Weekly Post, February 20, 2011

Post date: Jan 31, 2011 1:24:23 AM


Order of the Arrow Elections. Thanks to everyone who attended the OA elections last week. It was a GREAT turnout. Congratulations to Mitch, Dylan, Josh, Doug, Nick, and Patrick who were all elected into the OA. Schedule your ordeal! And Patrick, did you know that on the ordeal you can’t talk for 24 hours! Aaaahhh!

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 Water Trip. There will be a planning meeting this Monday night during the PLC for the Ely trip – all participant should attend. Tehre are still 6 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 two sets of crossovers 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); and
  • Pack 39: Tuesday Feb 22, 7:30 pm Thursday (Sanctuary Room of the Conference Baptist Church 27154 North Turkey Creek Road, Evergreen).
  • NEW! Pack 435: Thursday (stay tuned for details).

Timberline District Klondike Derby Winter Campout. A super double thanks to Mr. Riley (a newbie HALO) for pulling together this event and all the adults who helped. The weather was glorious, with daytime temps in the 40’s (picture shorts with Pack boots) and nighttime temps in the teens. Although no Polar Bear Patch, we had a fantastic time on the Klondike Trail, Remote Knot Tying, hiding the scout’s gloves (oh look – gloves on the picnic table!), watching Nick dance Thriller at the Klondike campfire, telling jokes around our campfire, and thinking up nicknames, right Skid?

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 21, 2011. 6:30, ELC. Patrol Leaders Council. Please show up prepared to plan. There is also an Ely Boundary Water planning meeting for details and crew selection. There is a 2nd payment of $100 due March 7th.

February 26/27, 2011. Saturday/Sunday. Oceanography Merit Badge. HALO is Mrs. Henderson. Closed. See all the emails on the subject.

February 28, 2011. 6:30, ELC. Troop Elections. Deadline for quinzee signups, Quinzee campout prep.

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. This is a date change from the 12th to the 5th, moving the event one week ahead.

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.