Calendar of Events
Green Bar Jan 28-30
This weedend! We will be meeting Jan 28 at 6:30pm at the WalMart parking lot and we will proceed as a group to STSR. We mus check in as a Troop so do not be late.
Registration is $18.00 per camper for the first 250 attendees to eat at the Dining Hall. See your Scoutmaster for registration. Money is due 10 January, 2011. Scoutmaster will register all attendees as a unit on the website. NO LAST MINUTE OR LATE REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED
Green Bar is hosted by the Yustaga Lodge and is a great opportunity for the youth scouts in the Gulf Coast Council to obtain critical leadership skills and merit badge training.
All class materials that a scout will need during the weekend are included in the fee. Scouts and Scouters need to bring their tents, personal gear, Field uniform (Class A), their activity uniforms (Class B), and pen and paper. Each Troop must have a minimum of 2 leaders signed up and camping with their troop. Leaders must sign up in advance.
Troops will be notified of final class selections and campsite assignments via the Online Event Registration System on and after January 25th, 2011. Check in will begin Friday night and will go from 6:00 – 8:30 PM. Green Bar should be over and troops will be able to check out by 10:00 AM Sunday morning.
YNAW Feb 25-27
Yustaga Native American Weekend
$25 registration due Jan 31
Spanish Trail Scout Reservation
YNAW is open to all Scouts, Scouters, and Scout Families (Including Venture Scouts).
Hosted by Order of the Arrow Yustaga Lodge #385
Dance and Drum – Beadwork – Silverwork – Pottery – Drumstick Making – Tanning Hides – Regalia Construction Native American Games – Native American Weaponry – Tomahawk Throwing
(Class size limited for some sessions.)
Chokers – Feathers – Drumsticks – Dance and Drum – Weaving – Clay Pottery – Dream Catchers
Native American Games – Tomahawk Throwing
Saturday Night Pow Wow
$25 per “Dine In” Camper (Limited to first 275 registrants.)
**$15 per “Cook Out” Camper (No food included.)**
**Boy Scouts, Using this Option will Be Eating and Cooking as a Patrol
and will be charged $10 per Scout for Food and Supplies**
$10 per Day Visitor
Registration Deadline for Troop 356 is January 31, 2011
See your Scoutmaster or Cubmaster for More Information
Camp Card Sales
Leave No Trace Training March 25-27
For anyone 14 years of age or older. $30 per person due Feb 25.
Merit Badge University March 26
Details Coming Soon
Summer Camp June 2011
July 3-9 2011. This year the cost is $170 per Scout and $60 per Adult Leader. Registration is due March 14, 2011. Money is due by April 25, 2011. Class lists will be handed out Jan 31 in order for you to start picking Merit Badge classes.
50th Anniversary Summer
Lake Sands District Roundtable is conducted 7 PM the second Thursday every month (except July) at First United Methodist Church Trinity Bldg. (map link - opens a new browser window).
Historic Merit Badges
Now Closed Congratulations to those scouts who were able to earn these merit badges.
In honor of the BSA’s 100th Anniversary, though, today’s generation of Scouts will get the unique opportunity to experience some of the activities their predecessors enjoyed. That’s possible thanks to the BSA’s new Historical Merit Badge Program, a set of four discontinued merit badges that today’s Scouts can earn.Boys must start and finish all requirements within the year 2010. And don’t delay—after Dec. 31, 2010, these merit badges will go back on the “retired” list.
Mr. Holt from Troop 323 came to teach us the 2010 Carpentry Merit Badge on Saturday, May 8th at 9am. Thank you so much for beiing there for our Scouts. Here they are with their completed benches.
Camp Card sales at Smitty's
USS Alabama Weekend
More Camp Card Sales:
Thank You Beef O'Brady's
Comming Soon: Tr356 Photo Gallery
Communication Signs and Symbols
Here is a PDF about Scouting Communications on morse code, gestures and semaphore.
The Great Backyard Bird Count
It's easy and fun, and it's Scout related ala Bird Study MB. A PDF
Welcome to Troop 356
Sponsor: American Legion Post 356
Location: First Baptist Church 1732 Bridge Road Southport, FL
Our current troop started under Chuck Rexroad's tutilage as as an extension of Pack 356 in Southport, Florida. We meet on Monday evenings at 6:30pm at the hall at First Baptist Church. Bill StGermain is officially the Scoutmaster for Troop 356 with Lizzie StGermain as Assistant Scoutmaster.
This year is the 100th anniversary of Scouting in America. Come celebrate with us!
The Shuga Bear's Back!
Message from Kerry Gunn:
Just to let everyone in Lake Sands District know that Steve Shuga is back to work at L-3 starting today. We visited and had dinner with him this weekend while attending the Central FL Council University of Scouting. And Steve was honored in front of a crowd of over 750 Scouters for earning his PhD this year at the University of Scouting.
Greetings fellow Scouters and Friends,
Activity of the Week
update comming soon!
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Why Eagle Patrol?
We chose the Eagle Patrol because that is our ultimate goal. . .to soar and climb to the highest rank and become Eagle Scouts! now we need to start thinking about our patrol yell, flag, badge, etc. in preparation for Scout Jam, special merit badge classes, awards and many other 100th BSA Anniversary Events.
Boy Scouts should always "Be Prepared" and have a note book, folder or three ring binder and a bag to carry it in, to bring to all patrol meetings.
Advance to Tenderfoot, Second Cass, First Class, Star, Life, or Eagle rank, or earn two Merit Badges. This is very easy to do all rank requirements are listed in you Scout Handbook. (Some of you need to earn your Scout rank first. So lets get working on that.) As for two Merit Badges we are all working on First-Aid remember you don’t have to wait on the troop you can answer the questions by your self (do them in pencil in case you get them wrong) then have them signed off by Mrs. Lizzie. You can also earn the 2010 Tracking Merit Badge with a little time and work on your own Ask Mrs. Lizzie for the requirements she is the Merit Badge Counselor for both. You could also do 2010 Pathfinding Merit Badge with Mr. Bill just ask how.
Scouting Family Tree
Scouting Family Tree requirement 1 for Achievement on the 100 year patch. Fill out your family’s Scouting Family Tree at http://scouting.org and look for the family tree link. You will be given a certificate to print out bring it to Mrs. Lizzie for credit tword you 100 year patch.
First Aid starting March 15th: A good way to help you be ready is to read Chapter 11 in your Boy Scout Handbook. Go ahead and put together your personal first-aid kit and pick up a First-Aid merit badge book. Ms. Lizzie is going to start working on the First-Aid Merit Badges once a week with Eagle Patrol. Some of the information is found in the Boy Scout Handbook, but each scout would benefit from getting their own Merit Badge Series First Aid Book.
When we are done answering all of the questions and fulfilling all requirements there will be a Saturday American Red Cross CPR/AED class. This is an Eagle required badge and is a tough one to get through, so we will take our time and knock it out together.
What to Include in your First Aid Kit
First Aid Kits
A first-aid kit well stocked with the basic essentials is indispensable. Choose one sturdy and lightweight, yet large enough to hold the contents so that they are readily visible and so that any one item may be taken out without unpacking the whole kit. Keep a list of contents readily available for easy refilling. Keep the kit in a convenient location. Make one person responsible for keeping the kit filled and available when needed. Quantities of suggested items for your first-aid kit depend on the size of your group and local conditions.
Suggested First-Aid Kit Contents
Because of the possibility of exposure to communicable diseases, first-aid kits should include latex or vinyl gloves, plastic goggles or other eye protection, and antiseptic to be used when giving first aid to bleeding victims, as protection against possible exposure. Mouth barrier devices should be available for use with CPR.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
This specialized skill to endeavor to revive victims of cardiac arrest (no breathing, no pulse) may be taught to Boy Scouts and Venturers by an instructor currently trained by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association. Teaching this skill to Cub Scouts is not recommended.
The Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace
The Outdoor Code
As an American, I will do my best to
Leave No Trace
Take only pictures, Leave only footprints
Camping Supply List
____ SCOUT SHIRT & TROOP ACTIVITY "ZIP-OFF" PANTS (100% Nylon, Olive Drab color) Wear them, don't pack!
Do A Good Turn Daily
"Do a Good Turn Daily" This is your Scout Slogan, something we should all live by. What is a good turn? How do we do a good turn? What does this mean to you? A good turn is an act you perform that helps others with no benefit to yourself. To make it a true good turn, you need to do it before it is asked of you like opening a door, helping someone carry a heavy load or even volunteering for something you may not want to do. When you do these things, it should make you feel proud. One of the qualifications for the BSA 2010 Patch Character Ribbon is to present a written record of you daily Good Turns for a period of 30 consecutive days, verified by your parent, guardian or Scout Leader.
The Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
The Scout Law
A Scout is Trustworthy.
Bill St.Germain: 850-319-8649 SMTROOP356@aol.com
Lizzie St.Germain: 850-319-8715 ASMTROOP356@aol.com
D Marino-Duffy: email@example.com
Edward Duffy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chuck Rexroad: Charles.Rexroad@l-3com.com