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Christmas Tree Recycling
Troop 281 is grateful to our community of Gold River for participating in our tree recycling fundraising effort this 2022-2023 season.  We are no longer accepting reservations, but look forward to serving our community throughout the year, and offering tree recycling again next season. Happy New Year! 

About Troop 281
We are a close-knit group of Scouts and their families who enjoy many fun activities and community service projects throughout the year. Our focus is on fostering teamwork, leadership, responsibility, and life skills while working together in a fun and inclusive environment.

For more information on our Troop, please email GoldRiverTroop281@gmail.com or call 916.668.9281

The next few weeks

Posted on Jan 15 2023 - 12:07pm

First off, thank you to everyone who helped with the Christmas tree fundraiser. It is a huge success. 
The next couple of weeks are very busy.
Before the Tuesday meeting is the “Life to Eagle” presentation. We are going to meet at the GRDC before the meeting. I am hoping I can get us into the gym. This is for the Life rank scouts, parents of Life scout rank, but also for those that are coming up on the Life rank soon. Council also has a formal presentation, if anyone wants to go to that.
You must bring your camping gear to Tuesday’s meeting if you are going to Klondike. We need to do a full gear check. If you do not bring your gear, you will not be able to go.
We will do the grocery shopping on Wednesday for the trip. Meet at the Bel Air at 7 pm.
Friday is the pinewood derby. Please, if you can, sign up to help out. It is at the GRDC multi purpose room
Saturday/Sunday is camping. I’ll get the camping plan out soon. You do not need your Class A uniform. But they would like scout to wear Tropical/Hawaiian shirts. I will have a couple of extras, but if you want 
If you are not going to Klondike, the Scouts have a booth at the International Sportman’s Expo. 
Tuesday the 24th is PLC. I would like to plan out the next few months of camping so I can start making reservations. 
Saturday Feb 4 is the Weather Merit Badge. Please sign up on the troop website because we need to buy spots on the website. It is at the Hiller Aviation museum. Which is the same place in the Bay Area where we did the Aviation Merit Badge. It is a full Saturday.
As a reminder, please complete Physical Fitness requirements 1 - 5 on the worksheets and turn into Mr Soriano.
Late February, we will be doing the Citizenship in Society Merit badge. It had to get delayed. Before we can start, scouts need to complete Requirements 1, 7, and 8 of the following worksheet: http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/citizenship-in-society.pdf 

Tuesday's meeting - Class B for fitness test

Posted on Jan 5 2023 - 7:33pm

For Tuesday, Jan 10, we are back at the GRDC Gym. Please wear your Activity Uniform (Class B) for the final Fitness test for the merit badge. We will also finish the Klondike camping plan. 

Tuesday and January plans

Posted on Jan 1 2023 - 12:29pm

January is a very busy month.
We are going to try to meet at the pizza place by the Bel Air on Tuesday. I'll talk to them today or tomorrow to confirm. The plan is to go over the Klondike instructions and come of up with a list of things to do during the month. Also, we have a great new checklist from our OKPIK trained ASMs to review. 
Next week, they will lead the group in getting prepared for snow camping. 
I will need some help from parents to get things together for Klondike. We are in the midst of doing the Christmas trees, so I am hoping that we can make this easier by using the time we have together without adding any additional meetings.  

Holiday homework

Posted on Dec 17 2022 - 2:29pm

Holidays are for family, friends, and well, sometimes, homework. But the cool part here, most of it is homework for parents. Please sign up if you are going to the Klondike in January and the Weather Merit Badge in February. 
Scouts please do the homework requirements for the Citizenship in Society merit badge. There is not a lot.

Fitness Merit Badge and Tool Sharpening on Tuesday

Posted on Dec 10 2022 - 1:39pm

Remember to wear your activity uniform (class b) on Tuesday. We are going to do the last physical fitness merit badge exercises. However, we will not be able to run the mile. If you run a mile for a school PE test make sure you get the time. Or find a route or a track that is a mile and time yourself.
Bring the tools you will use for the Christmas Trees! We will sharpen them.
Klondike snow camping is January 20th. We need to know how many are going so we can sign up very soon. 

December meetings plus Citizenship in Society Merit Badge

Posted on Dec 4 2022 - 2:31pm

Reminder, we are meeting at the GRDC school from now on. 

On Tuesday Dec 6th is our Court of Honor. Please wear your Field Uniform (Class A) with sash. 

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