2/6 Febfest @ Lake Ann 10am-3pm

Feb Fest is sponsored by the City of Chanhassen and held each year on the first Saturday of February on Lake Ann.  This year it will be held on Saturday, February 6  from 12-3 pm.  This one-day event draws 1,500-2,000 participants and spectators, and is great fun for the whole family!  Activities include a medallion hunt, ice skating, a s’mores cookout on a roaring bonfire, sledding, horse-drawn sleigh rides, door prizes, concessions, and of course, the ever-popular ice fishing contest, with over 1,000 fishing holes drilled in the ice & fabulous prizes!

The troop participates with 2 shifts (10-12:30 or 12:30-3) and we put together both bait kits for the ice-fishermen and s’more kits for the bonfire.  Please signup for the event via TeamSnap.  Any questions should be directed to Mrs. Carlson.

2/7 Troop Ski Trip Trollhaugen 10am-6pm

Please note that the council canceled the Buck Hill overnighter, so this ski trip has replaced it.  If you originally signed up for Buck Hill you must reconfirm your attendance.  This is a popular event.  Trollhaugen is located in Dresser, WI (about 90 minutes away).

When: Feb 7th 10am-6pm.  Meet at Chan Elementary to depart at 10am.  Return to Chan Elementary approx. 6pm

Cost: $16 (lift ticket, lesson, hot dog & soda); Rentals are extra – Helmet $2 (required – must bring or rent), skis $13 and snowboard $19.

Families and friends are welcome to join!  Lesson is offered from 12-1pm (ages 10+).  Snow & Ski Sport Merit badge test is at 2:30pm.  Any questions see Mr. Jesse.

1/26 Feed My Starving Children 6-7:30pm

Earn service hours while helping feed hungry children from around the world at Feed My Starving Children.  Please note the time is from 6pm to 7:30pm and we meet directly at Feed My Starving Children (18732 Lake Drive East, Chan 55317).  Wear your Class “B” troop t-shirt or your scout uniform without a neckerchief.  No jewelry or watches can be worn.  Closed toe-shoes are required (and easy in winter!).  Please RSVP directly with Erin Berg at erinkberg@Comcast.net


Summer Camp 2016 - Hold the dates 6/19-6/25

Summer Camp will be held at Camp Napowan in Wisconsin June 19-25.  Camp Napowan is nestled between two beautiful lakes in the pine woods of Central Wisconsin and is one of the premiere summer camps in the Midwest. Put it on your family calendar now!  More details and information to come.  Any questions please contact Mr. Jesse.

Scout cost: $300

Adult cost: $165

Final payment due by 4/5

1/12 Troop Meeting - Advancement Night

Troop Meeting on Tuesday 1/12 will focus on Advancement.  Meet with Mr. Walker to check your rank advancement, meet with Mr. Jesse for Scoutmaster conferences, and schedule a Board of Review for tonight!  Last chance before our Court of Honor on 1/19.

We will also share 2016 summer camp info for Camp Napowan (June 19th to 25th) and see what SeaBase has to offer for 2017.

1/19 Court of Honor at 6:30pm

Join us for our Court of Honor on Tuesday 1/19 6:30-8pm at St. Hubert’s Matthew/Mark/Luke meeting room (downstairs).  We will also hold Austin Lind’s Eagle Court of Honor at this event.  Scouts come in full Class A uniforms with your merit badge sash.  Cake and refreshments will be provided.

Eagle Cave Camping Experience Jan 30 - 31

Depart: Chanhassen Elementary 7:00 AM on Saturday 1/30, eat breakfast at home
Return: Chanhassen Elementary 2:00PM  on Sunday 1/31, lunch on the road so each scout needs to bring money. We don’t have any control over the breakfast schedule so I’m not sure when we will be leaving. We will call from the cars if needed.
We travel in our tucked in tan uniform shirt with neckerchief.  You can wear the same outfit Saturday on the way up and Sunday on the way home. Everyone should have a hat and mittens.
Pack caving clothes! These should be clothes not worn in any other cave (even if they have been washed) to prevent the spread of a bat disease. These clothes will get full of clay, mud and dirt which may (or may not) come out. You will want long pants and long sleeves, the cave is only 45- 50 degrees and, if you so choose, you will be crawling around on your belly to explore. You will also need a separate pair of shoes. A trip to Goodwill should get you what you need.  Bring a kitchen garbage bag to pack these items in for the trip home.  You may want to bring a set of gardening or work gloves to protect your hands from the rocks but that is a personal preference.
You will need a flashlight or headlamp, toiletries, any medication (original containers), personal first aid kit, small towel (unless you like to eat clay with your meals).  You do not need a mess kit.
You will also need a separate change of clothes for sleeping. We are out in the open in the cave, no tents. You will need a sleeping bag, a mat or air mattress and a plastic tarp. Since we won’t know if it will be wet, everyone should bring one that fits under *and* over your sleeping bag in case we have drips. The tarp does not need to be heavy duty, something along the lines of a painter’s drop cloth is fine.
It can be a trek from the parking lot to the cave (depending on where we can park), so pack your belongings in a manner that you can carry everything. It will save us time if we can accomplish this in one trip.
There are optional outdoor activities — hiking, camp fire, orienteering,  geocache, scavenger hunt — that you and your buddy can do so you may want to wear snow boots.
Absolutely no food or wrappers in the cave! Nothing in backpacks or in pockets. This includes unopened items. There are snacks available for purchase and consumption in the lodge or s’mores at the campfire. There are also patches for sale. Please plan your spending wisely so you have funds for lunch on the way home Sunday.
The cost for the cave program and transportation is $63/scout. Please verify with Mrs. Tidstrom that you have funds in your scout account or bring a check payable to “Troop 330” on Saturday.  Again, each scout will need spending money with him to purchase lunch on Sunday.
Visit their web site www.eaglecave.net  for more information or ask me if you have any questions.
Mrs. Olmsted

North Wind Winter Camp Out Jan 8 -10

The North Wind winter campout is scheduled for Jan 8 – 10 at Stearn Boys Scout camp by Annandale Mn.

North Wind Adventure is the first introduction to sleeping outside in the winter time. Learn how to stay warm and have fun!  Activities to choose from: Winter shelter building, ice climbing, shooting sports, geocaching, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, team building games, orienteering, winter cooking , ice safety, night hike.
Friday night sleeping indoors in a cabin.  Saturday night sleeping outside, but you get fully outfitted by the experts at North Winds to stay warm all day and night!
We will leave Friday evening at 5:30pm from Chan Elementary and return Sunday around 1pm.
Cost is: $85.00/person

Austin Lind earned the rank of Eagle Scout – Nov 19, 2015

Congratulations to Austin Lind for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

Austin is an outstanding young man of “Scouting Character” who joins the esteemed list of Eagle Scouts from Chanhassen Troop 330.

Austin is a kind, quiet, and upbeat leader with demonstrated history of service to his faith community, neighbors, and country.  At 17 1/2 yrs, he has enlisted in the National Guard, with a hopeful eye to serve his country in the future through the ROTC program.  We are confident Austin has the determination, integrity, and character to be great leader in the future.

Congratulations Austin!

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.”