February Campout Postponed

Greetings all! The Troop 26 high council has determined that the road conditions and the forecast for the weekend are such that travel to / from the campout could cause a safety issue. The campout this weekend has been postponed. Stay safe and we’ll see you Sunday for the CoH setup.

Scoutmaster of the Year

At the Eagle District Awards Banquet on Thursday January 29th, Troop 26 Scoutmaster Bill Shaffer was honored with the Eagle District Scoutmaster of the Year award!  Be sure to congratulate Bill and let him know how much you appreciate him.  Other Troop 26 members receiving awards at the banquet include John Points for the incredible Scottish Games Camporee that he organized and Christian Burt for his work as the Chairman of the Webelos Outdoor Woods effort.  Christian also received the Rising Star award.  Troop 26 received an award for the highest popcorn sales in the council.  Others who received honorable mentions include JJ Jorishie and Steve Balman for their work with the district Eagle Boards and Troop 26 scout mom Kimberly Paul for her work with the Friends of Scouting campaign.

Instructions for Making a Kilt – Eagle District Camporee 2014

Below are the instructions for how to measure for a kilt.  Click the link to download.

The next step in making your kilt is to calculate the amount of fabric required.  Below are the instructions for calculating the fabric for your kilt.

Finally, below is the instructions for making a kilt.

Upcoming Cub Scout / Webelos Events

There are three events that Troop 26 would like to invite cub scout packs / Webelos to attend.  Please share this invitation with all Cub Scout Packs and/or Webelos Dens.

Fall Festival – Saturday, September 21st come at the Jack Graves Scout Reservation (Located at 101st St. and 193rd E. Ave Broken Arrow, OK – next to NSU Broken Arrow).  This event is open to all cub scouts and Webelos and is free of charge.  Visit Troop 26 at the Archaeology dig site & museum.  Come dig for buried artifacts, visit the museum, and see our Sarcophagus!!!!  Troop 26 scouts should sign up and help lead this great event.  Contact ASM Christopher Smith to sign up.

Eagle District Fall Camporee/WOW (Webelos only)– This is a great opportunity for Webelos to camp with boy scout troops from all over the district to learn more about what it means to be a boy scout, and to search out a scout troop that will excite and enable them to grow into young men of high character.  Troop 26 invites your Webelos to camp with us or to visit our troop while at the event.  Please contact Christopher Smith at christopher@troop26.org to get details on camping with Troop 26 at the Eagle District Fall Camporee.

Date:             Troop 26 Scouts, October 11th-13th / Webelos, October 12th – 13th, 2013
Time:            Webelos Patrols – Arrive at 8:00 AM, Saturday the 12th
Location:      Contact Christopher Smith for camping details
Cost:             $8.00 per guest through September 27, 2013; Scout or Webelos, youth or adult
$10.00/camper September 30th through October 9th (Deadline).
Plus $15 per camper for meals when camping with Troop 26

RSVP Contact:   To camp with Troop 26, contact Christopher Smith at Christopher@troop26.org

4th Annual Troop 26 Webelos Outdoor Weekend (Webelos only) Troop 26 hosts a WOW for all Eagle district Webelos.  This is an awesome event that Troop 26 hosts at an awesome location.  Webelos will be able to earn pins, trick-or-treat, learn to carve pumpkins, learn about Troop 26, and experience some cool surprises.

Date:                  November 2nd & 3rd (Saturday & Sunday morning)
Theme:              Halloween theme is Dracula this year
Time:                 Arrive at 8:00AM Saturday & Depart ~10:30AM on Sunday Morning
Cost:                  $15.00 per guest (includes meals & special Troop 26 Patch)
RSVP Contact:   Christopher Smith, 918-899-5265, Christopher@troop26.org
Other Info:         More information to come!

WOW events are a great opportunity for Webelos to learn more about the next phase in their scouting career.  We would love to have your Webelos join us at both WOW events.  Please RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your spot.

2014 Philmont Opportunity

Indian Nations Council still has 2 spots open for a 2014 Council Contingent to Philmont.

Dates are aprox June 30 – July 12 2014
Cost is aprox $825
Must be at least 14 by 1/1/14 or 13 and have finished the 8th grade by 6/30/14.
Must pass a Philmont Backcountry physical (height and weight requirements)

This will be a co-ed crew with male and female youth from multiple units.  Barb and Marshall Dunham will be the tour leaders.

If you are interested contact Bill McGhee (bill@wemc.net) (918)760-0847.