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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

 

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