Philmont Trekkers and Other Hikers

Philmont trekkers, it’s time to start some conditioning workouts to get in
shape for our big trek. And a great place to experience vertical climb is
at Cahokia Mounds! This Sunday we will meet at 1:00 pm to fit packs and do
some climbing. If anyone else is interested in joining us, please do!

Bring your backpack (trekkers try to load about 20-25 pounds into your
pack), water and a snack. Our goal is up and down the steps of Monk’s
Mound five (5) times! As we proceed, we’ll stop and work on pack
adjustments.

We will figure out distance for those working on hiking merit badges.

Cahokia Mounds
30 Ramsey Street
Collinsville

Meet in the Monk’s Mound parking lot across the street from the museum.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

YIS,

Karen O’Koniewski
karen.okoniewski@gmail.com
618-791-3990

Environmental Science Merit Badge Workshop this Saturday! PLEASE READ

Great question Christin. Class B will be fine for this. There is a
chance we’ll get a little dirty.

Thanks!

On Fri, Apr 16, 2021, 2:48 PM Christin Rigoni <christin.rigoni@gmail.com>
wrote:

> I assume Class A uniform is appropriate for this event?
>
>
>
> On Fri, Apr 16, 2021, 12:14 PM Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Just a quick reminder on the event tomorrow if you haven’t had a chance
>> to review. Right now, we have about 12 scouts signed up. Looks like we
>> are going to hit 5-6 of the requirements for this badge which is great.
>> If you haven’t already, and your scout wants to attend, please shoot me a
>> quick text at 314-809-3267
>>
>> For those of you attending, let’s plan to be ready to start at 8:30AM
>> tomorrow at the Watershed.
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 9:44 AM Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> At least 20 of our scouts have completed at least 1 requirement for the
>>> Environmental Science merit badge. Megan from the Edwardsville Watershed
>>> has offered to help us complete a large portion of this badge within 2
>>> hours this weekend. We will be able complete at least 5 of the
>>> requirements at the Watershed with some fun hands on activities. Please
>>> review with your scouts and encourage them to attend this Saturday. We
>>> will meet at the Watershed at 8:30AM (Watershed Nature Center, 1591
>>> Tower Avenue, Edwardsville, Illinois 62025). We are planning to complete
>>> this within 2 hours. You are welcome to stay and hang out or just pick them
>>> up at 10:30.
>>>
>>> Please text me at 314-809-3267 or email me at albert@arnoldcompany.com
>>> if your scout is able to attend. I just want to make sure we have a decent
>>> showing for Megan’s time. Environmental Science is an Eagle required merit
>>> badge, so this is a great opportunity to achieve this task.
>>>
>>> Cole or Adrian, you might want to think about sharing this with your
>>> Patrol Leaders if possible.
>>>
>>> Thank you,
>>>
>>> Albert
>>> 314-809-3267
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> —
>>>
>>> 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
>>
>

Environmental Science Merit Badge Workshop this Saturday! PLEASE READ

Just a quick reminder on the event tomorrow if you haven’t had a chance to
review. Right now, we have about 12 scouts signed up. Looks like we
are going to hit 5-6 of the requirements for this badge which is great.
If you haven’t already, and your scout wants to attend, please shoot me a
quick text at 314-809-3267

For those of you attending, let’s plan to be ready to start at 8:30AM
tomorrow at the Watershed.

Thanks!

On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 9:44 AM Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com> wrote:

> At least 20 of our scouts have completed at least 1 requirement for the
> Environmental Science merit badge. Megan from the Edwardsville Watershed
> has offered to help us complete a large portion of this badge within 2
> hours this weekend. We will be able complete at least 5 of the
> requirements at the Watershed with some fun hands on activities. Please
> review with your scouts and encourage them to attend this Saturday. We
> will meet at the Watershed at 8:30AM (Watershed Nature Center, 1591 Tower
> Avenue, Edwardsville, Illinois 62025). We are planning to complete this
> within 2 hours. You are welcome to stay and hang out or just pick them up
> at 10:30.
>
> Please text me at 314-809-3267 or email me at albert@arnoldcompany.com if
> your scout is able to attend. I just want to make sure we have a decent
> showing for Megan’s time. Environmental Science is an Eagle required merit
> badge, so this is a great opportunity to achieve this task.
>
> Cole or Adrian, you might want to think about sharing this with your
> Patrol Leaders if possible.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Albert
> 314-809-3267
>
>
>
> —
>
> 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 216 Calendar Updates

April 18 — Cahokia Mounds District Recognition Event 2-5pm @ Edison’s,
Edwardsville

April 30-May 2 — Spring Camporee @ Camp Warren Levis, Godfrey IL

May 21-23 — Campout @ Pere Marquette, Grafton IL

June 11-13 — Campout @ Hawn State Park, Ste.Genevieve MO

July 2 to 14 — Philmont Trek @ Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron NM

July 18 to 24 — Summer Camp @ Camp Gamble, S bar F Scout Ranch,
Farmington MO

Cahokia Mounds Spring Camporee, 4/30-5/2 — Permission due 4/26

Hello, Troop 216. Join us at the Spring Camporee for a weekend of camping
and activities. See the attached flyer for details.

When: April 30-May 2, 2021 if camping / May 1 for day attendance
Where: Camp Warren Levis

*DUE DATES*

1. Scouts will need to select their choice of one of the following
classes by our meeting on Monday, April 19
– Outdoor Code (Tenderfoot 1c requirement)
– Leave No Trace (Second Class 1b requirement)
– Tread Lightly (First Class 1b requirement)
– Woodcarving merit badge
2. Please submit the attached permission form and payment at our meeting
on Monday, April 26

Martina
Unit Outdoors / Activities Chair
parzivalxf@yahoo.com

Environmental Science Merit Badge Workshop this Saturday! PLEASE READ

At least 20 of our scouts have completed at least 1 requirement for the
Environmental Science merit badge. Megan from the Edwardsville Watershed
has offered to help us complete a large portion of this badge within 2
hours this weekend. We will be able complete at least 5 of the
requirements at the Watershed with some fun hands on activities. Please
review with your scouts and encourage them to attend this Saturday. We
will meet at the Watershed at 8:30AM (Watershed Nature Center, 1591 Tower
Avenue, Edwardsville, Illinois 62025). We are planning to complete this
within 2 hours. You are welcome to stay and hang out or just pick them up
at 10:30.

Please text me at 314-809-3267 or email me at albert@arnoldcompany.com if
your scout is able to attend. I just want to make sure we have a decent
showing for Megan’s time. Environmental Science is an Eagle required merit
badge, so this is a great opportunity to achieve this task.

Cole or Adrian, you might want to think about sharing this with your
Patrol Leaders if possible.

Thank you,

Albert
314-809-3267

Fwd: Court of Honor Tomorrow!, Beaumont Horse Riding, Environmental Science

Please read. A few quick important reminders for this upcoming week.

– Our Court of Honor will be held at the church tomorrow evening at 7PM
in place of our normal scout meeting. Please try to arrive on time, and
Scouts, make sure to wear your full Class A’s including neckerchief.
Parents are very welcome and encouraged to attend.
– There is still an option for horseback riding at Beaumont Scout
Reservation Sunday the 18th, although at the moment we are considering
rescheduling (see attached). We need at least one more adult leader in
order to have it and right now there are not very many scouts. If you would
like to attend, please bring the attached permission slip to tomorrow’s
meeting and let Diane Gill know you are interested in attending. (
diane.gill67@gmail.com, 618-616-6774). Targeting the 10:30AM session at
the moment, but please state if that doesn’t work. Final decision will be
made tomorrow night.
– We have a great opportunity to complete several Environmental Science
merit badge requirements next Saturday morning at the Edwardsville
Watershed Nature Center. We plan to complete at least 4-5 of the
requirements while we are there. The plan is to meet there from 8:30AM –
10:30AM Saturday the 17th. Separate email to follow, but please attend if
you would like to complete this merit badge.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

Thanks,
Albert Middeke
314-809-3267

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
>

Swim Tests & Summer Camp Payment

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