Troop Meeting – Thursday, September 9th at 6 pm

Troop 24 Scouts and Adult Leaders

We will meet at 6PM for our Thursday meeting this week and through the end of September. The meeting will be held on the lawn at Riverside Presbyterian Church.

Topic Theme “Be Prepared”

The agenda for this week:

Scout Rank Requirements 1a – d:

1.a – Scout Oath, Law, Motto, Slogan
1.b – Explain Scout spirit, and how you have shown it
1.c – Scout sign, salute and handshake
1.d – Explain the First Class Scout badge

Scouts who need these requirements, come prepared!

Meal planning for Devil’s Lake outing this weekend:

1. Caleb C
2. Lucas C
3. AJ D
4. Atticus F
5. Marcello G
6. Nathan H
7. Zachary K
8. Theodore K
9. David V

Figure out what you are eating this weekend!

T Ball!!!

Troop Meeting – Thursday, September 2nd at 7pm

We resume our weekly meetings at Riverside Presbyterian Church today – Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 7 PM. Troop 24 will be meeting every Thursday at 7pm at RPC unless otherwise announced.

Today we will be meeting outdoors on the Riverside Presbyterian Church lawn. We are looking forward to seeing all of of scouts and leaders tonight!

Save the Dates!

Troop 24 will resume its regular in person Thursday Troop meetings in the Riverside Presbyterian Church gym on September 2nd. We will meet every week from 7pm to approximately 8:30pm.

Here are some other dates to mark on your calendar:
September 10-12, 2021 – Campout to Devil’s Lake, Wisconsin
October 9-11, 2021 – Campout to Waterfall Glen
November 5-7, 2021- Campout to Indiana Dunes
Pancake Breakfast – Saturday, March 5, 2022
Summer Camp at Camp Tesomas – July 17-23, 2022

MANDATORY TROOP MEETING – 7:00 pm THIS THURSDAY

MANDATORY TROOP MEETING – 7:00

This week is Troop Election Thursday!

BE ON TIME! The Zoom meeting will begin at 7:00. Wear your Class A uniform.

Part I: Order of the Arrow nominations
• Danny Kalish & John Svoboda from Takhone Lodge will provide an overview of Scouting’s National Honor Society, followed by elections of this year’s Troop 24 candidates.
Part II: Troop Elections
• We will elect a new Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) after hearing all SPL “stump speeches” from your fellow Scouts.
• The new SPL will then appoint a new Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL).
• Finally, you can select a “Troop Job” for the Spring term – especially important for the Star, Life, and Eagle ranks. Troop Jobs include Quartermasters, Instructors, Den Chiefs, Outdoor Ethics Guide, Librarian, Historian, Webmaster, Chartered Organization Aide, Scribe, and Bugler. We invite those of you who like coaching other Scouts to consider the Instructor and Den Chief positions.
If you attend meetings regularly and would like to serve as a Patrol Leader, send an email to Mr. Flassing [flassing@yahoo.com] or Mr. Lauger [tim@lauger.com] – we’ll likely organize the Patrols around interested PLs this term.

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ITEMS OF NOTE

Pancake Breakfast Job Assignments!

The Pancake Breakfast Website is now open for job assignments.
Please go to EveryYear.org to sign up.
IF YOU ARE A SCOUT, you will use your BSA# (supplied in your ticket packet) to login.
If you do not have your BSA#, contact Mr. Hosek at pancakes@troop24riverside.com.
IF YOU HAVEN’T RECEIVED TICKETS TO SELL CONTACT Mr. Hosek at pancakes@troop24riverside.com.

There are inside and outside jobs:

INSIDE: Follow all usual safety protocols, plus bring your own mask, we will have extras available.
• Grill men
• Batter Mixers
• Sausage Cooker
• Floater

OUTSIDE: DRESS FOR THE WEATHER! We don’t know what it will be like, so be prepared!
• Breakfast Packers* – Loading pancakes, Sausage and Syrup in to to-go boxes
• Drinks Distribution* – make sure meals have correct number and type of beverages
• Breakfast Servers* – pass out packed breakfast bags to customers
• Ticket Collector* – work with cash table to collect tickets and money, provide change to customers
• Kitchen Runner* – resupply Breakfast Packers and Drink Distributors with pancakes, sausage and drinks
IF YOU ARE AN ADULT, you need to login with an email address and password. If you’ve logged in before and forgot your password, there is a reset link on the sign in page. If you are new to the website, you’ll need to register first.
We need A LOT of parents to make this work. This is the first time we are trying a drive-thru event, so I’m expecting problems and surprises and the more people I have on hand to help, the better. Most of the people will be outside, so dress appropriately.

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MARCH 4TH: NO REGULAR MEETING. Scouts who can’t work a Saturday shift MUST attend this Pancake Breakfast set-up meeting. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we can not do it without our Scout families.

MARCH 11TH: PACK 24 WEBELOS II CROSSOVER CEREMONY: stay tuned for details.

CROSSOVER CAMP-OUT: we are working to settle a date and location for this Spring’s Crossover camp-out. Stay tuned for details.

SUMMER CAMP AT TESOMAS [July 11-17] is around the corner! Information forthcoming.

Troop 24 Pancake Breakfast Sign up and Kahoot Trivia Game

Pancake Breakfast Job Assignments!

The Pancake Breakfast Website is now open for job assignments.
Please go to EveryYear.org to sign up.
IF YOU ARE A SCOUT, you will use your BSA# (supplied in your ticket packet) to login.
If you do not have your BSA#, contact Mr. Hosek at pancakes@troop24riverside.com.
IF YOU HAVEN’T RECEIVED TICKETS TO SELL CONACT Mr. Hosek at pancakes@troop24riverside.com.

There are inside and outside jobs:
INSIDE: Follow all usual safety protocols, plus bring your own mask, we will have extras available.
• Grill men
• Batter Mixers
• Sausage Cooker
• Floater
OUTSIDE: DRESS FOR THE WEATHER! We don’t know what it will be like, so be prepared!
• Breakfast Packers* – Loading pancakes, Sausage and Syrup in to to-go boxes
• Drinks Distribution* – make sure meals have correct number and type of beverages
• Breakfast Servers* – pass out packed breakfast bags to customers
• Ticket Collector* – work with cash table to collect tickets and money, provide change to customers
• Kitchen Runner* – resupply Breakfast Packers and Drink Distributors with pancakes, sausage and drinks
IF YOU ARE AN ADULT, you need to login with an email address and password. If you’ve logged in before and forgot your password, there is a reset link on the sign in page. If you are new to the website, you’ll need to register first.
We need A LOT of parents to make this work. This is the first time we are trying a drive-thru event, so I’m expecting problems and surprises and the more people I have on hand to help, the better. Most of the people will be outside, so dress appropriately.


Rich Hosek
richhosek@gmail.com

FURTHER KAHOOT DETAILS

We’re anticipating a fun evening of trivia! See below for details, and we’ll see you tomorrow at 7:00!
• PS if you have a moment, try to download Kahoot to your device before the meeting [see below].
GENERAL INFORMATION

Rules

More points are given if you answer a question quickly. Points are taken away if you answer incorrectly.

Devices

You can attend the zoom meeting and play Kahoot on a single device, but you will need to open two internet browser sessions. Or if you have both a computer and a tablet or phone that is ideal. You can Zoom from the computer and download the app on your phone or tablet to answer the questions via Kahoot.

We will use Zoom to present the trivia questions and you will be able to see and hear the hosts and other contestants.

Kahoot

We will use Kahoot to present, time, and score the questions. You will answer the trivia questions by clicking or tapping the colored square that corresponds with the correct answer.
• Download the free Kahoot app on your phone or tablet: App Store | Google Play | App Gallery
OR play it via the Kahoot website
How to play a Kahoot
1. Launch the app or click “Play” at the top right on the website.
2. Enter the PIN for the game. Troop 24 will reveal the PIN for the game at the start of the Zoom meeting at 7 p.m.
3. Type in your team name or let Kahoot choose one for you.

Don’t worry, we’ll do a couple of questions to warm you up and make sure you understand how to use Kahoot. That’s it! You’re ready to play!

Need help? Contact us at 708.267.6476 or email flassing@yahoo.com.

FEBRUARY 18TH TROOP MEETING – BACK TO THE 7:00 START TIME!

FEBRUARY 18TH TROOP MEETING – BACK TO THE 7:00 START TIME!

Be sure to join us as we close the Fall term with a “Kahoot” computerized trivia game. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!

Questions may range from “What is the “D” in the EDGE Method” to “The greatest number of bikes ever hauled by Mr. Hartwig to Camp Tesomas is …”

More technical / Zoom set-up details to follow tomorrow; join us for the fun!

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A quick edited overview of “Kahoot” from Wikipedia:

Kahoot! was designed in Norway for social learning, with learners gathered around a common screen such as an interactive whiteboard, projector, or a computer monitor. The gameplay is simple; all players connect using a generated game PIN shown on the
common screen, and use a device to answer questions created by [the Scout Leaders or Scouts]. These questions can be changed to award points, which are calculated on up to how much can the player get and how long it takes the player to answer. The sooner the player answers, the more points they get if the player answers correctly. Points then show up on the leaderboard after each question. The player can also get a streak, meaning they answered more questions in sequence. The better their streak is, the more points they get when answering a question correctly.

See you at 7:00!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

FEB 25TH: MANDATORY MEETING – Troop Elections [Senior Patrol Leader] and Takhone Lodge Order of the Arrow nominations. Details to follow.

ANNOUNCEMENT – PANCAKE BREAKFAST [MARCH 6]

The Pancake Breakfast this year is going to be a drive-thru event.
Each scout is responsible for selling 15 tickets at $6 each.
Packets should have arrived in the mail. If you have not received your tickets, please contact Rich Hosek at pancakes@troop24riversidecom.
More information about job assignments will be coming.
If you’re an adult and wish to volunteer, please let Rich Hosek know.

SAVE THE DATES
Troop 24 will be going to Camp Tesomas for our week of Summer Camp JULY 11-17, 2021.

FEBRUARY 11TH TROOP MEETING – NEW START TIME: 6:00!

FEBRUARY 11TH TROOP MEETING – NEW START TIME: 6:00!

“On my honor, I will … keep myself physically fit, mentally awake, and morally straight.”

STARTING AT 6:00, we will complete our rank advancement / merit badge Zoom meetings for March.

Mr. Flassing and Dr. Lanken will continue the Eagle-required “Personal Fitness” merit badge, and we’ll use “break-out” rooms to continue rank advancement work, focused on the Trail to First Class.
• FEB 18TH: be sure to join us at the February 18th meeting, when we’ll end the Fall Term with a fun computerized trivia game. Not just “What is the “D” in the EDGE Method”, but … “What is Mr. Flassing’s favorite camp dinner?” Join us for the fun!
• FEB 25TH: MANDATORY MEETING – Troop Elections [Senior Patrol Leader] and Takhone Lodge Order of the Arrow nominations. Details to follow.
• MAR 4TH: PANCAKE BREAKFAST SET-UP/PREPARATION [no regular Troop meeting]
• MAR 11TH: the Pack 24 Webelos II join us as Boy Scouts, and the new PLC is inaugurated [SPL + PLs].
So …

If you have a requirement you’d like to either discuss, explain, or demonstrate tomorrow, be ready – and feel free to email Mr. Lauger [tim@lauger.com] or Mrs. Enochs [enochsalice@yahoo.com] by Thursday afternoon if you have a requirement you’d like to review, to help us get organized.

See you at 6:00!

ANNOUNCEMENT – PANCAKE BREAKFAST [MARCH 6]

The Pancake Breakfast this year is going to be a drive-thru event.
Each scout is responsible for selling 15 tickets at $6 each.
Packets should have arrived in the mail. If you have not received your tickets, please contact Rich Hosek at pancakes@troop24riversidecom.
More information about job assignments will be coming.
If you’re an adult and wish to volunteer, please let Rich Hosek know.

FEBRUARY 4TH TROOP MEETING – NEW START TIME: 6:00!

“On my honor, I will … keep myself physically fit, mentally awake, and morally straight.”

STARTING AT 6:00, we will continue our rank advancement / merit badge Zoom meeting this week.

Mr. Flassing and Dr. Lanken will begin the Eagle-required “Personal Fitness” merit badge, and we’ll use “break-out” rooms to continue rank advancement work, focused on the Trail to First Class.
• If you have a requirement you’d like to either discuss, explain, or demonstrate, be ready – let’s try to complete requirements that are effective in a Zoom meeting – we hope to soon get outdoors again, where we can focus on hands-on skill-based work.
• Feel free to email Mr. Lauger [tim@lauger.com] or Mrs. Enochs [enochsalice@yahoo.com] by Thursday afternoon if you have a requirement you’d like to review, to help us get organized.
• And if you’re not sure where to start, bring your Handbook, and ask the group what requirements may be best for a later week – we’ll help you plan.
See you at 6:00 Thursday!

ANNOUNCEMENT – PANCAKE BREAKFAST [MARCH 6]
• The Pancake Breakfast this year is going to be a drive-thru event.
• Each scout is responsible for selling 15 tickets at $6 each.
• Packets should have arrived in the mail. If you have not received your tickets, please contact Rich Hosek at pancakes@troop24riversidecom.
• More information about job assignments will be coming.
• If you’re an adult and wish to volunteer, please let Rich Hosek know.

ANNOUNCEMENT- TROOP ELECTIONS [FEB 25]
• COMING SOON – MANDATORY MEETING – Troop Elections [SPL] and Takhone Lodge Order of the Arrow nominations – February 25th.

ANNOUNCEMENT – KLONDIKE DERBY [FEB 13]
• Click here to register for this year’s Troop 24 Klondike Derby patrol!

JANUARY 28TH TROOP MEETING – NEW START TIME: 6:00!

JANUARY 28TH TROOP MEETING – NEW START TIME: 6:00! PACK 24 WEBELOS II JOINING US!

“On my honor, I will … keep myself physically fit, mentally awake, and morally straight.”

STARTING AT 6:00, we will continue our rank advancement, merit badge work, and welcome the Webelos II to the meeting.
• Mr. Flassing and Dr. Lanken will begin the Eagle-required “Personal Fitness” merit badge, and we’ll use “break-out” rooms to continue rank advancement work, focused on the Trail to First Class
• The Webelos II will join us in discussing the Patrol method and flags, and learn their first knots.
• If you have a requirement you’d like to either discuss, explain, or demonstrate, be ready – let’s try to complete requirements that are effective in a Zoom meeting – we hope to soon get outdoors again, where we can focus on hands-on skill-based work.
o Feel free to email Mr. Lauger [tim@lauger.com] or Mrs. Enochs [enochsalice@yahoo.com] by Thursday afternoon if you have a requirement you’d like to review, to help us get organized.
o And if you’re not sure where to start, bring your Handbook, and ask the group what requirements may be best for a later week – we’ll help you plan.
See you at 6:00!

ANNOUNCEMENT – PANCAKE BREAKFAST [MARCH 6TH]

The Pancake Breakfast this year is going to be a drive-thru event.
Each scout is responsible for selling 15 tickets at $6 each.
Packet should have arrived by mail. If you have not received your tickets, please contact Rich Hosek at pancakes@troop24riversidecom.
More information about job assignments will be coming.
If you’re an adult and wish to volunteer, please let Rich Hosek know.

ANNOUNCEMENT – KLONDIKE DERBY [FEBRUARY 13TH]

Click here to register for this year’s Troop 24 Klondike Derby patrol!

JANUARY 21ST TROOP MEETING – NEW START TIME: 6:00!

“On my honor, I will … keep myself physically fit, mentally awake, and morally straight.”

STARTING AT 6:00, we will continue our rank advancement / merit badge Zoom meeting this week.

Mr. Flassing and Dr. Lanken will continue the Eagle-required “Personal Fitness” merit badge …
• Current participants: Cameron, James S, Aidan, Max, Avi, and Lincoln.
… And we’ll use “break-out” rooms to continue rank advancement work, focused on the Trail to First Class.
• If you have a requirement you’d like to either discuss, explain, or demonstrate, be ready – let’s try to complete requirements that are effective in a Zoom meeting – we hope to soon get outdoors again, where we can focus on hands-on skill-based work.
• Feel free to email Mr. Lauger [tim@lauger.com] or Mrs. Enochs [enochsalice@yahoo.com] by Thursday afternoon if you have a requirement you’d like to review, to help us get organized.
• And if you’re not sure where to start, bring your Handbook, and ask the group what requirements may be best for a later week – we’ll help you plan.
See you at 6:00!

ANNOUNCEMENT – PANCAKE BREAKFAST [MARCH 6TH]

The Pancake Breakfast this year is going to be a drive-thru event.
Each scout is responsible for selling 15 tickets at $6 each.
Packet will be arriving in the mail. If you do not receive your tickets this week, please contact Rich Hosek at pancakes@troop24riversidecom.
More information about job assignments will be coming.
If you’re an adult and wish to volunteer, please let Rich Hosek know.

ANNOUNCEMENT – WEBELOS II CROSSOVER MEETING

Mrs. Schrier and Mr. Condes’ Pack 24 Webelos II Crossovers will join us at next week’s Zoom meeting, January 28th. Stay tuned for details!

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