T R O O P 109
YOUTH LEADERSHIP // LIFE SKILLS // ADVENTURE
- November 5th, 2022 – Veterans Day Flags
- November 11th, 2022 – Veterans Day
- November 12th, 2022 – Merit Badge Day
- November 19th, 2022 – Skunk Ape Headquarters
- October 10th, 2022 – Court of Honor and OA Elections. Congratulations on your rank advancements.
- October 19th, 2022 – We went out to the Bonita Cemetery and did some cleaning up of the graves. We will need to return to cleanup garbage and rake some more. Thank you everyone who came out for the initial cleanup.
- October 22nd, 2022 – Camp Miles Cleanup was all about the dining hall. Troop 109 scouts and leaders worked on cleaning up and scrubbing the kitchen and dining area from top to bottom. It was gross work, but we got the kitchen ready to serve healthy and safe meals.
- October 26th, 2022 – Trunk-or-Treat was extra spooky this year with Troop 109 helping out. Lots of tricks and treats for all!
First Class Rank
On Sept. 28, Hurricane Ian made landfall near Cayo Costa in southwestern Florida as a dangerous, high-end Category 4 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph, just shy of a Category 5 storm. Ian came ashore near Cayo Costa, Florida, at 3:05 p.m. EDT with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph, tying the record for the fifth-strongest hurricane on record to strike the United States. It was the strongest hurricane to hit Florida since Michael in 2018. It was also the first Category 4 hurricane to impact Southwest Florida since Charley in 2004.
Ian thrashed parts of Florida’s western coast, bringing intense winds, heavy rainfall, and catastrophic storm surges. A storm surge with inundation of an unprecedented 12 to 18 feet above ground level was reported along the southwestern Florida coast, and the city of Fort Myers itself was hit particularly hard with a 7.26 foot surge—a record high.
The wreckage and scenes of destruction on Sanibel Island or Ft. Myers beach are heartbreaking because we know that for every destroyed house, there is a distraught family. But they will rebuild stronger and we will support our community through the coming months and years as they rebuild.
Upcoming activities to keep a look out for! Dates, times and locations are subject to change. For up-to-date calendar of events make sure your email is current in SCOUTBOOK!
- Broke Back Dog Challenge (Council campgrounds have been damaged, this event may be cancelled)
- December 10th, 2022 – Service Project at the Church
- December 17th, 2022 – Laying of the Wreaths & Escape Room
- December 26th-30th, 2022 – Winter Camp (Registration August 29st)
- January 13th-16th, 2023 – Alafia River Rendezvous
- Jan 20th-23rd, 2023- NYLT weekend 1
- February 4th, 2023 – Fishing Tournament
- Feb 18th-20th, 2023– Panther Key & NYLT weekend 2
- March 10th-12th – Caloosahatchee Mountain Biking Campout
- March 31st-April 2nd, 2023- Pioneer Rendezvous
- April 15th, 2023 – Dodge Ball Tournament
- May 19th-21st, 2023 – Lock-in/Games
- July 9th-15th, 2023 – Summer Camp Daniel Boone
Start planning to attend NYLT. National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide next level leadership skills and experience to youth who have already demonstrated leadership in their unit. This course is the highest level of training offered to youth by a council.
Participants must be at least 13 AND have completed the online course: Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST)
Registration deadline: December 5, 2022.
- January 20th – 22th, 2023 – NYLT weekend #1
- February 17th – 19th, 2023 – NYLT weekend #2
SUMMER CAMP 2023
DATES CHANGED July 9th-15th
The Scouts have chosen Camp Daniel Boone in North Carolina for Summer Camp 2023. Please RSVP by February 13th, 2022, if you plan to attend.
Camp Fee $418.00, transportation fees TBD. As always, keep an eye out for fundraising opportunities, there will be several throughout the year.