Boy Scouts of America
Riverside, California, USA
Michael McVeigh, Scoutmaster
June, 2013 to present
Melissa Perkins, Committee Chairwoman
August, 2015 to present
Linda Jenkins, Former Troop Committee Chairwoman
2012 to May, 2014
Don Herweck, Former Troop Committee Chairman
Doug Moore -First Past Scoutmaster
2008 - May, 2013
Tom Gebelin, Former Scoutmaster
River Valley District Award of Merit Recipient, 1998
We meet in the "Scout House"
Scoutmaster message of 2/9/16:
Please sign up for the upcoming campouts. We need to have you signed up and paid at least Two Weeks before the campout in order to properly have time to put them together.
February 19th – 21st - Lava Tubes (NOTE THAT THE DATE HAD CHANGED!)
March 4th – March 6th – Archery Campout (NOTE THAT THE DATE AS ALSO CHANGED)
April 15th – 17th – Palm Springs Tram Campout
May 20th – 22nd – Fiesta Island Campout
Chris V is working on his Eagle Project on February 27th from 7:00AM - ? We need everyone to participate to help Chris finish this project so mark this date down in your calendar. Further information can be acquired at the Troop meeting or by emailing me for details.
Mr. Paquette will be working with any Scouts who would like to get their Chess Merit Badge before the Troop meetings in February from 6:00 – 6:45PM. . See flyer (PDF File.) There is also a PowerPoint presentation posted that instructs you on The game of chess.
There is a S.O.A.R. event at Jurupa Mountain Discovery Center on March 12th. This is a Great opportunity to get several Merit Badges Especially two Eagle ones – Environmental Science and Sustainability. See posted flyer (PDF file.)
We need everyone to fill out new permission forms and medical forms for 2016. These forms are required to be every year per National. Information and forms can be picked up at the Troop meetings.
The Mt. Rubidoux trail clean-up and trail lighting is coming up on the weekend of March 26th (cleanup) & March 27th (trail lighting). More information given at the Troop meeting.
If you want to go to either NYLT (June 13th – June 18th or July 31st – August 6th) or Foxfire Leadership training (June 11th – June 18th) and you want to request a scholarship for full or partial payment of this training by the Troop you need to write a letter to the Troop Committee explaining why you want to go and what you are expecting to get out of this training and how will it improve you leadership skill within the Troop. These letters are due by the February 29th . There are some prerequisites so please contact me or see me to review your eligibility.
We are going to Camp Chewanakee for Summer Camp 2016. We need you to make a deposit with Mr. Grace if you plan to attend so we can know how many spots will need to be reserved. If you have already signed up Please start making payments. This is a Great Summer Camp and probably one of the Best in California. It is located in the Sequoia National Park with its own fresh water lake! We also need you to start making regular payments to him as well since we have a considerable payment due around January 15th. Details about the camp and actual cost are forthcoming.
The Troop is in the planning stages of organizing a trip to Northern Tier in Minnesota. This is a BSA High Adventure Camp. A youth must be 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and completed the 8th grade by date of participation. We need to get commitments in order to know how many slots we need to put in for. If you are interested please sign up ASAP. A deposit is due now.
Knot of the week for the next Troop meeting will be the Taut Line Hitch
Our stock of soda pop is dwindling down. If any family would like to donate some soda pop to the Troop it would be appreciated. Please no diet sodas.