216 Meeting 3/1 – virtual option

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
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Meeting ID: 578 083 9160
Passcode: 2d3TEW
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nrj

Help Needed – Scout Sunday, Feb. 28

Since no one signed up at the meeting on Monday, I am asking by email.

I need 5 Scouts to represent the troop this Sunday as the church recognizes
Scout Sunday by inviting Scouts to participate in the 9 AM service
on Sunday, Feb. 28.

Our Charter Organization Representative, Mr. Vieth, who is not copied on
this email, arranged with the Pastor to select some parts of the service
for Scouts to do brief readings.

The Pastor chose readings for up to 5 Scouts. The readings are short.
This is a chance to show our appreciation to the church, by our presence.

The service is at 9 AM and so please be at the church by 8:30 AM in Class A
uniform. We should be done by 10 AM.

I see it as a way to live the final point of the Scout Law, “A Scout is
reverent”.

Please reply to this note or send me a text if you can join us.

Mr. Mason
302-256-8597

Troop 216 Klondike Derby/Campout Mar 5-7; SIGNUP DEADLINE next meeting Mon Mar 1

Get ready to mush, mush next weekend! The BSA Klondike Derby is an annual
winter activity based on the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890’s. Patrols
demonstrate their Scout skills, teamwork, spirit and leadership while
visiting several stations with a homemade sled.

The Saturday March 6 event will be at Camp Warren Levis. The Troop will
also camp on-site that weekend. If Scouts want to participate in only the
Derby, camping is optional. Adults are also invited to sign up for either
or both. Saturday lunch is provided with the $12 fee. Total fee if also
camping is $28/participant.

Please see the attached permission form for additional details. Signup
deadline is 7:15PM at next Monday night’s meeting or a message to Mrs. Gill
will suffice if not in attendance.

If any questions, please contact Diane Gill at diane.gill67@gmail.com OR
text/call 618 616 6774

Troop Meeting Monday 22 FEB – In Person

Troop 216,

Just a friendly reminder that we will be meeting in person tomorrow night
and First Christian Church, normal time of 700pm. Please remember to wear
a mask and sign-in at the table near the door. This meeting will also be
offered in a Zoom format for those who aren’t quite comfortable with
in-person yet. If you wish to attend virtually, please email Neil
Jollenbeck our IT specialist to get the link and the instructions on how to
attend. Please call or email if you have any questions.

YIS,

Mr OKoniewski
618-791-3956

Activities Calendar for Troop 216 Feb-May 2021

Who is ready to return to scouting events?! Almost everyone? Here is what
we have in store for the next few months so you can save the dates.

Sat Feb 20–NEXT WEEK Rifle shooting at Rhodes-France Scout
Reservation near Pana IL, 1-5pm. Cost of $10/participant. Can ride with
another Scout if parents authorize. More details will be in a separate
email that will contain the permission slip

Sat Feb 28–Scout Sunday at the First Christian Church. More details to
come in a separate email

Sat Mar 6-Klondike Derby at Warren Levis. Cost of $12/participant.
Decision to camp there that weekend will be considered with more
information coming out closer to that time

Sat Mar 20–Meramec Cavern. Cost of $19/Scout includes tour and Geology
Merit Badge, $17 for adult tour. Decision to camp that weekend at Meramec
State Park to be determined

Weekend Apr 9–Campout at Beaver Dam with High Ropes Course on Sat am

Mon Apr 12–Court of Honor likely ~~ not yet confirmed as definite

Sun Apr18–late morning/afternoon Horseback Riding at Beaumont $20/rider,
90 minute trail ride

Weekend Apr 30–Camporee at Warren Levis. Cost of $10 per participant.
Woodcarving Merit Badge available.

Weekend May 15 OR May 22 Campout TBD

*No scout meeting on: 2/15 3/29 4/5 5/31*

Feb 20 Shooting at Rhodes-France –Sign up deadline Feb 18

Scouts, sign up for an afternoon of small-caliber rifle shooting on
Saturday Feb 20 at Rhodes-France Scout Reservation near Pana IL.

We will meet at the church parking lot at 11:15am for a 11:30am departure.
You should eat lunch before, but you can bring a snack and drink, and
possibly money in case your driver chooses to stop for food afterward. An
NRA-certified safety officer will supervise and instruct.

Please wear a mask, Class A’s and weather-appropriate clothing including
hat and gloves. In the case of cancellation due to weather, the Troop will
send notification via email and on the Troop website.

The Troop will not be arranging ride-sharing; however, families can arrange
carpooling between themselves and that should be indicated on the
permission form.

Please email or text Ms. Gill *no later than Thursday FEB 18* if you
intend to go. Scouts must bring the completed, signed permission slip and
payment of $10 per participant to the church that morning.

To sign up or if any questions, please contact Diane Gill : 618 616 6774
diane.gill67@gmail.com Hope to see you there!

Troop 216 Zoom meeting: Monday, Feb. 8 at 7p

Hello everyone,

216’s next meeting will be on Monday, Feb. 8 at 7p. Join the Zoom meeting
from the link or phone call information below.

There will be no meeting on Monday, Feb. 15 as it is President’s Day and
there is no school that day in the Edwardsville School District.

Have a great week!

Here is the meeting information:

Troop 216 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Troop Meeting
Time: Feb 8, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Mon, until Feb 22, 2021, 3 occurrence(s)
Feb 8, 2021 07:00 PM
Feb 15, 2021 07:00 PM
Feb 22, 2021 07:00 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your
calendar system.
Weekly:
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Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 812 3900 9152
Passcode: 624509

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Meeting ID: 812 3900 9152
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/nrj

Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 meeting: Troop 216 – ZOOM

Hello Scouts and Parents,

Our next meeting of Troop 216 will be on Monday, February 1. It will be a
Zoom meeting. Please login at least 5 minutes before the start of the
meeting at 7p. Class A uniforms are still required. Also, we will be
conducting a PLC to discuss and schedule activities now that we are
operating under improved COVID protocols.

Here is the login information:

Troop 216 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Troop Meeting
Time: Feb 1, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Mon, until Feb 22, 2021, 4 occurrence(s)
Feb 1, 2021 07:00 PM
Feb 8, 2021 07:00 PM
Feb 15, 2021 07:00 PM
Feb 22, 2021 07:00 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your
calendar system.
Weekly:
us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZUvdOCorjIrH9b7wKHDZJHg4Zf19uh-JgNg/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGprDgjGtScsRyFRpwcAIjCXfTziFhcgvpfywjOKwRpSCvxYthEY-tqGJX6

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 812 3900 9152
Passcode: 624509
One tap mobile
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+13017158592,,81239009152#,,,,*624509# 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: 812 3900 9152
Passcode: 624509
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Have a great week!

Fwd: Winter field day – Ham Radio Opportunity

Troop 216,

Sorry for the late notice, meant to send this out wednesday. Anyway, see
below for Ham Radio operation exercise that will be conducted this weekend
by our own John Evans. If interested please email him directly.

YIS,

Mr OKoniewski

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Mike Okoniewski <okie135@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, Jan 27, 2021 at 11:29 AM
Subject: Fwd: Winter field day
To: Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com>

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

*From:* John Evans <siue.electrician@gmail.com>
*Date:* January 27, 2021 at 08:33:08 CST
*To:* Mark Mason <matlsguy00@gmail.com>, “okie135@yahoo.com” <
okie135@yahoo.com>
*Subject:* *Winter field day*


Hi all,

This Saturday, I and a friend will be operating in the “Winter Field Day”
contest. It is a Ham Radio event that is part contest, and part emergency
preparation. The goal is to set up a portable remote station for
communication. In the event of a natural disaster, amateur radio operators
often provide valuable emergency communications for the community.

If any Scouts are working on the amateur radio merit badge, this would be a
good opportunity to observe, and possibly fulfill a requirement or several.

If anyone is thinking about working on this merit badge, it would be a good
event to observe.

I am not a MBC in any capacity, so they would need to find a counselor and
work with them for requirements. But it’s not every day that you get to see
an operation like this “on the air”.

My contact information is readily available if anyone would like to
coordinate a time or needs directions. I will be operating from my home
address.

Please share as you see appropriate.

John Evans

Eagle Scout Service Project – 23 JAN

Troop 216,

Please see the attached flyer with information regarding Adrian Hall’s
service project this weekend. Hope to see you there.

-Mr OKoniewski

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Mike Okoniewski <okie135@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 11:01 AM
Subject: Fwd: My updated flyer
To: Troop 216 <troop216.bsa@gmail.com>

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

*From:* Adrian Hall <adrian.j.hall04@gmail.com>
*Date:* January 17, 2021 at 13:25:04 CST
*To:* Mike Okoniewski <Okie135@yahoo.com>, Mark Mason <matlsguy00@gmail.com>
*Subject:* *My updated flyer*


Please send this out to the troop. We have decided to take your advice. I
will email you on the 21st if we decide to cancel. Thank you for all of
your help