K-M Summer Camp Date

How does the GPS system actually work?

Troop 26;

Happy Monday!  I hope that you all had a great weekend and are looking forward to Thanksgiving.
We will continue learning about technology at our meeting tonight, November 21 at the Black Eagle Community Center, 2332 Smelter Avenue.  We will be looking at how the GPS system works and we will be completing the work we began this Summer on the Orienteering merit badge.  We hope that you will find it interesting.
The Troop will be holding another in-person Popcorn sale and grocery bagging fundraiser this coming Sunday, November 27 at 11am at the Albertson’s on 10th Avenue South.  These fundraisers are a great way to bolster your Scout account and pay for your participation in all of our activities!
Our next meeting will be Monday, November 28 at the Black Eagle Community Center.  At this meeting we will be continuing our technology theme.  If you come, you will earn your cyber-chip for your rank and we will be discussing how smartphones work.  Plus, we will be learning about the importance of strong passwords for your devices and how to create effective passwords that will help keep your device secure.
A few bits of financial housekeeping:
* All popcorn money is due at our meeting tonight.  We have to pay for the popcorn we sold this week and need you to turn in your delivery funds.  Next week, your account will be credited with your sales.  If you still owe funds from your sale, we will charge your account by the amount you owe. Popcorn prizes will be distributed at our Christmas party on December 19.
* Some of you still owe money in your Scout account from this Summer.  If this applies to you, the Troop needs you to clear up your Scout account as soon as possible.  If your popcorn profits can not cover your account, then I suggest that you attend more of the fundraisers we organize.
* We will be going to K-M Summer Camp in 2017, over July 10-15!  K-M has an incredible program, with a challenging high-ropes and zip line course, ATVs, shooting sports, the Mountain Man backcountry experience and more.  The Troop is taking advantage of early bird registration this year, at only $199 per Scout.  This is almost $100 off per person.  The Troop is going to reserve 10 slots at this price.  To commit your reservation, please contact me and pay for that registration.  You can authorize the money to be charged against your Scout account if you have enough money raised in that account.  Once those 10 slots are gone, additional slots will be at full price ($295).
* K-M Early bird registration for Adults is $85.  This is forty dollars off the full price.  Please contact me if you want to take advantage of this adult early bird registration price.
Yours in Scouting,
Mr. Weissman



Aaron Weissman
Scoutmaster, Troop 1026, Great Falls, MT
Boy Scouts of America
I used to be a Fox, and a good ole Fox too!  W5-315-11-1

Neckerchief patch design

Dive In Movie on Friday!

Troop 26;

What a fun meeting learning about the moon on Monday! I am pretty thrilled that it was clear enough for us to examine the “Supermoon”. If any of you want to continue and earn your Astronomy merit badge, please get in contact with me and I will find you a knowledgeable counselor.

This coming Friday, November 18, the Great Falls Natatorium (111 12th St. N) will be showing the film “Finding Dory” as their Dive-In Movie of the month! If you want to go, please be at the Nat at 6:30pm. Fun for the whole family and troop, the evening includes open swim, mermaid demonstrations and the movie. Kids and adults alike can swim prior to the movie and then relax in the pool or tubes or sit on the deck to watch the movie. Pizza slices and root beer floats will be available for purchase. Admission is only $5/person and space is limited. The Troop will pay for your admission, but the cost will come out of your Scout account.

We will be continuing to have fun with our Technology theme at our Scout meeting on Monday, November 21 at 7pm at the Black Eagle Community Center, 2332 Smelter Avenue. We will be finalizing work on Orienteering merit badge and learning about how GPS systems actually work.

Have a great Scouting week!

Yours in Scouting,

Mr. Weissman

Aaron Weissman
Scoutmaster, Troop 1026, Great Falls, MT
Boy Scouts of America

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

PLC and Technology Scouting Theme tomorrow!

Troop 26;

I had a meeting with SPL this weekend, and we have a fun program planned for the next few meetings. We are going to start exploring different kinds of technology! I think you will really enjoy what we have planned.

All Troop leaders should attend our Patrol Leader’s Conference tomorrow, November 14 at 6pm at the Black Eagle Community Center, 2332 Smelter Avenue. All Scouts with a leadership position (at least one Green-bar on your position patch) should make a point to attend.

Our Troop meeting will begin at 7pm on November 14 at the Black Eagle Community Center, 2332 Smelter Avenue. We intend on starting work on the Automotive Maintenance merit badge. I hope to see you there!

The Great Falls Park and Recreation department has a fun program planned for Friday, November 18. They will have a “Dive-In Movie” at the Morony Natatorium! They are showing the movie “Finding Nemo” which you can watch while floating or swimming in the pool. Attendance cost only $5 and they will have pizza and hot dogs for purchase. We will be discussing attendance at this movie at our PLC and Troop meeting tomorrow.

Well, that’s all for now. Have a great Scouting rest of your weekend!

Yours in Scouting,

Mr. Weissman

Aaron Weissman
Scoutmaster, Troop 1026, Great Falls, MT
Boy Scouts of America

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

Important Meetings in the Next Week

Troop 26;

We have several important matters to discuss.

So that you all can celebrate Halloween, we will not have a Scout meeting tonight. HOWEVER, the Black Eagle Community Center will be hosting a Halloween party tonight and have asked for some help. If you go you can take part in the fun, and I will make sure that you receive volunteer hours for rank advancement. Food and drink will be provided — contact that BECC for more information.

There will be a vitally important parents and leaders meeting tomorrow evening at 6pm at the Scout office, 820 17th Ave S. I will be briefing everyone on a very serious youth protection issue that has arisen. If you have questions, please feel free to call mat at 406-868-8982. If you are an adult with this Troop, please make a point to attend.

We will be postponing our Patrol Leader’s conference currently scheduled for November 7. Our Scout meeting on November 7 will be held at the Scout office, 820 17th Ave S at 7pm. We will be screening the youth protection video “A Time to Tell.” This is an important topic, please make a point to attend with your parent or guardian.

Our November Patrol Leader’s Conference will be held on Monday, November 14 at 6pm at the Black Eagle Community Center, 2332 Smelter Avenue.

Yours in Scouting,

Mr. Weissman

Aaron Weissman
Scoutmaster, Troop 1026, Great Falls, MT
Boy Scouts of America

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

Important Parents and Leaders meeting moved to 6pm on 11/1

Troop 26;

Yesterday I emailed you about a parents meeting that will be held at the Scout office on Tuesday, November 1. Due to the East Middle School concert that night, we are moving that meeting up an hour. We will hold that meeting promptly at 6pm. I do not expect it to last more than 30 – 45 minutes.

I will be briefing you on a youth protection situation. Attendance by parents and leaders at this brief meeting is very important. If you have questions, my number is 406-868-8982.

Yours in Scouting,

Aaron

Aaron Weissman
Scoutmaster, Troop 1026, Great Falls, MT
Boy Scouts of America

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

Urgent Parents/Leader meeting on November 1, 7pm at Scout Office

Troop 26;

We need to have all adults; parents and leaders with the Troop attend an urgent meeting on Tuesday, November 1 at 7pm, upstairs at the Scout office, 820 17th Avenue South. We have a troubling youth protection issue developing regarding which we need to have a discussion. Please plan on attending.

If you have questions, my number is 406-868-8982.

Aaron

Aaron Weissman
Scoutmaster, Troop 1026, Great Falls, MT
Boy Scouts of America

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

Cooking Merit Badge – How Do You Deal With a Whole Chicken?

Troop 26;

We will be continuing with Cooking Merit Badge on Monday. Our next meeting will be tomorrow, October 17 at 7pm at the Black Eagle Community Center.

We will be learning how to take apart whole chickens as part of our meeting tomorrow. Please bring a whole chicken (thawed), a cutting board and a knife. 8” Chef’s knives are preferred for this exercise.

Mr. Adams will be leading us tomorrow. Please let me know as soon as possible if you will not be able to bring a chicken to the meeting.

Yours in Scouting,

Mr. Weissman

Aaron Weissman
Scoutmaster, Troop 1026, Great Falls, MT
Boy Scouts of America

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

Do you want Boy’s Life magazine?

Troop 26;

We are in the middle of our recharter process. As part of this, you have the opportunity to receive Boy’s Life magazine for the coming year. Boy’s Life is $12/year, which we will charge your Scout Account if you want it. Please reply to me by the end of next week if you want the magazine. Otherwise, it will not be charged to your account and you won’t receive!

Thanks for your prompt reply,

Mr. Weissman

Aaron Weissman
Scoutmaster, Troop 1026, Great Falls, MT
Boy Scouts of America

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