2020 Summer Camp 7/12-18 – early bird registration due by 4/8; schedule MD appt for Medical Form completion

Troop 216 has secured the week of July 12th – 18th to attend summer camp at *S
bar F Scout Ranch* <stlbsa.org/s-bar-f-scout-ranch/>, *Camp Famous
Eagle*. Please completely review the Leaders Manual
for full details. (Note: This is the 2019 manual, but 2020 should be
available soon.)

*Early bird registration fee* – $300/scout (if paid in full by April 8,

*Regular registration fee* – $320/scout

(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 (May 1,
2020 application deadline – see page 18 in the Leaders Manual), the Council
and from Troop 216. Please contact Steve Kupsky, Diane Gill or Martina
Bishopp, before you register, to discuss further.


This year, parents can register their scouts online. The Parent Portal
allows you to enter the scout’s information (such as name, address, dietary
requirements, etc.), pay the registration fee, and select merit
badges. The 2020
Merit Badge Catalog
lists the available badges, times and descriptions.

*Please contact Martina Bishopp at an upcoming Troop meeting or email her
at **parzivalxf@yahoo.com* <parzivalxf@yahoo.com>* for an individual User
ID and Password to log into the Parent Portal. Each scout or parent will
have their own unique ID.*

– When you go to register in the Parent Portal, first add the scout’s
information in the “Update Information” area, next go to “Pay Now” and
complete your payment, then you can go back into “Update Information” to
select merit badges.
– Merit badges can be registered after payment of 50% of the summer camp
fee. But don’t forget to pay the remainder before April 8 to get the early
bird discount!
– *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. Once your payment is processed, you will be
able to go in and select merit badges online.
– *Summer camp refunds are given only under extenuating circumstances
including severe medical emergency. A refund request must be submitted for
consideration to camping@stlbsa.org <camping@stlbsa.org> by 8/30. The
refund amount is 75% after 6/1.*

*MEDICAL FORMS* (see attached form) are *due by **June 29* to Mrs. Gill or
Ms. Bishopp for participating SCOUTS & ADULTS! 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.

Scout Sunday 9 FEB 2020

Troop 216,
We forgot to mention at the meeting this past Monday that this Sunday is Scout Sunday.  First Christian Church is looking for 2-4 scouts to be greeters and hand out bulletins for either the 0900 or 1030 worship services.  Whichever service works best for those that volunteer will be the one we go with.  Remember, a scout is reverent.  Let's support our charter organization this weekend.  Please email me if one of your boys can commit to one of the church services.
Mr. O'Koniewski
Troop Committee Chairman

Beaumont Cabin Camp out February 14 — Permission due Feb 10

Hello Troop 216 families,

We have reserved the Mallinckrodt cabin at Beaumont Scout Reservation for
the weekend of Feb 14. Sign-up will be capped at the cabin’s capacity of
20 campers so don’t delay in getting payment and the signed permission form
turned in. The cabin has bunks, fireplace, wood stove, refrigerator, cook
stove, and dry sink. Water and latrines are outdoors. As always, we need
sufficient adult presence for our camp outs to take place so your support
is appreciated.

Map and permission form attached.

Reminder — Trailer build and gear sort tomorrow at 1:00 PM

Troop 216,

Just a reminder that will be meeting at the Coolbaugh property, 5447 North
State Route 159, Edwardsville, IL, tomorrow 26 January to finish securing
the shelves to the trailer walls as well as sorting gear into what will be
stored in the trailer, what will be stored at the church, and what we
intend to donate, sell, or both. This should only take a couple of hours.
Thank you in advance for your help with this.

Mike OKoniewski

Trailer build and Gear sort Canceled today

— Troop 216,

Due to the extreme cold weather today, the trailer build and gear sort has
been cancelled. It has been rescheduled for Sunday, 26 January at 100pm.
Please spread the word and look for a reminder email later in the week.


Mike O’Koniewski

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 – Gary Gill gillorang@gmail.com
Advancements – Shane Smith ShanedSmith@outlook.com
Parent Coordinator – Tara Kuhne teeku2002@yahoo.com

Trailer Build and Supply Inventory 1/19

Hi! This is a reminder that the troop is going to be building out the new
trailer on Sunday at 1:00 pm. Scouts will also be going through supplies
and inspecting tents to see what needs to be repaired or discarded.

*Location*: 5447 North State Route 159, Edwardsville IL (2.25 mi north of
Motomart on 159. On the west side of the road.)
*Contact*: Albert Middeke 314-809-3267


Martina Bishopp

CORRECTION: Troop 216 YMCA Lock-in 1/24

CORRECTION TO LAST EMAIL: You will need to turn in your permission and
payment by Monday, January 13th — not the 20th, since that is a holiday.

If that will cause issues for anyone, please let me know and I can arrange
to get the permission and money from you at another time. My cell is
314-496-3312 if you need to reach me.

With apologies,



Hi, everyone. Attached is the permission form, with details for our lock-in
event on January 24th-25th.

Please return the form and payment by Monday, January 20th.

Martina Bishopp