September 13, 2015
Post date: Sep 13, 2015 4:38:42 PM
Hello Troop 737,
This Monday will be our first Advancement night of the year. We will be offering 3 merit badges: Citizenship in the Community and Communication, which are Eagle required, and Salesmanship, which is a really good life skill. Scouts will need to decide which merit badge they are interested in and print out the worksheet. The Troop will only provide note books to put the worksheets in. Here are the links:
Those Scouts who have not earned or are very close to earning their First Class Badge will be working on their Trail to First Class requirements. We will need a few older scouts to help with this activity.
Monday night is also the last night you can sign up for the Camporee. This is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Peaceful Valley. It promises to be and awesome event. We will be doing campout prep at about 7:45 so all scouts and adults who plan on attending need to be present if at all possible.
Webelos and at least one parent are welcome to join us. If you plan on going with the Troop both Friday and Saturday night you can sign up with the Troop. If you only plan on attend for part of the time you will need to register separately. Here is the link: http://www.bsacoloradoadventure.org/event/day-visitors-at-the-council-camporee/1713162
The Court of Honor is September 28th. This means that to be included the Court of Honor requirements need to be in the Advancement computer by this Monday night. Mr. Landin needs 2 weeks to process the rank and merit badge advancements. I will be limiting the number of Scoutmaster Conferences that can be done in one meeting so don’t miss out. The best way to schedule Scoutmaster Conference is to send me an email. As always you will need to be in full uniform for a Scoutmaster Conference and Board of Review.
Upcoming signup deadlines
Monday night September 14th for the Camporee on September 18 – 20
Scoutmaster Minute Review
There are 2 major bodies of water in Israel; the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. The Sea of Galilee is full of fish and other water creatures. There are trees and vegetation all around the edge. On the other hand, is the Dead Sea. The name says it all. There is very little life in and around the Dead Sea. They are both fed by the Jordon River so why is there such a big difference? The Sea of Galilee gives back. For every gallon of water that flows in another flows out. It replenishes itself. The Dead Sea only takes, because of this is grows stagnant and dies. Some people think there are 2 kinds of people in this world; people like the Sea of Galilee who give back and live a happy and full life and those like the Dead Sea who only take. Which one is more scout like and which one are you?
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 14 Troop Meeting 6:30 – 8pm ELC Service patrol is the Barracudas. Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up. Advancement night and campout prep forCamporee. We will be offering 3 merit badges: Citizenship in the Community, Communications and Salesmanship. Please check out the merit badges before the meeting and print out the workbook pages. The Troop will also be offering Physical Fitness but they will need to meet outside of the normal Troop meeting.
September 18 - 20Denver Area Council Camporee 6pm Friday ELC return 1pm Sunday. Come to Peaceful Valley scout camp to celebrate its 50 year anniversary.
September 21 Troop Meeting 6:30 – 8pm ELC Service patrol is the Barracudas. Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up. Fire starting skills and contest.
September 28 Troop Meeting 6:30 – 8pm ELC Service patrol is the Barracudas. Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up. Court of Honor – Lake Beach Theme. 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 5 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.
October 10 Scout Day at the Air Force Football game vs. Wyoming. Details TBD
October 16 -18 Family Camping trip to the Sand Dunes
Service Hours Opportunities::Always wear Class B uniform or if appropriate Class A