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April, 10 2016

posted Apr 10, 2016, 4:04 PM by Scout Master

Hello Troop 737,

 

We had a great time at the new scout campout and backpacking trip.  We have some awesome new scouts joining our troop along with their families.  Thank you to our overall SPL (Senior Patrol Leader) Clay Robertson and to the 2 SPLs, Logan Meyer and Logan Hovey, that took over after the older scouts went backpacking.  I also wanted to thank our HALOs (Head Adult Leader Organizer) Chevy Meyer and Mark Bly.  You all did an outstanding job!

 

Monday night is Troop Elections, learning the fisherman’s knot and Capture the Flag.  We are going to be doing something a little different for Troop Elections this time.  Not only will the troop be electing the SPL (Senior Patrol Leader) but we will also be electing the 3 ASPLs (Assistant Senior Patrol Leader).  Then in 6 months, at the next troop election, the new SPL will be chosen from this group of ASPLs.  Each patrol will also be electing Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leaders and Patrol Quartermaster.  All other troop leadership positions will be assigned but you need to sign up or email me to be assigned a leadership position.

 

This Thursday night are our Adult meetings starting at 6:30.  All Adults are welcome.

 

Hunter Safety Class April 16 & 17. 

After Monday night the course will be opened up to siblings, parents and scouts from other troops. 

Must attend both days to get certified.  

$10 per person. Pay the instructor, not Troop 737. 

Limited to 15 participants.  First priority is to Troop 737 scouts, then open to siblings and adults of 737 scouts. Maybe other troops if we don't get many from 737. 
April 16: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Evergreen Lutheran Church.  Bring sack lunch.

April 17: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at instructors private shooting range (weather permitting) near Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Meet at ELC at 8:00 to carpool to shooting range. Bring sack lunch.  We will need some adults who can drive to the instructors range NW of Golden on Sunday. 


There will be a test on Sunday afternoon. Participants must pass test to get certification.


Sign-up cutoff is Wednesday, April 13. 

 

SIGN UP INSTRUCTIONS:  (ALL SCOUTS MUST HAVE THEIR PARENTS PERMISSION TO ATTEND!!)

 

- Please go to:  http://mountaintroop737.mytroop.us/node/1055 to access the signup page for this event on Troop 737's Members Only web site.  

 - You will then be directed to Login.  To do so, hit the "Login" tab on the upper left hand side of the page.

 - You will then be asked to enter your Username (which is "member") and Password (which is"camping737") then hit the "Log In" tab underneath.  

 - Then click on the "Register" button and type your scout's name in the "Scouts" box and then hit the "Select Name" box.   

 - This takes you to a listing of the scout and pre-registered family members where you select which members are attending by clicking the "yes" circle to the right of the attendee's name.

- Click the Submit Button

- You are done!

 

Flint Cheney

HALO

 

It is time to sign up for summer camp. Electronic Sign-Up has been extended to April 25th but we only have a few spots left.  We will be taking the whole troop to one camp this year. July 31 to August 6.  See more information below.

 

Upcoming signup deadlines

Hunter Safety Class April 16 & 17.  After tonight the course will be opened up to siblings, parents and scouts from other troops.  See info above

 

Time to sign up for summer camp to Bartlett scout camp in Idaho July 31 – August 6. The sign up deadline has been extended to April 25th but there are very few spots left so signup soon.  See info below.

Scoutmaster Minute Review                                               

No Scoutmaster minute at PLC

 

Here is a list of upcoming events:

You can always check out the full schedule on the Troop website at: https://sites.google.com/a/themountaintroop.org/troop-737-home/troop-calendar

April 11  Troop Meeting  6:30 – 8pm  ELC Service patrol is the Spartans.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  Troop Elections, learning the fisherman’s knot and Capture the Flag.  We are going to be doing something a little different for Troop Elections this time.  Not only will the troop be electing the SPL (Senior Patrol Leader) but we will also be electing the 3 ASPLs (Assistant Senior Patrol Leader).  Then in 6 months at the next troop election the new SPL will be chosen from this group of ASPLs.  Each patrol will also be electing Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leaders and Patrol Quartermaster.  All other troop leadership positions will be assigned but you need to sign up or email me to be assigned a leadership position.

 

April 14  Program Committee meeting 6:30 pm ELC All adults are welcome.  We will go over the upcoming activities.  We meet in the basement under the main sanctuary. 

 

April 14  Troop Committee meeting 7:15pm ELC All adults are welcome.  This is when the business of the Troop is discussed.  There are quite a few open positions on the committee. 

April 18  Troop Meeting  6:30 – 8pm  ELC Service patrol is the Spartans.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  We will be meeting at the Evergreen Lakehouse where we will be doing a cleanup around the lake.  Bring work gloves.  Afterwards we will be hanging out in the field by the Lakehouse so bring your, football, soccer ball, Frisbee or baseball and mitt.

 

April 25  Troop Meeting  6:30 – 8pm  ELC Service patrol is the Spartans.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  We will be meeting at the Wolf Rec Center pool to do First and Second Class swimming requirements as well as swim check for summer camp.  Scouts will also be just hanging out and having a good time in the pool.

April 16 & 17 Hunter Safety Course   See information above’

April 23  Scout Show   Sign up for a shift making Troop 737’s world famous SMACOs.  Make sure to make time to check out all the other cool booths at the show.  Need HALO.

May 6 - 8 Chatfield Campout Stop in anytime during the weekend for fishing, biking and hanging out with your friends.  We may have something special lined up for our older scouts so stay tuned.  Need HALO.

SUMMER CAMP SIGN UP INFO

Electronic Sign-Up ends next Monday, March 28th.  Currently the Troop only has about one-half as many Scouts signed up for summer camp as attended last summer.  Also none of the New Scouts have signed up.  Summer Camp costs $240 per Scout and $125 per Adult.

 

We will be taking the whole troop to one camp this year. July 31 to August 6   Troop 737 is going to Bartlett Scout Reservation, about 20 minutes northwest of Montpelier, ID.  This camp is in the northern end of the Wasatch range, set among tall pines and quaking aspen. Bartlett offers over 50 Merit Badges, a First Year Scout program, and many free time activities. 

 

MERIT BADGE CLASSES:

 

The Bartlett Owners Guide has been updated and now includes the Merit Badge Class Schedule on page 37.  The new Bartlett Owners Guide is so large Google Groups will not allow me to send it out through the Troop e-mail.  So please go to the Bartlett web site and download the "Leaders Guide - Scouts" at the bottom of the page:

 

https://www.trappertrails.org/bartlett

 

For new Scouts there is a Trail to First Class program.  For those Scouts who have not yet completed the First Aid Merit Badge I would recommend taking this class.  First Aid is a great life skill and a foundation merit badge for other merit badges.

 

Eagle Merit Badge Classes: First Aid, Communication, Emergency Preparedness, Lifesaving, Environmental Science, Swimming, Cooking (partial)

 

Class Selection Form: Also attached below is a class selection form.  For each Scout attending summer camp please fill in this form and return to me by April 18th.  Choose a class for each time slot (A/B/C/D/E) plus alternate classes.  Choosing classes for the Open Area time slot is optional.  The Merit Badges offered during this time are Cooking, Finger Printing, and Pulp & Paper.  I'm guessing those Scouts taking some of the Eagle Merit Badges will need the Open Area time to work on their merit badges outside class time.

 

Once Bartlett opens up their computer system in May to choose Merit Badges I will attempt to get everyone their class choices.  I may move some of your class time slots to arrange at least two-deep Scouts attending the classes.  Remember some merit badge classes have additional costs, which will be payable by May 16th if the sign-up system requires payment, though these fees may be due at camp, I'll know more in May.

 

Bartlett Owners Guide also lists any pre-requistes that should be done before attending camp.  Also each Scout should bring their own Merit Badge worksheets.  To find out more about various Merit Badges and to print out worksheets see this web site:

 

http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Boy_Scout_Portal

 

Important Dates:

 

March 28th Troop meeting - end of electronic sign-up; initial camp fee deposit of $200 per Scout and $100 per Adult

April 18th - Merit Badge class selection forms are due

May 16th Troop meeting - Final additional payments (remaining camp fees and some Merit Badge classes)

May 16th Troop meeting - Parents summer camp meeting

July 31 to August 6 - Summer Camp

 

 

 

 

SIGN UP INSTRUCTIONS:  (ALL SCOUTS MUST HAVE THEIR PARENTS PERMISSION TO ATTEND!! - Parents please sign the permission form at the Troop meeting)

 

- Please go to:  http://mountaintroop737.mytroop.us/node/1009 to access our Troop 737's Members Only page.  

 - You will then be directed to Login.  To do so, hit the "Login" tab on the upper left hand side of the page.

 - You will then be asked to enter your Username (which is "member") and Password (which is"camping737") then hit the "Log In" tab underneath.  

 - Then click on the "Register" button and type your Scout's name in the "Scouts" box and then hit the "Select Name" box.   

 - This takes you to a listing of the Scout and pre-registered family adult members where you select which Scouts (and family adult members) are attending by clicking the "yes" circle to the right of the attendee's name.

 - This will take you to a confirmation page listing which of the Scouts (and family adult members) have chosen to attend.   Once reviewed, click on the "Add to Cart" button.

 

Note:

If you would like to pay with a check or if you want to use your Scout account then you are all done with the signup.  Contact our treasurer, Wendy Barber at a Troop meeting before the deadline and she will take your payment, then advise me that you have paid and we'll see that you are properly registered. 

 

If you'd instead prefer to pay online with a credit card or PayPal, you can follow the directions (below).  No need to pay Wendy thereafter as you already did online!

 

- Hit the "View Cart" tab which shows a summary of attendees and directs you to "Checkout".  

- This then takes you to the page where you can pay your Scout (family adult) summer camp deposit either through PayPal or with a credit card.

 

For more information about Bartlett Scout Reservation:  https://www.trappertrails.org/bartlett

 

Any questions,

 

Dave Kraemer - Bartlet summer camp HALO

outbackswag@yahoo.com

 

Service Hours Opportunities::Always wear Class B uniform or if appropriate Class A

 

Buffalo Park Community Garden Project

 

Dear Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts,

We are in the process of building a 15,000 Sqft. Community Garden at Wilmot Elementary School and are looking for volunteers to help build the 4 garden beds that will be used by the Wilmot elementary school kids.  If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity for your troops this one will be an adventure in imagination building.  We are looking for parent leaders to assist helping scouts in construction.  This garden is for our community and we hope that you can be a part of the Buffalo Park Community Garden.

Invitation to Volunteer:

Building Wattle Garden Beds.

 

When:  Earth Day! Saturday, April 23rd from 9-3pm.

Where:  Wilmot Elementary School- N. parking lot.

 

Here is a link to sign up:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084dafa622abf94-buffalo1

April, 3 2016

posted Apr 3, 2016, 1:39 PM by Scout Master

Hello Troop 737,

 

Monday night is the Patrol Leader’s Council Meeting.  If you are a Patrol Leader or in a troop leadership position please come and help plan the upcoming Troop activities. If you are a Patrol Leader and you cannot make it to this meeting you need to talk to your assistant Patrol Leader or someone in your Patrol so that all Patrols are represented at the PLC.

 

Monday night we will also need to do campout prep for the New Scout Campout and Backpacking trip.  If you are a scout or a parent that plans on attending this weekend please come at 6:30 to help make final plans for the trip.  If there are enough scouts we will conduct both the PLC and Campout prep at the same time.  If not, campout prep will be first. It would be great to get home and watch the NCAA National Championship.

 

The New Scout Campout and Backpacking trip will be Friday April 8th- Sunday April 10th.  We will meet at ELC Friday the 8th at 4:30pm and try to get on the road before 5 so we can get to the campground before dark.  Pizza will be provided at the parking lot for dinner.  The sign up link and instructions are below.  This is the campout where the older scouts will be teaching the new scouts to the troop the Totin’ Chit, Firem’n Chit, First Aid, orienteering, etc. with the goal of getting new scouts their Tenderfoot Rank.  Leaders for the training sessions will be decided at the upcoming PLC meeting.

 

If you are not a new scout and wondering whether it is worth your while to attend there are other requirements for Second & First Class that we will be working on.  Also if you are working on the Cooking merit badge and need to cook on a campout, make your menu and send to Mr. Osborn for review and then perform the cooking on this campout.

 

I am hoping if the weather gets warm after this storm the older scouts, 8th grade and up, will be able to go backpacking down the jeep trail past the Hermit Park camp ground to camp Saturday night.  I will send an update on this early next week after talking to the rangers up there so the scouts can pack accordingly.  During the training Saturday morning, some of the older scouts not teaching can investigate the trail and see how much snow is present and whether there is a suitable site.  This backpacking is intended to help prepare scouts that will attend Philmont this summer.

 

Here is the link for the Hermit Park Open Space:

http://www.larimer.org/naturalresources/hermitpark.cfm

 

SIGN UP INSTRUCTIONS:  (ALL SCOUTS MUST HAVE THEIR PARENTS PERMISSION TO ATTEND!!)

 

- Please go to:  http://mountaintroop737.mytroop.us/node/1056 to access the signup page for this event on Troop 737's Members Only web site.  

 - You will then be directed to Login.  To do so, hit the "Login" tab on the upper left hand side of the page.

 - You will then be asked to enter your Username (which is "member") and Password (which is"camping737") then hit the "Log In" tab underneath.  

 - Then click on the "Register" button and type your scout's name in the "Scouts" box and then hit the "Select Name" box.   

 - This takes you to a listing of the scout and pre-registered family members where you select which members are attending by clicking the "yes" circle to the right of the attendee's name.

 - This will take you to a confirmation page listing which of the scouts (and family members) have chosen to attend.   Once reviewed, click on the "Add to Cart" button.

Note:

If you would like to pay with a check or if you want to use your scout account then you are all done with the signup.  Contact our treasurer, Wendy Barber at a scout meeting before the deadline and she will take your payment, then advise me that you have paid and we'll see that you are properly registered. 

 

If you'd instead prefer to pay online with a credit card or PayPal, you can follow the directions (below).  No need to pay Wendy thereafter as you already did online!

 

- Hit the "View Cart" tab which shows a summary of attendees and directs you to "Checkout".  

- This then takes you to the page where you can pay your scout/parental attendance dues either through PayPal or with a credit card 

 

If you have any questions please contact HALO’s:

Mark Bly – 303-882-6466

Cheve Meyer – 720-239-3819

 

Hunter Safety Class April 16 & 17. 

Must attend both days to get certified.  

$10 per person. Pay the instructor, not Troop 737. 

Limited to 15 participants.  First priority is to Troop 737 scouts, then open to siblings and adults of 737 scouts. Maybe other troops if we don't get many from 737. 
April 16: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Evergreen Lutheran Church.  Bring sack lunch.

April 17: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at instructors private shooting range (weather permitting) near Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Meet at ELC at 8:00 to carpool to shooting range. Bring sack lunch.  We will need some adults who can drive to the instructors range NW of Golden on Sunday. 


There will be a test on Sunday afternoon. Participants must pass test to get certification.


Sign-up cutoff is Wednesday, April 13. 

 

SIGN UP INSTRUCTIONS:  (ALL SCOUTS MUST HAVE THEIR PARENTS PERMISSION TO ATTEND!!)

 

- Please go to:  http://mountaintroop737.mytroop.us/node/1055 to access the signup page for this event on Troop 737's Members Only web site.  

 - You will then be directed to Login.  To do so, hit the "Login" tab on the upper left hand side of the page.

 - You will then be asked to enter your Username (which is "member") and Password (which is"camping737") then hit the "Log In" tab underneath.  

 - Then click on the "Register" button and type your scout's name in the "Scouts" box and then hit the "Select Name" box.   

 - This takes you to a listing of the scout and pre-registered family members where you select which members are attending by clicking the "yes" circle to the right of the attendee's name.

- Click the Submit Button

- You are done!

 

Flint Cheney

HALO

 

It is time to sign up for summer camp. Electronic Sign-Up has been extended to April 25th but we only have a few spots left.  We will be taking the whole troop to one camp this year. July 31 to August 6.  See more information below.

 

Upcoming signup deadlines

This Monday night April 4th for the New Scout Campout and Backpacking trip will be Friday April 8th- Sunday April 10th. See info above.

 

Hunter Safety Class April 16 & 17.  See info above

 

Time to sign up for summer camp to Bartlett scout camp in Idaho July 31 – August 6. The sign up deadline has been extended to April 25th but there are very few spots left so signup soon.  See info below.

Scoutmaster Minute Review                                               

Would you rather try something 100 times and be successful 10% of the time or would you rather try something 10 times and be successful 100% of the time.  You have success 10 times in both scenarios but with the first one you also know a lot more ways that something does not work.  We can learn a lot from our failures.  The most successful people in this world are the people who have failed the most.  They have learned from their mistakes and moved on.  They are resilient.  Thomas Edison tried well over a 1,000 times before he finally discovered the electric ling bulb.  A young reporter asked him why he kept going after so many failures.  Mr. Edison replied these were not failures.  He had just learned how the light bulb did not work.  I think most times you learn most from your failures.  To this day I remember the answer to one of the questions that I missed on my test to get my driver’s license.  Also when I was first learning to drive I put the car in the ditch a few times.  I definitely learned something from those experiences.  When you have a failure or a setback, welcome it, learn from it, be resilient and move on.  Learn to be persistent.   Most of all remember: failure is an event not a person.

 

Here is a list of upcoming events:

You can always check out the full schedule on the Troop website at: https://sites.google.com/a/themountaintroop.org/troop-737-home/troop-calendar

April 4  Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) meeting  6:30 – 8pm  ELC If you are a Patrol Leader or in a troop leadership position please come and help plan the upcoming Troop activities. If you are a Patrol Leader and you cannot make it to this meeting you need to talk to your assistant Patrol Leader or someone in your Patrol so that all Patrols are represented at the PLC.

 

April 8 - 10 New Scout Campout and Backpacking trip We will be going to Hermit Park which is just outside Estes Park.  The troop will camp together on Friday night and do some new scout activities in the morning.  Then the older scouts will go off on a short backpacking trip over Saturday night.  Then we will all travel back together on Sunday.  Stay tuned for more info.

 

April 14  Program Committee meeting 6:30 pm ELC All adults are welcome.  We will go over the upcoming activities.  We meet in the basement under the main sanctuary. 

 

April 14  Troop Committee meeting 7:15pm ELC All adults are welcome.  This is when the business of the Troop is discussed.  There are quite a few open positions on the committee. 

April 16 & 17 Hunter Safety Course   More information to follow.

April 23  Scout Show   Sign up for a shift making Troop 737’s world famous SMACOs.  Make sure to make time to check out all the other cool booths at the show.

May 6 - 8 Chatfield Campout Stop in anytime during the weekend for fishing, biking and hanging out with your friends.  We may have something special lined up for our older scouts so stay tuned.

SUMMER CAMP SIGN UP INFO

Electronic Sign-Up ends next Monday, March 28th.  Currently the Troop only has about one-half as many Scouts signed up for summer camp as attended last summer.  Also none of the New Scouts have signed up.  Summer Camp costs $240 per Scout and $125 per Adult.

 

We will be taking the whole troop to one camp this year. July 31 to August 6   Troop 737 is going to Bartlett Scout Reservation, about 20 minutes northwest of Montpelier, ID.  This camp is in the northern end of the Wasatch range, set among tall pines and quaking aspen. Bartlett offers over 50 Merit Badges, a First Year Scout program, and many free time activities. 

 

MERIT BADGE CLASSES:

 

The Bartlett Owners Guide has been updated and now includes the Merit Badge Class Schedule on page 37.  The new Bartlett Owners Guide is so large Google Groups will not allow me to send it out through the Troop e-mail.  So please go to the Bartlett web site and download the "Leaders Guide - Scouts" at the bottom of the page:

 

https://www.trappertrails.org/bartlett

 

For new Scouts there is a Trail to First Class program.  For those Scouts who have not yet completed the First Aid Merit Badge I would recommend taking this class.  First Aid is a great life skill and a foundation merit badge for other merit badges.

 

Eagle Merit Badge Classes: First Aid, Communication, Emergency Preparedness, Lifesaving, Environmental Science, Swimming, Cooking (partial)

 

Class Selection Form: Also attached below is a class selection form.  For each Scout attending summer camp please fill in this form and return to me by April 18th.  Choose a class for each time slot (A/B/C/D/E) plus alternate classes.  Choosing classes for the Open Area time slot is optional.  The Merit Badges offered during this time are Cooking, Finger Printing, and Pulp & Paper.  I'm guessing those Scouts taking some of the Eagle Merit Badges will need the Open Area time to work on their merit badges outside class time.

 

Once Bartlett opens up their computer system in May to choose Merit Badges I will attempt to get everyone their class choices.  I may move some of your class time slots to arrange at least two-deep Scouts attending the classes.  Remember some merit badge classes have additional costs, which will be payable by May 16th if the sign-up system requires payment, though these fees may be due at camp, I'll know more in May.

 

Bartlett Owners Guide also lists any pre-requistes that should be done before attending camp.  Also each Scout should bring their own Merit Badge worksheets.  To find out more about various Merit Badges and to print out worksheets see this web site:

 

http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Boy_Scout_Portal

 

Important Dates:

 

March 28th Troop meeting - end of electronic sign-up; initial camp fee deposit of $200 per Scout and $100 per Adult

April 18th - Merit Badge class selection forms are due

May 16th Troop meeting - Final additional payments (remaining camp fees and some Merit Badge classes)

May 16th Troop meeting - Parents summer camp meeting

July 31 to August 6 - Summer Camp

 

 

 

 

SIGN UP INSTRUCTIONS:  (ALL SCOUTS MUST HAVE THEIR PARENTS PERMISSION TO ATTEND!! - Parents please sign the permission form at the Troop meeting)

 

- Please go to:  http://mountaintroop737.mytroop.us/node/1009 to access our Troop 737's Members Only page.  

 - You will then be directed to Login.  To do so, hit the "Login" tab on the upper left hand side of the page.

 - You will then be asked to enter your Username (which is "member") and Password (which is"camping737") then hit the "Log In" tab underneath.  

 - Then click on the "Register" button and type your Scout's name in the "Scouts" box and then hit the "Select Name" box.   

 - This takes you to a listing of the Scout and pre-registered family adult members where you select which Scouts (and family adult members) are attending by clicking the "yes" circle to the right of the attendee's name.

 - This will take you to a confirmation page listing which of the Scouts (and family adult members) have chosen to attend.   Once reviewed, click on the "Add to Cart" button.

 

Note:

If you would like to pay with a check or if you want to use your Scout account then you are all done with the signup.  Contact our treasurer, Wendy Barber at a Troop meeting before the deadline and she will take your payment, then advise me that you have paid and we'll see that you are properly registered. 

 

If you'd instead prefer to pay online with a credit card or PayPal, you can follow the directions (below).  No need to pay Wendy thereafter as you already did online!

 

- Hit the "View Cart" tab which shows a summary of attendees and directs you to "Checkout".  

- This then takes you to the page where you can pay your Scout (family adult) summer camp deposit either through PayPal or with a credit card.

 

For more information about Bartlett Scout Reservation:  https://www.trappertrails.org/bartlett

 

Any questions,

 

Dave Kraemer - Bartlet summer camp HALO

outbackswag@yahoo.com

 

Service Hours Opportunities::Always wear Class B uniform or if appropriate Class A

March 27, 2016

posted Mar 27, 2016, 4:26 PM by Scout Master

Hello Troop 737,

 

Monday night is Advancement night. We will be offering Cooking and Personal Management merit badges.  Scouts need to understand that you will need to do quite a bit of work outside of our regular meeting to earn either of these merit badges.  Please remember to print out the worksheets for the merit badge that you choose to work on.  Here are the links:  http://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/8/87/Cooking.pdf  http://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/f/fa/Personal_Management.pdf

We also encourage scouts who need to wrap up a merit badge that they have started at another time to call up a merit badge counselor and meet with them at this time.  There is a list of merit badge counselors on the website.  A list will also be available at the meeting.

 

New Scout Recruitment.  For various reasons, we did not have very many scouts crossover to our troop this year.  So we are going to place special emphasis on recruitment. 

·         For every scout who brings a friend to a meeting they both get a medium size candy bar.

·         If that friend ends up joining our troop the recruiting scout will receive a “Recruiter” badge and a new pocket knife or a slightly use scout hoodie.

We are particularly looking for kids in the 5th – 7th grade.  They do not need any previous scouting experience but if they do that might be a plus.  Scouts and parents do know a friend or a family that loves to do things outside, go on awesome adventures or you would just like to hang out with some more.  Please invite them to a meeting.  This week’s meeting would be a good meeting to invite a potential new scout.

 

It is time to sign up for summer camp. Electronic Sign-Up ends this Monday, March 28th.  Currently the Troop only has about one-half as many Scouts signed up for summer camp as attended last summer.  We will be taking the whole troop to one camp this year. July 31 to August 6.  See more information below.

 

Upcoming signup deadlines

Time to sign up for summer camp to Bartlett scout camp in Idaho July 31 – August 6.  Electronic Sign-Up ends this Monday, March 28th See info below.

Scoutmaster Minute Review                                               

No Scoutmaster minute, spring break.

Here is a list of upcoming events:

You can always check out the full schedule on the Troop website at: https://sites.google.com/a/themountaintroop.org/troop-737-home/troop-calendar

NO MEETING DURING SPRING BREAK

March 28  Troop Meeting  6:30 – 8pm  ELC Service patrol is the Spartans.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  Advancement night. We will be offering Cooking and Personal Management merit badges.  Scouts need to understand that you will need to do quite a bit of work outside of our regular meeting to earn either of these merit badges.  Please remember to print out the worksheets for the merit badge that you choose to work on.  Here are the links:  http://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/8/87/Cooking.pdf  http://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/f/fa/Personal_Management.pdf

We also encourage scouts who need to wrap up a merit badge that they have started at another time to call up a merit badge counselor and meet with them at this time.  There is a list of merit badge counselors on the website.  A list will also be available at the meeting.

 

April 4  Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) meeting  6:30 – 8pm  ELC If you are a Patrol Leader or in a troop leadership position please come and help plan the upcoming Troop activities. If you are a Patrol Leader and you cannot make it to this meeting you need to talk to your assistant Patrol Leader or someone in your Patrol so that all Patrols are represented at the PLC.

 

April 8 - 10 New Scout Campout and Backpacking trip We will be going to Hermit Park which is just outside Estes Park.  The troop will camp together on Friday night and do some new scout activities in the morning.  Then the older scouts will go off on a short backpacking trip over Saturday night.  Then we will all travel back together on Sunday.  Stay tuned for more info.

 

April 14  Program Committee meeting 6:30 pm ELC All adults are welcome.  We will go over the upcoming activities.  We meet in the basement under the main sanctuary. 

 

April 14  Troop Committee meeting 7:15pm ELC All adults are welcome.  This is when the business of the Troop is discussed.  There are quite a few open positions on the committee. 

April 16 & 17 Hunter Safety Course   More information to follow.

April 23  Scout Show   Sign up for a shift making Troop 737’s world famous SMACOs.  Make sure to make time to check out all the other cool booths at the show.

May 6 - 8 Chatfield Campout Stop in anytime during the weekend for fishing, biking and hanging out with your friends.  We may have something special lined up for our older scouts so stay tuned.

SUMMER CAMP SIGN UP INFO

Electronic Sign-Up ends next Monday, March 28th.  Currently the Troop only has about one-half as many Scouts signed up for summer camp as attended last summer.  Also none of the New Scouts have signed up.  Summer Camp costs $240 per Scout and $125 per Adult.

 

We will be taking the whole troop to one camp this year. July 31 to August 6   Troop 737 is going to Bartlett Scout Reservation, about 20 minutes northwest of Montpelier, ID.  This camp is in the northern end of the Wasatch range, set among tall pines and quaking aspen. Bartlett offers over 50 Merit Badges, a First Year Scout program, and many free time activities. 

 

MERIT BADGE CLASSES:

 

The Bartlett Owners Guide has been updated and now includes the Merit Badge Class Schedule on page 37.  The new Bartlett Owners Guide is so large Google Groups will not allow me to send it out through the Troop e-mail.  So please go to the Bartlett web site and download the "Leaders Guide - Scouts" at the bottom of the page:

 

https://www.trappertrails.org/bartlett

 

For new Scouts there is a Trail to First Class program.  For those Scouts who have not yet completed the First Aid Merit Badge I would recommend taking this class.  First Aid is a great life skill and a foundation merit badge for other merit badges.

 

Eagle Merit Badge Classes: First Aid, Communication, Emergency Preparedness, Lifesaving, Environmental Science, Swimming, Cooking (partial)

 

Class Selection Form: Also attached below is a class selection form.  For each Scout attending summer camp please fill in this form and return to me by April 18th.  Choose a class for each time slot (A/B/C/D/E) plus alternate classes.  Choosing classes for the Open Area time slot is optional.  The Merit Badges offered during this time are Cooking, Finger Printing, and Pulp & Paper.  I'm guessing those Scouts taking some of the Eagle Merit Badges will need the Open Area time to work on their merit badges outside class time.

 

Once Bartlett opens up their computer system in May to choose Merit Badges I will attempt to get everyone their class choices.  I may move some of your class time slots to arrange at least two-deep Scouts attending the classes.  Remember some merit badge classes have additional costs, which will be payable by May 16th if the sign-up system requires payment, though these fees may be due at camp, I'll know more in May.

 

Bartlett Owners Guide also lists any pre-requistes that should be done before attending camp.  Also each Scout should bring their own Merit Badge worksheets.  To find out more about various Merit Badges and to print out worksheets see this web site:

 

http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Boy_Scout_Portal

 

Important Dates:

 

March 28th Troop meeting - end of electronic sign-up; initial camp fee deposit of $200 per Scout and $100 per Adult

April 18th - Merit Badge class selection forms are due

May 16th Troop meeting - Final additional payments (remaining camp fees and some Merit Badge classes)

May 16th Troop meeting - Parents summer camp meeting

July 31 to August 6 - Summer Camp

 

 

 

 

SIGN UP INSTRUCTIONS:  (ALL SCOUTS MUST HAVE THEIR PARENTS PERMISSION TO ATTEND!! - Parents please sign the permission form at the Troop meeting)

 

- Please go to:  http://mountaintroop737.mytroop.us/node/1009 to access our Troop 737's Members Only page.  

 - You will then be directed to Login.  To do so, hit the "Login" tab on the upper left hand side of the page.

 - You will then be asked to enter your Username (which is "member") and Password (which is"camping737") then hit the "Log In" tab underneath.  

 - Then click on the "Register" button and type your Scout's name in the "Scouts" box and then hit the "Select Name" box.   

 - This takes you to a listing of the Scout and pre-registered family adult members where you select which Scouts (and family adult members) are attending by clicking the "yes" circle to the right of the attendee's name.

 - This will take you to a confirmation page listing which of the Scouts (and family adult members) have chosen to attend.   Once reviewed, click on the "Add to Cart" button.

 

Note:

If you would like to pay with a check or if you want to use your Scout account then you are all done with the signup.  Contact our treasurer, Wendy Barber at a Troop meeting before the deadline and she will take your payment, then advise me that you have paid and we'll see that you are properly registered. 

 

If you'd instead prefer to pay online with a credit card or PayPal, you can follow the directions (below).  No need to pay Wendy thereafter as you already did online!

 

- Hit the "View Cart" tab which shows a summary of attendees and directs you to "Checkout".  

- This then takes you to the page where you can pay your Scout (family adult) summer camp deposit either through PayPal or with a credit card.

 

For more information about Bartlett Scout Reservation:  https://www.trappertrails.org/bartlett

 

Any questions,

 

Dave Kraemer - Bartlet summer camp HALO

outbackswag@yahoo.com

 

Service Hours Opportunities::Always wear Class B uniform or if appropriate Class A

March 20, 2016

posted Mar 20, 2016, 4:48 PM by Scout Master

Hello Troop 737,

 

No meeting this week. Have a great Spring Break!

 

New Scout Recruitment.  For various reasons, we did not have very many scouts crossover to our troop this year.  So we are going to place special emphasis on recruitment. 

·         For every scout who brings a friend to a meeting they both get a medium size candy bar.

·         If that friend ends up joining our troop the recruiting scout will receive a “Recruiter” badge and a new pocket knife or a slightly use scout hoodie.

We are particularly looking for kids in the 5th – 7th grade.  They do not need any previous scouting experience but if they do that might be a plus.  Scouts and parents do know a friend or a family that loves to do things outside, go on awesome adventures or you would just like to hang out with some more.  Please invite them to a meeting.  This week’s meeting would be a good meeting to invite a potential new scout.

 

It is time to sign up for summer camp. We will be taking the whole troop to one camp this year. July 31 to August 6.  See more information below.

 

Upcoming signup deadlines

Time to sign up for summer camp to Bartlett scout camp in Idaho July 31 – August 6.  See info below.

Scoutmaster Minute Review                                               

There is a lot of good in this world.  There are good people to meet and associate with, wonderful places to go, great organizations to work with and exciting things to do.  Our lives are full of opportunities and we should take full advantage of those opportunities that are beneficial to everyone.  But there are also people, places, organizations and things that are a drag, a burden a bummer or just plain bad.  These things can soil our hearts, our minds, our soul and our lives.  Some of these things are a part of life.  A Scout needs to learn to enjoy the good without too much bad.  Learn to enjoy life’s roses without being dragged down by it’s thorns.

Here is a list of upcoming events:

You can always check out the full schedule on the Troop website at: https://sites.google.com/a/themountaintroop.org/troop-737-home/troop-calendar

NO MEETING DURING SPRING BREAK

March 28  Troop Meeting  6:30 – 8pm  ELC Service patrol is the Spartans.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  Advancement night. We will be offering Cooking and Personal Management merit badges.  Scouts need to understand that you will need to do quite a bit of work outside of our regular meeting to earn either of these merit badges.  Please remember to print out the worksheets for the merit badge that you choose to work on.  Here are the links:  http://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/8/87/Cooking.pdf  http://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/f/fa/Personal_Management.pdf

We also encourage scouts who need to wrap up a merit badge that they have started at another time to call up a merit badge counselor and meet with them at this time.  There is a list of merit badge counselors on the website.  A list will also be available at the meeting.

 

April 4  Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) meeting  6:30 – 8pm  ELC If you are a Patrol Leader or in a troop leadership position please come and help plan the upcoming Troop activities. If you are a Patrol Leader and you cannot make it to this meeting you need to talk to your assistant Patrol Leader or someone in your Patrol so that all Patrols are represented at the PLC.

 

April 8 - 10 New Scout Campout and Backpacking trip We will be going to Hermit Park which is just outside Estes Park.  The troop will camp together on Friday night and do some new scout activities in the morning.  Then the older scouts will go off on a short backpacking trip over Saturday night.  Then we will all travel back together on Sunday.  Stay tuned for more info.

 

April 14  Program Committee meeting 6:30 pm ELC All adults are welcome.  We will go over the upcoming activities.  We meet in the basement under the main sanctuary. 

 

April 14  Troop Committee meeting 7:15pm ELC All adults are welcome.  This is when the business of the Troop is discussed.  There are quite a few open positions on the committee. 

April 16 & 17 Hunter Safety Course   More information to follow.

April 23  Scout Show   Sign up for a shift making Troop 737’s world famous SMACOs.  Make sure to make time to check out all the other cool booths at the show.

May 6 - 8 Chatfield Campout Stop in anytime during the weekend for fishing, biking and hanging out with your friends.  We may have something special lined up for our older scouts so stay tuned.

SUMMER CAMP SIGN UP INFO

It is time to sign up for summer camp. We will be taking the whole troop to one camp this year. July 31 to August 6   Troop 737 is going to Bartlett Scout Reservation, about 20 minutes northwest of Montpelier, ID.  This camp is in the northern end of the Wasatch range, set among tall pines and quaking aspen. Bartlett offers over 50 Merit Badges, a First Year Scout program, and many free time activities.  Summer camp costs $380 per Scout and $161 per Adult for camp and most Merit Badges.  Some Merit Badges have pre-requisites and/or additional fees.  Merit Badge sign-up will occur in April.  An initial deposit of $200 per Scout and $100 per Adult is due no later than the March 28 Troop meeting.  The final camp payment and any additional class fees are due by the May 16 Troop meeting.  There will also be travel related expenses, TBD. The deposit can be paid at http://mountaintroop737.mytroop.us/node/1009  via PayPal or a credit card (note that online payment will also include a 2.9% PayPal fee), or at Troop meetings with a check or their scout account.  For additional information on Bartlett Scout Reservation and the camp owner's guide please go to: https://www.trappertrails.org/bartlett

 

For questions, please contact your HALO Dave Kraemer: outbackswag@yahoo.com

 

Service Hours Opportunities::Always wear Class B uniform or if appropriate Class A

 

 

 

March 13, 2016

posted Mar 13, 2016, 4:27 PM by Scout Master

Hello Troop 737,

 

We had a great time this weekend in Nebraska viewing the crane migration. Nature at its best along with a ton of Americana history. Thank you to Neil Snyder for HALOing (Head Adult Leader Organizer) this event.

 

Monday night is engineering night.  We will be doing a couple of fun engineering projects with some fabulous prizes.  There is a good chance we will play a game outside so dress accordingly.

 

New Scout Recruitment.  For various reasons, we did not have very many scouts crossover to our troop this year.  So we are going to place special emphasis on recruitment. 

·         For every scout who brings a friend to a meeting they both get a medium size candy bar.

·         If that friend ends up joining our troop the recruiting scout will receive a “Recruiter” badge and a new pocket knife or a slightly use scout hoodie.

We are particularly looking for kids in the 5th – 7th grade.  They do not need any previous scouting experience but if they do that might be a plus.  Scouts and parents do know a friend or a family that loves to do things outside, go on awesome adventures or you would just like to hang out with some more.  Please invite them to a meeting.  This week’s meeting would be a good meeting to invite a potential new scout.

 

It is time to sign up for summer camp. We will be taking the whole troop to one camp this year. July 31 to August 6.  See more information below.

 

Upcoming signup deadlines

Time to sign up for summer camp to Bartlett scout camp in Idaho July 31 – August 6.  See info below.

Scoutmaster Minute Review                                               

No Scoutmaster minute at the PLC (Patrol Leader’s Council) meeting.

Here is a list of upcoming events:

You can always check out the full schedule on the Troop website at: https://sites.google.com/a/themountaintroop.org/troop-737-home/troop-calendar

March 14  Troop Meeting  6:30 – 8pm  ELC Service patrol is the Spartans.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  Engineering night.  Scouts will be building bridges out of toothpicks and marshmallows and towers out of straws and tape.  Sharks and Minnows outside so dress accordingly.

NO MEETING DURING SPRING BREAK

March 28  Troop Meeting  6:30 – 8pm  ELC Service patrol is the Spartans.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  Advancement night. We will be offering Cooking and Personal Management merit badges.  Scouts need to understand that you will need to do quite a bit of work outside of our regular meeting to earn either of these merit badges.  Please remember to print out the worksheets for the merit badge that you choose to work on.  Here are the links:  http://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/8/87/Cooking.pdf  http://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/f/fa/Personal_Management.pdf

We also encourage scouts who need to wrap up a merit badge that they have started at another time to call up a merit badge counselor and meet with them at this time.  There is a list of merit badge counselors on the website.  A list will also be available at the meeting.

 

April 8 - 10 New Scout Campout The original location in Ft. Lupton is completely booked so we are looking into some other options.  Stay tuned for more info.

April 16 & 17 Hunter Safety Course   More information to follow.

April 23  Scout Show   Sign up for a shift making Troop 737’s world famous SMACOs.  Make sure to make time to check out all the other cool booths at the show.

May 6 - 8 Chatfield Campout Stop in anytime during the weekend for fishing, biking and hanging out with your friends.  We may have something special lined up for our older scouts so stay tuned.

SUMMER CAMP SIGN UP INFO

It is time to sign up for summer camp. We will be taking the whole troop to one camp this year. July 31 to August 6   Troop 737 is going to Bartlett Scout Reservation, about 20 minutes northwest of Montpelier, ID.  This camp is in the northern end of the Wasatch range, set among tall pines and quaking aspen. Bartlett offers over 50 Merit Badges, a First Year Scout program, and many free time activities.  Summer camp costs $380 per Scout and $161 per Adult for camp and most Merit Badges.  Some Merit Badges have pre-requisites and/or additional fees.  Merit Badge sign-up will occur in April.  An initial deposit of $200 per Scout and $100 per Adult is due no later than the March 28 Troop meeting.  The final camp payment and any additional class fees are due by the May 16 Troop meeting.  There will also be travel related expenses, TBD. The deposit can be paid at http://mountaintroop737.mytroop.us/node/1009  via PayPal or a credit card (note that online payment will also include a 2.9% PayPal fee), or at Troop meetings with a check or their scout account.  For additional information on Bartlett Scout Reservation and the camp owner's guide please go to: https://www.trappertrails.org/bartlett

 

For questions, please contact your HALO Dave Kraemer: outbackswag@yahoo.com

 

Service Hours Opportunities::Always wear Class B uniform or if appropriate Class A

 

March 6, 2016

posted Mar 6, 2016, 3:03 PM by Scout Master

Hello Troop 737,

 

Congratulations to the Diamondbacks who narrowly won the Patrol Olympics!!  Well done guys!

 

 

I also wanted to give a big shout out to the Atomic Swordfish winners of the organic broccoli, which most of them actually ate!!

 

Also thank you to the adult judges.  I think all the participants had a great time.

 

This Saturday we had a fabulous New Scout Orientation.  Please welcome the awesome new scouts and parents that are joining our Troop.  A big thanks to our scout trainers Chance, Logan H, Colton and Curran. 

 

It is time to sign up for summer camp. We will be taking the whole troop to one camp this year. July 31 to August 6.  See more information below.

 

Upcoming signup deadlines

Time to sign up for summer camp to Bartlett scout camp in Idaho July 31 – August 6.  See info below.

Scoutmaster Minute Review                                               

In the scout oath, a scout promises to keep his mind mentally awake.  Benjamin Disraeli, the British Prime Minister in the late 1,800’s, said “Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think”.  So Scouts; Think High and Dream Big!

Here is a list of upcoming events:

You can always check out the full schedule on the Troop website at: https://sites.google.com/a/themountaintroop.org/troop-737-home/troop-calendar

March 7  Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) meeting  6:30 – 8pm  ELC If you are a Patrol Leader or in a troop leadership position please come and help plan the upcoming Troop activities. If you are a Patrol Leader and you cannot make it to this meeting you need to talk to your assistant Patrol Leader or someone in your Patrol so that all Patrols are represented at the PLC.

 

February 10 Program Committee meeting 6:30 pm ELC All adults are welcome.  We will go over the upcoming activities.  We meet in the basement under the main sanctuary. 

 

February 10 Troop Committee meeting 7:15pm ELC All adults are welcome.  This is when the business of the Troop is discussed.  There are quite a few open positions on the committee. 

March 11 -13 Nebraska Sand Hill Crane Trip Come experience one of nature’s truly amazing events when thousands of cranes congregate in one area during their yearly migration.  This is a family trip so bring the whole family.

SUMMER CAMP SIGN UP INFO

It is time to sign up for summer camp. We will be taking the whole troop to one camp this year. July 31 to August 6   Troop 737 is going to Bartlett Scout Reservation, about 20 minutes northwest of Montpelier, ID.  This camp is in the northern end of the Wasatch range, set among tall pines and quaking aspen. Bartlett offers over 50 Merit Badges, a First Year Scout program, and many free time activities.  Summer camp costs $380 per Scout and $161 per Adult for camp and most Merit Badges.  Some Merit Badges have pre-requisites and/or additional fees.  Merit Badge sign-up will occur in April.  An initial deposit of $200 per Scout and $100 per Adult is due no later than the March 28 Troop meeting.  The final camp payment and any additional class fees are due by the May 16 Troop meeting.  There will also be travel related expenses, TBD. The deposit can be paid at http://mountaintroop737.mytroop.us/node/1009  via PayPal or a credit card (note that online payment will also include a 2.9% PayPal fee), or at Troop meetings with a check or their scout account.  For additional information on Bartlett Scout Reservation and the camp owner's guide please go to: https://www.trappertrails.org/bartlett

 

For questions, please contact your HALO Dave Kraemer: outbackswag@yahoo.com

 

Service Hours Opportunities::Always wear Class B uniform or if appropriate Class A

 

February 29, 2016

posted Feb 28, 2016, 3:30 PM by Scout Master

Hello Troop 737,

 

Thank you to Mike O’Connor for covering for me for the last two meetings.

 

Thank you to Bill Plaehn for HALOing this weekend’s Klondike campout.  Hopefully it didn’t get too warm for this winter adventure.  Also thank you to Aidan Plaehn for being the SPL (Senior Patrol Leader) for the weekend.

 

Monday night will be a special meeting, Patrol Olympics.  This promises to be a great time with 5 events; patrol yell, first aid, knots, lashing and orienteering.  There will be awesome awards and prizesWe will need some adult judges for all the events so if some of the parents could stay for the meeting it would be greatly appreciated.  Here are some of the prizes for the night’s events:

Large candy bar for each member of the overall winning patrol, medium candy bar, small candy bar, bruised bananas or organic broccoli.  Which one do you and your patrol mates want?  PLC members need to be ready for your specific event.

 

Neil Snyder has reserved a bind to few the Cranes for our Crane viewing trip in March 11 – 13. We did this trip 2 years ago and both scouts and adults loved it.  This is a family trip and we will be staying in a hotel so bring the whole family.  We need to finalize reservations by this week.  See more information below.

 

It is time to sign up for summer camp. We will be taking the whole troop to one camp this year. July 31 to August 6.  See more information below.

 

Upcoming signup deadlines

This week for Crane Viewing trip to Nebraska March 11 - 13.  See sign up info below.

 

Time to sign up for summer camp to Bartlett scout camp in Idaho July 31 – August 6.  See info below.

Scoutmaster Minute Review                                               

Mike O’Connor did SM minute.

Here is a list of upcoming events:

You can always check out the full schedule on the Troop website at: https://sites.google.com/a/themountaintroop.org/troop-737-home/troop-calendar

February 29, 2016  Troop meeting 6:30 – 8:30pm  ELC Service patrol is the Diamondbacks.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  Patrol Olympics.  This promises to be a great time with 5 events; patrol yell, first aid, knots, lashing and orienteering.  There will be great awards and prizes.  This meeting will probably run a little long to 8:30.

March 7  Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) meeting  6:30 – 8pm  ELC If you are a Patrol Leader or in a troop leadership position please come and help plan the upcoming Troop activities. If you are a Patrol Leader and you cannot make it to this meeting you need to talk to your assistant Patrol Leader or someone in your Patrol so that all Patrols are represented at the PLC.

 

February 10 Program Committee meeting 6:30 pm ELC All adults are welcome.  We will go over the upcoming activities.  We meet in the basement under the main sanctuary. 

 

February 10 Troop Committee meeting 7:15pm ELC All adults are welcome.  This is when the business of the Troop is discussed.  There are quite a few open positions on the committee. 

March 11 -13 Nebraska Sand Hill Crane Trip Come experience one of nature’s truly amazing events when thousands of cranes congregate in one area during their yearly migration.  This is a family trip so bring the whole family.

CRANE TRIP SIGN UP INFO

We’re going to use the new troop signup system for the crane trip; please see instructions below.

 

To summarize briefly once again, we will be leaving right after school on Friday 11 March, and will be returning the afternoon of Sunday 13 March; please note that this does not conflict with JEFFCO spring break.  This trip is open to all, with a cost of $85 for adults and $75 for scouts; this cost includes admission to three venues, lodging in a very large conference room at a motel (need to bring sleeping bags, and cots or air mattresses if desired) and lunch and dinner on Saturday (continental breakfast will be provided both mornings by the motel).  This is definitely open to all, including all family members.  After we get signups we’ll arrange carpools for those not travelling as families.  I’ll also be sending out much more detailed info on our activities to those who sign up.

 

IMPORTANT:  The instructions below are the same as we’re using for all the activity signups, except for the specific link that takes you to the crane trip site.  However, the site itself is a bit different because we’re allowing guests.  After you’ve entered a scout or adult name, you will see yes/no options for the scout and adult, and you’ll also see blocks for the number of guests; it’s possible that these block(s) will default to “1”, which is a glitch.  Make sure you only list the total number of guests once, and add names in the comment box to help us know who’s coming; otherwise, enter a “0” in the guest box(es).  Also, we could only put in one price for guests, and we used the higher $85 amount; if you choose to use the PayPal or credit card option, I’ll find a way to ensure that your troop account is credited for $10 for any non-scout youth guests.

 

If you’re interested, please sign up at your earliest opportunity.

 

Neil Snyder

 

SIGN UP INSTRUCTIONS:  (ALL SCOUTS MUST HAVE THEIR PARENTS PERMISSION TO ATTEND!!)

 

- Please go to:

http://mountaintroop737.mytroop.us/node/1013

to sign up for this event on our Troop 737's Members Only web site.  

- You will then be directed to Login.  To do so, hit the "Login" tab on the upper left hand side of the page.

- You will then be asked to enter your Username (which is "member") and Password (which is"camping737") then hit the "Log In" tab underneath.  

- Then click on the "Register" button and type your scout's name in the "Scouts" box and then hit the "Select Name" box.   

- This takes you to a listing of the scout and pre-registered family members where you select which members are attending by clicking the "yes" circle to the right of the attendee's name.

- This will take you to a confirmation page listing which of the scouts (and family members) have chosen to attend.   Once reviewed, click on the "Add to Cart" button.

Note:

If you would like to pay with a check or if you want to use your scout account then you are all done with the signup.  Contact our treasurer, Wendy Barber at a scout meeting before the deadline and she will take your payment, then advise me that you have paid and we'll see that you are properly registered. 

 

If you'd instead prefer to pay online with a credit card or PayPal, you can follow the directions (below).  No need to pay Wendy thereafter as you already did online!

 

SUMMER CAMP SIGN UP INFO

It is time to sign up for summer camp. We will be taking the whole troop to one camp this year. July 31 to August 6   Troop 737 is going to Bartlett Scout Reservation, about 20 minutes northwest of Montpelier, ID.  This camp is in the northern end of the Wasatch range, set among tall pines and quaking aspen. Bartlett offers over 50 Merit Badges, a First Year Scout program, and many free time activities.  Summer camp costs $380 per Scout and $161 per Adult for camp and most Merit Badges.  Some Merit Badges have pre-requisites and/or additional fees.  Merit Badge sign-up will occur in April.  An initial deposit of $200 per Scout and $100 per Adult is due no later than the March 28 Troop meeting.  The final camp payment and any additional class fees are due by the May 16 Troop meeting.  There will also be travel related expenses, TBD. The deposit can be paid at http://mountaintroop737.mytroop.us/node/1009  via PayPal or a credit card (note that online payment will also include a 2.9% PayPal fee), or at Troop meetings with a check or their scout account.  For additional information on Bartlett Scout Reservation and the camp owner's guide please go to: https://www.trappertrails.org/bartlett

 

For questions, please contact your HALO Dave Kraemer: outbackswag@yahoo.com

 

Service Hours Opportunities::Always wear Class B uniform or if appropriate Class A

 

.

 

February 14, 2016

posted Feb 14, 2016, 5:21 PM by Scout Master

Hello Troop 737,

 

DENVER BRONCOS WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!

 

Monday night will be Orienteering and Klondike sled inspection.  Learn and practice your orienteering skills for the upcoming Patrol Olympics.  Bring your compass please.

 

February 29th will be a special be a special meeting, Patrol Olympics.  This promises to be a great time with 5 events; patrol yell, first aid, knots, lashing and orienteering.  There will be awesome awards and prizes.  So please put this on your calendar and please try to make it to this meeting.

 

Neil Snyder has reserved a bind to few the Cranes for our Crane viewing trip in March 11 – 13. We did this trip 2 years ago and both scouts and adults loved it.  This is a family trip and we will be staying in a hotel so bring the whole family.  Put this on your calendar and stay tuned for more information.

 

It is time to sign up for summer camp. We will be taking the whole troop to one camp this year. July 31 to August 6   Troop 737 is going to Bartlett Scout Reservation, about 20 minutes northwest of Montpelier, ID.  This camp is in the northern end of the Wasatch range, set among tall pines and quaking aspen. Bartlett offers over 50 Merit Badges, a First Year Scout program, and many free time activities.  Summer camp costs $380 per Scout and $161 per Adult for camp and most Merit Badges.  Some Merit Badges have pre-requisites and/or additional fees.  Merit Badge sign-up will occur in April.  An initial deposit of $200 per Scout and $100 per Adult is due no later than the March 28 Troop meeting.  The final camp payment and any additional class fees are due by the May 16 Troop meeting.  There will also be travel related expenses, TBD. The deposit can be paid at http://mountaintroop737.mytroop.us/node/1009  via PayPal or a credit card (note that online payment will also include a 2.9% PayPal fee), or at Troop meetings with a check or their scout account.  For additional information on Bartlett Scout Reservation and the camp owner's guide please go to: https://www.trappertrails.org/bartlett

 

For questions, please contact your HALO Dave Kraemer: outbackswag@yahoo.com

 

 

Upcoming signup deadlines

February 22nd for Klondike on February 26 -28

Scoutmaster Minute Review                                               

Court of Honor, no Scoutmaster minute

Here is a list of upcoming events:

You can always check out the full schedule on the Troop website at: https://sites.google.com/a/themountaintroop.org/troop-737-home/troop-calendar

February 15, 2016  Troop meeting 6:30 – 8pm  ELC Service patrol is the Diamondbacks.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  Orienteering and Klondike sled inspection.  Learn and practice your orienteering skills for the upcoming Patrol Olympics.  Hand game.

February 22, 2016  Troop meeting 6:30 – 8pm  ELC Service patrol is the Diamondbacks.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  OA Elections and prep for Patrol Olympics.  We need to have over 50% of the scouts attend to have a valid OA election so please attend this meeting.  Scouts will have the opportunity to go over knots, lashing or orienteering to get ready for next week’s Patrol Olympics.

February 26 -28 Klondike Come experience this fun Timberline district event.

 

February 29, 2016  Troop meeting 6:30 – 8:30pm  ELC Service patrol is the Diamondbacks.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  Patrol Olympics.  This promises to be a great time with 5 events; patrol yell, first aid, knots, lashing and orienteering.  There will be great awards and prizes.  This meeting will probably run a little long to 8:30.

March 11 -13 Nebraska Sand Hill Crane Trip Come experience one of nature’s truly amazing events when thousands of cranes congregate in one area during their yearly migration.  This is a family trip so bring the whole family.

 

Service Hours Opportunities::Always wear Class B uniform or if appropriate Class A

 

February 7, 2016

posted Feb 6, 2016, 3:39 PM by Scout Master

Hello Troop 737,

 

GO BRONCOS!!!

 

Thank you to all the scouts who came to the rescheduled PLC meeting.  We have an exciting month of meetings including the Patrol Olympics, which will be on February 29th.  This will be a great time to show your scout skills to win great awards and prizes.   So make sure you come to this meeting.

 

Scout Sunday is tomorrow.  Come be a part of the worship service at the Evergreen Lutheran which is our charter organization.  Worship service is from 10:30 to 11:30.  Let the members know how much we appreciate their help.  You can also attend your own church and try to be a part of your service in some way.

 

Monday night will be our winter COH (Court of Honor).  The theme will be BRONCOS WIN!! (hopefully).  So bring your super bowl party leftovers.   We have a fairly full agenda including Matt Kline’s Eagle COH which will be right after the regular COH.

 

Neil Snyder has reserved a bind to few the Cranes for our Crane viewing trip in March 11 – 13.  We need to make a final payment on this right after the Court of Honor on February 8th.  We did this trip 2 years ago and both scouts and adults loved it.  This is a family trip and we will be staying in a hotel so bring the whole family.  Put this on your calendar and stay tuned for more information.

 

It is time to sign up for summer camp. We will be taking the whole troop to one camp this year. July 31 to August 6   Troop 737 is going to Bartlett Scout Reservation, about 20 minutes northwest of Montpelier, ID.  This camp is in the northern end of the Wasatch range, set among tall pines and quaking aspen. Bartlett offers over 50 Merit Badges, a First Year Scout program, and many free time activities.  Summer camp costs $380 per Scout and $161 per Adult for camp and most Merit Badges.  Some Merit Badges have pre-requisites and/or additional fees.  Merit Badge sign-up will occur in April.  An initial deposit of $200 per Scout and $100 per Adult is due no later than the March 28 Troop meeting.  The final camp payment and any additional class fees are due by the May 16 Troop meeting.  There will also be travel related expenses, TBD. The deposit can be paid at http://mountaintroop737.mytroop.us/node/1009  via PayPal or a credit card (note that online payment will also include a 2.9% PayPal fee), or at Troop meetings with a check or their scout account.  For additional information on Bartlett Scout Reservation and the camp owner's guide please go to: https://www.trappertrails.org/bartlett

 

For questions, please contact your HALO Dave Kraemer: outbackswag@yahoo.com

 

 

Upcoming signup deadlines

February 22nd for Klondike on February 26 -28

Scoutmaster Minute Review                                               

PLC meeting, no Scoutmaster minute

Here is a list of upcoming events:

You can always check out the full schedule on the Troop website at: https://sites.google.com/a/themountaintroop.org/troop-737-home/troop-calendar

February 7 Scout Sunday   10am – Noon  Come be a part of the worship service at the Evergreen Lutheran which is our charter organization.  Let the members know how much we appreciate their help.  You can also attend your own church and try to be a part of your service in some way.

 

February 8, 2016  Winter Court of Honor  6:30 – 8pm  ELC Service patrol is the Diamondbacks.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  Court of Honor – Theme BRONCOS WIN!!  Bring super bowl party leftovers.  All scouts who have achieved a new rank or merit badges since our last Court of Honor will be recognized.  All parents are encouraged to come, especially Mothers.  Mat Kline’s Eagle COH will be right after the regular COH.

 

February 11 Program Committee meeting 6:30 pm ELC All adults are welcome.  We will go over the upcoming activities.  We meet in the basement under the main sanctuary. 

 

February 11 Troop Committee meeting 7:15pm ELC All adults are welcome.  This is when the business of the Troop is discussed.  There are quite a few open positions on the committee. 

February 15, 2016  Troop meeting 6:30 – 8pm  ELC Service patrol is the Diamondbacks.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  Orienteering and Klondike sled inspection.  Learn and practice your orienteering skills for the upcoming Patrol Olympics.  Hand game.

February 22, 2016  Troop meeting 6:30 – 8pm  ELC Service patrol is the Diamondbacks.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  OA Elections and prep for Patrol Olympics.  We need to have over 50% of the scouts attend to have a valid OA election so please attend this meeting.  Scouts will have the opportunity to go over knots, lashing or orienteering to get ready for next week’s Patrol Olympics.

February 26 -28 Klondike Come experience this fun Timberline district event.

 

February 29, 2016  Troop meeting 6:30 – 8:30pm  ELC Service patrol is the Diamondbacks.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  Patrol Olympics.  This promises to be a great time with 5 events; patrol yell, first aid, knots, lashing and orienteering.  There will be great awards and prizes.  This meeting will probably run a little long to 8:30.

March 11 -13 Nebraska Sand Hill Crane Trip Come experience one of nature’s truly amazing events when thousands of cranes congregate in one area during their yearly migration.  This is a family trip so bring the whole family.

 

Service Hours Opportunities::Always wear Class B uniform or if appropriate Class A

 

PLC Meeting tonight

posted Feb 4, 2016, 2:54 PM by Scout Master

REMINDER:  The rescheduled PLC meeting is tonight.  Same time same place.  Please come and help plan the upcoming meetings and events.

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