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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

 

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