Troop, Patrol and OA Elections

Each troop will be holding their annual troop elections. If you are interested in a troop level position, please contact your SPL or Scoutmaster to submit your name. All troop level positions are open — senior patrol leader (SPL), assistant senior patrol leader, scribe, historian, quartermaster, chaplain aide, bugler and librarian.  Additionally, each patrol will be electing a new patrol leader and assistant patrol leader.

The patrol leaders’ council (PLC) meets monthly to plan the troop calendar.  The elected youth members determine the monthly focus for each troop. The senior patrol leader, patrol leaders and scribe are all members of the PLC.

Additionally, each troop will be holding their annual Order of the Arrow elections. This honor organization within scouts recognizes the best examples of members who exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. Arrowmen and women are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others. In order to be considered, a member must have 15 days of camping in the prior two years and be at least First Class rank.

January 24 and January 26 – Events for Interested Adults and Youth

Troop 330 – boys and girls – are inviting interested adults and youth (ages 11 – 17) to learn more about our troops.  Troop 5330 is for girls and Troop 3330 is for the boys.  While they have separate meetings and youth leadership, they share some adults and occasionally have joint events. Both troops meet on Tuesday nights during the academic year. We go camping most months, attend a week long summer camp and go on one high adventure trip per year.

Sunday, January 24 at 7:00 — Adult meeting to discuss the troops and get answers about any questions.

Tuesday, January 26th at 7:00 — Youth meeting to join the scouts in running a virtual escape room.  Zoom in, meet some of the scouts, have some fun and ask any questions.

Both meetings will be run on zoom.  Please contact Soutmaster Mrs. Olmsted (kathy.m.olmsted@gmail.com) to receive a link to the meeting.

 

2021 Summer Camp - Many Point

The scouts have selected Many Point Scout Camp for 2021. Both troops will be there June 27 – July 3, 2021.  Please put it on your family calendar now.  Since it has been many years since Troop 330 has gone to Many Point, it will be new for the older scouts. Additionally, check out these programs  just for the older scouts.

 

Annual Recharter - Past Due

The new scouting year has begun. If you have not registered, you can no longer participate in the troop, advance in rank or earn merit badges. Additionally, you will not be allowed to attend any camping event, this includes Seabase this summer.

Please contact your scoutmaster to get the link — annual registration is now done on-line by each scouting family.

 

Troop Meetings and Events -- details on TeampSnap

Troop 5330 and Troop 3330 meetings are on Tuesdays.  Virtual escape room, troop and OA elections, merit badges and games — please sign up on Teamsnap.

Scouts are Searching for Merit Badge Counselors

With all the scouts working from home, they have been looking at merit badges they can complete while maintaining social distancing.

In order to facilitate their progress, the troop is looking for adults willing to become merit badge counselors.  You must first complete Youth Protection Training which is done completely on line and valid for two years.  Then you offer to share your knowledge, hobbies, work skills and passions with the scouts.  Please contact Mr. Louwagie to register.

The troop will reimburse each counselor for the purchase of a merit badge pamphlet for each of their badges. These books provide extensive details on how the scouts complete each of the requirements and can be purchased for under $5 at the Scout Shop The troop has a library of books for the scouts to borrow while working on a badge.  There are also workbooks available on-line.

There are over 135 different merit badges, the troop would love to expand our base.

 

Scout Parents -- Troop Committee Needs You!

We would like to start transitioning adult leadership positions. None of these jobs requires attending all the Tuesday night meetings or any of the overnights, though adults are always welcome to attend. Many of the positions are currently held by seasoned veterans who either no longer have a scout or have an older scouts. The troop will lose all this knowledge if they were to retire before a replacement is trained. Parents of younger scouts, please seriously consider stepping in.

We are also looking for additional adult human females to join as an Assistant Scoutmaster to attend meetings and events with Troop 5330 when Mrs. Olmsted is unavailable.  Please contact one of us if you are interested.

Anyone experienced sportsmen or sportswomen who would be willing to become BSA Range Officer certified? The scouts enjoy spending time on the rifle and bow range. To use the ranges at scout camps, we need to have a range officer. The troop will pay any costs associated with the training sessions.