Weekly Post, May 18, 2014

Post date: May 19, 2014 1:04:27 AM

Hello Troop 737

What a great campout at the Sand Dunes this weekend. Some of the activities included climbing up the dunes, running down the dunes, riding specially made sleds, catching air on a sandboard (like a snowboard), cursing down on the custom made Anderson sand bike, playing in the water, backpacking into the dunes, then spending the night and of course there was great food and good company. A good time had by all.

This Monday is our last regular meeting of the year and a Court of Honor (COH). This will be a special COH because we will be including the Eagle Court of Honor for Trevor Roche. We will be conducting this at the outside worship service facility at the church so dress appropriately. After every COH we have some snacks to celebrate. The PLC decided that the theme for this COH will be Italian. The Barracudas are asked to bring drinks and the Stags, desert. Everyone else is to bring an Italian “snack”.

As Wendy, our treasurer, has recently emailed, there are quite a few outstanding balances for summer camp and a few other campouts. At the committee meeting, it was decided that if your scout account is not paid in full by summer camp, scouts will not be allowed to attend. If this is going to be a problem please contact me or Wendy Barber, our Troop Treasurer.

Camp Dietler Parents: Good news. Three other parents have stepped up to come to camp for the full week. If you are still interested in coming for all or part of the week you would be welcome. Thanks to those parents who will be joining us. We are still looking for an HALO (Head Adult Leader Organizer) for this trip. I will help the HALO with their duties.

May 31 is our annual planning meeting. Come and shape the program and outings for the next year. This meeting is for scouts only but if anyone, including adults, has suggestions for programs or potential outings for next year, please email me. I will put them before the scouts and they will ultimately make up the schedule.

Upcoming signup deadlines

Summer camp There is still spots available for both summer camps. 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.

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:

May 19 Troop Meeting 6:30 – 8pm Court of Honor Service patrol is the Diamondbacks. Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up. All scouts who have achieved a new rank or merit badges since our last Court of Honor will be recognized. Also Trevor Roche will be holding his Eagle Court of Honor during this meeting. All parents are encouraged to come, especially Mothers.

May 31, 2014 Annual Troop Planning Meeting 9am – noon Come and shape the program and outings for the next year. If anyone, including adults, have suggestions for programs or potential outings for next year please email me. I will put them before the scouts and they will ultimately make up the schedule.

June 9 Parents only Camp Dietler Meeting 6:30 – 7:30pm Parents of scouts going to Dietler this summer, please come and learn the details of your scout's summer camp adventure. This is appropriate for scouts going with Troop 737 and the Super Troop.

June 16 Camp Dietler Parents and Scouts Meeting 6:30 – 8pm All Scouts going to Dietler this summer and new parents come and learn about how to be prepared for an awesome summer camp. Scouts will also be electing Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leaders.

· Other important dates: .

· June 20 – July 2 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