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Muscatatuck District Pinewood Derby
The 2021 District Pinewood Derby will look a little different than past derbies. It will take place in two parts, starting with a virtual Car Show in March. Scouts will build their cars as usual and then send photos to email@example.com to be judged by a team of district volunteers in several categories, including creativity and innovation. All entries need to be submitted by 5 p.m. March 12. Official rules are available on the event page.
Part two will be the race itself. The district program team decided to push the race farther into the spring to allow more time for packs to hold their races and get to a point that more people can gather.
Muscatatuck District Events
The traditional late-winter and early spring events have been postponed until later in the year because of limitations on group sizes. Dates will be kept updated on the Hoosier Trails calendar. Merit Badge Day is slated for November, District Dinner in August and Spring Camporee in late May.
Muscatatuck Spring Camporee
Mark the calendar for May 21-23 for the Muscatatuck Spring Camporee. The theme will be a cardboard boat regatta complete with a boat show and sailing contests. The event will be held at Camp Maumee.
A Scout is Helpful. What better way to show the community how helpful Scouts are than by providing service to your local school. The schools have allowed us to talk to students, send flyers home and this year they’ve shown the videos we’ve put together. It’s time to return the favor.
Service to your school doesn’t necessarily have to be a big project. Take some time on a Saturday and pick up trash on the grounds or ask if some flowers need planted. Reach out to the principal and find out the schools needs and follow state and local guidelines concerning social distancing.
More information about adopting a school can be found at https://www.scouting.org/adopt-a-school/
Muscatatuck Merit Badge Day
The district programming team is working on putting together another great Merit Badge Day. The event will be at the end of February at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center. Sessions will run from 9:00 – 3:55 as in the past and please plan to arrive with enough time to check in and start on time. This year we will offer more than 15 merit badges including, Photography, Disabilities Awareness, Environmental Science, Engineering, Personal Management and many more. This is a great event put on by the Muscatatuck Program committee and offers a great start for new Scouts to begin the trail to Eagle while also allowing the older Scouts to earn additional Merit Badges of interest. Adult trainings will also be offered including but not limited to a class on the dos and don’ts of the Board of Review process. Stay tuned to this page for more information to come out soon regarding the Merit Badges and courses being offered this year.
As our world is turned upside down with social distancing and self-isolation, Scouting is the perfect activity to counter the boredom of being stuck at home. Most Cub Scout adventures can be completed as close as your own backyard and many troops around the country have hosted virtual campouts where the Scouts are camping in their yards and check in through virtual means. The Hoosier Trails website has a page dedicated exclusively to Scouting at home activities and Cub Scout elective adventures.
Recruit A Friend
Scouting from home could be the perfect opportunity for Scouts to earn a Recruiter strip for their uniform. Ask a friend to join the adventure by going to the Hoosier Trails Council web site to check out the Cub Scout adventures and 30-day challenges for Scouts BSA. Friends and parents can all participate together through video conference or do the activities solo at home. When stay-at-home advisories end, bring your friend to the first meeting to officially join Scouts.
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Troop 549 has about 4 old Baker tents plus an old dinning fly to sale. Tents are in a troop wooden box with poles and ropes. Price is negotiable