Weekly Post, May 23, 2010

Post date: May 23, 2010 3:42:04 PM

Greetings Scouts, Scouters, and Parents,

A lot has changed recently. Please review the upcoming events from the calendar.

Thanks to everyone who planned for and attended the Annual Planning Meeting at 3 Sisters Park Saturday. We have some great plans laid for the upcoming year. And nothing blew away!

Remember, the new T-Shirts are in. Just in time for summer camp, we have sizes to fit all dimensions including YOUTH sizes. New 2010 Economic Recovery Pricing: $8/T-Shirts and $15/Hoodie. You can contact Mrs. Lopp or shw will be at the Court of Honor on May 24 as well. loppcolorado@msn.com

See the email and posting regarding the Troop 400 Sea Base openings (www.bsaseabase.org). At our Annual Planning Meeting, the scouts identified Sea Base for 2011 as a High Adventure outing for our troop. Therefore, Troop 737 will also be applying. I am asking for an adult to step up and work with Mr. S. to plan this activity. 2011 reservations are be accepted NOW. We will need to start the paperwork soon.

Monday, May 24. Court of Honor. 6:30 PM. COWBOY THEME. Spring Court of Honor. Last one before summer.

This is not at ELC, but at a barn. Here are directions: From the traffic circle on Hwy. 73 near Conference Baptist Church (Marshdale),

Go EAST on North Turkey Creek Road (past Marshdale Elementary) for 2 miles. You can enter Evergreen Highlands on either Silverhorn Dr….or go another 200 yards to Kilimanjaro Drive. If you go up Silverhorn, turn right on a gravel road at 3/10th mile. HOWEVER this road is a bit rough as you approach the barn. The approach on Kilimanjaro is smoother. Travel ½ mile up Kilimanjaro and turn left on the gravel road to the barn. There is parking on both sides of the barn, and along the road.

Please bring a chair to sit on. There will be a porta-potty available. We've also been told there is limited wheel-chair access (whatever the heck that means).

Masters of Ceremony: Parker and Andy S.

Sandwich buffet for food with the following assignments:

Thups - Veggies and dip

Tigers - Condiments w/ lettuce

Alligators - Chips

Dragons - Fruit salad

Eagles - Brownies

Flam Arrows - Soda floats

Panthers - Volcanic rootbeer

Mr. Wickham - Alka Seltzer

Stags - Ice Cream

Stealth - Pie

Serpents - Big cookies

Mrs. Roche to buy cold cuts and bread for our buffet.

Tuesday, May 25. Recording Studio. 4:30. ELC Garage. Jim Salestrom is a professional musician/entertainer and Eagle Scout (as are all of his brothers!). Mr. Luebbe has known Jim since the late ‘60’s when we were in college together, and he’s a great guy. He’s promised to make our visit to the recording studio a memorable experience. He’ll show us the process of recording a record and then give us a chance to perform and be recorded as well. Right now we have about 7 Scouts. We may convince a few more to join us at Monday’s Court of Honor. Here is a link to the recording studio.

We need to be at the studio Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. For that reason we would like to leave the Scout Garage at 4:30 because the studio is north on I-25, which means we’ll be fighting a fair amount of rush-hour traffic. Mr. Luebbe asked for 6 p.m. because he didn’t want to get you guys home too late. Our time there should be about an hour. Right now he doesn't know how many parents are willing to drive. Mr. Luebbe can carry 4 Scouts, so hopefully we only need one more car…or more depending if we recruit more Scouts on Monday. We should be able to work out those details Monday.

If you have any interest in working on your Music Merit Badge, this will be a great trip.. Jim will have pizza and sodas for us, so you won’t have to worry about eating before we go. Please let me know if anything has changed in your plans to participate. We really think this is going to be a fun experience. Mr. Luebbe is organizing. You can always reach him by e-mail (Luebbe, Darrell [DLuebbe@clearchannel.com) or by cell: 303-809-1312.

Monday, June 7. Parents Only Summer Camp Meeting. 6:30 PM. ELC. This meeting is for parents of scouts attending one of the summer camps. All parents are strongly encouraged to attend. We will be discussing logistics, rules, equipment, process, etc.

Monday, June 14. Parents and Scouts Summer Camp Meeting. 6:30 PM. ELC. This meeting is for both the Parents and Scouts attending summer camp. All parents and scouts are strongly encouraged to attend. This meeting is to prepare the scouts for their upcoming summer camps.

July 31 Centennial Celebration. This looks cool. The Colorado Rapids and the Boy Scouts announced a special engagement on July 31 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. All participating Boy Scouts in this truly unique event will arrive at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park the morning of July 31 prepared for a full day of activities, beginning with a special tour and programming in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge and on Dick’s Sporting Goods Park’s fields complex. Scouts will then have the opportunity to witness a Colorado Rapids home match, as they move inside the stadium to cheer on the Rapids during the club’s regular season match against FC Dallas. Following the game, scouts will be treated to a special nationwide broadcast as the stadium’s RapidsVision joins in live to A Shining Light Across America from the Centennial Celebration Show from the 100th Anniversary National Scout Jamboree in Fort AP Hill, Virginia. Check it out.

CRITICAL DEADLINES AND SIGNUPS - These are in the troop calendar and, as a reminder, in Announcements. Please see announcements.

UPCOMING - Click here for the current Troop Calendar.

ADULT TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES. (…it’s not just an opportunity, it’s an expectation…)

Click here for the location on the webpage.

Complete listing. Register online at www.Denverboyscouts.org.

Matt Wickham

Scoutmaster, Troop 737

Home: (303) 816 9207

Cell: (720) 318 2219