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Troop 270

Boy Scouts of America
California Inland Empire Council
Mt. Rubidoux District
Troop 270

Chartered June 1, 1987
Riverside, California, USA

Michael McVeigh, Scoutmaster
June, 2013 to present
Danielle Sovine, Committee Chairwoman
July 20, 2016 to present

Troop Meetings:
Mondays, 7:00 PM

First United Methodist Church
4845 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, California, USA

Between Ramona & Terracina
across from the Central Middle School field

We meet in the "Scout House"
(a stand-alone  building behind the church)

Scoutmaster message of May 15, 2017

Please sign up for the upcoming Events / 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.

May 19th – 21st – Fiesta Island – San Diego – We will be leaving from the Scout House this Friday at 5:30PM. Be on Time. Wear your Class A and you need to have eaten dinner since they will not be stopping on the way to the campsite. If you did not turn in your permission form on Monday bring it with you.  Flyer and permission form attached.

June 24th – 25th – Backpack Trip – Ice House Canyon
July 9th – 15th – Summer Camp
July 31st – August 6th – Backpack Trip – Actual Dates will be confirmed later.

Our Next Court of Honor will be held NEXT Monday, May 22nd  starting at 6:30PM. If your last name begins with the letters A-M please bring a Main dish to share with about 8-10 people. If your last name begins with N-Z please bring a side dish to share with 8-10 people. Drinks will be provided by the Troop.

We will NOT be having a Troop meeting on Monday, May 29th in Honor of Memorial Day. Let us take this day to Remember those who gave their lives for our freedom!

Friday, June 2nd is Scouting Night at the Inland Empire 66ers Park in San Bernardino. You have the option of just going to the game or you can participate in the sleep over on the baseball field. The cost is $15.00 for the overnight package or $9.00 for just the game. We will have more information and taking signup at the Court of Honor. We have to make our reservations by May 26th so we need signups by next Monday!

On Saturday, June 3rd  the American Red Cross is hosting a Disaster Drill here in Riverside and is looking for volunteers to assist them. The volunteers will be helping them setup and may even play parts as victims of the disaster. This event will run from 8:00AM to 3:00PM. This would be a good and fun community service project for the Patrols and their families. Please contact Mr. McVeigh if you are interested so he can give you the details.

Let us know if you hear of any Community Service projects that the Troop can participate in. Scouting is giving back to the community and it is a good recruitment tool and gives us exposure to the public.

Elections are coming up next month (June). We will be having nominations for SPL and ASPL on Monday, June 5th. You need to be at least a 1st Class rank for ASPL and a Star rank for SPL. If you are interested and may be lacking a particular rank requirement see Mr. McVeigh to discuss. The Scoutmaster has the ability to grant exceptions to this requirement. We need Scouts to step up and lead the Troop. Elections will be held on Monday, June 12th. We will also be electing your Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders during the June 12th meeting.

Our next Adams Street Cleanup  will be held on Saturday, June 10th starting at 8:00AM. We need Everyone’s help to make quick work of this job. Meet at the industrial park at the corner of Adams and Lincoln.

Be sure to bring your Scout Books to the Troop meetings!  This is part of your uniform. We are working on Rank Advancements but you need your book in order to participate. All Scouts should be in Full Class “A” uniform with a Class “B” shirt under their Class “A” for activities and games. Please come properly dressed to the meetings!

For this Summer we will be going to Camp Tahquitz located in the Big Bear / Barton Flats Mountain area. This is a Great camp and local which is nice. We have a signup sheet so Please sign up and make your deposits and payments to Mr. Grace as we have to make regular payments to keep our spot. We are going to Summer Camp the week of July 9th – 15th. Cost for Scouts is around $400.00 and Adults $230.00.

We will be conducting a Mandatory Leadership Training session on June 16th – 17th  to give the new leaders tools and ideas to help be better leaders. All leader  need to attend this two day training. This will be an overnighter and will be held on the Church grounds. More details will be given.

We will be conducting our Yearly Planning for Scout campouts and outings and need EVERYONES input!! Please plan to be at the Scout House on July 1st. This will coincide with the Scout House cleanup in preparation for the July 4th fundraiser. Bring your ideas and details so they can be considered. Try and think of some places you want to go that we have not either been to in a while or new places.

Our Annual July 4th fundraiser is coming up quick. It is about two months away! Please plan to attend and help out. This is out largest fundraiser for the Troop and helps us with our costs. Mark your Calendars! We will be asking for you to start bring your donations of soda pop and water. Details to follow from our new chair soon.

Thank you,
Michael McVeigh

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10 Essentials List:

A map and compass
Water bottle
Flashlight & extra batteries
Trail food
Extra clothing
Sunglasses and sun hat
First-aid supplies
Pocket knife or multi-tool
Matches  and fire starter/tinder
Rain gear
And a smart 11th  essential – Toilet Paper!

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A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind,
Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.
(Scout Law)

On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
(Scout Oath)

As an American, I will do my best to -
Be clean in my outdoor manners
Be careful with fire
Be considerate in the outdoors, and
Be conservation minded.
(Outdoor Code)

Be Prepared!
(Boy Scout Motto)

Do a Good Turn Daily!
(Boy Scout Slogan)

"May the great Scoutmaster of all Scouts be with you until we meet again."
(Scoutmaster's Benediction)

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