Welcome to BSA Troop 228

BSA Troop 228 Leadership would like to wish all our troop scouts and their family a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
Happy Thanksgiving


Day Trip to Lava Tubes – Saturday, December 12th

LavaTubesOne of the last trips to Lava Tubes this year is coming soon.   Our Scout Master Mr. Fishburn will be sending email with more information and forms. 

Plan on joining this fun and exciting trip.

Summer Camps – 2016

Mr. Fishburn feels like summer camps were just over a few weeks ago, but early registration for next summer’s camps is necessary to not only receive the best pricing but to ensure that the desired weeks are available.  This year, in addition to Camp Tahquitz, which will be the last week of July, we’re looking into Emerald Bay, on Catalina Island, for the week of June 12, 2016.  Emerald Bay is a fantastic week-long camp, and offers numerous merit badges that are hard to achieve elsewhere, such as oceanography and kayaking.  

Please read Mr. Fishburn’s email for more information including cost details and respond to him as soon as possible.

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.

2015 Upcoming Campouts / Events

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

Saturday, December 12Lava Tubes