Troop 330 Congratulates Adult Leaders

Please extend a big congratulations to the following adults who were selected by Lake Minnetonka District as shinning stars!

Mr. Jesse as outstanding Scoutmaster.

Mr. King as outstanding Assistant Scoutmaster.

Christensen family as outstanding scouting family.

Mrs. Wosje as our troop Glowing Ember.

Dining Fly Rental

Families can rent the Troop 330 dining flies for events such as Eagle, graduation or confirmation parties. The very reasonably priced rental includes set-up and take-down by a team of friendly scouts.  The dining flies also have sides if needed for rainy weather. All proceeds go into the troop equipment fund. Contact Mr. Jesse or Mr. Noble to reserve your dates.

Scout Parents -- Troop Committee Needs You!

Two of our great long standing volunteers are retiring from the troop committee. They will be sadly missed and must be replaced.

We are in need of a troop treasurer and a secretary.  The Troop Committee meets on the first Sunday after the first Tuesday (PLC night) each month during the school year. Neither of these jobs requires attending all the Tuesday night meetings.

Swim Test - May 14 and May 16

Scouts going to Northern Tier *must* pass the swim test before going to camp in June.

Scouts going to Summer Camp can pass the test in a warm pool before going to camp. Or you can take the test when you arrive at camp in the not as warm lake. Even if you cannot completely pass the full swimmer test, it is important to get a level before going to camp. Your level affects your ability to splash around in the water at the beach and go out in canoes. If you have *no* level, you can’t participate.

Scouts working on Second Class and First Class also need to do some swimming for rank advancement even if not going to camp. This is  a chance to perform these skills at a pool.

The CCC open swim follows the test, scouts and their families can stay and swim. The testing sessions only take 20-30 minutes, parents should plan on staying.  Scout leadership team will not be staying for open swim.

Hiking Trip in Black Hills on July 26 – July 30, 2018

Hiking Trip to Black Hill South Dakota
July 26 – July 30, 2018
This trip is open to anyone who attended summer camp last year or anyone who is at least First Class.
Scouts who sign up for the adventure will help choose the route and activities. Possible activities during the drive include touring a decommissioned missile silo, visiting a airplane museum or visiting Mt. Rushmore. You will be staying in tents and hiking in to several of the campsites. The troop has backpacks scouts can borrow.
The trip is limited to the first 8 scouts unless another adult would like to join in the fun and also drive.
Contact Mr. King or Mr. Walker for more information and talk to the scouts who went last time for ideas.


May Calendar!

Grab the family calendar and sign up on TeamSnap!

Saturday May 26th  from 8:00 to noon we will be helping out at the Autoplex as a troop fundraiser.  Scouts should wear their Class A tan shirt & neckerchief with dark solid color bottoms. We will be directing traffic and selling donuts/coffee/water.

Our May 15th meeting is replaced by the American Legion flag retirement at 6:45.  Scouts should be in Class A with neckerchief and solid color non-gym pants/shorts. Families are invited to attend. After the ceremony ends around 7:15, boys who have parental permission may walk over to Culver’s for social time until 8:00. Each scout needs to bring his own spending money and arrange to be picked up there, we will not be walking back to the American Legion.

The Solar Boat Regatta is May 19th in the morning at Lake Riley in Eden Prairie. Help build the boat on the afternoon of May 13.

May 22 we are honored to have Mayor Laufenberger visiting our troop meeting to discuss the rights and obligations of citizens. Please be on time and in uniform.  This is also the last night to turn in advancement for the Spring COH. Contact Mr. Jesse if you need a scoutmaster conference or Board of Review.

Memorial Day we attend the graveside service with the American Legion. The City of Chanhassen has invited us to participate in their lunchtime ceremony. The American Legion hosts a free brunch for scouts and their families for those attending both events.

Spring Court of Honor is May 29 at 6:30 at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church.  Please invite your family and the local Webelos. This will be a joint Eagle ceremony for Luther Wilmot and Douglas Olmsted in addition to the regular COH.


2018 Summer Camp - June 16 - 23 with Itasca & BWCA

Summer Camp is June 16 – 23 at Camp Wilderness with a visit to Itasca State Park.  Summer camp is a great time to spend time with your friends and away from home. It is also a chance to work on some unusual merit badges or complete an Eagle required.  This camp offers 35 different badges so there is something for everyone. There is even a session for boys hoping to rapidly finish Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class ranks.

Drivers can spend the night (or more) to split the driving across two days and spend some time camping.  While not required, the troop would like all adults driving to complete the free on-line Youth Protection Training (YPT). It only takes about 30 minutes, be sure to give a copy of your certificate to Mr. Walker for the troop records.

Philmont 2019 -- July 23 to August 4

Troop 330 won a spot in the lottery to go to Philmont in the summer of 2019.  The crew going decides on any touring before or after and how to manage the travel. These decisions affect the final cost to each person attending and the actual schedule.  Scouts can use their earnings from selling wreaths. The trek group will also have several specific fundraisers.

Scouts must be at least 14 years old by the time they get to Philmont.  Each participant must meet the height/weight requirements.  Every trek involves hiking all day with a 35 to 50 pound backpack at elevations of 6,500 to 12,500 feet.

For more details ask the scouts who went on the last trek. Scouts attending will be expected to participate in several hikes and shake down camps in the spring to prepare. Sign up now to reserve your spot.