Weekly Post - February 27, 2011

Post date: Feb 28, 2011 1:54:46 AM


We slept with the fishes, we swam with the fishes, and we ate a few of them! Thank you Mrs. Henderson and Mr. Smith for all the planning for the Denver Aquarium overnight and swim. What a great time.

Spring Break Trip to Mesa Verde and Moab, Mar 26 – 31 2011. Start talking about it with your families. Details on the website calendar. We’ll start signup soon. Still need a HALO.

Boundary Waters Trip. There are only 2 openings, first come-first served. Please see the previous information on the topic: https://sites.google.com/a/themountaintroop.org/troop-737-home/announcements/t737-boundarywaterselycanoetripupdateanddeadlinereminder. There is a 2nd payment of $100 due March 7th.

Webelos Crossovers. We have one more crossover for Webelos joining our troop. I will expect everyone who came from these packs and den chiefs to attend. Please let Mr. Kerber (kayakdlk@ix.netcom.com) and me know your plans to attend.

  • Pack 50, Thursday Feb 17 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Evergreen High School, cafeteria)
  • Pack 39: Tuesday Feb 22, 7:30 pm Thursday (Sanctuary Room of the Conference Baptist Church 27154 North Turkey Creek Road, Evergreen).
  • Pack 435: Thursday
  • Pack 400: March 16 6:30pm – 9:00pm at Mountain High Christian Center (the church across 285 from Intercanyon Fire Station) 8444 US Hwy 285 Morrison, CO 80465 Contact Info: Paul Martin paul.martin@ontargetjobs.com

Ad Altare Dei (To the Altar of God) Catholic Religious Emblem program. Catholic Boy Scouts who have completed the 6th grade and who have been active in their troop for at least 6 months are invited to participate in the Ad Altare Dei (To the Altar of God) Catholic Religious Emblem program. Classes will be held at Our Lady of the Pines, in the parish center upper floor classroom.

Classes 1 & 2 Saturday, Feb. 26, 1pm - 5pm

Classes 3 & 4 Saturday, March 19, 1pm - 5pm

Classes 5 & 6 Saturday, April 30, 1pm - 5pm

Class 7 Sunday, May 22, 1pm – 3:30pm

Class 8 Saturday, June 4 1pm – 3:30pm

There will be a formal board of review scheduled after the classes are completed. Please note: Class A uniforms must be worn to all classes. For more information and to register, please contact Karen Meno, certified Religious Emblems instructor: kmmeno@aol.com or 303-838-4008

February 28, 2011. 6:30, ELC. Troop Elections. Deadline for quinzee signups and Quinzee campout prep. The troop elections will be tonight for the SPL. IF YOU NEED A LEADERSHIP POSITION FOR ADVANCEMENT OR IF YOU WANT A LEADERSHIP POSITION, Monday night is it to sign up. You can let me know tonight by email what position you might want OR you can attend tomorrow. Ian S. to moderate SPL interviews. The other activity will be Scout Skills – lashings if we have time. Leadership roster and position descriptions:


Here’s the plan:

1. Assembly and flags

2. Roll call

3. Leadership position signup – go to the red board and sign up for what you want!

4. Patrol meetings

5. SPL Elections (Q&A)

6. Quinzee campout prep or lashings during ballot count.

7. Flags

8. Circle

9. Flee

March 5-6. Quinzee Campout, Camp Tahosa, Ward, Colorado. HALO is Mr. Trower. This campout involves building quinzees and camping in them for one night. In addition, this year we have reserved three cabins for Saturday night, March 5th. Each cabin has room for 6. We figured at least 10 new scouts, split between two cabins, and about 4 new parents, in other cabin, with extra room in each if needed. We will drive up Saturday morning and build quinzees during the day, older scouts sleep in quinzees Sat. night and the rest in the three cabins. We will need to finalize plans this Monday.

March 7, 2011. 6:30, ELC. Advancement and Parent Meeting. We will be having a meeting for the parents of all first year scouts in the Stealth and Serpent patrols. Please plan on attending. That includes Rich, Catterson, Harrington, Anderson, Askins, Jones, Thompson, Parrish, Wilkinson, Fitzgerald, Luce and Carman. There is a 2nd payment of $100 due March 7th for the Ely Boundary Waters trip.

March 12, 2011. 8:30 - 6:30, ELC, Lower Fellowship Hall. New Scout and Parent Orientation. Required for all new scouts and parents. During this training, we will give a crash course in Boy Scouts and Troop 737. Lunch and dinner will be served.

Matt Wickham

Scoutmaster, Troop 737 - The Mountain Troop

(720) 318 2219