Welcome to BSA Troop 228

Astronomy Campout; Saddleback Butte, Antelope Valley
Friday, February 19 – Sunday, February 21

Astonomy CampoutHave your head in the stars?  Come join your fellow scouts for an incredibly interesting, informative, and fun campout in the desert hosted by our own NASA engineer, Mr. Jensen.  

This is a great time to work on the Astronomy Merit Badge, too! Click here for the Activity Consent Form, and click here for the Permission Slip.  Paperwork will be due February 11th!  Click here for an information flyer.  If any questions, feel free to contact Mr. Fishburn (dfishburn23@me.com).

VERY IMPORTANT!!  BSA has setforth new requirements for all scouts effective January 1, 2016.  The best way to convey the new requirements to you is through the attached documents, also available at Scouting.org.  The FAQ document is particularly useful.  We will start addressing the changes at upcoming troop meetings.  Even more information if available at Scouting.org.

Click here for the 2016 Boy Scout Rank Advancement Requirements
Click here for 2016 Boy Scout Requirements FAQs
Click here for the 2016 Boy Scout Requirements
Click here for a folding version of the new Scout Rank Advancement Requirements that can be folded and put in your Boy Scout Handbook.

Archery Merit Badge Opportunity

Arthur Pinkers is offering to counsel the Archery Merit Badge.  Scouts wanting to achieve this merit badge need to obtain a “blue card” from me first, then contact Mr. Pinkers at arthur.pinkers@gmail.com to get started.  Thank you, Mr. Pinkers!!

Catholic Religious Emblem – Ad Altare Dei

If our troop scouts interested in earning the Catholic Religious Emblem, the Ad Altare Dei class will begin in September.  Click here for the complete workshop schedule, and click here for information about Ad Altare Dei program.

You may contact Paulette Oculam to register.
Paulette Oculam

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.

2016 Upcoming Campouts / Events

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

February 19 - 21Astronomy Campout
March 18 - 20New Scout Campout
March 26Day Hike to be determined