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2014 12 December Troop Plans

posted Nov 25, 2014, 8:45 PM by Troop 236 BSA

Here's the troop plans for December.
 
There are a couple things which need more detail. There are initial plans for a long term planning meeting on December 19th and an off-site meeting/tour on December 15th. Please keep an ear out for more information.
 
I have included a flyer about the 2014 Christmas party on December 14th.
 
I have also included a copy of the Perkins fundraiser slips. Please print and pass these out to your friends and relatives. When they eat at the Blaine Perkins at 12545 Ulyssess St NE, they would give a slip to Perkins and Perkins will donate $2.00 per pie or 20% on all food purchased to the troop. The order form previously sent out for pies needs to be changed. If you use it, please cross off "Blaine Relay for Life" and write "BSA Troop 236". 
 
 
To consider:

14 DEC – Christmas Party – Bowling/ Pizza at Ham Lake Lanes, Family included

15 DEC – Off-site meeting or event

__ DEC – Yearly Planning -

16 – 18 JAN – Winter Campout – Phillipo Scout Camp

19 JAN – MLK Day – No School – No Meeting

 
Thursday, November 27
Thanksgiving Day
 

Monday, December 1
Adult Committee Meeting
Weekly Scout Meeting
When: Mon, December 1, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Description
Theme:Tracking
Opening and Closing – Leadership – Identifying animal tracks
Scout Craft or Skill – How to use a map and compass – Eagle
Patrol Patrol Meeting Theme – Patrol Elections and Organization
InterPatrol Activity (Game) – Granny’s Footsteps (Alex)

 
Monday, December 8
Weekly Scout Meeting
When Mon, December 8, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Description
Theme: Tracking
Opening and Closing – Blackhawks – First Aid kit for hike (everyone bring one)
Scout Craft or Skill – Stalking for hunting – Lee - Physical Fitness requirement for Tenderfoot -Ray
Patrol Meeting Theme – Advancements
InterPatrol Activity (Game) – Sleeping Pirate – Evan Boards of Review

 
Sunday, December 14
Christmas party
When: Sun, December 14, 12pm – 1pm
Where: Ham Lake Lanes & Lounge, 16465 Minnesota 65, Ham Lake, MN 55304, United States (map)
Description: Christmas party, Ham Lake Lanes from 12:00 to 2:00 Dec. 14th

 
Monday, December 15
Scout Off-site Meeting
When Mon, December 15, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where Pizza Hut, 1 S Pine Dr, Circle Pines, MN 55014, United States (map)
Description: Off-site Meeting – Pizza Hut Tour

 
Friday, December 19
Long term planning - Please watch for further information
Where: Hampton Inn & Suites Lino Lakes, 579 Apollo Dr, Lino Lakes, MN 55014, United States (map)
DescriptionLong Term Planning - Hampton Inn, Lino Lakes

 
Monday, December 22
7:00pm
TLC Meeting

 
Wednesday, December 24
Christmas Eve
Thursday, December 25
Christmas Day

 
Monday, December 29
No School - No Meeting

 
Wednesday, December 31
New Year's Eve
Thursday, January 1, 2015
New Year's Day

 
Monday, January 5, 2015
Adult Committee Meeting
Weekly Scout Meeting

Monday, January 12, 2015
Weekly Scout Meeting

 
Friday, January 16, 2015
16 – 18 JAN – Winter Campout – Phillipo Scout Camp
Monday, January 19, 2015
Martin Luther King Day
No School - No Scout Meeting

2014 02 February NewsLetter

posted Jan 30, 2014, 9:59 PM by Troop 236 BSA

Hello everyone,

The troop meeting planer for February 2014 is attached. The information has been added to the calendar and is summarized at the end of this email.

There are a number of events coming up soon.
2/17 will be a Court of Honor. We would like to have a Cookies and Cracker Barrel for the snacks after the CofH. There will be a Friends of Scouting presentation during the Court of Honor. In addition, some Webelos express interest in attending one of our CofH and may attend.

2/22 is the Klondike Olympics (Derby). This is a day event based on the Olympics. More information will be coming or see below.
http://threeriv​ers.nsbsa.org/P​ortals/86/hangfiles/2014-Klond​ikeFlyer.pdf

3/2 is the Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser. It is only about a month away. We are expecting to have the same menu as last year; Sausage, Pancakes, French Toast, Juice, Milk and Syrup/butter. We plan on having a camping/tent display like last year and would like some sort of interactive craft in that area. If anyone has any scout pictures or video they would like displayed, please contact Mr Czech. We are planning on a silent auction. I believe we are planning on a Movie/Family Fun night, Fishing/Outdoor, Gardening, Soap and Greeting Card baskets. We will need donations for the first three baskets. We are fielding ideas to improve the auction. Some suggestions are having a starting bid and having a "Buy It Now" price for the early service attendees. Any thoughts on how to advertise the breakfast and ourselves at the breakfast?


I have attached the initial 2014 year plans developed by the scouts at the long term planning meeting. This is the framework upon which we will build the upcoming year. Items will be added and items will be dropped, but we will try to be close to the plan.


Monday, February 3
7:00pm
Adult Committee Meeting
7:00pm
Weekly Scout Meeting
Description
Theme: Communications
Opening and Closing – Kyle – Evolution of communication
Scout Craft or Skill - EDGE – Jamie Tenderfoot EDGE – Taylen Life EDGE – Dylan/Paul Morse Code- Taylen and Ryan
Patrol Meeting Theme – Patrol Leaders
InterPatrol Activity (Game) – Tele-Morse game (relay)
7:00pm
Board of Reviews if needed and scheduled
Monday, February 10
7:00pm
Weekly Scout Meeting
Description
Theme: Communications
Opening and Closing – Blackhawks – Cyber Chip 12 points of Scout Law/ Internet Safety
Scout Craft or Skill - Cyberchip – Videos and Discussions
Patrol Meeting Theme – Klondike Sign-up and Menu
InterPatrol Activity (Game) – Map and Compass – Code – Clues
Monday, February 17
All day
Washington's Birthday (Presidents Day)
7:00pm
Court of Honor
WhenMon, February 17, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Description
Adults - Snack - Cookies and Cracker Barrell and drink
MC – Ryan
Law – Jamie
Oath - Dylan
Candles – Taylen
Slogan – Motto – Paul
Life – Kyle or Eric
MBs
Activities –
Prayer – Dylan
Saturday, February 22
7:00am
Klondike Olympics
WhenSat, February 22, 7:00am – 5:30pm
WhereRum River Scout Camp (map)
Description: Klondike Olympics
Start Date/Time: Saturday, February 22, 2014 7:30 AM
End Date/Time: Saturday, February 22, 2014 5:00 PM
Boy Scouts Location: Rum River Scout Camp
Description:
Medium-small black squareEvents: will include a variety of Olympic competitions and activities
Medium-small black squareSleds: Dust off your Troop Sleds. The sleds will be used for an event during the day.
Medium-small black squareCountries: Each Troop needs to have a creative country name. Include a few facts about your country such as location, population, language, and primary product export. This info will be announced during the opening ceremonies. Note: although “national anthems” are not required, they are encouraged.
Medium-small black squareFlags: Create a flag representing your “country.” The flags will be presented during the opening ceremonies. Medium-small black squareRegistration: https://scoutin​gevent.com/?trk​londikeolympics​2014 Medium-small black square$15.00 youth/adult participant, until Thursday, February 6th 11:59PM CT
Medium-small black square$5.00 youth/adult staff
Medium-small black squareInformation Packet: Available for download and can be found under http://threeriv​ers.nsbsa.org/P​ortals/86/hangfiles/2014-Klond​ikeFlyer.pdf
Questions: Contact Kevin Conelly (kevin.conelly3​@gmail.com) or Steve Smuder (ssmuder@gmail.​com)
Monday, February 24
7:00pm
TLC Meeting
Description Troop Leadership Committee Meeting - Plan for the coming month
Monthly Theme: Pioneering
Saturday, March 1
Start talking about Many Point
8:00am
Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge
Sunday, March 2
7:30am
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
When: Sun, March 2, 7:30am – 12:30pm
Where: St Joseph Church of Lino Lakes, Elm Street, Lino Lakes, MN, United States (map)
Description: Pancake, Sausage and French Toast with Juice and Milk
Silent Auction
Displays
Monday, March 3
7:00pm
Adult Committee Meeting
Weekly Scout Meeting
Sunday, March 9
Daylight Saving Time Begins
Monday, March 10
7:00pm
Weekly Scout Meeting
Saturday, March 15
4:00pm
Eckart Family Benefit for Medical Bills
When: Sat, March 15, 4:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: St Joseph Church of Lino Lakes, Elm Street, Lino Lakes, MN, United States (map)
Description: This is being put on by St. Joseph. The troop will be involved in games for children.

2013 11 November Newsletter

posted Nov 15, 2013, 8:32 PM by Troop 236 BSA

Troop 236 Parent Meeting

Meeting Agenda

November 4, 2013

Present:

 

Cassie Routhe

Dawn George

Cyndi Eckart

Jackie Loken

Steve Zyvoloski

Bruce Moffat

Julie Martin

Kathy Mezey

John Czech

 

Next meeting:

 

 

December 2, 2013 – TBD – as the family Christmas party is   scheduled for December 2nd.

 

 

 

Agenda Items

·         Statement Regarding Political Speech

o   Need a complete review and update of the parent handbook – volunteers are needed to get this done. 

§  John to revise and send to Cyndi to review and then present to the parent committee.

 

·         Troop Ribbons – Keli

o   We do need new cording for a lot of the ribbons.  Dawn George volunteered to go to JoAnn Fabric and pick up new cording.

o   A new Troop flag has arrived and looks great, thank you John for taking care of this.

 

·         Recruitment Committee – Rocky Levercom, Cyndi Eckart and John Czech

o   Upcoming opportunities

§  Nothing upcoming that we know about however we did miss an opportunity to recruit at a Northern Star Council event.  Need to work on getting better information ahead of time and planning for next year.

o   Halloween party; pass out the flyers and business cards next year.

o   The Pancake breakfast will be a great opportunity to put some information on the tables

 

·         Next year’s High Adventure

·         The Scouts have not yet chosen a place or time.

o   Come up with a 2014 and 2015

§  Cost cap for 2014, should be small due to short term fundraising opportunities

o   One with a short term plan and one for a long term plan

o   It was decided that we would give them options i.e. hiking biking canoeing climbing and then research options from there

·         Per John’s suggestion the parents will be creating the voting ballot for the November TLC meeting.

o   It was decided to first determine what they want to do on the high adventure for 2014 and the ballot will consist of 4 options:

§  Hiking

§  Biking

§  Canoeing

§  Climbing

o   Once they vote on the area they want to focus on we the parents will do the research and determine options available and then let the boys vote on that.  Once all of the voting is complete a plan will be set in motion to get the boys ready for high adventure.

 

·         Need a shed cleanup

·         This needs to happen before next spring.

o   Gary could build a slot for the tables, the tables belong to the church that need to stay in there since the church lends us the shed space

o   Parents will set a date for shed clean up, John to check with the church on availability in March

o   Bring hooks, shelving etc, we will use whatever we have available.

Fundraising and Finance

·         Herberger’s – Julie Martin

o   Feedback

§  Saturday all day, Friday night or Wednesday into the evening will be our desired spots to fill for next time as they are the most lucrative for the boys

§  Need to sell 75 books in order to get the kick back from the event we did not quite make that goal we will get the profit from the books but not the kick back during the sale.

§  No Sunday nights, no more than three boys and must have two adults for each shift.  It does not pay to have more than three boys at each door for each shift

§  Did much better at Rosedale than Northtown

o   Any upcoming dates

§  Will sign up again in Spring

 

·         Wreath Sales

o   Wreaths have been ordered and are set to be delivered to Jackie’s on the 14th for sorting on the 16th.

o   11/16 is sorting at Jackie’s at 11 AM

o   Bring something to share.  Jackie is requesting something small as there will be lots of food to share nothing big is needed.

o   Similar to last year. 

§  After reviewing the orders and the quantities, we need to fill Moffat’s order first due to volume, we can avoid open cases by doing this.  Jackie will do this when the wreaths arrive as Bruce will be picking them up early.

§  In order of form.  Parents you MUST accompany your son if they sold wreaths, it will be your responsibility to ensure you and your son receive the wreaths that were ordered.

§  We will have checkpoint to ensure the order are correct but instead of partnering the boys with each other we found it works better if they are paired with their parent for this process.

 

o   Rewards

§  Need to decide on a reward, some ideas thrown out were the raptor center, ice climbing, base camp.

·         We will take this up during the next parent meeting as we were running short on time this was tabled for the next meeting

·         Pancake Breakfast

o   Cyndi will check on availability with St. Joe’s for the possible dates in March

 

·         Dues

o   We will increase our yearly dues to $85/year for each Scout

o   We will increase our yearly dues to $30/year for each registered Adult Leader

o   Dues to the troop by December 1

o   If you have not given your dues to Mr. Zyvoloski, please be sure to do so this month.  You can use your scouts account for this, just sign the appropriate documents to ensure this is completed.

Event Review

·         November

o   18th – Court of Honor – Pies, Cakes, Bars and a drink

 

·         December

o   Long Term planning

§  December 6, 2013 – First Lutheran Church, will be setting up Christmas Decorations as a service project

o   Down Syndrome Christmas party

§  Date still unknown, John will continue to follow up

o   Troop family Christmas party

§  December 2nd is the date that was chosen.

§  December 9th – Love to Grow On will be having their holiday party so we will not be meeting at Galilee that night, John will be looking into alternative locations for another meeting

Upcoming Events

·         Woodworking Merit Badge – Jackie

o   After holidays – January or February

·         Winter Camping – typically MLK weekend.

o   Rum River

o   One shelter

o   Including 1st and 2nd year Webelos

o   More planning to be done during the next parent meeting and TLC

 

TASK LIST

John Czech – revise the parent handbook and forward to Cyndi

John Czech – follow up with contacts regarding the Down Syndrome Christmas party

Dawn George – to go to JoAnn Fabric to o pick up new cording

Cyndi Eckart – Create a ballot for the boys to vote on High adventure

Cyndi Eckart – Contact St. Joe’s to set a date for the pancake breakfast sometime in March.

 

2013 10 October Parent Meeting

posted Oct 21, 2013, 4:26 PM by Troop 236 BSA

Troop 236 Parent Meeting

Meeting Minutes

October 7, 2013

Present:

 

Vicki Paraschou

Jackie Loken

Cory Lehman

Keli Moffat

Cindy Eckert

Cathy Mezey

Dawn George

 

Next meeting:

 

 

November 4, 2013

 

 

 

Agenda Items

·         Statement Regarding Political Speech

o   Handed off the Parent Handbook to Corey

·         Troop Ribbons – Keli

o   Mr. Czech explained that having lots of ribbons on the flag is a point of honor.  The troop has a flag pole that will hold a number of ribbons, and Mr. Czech would like to have that refinished and have enough ribbons back to fill that pole.

o   We will create the banners for the ribbons which are not on the flagpole, and will rotate ribbons off the flagpole as new ones are added.

o   A new Troop flag has been ordered.

·         Recruitment Committee – Rocky Levercom, Cindy Eckert and John Czech

o   October Roundtable was a Webelos recruitment event.

§  Cindy and Dylan Eckert and Steve Zyvoloski attended.

§  Lessons learned

·         Come earlier to set up

·         Scoutmaster must be there

·         5-8 Scouts should come

·         When we go to ManyPoint is an important selling point for many Webelos

·         Many Troops had giveaways

·         Each Troop displayed Troop and U.S. flags

·         October is recruitment month for many troops

§  Lots of Webelos attended.

§  We may have three boys joining us because of it.

§  Cindy Eckert will chair this for next year.

·         Next year’s High Adventure

·         The Scouts have not yet chosen a place or time.

·         John suggested that the parents will provide a ballot for the boys for the November TLC.

·         Need a shed cleanup

·         This needs to happen next spring.

Fundraising and Finance

·         Herberger’s – Julie Martin

o   November date has been confirmed.

o   Most everybody has signed up.

·         Wreath Sales

o   Lowered prices to be competitive with Cubs

o   Some other groups started selling just after labor day

o   Orders due at Halloween party

o   11/16 is sorting at Jackie’s at 11 AM

o   Bring something to share.

o   Similar to last year. 

§  In order of form.

§  Fill with partners.

o   Rewards

§  Ice climbing

§  Raptor Center

·         Dues

o   We will increase our yearly dues to $85/year for each Scout

o   We will increase our yearly dues to $30/year for each registered Adult Leader

o   Dues to the troop by December 1

Event Review

·         September 14, 2013 – Highway Cleanup

·         September 20-22, 2013 - Fall Camporee

·         September 23, 2013 - Base Camp

·         September 27-29, 2013 – OA Conclave

·         October 5-6, 2013 - Webelos Experience at Stearns

o   Had difficulty finding things you needed in Troop Trailer.  So need to re-organize the troop trailer a bit.  Pretty well-organized, otherwise.

·         October 5, 2013 - 3-Way Art Merit Badge

Upcoming Events

·         October 11-13, 2013 – Camping

o   Spirit Lake

o   Meet at Galilee at 5:30

o   Need a couple parents to help as Bruce needs to leave on Sunday morning.

o   5-6 kids, probably

o   Food - $15, Gas - $5; so $20 / Scout

·         October 26, 2013 - Horsemanship Merit Badge - Jackie

o   1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

o   Leadership Patrol activity

o   $48

o   Paul, Ray, Lee signed up + one more.  Need 5.  Signed up for 8.

o   Need to know by end of the week.

·         October 26 and 27, 2013 – Northtown Herberger’s

·         October 28, 2013 - Halloween party 6:30 – 8:30 for party

o   Setup beforehand

o   Lee volunteered mom to do dirt pudding.

o   Everyone to bring a bag of candy

o   $5 pizza (give money to Corey)

o   Bring something to share (maybe healthy)

o   Inviting Webelos

·         November 3, 2013 – Northtown Herberger’s

·         December 6, 2013 – long term planning at First Lutheran Church along with setting up Christmas decorations.

·         Woodworking Merit Badge – Jackie

o   After holidays – January or February

·         Winter Camping – typically MLK weekend.

o   Rum River

o   One shelter

o   Including 1st and 2nd year Webelos

 

 

2013 09 September Meeting Minutes

posted Sep 28, 2013, 9:53 PM by Troop 236 BSA

Troop 236 Parent Meeting

Meeting Minutes

September 9, 2013

Present:

 

Steve Zyvoloski

Cindy Eckert

Cathy Mezey

Kassie Routhe

Steve Routhe

Jackie Loken

Bruce Moffat

Josh Barrett

Julie Martin

Vicki Paraschou

Rocky Levercom

 

Next meeting:

 

 

October 7, 2013

 

 

Action Items from August

·         Statement Regarding Political Speech – Corey Lehman

o   John told us that there is a parent handbook which covers the policy for leaders as stated by the National BSA. 

o   We will review that statement, along with the rest of the handbook at our next parent meeting.

·         Troop Ribbons – All Scout Moms

o   Keli will continue to bring the ribbons to troop meetings.

o   Jackie will bring a roll of paper.

o   Vicki donated a box of buttons.

o   We will need more buttons.

o   Everyone should bring needle and thread, along with additional buttons.

·         Recruitment Committee – Rocky Levercom, Cindy Eckert and John Czech

o   Pack 36 is able to recruit at Centennial Elementary

Agenda Items

·         Herberger’s – Julie Martin

o   www.CommunityDayEvent.com

o   Split selling between selling in store and selling “door to door”

o   Also donate a percentage to the troop.

 

·         Ask for Christmas donations

 

Upcoming Events

·         September 14, 2013 – Highway Cleanup

o   10 AM - 12, meet at Galilee

o   Bring $5 for Subway

·         September 20-22, 2013 - Fall Camporee

o   Leaving around 6PM

o   Sign-up by 9/11

o   $15 + $15 for food

o   Indiana Jones Theme – Search of the 12 Laws of Scouting

o   At Stearns

·         September 23, 2013 - Base Camp

o   The kids need to be at Base Camp at least 30 minutes before the program starts

o   Jackie will need to let us know when to meet at Galilee.

o   Below 12, 2 hour program ($10).

·         September 27-29, 2013 – OA Conclave

o   Have not heard from OA regarding this.  Keli will follow up.

o   On following up, Keli found that the boys’ names had not been turned in.  They are to go to the conclave and will register upon arrival.  The parents have been forwarded the information.

o   The Scouts who were called out were: Lee Moffat, Ray Loken, Dylan Eckert, Dominic Routhe and Mitchell Risley.

o   The parents will coordinate getting their Scouts to Camp Ajawah

·         October 5-6, 2013 - Webelos Experience at Stearns

o   Dylan will be there.

o   Mr. Czech will be recruiting others.

·         October 5, 2013 - 3-Way Art Merit Badge

o   10 AM – 4 PM

o   3 way merit badge (photography, sculpture and art)

o   Grace Loken is leading

o   Meet at Loken’s and go to Loch Ness from there.

o   Will need drivers

·         October 11-13, 2013 - Bay Lake Camp

o   Bruce will check on whether parents can come help and stay in cabins.

o   Bruce will talk to Brenda about costs, etc.

o   Keli will send out an email about which parents are interested in joining the troop.

·         October 26, 2013 - Horsemanship Merit Badge

o   1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

o   Leadership Patrol activity

o   $48

o   In Barn, in ring.  Caring for and riding horse.

o   Certified to lead merit badges.

o   Paul, Ray, Lee signed up.  Need 5.  Signed up for 8.

o   $25 (or so) if an adult wants to ride.

o   Jackie will confirm details

·         October 26 and 27, 2013 – Northtown Herberger’s

o   Saturday, 6-8; Sunday, 4-8

o   Scout Schedule to come

·         October 28, 2013 - Halloween party

o   Webelos will be invited

·         November 3, 2013 – Northtown Herberger’s

o   Sunday, 6-8;

o   Scout Schedule to come

·         December – long term planning at First Lutheran Church along with setting up Christmas decorations

o   More than likely, the first Friday of December (12/6)

o   Keli will confirm

·         Woodworking Merit Badge

o   Jackie has set no date.

o   May go into the winter.

Additional Items

·         National Dues increasing

o   Dues increasing from $15 to $24

o   Now need to reregister by end of December.

o   Our yearly dues have been $75/year.

o   We will increase our yearly dues to $85/year for each Scout

o   We will increase our yearly dues to $30/year for each registered Adult Leader

o   Dues to the troop by December 1

·         Next year’s High Adventure

·         Kids will decide on a high adventure for 2014 at the September TLC

·         Once the kids have made their choice, parents can help to make plans for the trip.

Action Items

·         All

o   Bring needle, thread and button to work on Troop Ribbon Banner

·         Bruce

o   Details for Bay Lake Camp weekend

·         Grace

o   3-Way Art Merit Badge Day

·         Jackie

o   Bring a roll of paper to plan Troop Ribbon Banner

o   Base Camp – fill in details

o   Horsemanship Merit Badge – fill in details

o   Woodworking Merit Badge – set date

·         John

o   Recruit Scouts for Webelos Experience

·         Keli

o   Continue bringing Troop Ribbons

o   OA details

o   Inquire with Troop parents regarding interest in going to Bay Lake Camp for troop weekend (10/11-13)

o   Christmas Decorating and Long-Term Planning Night at First Lutheran Church – Confirm date

Next Meeting Agenda Items

·         Need a shed cleanup

·         Herberger’s Fundraising Day – Scout Scheduling

 

 

2013 03 March Newsletter

posted Mar 25, 2013, 8:13 PM by Troop 236 BSA

Hello everyone.

Many things will be happening over the next few months. Tuesday, March 26th, the troop will attend the Centennial pool open swim to test for rank requirements and for summer camp.

Yes, it is time to start thinking about Many Point Summer Camp. We need to know who plans on attending Many Point this year. Any scouts who plans on attending needs to pay a $50 deposit April 1st. The deposit can be paid from a scout's troop account. I will have account information at the next weekly scout meeting. Scouts 14 and older can sign up for the Water Sports Outpost or the Amazing Pace (these cost an extra $40 and the deposit increases to $75). The Press Corps is also an option. Take a look at the Many Point website or the leader guide for more Many Point information.
http://www.manypoint.org/
http://www.manypoint.org/sites/default/files/2013%20Leaders%20Guide.pdf

Another big upcoming event is the Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on April 14th (Pancakes, sausage, butter, syrup, milk, juice and coffee and half and half). Scouts should plan on being at St. Joe's from 7:30 AM to 2 PM. Breakfast will be served from 8 AM to 12:45 PM. We are setting up Silent Auction Basket sale. We still need items for some of the baskets. I will be sending out more information about the Breakfast and other fund raiser details.
1 - Grilling basket is almost complete
2 - Movie basket is completed
3 - Garden basket is being created by Linnea Derby
4 - Card basket is being created by Jackie Loken
5 - Soap basket is being created by Keli Moffat
More information will be at https://sites.google.com/site/troop236mn/fundraising/2012-silent-auction. It is not updated at this moment, but you can see a list of baskets and suggested items.

Look through the following events for a general idea of what is happening in the next few months. Some other events are possible. We wil get details out as we get them.

Monday, March 25
7:00pm
TLC Meeting
Description Troop Leadership Committee Meeting - Plan for the coming month Monthly Theme: Physical Fitness
Tuesday, March 26
Swim - Centennial Pool Open Swim
When: Tue, March 26, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Centennial High School Pool (map)
Description: Open swim for requirements. Cost is $2 per swimmer or $5 per family. Test for summer camp or rank requirements.
Sunday, March 31
Easter
Monday, April 1
7:00pm
Many Point Deposits Due $50
Adult Committee Meeting
Weekly Scout Meeting
Monday, April 8
7:00pm
Weekly Scout Meeting
Sunday, April 14
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
When: Sun, April 14, 7am – 1pm
Where: St. Joesph Catholic Church, Lino Lake, MN 55014 (map)
Description: We have locked in Sunday April 14th. As of today there are no breakfasts the Sunday before or after ours so we should have a good turnout. We will be having a silent auction during the breakfast. Every scout family needs to participate.
Monday, April 15
Many Point Deposits Due
Which Many Point Site next year?
Weekly Scout Meeting
Monday, April 22
Distribute hangers for Scouting for Food
Weekly Scout Meeting
Saturday, April 27
Scouting for Food
When: Sat, April 27, 9:30am – 1:00pm
Where: St. Marks and final drop off at Our Saviour's (map)
Monday, April 29
7:00pm
TLC Meeting
Friday, May 3
5:30pm
Tree Rivers Spring Camporee - Star Wars
When: Fri, May 3, 5:30pm – Sun, May 5, 12:30pm
Where: TBD (map)
Monday, May 6
7:00pm
Adult Committee Meeting
Weekly Scout Meeting
Board of Review
Sunday, May 12
Mother's Day
Monday, May 13
7:00pm
Weekly Scout Meeting - Cemetary Cleanup
Cemetery Cleanup - service project
WhenMon, May 13, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
WhereSt. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery (map)
Friday, May 17
5:30pm
Bay Lake Camping Trip
When: Fri, May 17, 5:30pm – Sun, May 19, 12:30pm
Where: Bay Lake Camp, MN (map)
DescriptionBay Lake Camping Trip - Scout Tenting, maybe Parent Cabins?
Monday, May 20
7:00pm
Court of Honor
Monday, May 27
All day
Memorial Day
7:00pm
TLC Meeting
Saturday, June 1
Remainder of Many Point funds due
Monday, June 3
7:00pm
Adult Committee Meeting
Weekly Scout Meeting
Monday, June 10
7:00pm
Weekly Scout Meeting
Thursday, June 13
Bike Camping trip
When: Jun 13 – 14, 2013
Sunday, June 16
Father's Day
Monday, June 17
7:00pm
Weekly Scout Meeting
Monday, June 24
7:00pm
TLC Meeting
Monday, July 1, 2013
7:00pm
Adult Committee Meeting
Weekly Scout Meeting
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Independence Day
Monday, July 8, 2013
Weekly Scout Meeting
Sunday, July 14, 2013
2013 Many Point Summer Camp Trip 7/14-20
When: Sun, July 14, 2013, 9am – Sat, July 20, 2013, 3pm
Where: Many Point Scout Camp, MN (map)
Description: 2013 Many Point Summer Camp Trip 7/14-20 - Two Harbors
Monday, July 22, 2013
7:00pm
Court of Honor

2013 02 February Newsletter

posted Feb 11, 2013, 9:36 PM by Troop 236 BSA

Hello Everyone,
While there are not many weekly meetings this month, there are many special events. There is a Court of Honor with a Friends of Scouting presentation and a Cookie Dough sales presentation. Please make sure your scout has talked to Mr. Czech if they plan to advance at this CofH.
There is the Klondike Derby on Saturday 2/16th at Rum River Scout Camp.
There is a Merit Badge Saturday scheduled for March 2nd covering Citizenship in World. Plans to be finalized.
We have locked in Sunday April 14th for the Pancake Breakfast. As of today there are no breakfasts the Sunday before or after ours so we should have a good turnout. We will be having a silent auction during the breakfast. Every scout family needs to participate.
Adult Committee Meeting
Weekly Scout Meeting
When: Mon, February 4, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Description
Theme: Citizenship
Opening: Blackhawks - Flag Etiquette and history
Scout craft or skill:History of Circle Pines, MN - Eric and Russell
Patrol Meeting Theme: Rights and duties of a citizen - Lawyer
- Bacon log - Older Scouts
InterPatrol Activity\Game: Frantic Object - Ray
Board of Review
Description: Board of Reviews if neccessary. Scouts need to have interview with the ScoutMaster and the ScoutMaster OK's/Schedules the BoR. The BoR needs be done if a scout wants to be awarded a new rank at the up coming Court of Honor. Tenderfoot, 2nd Class & 1st Class
Court of Honor
When: Mon, February 11, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Description: We are planing an ice cream bar for the Court of Honor on January 28th. There is a list of who is bringing what. If we need more, we may be contacting the parents. Friends of Scouting presentation. Cookie Dough Sales start.
Three Rivers Winter Klondike (Star Wars)
When: Sat, February 16, 9am – 4pm
Where: Rum River Boy Scout Camp, MN (map)
Rum River Scout Camp - Feb 16th, 2013
Monday, February 18
Presidents Day
No Weekly Scout Meeting - Presidents' Day
Description: No school due to Presidents's day
TLC Meeting
When: Mon, February 25, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Description Troop Leadership Committee Meeting - Plan for the coming month Monthly Theme: Physical Fitness
Friday, March 1
Start talking about Many Point
Saturday, March 2
Merit Badge Citizenship in the World
When: Sat, March 2, 9am – 4pm
Description: No current plans.

2012 12 December Newsletter

posted Dec 4, 2012, 8:22 PM by Troop 236 BSA



Here is the tenative plans for the coming months. I have attached a copy of the preliminary long term planning document. Please look at it to see if there are any conflicts. 


Monday, December 10
Weekly Scout Meeting -Down Syndrome Party
When: Mon, December 10, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Galilee Baptist Church, Circle Pines, MN 55014 (map)
Description: Down Syndrome party night This is a service project. We help entertain the children (1 to 25 years old - or so +/- ) so that the parents can socialize with each other.
 

Monday, December 17
7:00pm
Adult Committee Meeting
Description: Discuss long term planning goal. (upstairs)
7:00pm
Weekly Scout Meeting (Upstairs)
Description:
Theme: Scouting Heritage
Opening: Eagle Patrol - Scout History in the Twin Cities
Scout craft or skill: Mr. Bonnell - Scout History (Books, requirements, etc) - MB
Patrol Meeting Theme: Older Scout Patrol - election
InterPatrol Activity\Game: Englich Ball (Eric) 

Monday, December 24
NO Weekly Scout Meeting - Christmas Eve

Monday, December 31
NO Weekly Scout Meeting - New Year's Eve

Monday, January 7, 2013
Adult Committee Meeting - discuss Winter Camping Events
Weekly Scout Meeting
Description
Theme: Winter Camping
Opening: Older Scout Patrol - C-O-L-D
Scout craft or skill: Kyle - Winter Clothing demo
Patrol Meeting Theme: Invite Webelos
InterPatrol Activity\Game: Burn the String - Russell and Eric 

Monday, January 14, 2013
Weekly Scout Meeting
Description:
Theme: Winter Camping
Opening: Leadership Patrol - Safe Snow Forts
Scout craft or skill: Kyle - Snow shelters; Ray - Winter nutrition
Patrol Meeting Theme: Menu planning
InterPatrol Activity\Game: Kim's Game (Mr. Czech) 

Friday, January 18, 2013
5:00pm
MLK Winter Campout
When: Fri, January 18, 2013, 5:00pm – Sun, January 20, 2013, 12:30pm
Where: Stearns Boy Scout Camp, 3303 County Road 44, South Haven, MN (map)
Description: Winter Campout Weekend
 - Heritage Lodge http://www.nort​hernstarbsa.org​/Forms/Camping/​MapOfStearns.pd​f


Monday, January 21, 2013
No Weekly Scout Meeting after winter campout

 Monday, January 28, 2013
7:00pm
TLC Meeting
Description Troop Leadership Committee Meeting - Plan for the coming month Monthly Theme: 

Monday, February 4, 2013
Adult Committee Meeting
Weekly Scout Meeting


Monday, February 11, 2013
Weekly Scout Meeting

 Saturday, February 16, 2013
Three Rivers Winter Klondike (Star Wars)
When Sat, February 16, 2013, 9am – 4pm
Where Rum River Boy Scout Camp, MN (map)
Description Time and location are a guess at this time. 

Monday, February 18, 2013
Weekly Scout Meeting

Monday, February 25, 2013
TLC Meeting

2012 11 November Newsletter

posted Nov 10, 2012, 8:26 AM by Troop 236 BSA

Here is an updated schedule for November. There are a couple of additions. Wreath sorting was added November 17th. THere will also be a lock-in at First Lutheran, St. Paul on November 30th. Please double check the return date as the event gets closer.

Monday, November 5
7:00pm
Adult Committee Meeting
Weekly Scout Meeting
Description
Theme: Ethics Games
Opening: Eagles - Folding the American Flag - Display and respect for...
Scout craft or skill: Ethics Actiities - Mr. Czech
Patrol Meeting Theme: Nominations for Troop and Patrol positions
InterPatrol Activity\Game: Kill Ball (Koosh) - Logan
Tuesday, November 6
Election Day
Sunday, November 11
Veterans Day
Monday, November 12
7:00pm
Board of Review
Weekly Scout Meeting
Description
Theme: Ethics Games
Opening: Mammoths - Sportsmanship
Scout craft or skill: Rights and Duties of a Citizen - Guest
Patrol Meeting Theme: Elections
InterPatrol Activity\Game: Mushroom Buddy - Ryan
******NEW******
Saturday, November 17
12:00pm
Wreath Sorting
Where: Loken, 10151 Hupp St., Blaine MN 55014 (map)
Description: Sort and pickup Christmas Wreaths
Monday, November 19
7:00pm
Court of Honor
Description
Openning and Closing - Troop
MC - Dylan Ideals - Parry, Ryan and Ray
Ranks - Paul, Lee
Merit Badges - Dominik
Candles - Logan
Events - Jamie
Refreshments - Cookies, Bars and cakes
Drinks by Loken, Anyone want to donate plates?
Thursday, November 22
Thanksgiving
Monday, November 26
7:00pm
TLC Meeting
Description Troop Leadership Committee Meeting - Plan for the coming month Monthly
Theme: Scouting Heritage
******NEW******
Friday, November 30
5:00pm
Lock-in at First Lutheran
When: Fri, November 30, 5pm – ? Sun, December 2, 1pm ?
Where: 463 Maria Avenue, Saint Paul, MN (map)
Description: Lock-in at First Lutheran - MB activities (Personal Managerment?)
Monday, December 3
6:30pm
Christmas Party/Weekly Scout Meeting
Description: Pizza night - Frozen and ready to bake & dessert
- *NEW* Look at Music MB requirements 1 & 4 - Skits (note: starts early)
Adult Committee Meeting
Monday, December 10
7:00pm
Weekly Scout Meeting
Monday, December 17
7:00pm
Weekly Scout Meeting
Tuesday, December 25
Christmas
Monday, December 31
New Year's Eve
Monday, January 7, 2013
7:00pm
Weekly Scout Meeting
Monday, January 14, 2013
7:00pm
Weekly Scout Meeting
******NEW******
Friday, January 18, 2013
5:00pm
MLK Winter Campout
Sunday, January 20, 2013
» 12:30pm
MLK Winter Campout
Monday, January 21, 2013
Martin Luther King, Jr's Day

2012 10 October Newsletter

posted Oct 11, 2012, 9:21 PM by Troop 236 BSA

Christmas wreaths fundraiser will be starting. Please make any checks out to “Troop 236”. Delivery will be starting in the week of 11/14 (The week before Thanksgiving). Look at https://sites.google.com/site/troop236mn/fundraising for more information.

Classic Wreath................................................. $18.00

Victorian Wreath............................................. $25.00

Cranberry Splash Wreath................................. $27.00

Classic Spray.................................................... $16.00

Victorian Spray................................................ $21.00

Cranberry Splash Spray.................................... $23.00

Candlelit Centerpiece...................................... $28.00

Living Tree....................................................... $24.00

25’ Garland...................................................... $26.00

50’ Garland...................................................... $42.00

EZ Hanger.......................................................... $1.75

Christmas Light Set........................................... $3.75

 
A weekend must be picked for a Farm Visit/Camping Trip. The recommend date is 10/13-14. The trip is to a family dairy farm near Bowerville MN. Other features is a visit to a Veterans Memorial in Long Prairie and a possible visit to an Amish Farm. Check in to Animal Science and Farm Mechanics MB requirements.
http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Animal_Science
http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Farm_Mechanics

Unfortunately, that is the same weekend of the National Weather Service Scout Day. It is a half day event at the National Weather Service in Chanhassen MN. There the scout can fulfill all except one of the requirements for the Weather Merit Badge. The last requirement is a presentation to the troop. Once that is done, any Weather Merit Badge councilor (such as the ones up at Many Point) can sign off on the card. This is an individual activity, but a group of scouts could plan to go together.
http://www.northernstarbsa.org/UploadedFiles/file/Activities/NWSDAY2012flier.pdf

October 18th and 19th is MEA.

There will also be a Northern Star Council All Night Ride-a-thon at Nickelodeon Universe on October 19th.
unlimited rides all night, from 11:00p.m.-5:00 a.m.!
Event will be held Friday, October 19 from 11:00 p.m. to October 20 5:00 a.m. Cost is $36 per person and includes all-night rides and potential bonus prizes (see below).
We need at least 600 people to register in order to hold this event, and space is limited to 1500. Normal attendance is 3,000+, which means no lines!
Everyone registered will receive:
•If 600 people register, everyone gets 10 Arcade Tokens
•If 800 people register, everyone gets 20 Arcade Tokens
•If 1000 people register, everyone gets a $5 concession voucher
•For every 100 registrations over 1000, $1000 in prizes will be given away during the night, with potentially $5000 being given away!
http://www.northernstarbsa.org/News.aspx?articleID=1321
http://nickrides.eventbrite.com/

We expect to have a Halloween party on October 29th. 

The University of Scouting's Fall Semester will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2012, 8:30AM – 4:30PM and Osseo High School will be hosting our event this fall. This is a day of training, resources, and program planning!
http://training.northernstarbsa.org/info/UniversityOfScouting.aspx

We are still looking for $5 donation for a troop cooler. Please give donations to Jackie Loken.

There has been a suggestion that we have a pizza Christmas party (delivery, self-bake or frozen).

Planning has started for the 2013 Pancake Breakfast. We plan on having a silent auction of themed baskets. Please donate to fill these baskets. There is a list of baskets, suggested items and what we already have on the troop website.
https://sites.google.com/site/troop236mn/fundraising
If your scout is interested in the Woodwork MB, please talk with Jackie Loken. Her husband is a merit badge counlor for the Woodwork MB and has a workshop. Jackie would like to organize a weekend where the scouts could meet and work on the MB at the workshop.
 
 
Monday, October 1
7:00pm
Adult Committee Meeting
Weekly Scout Meeting
Description
Theme: Nature    
Opening: Mammoths - Leave No Trace    
Scout craft or skill: Severe Weather Video - "Galileo - Figaro"    
Patrol Meeting Theme: Advancement    
Activity\Game: Priate's Gold - Jamie
 
Monday, October 8
7:00pm
Weekly Scout Meeting
DescriptionTheme: Nature Opening: Eagles - Identifyingt Poison Ivy & Treatment Scout craft or skill: Constellations - Ray Patrol Meeting Theme: Menu (1 large patrol)
 
Saturday, October 13
Farm Campout
When Sat, October 13, 7:30am – Sun, October 14, 8:30am
Where Bowerville, mn (map)
 
Monday, October 15
7:00pm
Weekly Scout Meeting
DescriptionTheme: Nature Opening: Tracks - Water Buffaloe Scout craft or skill: How o predict weather - Weather Rock - Mitchell Patrol Meeting Theme: Advancement (Eagle Project - Eric) Activity\Game: Mitchell Ball - Kevin C.
 
Monday, October 22
7:00pm
TLC Meeting
Description Troop Leadership Committee Meeting - Plan for the coming month    
Monthly Theme: Ethics Games
 
Monday, October 29
7:00pm
Halloween Party - Scout Meeting
Description
Invite Webelos, Games, Food and Haunted Hallway
You should be aware that October 29th is our Halloween Party. We will need parents to help setup and to man the haunted hall. We will set up at 6:30 pm or a little earlier. We are planning to server hot dogs and buns. Parents, please bring a bag of chips, or snack (cookies, bars, candy). We will invite Webelos to visit. If your scout would like to dress up for Halloween, that is fine. Please make sure it is appropriate for scouts and a church.
 
Monthly Planning Items
Description Nov. 2012
Ethics Games
Troop Elections
Museum tour? 22 -
Thanksgiving 19? -
CoH
 
Thursday, November 22
Thanksgiving
Monday, December 3
Adult Committee Meeting
Christmas Party/Weekly Scout Meeting
Description: Pizza night - Frozen and ready to bake

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