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Scout Volunteers needed for “Legends of Le Detroit”

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I have a great volunteer opportunity for all Troop 96 scouts. “Legends of Le Detroit” is performed by the Grosse Pointe Historical Society on Friday, September 26th. The rain date is Saturday, September 27th. It will be a the Provencal Weir House, located at 376 Kercheval Ave. It starts at 7:30 PM so volunteers should arrive before 7:00 PM.

We need scouts to escort people to their seats and help them with their chairs. We anticipate 75 people so I think 5 scouts would be perfect.

Please respond to me at: as soon as possible so I can get a head count to GPHS. They look forward to scouts from Troop 96 coming to help each year. It is a great performance to watch!

Thank you,
Matthew Fleckenstein
Junior Assistant Scout Master

September 2014 Camping Trip (Holly) Instructions

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Hello Troop96 Scouts and Parents,
To follow-up information the scouts were told during the Troop meetings (last week and tonight), I am sending the following information:
What: Troop 96 is tent camping this weekend.
Where: Holly (State) Recreation Area, Organization Campground, 5300 McGinnis Rd, Holly, MI 48442
Departure: Friday, 19SEP2014, 4:20pm (MEET AT GP MEMORIAL CHURCH PARKING LOT)
Return: Sunday, 21SEP2014, by Noon (Scouts will be delivered to their homes)
Cost: $10 per scout (covers food).  Please pay the leader of your patrol, who is shopping this week!
With 50+ kids on the Troop96 roster, I fear some are missing the invitation. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOUR SCOUT WANTS TO GO CAMPING, AND IS NOT LISTED BELOW. Or, if he is listed below, but he is not going…… :-(
As of Monday night (15SEP2014), the following have signed up for camp:
1) Stephen Malbouef
2) Griffin Badrak
3) Will George
4) Teddy Prokop
5) Sean O’Connell
6) Matthew Fleckenstein
7) Donovan Dunham (Saturday arrival)
8) Kerrigan Dunham (Saturday arrival)
9) Tom Carey
10) Cordy Wettstein
11) Connor Lefebvre
12) Mark Armentrout
13) Brian Thompson
1) Ross Fleckenstein (Friday only)
2) T.J. Malbouef
3) Scott Dunham (Saturday arrival)
4) Matt Wettstein
5) Jeff Lefebvre (possible? –  Has truck…can pull trailer?)
Expect cold temperatures. Plan for rain. Always plan for rain! This is Michigan….
Scouts need to bring:
1) Rain gear. Two-piece (Jacket and pants) preferred. Always bring rain gear to camp. Always.
2) Water Bottle (32 oz. Nalgene type, for example. Reusable. Throw-away water bottles just create alot of trash. LEAVE NO TRACE.)
2a) Mess kit (plate, fork/spoon/knife, cup). Reusable. No ‘throw-away’ paper or foam. LEAVE NO TRACE.)
3) Sleeping bag (+ blankets, if necessary) for cold weather. A “zero degree” sleeping bag is not unreasonable. Rule of thumb: Always add 20 degrees to this temperature rating for comfortable sleeping; i.e. “a zero degree bag is comfortable down to 20 degrees F.”.
4) Sleeping pad (closed cell foam type preferred. Air mattresses are not good in cold weather, as the scout’s body will need to heat all the air in the mattress….)
5) Two pairs of shoes and/or boots. It’s Michigan. Rain and puddles happen.
6) Extra pairs of socks. NOT COTTON. Wool, wool blend, or man-made poly-types. Cotton socks get wet, and stay wet.
7) Fleece jacket, for under rain gear. Dress for the weather, in layers.
8) Winter hat/gloves. Might get cold at night. Useful sleeping gear.
9) Optional: pocket knife. Blade less than 3 inches long. Folding type. No sheath knives allowed. Don’t forget your Totin’ Chip!
10) Dinner for Friday evening, to eat “on the way” to camp.
11) Always dress in your scout uniform for the ride to camp.
Please contact me with questions or comments.
Yours in Scouting,
T.J. Malbouef
Assistant Scout Master, Troop 96
mobile: 248-885-5350

Last meetings for 2013-2014

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Our final regular troop meeting for this school year is May 19.  We will be rehearsing the Court of Honor.

our last meeting is our Spring Court of Honor, on June 2.

then, this very busy summer includes TWO trips to Philmont, and Summer Camp at Pioneer.

Memorial Day Service Opportunity

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Once again we have been invited to participate in the Memorial Service at Grosse Pointe Memorial on May 26th.

This is a great way for scouts to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country and counts toward rank advancement.

This is what they need:

8:30-9:15 Setup
9:15-10:00 Handing out of programs to guests
10:00-11:00 Ceremony
11:00-11:30 Teardown

That’s 3 hours of community service! If your schedule is tight, you can attend only the portions you are available.

Please let Dan Clements know by responding to him via e-mail or sign up at Monday’s troop meeting.

Camp Schoenherr: Worst Weather, Ever?

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It’s been overheard by this reporter, that several survivors of the 2014 Camp Schoenherr Expedition, claim this was the worst weather ever faced on a Troop 96 campout!

On Saturday, April 12, 2014, Michigan was hit by a violent Spring thunderstorm.  It left thousands without power and the generated straight-line winds left a path of wreckage that ruined trees, homes, cars, powerlines, businesses and more!  Hail and heavy winds took a toll on many communities, especially Lake Orion, Michigan.

April 12, 2014 Radar Map of Storm
April 12, 2014 Radar Map of Storm

We always remind ourselves of the importance of safety and being prepared.  Scouts can take anything, and this past weekend, we did!

We are glad there was no reported loss of life, but for many Michiganders, the cleanup and repairs will take many weeks to complete.

January 13- Committee meeting tonight

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There is a Committee Meeting tonight at 8:30p.

January 6- Tonight’s meeting is cancelled

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Due to all this gorgeous snow, GP schools are closed, so we will not have a meeting tonight.

Please note the next campout is January 17-19 at Camp Petosega (in a cabin) with skiing at nearby Boyne Mountain.

Please let me know if you are interested in attending. If a parent let me know if you can drive and how many scouts you can take.

Day’s like today make me glad to have boys to shovel the driveway!

Dan Clements

Dec 16- Card Night

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Come celebrate the Holidays, bring some snacks to share, cards to play, and maybe a fun hat?

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!

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We hope you enjoy your time with family and friends, as we reflect on the things for which we are most grateful.

December 16- Christmas Card Party

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Bring some snacks, a game and a deck of cards. We’re taking one night just to enjoy each other’s company and have some fun and celebrate some Holiday Cheer!