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2016 January Troop Update

Jan 13 – Alligator Patrol/Law MB
7 to 7:15: Rick Hermanns, Personal Management, Budgeting (#2)
7:15 to 8: St. Petersburg Police Department, Law (#4)
Jan. 20 – Alligator Patrol/Law MB
7:10 to 8: Attorney Michael Allweiss, Law (#6B and 7)
Jan 27 – Alligator Patrol/Law MB
7:10 to 8: Attorney Bob Willis, Wrap up Law.

Feb. 3 – Panther Patrol/Fly Fishing MB
7:10 to 7:30: Rick Hermanns, Personal Management, Saving/Investing (#4 & 5)
7:30 to 8: Fun & Games
Feb. 10 – Panther Patrol/Fly Fishing MB
7:10 to 8: Pat Damico, flyguy@captpat.com, C: (727) 504-8649, Captain’s Corner Correspondent for the Tampa Bay Times and Federation of Fly Fishers certified master instructor.
Feb. 17 – Panther Patrol/Fly Fishing MB
7 to 7:15: Rick Hermanns, Personal Management, Assets (#6)
7:10 to 8: Bill AuCoin, wmaucoin2@gmail.com, C: (727) 417-6676, Suncoast Fly Fishers.
Feb. 24 – Panther Patrol/Fly Fishing
7:10 to 8: Representatives from Bill Jackson Shop for Adventure in Pinellas Park will come to the meeting to work on basic fly casting skills.

Spring Schedule

Spring Program: Personal Management Merit Badge (Hermanns)
January Program: Law Merit Badge (Willis)
Jan. 8-9: Eagle Work Days, Fort DeSoto
Jan. 8-10: Order of the Arrow Winter Conclave
Jan. 11: Eagle BOR
Jan 13: Troop Meeting 7 p.m., Program Alligator Patrol
Jan. 16: Brooksville Raid
Jan. 18: Life to Eagle Clinic, 6 p.m., Panera’s on Fourth Street
Jan. 20: Troop Meeting, 7 p.m., Board of Reviews; Program Alligator Patrol; MBC Training.
Jan. 27: Troop Meeting 7 p.m., Program Alligator Patrol

February Program: Fly Fishing Merit Badge (Tomalin)
Feb. 1: Troop membership fee due
Feb. 3: Senior Patrol Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.; Troop Meeting 7 p.m., Program Panther Patrol
Feb. 8: Eagle BOR
Feb. 10: Troop Meeting 7 p.m., Program Panther Patrol
Feb. 12-14: Colt Creek Campout
Feb. 17: Troop Meeting, 7 p.m., Board of Reviews; Program Panther Patrol
Feb. 24: Troop Meeting 7 p.m., Program Panther Patrol
Feb. 26-28: Webelo Crossover, Camp Soule

March Program: Backpacking/Hiking (Tomalin)
March 2: Senior Patrol Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.; Troop Meeting 7 p.m., Program Scorpion Patrol, Rick Hermanns, Personal Management, Borrowing (#2)
March 9: Troop Meeting, 7 p.m., Program Scorpion Patrol
March 11-13: Order of the Arrow Fellowship
March 11-13: Mutual Mine Campout, Withlacoochee State Forest
March 14: Eagle BOR
March 16: Troop Meeting, 7 p.m., Board of Reviews; Program Scorpion Patrol, Rick Hermanns, Personal Management, Planning (#9)
March 19: Climbing & Shooting Sports Day, Sand Hill
March 23: Pinellas County School’s Spring Break, NO MEETING
March 30:  Troop Meeting, 7 p.m., Program Scorpion Patrol
March 31: Re-charter due

April Program: Birdwatching Merit Badge (K. Smith)
April 2: University of Scouting
April 6: Senior Patrol Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.; Troop Meeting 7 p.m., Program Shark Patrol, Rick Hermanns Personal Management Wrap Up, Order of the Arrow Elections
April 8-10: Big Foot Backpacking Trip
April 8-10: Order of the Arrow Section Conference
April 11: Eagle BOR
April 13: Troop Meeting, 7 p.m., Program Shark Patrol
April 15-17: Leave No Trace Training, Camp Soule
April 20: Troop Meeting, 7 p.m., Board of Reviews; Program Shark Patrol
April 22-24: Hog Island Campout/Withlacoochee River Canoe Trip
April 27: Troop Meeting, 7 p.m., Program Shark Patrol

May Program: Summer Camp Prep
May 4: Senior Patrol Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m. (Set Fall Schedule); Troop Elections,  No Program Patrol
May 11: End of Year Party, Board of Reviews, No Program Patrol
May 16: Eagle BOR
May 18: Final Court of Honor, New SPL/ASPL Ceremony
May 25: Final Exams, NO MEETING

SUMMER BREAK
June 10-12: NYLT, Sand Hill
June 13: Eagle BOR
June 17-19: NYLT, Sand Hill
June 19-25: Sand Hill Week #1
June 26 – July 2: Sand Hill Week #2
June 26 – July 2: Camp Woodruff, Blairsville, GA
July 3 – July 9: Sand Hill Week #3
July 11: Eagle BOR
Aug. 8: Eagle BOR

CAMPING

February 12-14: Colt Creek: This is a good place for the fishing merit badge. Another option – knock out one of the backpacking merit badges 2-night trips.
March 11-13: Mutual Mine, Withlacoochee State Forest.
April 8-10: Big Foot Wilderness Camp, this is an excellent opportunity for a first time backpacking trip for new scouts.
April 22-24: Hog Island Group Campground at Withlacoochee State Park. Canoe/Camp.