T737 - Weekly email - January 24

Post date: Jan 25, 2010 1:33:01 AM

Greetings Scouts, Scouters, and Parents,

Go Saints!!!

Announcements. I have posted a lot of announcements to the website. Please check them out.

Advancement Meeting. Tomorrow night is an advancement meeting. Merit Badges will include:

I encourage all of you who don't need any of the Eagle Required (*) merit badges to take Nuclear Science if you have not already. If you are NOT taking a merit badge, then you will 1) WORK WITH Mr. McLean on Trail to First Class, 2) assist Mr. McLean in teaching trail to First Class, or 3) inspecting the sleds (for Klondike), writing down what work needs to be done, making a materials list, and assignments. No loitering allowed during advancement nights.

Scout Sunday. February 7 is Scout Sunday. 10:30 Service at ELC. We need an adult champion (SMIC) for this event. We need to arrange a contingent to usher during the service, bring a cake, do a reading, and prepare for and make an announcement about the 100 year anniversary of scouting. Mr. Baldwin will be contacting Aaron Bonner about the reading. Volunteers?

Schedule. We are still working to see if we can do Order of the Arrow Elections on February 1. If not, then we’ll be overhauling sleds on that night. Stay tuned.

Mr. Wickham Incognito. For your information, I will NOT be at the February 1 meeting due to business travel. I will also be largely incommunicado from this Friday (January 29) until the following Saturday ( February 6).

Potential Eagle Project. Mr. Rebollo approached me about a potential Eagle Project at Christ the King. They have 12 Stations of the Cross that needs a trail and some work on the individual stations. Please contact Mr. Rebollo if you are interested.

Automobile Maintenance. Mr. Riley and Mr. Wagenhals will be pulling an engine and replacing the crank shaft. The project is 2-3 weeks out, but if you are interested in participating, it will go a long way toward your Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge. Contact Mr. Riley.

Training. Where swimming or boating is included in the program, Safe Swim Defense and/or Safety Afloat standards are to be followed. If climbing/rappelling is included, then Climb on Safely (which recommends the American Red Cross' standard first aid and When Help is Delayed or equivalent course) must be followed. One adult in the group must be trained for each activity. At least one person must be trained in CPR from any recognized agency for Safety Afloat and Climb on Safely. At least one adult must have the following training: Youth Protection and Planning and Preparing for Hazardous Weather training. Training is available on Myscouting.org. See below.


These are now in the troop calendar and, as a reminder, in Announcements.

Please see announcements regarding:

· Upcoming deadlines

· Service Patrol

· Philmont 2011

· Merit Badges for this round of advancement

· Truck Transportation MB, American Business MB, Pioneer Trails MB, and First Aid MB

· Historic Merit Badges

· Council Order of the Arrow Banquet

Tomorrow night is the LAST night to sign up for Havasu Falls (Spring Break), and Snow Mountain Ranch.

UPCOMING - Click here for the current Troop Calendar.

Of note, we are trying to schedule an Order of the Arrow ceremony on February 1. If that happens we will bump Klondike sled prep to the 15th. Stay tuned, as the activities for February 1 and 15 will change.

ADULT TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES. (…it’s not just an opportunity, it’s an expectation…)

Click here for the location on the webpage.

Complete listing. Register online at www.Denverboyscouts.org.

· First Responder/Remote Care and CPR

· Advanced/Wilderness First Aid and CPR

· Fast Start – online

· This is Scouting – online

· Youth Protection – online

· Troop Committee Challenge - online

· Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (T-ITOLS-204-2010_0430): 4/30/2010 5 PM - 5/1/2010 5 PM

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Matt Wickham

Scoutmaster, Troop 737

Home: (303) 816 9207

Cell: (720) 318 2219


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