Welcome to the Troop 236 website.

Voyager Camp, Many Point 2018

This site is designed to keep you in touch with what is happening with Scouts.  We will do our best to keep the site as up to date as possible.  

We have been given guidance from the state health department and the BSA that outdoor meetings of 25 or fewer are safe.  Please look at the documents below for new in person meeting guidelines. 

Web Page Documents

Unless there is a change in our guidance, we will be having outdoor, in person meetings from here on out.  Please contact any of the scout leaders or committee members if you have concerns.  

Important things to know

Any adult who interacts with scouts in any way as part of any BSA program must complete Youth Protection Training.  You'll be prompted to create a account if you don't already have one.  More information on Youth Protection Training from Northern Star Council can be found here.  Youth protection training is valid for 2 years and must be renewed at the end of that time.  Once you complete your training, please record your name & date in the YPT record.  YPT outlines the strict and specific rules BSA has regarding the interaction between youth and adults and among youth along with reporting obligations each adult has.  This is very well done and very important training that every adult in troop 236 should take. 
More important things to know 
After remaining unchanged for a number of years, the Youth Protection Training has been updated.  It is now multiple modules and most be completed again before this summer.  If all the adult scout leaders and committee members aren't trained with the new YPT by 1 Oct 2018, we won't be able to re-charter as a scout troop.  BSA wants ALL adults who interact with scouts to take this training.  

Troop 236 in the news 

Troop 236 Accomplishments 
Our scouts are making notable accomplishments all the time.  When we have things that can be shared on the website they will appear here.  

Congratulations to Ryan George, our newest Eagle Scout!  
Other recent Eagle Scouts:  Lee Moffat, Jamie Murphy and Braden Larson
  • Four of our scouts recently created the announcement videos at St. Joe's 
  • Our leaders have accomplishments also
    • Our very own Mr. Czech was chosen as the Minnesota Knights of Columbus Knight of the Year!  He was chosen from a field of 40,000 Knights in Minnesota.  This is quite an honor for Mr. Czech.  You can watch this Youtube video for an interview with Mr. Czech and some of his fellow Knights regarding this prestigious award.  
If an event is organized by the District or there is another reason why an event can't be moved, the event was marked with a final date.  If an event is organized by the troop, the date is final, but we have the ability to move it in a pinch.  Those were identified as 'troop event'.  Troop events likely won't move, but it's happened in the past. 

Every second Tuesday of a month, we do Boards of Review for our scouts.  These meetings are the last step for a scout to attain a rank.  The adults needed for a Board of Review cannot be people that the scouts regularly interact with so the scout leaders are excluded.  The Boards of Review for the year are scheduled in the sheet at the link above.  Please sign up for a few so we can be covered for these important meetings.  

August - Spectator Sports
  • Court of Honor
September - Nature

October - Entrepreneurship

November - Cooking
  • Base Camp! 
    • We have to pay a substantial non-refundable fee to reserve Base Camp.  Reservations can be made 6 months in advance.  When the slot becomes available, we'll post a sign up sheet and send out a note. 
    • We'd like to see at least 8 kids signed up by May 10 before paying the fee to make the reservation.  
    • Location:  Base Camp (6202 Bloomington Rd, St Paul, MN 55111)
    • Where to Meet: St. Joe's Church (north west parking lot behind the kitchen). 
    • Time: TBD
    • Cost:  $30 per person
    • Uniform:  Class A to and from the event, casual/class B while attending event.  
    • Sign up here.
  • Court of Honor
December - Art/Games

Quarantine book ideas from Mr. Bonnell 
  1. The American Boy's Handy Book by D.C. Beard (published late 1800s) - Available on Amazon
  2. The Field and Forest Handy Book by D.C. Beard (published 1909)
  3. The Book of Camp-Lore and Woodcraft by Daniel C. Beard (published 1920) - Available on Amazon 
Daniel Beard is reputed to have known Robert Baden-Powell (the founder of scouting) and was likely an influential voice in the early days of scouts.  These will be an educational and historical look at scouts and some of the things kids could do without technology. 

Other items
  • Committee members: 
      • Chair:  Mr. Dan Hart
      • Co-chair:  Mr. Paul Lundh
      • Secretary:  Mrs. Jan Lehman 
      • Finance:  Mr. Ben Johnson 
      • Fundraising:  Dr. Kathy Woo-Rippe
      • Events & Activities: Mrs. Tiffany Ruff
      • Advancement:  Open
      • Training:  open 
      • Welcoming:  Mrs. Jan Lehman
      • Webmaster/Communication:  Mr. Paul Lundh
  • Scout Leaders
    • Mr. John Czech - Scoutmaster
    • Assistants 
      • Mr. Joe George 
      • Mr. Bob Nelson 
      • Mr. Tom Reineke 
      • Mr. Chuck Bonnell 
      • Mr. Ryan George
      • Mr. Jamie Murphy
      • Mr. Braden Larson