Follow Up!

I made a few mistakes last post.

I need to clarify that NYLT is only for people referred by a Scoutmaster.

OA Spring fellowship is open to the Candidates and any other OA members, this is also an opportunity for Ordeal Members to get Brotherhood!

OA Eagle Plus Merit Badge is open to everyone! They do even offer one Eagle required merit badge, but I would check with Mr. DeWitt if you would like to do that. If you have any questions just ask me at the next meeting!

Reminder: No meeting tonight! 2/19/18

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Upcoming Events!

YMCA Swim Class
* Ages:  11 or older  (NOTE:  The YMCA website says 15-18…?) SPACE IS LIMITED!
* Schedule:  7 weeks/ Thursdays 4:15-5:00 pm
* Fee:  $34 for YMCA members/$68 for non-members
* Must pass final swim test on last day to earn merit badge
* Location:  53rd Street, Moline (Cool Pool)
* Register at (look at Boy Scout Merit Badge)
NOTE:  There is actually a second class being offered on the YMCA website.  April 21-June 2
(Must pass a BSA swim test to participate.  Those unable to pass swim test on the 1st day of class may transfer their registration fee to one of their traditional swim lessons.)
Pamphlet Below
STEM Merit Badge Clinic
April 7th  Check in 8:00…..Class 8:45-4:00 pm
*  St. Ambrose, Davenport
*  $17 includes lunch, parents $10
*  Astronomy, Chemistry, Digital Technologies, Environmental Science (Choose 1, limited to 20 per class)
*  Read material BEFORE arriving 
*  Bring a blue card signed by the Scoutmaster and the Merit Badge Workbook with prerequisites completed.

*  Registration closes on Friday, March 30, 2018 See registration at   Shooting Sports Field Day at Loud Thunder * Saturday, April 21* Ages 12 and up* Check in 7:00 am at Dining Hall* $35 program, eye/ear protection, lunch, patch, and prizes for top scores* Ten Activity Stations:  Archery, Paintball, Benchrest Rifle, Multigun Airsoft, Cowboy Action, Muzzleloader, Prone Rifle, Shotgun, Pellet Rifle, and Tomahawks. See flyer and registration at (National Youth Leadership Training)There is an opportunity in April (2 Week Period)There is an opportunity in JuneThere is an opportunity in JulyMore Details to come!OA Spring Fellowship May 4th-6th!Registration is not yet open!Eagle Scout Plus Merit BadgeYou must be an Eagle Scout to attendJune 11th-15thMore details will be presented soon!More to come!

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No Meeting Monday

Just a reminder that there will be no meeting on Monday, February 19th due to it being President’s Day. See you on the 26th!

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More Merit Badge Opportunities!

Monmouth University Merit Badge Clinic
March 10th in Monmouth, Illinois.  $15, includes lunch  You can NOT register online.  When you mail in your registration the scout will choose 3 they are interested in.  There may be prerequisites to be done before they arrive.
There are over 25 merit badges offered at this event.  Many scouts in Troop 109 are planning to attend.  If your scout needs a ride, let Wendie Oestmann know. (918)306-1933
Heritage Day Merit Badge Clinic
April 28th in Clinton, Iowa
This clinic offers scouts the opportunity to earn 3 badges for $15 and includes lunch.
American Heritage, Scouting Heritage, and Geneology.  With these merit badge classes there are prerequisites. (see for prerequisites)
Again, there are many scouts from Troop 109 attending this event.  The limit for the clinic is 40 scouts total so if you are interested you will need to sign up soon.  You can NOT register online!
See ; for more information
Both events are attached.
Wendie Oestmann
918-306-1933  text or call if I can help
Don’t forget about the SWIMMING merit badge at the YMCA!
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Court of Honor Postponed

I just wanted to let everyone know that due to weather issues we will be postponing our Court of Honor until next week and the meeting tonight will be cancelled. Stay safe!

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Scout Sunday

Don’t forget that the Scout Sunday Mass is tomorrow at 11:00 AM! Wear full uniform and make sure you go to the reception afterwards for the 100 year anniversary kick off! This event is mandatory! See you tomorrow!

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Merit Badge Opportunity!

I just wanted to let everyone know that the Merit Badge University at Monmouth is going to be open for registration starting tomorrow, on February 1st. The event is on March 10th and there are 28 different merit badges available to be taken. If paid by March 1st, the price is $15.00 and it includes most class materials, the patch, and lunch. The link is Click here for website! See you there!

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Tomorrow’s Meeting

At tomorrow’s meeting we will be having Klondike prep! Also, don’t forget to bring your books as well as your permission slips and money! See you there!

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Winter Sports Merit Badge Opportunity

Hello All,

It has come to my attention very recently that there is an opportunity for scouts to earn a winter merit badge for SNOW SPORTS.  Please see all information on the registration packet through ILLOWABSA.ORG under events, activities, then snow sports merit badge.
The class is being held at Snow Star Ski Resort in Andalusia.  Gary Pearsall is the instructor/counselor.  The class is 6 weeks long and started today, Sunday January 14th. (Registration was last week.)  The class will go until February 18th where the scouts will have “free” ski to practice all they’ve learned throughout the merit badge class.  Because the class started already, Mr. Pearsall has been approved to do another 1st session class tomorrow, Monday the 15th.   If any scout is interested in taking this class contact me, Wendie Oestmann (918)-306-1933.  I will be taking Warren to Snow Star and am willing to transport any scout who wants to attend.
Again the class is 6 weeks.  Topics covered in the sessions:
Cold weather clothing
First Aid
Snowboarding and skiing
Technology and History
Teaching Methods and Why
Responsibility Code
Scouts will need their own coats, ski pants, hats, and gloves.  The BSA requires a helmet which can be rented along with the ski’s.  The lift ticket for all session is included in the fee.  If scout already has lift ticket and gear, prices are adjusted.
Please see all pricing in the registration packet.
Scouts who need all ski equipment is $200. $225 for snowboards.  This included lift ticket, helmet, lessons, and merit badge.  Once the merit badge class is finished the scout will have a continuing lift ticket for the rest of the 2018 ski season.
This is a great way for the scout to practice what they’ve learned in the class.
***If a scout has their own equipment this price is reduced.
The class Monday will begin at 1:00.  If a scout needs a ride contact me.  Payment is due upon beginning the class.
Not only is this a great opportunity, but it’s a very reasonable price for scouts to earn the snow sports merit badge.
Much Thanks,
Wendie Oestman
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Meeting Tonight

I just wanted to remind everyone that there is a meeting tonight. Also, don’t forget to fill in your Klondike permission slips! See you tonight!

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