Weekly Post, Week of March 3, 2013

Post date: Mar 3, 2013 4:15:52 PM

Greetings Troop 737! Wow, what a busy scout week. It started last weekend with a great Klondike experience, moved to troop elections on Monday, the New Scout & Parent orientation yesterday and tomorrow new leader training, call ILST and a PLC meeting. See below for details on Monday’s meeting.

I have finished compiling the results of the election and have posted it on our web site at this page: https://sites.google.com/a/themountaintroop.org/membersonly/leadership-roster/leadership-roster. If anyone has any questions or concerns, there is still time to make final adjustments. Most important, if you still need a leadership position for rank advancement and don’t have one, please come and see me so we can figure out what you can do. Remember, the overall objective is to be as true to the elections as possible while still making sure scouts that need a leadership position for rank advancement get a job.

Final note on elections: If you signed up for Den Chief, you automatically get that position. I have carried over last election's Den Chiefs and added a few for this election as well. If you are a den chief and not actively working with a den, please see Mr. Osborn and Mr. McCabe. They will help get you placed. You can’t receive credit for Den Chief if you don’t work with a pack.

I want to say congratulations to all of Troop 737’s new leaders!!!

Upcoming Signup Deadlines (see below for details):

· Quinzee Campout (Winter Camp Training Required): March 11.

Service Patrol:

The service patrol for March is the TBD!! All members of the TBD Patrol should be inside our meeting room no later than 6:15 PM to help set up for the meeting.

Please read below for details on upcoming events, and always stay current with our Troop Calendar on the web site. This is the best way to have the most current information.

Upcoming Activities:

ILST & PLC (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops, and a Patrol Leaders Council) Meeting – Monday, March 4 @ 6:30 to 8:30 PM at ELC:

· This meeting is for all incoming and outgoing troop leaders. Please check the following link to see if you need to be at this meeting: https://sites.google.com/a/themountaintroop.org/membersonly/leadership-roster/leadership-roster.

· The outgoing leaders and the scoutmaster will take the incoming leaders through a training session designed to help get new leaders the skills they need to be successful.

· Then the new leaders will conduct a PLC with help from the outgoing leaders and plan the next month of scout meetings and activities.

· All new leaders listed at the link above need to come to the ILST training on Monday. There are two exceptions: Den Chiefs and Junior Assistant Scout Masters.

Troop Meeting: Advancement & Campout Prep – Monday, March 11th @ 6:30 to 8:00 PM at ELC:

· HALO: Mrs. Osborn

· Advancement: Merit Badges and Baden Powell

· Campout Prep for Qunizee Campout.

SM & ASM & HALOs for Upcoming Events/Committee/Parents Meeting – March 14th, @ 6:30 PM at ELC:

· The ASM meeting starts at 6:30 PM and the committee meeting starts at 7:15 PM.

· All Parents are invited and encouraged to attend any and all parts of both meetings.

· Agenda is:

o New Scout Campout – Detailed Planning

o Quinzee campout – Final planning

o Scout Show

o Steamboat Campout

o Summer Camps

Timberline Merit Badge College – Saturday, March 16 @ 7:00 AM at Red Rocks Community College:

· Details and Registration can be found at: http://www.denverboyscouts.org/event/1316824

· You must register on line at the link above. Registration begins on 2/21 and ends on 3/13. Do it today!!!

· This is a huge winter opportunity to earn one of those required Merit Badges. Don’t miss this opportunity

Quinzee Campout (Winter Camp Training Required) – Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17:

· HALO: Mr. Rilley

· Details are being worked out and will be announced shortly.


Troop Meeting: TBD – Monday, March 18th @ 6:30 to 8:00 PM at ELC:

· Regular troop meeting. Agenda to be planned in the next PLC meeting

· Last Meeting before spring break.

New Scout Campout (NSC) – Friday, April 19 – Sunday, April 21:

· HALO: Mr. Westfall

· April is coming fast and for all you new Scouts, please do not hesitate to sign up.

· This is a *great* chance to quick start your achievement progress with some immediate requirements towards Tenderfoot, 2nd Class and even 1st class

· Activity areas include 1st aid, totin chip, fire man chit, map and compass, nature, cooking ropes and knots, a fort tour and some other surprises.

· And once again, Mr. Hoffman has graciously offered to do the traditional pig roast

· Our 18 year traditional location – Ft. Lupton

· Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks

Scout Show – Saturday, April 27-10:00-4:00:

· HALO: Mr. Westfall

· Also in April is the annual Scout Show

· Who knows what this year brings but last year’s outdoor cooking demonstration featuring ‘Smacos’ was a huge success!

· We will need Scout volunteers to help set up, to run the booth and then take down

· Look for the sign-up sheet with time slots that work for you.

· The Scout Show is a tremendous opportunity for the *full* family to come and have fun including participating in games, archery, cooking demonstrations (a lot of great Scout cooking!), and much more

· Bring the whole family

· Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks

Camp Ben Delatour Summer Camp, in state, July 14-20:

· HALO: Mr. Snyder, Mr. Gutierrez

· Camp Ben Delatour is in the Red Feather Lakes region west of Fort Collins. This camp is for first and second year scouts and any other older scouts that will be working on Trail to First Class and/or Merit Badges.


Island Park Summer Camp, out of state, July 6-14:

· HALO: Mrs. Fizgerald, Mr. Kleist, Mr. Martin, Mrs. Wilkinson

· This out of state adventure is mostly for mostly older scouts, year three and up. This camp is outside the west entrance of Yellowstone and is a two day trip to and from camp. The troop leaves on Saturday, July 6, and arrives back on Sunday, July 14. It is a full 12 hour drive so we need parents to drive and stay for the week.

As always, please read the troop web site, especially the calendar, for the most current information on all upcoming and scheduled events.

Mr. Hoffman


Troop 737