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The Gravois Trail District is located in South St. Louis County and the Fenton area. It consists of the southern edge of the Rockwood School District and the Lindbergh, Bayless, Hancock Place, Mehlville, and Affton School Districts.

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Gravois Trail 75th Annual Jefferson Barracks Memorial Day Good Turn

Scouts of all ages are invited to participate in the 75th Annual Memorial Day Good Turn on May 26, 2024, hosted by Gravois Trail District. Registration will be from 10:30 am until 11:30 am at the VA Hospital Orange Lot with the procession into the cemetery beginning at 11:30 am. Upon check-in, the unit leader or designated adult will receive a map and participation ribbon. A commemorative 75th Anniversary patch will be available for $5.00.

Participants will attend the Flag Ceremony before proceeding to the flag boxes. No one will be allowed to begin placing flags until after the ceremony has been dismissed.

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About Memorial Day Good Turn

Jefferson Barracks

For more than seven decades, approximately 5,000 Scouts have gathered at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery before Memorial Day to decorate each of the approximately 280,000 graves with an American Flag. In its 75th year (2024), the tradition is one of the longest-running Memorial Day events within Scouting.

The public is welcome to attend the event. Scouts from across the Council will assemble at the VA Hospital Orange Lot and march into the Cemetery, where they proceed to the main flagpole for assembly and ceremony honoring our fallen soldiers. A flag presentation marks the opening of our ceremony, followed by a guest speaker who will address the crowd. The ceremony will close with the retrieving of the flags, Taps, and Amazing Grace by the Bagpipers. Everyone will be dismissed to begin placing the flags on each grave.

It takes approximately 2 hours to complete the Good Turn, and Scouts will have placed over 200,000 flags on each grave.

In 1866, Jefferson Barracks was established as a National Cemetery, and today is one of the oldest interment sites of the National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Gravois Trail Roundtable

Roundtable is held at Bayless Elementary School in the cafeteria. (Park and enter in the rear of the school.)

When: 1st Tuesday of every month @ 7 pm

Where: 4531 Weber Rd., St. Louis, MO 63123

Who: Anyone and everyone is welcome to come to Roundtable!

What: We will have announcements and training specific to Packs, Troops, and Crews. We encourage every unit to have at least one person in attendance each month (though it doesn’t need to be the same person every time!). Roundtable is a great time to share ideas and meet other Scouters in the community.

 

We have many options for your Scout to attend a local day camp. Your Scout may attend one or more day camps this summer. Each one of our day camps offer many different activities and adventures.

Day Camp is open to all Cub Scouts, Siblings of Cub Scouts, and Kindergarten graduates, and will offer an unforgettable outdoor experience with activities ranging from Shooting Sports to STEM.

Bee Tree Park Fishing Twilight Camp is held at Bee Tree Park located in St. Louis, MO. This camp is held Monday-Thursday from 5:30 PM-8:30 PM June 17-20.  Units will need to provide their own leadership for this camp. Questions regarding this camp?  Contact Camp Director Dustin Karraffa at dtkaraffa@gmail.com.

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What is Grizzly Camp?

Grizzly Camp is a unique camp that offers four weeks with four different themes! Each week is full of shooting sports, swimming, hands-on nature activities, and a trip to MUD CAVE! Scouts will need to bring a lunch each day camp is in session. We encourage parents to participate with their children the week they are attending camp, but parent supervision is not required at this camp. Please note that an adult partner is required for all youth entering the 1st grade in the fall of 2023.

Camps are 9 am – 4 pm daily.  The first week will be $125.  Each additional week will be $105.

Grizzly Camps also offer care for an additional cost before (8 am – 9 am) and after (4 pm -6 pm).

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2024 Dates and Themes:

  • July 8-12 – Ready, Set, Grow!
  • July 15-19 – The Great Invention
  • July 22-26 – Wizards’ World of Wonder
  • July 29-Aug 2nd – Animal Planet Safari

Ready, Set, Grow! – What do you want to be when you grow up? Come explore the fantastic possibilities as we venture through the many different avenues for careers and discoveries. From what it is like to be an amazing reporter, to working in the wild with animals and insects, there are all kinds of adventures to conquer this week at Camp Grizzly!

The Great Invention – If you can dream it up, you can make it happen! Discover some of the most amazing inventions throughout time and learn what made them work. See how creative you can be as you think up your own crazy and fun invention to share at the end of the week!

Wizards’ World of Wonder – Discover the enchantment and solve the mysteries of the wizarding world as we embark on our own journey through the Wizards’ World of Wonder. Get your wands ready to stir up some fun, prepare to be stealthy in your invisibility cloaks as you explore nature, and enjoy the chance to meet other fellow magic masters all week long!

Animal Planet Safari – Journey across the planet as we visit wild places like the desert, the ocean, the rainforest and the tundra. Discover animals that call these places home and start your own safari of fun. Choose your favorite animal costume and show it off at camp on Friday!

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