Our troop will be picking up the Scouting for food bags onSaturday Nov 10, beginning at 11AM. We will meet at the 2nd Congregational Church and bring the food to the Scout Office drop off point for boxing and delivering to the food distribution centers throughout the valley. Wear your Troop t shirt.
Both flyer dropoff and bag pickup days will count towards community service hours and troop events required for rank advancement.
Each patrol is expected to have at least one parent driver.
Who: Senior Patrol Leader, ASPL's and Patrol Leaders
Where: Derby 2nd Congregational Church
When: Saturday, Aug 25, Noon to 2PM
Why: To plan out our year of Scouting themes, events, activities and trips
How: Arrive in casual clothes with your Patrol Leader's notebook and a pencil or pen. Represent your patrol by bringing interesting ideas for themes, troop meetings, camping trips...etc The success of our scouting year is dependent on YOUR participation and ideas.
Our first Troop meeting will be on September 5, 7-8:30PM and first PLC meeting will be on Sunday Sept 9, 7-8PM, both at the Derby 2nd Congregational Church.
Please plan to have an organizational patrol meeting between Aug 26 and Sept 4. New patrol rosters will be distributed at the calendar planning session.
Chris Green and Paul Smedley, members of the Medehamstede Explorer Scouts from Peterborough, England, were guests of Troop 3 for 3 weeks this summer. In additon to attending a week of summer camp with us at Ed Strang Scout Reservation they also were hosted by several Troop 3 families who provided them with American hospitality.
Many thanks to the Thompsons, Mahans, Poppas, Stankyes and Herdes for being terrific hosts and to Mrs. Thompson for coordinating the exchange hosts. Also, many thanks to Mr. Martin Hall who arranged the exchange from Peterborough, and to Dr. Robert Feeney, a Troop 3 alumnus who supports our International Exchange Scout program. Scouts can contact Chris at Green_508@hotmail.com and Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org Our WISE trip scouts hope to visit with Chris and Paul when we visit the World Scout Jamboree.
The final Troop 3 meeting until September will take place this Wednesday 7-8:30PM at the Derby 2nd Congregational Church.
merit badge library will be open for scouts to check out merit badge
books they would like to borrow for summer camp (or you can purchase
them at the camp trading post). Camp tent mates will be finalized and
MANDATORY medical forms and permission slips will be collected.
annual Derby History Patrol Scavenger Hunt will take place and a prize
will be awarded to the winning patrol. Class A uniforms required.
will also be a brief presentation highlighting Troop 3's 2008 summer
trip. Hint: Captain Jack Sparrow. A $100 deposit (can be taken from
your troop account) will reserve your spot and signups with deposit
will be first come first serve beginning Wed. night. The cost will be
approx $1200. You must be 14 by Sept. 1, 2008 to qualify for this trip
(more than 75% of the troop qualifies) and attend a week at Strang
Scout Reservation in 2008.
Don't miss out on the final troop meeting. Patrol leaders, please remind your patrol members.
Other upcoming events: June 17 - Housatonic Council's Father's Day Pancake Breakfast at Paugassett Hook & Ladder Co. on Route 34. June
19 - First Summer Concert on the Derby Green. Working scouts must wear
troop 3 t-shirts. Concerts continue every Tuesday (Wed. if it rains)
throughout the summer. Scouts who work will funds. June 24 - Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Jim Blaskewicz, 1PM at Hilltop Hose Fire House, Puluski Highway, Ansonia.
Twenty-three photo albums from the year 2005 have been added to the Photo Albums section.
Winter Camp 2006 will take place on February 17th-February 20th at Edmund D. Strang Scout Reservation. The event is limited to the first 23 youth members who register with full fees paid. Registered Boy Scouts and Venture Crew Members must be 12 years of age at the time of the event and First Class Rank. Click here to view the brochure (.pdf)
The 82nd Annual Scout Gang Show will take place on May 12 & 13, 2006 in the Fellowship Hall of Derby Methodist Church. It is the longest show of its kind and has received national publicity. The theme for this year's show is "The times They Are A Changing" and will feature songs from the 1960s. To download the 2006 Gang Show Booster letter, click here (.doc)