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November 1, 2015

posted Nov 1, 2015, 10:49 AM by Scout Master

 

Hello Troop 737,

 

Thank you to all the scouts and adults who helped with the Webelos recruitment night.  I think it went really well.

 

This Monday night will be the PLC (Patrol Leaders Council).  We will be planning 3 troop meetings along with winter camp training and the fishing campout.  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.

Last night for soldier box collections.  I have a good friend whose business has been sending care packages to soldiers for years.  This year they are really upping their game and sending out 100 Soldier boxes this year.  They are looking for toiletries, paperback books, sunscreen, baseball caps or just plain cash.  See the attached flyer.  There will be a box at all the upcoming meetings until the November 2 PLC meeting. Let’s support our troops.

 

Winter Camp training will be on Saturday November 7 from 8:30am to noon.  All scout and adults who want to go on troop outings between November and March need to have Winter Camp training.  This is the troop policy for years and we will not make exceptions. 

 

Winter camp trainers (scouts who have been through the training before) will meet at ELC the night before November 6th at 7pm to plan out the next day.  Then they will have some time to hang out, watch movies and play games.  Bring sleeping gear, snacks, games and your class A uniform for the next day.

 

The "Denver after Dark” event is on November 6th, we will be roaming the streets and venues of Denver while the rest of the city is sleeping…  we’ll be visiting a jailhouse, a veterinary hospital, possibly a bakery, and other nighttime operations around the city!  Then it’s back to home base for some rock climbing and shenanigans.  You must be 14 or older, so sign up now and take advantage of this unique opportunity!  Click here to get your name on the list or sign up at the next meeting!  Adults are welcome as well!

 

November Fishing trip November 13 – 15.  We will be going to Tarryall Reservoir.  We will be working  the Fishing merit badge.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate.

 

The Mystery Campout is December 4th and 5th.  Details are still being worked out but in general we will be meeting at ELC at about 6pm and pickup will be in the evening on Saturday.  This will be a very fun and active 24 hours.  All scouts are welcome, even those who have not taken winter camp training.  This is also open to Webelos who are interested in checking out Troop 737.

 

 

Upcoming signup deadlines

November 2 for Denver After Dark on November 6th

November 9 for Fishing trip Campout on November 13 – 15

November 30th for Mystery Campout on December 4th and 5th.

 

Now until it fills up for Opik.  You can register online for the January 8-10 session at http://www.denverboyscouts.org/event/okpik-session-1/1795130

Scoutmaster Minute Review

Have you ever been stuck or in a tough situation and someone helps you out like a teacher, coach, parent or friend?  After you learned this new concept you can teach or help someone else.  Do you think the person who first helped you is a leader?  I sure do.  Being kind and helpful is an essential part of being a good leader.  This summer I went to a youth leadership camp called RYLA. (If you ever get a chance to go to RYLA, do it!)  Ryan, one of the high school attendees, had these wise words to say:  “Helping a person in need moves them towards success as well as increases the chance that they will help others.  If leadership is inspiring positive action by one’s own actions, then kindness is an essential aspect of leadership.  Responsibility and honesty are essential parts of leadership, but without kindness, a leader will not thrive.”  A Scout is kind and helpful.  Live your life by these ideals and the other points of the Scout oath and law and you will thrive as a leader and 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

 

November 2 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.

November 6  Winter Camp Training Prep 7pm  ELC Winter camp trainers (scouts who have been through the training before) will meet to plan out the next day.  Then they will have some time to hang out, watch movies and play games.  Bring sleeping gear, snacks, games and your class A uniform for the next day

 

November 7  Winter Camp Training 8:30am – Noon  ELC Any Scouts or adults who want to go winter camping must attend this training.  The leadership team has been asked numerous times to make an exception to this rule and we have turned it down every time. We want everyone’s winter camp experience, especially the first one, to be a good one. This is a very informative and worthwhile training. 

 

November 13 - 15  Fishing trip Campout   We will be going to Tarryall Reservoir.  We hope to work on both the Fishing and Mountain Biking merit badges.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate.

 

December 4 -5  Mystery Campout   Details are still being worked out but in general we will be meeting at ELC at about 6pm and pickup will be in the evening on Saturday.  This will be a very fun and active 24 hours.  All scouts are welcome, even those who have not taken winter camp training.  This is also open to Webelos who are interested in checking out Troop 737.

 

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

 

See note and attached flyer on Soldier Boxes.

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