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Weekly Post, October 13, 2013

posted Oct 13, 2013, 5:50 PM by Scout Master

Hello Troop 737,

Today we returned from an awesome Camporee where we did black powder shooting, tomahawks, archery and we practiced our lashings by building a draw bridge.  We also toured and learned about life in a frontier fort, a civil war camp and a mountain man setup.  There were 7 Webelos from Pack 39 that came along with us and I was very proud of how our Scouts welcomed them including cooking for them.  I especially want to thank our very capable SPL for the weekend Noah Luce.  Thank you also to our Grub master Dan Osborn … the food was incredible again and Mike O’Connor for towing the trailer.

Our last meeting was an advancement night where tons of requirements were completed.  Thanks to our merit badge coordinator Ms. Osborn and the merit badge counselors, Mr. Fruman, Mr. and Mrs. Summar, Mr. Wulff, Mr. Pond and Mr. Gutierrez.  We really appreciate your help.

At our ASM meeting last we decided to move the Winter camp training to December 7th … see below.  This decision was based on conflicts with a few of the attendees and a lot of the trainers/older scouts.  Because of this change you will not need Winter Camp training to go on the Chatfield Campout in November.

One other piece of exciting news is that, with the help of Jack Winters and Mr. Winters, we have arranged to have a former guard from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier come and speak at our regular meeting on October 21st.  Everyone is welcome to this event and we encourage you to invite other scouts, friends or anyone else who might be interested in seeing this presentation.

Here is a list of upcoming events:

·         October 14 Troop Elections  Service patrol is the Serpents.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  We will be electing Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders.  There will be descriptions and signups for all the other Troop positions. All the other leadership positions will be assigned based on need and rank.  You will need to sign up for a position at this meeting or the meeting before to be considered for a leadership position.  Team building activities: Human knot, Tarp flip , Telephone

·         October 18 Denver After Dark This is an all night adventure for Scouts who are 14 and over.

·         October 28 Special speaker: Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier  Service patrol is the Serpents.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  Everyone is welcome to this event and we encourage you to invite other scouts, friend or anyone else who might be interested in seeing this presentation.

·         October 28 ILST and PLC

·         November 10 KOA Radio station Tour  Come see what goes on behind the scenes of a the KOA radio station during a Bronco game.

·         November 15 -17 Chatfield Reservoir Campout  We will be hiking, biking, fishing and having a great time.  Since this campout is so close, Scouts will be able to come and go.  So, they can go to other activities like sporting events or band and come back to join us.  There are very few good excuses for not coming to this campout.  See you there!  You will not need Winter camp training to go on this campout

·         December 7  Winter Camp Training 8am – 3pm  This is a very important training for our new scouts.  You must attend this training once if you want to go on any of our outdoor winter camping trips, which is November through March!  This is true for adults also.  Every year we are asked to bend on this policy but we have never made an exception.  The Leadership Team feels that this training is essential for safety of scouts and adults.  We also want to make sure everyone has a good winter camping experience.

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