Some fun things to do besides the school’s homework and working on rank advancement. www.scouting.ort/scoutingathome/
Pass this on to all your Scouts that are interested in the Search and Rescue Merit Badge. This is a requirement that can definitely be done during this hiatus. Plus, once you take the test, it will be on your permanent record with FEMA. That being said, all leaders can take it too.
FEMA – Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Course | IS-100.C: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100
FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Independent Study Course overview: IS-100.C: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100 training.fema.gov
To work specifically on Emergency Preparedness, contact Nicholle Riley, email@example.com. Be sure to CC your scoutmaster as well! You will have to do the work on your own, but she will give you resources.
Service project ideas:
- Contact a local senior center and do virtual visits.
- Write letters/cards to health care workers.
- Do a neighborhood collection box for ER workers or local PD, FD, EMS
- Crocheting baby blankets for hospitals
- build nesting boxes for birds, esp. waterfowl (to be installed when parks open again)
- make native bee habitats (also covers Insect Study MB requirement)
- Organizing a weekly window walk.
- Help sweep, rake or mow a neighbors yard
With Willow Creek cancelled, Camp Wilson cancelled, and Boise School District extending the break until April 20th, Troop 33 will not be holding an in-person meeting until April 21st at the earliest. Instead, let’s try holding virtual meetings. March 24 will be a trial meeting to figure things out on-line from 6:30 to 7 pm. I will be sending out a Zoom invite. Topics during the virtual meeting will be completing advancement, working on merit badges, making modifications to the schedule, and finding the opportunities the situation creates.
This is a great time to practice and learn additional cooking skills. Scouts, are you helping out in the kitchen? There are many cooking requirements in rank advancement that can be practiced at home. And the cooking merit badge requirement number 4 is home cooking.
What about joining us Saturday for a virtual campout? Scouts find a buddy or family member to campout in your backyard. We will touch base occasionally in the evening including a campfire. Sunday, take a hike around your neighborhood. Cooking will be your choice of inside, backpacking stove, or food delivered. This campout will help you mark off an outing and help the troop not miss a monthly campout. Details to be posted in Scoutbook by Wednesday and an RSVP.
There are many, many Scouting activities you can do during this unusual time. Let’s see how many rank requirements can be completed over the next few weeks. Many require learning, practicing, and then demonstrating. Describing, sharing, …
Troop 33 will not meet for the next two Tuesday evenings in March. We will continue to monitor the situation to decide upon activities and meetings in April based on the fluid situation.
During this situation, it is an opportunity to reach out to individual’s home bound who may need assistance from phone calls to chat or run errands for them. There are many ways each Scout and Scout family can help others in these times. Another way would work on some Scouting requirements from rank advancements to merit badges. Don’t forget to continue your physical fitness daily routine and wash your hands.
On the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 pm, join us as we look ahead to the planned adventures and review past activities. All are welcome to participate. A great time to get your questions answered, see what the Scouts are working on, and help support the troops.
The troop’s will be visiting the Pacific Northwest. Camping at Camp Lewis and Camp Meriwether along the adventure. Along the way, exploring the Ape Cave, Mount Saint Helens, Fort Clatsop, Tillamook Air Museum, and many other sites. Interested? Contact Brian or Dorothy.