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Swim Tests & Summer Camp Payment

LAST CALL: Please reply to parzivalxf@yahoo.com if you or your Scout would
like a swim test this Sunday at 3:30. I will need to get this information
in to the organizers by tomorrow (Friday).

Thanks!

Martina

On Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 11:31 AM Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com> wrote:

> UPDATE: The swim test time for our Troop will be at 3:30 pm on Sunday.
>
> On Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 6:20 PM Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi, Troop 216.
>>
>> *Swim Test, Sunday 4/11*
>> As part of the Spring Camporee there will be a canoeing leg of the relay
>> race as well as an open boating session. Scouts and adults who will be
>> canoeing will need to be a BSA Swimmer per the Safety Afloat guidelines.
>> With that in mind, the District has arranged an opportunity for Scouts and
>> adults to take the swim test. *Swim tests will be available on Sunday,
>> April 11 at the Edwardsville High School (EHS) pool at no cost.* I have
>> requested a time slot for later in the afternoon since many of us will be
>> returning from camp that morning. I will update this as soon as I know the
>> exact time. *The last date to add names will be Friday, April 9th*, so
>> please email Martina Bishopp at parzivalxf@yahoo.com no later than that
>> afternoon. Note: Late arrivals will not get to swim.
>>
>> Sorry for the short notice. If there are issues making it to this swim
>> test event, please contact Martina Bishopp at parzivalxf@yahoo.com to
>> discuss options.
>>
>> *Summer Camp reminder:*
>> The initial payment is due 4/5. You’ll need to use the Parent Portal to
>> make the $150 payment. (See the attached for your ID/PW. If you don’t have
>> one, let me know. If you want to use the Scout account, also let me know.)
>> Martina – parzivalxf@yahoo.com
>>
>> ———————————-
>>
>> Troop 216 has secured the week of July 18 – 24 to attend summer camp at *S
>> bar F Scout Ranch* <stlbsa.org/s-bar-f-scout-ranch/>, *Camp
>> Gamble*. Please review the Leader Guide
>> <scoutingevent.com/Download/31258367/OR/2020_SF_Leader_Guide.pdf> for
>> full details. (Note: This is the 2020 manual, but 2021 should be available
>> soon.)
>>
>>
>>
>> *REGISTRATION FEES*
>>
>> *Due to COVID capacity limits for camp, the Troop has pre-paid $75 to
>> hold spots for Scouts. The payment schedule is as follows:*
>>
>> *Initial payment* – $150 to Camp Gamble + reimburse $75 to the Troop by *April
>> 5*, 2021
>>
>> *Early bird registration fee* – the remaining $130 (for a total of
>> $355/scout) if paid in full by *May 5*, 2021; the regular registration
>> fee of $375/scout may be paid until July 16. Note: Scouts who rolled
>> over their registration fees from 2020 are already paid in full at the 2020
>> price.
>>
>> (Adult fees will be divided among attendees; the Troop receives 1-3 100%
>> adult discounts for certain numbers of scouts registered.)
>>
>>
>> *Additional costs:* Meals to and from camp, possible merit badge fees
>> and Trading Post spending money.
>>
>>
>>
>> *Camperships* (financial assistance) are available from S bar F. Please
>> contact Steve Kupsky, Diane Gill or Martina Bishopp before you register, to
>> discuss further.
>>
>>
>>
>> *PAYMENT AND MERIT BADGE SELECTION*
>>
>> Except for the $75 payable to the Troop, parents can complete payment and
>> registration for their scouts online. The Parent Portal
>> <scoutingevent.com/?OrgKey=BSA312&reservationFromEmail=true&parentPortal> allows
>> you to enter the scout’s information (such as name, address, dietary
>> requirements, etc.), pay the registration fees, and select merit badges.
>> The 2021 Merit Badge Catalog
>> <scoutingevent.com/Download/31272562/OR/2021_Gamble_Class_Schedule.pdf> lists
>> the available badges, times, and descriptions.
>>
>>
>>
>> *Each scout or parent will have their own unique **User ID* and
>> *Password* to log into the Parent Portal
>> <scoutingevent.com/?OrgKey=BSA312&reservationFromEmail=true&parentPortal>
>> *.* See the attached list for the ID and password for scouts whose
>> parents have already indicated interest. *If your Scout’s name is not on
>> this list yet, please contact Martina Bishopp at an upcoming Troop meeting
>> or email her at **parzivalxf@yahoo.com* <parzivalxf@yahoo.com>* to get
>> an ID and password.*
>>
>>
>> – When you go to register in the Parent Portal, first review and
>> update the Scout’s information in the “Update Information” area.
>> – Merit badges can be selected now, but you will need to keep up
>> to date on the payment schedule listed above to retain access to select
>> merit badges. *Once entered, merit badge selections will be
>> reviewed by a Troop Leader with notification made if any changes are
>> recommended.*
>> – *Note*: Online payment is available as a debit from your bank
>> account or by credit card. If you need to pay another way or use a Scout
>> Account, please contact Ms. Bishopp.
>> – *A 100% refund will be provided due to COVID-19 concerns (this
>> includes anyone who feels uncomfortable attending camp, anyone exposed to
>> someone with COVID or suspected of having COVID), changes in camp schedules
>> or formats, or the cancellation of sessions by the council. A refund
>> request must be submitted for consideration to camping@stlbsa.org
>> <camping@stlbsa.org> by 8/30.*
>>
>> *MEDICAL FORMS* are *due by **June 28* to Mrs. Gill or Ms. Bishopp for
>> participating SCOUTS & ADULTS! Access the forms here
>> <scoutingevent.com/Download/31252448/OR/BSA_Heath_Forms_ABC.pdf>.
>> Part C requires your physician to complete it, so be sure to schedule an
>> appointment for the pre-participation physical.
>>
>>
>>
>> A permission slip will be made available in June for completion and
>> submission prior to departure.
>>
>>
>> Martina
>>
>> —
>>
>> 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
>>
>
>
> —
>
> 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
>

Swim Tests & Summer Camp Payment

UPDATE: The swim test time for our Troop will be at 3:30 pm on Sunday.

On Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 6:20 PM Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi, Troop 216.
>
> *Swim Test, Sunday 4/11*
> As part of the Spring Camporee there will be a canoeing leg of the relay
> race as well as an open boating session. Scouts and adults who will be
> canoeing will need to be a BSA Swimmer per the Safety Afloat guidelines.
> With that in mind, the District has arranged an opportunity for Scouts and
> adults to take the swim test. *Swim tests will be available on Sunday,
> April 11 at the Edwardsville High School (EHS) pool at no cost.* I have
> requested a time slot for later in the afternoon since many of us will be
> returning from camp that morning. I will update this as soon as I know the
> exact time. *The last date to add names will be Friday, April 9th*, so
> please email Martina Bishopp at parzivalxf@yahoo.com no later than that
> afternoon. Note: Late arrivals will not get to swim.
>
> Sorry for the short notice. If there are issues making it to this swim
> test event, please contact Martina Bishopp at parzivalxf@yahoo.com to
> discuss options.
>
> *Summer Camp reminder:*
> The initial payment is due 4/5. You’ll need to use the Parent Portal to
> make the $150 payment. (See the attached for your ID/PW. If you don’t have
> one, let me know. If you want to use the Scout account, also let me know.)
> Martina – parzivalxf@yahoo.com
>
> ———————————-
>
> Troop 216 has secured the week of July 18 – 24 to attend summer camp at *S
> bar F Scout Ranch* <stlbsa.org/s-bar-f-scout-ranch/>, *Camp
> Gamble*. Please review the Leader Guide
> <scoutingevent.com/Download/31258367/OR/2020_SF_Leader_Guide.pdf> for
> full details. (Note: This is the 2020 manual, but 2021 should be available
> soon.)
>
>
>
> *REGISTRATION FEES*
>
> *Due to COVID capacity limits for camp, the Troop has pre-paid $75 to hold
> spots for Scouts. The payment schedule is as follows:*
>
> *Initial payment* – $150 to Camp Gamble + reimburse $75 to the Troop by *April
> 5*, 2021
>
> *Early bird registration fee* – the remaining $130 (for a total of
> $355/scout) if paid in full by *May 5*, 2021; the regular registration
> fee of $375/scout may be paid until July 16. Note: Scouts who rolled over
> their registration fees from 2020 are already paid in full at the 2020
> price.
>
> (Adult fees will be divided among attendees; the Troop receives 1-3 100%
> adult discounts for certain numbers of scouts registered.)
>
>
> *Additional costs:* Meals to and from camp, possible merit badge fees and
> Trading Post spending money.
>
>
>
> *Camperships* (financial assistance) are available from S bar F. Please
> contact Steve Kupsky, Diane Gill or Martina Bishopp before you register, to
> discuss further.
>
>
>
> *PAYMENT AND MERIT BADGE SELECTION*
>
> Except for the $75 payable to the Troop, parents can complete payment and
> registration for their scouts online. The Parent Portal
> <scoutingevent.com/?OrgKey=BSA312&reservationFromEmail=true&parentPortal> allows
> you to enter the scout’s information (such as name, address, dietary
> requirements, etc.), pay the registration fees, and select merit badges.
> The 2021 Merit Badge Catalog
> <scoutingevent.com/Download/31272562/OR/2021_Gamble_Class_Schedule.pdf> lists
> the available badges, times, and descriptions.
>
>
>
> *Each scout or parent will have their own unique **User ID* and *Password* to
> log into the Parent Portal
> <scoutingevent.com/?OrgKey=BSA312&reservationFromEmail=true&parentPortal>
> *.* See the attached list for the ID and password for scouts whose
> parents have already indicated interest. *If your Scout’s name is not on
> this list yet, please contact Martina Bishopp at an upcoming Troop meeting
> or email her at **parzivalxf@yahoo.com* <parzivalxf@yahoo.com>* to get an
> ID and password.*
>
>
> – When you go to register in the Parent Portal, first review and
> update the Scout’s information in the “Update Information” area.
> – Merit badges can be selected now, but you will need to keep up to
> date on the payment schedule listed above to retain access to select merit
> badges. *Once entered, merit badge selections will be reviewed by a
> Troop Leader with notification made if any changes are recommended.*
> – *Note*: Online payment is available as a debit from your bank
> account or by credit card. If you need to pay another way or use a Scout
> Account, please contact Ms. Bishopp.
> – *A 100% refund will be provided due to COVID-19 concerns (this
> includes anyone who feels uncomfortable attending camp, anyone exposed to
> someone with COVID or suspected of having COVID), changes in camp schedules
> or formats, or the cancellation of sessions by the council. A refund
> request must be submitted for consideration to camping@stlbsa.org
> <camping@stlbsa.org> by 8/30.*
>
> *MEDICAL FORMS* are *due by **June 28* to Mrs. Gill or Ms. Bishopp for
> participating SCOUTS & ADULTS! Access the forms here
> <scoutingevent.com/Download/31252448/OR/BSA_Heath_Forms_ABC.pdf>.
> Part C requires your physician to complete it, so be sure to schedule an
> appointment for the pre-participation physical.
>
>
>
> A permission slip will be made available in June for completion and
> submission prior to departure.
>
>
> Martina
>
> —
>
> 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
>

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
> +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
> —
>
> 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 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:
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Join Zoom Meeting
us02web.zoom.us/j/87142756888?pwd=V2M3TXhTRHJoM1pCRzE5Ui9kSlNaQT09

Meeting ID: 871 4275 6888
Passcode: 446376
One tap mobile
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+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

Jan. 13 2021 Adult Committee Meeting (Zoom) – Agenda

Troop Committee,

Forgot to send out the agenda yesterday. Please see attached. Also, Neil,
can you send out the minutes from December. Tim, can you send out the
treasury report or be prepared to share screen for your brief.

thanks,

Mike

On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 9:35 PM Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com> eilwrote:

> Good evening everyone,
>
> My apologies for the late distribution of the Jan. 2021 Adult Committee
> Meeting Zoom meeting details.
>
> Please test the link to make sure it is viable a few minutes before the
> meeting starts. Here is the information below:
>
> Also, we have lots to discuss tomorrow regarding activities and what we
> want to try and schedule the next two months. Can someone be prepared to
> explain the latest changes with COVID protocols relating outdoor activities?
>
> See you tomorrow night.
>
> YIS,
>
> Mike
>
> Troop 216 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
>
> Topic: Jan. 2021 Adult Cmte. Mtg.
> Time: Jan 13, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
>
> Join Zoom Meeting
> us02web.zoom.us/j/87327428948?pwd=Q3QyVzMzakM1Z29oR2Z1UUsrM09MUT09
>
> Meeting ID: 873 2742 8948
> Passcode: 814765
> One tap mobile
>
>
>
>
>
> +13126266799,,87327428948#,,,,*814765# US (Chicago)
> +13017158592,,87327428948#,,,,*814765# US (Washington D.C)
>
> Dial by your location
> +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
> +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)
> +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: 873 2742 8948
> Passcode: 814765
> Find your local number: us02web.zoom.us/u/k2othzkL1
>
> Thank you and looking forward to seeing everyone to start 2021.
>
> —
>
> /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
>
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URGENT! Membership rechartering and annual dues – Due by 11/18

Reminder to turn in your completed forms for our 2020 troop recharter to Steve Dunning at tomorrow’s troop meeting. If you need to make special arrangements to turn in your paperwork, please contact Steve Dunning or Steve Kupsky directly. Our email addresses are in the To line of this email.

Steve Kupsky

> On Nov 5, 2019, at 11:05 AM, Steven Kupsky <skupsky1@charter.net> wrote:
>
> If you want to call Kevin Buhr, please note there was a typo in the below email for his phone number. His number is actually 417-425-2961.
>
> Steve
>
> On Nov 4, 2019, at 8:12 PM, Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com <mailto:troop216.bsa@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>> Each year the Troop must renew its membership charter with the Council. As it has been communicated from the Council to all registered scouters the 2020 annual membership renewal (re-charter) fee for scouts is increasing to $60 and to $36 for registered adults. Each scout is also responsible for Troop dues which are $10 per quarter. Scouts may pay for the entire year up front or on a quarterly basis. You may also elect to update your scout’s Boy’s Life subscription. Additionally, they can also pay 2020 Order of the Arrow (OA) Lodge dues at this time. Your scout may elect to have the funds deducted from their scout account (part of pay your own way).
>>
>> Re-charter fee for adults and scouts along with first quarter dues are due by Monday, November 18th. Please fill out the lower portion of the attached form with your choices and turn in with payment at the 11/18 meeting. There is no meeting on Veterans Day the 11th
>>
>> Scout account balance information is available by replying to this email or asking Steve Dunning/Tim Valley at the Troop meeting for their current balance.
>>
>> If you are a registered adult and have received an email notification that your Youth Protection Training (YPT) is scheduled to expire, you MUST take the new YPT, otherwise the online re-chartering system will not allow you to register as an adult. Go to www.my.scouting.org <www.my.scouting.org/> to complete the online training. An additional item that must also be completed by each registered adult this year is the criminal background check authorization form. This form MUST be completed and turned in with your payment in order to re-charter with the troop. If you have not yet completed the form please see Mr. Kupsky, Mr. Gill, or Mr. Dunning at an upcoming meeting to obtain a form. You may also print one online at tinyurl.com/y52jcrkw <tinyurl.com/y52jcrkw>.
>>
>> If any family has already budgeted for the $33, which was the fee last year, and would like GSLAC to pay the difference for them this year, then they can contact Kevin Buhr directly (kevin.buhr@scouting.org <mailto:kevin.buhr@scouting.org> 417-425-2961) and he will arrange for GSLAC to pay the difference.
>>
>> —
>>
>> /scd
>>
>> Additional information available on our webpage: www.troop216bsa.com <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 – Annette Schoeberle afschoeberle@gmail.com <mailto:afschoeberle@gmail.com>
>> Scoutmaster – Gary Gill gillorang@gmail.com <mailto:gillorang@gmail.com>
>> Advancements – Shane Smith ShanedSmith@outlook.com <mailto:ShanedSmith@outlook.com>
>> Parent Coordinator – Tara Kuhne teeku2002@yahoo.com <mailto:teeku2002@yahoo.com>