Weekly Post, October 12, 2014

Post date: Oct 13, 2014 1:04:16 AM

Hello Troop 737,

Thank you to all the people who showed up to help me with laying the brick outside the garage. It turned out really well. Remember “Troop 737 ROCKS”.

This Monday night the theme is fire building without matches. Starting a fire by use of 3 different methods not including matches or a lighter are requirements for the Wilderness Survival merit badge. The Scouts will be shown 3 different methods and then they will practice with their patrol. So scouts need to bring fire starting equipment and material. In coming weeks we will be having patrol contests to see who can light fires the fastest. Obviously, we will be meeting outside so dress appropriately.

Because of a conflict with at the church our Winter Camp Training has been switched to December 6th. All scouts and adults who want to go winter camping (December – March) need to go through winter camp training. NO EXCEPTIONS.

See Merit badge college below.

Upcoming signup deadlines

November 3 Survival campout

Boundary Waters sign up will be available

Scoutmaster Minute Review

None. PLC meeting

Here is a list of upcoming events:

You can always check out the full schedule on the Troop website at: https://sites.google.com/a/themountaintroop.org/troop-737-home/troop-calendar

October 13 Troop Meeting 6:30 – 8pm Service patrol is the “Older Scouts”. Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up. Learn ways to start a fire without matches. Practice in patrols

October 20 Troop Meeting 6:30 – 8pm Service patrol is the “Older Scouts”. Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up. Advancement night and SPL elections.

October 27 Troop Meeting 6:30 – 8pm Service patrol is the “Older Scouts”. Please show up 15 minutes early to help set up. Troop Elections and fire starting patrol contest.

November 1 Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) training and Patrol Leader’s Council (PLC) meeting ( 9am – 3pm ELC 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.

November 7 - 9 Survival campout Leave 6pm Friday return Sunday 1pm. Come learn survival skills and

earn your survival merit badge.

December 6 Winter Camp Training ( 8:30am – 3pm ELC Any Scouts or adults who want to go winter camping must attend this training. The leadership team has been asked numerous times to make an exception to this rule and we have turned it down every time. We want everyone’s winter camp experience, especially the first one, to be a good one. This is a very informative and worthwhile training.

As Scoutmaster of a very active troop, I am constantly being approached about our troop helping out in the community. The troop policy has been to give our Eagle projects the priority over any other service opportunities. Instead of bombarding you all with these other opportunities I will keep a list and if a scout wants to participate in a service project or he needs service hours for rank advancement, he can email me for the list.

2014 Frontier District Merit Badge College

Welcome to the 2014 Frontier District Merit Badge College. This years event will be held on five different dates, November 8, 15, 20, 21 and 22. The classes on November 21 will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and on November 22 from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Building, 2710 S. Monaco Parkway, Denver CO.

Cost is $15 per Scout, with your paid registration, before October 1, 2014. On the morning of 10/1/14 a late fee of $5 will be assessed for registrations created and/or paid after that date. Registration closes on October 24, 2014. After that date, you can walk- in. Cost for walk-in's will be $25 and classes will be severely limited as 99% of Scouts register and pay online before Merit Badge College.

Class List and Availability

Here is a listing of the off-campus classes that are available throughout the month of November.

November 8, 2014 Classes

November 15, 2014 Classes

November 20, 2014 Class

Stay Tuned! Valley District Merit Badge College 11/8/2014