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Spring Court of Honor 2016

At least twice a year, Troop 324 hosts a Court of Honor where Scouts receive their Merit Badges and Rank Advancements.

On Monday, March 28, parents and other family members and friends gathered to see their Scouts honored for their latest achievements. The event also recognized the Troop’s newest Eagle Scout as well.

Scouts performed emcee duties, which meets one of the requirements for the Communications Merit Badge.

The event concluded with refreshments. Congratulations, Scouts!

Shooting Sports Campout 2016

Troop 324 Shotgun Campout

April 1-3, 2016
shotgun1Goals:
  • Earn Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge (optional).
  • Work on rifle shooting merit badge requirements.
  • Have fun shooting.
  • Rank advancement.
Dates:

Friday April 1-3, 2016

Destination:

Hillsdale State Park, Paola, KS

Departure & Return:

Meet at Church on Friday at 5:30 PM for departure shortly thereafter.  The drive is about 45 minutes, so please be on time.  Anticipate return to Church around 10:00AM on Sunday.

Activities:

Scouts pursuing Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge will receive instruction on proper shotgun safety and use, including all requirements for the Merit Badge.  Scouts who already have the appropriate Merit Badge may engage in open trap shooting and rifle shooting.  At all times while on the trap shooting range, Scouts will be supervised by adults.  NRA certified Range Officer will be supervising the shooting.

Scouts need not participate in shooting activities, so long as they are otherwise engaged in proper Scouting activities (e.g., rank advancement, Scout skills, etc.) or are observing shotgun shooting by other Scouts.  Hiking, nature observation, advancement and an evening campfire are also on the agenda.  The boys can even bring their fishing rods!

Merit Badge:

Note:  To earn the Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge during this campout, a Scout must do the following:

  1. Complete Requirement # 1 in advance of the campout (by completing the blanks on pages 1 and 2 of Merit Badge handout, attached).
  2. Be prepared to discuss Requirement # 2A (on pages 3 and 4 of handout).
  3. Demonstrate proficiency by hitting at least 48% of 50 targets (Requirement # 2A(l)).

You’ll need a merit badge book to complete certain of these requirements. The Troop library should contain several copies of this book, but they are also available for purchase at Scout Shop. Mr. Dohr will be available as a counselor for this merit badge

Cost:
  • Scouts – $45 includes two rounds of shooting and food for campout. To earn the merit badge you must buy a minimum of two rounds.
  • Costs for Scouts include meals, shells, targets, hearing protection, instruction and the use of firearms.
  • Adults – $20 for campout. Adults wishing to shoot may purchase targets for $5 per round.
Uniform:

Field uniform (Class A) during travel to and from campsite.  Seasonal camping attire at all other times.  Please wear appropriate clothing for shouldering a shotgun (e.g., a sweatshirt or fleece).

Equipment:

Depending on forecast, Spring camping equipment, including hiking boots (with back-up pair), multiple layers of jackets, and appropriate sleeping bag.  Scouts should also bring their Scout Handbook and merit badge book(s) if pursuing either Merit Badge.  Please have boys bring safety glasses or sunglasses if they don’t already wear eyeglasses. All persons on shooting range must wear eye and ear protection at all times.

Food:

Eat Friday dinner at home before departure.  Patrols are responsible for purchasing and preparing Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast.  Adults will do likewise, separately from the patrols.

Emergency Contact:

To contact your Scout in an emergency, call Kent Bredehoeft at 816- 674-1437 or Tom Ring at 816-853-0061.
For details, or to discuss changes in plans, please contact Paul Crabtree (phcrabtree @t gmail dot com)

 

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