Troop 215

Boy Scouts of America



Welcome!  Your son is now ready to move from Cub Scouting to Boy Scouts.  We in Boy Scout Troop 215 are glad to have both scout and parents join our Troop.  We look forward to a successful future of interesting experiences.  Scouting can be and is a fun family activity.


Your scout’s success in the program is directly related to his commitment and your participation.  As Committee Chairman, it is my responsibility to support the Scoutmaster and the scouts in the activities they choose.  There are a variety of ways in which you can help.  The next Troop Parent/Committee meetings are April 18, 2006 and May 16, 2006, held at Wayland Baptist University at 7801 E 32nd Ave. from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.  You are strongly encouraged and invited to attend the committee meetings.  At these meetings, upcoming troop activities are discussed and you can find out which activities need additional support.


We are all volunteers and have many demands on our time, so the more support for activities we spread around and share, the more we can do with our own scouts and families.


Enclosed with this letter is an application to join the Troop.  Your scout will transfer from a Pack into Troop 215.  The fee for this transfer is $1.00.  Do not transfer until he has received the Arrow of Light award because once he has transferred, he is no longer eligible to receive Cub Scout Awards.  The best time to transfer is at the May Pack meeting.


Upcoming Troops activities that your scout and you are invited to attend are Spring Camporee on May 19-21, 2006 and Summer Camp at Camp Gorsuch July 10-15, 2006.   We try to be a very active, outdoor oriented troop.  Your scout will need to be a registered Boy Scout to attend Spring Camporee and Summer Camp.  Our Troop meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 PM at Wayland Baptist University, unless we have another activity planned elsewhere.


Also enclosed is a copy of Troop 215’s Discipline Policy.  The Committee and Troop Leaders have felt a need to put this in writing due to past experiences.  Please read it, we do enforce it.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at home or work.


We have a troop fund raising policy for Troop 215.  This has been very helpful to both the Troop and the scouts.  Two–thirds of the money raised in an activity goes to the “scout accounts”.   When your scout participates in fund raising, part of that money is available to pay for scouting activities, camping equipment and uniforms.


We are looking forward to a successful and fun year.  We welcome your comments and participation.


Gary Solin, Committee Chair                                       Bob Arnold, Scoutmaster

3201 Dickson Dr.                                                       4022 Kingston Cir.

Anchorage, AK  99504                                               Anchorage, AK  99504


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