2012 Camp Tadma Fishing Derby

Opening day of fishing season is just around the corner.  Camp Tadma will be hosting the 2012 Fishing Derby on April 21, 2012.  A number of scouts, parents and leaders will be camping out Friday Apr 20 to get first shot at the best fishing spots bright and early the following day.  If you are interested in camping and/or fishing, please RSVP soon.

Camper check-in begins Friday April 20th at 6pm. Followed by a crackerbarrel in the Dining Hall at 8pm. Otherwise, come bright and early Saturday morning.  Derby check-in begins at 6am followed by a Fishermans Breakfast.  Fishing Derby runs from 7am to 9am  (scouts only). Weigh stations will be set up around Tadma Pond, make sure to have your fished weight in when you catch one. This is a catch and release derby and all fish must be returned to the Pond. Presentation of Trophies at 9:30 in the Dining Hall.  Open fishing will follow for both youth and adults and run to 4pm.  Lunch will also be served from 11am to 1pm in the Dining Hall.

Fishing, Camping and Meal Plans
A- $20.00- Cabin Camping, Breakfast & Fishing- Youth only Choice
B- $15.00- Cabin Camping, Breakfast- Adults
C- $15.00- Tent Camping, Breakfast & Fishing- Youth only Choice
D- $10.00- Tent Camping, Breakfast- Adults
E- $10.00- Breakfast & Fishing- Youth Only
F- $5.00 – Breakfast
G- $5.00- Lunch

FIRST Robotics Competition

Who like’s robots?  If you want to see robot’s rumble at the Convention Center in Hartford, consider attending the free 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition on Friday March 30 and/or Saturday March 30, 2012.  FRC is FIRST’s flag-ship program and longest running program. Typically, teams consist of high school students, teachers, parents and engineering mentors from local businesses. Teams have approximately six-weeks to design, build, test and ship a fully functional robot specifically designed to compete in that season’s competition. One of Pack 24’s own Akela, Bill Derry, teaches robotics at Lyme/Old Lyme High School and he and his students will be participating in the competition.  Consider showing your support and having some fun by attending! Click here for more information.

2012 Summer Camp

Who’s ready for summer fun?  With Spring just around the corner, it’s time to gear up for Summer Camp at Mark Greer Scout Reservation (Camp Tadma).  The Committee selected July 23 – 27 as the week the Pack will attend camp.  Scouts can attend resident (overnight; $350/week) or day camp (8:30 – 5; $200/week).  Please RSVP soon so the Pack can register to attend as a group.  Camp registration fees must be paid by May 15. Catalogs with detailed information on the program were mailed to scouts in February, if you did not receive one, click here for the PDF version.

Busing: Optional busing will be available for an additional $40/scout. If you are interested in busing to and from Tadma, please note in the comment section of the RSVP (More info).

Camperships: What is a campership? Camperships are similar to a scholarship. Depending on a family’s financial situation a Scout may be offered a campership to attend one of Connecticut Rivers Council’s camping programs. These funds are subject to availability. Check the Connecticut Rivers Council website after February 1st for the campership application. Campership forms are due to the Scout Service Center no later than April 1, 2012. Click here for the Cub Scout/Webelos application.

The Day – Dad travels 36 hours to see son become Boy Scout | News from southeastern Connecticut

Photo credit: Tim Martin/The Day

East Lyme – The Crossing Over ceremony from a Webelo Cub Scout to Boy Scout is something that only happens once in a Scout’s life. Most of the time, a child can assume his parents will be there for the occasion, but on Sunday, Erik Stelter knew his dad would be there.

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By Julianne Hanckel
Publication: The Day
Published 03/05/2012 12:00 AM
Updated 03/05/2012 12:10 AM