Congratulations to Eagle Scout Geoff Olson!

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

February 28 – Family Ski Trip to Welch Village

The troop is proposing a day of family skiing at Welch Village on Saturday February 28th.  The Snowsports merit badge will be offered for those scouts who have some skill in either skiing or snowboarding.

If we get enough participation, then:

We will leave the Chan Elementary parking lot at 7:45am.  For those scouts not going with their families, we need a head count to make ride arrangements.  Also, a parent signed waiver for rental equipment is required.

We may have a room reserved for our group.  This depends on attendance as the room is not free.

Lift tickets can be purchased at the ski area or online (at a discounted price).  Rental equipment is available.  See the Welch Village web site for pricing.

We will try to eat lunch as a group.  Food is on your own, bring it or buy it in the chalet.

We will return to Chanhassen around 6:00pm.  Those who drive just their families can leave whenever they want.

Contact Mr. Schmidt with questions or if you are interested in going skiing.  The deadline for responses is Friday February 6.

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.”

January 20 – Patrol First Aid Competition & COH Deadline

Court Of Honor deadline for rank advancement and merit badges. Rank BOR will be available as needed.

First Aid Round Robin (Sniper, Spartan & Dragons run stations) and First Aid Patrol competition Spartans: convulsion, dehydration, heat exhaustion, burns, strains, sprains, cramps Thunderbirds: broken bones, frostbite, hypothermia, chipped/lost tooth Sniper: heart attack, cuts, tick bite, something in eye

January 27 – No PLC Meeting

February 3 – Court of Honor Ceremony

Troop 330’s Winter Court of Honor in Wilder Room. Please arrive on time (6:20 – 8:00pm) and in full uniform. Refreshments will be served.

February 10 - Communications MB at Troop Meeting

Mayor Laufenburger will be coming to discuss Rights & Obligations of a US Citizen (First Class Rank Requirement) will all the scouts not working with Mrs. Stock-Lind. The older boys who already have Communication who attend will be staying with Mr. Laufenburger. Adam Seward will be introducing our guest. Mrs. Lind will present the first part of the Communications merit badge. It is recommended for scouts aged 12 or older. 

In addition, a few scouts will be required to attend Pack 330’s Blue & Gold ceremony to help congratulate Webelos II scouts crossing over the brigde to Boy Scouts. Be on time (5:50pm at St Huberts Church) and in full uniform. Please contact Mr. Jesse if interested in attending.

February 17 – Troop Field Trip to Carver County Jail

The troop will get a presentation and tour of the jail provided by the Carver County Sheriff’s Department. Please arrive early (6:45pm) so we can begin at 7:00pm. Full uniform is required. Parents are invited to participate if so inclined, though we need to keep our total group size below 30.

February 24 – Service Project at FMSC

The troop will help pack meals for those in need. Please be on time (6:00 – 7:30pm) in either class A or class B uniform. Family and friends are invited to participate. Please register at FMSC’s web site. Contact Mrs. Berg with questions.

December 16, 2014 BSA Troop 330 Xmas Swim Party

Time to get your swim on! The Turtle Bay Room has been reserved at the Chaska Rec Center on the evening of Tuesday, December 16th .  Open swim will be from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.  Scouts should bring a food/snack item to share i.e. cookies, chips, bars, etc – the troop will provide soda.  Please arrive by 6:45pm for a few announcements. Scouts do not need to wear their uniforms to this event.

We would like to have two adults on the pool deck for the entire swim time and in the Turtle Room during our event. The troop will be paying for a portion of scout and parent attendance.  Fees can be paid the night of the 16th or taken from scout accounts.  The cost will be $3 per person.

Please RSVP in advance to Mrs. Berg (erinkberg@comcast.net)  by 12/12/14 if you know you are attending so that she can have a list of names in order to make a more accurate payment to the Chaska Community Center.  Check in with Mrs. Berg when you arrive at the CCC – she should be in the main lobby area.