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P. O. Box 839
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: 408-839-8470
Contact: Kevin Calkins

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August 2007

August 2007

Volume 88 Number 8                    

Scout News

Troop 112 – Oregon’s Oldest Boy Scout Troop


Please mark your calendars Yearly planning August 7th, 5 pm @ Carol’s house (660 Prim St.)


                                                            COMMUNITY SERVICE

Patrol assignments will proceed through the next two months as follows for maintenance of the amphibian area at North Mountain Park:             August                      September              

                                                            Roadrunners             Lightning                                                                                           

Appreciations:            Thank you Bob & Diane Ellis, Kim McQuoid (4th of July booth), Bob Carne &                           Mark Haneberg (tables & chairs), Amber Weathers (summer camp)


Thank you all parents and scouts who helped and volunteered!


Smoke Signals


Aug 4 Sa 8a     Cardboard boat day.  Assemble at Briscoe with cardboard, duct tape, sack lunch.  Fun!

Aug 7 T 5p       Yearly planning meeting @ Carol Davis’s house

Aug 9 Th          District Roundtable

Aug 16 Th 7p   Troop committee meeting

Aug 17-19       Troop 112 Umpqua River campout

Aug 22 W        Board of Review

Aug 25 Sa        Water fun

Aug 29 W        Court of Honor.  Council popcorn kickoff

TBA                 Wood Badge training

Sep 4 T            School starts

Sep 11 T 9-11p Popcorn training @ Council

Sep 22 Sa        Popcorn show & sell




Please be mindful of the new troop post-meeting cleanup policy.  The Senior Patrol Leader will have an assignment roster every meeting.  Cleanup will rotate between patrols.  Please do not leave until cleanup is done.  While our scouts are meeting, please keep your conversation muted.  Toward that end, all parents are invited to assemble in the back room after meeting announcements.  Thank you.




Troop trip policy – Troop 112 operates on a limited budget.  If a trip or outing is scheduled, we usually must commit to a certain number of scouts/adults and our deposit/payment reflects that number.  Should someone be unable to attend for any reason, the Troop will be unable to refund any committed amounts.  We will try to provide a cutoff date if refunds are possible.  Thank you for your understanding. 








Volume 88 Number 8                                                                                                          page 2


                                                FROM OUR TROOP SPONSOR

One of the projects of the Ashland Lions club is the collection of used eye glasses for use by needy people with sight difficulties.  The glasses collected are processed by a machine that reads the prescription and then the glasses are given to people with the corresponding sight loss.  If you have any old glasses you no longer need, please consider donating them to the Lions.  If you would like to sponsor a little service project, you might consider collecting glasses from the members of a group to which you belong by explaining the need and volunteering to be the person to whom they can give the glasses.  Bring the glasses you have collected to a scout meeting and give them to Mark Haneberg, Doug Johnson or Dick Welton, all of whom are members of our sponsoring organization.    


ReStatement of Attendance requirements – Attendance at meetings and participation in Troop activities is also part of the Scout Spirit that needs to be demonstrated for advancement.  Currently, the Troop has a number of registered Scouts who don’t regularly participate in Troop activities.  Scouts are reminded that they need to show a minimum of 50% participation in order to be eligible for advancement to the next rank as this participation is a part of the Scout Spirit that needs to be demonstrated for advancement.   All decisions on a Scout’s percentage of participation for rank advancement will be made by the Scoutmaster at the required Scoutmaster conference for that rank   



Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our scouts.  Toward that end, an online training course on Youth Protection is offered at  This course takes only 20 minutes to complete and is self-paced.  Upon completion, a certificate is issued and your completion is recorded at Council Headquarters.  Please access this free and required training at your very earliest convenience.  Renewal is required annually.  Thank You!  Check out our website at


Reminder about Uniforms: All the Scouts know that one needs a FULL uniform, book, dues and sign in on time to be eligible for the door prize at Troop meeting   But some probably don’t know that the Troop with its sponsor, the Ashland Lion’s Club, has a requirement to be in uniform at meetings - “Scouts are required to wear Class A uniforms to Troop meetings and Courts of Honor and Class B uniforms to Patrol meetings as this is a part of showing Scout Spirit.  Scouts failing to wear their uniforms will be able to stay at the meetings as observers, but will not be able to sit with the other scouts or participate in the formal discussions.” 

So please start observing this rule, and show your Scout spirit!


Merit Badge books please – If your scout has earned a merit badge and still has that book, returning it to the troop will give another scout a chance to earn that badge.  Thank you.


Remember - monthly PLC meetings are now being held at 6pm on Troop night/ 1st Wednesday of the month.  Troop meetings 1st & 3rd Wednesday; Patrol meeting 2nd and 4th, Merit Badge workshop – 4th Wednesday.

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