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4/1 No School / No Meeting, Gettysburg and Summer Camp


There is no school on Monday 4/1 and therefor no meeting.


For those going to Gettysburg, meet at the church at 8am morning Thursday 4/4. Remember to wear you Class B Troop Tshirt (red or white one fro popcorn sale). If you have no class B, wear a red t-shirt, For what to bring, look in the Gettsburg Trip Guide.

If anyone has any hand me down hiking boots they no longer need, please reply back to this.

Summer Camp

For those going to summer camp, you can take your swim tests when you get to Camp Schoelkopf or you can pre take them in a pool at one of the following locations.

Tuesday, April 9th 2013 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm North Tonawanda High School 409 Meadow Drive, N. Tonawanda

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013 6:30 pm – 8:30 pmHamburg High School 4111 Legion Drive, Hamburg

Wednesday, May 8th 2013 7:00 pm – 9:00 pmWilliam St. School 5201 William St., Lancaster

Use the below links to review Merit Badges to determine what you want to take and bring to next meeting. Remember, MB signup is first come first serve
•2013 Merit badges > (PDF)
•Merit Badge pre requisites > (PDF)

Tuesdays Out Meeting 3/26 Jefferson Elementary

Troop 286

Tuesday 3/26: The Out Meeting is next next Tuesday 6:30-8:30 at Jefferson Elementary. The gym is being used for something else on Monday. There will be no meetig at church on Monday. Scouts should use door 4 off the big parking lot (Oakvale Blvd.). There will also be a parent information meeting at 7pm for any parent or driver that wants more infomration on the Gettysburg trip.

Saturday 3/23: Good Turn for America. We can still use 1 more scout for the 2-4pm slot at Tops on Maple Road to hand out flyers and collect food. Please let me know if you can help. This counts as service time. Scouts should wear uniform.

10am to 12noon
Korman (2)
Lillis (2)

12 noon to 2pm
Callari (2)
Dibble (2)

2pm to 4pm
Orange (2)

Sunday 3/24: Pack 202 Webelos Crossover at St Amelia’s 5pm. Includes dinner

Mark Oetinger
Eric Brylinski
PJ Schmidt
Francis Boeck

Monday’s Meeting 3/18


Monday’s Meeting 3/18
1.Gathering – Birthday Lineup – Eric Brylinski
2.2nd Year Scouts – Bad campsite – Brandon Parker
3.MB – Camping – Mark Oetinger

Bring Payments for Gettysburg $160 ($110 balance after deposit). Due by end of March

Bring Gettysburg permission slips (attached)

Your in Scouting


Monday’s Meeting 3/4

Monday’s Meeting 3/4

Gathering Activity – Survival – Matt Sternin
Order of the Arrow Overview – Francis Boeck
1st Year Scouts – Tents – Eric Brylinski / Matt McGinniss
Merit Badge – Camping – Mark Oetinger
Committee Meeting – Jason Crosby

Bring Deposits
Gettysburg $50
Summer Camp $50
Deep Fried Campout $10

Next Weekend is the Deep Fried Campout at 9 Mile Island.  Cost is $10.
Scouts are encouraged to bring any foods item they would like to deep
fry,   We are in a cabin but those who wish can stay in tents.  We
will be doing the same service project as last year, clearing brush
along the road. Bring gloves, loppers, clippers if you have them.
Arrive anytime after 6pm.  Uniforms are not  required.  1st year
scouts are encouraged to bring their books as there will be time to
work on outdoor requirements.

Monday’s Meeting 2/4


Monday 2/4 Meeting – We had to make a change in the plan as the presenter was unavailable. The Webelos of Pack 286 will be attending.

Gathering – Rope Maze (Francois Boeck)

1st year scouts – Setting up a tent (PJ Schmit/PJ Yarnes)

MB – Communications (Jason Crosby/Dan Dahlke)

Inter Patrol Activity – B-day lineup (Eric Brylinski)

Bring $10 for no sledding campout and permission slip (attached)

It looks like we will have plenty of snow for the no sledding campout next weekend February 8th to 10th. We will be at Camp Stonehaven in Safari Lodge. This is an hour each way and I recommend car pooling. If you need a ride just let me know and I will send an email to the troop. Be sure to bring a helmet and your sled (Bike Helmet will do)

Happy Scout Sunday & Super Bowl Sunday


Monday’s meeting 1/14

Monday’s meeting 1/14

1) Knot Relay (Zach Archibald)
2) 1st Year Scouts
Round And Shear Lashings (Zach Archibald)
Constellations (Will Crosby)
Cold Weather Clothing – (Eric Brylinski and Brandon Parker) – PARENTS CAN ATTEND THIS
3) MB: Communication (Jason Crosby)
4) Board of Review – Troop Committee

Monday January 7th Scout Meeting

Monday January 7th will a normal meeting:

Gathering Game – Steal the Bacon – Connor Schubert
1st year scouts – Menu Planning and Gear Care – Ken Kuschke, Francis Boeck and Zach Archibald
MB – Communications – 5 minutes speeches and Personnel Mgmt – Dan Dahlke & Mark Oetinger
Inter Patrol Activity – Birthday Line – Eric Brylinski
Committee Meeting
Bring $20 Klondike payment and Permission Slips
The Klondike Camporee will be held at Camp Stonehaven (near Schimschacks). We will be staying in a Cabin 1 right next to parking lot and will be toasty warm. We are competing in campwide skills/games with other troops. See this for details: Polaris District Klondike in the Tropics Program Guide


Cost is $20 and signed up so far are:

Daklke (2)
Crosby (2)
Brylinski (2)
Mol (2)

3 new T286 Eagle Scouts – Robby Mol, Ryan Pietrzyk and Will Crosby

Congratulations to 3 new Troop 286 Eagle Scouts in December. Robby Mol, Ryan Pietrzyk and Will Crosby all completed their Eagle Scout rank and will be receiving the special 100th year anniversary of the 1st Eagle Scout badge.

WOW – This makes 8 Troop 286 Eagle Scouts in 2012 this year. See the Eagle Scout Link on this page to see all T286 Eagles Scouts

Dec 12th Scout Meeting

  1. Communications MB with Jason Crsoby
  2. Limited Supply of T286 T-shirts available – If you sold $400 in popcorn,  t-shirt is $14 cost.  If less than $400 in popcorn, t-shirt is $30

First Scout Meeting of the 2012 – 2013 Season

Don’t forget, the first Troop 286 meeting of the 2012 – 2013 is Monday, September 10th at the Brighton Community Church at 7:00 PM. Remember to bring your popcorn fundraiser sheets to the meeting on Monday and check in with the Popcorn Kernal.  You may already qualify for awards.

Also, if you have filled your sheet, be sure to send it off to council.
Currently, the agenda for the meeting is as follows:
  1. Election of Senior Patrol Leader and Asst. SPLs
  2. Election of Patrol Leaders
  3. Selection of other Troop-level positions for 1st Class scouts and above
  4. Selection of Asst. Patrol Leaders
  5. Review of this year’s calendar, which you can find at the bottom of the page under “Useful Links”

Note: Scouts running for SPL and ASPL must be White Buffalo trained an come prepared to speak about why they should hold this position.

Scouts that want to hold a troop position such as Historian, Scribe, Quartermaster, Librarian, Webmaster, Bugler, Instructor, etc… who cannot attend the meeting should let me know which position they are interested in by emailing the Scout Master, Mark Oetinger, at

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