Weekly Update May 22nd-28th, 2017

Thursday, May 25th  – Memorial Day Posting Flags

It is an honor for our Scouts to post flags at the grave sites of our veterans. Each year for Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day we post flags and then the following week retrieve them.

  • When:
    • Thursday, May 25th, 4:45 PM (SHARP!)  for Posting.
    • Wednesday, May 31st, 4:45 PM (SHARP!) for Retrieval
  • Event Lead: Mrs. Pettit
  • Location: Cemetery on KY 18 next to the Fire Station just down from IHM.
  • Who: Any scout. If you plan to attend please register on the activity registration form and use the “Flag Posting” and/or “Flag Retrieval” as the comment.
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Cost: -Free-
  • Notes:
    • It does not take long to put out the flags. Please arrive by 4:40 PM or earlier in order to be counted! If you show up at 5 or 5:15 it may all be done by then. Attendance may be taken at the start of the event, so be sure to be there early.
    • Volunteer Scouts be sure to make sure your name gets recorded by Mrs. Pettit so you can get credit for extra Super Scout points!

Saturday, May 27, 2017-ILST and PLC Meeting

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops is required for all Youth Leaders. If you hold a role of responsibility you should get this training, even if you have had it before for a past position.

  • When: 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Location: Boone County Main Library on KY 18, Meeting Rooms B & C
  • Who: ALL PLC members and any Scout who wishes to attend NYLT, or any scout just wanting to learn more about how the youth leadership works.
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Event Lead: J. Kiely
  • Notes:
    • Please bring a packed lunch.
    • ILST will be from 9 AM – 3 PM
    • There will be a PLC meeting for planning future meetings from 3 – 4 PM
    • ALL PLC are requested to attend, even if they have had the training in the past as well.
    • If you are on the PLC and can NOT make this event please contact the SPL with the reason why.

 Monday, May 29th – Memorial Day Parade!

  • When: Monday, May 29th
  • Event Lead: Mr. Wood
  • Dropoff: By 9:00 AM at Boone Co. High School
  • Pickup: Around 11:00 AM at the Florence Government Center
  • Who: Any scout. If you plan to attend please register on the activity registration form and use Memorial Day Parade as the comment.
  • Uniform: Class A (Uniform is mandatory to participate)
  • Cost: -Free-
  • Notes:
    • We walk along KY 18 from the High School to Ewing. It can take a while to make the walk and there is no shade. Make sure to hydrate and/or bring a canteen you can easily carry. Watch the weather and be prepared.
    • Scouts, be sure to make sure your name gets recorded when you arrive so you can get credit for extra Super Scout points!
    • We will be joined by the Pack and the Crew for this parade.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

 RockQuest & PutPut – June 3rd

The troop will be heading to RockQuest Climbing Center on Saturday, June 3rd for our June outing. Meet at IHM at 8:15 AM. We will go to RockQuest to climb from 10 AM to Noon, then catch lunch. After lunch it will be off to the Fairfield Fun Center to play put-put golf. The troop should return to IHM by 4:30 PM.

Registration is closed.

Cost is $30 (includes lunch)

  • $15 for RockQuest
  • $7 for putput ($9 for adults)
  • $8 for lunch

The RockQuest fee covers climbing, a harness, belay device and a helmet. Climbers should wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes. If they wish to rent climbing shoes they should bring an additional $5.

There will be two required paperwork items for this trip. One is the regular Scout Consent form and the second is specific to RockQuest. You can fill out a RockQuest waiver online and it will email you a copy of the waiver. Print that and send it with the scout. If they do not have a waiver they will not be permitted to climb.

Parents: If you are willing to serve as a driver for the event, you should see an email coming on behalf of Mike O’Connor, our Transportation chair soon.

Weekly Update May 15th-21st, 2017

Thursday, May 18 -Committee Meeting

  • When: 7 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Location: IHM, Main School Building
  • Who: Committee Members, Adult Leaders, and Parents Welcome
  • Uniform: Class A or Civilian
  • Event Lead: Mr. Ihrig

Sunday, May 21st  – Troop Meeting

  • When:
    • PLC: 3:30 PM -4:00 PM – Regular PLC meeting
    • All Scouts: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Boone Co. Sheriff’s Office on Conrad
  • Who: All Scouts and Adult Leaders
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Notes:
    • Deadline to sign up and pay for RockQuest event! 
    • Regular PLC Meeting before the meeting.

Saturday, May 20 & Sunday May 21st  – Holy Donuts Fundraiser!

  • When:
    • Saturday Shift: FULL for Scouts- 4:00 PM -6:30 PM
    • Sunday Shift One: 6:30 AM – 9:30 AM
    • Sunday Shift Two: FULL for Scouts – 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
  • Location: IHM – Donut Trailer
  • Who: Scouts who are Registered. We still need scouts on Sunday shift one, and adults on all three shifts. Check the “Special Sign ups list” for what’s open.
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Notes:
    • We need one or two more adults for each shift if possible
    • We still need one or two scouts for the early Sunday Shift

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Donut Fundraiser – May 20th & 21st

It’s that time of year again… DONUTS! We work with the Knights of Columbus at IHM to sell the first of the year’s Holy Donuts each year. This is great fund raiser for us.

We still need one or two adults on each shift. If your son signed up to help, if you could make it to help as well, that would be greatly appreciated! Check the special sign up sheet to see if we still need adults on the shift your son signed up for. If there’s space sign up using the link below!

DO NOT use the regular troop sign up form!! See the link below.

There is limited space on the donuts sign ups! There is only currently need for scouts on the early shift on Sunday, 6:30 AM – 9:30 AM. Please watch your email if you sign up in case the slot you request gets full.

Register for Holy Donuts 

Memorial Day Flags – May 25th & 31st

In respect to those who have served our country in the military our troop places flags at the grave sites of military personnel for Memorial Day. We post the flags at the Cemetery in Burlington on KY 18. We will be putting out flags on Thursday, May 25th and picking them up on Wednesday, May 31st. Look for more information on this as we get closer.

There will be additional Super Scout points for those coming to help with the flags!

Saturday, May 27, 2017-ILST and PLC Meeting

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops is required for all Youth Leaders. If you hold a role of responsibility you should get this training, even if you have had it before for a past position.

  • When: 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Location: Boone County Main Library on KY 18, Meeting Rooms B & C
  • Who: ALL PLC members and any Scout who wishes to attend NYLT, or any scout just wanting to learn more about how the youth leadership works.
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Event Lead: J. Kiely
  • Notes:
    • Please bring a packed lunch.
    • ILST will be from 9 AM – 3 PM
    • There will be a PLC meeting for planning future meetings from 3 – 4 PM
    • ALL PLC are requested to attend, even if they have had the training in the past as well.
    • If you are on the PLC and can NOT make this event please contact the SPL with the reason why.

Monday, May 29th  – Memorial Day Parade

Once again we’ll be taking part in the Florence Memorial Day Parade! We’ll be gathering around 9 AM at the Boone County High School. The pick up time will be around 11 AM at the Florence government center off Ewing. More information to come.

Participating in the parade will get you some Super Scout points!

RockQuest & PutPut – June 3rd

The troop will be heading to RockQuest Climbing Center on Saturday, June 3rd for our June outing. We will go to RockQuest from 10 AM to Noon, then catch lunch. After lunch it will be off to the Fairfield Fun Center to play put-put golf.

The deadline to sign up and pay is the May 21st meeting!

Cost is $30 (includes lunch)

  • $15 for RockQuest
  • $7 for putput ($9 for adults)
  • $8 for lunch

The RockQuest fee covers climbing, a harness, belay device and a helmet. Climbers should wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes. If they wish to rent climbing shoes they should bring an additional $5.

There will be two required paperwork items for this trip. One is the regular Scout Consent form and the second is specific to RockQuest. You can fill out a RockQuest waiver online and it will email you a copy of the waiver. Print that and send it with the scout. If they do not have a waiver they will not be permitted to climb.

Parents: If you are willing to serve as a belayer and/or driver for the event, please contact scoutmaster@bsatroop727.org. We will be limited on how boys we can take based on how many drivers we have.

Weekly Update May 8th-14th, 2017

Saturday May 13th – Troop Maintenance  Day

  • When: May 13th
  • Drop off: 8:00 AM
  • Pickup: 11:00 AM
  • Event Lead: The Quartermaster – B. Bonfilio
  • Location: IHM – Acree Hall Parking Lot
  • Who: All Scouts!
  • Register: No registration required, just show up and make sure to sign in.
  • Notes:
    • Scouts should wear Class B
    • Scouts are expected to participate in at least two out of the three maintenance days. Please make every effort to be there.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Eagle Court of Honor – May 13th

Aaron Ihrig’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor will be held on May 13th at 2 PM. Aaron has extended an invitation to the troop to attend. The event will be at Britt Hall. Please RSVP to the Ihrig family.

Donut Fundraiser – May 20th & 21st

It’s that time of year again… DONUTS! We work with the Knights of Columbus at IHM to sell the first of the year’s Holy Donuts each year. This is great fund raiser for us. We’ll need a few boys to help package & dust donuts, as well as some runners and sales. This is one of the fundraisers that requires fewer boys, but it does count towards one of the two required working fundraisers for the year.

DO NOT use the regular troop sign up form!! See the link below.

There is limited space on the donuts sign ups! There will be a cut off. First come, first serve. There are three shifts. One on Saturday from 4: PM to 6:30 PM and then two on Sunday (6:30 AM – 9:30 AM and 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM). Please watch your email if you sign up in case the slot you request gets full.

Register for Holy Donuts 

Memorial Day Flags – May 25th & 31st

In respect to those who have served our country in the military our troop places flags at the grave sites of military personnel for Memorial Day. We post the flags at the Cemetery in Burlington on KY 18. We will be putting out flags on Thursday, May 25th and picking them up on Wednesday, May 31st. Look for more information on this as we get closer.

There will be additional Super Scout points for those coming to help with the flags!

Monday, May 29th  – Memorial Day Parade

Once again we’ll be taking part in the Florence Memorial Day Parade! We’ll be gathering around 9 AM at the Boone County High School. The pick up time will be around 11 AM at the Florence government center off Ewing. More information to come.

Participating in the parade will get you some Super Scout points!

RockQuest & PutPut – June 3rd

The troop will be heading to RockQuest Climbing Center on Saturday, June 3rd for our June outing. We will go to RockQuest from 10 AM to Noon, then catch lunch. After lunch it will be off to the Fairfield Fun Center to play put-put golf.

The deadline to sign up and pay is the May 21st meeting!

Cost is $30 (includes lunch)

  • $15 for RockQuest
  • $7 for putput ($9 for adults)
  • $8 for lunch

The RockQuest fee covers climbing, a harness, belay device and a helmet. Climbers should wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes. If they wish to rent climbing shoes they should bring an additional $5.

There will be two required paperwork items for this trip. One is the regular Scout Consent form and the second is specific to RockQuest. You can fill out a RockQuest waiver online and it will email you a copy of the waiver. Print that and send it with the scout. If they do not have a waiver they will not be permitted to climb.

Parents: If you are willing to serve as a belayer and/or driver for the event, please contact scoutmaster@bsatroop727.org. We will be limited on how boys we can take based on how many drivers we have.

Weekly Update May 1-7th, 2017

McAlister’s Fundraiser – May 2nd

How about taking a night off cooking? McAlister’s is running  ChariTEA event with us on Tuesday, May 2nd! From 5 pm – 10 pm 20% of sales to people who present a flyer will go to our Troop! Download the flyer from our website, print it out and take it in with you. Send links to the flyer to your friends and family and see if they also want to take a night off cooking.

If you like southern sweet tea, McAlister’s is the place to get it… and the sandwiches are good too.

Thursday, May 4th– Scoutmaster Meeting

The monthly Scoutmaster meeting will be held at Mr. Wood’s house.

  • When: Thursday, May 4th– 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Location: Mr. Wood’s (contact Scoutsmaster@bsatroop727.org for address)
  • Who: All Scoutmasters. Committee members & Parents are welcome.

May 5-7th – WHOA Weekend Campout

This coming weekend is the WHOA (Webelo Hands On Adventure). Registration is closed.

  • When: May 5th-7th
  • Drop off: Friday 5:30 PM
  • Pickup: Sunday 10:30 AM
  • Trailer Wrangler: Mr. Brossart
  • Event Lead: Mr. Bowdler
  • Location: Camp Michaels. Drop off and pickup in the main parking lot.
  • Who: See Who’s Camping for who’s signed up.
  • Required Paperwork:
    • Activity Consent Form: This must be signed by parent/guardian and scout.
    • BSA Health Medical Forms: If we don’t have one on file for you we need a standard Medical form completed, both A & B parts.
    • Optional Medication Form: If you are bringing medication please complete one of these and turn it in when you arrive. Please be sure to fill out the medication form completely.
  • Register: Registration is closed.
  • Notes:
    • Please be aware of the weather and bring appropriate clothing and footwear. This includes waterproof shoes or boots.

May 7th – Flying Pig Fundraiser

Thank you for all the volunteers who have signed up for the Flying Pig Fundraiser on Sunday! This is a great fundraiser for the whole troop. Mrs. Pettit and her co-captains will be sending out an email to the volunteers with instructions in the next day or so. If you don’t see an email by Wednesday please check your junk mail, and if you still don’t find one email flyingpig@bsatroop727.org as we don’t want to miss anyone.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Troop Maintenance  – May 13th

We have a troop maintenance day coming up on the morning of the 13th. These days give us a chance to break out all the gear and give it a good cleaning and inventory. Please mark this on your calendars and more information is coming soon regarding times and expectations. We do expect that boys take part in at least two of the three maintenance days during the year. We all use the equipment and benefit from it being in top condition.

Eagle Court of Honor – May 13th

Aaron Ihrig’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor will be held on May 13th. Aaron has extended an invitation to the troop to attend. The event will be at Britt Hall. Please RSVP to the Ihrig family.

Donut Fundraiser – May 20th & 21st

It’s that time of year again… DONUTS! We work with the Knights of Columbus at IHM to sell the first of the year’s Holy Donuts each year. This is great fund raiser for us. We’ll need a few boys to help package & dust donuts, as well as some runners and sales. This is one of the fundraisers that requires fewer boys, but it does count towards one of the two required working fundraisers for the year.

We are going to be trying a new sign up process, so do NOT send in registration via the normal entry form. Registration for donuts will be posted soon. Please watch your email.

Sunday, May 21st  – Troop Meeting

The next meeting is three weeks out. We only have two meeting in May due to outings and Mother’s Day (all you Scout remembered Mother’s day, right?). Note the next meeting is also at the Sheriff’s office.

RockQuest – June 3rd

The troop will be heading to RockQuest Climbing Center on Saturday, June 3rd for our June outing. More information will be released by next week as some aspects are still in the planning stages.

Parents: If you are willing to serve as a belayer and/or driver for the event, please contact scoutmaster@bsatroop727.org.

Weekly Update April 24-30th, 2017

Sunday, April 2nd  – Troop Meeting

  • When:
    • PLC: 3:30 PM -4:00 PM – Regular PLC meeting
    • All Scouts: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Britt Hall, IHM
  • Who: All Scouts and Adult Leaders
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Notes:
    • Deadline to sign up and pay for WHOA Weekend Campout 
    • Regular PLC Meeting before the meeting.

May 5-7th – WHOA Weekend Campout

The WHOA, or Webelo Hands On Adventure is coming up really soon!  The deadline to sign up and pay for the WHOA weekend is this coming meeting on April 30th. Please sign up BEFORE the meeting so that we have an accurate count for planning meals during the meeting.

This is a district event that is a mixture of helping Webelos understand what it’s like to be a boy scout, a time to practice (or learn) some scout skills and helping guide Webelos get an idea of each of the troops that are in the district so that they can choose one when they are ready to cross over next year. This also counts as a Webelo recruitment event, which helps towards the Gold Journey to Excellence achievement for this year!

We would like a few of our First Class scouts and our Den Chiefs there to help train the Webelos, or serve as Den Walkers. For our younger scouts, they can go through the stations to pick up some of the skills they need for their early ranks! Other troops will be manning other stations. For the older scouts, especially the NYLT and Life scouts, we have the opportunity to teach adults scouting skills as they go through their IOLS training. This is also a recruitment effort to show Webelos from around the district just what being in our troop is all about. Please come and help if you can.

  • When: May 5th-7th
  • Cost: $15
  • Drop off: Friday 5:30 PM
  • Pickup: Sunday 10:30 AM
  • Trailer Wrangler: TBD
  • Location: Camp Michaels. Drop off and pickup in the main parking lot.
  • Who: See Who’s Camping for who’s signed up.
  • Required Paperwork:
    • Activity Consent Form: This must be signed by parent/guardian and scout.
    • BSA Health Medical Forms: If we don’t have one on file for you we need a standard Medical form completed, both A & B parts.
    • Optional Medication Form: If you are bringing medication please complete one of these and turn it in when you arrive. Please be sure to fill out the medication form completely.
  • Register: Sign up as normal using the registration page.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Flying Pig

We are still looking for about 10 more volunteers, age 14 and up, for our Flying Pig Fundraiser! The due date to sign up is coming quickly in less than two weeks! If we don’t reach our goal of the number of helpers we will lose our spot on the route. This fundraiser is worth quite a bit of money for us!

You don’t have to give money, just come out to help support the runners by giving them water. An email is coming out with more information, or just follow the instructions below:

Older boys: this will count as one of your required fundraisers for the year! 

1) Follow the direct link to our online volunteer registration site: http://volunteer.getmeregistered.com/events/open_opportunities.php?id=268
2) Find and select Boy Scout Troop 727 from the Group list
3) Complete Required Volunteer Information
4) Use 727 as the group password when asked near the end of the form.
5) Click “Get Me Registered” to submit your information
6) Email flyingpig@bsatroop727.org to tell Mrs. Pettit you’ve registered!

Eagle Court of Honors – April 30th & May 13th

We have two Eagle Scout Court of Honors coming up.  Alex Armstrong’s Court of Honor is April 30th, and Aaron Ihrig’s is May 13th.  Both young men have extended an invitation to the troop to attend and both events will be at Britt Hall. Look for email reminders.

McAlister’s Fundraiser – May 2nd

How about taking a night off cooking? McAlister’s is running  ChariTEA event with us on Tuesday, May 2nd! From 5 pm – 10 pm 20% of sales to people who present a flyer will go to our Troop! Download the flyer from our website, print it out and take it in with you. Send links to the flyer to your friends and family and see if they also want to take a night off cooking.

If you like southern sweet tea, McAlister’s is the place to get it… and the sandwiches are good too.

Weekly Update April 17-23, 2017

Thursday, April 20 -Committee Meeting

  • When: 7 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Location: IHM, Main School Building
  • Who: Committee Members, Adult Leaders, and Parents Welcome
  • Uniform: Class A or Civilian
  • Event Lead: Mr. Ihrig

Saturday, April 22 – Court of Honor

The spring Court of Honor is this Saturday night! We will be recognizing the achievements of the boys over the past several months. Please make plans to attend. These ceremonies are designed to help showcase what your scouts have been up to and celebrate their achievements.  You should have already gotten an email from Mrs. Hamm about the times and requests for food.

For those new to the troop this is when we will hand out merit badges, special awards and announce the ranks that have been earned since our last Court of Honor.

  • When: Saturday, April 22nd – 4:30 PM. PLC needs to arrive by 3:15 PM for practice.
  • Event Lead: Mrs. Hamm
  • Location: Britt Hall on the IHM Campus
  • Who: All Scouts, Parents, Committee members and Leaders!
  • Notes:
    • Please check your email for an email from Melinda Hamm requesting RSVPs for side dishes.
    • Dress is casual for the families, but full Class A is expected of the boys.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

WHOA Weekend, May 5-7th

The deadline to sign up and pay for the WHOA weekend is the meeting on April 30th. Please sign up BEFORE the meeting so that we have an accurate count for planning meals during the meeting. The WHOA weekend is the Webelo Hands On Outdoor Adventure! This is a district event that is a mixture of helping Webelos understand what it’s like to be a boy scout, a time to practice (or learn) some scout skills and helping guide Webelos get an idea of each of the troops that are in the district so that they can choose one when they are ready to cross over next year.

We would like a few of our First Class scouts and our Den Chiefs there to help train the Webelos, or serve as Den Walkers. For our younger scouts, they can go through the stations to pick up some of the skills they need for their early ranks! Other troops will be manning other stations. For the older scouts, especially the NYLT and Life scouts, we have the opportunity to teach adults scouting skills as they go through their IOLS training. This is also a recruitment effort to show Webelos from around the district just what being in our troop is all about. Please come and help if you can.

Sign up as normal using the registration page.

Flying Pig

We are still looking for about 30 more volunteers, age 14 and up, for our Flying Pig Fundraiser! The due date to sign up is coming quickly in less than two weeks! If we don’t reach our goal of the number of helpers we will lose our spot on the route. This fundraiser is worth quite a bit of money for us!

You don’t have to give money, just come out to help support the runners by giving them water. An email is coming out with more information, or just follow the instructions below:

Older boys: this will count as one of your required fundraisers for the year! 

1) Follow the direct link to our online volunteer registration site: http://volunteer.getmeregistered.com/events/open_opportunities.php?id=268
2) Find and select Boy Scout Troop 727 from the Group list
3) Complete Required Volunteer Information
4) Use 727 as the group password when asked near the end of the form.
5) Click “Get Me Registered” to submit your information
6) Email flyingpig@bsatroop727.org to tell Mrs. Pettit you’ve registered!

ILST Reschedule

The ILST (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops) training that was originally planned for April 29th is being rescheduled. As soon as a date is know we will publish it. Likely it will be moved into May. It is being rescheduled because a large number of our youth leadership will be at training for the NYLT Staff (National Youth Leadership Training) that weekend.

For those not familiar with ILST it is training that is required for all boys in a leadership role within the troop, and optional for any other scout that has an interest in learning more about how the troop and the youth leadership operate.

Eagle Court of Honors – April 23rd & 30th

We have two Eagle Scout Court of Honors this month. Stephen Madden’s is April 23rd and Alex Armstrong’s is April 30th. Both young men have extended an invitation to the troop to attend. More information will be included in future updates.

Journey To Eagle

Speaking of Eagle Scout, we had a Journey to Eagle session in March where Mr. Klein came to speak to the Star and Life scouts about the requirements for Eagle Scout. If you missed that session and wish to talk to someone about your own path to Eagle Scout, please contact Mr. Wood.

Also, if you didn’t get one of the packets that were available that night Mr. Wood has a PDF version he can send out. Contact him directly for that at the Scoutmaster@bsatroop727.org address.

STEMX Camp

Our Activities Chair, Mrs. Hamm, forwarded us an opportunity for a program that is going on down in North Carolina this year: STEMX 2017. This is a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) program for older scouts. The description the website gives is:

Young men and women will come together for a week of rockets, robots, architecture, mechanics, blacksmithing, and much more as they eXplore the many areas that encompass the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and discover new interests or build on existing ones.

It is open to young men and women who are entering 9th grade in the fall of 2017 and no older than 20 years old on August 4, 2017. Note that as part of this program they will be registered as an Explorer Scout for the event.  This is not a troop run event, so if you have an interest please follow up directly with the program. Their website is http://bsastemx.org/index.php.

WEEKLY UPDATE APRIL 10-16, 2017

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

New River Gorge Trip Deadline – April 14th

We are planning the New River Gorge trip for July 19th-24th. We will be visiting the National Scout Jamboree for one day, doing some Whitewater rafting, hiking and a Bridge walk! The cost will be $290.

  • When: July 19th – 24th, 2017
  • Location: New River Gorge National River
  • Who: Any Scout and any adult interesting in going (see below)
  • Register: Sign up on our registration page and indicate “New River Gorge”.  The deadline to register an intent to go will be Wednesday, April 12th. There will be a cap on the number of boys we can take which will be determined by how many parents and leaders can also go for transportation.
  • Cost: Total: $290 per boy
    • The break down is:
      • $45 for a one day ticket to the Visitor Center at Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve, home of the National Boy Scout Jamboree.
      • $79 for White water rafting trip on the New River (we need at least 8 participants for go whitewater rafting).
      • $74 for the Bridge Walk
      • $92 for food and the campground for six days (5 nights)
      • You may also want to factor in some spending money at the jamboree, though the boys will be expected to manage their own spending money.
    • We will need a deposit after April 12th once we know the list of the boys going with the full amount being required in June. Still working out details.
    • There WILL be a cap on the number of boys we can take, which will be controlled by the number of adults we have going.

Court of Honor – April 22nd

The first Court of Honor of the year is Saturday, April 22nd. We will will be recognizing the achievements of the boys over the past several months. Please make plans to attend and the whole family is invited. These ceremonies are designed to help showcase what your scouts have been up to and celebrate their achievements.

For those new to the troop this is when we will hand out merit badges, special awards and announce the ranks that have been earned since our last Court of Honor.

  • When: Saturday, April 22nd – 4:30 PM. PLC needs to arrive by 3:15 PM for practice.
  • Event Lead: Mrs. Hamm
  • Location: Britt Hall on the IHM Campus
  • Who: All Scouts, Parents, Committee members and Leaders!
  • Notes:
    • In the future you will receive an email about requests for side dishes from Mrs. Hamm.
    • Dress is casual for the families, but full Class A is expected of the boys.

Sign up to help us raise money at the Flying Pig in May!

We are in need of 40 volunteers to sign up and attend the Flying Pig Marathon on Sunday, May 7! This is a big fundraiser for the troop, and it is fun! Mrs. O’Connor, Ms. Hayden and Mrs. Pettit worked a trial run at the Mini Heart Marathon on March 12! They arrived at 6:30 AM to great music, fun attitudes and very grateful runners to work the Fluid Station (giving runners water and Gatorade). This is what we will be doing when all of us work at the Flying Pig! Hours will be 6:30 am to approximately 12:30 PM. So far, we have 10 volunteers registered. We need 30 more!

We also were informed that we could make more money if we receive First, Second or Third place in decorating our station and making it a station the runners will not forget! So, we will have music and please send in your creative ideas on how we can win! See below on how to register!

Your Scout must be 14 or over to help out, but PLEASE help us out! For those Scouts ages 14-18, we will need 1:3 ratio of adults. I know the WHOA weekend is also during this time, so for those of you older scouts and adults not going to WHOA, please come and join us! The deadline to register is April 25th, or another group may be assigned to take over our station!

Note that this year working the Flying Pig Marathon will count as working one of the two required fundraisers for the year!

1) Follow the direct link to our online volunteer registration site: http://volunteer.getmeregistered.com/events/open_opportunities.php?id=268
2) Find and select Boy Scout Troop 727 from the Group list
3) Complete Required Volunteer Information
4) Use 727 as the group password when asked near the end of the form.
5) Click “Get Me Registered” to submit your information
6) Email flyingpig@bsatroop727.org to tell Mrs. Pettit you’ve registered!

Eagle Court of Honors – April 23rd & 30th

We have two Eagle Scout Court of Honors this month. Stephen Madden’s is April 23rd and Alex Armstrong’s is April 30th. Both young men have extended an invitation to the troop to attend. More information will be included in future updates.

Weekly Update April 3-9, 2017

Thursday April 6th – Scoutmaster Meeting

The monthly Scoutmaster meeting will be held at Mrs. Pettit’s house.

  • When: Thursday, March 2nd– 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Location: Mrs. Pettit’s Hosue (contact Scoutsmaster@bsatroop727.org for address)
  • Who: All Scoutmasters. Committee members & Parents are welcome.

April 7-9th – Sports Campout

The PLC has worked up the schedule with several different games and sports to be played over Saturday. Two Sports and Athletics Merit Badge Counselors will be on hand to help boys get started on those Merit Badges if they choose to do so.

  • When: April 7th-9th
  • Drop off: Friday 6:00 PM (5:00 PM for the PLC)
  • Pickup: Sunday 11:00 AM (11:15 AM for the PLC)
  • Trailer Wrangler: Mrs. Ortwein
  • Event Lead: Mrs. Pettit
  • Location: Camp Michaels. Drop off and pickup in the main parking lot. Activities will be at Shelter #2
  • Who: See Who’s Camping for who’s signed up.
  • Required Paperwork:
    • Activity Consent Form: This must be signed by parent/guardian and scout.
    • BSA Health Medical Forms: If we don’t have one on file for you we need a standard Medical form completed, both A & B parts.
    • Optional Medication Form: If you are bringing medication please complete one of these and turn it in when you arrive. Please be sure to fill out the medication form completely.
  • Register: Registration is closed.
  • Notes:
    • While it is getting somewhat warmer the weather still shows nights in the 30’s. In the valley it will be a few degrees cooler as well. Please be aware of the weather and bring appropriate clothing and footwear. This includes waterproof shoes or boots.
    • Please bring different color T-Shirts (red, yellow, blue, green) so that it’s easier to organize teams.
    • Feel free to bring additional sports gear (soccer balls, Frisbees, etc.). Do NOT bring any shooting sports gear.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

 Fish Fry Volunteers Still Needed – April 7

The final Fish Fry for the year is this Friday night and we still need some help filling some slots to help bus tables. The shift is from 4:45 PM to 8:30 PM.

Note that on we have the campout this weekend, so those not planning on coming to the campout, or wishing to come late, please fill those spots! Please register on the event page using “Fish Fry Bus Tables” as the event title. Check the “Special Sign Ups” to see where we need help! This counts towards Service Hours for rank advancement! Make sure a Troop leader gets your name that you were there.

New River Gorge Trip Deadline – April 14th

We are planning the New River Gorge trip for July 19th-24th. We will be visiting the National Scout Jamboree for one day, doing some Whitewater rafting, hiking and a Bridge walk! The cost will be $290.

  • When: July 19th – 24th, 2017
  • Location: New River Gorge National River
  • Who: Any Scout and any adult interesting in going (see below)
  • Register: Sign up on our registration page and indicate “New River Gorge”.  The deadline to register an intent to go will be Wednesday, April 12th. There will be a cap on the number of boys we can take which will be determined by how many parents and leaders can also go for transportation.
  • Cost: Total: $290 per boy
    • The break down is:
      • $45 for a one day ticket to the Visitor Center at Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve, home of the National Boy Scout Jamboree.
      • $79 for White water rafting trip on the New River (we need at least 8 participants for go whitewater rafting).
      • $74 for the Bridge Walk
      • $92 for food and the campground for six days (5 nights)
      • You may also want to factor in some spending money at the jamboree, though the boys will be expected to manage their own spending money.
    • We will need a deposit after April 12th once we know the list of the boys going with the full amount being required in June. Still working out details.
    • There WILL be a cap on the number of boys we can take, which will be controlled by the number of adults we have going.

Court of Honor – April 22nd

The first Court of Honor of the year is Saturday, April 22nd. We will will be recognizing the achievements of the boys over the past several months. Please make plans to attend and the whole family is invited. These ceremonies are designed to help showcase what your scouts have been up to and celebrate their achievements.

For those new to the troop this is when we will hand out merit badges, special awards and announce the ranks that have been earned since our last Court of Honor.

  • When: Saturday, April 22nd – 4:30 PM. PLC needs to arrive by 3:15 PM for practice.
  • Event Lead: Mrs. Hamm
  • Location: Britt Hall on the IHM Campus
  • Who: All Scouts, Parents, Committee members and Leaders!
  • Notes:
    • In the future you will receive an email about requests for side dishes from Mrs. Hamm.
    • Dress is casual for the families, but full Class A is expected of the boys.

Sign up to help us raise money at the Flying Pig in May!

We are in need of 40 volunteers to sign up and attend the Flying Pig Marathon on Sunday, May 7! This is a big fundraiser for the troop, and it is fun! Mrs. O’Connor, Ms. Hayden and Mrs. Pettit worked a trial run at the Mini Heart Marathon on March 12! They arrived at 6:30 AM to great music, fun attitudes and very grateful runners to work the Fluid Station (giving runners water and Gatorade). This is what we will be doing when all of us work at the Flying Pig! Hours will be 6:30 am to approximately 12:30 PM. So far, we have 10 volunteers registered. We need 30 more!

We also were informed that we could make more money if we receive First, Second or Third place in decorating our station and making it a station the runners will not forget! So, we will have music and please send in your creative ideas on how we can win! See below on how to register!

Your Scout must be 14 or over to help out, but PLEASE help us out! For those Scouts ages 14-18, we will need 1:3 ratio of adults. I know the WHOA weekend is also during this time, so for those of you older scouts and adults not going to WHOA, please come and join us! The deadline to register is April 25th, or another group may be assigned to take over our station!

Note that this year working the Flying Pig Marathon will count as working one of the two required fundraisers for the year!

1) Follow the direct link to our online volunteer registration site: http://volunteer.getmeregistered.com/events/open_opportunities.php?id=268
2) Find and select Boy Scout Troop 727 from the Group list
3) Complete Required Volunteer Information
4) Use 727 as the group password when asked near the end of the form.
5) Click “Get Me Registered” to submit your information
6) Email flyingpig@bsatroop727.org to tell Mrs. Pettit you’ve registered!

Eagle Court of Honors – April 23rd & 30th

We have two Eagle Scout Court of Honors this month. Stephen Madden’s is April 23rd and Alex Armstrong’s is April 30th. Both young men have extended an invitation to the troop to attend. More information will be included in future updates.

Refund from Scout Skills Weekend

Since the Scout Skills went from an overnight to a single day we are refunding some of the cost of the event. For boys that paid $6 for the overnight they were credited $3 to their Scout Account. For the Twilight Ninjas who paid $10 expecting to spend two nights, they credited $7 to their Scout Accounts. You can use this credit on future events. If you have a question about your Scout Account balance please see Mrs. Hagedorn.

Get the New Requirements!

Near the end of the last year and throughout January we announced that the new 2016 rank Requirements would take affect at the start of 2017 for ALL Scouts. For anyone with an old book (prior to 2016) the Scoutmasters will no longer be signing requirements out of that book. You can download a free pamphlet with the new requirements so you don’t have to purchase a new book if you do not wish to.

Help Pack 727 Collect Plastic Lids!

The Cub Scout Pack at IHM is collecting plastic lids to complete their World Conservation award. They need 400 lbs of lids! Please start saving your lids now. The Pack will start collecting them in the near future and will be collecting for several months. More information on dates they’ll start collecting will be coming soon.

Weekly Update March 27-April 2, 2017

Thursday March 30- Northern Tier Swim Tests

This session is primarily for the Northern Tier crew, however, if you missed last week for your summer camp swim test you can come to this one. If you are not a member of the YMCA you will need to sign in and have your parent sign a waiver. Parents: please ensure you come in with your child when you drop them off to sign the waiver the YMCA has, otherwise they can not swim or even stay on the property.

  • When: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: R.C. Durr YMCA
  • Who: Northern Tier registered scouts and those signed up for Summer camp.
  • Uniform: Please bring your swim suit, a towel and a change of clothes.
  • Event Lead: Mr. Cummings
  • Notes:
    • Please arrive sometime between 7 PM and 7:45 PM so that there is time for you to complete the test.
    • Priority on tests will be given to Northern Tier participants.
    • Unless otherwise arranged, this sessions is for swim tests ONLY, no other skills will be tested.

Saturday, April 1st – MB Challenge – Blue Cards

If you did not receive your Blue Cards at the first Merit Badge Challenge day, but you did write your name down on the paper for needing one, your Blue Card should be with Mr. Ihrig. Please see Mr. Ihrig at Merit Badge Challenge on Saturday morning at one of the first tables you see when you enter the cafeteria. If your session isn’t until later in the morning or afternoon you’ll need to locate Mr. Ihrig for the card. Please plan accordingly and make arrangements before Saturday.

Sunday, April 2nd – Pancake Breakfast

The Pancake breakfast is one of our major fundraisers for the troop. It will take place on April 2nd and we’ll need volunteers to help staff the event, plus ALL Scouts are expected to sell tickets. Here’s how this works:

  • When:
    • Shift One: 6:30 AM -10:00 AM
    • Shift Two: 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Location: Britt Hall, IHM
  • Who: All Scouts must participate in two of the mandatory fundraisers each year. This is one option to meet a portion of that requirement.
  • Uniform: Class B
  • Notes:
    • We have a few major fundraisers in the year and each Scout must work as a volunteer at least two of them. The pancake breakfast is one of these opportunities. Other opportunities will be later in the year (Spaghetti dinner, donuts and the flying pig marathon).
    • We will have two shifts: Shift One (also known as the O-Dark-Thirty shift) is at 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM. Shift Two is at 9:30 AM to 1 PM. Note that there is overlap on these shifts on purpose.
    • Scouts please sign up for a shift by using our registration page. Please indicate which shift you can do!
    • Each Scout, regardless of if they can help at the actual breakfast date, is asked to sell at a minimum $25 worth of ticket sales. The costs of the tickets are $5/adult, $3 for ages 10 and lower and anyone under is 2 is free. A family of five ticket can be sold for $16. Sell two family tickets and you meet your minimum.
    • Scouts and Scout families do not eat for free. So, there is at least some of your tickets right there!
    • When selling the tickets mention that the proceeds go to both the Scout Troop itself, as well as we will be donating a percentage to the Feed My Starving Children organization. The boys voted on this charity at the last meeting.
    • Any amount sold over the $25 minimum goes straight into the boys’ Scout Account to help pay for Scouting events like summer camp, campouts, etc. It’s a great way to subsidize the cost of the events throughout the year.
    • Any amount not meeting the minimum amount of sales is expected to made up by the family of the scout. If you see only $20 worth of tickets you’ll need to provide the remaining $5.
    • Since this is a fundraiser specifically for the troop it does NOT count as service hours.

Sunday, April 2nd  – Troop Meeting

  • When:
    • PLC: 3:30 PM -4:00 PM – Regular PLC meeting
    • All Scouts: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Britt Hall, IHM
  • Who: All Scouts and Adult Leaders
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Notes:
    • Deadline to sign up and pay for Sports Campout 
    • Regular PLC Meeting before the meeting.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Sports Campout – April 7-9

The next campout is the Sports Campout! The PLC is still working up the schedule, but several different games and sports will be available throughout the weekend.

We will have two Merit Badge Counselors on hand for both Sports and Athletics Merit Badges. These badges do require some prework, as well as some longer term requirements. Mrs. Pettit and Mr. Poore will be working with any scout that wishes to start these Merit Badges. Make sure to get a blue card from Mr. Wood or Mr. Davies BEFORE the campout.

If you already have the Sports or Athletics Merit Badges, or you are not looking to take these badges, you are still encouraged to come. Just come to enjoy playing the games! There will be time for Rank Advancement items as well.

The drop off time will be 6:00 PM for the troop (5:00 PM for the PLC) on Friday. The pickup time has not been set yet.

Fish Fry Volunteers Still Needed – March 31- April 7

We still need some help filling some slots to help bus tables at the Friday Fish Fry meals at IHM. The shift is from 4:45 PM to 8:30 PM. We especially need help on March 31st and April 7th.

Note that on April 7-9 is a scheduled campout, so those not planning on coming to the campout, or wishing to come late, please fill those spots! Please register on the event page using “Fish Fry Bus Tables” as the event title. Please indicate which dates you will be able to participate. Check the “Special Sign Ups” to see where we need help! This counts towards Service Hours for rank advancement! If you need them make sure a Troop leader gets your name that you were there.

Florida Seabase Participants Selected

We have our crew for the Florida seabase trip! We had 9 boys who met the requirements request to go, but only had room for 6. The other three were placed on a wait list in case someone can’t make it. The roster has been posted to the Who’s Camping list and the boys who requested have all been informed.

Many thanks to Mr. Cummings and Mr. Wyant who will be guiding our youth on this trip!

Sign up to help us raise money at the Flying Pig in May!

We are in need of 40 volunteers to sign up and attend the Flying Pig Marathon on Sunday, May 7! This is a big fundraiser for the troop, and it is fun! Mrs. O’Connor, Ms. Hayden and Mrs. Pettit worked a trial run at the Mini Heart Marathon on March 12! They arrived at 6:30 AM to great music, fun attitudes and very grateful runners to work the Fluid Station (giving runners water and Gatorade). This is what we will be doing when all of us work at the Flying Pig! Hours will be 6:30 am to approximately 12:30 PM. So far, we have 10 volunteers registered. We need 30 more!

We also were informed that we could make more money if we receive First, Second or Third place in decorating our station and making it a station the runners will not forget! So, we will have music and please send in your creative ideas on how we can win! See below on how to register!

Your Scout must be 14 or over to help out, but PLEASE help us out! For those Scouts ages 14-18, we will need 1:3 ratio of adults. I know the WHOA weekend is also during this time, so for those of you older scouts and adults not going to WHOA, please come and join us! The deadline to register is April 25th, or another group may be assigned to take over our station!

Note that this year working the Flying Pig Marathon will count as working one of the two required fundraisers for the year!

1) Follow the direct link to our online volunteer registration site: http://volunteer.getmeregistered.com/events/open_opportunities.php?id=268
2) Find and select Boy Scout Troop 727 from the Group list
3) Complete Required Volunteer Information
4) Use 727 as the group password when asked near the end of the form.
5) Click “Get Me Registered” to submit your information
6) Email flyingpig@bsatroop727.org to tell Mrs. Pettit you’ve registered!

Get the New Requirements!

Near the end of the last year and throughout January we announced that the new 2016 rank Requirements would take affect at the start of 2017 for ALL Scouts. For anyone with an old book (prior to 2016) the Scoutmasters will no longer be signing requirements out of that book. You can download a free pamphlet with the new requirements so you don’t have to purchase a new book if you do not wish to.

A Service Opportunity, April 1st

The Mobile Food Pantry will be at Grace Episcopal Church on April 1st from 9:15 AM to 12:30 PM. They could use some help moving the donations around, loading the truck and more. This would be a good opportunity to show how Scouts give to the community and make an impact on people’s lives. This service will be pretty physical, including lifting heavier boxes.

This is not a troop led service opportunity, so please make sure you attend with a parent or buddy. There may not be any adult leaders from the troop present. If you do participate make sure to get one of the organizers to sign your book for what you helped with and how long you were there for your service log.

If you have questions please contact 859-371-5951 for more information.

Help Pack 727 Collect Plastic Lids!

The Cub Scout Pack at IHM is collecting plastic lids to complete their World Conservation award. They need 400 lbs of lids! Please start saving your lids now. The Pack will start collecting them in the near future and will be collecting for several months. More information on dates they’ll start collecting will be coming soon.

Weekly Update March 20-26, 2017

Friday March 24- Swim Tests and Swimming MB

If you are not a member of the YMCA you will need to sign in and have your parent sign a waiver. Parents: please ensure you come in with your child when you drop them off to sign the waiver the YMCA has, otherwise they can not swim or even stay on the property.

  • When: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Location: R.C. Durr YMCA
  • Who: Any Scout wishing to pass their swim tests for summer camp, Northern Tier, rank advancement and ALL boys who are registered for Swimming MB.
  • Uniform: Please bring your swim suit, a towel and a change of clothes.
  • Event Lead: Becky Ortwein
  • Notes:
    • If you are working on Swimming MB or your rank advancements related to swimming please bring your book.
    • Those just taking the Swim test can show up between 6 PM and 7 PM to be worked into the tests.
    • Those taking Swimming MB should expect to be at the pool for the duration.
    • Another Swim Test opportunity will be on April 30th for Northern Tier and Summer Camp.

Sunday, March 26th  – Troop Meeting

  • When:
    • PLC: 3:30 PM -4:00 PM – Regular PLC meeting
    • All Scouts: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Acree Hall, IHM
  • Who: All Scouts and Adult Leaders
  • Uniform: Class A
  • Notes:
    • Deadline to sign up and pay for Summer Camp – Falling Rock
    • Deadline to pay the deposit for Florida Seabase in 2018
    • Regular PLC Meeting before the meeting.
    • Actual Elections and possible appointments for positions! If were you not at the last meeting and are interested in a position, please email the scoutmaster@bsatroop727.org to indicate which position you are interested in.

Announcements, Announcements, Announcements, Announcements!!

Summer Camp – Falling Rock!

Falling Rock offers so much more than just merit badges. Please check out the information found on our websiteDeadline to sign up and pay is March 26th.  Anyone signing up after the deadline will end up paying $20 additional late fee imposed by the camp itself (not us).

If for any reason finances are a reason you are hesitant to sign up, please reach out to the Scoutmaster. This can be handled privately. We can set up payment plans as an option and there are funds available so that money is never a reason for a Scout not to participate.

Fish Fry Volunteers Still Needed – March 24 – April 7

We still need some help filling some slots to help bus tables at the Friday Fish Fry meals at IHM. The shift is from 4:45 PM to 8:30 PM. We especially need help on March 24th, 30th and April 7th.

Note that on April 7-9 is a scheduled campout, so those not planning on coming to the campout, or wishing to come late, please fill those spots! Please register on the event page using “Fish Fry Bus Tables” as the event title. Please indicate which dates you will be able to participate. Check the “Special Sign Ups” to see where we need help! This counts towards Service Hours for rank advancement! If you need them make sure a Troop leader gets your name that you were there.

Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, April 2nd

The Pancake breakfast is one of our major fundraisers for the troop. It will take place on April 2nd and we’ll need volunteers to help staff the event, plus ALL Scouts are expected to sell tickets. Here’s how this works:

  • We have a few major fundraisers in the year and each Scout must work as a volunteer at least two of them. The pancake breakfast is one of these opportunities. Other opportunities will be later in the year (Spaghetti dinner, donuts and the flying pig marathon).
  • We will have two shifts: Shift One (also known as the O-Dark-Thirty shift) is at 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM. Shift Two is at 9:30 AM to 1 PM. Note that there is overlap on these shifts on purpose.
  • Scouts please sign up for a shift by using our registration page. Please indicate which shift you can do!
  • Each Scout, regardless of if they can help at the actual breakfast date, is asked to sell at a minimum $25 worth of ticket sales. The costs of the tickets are $5/adult, $3 for ages 10 and lower and anyone under is 2 is free. A family of five ticket can be sold for $16. Sell two family tickets and you meet your minimum.
  • Scouts and Scout families do not eat for free. So, there is at least some of your tickets right there!
  • When selling the tickets mention that the proceeds go to both the Scout Troop itself, as well as we will be donating a percentage to the Feed My Starving Children organization. The boys voted on this charity at the last meeting.
  • Any amount sold over the $25 minimum goes straight into the boys’ Scout Account to help pay for Scouting events like summer camp, campouts, etc. It’s a great way to subsidize the cost of the events throughout the year.
  • Any amount not meeting the minimum amount of sales is expected to made up by the family of the scout. If you see only $20 worth of tickets you’ll need to provide the remaining $5.
  • Since this is a fundraiser specifically for the troop it does NOT count as service hours.

Florida Seabase Opportunity! Deadline March 25th

Really short notice on this one, but we were selected for a slot at the BSA Florida High Adventure Seabase! This is a great opportunity, but the spaces are limited to 2 adults and six boys. This opportunity was announced last week via email as well as at the meeting on Sunday.

The date is July 19th-25th, 2018. The estimated cost will be $1,400 to $1,500 per boy to cover the entire trip (including transportation, the adventure and food). We have put a limit of boys ages 14 and older for this trip. If we get more interest than six boys we will select based on age, then rank.

Contact Mr. Cummings or the Scoutmaster@bsatroop727.org if you wish to go by Noon on Saturday, March 25th.  A deposit of $100 per participant is due on March 26th. 

Sign up to help us raise money at the Flying Pig in May!

We are in need of 40 volunteers to sign up and attend the Flying Pig Marathon on Sunday, May 7! This is a big fundraiser for the troop, and it is fun! Mrs. O’Connor, Ms. Hayden and Mrs. Pettit worked a trial run at the Mini Heart Marathon on March 12! They arrived at 6:30 AM to great music, fun attitudes and very grateful runners to work the Fluid Station (giving runners water and Gatorade). This is what we will be doing when all of us work at the Flying Pig! Hours will be 6:30 am to approximately 12:30 PM. So far, we have 10 volunteers registered. We need 30 more!

We also were informed that we could make more money if we receive First, Second or Third place in decorating our station and making it a station the runners will not forget! So, we will have music and please send in your creative ideas on how we can win! See below on how to register!

Your Scout must be 14 or over to help out, but PLEASE help us out! For those Scouts ages 14-18, we will need 1:3 ratio of adults. I know the WHOA weekend is also during this time, so for those of you older scouts and adults not going to WHOA, please come and join us! The deadline to register is April 25th, or another group may be assigned to take over our station!

Note that this year working the Flying Pig Marathon will count as working one of the two required fundraisers for the year!

1) Follow the direct link to our online volunteer registration site: http://volunteer.getmeregistered.com/events/open_opportunities.php?id=268
2) Find and select Boy Scout Troop 727 from the Group list
3) Complete Required Volunteer Information
4) Use 727 as the group password when asked near the end of the form.
5) Click “Get Me Registered” to submit your information
6) Email flyingpig@bsatroop727.org to tell Mrs. Pettit you’ve registered!

Get the New Requirements!

Near the end of the last year and throughout January we announced that the new 2016 rank Requirements would take affect at the start of 2017 for ALL Scouts. For anyone with an old book (prior to 2016) the Scoutmasters will no longer be signing requirements out of that book. You can download a free pamphlet with the new requirements so you don’t have to purchase a new book if you do not wish to.

First Aid Merit Badge Wraps up– 26th

For those working on the First Aid Merit Badge with Mr. Davies, the classes wraps up on March 26th. The session will be at the Boone Co. Sheriff’s office on Conrad Lane.

An Environmental Service Opportunity, March 25th

You can help restore the native woodlands around the Piner property of Big Bone Lick State Park. The NKY Urban Forestry group will be planting trees along Gum Branch Creek from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Got to http://www.nkyurbanforestry.org/reforest-nky.html to register.

This is not a troop led service project, so please make sure you attend with a parent or buddy. There may not be any adult leaders from the troop present. f you do participate make sure to get one of the organizers to sign your book for what you helped with and how long you were there for your service log. Contact reforestnky@gmail.com if you have additional questions.

A Service Opportunity, April 1st

The Mobile Food Pantry will be at Grace Episcopal Church on April 1st from 9:15 AM to 12:30 PM. They could use some help moving the donations around, loading the truck and more. This would be a good opportunity to show how Scouts give to the community and make an impact on people’s lives. This service will be pretty physical, including lifting heavier boxes.

This is not a troop led service opportunity, so please make sure you attend with a parent or buddy. There may not be any adult leaders from the troop present. If you do participate make sure to get one of the organizers to sign your book for what you helped with and how long you were there for your service log.

If you have questions please contact 859-371-5951 for more information.

Help Pack 727 Collect Plastic Lids!

The Cub Scout Pack at IHM is collecting plastic lids to complete their World Conservation award. They need 400 lbs of lids! Please start saving your lids now. The Pack will start collecting them in the near future and will be collecting for several months. More information on dates they’ll start collecting will be coming soon.

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