We need all hands on deck for the Crossover. We are starting very early and need everyone on site at 6:15 to help set up. We realize that we are cutting into the dinner hour, so there will be pizza for the Troop after the Crossover.
Class A uniforms with a layer underneath your shirt to stay warm during the Crossover.
- Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendar!
April 17 - Spring Court of Honor and Parent Meeting – 7:30 pm – School Hall
Please plan to join us for the April 17 Troop Meeting. This will be our Spring Court of Honor and Parent Meeting. You will hear about your son’s recent accomplishments in Scouting, and we will have information about all the upcoming spring and summer activities.
April 28-30 - Backpacking Weekend – Ice Age Trail, Wisconsin
We will be backpacking on the Ice Age Trail for a total of 11 miles over two days and sleeping in trail shelters at night. More information to come but mark your calendar for a great weekend that will test your outdoor skills.
Saturday, May 13 - Coast Guard Station Visit – Michigan City, Indiana
Troop alum and Eagle Scout Tony Hanusiak is hosting us for a visit to the Coast Guard facility that serves southern Lake Michigan. It promises to be a great outing. We will have more specific information in a few weeks.
May 19-21 - May Camping Weekend at Warren Dunes
Our May weekend is at Warren Dunes in Michigan. This is one of our favorite weekends – with Saturday spent exploring the dunes. The dunes along Lake Michigan are beautiful and provide amazing views of the entire Dunes area.
June 19-23 - Mammoth Cave National Park – We are taking deposits.
Troop 965 is going to Mammoth Cave National Park this summer. The trip will be a five-day outing that includes tent camping in the national park, guided tours of Mammoth Cave, hiking the backcountry of the national park, and canoeing on the Green River.
Mammoth Cave National Park is rolling hills, deep river valleys, and the world's longest known cave system. Mammoth Cave National Park is home to thousands of years of human history and a rich diversity of plant and animal life, earning it the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve.
All members of the Troop are eligible for this trip if they have passed the BSA Swim Test. Scouts will have the opportunity to be tested on swimming well before the trip, so they have time to improve their swimming skills, if necessary.
We will be camping in a youth group campground within the national park.
The trip is set for June 19-23, 2023, and the cost is $400 per person.
Scouts, parents, and leaders who are interested in the trip should talk to Mr. Gulliford or Mr. Pelrine about their eligibility and any other details regarding the trip. Sign-ups are underway. A deposit of $200 will hold your space on the trip.
Leaders of the trip are trained in Wilderness First Aid, Hazardous Weather Training, and CPR/AED.
- Backpack Available
A St. Juliana parishioner has donated a new backpack to the Troop. If one of you needs a backpack, please let me know.
See you on Monday!
Scoutmaster, Troop 965