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Seabase St. Thomas High Adventure 2018!

Posted on Mar 6 2017 - 10:58pm

Troop 354 was selected to participate in Sea Base 2018 High Adventure in St. Thomas US Virgin Islands.  We received reservations for 2 crews of between 6 to 8 individuals each.  Slots will be awarded on a first come first served basis so be sure to register soon at http://chelseaboyscouts.org/node/10180An initial deposit of $100 is due by 4/1/2017 to secure your slot.

Sea Base St.Thomas will allow Scouts to travel to the tropics and experience the allure of the U.S.Virgin Islands. Here,the trade winds blow and the territories of St.Thomas and St. John offer some of the best sailing and snorkeling in the Caribbean. Upon arrival, pre-arranged BSA transportation will take your crew to the Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina, where you will load up and set sail aboard a 40-foot-plus yacht with an experienced captain. You will snorkel in crystal blue water and discover the wilderness that lies below the surface. A special treat will be your visit to the Virgin Islands National Park, a 7,000-acre facility on the island of St. John, where your crew can explore, hike, enjoy the beach,and fish.  This is truly the adventures of a lifetime, but don’t expect luxury. These are working voyages—handling lines, preparing food, and participating fully in the operation of your vessel. 

Our current estimate for each person to attend is $1800.  This includes sea base fees, transportation, meals, hotels and spending money.  We will depart Chelsea on May 26, 2018 and return to Chelsea on June 3.

Full details are available at the following link:  http://chelseaboyscouts.org/node/10180

Orienteering Merit Badge

Posted on Feb 13 2017 - 9:50am
For those scouts who attended the campout this weekend, you began the orienteering merit badge.  If you didn't attend the campout but still want to obtain the merit badge, you can review how to use a compass, read a topographic map and use the two together by reviewing the merit badge book.  
 
In order to complete the merit badge, you'll need to take some additional steps.
 
First, obtain a blue merit badge card from your Scoutmaster to officially open the orienteering merit badge.
 
Second, pickup the merit badge book or go to the link below for a copy and learn about competitive orienteering (necessary to complete requirement 6).
 
Next, schedule some time with me to complete requirements 1-4 and 6.  You learned about compasses and maps this weekend so we just need to individually sit down together and review those requirements along with what you learned from the book to complete requirement 6.  That shouldn't take long at all.  
 
Once several scouts have completed requirements 1-6, we'll attempt to complete requirements 7-10 as a group.
 
Remaining requirements:
1, 2, 3a-b, 4a-f, 6a-c, 7a-b, 8a or b, 9, 10
 
Completed requirements
5
 

Requirements

Summer Camp Dates Finalized - Sign Up Early

Posted on Feb 6 2017 - 10:21pm

We will be attending Camp Comer June 25 through July 1st.

Cost per scout is $265.

First deposit of $75 is due by February 17th. Pay Here with PayPal

Merit Badge selections are due by March 13th.

Optional Programs with fees:
High Adventure Program $100
Comer River Trek Program $100
Whitewater Rafting: $70
CPR: $20

More information will follow.

Merit Badge Counselors Needed

Posted on Dec 16 2016 - 1:23pm

Our Troop needs parents who are willing to serve as Merit Badge Counselors. You do not have to be an expert in the merit badge subject. You might have knowledge of a subject because of your job, education, background, or hobby. Please look over the list of merit badges, read over the requirements (http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Merit_Badges) for the ones that you think would be a good fit for you. It is very beneficial for Troop 354 to have merit badge counselors for our boys to utilize. They are more apt to want to work on a merit badge if they can work on it with an adult that they are familiar with.  

Calendar Sync to Troop Website

Posted on Oct 26 2016 - 11:07am

Calendar Sync 

This feature will let you keep your personal electronic calendar in sync with the Troop website calendar. As events are added/deleted/changed on your Troop website, your personal electronic calendar will automatically be updated. No more need to manually add Troop events to your personal calendar.

Click here to try it out.

Further instructions are attached below.

2017 National Jamboree

Posted on May 3 2016 - 8:46am

Your Adventure Awaits. 

Click here to check it OUT!

If you want to register please visit this site:

Nation Jamboree Registration:

In 2009, the BSA purchased 10,600 acres of property adjacent to West Virginia’s New River Gorge National River area in order to create the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. The Summit is the new home of achievement, adventure, and innovation in Scouting. With world-class facilities and a focus on outdoor action sports, the Summit welcomed Scouts to a whole new jamboree experience in summer 2013. 2017 is the next national jamboree and The Summit will also be hosting the 2019 World Jamboree.

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