Doing this activity twice a year and keeping track of the results can show
the overall troop fitness level.
Make sure scouts are aware of the upcoming activity and dress appropriately.
Prep the leaders to make sure only positive encouragement happens.
Instructions:
Every scout performs his best at a set of physical activities. The average
for the group is determined.

Event Scoring:
***Greater Than >
***Less Than < Sit-ups in 1 minute:
<20 - 1 point
<30 - 2 points
<40 - 3 points
<50 - 4 points
>50 – 5 points
Push Ups in 1 minute:
<20 reps- 1 point
<35 reps- 2 points
< 45 reps - 3 points
<50 reps - 4 points
> 50 reps – 4 points
Body Weight Squats
<10 - 1 point
<20- 2 points
<30 - 3 points
<40 - 4 points
>50- 5 points
Jumping Jacks in 1 minute
<15 - 1 point
<30 - 2 points
<45 - 3 points
<50 - 4 points
>50 – 5 points
Body Planks
<20 secs - 1 point
<40 secs - 2 points
< 60 secs - 3 points
> 60 secs – 4 points
> 120 secs – 5 points

Record the score for each scout, add them up, and find the average for each
event.
Adults, Parents, and Guardians
Scouting is for everyone!!!
Cub Leader Virtual Training: April 16th and April 18th 7:00-8:30pm. Leaders
must attend both sessions to complete training. Space is limited! Here is
the link to sign up for this amazing opportunity to complete your training:
www.scoutingevent.com/312-2020virtualcubleadertraining
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Complete your Youth Protection Training online at my.scouting.org
Cub Advancement:
Lions:
Fun on the Run:
1. Learn and demonstrate three exercises you can do each day.
Tigers: N/A
Wolves:
Running With The Pack 1: Play catch with someone in your den or family who
is standing 5 steps away from you. Play until you can throw and catch
successfully at this distance. Take a step back and see if you can improve
your throwing and catching skills. 2: Practice balancing as you walk
forward, backward, and sideways. 3: Practice flexibility and balance by
doing a front roll, a back roll, and a frog stand. 4: Play a sport or game
with your family, and show good sportsmanship. 5: Do at least two of the
following: frog leap, inchworm walk, kangaroo hop, or crab walk.
Paws of skill 1: Talk with your family about what it means to be physically
fit. Share ideas of what you can do to stay in shape. 2: With your family
talk about why it is important to stretch before and after exercising.
Demonstrate proper warm-up movements and stretches before and after each
activity you do that involves action. 3: Select at least two physical
fitness skills and practice them daily for two weeks. See if you can
improve during that time. 4: With your family, talk about what it means to
be a member of a team. Working together, make a list of team sports, and
talk about how the team works together to be successful. Choose one and
play for 30 minutes. 5: With your den, develop an obstacle course that
involves five different movements. Run the course two times and see if your
time improves.
Bears: N/A
Webelos: Stronger, Faster, Higher 1: Understand and explain why you should
warm up before exercising and cool down afterward. Demonstrate the proper
way to warm up and cool down. 2: Do these activities and record your
results: 20 yard dash, vertical jump, lifting a 5 pound weight, push-ups,
curls, jumping rope. 3:Make an exercise plan that includes at least three
physical activities. Carry out your plan for 30 days, and write down your
progress each week. 4:Try a new sport that you have never tried before.
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Public Health Merit Badge Class – Tuesday, April 7, 7:00 pm

Dear Scouts,

Hi, I’m Mrs. O’Koniewski and I’m very excited about talking to you about
Public Health.

I am Medical Technologist and I also have a Master’s degree in Public
Health. I run the Blood Bank at a community hospital in Illinois. I also
work in the other parts of the lab, including disease testing. Currently my
lab tests for influenza (the flu), streptococcus B (strep throat) and
mononuclosis (mono). In addition, our lab will begin testing for SARS CoV2
(the virus that causes COVID 19). This is a very exciting time in my field
and you will remember these days for the rest of your life. The COVID-19
Pandemic has turned our society on it’s end in an attempt to mitigate the
effects of the pandemic. We will talk about “coronavirus” during the Merit
Badge class!

Attached please find some handouts that you will need to either print out
or be able to view during our meeting. They are:

CDC Curve, 1 page

Public Health Merit Badge, 3 pages

diseases and immunization, 3 pages

Go to usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Public-Health.pdf and download the
worksheets. You will need to complete the following:

Page 10, Requirement 5***

Pages 13-16, Requirements 7b and 8

***hold off on Requirement 5 for now. We obviously cannot go visit a
facility under the quarantine orders in place. I am searching for a
suitable online replacement that will allow to learn about solid or
wastewater management or food service.

Our Zoom meeting information:

us04web.zoom.us/meeting/284860771

password: troop216

I look forward to seeing each of you next week. In the meantime, please
feel free to contact me with any questions or to turn in your homework
ahead of time.

Yours in Scouting and in Health,

Karen O’Koniewski, MT(ASCP), MPH

karen.okoniewski@gmail.com