August 21 - Family Movie Night - Chaska

Join your fellow scout families for a star light movie.  Watch the Disney Movie, Big Hero 6, under a star lit sky on the big screen in the City Square Park.  Bring the entire family and a blanket or lawn chair(s).  The event is FREE.

Place: Chaska City Square Park

300 Chestnut St

Chaska, MN, 55318

Time: 8:30 PM

Date: August 21st

Please let Kathy Olmsted or Scott Jesse if you attend the event so we can track attendance.



Austin Lind Eagle Project Fund Raiser -- Help needed

Austin Lind’s Eagle Project Car Wash Fundraiser needs scout volunteers and 2-3 adult volunteers.
Car Wash Date: Saturday, July 11th
Time: 9am – Noon
Where: Brown’s Car Wash Bay – Great Plains Blvd, Chanhassen
What to bring: old towels and a smile
Please Wear Class B or Troop 330 t-shirt
This time will count towards service hours.
If you can help please respond to or text Austin at 952-465-2667 if you can help.  Beverages will be provided and pizza will follow at Noon!
Your help will be greatly appreciated!
Austin Lind

July 17 – 19 Camp at Lake Minnewashta

July 17 – 19 Camp at Lake Minnewashta
We will be tenting on Friday and Saturday nights which counts towards the camping merit badge.  Scouts can be dropped off at 7:00 PM on Friday and picked up at 10:00 on Sunday. Since this camp is in town, scouts can come out for just portions of Saturday if they are unable to camp, but you MUST let Mrs. Olmsted know.
On Saturday morning from 9:00 – 11:00 we will be doing service projects for Carver County parks. We will be cleaning around the playground and mulching around the trees.  This service project meets camping merit badge requirement #9C for the boys staying overnight. It will count as service hours for rank advancement for all scouts. Before lunch, we will be building a clothes line using our lashing skills to hang our beach towels.
On Saturday afternoon from 1:00 – 4:00, we will be enjoying ourselves at the life guard attended sandy beach. We will start at camp to go over the BSA safety requirements before heading down to swim. Scouts needing the requirements can work on items for Second and First class before joining in the fun.
Saturday evening after dinner will be a campfire and scout’s choice, so come with ideas! Organized and prepared scouts can use this time for rank advancement or merit badges.
We will be running a “best patrol” contest over the course of the weekend. Patrols will gain points for correct tent set-up, patrol spirit, lashing skills, etc.  Each patrol will need a head cook who can use the meals for either rank, camping or cooking merit badges.
Scouts working on advancement should bring their handbooks and worksheets. Scouts participating fully and coming prepared to camp can expect to progress on  Tenderfoot #1,2,3,4, Second Class #2, 3a, 5,7c, 8a, 8b, 8c, First Class #3,7a, 7b 9a, 9b, 9c.  Head cooks should bring their meal plans, equipment requirements and paperwork to get signatures WHILE at camp.
Cost for the weekend:
    Camping: $5
    Meals and snacks: $15
Please RSVP to Mrs. Olmsted by 7/12 on which portions of camp you will be attending and if you want to be your patrol cook.

4th of July - Chanhassen Parade.

Scouts are invited to walk the Chanhassen Parade with the American Legion.  The Scouts will carrying banners in front of the  American Legion.  We need 8 or more scouts to help with the banners.
Each Scout must wear his full uniform — tan shirt, neckerchief, and solid color shorts (no camo) — and bring a labeled water bottle filled with water.
Meet at the Strip Mall parking lot on the corner of Laredo and Main Street at 2:00. Look for the troop trailer and check in with Mrs. Christensen.

6/28 Flag Retirement Ceremony

Flag Retirement at The Chanhassen American Legion

Sunday, June 28th Program at 7:00 pm

Scout please arrive between 6:15-6:30 pm to direct traffic

Hot Dogs and Chips following 1/2 hr program.

The general public is invited

Please RSVP to Kathy Olmsted or Carrie Christensen

6/6 Whitewater Rafting

We will meet at Chanhassen Elementary at 7:30 AM and head out at at 7:45 sharp.

Print the to pages on the whitewater rafting permission link below and bring them filled out and signed Saturday morning.
Bring sunscreen, a water bottle, and money for lunch on the way home. In addition, I suggest bringing an extra set of clothes to change into before the drive back as we may get wet out on the river. See the link below to go to the Swiftwater adventures website for recommendations for how to dress. No flip flops. Secure shoes only on the trip.
We will meet our guide at 9:30 am at Robinson park, which is in the city of Sandstone (directions below for those interested).
Drivers will be:
Mr. Jesse (612) 730-1352
Mr. Louwagie (612) 845-4424
Mr. Myster (952) 500-3397
Permission forms need to filled out.
For the new scouts who have joined the troop and this is your first event, boy scout medical forms A and B are needed to participate. (click on the link)
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We expect to be back late afternoon – please ensure your child has a phone number to let you know when we expect to be back at chanhassen elementary.

Future Events

Future Events are being planned for the summer.  More details to follow for each events

June: Summer Camp

July: Lake Minnewashta (swimming)

August: Gooseberry Falls Hike and Camp Out

September: Lake Zumbra biking and Camp Out

October: Wilderness Knowledge (EmergencyPreparedness

Geoff Olson’s Eagle Court of Honor – March 7, 2015

All scouts and their families are invited to attend Geoff Olson’s Eagle Court of Honor.

Saturday March 7, 2015

1:00pm start time (full uniform)

Chanhassen Recreation Center (2310 Coulter Blvd, Chanhassen)

Congratulations to Eagle Scout Geoff Olson!

Please join me in congratulating Geoff Olson – Troop 330’s latest Eagle Scout!

Troop 330 – Philmont Crew in 2016!

Troop 330 has been awarded a crew spot for August 2016 in a second lottery that was held by the BSA. I have copied the pertinent trip details in terms of cost, schedule, and participants. The cost is the bare minimum as it does not include travel to and from NM, meals, gear, etc.  We need to get in front of the boys who would be 14 yrs old by 8/6/16 and see what interest there is.  They will have to commit $100 each by 1/24/15, and at least two adults will have to sign up as well.   It is time for those interested to step up, say yes and then work to make the trip a success.

“Philmont Scout Ranch
Boy Scouts of America

You Won An Open 2016 12-Day Expedition Slot!
Your 12-Day expedition will arrive at Philmont on 8/06/2016 and will depart Philmont on 8/18/2016.

Total Participants
# of Youth: 8
# of Adults: 2
# of Crews: 1

Dear Mr. Pete D. Schmidt

I am pleased to confirm that your group has received a tentative 12-Day 2016 Philmont Expedition. The 2016 Expedition fee is $870.00 per participant. A non-refundable, non-transferable reservation fee of $100.00 per participant is DUE 1/30/2015. This is your ONLY NOTICE – if reservation fees are not received by the deadline, your reservation will be automatically canceled. To avoid financial risk, we recommend fees be collected in advance from each participant.

Your High Adventure Reservation form must be approved by your local council and returned with your payment. A subsequent payment of $385.00 per person will be due 10/01/2015 and the balance of $385.00 per person is due 3/01/2016. (ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE)

If your plans have changed and your group decides to cancel, please do so in writing or by email. In the event your group cancels, you may not transfer this reservation to another unit.

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. Also, each crew (7-12 participants) must have a majority of youth and is limited to a maximum of four (4) adults over 21 years of age.”