April 22 - Lamont Eagle Scout COH

Join us in congratulating Lamont Tidstrom at his Eagle Court of Honor. It will be held on Saturday 4/22/17 at 3:00 in the Chanhassen Library. All current, former and future scouts are invited.

April 25 Road Cleanup Troop Meeting 6:00 - 8:00

Our Adopt-A-Road Cleanup for this spring will be in place of the troop meeting on Tuesday 4/25.  We have a section of Galpin Blvd north from West 78st Street.

Scouts should wear their troop t-shirt if they have one or other scouting shirt, closed toe shoes or hiking boots and work gloves. They should also plan for the weather.  Webelos I & II are invited to join us for Arrow of Light or Summit Achievement awards.

Please meet at the Kwik Trip in Chanhassen by Hwy 5/Arboretum Blvd and Galpin by 6:00pm.

Dining Fly Rental

Families can rent the Troop 330 dining flies for non-scout events such as graduation or confirmation parties. The rental includes set-up and take-down by a team of friendly scouts.  Contact Mr. Jesse or Mr. Noble to reserve your weekend.

April 29 & 30 -- Adam Seward Eagle Project

Scouts will earn service hours for helping with Adam’s Eagle project. The project is building and installing two sitting benches on the walking path around Rice Marsh Lake.

Meet by the Foss Swim School in the St. Hubert parking lot at 12:30. Come prepared with long pants, closed toe shoes, work gloves and eye protection. Bring a shovel, hoe or post hole digger if you have one. Scouts can expect to be done at 4:30 but can leave earlier as needed.

District Spring Camporee May 5 - 7

Join fellow troops from all over the council at Camp Stearns for the Spring Camporee the weekend of May 5 – 7.  The theme is Fish ‘n Fry.  There will be fishing competitions and demonstrations. You can work on the Fishing, Cooking and Photography merit badges with counselors at the event. Depending on the badge, various levels of additional work will be required before or after to complete the badge. Scouts should read the requirements. There will also interesting camporee field games and the climbing tower will be open.

Any overnight camping event also gives you the chance to make progress on rank advancement and nights towards Camping merit badge. Each patrol will need a head cook, contact Mr. Jesse to volunteer. Being head cook counts towards rank or Cooking merit badge.  A reminder for all scouts, both Camping and Cooking merit badges are required for the rank of Eagle.

The cost is $23 for scout and $15 for adults. The cost includes the camp fee, food and transportation. We will leave Chanhassen Elementary at 5:00 on Friday (have dinner at home first) and return around noon on Sunday (depending on traffic and camp check out).

Please sign up on Teamsnap by 4/25.

 

May 20 - Solar Boat Regatta

We will be launching the solar boat again this year at the annual Solar Boat Regatta in Eden Prairie. Work sessions and more details will be provided as the date gets closer.

June 2-4 Whitewater Rafting and Camping

The PLC is busy putting together a weekend of camping and whitewater rafting.  We will be staying at Knife Island. The fee includes t-shirt, rafting, food, campground fee and transportation. Sign up on TeamSnap

June 25 - Jul 1 Summer Camp at ManyPoint

We will be going north to Many Point Scout Camp this summer. The PLC picked the dining hall and tent camping combination.  The newest scouts complete most of the requirements for Tenderfoot and many for First and Second Class as part of the First Class Adventure.   The camp offers 40 merit badges, here is a list with the prerequisites so you can finish at camp.

Contact Mr. Jesse or Mr. King to register.

July 15 – 16 Aviation Merit Badge at Air Expo

During this year’s Wings of the North  at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, scouts can attend classes for the Aviation  merit badge.  Scouts should check out the flyer and register if interested.

Troop Committee Positions

We are asking for parents of the younger scouts to seriously consider taking on a more active role. The PLC needs your help. All of these positions can be done on your own schedule and are not expected to attend all troop meetings or activities.

The treasurer manages the troop checkbook and tracks the scout payments.

The merit badge coordinator works with interested adults to get them signed up to be counselors.

The recruiter works with the local Packs to invite the Webelos to appropriate events and passes requests for Troop support at Pack Meetings to the PLC (you do not need to run them).  This is a perfect job for someone who still has cub scouts! Our most difficult item communicating with the Packs is keeping the contact information for Webelos leaders correct as it changes every year. So if you have a cub of any level, if you could just get those names, emails and phones to Mr. Jesse that would be a big help.

The communications person would work to get our troop into the local newspaper by handing off information and pictures from the troop leadership.