Pack Halloween Party Volunteers are Needed

Boy Scouts are invited to help out at the Cub Scout Halloween party on Friday Oct 27th. The event runs from 7:00 – 8:30 at the Chanhassen Rec Center, and they are asking for assistance from 6:45 – 8:30. You can come in costume and will be asked to help run a station. If you can make it, please RSVP to Mrs. Christensen.

Upcoming Overnights and Events!

Grab the family calendar and save these dates:

November 10-11 we will be going to Base Camp for the overnight.  Deadline to register is October 17th.  Monday November 13 is the wreath sale pickup.

December 14 (Yes, it’s a Thursday) is our annual holiday swim party.  Along with the PLC, this is the only event for December. Enjoy all the concerts and special family events!

In January, we could do Eagle Cave and/or North Wind. Please let SPL Dylan K. or Mr. Jesse by November 14th know if you are interested in either or both events so we can reserve our spot(s). These count as one of the special camps you need for the Camping merit badge.

In February, we will be having our Board and Electronic Game overnight.  March is the Buck Hill overnight ski event.

On April 6-8, we will be camping at Minneopa State Park. Have a great idea for May? Tell your patrol leader.

Summer Camp is June 16 – 23 at Camp Wilderness with a visit to Itasca State Park. There is a BWCA canoe trip option for the older scouts.

October Meetings, Overnight and Events

October 10th — Regular troop meeting where we will be working on the trailer & equipment, planning for the weekend bike camp and listening to a presentation for Second & First Class requirements.

October 14-15 — Bike campout at Lake Zumbra. Sign-up on TeamSnap to get all the details. Each patrol needs a head cook. Just a reminder, there are a lot of cooking requirements for rank and merit badges, so please seriously consider volunteering. This camp also counts as one of the special camp outs needed for the Eagle Rank required Camping merit badge.

October 17 — Adopt-a-Road, rain or shine. Meet at Kwik Trip at 5:30. Deadline to register for Base Camp overnight on 11/10.

October 19 — Flag Retirement with the American Legion at 6:15

October 24 — Troop Go photo scavenger hunt. Scouts can bring phones with cameras and/or cameras to take pictures. Patrol that photographically captures the most items wins bragging rights and a surprise.  Wreath sale summary forms and checks are due at or before this meeting.

October 31 — NO meeting, have a fun Halloween.

October 19th American Legion Flag Retirement 6:15

The American Legion is having their fall flag retirement ceremony on October 19th at 6:00, scouts should arrive at 5:45 to help with parking and set-up. Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts are encouraged to attend to show our support.  This event is open to the public, so bring your family and friends.

This is a fair weather event, if raining it will be rescheduled for October 26th.

Merit Badge Programs

Scoutmaster Bucky runs various merit badge sessions almost every month. These sessions can be classes at the high school, on-line or on-site at a museum or medical lab.  There is chance to earn some very unusual merit badges in addition to Eagle required.  You’ll want to check back often.

Troop 330 Annual Wreath Sales

The scouts sell wreaths and holiday evergreen swags for our annual fundraiser. Each scout earns the net proceeds on his individual sales which are put into his scout account. Scout accounts are used for scouting costs such as annual dues, weekend camp, special events and summer & high adventure camps. Ambitious scouts are able to fund their entire scouting year.

Information and sales sheets will be provided at the September 19th troop meeting.  Summary sales sheets and checks made out to “Troop 330” (No cash!) must be turned in to either Mrs. Carlson or Mrs. Tidstrom at the October 24th troop meeting. No late forms can be accepted so if you cannot attend the meeting, make arrangements to turn your forms in early.

Wreaths will be picked up on Monday November 13 so they can be delivered by Thanksgiving.

Troop 330 invites local Webelos to attend!

Troop 330 is extending a warm invite to local Webelos I & II to some of our next events. These give you a chance to see how the troop functions and complete some Arrow of Light requirements.  Contact Mr. Jesse (scottjesse at aol.com) to register and for full details.

On Saturday October 15th we will be out at Lake Zumbra group camp for our annual bike overnight. Webelos are invited to join us at the campsite for an afternoon of field games and kickball. Webelos can be dropped off at 2:00 and picked back up at 4:00.

On Tuesday October 17th we will be cleaning our Adopt-a-Road stretch of Galipin Blvd. Meet at the Kwik Trip on the corner of Arboretum & Galipin. This outdoor event goes on rain or shine. Everyone should dress for the weather with closed toe shoes and work gloves (if you have them). High visibility vests and trash bags are provided. Meet at 5:30, we will be done at 7:00. This counts as 1.5 hours towards Summit Achievement Award.

September 24 is fall parents' meeting at 6:00 at the American Legion

All parents are invited to attend the fall parents’ meeting. It will be at the American Legion on Sunday September 24 at 6:00. You can support the Legion by ordering dinner if you wish.

Mr. Louwagie will be providing information on the working of the troop and upcoming events. This is your chance to get more involved or to ask questions.

October 14 - 15 Bike Camp at Lake Zumbra

Our annual fall bike camp out will be Saturday October 14 to Sunday October 15. This year it will be a 10 mile bike ride, all abilities are welcome to join. Meet in the parking lot to transfer your camp gear, all you need on your bike is a helmet, filled water bottle and comfortable clothing, troop t-shirts are recommended.

Meet in the back parking lot of the Suburban restaurant in Escelsior, right by the trail.

Congratulations Rian Noble and Adam Seward

Troop 330 is proud to announce that Rian Noble and Adam Seward are now Eagle scouts.  We have just received official notification from the national office.