Troop 286 Activity Planning Meeting for 2024 -25 Scouting Year 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Troop 286 Activity Planning Meeting for 2024 -25 Scouting Year


·       Each Scout and adult who plans on attending summer camp needs a BSA Annual Medical Health Form filled in by a physician to be admitted to camp!  Below is a link to the form.

·       https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_AB.pdf?_gl=1*ty7kmj*_gcl_au*MTIzOTI1NzM1NC4xNzE1OTc3Mjgw*_ga*NzIzMjUwNTUwLjE2NzAxNTc5ODY.*_ga_20G0JHESG4*MTcxOTEzODMwMC4xNi4xLjE3MTkxMzgzMzMuMC4wLjA.*_ga_61ZEHCVHHS*MTcxOTEzODMwMC4xMC4xLjE3MTkxMzgzMzMuMjcuMC4w&_ga=2.52744552.1950522541.1719138300-723250550.1670157986

Troop 286,

Details for Monday’s Meeting:

1.       No Uniforms wear your favorite scout t-shirt

2.       Meeting will be outside if possible (weather)

3.       7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

4.       Each Scout should come with a plan for a campout, out meeting or other activities to fill our activities for next year

5.       Big City Plan for 2024/2025 we will choose between Washington, Boston and Philadelphia.  Each Scout should arrive with their own choice and Mr. Dahlke will come to each Scout to ask their preference.

6.       Mrs. Mayback has some exciting thoughts about next year’s activities as well.

Yours in Scouting


Meeting Plan for 4/22/24

Gathering Activity:  7:00 pm – 7:15 pm:

·        Mum ball!

Opening:  7:15 pm – 7:25 pm:

Patrol Corners: 7:30 pm 7:45 pm: 

·       What is the Claimjumper Campout?

·       How to prepare (can’t just show up)

o   Site set up

o   Site improvements (scout skills lashings)

o   Cooking (what are you going to use)

o   First aid scenario

o   Teamwork

o   Playing the game and how to perform well?

o   Compounded interest on your gold??????

Merit badge: 7:45 pm – 8:15 pm Citizenship in Community with Mr Dahlke

Scouts not taking merit badge advancement/Scout skills.

8:15 pm: Closing

3/11/24 Meeting Plan

3/11/24 Meeting Plan

Gathering Activity:  7:00 pm – 7:15 pm:  Musical Chairs

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

Patrol Corners 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm:  Advancements

Teaching 7:45 pm – 8:15 pm How to light a lightweight stove

Merit Badge:  7:30 pm – 8:15 pm:  Citizenship in Community with Mr. Dahlke

Closing  8:15 pm:

Troop Meeting Plan 2/26/24

Important Update:

·       We must attend and care for the Troop supplies in the storeroom taken to the no-sledding campout.

Troop 286 Meeting Plan


Gathering Activity:  7:00 pm – 7:15 pm:

·       Whipping a rope for yourself and tying knots

Opening:  7:15 pm – 7:25 pm: General Opening

Merit badge: 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm Complete citizenship in society.


8:15 pm – 8:30 pm Closing

Meeting Plan 2/12/24 & Upcoming Events

Gathering Activity:  7:00 pm – 7:20 pm:

·       1st Egg drop by patrol

Opening:  7:20 pm:

Patrol Corners: 7:30 pm 7:50 pm: 

·       2nd Egg drop by patrol

Closing: 8:15 pm


 sign up for the no sledding campout, details are as follows:

  • Where Camp Scouthaven
  • When 2/16/24 – 2/18/24
  • Cost $15.00

Let’s hope for SNOW!


Please sign up for tubing at Holiday Valley on 2/19/24 @ 6:15 pm using the link below even if you signed up on the paper sign up sheet:

Right now we have 20 ish people and we need 50 to secure our $20 per person rate.  Event is open to friends and family.  YOU MUST WEAR A HELMET TO GO TUBING!

Scout Sunday 1/21/24 @ Blessed Sacrament Church arrive @ 9:15am

Troop 286,

I hope everyone is healthy and safe.  We are celebrating scout sunday on 1/21/24 during the 9:30 am mass at Blessed Sacrament Church.  Please arrive in full uniform at 9:15 am to greet parishioners when they arrive.  Jerry G will be completing one of the readings, thank you Jerry.  The Cub Scouts will be presenting the gifts for communion.  Let’s have a positive presence for this mass from Troop 286.   

A Scout is Reverent,


Troop 286 Meeting Plan 1/8/24

Troop 286,

Important Updates:

·      Sign up for the Klondike campout @ camp scout haven 1/26/24 – 1/28/24 cost is $30 per Scout.

Troop 286 Meeting Plan


Gathering Activity:  7:00 pm – 7:15 pm:

·      PLC’s Choice

Opening:  7:15 pm – 7:25 pm:

·      Normal

Entire Troop Merit Badge:  7:30 pm – 8:15 pm: Citizenship in Society

Closing 8:20 pm – 8:30 pm

Troop 286 Holiday Party 12/18/23 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Troop Holiday Party Plan

1.  Can families bring a holiday treat to share?

2.  Cookie Decorating 

3.  We encourage ugly Christmas sweaters or your favorite holiday shirt 

4.  Scouts can make a wooden christmas craft

5.  Holiday Music

6.  Bring you favorite tabletop game to play with your fellow scouts

7.  Please leave your electronic games at home

Yours in Scouting,


Meeting Plan for 12/11/23

Troop 286,

Committee Meeting Night

Important Updates:

·      Troop dues of $80 is past due.

·      Scout registration fee of $110 is past due.

·      Sign up for the Klondike campout @ camp scout haven 1/26/24 –  1/28/24 cost is $30 per Scout.

o  PDF of the Klondike Leader’s guide is attached to this email.

Troop 286 Meeting Plan


Gathering Activity:  7:00 pm – 7:15 pm:  Patrol Leader’s Choice (Cameron and Mark be ready with an activity)

Opening:  7:15 pm

Citizenship in Society Merit Badge Entire Troop Discussion:  7:20 pm – 8:15 pm

Discuss with your counselor what leadership means to you.

Share what it means to make ethical decisions.

  • Research and share with your counselor an individual you feel has demonstrated positive leadership while having to make an ethical decision. (It could be someone in history, a family member, a teacher, a coach, a counselor, a clergy member, a Scoutmaster, etc.)
  • Explain what decision and/or options that leader had, why you believe they chose their final course of action, and the outcome of that action.

Consider ethical decision-making.

  • Think about a time you faced an ethical decision.
  • Discuss the situation, what you did, and how it made you feel.
  • Share if you would do anything differently in the future and if so, what that would be.

We will discuss this: give three examples of ethical decisions you might have to make in the future at school, at home, in the workplace, or in your community, and what you would do.

  • Share how your actions represent alignment with the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
  • Explain to your counselor how you plan to use what you have learned to assist you when that time comes, and what action(s) you can take to serve as an upstander and help other people at all times.

Please be ready to verbally provide your own thoughts on this, not someone else’s.  I will be asking everyone to participate in this discussion.

Closing:  8:15 pm

PLC talk to Mrs Mayback about our Holiday Party Plans for next week.

Yours in Scouting,


11/27/23 Out Meeting Details (Golfdome)

Troop 286,

Important details for tonight’s out meeting:

1.  No uniforms (wear your favorite scout t-shirt)

2.  Arrive around 6:50 pm @ the Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome, 175 Brompton Road, Tonawanda, NY 14150.

3.  Scouts will play mini golf at a cost of $4 in small groups.  

4.  Plan on picking your Scout up around 7:45 pm.

5.  If you owe popcorn money, please make arrangements to make your payment now.  Reply to this email with any questions or concerns.

Yours in Scouting,


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