Troop News

·         The Scout meeting uniform requirement alternates between the Field (Class A) Uniform on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month and the Activity (Class B) Uniform on all other Tuesdays, unless noted otherwise below.

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Upcoming Events

August 18-20, 2017

Activity/Event: Canoeing Campout

Location: Okatoma Creek (Hattiesburg, MS) / Camping at Okatoma Outdoor Post (550 Walter Lott Rd, Seminary MS)

Meeting Location: St. Andrews UMC

Meeting Time: 5:30 PM

Information: Mr. Chad Marxsen is the Adult Leader organizing this event.  We will travel in Field (Class A) uniform and will require a completed and signed Activity Consent Form for all youth.  Campers should bring a bag dinner to eat on the ride up, plus camping and rain gear.  If you have particular snacks you want to bring with you on the river, bring those with you as well.  For those arriving Saturday morning, please try to arrive by 8:30 AM, as we will depart as a group by 9A M.  Showers are mandatory after we get off of the water.  Make sure you bring dry clothes, a towel and toiletries.  Okatoma Outfitters has a nice shower facility with 8-10 private showers each for males and females.  Our goal is to depart by 9 AM on Sunday, with arrival back at Albertson’s parking lot (George O’Neil & Jones Creek) by 11:30 AM.  As we get to the Hammond area we will have scouts call or text their parents with updated arrival times.  We will probably get some rain while we’re there, but we should have a fun weekend regardless.

August 22, 2017

Court of Honor

Location: Most Blessed Sacrament School Campus – St. Ursula Hall

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Uniform: Field (Class A)

Information: The event starts promptly at 7 PM and family members are invited and encouraged to attend.  Parents/guardians, if your Scout receives a rank advancement, you are invited to join him on stage!  Remember, please bring a camera!

The Court of Honor is for Scouts to receive recognition for the Merit Badge completions and rank advancementsWe do not award rank advancements at the regular meeting, although we do mention them.

REFRESHMENTS REQUEST

Please note below the requested items that we ask you purchase as your contribution to the refreshments for the event: 

If your last name starts with:

A - L: Please bring one large sized bag of Chips / Cheetos / Scoops (etc.).

M - Z: Please bring one family size package of cookies - any variety, flavor, etc.

Remember, even if your Scout has not attended our weekly troop meetings in some time, don't worry!  He's always welcomed and we would still like to see him!!  Perhaps he has a MB or rank advancement earned that has not been previously awarded!  If you would like to review a rank assessment for your Scout, please attend the weekly meeting to meet with Mr. Joe Griffin or contact SM Chad Marxsen via email.  

Our Goal is to support your Scout to Do His Best - and we hope that means Eagle Scout!  To date - Troop 888 has 123 names in our Eagle Hall of Fame!  We hope to inscribe your son's name one day on these prestigious plaques!
In the words of Scouting's Founder, Lord Baden Powell - "The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light."

August 29, 2017

Activity/Event: IAC Cooking for Character

Location: Main Branch of the Baton Rouge Library (7711 Goodwood Blvd.)

Time: 6:00 – 10:00 PM

Information: Refer to the IAC Website for more details.

 

Scout Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Ranger

Uniform: Activity (Class B)

September 02, 2017

Activity/Event: GymFit BR

Location: GymFit Baton Rouge (11913 Sun Belt Court)

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Information: Mr. David Gabel is the Adult Leader organizing this activity.

September 05, 2017

Honor Guard Practice

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Information: All Honor Guard members need to arrive ready to practice, with hats and leather shoes … ON TIME.

 

Scout Meeting – Troop Elections

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Panther

Uniform: Activity (Class B)

Information: Scouts will hold elections for Patrol Leaders and Senior Patrol Leader.  Anyone interested in running for Senior Patrol Leader needs speak with Mr. Chad by August 29th to get on the ballot.  Senior Patrol Leader candidates should be Star Rank or above, Patrol Leader candidates should be Second Class Rank or above.  In addition to those positions, several other positions of responsibility are appointed.  If you need a position of responsibility for rank (or have one you want to participate in), notify Mr. Chad at the meeting and we can discuss its requirements.

September 09, 2017

Activity/Event: Paintball (with Crew 999)

Location: To Be Determined

Meeting Location: To Be Determined

Meeting Time: To Be Determined

September 10, 2017

Activity/Event: Flag Retirement / 911 Remembrance

Location: St. George Fire Protection District Office (14100 Airline Highway)

Time: To Be Determined

Information: Mr. Darrell Ourso is the Adult Leader organizing this event.

September 12, 2017

Patrol Leaders Council

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Information: All youth leaders are required to attend, prepared to actively contribute to the discussions.

 

Scout Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Panther

Uniform: Field (Class A)

September 14, 2017

Activity/Event: Sewell Eagle District Roundtable / Committee

Location: University Methodist Church (3350 Dalrymple Drive)

Time: 6:45 – 9:00 PM (Roundtable @ 6:45 PM / Committee @ 7:50 PM)

Information: For more information, please contact Chad Marxsen.

September 15-17, 2017

Activity/Event: OA Ordeal

Location: Avondale Scout Reservation (Clinton, LA)

Meeting Location: St. Andrews UMC

Meeting Time: To Be Determined

September 19, 2017

Activity/Event: IAC Leadership Luncheon

Location: Baton Rouge Hilton (201 Lafayette Street)

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Information: Wayne LaPierre of the NRA will be the Keynote Speaker. Table sponsorships are available: $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000K. Limited number of individual tickets @ $100 each. Refer to the IAC Website for more details.

 

Troop Committee Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Administration Building

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

 

Honor Guard Practice

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Information: All Honor Guard members need to arrive ready to practice, with hats and leather shoes … ON TIME.

 

Scout Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Panther

Uniform: Activity (Class B)

September 22-24, 2017

Activity/Event: Campout

Location: Clear Springs Campground (Roxie, MS)

Meeting Location: To Be Determined

Meeting Time: To Be Determined

September 26, 2017

Scout Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Panther

Uniform: Field (Class A)

October 03, 2017

Honor Guard Practice

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Information: All Honor Guard members need to arrive ready to practice, with hats and leather shoes … ON TIME.

 

Scout Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Flaming Arrow

Uniform: Activity (Class B)

October 06-08, 2017

Activity/Event: FamCamp / Fun Campout

Location: Avondale Scout Reservation (Clinton, LA)

Meeting Location: St. Andrews UMC

Meeting Time: To Be Determined

October 10, 2017

Patrol Leaders Council

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Information: All youth leaders are required to attend, prepared to actively contribute to the discussions.

 

Scout Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Flaming Arrow

Uniform: Field (Class A)

October 12, 2017

Activity/Event: Sewell Eagle District Roundtable / Committee

Location: University Methodist Church (3350 Dalrymple Drive)

Time: 6:45 – 9:00 PM (Roundtable @ 6:45 PM / Committee @ 7:50 PM)

Information: For more information, please contact Chad Marxsen.

October 17, 2017

Troop Committee Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Administration Building

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

 

Honor Guard Practice

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Information: All Honor Guard members need to arrive ready to practice, with hats and leather shoes … ON TIME.

 

Scout Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Flaming Arrow

Uniform: Activity (Class B)

October 21, 2017

Activity/Event: Warrior Dash

Location: West Feliciana Sports Park (10226 West Feliciana Parkway / Saint Francisville, LA 70775)

Meeting Location: To Be Determined

Meeting Time: To Be Determined

Information: Mr. David Gabel and Mr. Chad Marxsen are the Adult Leaders organizing this activity.

October 24, 2017

Scout Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Flaming Arrow

Uniform: Field (Class A)

October 28, 2017

Activity/Event: MBS Fair – Booth

Location: Most Blessed Sacrament School Campus

Time: To Be Determined

October 31, 2017

Scout Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Flaming Arrow

Uniform: Field (Class A)

November 03-05, 2017

Activity/Event: Campout

Location: To Be Determined

Meeting Location: St. Andrews UMC

Meeting Time: To Be Determined

November 07, 2017

Patrol Leaders Council

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Information: All youth leaders are required to attend, prepared to actively contribute to the discussions.

 

Honor Guard Practice

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Information: All Honor Guard members need to arrive ready to practice, with hats and leather shoes … ON TIME.

 

Scout Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Golden Eagle

Uniform: Activity (Class B)

November 09, 2017

Activity/Event: Sewell Eagle District Roundtable / Committee

Location: University Methodist Church (3350 Dalrymple Drive)

Time: 6:45 – 9:00 PM (Roundtable @ 6:45 PM / Committee @ 7:50 PM)

Information: For more information, please contact Chad Marxsen.

November 10-12, 2017

Activity/Event: Renaissance Festival

Location: 46468 River Road (Hammond, LA)

Meeting Location: St. Andrews UMC

Meeting Time: To Be Determined

Information: Mr. David Gabel and Mr. Chad Marxsen are the Adult Leaders organizing this activity.

November 14, 2017

Court of Honor

Location: Most Blessed Sacrament School Campus – St. Ursula Hall

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Uniform: Field (Class A)

Information: The event starts promptly at 7 PM and family members are invited and encouraged to attend.  Parents/guardians, if your Scout receives a rank advancement, you are invited to join him on stage!  Remember, please bring a camera!

The Court of Honor is for Scouts to receive recognition for the Merit Badge completions and rank advancementsWe do not award rank advancements at the regular meeting, although we do mention them.

REFRESHMENTS REQUEST

Please note below the requested items that we ask you purchase as your contribution to the refreshments for the event: 

If your last name starts with:

A - L: Please bring one large sized bag of Chips / Cheetos / Scoops (etc.).

M - Z: Please bring one family size package of cookies - any variety, flavor, etc.

Remember, even if your Scout has not attended our weekly troop meetings in some time, don't worry!  He's always welcomed and we would still like to see him!!  Perhaps he has a MB or rank advancement earned that has not been previously awarded!  If you would like to review a rank assessment for your Scout, please attend the weekly meeting to meet with Mr. Joe Griffin or contact SM Chad Marxsen via email.  
Our Goal is to support your Scout to Do His Best - and we hope that means Eagle Scout!  To date - Troop 888 has 123 names in our Eagle Hall of Fame!  We hope to inscribe your son's name one day on these prestigious plaques!
In the words of Scouting's Founder, Lord Baden Powell - "The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light."

November 18-22, 2017

Activity/Event: High Adventure Outing (Manatees)

Location: Clearwater, FL

Meeting Location: St Andrews UMC

Meeting Time: To Be Determined

Information: Mr. Mark Conger and Mr. Keith Didier are the Adult Leaders organizing this activity.

November 21, 2017

THERE WILL BE NO SCOUT MEETING THIS WEEK

November 28, 2017

Troop Committee Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Administration Building

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

 

Scout Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Golden Eagle

Uniform: Field (Class A)

December 05, 2017

Honor Guard Practice

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Information: All Honor Guard members need to arrive ready to practice, with hats and leather shoes … ON TIME.

 

Scout Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Ranger

Uniform: Activity (Class B)

December 10, 2017

Activity/Event: Jones Creek Christmas Parade

Location: Jones Creek Road

Time: To Be Determined

Information: Mr. David Gabel is the Adult Leader organizing this activity.

December 12, 2017

Patrol Leaders Council

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Information: All youth leaders are required to attend, prepared to actively contribute to the discussions.

 

Scout Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Ranger

Uniform: Field (Class A)

December 14, 2017

Activity/Event: Sewell Eagle District Roundtable / Committee

Location: University Methodist Church (3350 Dalrymple Drive)

Time: 6:45 – 9:00 PM (Roundtable @ 6:45 PM / Committee @ 7:50 PM)

Information: For more information, please contact Chad Marxsen.

December 16, 2017

Activity/Event: New Orleans Bowl

Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, LA)

Meeting Location: To Be Determined

Meeting Time: To Be Determined

December 19, 2017

Troop Committee Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Administration Building

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

 

Honor Guard Practice

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Information: All Honor Guard members need to arrive ready to practice, with hats and leather shoes … ON TIME.

 

Scout Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Ranger

Uniform: Activity (Class B)

December 26, 2017

THERE WILL BE NO SCOUT MEETING THIS WEEK

December 27-30, 2017

Activity / Event:  Winter Camp

Location:  Avondale Scout Reservation (Clinton, LA)

Meeting Location:  To Be Announced

Meeting Time:  To Be Announced

Information: Mr. Keith Didier is the Adult Leader organizing this activity.

January 02, 2018

Honor Guard Practice

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Information: All Honor Guard members need to arrive ready to practice, with hats and leather shoes … ON TIME.

 

Scout Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Panther

Uniform: Activity (Class B)

January 09, 2018

Patrol Leaders Council

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Information: All youth leaders are required to attend, prepared to actively contribute to the discussions.

 

Scout Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Panther

Uniform: Field (Class A)

January 11, 2018

Activity/Event: Sewell Eagle District Roundtable / Committee

Location: University Methodist Church (3350 Dalrymple Drive)

Time: 6:45 – 9:00 PM (Roundtable @ 6:45 PM / Committee @ 7:50 PM)

Information: For more information, please contact Chad Marxsen.

January 12-14, 2018

Activity/Event: Campout

Location: Galveston, TX

Meeting Location: St. Andrews UMC

Meeting Time: To Be Determined

January 16, 2018

Troop Committee Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Administration Building

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

 

Honor Guard Practice

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Information: All Honor Guard members need to arrive ready to practice, with hats and leather shoes … ON TIME.

 

Scout Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Panther

Uniform: Activity (Class B)

January 23, 2018

Scout Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Panther

Uniform: Field (Class A)

January 30, 2018

Scout Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Panther

Uniform: Activity (Class B)

February 02-04, 2018

Activity/Event: COPE Campout

Location: Avondale Scout Reservation (Clinton, LA)

Meeting Location: St. Andrews UMC

Meeting Time: To Be Determined

February 06, 2018

Honor Guard Practice

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Information: All Honor Guard members need to arrive ready to practice, with hats and leather shoes … ON TIME.

 

Scout Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Flaming Arrow

Uniform: Activity (Class B)

February 08, 2018

Activity/Event: Sewell Eagle District Roundtable / Committee

Location: University Methodist Church (3350 Dalrymple Drive)

Time: 6:45 – 9:00 PM (Roundtable @ 6:45 PM / Committee @ 7:50 PM)

Information: For more information, please contact Chad Marxsen.

February 13, 2018

Patrol Leaders Council

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Information: All youth leaders are required to attend, prepared to actively contribute to the discussions.

 

Scout Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Flaming Arrow

Uniform: Field (Class A)

February 20, 2018

Troop Committee Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Administration Building

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

 

Honor Guard Practice

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Information: All Honor Guard members need to arrive ready to practice, with hats and leather shoes … ON TIME.

 

Scout Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Flaming Arrow

Uniform: Activity (Class B)

February 27, 2018

Court of Honor

Location: Most Blessed Sacrament School Campus – St. Ursula Hall

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Uniform: Field (Class A)

Information: The event starts promptly at 7 PM and family members are invited and encouraged to attend.  Parents/guardians, if your Scout receives a rank advancement, you are invited to join him on stage!  Remember, please bring a camera!

The Court of Honor is for Scouts to receive recognition for the Merit Badge completions and rank advancementsWe do not award rank advancements at the regular meeting, although we do mention them.

REFRESHMENTS REQUEST

Please note below the requested items that we ask you purchase as your contribution to the refreshments for the event: 

If your last name starts with:

A - L: Please bring one large sized bag of Chips / Cheetos / Scoops (etc.).

M - Z: Please bring one family size package of cookies - any variety, flavor, etc.

Remember, even if your Scout has not attended our weekly troop meetings in some time, don't worry!  He's always welcomed and we would still like to see him!!  Perhaps he has a MB or rank advancement earned that has not been previously awarded!  If you would like to review a rank assessment for your Scout, please attend the weekly meeting to meet with Mr. Joe Griffin or contact SM Chad Marxsen via email.  
Our Goal is to support your Scout to Do His Best - and we hope that means Eagle Scout!  To date - Troop 888 has 123 names in our Eagle Hall of Fame!  We hope to inscribe your son's name one day on these prestigious plaques!
In the words of Scouting's Founder, Lord Baden Powell - "The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light."