a) Fees: As mentioned, while the Troop is somewhat subsidizing costs, there is a fee for this trip: $25 per Scout for museum and food, and $10 per adult to help food costs (adults are free for the museum.) I'll be asking for payment at the next meeting, thanks.
b) Schedule: Saturday morning amass at the Church 8 am, departure likely 830 am, stay tuned for exact time. Postal Museum will run approximately 10am - 2pm. We plan to be at the camp by 3 pm. Departure from the campground is Sunday afternoon, after lunch cleanup. Plan to return at Tedeschi's mid Sunday afternoon.
c) Bag Lunch: Scouts and Adults will need a bag lunch for Saturday afternoon at the museum.
d) Homework: The Stamp Collecting Merit Badge Councilor has assigned a quick and easy assignment for the Merit Badge - Each Scout must design his own stamp, any country and subject, but with proper denomination. Please see http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-STAM.aspx for more information on the Merit Badge. Everyone should be able to do this and bring it with them on Saturday, and will be able to complete the Merit Badge.
e) Campout Focus: The focus is advancement requirements. To help provide more opportunity, we will be defining four temporary patrols for this campout. Scouts will cook three hot meals: Saturday Dinner, Sunday breakfast, and Sunday lunch. Details at the next Troop meeting, Jun 1st, where we also assign patrol leaders for each patrol to put together a patrol duty roster.
f) Attendees: 18 Scouts and 8 Adults have signed up
g) Drivers: We will need drivers. BSA insurance covers drivers and Scouts, but to drive we need to collect driver and vehicle information ahead of time and submit forms. Please let Mr. Rhodes know if you can drive and how many Scouts you can take.
h) Signed Documentation: Everyone must sign and hand in the attached consent form. Anyone, including adults, who has not handed in medical forms within the past year must fillout and submit medical forms A & B Monday night, June 1st. Forms are attached. Reminder, all adults going on this trip are required to have completed Youth Protection Training. If you have not completed YPT within the past two years, please do so here and bring a copy of the completion certificate to the June 1st meeting. You'll need an account. Thanks
i) Cell Phones: We have been hearing reports of cell phone use within the tents at night. As a reminder, cell phone are not permitted on campouts as our focus is on outdoor activities. They must be left in the vehicles or left behind altogether.