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Welcome to BSA Troop 228


End-of-Summer Swim Party, BBQ and Movie Night
Saturday, August 22nd 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.

The troop will supply hamburgers and hot dogs.  The remaining side dishes, desserts, and drinks will be potluck.  Please RSVP to Tate Hensley (tate@3hensleys.com) by Wednesday August 19th with your headcount and what food item you’ll be bringing.  Please refer to this flyer for how the potluck dishes will be assigned and additional information. 


Nathan Byrd’s Pope Pius XII Service Project

Nathan Byrd is a Life Scout working on his Pope Pius XII Scouting Emblem. While completing his Citizenship in the Community he discovered the Bridge to Home non-profit organization. He is collecting donations for Bridge to Home; they are in need of paper plates, plastic silverware, and napkins. You can help by bringing any of these items to the next troop meeting and/or to the end of summer party being held at the Meyer’s home on the August 22nd.  Thanks for your participation!!


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
Saturday, August 22End-of-Summer Swim Party, BBQ and Movie Night
Saturday, September 19Placerita Canyon Nature Center Service Project
Saturday, September 26Box City - Heritage Park
Sat - Sun, October 3-4USS Midway
Fri - Sun, October 16-18Webelos Weekend
Fri - Sun, Nov 20-22Rocket Camp
Saturday, December 12Lava Tubes