Dear Scout Families – I want to provide more information on rechartering the Scouts and Troop with Gulf Ridge Council. Every year the Troop has to recharter and update its roster of Scouts and adult leaders. We also use rechartering to make sure we have the most up to date information for all scouts and families.
In order to complete the rechartering process and to keep the Troop records up-to-date we need the information requested below for each scout. We would like to get this information as soon as possible as this needs to be finalized and submitted to Gulf Ridge Council by early December.
1) Complete and return a Troop 22 Information Form – you can chose PDF or Excel – Click here for PDF format or Click here for Excel format. Although you may think you have only recently provided this information we ask for everyone to provide the latest information including e-mail addresses, vehicle information etc. With parent and vehicle information it becomes so much easier to obtain camping permits through Gulf Ridge Council. The Excel form can be saved and sent to me electronically and the PDF form can be printed and filled in or filled in and then printed but cannot be saved.
2) Parts A and B of the BSA medical form. Due to a change in the style of the BSA Medical Form and the format of our electronic record database, we need to get new Part A and B forms from ALL scouts. BSA medical forms are needed for scouts to attend activities and camps. Part C should be completed when your scout has a physical examination and is needed for Summer Camp. (Part D is only required if your scout is participating in a High Adventure Camp such as Philmont or Seabase.) Click here for PDF of the BSA medical form – you can ignore everything beyond Part D.
3) Copy of both sides of the medical insurance card (if none, please state “none”) This is needed to complement the information on the BSA medical form.
4) Payment of annual dues – the dues have been fixed at $50 for the last few years. You have 2 options to pay: either provide a check for $50 payable to “BSA Troop 22″ or by paying $51.50 via Paypal (the extra $1.50 covers the Paypal processing fee).
Please return everything to me electronically, by fax (813-637-4836) or at an upcoming scout meeting or PLC. Please contact me if you would like any more information or help navigating the forms.
Yours in Scouting,
Craig Brice – Treasurer