Troop Holiday Meeting 12/20/21 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Holiday Meeting Details:

1.  No uniforms wear something in the holiday spirit or your favorite class B scout shirt

2.  Scouts bring your favorite board game to play with your fellow scouts at tables 

3.  Ryland Schloerb’s Eagle Scout board of review is also scheduled for this night

Yours in Scouting


Troop 286 Meeting Plan email for 12/13/21

Troop 286,

Committee Meeting Night & Board of Reviews

Troop 286 Meeting Plan


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

Opening:  7:15 pm – 7:25

Patrol Corners: 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm:  Marshmallow Pasta Tower Challenge  

Skill Instruction:  7:45 pm – 8:00 pm:  Revision of Marshmallow Pasta Tower Challenge

Clean up 8:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Closing:  8:15 pm

Yours in Scouting,


Bowling Tomorrow 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Troop 286,

Masks are required

Details for bowling tomorrow are as follows:

·        Where:   The Town Edge Bowling Center, 2071 Clinton St, Buffalo, NY 14206, Phone  (716) 822-5132

·        When:  Arrive @ 12:45 pm to be ready to bowl @1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

·        Cost:  $12:00 for 2 hours of bowling, slice pizza and soda

·        If you have any questions call me at (716) 868-6191

Yours in Scouting,


No Meeting Monday 12/6/21 & Fitness Retest Rescheduled

Troop 286,
As a result of the home Monday Night Football Buffalo Bills game we are canceling our Scout Meeting for this Monday.  I am awaiting final approval from Blessed Sacrament Church for use of the gym next Saturday 12/11/21 @ 6:30pm for our fitness retest for Tenderfoot.  

Yours in Scouting


Troop Meeting 11/22

Troop 286,

Important Updates:

1.  Troop 286 dues of $180 can be paid now.  Please give dues to Maureen Dahlke during the meeting.

2.  Let us know if your Scout wants Scout Life Magazine at a cost of $12.00 for 2022.

3.  If your Scout is turning 18 in 2022, dues are prorated; ask Maureen Dahlke what that amount is.

4.  A reminder that popcorn money is due.

4.  Thank you everyone for the donations for Thanksgiving Dinners for Blessed Sacrament families, and a special thanks to Lisa Abramo for organizing and getting the dinners.  The Pack and Troop are providing dinner for 4 families.

Troop 286 Meeting Plan



Gathering Activity:  7:10 pm – 7:20 pm:  Mum Ball with the Sky Ball

Opening:  7:20 pm – 7:30 pm:

Patrol Corners: 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm:  Completing Patrol flags and having a patrol yell

Skill Instruction:  7:45 pm – 8:15 pm:  Totin Chip

Closing: 8:15

Yours in Scouting,


Holiday Bowling on Dec 12th at 1pm

Troop 286,

We will be holding a 286 Scout Group Holiday Bowling Activity for the Troop and Pack,  Details as follows:

  • 12/12/21 @ 1:00 pm
  • $12 includes: shoes, 2 hours of unlimited bowling, slice of pizza and pop
  • We have the lanes reserve for just us
  • Bills play at 4:20 pm against Tampa Bay later this day, we will be done at 3:00 pm
  • This is a great holiday event for the Troop and Pack
  • Lisa Abramo has a family connection at the Bowling Alley
  • Bowling Alley name and address to follow (not sure of this currently)
  • This will be in place of the Escape Room Activity
  • Sign up sheet will be out at meeting

Your in Scouting


Troop 286 Dues & Scout Life Magazine Subscriptions

Troop 286,

Important information about the upcoming 2022 Scouting year:

1.  Troop 286 dues of $180 for 2022 can be paid now.

2.  Let us know if your Scout wants Scout Life Magazine at a cost of we believe $12.00 for 2022.

3.  If your Scout is turning 18 in 2022 dues are prorated, ask Maureen Dahlke what that amount is.

Yours in Scouting,


Monday’s Troop Meeting 11-1-21

Troop 286 Meeting Plan



Gathering Activity:  7:00 pm – 7:15 pm:  Putting Troop gear away that is on the stage (ensuring gear is clean and dry before placing in storeroom)

Opening:  7:15 pm – 7:25 pm:

Patrol Corners: 7:30 pm – 7:45 pm:  Making Patrol Flags

Skill Instruction:  7:45 pm – 8:15 pm:  Cyber Chip teaching with the Patrol Leaders Council

Closing:  8:15 pm

Important Updates:

·      Last day to sign up for the 11/19/21 – 11/21/21 Stonehaven Leanto Campout at a cost of $20.  We have 8 signed up in a 12 person Leanto.  If needed, we will reserve another Leanto.

·      Campout 8 attendees so far:  D Dahlke, O & M Shotwell, Q Williams, W Gladysek, E Mee, B Chatham & J Balcom.

·      We are collecting back payments from Claimjumper $25.00 and payments for the Leanto Campout $20.00.

·      As of this past Thursday no tables were upstairs in our meeting room.  I will attempt to investigate this prior to our meeting.

Yours in Scouting,


In Person Scouting returns to T286 on 3/29/2021

In Person Scouting returns to T286 on 3/29/2021 at Blessed Sacrament Church . After 1 year of virtual meetings, T286 returns to in person meeting s following NYS and GNFC guidelines including masks and 6 feet social distancing,

Suspension of Scouting Activities Through March 31, 2020

March 15, 2020

The Greater Niagara Frontier Council continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 Virus and to make decisions on Scouting operations in the best interests of our youth, families, volunteers, and communities. This morning the Erie County Executive declared a State of Emergency in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus.  All schools in the county have been ordered closed for tomorrow and citizens have been encouraged to avoid large public gatherings and to practice social distancing.

As a result of the State of Emergency now in effect, the Greater Niagara Frontier Council, BSA is suspending all in-person Scouting activities through March 31, 2020.  This includes all unit meetings and activities, district and council events, activities and camping at our camp properties, and the operation of our Scout Service Center (including the Scout Shop). 

We strongly encourage units, dens, and patrols to continue to meet virtually during this hiatus using video or phone conferencing at their regularly scheduled time.  This is also a great time for Cub Scouts to work on Electives and for Scouts, BSA to work on Merit Badges.  We would also encourage you to have your Scouts write letters or place phone calls to people that are in Nursing Homes and other facilities that have limited access to visitors.   This is a great way for our Scouts to Do a Good Turn Daily while brightening the day for the Seniors in our communities. 

The Council is working to identify resources and content to help you with your virtual meetings and will share them with you as they become available.  If you have virtual programs you develop and are willing to share, please send them to us and we will make them available to others. 

While the Scout Service Center will be closed through March 31, our staff will still be working (remotely in most cases) and will be available to provide support.  Please feel free to call us at (716) 891-4073 and leave a message in the appropriate staff members voicemail box or e-mail us at gnfc@wnyscouting.org if we can help you in any way.

As this is an evolving situation, we will continue to provide updates as they become available and will make additional adjustments to our operations as necessary.

Yours in Scouting,Gary A. Decker Scout Executive & CEO Darlene Sprague Council President Joe Lane Council Commissioner

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