October Campout – Lake Minnetonka District Camporee

October 10 – 12
Western Theme
$30 includes camp fees, gas and food
Add $25 for horseback trail ride

 

District camporee with the following partial merit badges being offered: horsemanship, fishing, blacksmithing and wilderness survival.  Individual scouts make their selection at registration. The troop will be participating in the chili cook-off, best campsite and other competitions.
There is an optional one-hour horseback trail ride for an additional $25. Scouts registering for the ride will need a signed permission form, appropriate clothing with closed-toe shoes and a helmet (horseback riding or bicycling).
Scouts will need personal gear — mess kit, change of clothes, sleeping bag, toiletries, medicines, scout book, personal first aid kit, etc.  Refer to your scout book for suggestions and plan for the weather.  Full uniforms are required for travel, Saturday campfire and Sunday chapel service.
The troop will need several head cook volunteers to plan the meals and purchase the supplies which can count towards first class rank advancement or cooking merit badge. Please sign up at the troop meeting or contact Mrs. Olmsted. Scouts will be reimbursed for the cost of food. We also need several scouts to spearhead our entry in the chili cooking contest.
We will leave from Chanhassen Elementary school parking lot at 6:30 on Friday October 10, eat dinner before you leave.  We will return on Sunday at 10:30. Scouts travel in their uniform shirts with neckerchiefs.
Signup by the September 23 troop meeting.

November Campout

November 1 – 2
Camp Tanadoona
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$15 includes camp fees and food
Parents drop scouts off on Saturday morning at 9:30 and return to collect them on Sunday morning at 9:30.
Scouts will need personal gear — mess kit, change of clothes, sleeping bag, toiletries, medicines, scout book, personal first aid kit, etc.  Refer to your scout book for suggestions and plan for the weather.
We will be working on the cooking merit badge with each patrol submitting their best dinner entry for a cook-off competition using a score card for taste, texture and appearance.  Each patrol will plan their own meals and purchase the supplies. Save your receipt to get reimbursed by the troop.  Patrols will also need to plan a lunch for Saturday and a Sunday breakfast.
Several scouts are needed to volunteer for the following positions: One scout to plan a campfire program for the communication merit badge and one scout to plan the scouts’ own service for the communication merit badge. Please sign up at the troop meeting or contact Mrs. Olmsted.
Signup by the October 21 troop meeting.

September Campout - Lake Zumbra

Site #1 Check in 3 PM Saturday 9/27, Checkout Sunday 9/28 1 PM

Victoria, MN

September 27 – 28
$15 includes camp fees and food
Meet at the parking lot across from the trolley in Excelsior at 8:00 on Saturday with your bike. Eat breakfast before you come.  Scouts will need a filled water bottle, functioning bicycle and properly fitted bike helmet. We will be riding to Lake Zumbra group camp in Victoria which is approximately 10 miles. We will bike back on Sunday with expected arrival at 10:30.
Scouts will need personal gear — mess kit, change of clothes, sleeping bag, toiletries, medicines, scout book, personal first aid kit, etc.  Refer to your scout book for suggestions.  Helpful adults will be transporting this gear to camp for us, we will not be taking our gear on our bikes.  You do not need to wear your tan uniform shirt with neckerchief for the ride.
The bike trip can be applied to the camping merit badge.  While at camp, there will be the opportunity to work on scout craft skills. There will also be a troop mobilization drill for the emergency preparedness merit badge.
Several scouts are needed to volunteer for the following positions: Several head cooks who plan the meals and purchase the supplies which can count towards first class rank advancement or cooking merit badge. One scout to plan a campfire program for the communication merit badge and one scout to plan the scouts’ own service for the communication merit badge. Please sign up at the troop meeting or contact Mrs. Olmsted.
Signup by the September 23 troop meeting.

Daniel Layeux is Troop 330′s Newest Eagle Scout

Congratulations to Daniel Layeux on earning his Eagle Scout rank earlier this week.  Daniel completed with final Board of Review via skype from Idaho!  Well done, Daniel.

Troop 330 Annual Planning / Parent Meeting

Who:  Troop Committee, Patrol Leaders’ Council and Parents of any/all scouts (parents are encouraged to attend to contribute ideas for the troop calendar and to gain knowledge of what ideas the PLC has had so far)

What:  Session to create an annual calendar of events (firm events for the next six months, relatively firm ideas for the 6-12 month range and ideas for the 12-18 month period)

Where:  Chanhassen Library (the big conference room)

When:  Sunday August 3rd, 2014, 1PM to 4 PM

Why:  “The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected” and “Plans are nothing; planning is everything,” Robert Frost and Dwight D. Eisenhower, respectively

Here is the list of ideas the PLC generated during the Summer Camp brainstorming session (everything is tentative at this point):

  • Summer Camp (Camp Wilderness again next year?)
  • Cooking themed weekend camp out (possibly at Nerstrand Big Woods State Park) (Nov)
  • Northern Star Council Sponsored winter camp (Jan)
  • Eagle Cave
  • Fall Orienteering camp (sept)
  • Electric camp (feb)
  • Old Fashioned Game camp (Mar)
  • Council Buck Hill overnight
  • Ice fishing/ice houses — where there are fish
  • High Adventure Canoe trip (boundary waters or Flandreau River)
  • Motor boating MB
  • Summer Wood game night service project
  • Submarine camp (Wisconsin)
  • Local urban adventure/hike with tour of something.
  • Furnishare service project
  • Something at fort Snelling
  • Camping at Whitewater state park (no bugs)
  • Tours (museum, prison, military base, etc…)
  • WI dells trip
  • Local rock climbing
  • OKPIK is the Northern Tier winter camp with sled dogs in the BWCA