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Weekly Post, September 14, 2014

posted Sep 14, 2014, 6:38 PM by Scout Master

Hello Troop 737,

This Monday night, scouts will be talking about their summer experiences at Island Park Scout Camp in Idaho and Camp Dietler at Peaceful Valley.  All Scouts and parents are encouraged to come and learn about the awesome experiences for older scouts.  We will also be doing campout prep for Camporee.

 Our first Court of Honor (COH) is September 29th.  Mr. Landon, our Advancement chair, needs 2 weeks to process all rank advancements.  This means that scouts will have only Monday night to complete their requirements for rank advancements to be included in the upcoming COH.  For those scouts who need a Scoutmaster Conference and Board of Review, please email me and Mr. O’Connor mikeoconnor@journeyfoothills.com.  We have doubled up both SM conferences and BOR but we may not be able to accommodate everyone before the COH.  NOTE: All merit badges earned during summer camp will be included in the COH.

This year’s Camporee is up at Kenosha Pass which is only about an hour from Evergreen so scouts can come and go if needed.  I know of at least one scout who is going to come and camp with the Troop on Friday night, then go to an event on Saturday and come back on Saturday.  This is fine with us.  You just need to make sure we, the adult leaders, know what is going on.  I would also like to point out that one of the requirements of First Class is to participate in 10 activities that do not include regular meetings.  Scouts need to participate in campouts for rank advancement.  They will also have a lot of fun and they will be more engaged.

As Scoutmaster of a very active troop, I am constantly being approached about our troop helping out in the community.  The troop policy has been to give our Eagle projects the priority over any other service opportunities.  Instead of bombarding you all with these other opportunities I will keep a list and if a scout wants to participate in a service project or he needs service hours for rank advancement, he can email me for the list.

 Upcoming signup deadlines

MONDAY, September 15 is the last day to sign up for the Timberline District Camporee. The theme for this year’s Camporee is "Colorado History." Most of the activities will be themed around Colorado’s rich history and Mountain Man historical adventure. Pioneering, Indian Lore and associated activities are some of the most exciting and fun of the outdoor adventures in Scouting.

.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


September 15  Troop Meeting  6:30 – 8pm  ELC Service patrol is the Titans.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.   Scouts will be talking about their summer experiences at Island Park Scout Ranch in Idaho and Camp Dietler at Peaceful Valley.  We will also be doing campout prep for Camporee.  Last meeting for rank advancement to be included in COH.


September 19 - 21 Timberline District Camporee Leave 6pm Friday return Sunday 1pm.  Camporee will be up at Kenosha pass.   The theme for this year’s Camporee is "Colorado History." Most of the activities will be themed around a Colorado's rich history and Mountain Man historical adventure. Pioneering, Indian Lore and associated activities are some of the most exciting and fun of the outdoor adventures in Scouting.

 

September 22  Troop Meeting  6:30 – 8pm  ELC  Advancement night Service patrol is the Titans.  Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up.  Merit badges offered Entrepreneurship, Chess, Engineering and Citizenship.

 

September 29  Court of Honor  6:30 – 8pm  ELC Service patrol is the Titans.  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

 

October 4 & 5 Air Force Football game campout  Scout Day at Air Force.  Come see Air Force play Navy. The plan is to camp somewhere around Woodland Park on Friday and Saturday for those who would like to camp.   Some people are just coming to the game.

November 7 - 9 Survival campout Leave 6pm Friday return Sunday 1pm.  Come learn survival skills and earn you survival merit badge.  

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