Archived Events

Summer Camp Parents Meeting

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Hello Troop 96
On Monday, March 23, at 7:30pm, Troop 96 will hold its Annual Summer Camp meeting for parents.
All scouts are encouraged to attend summer camp. I look forward to seeing your parents there.
Important materials will be distributed or can be emailed to you if you are unable to attend.
Until then, here are a few critical details:
Saturday, July 18 through Saturday July 25, 2015 (7 nights)

Note:  the program runs from Sunday to Saturday.  Troop 96 traditionally sets up camp one day early, on Saturday, to complete merit badge paperwork and settle in to camp before the rush of the program.   Arrive Saturday no earlier than 2pm for drop off.


 The Camp Frontier Bowie Campsite in the Pioneer Scout Reservation.  Pioneer is located near Pioneer, Ohio, about 120 miles from Grosse Pointe.

Pioneer Scout Reservation
07 371 County Road S
Pioneer, OH 43554

How Much?

Camp is $400  ($380 for camp, plus $20 for the extra day)
Make checks out to Troop 96.


  • Pay Early: Save $20 – camp fee of $380 if paid before Monday, May 4 (money must be in Treasurer’s hands)

  • Multiple Campers: Discount for Scout families who have more than one child attending Summer Camp. The first Boy Scout pays the full fee. First additional scout receives $10 off, 2nd added scout is $20 off, etc.

  • Camperships: The troop can provide some scouts with camperships to offset part of the cost. Discuss your needs with the Scoutmaster.

Deadline to register for camp: Monday, June 1

Fore more information, contact Scoutmaster Jim Rossow at 248-514-0167

January 2015 Court of Honor

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You are cordially invited to the Troop 96 Winter Court of Honor

Monday, January 26, 2015
Grosse Pointe Memorial Church
16 Lakeshore Drive
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan

Come celebrate with Troop 96 as we honor the achievements of all our Scouts.

Potluck Supper 6:00 p.m.
Court of Honor 7:15 p.m.
Reception following the Ceremony

The Court of Honor ceremony will be preceded by a Potluck Supper in the Fellowship Hall of Grosse Pointe Memorial Church.

Troop 96 will provide water and coffee and requests the contribution of your favorite dish. Main dishes, salads, vegetable or side dishes and desserts are needed. We anticipate 115 Scouts and guests.

Scouts- please contact Anna Fleckenstein, preferably at or alternatively, call her at (313)882-2948, by Thursday, January 22nd, indicating what you will contribute to the pot luck supper. Please leave a voice message and a return phone number if you call.

A reception for our Scouts will be held immediately after the ceremony.

2015 University of Scouting Training Designed for all Leaders!

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University of Scouting is a Scout leader’s learning adventure! It is an action-packed, fun-filled day of supplemental training where you choose the sessions that you want to take. Sessions are led by experienced volunteers, who will help you enhance your ability to deliver a fun and exciting program to the Scouts. Class sessions are designed to help leaders improve their skills and increase their knowledge in all program areas. The University of Scouting is packed with a year’s worth of fun, program ideas, and information. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and share ideas with Scouters from throughout the Great Lakes Field Service Council.

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.