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Weekly Post - February 5, 2012

posted Feb 5, 2012, 11:48 AM by Scout Master   [ updated Feb 5, 2012, 11:50 AM ]

Happy Scout Sunday 737! Today marks a nationwide observance of Boy Scouting’s contribution to our religious organizations. This week we also start a big push to ask WEBELOS to join our troop or other scouting troops. This Monday we have our Order of the Arrow Elections. This will showcase our call out ceremony for visiting WEBELOS. We need a troop quorum, which means that we need more the 50% of our scouts attending tomorrow evening’s meeting!!! If you are thinking that you will not attend tomorrow’s meeting, please reconsider your decision or we cannot have our elections this week.

 

Sea Base: The Sea Base HALOs are still working on getting our trek into the lottery system. Please see and respond to their email:

 

We are looking into the possibility of a High Adventure to the Sea Base in Key Largo Florida during the summer of 2013. We are looking at either the Scuba trip on Board a sailing vessel for 8 days or a scuba trip staying at the facility on Key Large or an Eco adventure where you get to snorkel and fish while living on board a sailing vessel.   If we have enough interest we need to enter the lottery by February 15, 2012, a date which is rapidly approaching.   


HALO Cindy Walker presented this High Adventure to the troop last Monday.  We had 13 boys express interest.  We would like to know if there is anyone else that is interested in this High Adventure who was not at the last meeting or who has decided they are interested.  The camps are described in more detail below.  You can also go on the website to get further information.   http://www.bsaseabase.org/Adventures.aspx

New Uniform Coordinator: Mrs. Force

We have a new uniform volunteer at Troop 737. Please join me in welcoming and thanking Mrs. Force for help us make sure we all have Class B’s, hats, patches etc. Mrs. Force is planning on having the table set up to sell our current inventory of uniform items. We are not certain what this inventory looks like because we haven’t had it out for a while. I am sure the Mrs. Force will be updating this inventory as needed in the future, but for now, bring your money and see if she has what you need. Here are the meeting dates when will have the table set up:

·         February 6th

·         March 19th

·         April 9th

·         May 7th

 

 

Because it is so important, I would like to repeat the information about Big Horn and Wood Badge. Please see the information at the bottom of this post.

It is troop policy to have all of our senior patrol leaders and assistants Bighorn trained. In addition to making you eligible for these positions, it is one of the best leadership trainings you can attend as youth. This can be used on your college applications, right next to your Eagle Scout!!!

 

Please read below for details on upcoming events, and always stay current with our Troop Calendar on the web site. This is the best way to have the most current information.

 

Service Patrol:
The service patrol for February will be the Nuclear Flaming Eagles!! All members of the Titans Patrol should be inside our meeting room no later than 6:15 to help set up for the meeting.

 

Past and Current Activities

 

 

Upcoming Activities and Sign up & Payment Deadlines:

Troop Meeting - OA Elections and Callout - February 6, 2012:

·         HALO: Mr. Johnson

·         OA Presentation and Election

·         Fencing Presentation

·         Callout Ceremony

 

SM & ASM & HALOs for Upcoming Events Meeting/Committee Meeting - February 9th, 2012 at 6:30 at ELC:

Once again, I would like to build on the success of our last SM & ASM & HALOs for Upcoming Events Meeting & Committee Meeting and again have as much parent participation as possible. There is a lot to talk about and plan for in the coming months. I will have much more information next week, but if you are a HALO of an event in the next month or so, please plan on coming and helping.

·         The ASM meeting starts at 6:30 PM: Need to discuss upcoming events with HALOs.

·         The committee meeting starts at 7:00 PM: Need to discuss troop business vital to running the troop for the next month and into the future; finances, advancement meetings, summer camp, etc.

If you have never been to one of these meetings, please come by and see what we do and give us your ideas! I will send out an agenda for these meetings by next weekend.

 

Pack 400 WEBELOS Crossover – February 15th, 2012 at ELC:

·         HALO: Mr. McCabe and Mr. Osborn

·         We need several scouts to conduct the crossover ceremony at the Pack meetings.

·         We will try to get a signup sheet out this week. This is a great activity for first or second year scouts to visit their old Packs.

 

Troop Elections - March 5, 2012 at ELC:

·         HALO: Mrs. Roche

·         Details and theme to be worked out at the SM & ASM & HALO for Upcoming Events Meetings.

 

Timberline District Klondike - February 24 - 26, 2012 at ELC:

·         Sign up deadline is February 6th.

·         HALO: Mr. Riley

·         We need to have signups for Klondike as soon as possible as we have to begin registering this week.

 

Pack 39 WEBELOS Crossover – February 28th, 2012 at ELC:

·         HALO: Mr. McCabe and Mr. Osborn

·         We need several scouts to conduct the crossover ceremony at the Pack meetings.

·         We will try to get a signup sheet out this week. This is a great activity for first or second year scouts to visit their old Packs.

 

Troop Elections - March 5, 2012 at ELC:

·         HALO: Mrs. Roche

·         Details and theme to be worked out at the SM & ASM & HALO for Upcoming Events Meetings.

 

Peaceful Valley Summer Camp; July 08 to 14, 2012:

·         HALOs: Steve Stalter and Allan McCabe

·         The Signup and Payment Deadlines are rapidly approaching. The HALOs will be getting the registration login information soon and shortly after that will begin inputting names. Registration for Merit Badges is still a few months away, but you want to have your name entered so that on the day registration opens, the HALOs will be able to sign you up for your first choices.

·         Cost: The fee for each scout for summer camp is $250. A$30 deposit is required for each scout to put their names in and we can register scouts on the Peaceful Valley Web Site as we get the deposit. The payment schedule is as follows:

o   As soon as possible, a $30 deposit. We will register scouts by name as soon as we get this deposit

o   March 5th, 30% including the $30 deposit.

o   April 2nd,the next 30%

o   May 7th, the final 30%

o   The fee for the adults still needs to be determined by the number going. We get the first two slots for free, so we have some options.

 

District and Council News and Upcoming Activities:

2012 Big Horn Information: Summer 2012 dates are posted. If you are interested, more information will posted as it comes out. This training is required for all Scouts desiring to hold the Senior Patrol leader position.

 

Wood Badge Training - This course is offered in two parts. You must attend both weekends. Friday-Sunday April 13-15, 2012 and April 27-29, 2012.

Please go to this link for more details and registration information: http://www.timberlinedistrict.com/registration/calendardetail.asp?ActivityKey=1045319.

 

 

As always, please read the troop web site, especially the calendar, for the most current information on all upcoming and scheduled events.

Mr. Hoffman
Scoutmaster

Troop 737

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