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Philmont Equipment Review

ALL PHILMONT SCOUTS (Eagles & Tomaraptors)

I want to review everyone's gear so there's plenty of time to know what is needed.  We are going together this Sunday night to review equipment.  Please review the attached list.  Please bring all your equipment and clothes.  It's important to know you need a sleeping pad or the right socks. 

Sunday, Nov 10th at 7pm-8pm at my house (1727 Jason Cir, RH)

Uniform - None

Everything You Need to Know About Vaping - Seminar

Rochester Community Schools is host a Seminar titled "Everything You Need to Know About Vaping" tomorrow at the RCS Administration building at 501 W. University, Rochester. at 7-8:30pm

Parents, Student and community members are invited to a Free presentation about the dangers, devices and consequences associated with vaping, opioids and other dangerous drug trends.

Attendance to this event would satisfy the Second Class Requirement #7c

The event will be on the troop calendar

Mr Arango


High Adventure Training - THIS WEEKEND

------------ALL SHINGLE MILLS HIKERS-------------------

Kick off from University Medical Building at 7am, Saturday Morning.

Have breakfast before hand.  Bring a snack and water for the drive 

We will drive up to Shingle Mills Trail head. 3.5hr drive

Crew Gear will be distributed to the Crew QMs at the trail head. Gear incudes stoves, fuel, food, tents, etc.

Uniform  - Class C (travel in what you're hiking in, No Class A)

Weather - High 55 degree with chance of rain.  Be Prepared!!

Drink water and get a good night sleep.


Reminder to all Philmont Scouts and Scouters,

See everyone at 6:30 sharp in the community house for a meeting to go over Philmont and Training leading up.  This is a mandatory meeting and all those that can not be there need to contact me so that I can get information from each scout and adult


Mr. Arango



When 6:30pm Tuesday, 17 Sept 19

Where: Community House, Rochester

Why: Agenda

Who: All Scouts and Adult Leaders going to Philmont

-To cover full calendar of events leading up to Philmont

-Announce Crews and Adult Leaders to each Crew

-Provide expectation of Middle Adventure and Training Events

Uniform: Class A

Pizza Dinner will be provided.



When 7am, 5 Oct 19

Personal Fitness Merit Badge starting

We will be starting the personal fitness merit badge tonight. Open to all scouts that completed fitness requirements.  This is also an opportunity for scouts to complete tenderfoot 6a or 6c.  We’ll do 1 min push ups and sit ups and 1 mile run/walk   We’ll do this every other Sunday for 12 weeks  

Where. Adams HS Track

Time 7pm

date today, Sunday Sept 8. 

Uniform: none.  Weather appropriate 

Any questions, please call/text me at (248) 462-3796 

Personal Fitness Merit Badge Counselor

Mr Arango

Middle Adventure - Shingle Mills - PHILMONT TRAINING

Hope Everyone is having start of the school year.

We are kicking off the Philmont Training this year with a Middle Adventure trip toe Shingle Mills trail in Northern Michigan.  What is Middle Adventure?  This is an opportunity for scouts to improve their backpacking and backwoods camping skills as well as increase scout and crew skills vital for success at Philmont and other High Adventure trips.  These trips will be one or two night trips and the scout will carry all of their gear and some of their crew gear.

Details- Shingle Mills Trail