Weekly Post, March 30, 2014

Post date: Mar 30, 2014 7:42:57 PM

Hello Troop 737,

I hope you all had a wonderful spring break.

Thank you to all the Scouts who participated in our Troop 737 cooking contest. CONGRATULATIONS again to the combined new scout patrols for winning the Silver Ladle Award for best overall meal.


Tomorrow from 9AM – 3PM we will be conducting our semiannual Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) training. At the end of the training, we will be doing our first Patrol Leaders Council (PLC) meeting with the new PLC. All new and old scout leaders are expected to attend. See the new and previous leadership teams below. If you need a leadership position for advancement and you are not on the new leadership team, please come to the ILST training. We will figure out a position for you.

New Leadership Team

Below is the leadership roster for Sumer 2014 - Winter 2015

Positions preceded by a (P) are members of the PLC

Previous Leadership Team

Below is the leadership roster for Winter 2013 - Summer 2014

Positions preceded by a (P) are members of the PLC


Summer camp sign-ups are running behind. This is a not to be missed experience, where scouts can earn merit badges, learn scout skills, great fellowship with other scouts and have a great time. Sign up now and the earlier you pay the cheaper the fee. The in-state camp, Dietler at Peaceful Valley, is for first and second year scouts and all other scout who cannot go to Idaho. The date for this camp is July 6 – 12. Merit badge sign up is April 28th. We need to have our roster fairly well set so we can sign up for the appropriate merit badges. We are looking for an HALO (Head Adult Leader Organizer) for this trip.

Island Park Camp in Idaho is for third year and above scouts. The date for this camp is July 19 – 27. All the scouts who have gone to this camp in the past have loved it. The first scouts to sign up and pay will get to go. When we fill up we will not be able to take any more.

Here is a list of upcoming events:.

March 31 Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) training and Patrol Leader’s Council (PLC) meeting ( 9am – 3pm Scouts do not have school, so this will avoid another weekend event. All outgoing and incoming scout leaders will be expected to attend this training. We will be going through all the ILST training which is scheduled for 5 - 6 hours. Lunch will be provided.

March 31 No regular meeting.

April 11 Trainers leave for New Scout Campout 6pm ELC Eat dinner before you come.

April 12 - 13 New Scout Campout 8am ELC new scouts and parents arrive, back 1pm Sunday


· New Scouts *and* at least one Parent required to attend with their Scout are welcome to experience the Troop’s approach and Patrol Method

· Experienced Trainers needed; they ONLY will come up Friday evening for planning/setup

· This outing will include the traditional ‘pig roast’ again provided by our former Scout Master Cary Hoffman

· New Scouts will be eligible to obtain Tenderfoot rank and have many requirements towards 2nd Class rank

· More than 30 requirements will be completed in the areas of first aid, map and compass, ropes and knots, physical fitness, and more

· More detailed information, logistics, planning with Parents will be communicated shortly

· Please see the HALO’s Bill Westfall, Angela Rinaldo, or Mark Bly with any questions

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Internet Safety Program 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the sanctuary of the Church of the Hills in Evergreen.

· Thanks to Aaron Hansen, we have invited the Internet Safety division of the Jefferson County DA’s office to give a presentation to the mountain area Scout groups. The presentation doesn’t directly cover the CyberChip program of the Boy Scouts of America, but we may try to incorporate this into our programming. All parents and siblings in middle school or above are encouraged to attend

April 26, 2014 Scout Show Troop 737 - Outside Booth


· This year’s theme: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

· Solar Smaco’s anyone?

· Scout Show official time: 10:00-4:00 but come when you can or stay all day; it is a blast!!

· Our typical schedule is to be at the National Western Complex by 9:00 for set up through cleanup and departure by 5:00

· Last year we had at least 10 Scouts and 6 adults and a lot of messy fun

· HALOS: Alan McCabe, Bill Westfall

May 10, 2014 Church Cleanup 9am – 12 Help our Charter organization clean up the church grounds. We will also be cleaning up around the Troop garage.

May 16 - 18 Sand Dunes Campout Come experience this incredible setting. More details to follow.

May 31, 2014 Day Rafting trip Details to follow.

· Other important dates: .

· June 19 – July 3 Philmont If you have signed up for Philmont, the first and second payments are due now. We still do have room so if you are at all interested, please sign up or contact me or Mr. Riley. Philmont is one of the premier scouting events of any scout’s career. All of the scouts and adults who went last time had an awesome time and highly recommend that everyone should take advantage of this opportunity. Troop 737 was VERY lucky to get a chance to go again so quickly. There is a very good chance that if you are 14 or older, you may not get another chance to go Philmont. If cost is an issue, please contact me and we will see what we can work out.

· Summer camps:

o July 6 – 12 Camp Dietler and Peaceful Valley Colorado

o July 19 – 27 Camp Island Park in Idaho