Feb 24 to 25 — Board and Electronics Cabin Overnight

We stay in the big barn at Baylor Regional Park so we have heat — and electricity!  Scouts organize bringing electronic games (rated “T” or less), projectors, screens, snacks, board games, chess, checkers, etc.  This is your chance to play games and just have fun. We have a full kitchen so meal planning is a breeze.

February 4th – Pack 330 invites us to Scout Sunday at St. Hubert’s

Pack 330 has invited Troop 330 to join them at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church for Scout Sunday.  Wear your full Class A uniform. Scouts will have a chance to assist with greetings, door monitors, hospitality, etc. Scouts of all denominations are invited to attend, see an adult scouter if you have any etiquette questions.

Scout Parents — Merit Badge Counselors are needed

The PLC is looking for more merit badge offerings outside of the Eagle required ones that are held at Tuesday troop meetings.  These offerings can be a session at the library, a work place visit some afternoon after school, a field trip on a school release day or part of a weekend camp out. The possibilities are endless.

Any adult can become a merit badge counselor.  All it takes is a registration form, Youth Protection Training (YPT) and an interest in working with the scouts. You can become a counselor based on your knowledge and interests from work or play.  There are over 135 different merit merit badges so there is bound to be a few for everyone.

Youth Protection Training is offered on-line and is also required for any adults driving scouts to events or camping overnight (even if you just drive yourself).  Be sure to print out your certificate and give it to Mr. Walker for the troop records.

2018 Summer Camp - June 16 - 23 with Itasca & BWCA

Summer Camp is June 16 – 23 at Camp Wilderness with a visit to Itasca State Park.  Summer camp is a great time to spend time with your friends camping. It is also a chance to work on some unusual merit badges.  It is a must for boys hoping to rapidly finish Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class ranks.

There is a Northern Tier (BWCA canoe trip) option for scouts who are over 14, can pass the swimmer test and weigh between 100 – 295 pounds. For more details, ask the scouts who went last time.

We will need Youth Protection Trained (YPT) adults as drivers for both directions. Drivers can spend the night to split the driving across two days and spend some time camping.

Philmont 2019 — July 23 to August 4

Troop 330 won a spot in the lottery to go to Philmont in the summer of 2019.  The crew going decides on any touring before or after and how to manage the travel. These decisions affect the final cost to each person attending.  Scouts can use their earning from selling wreaths. The trek group will also have several specific fundraisers.

Scouts must be at least 14 years old by the time they get to Philmont.  Each participant must meet the height/weight requirements.  Every trek involves hiking all day with a 35 to 50 pound backpack at elevations of 6,500 to 12,500 feet.

For more details ask the scouts who went on the last trek.

The troop needs to commit to the spot by January 31, 2018 so let Mr. Jesse know if you are mildly to enthusiastically interested in attending.

Fred C Anderson Cabin OVernight – Jan 13th

You have until Jan 10th to sign up on Teamsnap to join the group going to Fred C Anderson. We will be staying in a cabin while still spending some time outside — they have a fun snow tubing hill.

 

January 23 - Winter Court of Honor, Chanhassen Library at 6:30

On Janary 23, we hold our regular Winter Court of Honor at 6:30 at the Chanhassen Library. We hold troop Court of Honors three times a year where we recognize scouts for merit badge, rank advancement, leadership and special awards.

Webelos are encouraged to attend as these award nights give you an idea of the variety of fun events the troop organizes.

January Events -- Snow Tubing, Meetings, Bowling and COH's

January 13 – 14 we are going to Fred C Andreson scout camp.   We will be leaving on Saturday morning from Chanhassen Elementary, spending the day snow tubing and whatever, sleeping in a cabin and returning Sunday around lunch.  Please sign up on Teamsnap.

The January 16th Tuesday troop meeting is your last chances to turn items in to be recognized at the Winter COH.  Anything turned in after 8:00PM on Tuesday January 16th will be recognized at the Spring COH. We will be having root beer floats as a treat for all our hard work on advancement over the winter. You can earn advancement and merit badges at any time, you don’t need to wait for an advancement night.

January 23 is the Winter COH at 6:30 at the Chanhassen Library.

January 30th is a regular Tuesday troop meting where Mr. King will be teaching everyone how to make a neckerchief slide and other items out of paracord.

Upcoming Overnights and Events!

Grab the family calendar and save these dates, sign up on TeamSnap!  Details for the current and next few months are out there.

In February, we will be having our Board and Electronic Game overnight on the 24th.

We will be supporting the city of Chanhassen and selling bait & s’mores at the February Festival on the 3rd. We work in two shifts so you will still have time to fish.

We’re off to the Target Center to lead the flag ceremony on Feb 11.

We will be helping out at the American Legion Friday night Fish Fry events during Lent. We provide between 2 – 6 scouts and two adults each week, Mr. Louwagie will manage the schedule through TeamSnap. If extra scouts sign up for a given night, he will contact you with details so please sign up for any dates you are available.

March 2 is the Buck Hill overnight ski event. The troop typically attends from 10:00 PM until 2:00 AM, it depends on the longevity of the scouts and drivers! This event is open to family and friends,  everyone must be at least 11 years old. It is $40 which gets you a lift ticket, tubing hill pass, ski or snowboard rental and a lesson.

Another skiing opportunity is March 11 at Trollhaugen. They have a scout day with deeply discounted rates, let the PLC know if interested.

On April 6-8, we will be camping at Minneopa State Park. The PLC has planned a cooking contest and working on the photography merit badge.

On Saturday May 5th we will be helping out at the Autoplex as a troop fundraiser. May 11 to the 13th we will be camping. The Solar Boat Regatta is May 19th.