October 20th Merit Badges at UofMN Twin Cities

Merit Badge University

Presented by Alpha Phi Omega – Gamma Psi

Saturday, October 20th, 2018: 8:00am-4:00pm

Registration opens on: Thursday, October 4th, 8PM

*Registration is limited to 200 scouts

Registration can be found by following this link:

https://tinyurl.com/y8v94z6v

      The Alpha Phi Omega chapter at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, would like to invite you to our event, Merit Badge University. Following the success of our previous MBUs, our goal remains to provide badges that will help scouts reach their Eagle Status, as well as badges that will be enjoyable to those who have completed their Eagle requirements.

            Scouts will be able to earn two (2) badges through the course of this event. The day will be structured with a morning session, followed by lunch, and then an afternoon session. The same merit badge may be offered during both sessions if demand is high. Some badges are full-day badges, meaning they take both sessions to complete (only Chemistry this year). For your scout to earn their badge, theyMUST complete any pre or post requisites found on the sign up form, and participate in the activities during their merit badge.

       The registration fee is $25 dollars for the full day, or $15 for one badge session. This fee includes lunch, and basic supplies needed to fulfill the requirements of each badge. The fee should be turned in during check-in from 7:30-8:15am. Checks must be made out to “Alpha Phi Omega – Gamma Psi,” to be accepted. Payment can be made at check in on the day of the event. We request you bring your blue cards for each badge.

Badges we are teaching this Fall:

Communication

Citizenship in the World

First Aid

Entrepreneurship

Art

Architecture

Public Health

Environmental Science

Personal Management

Chemistry

Oct 16 - Adopt A Road

Note that this replaces our regular Tuesday meeting.  Meet at the Kwik Trip on W 78th Street and Galpin.  Local Webelos are also invited.

This is a rain or shine or snow event so dress for the weather. You do not need to wear your uniform shirt, just pick out your favorite scouting t-shirt. It is often muddy so wear old shoes or boots and bring a pair of gloves.

Trash bags and high visibility safety vest are provided.

 

Wreath Fundraiser - Orders Due Oct 23

The flyers and handouts for the fall wreath sales will be available at the first few troop meetings and COH.  Scouts in full uniform can go door-to-door for sales.

The net proceeds from the wreath sales go to your scout account, the troop does not take a percentage. These funds can be used to pay your annual troop membership which is due in December. The funds can also be used to attend weekend camps, summer camp or high adventure.

You will need to turn in your total order and checks (no cash) at the October 23 Troop Meeting, no late orders will be accepted. The wreaths will be available for pick up on Tuesday November 13th.

Dining Fly Rental

Families can rent the Troop 330 dining flies for events such as Eagle, graduation or confirmation parties. The very reasonably priced rental includes set-up and take-down by a team of friendly scouts.  The dining flies also have sides if needed for rainy weather. All proceeds go into the troop equipment fund. Contact Mr. Jesse or Mr. Noble to reserve your dates.

Scout Parents -- Troop Committee Needs You!

Several of our great long standing volunteers are retiring from the troop committee. They will be sadly missed and must be replaced.

We are in need of a troop treasurer, secretary, advancement chair and merit badge coordinator.  The Troop Committee meets on the first Sunday after the first Tuesday (PLC night) each month during the school year. None of these jobs requires attending all the Tuesday night meetings.

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 and the actual schedule.  Scouts can use their earnings 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. Scouts attending will be expected to participate in several hikes and shake down camps in the fall and spring to prepare. Sign up now to reserve your spot.