Vet Clinic Tour this coming Monday

First Aid Competition
Troop 26;

I hope that you all enjoyed our First Aid competition this past Monday! Over the course of the year, we will be doing more moulage trainings like this. Both teams did a great job treating our “injuries!”

This coming Monday, October 20, Dr. Jennings will be giving us a tour of the Skyline Veterinary Clinic, 3700 Havre Highway. Please make a point to be at the clinic by 6:30pm, and please also make a point to bring your worksheets showing the work you have completed this far on the Pets and Dog Care merit badges. Please wear your Class A field uniform for this tour.

The following Monday evening, October 27, we will be serving a meal at the Rescue Mission. There is a time change from my last note, the Rescue Mission would like us there by 5:15pm, as they start serving by 5:30pm. If you need a ride in order to show up on time, please let me know as soon as possible. Again, please wear your Class A uniform for this unit of service to the less privileged in our community.

Our November 3 meeting will be our annual calendar conference. Please attend that meeting with all of your personal calendars as we will be completing our schedule through next September at that meeting.

Yours in Scouting,

Aaron Weissman
Scoutmaster, Troop 1026, Great Falls, MT
Vice President for Program, Montana Council
Boy Scouts of America

First Aid Competition Tonight – remember your Popcorn forms

Troop 26;

I hope that you all had a great weekend! We will be having a First Aid competition at our regularly scheduled Troop meeting tonight, 7pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, please make a point to bring your first aid kits and review any and all first aid in your handbooks. Anything covered in your books for Tenderfoot through First Class rank is fair game for the competition! I have listed a summary of those skills below.

Please remember to bring your Popcorn forms and any money you have collected so far to the meeting! Mrs. Frost has some great weekly prizes she will be giving out to top sellers. Last week, Michael (our top seller for the week) won some free passes to the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman! What will the top seller win this week? Come to the meeting to find out.

At our last meeting, the Troop decided to have a campout during the weekend of November 8 in the Little Belts. If there is snow, we will have snowshoeing and sledding at this campout. If not, we will have some Fall nature hikes at gorgeous locations like Memorial Falls. Please make room on your calendar to join us at this campout.

I look forward to seeing you at the meeting tonight!

Yours in Scouting,

Mr. Weissman

Aaron Weissman
Scoutmaster, Troop 1026, Great Falls, MT
Vice President for Program, Montana Council
Boy Scouts of America

I used to be a Fox, and a good ole Fox too! W5-315-11-1

First Aid

Master the following skills:

  • First aid for relatively minor emergencies including minor cuts and burns, blisters, bites, nosebleed, frostbite, sunburn, poisonous plants, eye injuries, and heat exhaustion; bandgage ankle, head, arm, and collarbone (see Tenderfoot requirements 11 and most of Tenderfoot requirement12b, part of Second Class requirement 6c, and First Class requirement 8b)
  • First aid for more serious emergencies including choking, stopped breathing, serious bleeding, poisoning, rabid bite, snakebite, shock, heatstroke, hypothermia, and heart attack (see Tenderfoot requirement 12a, Second Class requirement 6a, most of Second Class requirement 6c, some of Tenderfoot requirement 12b, and First Class requirement 8d)
  • Transport injured (see First Class requirement 8d)
  • Make a first aid kit (see Second Class requirement 6b)

Read in the Boy Scout Handbook pages 59 (poisonous plants), and 288-329 (first aid).

Materials needed include would cleaning and bandaging material for practice, moleskin for practice, splinting material for practice, a first aid kit for demonstration, materials for making personal first aid kits, and a Boy Scout Handbook.

October Troop Schedule

Troop 26;

I hope that you all had fun at our Troop meeting last night. We were able to make a number of decisions regarding our program for the next months and completed a small service project for Trinity Lutheran.

Our upcoming schedule looks like a lot of fun! Our next troop meeting will be Monday, October 13 at 7pm. At this meeting, we will have the First Aid competition we originally had scheduled for last night. Please make a point to review all of the First Aid in your Scout book that is required for Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class ranks. You will have to demonstrate that you can treat any and all of those injuries at our competition.

In addition, I hope that you have all enjoyed the Zulu Toss gathering game that we have been having from 6:45 to 7pm for the last month. We will have another game of Zulu Toss next week. However, please come to the meeting with ideas for other gathering games we can start playing while we are waiting for the meeting to start. Here are some ideas: http://scoutermom.com/tag/gathering-activities/

On October 20, Dr. Jennings has agreed to give us a tour of Skyline Veterinary Clinic. Please make a point to meet at the clinic in your Class A uniform at 6:30pm on October 20.

On October 27, we will be doing a Good Turn for our community by serving a meal at the Great Falls Rescue Mission. It is very important to help out those less fortunate than ourselves, and I cannot think of a better way of doing so than this unit of service. Please make a point to meet at the Rescue Mission in your Class A uniform at 6pm on October 27.

Moving forward into November, we will have our annual calendar conference at our meeting on Monday, November 3. At that meeting, we will commit to paper our schedule through September, 2015. Please bring your family and organization calendars with you to that meeting.

Finally, we are going to have a last campout for 2014 during the weekend of November 7-8. We are going to try and have this campout at King’s Hill campground near Showdown. If there is snow, we will do some snowshoeing and sledding. If no snow, we will have some fun hikes in the area. More information to come on this campout!

Have a great week, and remember to study your First Aid for the competition this coming Monday!

Yours in Scouting,

Mr. Weissman

Aaron Weissman
Scoutmaster, Troop 1026, Great Falls, MT
Vice President for Program, Montana Council
Boy Scouts of America

I used to be a Fox, and a good ole Fox too! W5-315-11-1

Patrol Leader’s Council meeting tonight

Troop 26;

Our Patrol Leader’s Council meeting for the month of October will be tonight at 6pm at Trinity Lutheran Church. Those of you in a position of responsibility (SPL, ASPL, PL, APL, Quartermaster/Scribe, etc.) are expected to be at this meeting. The agenda for our discussion is attached.

Our theme for the month of October is First Aid, and we have a fun first aid program planned for tonight! Review the first aid in your books as we expect you to have to put it to use during our program.

I hope that you are all continuing to sell popcorn. Our Council sale runs until October 19, and every kernel you sell helps pay for your scouting program.

See you tonight! 6pm for PLC, 7pm for our regularly scheduled Troop meeting.

Yours in Scouting,

Mr. Weissman

Aaron Weissman
Scoutmaster, Troop 1026, Great Falls, MT
Vice President for Program, Montana Council
Boy Scouts of America

I used to be a Fox, and a good ole Fox too! W5-315-11-1

Microsoft Word – October Troop 26 Patrol Leaders Council.docx.pdf

Court of Honor Tonight

Troop 26;

This is just a short note to remind you about our Court of Honor tonight! A large number of you are receiving awards for the work you have done since our last Court of Honor; I am looking forward to distributing these awards to you!

As a reminder, each Scout is to bring a main dish, with the Trolls also providing a side dish or salad and the Panthers providing dessert. The Troop is providing drinks. We will begin setting up at 6pm.

I look forward to seeing you all tonight!

Yours in Scouting,

Mr. Weissman

Aaron Weissman
Scoutmaster, Troop 1026, Great Falls, MT
Vice President for Program, Montana Council
Boy Scouts of America

I used to be a Fox, and a good ole Fox too! W5-315-11-1

Can you Tie a Trucker’s Hitch?

The Norwegian duo Ylvis seems to also have problems with this knot.  See how they figured it out!  Sounds like fun.

Popcorn Sale Begins on Saturday

Troop 26;

I am sorry to send two messages in short succession, but I thought that it was important to remind you all that our Council Popcorn sale begins this Saturday!

We will be joining the District in their popcorn kickoff at the Scout office on Saturday, September 27 at 9:30am. There will be doughnuts and coffee as we prepare for a great sale that will help each of you pay for your participation in the Scouting program for the coming year.

Please make a point to join your Troop and your District at the Scout office on Saturday morning for our kickoff.

Yours in Scouting,

Mr. Weissman

Aaron Weissman
Scoutmaster, Troop 1026, Great Falls, MT
Vice President for Program, Montana Council
Boy Scouts of America

I used to be a Fox, and a good ole Fox too! W5-315-11-1

Court of Honor and Potluck Dinner on Monday, September 29 at 6pm

Court of Honor and Potluck dinner on Monday
Troop 26;

Thank you to those of you that came to our outing to the dog park yesterday! Small turnout, but those that came had a very nice time. I think that our puppy is still tired.

We will have one more meeting with Dr. Jennings regarding Dog Care and Pets Merit Badges. He is arranging for us to have a tour of Skyline Veterinarian Clinic in late October. I will make sure that everyone is informed of the date.

Once you have the worksheets for the merit badges complete, please get in touch directly with Dr. Jennings at petercj1 or call him at 868-3574. He will sign off on your blue card after the worksheet is complete. Your blue cards for each merit badge are in Mr. Dover’s files.

Our Troop Fall Court of Honor is coming up quickly this coming Monday, on September 29 at 6pm! After Summer camp and a busy Summer, we have a lot of awards, ranks and merit badges to distribute. If you still need a Scoutmaster Conference or Board of Review for this Court of Honor, please get in touch with me immediately and I will see if we can make it happen for you.

If you will be receiving an award, rank or merit badge at this Court of Honor you will be receiving an individual email from me by this weekend. If you don’t receive an email and think that you have an award you have earned, please get in touch with me as soon as possible and I will try to correct our records and get you what you have earned.

We have had a lot of fun and success having our Courts of Honor as potluck dinners. We will continue with that on Monday. Everyone should bring a main dish. If you are in the Panther Patrol, please also bring a dessert. If you are in the Troll Patrol, please also bring a salad or side dish. The Troop will provide drinks.

Parents, can one of you help coordinate details for this dinner? If you are willing to volunteer, please send me a note.

Yours in Scouting,

Mr. Weissman

Aaron Weissman
Scoutmaster, Troop 1026, Great Falls, MT
Vice President for Program, Montana Council
Boy Scouts of America

I used to be a Fox, and a good ole Fox too! W5-315-11-1

Special Pets and Dog Care Merit Badge meeting tomorrow

Troop 26;

What a great campout! I hope that all of you had a great time.

We will be meeting tomorrow evening for a special meeting with Dr. Jennings to go over the Pets and Dog Care Merit Badges. We will be meeting at 6:30 pm at the Dog Park near 9th Street. Please bring your pet to the meeting, with completed copies of the homework that Dr. Jennings assigned at our last meeting.

See you there!

Mr. Weissman

Aaron Weissman
Scoutmaster, Troop 1026, Great Falls, MT
Vice President for Program, Montana Council
Boy Scouts of America

I used to be a Fox, and a good ole Fox too! W5-315-11-1

Fall Camporee Permission Slips and Med forms

I hope that you all are getting excited for the Fall Camporee next weekend! The camporee looks like it will be a lot of fun, and we just found out that Carroll College in Helena will be leading our work on the Astronomy merit badge!

If you are going to the Camporee we need to know right away. I also need permission slips for every boy going and if you do not already have a medical form on file, you need fill out parts A and B.

Please also remember that tomorrow night’s meeting will be a bag check. Please bring your packed bag for Camporee to our meeting tomorrow evening, 7pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1226 1st Ave N. We are likely to get a bit chilly at night, so please be prepared.

Webelos are invited to join us! If you would like to camp with Troop 26, please come to our meeting tomorrow. Standard Cub Scout rules apply; each Webelos attending must have a parent also camping with us. Camping with the troop does count towards Webelos rank and Arrow of Light requirements.

You also may invite a non-registered friend to join us, if they would like to camp with us to consider joining. Please consider asking a friend to come try out Troop 26! This would be a great opportunity to see what Scouting is all about and to have a great time. They still would have to pay for the their camping and fill out the permission slip and medical form.

There is some prior work that needs to be done for the merit badges you can earn at this Camporee. Please look over the attached Camporee Program Guide for more information.

Yours in Scouting,

Mr. Weissman

Aaron Weissman
Scoutmaster, Troop 1026, Great Falls, MT
Vice President for Program, Montana Council
Boy Scouts of America

I used to be a Fox, and a good ole Fox too! W5-315-11-1

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