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August 30, 2015

posted Aug 28, 2015, 4:44 PM by Scout Master

Hello Troop 737,

 

I have a very busy weekend so I am sending this out a little early.

 

Thank you to Mike O’Connor for covering for me at last Monday night’s meeting.  I am sorry we had the mix up and had to change locations but I heard it went well. 

 

Parents, please come to the Parent Potluck Dinner on Sunday August 30th from 5 – 7pm at Evergreen Lutheran Church.  Learn about the upcoming Troop events and how you can help out.  Also get to know some of the other adults in the Troop.  Michael Johnson will be providing his famous BBQ pulled pork.  Please bring a salad, side dish or dessert to serve 8 – 12 people.  REMINDER:  We ask that every family has at least one adult who does something for the Troop.  It takes a community to run a quality scout Troop.  Yes, scouts do like to go camping and learn outdoor skills but there are plenty of jobs that do not involve camping.  This is an adults only event.  If you have to bring your kids they can sit out in another room but we will not be watching over them.

 

Monday night we will be doing orienteering so Scouts bring your compass and plan on being outside.

 

The Court of Honor is at the end of September and there are a lot scouts who have completed their requirements over the summer.  Please don’t put Scoutmaster Conferences and Boards of Review off until the last minute.  I will be limiting the number of Scoutmaster Conferences that can be done in one meeting so don’t miss out.  There are already some scouts on the schedule. The best way to schedule Scoutmaster Conference is to send me an email.  As always you will need to be in full uniform for a Scoutmaster Conference and Board of Review.

 

Please copy.  For security reasons the information below will be gone next week.

How to get into the Troop Members only section of the website?

·         Click on the Troop members only tab at the bottom of the menu on the left.  You will be asked to sign in or switch accounts.

·         The email is mountaintrooper@themountaintroop.org and the password is camping737.

This will give you access to the Troop roster, which includes contact information for scouts and adults, and Troop pictures from past events among other things.

 

Upcoming signup deadlines

September 14th for the Camporee on September 18 - 20

Scoutmaster Minute Review

I understand that Mr. O’Connor talked about being morally straight.

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

 

August 30  Parents Potluck Dinner 5:00 pm  ELC  Michael Johnson will be bringing his famous pulled pork sandwiches so bring a salad, side dish or desert that will serve 8 to 12 people.  Come learn about the upcoming Troop events and how you can help out.  Also get to know some of the other adults in the Troop.  REMINDER:  We ask that every family has at least one adult who does something for the Troop.  It takes a community to run a quality scout Troop.  Yes, scouts do like to go camping and learn outdoor skills but there are plenty of jobs that do not involve camping.  This is an adults only event.

 

August 31  Troop Meeting  6:30 – 8pm  ELC Service patrol is the Falcons.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up. We will be learning orienteering skills and doing an orienteering course.  Bring your compass. And plan on being outside.

 

September 7 Labor Day – NO MEETING

 

September 14  Troop Meeting  6:30 – 8pm  ELC Service patrol is the Barracudas.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  Advancement night and campout prep for Camporee.  We will be offering 3 merit badges: Citizenship in the Community, Communications and Salesmanship.  Please check out the merit badges before the meeting and print out the workbook pages.  The Troop will also be offering Physical Fitness but they will need to meet outside of the normal Troop meeting. 

 

September 18 - 20Denver Area Council Camporee  6pm Friday ELC return 1pm Sunday.  Come to Peaceful Valley scout camp to celebrate its 50 year anniversary.

 

September 21  Troop Meeting  6:30 – 8pm  ELC Service patrol is the Barracudas.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  Fire starting skills and contest.

 

September 28  Troop Meeting  6:30 – 8pm  ELC Service patrol is the Barracudas.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  Court of Honor – Lake Beach Theme.  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.

 

October 5  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.

October 10  Scout Day at the Air Force Football game  vs. Wyoming. Details TBD

 

October 16 -18  Family Camping trip to the Sand Dunes

 

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

 

8/29 Devon Thompsons Eagle Project:

All adults and older scouts,

 

I will be having another work day for my project on Saturday 8/29 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Food and beverages will be provided. Please bring work gloves. We will be moving large railroad ties to build the retaining wall and using power tools to keep them in place. This is why I am only asking for the older scouts and adults. I will have 1 more large work day for all scouts in September after the playground is put in place. We will need many hands at that time to move the gravel, sand and wood chips for the playground base.

 

Any help will be greatly appreciated,

Devon Thompson

 

8/30 Mountain Backpack Food Drive

Troop 737:

 

Looking for service hours??

 

The food drive for the Mountain Backpack Program has been changed to this Sunday, August 30th.

 

King Soopers in Evergreen

11 am to 2 pm

 

Please let me know if you are interested in helping out.

 

Thank you!

 

Janet Anderson

303-674-1540

calliecoll@comcast.net

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