8/23 Parent Planning Meeting – Legion 6-8pm

Come join the Troop committee with our annual Parent Planning Meeting.  Bring your ideas for campouts and activities to provide input for the troop as we put together our annual calendar.

Meeting is casual, at the American Legion in the basement meeting room from 6-8pm.

 

Bike Camp – Lake Zumbra 9/17-9/18

Back by popular demand….We will be repeating our now annual bike campout at Lake Zumbra in September.  We will depart Excelsior at 8am on 9/17 and bike to Lake Zumbra to campout that day/night and return via bike to Excelsior on Sunday morning by about 10am.

Sign-up via TeamSnap.  Cost is $18/scout. $9/adult

Seabase 2017 - 8/14-8/21

Troop 330 has been awarded a crew spot for August 2017 for Seabase the Keys Adventure Expedition!

Keys Adventure description:
This exciting program offers a potpourri of aquatic activities that can be experienced only in the Florida Keys.

The various programs change based on weather patterns, but you can be assured of a lot of snorkeling, fishing, sailing, boating, and ocean kayaking. You’ll also have time to visit historic Key West to enjoy some of the unique culture and activities in the southernmost city in the United States.

Your crew will be housed in air-conditioned dormitories overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and will have great meals at the Brinton Environmental Center. Weather permitting, you’ll even have the opportunity to venture offshore to Big Munson Island for an overnight camping expedition, where you can explore and learn about marine life in the Florida Keys.

If you are looking for an unforgettable Florida Keys experience with a wide variety of aquatic activities, the Keys Adventure is the program for you.

For additional details please see the brochure provided directly by Seabase: http://www.bsaseabase.org/filestore/seabase/pdf/2017_promotional_brochure.pdf

Requirements:

  • All participants, youth and adult, must be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Participants must be 13 years old and graduated from the eighth grade or 14 to participate in all programs. AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR SEA BASE CANNOT BE RELAXED. PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST OR EXPECT EXCEPTIONS!
  • Participants must have the ability to swim 100 yards (official BSA swimmer test), and stay afloat for one minute.
  • Participants must be in good health evidenced by the BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (no other medical form is acceptable) filled out and signed by their doctor within the past 12 months.
  • No participant may weigh in excess of 295 pounds. Please refer to the height/weight chart on the BSA Annual Health and Medical Record form for recommended weight limits. Participants exceeding 295 pounds will be sent home at their own expense.
  • All crew members must know and use the Scout Oath and Scout Law as their guide to appropriate behavior at the Sea Base.

Our 7-Day expedition begins with arrival at Seabase on 8/14/2017 and will depart Seabase on 8/21/2017.

Total Participants:
# of Youth: 6
# of Adults: 2

The 2017 Seabase Expedition fee is $860.00 per participant. A non-refundable, non-transferable reservation fee of $100.00 per participant is DUE by 8/18/2016. Fees must be collected in advance from each participant. Additional transportation time and costs will be determined at a later date, (Airfare to/from plus any additional sight-seeing costs such as hotel/transportation will be determined by the attending crew members).

Based on early indications we expect a FULL crew, if you are interested reply immediately by indicating on TeamSnap your interest but no later than 8/1.

If we have more sign-ups then the crew capacity then we may have to resort to a lottery, adult participation may impact attendees too (we are required to have 2 adults). If you are interested in attending as an adult email me directly at scottjesse@aol.com

July 4th - Parade @ 2pm

Come lead the Chanhassen 4th of July parade by carrying banners and flags to start the parade!  This is a fun event and a wonderful memory to participate in a parade.  Wear your full Class A scout uniform and bring a water bottle.  Please meet at the parking lot of the Colonial Shopping Center (410 West 78th Street) at 2pm for the parade lineup.  Make sure to smile for all of the paparazzi!

8/13-8/15 Lake Minnewashta 1-3pm

Campout at Minnewashta for August has changed from an overnight campout to a 2 hour block of time on 8/13 from 1-3pm (still at Lake Minnewashta) for scouts who need to earn their swimming/line rescue requirement for First Class Rank (requirement #9c). Please know that this is the best time to achieve this requirement – it is VERY difficult to complete this requirement in the winter months since the lakes are frozen! Signup via TeamSnap. No cost

7/8-7/10 Flambeau Canoe Trip & Philmont Prep Hike

Flambeau Canoe Trip – Depart 7/8 @ 4:00pm from Chan Elem.  Two troop activities at one event:

Main troop – Saturday we will canoe down the Flambeau river (downstream – i.e. easy paddling).   $50 – includes canoe rental, shuttle, equipment, site rental, food & transportation.

Philmont Crew – will have a shakedown hike instead of the canoe trip.  Cost is $20 for food, site rental, and transportation.

Return to Chan Elem on Sunday 7/10 approximately 1pm.

Sign-up directly on TeamSnap.

Redbirds Game Tuesday 7/19 at 7pm

We will have scout night with the Redbirds again this year!  Tuesday July 19th, meet at 7pm (be prompt), game starts at 7:30 pm and we will do the flag ceremony, help throw out the first pitch and participate in the 7th inning stretch!  Wear your full BSA scout uniform (Class A) and get in for free!

Additional details will be forthcoming from the Redbirds, in the meantime hold the date – it is a great family event so bring everyone in your family!

Congratulations Andrew Walker – Eagle Scout!!

Congratulations to Andrew Walker for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.  The rank of Eagle is the highest rank in Boy Scouts.

Andrew is an outstanding young man who is the latest to join our esteemed list of Eagle Scouts from Chanhassen Troop 330.

Andrew is a kind and helpful leader with demonstrated history of service to his faith community, family, and friends.

Congratulations Andrew on this outstanding achievement!

Troop 330 - Philmont Crew in 2016!

Troop 330 has a full crew of 12 going to Philmont Scout Reservation August 4th to August 18th.  Scouts are preparing to enjoy the 75+ mile trek!

The 2016 Expedition fee is $870.00 per participant.; plus transportation costs.

Please note, 2016 Philmont youth participants must be 14 years of age on date of arrival OR have completed the eighth grade and be at least 13 prior to participation.