Boy Scouts of America
Riverside, California, USA
Michael McVeigh, Scoutmaster
June, 2013 to present
Melissa Perkins, Committee Chairwoman
August, 2015 to present
Linda Jenkins, Former Troop Committee Chairwoman
2012 to May, 2014
Don Herweck, Former Troop Committee Chairman
Doug Moore -First Past Scoutmaster
2008 - May, 2013
Tom Gebelin, Former Scoutmaster
River Valley District Award of Merit Recipient, 1998
We meet in the "Scout House"
Scoutmaster message of 2/3/16:
Please sign up for the upcoming campouts. We need to have you signed up and paid at least Two Weeks before the campout in order to properly have time to put them together.
February 19th – 21st - Lava Tubes (NOTE THAT THE DATE HAD CHANGED!)
March 4th – March 6th – Archery Campout (NOTE THAT THE DATE AS ALSO CHANGED)
We have a Adams Street Cleanup and Scout House Cleanup scheduled for THIS Saturday, February 6th. We will meet at the Adams street industrial complex at the corner of Adams street and Lincoln at 8:00AM. Once finished we will head over to the Scout House. We should be there around 9:30AM. ANY and ALL help is appreciated! We especially need mowers and weed trimmers for the clearing of the weeds around the Scout House.
We will be doing the Patrol planning for the Lava Tubes campout at the next Troop meeting since we will not be meeting on February 15th due to the President’s Holiday. Please be sure to attend if you are going on the campout.
Mr. Paquette will be working with any Scouts who would like to get their Chess Merit Badge before the Troop meetings in February. See flyer (PDF File.) There is also a PowerPoint presentation posted that instructs you on The game of chess.
There is a S.O.A.R. event at Jurupa Mountain Discovery Center on March 12th. This is a Great opportunity to get several Merit Badges Especially two Eagle ones – Environmental Science and Sustainability. See posted flyer (PDF file.)
We need everyone to fill out new permission forms and medical forms for 2016. These forms are required to be every year per National. Information and forms can be picked up at the Troop meetings.
The Mt. Rubidoux trail clean-up and trail lighting is coming up on the weekend of March 26th (cleanup) & March 27th (trail lighting). More information given at the Troop meeting.
If you want to go to either NYLT or Foxfire Leadership training this June and you want to request a scholarship for full or partial payment of this training by the Troop you need to write a letter to the Troop Committee explaining why you want to go and what you are expecting to get out of this training and how will it improve you leadership skill within the Troop. These letters are due by the February 29th . There are some prerequisites so please contact me or see me to review your eligibility.
We are going to Camp Chewanakee for Summer Camp 2016. We need you to make a deposit with Mr. Grace if you plan to attend so we can know how many spots will need to be reserved. If you have already signed up Please start making payments. This is a Great Summer Camp and probably one of the Best in California. It is located in the Sequoia National Park with its own fresh water lake! We also need you to start making regular payments to him as well since we have a considerable payment due around January 15th. Details about the camp and actual cost are forthcoming.
The Troop is in the planning stages of organizing a trip to Northern Tier in Minnesota. This is a BSA High Adventure Camp. A youth must be 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and completed the 8th grade by date of participation. We need to get commitments in order to know how many slots we need to put in for. If you are interested please sign up ASAP.
Knot of the week for the next Troop meeting will be the Taut Line Hitch
Our stock of soda pop is dwindling down. If any family would like to donate some soda pop to the Troop it would be appreciated. Please no diet sodas.