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Weekly Post, Week of March 10, 2013

posted Mar 9, 2013, 3:32 PM by Scout Master   [ updated Mar 9, 2013, 3:33 PM ]

Greetings Troop 737! Last Monday, the new PLC met and planned the next several meetings. Details are below. We also finished our ILST training for all leadership positions and everyone should be ready for successful spring and summer leadership term.

Coming up, we have three annual traditional events; Quinzee in March, and the New Scout Campout and Scout Show in April. The Quinzee campout is next weekend, with campout prep and sign up deadline at this week’s meeting. Signup for the new scout campout is ongoing but don’t wait too long. We need to order our PIG!!! The scout show is also coming up and Mr. Johnson has 100 Scout Show tickets to hand out for scouts to sell. These cards sell for $10 each and 50% goes to your account. This is a great fundraising opportunity that you can use to help pay for your summer camp. I am sure that your parents would appreciate the help.

Finally, I have to travel for business this week and will not be in attendance for the Monday meeting, nor the Thursday ASM meeting. Mr. Catterson and other ASMs will be filling in for me, so all business will be conducted as usual.

I have posted the meeting plans and some meeting details on the calendar, under each meeting event. Anyone in the troop can click on the calendar entry and download the meeting plan form. I am thinking this would be good for the new Senior Patrol Leader to do and also good information for Mr. Caterson.

Upcoming Signup Deadlines (see below for details):

·         Quinzee Campout (Winter Camp Training is Required): Deadline March 11.

 

Service Patrol:
The service patrol for March is the Serpents & Barracuda Patrols. All members of the Serpents & Barracuda Patrols should be inside our meeting room no later than 6:15 PM to help set up for the meeting. The Serpents will be teaching the Barracudas how to be a service patrol in the future.

 

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.

 

Upcoming Activities:

Troop Meeting: Advancement & Campout Prep – Monday, March 11th @ 6:30 to 8:00 PM at ELC:

·         HALO: Mrs. Osborn

·         Advancement: Merit Badges and Baden Powell

·         Campout Prep for Qunizee Campout.

·         Scoutmaster conferences Micah Furman and Paul Tesseo. There can probably be one or two more.

·         Boards of Review for Micah and Paul also.

 

SM & ASM & HALOs for Upcoming Events/Committee/Parents Meeting – March 14th, @ 6:30 PM at ELC:

·         The ASM meeting starts at 6:30 PM and the committee meeting starts at 7:15 PM.

·         All Parents are invited and encouraged to attend any and all parts of both meetings.

·         Agenda is:

o   New Scout Campout – Detailed Planning. Mr. Hoffman will cook the pig again, and will need a final count. Other Planning as required.

o   Quinzee campout – Final planning and details to be worked out.

o   Scout Show – Tickets are here and scouts need to plan the event.

o   Steamboat Campout – We are looking at other possibilities since the Colorado Park service tell us that there can be over 4 feet of snow at the state park in May.

o   Summer Camps – It’s time to start assigning Jobs to the HALOs. We will need the usual jobs, but the most critical right now is the Merit Badge Coordinator. It may be time to start signing up for Merit Badges and if so, we need to get it going soon.

 

Timberline Merit Badge College – Saturday, March 16 @ 7:00 AM at Red Rocks Community College:

·         Details and Registration can be found at: http://www.denverboyscouts.org/event/1316824

·         You must register on line at the link above. Registration begins on 2/21 and ends on 3/13. Do it today!!!

·         This is a huge winter opportunity to earn one of those required Merit Badges. Don’t miss this opportunity

 

Quinzee Campout (Winter Camp Training Required) – Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17:

·         HALO: Mr. Rilley

·         Details are being worked out and will be announced shortly.

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Troop Meeting: Game Night – Monday, March 18th @ 6:30 to 8:00 PM at ELC:

·         The PLC has met and decided that they wanted to do another Game Night. The Troop will be trying to play Human Chess, but we need all scouts to bring their favorites board games as a back up and to play if not in the Chess Game or when eliminated.

·         Last Meeting before spring break.

 

New Scout Campout (NSC) – Friday, April 19 – Sunday, April 21:

·         HALO: Mr. Westfall

·         April is coming fast and for all you new Scouts, please do not hesitate to sign up.

·         This is a *great* chance to quick start your achievement progress with some immediate requirements towards Tenderfoot, 2nd Class and even 1st class

·         Activity areas include 1st aid, totin chip, fire man chit, map and compass, nature, cooking ropes and knots, a fort tour and some other surprises.

·         And once again, Mr. Hoffman has graciously offered to do the traditional pig roast

·         Our 18 year traditional location – Ft. Lupton

·         Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks

 

Scout Show – Saturday, April 27-10:00-4:00:

·         HALO: Mr. Westfall

·         Also in April is the  annual Scout Show

·         Who knows what this year brings but last year’s outdoor cooking demonstration featuring  ‘Smacos’ was a huge success!

·         We will need Scout volunteers to help set up, to run the booth and then take down

·         Look for the sign-up sheet with time slots that work for you.

·         The Scout Show is a tremendous opportunity for the *full* family to come and have fun including participating in games, archery, cooking demonstrations (a lot of great Scout cooking!), and much more

·         Bring the whole family

·         Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks

·         Mr. Johnson has 100 Scout Show tickets to hand out for scouts to sell. These cards sell for $10 each and 50% goes to your account. This is a great fundraising opportunity that you can use to help pay for your summer camp. I am sure that your parents would appreciate the help

 

Camp Ben Delatour Summer Camp, in state, July 14-20:

·         HALO: Mr. Snyder, Mr. Gutierrez

·         Camp Ben Delatour is in the Red Feather Lakes region west of Fort Collins. This camp is for first and second year scouts and any other older scouts that will be working on Trail to First Class and/or Merit Badges.

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Island Park Summer Camp, out of state, July 6-14:

·         HALO: Mrs. Fizgerald, Mr. Kleist, Mr. Martin, Mrs. Wilkinson

·         This out of state adventure is mostly for mostly older scouts, year three and up. This camp is outside the west entrance of Yellowstone and is a two day trip to and from camp. The troop leaves on Saturday, July 6, and arrives back on Sunday, July 14. It is a full 12 hour drive so we need parents to drive and stay for the week.

 

 

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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