Saturday, February 3, 2024

Matthews Troop 46 - Scout Sunday & Camporee Reminders

Scout Sunday - Sunday morning at 10am, we would like to gather all scouts that are willing and able at Matthews Presbyterian Church for Scout Sunday, Class A uniform. We will act as greeters, prepare the food donations to be relocated to our nearest distribution point, and serve refreshments to the congregation at the church. Thank you in advance if you are willing and able to participate in Scout Sunday and for you being a part of Matthews Troop 46.

Event: Camporee
Location: Belk Scout Camp
Dates: 2/16-18
Cost: $20
Signup Link: https://forms.gle/aBtBFCeNurQv2LtV6

The Camporee is an opportunity for our scouts to compete as patrols in the following activities at Belk Scout Camp. The patrols will be scored on their performance in each activity. We will tent camp and have a great opportunity to visit with leaders and scouts from many other troops within our district. This should be a great weekend.

Travois Race
Knot too Easy
Orienteering - Bearings and Distance
Flagpole Raising
Stretcher Race
Scout Knowledge - Oath/Law/Outdoor Code
Scout Knowledge - Merit Badge Identification
Log Drag
Egg Toss
Kim's Game
Fire Building
Obstacle Course/Team Building

In Scouting,
Brad McLelland
Committee Chair
Matthews Troop 46
704-488-4701

Matthews Troop 46 - Reminders

Scouting for Food - Tomorrow morning at 9am, Class A uniform, we have some neighborhoods to visit to pick up food donations for Loaves and Fishes. Mecklenburg County Scouts will collect close to 250k pounds of food in 1 day. Come out and be a part of the magic. Scouts will earn service hours.

Scout Sunday - Sunday morning at 10am, we would like to gather all scouts that are willing and able at Matthews Presbyterian Church for Scout Sunday, Class A uniform. We will act as greeters, prepare the food donations to be relocated to our nearest distribution point, and serve refreshments to the congregation at the church.

Thank you in advance if you are willing and able to participate in the above two opportunities for service and for you being a part of Matthews Troop 46.

In Scouting,
Brad McLelland
Committee Chair
Matthews Troop 46
704-488-4701

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Scouting for Food & Scout Sunday 2024 - Registration Open!

Attention Troop 46,
Please come out and join our units to support our annual Scouting for Food Drive. With all three units working together, we should be very successful. Scouts can earn service hours.
👉 Click Here to register for Scouting for Food (1/27 + 2/3) 👈
👉 Click Here to RSVP for Scout Sunday (2/4) 👈

[*]Each year across the nation, scouts do a "good turn" by canvassing their local communities and collecting food donations to help neighbors in need experiencing food insecurity
In 2023:
[*]Scouts across Mecklenburg County collected 217,000 pounds of food and cash donations!
[*]Pack 46 and Troop 46 collected food donations from about 1,500 homes in the area
[*]This year, with the growth and strength of Pack 46, Troop 46 and Troop 146 we have a combined stretch goal of collecting food donations from about 3,000 homes! We need your help to reach our goal.
[*]Click Here to learn more about Scouting for Food in Mecklenburg County

In Scouting,
Brad McLelland
Committee Chair
Matthews Troop 46
704-488-4701

Saturday, January 20, 2024

Matthews Troop 46 - Camporee - Belk Scout Camp - 2/16-2/18

Event: Camporee
Location: Belk Scout Camp
Dates: 2/16-18
Cost: $20
Signup Link: https://forms.gle/1rq2KSZDiq8KVzuE9

The Camporee is an opportunity for our scouts to compete as patrols in the following activities at Belk Scout Camp. The patrols will be scored on their performance in each activity. We will tent camp and have a great opportunity to visit with leaders and scouts from many other troops within our district. This should be a great weekend.

Travois Race- Troop 33
Knot too Easy - Troop 33
Orienteering - Bearings and Distance - Troop 33
Flagpole Raising - Troop 33
Stretcher Race - Troop 65
Scout Knowledge - Oath/Law/Outdoor Code - Troop 233
Scout Knowledge - Merit Badge Identification - Troop 233
Log Drag - Troop 233
Egg Toss - Troop 15
Kim's Game - Troop 118
Fire Building - Troop 144
Obstacle Course/Team Building - Troop 15

Monday, December 25, 2023

Matthews Troop 46 - Annual Planning Meeting

This is our annual planning meeting. I will be assembling an agenda like last year. We will have a chance to discuss some of the important topics listed below. Please mark your calendars.
Date: Jan 7, 2-4pm
Where: Matthews Presbyterian Church Rm 206
Who: Troop Committee, Adult Leaders, and Youth Leadership
What:
- Journey to Excellence (How well are we meeting the expectations of BSA)
- Troop Administration and Operation
- Calendar of Events
- High Adventure
- Fund Raising
- Budget Planning
- Facilities
- Troop Gear
- Service Projects
- Training Opportunities
- Membership
- Relationship with our Charter Organization

In scouting,
Brad McLelland
Committee Chair
704-488-4701

Troop 46 - Appalachian Mtn Ski Trip - Sat Jan 20-21

Event Timing: Jan 20-21, 2024
Event Location: Appalachian Ski Mtn
Appalachian Ski Resort Registration Link: https://appskimtnstore.com/tickets?group_id=GRP-2023-44973 **Register and pay individually for your activities on the ASM website.
Troop Registration Link: https://forms.gle/XL2hqdQHL21N8x7d9 **Register and pay for the overnight stay with Troop 46.

We will depart Matthews Presbyterian Church at 7:00 am on Sat Jan 20, 2023. **Please arrive by 6:30 am.

We will be spending the night at the Comfort Suites in the Boone Area. If your scout is an inexperienced skier, I would highly recommend paying for the lesson. We will have some adults available for very basic instruction as needed. There are clothing rentals available. But, in lieu of a proper ski bib, a pair of rain pants can add a layer of protection from the wet snow.

Activities
- $94 - 9hr Flex Pass for Skiing
- $96 - 8hr Flex Pass for Snowboarding

Options
- $30 - Group Lesson
- $70 - Private Lesson
- $34 - Complete set of clothes, Jacket, Bib, Gloves, & Goggles
Individual items: Jacket $15, Bib $14, Gloves $10, & Goggles $10
- $2 - Guaranteed Parking

Registration: All Participants must register, complete waivers, and pay online at the Link below by 1/13.
https://appskimtnstore.com/tickets?group_id=GRP-2023-44973

Troop Fee: $35
Comfort Suites Lodging plus Sat Dinner and Sun Breakfast.

Spending Money: $10
Lunch: Ski Lodge Dining

We'll return to the church on Sunday, Jan 21, 2023 at approximately 12:00-12:30 pm.
** Please submit a new response for each person attending (parent & scout, etc.)

Thank you,
Troop 46 Leadership Team

Friday, December 8, 2023

Lock In - Reminder

Who: Scouts and Adults registered for the Lock In
What: Lock-In
      6pm Dinner at Matthews Presbyterian
      6:40pm Travel in Class A with Troop T Shirt to Urban Air
      7pm - 9pm Fun Time in Troop T Shirt
      9pm Travel back to the Church
      8am Sat: Parent Pick Up
Where: Matthews Presbyterian Church traveling to Urban Air from 7pm-9m

Notes: Please bring a pillow, ground pad, and sleeping bag if you plan to sleep. Games, Movies, and Snacks as needed. This should be a great night!

In Scouting,
Brad McLelland
Committee Chair
704-488-4701