Reminder To All Troop 59 Parents

The Oct 17th deadline to return registration fees as detailed in Mr. DeGenaro’s Sept 18th email has passed.  It’s essential that we complete this process as soon as possible, so if you have not returned payment and your personal data sheet, please have these brought either the October 24th meeting, or the following one.

If you did not receive the personal information sheet, please respond to Mr. DeGenaro and he will send another out for your review; do not hesitate to contact Mr. DeGenaro with any questions or concerns.

Patrol Leader Council Meetings

The next Patrol Leader Council Meeting will be held on Wenesday, October 24th at 7:00 at First Presbyterian Church.

Meetings are scheduled monthly, on the last Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM, just prior to the weekly Troop meeting.  Please refer tothe Troop calendar, as the December and January PLC meetings will be moved up one week, to accomodate the holiday break as wel as preparation for the Klondike Derby.

SERV AWARDS- New Recognition Program for Community Service

Service to others has been the heart and soul of Scouting since William Boyce met up with the Unknown Scout in the London fog.  However, apart from the Eagle Award, individual Scouts are not properly recognized for their hours of service.

The Community Service Committee of the Patriots’ Path Council has established a whole new service awards program called SERV which will recognize all participants in council programs each year for their hours of public service performed as a Scout.

More Information

Application Form

BSA Introduces New Cyber Chip

Studies have shown that kids spend more than 7.5 hours (in average) using some kind of electronic device – and a good amount of that time is spent online.

That’s why the BSA has introduced the new Cyber Chip (alongside the more familiar Whittling and Totin’ Chips) in an effort to help keep Scouts safe while they are online, and just like those other chips, every Scout should earn the Cyber Chip and carry it with them.

To earn the Cyber Chip:

  1. Visit the BSA Cyber Chip Web site to find requirements organized by grade (1-3, 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12)
  2. Visit the NetSmartz Cyber Chip portal, designed specifically for the BSA

All Cyber Chips expire annually. Each Scout will need to “recharge” the chip by going back to the NetSmartz Recharge area.

A summary of the Cyber Chip can be found at http://www.scouting.org/filestore/youthprotection/pdf/100-053.pdf

PATRIOTS' PATH COUNCIL, BSA – WATCHUNG MOUNTAIN DISTRICT