Saturday, May 25, 2019

25 May 2019

Flags for Memorial Day • Sunday, May 26, 1pm

We'll be flagging graves.
Soldiers and Pioneers Cemetary
Sunday, May 26 at 1pm-3pm. Rain or Shine.

Scouts should be in uniform.
Soldiers & Pioneers is located at Cedar Ave. and Lake Street.
2945 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Service Project: 2 hours.

Eagle Scout Court of Honor • Monday, May 27, 11am • Minnehaha Church • Ben Maruggi


Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day), 11:00 Minnehaha Church 

We need Scouts to arrive at 10:45am 


Troop 1 will be Honoring Ben Maruggi on completion of his Eagle Scout Award. All of Troop 1 is encouraged to attend, families welcome. There will be a reception following the ceremony. 


NO Troop Meeting Monday


Car Wash • June 1 • Sign up for a Shift

We are hoping for some warmer, drier weather to make our second go at a car wash FUNdraiser a success. 
please sign up for a shift. 

SIGN UP HERE

FLYER PDF HERE



June Campout • June 14-16 • Collopy Farm

We'll be patrol style camping at the Collopy Farm. There's a lake with canoes, also there's an option to climb on Sunday (Father's Day). So we may be doing some of that too, Sign-up and weather permitting. Should be a nice and easy, fun campout. SIGN UP

Eagle Scout Court of Honor • June 29, 10:30am • Phillippo Scout Camp • Zach Jones

June 29, 10:30 Phillippo Scout Reservation 
Troop 1 will be Honoring Zach Jones on completion of his Eagle Scout Award. All of Troop 1 is encouraged to attend, families welcome. There will be a reception following the ceremony. 
Ceremony at Friendship Point - You may remember this as the big overlook from the Camporee. 
Refreshments at Powell Shelter. Outdoors - rain or shine. 




Wilderness & Remote First Aid (WRFA) • July 13-14 • Minnehaha Church

In order to head off into the backcountry, each crew must have two trained WRFA members. Leaders must maintain certification getting retrained every two years.  This is open to any scouts or adults age 14 and up. This training is being offered July 13-14 at MMC. I initially was signed up for the June 29-30 course but transferred to attend Zach Jones' Eagle CoH. If you're interested, please register here. There is a Scout discount.


Become an Adult Volunteer - we need YOU!

There are two streams for adult participation: Scoutmaster Corps & Troop Committee.

If you want to wear the uniform and interact with the scouts, participating in events, campouts, and troop meetings, Scoutmaster Corps is for you. If you'd like to camp occasionally, but really would rather be involved in more of the "business side" of things, troop Committee Membership is for you! Scoutmaster Corps should wear the uniform, Committee Chair and a couple other dedicated members of the committee who'd like to camp should wear a uniform. 

We want you to get involved in the troop operations; we need your help. Providing opportunities for scouts requires a fair amount of behind the scenes work from adults. Whether its help with a single event to more of continual volunteer commitment, we have room for you!  Maybe you can help with fundraisers, or a fundraiser, or help with advancement tracking or picking up items from the store, or general camp coordination (making sure there are enough drivers, etc.), or maintaining annual health forms. Simply put, whatever level of assistance you're willing to commit to, we'll gladly take it. Many hands make for lighter work. You don't have to have any experience, you just have to have to be willing. Reach out to our new committee chair, Quentin Randolph, and let him know you're interested.



Upcoming Schedule

DateTimeEventNotes
May 2613:00-15:00Flags on Graves for Memorial Day Soldiers & Pioneers
May 2711:00 AMBen Maruggi Eagle CoHMinnehaha Methodist Church
May 2718:30No Troop Meeting
June 110am-2pmCar WashSign Up Here
June318:30Troop Meeting / Elections / Camp Planning
June 1018:30Court of Honor / Camp Planning
June 14 - June16Camp @ the Collopy FarmSign Up Here
June 1718:30PLC Meeting
June 1916:30Honor Guard for Event @ Mpls Depot
NSC Distinguished Citizen Dinner
Need 12 Scouts
Event Starts at 5:30 / 4:30 call
June 2910:30Zach Jones Eagle Court of Honor@ PhillippoCeremony at Friendship Point
• Refreshments at Powell Shelter
• Outdoors - rain or shine
July 118:30Troop Meeting
July 13 & July 14Wilderness & Remote First AidSign Up Here
TBDSwim Tests for BWCA & Summer Camp, Lake Nokomis.

We'll continue to have troop Meetings and do activities throughout the summer.


Subscribe to the Troop 1 Google Calendar

Google Calendar or in ical format 

BSA Troop 1 Facebook Group

For those of you on Facebook, feel please join our closed group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/mnt3001/

Sunday, May 19, 2019

20 May 2019

Troop Meeting Monday 6:30-8:00pm, MMC

We'll be participating in 50th St Clean-Up. Troop 1 is a sponsor of 50th St. Periodically we provide some service and pick up the trash to keep it looking nice. We will not have a troop Meeting on Memorial Day other than Ben's Eagle CoH at 11:00 (details below). 

A big thanks to Quentin Randolph for taking on the important role of Committee Chair. Peter Edstrom has done excellent work serving in that role over the past couple years and is excited to help Quentin continue the troop's success. Drop them both a note of gratitude if you have a minute. 


Ripley Rendezvous looks like it was a blast. Troop 1 demonstrated they were hearty souls and can have lots of fun, no matter the weather! Pictures are on the Facebook Page









Flags for Memorial Day • Sunday, May 26, 1pm

We'll be flagging graves.
Soldiers and Pioneers Cemetary
Sunday, May 26 at 1pm-3pm. Rain or Shine.

Scouts should be in uniform.
Soldiers & Pioneers is located at Cedar Ave. and Lake Street.
2945 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Service Project: 2 hours.

Eagle Scout Court of Honor • Monday, May 27, 11am • Minnehaha Church • Ben Maruggi


Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day), 11:00 Minnehaha Church 
Troop 1 will be Honoring Ben Maruggi on completion of his Eagle Scout Award. All of Troop 1 is encouraged to attend, families welcome. There will be a reception following the ceremony. 





Car Wash • June 1 • Sign up for a Shift

We are hoping for some warmer, drier weather to make our second go at a car wash FUNdraiser a success. 
please sign up for a shift. 

SIGN UP HERE

FLYER PDF HERE



June Campout • June 14-16 • Collopy Farm

We'll be patrol style camping at the Collopy Farm. There's a lake with canoes, also there's an option to climb on Sunday (Father's Day). So we may be doing some of that too, Sign-up and weather permitting. Should be a nice and easy, fun campout. SIGN UP


Eagle Scout Court of Honor • June 29, 10:30am • Phillippo Scout Camp • Zach Jones

June 29, 10:30 Phillippo Scout Reservation 
Troop 1 will be Honoring Zach Jones on completion of his Eagle Scout Award. All of Troop 1 is encouraged to attend, families welcome. There will be a reception following the ceremony. 
Ceremony at Friendship Point - You may remember this as the big overlook from the Camporee. 
Refreshments at Powell Shelter. Outdoors - rain or shine. 




Wilderness & Remote First Aid (WRFA) • July 13-14 • Minnehaha Church

In order to head off into the backcountry, each crew must have two trained WRFA members. Leaders must maintain certification getting retrained every two years.  This is open to any scouts or adults age 14 and up. This training is being offered July 13-14 at MMC. I initially was signed up for the June 29-30 course but transferred to attend Zach Jones' Eagle CoH. If you're interested, please register here. There is a Scout discount.


Become an Adult Volunteer - we need YOU!

There are two streams for adult participation: Scoutmaster Corps & Troop Committee.

If you want to wear the uniform and interact with the scouts, participating in events, campouts, and troop meetings, Scoutmaster Corps is for you. If you'd like to camp occasionally, but really would rather be involved in more of the "business side" of things, troop Committee Membership is for you! Scoutmaster Corps should wear the uniform, Committee Chair and a couple other dedicated members of the committee who'd like to camp should wear a uniform. 

We want you to get involved in the troop operations; we need your help. Providing opportunities for scouts requires a fair amount of behind the scenes work from adults. Whether its help with a single event to more of continual volunteer commitment, we have room for you!  Maybe you can help with fundraisers, or a fundraiser, or help with advancement tracking or picking up items from the store, or general camp coordination (making sure there are enough drivers, etc.), or maintaining annual health forms. Simply put, whatever level of assistance you're willing to commit to, we'll gladly take it. Many hands make for lighter work. You don't have to have any experience, you just have to have to be willing. Reach out to our new committee chair, Quentin Randolph, and let him know you're interested.



Upcoming Schedule
DateTimeEventNotes
May 2018:30Troop Meeting50th St. clean up
May 257:30-12Mini Harvest @ MMC / 10 mi Hike
May 2613:00Flags on Graves for Memorial Day Soldiers & Pioneers
May 2711:00 AMBen Maruggi Eagle CoHMinnehaha Methodist Church
May 2718:30No Troop Meeting
June 110am-2pmCar WashSign Up Here
June318:30Troop Meeting / Elections
June 1018:30Court of Honor
June 14 - June16Camp @ the Collopy FarmSign Up Here
June 1718:30PLC Meeting
June 1916:30Honor Guard for Event @ Mpls Depot
NSC Distinguished Citizen Dinner
Need 12 Scouts
Event Starts at 5:30 / 4:30 call
June 2910:30Zach Jones Eagle Court of Honor@ PhillippoCeremony at Friendship Point
• Refreshments at Powell Shelter
• Outdoors - rain or shine
July 118:30Troop Meeting
July 13 & July 14Wilderness & Remote First Aidhttp://www.activesrc.com/arc_classes.php
TBDSwim Tests for BWCA & Summer Camp, Lake Nokomis.


We'll continue to have troop Meetings and do activities throughout the summer.


Subscribe to the Troop 1 Google Calendar

Google Calendar or in ical format 

BSA Troop 1 Facebook Group

For those of you on Facebook, feel please join our closed group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/mnt3001/

GEAR SPOTLIGHT - SHARPIE


Every Scout should Mark their gear if they want to keep it.  


There are a variety of means to do this. A simple Sharpie is always a good choice. The rub-a-dub model is intended for clothes and laundry so it doesn't bleed out. Some choose to engrave their harder materials, some use custom iron on laundry tags. Some people use electrical tape or nail polish. Whatever your system, be sure to mark your gear as to not get it confused with all the other gear. Or when it's left behind we know who it belongs to. 

Simply put, if you want to keep your gear, mark it.

Some places to shop for gear: 
  • Brick & Mortar: REI, Repair Lair (experienced gear), Midwest Mountaineering, LL Bean, Cabelas, Scout Shop (sometimes they have really good deals, often over-priced), even non-specialty big-box stores like Walmart & Target have a lot of decent gear.
  • Online: campmor.com, rei.com, sierra.com, backcountry.com, steepandcheap.com, amazon.com, sportsmansguide.com

Scoutmaster's Minute

Turbulence
If you’re ever flying on a plane and there’s some turbulence, you know it doesn’t make you feel good. It doesn’t matter who is sitting next to you – what their religion is, what they look like, what their political views are, if they're wearing deodorant, none of this stuff matters – We reach out and hold their hand because at that moment that’s all we have in the world. If we lived each deal like that would probably be a lot better off. Follow the Scout Law and you'll be there for others at their times of turbulence.




Friday, May 3, 2019

6 May 2019

PLC Meeting, Monday 6:30-8:00pm, MMC

We'll be planning out the remaining meetings until June 14 campout. All Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrols Should Attend.

Car Wash FUNdraiser • May 11, 2019

10am - 2pm
Oxendale's Lot


Tell your friends and neighbors! 

Please Share this Flyer









Ripley Rendezvous • May 17-19  

Camp Ripley • Little Falls, MN
WE NEED ANOTHER DRIVER!!!
Ripley Rendezvous 2019 will be held the Camp Ripley Army National Guard Training Facility, Camp Ripley, Little Falls, MN. This springtime event is truly a unique opportunity to utilize the training facility's ranges and buildings in presenting three distinct levels of involvement. This is a Jamboree style camp, so we'll be tenting and cooking in our site.

We have the following crew registered to attend. 
View Current Registrations

Tomahawk SUMMER CAMP 2019 • July 27 - Aug 3 

Tomahawk Scout Reservation • Chippewa Sub-Camp • Winnebago Site

ALL SCOUTS are highly encouraged to attend. This is the highlight of summer!   Full payment for Scouts ($307) is due to Troop 1 by Memorial Day, May 27*. The troop cannot complete summer camp registrations for scouts not paid by this date. 

Payments can be made via check to Troop 1, or online at our cheddarup link
https://trooponeupcomingevents.cheddarup.com

If you're interested in any financial assistance, Northern Star Council provides Financial Assitance called "Camperships" to help offset camp expenses.

Campership request form 
*We've recently been made aware of some changes that will need to happen regarding the allocation of funds from item sales. More information regarding this will come out as soon as we have a full handle on policy. 


We have these Scouts Registered: View Current Registrations

If you're not on this list but want to be, Sign Up NOW!

Adults interested in being at camp, even if for a day, please reach out and let me know. As always, those able to drive to and/or from camp, that'll be needed!

Currently, we have Corey Needleman, Conan Collopy, Tuesdae Collopy, and Janel Newell listed to be at camp. 
Please fill in your name where if you can drive or pick up and the night's you'll be staying.



BWCA High Adventure 2019 • August 11-17
Sign up by May 7 .    View Current Registrations
We currently have 2 permits reserved and can have a 2 more if anybody is interested, youth or adult.   https://goo.gl/forms/7w8UqUXIMTiorjds2

Troop 1 will send two crews to the BWCA from Sunday, August 11 - Saturday, August 17.

If we get enough adults, we can have up to 18 people divided up into two crews (think-patrols) of no more than 9 each.

Plan: Drive up on Sunday, August 11 & stay the night at the outfitter in Ely. August 12- On the water. August 17- off water & drive home.

Estimated cost $225/Person

GEAR SPOTLIGHT - TENT STAKES

Every Scout should keep 8 tent stakes in their pack. I like to keep my stakes in a nylon stake bag or a Tyvek envelope so they don't get lost or snag any material. 

There are a variety of tent stake styles. Avoid plastic stakes, they break, and get stuck in the ground. My favorites are the Triangle, "hog" style and aluminum hook style (pictured). 

Tent stakes get lost and bent, but they can last for a while when Scouts care for them. They can be used for lots of things such as tarps, etc. Out troop tents do not have stakes. 

Some places to shop for gear: 
Brick & Mortar: REI, Repair Lair (experienced gear), Midwest Mountaineering, LL Bean, Cabelas, Scout Shop (sometimes they have really good deals, often over-priced), even non-specialty big-box stores like Walmart & Target have a lot of decent gear.
Online: campmor.com, rei.com, sierra.com, backcountry.com, steepandcheap.com, amazon.com, sportsmansguide.com


We need you - Become an Adult Volunteer

There are two streams for adult participation: Scoutmaster Corps & Committee.
If you want to wear the uniform and interact with the scouts, participating in events, campouts, and troop meetings, Scoutmaster Corps is for you. If you'd like to camp occasionally, but really would rather be involved in more of the "business side" of things, troop Committee Membership is your jam. 

We want you to get involved in the troop operations, we need your help. Providing opportunities for scouts requires a fair amount of behind the scenes work from adults. Whether its help with one event to more of continual volunteer commitment, we have room for you!  Whatever level of assistance you're able to commit to, we'll find a spot for you. You don't have to have any experience, you just have to have to be willing. Reach out to our committee chair, Peter Edstrom, and let him know you're interested. 

DateTimeEventNotes
May 3-518:00Camporee @ Phillippo
May 618:30PLC Meeting
May 1110-2Car Wash @ OxendalesSign Up Here
May 1318:30Troop Meeting
May 17- May 1918:00Ripley RendezvousNeed second Driver!
May 2018:30Troop Meeting
May 257:30-12Mini Harvest @ MMC / 10 mi Hike
May 2711:00 AMBen Maruggi Eagle CoH
May 278:00 AMMemorial Day @ Soldiers & Pioneers
June 1Car Wash (Backup Date)
June318:30Troop Meeting / Elections
June 14 - June16Camp @ the Collopy Farm
June 1018:30Court of Honor
June 1718:30PLC Meeting
June 1916:30Honor Guard for Event @ Mpls Depot
NSC Distinguished Citizen Dinner
Need 12 Scouts
Event Starts at 5:30 / 4:30 call
June 2910:30Zach Jones Eagle Court of Honor@ PhillippoCeremony at Friendship Point
• Refreshments at Powell Shelter
• Outdoors - rain or shine
July 118:30Troop Meeting
TBDSwim Tests for BWCA & Summer Camp

We'll continue to have troop Meetings and do activities throughout the summer.

Subscribe to the Troop 1 Google Calendar

Google Calendar or in ical format

BSA Troop 1 Facebook Group

For those of you on Facebook, feel please join our closed group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/mnt3001/

Scoutmaster's Minute

Make your own luck.  "Luck is when opportunity meets with preparation." – Seneca

Once upon a time, a former Troop 1 Scout (an Eagle Scout who graduates college next year) had an unfortunate bike accident. He was riding home when a drivers-side car door suddenly opened and he smashed into it a near full speed. He got "doored." He went to the hospital. An arm was broken and the bike was broken. The doctor insisted that the Scout was lucky he'd been wearing a helmet. The Scout was not amused with the Doctor's suggestion that he was in any way "lucky." He told the Doc that he was unlucky. He now had a broken bike, a broken arm (and this wouldn't make playing his violin any easier), and had to break other plans because he was hanging out in the ER instead. He told the Doctor was wearing his helmet on purpose, there was no luck there. He was fortunate he wasn't more severely injured because he'd taken the precaution to wear a helmet but was unlucky that he needed to use it. 

I continue to tell the PLC there is a difference between planning and preparation. Nobody is planning on a bike accident but we can be prepared for one and wear a safety helmet. As the Scout Motto instructs us, "Be Prepared."