Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Time to Ring those Bells! 7 days, 4 locations, 49 shifts to fill.
T10 Scouts and Families – Please look at your calendars between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve and find one or two shifts to ring bells this holiday season for Salvation Army.  This is a community service project we have been assisting the Leawood Lion’s Club – our charter organization – with for the past four years.  All funds collected stay in Kansas City metro area to help those in need.
Available Shifts – To date, we have 49 remaining shifts to cover (31 shifts have already been filled by T10), over seven days at four locations.  To find your shift < click here >
Scouts working on Citizenship in Community – this is an excellent way to earn the 8 hours of community service credit at one organization to satisfy requirement 7c.  Plan ahead – go to the first Citizenship in Community merit badge class on November 21, 6:00 pm.  Your merit badge counselor must know of your plan BEFORE you work these hours (no double dipping of service hours allowed).

2017 Soaring Eagle District Merit Badge Fourm: 1.7.17 and 1.28.17

Sign up for the merit badge forum by dropping off your registration form at the merit badge table at Troop 10 meetings in November.

Registrations starts at 6:30pm:

  • Nov. 7, 2017 All Scouts register (PLC night – no Troop meeting)
  • Nov. 14, 2017 All Scouts register (Priority for last names A – L)
  • Nov. 21, 2017 All Scouts register (Priority for last names K – Z)
  • Nov. 28, 2017 All Scouts register (last day)

Monday, Nov. 28 is the last day to register for all Troop 10 Scouts.

The MBF offers a number of Eagle-required merit badges. Troop 10 also offers most Eagle-required merit badges to our Scouts before Troop meetings. Please check the Troop calendar as you make your decisions.

 

PARENTS, LEADERS and SCOUTS – PLEASE GIVE BACK:

The Church of the Resurrection Beds Ministry  is asking Scouts participating in the MBF to donate.

< Click for more information about giving back >

Merit badge Choices:

Please put down FOUR choices for merit badges no matter what.

< Click for merit badges being Offered >

< Click for merit badge sign-up sheet >

The total number of hours for the MBF is 8 hours. The 8 hours are completed in four 2-hour sessions.

  • 8-hour merit badges – require 4 hours on each Saturday to complete.
  • 4-hour merit badges – Part 1 (first 2 hours) is on the first Saturday and Part 2 (second 2 hours) is on the second Saturday.
  • 2-hour merit badges – only meet one Saturday.

PRIORITY:

  • Priority is given to your first choice MB selection. If available, the Scout will be enrolled in that merit badge. Second priority is given to the second choice MB. If available, the Scout will be enrolled for the second choice merit badge.
  • If the first or second choices cannot be scheduled due to availability, then 3rd and/or 4th choices will be considered. If 3rd and 4th choices are not provided, then the Scout will not be enrolled in any MBs and must go to the ADD/DELETE line, which provides limited opportunity for classes.

 DO THE MATH: If you want…

  • First Aid or Emergency Preparedness (8 hours) – enter as 1st choice
    (8+0= 8 Hr total)
  • Two, 4-hour MBs – enter as 1st and 2nd choice (4+4=8 Hr total)
  • Two, 2-hour MBs – enter them consecutively, in conjunction with another
    4 hour MB (2+2+4=8 hours total)
  • Four, 2-hour MBs – enter in priority order (2+2+2+2=8hr total).

If you can attend just ONE of the Saturdays let us know. Also, only enroll in 2-hour MBs.

NOTE:

  • First Aid requires attendance throughout the entire 8 hours of the forum.If you want First Aid, put it in the 1st choice position.
  • Emergency Preparedness requires attendance throughout the entire 8 hours of the forum.If you want Emergency Preparedness, put it in the 1st choice position. First Aid is a prerequisite to Emergency Preparedness. Do NOT take Emergency Preparedness unless you have already taken First Aid.
  • Personal Management – start on requirements NOW (Requirement #2 requires 13 consecutive weeks to complete).
  • Family Life – start on requirements NOW (as this MB has requirements that take 90 days to complete). 90 days before the final date of the forum is approx. Nov. 1!

COST:

Cost to attend is $2 per Scout (no matter how many merit badges are taken). This will be deducted from your Scout account.

ADULTS NEEDED:

Adults are needed to help at the forum (as merit badge counselors, hallway monitors, and sign-in assistance).

< Click for Adult Help Sign-up Sheet >

Herb Strain is coordinating the Soaring Eagle District Merit Badge Forum. Please email Herb Strain  for District-level questions.

Kendra Stark is coordinating Troop 10 Scout participation. Please email Kendra if you would like to help at the Troop 10 forum.

 Click Here for Merit Badge Worksheets

Scout Popcorn Details

What: This is a national Boy Scout sponsored fundraiser for our local Heart of America council and our troop.  This fundraiser helps Scouts earn money that goes in their scout account which can be used to cover scouting costs.

 

When: Sept. 9th – Oct. 21st All orders and monies can be turned into Dianne Roening at the Oct. 10th Troop meeting the Monday before the Trailhead Camporee.  Dianne will also be at the Oct. 17th PLC if any scout is not able to attend the Oct. 10th meeting. Please double check your figures. Dianne will collect the orders and money from each scout and verify that the order and money equal before placing the order. The final order will be placed on Oct. 23rd for delivery on Nov. 5th.

 

Who: Sell to friends, neighbors and relatives.  Sell on-line to people out of town. Parents can bring an order form to work and sell there too.

 

Military Donations: For those that don’t eat popcorn there is the $30 and $50 option to donate Popcorn to the Military. A donation receipt is available for the $30 and $50 donations only. Donations of any size are accepted and can be applied to the Military donations. All military donations go to active and local military.

 

On-line Ordering: A Scout gets credit for his on-line sales.  Go to scouts.trails-end.com to sign in or create an account. Here you can send emails and texts to friends and family that live far away so they can support scouts too. You can also put it on social media.

Please note that the prices on-line have changed this year and everything is $30 plus shipping. Most of the products on-line are different than what we sell locally.

 

Popcorn App: After you set up your on-line account, you can download the app. No more having to write everything down on an order form. All sales go directly into the on-line system where I can pull it up and print it out. That means all you have to do is turn in the money – cash or checks, we do not accept credit cards at this time. The app works on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

 

 What do you earn from this?

  •   On a Troop level Scouts will be credited an estimated profit between 32-35% of their popcorn sales. The final amount credited to the Scouts account will be determined upon completion of the fundraiser when all sales and costs are confirmed.
  • Patches – for selling $25 worth of popcorn they get a Popcorn Participation patch. Scouts can also earn 4 patch segments that go around the participation patch – for making 1 military sale, for 1 on-line sale, for selling 1 of each product and for selling over $650.
  • Bonus level prizes – If a scout sells $650 he will get either a $20 scout shop gift card or a Radio Flyer Scooter.  If he sells $1,200 he will get a $40 Visa gift card. If he sells $1,600 he will get at $60 Visa Gift Card.
  • If a scout sells $2,500 once, each year 6% of his total sales is invested in a scholarship account. (Let me know if you have won the scholarship in the past. I will have paperwork to fill out to get your sales linked to your account.)

On the District level – If your scout fills up an order form (sells to 30 different people), they will receive:

Early Bird “Fill It Up”:

  • Scouts who turn in a copy of their filled order sheet by Oct. 3 will receive two passes to Sky Zone.

Everyone who “Fills It Up” gets:

  • 2 tickets to the KC Royals Scout Day game at the Kauffman Stadium Spring 2017

Your goal: Your choice.

If you start at $250, you could earn approximately $82.00 for your scout account.

MONEY: All monies are to be collected up front and turned in with your popcorn order. 

Checks are to be written to Troop 10.

 

SELLING TIPS:

  • ALWAYS wear your uniform
  • ALWAYS smile and introduce yourself
  • ALWAYS tell your customers why you are selling popcorn
  • KNOW the different kinds of popcorn you are selling
  • ALWAYS have a clean order form with a pen
  • ALWAYS say “Thank You”

 

SAMPLE SCOUT SCRIPT:

Hi, my name is ________.  I am with Troop 10. I’m trying to earn my way to Bartle scout camp.  Can I count on your support?  All the popcorn is delicious, there are many different kinds to choose from and you will help fund my many adventures in scouting.  (Always say “Thank You” when you are done whether they buy or not.)

 

Email me if you have questions: mattroening@everestkc.net

Your Popcorn Kernel,
Dianne Roening
913/338-1307

2017 High Adventure Opportunities

Troop 10 has two summer 2017 activities available for scouts and scouters to participate in.  We will be sending two crews to Philmont and 38 scouts/scouters to National Jamboree at The Summit Betchel Reserve in West Virginia. Registration for both opportunities needs to be done by the end of August to assure that you will be able to attend your desired trip.

 

Philmont 2017  |  July 2-July 16

  • How many can go? 2 crews – max of 24 people (may take up to 8 adults)
  • How much?  Approx cost $1100 ($875 Philmont, plus bus fee, Amtrak, and t-shirt)  $100 down with 2 – 3 payments
  • How do you know what Philmont has to offer?  Ask someone who has gone previously.  Talk with Krista Cox or Jeff Parish. Check out the website philmontscoutranch.org
  • Who can go? Philmont youth participants must be 14 years of age on date of arrival OR have completed the eighth grade and be at least 13 prior to participation.
  • Who should go? Everyone! Philmont is an awesome outdoor backpacking experience unlike anything you can do anywhere else with beautiful scenery, lots of trails, one-of-a kind activities, and a great opportunity to build friendships.
  • How to sign up? Email Krista Cox – T10 High Adventure Chair

 

 National Jamboree 2017  |  The Summit Bethel Reserve, West Virginia

  • When is it? July 11-28, 2017
  • How much? $2200;  $100 deposit due at the time of sign up
  • Who can go? We have 1 adult opening and approx. 20 scout openings left. There are 4 adults and 34 scouts spots total.  Scouts must be at least First Class rank and 12 yrs old.
  • What does the trip include?
    – We will visit US Rocket and Space Center in Alabama
    – Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Knoxville T
    – Norfolk Navy Station
    – The Rotunda of the National Archives Building in DC; Holocaust museum
    -Tour of Washington DC
    – International Spy Museum
    – Arlington National Cemetery
    – White water rafting in West Virginia
    – 10 days at National JAMBOREE with a multitude of activities available.
  • How to sign up?  Email Dave Powell HOAC National Jamboree Crew Chief
  • And then go to hoac-bsa.org (search Jamboree) to sign up and pay deposit.

 

 

 

 

 

Mustang Requirement Work Schedule for Mustang Campout – June 7-8

Requirements that need to be handled by the Scout 

  • Tenderfoot 4d.  Assemble a personal first-aid kit (bring after 3/21/2016 Meeting)
  • Second Class Req. 1a. 5 Separate troop/patrol activities, three of which include overnight camping. There activities do not include troop or patrol meetings. Keep track in your Scout Handbook
  • First Class Req. 1a.  10 Separate troop/patrol activities, six of which include overnight camping. These activities do not include troop or patrol meetings. Keep track in your Scout Handbook
  • Second Class 8a: Flag ceremony at any meeting or campout
  • Second Class Req. #7a & b — Physical activity tracking sheet turn in & goal setting
  • First Class Req. #8a & b — Physical activity tracking sheet turn in & goal setting
  • First Class Req. #9b – Investigate an Environmental Issue
  • First Class Req. #9c – On an outing take note of trash come up with a plan to RRR – put plan into action and share results
  • First Class Req. #9d – Earth Day Troop Service Day or other Troop service opportunities
  • First Class Req. #10 – Tell someone who is eligible to join Boy Scouts about the Troop and how they can join.  Invite to an activity, event, meeting or campout.   (Completion Sheet)
  • First Class Req. #7d-f.  Emergency Preparedness – Review Requirements at 5/6/2016 Meeting: turn in and be able to discuss at Mustang Campout

Requirements that will need parent/guardian support (Turn in Completion Sheet)

  • Scout Req #6. Complete Exercises in Pamphlet “How to Protect Your Child From Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide” with your son
  • Second Class Req. #7c – Program on Drugs and Alcohol

o   Action must talk to family and report back to Mustang Leaders to complete requirement

  • Second Class Req. #8c. and d. Save money, plan item you would like to purchase, develop plan and compare prices.

Menu Planning Guide < click here>

BSA Swim Test and Swimming Advancement Opportunities at Camp Bartle

Mustang & Troop 10 Parents

For the last several years we have had several dedicated adults assist with Swimming Lessons & Testing in the pool at Bartle.  This year will be no different.  When your son arrives at Bartle, he will take a swim test (the same swim test if you went to Camp Naish Webelos camp) for their swimmer’s band.  The requirements are below.  Since many boys haven’t been in the water since last summer, I’d urge you to get in your community or gym pool to practice the requirements.

In addition, both the Swimming & Lifesaving merit badges have distance requirements.  If your son isn’t used to swimming the distance, this can be daunting.  Again, if you have access to a gym or community pool, take some time to practice and work on your endurance.

SWIM TEST WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT BARTLE

Swimmer 

  • Jump feet first into water over the head, level off, and begin swimming.
  • Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: side, breast, trudgen, or crawl. Swim 25 yards using an easy, resting backstroke.
  • The 100 yards must be completed without stops and must include at least one sharp turn.
  • Rest by floating…Long enough to demonstrate ability to rest when exhausted.

Beginner 

  • Jump feet first into water over the head, level off, and begin swimming.
  • Swim 25 feet on the surface.
  • Stop, turn, and resume swimming back to the starting place.

Non-Swimmer 

  • Did not complete either of the swimming tests.

Swimming Merit Badge

Boys will do swim test above, in addition they have to swim 150 yards demonstrating, in good form, the strokes they learned in class or at home.  Front Crawl, Side Stroke, Back Crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke.

Lifesaving Merit Badge

Boys will do swim test above, in addition they will need to Swim continuously for 400 yards using each of the following strokes in a strong manner for at least 50 continuous yards: front crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke.

Non-Swimmers

Every year we get the privilege of working with several non-swimmers or boys that have had traumatic water events.  Please know that our adults have been working with youth for many years.  Our goal is to help them be successful in the pool, learn new skills and gain confidence in the water.  Since each boys is different, encourage your son to tackle this new challenge like any other.  This isn’t about finishing a merit badge, but instead about learning new skills and working towards their own personal best.

Mile Swim

Mile swim is ~18 laps around the Bartle Pool.  There is specific time for practice every day.  Boys (& adults) must do several practice sessions and then are eligible to complete the mile swim. This is a ton of fun and a real boost to an individuals skill level.

If you have any questions or specific scout concerns, please feel free to reach out to any of our Troop 10 Swim Team Adults

Julia Day, Tina Seeley, Rob Baker, Garrett Shropshire

Order of the Arrow Tapout and Induction Weekend Information

OA Tapout Campout Reminder:

  • All Scouts are required to wear their Class A uniforms, OA Sash or Tribal Attire to the OA Tapout Campfire
  • Temperatures at night will be at or near 32º. Be prepared.
  • We will be bugging out early on Sunday so we can get to Scout Day at the K. Continental breakfast will be provided by the troop
  • If you are eating with the Old Goats there is a $10 donation. Donation can be made at the Tapout or billed to your account

OA Induction Weekend Information:

  • 2016 OA Induction Weekend Packet
  • 2016 OA Induction Campout Information
  • When: 4 pm  Friday April 29- 11 am Sunday May 1, 2016 at Camp Naish Naish Scout Reservation 1100 Martinek Lane, Kansas City, KS  66111
  • District: Soaring Eagle
  • Troop: 0010
  • Youth OATR: Steven Madigan
  • Adult Advisor: Matthew Roening
  • Reminder: Health Forms (Troop will bring all Health Forms) and will provide Two-Deep trained leadership at Scouting events and activities.

Late and Walk-In registrants will NOT be admitted.

Cost to attend: $45 (Ordeal Candidate), $35 (Brotherhood Candidate), $25 (Arrowman/Non-Arrowman) Pay with Credit Card online directly to HOAC (Heart of America Council) this will not go through our Troop Account.

There will be program for Mustang Scouts and Non OA Members:

  • Griffin Klimek of Troop 10 will be in charge of the first year program at Naish

DEADLINE to register is Friday, April 15th, 2016. Youth and Adult Candidates will know if they have been elected into the Order of the Arrow at our April 9th Troop 10 Campout at Camp Timberlake. Please go online and register immediately following the campout so you do not miss the deadline. All other OA members and non- eligible Troop members may register now.

Please bring cash to purchase your OA Coup at the Trading Post. I will have coupons to reduce your cost for the wooden coup.

Only Arrowmen are allowed to attend OA Ceremonies.

  • OATR: Steven Madigan
  • OATR Advisor: Matthew Roening
  • Arrowmen Only: Please make a selection
  • Elangomat – Will go through the Ordeal with the Ordeal Candidates and be a Mentor
  • Nimat – Will help the Brotherhood Candidates and will be a Mentor
  • Runner – Help in Logistics/Guarding/and all around helper
  • Other Worker – Help in Service Project – Troop 10 always gets the Naish Pool Cleaned for the Upcoming Camping Season
  • Adults: Dr. Cochran will be heading up the Pool Cleaning.  If you have a gas powered power washer please bring to Naish with you and put your name on the power washer.

PLEASE read the attached OA Induction Packet for additional information. I will hand out Brotherhood Candidate Study Material over the next several meetings and campout. Please see me for your Brotherhood Study Packet so you can be prepared to seal your membership in the Order of the Arrow. I have attached our current OA Membership, please review your information for accuracy. Any questions please email or call:

Matt Roening
Troop 10 Order of the Arrow, Advisor
816-868-0211
Matthew.Roening@Dignitymemorial.com

Mic-O-Say Advancement and Service Reminder to all Tribesmen

Remember there are a few things you need to do prior to Bartle to be considered for recognition in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say.

  • Advancement Growth – deadline for all advancement is June 5th at the Mustang Campout.
  • Attendance – You must have better than 50% attendance at Troop meetings and other troop activities.
  • Camping – There are four opportunities available to get your camping attendance above 50%. These all require staying overnight, cooking and participating in the campout.
    – OA Tapout, OA Ordeal, Canoe Campout and Mustang Campout
  • Be Proud of your Tribal Recognition – Wear your Foxman Stick, Brave Pouch and Claw or Claws at every Scouting event. Even if you are not wearing your uniform. It allows the Tribal Council of the Troop to observe you. Without your totem we do not know your Tribal position and cannot fairly evaluate your growth.
  • Service – Work your position in the Tribe in service to others.
  • Braves – Make sure you are prepared when you get to Bartle. Have your Tribal Attire ready, start learning Tribal Sign Language and remember what you discussed with a member of the Tribal Council in SheShe Council Ring. DO NOT WAIT until you get to Camp Bartle.
  • Warriors – Besides the above – You must camp the entire session and participate with the troop at camp.
  • Adults – Make sure you have an active role in the leadership of the troop and will be attending Camp Bartle full-time

These are but the minimal that are required to continue your journey into the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Other requirements are not known to you. Remember we are watching to see if you have grown in Scouting, matured and are ready for the next step.

If you have any questions about the Tribe please ask any one of the Tribal Council members in Troop 10.

See you at Camp Bartle.

Sachem Swift Running Mouse
Ron Clary  |  Troop 10

April is T10 Coffee Fundraiser Month

< T10 Coffee/Cocoa Order Form and Info >

The Troop 10 Premium Coffee and Gourmet Cocoa fundraiser is an excellent way to pay for Camp Bartle, a High Adventure trek or pay down your troop balance. It is also a great way to live your Scout Spirit by helping others in the troop who are in need. The success of the fundraiser depends on everyone selling coffee/cocoa. The more we sell the better the program and the more it will help your fellow Scouts. Even if you just buy a few bags of coffee for yourself (remember at $15 per bag with the net $9-$10 going into your Scout account – great bargain) everyone in Troop 10 will benefit.

  • Fundraiser sales run from April 1 to April 30.
  • We will be selling fresh premium coffee and gourmet cocoa, roasted locally and made exclusively for Troop 10.
  • $15 per 12 oz. bag – which is comparable in price to other premium coffee and gourmet cocoa in stores.
  • Coffee is available in Bean or Ground. Make sure to indicate on the order form B or G.
  • The expected net profit for each bag of coffee sold will be $9 to $10. The net profit will go directly into your T10 Scout account.
  • You will take prepaid orders using the attached troop order form during April. Coffee and cocoa will be delivered the first or second week of May.  < click for order form >
  • This is a test to sell a locally roasted T10 Scout branded coffee. For this test all net profit will be placed in your Scout’s individual account.
  • Wear your Class A uniform and your best T10 smile.
  • Make it a competition and go with friends from your Patrol.
  • Replace your company coffee service with T10 Fresh, Locally Fire-Roasted Coffee.

This product should be easy to sell – it is a good value. We anticipate good feedback from your customers. We want your feedback on customer reactions so that the Troop can decide whether to substitute this for one of the other fundraising projects next year! Let us know at coffee@bsatroop10.org.

Sample Scout Script

Hi, my name is ____________. I am a Scout with Troop 10 in Leawood. I am trying to raise money for my camping and Scout programs. Would you like to buy some premium coffee or gourmet cocoa? The coffee is roasted fresh, locally less than a week before we pick it up for delivery to you! That’s fresher than you can buy in the store – and for about the same price. I will deliver your purchase right to your door during the second week of May.

2016 Bartle Summer Camp Important Meetings

Troop 10 Scouts, Leaders and Parents:
From: Herb Strain, Troop 10 Camp Bartle Registrar

I hope everyone is enjoying their Spring Break. Troop 10 has scheduled a couple of meetings to collect REQUIRED forms for Scouts & Adults to attend Summer Camp.

Our Mustang Parents will be meeting next Wednesday, March 23rd – 7:00 pm at Blue Hills Country Club. It is very important for ALL parents to attend as you will receive a wealth of information to maximize your son’s camp experience.

The rest of the Troop 10 Scouts will be attending the signup for Summer Camp at Prairie Star Middle School on Monday, March 28th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. All payments, and forms from all Scouts and Adults are due that evening.

Here is a list of REQUIRED forms for all Scouts, Leaders and their Parents:
All of these forms are ‘fillable’ PDF forms. Please complete them on your computers and print them. That assures we can read them. Click on links below for the individual forms or click on Bartle Forms on the Troop 10 website and download all forms that are to be turned in to Jeff Parrish.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks,

Herb Strain
314-677-4719