Gooseberry Camp Out Aug 28 – Aug 30

Gooseberry Campout
Depart from Chan Elementary at 2pm Friday, 8/28
Return to Chan Elementary Sunday 8/30 approx 1-1:30pm
Cost – $46/person
Wear your Scout uniform to/from camp – always!
We will be tent camping (tents provided by the troop) on Friday and Saturday nights which counts towards the camping merit badge.  On Saturday morning we will be touring Split Rock Lighthouse from 10am to noon.  After lunch the scouts will have free time to explore Gooseberry Falls.
After dinner will be a campfire and an opportunity for rank advancement (so as always bring your scout handbook).  Packing list can be found on our troop website at:
We still need a cook for two of the patrols, which counts for either rank advancement or part of your cooking merit badge.  Please contact Mr. Jesse if you are interested in cooking (and eating)!
If this is your first campout for any of the new scouts please make sure to bring a signed and updated medical form:
Also, please RSVP to Mr. Jesse ( if you want to attend.

Andrew Walker Eagle Project Saturday Aug 8th and Aug 15th

I would like to invite you to help work on my Eagle Scout Project. It is an orienteering course at Holy Family HS. I need help varnishing signs and plating posts.
Where: Holy Family HS, 8101 Kochia Lane, Victoria MN, 55386
When: August 8th, from 4pm to 7pm
When: August 15th from 5Pm to 7pm
I will provide sunscreen, water, pizza, and precious service hours. Plus I will be in your debt.
Please let me know if you can attend. If you need a ride, please let me know.
Andrew Walker

Annual Planning Conference Aug10th 6:00 to 8:00

This year’s annual Troop 330 planning session is at the American Legion in Chanhassen in the lower meeting room (downstairs).

Monday Aug 10th, 2015 6:00 – 10:00 PM

American Legion

290 Lake Dr E

Chanhassen, MN 55317

Aug 4th Group Hike

Lake Susan
August 4th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Five Mile Hike
Join your fellow scouts on a hike around Rice Marsh Lake in Chanhassen. We will be identifying plants and animals while practicing our map and compass skills. This hike is open to all scouts. Please wear your troop t-shirt and bring a filled water bottle. This hike is all on paved trails but would still be a good one for Philmont practice. New scouts are encouraged to attend to work on Tenderfoot #7,#9, #11, Second Class #1, #2, #3a,#6 and First Class #1, #3, #6.  Meet at the picnic shelter at 6:00 PM. Questions and registrations can be directed to Mrs. Olmsted.

Opening Flag Ceremony Red Birds (Chanhassen)

All scouts are welcomed to participate in the opening flag ceremony for the Red Birds Evening game  on July 28th against the Victoria Vics at 7:30 PM

Meet in the stands by first Base at 7:00 PM.  Scouts will participate in the flag ceremony during the National Anthem.  One lucky scout will be selected to throw the opening pitch.  After the game all the scouts are welcomed to meet the team and run the bases.

Contact Dominic Louwagie at or 612 845-4424.



August 21 - Family Movie Night - Chaska

Join your fellow scout families for a star light movie.  Watch the Disney Movie, Big Hero 6, under a star lit sky on the big screen in the City Square Park.  Bring the entire family and a blanket or lawn chair(s).  The event is FREE.

Place: Chaska City Square Park

300 Chestnut St

Chaska, MN, 55318

Time: 8:30 PM

Date: August 21st

Please let Kathy Olmsted or Scott Jesse if you attend the event so we can track attendance.



Austin Lind Eagle Project Fund Raiser -- Help needed

Austin Lind’s Eagle Project Car Wash Fundraiser needs scout volunteers and 2-3 adult volunteers.
Car Wash Date: Saturday, July 11th
Time: 9am – Noon
Where: Brown’s Car Wash Bay – Great Plains Blvd, Chanhassen
What to bring: old towels and a smile
Please Wear Class B or Troop 330 t-shirt
This time will count towards service hours.
If you can help please respond to or text Austin at 952-465-2667 if you can help.  Beverages will be provided and pizza will follow at Noon!
Your help will be greatly appreciated!
Austin Lind

July 17 – 19 Camp at Lake Minnewashta

July 17 – 19 Camp at Lake Minnewashta
We will be tenting on Friday and Saturday nights which counts towards the camping merit badge.  Scouts can be dropped off at 7:00 PM on Friday and picked up at 10:00 on Sunday. Since this camp is in town, scouts can come out for just portions of Saturday if they are unable to camp, but you MUST let Mrs. Olmsted know.
On Saturday morning from 9:00 – 11:00 we will be doing service projects for Carver County parks. We will be cleaning around the playground and mulching around the trees.  This service project meets camping merit badge requirement #9C for the boys staying overnight. It will count as service hours for rank advancement for all scouts. Before lunch, we will be building a clothes line using our lashing skills to hang our beach towels.
On Saturday afternoon from 1:00 – 4:00, we will be enjoying ourselves at the life guard attended sandy beach. We will start at camp to go over the BSA safety requirements before heading down to swim. Scouts needing the requirements can work on items for Second and First class before joining in the fun.
Saturday evening after dinner will be a campfire and scout’s choice, so come with ideas! Organized and prepared scouts can use this time for rank advancement or merit badges.
We will be running a “best patrol” contest over the course of the weekend. Patrols will gain points for correct tent set-up, patrol spirit, lashing skills, etc.  Each patrol will need a head cook who can use the meals for either rank, camping or cooking merit badges.
Scouts working on advancement should bring their handbooks and worksheets. Scouts participating fully and coming prepared to camp can expect to progress on  Tenderfoot #1,2,3,4, Second Class #2, 3a, 5,7c, 8a, 8b, 8c, First Class #3,7a, 7b 9a, 9b, 9c.  Head cooks should bring their meal plans, equipment requirements and paperwork to get signatures WHILE at camp.
Cost for the weekend:
    Camping: $5
    Meals and snacks: $15
Please RSVP to Mrs. Olmsted by 7/12 on which portions of camp you will be attending and if you want to be your patrol cook.

4th of July - Chanhassen Parade.

Scouts are invited to walk the Chanhassen Parade with the American Legion.  The Scouts will carrying banners in front of the  American Legion.  We need 8 or more scouts to help with the banners.
Each Scout must wear his full uniform — tan shirt, neckerchief, and solid color shorts (no camo) — and bring a labeled water bottle filled with water.
Meet at the Strip Mall parking lot on the corner of Laredo and Main Street at 2:00. Look for the troop trailer and check in with Mrs. Christensen.

6/28 Flag Retirement Ceremony

Flag Retirement at The Chanhassen American Legion

Sunday, June 28th Program at 7:00 pm

Scout please arrive between 6:15-6:30 pm to direct traffic

Hot Dogs and Chips following 1/2 hr program.

The general public is invited

Please RSVP to Kathy Olmsted or Carrie Christensen