To Melita We Shall Go!
Hello troop 26! This last meeting was the first meeting that we met at the Black Eagle Community Center! At the meeting we finished preparations for going to summer camp at Melita Island.
There were two Eagle updates last night! Wyatt Tanner will be going to Eagle Board for his final tonight, July 12! In addition, Ryan Detrick is planning on holding his Eagle Project during the weekend of August 6 between Monarch and Neihart.
During tonight’s meeting we decided to have two spirit days at Melita Island. Monday will be Hawaiian Shirt day and Thursday will be crazy hat day! Please pack both with you so that everyone can participate. If you have extras please pack a few. If you are a member of the Order of the Arrow please also take your sash. A packing list for camp and a map of the island are attached.
If you have not turned in a medical form to Mr. Weissman, you should do so right away! Mr. Weissman will be calling/emailing you today if he is missing your medical form. A packing list and map of Melita Island are attached to this email.
We are meeting to leave for camp on Sunday, July 17th, 7:30 A.M. at the Natatorium parking lot. We will pack there, and plan to leave no later than 8:00 A.M.. Please pack a lunch, or send money for one. About $10 for lunch on Sunday should be adequate. The first meal that will be served at camp will be dinner.
Reminder that there is a trading post at the Island that scouts can buy stuff at when they are at camp. In addition to snacks and drinks, the trading post also sells crafts kits (for merit badges like leatherworking), souvenirs and other camping supplies. Shooting during free time will require you to buy bullet chits. It is a good idea to take about $30 for the week (they also take Scout bucks and debit cards).
The emergency phone number at camp is 868-8986.
Parents, campers love mail. You can mail your Scout at the following address:
Camp Melita Island
PO Box 124
Big Arm, MT 59910
Mr. Weissman will be in touch with all parents later next week with an expected arrival time back in Great Falls on Saturday, July 23.
There will be no meeting the 25th of July after summer camp. Instead, the next meeting will be on August 1st. It will be a PLC.
Your friendly neighborhood scribe,
Troop Scribe, Troop 1026, Great Falls, MT
Boy Scouts of America