Check here often for updated information!  See also our Troop Calendar for the latest Scouting activities at the unit, district and council levels!

Troop 145 Events

Next Meeting: Monday, August 24

  • Summer Plans to Meet Every Two Weeks
  • An in-person, all together Troop Meeting
  • Wear Class-B Shirt
  • Meet at St. Paul UMC.
  • Bring St. Paul health form or be ready to answer COVID questions.
  • Wear mask.
  • Bring own chair, sleeping bag, blanket, drinks and snacks.
  • Movie Night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Sign- Up Sheets  (*=Last chance)
 
New BSA Health Forms 
 

Merit Badge Opportunities
The Blacksburg Aquatic Center is allowing MB Counselor Lisa Bass to teach the Swimming MB on Tuesday-Thursday, August 18-20th from 12:30-2:00 PM. The cost will the $4.25 entrance fee and require a mask while in the lobby.  There is no locker rooms so Scouts need to be dressed in bathing suit and bring own towel. Contact Lisa Bass to join this class.
The Christiansburg Recreation Center will be offering Merit Badge sessions on Tuesday-Friday, September 1-4th.  Tuesday will be a full day of Communications MB, Thursday will be AM Public Health MB and PM Safety MB, Wednesday AM Citizenship in the Community and PM Citizenship in the Nation, and Friday will be Emergency Preparedness MB.  Costs vary and registration will be through the Christiansburg Recreation Center.

Troop 145 COVID Challenges - 
Here are the winners for most points 1st ($200.00 into SA) - Hayden K.  2nd ($150.00) - Jereni D.  and 3rd ($100.00) - Noah P.  The challenges were:
#1 - Scout Oath to Be Physically Strong - 1 point
#2 - Making Cards/Letter for Senior Citizens - 1 point each
#3 - #CampAtHomeBRMC Contest of uprighting a tent outside or inside. 1 point plus bonus 1 pt for wearing uniform
#4 - BINGO for Boy Scouts - 3 points for completed row/column
#5 - Scout is Thrifty - count all the spare change found - 2 points
#6 - Scout is Obedient - make a sign, meme or video of a COVID-19 safety guideline 3 points for static and 5 points for digital format
#7 - Scout is Brave - learn to sew a button - 10 points
#8 -  Scout is Clean - pick up litter.  5 points +  3 points for the most interesting item.

#9 - Mentally Awake - make a sign to post on your lawn or on your car. 2 points each.
#10 - Scout is Kind by painting and distributing kindness rocks around the community 2 points each.
#11 - National Park Week has 20/20 Visions.  Complete the checklist of 20 items and earn 20 points.  https://www.nps.gov/articles/national-park-week-inspired-20-virtual-ideas.htm
#12 - Earth Day celebration by participating in the Ride Solutions Earth Day University class and demonstrating what has been learned.  10 points
#13 - Class-B Day via Virtual Troop Meeting 2 points

#14 - Scout is Loyal - Show your loyality to family, friends, Scout Leaders, those in authority and country. 8 points
#15 - Jedi Name at Virtual Troop Meeting 5 points
#16 - Scout is Friendly - Call a Scout friend! 5 points per friend
#17 -  Moms!  Scouts are courtesous to their Moms!  20 Points

#18 - Build/craft/create a bird house or feeder to help nature 15 points each.
#19 - Watch the Launch America rocket event 8 points
#20 - Attend the last (hopefully) virtual Troop Meeting or email your idea for a Troop Summer Activity. 5 points.

Yard Sale Fundraiser - SUCCESS!
We did it!  With generous donations from members of Pack and Troop, St. Paul UMC and even the community,  this was the biggest Yard Sale in the history of this fundraiser. There was hot weather and nearly 350 customers. Profits were over $2400.00 with $14.00 per point earned by donations and volunteer time.  All was done safely according to COVID guidelines.  Many thanks!

BSA Health Form Updates - Due ASAP
Per BSA policies, all Scouts - youth and volunteers - need to update their Health Form.  For all Scouts going on any Troop or BSA activity less than 72 hours, you must complete a Part A& B portion.  For any Scout attending Summer Camp, that health form packet must include Part C with a physician's appointment and signature.  https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/ahmr/

Fundraising Opportunities Available
Troop 145 offers activities that require fees especially on monthly campouts and special events.  Troop 145 will be offering these OPTIONAL fundraisers to Scouts and families to fill Scout Accounts (SA).  This winter/spring, there are three available:

1) Country Meat Sticks product sale will continue.  Each beef jerky stick is sold for $1.00 each countrymeatsticksand $0.25 each goes into SA.  Contact SM Bobby Burleson for signing-out a number of products to sell and then all money must be turned in before requesting more inventory.

 2) The Council Popcorn Sale is through a new company, Pecatonica River. Contact Pack Popcorn Kernal to set up a login for you to share with family and friends near and far to help you raise money for your adventures!  BRMC promises 40% profit share and free shipping to customers near and far away.  Order forms are now available aon the BRMC website to earn 30% profit!  Reminder:  Money is collected at the time of the order and payable to "Troop 145" or "BSA". Non-online products will arrive November 6th for delivery to customers.  

 

 Scout Account Status
dollarsignTroop 145 prides itself on keeping good finances and allowing Scouts to fundraise into or be reimbursed through Scout Accounts then use those funds to pay for Troop activities.   To reduce the number of deficits and unknown balances at sign-ups as well as a new BRMC Decembe recharter,  Troop 145 would appreciate if families could deposit a minimum of $50.00 at the start of this Scout Year.  If any questions,  please talk to any Scoutmaster or Treasurer Scott Vice. 

REMIND TEXT Service

TextingTroop 145 wants to provide immediate communication with Scouts and parents.  Please consider joining in one of three ways:
Smartphones - Open a web browser and type this link:  rmd.at/d6d2d6 then follow the instructions.
Other phones - Text message "@d6d2d6" to the number 81010 or (724) 471-5062
No mobile phone - Go to rmd.at/td6d2d6 on a desktop computer for email notifcations

 

 

    CURRENT REQUESTS FOR SCOUT SERVICE

Den Chiefs for Pack 145 Dens Anytime -Ask for an application
Pack 145 Pinewood Derby 08/18/2020
American Legion Veterans Fair 11/07/20
Pack 145 Day Camp Den Chief Week of July 20th or July 27th


 

sportsballsScouts and Sports together make a balanced diet of activities! Scouting is flexible enough for a Scout to excel at both, and many Scouts do. Scouting encourages a well-rounded balance of activities, and a Scout doesn’t have to attend every Scouting event.  No one should have to feel that it is "Scouts verus Sports" situation.
Troop 145 supports its Scout players in various sports thoughout the seasons!  As Troop 145 starts a new Scout Year and should a Scout be unavailable for Monday meetings or other activities,  please stay in communication with your Patrol Leaders and Scoutmaster so we can all be your "cheering section"  in Sport AND in Scouting!  As always, we look forward to your attendance to any of the planned troop activities!