Saturday, July 27, 2019

Tomahawk reminder: Slice of Shoreview traffic

Good morning,

Slice of Shoreview will affect traffic on Victoria and North of the church. Plan an alternate route. Lexington to E or Lexington to Cannon E to Vivian N will get you here.

TIMELINE- - - -

Saturday Morning (July 27)
8:00 AM- Drivers and Adult/Scout Leaders should arrive, giving enough time to prepare and exchange any last-minute information.
8:15 AM- People who did not receive Bear/Weather Training at the meeting, please arrive at this time. It is imperative that you do so, so as not to delay when we're scheduled to leave.
8:30 AM- All scouts need to arrive at this time in Class A Uniform with neckerchief. There will be a little time to organize gear and check in with Ryan Moore and Erika Colby, your SPL's for Tomahawk.
9:00 AM- Mrs. Moe will be collecting all medication at this time. This would also be the last few minutes people can put their bins inside the trailer.
9:15 AM- Scouts form up to receive any further information including car assignments from your SPL's.
9:30 AM- Troop departs for Tomahawk.


Saturday Afternoon (August 3)
12:00-1:00 PM- Troop arrives back at St. Odilia Parking Lot. WE will have your scout call you when we leave Tomahawk with an ETA.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Tomahawk Email Update

Greetings to all scouts and parents! We have a couple changes/additions to the previous email that got sent out about details for Tomahawk.

There is a form that was not on the previous email. The medical form that all of you need for Tomahawk is at the bottom of this email. If you have not already, we need the completed copies of forms “A”, “B” and “C” with your doctor’s signature, with your insurance card on the front and back. You cannot go to Tomahawk without these components.

A change in plan- Electronics ARE allowed on the car ride up to Tomahawk. Scouts can listen to music or play games while on the way up to and down from Tomahawk. Bear in mind, however, that electronics are not allowed in camp.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact these people on Scoutbook:

Ryan Moore
Erika Colby
Dante Donato

We’ll see you all on Saturday!

Monday, July 22, 2019

Tomahawk final Details

Scouts! This is the final email for Tomahawk, confirmations and details are all listed here. Everyone (Including Scouts) should read this email to make sure everyone gets all the material they need and are sure with everything.

Mrs. Moe will be the Adult Leader in charge of all medical worries. Health Forms need to be turned in to Mrs. Moe with insurance cards on the front and back either at the troop meeting (July 22) or at the St. Odilia Parking Lot on the day we leave. You must bring two copies of the form, which should consist of completed copies of parts "A", "B" and "C". And front and back of your health insurance card. Medications should also be turned into Mrs. Moe on the day we leave, (Saturday, July 26th) which should be in their original bottles with labels, as well as the scout’s name on it.

Weather at Tomahawk on the week we are there is in the upper 70's to low 80's with a low of about 60. Though we do have nice temperatures all through the week there is quite a bit of rain expected, so everyone please make sure to bring your rain gear.

Emergency Contacts: You can call or text Mr. Blincow at (612)-812-6170, Mr. Bailey at (651)-797-9100, Mrs. Rafter at (612)-296-9256 or the Emergency Landline at the Tomahawk Administration office, at (715)-354-3841. Text messages are usually known to get through easier than phone calls as our reception is limited around the area. If you have called and could not successfully make the call, we would ask you to please wait about three hours for a return call from either, as they might not be in a range with good reception.

Any scouts who did not complete the swim tests at the meetings offered will have the opportunity to do them at Tomahawk.

For packing, your gear should be in a waterproof plastic bin as it will stay near your tent all week. For what to pack, please see the packing list attached to this email. Scouts should have a day-pack in which to carry with them all around Tomahawk, which should include the ten essentials, rain gear tops and bottoms, a flashlight, and water bottle, your Scout Handbook and maybe a book for a fun way of passing time.

If anyone has any restrictions to food for any reason, please don't hesitate to contact Mrs. Rafter and she will make it known to the Tomahawk Staff.

TIMELINE- - - -

Saturday Morning (July 27)
8:00 AM- Drivers and Adult/Scout Leaders should arrive, giving enough time to prepare and exchange any last-minute information.
8:15 AM- People who did not receive Bear/Weather Training at the meeting, please arrive at this time. It is imperative that you do so, so as not to delay when we're scheduled to leave.
8:30 AM- All scouts need to arrive at this time in Class A Uniform with neckerchief. There will be a little time to organize gear and check in with Ryan Moore and Erika Colby, your SPL's for Tomahawk.
9:00 AM- Mrs. Moe will be collecting all medication at this time. This would also be the last few minutes people can put their bins inside the trailer.
9:15 AM- Scouts form up to receive any further information including car assignments from your SPL's.
9:30 AM- Troop departs for Tomahawk.


Saturday Afternoon (August 3)
12:00-1:00 PM- Troop arrives back at St. Odilia Parking Lot. WE will have your scout call you when we leave Tomahawk with an ETA.

We are stopping at a park for a picnic, so no money will be needed for lunch purposes.

Scouts might want to bring some good spending money, as there is a trading post in which Scouts can buy candy and souvenirs during their free time.

If anyone has any questions about any logistics or other purposes, don't hesitate to contact these people via Scoutbook:
Ryan Moore
Erika Colby
Dante Donato

We hope you all pack well and we hope you have a wonderful scouting experience!

Ryan Moore
Erika Colby
Dante Donato
Mr. Blincow
Mrs. Rafter
Mr. Bailey
Mrs. Hashmi
Mrs. Moe

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Calling all missing gear! Final Meeting before Tomahawk. Parents and Scouts please come

Troop,
In preparation for tomahawk we are looking for any and all missing tents that scouts may still have yet to turn in. We are also missing loaner backpacks that were loaned for the june camp. Mr. Hills' Gregory pack + both of Mr. Smith's Backpacks which were loaned at the June campout. Please make a great effort to return them before we leave on saturday morning especially the tents.

Thanks,
Matthew Higley QM

Parents and scouts going to Tomahawk, PLEASE come tomorrow night. We need your help.

Parents: We will have stations for health forms and medication, emergency contact information, and plastic-dip utensils.

Scouts: We will do final prep on the Beaver Boxes, have a Tent demo, and pack the trailer.

Mr. Blincow
Scoutmaster
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Group Eagle Court of Honor, Tuesday, August 6, Everyone Invited!!

Hello Troop 9626!!
You and your family are invited to the Eagle Court of Honor for Zach Sommerfeld, Noah Peirson, Kellen O’Connor, Michael Hannon, and Joe Nussbaum!!

Ceremony at 6:30 PM, St. Odilia Church, with dinner to follow! Scouts and their families are invited! Please RSVP below on the SignupGenius:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F094EABA92AAB9-eagle

Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

ACTION REQUIRED: Tomahawk Health Forms and Med list

Hello Parents and Scouter
I know you have received several emails over the last few weeks regarding Tomahawk. I am hopeful that this will be the last regarding health forms.
I have entered everyone's health forms under your scouts profile. (You can also manage and update this under the profile tab, it does not require additional access in scout book)
This will allow leadership to easily search for health forms for future camp outs and make sure we are compliant.
We have 39 scouts and 22 scouters attending Tomahawk this year for a total of 71! That is a lot to track for a few people.
Each ANNUAL health form is good for 1 year until the END of the month it is dated. Please review scout book to see if you require new forms; Camp goes until AUGUST 3rd 2019: your health form would need to be dated 8/1/18 to be used for Tomahawk this year. BSA frequently asked questions about health forms can be found here;
https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/ahmr/medical-formfaqs
Remember part C REQUIRES a health care provider exam and signature; this form is needed for camps > 72 hours
I have received several single copies of health forms. We will leave 1 copy at Tomahawk; this is a STATE LAW FOR WI. (71X5=lost of $$ on photo copying for the troop or a generous volunteer.) It makes it much more manageable for each family to manage their own copying and tracking. Thank you for your help.
Health forms A & B MUST be completed in full and/or attach a copy of immunization records

Please review ANY medication with the person collecting health forms. We keep a medication LOG per WI STATE LAW that is turned in at the end of camp. ALL medications should come with their most recent ORIGINAL LABEL if it is a prescription.
Please send Over The Counter (OTC) medication in the original bottle with your child's name on it and make sure it is not expired.
Lastly, please review any medical conditions, symptoms or change you think the staff should be aware of prior to camp.

We want to be able to provide your scout with the BEST possible care while they are with us!
Lastly, we recommend that your Scan or make an additional copies so you have them if they are required for a future camp.

Thank you for your cooperation!
I will be collecting Forms again July 22nd and I am looking forward to seeing you!

Sincerely,

Anne Moe


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Tomahawk Prep Meeting - Monday July 15th (Please attend if you are signed up for camp)

Hello, Troop families. If you and/or Scout is attending Tomahawk in just a few short weeks, the next 2 Monday Troop meetings will have critical importance to attend. Please make every effort.
This coming Monday July 15th, Scouts will be presented with Animal and Weather Safety training. This training is mandatory for youth to receive prior to arriving at camp. If you miss this meeting, we will need you to arrive on our departure morning an additional 30 minutes early so you can still receive the training before we depart. Parents, we have a separate presentation for you this Monday to share information about how you can help your scout prepare for camp and how you can support them to have a great camp experience. This parent meeting is especially important if this is your Scout’s first Tomahawk experience, so please make every effort to attend. This parent meeting will be in the St. Monica’s room following the Troop meeting opening ceremony and announcements.

Over the next 2 Mondays, you can bring the completed BSA Health Forms, Parts A, B, and C as well as copies of your insurance card. Please remember, we need 2 PRINTED sets of all documents. We do NOT have access to a free printer or copier, so emailing us a scan or only bringing 1 copy presents a challenge for us. One set will be left at Tomahawk by WI state law. The other copy will remain in the Troop’s files for all scouting activities for the next year. (It is also a good idea to scan these as a backup, just in case.) All youth and adult participants up at camp for more than 72 hours needs to have the medical forms. The form can be downloaded, here. https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf
You can also bring your Scout’s medications and instructions to turn in early as well. This will save time on our departure morning. Please follow the instructions provided in previous emails about medication. We have some very strict guidelines that we MUST follow as leaders to comply with WI state law and BSA guidelines.

New and used Class B (Grey Troop) T-Shirts will also be available at the next 2 meetings. Scouts attending Tomahawk must wear either their Tan, Class A uniform or the Grey Troop shirt when outside of our campsites at camp, unless they are at the beach. Please make sure that your Scout has 2-3 grey shirts that fit them, packed for camp. Each youth is given 1 new shirt in the spring of their 1st year in the Troop. If you have not yet received your new shirt, please request it at a meeting. You are also entitled to 1 free used shirt if we have one in a size that will work. Additional New shirts are only $7 to purchase and we have sizes from Youth Large to 4XL. If you have used shirts in good condition that no longer fit a scout in your family, we ask you to please donate them back to the Troop to distribute to those that can use them. If you have used shirts to turn in, you may select an equal number of larger used shirts to upgrade their size. We will travel to camp in our Class A, tan uniforms with Troop neckerchief. We will also have many meals and attend ceremonies in the tan uniforms while at camp. If anyone needs a new troop neckerchief, those can also be purchased for $7 at any meeting.

Finally, if you would like to visit us at camp, you are more than welcome, especially if your Scout would appreciate the support. We just need to know when you plan to be there so we can arrange for meals. Here is a link to tell us your plan. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080D48A8A82FA5FE3-parents

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Tomahawk Medical Information Collection on JULY 22nd

Hello All Scouts Scouter and Parents!
Tomahawk is just around the corner and we are in the final count down to a greatly anticipated week!
Health information will be collected at the July 22nd meeting in order to expedite our departure on July 27th.
The following items are necessary for every person camping
I will have a check in table available to go over all necessary information with parents, scouts and scouter at the July 22nd meeting
• Each person attending a BSA camp >72 hours consecutively will need all 3 parts (A, B, C Health forms attached).
• This will require a history and physical within the last 13 months that is signed by your medical provider; ( ie you would need a History and Physical dated after July 3 2018 for this year's tomahawk camp)
• 2 copies of health forms are needed prior to departure for camp
(We recommend you scan these forms to retain throughout the year if they are needed again)
• 2 copies of your medical insurance cards front and back
• Please complete the attached Medication forms and bring ALL medication that will be given at camp
Prescriptions should be sent with current labels, (You can ask your pharmacy to print duplicate labels) and over the counter medications need to come in their original bottles. Please bring in a ZIP LOC plastic bag with your scout’s name on it.
• I am happy to collect and retain medication for this camp out at the meeting.
• If you have specific medical /medication concerns regarding your scout I will be happy to discuss at this time as well.

Looking forward to seeing you on July 22nd in preparation for Tomahawk.

Sincerely,

Anne Moe
Committee Chair

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Committee Mtg Check in form for Monday's meeting

Hello Fellow Scouter
Please complete the "Monthly Committee Check-In Form" even if you cannot attend the meeting on July 8th. (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wk8XQxkvm1IjCOyfmQEmEbIGAFY1-LchBdl5HZz-dWs/edit).
This form will be our working "source of truth" for all who cannot attend the meetings. It will also give you the chance to give a report out if you are unable to attend.
Thank you in advance for partnering to maintain our excellent scouting program.

Hopefully we will see you on Monday!

Anne Moe


Upcoming events for Troop 9626 B:

Jul 08 - PLC 6:30pm @ St. Odilia's School
Jul 08 - Committee Meeting 7:30pm @ St. Odilia St. Monica's Room
Jul 15 - Troop Meeting 7pm @ St. Odilia Cafeteria
Jul 22 - Troop Meeting 7pm @ St. Odilia Cafeteria
Jul 27-Aug 03 - Tomahawk 5:30pm @ Tomahawk Scout reservations
Aug 05 - PLC 6:30pm @ St. Odilia's School
Aug 05 - Committee Meeting 7:30pm @ St. Odilia St. Monica's Room
Aug 12 - Troop Meeting 7pm @ St. Odilia Cafeteria
Aug 19 - Troop Meeting 7pm @ St. Odilia Cafeteria
Aug 26 - Court Of Honor (Sucker Lake) 6:30pm @ St. Odilia Courtyard
Sep 02 - Troop Meeting 7pm @ St. Odilia Cafeteria

Parents and families - if you will be eating in camp with the troop or driving to Tomahawk, please respond

We leave for Tomahawk three weeks from today! We need your input on the attached SignUp Genius on two fronts if you plan to join us:

EATING: Please let us know if and when you will be joining us for meals in camp; also please indicate dietary restrictions/allergies in comments section.

DRIVING: Please indicate on the SignUp Genius when you will be driving up to Tomahawk. We especially need information on those of you who plan to drive up on Saturday, July 27 or back on Saturday Aug 3. Please indicate in the DRIVING section of the SignUp Genius how many spots you have in your vehicle to take scouts up or back.

Questions? Please let me know at scoutingsabina@gmail.com

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d48a8a82fa5fe3-parents

thanks,

Sabina