April Campout

There will be a campout next weekend the 17th-19th. This campout is the council camporee, “With thousands of participants of all ages having the opportunity to come together to celebrate in adventurous activities, fun games, fascinating displays and captivating shows all at the beautiful Zink Scout Ranch just 18 minutes north of downtown Tulsa there will truly be something for everyone.” please bring $40 (the event fee is $25 and the food cost is $15) to pay Eric Keilbarth if you plan on attending. This will be something you don’t want to miss so please come.

Adults – Create Official-Looking t26 Presentations

So I made these a while back and I don’t think many people are aware of them. These are backgrounds for standard-sized presentations that work with any presentation-building program (Google Slides, PowerPoint, etc). To access these, go to Resources > Official Graphics, right click on the one you want to use and select “Save Image As” to save the image to your computer. Happy Presenting!

(P.S. Here is a sample presentation I created)

Sample Presentation


If you have not acquired an official ID, you have to do that today. TODAY. The e-mail below was sent weeks ago by JJ Jorishie and has been disregarded by many. It cannot be disregarded past Monday. Today! Airline tickets must be purchased this week and we cannot do that without this information. If you are going to Hawaii, 100% of the participants, youth and adults, must have this cleaned up by tonight’s meeting. Read the information below and call me, 918-493-3213, if you have any questions. Read it carefully because any mistakes will cause problems and will cost an additional fee to get it corrected.

If you need an I.D. go to any auto tag agent and get one immediately and then send the information to twright@eaglesun.com immediately. We are trying to get the proper name on all the airline tickets and the above information is needed. If the name on the ticket does not match the name on the I.D. exactly there is a $100.00 fee to make it correct. That fee will be covered by whoever’s ticket does not match the I.D. when we check in at the airport. Remember we are trying to get 37 people checked in and through security so if you have not done this please do it now. If you are going to use a passport then we need the name and race exactly as it appears on the passport. If you are using your drivers license the same applies.

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.