Weekly Post, 05 June 2011

Post date: Jun 6, 2011 5:56:33 PM

Greetings Troop 737! We are definitely on the wind down for the year. The weekly post is getting smaller and smaller, however, there is still plenty to get ready for next year and for Summer Camp. Please read the details below.

I would like to continue to remind everyone that I have a new email address that I use for Scouts. Again, this is a big advantage for me as I can access this while I am on the road. My new email address is: choffman@themountaintroop.org.

Troop News:

  • To all those scouts, and parents that spent mid day on Saturday, planning next year's activities, thank you and what an outstanding job you all did. We have all year planned to the weekend. The calendar is full of activities that are exciting and fun. Can't wait to get started!! I will be adding these to the web calendar over the next week or two. Keep an eye on the troop web site to see the 2011 - 2012 calendar take shape. Also, great job scouts and Mr Daub on the food. Perfect cook out on a perfect day made for a very pleasant way to spend a relaxing Saturday, for me at least.

June Service Patrol:

All scouts will help out at the planning meeting and the Summer Camp meeting on June 13th. Please arrive about 10 minutes early and no one departs until we are all cleaned up.


June 6, 2011, ELC, 6:30 PM, Summer Camp Meeting - Parents. We will meet to inform parents of all necessary preparations for summer camp. This is a very important meeting for parents to attend, particularly parents of new scouts. All your questions can be answered and difficult topics can be discussed.

June 7-16, 2011, Boundary Water Trip (Ely Mn.). You should already know if you are going. If you don't know that you are going, but you are, you better find out fast!

June 13 2011, ELC, 6:30 PM, Summer Camp Meeting - Parents and Scouts. We will meet to inform parents and scouts of all necessary preparations for summer camp. Again, this is a very important meeting for parents and scouts to attend.

June 21 & 28, 2011 Golf Clinic!!: Golf- A great way to enjoy the outdoors! All over the world!

Josh Miller will be offering (2) 90 minute golf clinics at a golf range.

Dates: June 21st , 28th ; 1:30-3:30 pm.

At: Indian Tree Golf Course

7555 Wadsworth Blvd

Arvada, CO 80003


Cost is $50.00 per Scout for (2) 90 minute clinics. Signup sheet in binder! Dead line to sign up and pay is June 20th!

Golf Merit Badge

For those of you who are working on your Golf Merit Badge, be sure to get your blue cards from Mr Riley before the clinic. Also bring your workbooks. Mr. Josh Miller can sign off what you achieved at the clinic. If you cannot attend the clinic, I can sign blue cards when you complete the achievements. However, we will be moving in mid July, so the sooner you get the blue cards and get them signed the better.

June 29, 2011 Golf Outing. HALO: Mr Rebollo

Tee Time: 11 am

18 holes

$13.00 for Scouts, walking

$36.00 for adults including golf cart

Deadline to sign up and pay is Monday, June 20th. Signup sheet is the binder!

This is a separate outing. You are not required to do Golf Merit Badge or attend the golf clinics. But they are recommended if you have never played golf before. Parent and adult participation is encouraged. Please sign up in the binder, so I can have a complete count.

July 10 - 16, 2011: Summer Camp, San Isabel. We are less than two months away, time to prepare! A few items from our summer camp Head Adult Leader Organizer (HALO) Assistant Scoutmaster Bart Sperry, bart@ntmwater.org, 303-435-2894

  1. All new scouts should be going on this. It is a great way to bang our the requirements toward First Class rank and work on merit badges. Badges? We need dos stinkin badges!
  2. We have a few meetings set up just for summer camp. The first is June 6 (at the regular troop meeting time) just for parents The second on June 13 is for both the scouts AND their parents.
  3. A current Class 3 Colorado State Medical Form (both sides of the form with a physical and doctor's signature) or National form (Parts A, B and C with a physical and doctor's signature) will be required for summer camp. Mr Smith has taken over the role of managing health forms, so please see his recent email. Also keep in mind that we are slowly migrating to the National form.
  4. Adults going to camp are required to be current on Youth Protection Training. This is an easy 30 minute online course. If you do not have printed proof of Youth Protection Training good ahead and retake it. It is relatively painless. http://olc.scouting.org/index.html
  5. A few adults have asked about staying at camp. I would like to start collecting a list of names and days that adults are interested in staying. Let me know if you would like to stay the whole week or half week and if you have a preference for first half or second half. Remember it is also an option to just drive down for Friday dinner, camp fire and spend the night ($5/meal and $10/night fee).
  6. A heads up on refunds. There is a $50 deposit per scout that is non refundable. If you cancel 30 days before camp you can receive $160 back and up to two weeks before the trip you will receive $80 back.
  7. If you missed your swim check like I did, you can join me summer camp getting a check in the cold mountain camp lake. This of it not as cold, rather it will be refreshing...
  8. There is an opportunity to go on a rafting trip mid week. I think this would be a great opportunity for our older scouts to get away for a little high adventure. there is an additional cost of $45 per person and we will have to work out the transportation, however, Mr. Sperry is taking sign ups and will continue to do so. Stay tuned for more information coming on this.

August 8-12. ELC Grove Sale. This is an annual event that we are asked to support by our Church sponsor. We have not done a very good job of supporting our sponsor and they have called us on it. The committee has decided to make three church related events a priority each year for our troop: Scout Sunday, Church Cleanup Day and the Grove Sale. The cleanup day and the grove sale are both service projects and hours count. We will have a sign up sheet for two, four hour shifts for each of the five days. We are requiring that all scouts sign up for one or two shifts, and that they bring a parent to help. This is a good opportunity to bond with your son and help him server our sponsor. We do realize that it is summer time and some families will be out of town, but we need every scout and family to participate if at all possible. More on this at the court of honor.

I think that's all for this week. I hope to see all summer camp parents at the church this evening!