Spring Cleanup and Camp Nelson Flags are cancelled due to COVID guidelines. We are planning on putting together a work weekend where we have small groups working in different sections of the house or yard or possibly individual family groups working by themselves.
We are still planning on helping install flags at Camp Nelson Cemetery on 05/23/2020 and then taking a five mile hike through Camp Nelson National Monument afterwards.
As of now the Cemetery is still planning on having their flag ceremony, which we have participated in since it's beginning. Please plan on being at the Cemetery on 05/23/2020 at 7:30 am. We are typically done with flags by 12 noon. Afterwards, we will go on a five mile hike through the Camp Nelson Park which winds across the battlefield and down to the Kentucky River Palisades. Please contact David Sanders with any questions.
We are meeting on Saturday 05/16/2020 at 10:00 am to do some Scout House Spring Cleaning. Lunch will be provided. Please bring you mask, gloves, and cleaning supplies. Bring your family for however long you want. We will be finishing the Meeting Room painting and decoration, cleaning the basement, and working in the yard. Plenty of jobs for us to do six feet apart! Contact David Sanders with any questions.
Hello Troop 98! While we are all sitting at home practicing social distancing, We have decided to try out a virtual Troop meeting tonight. We will be using the video conference platform Zoom. We have a special guest speaker, Who is the Faculconer’s uncle and who is a doctor at the University of Kentucky. It won't be as long as a regular meeting, so if you have a device and you're able to join us, please try to log in a few minutes early so we can get started right at 7:00. If you don't have a device, that's ok. We are going to try and record the meeting so those who can't make it can watch it at a later time. When it's almost time, just click below, where it says "join zoom meeting." Then follow the instructions
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Topic: Troop 98
Time: Mar 23, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Due to the current state of affairs in KY, and Lexington, and recommendations by the Governor we have decided to postpone all activities of Crew and Troop 98 until the end of the month. This includes all meetings, campouts, and other gatherings. We will reevaluate at the end of the month
Registration paperwork has gone home with your Scout. The early discount registration date is Monday 03/09/2019. If your Scout plans on attending Camp McKee this summer please bring your $50.00 deposit to the Scout meeting on Monday night 03/09/2020. Any questions please see David Sanders or Todd WIlley.
We will be attending Camp McKee June 21-27, 2020 and staying at a new campsite (#7) this year.
Early registration cost $285.00. $50.00 deposit due 03/09. You can still register after 03/09 until 04/06 for $10.00 more. This is charged by Camp McKee.
Campership scholarships are available, but must be turned in ASAP and no later than 04/10/2020. You must still pay the $50.00 deposit by 03/09/2020.
T-shirt and merit badge class choices must be turned in by 04/10/2020.
Total camp balance must be paid by 05/08/2020. Your camp cost may be more due to additional fees for some classes.
Scouts older than 13 can also choose to take part in the High Adventure Program that takes place at the same time as our week at Camp McKee. The would stay with the Troop at night, but be with other older Scouts in the program during the day outside of the camp hiking and rappelling in the Gorge, River Canoeing, Ziplining, etc. Cost for the High Adventure program is $355.00
New 2019-20 BSA Medical Forms Part A-B-C are required by 06/01/2020.
Medical forms, registration forms, campership forms, and class lists are attached below.
The Troop and Venture Crew will have a lock-in at the Bluegrass Sportsmen's League Lodge on Friday January 31 until Sunday morning February 2, 2020. We will be sleeping and cooking indoors at the Lodge building. Friday night we will be working on a merit badge, playing games, and watching movies. On Saturday we will be at the General Purpose Range and the Sporting Clay Range most of the day. Saturday night will be back in lodge for more fun and games before returning home Sunday afternoon. Cost is $25.00 per person, which includes food, travel, ammo, and clay targets. Permission slip and fee must be turned in by Monday 01/27 so we can purchase food and ammo for the weekend. Any questions please contact David Sanders or Mike Foster.
Please join us on Sunday January 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm for Parker's Eagle Court of Honor. Ceremonies will be held in the Rosemont Baptist Church Sanctuary. Eagle Scout is what all of us strive to achieve as Scouts. Please wear your Class A uniforms and bring all of your family to celebrate Parker's achievement.
Last road cleanup of the year is here. Be at the Scout House on Saturday 11/23 at 08:30 to help. All families are needed. Please attend.
All Crew members need to attend the Lock-in on Friday 11/22 at the Scout House as we will be having a planning session for our monthly 2020 activities and outings. Please RSVP to Mike Foster or Parker Faulconer as soon as possible.
Our last camping outing of the year will be Saturday 12/07 until Sunday 12/08. Only one night and it will be fundraiser for the Troop. We will be camping at Gary's Farm along the Chaplin River in Washington Co. We will be cooking and selling Chili, snacks, and drinks to other Campers and people attending a shooting competition that weekend at the farm. Please plan on attending and helping raise money for the Troop. Any questions please see Dave Faulconer as soon as possible.
Our last Road Cleanup this year will be on Saturday 11/23. Please meet at the Scout House at 08:30 am. This will take 3-4 hours if only the few Scouts and their parents that have helped through the year, but should take less than two hours if everybody attends. Please be sure to be there on 11/23.
There is no Scout Meeting Monday 11/11/2019. We will be meeting again on 11/18/2019. Happy Veterans Day! Remember to thank a Veteran for their service!
We have an exciting weekend planned for Friday 11/08 through Sunday 11/09. We will be camping at our traditional Camp McKee campsite #5 this weekend and it's for the WHOLE family. Bring the parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents. They should all get to experience wonderful Camp McKee and campsite #5. On Saturday will be working around the campsite and making improvements to the site like solar lights in the outhouses and wash area, painting signs, spreading gravel, moving some tent decks and putting in hammock posts for six to eight hammocks. Most exciting is we are cooking Thanksgiving dinner camp style! Deep fried turkey, smoked turkey, dutch oven stuffing, firepit baked potatoes, and whatever you or your family wants to bring. Please RSVP to David Sanders ASAP so we can plan food for the dinner.
We will be directing parking and traffic for Military Missions on 11/07/2019 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Kentucky National Guard Armory, which is at 4301 Airport Rd, Lexington 40510. If parking is not your thing, you can help unload boxes or fill the individual gift boxes. The Armory is basically behind the Airport near the intersection of Parkers Mill Rd and Airport Rd. We need ALL Scouts and Crew to attend to help with parking, gift boxes and then to help unload their trucks at their store in Millpond Center next to the Boston Rd. Kroger's. Bring the whole family, there will be something for everybody to do. For those that have not done this before there will be several hundred people (and cars) that come help make shoe-box size gift boxes filled with treats, games, personal items, etc. that are sent overseas at Christmas and throughout the year to our Men and Women serving in the Armed Forces. This is a really great service project that needs support from all Scouts, Crew, and their families. Please attend. If you have any questions please contact David Sanders, Todd Willey, or Mike Foster.
Reminder: We need help tomorrow (10/25) from 6-8pm working a booth at Safety City’s trunk or treat. They are expecting around 1000 people. We are passing out candy, running a bean bag toss game, and recruiting for the pack and troop. Please contact David Sanders for more details.
We are camping with the Webelos from Pack 98 and Pack 100 this weekend at Camp McKee. We will also be manning the Archery Range and BB Gun Range on Saturday. Please be sure to bring your permission slip to the meeting on Monday or Friday. We will be meeting at the Scout House on Friday at 6pm to leave. Cost for the weekend is $5.00. Any questions please contact David Sanders.
Don't forget the Coal Camporee sign-up deadline is tonight. Cost for weekend is $12.00. Permission slip is attached below.