October 11, 2015
Post date: Oct 12, 2015 12:06:55 AM
Hello Troop 737,
This Monday is our second Advancement night of the semester. Bring your worksheets for Citizenship in the Community, Communication and Salesmanship. New scouts will be working on Trail to First Class requirements, see Mr. Kraemer’s earlier email. We need older scouts to help with the Trail to First Class program especially the Troop Guide and Instructors.
We will also be starting campout prep for the Sand Dunes Family campout trip between 7:30 and 7:45. Come experience this out of this world place that is right here in Colorado. Every family that is planning on going needs to have a representative there. NOTE if there is an individual scout who would like to go but his family cannot attend, please contact me and we will make sure they can go.
Next week will be Trop Elections. Job descriptions and signup sheets will be available this week and next. If you need a leadership position please sign up. If you can’t make it, please email me and we can work something out. That following Saturday October 24, from 8:30am to noon we will do ILST training (Introduction to Leadership Sills for Troops) for all new and outgoing leaders, so mark your calendars
If you know a Webelos or are associated with a Cub Scout Pack please invite all Webelos to our Webelos recruitment night on October 26. We will be doing fire starting techniques, cooking smacos and a slide show.
Change in plans: The November Fishing trip is being moved back a weekend to November 13 – 15. We are looking into going to Wellington Lake. If we can work this out (which we should be able to), there will also be some great mountain biking in the area. The plan is to work on both the Fishing and Mountain Biking merit badges. Hopefully the weather will cooperate.
The main reason we moved the Fishing trip back a week was so we could fit in our Winter Camp training. This will be on Saturday November 7 from 8:30am to noon. All scout and adults who want to go on troop outings between November and March need to have Winter Camp training. This is the troop policy for years and we will not make exceptions.
The University of Scouting is coming up on October 24 at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood. This is a great training event which for is mainly for adults. There is a specific course for Den Chiefs that is offered. Here are some pertinent links:
I have a good friend whose business has been sending care packages to soldiers for years. This year they are really upping their game and sending out 100 Soldier boxes this year. They are looking for toiletries, paperback books, sunscreen, baseball caps or just plain cash. See the attached flyer. There will be a box at all the upcoming meetings until the November 2 PLC meeting. Let’s support our troops.
Upcoming signup deadlines
October 12; for Sand Dunes Family Camping trip on October 16 -18
Leadership signup for Troop Elections on October 19
Scoutmaster Minute Review
PLC no Scoutmaster Minute
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
October 12 Troop Meeting 6:30 – 8pm ELC Service patrol is the Spartans. Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up. Advancement night and Campout prep for the Sand Dunes trip. ZZZ Game. Bring your worksheets for Citizenship in the Community, Communication and Salesmanship. New scouts will be working on Trail to First Class requirements. We will also be doing campout prep for the Sand Dunes Family campout trip starting between 7:30 and 7:45. Come experience this out this world place that is right here in Colorado. Every family that is planning on going needs to have a representative there.
October 16 -18 Family Camping trip to the Sand Dunes Come experience this out of the world [place with other scout families. NOTE if there is an individual scout who would like to go but his family cannot attend, please contact me and we will make sure they can go.
October 19 Troop Meeting 6:30 – 8pm ELC Service patrol is the Spartans. Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up. Troop Elections and Webelos night prep. Human Table.
October 24 Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) training ( 9am – Noon ELC All outgoing and incoming scout leaders will be expected to attend this training.
October 26 Troop Meeting 6:30 – 8pm ELC Service patrol is the Spartans. Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up. Webelos Recruitment Night. Fire starting, Smacos and slide show.
November 2 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.
November 7 Winter Camp Training ( 8:30am – Noon ELC Any Scouts or adults who want to go winter camping must attend this training. The leadership team has been asked numerous times to make an exception to this rule and we have turned it down every time. We want everyone’s winter camp experience, especially the first one, to be a good one. This is a very informative and worthwhile training.
November 13 - 15 Fishing trip
Service Hours Opportunities::Always wear Class B uniform or if appropriate Class A
See note and attached flyer on Soldier Boxes.