Fourteen scouts from troop have had a great day at Camp Cedars! Check in went smoothly, with time to spare Sunday afternoon to set up our camp site to our liking. Three Feathers is a cozy campsite just perfect for the size of our troop. The troop attended both morning and evening flag ceremonies in uniform and on time, which is remarkable. The Patrol Method is working to distribute information – and there’s lots of details about where to be when with what equipment. A small amount of rain Monday morning kept temperatures in a tolerable range while everyone learned their program schedule. I am pleased with everyone’s spirit and motivation. Camping doesn’t get any better!
We’re very excited about summer camp! Here’s more information to help get ready and reference during camp, in no particular order:
Drop off for summer camp is 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at the medical clinic, north lot, at 50th and Underwood. Pickup is 11 am Saturday, June 18th, also at the medical clinic lot. Scouts should be wearing their field uniform (class A) for the troop photograph taken during check in, and their uniform is required for evening ceremonies during camp. They should also wear a swim suit under their uniform and have a towel handy because the swim check is also part of the check-in Sunday afternoon.
Family Night is Friday evening, June 16th. Troop 42 will have a shelter area reserved for meeting and dining. Please bring whatever picnic style or take-out dinner you want for your Scout and your family. Another option is eating in the dining hall which costs $7 per person (excluding your Scout). Please notify Mr. A by Wednesday for planning purposes:
- The number of people visiting and eating in the dining hall, or
- The number of people visiting and bringing dinner for your scout(s), or
- You are not attending Family Night.
If you cannot make it out to Family Night, please notify Mr. Anderson or Mr. Beiermann and your Scout can dine with others at the shelter, if they wish, instead of going by themselves to the dining hall.
Family night events include flag lowering ceremony at 5:45, supper at 6:30 pm, and a campfire show at 8:30 pm. You may attend any part or all of it. Scouts should plan on staying at camp Friday night after family goes home to help with cleanup before we depart Saturday morning. Scouts are encouraged to send unneeded gear home with families to speed things up Saturday morning.
Please have your Scout pack with you. Many Scouts use a plastic tote to store their gear and a pillow case or mesh bag for dirty laundry. Make sure your son’s name and troop number is marked on everything.
This is going to be a great year for camping!
A Scout is helpful! Scouts representing Thunder Knights, Ion Dragons, Spartans, Radioactive Llamas, Wolverines, and Eagles Patrols planted 25 trees in Memorial Park to commemorate the Troop 42’s Centennial anniversary of continuous charter. Take a walk down the path on the west side of the park between Underwood Avenue and Dodge Street to see the results of their work. Do it again in fifty years to see how big the trees have become when the troop is celebrating its sesquicentennial! The new trees are several species including burr oak, Cyprus, and cottonwood, and were placed to fill in behind ash trees that are scheduled for removal.
Thanks to all the volunteers on Centennial Committee to plan the event, the City of Omaha for their support, and all the parents and scouts who helped with the labor on a very warm summer morning.
Scouts plant trees along the west path in Memorial Park to commemorate the troop centennial in 2017.