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We maintain our newsletter, calendar and related files on this site. An automatic summary of changes will be emailed out every 1 or 2 weeks (based on new items) to keep you posted about new or changing activities.  For youth protection reasons, you must be issued a password to access any detailed information about our activities. Click "Getting Started" on the left Menu bar to see a short description of many features on this site.

Next campout - April 30 - May 1

Posted on Apr 28 2016 - 5:32pm

UPDATE 4/28/16

Please be advised that we are delaying this weekend's campout departure time due to the risk of severe weather tomorrow night. Here are the updated details:

- All participants should meet at the St Rita scout barn at 7 a.m. Saturday
- All forms (ie: permission slips, release, medical forms) can be dropped off Saturday morning
- We will depart at 7:30 a.m. Return from the campout will be as originally scheduled: estimated as between 11 a.m. - noon on Sunday
- The first campout meal will be Saturday's lunch...participants will be individually responsible for Saturday breakfast -
- We don't expect the delay to eliminate or diminish any of the planned activities, including the OA call out

If there are any additional changes to the schedule, I will send out more emails.

Please contact Phil Taken (philtaken@ymail.com) if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you.

UPDATE 4/27/16 -- We are watching the weather forecast to determine if the Troop will leave on Friday night as originally planned or if the departure time for this weekend's campout will be changed to 7:30am on Saturday, April 30. An announcement will be sent out to provide more details as the weather forecast is solidified. If a decision to depart on Saturday is made, participants in the campout will be asked to meet at the Scout Barn on Saturday morning at 7:00am.

Join Troop 838 on our final campout of the spring semester as we work on our Scouting skills and call out new members of the OA.  Older scouts will lead the Troop in exciting competitions designed to refine Scouting skills.  It is sure to be a great time!

Greenbar Meeting - Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 5:45pm

Posted on Apr 27 2016 - 5:07pm

Mandatory meeting for all greenbar.  Bring your court of honor outline and notes

Troop Court of Honor - May 15, 2016 - 7pm

Posted on Apr 27 2016 - 5:06pm

All parents, family members and extended family are invited to attend this meeting when we recognize the accomplishments of the scouts from the past semester.  PLUS, experience the talents and entertainment of the greenbar in conducting this celebration in a creative manner!

Welcome our new Greenbar

Posted on Apr 27 2016 - 5:05pm

On Sunday, April 24, the Troop elected a new SPL and new patrol leaders.  A new greenbar was formed.  Please congratulate the following scouts on their new positions.  This greenbar will take office at the upcoming court of honor on May 15, 2016.

New Eagle Scout - Noah Koecher

Posted on Apr 25 2016 - 8:42am

On Thursday, April 21, 2016, Noah Koecher became Troop 838's newest Eagle Scout.  Please congratulate him on this accomplishment.

It's Time to Register for Summer Camp

Posted on Apr 22 2016 - 8:32am

Summer Camp 2016 - Important Checklist

Here are four important steps to address at this time regarding 2016 Summer Camp.

* Register for camp on the Troop Website