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Weekly Post, April 27, 2014

posted Apr 27, 2014, 7:11 PM by Scout Master

Hello Troop 737

From all reports, Smacos at the Scout show were a huge hit.  Thank you to Bill Westfall and Allan McCabe for HALOing  (Head Adult Leader Organizer) for this event.  Thank you to all the scouts who participated also.

All Scouts going to the instate summer camp, Camp Dietler at Peaceful Valley, need to send in their Merit badge requests to Mr. Kraemer TONIGHT!!.  See earlier emails.  Thank you to Dave Kraemer for taking on this job.

 Tomorrow night we will be conducting the only Advancement night of the semester.  This will only be to sign off completed merit badges or to complete the final requirements.  Mrs. Osborn, our Merit badge Coordinator, has lined up counselors for: Citizenship in the Community and the World, First Aid, Emergency Prep, Communications, Veterinary Medicine and Snow Sports. This would also be a good time for the new scouts to meet with Mr. Landin to get the requirements they completed at the New  Scout Camp out into the Advancement computer.  We will be conducting a few games outside so please dress appropriately.

Next Sunday will be the Eagle Court of Honor for Cole Wagenhals and Josh Sperry.

The Sand Dunes Campout on May 16 – 18 is a go.  This campout is a family campout so all parents and siblings are welcome to join us.  This is a very unique place that is a lot of fun.  Some of the potential activities include: climbing the dunes, running, skiing or boarding down the dunes, playing in the creek in front of the dunes, checking out all the cool bugs or just hanging out with your friends.   There are also potential side trips to Zapata Falls, Sand Dunes Hot Springs Pool and the Alligator Farm.  We have found a group campsite at the entrance to the Dunes but it is a little expensive.  Total cost for the trip will be around $40 including food and gas.  Campers and RVs are allowed in the campground but there are not hookups and it may be difficult to find a level spot.

Upcoming signup deadlines

Tonight!! Camp Dietler Merit badge requests

Sand Dunes Campout May 16 – 18  See above or below

Summer camp This is a not to be missed experience, where scouts can earn merit badges, learn scout skills, great fellowship with other scouts and have a great time.  Sign up now and the earlier you pay the cheaper the fee.  The in-state camp, Dietler at Peaceful Valley, is for first and second year scouts and all other scout who cannot go to Idaho. The date for this camp is July 6 – 12. We are looking for an HALO (Head Adult Leader Organizer) for this trip

Island Park Camp in Idaho is for third year and above scouts.  The date for this camp is July 19 – 27.  All the scouts who have gone to this camp in the past have loved it.  The first scouts to sign up and pay will get to go.  When we fill up we will not be able to take any more.

Here is a list of upcoming events:

 

April 28  Troop Meeting  6:30 – 8pm  Advancement  Service patrol is the New Scout 1 patrol.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  This will be a catchup night for all scouts who have new to be signed off on merit badges or who only have a few requirements left.  Night at the Museum and Capture the Flag.

 

Sunday, May 4 Eagle Court of Honor for Cole Wagenhals and Josh Sperry 2pm Evergreen Lutheran Church.  Come join in the celebration of these Eagle scouts.  RSVP to cwalker@propics​photo.com

 

May 5  Troop Meeting  6:30 – 8pm  Search and Rescue Dogs demonstration  Service patrol is the New Scout 1 patrol.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  Come see this very cool demonstration.  Sharks and Minnows

May 8 Assistant Scoutmaster and upcoming HALO’s meeting 6:30 pm ELC All adults are welcome.  We will go over the upcoming activities.

May 8 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. 

May 10, 2014 Church Cleanup and Garage/Trailer reorganization   8:30am – 12  Help our Charter organization clean up the church grounds.  Once we have that completed we will be reorganizing the Troop trailer and garage.

 

May 12  Troop Meeting  6:30 – 8pm  Astronomy  Service patrol is the New Scout 1patrol.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  Come learn how to identify constellations and do the paper work for Astronomy merit badge.  Hopefully we can use our new knowledge at the Sand Dunes Campout.  Crows and Cranes.

 

May 16 - 18 Sand Dunes Campout Leave around 6pm on Friday and be back at ELC between 3 – 4 pm Sunday.  This campout is a family campout so all parents and siblings are welcome to join us.  This is a very unique place that is a lot of fun.  Some of the potential activities include: climbing the dunes, running, skiing or boarding down the dunes, playing in the creek in front of the dunes, checking out all the cool bugs or just hanging out with your friends.   There are also potential side trips to Zapata Falls, Sand Dunes Hot Springs Pool and the Alligator Farm.  We have found a group campsite at the entrance to the Dunes but it is a little expensive.  Total cost for the trip will be around $40 including food and gas.  Before we make a commitment we want to make sure we have enough people going.  Please sign up tomorrow night or sent me an email.

May 19  Troop Meeting  6:30 – 8pm  Court of Honor Service patrol is the New Scouts 1 patrol.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  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.

 

May 31, 2014 Day Rafting trip     Details to follow.

 

·         Other important dates:

·         June 20 – July 2 Philmont  If you have signed up for Philmont, the first and second payments are due now.  We still do have room so if you are at all interested, please sign up or contact me or Mr. Riley. Philmont is one of the premier scouting events of any scout’s career.  All of the scouts and adults who went last time had an awesome time and highly recommend that everyone should take advantage of this opportunity.  Troop 737 was VERY lucky to get a chance to go again so quickly.   There is a very good chance that if you are 14 or older, you may not get another chance to go Philmont.  If cost is an issue, please contact me and we will see what we can work out.

·         Summer camps:

o   July 6 – 12 Camp Dietler and Peaceful Valley Colorado

July 19 – 27 Camp Island Park in Idaho 
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