December 26 — Game Night at Olive Branch 6:30 – 8:00

Scouts in full uniform will be playing games with the folks at the Olive Branch Estates. Please bring your favorite classic board game. Sign up and directions on Teamsnap.

Calling all Webelos to December & January Events!

We would like to invite local Webelos I & II to several exciting free events in the next few months.

On December 14, we are having our annual holiday party at the Chaska Community Center. We have the turtle room off the pool for pizza and snacks.  Open swim is from 7:00 to 8:30, families can also attend.  Please arrive by 6:50 for check-in before heading downstairs to change. Scouts who are not members of CCC will have their entrance fee paid by the troop. Parents are invited to visit with troop adults in the Turtle Room. Scouts who wish to stay dry will be in the room playing cards and board games.

On January 4th, the troop will be formally recognizing Rian Noble for earning his Eagle Rank. This special event is at the Chanhassen Library at 7:00pm.

On January 7th, we invite you to join troop members for bowling at Country Club Lanes at 1:00. This is a free event for the scouts so games, shoes and snacks are paid by the troop. There will be a brief informal informational meeting for parents who wish to learn more about Troop 330.

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. These award nights give you an idea of the variety of fun events the troop organizes.

December -- PLC and Swim Party Only

The troop holds just two events in December as the month is filled with school concerts, exams and family events.

December 5th the PLC will meet as normal. Come with ideas for activities, meetings and events. Each patrol must be represented so be sure to send someone in your place if you are a member and cannot attend.

Thursday December 14th is the holiday swim party at the Chaska Community Center.  Boy Scouts should bring a snack to share, the troop will provide the pizza and liquid refreshments. Non-members will have their entrance fee paid by the troop, RSVP on TeamSnap.  Check-in at the lobby starting at 6:50, open swim starts at 7:00. Scouts who don’t wish to swim can hang out in the Turtle room with cards and board games and snacks! Please extend the invite to your local Webelos and bring a game if you plan on staying dry.

There are *NO* regular Tuesday troop meetings.

January Events -- Caving, Meetings, Bowling and COH's

January 2 — PLC meeting.  Each patrol must be represented.  The troop needs ideas for spring and summer events and overnights!

January 4th is Rian Noble’s Eagle Court of Honor at the Chanhassen Library at 7:00. All scouts, families and Webelos are invited to attend to congratulate Rian.

January 7th we will be hosting the local Webelos at the Country Club Lanes for bowling from 1:00 to 3:00. This is a free event for scouts.

January 13 – 14 we are going to Eagle Cave.  We will be leaving at 7:30 on Saturday morning from Chanhassen Elementary, spending the day spelunking and getting dirty, sleeping in the 55 degree cave and returning Sunday around lunch.  Please sign up on Teamsnap.

The January 9th  & 16th Tuesday troop meetings are your last chances to turn items in to be recognized at the Winter COH.  Scouts working on Citizenship in the Nation need to contact Mr. Jesse for approval on their homework. It’s time to finish up partial merit badges, those last few rank requirements or to schedule a Board of Review.  Anything turned in after 8:00PM on Tuesday January 16th will be recognized at the Spring COH. You can earn advancement and merit badges at any time, you don’t need to wait for an advancement night.  Check with your PL to get your patrol assignments for these meetings.

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

January 30th is a regular Tuesday troop meting.

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 will also 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 for $40 to ski, snow board and snow tube. Tubing usually ends at midnight but the ski slopes are open until 5:00 AM. The troop typically attends from 10:00 PM until 2:00 AM. 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.

Have a great idea for May? Tell your patrol leader.  On Saturday May 5th we will be helping out at the Autoplex as a troop fundraiser. The Solar Boat Regatta is May 19th.

Summer Camp is June 16 – 23 at Camp Wilderness with a visit to Itasca State Park. 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. 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.