Troop 5330 - Overnight Camping on July 20

Troop 5330 (girls) will be camping at Lake Minnewashta on July 20 – 21.  See TeamSnap for all the details.

Swim Event – Saturday July 20 Lake Minnewashta Beach 1:00

This event is for both Troops.

We will be down at the beach for swimming rank advancement and water fun.

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Troop 5330 (Girls) Climbing Merit Badge

Mr. Schmidt has graciously volunteered to lead the Climbing Merit Badge.  There will be at least two sessions — one prep and one climbing on big indoor walls.  Please see TeamSnap for details and to register. Come to one or both, no prior experience needed but please come prepared by reviewing the merit badge requirements.

July 4th Chanhassen Parade

We help out the American Legion by carrying banners and flags for the City of Chanhassen 4th of July parade and handing out water to the Legion members marching.

Wear your Class A BSA Scout uniform and neckerchief (no merit badge sash), sturdy comfortable walking shoes are a must!; bring a full water bottle!

We are at the front of the parade so you can backtrack to your family and still see the whole parade!

Any scout in town is strongly encouraged to attend. Signup on TeamSnap

Troop 5330 (Girls) Summer Camping Trips 8/9

August 9 – 11, Troop 5330 will be heading up north to camp along side the boys at St. Croix State Park. We will be adding an afternoon canoe trip.

Troop 3330 (Boys) Summer Camping Trips 7/12 and 8/9

July 12 – 14, Troop 3330 will be going up north to hike a portion of the Superior Hiking Trail.

August 9 – 11, Troop 3330 will be again heading up north to camp in one of the Minnesota State Parks.

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.

June 15 - June 22 : Summer Camp at Camp Wilderness

The PLC selected to attend Camp Wilderness next summer.  Please sign up early so you can select your merit badges. We will be going a day early to drop in at Itasca State Park.

Both Troop 53330 (girls) and Troop 3330 (boys) will be attending at the same time but in separate campsites.

 

Scout Parents -- Troop Committee Needs You!

We are in need of a troop treasurer, secretary and merit badge coordinator.  The Troop Committee meets on the first Sunday after the first Tuesday (PLC night) each month during the school year. None of these jobs requires attending all the Tuesday night meetings or any of the overnights, though adults are always welcome to attend.

We are also looking for an adult human female to join as an Assistant Scout Master to attend non-meeting events with Troop 5330 when Mrs. Olmsted is unavailable. You would always be under the guidance of Mr. Walker and not expected to lead the activity. Please contact one of us if you are interested.

Anyone experienced sportsmen or sportswomen who would be willing to become BSA Range Officer certified? The scouts enjoy spending time on the rifle and bow range. To use the ranges at scout camps, we need to have a range officer. The troop will pay any costs associated with the training sessions.

Outside Merit Badge Opportunities!

Numerous groups sponsor merit badge opportunities where scouts to work on and often complete unique merit badges. It is the scouts’ responsibility to “be prepared” by reading the merit badge booklet (check it out from the troop library or purchase a copy at a scout shop) or at a minimum, work through the workbook.   Scouts sign up and arrange their own transportation.  Unless otherwise noted by the sponsor group, scouts are expected to be in full uniform. It is often more fun to bring a buddy from the troop but is not required.

Scoutmaster Bucky holds large in person and on-line session almost every month.  The in person session are usually held at a church or school at various locations around the metro area.  He also hosts sessions at a business, a college or a university or even a museum in order to work on the highly unusual merit badges. These sessions are very popular so check often and sign up early.