Scouts and Parents:
As we head
into July summer is really making itself noticed! With
all of this great weather I hope you are finding ways to
get outside and enjoy it. It was great to see scouts
taking advantage of the troop events offered in June.
The month started with the Cape Cod Bike trip which was
attended by 13 scouts and 5 leaders. Thanks to Mr.
Migdail-Smith for putting it all together. On June 3rd
the troop and our extended troop family gathered for the
end-of-season Court of Honor and cookout. Thanks to
everyone who donated and who helped out with the event
including Mrs. Ferri who shopped for dinner. On behalf
of Narragansett Council we had 17 Friends of Scouting
pledges totaling $1,065. Thank you to Mr. Reynolds for
spearheading the campaign and to those who donated. On
June 7th 13 scouts and 5 leaders took part in our
Cooking Merit Badge Weekend at Camp Richard. Thanks to
Mr. Sutcliffe for organizing the weekend. On June 14th 5
scouts and 2 leaders cleaned up Route 91, our adopted
highway, as the Richmond Conservation Commission held
their Environmental Awareness Day. During the June 21-22
Fishing Weekend at Camp Richard 16 scouts and 4 Leaders
spent time fishing, playing games, and hanging out.
Thanks goes to Mr. Pereira for putting the weekend
together. On June 22, 5 scouts and 6 leaders took part
in the Downey Weaver Posts Flag Retirement Ceremony.
Thanks to Mr. Ferri for taking charge of that event.
On behalf of the troop I want to give a big
Congratulations to Troop 1 Assistant Scoutmasters Mr.
Bacon and Mrs. Puglia for receiving Southwest Service
Area Scouting Awards for their work in Cub Scouting at
the annual service area awards banquet!
And now a look ahead...
OUR WEEK AT CAMP YAWGOOG IS JULY 20-27. Scouts received
a planning chart at our planning meeting in May and
should have at least started to work on planning out
their week. Whether they have or not I encourage you to
sit down with your scout and use the chart to help them
plan their schedule. All scouts attending for the first
year will attend New Frontiers. Yawgoog has few required
activities for scouts in their second year and above and
scouts without a plan can find it difficult to organize
their time. Additional planning information will be sent
YMCA/Wyoming Post Office parking lot off Route 138 in
Wyoming on Sunday July 20 at 4:00 PM. From there we will
carpool to camp. We need leaders willing to drive scouts
and any parents with a van, pickup truck, or trailer
willing to transport luggage. Please let me or Mr.
Sutcliffe know when we meet at the YMCA parking lot if
you can either transport scouts or luggage.
There will be a closing ceremony and Court of Honor at
Campsite Backwoods at 10:00 AM Sunday July 27 followed
by the Dress Parade at 12:30 PM. Scouts are released
after the parade at approximately 1:30 PM. Please do not
take your scout without good reason before the dress
parade as it shows a lack of support for the rest of the
troop. Do not leave with your scout without telling me
or a primary leader at Camp Yawgoog. (Me, Mr. Sutcliffe
or Mr. Niland)
Send Mail To:
Camp Sandy Beach
Yawgoog Scout Reservation
61 Camp Yawgoog Road
Rockville, RI 02873
The scouts really enjoy getting mail at mail call!!!
Note: The planned pizza for our arrival on Sunday 6/20
has been cancelled!!! Scouts are responsible for
bringing their own dinner Sunday night 6/20!
I repeat... The planned pizza for our arrival on Sunday
6/20 has been cancelled!!! Scouts are responsible for
bringing their own dinner Sunday night 6/20!
Annual Health and Medical Record:
There are still a few parents who have not turned in
health forms for their scout. Every scout attending Camp
Yawgoog must provide a new BSA Health Form parts A, B,
and C. Part C requires a doctor signature. For a copy of
the BSA forms go
They can be mailed directly to Mr Tom Sutcliffe. Contact
me for his address. Turning in forms at drop-off is too
late since we will have already checked in the forms.
Yawgoog is offering the following training courses while
we are at camp. All Training can be
signed up and paid for at www.yawgoog.org, leaders tab,
Forms, Excel spreadsheets, etc., and then payment
center. Remember that leadership costs can be reimbursed
by the troop.
July 22nd - Scoutmaster Specific 9am - 5PM
July 23-24 Outdoor leadership skills 2pm( 23rd) - 5pm
July 22 - Climb on safety - 7-8 PM
July 24 - Safe swim and safety afloat (Sandy Beach) -
July 23 - Trek Safety 7-8PM
July 24 - Leave no trace 7-8 pm
July 24 - Youth Protection 7-8 PM
July 24 - Advancement 7-8 PM
Leaders do not need to wait for our week at camp to take
part in any leader training at Camp Yawgoog.
Dinner time (Supper) is formal at Camp Yawgoog. All
Adult Leaders (as well as Scouts) must wear a Class A
uniform shirt to supper. If you don't currently have a
Class A uniform shirt then you must get one and wear it
in order to join the troop for the evening meals.
Remember: all leaders staying overnight must also turn
in a health form in advance, parts A, B, and C.
I will be sending a separate email with a lot more
Yawgoog information including a packing list and
information on merit badges.
National Youth Leadership Traning will take place from
August 17th to August 22nd at Camp Yawgoog. Scouts
here for details. The troop reimburses the scout's
course fees when the scout has completed the National
Youth Leader Training course. I'm mentioning it in this
July newsletter because this is something that scouts
should begin to consider at this time.
A Reminder: In a new effort to stay connected, you can
now follow the troop on Twitter and Google+ for updates,
announcements, pictures, interesting links and more.
Both accounts are secure and can only be followed by
those who are approved. Any member of the troop or a
troop members parent will be approved to follow. Admins
are Mr. Reynolds and myself. Click on the buttons below
to follow us!
Let me know if you have any questions.
Troop 1 Richmond, RI