News and Events

Dane's Place Pig Roast Service Opportunity

posted Jun 24, 2015, 11:29 AM by Max Vogel

Troop 113,

Bethlehem Lutheran Church has their annual Dane’s Place Pig Roast this Saturday, June 27th.  I am looking for 6 scouts to assist with set-up for the event at 9:30 AM and 6 scouts to assist with clean-up at 5:00 PM.  This is a great opportunity for us to provide some support for our charter organization and to thank them for supporting our troop.  All of your volunteer hours will count toward service hours required for rank advancement too.  Please let me know if you are interested in helping by either replying to this email, calling me at (651) 755-3906 or talking to me at tonight’s troop meeting.  Thank you in advance for your help!


Drive-in Movie and Make Swim Certification

posted Jun 13, 2015, 1:30 PM by Max Vogel

Attached are permission slips for a couple upcoming Troop 113 events.  On the evening of Tuesday June 23, there will be an opportunity to go the YMCA in Hudson for anyone who missed the earlier chances to get swimming certification for Summer Camp at Tomahawk.  Later in the evening the Troop will be going to the Drive-in Theatre.  Details are included in the attached permission slips.

Scott L. Vlasak

Canadian Adventure Reminders

posted Jun 13, 2015, 1:27 PM by Max Vogel

Canadian Adventurers-

I have a few last-minute reminders regarding next week’s Canada Adventure:


1)      If you have not already given me your passport (not just a copy – the real passport), please make sure you have it with you Monday morning.  I will be collecting         them.  You must have it to get into Canada and back into the USA.  All copies I collected will be left with Jon Nowaczek in the US just in case we lose any documentation or need assistance at the border.

2)      You must be wearing your Class A for travel.

3)      Pack for any type of weather – temperatures will range from 40’s to 70’s and rain is in the forecast.

4)      You may bring fishing gear.

5)      Ticks are especially bad this year, so I suggest some DEET or Permethrin for your clothes.

6)      All parents dropping off scouts, please see me for one final signature before leaving.  I have a consolidated list of all scouts and their parent’s signature authorizing the Troop to take their son to Canada.  This document should speed up our border crossing.

7)      Plan to arrive at the Scout Building at 7:00 AM on Monday the 15th.  We plan to arrive back at the Scout Building between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM on Saturday, June 20th.


Please let me know if you have any questions.  I’m looking forward to a great trip!  See you all on Monday!



June 11 Philmont Meeting

posted Jun 11, 2015, 7:30 PM by Max Vogel   [ updated Jun 11, 2015, 10:05 PM by Cory Spawn ]

Below is the information that was discussed at the June 11 Philmont Meeting.

Training Trips; The group will be going on a total of three training trips.
    September 25th - 27th    Porcupine Mountains        Full Gear Trip (Packs, Stoves, Tents, etc.)
    May 13th - 15th               Duluth                               50 Mile Bike Ride
    June 10th - 12th              North Shore                      Full Gear Trip (Packs, Stoves, Tents, etc.)
At future meetings we will discuss more training such as weekly day trips and cardio workouts outside the troop.

Everyone is suggested to fill out a Campership Form to receive up to a $250.00 to help offset the final amount due.
You do not have to worry about filling this out until December.

Payment Summary
        Date Due                    Amount Due
        September 15th         $400.00                        Philmont Fee
        November 1st            $250.00 - $450.00        Airfare
        February 15th            $400.00
        June 1st                     Balance Due                Final Payment
Please note the amounts listed above are subject to change

Please watch the videos linked below for Information on:  Packs, Boots, Tents, Treks, etc.

Helpful articles can also be found at:

If you have any questions please contact Denis Dickinson.

June PLC Notes

posted Jun 11, 2015, 6:52 PM by Max Vogel   [ updated Jun 11, 2015, 8:00 PM ]

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 (Max V.) and it will be posted.

Upcoming Events: 
June 11: Phimont Planning Meeting
June 14: Flag Day; Please meet in Pero Park
June 14: Second Sunday Supper; More Scouts Needed, If you are intercede please contact Sean
June 15 - 20: Canadian Adventure;  Make sure to bring your Passport and a photo copy of it.
June 23: 6:30 Make up Swim Night ; 8:30 Drive in Movie, Bring $8.50 and money for a snack
June 29: Luke Dickinson's Court of Honor
June 30: Bears vs Scouts Softball ; Personnel Fitness Merit Badge before meeting
July 7: Ride to Nelsons (helmets are mandatory, bring money)
July 12: Second Sunday Supper
July 14: PLC, We will plan stuff
July 18 -  25: Tomahawk
July 28: Mountain Biking, Meet at Scout Building with Bike
August 25:  Troop 113 Reunion with former group members

Philmont Information Meating

posted Jun 8, 2015, 3:35 PM by Max Vogel   [ updated Jun 11, 2015, 6:34 PM ]

Philmont meeting Thursday June 11th 7pm at Scout Building.

We will be discussing the budget, payment schedules,  training hikes, and initial planning for our trek!

Yours in Scouting,
Dennis Dickinson

Choose to Refuse training

posted Jun 1, 2015, 5:53 AM by Cory Spawn

This is just a reminder.  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 Thursday, 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

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

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