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POSTPONED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!2021 National Scout Jamboree
PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!!!! Believe it or not, it will be here before you know it. Start planning now to attend! This is a once in a scouts lifetime event to attend. Scouts must meet certain rank, age and physical requirements to attend. Information will be forthcoming on this and participant cost. If you are interested, keep an eye on the Jamboree Website. Click on the Jamboree Icon for more info.
Order of the Arrow News
Congratulations to Josh Kramer for becoming a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow. Josh recently completed to his Brotherhood Conversion. Nice work Josh!
The Section 3A Section Conclave will take place 6/5/21 at Camp Woodland. More info here: https://www.ne3a.org/home/conclave-2021/
Nash Road Church Youth Nights.
Nash road Church is sponsoring a Youth Program on Monday nights. It is open to all youth in the community and hosts a variety of activities, some of which are scouting related! If you are interested please see the info-graphics below.
We're on Facebook!
Click on the link to go to Facebook. You can search for us there under: Troop 931.
We will be using the page to update you on changes to the Troop 931 website. We will also be posting interesting items found on the web relating to scouting. Please make the troop website however, your first source for Troop 931 news.
National Youth Leadership Training~NYLT
It may seem a bit early to start talking about summer of 2021, but it will be here before you know it and plans need to be considered now for future planning. For those scouts in the troop that will be 13 by next summer, I would strongly encourage you to consider attending NYLT. What is NYLT all about you ask? "The National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the premier 6 days, 5 nights outdoor leadership experience geared towards present and future leaders of Scouting.
Participants will be engaged in hands-on training led by Western New York’s finest youth staff. The training will cover skills essential to leadership within your unit, school, and life activities. The training activities will mimic one month of your units program. This program is youth led under the mentor-ship of trained adults who provide a safe friendly Scout environment."
What great way to end the summer next year and head into school and the next scouting year with tools to help you and the troop grow. If you are interested, now is the time to start thinking about it and planning. Here is a link to this past summers NYLT program to give you some idea of the details:GNFC NYLT Course
Troop Elections & Fire Building
Our meeting on 5/20 will be in two parts, first we will run a troop election. Positions that you can run for are: Senior Patrol Leader (you must be at least First Class rank) and Patrol Leader for both patrols. Each candidate will be given a short amount of time to say why they would should be elected. The second part of the meeting will be Fire Building Skills! Each scout attending the meeting should come prepared with their own supply of Tinder, Kindling and fire wood for a small fire as well as matches (no lighters).
Troop Fishing Day!
The troop will gather for a fun afternoon of fishing on 5/23 @ 1pm. Location is on Tonawanda Creek in the Town of Amherst across from Spoth's Farms. coordinates: 43.069091, -78.751291. Rain or shine! This is just a fun day of fishing. Bring your own tackle and bait!
On 5/27 we will conduct a much needed troop trailer inspection and troop gear check. We will be setting up tents, looking at our gear for any issues and organizing & cleaning it. Come prepared to get dirty!
On 6/3 during our troop meeting, we will be covering woods tools which include knife, Axe, and Saw use. If you have a knife and sharpening stones, please bring them. Scouts will have the opportunity to earn their TotinChip.
On 6/5 to 6/6 we will camp over night behind the Nash Rd. Church. Our focus will be to have a fun and to reestablish our Cooking contest between scouts. So bring your best recipe to camp and get ready to show off those culinary skills.
On 6/10 we will provide service back to the Nash Road Church. We will be working outdoors (weather provided) doing some gardening and clean up. If the weather does not cooperate we will move indoors and provide service inside the church.
Nature Hike @ Pine Woods Park
We will go to Pinewoods Park (weather allowing) for a nature hike. This would be a good time to practice those plant and Animal ID skills. We may perhaps even hike there from the church. Open to more ideas for this meeting.
Court of Honor 6/24/21
We will conduct our closing COH for the 2020-21 Scouting year. All scouts that advanced in rank or earned merit badges and/or awards will be recognized. Parents are encouraged to attend and take part in your scouts accomplishments. Pizza will be served afterwards and games!
Troop 931 is now on Instagram! You can keep up with the troop and its adventures by searching for us at Troop 931.