Sunday August 26th - American Legion 100th Anniversary Parade

A very exciting anniversary is coming up: it’s the 100th National Convention of the American Legion. And it is being hosted right here in Minneapolis, just as the very first one was, nearly a century ago! Northern Star Council Scout Executive John Andrews pointed out that Twin Cities Scouts participated in the first convention, and he is more than a little enthused that we have this historic opportunity now.
Arrangements have been made with the BSA national office in Texas and the American Legion national headquarters in Indianapolis, and we are now pleased to announce we have authorization to march in the Grand Parade on Sunday August 26 at 4:00 p.m., downtown Minneapolis. Buses will be provided for transportation.

To participate you MUST sign up on TeamSnap by Friday 7/13!

July 14 & July 15 — Air Expo at Flying Cloud

As a scout and scout family, you can get reduced admission to the North Air Expo at Flying Cloud Airport.  Buy on-line and save!

There are very limited spots left on Saturday for the Aviation merit badge, Sunday is already full though they are taking names for a wait list.

Air Expo Registation

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!

Two 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 and a secretary.  The Troop Committee meets on the first Sunday after the first Tuesday (PLC night) each month during the school year. Neither 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 spring to prepare. Sign up now to reserve your spot.