Scouting for Food – Bag Pick-UP This Saturday (11/16/19) at 9:00 AM.

Hello Troop 216!

*Scouting for Food* *Bag Pick-Up *is this Saturday, 11/16/19. We will meet
at the Bike-Trail Parking lot at the corner of Schwarz Rd. and Hwy 143
(across from Madison County Highway Department complex) at *9**:00 am. *Please
see the map below.

Once everyone assembles Mr. Valley will hand out the maps of our designated
area to each driver. We hope everyone can help…and especially need adults
to help transport given the large area to cover. Once the food is picked
up, the drivers will bring it back to our meeting area and load it into Mr.
Valley’s SUV, and possibly other vehicles if needed.

Please wear your Class A uniform and appropriate footwear. In addition to
taking part in this great cause, your participation will count for service
hours and as an activity for rank advancement.

I can be reached on my cell phone (314) 378-8140, or email (
T_Valley@yahoo.com) at any time for questions, updates, etc.

We look forward to seeing you Saturday morning.

-Tim Valley

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FW: Fwd: Scouting for Food – Bag Drop-off – Saturday, Nov 9th

Scouting for Food Bag Drop-Off is this Saturday, 11/9/19.  We will meet at the Bike-Trail Parking lot at the corner of Schwarz Rd. and Hwy 143 (across from Madison County Highway Department complex) at 8:30 am.  Once everyone assembles Mr. Valley will hand out the bags as well as maps of our designated area. We hope everyone can help…and especially need adults to help transport given the large area to cover.  We may also be helping cover another area currently without coverage.  More details to come.

 

We will send out another email next week regarding Bag Pick-Up the following Saturday 11/16/19 (meeting at the same time and place).

 

Please wear your Class A uniform and appropriate footwear.  In addition to taking part in this great cause, your participation will count for service hours and as an activity for rank advancement.  

 

I can be reached on my cell phone (314) 378-8140 at any time for questions, updates, etc.

 

We look forward to seeing you Saturday morning.

 

-Tim Valley

 

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Troop 216 Class B apparel orders – due by 11/25

Troop 216 Class B apparel ONLINE
<www.cognitoforms.com/Troop2161/Troop216ClassBApparelOrder> orders
are now being accepted. View apparel options and pricing at the online
link; pictures are below.

These items are appropriate for scouts and adults to wear during camping
activities, at summer camp, plus during service project and Eagle Scout
project work days. The screen print on the navy blue shirt is a special
silver metallic ink. The screen print on Sport Grey is navy blue.

*Orders will be accepted through Monday, November 25th. *Shirts will be
ready approximately 2 weeks after the order deadline which should be plenty
of time to make a great Christmas gift!

*Submit your order online via the above link or go to
**https://www.cognitoforms.com/Troop2161/Troop216ClassBApparelOrder
<www.cognitoforms.com/Troop2161/Troop216ClassBApparelOrder>**, then
see Steve Dunning or Tim Valley at the troop meeting to make your payment.
Checks payable to “Troop 216”. Online payments is NOT an option. *

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URGENT! Membership rechartering and annual dues – Due by 11/18

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 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.

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 414-425-2961)
and he will arrange for GSLAC to pay the difference.

UPDATED!! November 2-3 camping

Due to several community events occurring Friday night, the Pere Marquette
camp out will begin Saturday morning, November 2 and end Sunday morning as
usual. Please meet at the church at 8:30 am Saturday with departure by 9
am. If anyone else would like to join in, sign-ups will be accepted by
Mrs. Gill up until shopping at Schnuck-n-Save on Wednesday at 7:30 pm. The
cost is now $20 per Scout or adult. Those that paid $28 will have $8
credited to their Scout Account.

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———- Forwarded message ———
From: Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 1:08 PM
Subject: Nov 1-3 Camp out– permission due 10/28
To:

Parents & Scouts,

Please see the attached permission slip for full details of the November
camp out at Pere Marquette State Park on Nov. 1-3. Form may be turned in
until Monday Oct 28, preferably no later than 7:30pm so that Scouts can
use meeting time to plan the meals and activities.

Thank you!

Fwd: FW: FREE SIUe Volleyball for all Scouts Oct 19th 2pm

Sharing note from Kevin Buhr about SIUE Vollyball game opportunity.

*From: *Kevin Buhr <Kevin.Buhr@scouting.org>
*Sent: *Tuesday, October 15, 2019 10:37 AM
*Subject: *FREE SIUe Volleyball for all Scouts Oct 19th 2pm
*Importance: *High

SIUe Athletics is inviting all scouts and their families to watch a woman’s
DI volleyball match Oct 19th 2pm vs. Tennessee Tech. See flyer attached.
All scouts in uniform or scout shirt will get in *FREE* and everyone with
them pays $3.

We have been asked to do the color guard, if you, our pack/troop/crew would
like to participate show up at 1:40 at the Vadalabene Center
<www.siuecougars.com/facilities/vadalabene_center_volleyball> in
field uniform “Class A”?

*Kevin Buhr* | District Director Madison & Bond Counties

*BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA*
*Greater St. Louis Area Council*

335 W. Main Street | Belleville, IL 62220

B: 618.207.6432 | M: 417-425-2961

kevin.buhr@scouting.org | stlbsa.org

Fwd: Nov 1-3 Camp out– permission due 10/28

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 1:08 PM
Subject: Nov 1-3 Camp out– permission due 10/28
To:

Parents & Scouts,

Please see the attached permission slip for full details of the November
camp out at Pere Marquette State Park on Nov. 1-3. Form may be turned in
until Monday Oct 28, preferably no later than 7:30pm so that Scouts can
use meeting time to plan the meals and activities.

Thank you!

Transition of Leadership for Troop 216 Scoutmaster and Committee Chair

Hello Troop 216 Families and Committee Members,

As you probably know, our current Scoutmaster, Gary, and current Committee
Chair, Annette, plan to step down from their current positions in the troop
at the end of this year. In accordance with BSA guidance, we are forming a
search and selection committee with the objective of filling both key adult
openings with the best possible candidates to continue the proud tradition
of Troop 216 and its reputation as a troop known for its excellence in
providing a high quality, positive experience for all scouts who pass
through this troop.

Our charter organization representative, Mike Veith, along with our Unit
Commissioner, Steve Kupsky, and current Scoutmaster, Gary Gill (who does
plan on continuing as a Troop 216 Assistant Scoutmaster in 2020), is
inviting you to join our search and selection committee to help select the
next Scoutmaster and Committee Chair for the troop. * If you’re interested
in being an active part of this special committee, please contact Steve
Kupsky via email (skupsky@charter.net <skupsky@charter.net>), cell phone
(314-265-8360) or in person by October 30.*

We’re expecting a smooth transition and know the new leaders will have the
full support of the scouts and adults in the troop, as well as our charter
organization (First Christian Church) and the Greater St. Louis Area
Council.

Yours in Scouting,
Mike, Steve and Gary

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Fwd: Cardinals Calendar Fundraiser

Troop 216 scouts are participating in the Cardinals Calendar fundraiser
again this year. These calendars make great Christmas gifts, especially
this year with the Cardinals going deep into the playoffs!

Here is what you need to know:

* Calendars sell for $15 each.

* Of the $15 sales price…$6.50 goes into your scout account.

* Checks should be made payable to Troop 216.

* Orders must be turned in on the order form (attached, and paper copies
available at Troop meetings) Contact me if you need additional order forms.

* Money must be collected with the orders. Orders turned in without payment
will not be processed.

* Order forms and payment due date: Monday, November 11th. I will be at the
meeting to collect orders.

* Calendars will be delivered in early December. They make great Christmas
gifts!

* If we sell at least 50 calendars as a Troop then the Troop receives 10
tickets to a 2020 Cardinals home game.

* If we sell at least 100 calendars as a Troop the scout who sells the most
calendars in the troop will win tickets to a home game and an on-field
visit during batting practice. The Troop will also receive a Premium
Prize: (details on page 1 of the attachment) A Cardinals goodie bag filled
with Cardinals memorabilia; a Cardinals gift Card, 10 additional tickets;
or an autographed item.

* If we sell 200 or more as a Troop, the Troop receives 10 additional
tickets, and
– A Premium Prize: (details on page 1 of the attachment) A Cardinals
goodie bag filled with Cardinals memorabilia; a Cardinals gift Card, 10
additional tickets; or an autographed item. AND
– A VIP Experience: (details on page 2 of the attachment) a KMOX radio
booth visit experience; a first-pitch VIP experience; a team broadcasters
Q&A experience; a private tour experience; a Coca-Cola scoreboard patio
experience; or a Cards-Cubs game experience. Please see the attachment for
details as some of these VIP experiences include on the field visits during
batting practice and more.

Allocation of prizes to scouts selling calendars TBD.

Please contact Mr. Valley at a meeting, or via email (T_Valley@yahoo.com)
if you have any questions (if a scout is emailing, please cc a parent or
another Troop leader as well).

Oct. 4-6th – Fall Rendezvous and Encampment permission slip

REMINDER: Permission slip and payment is due by the conclusion of tomorrow
night’s troop meeting.

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 10:56 PM
Subject: Oct. 4-6th – Fall Rendezvous and Encampment permission slip
To:

Good evening,

The troop is attending and camping at the annual Fall Rendezvous and
Encampment at Camp Warren Levis on *Friday, October 4th through Sunday,
October 6th. * The attached* permission slip and payment is due by the
conclusion of the September 30th troop meeting*. No late reservations
will be accepted.

This is a fun event with various activities planned for the scouts,
including black powder rifle shooting, various demonstrations and
activities, Mountain Man trading post, and more.

As always, we need adults to attend the camp out and/or volunteer for
driving to and from this activity. If you can drive but do not wish to
camp, please indicate that on the permission slip. If you are an adult
camping without a scout, please see Martina Bishopp or Diane Gill for the
adult reservation form. Thank you.

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