Troop 330 – Crew for Philmont in 2016!

Troop 330 has been awarded a crew spot for August 2016 in a second lottery that was held by the BSA. I have copied the pertinent trip details in terms of cost, schedule, and participants. The cost is the bare minimum as it does not include travel to and from NM, meals, gear, etc.  We need to get in front of the boys who would be 14 yrs old by 8/6/16 and see what interest there is.  They will have to commit $100 each by 1/24/15, and at least two adults will have to sign up as well.   It is time for those interested to step up, say yes and then work to make the trip a success.

“Philmont Scout Ranch
Boy Scouts of America

You Won An Open 2016 12-Day Expedition Slot!
Your 12-Day expedition will arrive at Philmont on 8/06/2016 and will depart Philmont on 8/18/2016.

Total Participants
# of Youth: 8
# of Adults: 2
# of Crews: 1

Dear Mr. Pete D. Schmidt

I am pleased to confirm that your group has received a tentative 12-Day 2016 Philmont Expedition. The 2016 Expedition fee is $870.00 per participant. A non-refundable, non-transferable reservation fee of $100.00 per participant is DUE 1/30/2015. This is your ONLY NOTICE – if reservation fees are not received by the deadline, your reservation will be automatically canceled. To avoid financial risk, we recommend fees be collected in advance from each participant.

Your High Adventure Reservation form must be approved by your local council and returned with your payment. A subsequent payment of $385.00 per person will be due 10/01/2015 and the balance of $385.00 per person is due 3/01/2016. (ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE)

If your plans have changed and your group decides to cancel, please do so in writing or by email. In the event your group cancels, you may not transfer this reservation to another unit.

Please note, 2016 Philmont youth participants must be 14 years of age on date of arrival OR have completed the eighth grade and be at least 13 prior to participation. Also, each crew (7-12 participants) must have a majority of youth and is limited to a maximum of four (4) adults over 21 years of age.”

Computers Merit Badge Opportunity – December 13, 2014

What: Computers Merit Badge

When: Saturday December 13,  10:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Chanhassen Public Library

Who: Class is open to the first ten scouts who register

Mrs. Olmsted will be starting the Computers Merit Badge.  Please come prepared with completed worksheets and your laptop to demonstrate your work for several of the requirements. If you cannot bring a computer, please bring your work on a flash drive and contact Mrs. Olmsted before class.

Contact Mrs. Olmsted if you are interested.

December 16, 2014 BSA Troop 330 Xmas Swim Party

Time to get your swim on! The Turtle Bay Room has been reserved at the Chaska Rec Center on the evening of Tuesday, December 16th .  Open swim will be from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.  Scouts should bring a food/snack item to share i.e. cookies, chips, bars, etc – the troop will provide soda.  Please arrive by 6:45pm for a few announcements. Scouts do not need to wear their uniforms to this event.

We would like to have two adults on the pool deck for the entire swim time and in the Turtle Room during our event. The troop will be paying for a portion of scout and parent attendance.  Fees can be paid the night of the 16th or taken from scout accounts.  The cost will be $3 per person.

Please RSVP in advance to Mrs. Berg (  by 12/12/14 if you know you are attending so that she can have a list of names in order to make a more accurate payment to the Chaska Community Center.  Check in with Mrs. Berg when you arrive at the CCC – she should be in the main lobby area.

Love Inc – Service Hour Opportunity December 20, 2014

This is not a troop event, but it is an opportunity for scouts and their families to give back to the community during the Christmas season.


You can bring joy and hope to families this Christmas

Once again Love INC is coordinating a Christmas Food Project to deliver food and small Christmas gifts to families in our community. This popular event will be held on Saturday, December 20th at three of our partner churches: Westwood Community Church, Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church West, and Valley Evangelical Free Church. It’s a great way for both adults and children to experience giving to someone in need, and be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas.

 There are 2 ways you can help: 

1. Sponsor 1 or more Christmas dinners for just $35 each.

2. Help Pack and Deliver Christmas food and gifts on Sat, December 20th, at 9 AM.


Be sure to register soon, because space fills up quickly!

REGISTER or DONATE online by clicking here: