Fwd: Troop 216 Fall Rendezvous Oct 1-3 — permission due MONDAY 9/27

> From: Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com>
> Date: September 20, 2021 at 10:32:38 PM CDT
> To: undisclosed-recipients:;
> Subject: Troop 216 Fall Rendezvous Oct 1-3 — permission due MONDAY 9/27
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> 
> Rendezvous is back! Get ready to go back to the time of the fur traders and trappers on October 1-3 at Camp Warren Levis. Scouts will have the opportunity to participate in period-authentic activities including black powder rifle shooting, blacksmithing, tomahawk and spear throwing, and much more.
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> The permission slip is attached. This should be turned in by your Scout to Mrs. Gill or Ms. Bishopp at the beginning of next Monday’s meeting.
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> If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Martina Bishopp at parzivalxf@yahoo.com.
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> Additional information available on our webpage: www.troop216bsa.com – check the site often for Troop news, resources, calendar updates, etc.
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> 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

Fwd: Troop 216 Camp Illinek Campout 9/17, sign up due Mon 9/13; Other calendar notices

> From: Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com>
> Date: September 2, 2021 at 7:07:38 PM CDT
> To: undisclosed-recipients:;
> Subject: Troop 216 Camp Illinek Campout 9/17, sign up due Mon 9/13; Other calendar notices
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> 
> Hello, Troop 216 families! Our next campout will be at Camp Illinek at the Indian Village campsite on Lake Springfield the weekend of September 17-19, 2021. Canoeing, kayaking, and fishing will be available. Please find the permission form and camp map attached. The signed permission form should be turned in with $28 per camper BEFORE 7:30 pm on Monday September 13.
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> As always, we appreciate any and all parental support and can only offer these events to your Scouts with plenty of it. Please mark your calendars with the above and the following activities and consider joining in!
> No Monday meeting Sept 6, Oct 11
> Campout Oct 1-3 Rendezvous, Camp Warren Levis
> Court of Honor Monday Oct 4, 7 pm
> Campout Nov 12-14 Silver Lake Park, Highland
> Scouting for Food Nov 13 & 20
> Overnight lock-in event December 4 or 11. Unable to book the YMCA. Please contact Diane or Martina if you have a connection to a possible location
> Campout Jan 7-9 Klondike
> Campout May 6-8 Camporee
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> If any questions, please contact Diane Gill 618 616 6774 diane.gill67@gmail.com
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> If your question is how to pronounce this camp : ), the Abraham Lincoln council rep I spoke to said it as: Ill-eye-nigh-eck
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> 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

Upcoming Troop Events

Troop 216,

Just want to make sure everyone is aware of some upcoming activities.

28 AUG -picnic at Airplane Park: 1200 – 700pm – The boys will be
demonstrating their cooking skills as well as playing some games, fun for
the whole family
17-19 SEP – Campout – Location TBD – save the date !
1-3 OCT – Campout – Annual Boy Scout Rendezvous – Warren Levis

Look for more details about these events soon. Enjoy what’s left of the
summer everyone.

YIS,

Mike

Fwd: Troop 216 Airplane Park Family Picnic – Sat. Aug. 28

> From: Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, Aug 19, 2021 at 8:57 PM
> Subject: Troop 216 Airplane Park Family Picnic – Sat. Aug. 28
> 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>, Barb Kane <barbek618@yahoo.com>, Brent Hall <brentshall21@gmail.com>, Brian Heil <big_b_heil@yahoo.com>, Carrie Kistner <Carrie.kistner@hotmail.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>, David Kistner <Davidkistner180@yahoo.com>, 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>, Jamie Maurer <1jmaur@gmail.com>, Jen Zuercher <jzuercher2007@gmail.com>, Jennifer Lewis <jenniferkaylewis@gmail.com>, Jessica Listner <nerner75@yahoo.com>, Jon Klingensmith <jonklingensmith@gmail.com>, Karen Joachimsthaler <rassow57@hotmail.com>, Karen O’Koniewski <karen.okoniewski@gmail.com>, Katie Buckingham <cschickkt@yahoo.com>, Kevin Buckingham <kbuckingham2002@yahoo.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>, Michele Meckfessel <Michele@titanstables.com>, Mike O’Koniewski <okie135@yahoo.com>, Mike Sanders <ggg.ss.dd@gmail.com>, Mr. Wang <huibin0609@gmail.com>, Natasha & Joe McClintock <mcclintock57@charter.net>, Nathan Payne <payne.nalc155@gmail.com>, 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>, Tara Kuhne <teeku2002@yahoo.com>, Tara Kuhne <tlkuhne@tarahc.com>, Tom Kuhne <tjk1us@yahoo.com>, William Lewis <williamdlewis@gmail.com>
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> Mark your calendars for a fun time at Edwardsville Township “Airplane” Park on Saturday August 28!
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> Scouts will meet up at the park at Pavilion 3 (near the entrance on the airplane side) at 1pm to work on cooking skills and enjoy some fun in the sun. Final plans for the day’s activities will be made by Scouts at next Monday’s meeting. The highlight however will be an evening meal for everyone prepared by our Scouts. The cost is $5 a person or a family rate of $15. You may sign up through Mrs. Gill at Monday night’s meeting or by text or email; sign-up deadline is 7 pm Thursday August 26.
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> You may want to bring picnic blankets or chairs. There are 8 picnic tables at the pavilion.
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> The Quick Details
> When: Saturday August 28 at 1 pm for Scouts, 5 pm for families. Park closes at 8:30pm
> Where: Airplane Park Pavilion 3, 6368 Center Grove Rd, Edwardsville, IL 62025
> Meal cost: $5 per person or $15 per family
> Menu: to be determined by Scouts at Monday’s meeting
> Sign up: see Mrs. Gill at Monday’s meeting or send her a text/email by 7 pm Thursday August 26
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> Questions? Please contact:
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> Diane Gill
> 618 616 6774
> diane.gill67@gmail.com
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> Mark Mason
> 302 256 8597
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> 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

Need patches sewn onto your BSA uniform?

Carol Klaustermeier in Troy, retired former co-owner (with her husband Ron)
of A&R Paints & Crafts, does BSA patch sewing out of her house now and
would be happy for more Scout business. I had Carol do some patch removals
and additions for my uniform recently, and she told me that most
people don’t know she still does it. I told her I’d spread the word
within my troop. I think herf rates are very reasonable ($1.50 for each
patch sewn on and 75 cents for each patch removed) and she typically can
turn around a ‘job’ in just a few days.

Here is Carol’s contact info and say hello to Ron if he answers the phone
or greets you at their house.

*Cell Phone: 618-975-2079*

*Home Phone: 618-667-6211*

*Address: 323 Staunton Road, Troy IL*

— Steve Kupsky

Meeting Schedule Update for July –MARK your Calendars !

All-

I can get more beef sticks this weekend (if needed before Summer Camp), but need input on how many to get this time. 100? 150? 200?

With no July committee meeting planned, I’ll take it as implied that the troop committee authorizes me to pay SS Backwards before distributing the ‘product” to our Scouts.

Steve Kupsky
314-265-8360

> On Jun 30, 2021, at 3:54 PM, Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> 
> Troop 216,
>
> July is going to be a busy month for our troop. We have 6 scouts and 4 adults attending Philmont high adventure camp embarking on a 16 day trip leaving tomorrow. In two weeks we will have 20 scouts and 8 adults attending summer camp at S bar F scout ranch. With all the activity going on, plus families going on vacations, we have decided to adjust the July meeting schedule. Please make note of the following changes:
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> Monday July 5th – no meeting – Holiday
> Monday July 12 – Troop meeting at 700pm – last meeting prior to summer camp
> Wednesday July 14 – Troop committee meeting – canceled – next meeting 11 AUG
> Monday July 19 – Troop meeting – canceled
> Monday July 26 – Troop meeting – canceled
> Monday August 2 – Troop meeting 700pm – we will resume regular troop meetings at this time
>
> Bottom line, we will only have one troop meeting in July. Hope everyone has a fun and safe camping experience.
>
> Neil, can you please ensure that the website reflects these new changes.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mike OKoniewski
> Troop Committee Chairman
>
> —
>
> 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

Scouts’ Aqua Park event July 30 7:30pm – Discount price ends July 15

Our Cahokia Mounds Scout District is hosting a night of fun at the
Collinsville Aqua Park (formerly Splash City) on Friday July 30 from 7:30
to 9:30pm. All Scouts (+ non-Scouts) and families are welcome!

Scouts will have the entire aqua park to themselves! Invite your friends as
well!

Please register the number of participants going by contacting Ms.Gill at
any time via text 618.616.6774 or email diane.gill67@gmail.com

OR

with Ms.Bishopp at the Monday July 12 meeting.

Payment may be made to Troop 216 by check, scout account, cash or PayPal.

– *If using PayPal, send your payment to troop216.bsa@gmail.com
<troop216.bsa@gmail.com>. Please enter names and payment details in the
description box…and please choose “sending to a friend” when completing
payment to avoid a transaction fee. *

Registering by July 15 offers discounted pricing of $6 per youth or adult.
After July 15, the price is $12 per youth or adult.

2021 Cahokia Mounds Aqua Park Night
*Friday Jul-30 2021 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM*
Collinsville Aqua Park
10 Gateway Dr
Collinsville, IL 62234

Event contact:
Kevin Buhr
Cahokia Mounds District Director
kevin.buhr@scouting.org
417-425-2961

Meeting Schedule Update for July –MARK your Calendars !

Troop 216,

July is going to be a busy month for our troop. We have 6 scouts and 4
adults attending Philmont high adventure camp embarking on a 16 day trip
leaving tomorrow. In two weeks we will have 20 scouts and 8 adults
attending summer camp at S bar F scout ranch. With all the activity going
on, plus families going on vacations, we have decided to adjust the July
meeting schedule. Please make note of the following changes:

Monday July 5th – no meeting – Holiday
Monday July 12 – Troop meeting at 700pm – last meeting prior to summer camp
Wednesday July 14 – Troop committee meeting – canceled – next meeting 11 AUG
Monday July 19 – Troop meeting – canceled
Monday July 26 – Troop meeting – canceled
Monday August 2 – Troop meeting 700pm – we will resume regular troop
meetings at this time

Bottom line, we will only have one troop meeting in July. Hope everyone
has a fun and safe camping experience.

Neil, can you please ensure that the website reflects these new changes.

Thanks,

Mike OKoniewski
Troop Committee Chairman

Troop 216 Meat Stick Fundraiser

Hello everyone, as I announced at last Monday’s troop meeting, I’ll have another 180 meat sticks at this Monday’s troop meeting for any scouts that want more. As a troop we have already sold 270 meat sticks and I envision us selling at least 500 before school starts again in the fall.

See below email again for specifics about this fundraiser.

Thanks again,
Steve Kupsky
Skupsky1@charter.net
314-265-8360

> On May 24, 2021, at 10:25 AM, Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Everyone,
>
> We launched a new fundraiser last Monday. Our Scouts have the opportunity to sell 96% lean meat sticks courtesy of SS Backwards Longhorn Meats, a local longhorn cattle ranch. Several Scouts started last Monday and discussed particulars during the troop meeting. Below are those specifics:
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> There are 5 flavors:
> 1. “Classic” Hickory Smoked
> 2. Jalapeno
> 3. Sweet Teriyaki
> 4. BBQ
> 5. Garlic & Fennel
>
> Scouts take meat sticks in bundles of 5 and sell each meatstick for $2. Scout earns 75 cents per meat stick sold put into his Scout Account. Bellow is a table showing several scenarios:
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> Num. Sticks Sold $$$ Scout Earns Scout Collects Paid to Troop 216 for SS Ranch
> 20 $ 15.00 $ 40.00 $ 25.00
> 30 $ 22.50 $ 60.00 $ 37.50
> 40 $ 30.00 $ 80.00 $ 50.00
> 50 $ 37.50 $ 100.00 $ 62.50
> 60 $ 45.00 $ 120.00 $ 75.00
> 70 $ 52.50 $ 140.00 $ 87.50
> 80 $ 60.00 $ 160.00 $ 100.00
> 90 $ 67.50 $ 180.00 $ 112.50
> 100 $ 75.00 $ 200.00 $ 125.00
> 110 $ 82.50 $ 220.00 $ 137.50
> 120 $ 90.00 $ 240.00 $ 150.00
> 130 $ 97.50 $ 260.00 $ 162.50
> 140 $ 105.00 $ 280.00 $ 175.00
> 150 $ 112.50 $ 300.00 $ 187.50
> 160 $ 120.00 $ 320.00 $ 200.00
>
> We appreciate if the Scout can pay for the sticks upfront when he takes the sticks, but will also allow payment to be made back to the troop at a later date if needed.
>
> Our Scouts took 150 meat sticks at last week’s troop meeting. I will have another 120 at tonight’s stand-up meeting at Woodlawn cemetery, There is no limit to the number of meat sticks we get from SS Backwards and we can keep getting more every few weeks throughout the spring and summer and, if needed, the fall and winter too.
>
> If anyone a Scout approaches wants to give ‘cash’ to help the Scout build up his Scout Account, they can make checks payable to Troop 216 and we ask that they write the Scout’s name in the memo line on the check.
>
> Questions or suggestions about this fundraiser, please contact me directly. I’ll be at most troop meetings. My cell phone number is 314-265-8360 and my email address is skupsky1@charter.net
>
> Scout On!
> Steve Kupsky
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>
> 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

Fwd: Troop 216 Camp Kickapoo June 25-27. Permission due NEXT MONDAY 6/21

Great news–we have another chance for a June camp out! Camp Kickapoo is
located right on Lake Sara near Effingham IL and offers fishing and trails.
This will be our first time visiting this GSLAC camp but we are excited to
experience it. Mr. Kupsky will be the main adult leader and we will camp
at the Mette campsite.

The coordinates for this camp’s location is 39.149033, -88.648971 or enter
Camp Kickapoo Summit Township IL on Google maps for directions. Drive
should be a bit under 90 minutes.

We have had to cancel several recent events due to limited adult
participation so if you are able to camp with the Troop, please plan to.
We appreciate full-weekend campers but can usually accommodate changes of
arrival and departure date or time if needed, and just request that you
indicate these in writing on the permission form. Also please note on the
form if any medications are needed or if there are any medical (including
allergy) concerns.

You will find the permission slip attached. This should be turned in by
your Scout to Ms.Gill or Bishopp at the *beginning* of next Monday’s meetin
*g*. If a Scout is not present at the meeting but plans to camp, please
send a text to Ms.Gill or Ms. Bishopp.

Menu planning is done at the Monday meeting and grocery shopping typically
on Thursday night the week of a campout. Listen for details of time and
place for shopping at Monday’s closing announcements. Not all
participating Scouts need to help with grocery shopping but it is a
valuable learning experience.

If any questions or concerns, please contact either of the
Activities Chairs. Thank you!

Diane Gill 618.616.6774 Martina Bishopp 314.496.3312
/slk