Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Caving in Linville Falls

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We have planned a awesome trip to Linville Falls to go caving. The boys will leave on Friday after school and return on Sunday afternoon. The guided cave tour is from about 10am-3pm on Saturday and is put on by River and Earth Adventures. There are 7 miles of rooms and passages to explore. All equipment is included and there is no age restriction. Go to raftcavehike.com and look at the caving info-its pretty cool!! Cost is $108. If you would like to use Camp Card Money please contact Darrell Stuart at darrell.stuart@baml.com.


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Mountain Biking Trip to Lake Powhatan

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The next trip is to camp at the Lake Powhatan campsite, spend time at the Kolo Bike Park and spend the rest of the time mountain biking on the trails near the campsite. Check out the www.kolobikepark.com website and you can see some videos of the trails. Anyone who knows how to ride a bike will be able to handle these trails.

You can bring you own bike or rent. Rental fee is an additional $40. If you want to use Camp Card money, please let Mr. Stuart know.

Because of the nature of the trip, we are going to need 4 adults to attend. Please let Mr. Tucker know if you can attend to help the leaders.


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Belk Scout Camp – Crossover

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The next trip is planned for 3/11-3/13 at Belk Scout camp. It is the Crossover weekend for all the Cub Scouts that will be joining our troop. Activities for the weekend include climbing(We have reserved the tower all day Saturday), Intro to orienteering, Safe fire building and Pocket knife safety. Please encourage your scout to join this trip and welcome the new scouts to our troop!!
The price is $45.


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Name of Scout
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Camp Grimes Monthly Payments

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Troop 112 will attend summer camp at Camp Grimes this year from June 19- 25th. The total cost is $340 for the week. The Deposit of $40 should have already been made. The next payments will to need to be made by February 27th. Once you use your credit card to make the Feb payment two more payments will automatically be charged to your card in March and April. If you want to use Camp Card money please contact Darrell Stuart at darrell.stuart@baml.com.


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Troop Recharter Fees

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Troop 112 must recharter our membership with BSA annually.
Please take a few minutes to carefully read and complete all of the required information.
*****Forms and Fees are due no later than March 15, 2016.

• Fees: $80 (Family with 1 Scout); $40 for each additional Scout in family. Pay online or by check payable to Troop 112.


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Hanging Rock State Park

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February 19-21 Troop 112 will be camping at Hanging Rock State Park in Danbury, NC. Friday night dinner will be provided by your Scoutmaster (aka Chef Tucker). Weekend activities include rock climbing and rappelling on natural rock (Moore’s Wall), Leave No Trace activities, and a day hike on Sunday morning to the Hanging Rock observation tower (approx 2,800 ft elevation) to catch the sunrise. Scouts will stop for Sunday lunch on the return.” Cost is $62 per Scout.


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Scout Ski Trip: Jan 22-23

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The boys will meet at Forest Hill Church on Friday night, Jan 22 at 5:30pm and spend the night at the church (lock in). The boys will eat dinner together and do the usual lock-in activities. The troop will get up at the crack of dawn, eat a quick breakfast and head up to Appalachian Ski Resort. The boys will get a lift ticket, ski rental (including helmet) and a 60 minute group lesson. After a day on the slopes, the troop will head home. They will stop for dinner on the way.

The cost of the trip is $99. This includes everything EXCEPT lunch at the slopes. Please have your scout bring $15-$20 for lunch and snacks. Lunch will be on their own.

The deadline for signup and payment is Wednesday, January 13th.


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Camp Grimes Summer Camp Deposit

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Troop 112 will attend Summer Camp from Sunday June 19th to Saturday June 25th at Camp Grimes. The payment for camp this year will be a total of $340.00. Camp is $280, the remaining balance is travel related expenses (gas, food on the way up & back, & troop t-shirt.) We are asking for a $40.00 non-refundable deposit by 1/15/2016 to secure your spot at summer camp. You can make the initial deposit payment via Paypal on our website or by contacting Mr. Stuart (Darrell.stuart@baml.com) if you still have camp card monies left. The remaining balance of $300 is due in $100 increments on 2/1, 3/1, & 4/1 and will be set up as a recurring charge on our Paypal after the deposit date.


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Patrol Olympics, Cooking Contest & Climbing Tower at Belk Camp

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Patrol Olympics, Cooking Contest, & Climbing/Rappelling at the Belk Tower

The December Boy Scout trip will be to Belk Scout Camp from Friday, 12/11- Sunday 12/13. Which patrol will be victorious during the Patrol Olympics and who will emerge as the Top Chef of the Fire? The boys will sleep in the Adirondacks and will have access to the climbing/rappelling Tower. The cost of the trip is $45. Please sign up by Sunday Dec 6th so the boys can plan the trip at the Monday meeting on the 7th. If you want to use Camp Card money please contact Darrell Stuart at darrell.stuart@baml.com.


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Troop 112 Fund Raiser and Project for Mr. Tucker

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The Troop has a great opportunity for fundraising and service hours by hosting a water station at the Thunder Road Marathon scheduled for November 14th. We will be at Water Station #2 located in front of 810 Colville Road. Both sides of street. Please DO NOT park on Colville Road!

There is no charge for this trip since it is a fundraiser and service hours.

For this event, the Scouts will have a “lock-in” Friday night and will be shuttled to the event Saturday morning by 5:30 am for set up. (Please have the Scouts to the lock in before 6:15 pm if they plan to have dinner with the troop.) It will be dark in the morning when we are setting up, so please bring headlamps/flashlights.

We will need a total of 20-25 (more the merrier!) Scouts and Adult leaders to participate in this event to make it as successful as possible. As the runners come through the water station, T112 will be holding out water cups for the runners to grab as they pass by. (We will have a demonstration at the next couple of scout meetings for those who have never seen this event before.) Volunteers will be needed for set up to arrive at the water station sight no later than 6am on Saturday the 14th. Coffee and hot cocoa will be provided to keep us warm while we set up 

I will need to know several things for this event as soon as possible:

1-The name and t-shirt size of Scouts attending the lock in Friday for Saturday’s events (Dinner and breakfast for the Scouts will be provided)
2- names and t-shirt size of adult leaders who are able to participate (for lock-in and/or event on Saturday)
3- name/number/t-shirt size of volunteers coming on Saturday Morning (feel free to invite friends, family and neighbors to participate as well)

Please contact me with this information: Karen Scardace c-704-488-6140, e- kscardace@generasolutions.com or kmscardace@gmail.com. We expect to be cleaned up and back to Forest Hills Church by about 9:30am .

Then it is off to the next event. . . .David Tucker has arranged for a conservation project for the troop at Huntingtowne Elementary School. The Troop will be planting flower beds and trees at the school. Any volunteers with access to handy garden tools feel free to bring them along. Make sure your name is on them so you get them back. We plan to migrate the Troop from the Thunder Road Marathon directly to the conservation project. Lunch will be provided on Saturday for all volunteers who attend the events.

This event will earn BIG MONEY for the Troop and lots of service hours for the Scouts.