Weekly Post, November 10, 2013

Post date: Nov 11, 2013 1:40:21 AM

Hello Troop 737,

Mr. Luebbe, thank you for organizing the KOA Station Tour. It was fun and very interesting. I also want to thank Mr. Westfall for doing an outstanding job of HALOing the event.

Last week I was unable to come the Troop meeting. From what I have heard, everything went off smoothly. Thank you to everyone who helped out including Mr. Osborn, Mr. Scutellaro, Mr. Landin, Mr. Sperry, Cole Wagenhals and many others. Thank you.

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 we do not get some more sign ups fairly soon, we will have to start offering this opportunity to other troops in the area. If cost is an issue, please contact me and we will see what we can work out.

Here is a list of upcoming events:

· November 11 Troop Meeting: Troop Tent Inventory and Campout prep 6:30pm Service patrol is the Barracudas. Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up. We will be taking an inventory of all the Troop tents by setting up and inspecting all the tents in our regular meeting room. The patrol that sets up the most tents will receive an awesome prize. Quartermasters need to come to this meeting. This is your last chance to sign up for the Chatfield Reservoir Campout. We will be doing campout prep for the Chatfield Reservoir Campout. There will also be a presentation about the last time Troop 737 went to Philmont.

· November 14 Assistant Scoutmaster and upcoming HALO’s meeting 6:30 pm ELC All adults are welcome. We will go over the upcoming activities.

· November 14 Troop Committee meeting 7:15pm ELC All Adults are welcome. This is when the business of the Troop is discussed. There are quite a few open positions on the committee. Come see how you can help out.

· November 15 -17 Chatfield Reservoir Campout This is shaping up to be a really FUN campout We will be hiking, biking, fishing, orienteering, geocaching and having a great time. We will be working on cooking, biking, orienteering, geocaching and other merit badges along with Trail to First class requirements. We are also looking into a model airplane club that meets nearby on Sundays. Since this campout is so close, Scouts will be able to come and go. So, they can go to other activities and come back to join us. There are very few good excuses for not coming to this campout. See you there! You will not need Winter camp training to go on this campout.

· November 18 Patrol Leader’s Council. 6:30 – 8pm All scout leaders are expected to come and plan the next month’s activities.

· November 25 No meeting Thanksgiving break

· December 6 Adult Brainstorming session 6:00 – 10pm. We will be serving dinner so come early and enjoy some food and fellowship. Session will start 6:30 to 7. Troop 737 is an excellent troop but we can always make it better. If you have some ideas on how we can make Troop 737 better, please plan on joining us. I would especially like to hear from people who were in scouts as a youth and people who have recently been involved in other troops.

· December 6 Winter Camp Training Prep 7pm. Trainers will organize the next day’s activities and then hang out and have some fun with your friends. Bring Class A uniform, sleeping bag, pad, pillow, personal items, movies, games and snacks. NOTE: Trainers are welcome to come to dinner with adults for Brainstorming session.

· December 7 Winter Camp Training 8:30am – 9am Check-in 9am - 2pm Training This is a very important training for our new scouts. You must attend this training once, if you want to go on any of our outdoor winter camping trips, which is November through March! This is true for adults also. Every year we are asked to bend on this policy but we have never made an exception. The Leadership Team feels that this training is essential for safety of scouts and adults. We also want to make sure everyone has a good winter camping experience.

· December 13 – 14 Lock-in at Wulf Rec Center This is one of our most popular events. The pool, gym and gymnastics room will be open. We are still looking for a HALO (Head Adult Leader Organizer) for this event. This is a fairly easy event to organize especially now that it is in town. Steve Landin who has HALOed this event for the last two years is available to help.