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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

 

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