Saturday, August 24, 2013

Fish fry was a success!

Thanks to everyone's efforts we earned over $700 for the boys of Troop 165 with today's fish fry- woohoo!  We appreciate everyone in the community that came out and supported the scouts today. 

When you see them be sure and thank the following people:  Tanya for keeping things organized and straight, Kim for the fish preparation, Bo and Bill for all the cooking, Cheryl, Chris, Mary Beth, and Susan for taking care of the front and filling in where needed, the boys that helped serve, run, and clean up, and Doug for all that he does.  Good job! 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Fish fry on 8/24

Be sure and get your scout out to sell fish fry tickets this weekend! 

The fish fry is on 8/24, so money and unsold tickets are due back to the troop Tuesday night. 

We'll need everyone to turn out to help with the fish fry - be sure and let Mr. Doug know that you'll be there and where you can help out. 

Thanks for helping make this another successful fund raiser for the troop! 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Court of Honor Tuesday 8/13 7:00pm

 All scouts need to be in full uniform for the Court of Honor Tuesday night!

We'll be enjoying ice cream with all the fixings after the ceremony so come ready! 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Troop 165 Fish Fry coming up 8/24

This Troop runs on a shoestring budget. We do not want to increase dues. We hold several fundraisers during the year to help the Scouts raise money to go to Summer Camp. We only hold one fundraiser where the Troop receives any reward. That is our fish fry. Tickets are $8.00. For every  ticket sold the Scout receives $1.00. The rest of the profit goes to the Troop to help with expenses.

We have expenses few other Troops have. We have our own power bill.  Our own water bill. We have a Scout bus, a canoe trailer, 5 canoes, a scout trailer and our very own Scout Hut to meet in. All of which require money to operate.

Unlike a lot of Troops we do not have a financial supporter. We have to take care of ourselves. That is why this fundraiser is so important to us.

We ask that every parent volunteer at least 3 hours toward the fish fry.  ** Please **

August 5th @ 7pm is our planning meeting.

Please attend and help the scouts of Troop 165.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Next big project - archery range!

We already have a mound of dirt at the scout hut that is a perfect backdrop, so let's build an archery range!

We will be discussing this at the Committee mtg next week.  Be sure and be a part of the mtg!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Troop mtg Tuesday night - whitewater rafting forms due

Troop 165 is going Whitewater rafting this coming Saturday!

If you are planning on being a part of this day trip please turn in the permission slip and the fees for the trip by the end of the troop meeting on 7/23.  You can download the permission slip here.

See Scoutmaster Doug for details!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Troop 165 received the 2012 Scout Safe Challenge Award

From the Flint River Council:  "Congratulations to Troop 165 for putting safety first by completing all the requirements to qualify for the 2012 Scout Safe Challenge award.  Flint River Council places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. Troop 165 did an OUTSTANDING job in 2012!

Troop 165 will be receiving an award certificate and ribbon for their flag.  Good job, Troop 165!

Monday, July 1, 2013

No troop meeting tomorrow night

Because of the holiday we will not have a troop meeting on 7/2. 

Next troop meeting is 7/9/13 at 7:00pm.  It's Board of Review night so if you're signed up for a Board of Review get ready this week. 

We will need at least three adults that are not parents of the boy(s) up for a Board of Review to participate as members of the Board, so please be there for the boys next week. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

No troop mtg tomorrow night

Remember, because Scoutmaster Doug just returned from summer camp this weekend there will be no troop meeting on 6/25! 

Next troop meeting is 7/9/13 at 7:00pm. 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Returned from summer camp!

Scoutmaster Doug and the boys of Troop 165 returned from summer camp today.  Everyone had a great time at camp this year, and Doug said that it was the best summer camp ever! 

Many, many thanks to Aaron Roberts, David Wamer, Mr. Brown, and Scoutmaster Doug Clemens for taking the boys to Raven Knob this year!  The boys couldn't do this sort of thing without dedicated adults in our program.