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To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 12.8.19 @ 18:27pm | #400
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Re Charter

Recharter is due Monday Dec 9th $70 for scots $40 for adults if not not paid you will not be rechartered

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 09.16.19 @ 19:27pm | #399
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Upcoming events

Sept 21 DSCC Baseball Field Spencer’s Eagle Project 9am - ?
Sept 28 Fyrne Lake DU Greenwings Knot Tying 9am - 2pm

To:   Entire Troop    on Friday, 09.13.19 @ 09:44am | #398
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Eagle Project

Spencer will be working on his Eagle Project this weekend at DSCC Baseball Field. It will start around 9 AM, all help will be greatly appreciated.

To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 01.27.19 @ 16:49pm | #397
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Monday Jan 28th 2019

No Scouts due to a visitation being held at the church

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 11.5.18 @ 17:03pm | #396
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: No Scouts 11-5-2018

No Scouts tonight

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 07.26.18 @ 21:05pm | #395
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: We will start back August 20th

We will start back August 20th

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 05.17.18 @ 16:53pm | #394
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Physicals for camp

We will have physicals for camp on Monday May 21st at 630. Be on time and bring your up to date shot record. The forms can be printed off from West Tennessee Area Council for camp. You must bring these, if you can not get one come by the bank and I will get you one. Please be on time.

To:   Entire Troop    on Tuesday, 05.8.18 @ 15:45pm | #393
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Sat May 12th

Bark in the Park will be held Sayurday May 12th. They are looking for 3 to 4 volunteers to cook hot dogs. If you are in need of volunteer hours please be there by 830am. Call and let me know if you can help with this.

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 04.18.18 @ 08:26am | #392
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Court of Honor

We will have a court of honor on Monday April 23rd, 2018 at 6:30 PM. Make sure your scouts wear their scout uniforms.

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 12.14.17 @ 10:18am | #391
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Kiwanis GoodFellows

Packing the food box's for Kiwanis Goodfellows is Tuesday 12-19-2017 and will start at 4pm this year. Need all the help we can get, come when you can.

Also they will need help sitting up the assembly line on Sunday 12-17-17 at 2PM if some can help it will be great.

If you can contact me at 731-377-1345 and let me know if you are available, it would be great.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Our next regular Monday meeting will be January 8, 2018.

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 11.2.17 @ 10:34am | #390
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Volunteers Needed

Don't forget if you can volunteer Saturday from 9am to 3pm in front of Kroger for Matthew 25:40 it would be appreciated. This will count towards service hours for rank advancement and/or Citizenship in the Community merit badge. You will need to wear your uniform.

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 10.25.17 @ 19:14pm | #389
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Recharter

Alright it is time for recharter again and we need it pretty quick. BSA National has increased fees and we have to as well. It will cost $50.00 per scout and $62.00 per scout if you want the magazine Boys Life. Scott and I will appreciate your timely attention to this.

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 08.21.17 @ 21:20pm | #388
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Court of Honor

Next Monday August the 28th there a Court of Honor in the Scout Room. We will start at 6:30PM. Scouts need to be in uniform. Parents are invited but seating will be limited.

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 08.21.17 @ 21:20pm | #387
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Court of Honor

Next Monday August the 28th there a Court of Honor in the Scout Room. We will start at 6:30PM. Scouts need to be in uniform. Parents are invited but seating will be limited.

To:   Entire Troop    on Tuesday, 08.8.17 @ 16:26pm | #386
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Troop Meeting

Reminder Scouts will start back August 14th 6:30PM.

To:   Entire Troop    on Friday, 07.28.17 @ 14:05pm | #385
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Scouts will start back

August 14, 2017 See you then. Will start to finish up merit badges from summer camp and start some new merit badges as well.

To:   Entire Troop    on Tuesday, 05.23.17 @ 10:22am | #384
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Sat May 27th, 2017

Saturday May 27th, 2017 at 8:30AM we will meet at Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg, TN to place flags on the graves of the soldiers buried there. Please wear your scout uniform, bring water, and rain gear if needed. This will count as service hours for those that participate. See you there.

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 03.27.17 @ 08:58am | #383
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Blue and Gold

Tonight is Pack 87s blue and gold. I will need some scouts in uniform to help with this. If you are available it starts at 630 at FUMC.

Thanks

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 03.8.17 @ 15:50pm | #382
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Test

Test

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 01.30.17 @ 13:38pm | #381
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Recharter fees are due

Recharter fees for 2017 are due. They are $40.00 per scout, if they have a brother in the Troop, their dues are $28.00. 1st scout is $40, each additional is $28. We need this money in as soon as possible.

To:   Entire Troop    on Tuesday, 12.6.16 @ 14:52pm | #380
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Sorghum Valley

We are going to need help with Sorghum Valley again this year. Some signed up last night. But, we will still need some help. It will be on Thursday thru Saturday, December 8th, 9th, and 10th from 5 to 9. More than likely we will be thru by 8:30 or so.

To:   Entire Troop    on Tuesday, 11.29.16 @ 17:06pm | #379
From: Steve Kirby
Subj: Potential Eagle Project - Dyer County Recycles

Dyer County Recycles is trying to find someone to coordinate an aluminum can recycling program with area churches. They envision someone contacting area churches, asking permission to place collection boxes, placing the boxes, and then emptying the boxes on a regular schedule. They are hoping that a Scout might be interested in taking this on as an Eagle Project. If you are interested, please contact Amelia Wilkes at esau11@yahoo.com or 285-7877 for more details. Obviously, you would need to talk it over with our Scout Master as well.

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 08.18.16 @ 15:16pm | #378
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Eagle Project

I am planning to finish the bulk of my Eagle Scout Project this upcoming Saturday, August 20th at 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. The project will involve renovating the exterior of the DHS Band equipment bus. In order to complete the project, I will need all the help I can get from both kids and parents. We'll be washing, masking, and painting the bus, so volunteers should wear something that they don't mind getting dirty. Everyone needs to bring any cotton shirts that they no longer want. We will work at Hub's Body Shop at 727 Finley Street in Dyersburg. If you plan to be there or have any questions, please email me at mousie.paul@gmail.com.

-Paul Anderson

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 08.4.16 @ 09:12am | #377
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Eagle Project

I am planning to begin work on the bulk of my Eagle Scout Project this upcoming Saturday, August 6th at 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. The project will involve renovating the exterior of the DHS Band equipment bus. In order to complete the project I will need all the help I can get from both kids and parents. We'll be washing and beginning the process of renovating the bus, so volunteers should wear something that they don't mind getting dirty. Everyone needs to bring any cotton shirts that they no longer want. We will work at Hub's Body Shop at 727 Finley Street in Dyersburg. If you plan to be there or have any questions, please email me at mousie.paul@gmail.com.

- Paul Anderson

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 05.26.16 @ 15:24pm | #376
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Memorial Weekend

As you know we place flags on the graves of Veterans on Saturday morning at Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg, TN. This usually takes about 2 hours, if we have enough show up. We need to be at the cemetery by 8:30 AM on 5-28-2016. Please wear you Class A uniform. (Boy Scout Shirt and Pants) You might want to bring some water with you. Be prepared for the weather that we might have that morning. Bring some water as well. See you there. This will be used for service hours.

To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 05.15.16 @ 21:39pm | #375
From: Scott Self
Subj: Monday's meeting

Tomorrow night, May 16, Dr. Steve Melton will be at Scouts to provide free physical examinations for all scouts attending summer camp. In order to be fully prepared, each scout needs to bring BSA Medical forms A, B, C and D completely filled out by a parent as well as a copy of your health insurance card.

See you then,
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 04.13.16 @ 14:23pm | #374
From: Scott Self
Subj: Summer Camp

Last chance: the summer camp check will be turned in to the council on Thursday evening at 4:00. If your son hasn't registered for summer camp and still wants to go for the early bird special of $225, the check MUST be in by 3:00 Thursday afternoon. You can deliver it to my office at 174 Community Park Road. The boys can still attend if you don't pay by Thursday, just at the higher rate of $275.
Thanks,
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 04.10.16 @ 22:03pm | #373
From: Scott Self
Subj: Summer Camp Payment

This year's summer camp will be June 26-July 2. Tomorrow night, April 11, is the last night to make the early bird payment of $225. After this week, summer camp fees increase to $275. Please get your scout's camp fees to us tomorrow. If other activities will keep your scout from attending our meeting tomorrow evening, you can bring the check to my office on Community Park Road or to Dob at the Green Village FCNB location.
Thanks,
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Saturday, 03.12.16 @ 17:18pm | #372
From: Scott Self
Subj: Spring forward

Thinking about Scout Sunday tomorrow, don't forget to set your clocks forward before bed tonight. Hate for you to show up for the service tomorrow and it's already over.

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 03.10.16 @ 14:42pm | #371
From: Scott Self
Subj: Scout Sunday

Just a reminder that this Sunday is Scout Sunday at FUMC. We will be presenting the colors as well as participating in both services, 8:30-9:30, and 10:50-11:50. Please arrive by 8:15 so we can go over last minute details. Remember, we will all be in Class A uniforms and appropriate shorts, khaki pants or church appropriate jeans. Make sure your shirt doesn't look like you slept in it. The church will have reserved seating on the front left pews so family can sit there as well. Please remember you represent Troop 87 and act appropriately. Also, this service is our way of thanking FUMC for being our charter organization so please be present.
See you Sunday,
Dob and Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 03.7.16 @ 16:19pm | #370
From: Scott Self
Subj: Scout Sunday

Just a reminder, this coming Sunday, the 13th, will be scout Sunday at FUMC, where the church honors Scouting and we thank them for being our charter organization. This year, the new pastor, Rev. Ed White, would like for our troop to take a much more active role in the service so we will need to practice this evening during scouts. One way we can be especially appreciative is to show up in numbers. Please be at scouts tonight to practice and plan on being in attendance on Sunday morning.
See you tonight,
Dob and Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 02.28.16 @ 21:18pm | #369
From: Scott Self
Subj: Court of Honor

Just a reminder that we will be having our Court of Honor during tomorrow night's regular scout meeting time, 6:30, in the sanctuary of FUMC. All scouts need to be in their full Class A uniform including appropriate shorts or pants.

We will have information on summer camp at that time.

Thanks and see you tomorrow night,
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 02.8.16 @ 11:27am | #368
From: Scott Self
Subj: recharter fees

Parents,
If you haven't done so already, please send a check for re-charter dues tonight. We need to get this sent into to WTAC asap. Fees are $40 per boy, $28 for each additional boy in a multi-scout family.
Thanks,
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Friday, 01.29.16 @ 16:08pm | #367
From: Scott Self
Subj: Campout

Sorry for the late notice, however for those that didn't already know, we will not be camping this weekend, due to the rescheduling of Miss DHS. We will be camping next weekend, February 5-7, at the Family LIfe Center at the fairgrounds. Please be in attendance Monday night where we will finalize plans.
Have a great weekend,
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 01.11.16 @ 09:34am | #366
From: Scott Self
Subj: re-charter dues

It is time for us to pay our re-charter dues. Please have your boys bring a check/cash for the fee tonight. Re-charter is $40 per boy. If you have more than one son in the troop, it is $40 for the first son, then $28 for each additional boy.
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 12.21.15 @ 10:48am | #365
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Goodfellows Pack the box

Don't forget the box packing tonight at the fairgrounds for Kiwani's. Starts at 5:00PM. Need all we can get.

To:   Entire Troop    on Saturday, 12.12.15 @ 15:52pm | #364
From: Scott Self
Subj: SorghumValley

Tonight is the last night to get 3 service hours for helping at Sorghum Valley. We will be out there from 6-9 and would love for any and all to come help.

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 12.10.15 @ 15:29pm | #363
From: Steve Kirby
Subj: Sorghum Valley

Don't forget we are selling hot dogs at Sorghum Valley from 6-9 PM tonight . You are welcome to come help even if you did not sign up. It counts as a Scout activity and service hours. Please bring a canned good for the food drive and show up at 5:45 to get set-up.

Steve

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 12.9.15 @ 09:57am | #362
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Notes

There had been Court Of Honor scheduled for December, however with everything going on we are postponing it until January to give everyone time to get their requirements turned in on unfinished merit badges and rank advancements.

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 12.2.15 @ 13:41pm | #361
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Service Hour Opportunities

Here are 3 community service type events coming up.
1) Sorghum Valley December 10, 11, and 12. I can be there on the 11TH which is Friday night. We will need adults to be there on the 10th and 12th along with 5 to 6 scouts each night. We will sign up on Monday the 7th. Scouts will be in their uniforms these nights. As I get free, I will try and come out.
2) Chimes for Charity will be moving the toys on the 19th, a Saturday morning. We will need scouts and adults for this as well.
3)Goodfellow's has invited us back for Monday the 21st of December. Be there shortly after 5PM. We will be packing the box's.

I have indicated where we will need help on adult leadership. Due to prior commitments, I can not be at all of them. This is the time when most of the scouts get their service hours. Lets make sure they get them.

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 11.23.15 @ 11:50am | #360
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Tonights Meeting

We will meet tonight back at the fairgrounds. We will try and finish up the cutting for the wood working merit badge. No horsing around tonight.

There will be no meeting next Monday due to the Christmas parade on November 30th, 2015.

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 11.16.15 @ 15:30pm | #359
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Meeting tonight 11-16-2015

We are moving the meeting to the Family Life Center at the Fairgrounds due to the pending weather and the use of electrical tools for tonight's meeting. Remember to bring safety glasses if you have them. There will be no horsing around tonight.

To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 11.8.15 @ 21:40pm | #358
From: Scott Self
Subj: Monday's meeting

Just a reminder, we will be beginning work on the Woodworking Merit Badge tomorrow night, thanks to Mr. Blake Clark. It would be beneficial for you to print off the worksheet from meritbadge.org prior to the meeting. Not only will this help you increase your non-Eagle required merit badge count, it will be very interesting as well as hands-on.
See you tomorrow night.
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 11.5.15 @ 20:34pm | #357
From: Scott Self
Subj: This Weekend's campout

Due to several unforeseen circumstances, we are going to have to cancel this weekend's campout and reschedule for December 4-6. I am very sorry for the unavoidable inconvenience.
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 11.1.15 @ 21:53pm | #356
From: Scott Self
Subj: Next Meeting

Just a reminder, we will be meeting Monday evening, even though there is no school tomorrow. Judge Dean Dedmon will be speaking to the troop tomorrow fulfilling the Citizenship in the Community requirements as well as the elected official requirement for 2nd class. Also, we are scheduled to camp this coming weekend so we will need to make plans accordingly.

See you tomorrow night,
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 10.25.15 @ 20:38pm | #355
From: Scott Self
Subj: Monday's meeting

Due to the funeral scheduled for Dr. Bob Harrington at FUMC, during our normal meeting time, we will not have our regularly scheduled meeting. The next meeting will be November 6, when Mr. Dean Dedmon will be speaking to the boys.
Thanks and have a great week.
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 09.20.15 @ 21:57pm | #354
From: Scott Self
Subj: Monday's meeting

Tomorrow night, we will be walking over to attend the Dyersburg City Board of Aldermen meeting. We will meet at our normal time in the scout room, go to the meeting and return to have elections for SPL and ASPLs. All scouts need to show up in their Class A uniforms, no gym shorts, not looking like they've slept in the uniform. This is a requirement for both Citizenship in the Community and Communications. See you at 6:30.
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 08.27.15 @ 08:06am | #353
From: Scott Self
Subj: Monday, August 31 Meeting

Fathers, we need assistance with the upcoming meeting and moving forward. Dob and I both have to attend a senior parent meeting at DHS from 6:00-7:30 on Monday night. Additionally, Brent has a son playing JV football and will be out as well. We need some fathers to pick up with the First Aid and Citizenship in the Community presentations, both of which have power point presentations you can use. Because all 3 of us have older boys with activities pulling us away from Scouts, the younger boys are missing out on camping experiences as well as other "outside boy activities." We desperately need fathers that will begin to take an active role in Troop 87 adult leadership. Being a former scout is not a pre-requisite as I was never a scout. We just need dads that will commit to coming along side of us as adult leaders, participating in the Monday night meetings, planning of future events and attending campouts and other excursions. We are not asking for someone to take over the troop, just to join us in leadership. Please carefully consider helping and let us know of your willingness asap.
Thanks,
Scott Self 589-8890
Dob Johnson 377-1345

To:   Entire Troop    on Tuesday, 08.25.15 @ 16:38pm | #352
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: This weekend camping trip

The camping trip this weekend is cancelled. We will reschedule for September.

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 08.24.15 @ 11:13am | #351
From: Scott Self
Subj: Monday night's meeting

We will be starting 2 Eagle required merit badges this week in First Aid and Citizenship in the Community, AGAIN! No excuse for not getting this one done. Please bring the required paper work for your MB as we will be spoon feeding you the answers.

Remember, stay on top of the merit badges you took at summer camp but did not complete. If you are having difficulties or questions, please ask a leader about them and we will do what's necessary to help you.

See you tonight.
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 08.10.15 @ 07:47am | #350
From: Scott Self
Subj: Scout Meeting

Just a reminder that we will return to our regular Scout schedule tonight, meeting from 6:30-8:00.
Tell your friends!
See you tonight,
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 08.3.15 @ 17:00pm | #349
From: Scott Self
Subj: Upcoming Scouts

For of those who have been participating in the Citizenship in the Community MB, we will not be meeting for the Alderman meeting tonight due to open house at DMS.

We will resume scouts next Monday, August 10 at 6:30. Please tell of your scouting friends that may not be on the email list.

See you next week,
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 08.2.15 @ 16:16pm | #348
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Meetings

Regular meetings will start back on August 10th. Leaders we will meet on August 3rd to set the calendar. Citizenship in the Community will be going to the Dyersburg city council meeting on August 3rd.

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 07.27.15 @ 17:26pm | #347
From: Scott Self
Subj: Citizenship in the Community

Quick reminder: Citizenship in the Community will have our 2nd meeting tonight in the scout room, 8-9:30. Sorry about the late time. Remember your paper work!
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 07.19.15 @ 19:44pm | #346
From: Scott Self
Subj: Citizenship in the Community

Just a reminder, we will meet tomorrow night, July 20, from 6:30-8:00, in the scout room, to begin the Citizenship in the Community merit badge. I need all of the boys to bring the merit badge paperwork and a pencil or pen. Everything tomorrow night will be discussion and writing. Without paperwork, the boys won't make any headway. I'm not sure when we will meet again, we'll make a decision tomorrow night and let the boys know before they leave.
Thanks,
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Tuesday, 07.14.15 @ 21:45pm | #345
From: Scott Self
Subj: Citizenship in the Community

We have an opportunity to knock out an Eagle required merit badge over the course of the next couple of weeks for those that may be interested. Mr. Brent Jensen and myself will be at the scout room on Monday evening, July 20, at 6:30, to begin Citizenship in the Community. If you are interested, please let me know so we can plan accordingly. We think a majority of the badge can be completed over the course of 3 nights, which we may do consecutively, next week. Please let me know of your interest by emailing me at sselfdds@yahoo.com. If you plan on attending, please come prepared, with the proper merit badge paper work and pen or pencil.

See you Monday,
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Saturday, 06.20.15 @ 13:34pm | #344
From: Scott Self
Subj: Summer Camp Physicals

T minus 20 hours!
Just a couple of last minute notes.
Dads, we may need a couple of fathers to help drive boys to camp. Since we only have 4 adults staying to start camp, we will not be able to squeeze 29 boys into 4 trucks. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know if you can help.

Remember, all boys are to come in their swim trunks and have a towel and money for lunch in a sinch sack.

We are to meet in the upper parking lot of FUMC at 9:30 with plans to leave by 10:00. When you drop off your son, I need to know who's picking him up from camp Friday evening and if you will be eating dinner with us. We'd love for you to join us for dinner, it will be $5 per person and we need that money on Sunday morning so CMM can plan accordingly for the number of mouths to feed.

Remember boys will need to wear their Class A uniform each night for dinner with kaki shorts. No gym shorts with Class A.

If you need anything during the week, you can reach me on my cell: 589-8890. Service at CMM is spotty so if you don't reach me, leave a message and I'll get to where I have service throughout the day.

Looks like it's going to be really hot. Please plan accordingly.

See you in the morning,
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 05.31.15 @ 17:49pm | #343
From: Scott Self
Subj: Summer Camp Physicals

We will leave for summer camp in 3 weeks and I'm really beginning to hope that the rain leaves us but the cooler temps do not. We had a successful night with Dr. Naifeh doing pre-camp physicals for us at the last meeting. If you see Dr. Naifeh, please thank him for helping Troop 87. Now we just need to finalize our paperwork. I still need health forms A, B and C as well as copies of health insurance cards from the following scouts:
Spencer F., Ian Edwards, Logan Dykes, Jarrod Lowrance, Kamil Yousef, Wyatt Sharp, Billy and Reed Bona, Parks Johnson and Shadeed McDaniel. I need these ASAP.

If any questions regarding camp arises, don't hesitate to call me.

Thanks,
Scott Self

To:   Entire Troop    on Friday, 05.22.15 @ 16:25pm | #342
From: Scott Self
Subj: Contact info

You can reach us at:
Dob Johnson 377-1345
Scott Self 589-8890

Thanks,
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Friday, 05.22.15 @ 14:32pm | #341
From: Scott Self
Subj: Memorial Day Service Opportunity

Former County Mayor Richard Hill just contacted Dob, asking for Troop 87 to assist in placing flags on the grave sites of fallen veterans at the cemetery tomorrow, May 23, at 8:30am. We realize this is very short notice however any assistance would be greatly appreciated. If you've done this before, you will recall that it is a meaningful service project and one that is appreciated by many. We will gather at 8:30 just past the main gate of the Fairview Cemetery at the corner of Shelby Drive and St. John Avenue. If you are able to attend and assist, please come in your Class A uniform and please text me or Dob to let us know if you will or will not be able to attend.

Thanks and Happy Memorial Day,
Scott Self

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 05.18.15 @ 09:14am | #340
From: Scott Self
Subj: Scout Physicals

Tonight will be our last meeting before leaving for Scout camp. Most importantly, Dr. Jim Naifeh has agreed to be at the meeting tonight to do pre-camp physicals. This is huge!

In order to be prepared, I need each boy to come with Medical Forms A,B and C completely filled out, including immunization information, with the only exception being the pre-participation physical on page C. I also need the paperwork to include a current copy of your son's medical insurance card. If your son is unable to attend tonight's meeting or you would rather have your family MD do the physical, that is perfectly fine, I just need the completed forms ASAP.

The Medical Forms can be found on the WTAC website, WTACBSA.org. Click on "Forms" on the left side column and then "BSA Health Form". At the Health Form screen, choose the 2nd option "Are you going to camp?' and hit the download tab. 4 sheets will actually print out: A, 2 Bs, and C. We must have all four sheets!

I will send home a sheet with camp specifics and we will go over these at the end of the meeting. Feel free to attend the last portion of the meeting to hear the instructions. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call me. My cell is 589-8890.

See you tonight,
Scott Self

To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 05.10.15 @ 22:11pm | #339
From: Scott Self
Subj: Monday's Meeting

Only 2 meetings left this year. Camp card money is due in total tomorrow night. If you didn't sell all of your cards, please bring the money you have and the remaining cards. If for some reason you can't make it to the meeting tomorrow night, I need you to bring the cards to my office on Community Park Road or the the Green Village FCNB to Dob before 5:00 tomorrow. We have to pay for all of the cards that we don't turn in so if you don't turn anything in tomorrow, we have to assume you sold them all and you will be responsible for the full $100.

If you are registered for summer camp and haven't filled out a merit badge sheet yet, we really need to get one done tomorrow night. If you can not attend, I need you to get in touch with me quickly so I can get you signed up for classes.

Don't forget, everyone must have completed BSA Medical Forms A,B and C and a copy of their Health Insurance Card to me before leaving for summer camp. We will try to have Dr. Naifeh on hand to do physicals at the swim party, date to follow.

See you tomorrow night,
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 04.26.15 @ 22:59pm | #338
From: Scott Self
Subj: No Meeting Monday

Due to TCAP tests beginning Tuesday, we will not be meeting tomorrow, 4/27. When we return May 4, we will only have 3 meetings left in the school year. We will have a swim party/summer camp planning meeting June 1 at my house, 7 Hampton Place. We ask that a parent be present for this meeting for last minute instruction, especially if your son is a first year camper.

If your son is participating in the Order of the Arrow Ordeal this coming weekend, May 1-3, we will have a brief planning meeting tomorrow evening, 4/27, from 6:00-6:15 in the church upper parking lot.

Thanks,
Scott Self

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 04.6.15 @ 08:57am | #337
From: Scott Self
Subj: Summer Camp dues

Just a reminder, tonight is the deadline to pay the full $225 for summer camp dues in order to receive the early discount. After tonight, the fee goes up to $275 per scout. For your calendars, summer camp will be June 21-26.

See you tonight,
Scott Self

To:   Entire Troop    on Friday, 03.13.15 @ 09:27am | #336
From: Scott Self
Subj: Saturday Scout Day

Just a couple of reminders:
Summer camp will be here before we know it. Fee this year is $225 and is due in full by April 6. After that date, the fee increases to $275.

This Saturday, 3/14, we will have a Scout day at FUMC. We will be doing several activities to help the boys finish incomplete merit badges. We will also be doing a compass course throughout downtown Dyersburg, working on 5 man flag ceremonies and possible working on fire starting with wet materials. We will begin at 9:00 and should be finished by 3:00. We ask that everyone bring a compass, $5 for lunch and rain gear as it will clearly be wet. Also, please bring any paperwork you may have on incomplete merit badges. If you are needing a scoutmaster's conference for Tenderfoot, First Class or Second Class, we will be able to do that without your being in Class A uniform. Anyone needing a SM conference for Star or Life, you still must wear your Class A. If you have been participating in Mr. David Wagner's Electricity Merit Badge class, he will be there at 9:00 to help you finish that.

We realize that many of you may have prior commitments; you're welcome to join us at any point in the day, and leave whenever necessary. We are hoping to make this a productive day, moving everyone forward in rank and achievement but I promise, we'll have fun as well.
Hope to see you at 9am; if not, next Scout meeting is 3/23. Have a great Spring Break.
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Saturday, 03.7.15 @ 17:37pm | #335
From: Scott Self
Subj: Day light savings time

Oh yeah, don't forget to move your clocks forward 1 hour tonight before you go to bed. You'll do us no good if you show up at 9:30 thinking it's 8:30.

To:   Entire Troop    on Saturday, 03.7.15 @ 17:32pm | #334
From: Scott Self
Subj: Scout Sunday

Just a reminder, this Sunday is Scout Sunday at FUMC, both at the 8:30 service and the 10:50 service. If you willing to help, please show up 15 minutes before the service starts, in your Class A uniform and go to the back of the sanctuary. Mr Dob or I will be there to give you directions. This is troop 87's opportunity to thank FUMC for being our sponsor organization and allowing us to use their facilities, van and bus. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Scott Self

To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 03.1.15 @ 16:05pm | #333
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: 3-2-2015

We will have a meeting at 6:30 Monday night to discuss upcoming events
The Blue and Gold banquet is at 6pm Monday night as well if you would to show up in your class A and help with cross over, it would be appreciated.

Thanks

To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 02.22.15 @ 20:22pm | #332
From: Scott Self
Subj: Meeting cancelled; summer camp info

Because both school systems are closed tomorrow, there will be no scouts tomorrow night. Hopefully we will resume on March 2.

It is time that we start thinking about summer camp. Our dates this year are June 21-26. Summer camp fee is $225 if paid before 4/6. The initial minimum deposit is $75 and must be paid by 3/9, just 2 weeks from now. We'd love to have as many fathers as possible to accompany us, summer camp is always one of my favorite weeks of the year.

Thanks and see you next week.
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 02.19.15 @ 15:15pm | #331
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Service Hours

We have an opportunity for service hours Saturday 2-21-2015. First United Methodist Church has the Upward basketball program on Saturday. From 12 to 5PM they are in need of help running the scoreboards and food bar. You do not have to wear Scout uniform, but must have a positive helpful attitude.

Mrs. Allison Schroeder (Luke's mother) will be in charge. She has asked that if you are able and willing to help to please text her at (573)-724-1440 by Friday 2-20-2015 at 12 noon. You can serve the whole 5 hours or 1 hour. She needs 3 to 4 for each hour.

Thanks for your help in this matter.

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 01.12.15 @ 16:27pm | #330
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Troop Meeting

1) Still need dads to go on Winterfest.
2) Cost of Winterfest is $30.00 per scout.
3) Annual registration dues are due, for first scout it is $40.00, if you have more than one, the second, third are $28.00 each. This is due now.

Thanks for your help in this matter.

To:   Entire Troop    on Friday, 12.19.14 @ 15:18pm | #329
From: Scott Self
Subj: Chimes for Charity

Parents, just a reminder that tomorrow, Saturday, December 19, is Chimes for Charity set-up day. We will meet in front of the Chimes office, on the south side of the square, next to Diane Moore's office, at 10am. Once we have loaded the trailer with toys, we will go to Three Oaks to unload and set up. This usually takes about 2 hours, depending on the number of helpers. We welcome all the help we can get, including parents.

See you tomorrow morning.
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 12.1.14 @ 09:02am | #328
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Notes

1) No meeting tonight due to Christmas Parade. However, several of us will be available for those that want to turn in merit badges or have scoutmaster reviews for rank advancement tonight at 6:30PM.
2) During the Christmas Parade tonight TN State Senator Ed Jackson has asked for 2 volunteers to carry his banner in the parade, if interested call me at 731 377 1345. Need to know by 3 PM.
3) We will have OA elections on Monday December 8th.
4) Sorghum Valley is December 11, 12, 13. We will need volunteers to help with this.
5) We will have a Court of Honor on Monday December 15th.
6) We will help move the Chimes for Charity toys on Saturday December 20th.

To:   Entire Troop    on Saturday, 10.11.14 @ 14:55pm | #327
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Meeting 10-13-2014

1) Making arrangement for campout on the 25th and 26th of October. This will be a musto to complete the cooking merit badge, must be at the meeting and campout.

2) Will be assigning position of responsibilities to those that are present.

If you need either of these, you had better be present at the meeting Monday night.

To:   Entire Troop    on Tuesday, 09.23.14 @ 19:43pm | #326
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Canoe trip

Leaving as close to 5pm Friday as possible. Bring money for Friday night dinner and Sunday breakfast. Wear clothes that you can wear Saturday night and home Sunday. Bring swimsuit and tshirt for Saturday along with old tennis shoes. Each scout will be responsible for breakfast and lunch Saturday. We will cook something Saturday night. Pack light no boxes. Bring a sleeping bag and toiletries. Pack in a garbage bag with your name on it. You must pack light, we are not pulling the trailer this time. Any questions call me 731-377-1345.

To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 09.14.14 @ 15:50pm | #325
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Monday 9-15-2014

Be prepared to sign up for canoe trip, will need dad's to drive, bus and van are not available. Sept 26, 27 and 28. White river, Caulfield, Missouri.

Wear uniform, going to city board of alderman meeting.

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 08.11.14 @ 08:26am | #324
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Meeting tonight

Don't forget meeting tonight at 6:30PM

To:   Entire Troop    on Tuesday, 07.29.14 @ 10:55am | #323
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Starting Back

We will be starting back at 6:30PM on August 11th.
Tentatively we have campouts scheduled for August 22, 23, 24; Sep 26, 27, 28; Oct 24, 25, 26; Nov 7, 8, 9. December is usually set aside for service, January is Winterfest. We are kicking around Cumberland Caverns for February. Any thoughts, suggestions, or help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks

To:   Entire Troop    on Friday, 07.4.14 @ 22:09pm | #322
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Flag ceremony request

Just received a request for a flag ceremony tomorrow at 1pm from Jeff Box if anyone is available to do this let me know in the morning and I can get you the information. I know it is extremely short notice and the weekend of July Fourth. My cell is 731.377.1345

To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 06.15.14 @ 21:36pm | #321
From: Scott Self
Subj: Summer Camp

Well, we are less than 1 week away and the temperature is definitely rising; going to be a warm week. We will gather Tuesday night at 6:30 to empty the trailer that we will take to camp. I need as many of our older scouts as possible to come to the upper parking lot to help. Shouldn't take very long but is very important. Lastly, I am a little worried about transportation Sunday morning as we will not have the church van as a backup in case we don't have enough room in parent's trucks. If you are planning to drive up Sunday morning or are willing to do so, please text or call me at 589-8890.
Thanks,
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 06.1.14 @ 20:14pm | #320
From: Scott Self
Subj: Swim Party

Just a reminder of the swim party at my house on Tuesday evening, June 3, 6:30-8:00. The Troop is providing hotdogs, chips and drinks. We need assistance with desserts; we've only had 1 parent offer so far. If baking isn't your thing, a watermelon cut up would be great.

It's very important that each boy bring the completed Form A,B and C, as well as a copy of his health insurance card. We will have an MD at the party for the physical component. There are several places for parent signature, please make sure these are all filled out as well as all of the other information requested. No complete health form=no summer camp.

Around 7:30 we will have a quick meeting for parents to give a synopsis of what's needed, relevant times, etc. If this year is the first year for your scout to go to summer camp, I highly recommend attending.

If for some reason your scout is unable to attend the party, I need your completed paperwork asap, please. Giving it to me on the morning when we are leaving is too late as we must have copies of everything. Plus it just stresses me out.

If any questions arise before the meeting or after, feel free to call me anytime: 589-8890.
Thanks,
Scott Self

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 05.21.14 @ 14:11pm | #319
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Memorial Day Flags at Fairview Cemetery

We need to meet at 8:30AM Saturday May 24th at Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg, TN to place United States of America flags on the veteran's graves. You must wear your Class "A" uniform, please bring water and an old long and narrow screwdriver to help make holes to place the flags in. The more we have the quicker it goes.

If you have any questions please call me at 731-377-1345.

Thanks Dob

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 05.19.14 @ 10:43am | #318
From: Scott Self
Subj: Last Meeting

Just a reminder, tonight is the last meeting for the school year. We will send home a list of items the boys will need that are attending summer camp. We will have a pre-camp swim party at Coleman Self's house on Tuesday, June 3, from 6:30-8:00, at 7 Hampton Place. We will serve hotdogs, chips and drinks. Any help with deserts will be appreciated. Please bring a completed Medical Form A, B and C as well as a copy of your health insurance card to the swim party. We will have a physician present to help with physicals for those boys needing one. If we don't have the completed A, B and C forms before June 22 when we leave for camp, the scout will not be allowed to go. At 7:45 that night, we will have a brief parents meeting to discuss questions about camp. We will also have a cot and mosquito frame;net set up for you to see what is needed.

Swim Party June 3, 6:30-8:00
Leave for Camp Mack Morris June 22, 10:00 am.

To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 05.4.14 @ 21:58pm | #317
From: Scott Self
Subj: Monday's Meeting

Last Monday evening, we announced that our Troop would be attending the Dyersburg City Mayor and Board of Alderman during our meeting this Monday evening. The Mayor's meeting for tomorrow night has been cancelled so we will have our regular scout meeting with Mr. Brent Jensen continuing the Cooking Merit Badge presentation. Please remember to bring your paper work. See you Monday at 6:30

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 04.28.14 @ 10:28am | #316
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Due to TCAP

Due to TCAP, scouts will end at 7:30 tonight.

Do not forget to turn in you camp card money tonight.

If you are an OA member or recently eleceted to the OA. The OA ordeal this weekend, be prepard to discuss it tonight.

To:   Entire Troop    on Tuesday, 04.8.14 @ 11:15am | #315
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Notes

Camporee campers will need there Class A Uniform for the campfire. They will leave at 5:00PM from the upper parking lot. Luke Schroeder is buying the food. Bring you dinner for Friday Night. Be prepared to pay $10.00 for camporee and for the food that Luke has bought. You will be coming home Saturaday night. Make sure you have a ride. Watch the weather and plan accordingly.

No Scouts on Monday April 14th.
The camp card funds are due to us on the 21st of April.

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 04.7.14 @ 10:35am | #314
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Monday Meeting April 7th

Due to a visitation tonight we will meet in the Family Life Center (Gym) at 6:30PM
We will discuss camporee and fees for summer camp are due tonight. No Exceptions.

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 04.3.14 @ 11:11am | #313
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Summer Camp fees due

Summer camp fees are due Monday April 7th. If you need to pay before then, you can get ahold of Scott or myself. Monday April 7th already has multiple ballgames and other sporting events. If you need to get ahold of us let me know. 377-1345. After Monday the increased fee will be due, and the early bird discount will not apply.

There will be no scouts on Monday April 14th due to a church function.

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 03.31.14 @ 04:57am | #312
From: Kevin Pembroke
Subj: Progress Reports updated

Individual Progress reports have been updated. Please review your report. If anything needs to be changed, please print off a copy and show one of the scoutmasters.

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 03.24.14 @ 13:27pm | #311
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Summer camp

Summer camp is the week of June 22nd thru June 27th. The cost is $205 and is on a first come first serve basis. The troop is growing and the camping spots are limited. The troop has prepaid for the early bird fee and will pass the savings on to you. The council raised the cost of summer camp this year for those of you that noticed. The $205 camp fee reflects the discount on the early bird fee.

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 02.17.14 @ 16:08pm | #310
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Blue and Gold

Do not forget tonight at 5:45 is the blue and gold for pack87. Wear class a if you are going to help. Will need help serving ice cream as well.

To:   Entire Troop    on Saturday, 02.15.14 @ 08:24am | #309
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Sat Feb 15th

We are meeting at 1:00pm upper parking lot to go and pick up limbs will need some dad's to drive

thanks

To:   Entire Troop    on Friday, 02.7.14 @ 12:04pm | #308
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Limb pick up

With the high of 32 for tomorrow and the possibilty of snow as well, we are going to postpone the limb pick up. We don't want anyone sick or hurt.

Will let you know when we reschedule.

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 02.5.14 @ 08:13am | #307
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Service

I am trying to see if anyone would be interested in going around Saturaday Feb 8th mid morning or after lunch and picking limbs up out of the yards of those that can not do it for themselves or do not need to do it themselves. If anyone is interested, give me a call.

731.377.1345

Dob

To:   Entire Troop    on Tuesday, 01.21.14 @ 17:05pm | #306
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Winterfest 1-24-2014 thru 1-26-2014

As of today, Tuesday 1-21-2014 we only have 3 leaders going this weekend. Scott, Steve and myself. This barely covers us on the 2 deep leadership. If there are any other dads that can go, please call me. Currently we have 24 scouts signed up, classes are almost full, we can't take any more scouts without additional dads signing up.

Thanks Dob
731.377.1345

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 01.6.14 @ 15:19pm | #305
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Troop Meeting

No meeting 1-6-2013.

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 12.19.13 @ 14:08pm | #304
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Chimes on Saturaday

The truck will there at 10AM. Please meet on the southside of the square at 10AM to help load the truck for chimes for charity. No one will be there at 8:30AM, please be there at 10 AM, if we have enough help, it should take about 2 hours.

Thanks and Merry Christmas!!!!!

To:   Entire Troop    on Saturday, 12.14.13 @ 14:08pm | #303
From: Steve Kirby
Subj: Sorghum Valley

We do not have a leader available to work Sorghum Valley this evening. I spoke with Ann Anderson last night, and she will arrange for someone else to be in charge of selling the hotdogs. The Scouts can still volunteer for Sorghum Valley and receive service hours, but it will not be an official Scout function.

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 12.11.13 @ 11:53am | #302
From: Steve Kirby
Subj: Sorghum Valley Service Hours

The previous message should have said FRIDAY instead of WEDNESDAY. The boys will be working outdoors so dress appropriately.

The following Scouts have signed up to work Sorghum Valley tomorrow through Saturday. If any other Scouts want to show up and help they are welcome. This is a fun way for the boys to get the service hours and participation in troop activities needed for rank advancement.
THURSDAY (5:45 PM – 9:00 PM)
Wilkes Kirby
Luke Schroeder
Eric Greene
Kyle Stork
Parks Johnson

FRIDAY (5:45 PM – 9:00 PM)
Will Dedmon
Wilkes Kirby
Spencer Frankowiak
Erik Lewis
Reed Bona
Paul Anderson

SATURDAY (5:45 PM – 9:00 PM)
Wilkes Kirby
Kyle Stork
Paul Anderson

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 12.11.13 @ 11:46am | #301
From: Steve Kirby
Subj: Sorghum Valley Service Hours

The following Scouts have signed up to work Sorghum Valley tomorrow through Saturday. If any other Scouts want to show up and help they are welcome. This is a fun way for the boys to get the service hours and participation in troop activities needed for rank advancement. Bring a canned food if you want to help with the Sorghum Valley food drive.

THURSDAY (5:45 PM – 9:00 PM)
Wilkes Kirby
Luke Schroeder
Eric Greene
Kyle Stork
Parks Johnson

WEDNESDAY (5:45 PM – 9:00 PM)
Will Dedmon
Wilkes Kirby
Spencer Frankowiak
Erik Lewis
Reed Bona
Paul Anderson

SATURDAY (5:45 PM – 9:00 PM)
Wilkes Kirby
Kyle Stork
Paul Anderson

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 12.9.13 @ 13:42pm | #300
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Scouts

Registeration fees are due: Scouts are $45.00 each. These are due on or before December 16th, 2013. If you do not pay, we will not register you.
We will be signing up for Winterfest, the fee for Winterfest alone is $15 per person. We will need it by December 16th as well. The dates for it are the 24th, 25th and 26th of January. If you do not pay we will not register you.
Sorghum Valley is the 12th, 13th and 14th of December. Be there no later than 5:45 PM. This is an excellent time to earn service hours.

We are having scouts tonight the 9th of December. The steps are clear and the heat is on at the church.

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 11.27.13 @ 20:14pm | #299
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Peyton Hickman Eagle project

Peyton is requesting help on Friday and Saturday from 10 until 2 each day. If you can help please call him at 676-2595. Happy Thanksgiving

To:   Entire Troop    on Tuesday, 11.26.13 @ 09:14am | #298
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Test

Received several updates on emails last night, this is a test of those new emails.

If you are receiving this and wish to be removed from the email list, please text me at 731.377.1345.

Thanks Dob

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 11.25.13 @ 09:00am | #297
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Court of Honor

Don't forget there is a Court of Honor tonight at 6:30PM at First United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall. Scouts must be in their Class A uniforms.

To:   Entire Troop    on Friday, 11.15.13 @ 15:20pm | #296
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Camp out

Due to the weather, we are camping Friday night. However, you must pick up your scout by 8PM Saturaday night at Whitnel Farm. We are doing this due to the pending thunderstorms coming in early Sunday morning.

You must pick your scouts up by 8PM Saturaday night at the Whitnel Farm.

To:   Entire Troop    on Friday, 11.15.13 @ 08:45am | #295
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Campout this weekend

We are monitoring the weather for Saturaday night, thunderstorms and strong winds are possible after midnight. I have to make sure that the tents are dry prior to storing them in the trailer. I can't dry more than 2 or 3 at the house. This is a factor in determining whether or not we will camp the 2nd night. The most important is your scouts saftey. We will make a decision before noon today on the camping the second night this weekend.

We will leave the upper parking lot at 10:00PM tonight to go camping.

Mr. Scott will need help setting up tents this afternoon. Meet him at the upper parking lot at 3:30 PM if you can go and help set up tents.

If you have any thoughts, concerns or suggestions please call me.

To:   Entire Troop    on Tuesday, 11.12.13 @ 12:47pm | #294
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Notes

Effective Jan. 1, 2014, the Cooking merit badge will be required in order to obtain the Eagle Scout rank. Regardless of when a Scout earned the Life rank or began working on Eagle, unless he fulfills all the requirements—with the exception of his board of review—before Jan. 1, 2014, he must earn the Cooking merit badge to become an Eagle Scout.

The above was taken from the new Eagle Scout Requirements. FYI for those that are currently Life working toward Eagle. Some are very close and only need to complete a project and the Eagle Application Form to be ready for a Board of Review.

We are getting ready for a Court of Honor for Troop 87. It will be Monday November 25th, 2013 in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church. The boys have been working hard. 44 rank advancements and 135 merit badges have been earned.

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 11.4.13 @ 08:49am | #293
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Meeting tonight

We will have a meeting tonight November 4th.

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 10.28.13 @ 10:13am | #292
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Monday October 28th, 2013

Scott and I both have two young sons not in boy scouts. Both have their last football game tonight. We both know these games will not effect their college scholarships or draft position. We just want to go to their last games, because they asked us to.

Therefore we will not have scouts tonight.

We are camping the weekend of November 15th, 16th and 17th.

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 10.17.13 @ 17:14pm | #291
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Notes

We will be going to a Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting on Monday October 21st at the Dyersburg City Courtroom. We will meet at the scout room room at the normal time (6:30 PM). You must wear your class A uniform to go. This is for the Citizenship in the Community merit badge. If you are currently taking it or if you are going to take it when Scott and I swap, you need to go to this meeting. If you have Citizenship in the Community, you don't have to go. If you go, you must be in class A uniform.

The camp out for the weekend of October 25, 26, 27 will have to be canceled. There are too many other activities going on and on top of that there are not enough adults to go. I need everyone to check there schedules for the weekend of Nov 11, 12,and 13th.

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 09.9.13 @ 12:02pm | #290
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Meeting Tonight

We will meet tonight.

We will have elecetions for Senior Patrol Leader and Assitant Senior Patrol Leader. The results will be annouced at the next Court of Honor.

The 1st year scouts will do the first part of the physical fitness test.

We will be starting the following Eagle Required Merit Badges: 1st Aid, Family Life, Citizenship in the Commuity and Camping.

We will also be starting the Golf and Fish and Wildlife Management merit badges.

See you at 6:30 tonight.

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 08.28.13 @ 09:24am | #289
From: Kevin Pembroke
Subj: Progress reports have been updated.

The progress reports have been updated.

If you have an issue with anything you see on your progress report, print off a copy of the progress report, bring it to the next meeting and discuss it with one of the Scoutmasters.

To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 08.25.13 @ 15:06pm | #288
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Meeting

No meeting on Monday August 26th or September 2nd. Next meeting September 9th. Scott and I will be in the meeting room at 7 PM if you need to turn anything in for advancement on August 26th. We will be keying everything in from summer camp.

If you have tent from this weekend we need them back tomorrow night. You can drop them off with Scott or myself. If they are wet please set them up and dry them out so they don't mildew.

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 08.22.13 @ 08:22am | #287
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Canoe Trip

Just to let you know. We are monitoring the weather and river conditions. We will call the trip off up to the time that we are scheduled to get in the river, if we feel that it is unsafe to go. Currently, everything is on go.

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 08.19.13 @ 14:03pm | #286
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Canoe Trip

We will be leaving early Saturaday morning to canoe the 11 point river in Missouri. We will spend Sat. night on the river bank of the 11 point River and canoe out Sunday morning.

I have just learned of a scrimmage game and cross country practice that is going to affect a few of the boys attending the meeting tonight. If they are planning on going canoeing and or their dad's going as well I need a head count as to who is going. If you are going to miss the meeting tonight I need to know how many are going so I can plan accordingly for reserving canoes and figuring out transportation. After the meeting tonight, I will be calling in the final canoe count to be reserved.

To:   Entire Troop    on Friday, 08.16.13 @ 16:55pm | #285
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Air Show in Halls

For Saturaday and Sunday we will need both scout and adult volunteers. We will meet at the church at 9 am and carpool to Halls. We need to stay until 2:30 or 3 in the afternoon. Please bring money for food,I will have a cooler of water. Check the weather and dress accordingly. Bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Possibly rain gear.
Wear something that is bright in color.

To:   Entire Troop    on Tuesday, 08.13.13 @ 15:02pm | #284
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Notes

1) This weekend is the Halls Airshow, if you want to work the show be at the upper parking lot at 9:00AM. We will need to travel together to get in. Bring water, sunscreen, and $ for food. Wear shorts and a scouting T-Shirt. We will need help for both Saturaday and Sunday.

2) Due to the 1st high school football game of the year and the various activities after the football game. We will leave for the 11 Point River on Saturaday morning at an early morning hour 5 or 6, to be determined later. We will spend Saturaday night on the river. You must be at the meeting Monday night to discuss what to bring on the canoe trip and how it must be packed. Each scout will be responsible for their own food and the preperation of the food and water.

To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 08.11.13 @ 12:27pm | #283
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Monday August 12th Meeting

Wear your Class A uniform to Mondays meeting. On August 12th we start at 6:30pm We have had something come up and we need everyone in uniform.

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 08.8.13 @ 16:03pm | #282
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Update

Don't forget our next meeting is Monday the 12th of August at 6:30PM.

Also, I am trying to plan a canoe trip for August 23, 24, 25. It will be at the 11 Point River. Missouri labels it a Blue Ribbon Trout Stream. I currently have 3 issues. 1) I need an adult with Aquatic Supervision. 2) I will need plenty of dad's to go with us. 3) The river is currently flooding. (It must be well below flood stage before we can go, with no expectations of it reaching flood stage).

Did I mention, it will be an overnighter on the river!

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 08.5.13 @ 14:40pm | #281
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Meetings

We will not transfer the trailers tonight due to the rain.

Our meetings will start on August 12th at 6:30PM

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 07.18.13 @ 11:23am | #280
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Start back dates

We will meet in the uppler parking lot on Monday August 5th to get the trailers back in order after summer camp(That is all we will do, but will need help). Our first scheduled meeting will be August 12th. Be prepared to turn in any and all rank advancements from over the summer and any and all merit badges from over the summer.

We will try and have the summer camp information entered by this time.

We will have Senior Patrol Leader elections on the 12th.

Be prepared to plan out a quick trip to the North Fork River for a canoe trip. I am checking with an outfitter on dates. Either August 16, 17, 18 or August 23, 24, 25.

September we will have a mystery trip.

October we will be at the Whitnel Farm if it is avaialable.

November we will be hiking at Shiloh.

December will be Goodfellows, Chimes and Sorghum Valley. If cold enough, we might have a freeze out as well(If not we will plan later).

January will be Winterfest.

February we will try caving again.

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 07.18.13 @ 07:47am | #279
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Service hours opportunity

Mrs. Seela Newbill called this morning and the Dyersburg Middle School just received a truck of books and they need help unloading it. She will be there at 8:00AM until 3:00PM Thursday July 18th.

I know it is short notice, but we have several boys in school there and they might want to go earn brownie points and service hours at the same time. It can't hurt.

To:   Entire Troop    on Tuesday, 07.16.13 @ 14:23pm | #278
From: Kevin Pembroke
Subj: Eagle Project - Saturday, 7/20/2013 - 9:00 a.m.

I forgot to include the date in the earlier message. It is Saturday, 7/20/2013.

Alan Ceci needs help with his eagle project. He is building a bridge on the North Forked Deer River Trail. The bridge will be built about 15-20 yards from the start of the trail. He'll be working with cement and wood, so bring gloves if you have them. We'll need to haul 12 bags of cement, 12 gallons of water, wood tools and other materials to the site. Anyone with a wheelbarrel or other device we can use to carry the cement and water containers, it would be appreciated. Also, use bug spray before entering the trail. We'll meet near the Farmer's Market at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, 7/20/2013. The trail is behind the Farmer's Market. Alan will have water, gatorade and lunch. Send a text message to Alan at 573-922-9069 if you plan on helping. If you want to help but need a ride, text Alan and we'll make arrangements. Thanks.

To:   Entire Troop    on Tuesday, 07.16.13 @ 13:57pm | #277
From: Kevin Pembroke
Subj: Eagle Project

Alan Ceci needs help with his eagle project. He is building a bridge on the North Forked Deer River Trail. The bridge will be built about 15-20 yards from the start of the trail. He'll be working with cement and wood, so bring gloves if you have them. Also, use bug spray. We'll meet near the Farmer's Market at 9:00 a.m. The trail is behind the Farmer's Market. Alan will have water, gatorade and lunch. Send a text message to Alan at 573-922-9069 if you plan on helping. If you want to help but need a ride, text Alan and we'll make arrangements. Thanks.

To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 07.7.13 @ 21:15pm | #276
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Eagle project

Daniel Clegg needs help with his eagle project. He needs help building wood duck nesting boxes on Tuesday July 9th and Thursday July 11th at 5:30 pm to 8 pm each night. At his house on 45 Lawson Lane off of HWY 78 in Heathridge Subdivision. Supper will be provided. Ice cream is a possibility. Bring gloves and eye protection if you have them. If you need a ride call Daniel at 731-676-2068. Text Daniel if you are coming and when.

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 07.4.13 @ 11:14am | #275
From: Steve Kirby
Subj: Link to photos of boys repelling at camp

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hgi9zolw5vj9zki/xWZZSVpS6z#f:DSC_4425.JPG

Here is a link to the photos I took of the boys repelling at summer camp. If you click on the three dots in the lower right corner of the page, it should give you the option of downloading the photos.

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 07.4.13 @ 10:56am | #274
From: Steve Kirby
Subj: Photos of repelling at Camp Mack Morris

Here is a link to the photos I took of the boys repelling at summer camp. If you click on the three dots in the lower right corner of the page, it should give you the option of downloading the photos.

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 06.20.13 @ 15:56pm | #273
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Summer Camp Pick Up

Don't forget that summer camp will end tomorrow night after the campfire. The campfire should start at approximately 7:30PM.

When pulling into camp, please be careful the parking lot will be full of vehciles and scouts will be running everywhere to see their parents. If you park on the side of the road, be considerate and park far enough off the road to let others pass.

Thanks
See Friday night.

Those left Friday night, will still be in the area Saturaday Morning. They can't stay at camp without adult leadership. Good Luck.

To:   Entire Troop    on Friday, 06.14.13 @ 15:05pm | #272
From: Scott Self
Subj: Summer Camp

Parents,
T minus 42 hours. Just a reminder that we are to meet in the upper parking lot at First Methodist no later than 9:30 Sunday morning. Weather looks great with highs in the mid to high 80s and lows in the mid 60s at night. Might want to make sure your son has a blanket or sleeping bag so they won't get cold at night. Any questions, don't hesitate to call me. Cell phone is 589-8890. If you need me during camp week, leave a message and I'll return your call asap as coverage is spotty at times depending on your location in camp.
Going to be a great week,
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 06.10.13 @ 10:03am | #271
From: Scott Self
Subj: Summer Camp

I spoke with the Camp Director at Mack Morris this morning. The good news is there are no ticks to be found. The bad news is he confirmed that the mosquitos are as bad as he's ever seen. Please get non-aerosol Mosquito spray for your scout and strongly encourage him to apply several times a day. Would be a good idea for them to carry it with them in their sinch sack at all times. We will stay on them to keep spray on as well, while we are there.

If anyone has questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call.
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Tuesday, 06.4.13 @ 11:39am | #270
From: Scott Self
Subj: Meeting Notes 6/3/13

Parents,
Hopefully all had a good time at the year end swim meeting last night. Thanks to those who contributed food and drinks. Also, we owe a big thank you to Dr. Naifeh for helping us with physicals last night. I appreciate everyone doing such a great job with the health questionaires. We have just a few deliquencies which compared to past years, is wonderful.

Remember that we will be cleaning out the Scout trailer this Saturday, June 8, at 8:00am, at the church, in preparation for summer camp. Shouldn't take very long; your participation would be greatly appreciated.

We will leave for camp at 10:00am, June 16, from the upper parking lot at FUMC. Please have your son there no later than 9:30 as packing 38 boys and their gear will take a few minutes. If you have any other questions about camp, feel free to call me at 589-8890.

I need the following to complete our Health forms:
Insurance cards from: Miller Edgin, Kent Kirby, Matt Staggs, and Jacob Stewart.
A signed form B (parent release) from Joshua Caldwell.
A completed form B and C from Brayden Cook.
Forms A,B,C and health insurance cards from Kameron Clark, Wilkes Kirby and Franklin Agee.

I have the following fathers coming for partial stays at camp:
Brad Glass staying Wednesday and Thursday nights, Justin Schroeder staying Tuesday and Wednesday nights,
Peter Franckowiak staying Sunday night. If anyone else would like to join us, we'd love to have you, just let me know when you are planning on coming up so we can make sure we will have accomodations.

Lastly, please plan on coming to pick up your Scouts on Friday evening, June 21, at the end of camp. Camp fire will start at dark and should last about an hour. We will probably have a few boys participating in the festivities and we'd like all of our Troop to stay until the end of the campfire to support one another. If you are having to make other arrangements for your Scout, please let me know what they are prior to us leaving for camp.
Thanks,
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 06.2.13 @ 22:42pm | #269
From: Scott Self
Subj: Swim Party

Parents,
Just a quick reminder, the swim party is tomorrow night, 6;30-8:00, at my house. Two things: we will have a parent/scout meeting around 7:30 to discuss what is needed for camp, and Dr. Naifeh will be at the meeting at 6:30 to do the physical portion of the BSA Medical forms, for those needing it. The most important thing for tomorrow evening, is to make sure your scout brings his BSA Medical Form A,B and C, completely filled out including immunization records, as well as a copy of his health insurance card. If your scout will not be at the swim party, please make sure that I have the health information no later than Friday of this week, June 7. We will have a mosquito net set-up for any one needing to see one.
See y'all tomorrow,
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 05.22.13 @ 09:42am | #268
From: Scott Self
Subj: Monday's Meeting Notes

Saturday, May 25, Troop 87 will meet at Memorial Gardens Cemetary off of St. John Avenue at 8am to place American flags on the grave sites of our Veterans. We will meet in front of the office when you first pull into the cemetary and all will need to be in their ironed Class A uniform. No gym shorts, rather a nice pair of cargo shorts will be appropriate. This will probably take 2-3 hours depending upon how many boys are there. Please consider bringing a water bottle and backpack/sinch sack for carrying your flags. Also, bring a screw driver to make the ground holes for the flag staffs. This is one of the most important things we can do to honor our Veterans. You will recieve service hours for this event. Please remember we are to carry ourselves in a respectable manner during this event.

Pre-camp swim party will be June 3 at 6:30, at the Self house, 7 Hampton Place. In addition to swimming and eating hot dogs, we will have a discussion about camp. Also, and most importantly, Dr. Naifeh will be there and we will be doing the mandatory pre-camp physicals. Each boy needs to bring a completed BSA Medical form A, B, and C, as well as a photocopy of your health insurance card. Please make sure the shot record portion is filled out properly. If you are unable to attend the party, we must have your completed forms by June 6 as we have to make multiple copies to take to camp with us. If we do not have a completed medical form packet, Camp Mack Morris will not allow the scout to stay for camp. If you are able to bring desserts or side items, please contact Deana Self. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

If any parents have questions regarding camp, please feel free to contact me anytime at 589-8890. If your son doesn't have a battery operated camp fan, now is the time to get one as they will be hard to find very soon.

Hope to see y'all Saturday morning.
Scott Self

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 05.20.13 @ 14:55pm | #267
From: Scott Self
Subj: May 20 meeting

Parents,
Due to finals starting tomorrow, we will try to wrap up our final Scout meeting for the school year tonight by 7:30. We will be discussing summer camp; please encourage your boys to take good notes tonight.
Also, we will have the pre-camp swim party on June 3, at my house, 7 Hampton Place, behind Lowes. We will do a practice swim test, eat hot dogs and have a full discussion on camp planning including do's and do not's. Parental presence would be greatly appreciated. If anyone requests ahead of time, we will have a cot and mosquito frame/net set up for you to see what is needed.
Thanks,
Scott Self

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 05.20.13 @ 10:39am | #266
From: Kevin Pembroke
Subj: Progress reports have been updated.

Progress reports have been updated on the website.

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 05.20.13 @ 09:19am | #265
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Memorial Day

The more that show up, the quicker it will go.


On Saturaday May 25th at 8:00 AM we will be placing flags on veterans graves at Fairview Cemetary. Must be in Class A uniform. Will need to bring water and a screwdriver. The screwdriver is for making a hole to place the falgs in. The ground is usually hard. Some brought lightweight packs to place the flags, to carry them around.

Meet at the cemetary office at 8:00 AM Saturaday May 25th.

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 05.15.13 @ 08:53am | #264
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Camporee May 17 - May 19

Scott and I are going to need help in getting the boys and gear out to Fyrne Lake for the Camporee. We both have other commitments with our families. We will need someone to haul the trailer, gear and boys. We are to meet at the upper parking lot at 5:30PM, the boys need to bring a sack lunch.

I will be unavailable on Thursday, in meetings. Please let Scott or I know if you can help.

Scott 589.8890
Dob 377.1345

Thanks Dob

To:   Entire Troop    on Friday, 05.10.13 @ 09:36am | #263
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: First Year Dads

We need to have a meeting with all first year dad's who kids are attending summer Monday Night May 13th 6:30PM.

To:   Entire Troop    on Friday, 05.3.13 @ 07:45am | #262
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Camporee Date Change

The date of the camporee is May 17, 18 and 19. Last and final change. But no promises. As of Friday May 3rd, 2013 8:00AM.

To:   Entire Troop    on Friday, 05.3.13 @ 06:01am | #261
From: Steve Kirby
Subj: Spring Camporee

The Spring Camporee has been rescheduled for next weekend, May 10th-12th. I was supposed to relay this information at the meeting Monday, but I let the boys out with doing this. I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, but it looks like this weekend is going to be cool and wet.

Steve

To:   Entire Troop    on Friday, 04.26.13 @ 13:17pm | #260
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Camporee cancelled

Due to the amount of rain coming, the camporee has been postponed until next weekend

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 04.24.13 @ 14:42pm | #259
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: This Weekend

Bring a sack dinner for Friday night, rain gear and your camping gear.

Camporee cost is $10 per scout and their food for Sat and Sun.

Leave FUMC upper parking lot at 5:30PM Friday. Will probably need help getting everyone there. Scott and I will be setting up for camporee.

Will be back Sunday.

District staff is already wanting a contingency due to the weather. Lets go camping.

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 04.24.13 @ 08:00am | #258
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Camporee April 26 - 28

Bring a sack dinner for Friday night, rain gear and your camping gear.

Camporee cost is $10 per scout and their food for Sat and Sun.

Leave FUMC upper parking lot at 5:30PM Friday. Will probably need help getting everyone there. Scott and I will be setting up for camporee.

Will be back Sunday.

District staff is already wanting a contingency due to the weather. Lets go camping.

To:   Entire Troop    on Tuesday, 04.23.13 @ 20:01pm | #257
From: Steve Kirby
Subj: Cookout / Service Opportunity

The church has asked the Scouts to cook hot dogs and burgers Wednesday evening (tomorrow) If you want to participate you will receive service hours for advancement. We will meet at the Family Life Center at 4:30PM. All scouts And their family are invited to the cookout.

Steve Kirby

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 04.10.13 @ 20:04pm | #256
From: Scott Self
Subj: Summer Camp 2013

Parents,
It was brought to my attention Monday evening that several of our boys thought they had signed up for Summer Camp when in all actuality, they have not. The boys that have registered for summer camp are: Paul Anderson, Daniel Clegg, Miller Edgin, Matt Staggs, Trip Johnson, Parks Johnson, Walton Self, Coleman Self, Luke Schroeder, Spencer Franckowiak, Joshua Caldwell, Eric Greene, Cole Bevis, Reed Bona, Billy Bona, Kameron Clark, Stan, Jack and Luke Medlin, Wilkes Kirby, Easton Essary, Porter Jenkins, Shadeed McDaniel, Garrett Moore, Austin Moore, Trevor Glass, Walker Holden, Wyatt Sharp, Logan Miller, Brayden Cook, Peyton Hickman, Will Dedmon, Alan Cecil, and Franklin Agee.

If you want your son to attend summer camp and his name is not on the above list, you need to contact me before Thursday, April 11 at 5:00. I will be giving our final payment to Harry Lane later that evening. Any reservations made after that time will be $245.

Also, Camp MackMorris has a rule that for every 8 new scouts we enter into the Baden-Powell First Year Camper Program, we must provide 1 adult to lend assistance with the program. Since we are sending 12 new scouts, we must send at a minimum of 1 leader, preferably 2. That being said, right now, we have 5 adults leaders going to camp, none of which are parents of first year scouts. First year dads, please consider going to camp with us this year. Speaking from personal experience, summer camp is one of my favorite weeks of the year.

Thanks,
Scott Self
589-8890

To:   Entire Troop    on Tuesday, 04.9.13 @ 10:57am | #255
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Upcoming

We had a few scouts sign up for Scout Sunday this upcoming Sunday April 14th. I would like a better showing than last year to show the church that we appreciate their support of Troop 87. The service will began at 8:30 AM and last about one hour. The scouts will need to wear their Class A uniform. I would like all scouts(parents are invited as well) to be present if possible.

April 26, 27 and 28 is the spring camporee at Fyrne Lake. Troop 87 is hosting this event. I will need older scouts of T87 to help judge the events. Also, the judges will be needed at the campfire Sat night to hand out the awards. I know it is prom and we can make arrangements to accomadate for this. The activities should end by 4:00PM.

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 03.27.13 @ 11:19am | #254
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Survey

The Boy Scouts of America is in the process of a careful and deliberate review of our membership policy, as it relates to national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation.

We are dedicated to the integrity of this process. In an effort to listen to your perspective and concerns, we ask you to answer some questions about this topic and about your overall Scouting experiences.

Please take 5 minutes to complete our survey by clicking on the link below. Responses are confidential and will be summarized and reported as a group.

To ensure that your voice is heard, please respond by April 1, 2013.
Follow this link to the National Survey:

Take the Survey
Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:
http://scouting.us.qualtrics.com/WRQualtricsSurveyEngine/?Q_SS=cHmHDV2KMEk9zr7_bjFmZ0AbUaBbEC9&_=1

West Tennessee Area Council Survey:
To go directly to the online survey please click here.

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:
http://www.doubleknot.com/survey/questionaire-on-pending-national-bsa-membership-standards-dialogue/32727

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 03.21.13 @ 16:08pm | #253
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: SHILOH TRIP

THE SHILOH TRIP IS CANCELED DUE TO THE FORECASTED THUNDERSTORMS AND RAIN THEY ARE CALLING FOR.

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 03.21.13 @ 08:02am | #252
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Shiloh Trip

Parents of the boys that signed up for Shiloh this weekend:

We are watch NOAA.com for weather in the Selmer, TN area(Shiloh is approx. 15 miles due East of Selmer). This weekend they are forecasting a 75% chance of Thunderstorms. As you know this could very well change today or tommorrow for the better or worse. We are monitoring the situation and will make a decision with safety and well being of your scout in mind.

Thanks for your understanding.

Dob

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 03.20.13 @ 08:02am | #251
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Shiloh 2013

For those that signed up for Shiloh this weekend:

Leaving the upper parking lot at 5:30, should return home Sunday at noon.

Bring a sack lunch for Friday dinner. Approximate food expense should be around $10/boy and $4 for camp fees, due Friday evening.

Boys will be making a 14 mile hike Saturday so they will need comfortable shoes and a backpack. Backpack to hold snack, water bottle, first aid kit, rain gear (30-40% chance), change of socks. Temps will range from mid 50s to low 40s.

We also need Boy Scout applications for: Cole Bevis, Walker Holden, Christopher Buss, Luke Medlin, Cole Hamilton and Trevor Glass.
Thanks,
Scott

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 02.25.13 @ 11:04am | #250
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Court of Honor

Do not forget there is a Court of Honor tonight at 6:30PM in Dyersburg First United Methodist Fellowship Hall. All scouts need to be in their Class A uniform.

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 02.14.13 @ 13:26pm | #249
From: Kevin Pembroke
Subj: Summary of Monday’s Meeting – February 11, 2013

Summary of Monday’s Meeting – February 11, 2013

Next Meeting: February 25, 2012 – COURT OF HONOR

IMPORTANT: THE COURT OF HONOR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY 25. It will be held in the Fellowship Hall.

On Saturday, 2/16 at 2:00 p.m., Troop 87 will meet in the upper parking lot of the Church for a hike through downtown Dyersburg. Scouts should wear comfortable hiking boots or sneakers, dress appropriately for the weather and bring a water bottle.

The Cub Scouts will hold a Blue & Gold Banquet on 2/18. They are asking assistance from Troop 87. Scouts are encouraged to help out for service hours.

For the Scouts and Scout Masters who were tapped out for the Order of the Arrow, the OA Ordeal weekend will be 3/15 – 3/17 at Camp Mack Morris.

Troop 87 will campout and hike through Shiloh on 3/22 – 3/24.

Summer Camp will be at Camp Mack Morris. $75.00 must be turned into the Scout Masters by 3/11 for early bird registration patch. The full fee is $195.00 that is due on 4/8. After 4/8, the fee goes up to $245.00. Also, Scouts should turn in a list of the merit badges that they would like to earn while at Summer Camp as soon as possible, since space is limited in most of the classes.

Spring Camporee will be held on 4/26 – 4/28 at Fern Lake. The Scouts will compete in such activities as fire building, knot tying, compass course and others.

From June 28 through July 3, West Tennessee Council will hold Nation Youth Leadership Training at Camp Mack Morris. Scouts interested need to be 13 years old and at least First Class rank. If a scout is interested, contact one of the Scout Masters for the details. Even though the training isn’t scheduled until next summer, it does fill up quickly.

For future Scout Master Conferences for rank advancement, scouts will be asked to wear
their Class "A" shirts. For those scouts doing the Scout Master conference to advance from Life to Eagle, they will be requested to wear a complete Class "A" uniform. This is to help prepare the scouts for their Eagle Board of Review, where scouts should present themselves in full Class "A" uniform.

Tentative List of Scheduled Events

Saturday – February 16 – Hike through downtown Dyersburg

Monday – February 18 – Blue and Gold Banquet

Monday – February 25 – Court of Honor at the Fellowship Hall

Friday – Sunday – March 15 – March 17 – OA Ordeal at Camp Mack Morris

Friday – Sunday – March 22 – March 24 – Shiloh Campout & Hike

Friday – Sunday – April 26 – April 28 – Spring Camporee

May – TBD

June or July – Summer Camp

June 28 through July 3 – NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training) – Camp Mack Morris. This will not be a Troop function. Individual scouts can attend. For details, check with a Scoutmaster.

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 02.6.13 @ 11:14am | #248
From: Kevin Pembroke
Subj: Summary of Monday’s Meeting – February 4, 2013

Summary of Monday’s Meeting – February 4, 2013

Next Meeting: February 11, 2012

IMPORTANT: THE COURT OF HONOR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY 25. It will be held in the Fellowship Hall. Scouts with partial merit badges need to turn in any outstanding work next Monday night.

NOTE: The progress reports have been updated on the website. Scouts should review their progress reports. If there are any questions about the progress reports, the Scouts should print off a copy of the progress report, bring it to next Monday’s meeting and discuss the issue with a Scout Master.

During Monday’s meeting, the Scouts discussed scouting history. Included in the discussion were things some of the adults had done with their troops and some of the things that Troop 87 had done over the years.

The Cub Scouts will hold a Blue & Gold Banquet on 2/18. They are asking assistance from Troop 87. Scouts are encouraged to help out for service hours.

For the Scouts and Scout Masters who were tapped out for the Order of the Arrow, the OA Ordeal weekend will be 3/15 – 3/17 at Camp Mack Morris.
Troop 87 will campout and hike through Shiloh on 3/22 – 3/24.

Summer Camp will be at Camp Mack Morris. $75.00 must be turned into the Scout Masters by 3/11 for early bird registration patch. The full fee is $195.00 that is due on 4/8. After 4/8, the fee goes up to $245.00. Also, Scouts should turn in a list of the merit badges that they would like to earn while at Summer Camp as soon as possible, since space is limited in most of the classes.

Spring Camporee will be held on 4/26 – 4/28 at Fern Lake. The Scouts will compete in such activities as fire building, knot tying, compass course and others. The Scouts will start working on these items at the next meeting.

From June 28 through July 3, West Tennessee Council will hold Nation Youth Leadership Training at Camp Mack Morris. Scouts interested need to be 13 years old and at least First Class rank. If a scout is interested, contact one of the Scout Masters for the details. Even though the training isn’t scheduled until next summer, it does fill up quickly.

For future Scout Master Conferences for rank advancement, scouts will be asked to wear
their Class "A" shirts. For those scouts doing the Scout Master conference to advance from Life to Eagle, they will be requested to wear a complete Class "A" uniform. This is to help prepare the scouts for their Eagle Board of Review, where scouts should present themselves in full Class "A" uniform.

Tentative List of Scheduled Events

Monday – February 18 – Blue and Gold Banquet

Monday – February 25 – Court of Honor at the Fellowship Hall

Friday – Sunday – March 15 – March 17 – OA Ordeal at Camp Mack Morris

Friday – Sunday – March 22 – March 24 – Shiloh Campout & Hike

Friday – Sunday – April 26 – April 28 – Spring Camporee

May – TBD

June or July – Summer Camp

June 28 through July 3 – NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training) – Camp Mack Morris. This will not be a Troop function. Individual scouts can attend. For details, check with a Scoutmaster.

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 01.31.13 @ 14:23pm | #247
From: Kevin Pembroke
Subj: Summary of Monday’s Meeting – January 28, 2013

Summary of Monday’s Meeting – January 28, 2013

Next Meeting: February 4, 2012

40 Scouts from Troop 87 attended Winterfest over the weekend. Many earned one or more merit badges.

There will be a Court of Honor in the Fellowship Hall on February 11. Scouts with partial merit badges need to turn in any outstanding work next Monday night.

The Cub Scouts will hold a Blue & Gold Banquet on 2/18. They are asking assistance from Troop 87. Scouts are encouraged to help out for service hours.

For the Scouts and Scout Masters who were tapped out for the Order of the Arrow, the OA Ordeal weekend will be 3/15 – 3/17 at Camp Mack Morris.
Troop 87 will campout and hike through Shiloh on 3/22 – 3/24.

Summer Camp will be at Camp Mack Morris. $75.00 must be turned into the Scout Masters by 3/11 for early bird registration patch. The full fee is $195.00 that is due on 4/8. After 4/8, the fee goes up to $245.00. Also, Scouts should turn in a list of the merit badges that they would like to earn while at Summer Camp as soon as possible, since space is limited in most of the classes.

Spring Camporee will be held on 4/26 – 4/28 at Fern Lake. The Scouts will compete in such activities as fire building, knot tying, compass course and others. The Scouts will start working on these items at the next meeting.

From June 28 through July 3, West Tennessee Council will hold Nation Youth Leadership Training at Camp Mack Morris. Scouts interested need to be 13 years old and at least First Class rank. If a scout is interested, contact one of the Scout Masters for the details. Even though the training isn’t scheduled until next summer, it does fill up quickly.

For future Scout Master Conferences for rank advancement, scouts will be asked to wear
their Class "A" shirts. For those scouts doing the Scout Master conference to advance from Life to Eagle, they will be requested to wear a complete Class "A" uniform. This is to help prepare the scouts for their Eagle Board of Review, where scouts should present themselves in full Class "A" uniform.

Tentative List of Scheduled Events

Monday – February 11 – Court of Honor at the Fellowship Hall

Monday – February 18 – Blue and Gold Banquet

Friday – Sunday – March 15 – March 17 – OA Ordeal at Camp Mack Morris

Friday – Sunday – March 22 – March 24 – Shiloh Campout & Hike

Friday – Sunday – April 13 – 14 – Spring Camporee

May – TBD

June or July – Summer Camp

June 28 through July 3 – NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training) – Camp Mack Morris. This will not be a Troop function. Individual scouts can attend. For details, check with a Scoutmaster.

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 01.30.13 @ 08:56am | #246
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Pending Vote

This is from a fellow scouter, I could not have said it any better. We need everyones help to protect the Scouting Heritage.

From: Charles Byrd
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 1:02 PM
Subject: FW: Scouts possible decision

Friends,

As you know, I am very involved in Boy Scouts as I believe it to be the best youth program on the planet. Last year, BSA's national affirmed that it would not change its core values and mission from that which it has embraced for over a century. After a year of pressure from those who do not share those values, both inside and outside of BSA, the organization is again considering amending its foundational beliefs and mission. I beg you to call BSA to tell them that you are opposed to their changing its policy and to also sign the petition from the American Family Association shown below. I called and was able to voice my opinion in a couple of minutes.

God bless,

Charles

Call the Boy Scout national council office at 972-580-2000 and urge them to stand firm on the current policy.

Sign the petition today and urge the Boy Scouts to stand firm and reaffirm its oath to remain "morally straight." It is located at AFA American Family Associate. Sorry but I cannot provided the link.

To:   Entire Troop    on Saturday, 01.12.13 @ 19:01pm | #245
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Pinewood Derby

We will need scouts at Rick Hill Nissan at 1PM to help with Pack 87 pinewood derby. If you can help it will be greatly appreciated.

To:   Entire Troop    on Tuesday, 01.8.13 @ 08:44am | #244
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: We need to collect some funds.

Here is a list of scouts that owe money. Some is a result of recharter, the other is the scouts registering for Winterfest. These need to be caught up by Jan 14th, 2013. Thanks for your attention to this.

I was looking at things last night and came up with the following that we may need to send out in an email.

The following boys still owe $40 for recharter dues:
Franklin Agee
Reed Bona
Billy Bona
Will Dedmon
Lucas Dial
Stephen Escue
Nathan McKenzie
Aaron Stapleton
Jacob Stewart
Joshua Caldwell
Trevor Glass
Cole Hamilton

The following boys owe the indicated amount for Winterfest dues payable at ourt 1/14 meeting:
Easton Essary 15
Hunter Webster 15
Shadeed McDaniel 15
Will Dedmon 31
Matt Staggs 15
Peyton Hickman 21
Franklin Agee 23
Reed Bona 23
Daniel Clegg 6
Wyatt Sharp 23
Erik Lewis 15
Miller Edgin 21
Billy Bona 15
Nathan Gingras 21
Brother Gingras 15
Paul Anderson 29
Aaron Stapleton 15
Monty Essary 15
Steve Kirby 15
Kameron Clark 15
Blake Clark 15
Scott Staggs 15
Dob Johnson 15
Parks Johnson 15
Kent Kirby 21
Trip Johnson 15
Luke Schroeder 15
Wilkes Kirby 15
Brayden Cook 15
Kyle Stork 15
Joshua Caldwell 15
Spencer Frankowicz 15
Stan Medlin 15
Luke Medlin 15
Jack Medlin 15
Trevor Glass 15

The fee differential is for the following classes:
Winterfest $15
Leatherwork $8
Woodworking $8
Indian Lore $6

Additional fees will be necessary for fuel and food for Winterfest.

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 12.19.12 @ 09:20am | #243
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Service

Thanks for those that showed up last night, we had over twenty scouts there to help with the packing of the Goodfellows boxes.

There is a change for this Saturaday Dec 22nd. The time is now 9:30AM to help with the chimes packing and unloading the truck. We will meet on the south side of the square at the chimes office, load the truck and then go and unload the truck. Watch the weather and dress accordingly.

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 12.17.12 @ 09:11am | #242
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Meeting Dec 17th, 2012

Do not forget Order of the Arrow elections tonight. We must have at least 50% of the registered boys present in order to hold the election.

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 12.12.12 @ 09:44am | #241
From: Kevin Pembroke
Subj: Summary of Monday’s Meeting – December 3, 2012

Summary of Monday’s Meeting – December 3, 2012

Next Meeting: December 10, 2012

The Scouts participated in a First Aid activity. They also discussed the upcoming OA election, which will be held at the next meeting, December 10.

IMPORTANT: All scouts should attend the next meeting, if possible, because the Troop will holding OA elections and 50% of the Troop must be present to hold the election.

IMPORTANT: If you want to continue in Scouting, and you are not listed above you need get us the recharter fee by Monday December 10th. $40 for scouts, $20 for adults.

On Tuesday, December 18, Troop 87 will be helping Good Fellows pack food boxes at the Family Life Center at 5:00 p.m.

On Saturday, December 22, Troop 87 will be helping Chimes for Charities move the toys and other items from the downtown office to Dyersburg High School. The scouts will meet at the downtown office at 10:00 a.m.
Both of the events will count as service hours, which are important for rank advancement.

Winterfest will be held on January 25, 26 and 27.

From June 30 through July 3, West Tennessee Council will hold Nation Youth Leadership Training at Camp Mack Morris. Scouts interested need to be 13 years old and at least First Class rank. If a scout is interested, contact one of the Scout Masters for the details. Even though the training isn’t scheduled until next summer, it does fill up quickly.

For future Scout Master Conferences for rank advancement, scouts will be asked to wear
their Class "A" shirts. For those scouts doing the Scout Master conference to advance from Life to Eagle, they will be requested to wear a complete Class "A" uniform. This is to help prepare the scouts for their Eagle Board of Review, where scouts should present themselves in full Class "A" uniform.

Tentative List of Scheduled Events

December 10 – OA Elections

December 18 – Goodfellows – Family Life Center – 5:00 p.m. – Service Hours

December 22 - Chimes for Charities – Downtown and Dyersburg High School – 10:00 a.m. – Service Hours

January 25, 26 and 27 – Winterfest

February or March – Fern Lake – Hiking Trip

Friday – Sunday – April 13 – 14 – Spring Camporee

May – TBD

June or July – Summer Camp

June 30 through July 3 – NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training) – Camp Mack Morris. This will not be a Troop function. Individual scouts can attend. For details, check with a Scoutmaster.

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 12.5.12 @ 08:05am | #240
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Re Charter

The following people have paid their re-charter fees: Lloyd Collier, Scott Self, Coleman Self, Walton Self, Kevin Pembroke, Alan Cecil, Paul Anderson, Jack Medlin, Stan Medlin, Matt Staggs, Nate Gingras, Kameron Clark, Shadeed McDaniel, Jim Naifeh, Colin Naifeh, James Naifeh, Garrett Moore, Hunter Webster, Daniel Clegg, Eric Greene, Dob Johnson, Trip Johnson, Parks Johnson, Logan Miller, Monty Essary, Easton Essary, Grayson Criner, Miller Edgin, Steve Kirby, Wilkes Kirby and Kent Kirby. 31 total people.
Thanks,
Scott

If you want to continue in Scouting, and you are not listed above you need get us the recharter fee by Monday December 10th. $40 for scouts, $20 for adults.

Do not forget about Sorghum Valley. December 6th, 7th and 8th. We still need help on Friday December 7th.

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 11.14.12 @ 17:16pm | #239
From: Kevin Pembroke
Subj: Summary of Monday’s Meeting – November 12, 2012

Summary of Monday’s Meeting – November 12, 2012

Next Meeting: November 19, 2012

The Scouts discussed upcoming events.

On November 26, there will be no meeting because of the Dyersburg Christmas Parade.

For the parents of scouts who will be joining Troop 87 in January 2012, there will be a meeting to go over functions of the troop and camping equipment on November 27. Five of the senior scouts have volunteered to assist at this meeting.

On December 6, 7 and 8, Troop 87 will help at Sorghum Valley from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The troop is looking for 2 adults and 6 scouts to help each night. The scouts will earn service hours for rank advancement.

On December 18, Troop 87 will be helping Good Fellows pack food boxes at the Family Life Center at 5:00 p.m.

On December 22, Troop 87 will be helping Chimes for Charities move the toys and other items from the downtown office to Dyersburg High School. The scouts will meet at the downtown office at 10:00 a.m.

In January, Troop 87 will hold OA elections

Winterfest will be held on January 25, 26 and 27.

From June 30 through July 3, West Tennessee Council will hold Nation Youth Leadership Training at Camp Mack Morris. Scouts interested need to be 13 years old and at least First Class rank. If a scout is interested, contact one of the Scout Masters for the details. Even though the training isn’t scheduled until next summer, it does fill up quickly.

There is an opportunity for scouts to take NYLT during the winter break. Chickasaw Council is offering the course from December 27 through January 1 at Immanuel Lutheran School at 6319 Raleigh LaGrange Road in Memphis, TN. Details for the course will be listed at the bottom of this message.

Yearly Dues are due by Nov. 26, 2012. The cost for per Scout is $40.00 and adult leader is $20.00. Any scout that is busy with other school activities and can not make the Monday meetings, but is still interested in maintaining membership in Troop 87, please contact Dob Johnson or Scott Self about paying the yearly dues.

For future Scout Master Conferences for rank advancement, scouts will be asked to wear
their Class "A" shirts. For those scouts doing the Scout Master conference to advance from Life to Eagle, they will be requested to wear a complete Class "A" uniform. This is to help prepare the scouts for their Eagle Board of Review, where scouts should present themselves in full Class "A" uniform.

Tentative List of Scheduled Events

November 26 – NO MEETING – Dyersburg Christmas Parade

November 27 – New Scouts Parents meeting – Scout room – 6:30 p.m.

December 6, 7 and 8 – Sorghum Valley – 6:00 p.m. - Service hours

December 18 – Goodfellows – Family Life Center – 5:00 p.m. – Service Hours

December 22 - Chimes for Charities – Downtown and Dyersburg High School – 10:00 a.m. – Service Hours

December – Winter Camp at Camp Mack Morris – Last week of Dec. – This will not be a Troop function. Individual scouts can attend and will need a tent and cooking utensils. See the Scout Masters for more details.

December 27 through January 1 – NYLT with Chickasaw Council - will not be a Troop function. Individual scouts can attend. Details below.

January – OA Elections

January 25, 26 and 27 – Winterfest

February or March – Fern Lake – Hiking Trip

Friday – Sunday – April 13 – 14 – Spring Camporee

May - TBD

June or July – Summer Camp

June 30 through July 3 – NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training) – Camp Mack Morris. This will not be a Troop function. Individual scouts can attend. For details, check with a Scoutmaster.

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WINTER - NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING – CHICKASAW COUNCIL
Objectives:
1. Give participants the confidence and knowledge to conduct the troop program.
2. Provide participants with a clear understanding of team and personal development and how those elements relate to being a leader.
3. Guide the participants through the stages of team development.
4. Create an environment of Scouting fellowship and fun guided by the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.
5. Give participants the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with Scouts from other troops and teams.
6. Have fun and experience Scouting at its best.
Requirements and Expectations:
1. At least 13 years of age, but not yet 18 by Day One of the course. (Not yet 21 by the end of the course for Venturers.)
2. Live by the Scout Oath and the Scout Law at all times.
3. The course begins on Day One at 1:00 (check-in starts at noon) and ends on Day Six about 1:00 PM.
Course Overview:
The course models a month in the life of a unit – three meetings (one each day for the first three days) leading to a big outdoor experience (an overnight outpost camp). The course uses the patrol method and presents model Leader Council meetings.

The training unit challenges the youth early in the week to present their "Quest for the Meaning of Leadership" at the end of the week. The challenge is designed to have them go through the four stages of team development. This gives teams and individual Scouts hands on, practical application of the leadership skills and concepts presented to them during the course.

Throughout the course, the staff models the concepts and skills that are the core content of the course. The focus of the course is to fill the Scout's “Toolbox of Leadership Skills” with knowledge, practice and understanding of when and how to use these skills.

The course begins with the teams finding their team vision and ends with the individuals refining a personal vision of how to put the skills learned into action at their home unit.
Course Specific Information:
The course begins at 1:00 PM on December 27th and concludes on January 1st at 1:00 PM with a Lunch Feast served at 11:30 AM. Unit Leaders and parents may be present for the closing; please notify of attendance upon arrival at course.

• Registration: 48 is limit, must have 30 before November 26th. Register today!
• Cost: $215.00 per youth Participant
• Location: Immanuel Lutheran School, 6319 Raleigh LaGrange Road, Memphis, TN 38134 (CAMPING WILL BE OUTDOORS IF WEATHER PERMITS)
• Cancellation policy: Cancellation must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the event to receive a full refund.

Where can I get additional information?
You may contact:
• Course Director, Michelle Duncanson, mrduncanson69@gmail.com or 901-288-4356.
• Youth, Course Leader, Cole Ettingoff, cole.ett@gmail.com


To:   Entire Troop    on Friday, 11.9.12 @ 16:52pm | #238
From: Steve Kirby
Subj: Sorghum Valley

The Scouts have been asked to sell hotdogs again this year at Sorghum Valley. The Fair Board furnishes the cooked food, and they use the proceeds to offset the cost of Sorghum Valley so this is not a fundraiser for us.

The dates are Dec 6th, 7th, & 8th. The time is 6:00PM to 9:00PM. We will need at least two adults and about six scouts for each night. This is an opportunity to earn service hours for those who need them. Please respond with an email or text and let me know if you are interested in participating so we can respond back to the Sorghum Valley folks.

Steve Kirby
skirby@harenconstruction.com
Mobile 676-9575

To:   Entire Troop    on Monday, 11.5.12 @ 12:49pm | #237
From: Kevin Pembroke
Subj: NO MEETING TONIGHT - Next Meeting 11/12/12

There will be no meeting tonight. The next meeting will be on 11/12/12. Also, there will be no meeting 11/26/12 due to the Christmas Parade.

Troop 87 will be scheduling a Court of Honor soon. The scouts will need to turn in any outstanding work on merit badges prior to the Court of Honor.

The website has been updated with new progress reports. Please review the progress reports. If there are any questions, please print a copy of the progress report and bring it to next week's meeting.

To:   Entire Troop    on Tuesday, 10.30.12 @ 20:51pm | #223
From: Kevin Pembroke
Subj: Summary of Monday’s Meeting – October 29, 2012

Summary of Monday’s Meeting – October 29, 2012

Next Meeting: November 5, 2012

Troop 87 will be camping at Whitnel Farm from Nov. 2 through Nov. 4. Scouts should be prepared to camp in cold conditions. It will be 70 degrees during the day Saturday. At night it will be in the low 40s or upper 30s. The troop will meet in the upper parking lot of the church and depart at 5:30 p.m. on Friday night and return Sunday sometime around noon.

Steven Simpson has requested assistance with his Eagle project on Saturday Nov 3. Any scout that is interested in helping and is on the camping trip, Steven will provide transportation to and from the location of his project. Any other scouts interested in helping out, please contact Steven.

Yearly Dues are due by Nov. 26, 2012. The cost for per Scout is $40.00 and adult leader is $20.00. Any scout that is busy with other school activities and can not make the Monday meetings, but is still interested in maintaining membership in Troop 87, please contact Dob Johnson or Scott Self about paying the yearly dues.

For any scout that still has outstanding work for the First Aid merit badge, the work must be completed by Nov. 1, 2012 or will have to retake that merit badge.

Any scout interested in National Youth Leadership Training needs to contact one of the Scout Masters for the details. Even though the training isn’t scheduled until next summer, it does fill up quickly.

For future Scout Master Conferences for rank advancement, scouts will be asked to wear
their Class "A" shirts. For those scouts doing the Scout Master conference to advance from Life to Eagle, they will be requested to wear a complete Class "A" uniform. This is to help prepare the scouts for their Eagle Board of Review, where scouts should present themselves in full Class "A" uniform.

Tentative List of Scheduled Events

November 3, 4 and 5 – Whitnel Farm – Webeloes visit

December – Service hours with Goodfellows, Chimes for Charities and Sorghum Farms

December – Winter Camp at Camp Mack Morris – Last week of Dec. – This will not be a Troop function. Individual scouts can attend and will need a tent and cooking utensils. See the Scout Masters for more details.

February or March – Fern Lake – Hiking Trip

Friday – Sunday – April 13 – 14 – Spring Camporee

May - TBD

June or July – Summer Camp

End of July – NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training – Camp Mack Morris

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 10.24.12 @ 15:29pm | #221
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Test

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To:   Entire Troop    on Sunday, 10.21.12 @ 20:51pm | #219
From: Steve Kirby
Subj: Scouts Needed To Cook For FUMC

The Scouts have been asked to grill hotdogs for the church this Wednesday. If you would like to help, then meet at the Family Life Center at 4:00 PM Wednesday. Scouts who help cook and/or clean up will earn service hours. All Scouts and their families are invited to the church picnic/pumpkin carving (Bring a pumpkin if you want to carve a jack-o-lantern).

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 10.17.12 @ 18:05pm | #218
From: Kevin Pembroke
Subj: CAMPOUT CANCELLED FOR THIS COMING WEEKEND

The campout scheduled for this coming weekend (10/19-10/21) has been cancelled.

To:   Entire Troop    on Wednesday, 09.26.12 @ 14:06pm | #217
From: Kevin Pembroke
Subj: Summary of Monday’s Meeting – September 24, 2012

Summary of Monday’s Meeting – September 24, 2012

Next Meeting: October 1, 2012

This past weekend, Troop 87 held an overnight campout at Fern Lake. The scouts working on scouting skills and did some fishing.

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*** IMPORTANT ***
Troop 87 is extremely proud to have over 40 active Scouts. In a few months, that number is likely to grow to over 50 active Scouts. Troop 87 will never turn away a Scout wishing to join the troop. However, this continued growth has put a strain on the resources and equipment of Troop 87. In the near future, Troop 87 will have to purchase equipment to support this continued growth. The troop is looking into fund raising to meet the monetary needs of these purchases. At this time, we are asking all of the scouts and their parents to think of possible fund raising ideas and present them at the next few meetings.
The scouts will be expected to participate in the fund raising activities.

Because our adult leadership is spread thin, we desperately need a parent or group of parents to take the lead role in our fund raising efforts. Troop 87 would be greatly appreciative for the help.
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Most of the meeting was used to brain storm on fund raising ideas. The scouts had a lot of good suggestions.

The next campout will be on Friday night, October 19, through Sunday, October 21. This will be the Fall Camporee at McCurdy’s Sod Farm. The scouts will discuss the details of the trip at the next few meetings.

For any scout that still has outstanding work for the First Aid merit badge, the work must be completed by Nov. 1, 2012 or will have to retake that merit badge.

Any scout interested in National Youth Leadership Training needs to contact one of the Scout Masters for the details. Even though the training isn’t scheduled until next summer, it does fill up quickly.

For future Scout Master Conferences for rank advancement, scouts will be asked to wear
their Class "A" shirts. For those scouts doing the Scout Master conference to advance from Life to Eagle, they will be requested to wear a complete Class "A" uniform. This is to help prepare the scouts for their Eagle Board of Review, where scouts should present themselves in full Class "A" uniform.

Tentative List of Scheduled Events

Friday – Sunday – October 19 -21 – Fall Camporee – McCurdy Sod Farm

November – Whitnel Farm – Webeloes visit

December – Service hours with Goodfellows, Chimes for Charities and Sorghum Farms

December – Winter Camp at Camp Mack Morris – Last week of Dec. – This will not be a Troop function. Individual scouts can attend and will need a tent and cooking utensils. See the Scout Masters for more details.

February or March – Fern Lake – Hiking Trip

Friday – Sunday – April 13 – 14 – Spring Camporee

May - TBD

June or July – Summer Camp

End of July – NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training – Camp Mack Morris

To:   Entire Troop    on Friday, 09.21.12 @ 15:57pm | #216
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: test

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To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 08.23.12 @ 13:00pm | #210
From: Kevin Pembroke
Subj: Summary of Monday’s Meeting – August 20, 2012

Summary of Monday’s Meeting – August 20, 2012

Next Meeting: August 27, 2012

During the meeting, Patrol 4 gave instruction on how to create a stretcher and transport an injured individual using the EDGE method. After the training, the Troop ran relay races on building and transporting an individual on a stretcher.

Another patrol has been selected to instruct the Troop next week using the EDGE method.

For the next meeting, the Scouts will split into three groups for merit badge training. Citizens in the Community and Family Life will be taught. These two merit badges are eagle required merit badges. For those scouts who already have these two merit badges, the Engineering merit badge will taught.

This Saturday, Aug 25 at 9:30 a.m., the Troop will have a work day. The Troop will meet in the upper parking lot of the Church to clean out and rearrange the supplies in the Troop’s trailers. This must be done before any of the upcoming activities.

For any scout that still has outstanding work for the First Aid merit badge, the work must be completed by Nov. 1, 2012 or will have to retake that merit badge.

Any scout interested in National Youth Leadership Training needs to contact one of the Scout Masters for the details. Even though the training isn’t scheduled until next summer, it does fill up quickly.

Listed below is a tentative list of activities planned for the upcoming year.

For future Scout Master Conferences for rank advancement, scouts will be asked to wear
their Class "A" shirts. For those scouts doing the Scout Master conference to advance from Life to Eagle, they will be requested to wear a complete Class "A" uniform. This is to help prepare the scouts for their Eagle Board of Review, where scouts should present themselves in full Class "A" uniform.

Tentative List of Scheduled Events

Saturday – August 25 – 9:30 a.m. - Work day – upper parking lot of church

September – TBA

Friday – Sunday – October 19 -21 – Fall Camporee – Todd Family Fun Farm

November – Whitnel Farm – Webeloes visit

December – Service hours with Goodfellows, Chimes for Charities and Sorghum Farms

December – Winter Camp at Camp Mack Morris – Last week of Dec. – This will not be a Troop function. Individual scouts can attend and will need a tent and cooking utensils. See the Scout Masters for more details.

February or March – Fern Lake – Hiking Trip

Friday – Sunday – April 13 – 14 – Spring Camporee

May - TBD

June or July – Summer Camp

End of July – NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training – Camp Mack Morris

To:   Entire Troop    on Friday, 08.17.12 @ 18:48pm | #209
From: Kevin Pembroke
Subj: Dyersburg Middle School Soccer Jamboree

For any scout interested in earning service hours by helping at Soccer Jamboree at the Dyersburg Middle School, please meet Dr. Self at the concession stand at 2:00 p.m. The scouts will be helping with the concession stand and clean up. They should be finished by 4:00 p.m.

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 08.16.12 @ 12:39pm | #208
From: Kevin Pembroke
Subj: Summary of Monday’s Meeting – August 13, 2012

Summary of Monday’s Meeting – August 13, 2012

Next Meeting: August 20, 2012

During the meeting, the Troop was reorganized into new patrols. New patrol leaders were assigned. The patrols got together and did some EDGE training on how to tie knots.

At each meeting, a patrol will be selected to train the rest of the Troop on a subject. For the next meeting, Patrol 4 will give instructions on how to create a stretcher and transport an injured individual.

For the next meeting, each scout was asked to create a list of merit badges that they would like taught in the coming months.

This Saturday, Aug. 18 at 9:00 a.m., James Nafieh has requested some assistance with his Eagle project. He wants to meet at the CCA and will be raising a flag pole. This is a good opportunity for scouts to earn service hours.

Another good opportunity to earn service hours also occurs this Saturday. There will be a track meet at Dyersburg Middle School and will take place all day. Any scout interested in helping out should contact Dr. Self for the details or show up at the school at 9:00 a.m.

On Saturday, Aug 25 at 9:30 a.m., the Troop will have a work day. The Troop will meet in the upper parking lot of the Church to clean out and rearrange the supplies in the Troop’s trailers. This must be done before any of the upcoming activities.

For any scout that still has outstanding work for the First Aid merit badge, the work must be completed by Nov. 1, 2012 or will have to retake that merit badge.

Any scout interested in National Youth Leadership Training needs to contact one of the Scout Masters for the details. Even though the training isn’t scheduled until next summer, it does fill up quickly.

Listed below is a tentative list of activities planned for the upcoming year.

For future Scout Master Conferences for rank advancement, scouts will be asked to wear
their Class "A" shirts. For those scouts doing the Scout Master conference to advance from Life to Eagle, they will be requested to wear a complete Class "A" uniform. This is to help prepare the scouts for their Eagle Board of Review, where scouts should present themselves in full Class "A" uniform.

Tentative List of Scheduled Events

Saturday – August 18 – CCA – James Nafieh’s Eagle Project

Saturday – August 18 – Dyersburg Middle School – Help with track meet

September – TBA

Friday – Sunday – October 19 -21 – Fall Camporee – Todd Family Fun Farm
November – Whitnel Farm – Webeloes visit

December – Service hours with Goodfellows, Chimes for Charities and Sorghum Farms

December – Winter Camp at Camp Mack Morris – Last week of Dec. – This will not be a Troop function. Individual scouts can attend and will need a tent and cooking utensils. See the Scout Masters for more details.

February or March – Fern Lake – Hiking Trip

Friday – Sunday – April 13 – 14 – Spring Camporee

June or July – Summer Camp

End of July – NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training – Camp Mack Morris

To:   Entire Troop    on Thursday, 08.16.12 @ 09:07am | #207
From: Scott Self
Subj: Saturday service activity

Monday night we discussed an opportunity for the boys to earn a couple of service hours working at the Middle School Soccer Jamboree this Saturday. Coach Webb is needing afternoon help, starting around 1:00 with concession stand help and clean up after the final matches. We should be finished around 4:00. Any help would be greatly appreciated. If you can assist, please let me know by email response at sselfdds@yahoo.com.
Thanks,
Scott Self

To:   Entire Troop    on Friday, 08.3.12 @ 09:07am | #206
From: Kevin Pembroke
Subj: Next Meeting - Monday, August 13

Our next meeting will be August 13th due to the start of the school year activities.

To:   Entire Troop    on Friday, 08.3.12 @ 08:59am | #205
From: Dob Johnson
Subj: Meeting

Our next meeting will be August 13th due to the start of the school year activities.