Mother’s Day Food Drive

We are collecting canned goods, rice and toiletries for Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr’s Mother’s Day Food Drive. What’s great about this drive is that most collections occur in the Fall and it’s at this time of year when food pantries run low and supplies are most needed.

Kindly bring in any donations to the next meeting at Trinity on next Friday, May 5. 

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Merit Badge Fair at Nativity/BVM – Saturday, Dec 3

Merit Badge Fair at Nativity/BVM on Rockaway Boulevard in Ozone Park

Dec. 3 from 10am to 4pm .

  • Wear Class Bs
  • Must get merit badge blue cards from Mike to go.
  • Please note these are long badges to do so be prepared with your work and things will go smoother.
  • Take the staircase to the right of the front of the church to go downstairs to the Parrish hall

Badges offered and their pre-requisites below:

  • Citizenship in the Community: Pre-Requisites (watch the news and read articles in the newspaper) #s 1-3-4-5-8
  • Citizenship in the Nation: Pre-Requisites (should have visited a national landmark; also watch the news )
  • Citizenship in the World: Pre-Requisite #s 1-2-3-4c Please read your handbooks from pages 49-71. Please make print outs of all paperwork.
  • Chess: Pre-Requisite #s 1-3 -4c-5c-and 6.
  • Cooking: Pre-Requisites pages 289—-325 and bring your menus with you. Pre-Req #s 1-2-and 3
  • First Aid: Pre-Requisites pages 105-155; BRING your own first aid kit and be prepared to explain the contents.
  • Emergency Prep: Pre-Requisite #s 1-2-8b and BRING family E/Prep kit. Also take a picture of it for extra credit. Make a detailed list and be prepared to explain the what, whys, and wherefores of each item. 
  • Scholarship: Pre-Requisite #s 1, 3 & 5.

Adult Assistance Needed for Flea Market on Saturday 10/25

Mike needs at least 2 adults to help out and oversee the scouts and the scout table at the Trinity flea market on Saturday.

Responsibilities entail selling merchandise at the scout table, coordinating the scouts selling raffle tickets, raffling off prizes at the end of day and helping break down the tables and cleaning up after the flea market is over.

The hours of coverage are 8:30-4:30 (even if you can do 1/2 a day…that’s great! Please volunteer!)

Please contact Mike at 917-749-7798 if you can help.

Learn to Swim Lottery

You have an opportunity to get your child into a City-sponsored swim program (there is a lottery, you can call ahead to see how that limits your chances of getting in).

In Queens, the program is run at Roy Wilkins Park.  See the NYC Parks web site at: http://www.nycgovparks.org/reg/learn-to-swim

Check with them for further info.

Program description for Scout age kids (there are programs for younger kids and adults):
Child Classes: 6 – 17 Years Old

Level I: Children at this level learn basic aquatic skills. They’ll learn how to safely get into and leave the water, how to control their breath by blowing bubbles, how to float and kick on front and back and move through the water. They’ll also learn how to stay safe around the water and what to do in case of an emergency.

Level II: Children at this level learn to move their arms and legs together in a swimming motion. We’ll work on teaching children to swim without assistance, and improve on skills that they learned in Level I. They’ll be able to understand dangerous water conditions and how to assist a swimmer in a water emergency.

• Your child must be 6 years of age on the first day of class in order to participate in the children’s program. Please make sure to bring a birth certificate, passport, or photo identification with date of birth listed for the child on the day of the first class. Documents will be returned after verification is completed. There are classes available at two different times: on Saturdays, and afterschool from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

• All 6-17 years old Saturday lottery winners must attend a water test on October 18 to determine class level.  Missing the water test will result in a first absence.
If a child misses the water test and the first day of class they will be dropped from the session. Participants who miss two consecutive classes will be dropped from the program.

PLEASE NOTE:  IN THE SUMMER, THE NYC PARKS DEPARTMENT OFFERS A LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM AT THEIR OUTDOOR POOLS LIKE THE ONES AT ASTORIA AND FORT TOTTEN.

Troop 106 at the NYC Marathon 2014

Troop 106 will be volunteering (and cheering on our Scoutmaster) at the 2014 NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 2nd 2014 from 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Mile 14 (Vernon Boulevard and 46th Avenue in Long Island City Queens

Due to security issues, each volunteer must pre-register with the NY Road Runners Association. Volunteer Registration is open for Boys Scouts and their families. EACH PERSON must pre-register INDIVIDUALLY. The deadline to sign up is SEPTEMBER 30.

Step by step registration instructions:
1. Go to: https://mynyrr.nyrr.org/login
2. Log in or register with NYRR
3. Click “Volunteer” on left side vertical menu bar
4. Scroll to the bottom of “VOLUNTEER FOR THE TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON” section in center of web page
5. Click the “Volunteer” button in the “FLUID STATIONS 2014 TCS New York City Marathon” section
6. You will enter a web form with a 2 step process 7. Step 1: Select a Marathon Race or event and Volunteer position 8. Scroll down to “Fluid Station, Mile 14 – Queens ” and click adjacent radio button
9. Scroll down to bottom of step 1 page and click next.
10. Click any radio buttons that apply to you 11. Select Group: Select “Boy Scouts”
12. I am registering: Choose the appropriate combo of you and/or children
13. Choose shirt size
14. Accept the Legal Documents and agree to be a Volunteer
15. Now you are done and happily registered

NOTE: If you (Adult or child) would like to have a letter of recognition from the NYC 2014 Volunteers director; please send an e-mail with your full name, Scout’s troop/pack to: Scout101153@gmail.com

 

Medical Forms

All scouts and adults planning on participating in any scout activities, particularly camping, must complete a BSA Medical Form (parts A and B only) for the Troop to keep on file. A copy of your insurance card (front and back) is also required.

• Medicals MUST be submitted before Jambo if you are attending that trip.

• Note: If you attended a BSA summer camp this past summer, you do NOT have to resubmit your medical form.

• A link to the forms is available in the Forms section of the website or here at http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/ahmr.aspx

We’re going to the Big Apple Jamboree!!!

The premiere Big Apple Jamboree event is October 11-14 at William H. Pouch Scout Camp and promises to be a full weekend of High Adventure activities:

• Monster Zip Line • Shooting sports • Rock Climbing Walls • Water Sports/Canoe/Fish/Kayak • Merit Badge Midway • Archery •  Water Bottle Rockets • Geocaching • Mountain Biking • High Ropes Course • Field Sport Competitions and a “REALLY BIG SHOW!”

Cost is $65 per scout and $50 per adult and includes ALL activities, ALL meals and a commemorative Big Apple Jambo patch. Monies due September 6 (our first meeting at Trinity btw).

See bigapplejambo.org for more info

 

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Great Opportunity for Community Service and to Help Those in Need

An outreach program in Queens has asked for our help in procuring school supplies to help kids of needy families get ready for the new school year. You can use the attached flyer to request donations from, neighbors, family and friends. 
 
The school supplies will be distributed at a Free Kidz Day Event in Springfield Park on August 10th.
 
Because we will be at summer camp at that time, we are looking to help out before August 3. In addition to monetary donations, they are also collecting:
 

• Bottled water

• Juice boxes

• Book bags

• Pencils

• Pens

• Rulers

• Glue sticks

• Erasers

• Binders 

• Loose leaf paper

• 24 count crayons

• 8 count washable markers

• Spiral notebooks

• Composition notebooks

 
Time spent soliciting will count towards your community service, so log your hours accordingly. Any and all help with this event, as always, is appreciated!
Please contact Mike if you have any questions.

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