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.

·         If you are interested in subscribing to the Troop 888 Gmail calendar, use the following URL: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/troop888br%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics

·         Mr. Jeff Hummel has a unique opportunity for older Scouts to travel overseas through six countries, learn about their history and culture, and see some amazing sites.  The trip is sponsored by Baton Rouge High, will be from November 17-28, 2017, and will be supervised throughout.

Official description:
Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria
Travel through the Iron Curtain and World War II to Gothic cathedrals and ancient cities that are now more vibrant than ever.
Berlin mixes historical significance, rich culture and an exciting cosmopolitan energy.  Prague, which escaped the bombs of World War II, woos you with old-world charm.  And in Krakow and Budapest, two of Europe’s most underrated cities, architectural gems await around every corner.

Also please see the following notes from Mr. Hummel:
The Trip to Germany is a trip being sponsored by Baton Rouge High and is welcoming of all EBR Parish students. This trip will go through Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, and Serbia most likely in that order. Anybody who wants to attend MUST show proper Scout conduct and be respectful of laws regarding the areas we'll visit.

Please note the following requirements:
Age should be 14 or above
Preferably High School
Ability to speak another Central or East European Language such as German, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Austrian, and Serbian
Willing to behave and show proper conduct

If you wish to attend, contact Jeff Hummel regarding this trip.

Upcoming Events

July 21-23, 2017

Activity/Event: Pensacola Camping Trip

Location: Fort Pickens (Pensacola, FL)

Meeting Location: St. Andrews UMC

Meeting Time: To Be Determined

July 25, 2017

Scout Meeting

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Golden Eagle

Uniform: Field (Class A)

August 01, 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)

August 08, 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)

August 10, 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.

August 13, 2017

St. Andrews UMC – 2016 Flood Remembrance Service

Location: St. Andrews UMC

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM, followed by a BBQ lunch

Information: This will be a casual outdoor (warm weather) service … dress appropriately (shorts are acceptable).  The United Methodist Men’s Club will provide a BBQ lunch following the service.

August 15, 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)

August 18-20, 2017

Activity/Event: Canoeing Campout

Location: Okatoma Creek (Hattiesburg, MS)

Meeting Location: St. Andrews UMC

Meeting Time: To Be Determined

Information: Mr. Chad Marxsen is the Adult Leader organizing this event.

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

Location: St. Andrews UMC – Friendship Building

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Responsible Patrol: Panther

Uniform: Activity (Class B)

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."