News and Events

Memorial Day

posted May 22, 2015, 9:36 AM by Cory Spawn

Troop 113,

I have a few reminders regarding the schedule for Memorial Day.  At 7:30 AM, any scouts interested can help set up chairs in the Bayport Cemetery for the service that follows the parade.  At 8:00 we will be assembling in front of Anderson Elementary for the parade.  All scouts planning to march in the parade should be in their Class A uniform with neckerchief (and sash if you’d like).  Shirts must be tucked in to your pants or shorts.  Absolutely no sweatpants or gym shorts.  The parade will end at the cemetery around 9:15-9:30 AM.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing you on Monday morning!

Thank you,


Service Opportunity

posted May 18, 2015, 7:25 PM by Cory Spawn

Troop 113,
The American Legion has asked if we could have a few scouts assist with posting American Flags at the Bayport Cemetery at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, May 20th.  I anticipate this taking approximately 1 hour.  If you are interested in helping, please contact me either by replying to this email or calling me at (651) 755-3906.  Any time spent on this project will count toward your service hours for rank advancement.

Thank you,
Sean Flaherty

Ripley Reminders

posted May 14, 2015, 10:04 PM by Cory Spawn

Troop 113,
Just a few reminders for Ripley Rendezvous:
We are meeting at the scout building at 5:30 PM on Friday (tomorrow).  Please eat before coming, as we are not planning to stop for dinner.  We will have a cracker barrel after we arrive at Camp Ripley.
All adults MUST have a photo ID - preferably a driver's license.
Everyone should plan to wear a RED Class B on Saturday.  If you don't yet own a Troop 113 Class B, plan to wear a red t-shirt if you have one.
Remember your mess kits, rain gear and a water bottle to carry with you.  I would suggest a daypack to carry your water bottle and rain gear during the day on Saturday.
Patrol leaders - remember to have a Duty Roster for the weekend to show me before departure tomorrow.
Lastly, we always travel in Class A uniform - Please have yours on when you arrive at the scout building tomorrow.
I'm looking forward to a great, fun-filled and action-packed weekend!  Please let me know if you have any questions.
Sean Flaherty

Choose to Refuse training

posted May 14, 2015, 7:39 AM by Cory Spawn

Hi Troop 113,

I will be offering Choose to Refuse training.  This is information about the dangers of drugs and how to avoid these dangers.  It will be held on June 4th at 6:30pm.  This will be held at the Scout building.  It should take about 1 to 1 & 1/2 hours to go over the information.  This is a requirement for 2nd Class.  All younger scouts that have not done this should be thinking about attending.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Yours in Scouting,

Mark Schoolman

May 12, 2015 PLC Notes

posted May 12, 2015, 5:35 PM by Cory Spawn

Welcome to this month's PLC notes!  What you see below is what the PLC has decided on and planned for the month of May.  If there is any conflict between this, the calendar or the Totem Pole, we usually do what the Totem Pole says, however you should contact Sean to make sure it is correct.  If you have any announcement you would like to have posted on the website, please email it to the webmaster and it will be posted.

Upcoming Events: 
May 12: PLC
May 15-17: Ripley Rendezvous, see below for more information
May 18: South Washington County Dive Team Service Project.  Volunteers are still needed to help clean up the beach.  See Sean for more details.  6:30
May 19: Swim Night, Tomahawk swim tests.  We will meet at the scout building at 6:30 so that we can be in the pool at 7:15.  Bring a swimsuit, towel, goggles (optional), and $5.  If you are bringing valuables (please don't), bring a padlock.
May 25: Memorial Day Parade.  There is no school this day.  Please be in the cemetery at 7:30 to set up chairs and we will meet in front of the school at 8 o'clock.  Class A's are MANDATORY!!!
May 26: Go Karts at Raceway to Fun in Newport, MN.  Meet here at 6:30.  Price of event will be the individual prices of activities and you will need to bring your own money for what you want to do.
June 2: Ultimate frisbee and/or Dodgeball.  We will play on the far outfield of the Lakeside Park baseball diamond.  People have volunteered to bring cones and a frisbee.
June 9: PLC.  We will be planning stuff.
June 14: Flag Day.  Class A's are mandatory and times will be announced at the PLC
June 15-21: Canada Adventure

Event Details:
Ripley Rendezvous
Who: All scouts attending.  They will be divided into three patrols, Border, Jammin'/Thunderbird, Omega/Warrior
What: A council event that happens every 4 years
When: May 15-17.  We will leave at 5:30 at return at about 2:30 to 3.  We will pack everything before we leave on Friday Night
Where: Camp Ripley National Guard Base, Little Falls, MN
Why: A fun event at Camp Ripley that includes climbing on military vehicles and other jamboree style activities.
How: Menus and duty rosters were made by each patrol after the PLC was closed.  Please make sure you bring mess kits and raincoats

Reunion Barbecue
Event will be moved to the end of the summer.  August 25 is the best option as of right now.  This is the Tuesday before school starts again.  The Bears vs. Scouts Softball game will be moved to a different date to accommodate.
The Committee planning the event:
    Jack F.
    Will T.
    Alex N.
    Luke D.
    Will C.
A date will be chosen and the committee WILL meet this time!

Looking Ahead:
July 18-25: Tomahawk
August 14-16: Fishing and Biking Campout
August 25: Reunion Barbecue, see notes above
August 31: First Day of School
September 18-20: Porcupine Mountains
October 9-11: Fall Camporee
December 4-6: Christmas Camp

Note from the webmaster:
I have now become 18 and am now an adult leader, so the Troop is in need of a new webmaster.  If you are interested in replacing me, contact either Sean or I and I can show you the ropes.  Until then, I will continue updating the webpage, but would prefer that a scout does the job.  It is really fun!

Andy Anderson Funeral

posted May 8, 2015, 3:58 PM by Cory Spawn   [ updated May 8, 2015, 3:58 PM ]

Troop 113,

Just a reminder that tomorrow morning, Saturday, May 9th, is the funeral for Glenn “Andy” Anderson.  Any scouts planning to attend should be there by 10:45 AM.  We will meet in the parking lot at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  Scouts must be wearing a clean, tucked-in Class A uniform with neckerchief and scout pants or shorts or clean blue jeans/pants – Absolutely no sweat pants or gym shorts.  If you would like to wear your sash, this is a fitting time for that.  

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Sean Flaherty

May Second Sunday Supper

posted May 8, 2015, 3:57 PM by Cory Spawn

Troop 113 Scouts,

Sunday May 10th is 2nd Sunday Supper at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

The following Scouts are signed up:

Patrick G.
Nick K.
Dominic S.
Angus P.

Please arrive at the church no later than 430pm, Please wear your Class A uniform. Scout Pants preferred, jeans acceptable, NO SWEAT PANTS OR GYM SHORTS. 

Yours in Scouting,
Dennis Dickinson

Personal Fitness Merit Badge

posted May 3, 2015, 5:15 PM by Cory Spawn


Tuesday May 5th we have testing for Personal Fitness. Plan to meet at Scout Building at 530.  If you havent turned in your blue card and/or done your workout plan this will be the last opportunity to get in done without starting over. After testing we will be going to Bethlehem Lutheran Church for the. Court of Honor. Please bring your class A uniform to change into. Any questions call, text or email.

Yours in Scouting,
Dennis Dickinson

Webmaster note: If you haven't already started this merit badge, You should get it done as soon as possible and it goes well with any online PE classes you may be taking for school.  Remember, this is one of the Eagle required Merit Badges.

Upcoming Meeting and Event Reminders

posted May 3, 2015, 12:32 PM by Cory Spawn

Troop 113,
Just a couple of reminders for this week. 
There will be a Canada Planning meeting at the scout building at 6:30 PM on Monday, May 4th.  If you are planning to go on this trip, you really need to be there to help finalize the activity planning.

We are hosting our May Court of Honor/Tomahawk Parent Night at Bethlehem Lutheran Church at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, May 5th.  Each scout attending Tomahawk this summer needs to have an adult attend this meeting.  Dinner will be provided and a $5 per person/$20 per family donation is requested to help cover the food costs.

The funeral for Andy Anderson (former Scoutmaster for Troop 113) is at Bethlehem Lutheran Church this Saturday, May 9th at 11:00 AM.  All scouts attending are asked to be at the church by 10:45 AM in their Class A uniform with neckerchief and sash.  Please have your shirt tucked in and look neat and presentable.  Scout pants, scout shorts or clean jeans are acceptable.  No athletic shorts or sweat pants.

Sean Flaherty

Citizenship in the World

posted May 3, 2015, 12:31 PM by Cory Spawn

Hello all,
There is going to be an opportunity to get the Citizenship in the World merit badge (Eagle required) very soon. If you need it, please either reply to this email, or talk to James Brown or myself. I hope to hear from you soon.

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