March 6, 2016

Post date: Mar 6, 2016 11:03:48 PM

Hello Troop 737,

Congratulations to the Diamondbacks who narrowly won the Patrol Olympics!! Well done guys!

I also wanted to give a big shout out to the Atomic Swordfish winners of the organic broccoli, which most of them actually ate!!

Also thank you to the adult judges. I think all the participants had a great time.

This Saturday we had a fabulous New Scout Orientation. Please welcome the awesome new scouts and parents that are joining our Troop. A big thanks to our scout trainers Chance, Logan H, Colton and Curran.

It is time to sign up for summer camp. We will be taking the whole troop to one camp this year. July 31 to August 6. See more information below.

Upcoming signup deadlines

Time to sign up for summer camp to Bartlett scout camp in Idaho July 31 – August 6. See info below.

Scoutmaster Minute Review

In the scout oath, a scout promises to keep his mind mentally awake. Benjamin Disraeli, the British Prime Minister in the late 1,800’s, said “Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think”. So Scouts; Think High and Dream Big!

Here is a list of upcoming events:

You can always check out the full schedule on the Troop website at:

March 7 Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) meeting 6:30 – 8pm ELC If you are a Patrol Leader or in a troop leadership position please come and help plan the upcoming Troop activities. If you are a Patrol Leader and you cannot make it to this meeting you need to talk to your assistant Patrol Leader or someone in your Patrol so that all Patrols are represented at the PLC.

February 10 Program Committee meeting 6:30 pm ELC All adults are welcome. We will go over the upcoming activities. We meet in the basement under the main sanctuary.

February 10 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.

March 11 -13 Nebraska Sand Hill Crane Trip Come experience one of nature’s truly amazing events when thousands of cranes congregate in one area during their yearly migration. This is a family trip so bring the whole family.


It is time to sign up for summer camp. We will be taking the whole troop to one camp this year. July 31 to August 6 Troop 737 is going to Bartlett Scout Reservation, about 20 minutes northwest of Montpelier, ID. This camp is in the northern end of the Wasatch range, set among tall pines and quaking aspen. Bartlett offers over 50 Merit Badges, a First Year Scout program, and many free time activities. Summer camp costs $380 per Scout and $161 per Adult for camp and most Merit Badges. Some Merit Badges have pre-requisites and/or additional fees. Merit Badge sign-up will occur in April. An initial deposit of $200 per Scout and $100 per Adult is due no later than the March 28 Troop meeting. The final camp payment and any additional class fees are due by the May 16 Troop meeting. There will also be travel related expenses, TBD. The deposit can be paid at via PayPal or a credit card (note that online payment will also include a 2.9% PayPal fee), or at Troop meetings with a check or their scout account. For additional information on Bartlett Scout Reservation and the camp owner's guide please go to:

For questions, please contact your HALO Dave Kraemer:

Service Hours Opportunities::Always wear Class B uniform or if appropriate Class A