We had a busy election last night with several new scouts accepting new leadership positions and have a very exciting 2012 year planned. Recharter: Our recharter letters went out last week and I wanted to send an electronic version so that everyone would have a copy. We were in the process of updating our database at the time of the mailing so some of our new scouts would not have received the letter. Calendar: Please note, we have moved our March Camping Trip to the weekend of March 16th. To see our complete calendar, go to https://sites.google.com/site/scouttroop17/calendar and please make note of the green highlighted items on your personal calendar which are our camping trips and other important dates. We try very hard to plan ahead for everyone's convenience and desire as much participation as possible from the scouts. Future Trip Registration: We have a new system as of this past year, to register for a camping trip or activity. Our eRegistration Form is located on our website under the Camping Information Tab "Activity Permission Form" <https://sites.google.com/site/scouttroop17/camping/campinfo/camping-per mission> link. This form link will be emailed as a part of our planning for each activity and is necessary to be filled in for two reasons. 1) Release form required by BSA 2) Registration in order for an accurate count of adults and scouts that are participating. It will be important to fill the form for each scout or adult individually for count purposes. Please refer to our Troop 17 website often (www.ScoutTroop17.org) as this is where you will find most needed resources. Should you have any questions, please let us know. Hal Bates Scoutmaster - Troop 17 http://www.ScoutTroop17.org <http://www.scouttroop17.org/> 2204 Teal Court Burlington, NC 27215 HM: 336.585.1962 WK: 336.586.1325 MB: 336.269.2215 ________________________________ Troop 17 - B.S.A. Burlington, North Carolina Parents, Scouts, and Scouters: Greetings and Happy Holidays! It is time to recharter for 2012. The Troop recharter fees are as follows: Each Boy Scout Registration $ 15.00 Insurance 1.00 Boy's Life 12.00 (for all boys) Trip Fees, etc. 107.00 Total Now Due $135.00 Each Adult Troop Committee Member $25.00 (Lewis, Maynard, Schiller, Coble, Huffines, Carmen, Bell, etc.) Please pay the above fees as soon as possible, but no later than January 17, 2012. Please make check payable to Troop 17 and send them via your Scouts to a Tuesday meeting or by mail to - Hal Bates, 2204 Teal Court, Burlington, North Carolina 27215. A portion of the $135.00 you will be paying will go to defray the annual cost of automotive insurance and upkeep for our donated Suburban. Rank and merit badge advancement has become rather expensive and we try to include this cost along with camping trip expenses for the year. We may be contacting you from time to time when we make trips outside of our normal budget (skiing, biking, etc.). Our troop thanks you for your financial commitment to the Boy Scouts of America and to Troop 17. Please do not hesitate to call me if you have questions regarding the financial aspects of Troop 17's operation. Note to our Eagle Scouts We want you to remain active as a registered Scout so we're offering you a chance to recharter for only $16 (registration and insurance). This will allow you to continue your opportunity to earn the coveted palm awards, but most importantly, you will be able to participate in the occasional fun trip where BSA requires registration and insurance. Please consider remaining connected to Boy Scouts of America!