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Ski Trip - coming to a ski slope near you! There are a few lift tickets left! Don't wait... sign up now

Posted on Feb 20 2017 - 5:14pm

Our rescheduled ski trip is confirmed for March 10-12. There has been a lot of snow so it will be a fun weekend of Spring skiing!

 Attached is the updated attendee roster. Please review and check your name(s) are on the roster if you are attending. If you can no longer attend, please let me know as soon as possible.

 Important: We have additional lift passes available as a few folks cannot attend the rescheduled dates, so we are looking for additional people to join the trip. Please let me know (by no later than next Monday February 27th) if you would like to join us on the ski trip. All troop and family members are welcome!

 Below is a reminder of the ski pass and lodging costs.

 

 

ALP

Sugar Bowl 

Both Days

Lodging

Total Cost

Adult age 19-64

$82

$87

$169

$100

$269

Young age Adult 13-18

$69

$71

$140

$100

$240

Child age 5-12

$48

$52

$100

$100

$200

Senior age 65-75

$69

$71

$140

$100

$240

 Thank you

 Tim Hird

Friends of Scouting Drive has begun

Posted on Feb 20 2017 - 5:09pm

Dear Troop 224 Families,

This week we are kicking off our annual Friends of Scouting fundraising campaign for the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council. I'm sure you'll agree that Scouting makes a difference in our community and in the lives of our sons who participate in the program.  The council needs our financial support to provide for over 14,000 youth who participate in Scouting in this area.  The council supports us by providing leader training, maintenance for camps and facilities, liability and accident insurance coverage, and administrative and staffing services.

The suggested contribution is $250 per Scout, however, any contribution is welcome and we recognize that families contribute in many different ways to our troop - financially and otherwise.  If you are able to make a contribution, please make your check payable to Boy Scouts of America-Friends of Scouting.  The council also takes Mastercard and Visa and offers an installment plan for your contribution ($250 over 8 months is only $31.25 per month!).  If you pay online, select Briones/Aklan/Iron Horse as the District, enter 224 for Unit and select unit type as Boy Scout Troop.

I would be very grateful if you could give me your pledge at tomorrow’s Court of Honor or mail it directly to me at 1199 Monticello Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549.  I am required to report back to the council for each family who is a member of our troop, so even if you choose to not make a contribution, please let me know (otherwise eventually the council will contact you).  All contributions are confidential and tax deductible.  You will receive a letter from the council acknowledging your contribution to be used for tax purposes.

 Troop 224 has a great reputation with the council for both generosity and quick response.  Let's try to continue that trend! Thank you for considering a contribution to this important program.  If you choose to donate online, below is the link. Please let me know if you donate online so I can track participation.   www.mdscbsa.org

Thank you for your support with this important program. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best Regards,

Amy

Summer Camp - Sign Up Now! July 16 to July 22

Posted on Feb 13 2017 - 6:50pm

Catalina Island/ Emerald Bay  Sign Up Here!

Sunday July 16, 2017 thru Saturday July 22, 2017

 

Catalina Island at Camp Emerald Bay - Sunday July 16, 2017 thru Saturday July 22, 2017

 

-Camp cost - $699 for Scouts, $549 for adults. Includes all food and accommodations and round trip ferry to and from Island.
- Jet Blue Airlines round trip from Oakland to Long Beach Airport is $152.40 additionally.
Super shuttle to and from Airport to Ferry harbor is covered by troop 224
- Depart to camp – meet at Oakland airport - Sunday July 16, 2017 Oakland airport. Departure flight time 6:29 AM, arrive LBA 7:49AM. Super shuttle, ferry, arrive on Island approx. 12 noon.
- Return from camp – Saturday July 22, 2017. Return flight departure 5:00 PM , arrive Oakland Airport 6:14PM, pick up boys at Oakland Airport, end of trip.
- Make check payable to “Friends of troop 224” for $851.40 scout/$701.40 adult and mail to our treasurer: Karen Wang, 3764 Mosswood Drive, Lafayette CA 94549 or use the troop 224 website Paypal account.
Payment deadline to book camp and Airlines is 3/1/17 so please confirm and pay ASAP. Please email Dave Robb and confirm your son will attend summer camp and is paid. Camp Emerald Bay policy ( and airlines) is a No refund policy.
Contact Dave Robb if you want to try to apply for a campership.
See website for further details – www.campemeraldbay.org
Summer Camp leader: Dave Robb, david.robb@sbcglobal.net or 925-321-4663

Youth Protection Training - Is it time for you to renew ? (every 2 years)

Posted on Feb 9 2017 - 9:22pm

To take Youth Protection training go to My.Scouting.org and create an account. You’ll receive an email notification with your account information, including a member ID/reference number.

Volunteers Needed

Posted on Feb 6 2017 - 7:09pm

Dear Troop 224 Parents - We are a volunteer organization and have many new scouts who have joined the troop this year.  We need your help to keep the troop functioning well.  The following positions are open and need filling. Please let Andrew Karsh know if you can help out. Thank you. 

Camporee - dates are set...Mark your Calendars!

Posted on Feb 6 2017 - 12:45pm

Camporee - May 6,7

Camporee will be held on Saturday May 6, 2017 at the Homestead Valley group campsite in Briones Park. Patrols will meet at the hut at 7:00am, gear up, and carpool together to Bear Creek Staging Area. Patrols will camp overnight and return to the Bear Creek Staging Area about 9:00am Sunday morning for pickup. On Saturday, Patrols will compete with other Troops in ten events: Fire Building, Lashings, Orienteering, First Aid, Knots, Obstacle Course, Log Lift, Model Camp, Nature, US Flag Etiquette. All Scouts are expected to attend. Please email Mr. Van Oss if you will not be there.

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