10/25 - Deadline for Annual Dues!

The troop annual dues is $100. You can use funds from your scout account or write a check to “Troop 330” and bring it to the meeting.  We are able to provide our great program for such a low cost due to the support of the American Legion and the proceeds from the can trailer.

Please let Mrs. Tidstrom (our troop treasurer) know if you are using your scout account or give her a check. She will let you know if your scout account comes up short after the wreath sale funds have been calculated.

Wreath Sales - Order Forms and Money Due 10/25

Our annual wreath sales are underway! You can pick up extra forms at any troop meeting.  Scouts earn the profits to fund their scout account for annual dues, camping and other scout activities.

Completed summary forms and checks payable to “Troop 330” are due at the October 25th troop meeting at Chan Rec Center- NO extensions on the date and no cash can be turned in.

Wreaths will be available for pick-up on November 14th. Scouts will be contacted with their scheduled time.

Contact Mrs. Carlson or Mr. Jesse with any questions.

10/25 Troop Meeting @ Chan Rec Center 7-8:15pm

Please note the unique location of our troop meeting this week – we will meet at the Chan Rec Center, warming house at 7pm for the building of our Catapult trebuchet’s.  We will still have our regular flag ceremonies so wear your Class A BSA Uniform with troop neckerchief.  We will build the Trebuchet’s and launch fruit at this event outdoors – so bring both proper clothing (including jackets) AND a flashlight as it will be dark.

RSVP via TeamSnap

11/1 & 11/8 : Regular PLC and Troop Meetings

The PLC (Patrol Leader’s Council) meets on 11/1 at the Chanhassen Library from 7:00 – 8:00.  Your Senior Patrol Leaders (SPL) leads this monthly meeting of the youth troop leadership. Patrol leaders should attend or send their assistant patrol leader.  This is your chance to plan events for the troop so it is important for all patrols to be represented.

The Troop Meeting are 11/8 & 11/15 at Chanhassen Elementary from 7:00 – 8:15. All troop members should attend in full uniforms.

Please RSVP via TeamSnap

(While the scout and adult leadership would like a Yes/No answer on TeamSnap, it is also valuable to us to see a Maybe as it lets us know that you have seen the activity.)

11/11-11/13 Campout Camp Tanadoona

Hold the date!  More details to come but we will have a campout 11/11 to 11/13 at Camp Tanadoona where we will sleep in the yurt.  The PLC has planned a 1st Aid Merit badge event along with a cook-off competition.

Cost is still being finalized.  But you can RSVP via Team Snap

11/30 - Feed My Starving Children 6:00 - 7:30

Families are invited to join us at FMSC in Chanhassen. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can get started packing on time.

You can wear your activity t-shirt or your tan uniform shirt minus the bling.  Volunteers can not wear any earrings, rings, watches, neckerchiefs,  etc.

Please take the time to join our group on the FMSC web site so we know if we need to ask for more packing volunteer slots.

Seabase 2017 - 8/14-8/21

Troop 330 has been awarded two crews for August 2017 for Sea Base! Scouts must be 14 years old. All scout and adult attendees must be able to demonstrate strong swimming skills by passing the BSA Swimmer test to the satisfaction of the Sea Base staff upon arrival.

One crew will be the Keys Adventure (dorm life with one camping overnight) and the other the Out Island Adventure (all camping).  Both crews will be traveling together with the one having a day at the start for sight seeing while the other crew will sight see after.  The Sea Base fee is $860 per participant. Additional costs for transportation, lodging, sight seeing and food to and from Sea Base will be additional and will be determined by the attending crew members. You can use wreath sales earnings for this event.  Additional fund raising opportunities will be determined by the crew members.

Sign up on TeamSnap immediately and contact Mr. Jesse ASAP, the first payments are already due to Sea Base!

Visit the Sea Base website for more details -> http://www.bsaseabase.org


2017 National Jamboree from 7/14 - 7/28

The BSA National Jamboree is held every four years so this is most likely your only opportunity to attend as a scout. Scouts must be at least 12 and not yet 18 by the first day of camp. So if you do the math, you *could* make it twice if you happen to be born in the right month and year.

It is held at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia.  The Northern Star Council contingent will most likely leave on 7/14 to tour the Washington DC area before going to Jambo. The cost is $2499 per scout which includes all fees, food, travel, touring and lodging for the trip. It also includes training and get-to-know your Jambo troop events before you leave. It also includes all the Jambo specific uniform patches, neckerchief and several activity t-shirts.  Scouts can use wreath sales proceeds and the Jambo troops will have other fund raising opportunities.

Visit Northern Star Council or the National Scout Jamboree sites for more information.  Still have questions? Contact Mrs. Olmsted. She attended the National Scout Jamboree in 2010.  Don’t wait, registration is open and the troops will be meeting soon to meet each other, form patrols and elect officers.