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posted Sep 18, 2008, 7:18 PM by Jerry DiBello   [ updated Sep 9, 2016, 7:31 PM by Gordon Hirs ]
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From T153Scoutmaster,  8/21
Subject: Meeting Sunday 8/28

Hi there Troop. We're ready to jump into a new year of Scouting!  You'll be hearing from the Sr Patrol Leaders soon, but a few calendar items follow to stick between your back to school shopping:

Sunday 8/28; 6:30 - 8 Class B  ; in the school cafeteria- Popcorn kick-off (Mrs Blake/Kazimierczyk)  We'd like to do a lot of activities this year, and popcorn helps pay the way.  We'll also talk about plans. Think of some trips you'd like to take. Day trips- camping trips, anything. Tell your patrols about them.

No meeting Labor Day weekend.

9/10 ,9/11 Popcorn sales at assigned locations. Sign ups 8/28.

Sunday 9/18- 1pm to 4ish; Troop FAMILY picnic at Hoopes Park venue. Games, food, fun. Come socialize with the people you're always saying to yourself  you want to know better, like the other Troop leaders and parents.

As Mr Hirs wrote, he is moving out of the Scoutmaster role, and into the T153 JAD position. (Just a Dad)

Scouts and parents: Please do two things: 1. tell Mr Hirs something you're grateful for that he did for you or the Troop in his 3 years as Scoutmaster. Do it personally or write him a note.  2. Think about helping the Troop yourself in a more active way this year. The Troop machine has many moving parts. We need you to be one.


From Gordon Hirs, August 15 2016
Subject A New Scouting year

Hi All, 
We had quite a summer with a ton of activity and events and we're just about to start the new Scout year.
Just a quick note, and  A few announcements:

Following summer camp,  Mr. Redmond has taken over as the Troop 153 Scoutmaster from Mr. Hirs
You may continue to use the  address to contact Mr. Redmond

At camp, most of the scouts were very interested in going to the 2017 Jamboree.  Note that signups must be done individually. you can find more information here:  Signups should be done as soon as possible for the 7/19-7/28/17 Jamboree.

Short term calendar: 

8/28 from 6:30-8pm.  First meeting.  Please come with a Parent.  We'll be talking Popcorn and of the new year.  (also, we're trying to get the St. Agnes Cafeteria for this).
9/10-9/11 Popcorn Show-n-Sell at St. Agnes, Wawa, and Parkway.  Signup genius coiming soon.
9/11 6:30-8pm  First CLASS A meeting
9/18 Troop Picnic @ Hoopes Park.  (Class B - Merit badges from the summer will be awarded at this time).  Look for the signup genius coming soon.

The Troop 153 Committee has had some recent additions and changes in roles.
Roger Grey: Committee Chair, Treasurer, Friends of Scouting Chair, Fundraising Chair
Frank McAdams : Chartered Organization Representative, Catholic Committee on Scouting
PJ Redmond: ScoutMaster, Merit Badge counselor

Michelle Blake: Advancement Chair, Popcorn Colonel
John Daly, Committee Member
Jerry DiBello, Former Scoutmaster, Former Committee Chair, Woodbadge, Merit Badge counselor
Bill Dolan, Committee Member, Merit Badge counselor
Fred Eissler, Committee Member, Merit Badge counselor
Mike Gavin: Asst. Scoutmaster, Eagle scout, Swimming & Water Rescue trained, High Adventure coordinator, Merit Badge counselor
John Harden, Asst. Scoutmaster
Gordon Hirs: Asst. Scoutmaster, Web Advisor
Frank Hosking: Life to Eagle Coach, Assistant Scoutmaster, Merit Badge counselor
LeeAnne Hosking: Religious Program Education, Merit Badge counselor
Hanna Kazimierczyk: Asst. Scoutmaster, Assistant Popcorn Colonel, Merit Badge counselor
Steve Ryder: Asst. Scoutmaster, Merit Badge counselor
Chuck Schappert, Sr.: High adventure Coordinator
Eric Tooke: Asst. Scoutmaster, Eagle Scout, Jamboree Coordinator, Merit Badge counselor