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Meeting plan

Important Updates

·       $75.00 due for Herkimer Trip

·       Scouts bring your books for advancement sign off

Troop 286 Meeting Plan 10/7/19

Gathering Activity:  7:00 pm – 7:15 pm:  Tarp Ball (Jack arrive at 6:45 pm)

Opening:  7:15 pm – 7:25 pm:  Collection of the Gradle stick, Uniform inspection

Patrol Corners: 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm: Finish Patrol flag, name, yell

Merit Badge:  7:45 pm – 8:15 pm: Last First Aid with Mr. Evans

Skill Instruction:  7:45 pm – 8:15 pm:  Continuation new advancement learning program.  Concentration on Scout level advancement. (Emmett, Ryland, John, Alex) 

Closing:  Awarding Gradle stick, Random Scout why are you a scout?

Updates and meeting plan

Important Updates

·       Anyone who attended the cave of the winds trip your $11.00 payment is due to the Troop

·       Last night to sign up for the Herkimer Diamond Mine 10/11/19 – 10/13/19 trip is $75.00 that includes Trip, lodging, Diamond Mine, Howes Caverns and all meals.

·       If you have not payed for Legacy 19 payment is due $30.00

Troop 286 Meeting Plan


Gathering Activity:  7:00 pm – 7:15 pm:  Ultimate Frisbee (Jack arrive at 6:45 pm)

Opening:  7:15 pm – 7:25 pm:  Collection of the Gradle stick

Patrol Corners: 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm:  Patrol name, flag and yell

Merit Badge:  7:45 pm – 8:15 pm: First Aid with Mr. Evans and Mr. Dahlke

Skill Instruction:  7:45 pm – 8:15 pm:  Introduction of new advancement learning program (Emmett, Ryland, John, Alex) 

Closing:  Awarding Gradle stick

Troop updates 9/23/19

Important Updates

·       Deadline 9/23/19 to sign up for Legacy 19 and get t-shirt, $30.00 due for this and we need t-shirt size

·       Cave of the Winds out meeting on 9/28/19 sign up deadline is tomorrow 9/23/19, possible group rate of $15.00, update to be provided at meeting

·       Sign up for Herkimer Diamond Mine Trip on 10/11/19 – 10/12/19 Tentative pricing $75.00 for Diamond Mine and Howes Caverns

Troop 286 Meeting Plan


Gathering Activity:  7:00 pm – 7:15 pm:  Mystery activities (Emmett arrive 6:45)

Opening:  7:15 pm – 7:25 pm:  Collection of the Gradle stick, Why are you a scout?

Patrol Corners: 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm:  Patrol name, flag and yell

Merit Badge:  7:45 pm – 8:15 pm: None

Skill Instruction:  7:45 pm – 8:15 pm: Troop to review all leadership positions and reporting lines 

Closing:  Awarding Gradle stick

IMPORTANT meeting plan change

Significant events have occurred over the last few days pertaining to the electronics recycling event that everyone needs to become aware of, as it’s dramatically changing our meeting plans for tomorrow.  Events have unfolded as follows:

·         John Abramo requested the Troop to hold this recycling event and Mr. Dahlke said “great idea”

·         Event planned and posted on social media

·         Post has gone viral with over 16,000 views as it has been shared by Erie County, Town of Tonawanda Police, Sheridan Park Fire, Ellwood Fire, and another 200 miscellaneous shares

·         This now becomes our responsibility to be prepared so we are taking these steps for our meeting tomorrow

o   No Uniforms wear your class B or favorite scout t-shirt

o   Many if not all scouts will be expected to work the event

o   We are attempting to secure a trailer to accept all electronic waste for recycling

o   Event goes from 7pm – 9pm

o   We are only accepting drop offs no scout will pick up material from houses

o   Mr. Dahlke will attempt to put up clear and direct signage in parking lot to direct the flow of traffic

o   Mr. Dahlke’s Truck and Jim Chatham’s Truck will be positioned on Claremont and Wendel at edge of parking lot

o   Town Police have been notified and will be patrolling the area during event

o   Today Mr. Dahlke is attempting to get orange traffic control cones

o   Adults only bring flashlights to control traffic after dark

o   Reminder do a good turn daily and service work is important

o   We will attempt to have a fun event PLC has planned for the night if able

o   Scouts not engaged by this event will work on advancement upstairs

o   Any past Troop 286 members are welcome to assist for the evening

o   All efforts are benefiting camp good days!

Meeting and upcoming activities

Out meeting!

Monday 4/29/29 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lincoln Park, 299 Decatur Rd, Tonawanda, NY 14223No Cost
Scouts bring your Frisbee and learn how to play disc golf.


Mark Oetinger will be unable to attend this event as he has leadership responsibilities with the World Jamboree occurring the same weekend.  We will have to put our thoughts together on another way to celebrate Mark’s 50 years of camping with Troop 286.

PLC meeting time change

Troop 286 PLC,
Our meeting tomorrow has been moved to Monday 2/18/19 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
Please email Mr Dahlke if you can attend or not

General upcoming events

2/10/19 Scout Sunday @ Blessed Sacrament, Arrive at 9:30 am for 10:00 am Mass. Troop will welcome parishioners and stay for social gathering after Mass in Father Cotter Hall. We need 2 Scout volunteers to complete readings during Mass.
· 2/10/19 BAMF fitness out meeting (Ninja Warrior Training) from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm; event open to Pack, Troop, and Crew 286. Total cost TBD on day of event as total cost is divided by # of participants. $10.00 – $12.00 approximate cost. MORE PARTICIPANTS = LOWER COST.
o Waiver must be completed to participate in Ninja Warrior Training. PDF attached to this email or complete on line at
3095 Elmwood Ave
Tonawanda, NY 14217
· 2/22/19 -2/24/19 Adirondack Snowshoeing LAST DAY TO SIGN UP 2/11/19
· 2/25/19 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Re-Chartering Dinner Sign up and bring a dish to pass pot luck style. Troop providing Roast Beef, Rolls, & Beverages

Meeting plan

Gathering Activity: 7:00 pm – 7:15 pm: Octo Tag (Paul O, Emmett L arrive at 6:45)

Opening: 7:15 pm – 7:25 pm: Uniform Inspection

Patrol Corners: 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm: Focus on after camp requirements

Merit Badge: 7:45 pm – 8:15 pm: First Aid with Mr. Evans and Mr. Dahlke: Scouts will be making Troop’s new first aid kit.

Skill Instruction: 7:45 pm – 8:15 pm: Flag requirements for Tenderfoot and 2nd Class (Jeff R, Allen G)

Clean up & Closing: 8:15 pm – 8:30 pm

Out meeting plan 1/28/19

Troop 286,

We are going Bowling!
Where:  Kenmore Lanes, 1691 Kenmore Ave, Buffalo, NY 14217
When:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Tomorrow 1/28/19
Cost: $11.00 includes: Shoe rental, 2 games, 2 slices of pizza, and soft drinks

Slight website update

From now on camp outs and out meetings will be posted under events with all of their info as well as a post, this should make it a bit easier to keep track of dates. Realize that the start and end times are in 24 hour format, or military time.

In case you don’t know midnight =0 6AM = 6 noon = 12 6PM = 18

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