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Welcome to BSA Troop 228


Michael Smalley’s Eagle Court of Honor

Wednesday, August 5th at 6:00 pm

MichaelSmallyCongratulations to Michael Smalley for recently attaining the rank of Eagle Scout!  His Court of Honor will be held in the Valencia High School Band Room on Wednesday, August 5th at 6pm. 

 

Please refer to Mr. Scott Fishburn’s email for more information about this event.

 


Carpinteria State Beach Campout
Friday, August 14 to  Sunday, August 16

carpinteria-beach-ppgThis promises to be a great weekend away from the heat of the valley and to spend some time at the ocean.  More information on the activities planned on the trip will be provided shortly.

Click here for the Activity Consent Form that needs to be turned in no later than Thursday, August 6th, along with the Permission Slip.  Cost will be $40 per scout and $20 per adult.  We are limited to 25 campers, so please RSVP as soon as possible.  If you’re interested in driving, please let Mrs. Fishburn know soon.


End-of-Summer Swim Party, BBQ and Movie Night
Saturday, August 22 at 3:00 pm

poolpartyThe Meyer family is graciously allowing us to destroy, oh, I mean, enjoy, their lovely home and backyard for an end-of-summer swim party, BBQ and outdoor movie night.  This is a family event, and parents and siblings are welcome!!  Click here for a map to their house.

We’ll figure out the food and other details soon, but please bring your swim suit, a camp chair, and your appetite!


Coon Creek Campout
Friday, September 18 to  Sunday, September 20

Mr. Scott Fishburn will be sending more information about this campout soon.


Service Hours Opportunity!!

Steven Sebastian’s Upcoming Eagle Project
Steven Sebastian is starting to gather his resources for his Eagle Project, which will involve constructing lockers in the Valencia High School band room.  The start date of the project has not yet been determined, and will be partly influenced by the school’s schedule.   Scouts are encouraged to volunteer some time on all Eagle Projects, and in this case, adults with carpentry skills and/or tools would be very beneficial.  Please let me or Steven Sebastian know if you’re willing  and able to help out.  More information regarding Steven’s project will be provided soon.

Youth Protection Program
We strongly encourage all parents to read BSA’s information on Youth Protection and take the 20 minute Youth Protection Training (you don’t have to be an adult leader to take the training).  Links to Youth Protection are provided below.  It is the responsibility of all parents and adult leaders to review and understand the principles of Youth Protection, and most importantly, exercise those principles at all times when scouts are present.
Get information on Youth Protection here.
Take “Youth Protection” training here.

Troop 228 T-Shirts and Sweatshirts
The Troop 228 T-shirt order has arrived! For the new scouts that have not received their blue Troop 228 T-Shirt that comes free with their initial registration, they are now available.  If you would like to purchase an additional T-shirt for you or your scout, the cost is $15.  Hoodies are for sale for $32.   Please contact Loreen Soto at loreens@icloud.com to coordinate pick up of your shirt and or sweatshirt order. 
Please note that Troop 228 T-Shirts are different than Camp T-Shirts, which the boys can order when they go to summer camps.

2015 Upcoming Campouts / Events

Please click on the troop “Calendar” link to get more information.

MonthEvent
August 5Michael Smalley's Eagle Court of Honor
August 14 - 16Carpinteria Beach Campout
August 22End-of-Summer Swim Party, BBQ and Movie Night
September 18 - 20Coon Creek Campout