Wednesday, July 7, 2021

7 July 2021

 TROOP MEETING MONDAY

We will have a troop meeting Monday night. In-Person at MUMC. 6:30pm-8:00pm.

Troop 1 will continue to require masks at meetings. Some of our members are not able to be vaccinated.  

20-Mile Hike Saturday

MUMC to Licks Unli
mited in Excelsior. 8am-4pm. Sign Up

PHILMONT CREW

Last Crew Meeting - This SUNDAY 8pm. via google meet. We leave in a week! Time to check your toenails 😉!

UPCOMING

Date

Time

Event

Notes

July 5

18:30

PLC Meeting

via Google Meet

July 10

8:00

20 Mile Hike

MUMC to Licks Unlimited in Excelsior

July 11

20:00

Philmont Crew Meeting

https://meet.google.com/mmr-rgrk-bkh

July 12

18:30

Troop Meeting

MUMC

July 15-29

Philmont Scout Ranch

Itinerary 17

July 17

8:30

Service Project

Coldwater Spring

July 19

18:30

Troop Meeting

MUMC

July 24

8:30

Service Project

Coldwater Spring

July 26

18:30

Troop Meeting

Swimming - NOKOMIS LITTLE BEACH

August 2

18:30

Troop Meeting

Swimming & Tests - NOKOMIS LITTLE BEACH

August 9

18:30

Troop Meeting

Swimming & Tests - NOKOMIS LITTLE BEACH

August 15-21

Many Point Scout Camp

Voyaguer Sub Camp, Two Harbors Campsite

August 23

18:30

PLC Meeting

via Google Meet

August 30

18:30

Troop Meeting

MUMC Campout Prep

September 6

18:30

NO Troop Meeting?

(Labor Day)

Sept 10-12


CAMPING

Rum River - Site 7

September 13

18:30

PLC Meeting

via Google Meet

September 20

18:30

Troop Meeting

Elections

September 27

18:30

Court of Honor

MUMC

October 8-10


CAMPING

Fall Camporee - Phillippo

November 12-14


CAMPING

Back-to-the-Woods / Stearns - Deckebeck Lodge

December 10-12


CAMPING

Board Game Camp / Kiwanis -

(Bat Cave + Big Hall + 1 Adirondack)

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SCOUTMASTER'S MINUTE
Nearly 600 years ago, the first recognizable form of the game of golf was played in Scotland.  Over these years the golf ball has evolved.

There are four distinct recognizable stages in the evolution of the golf ball. There is some speculation that the very first golf balls were simply round rocks. 

The first recorded stage involves wooden golf balls. One can imagine how inefficient these wooden balls had to of been.  Especially when struck with a wooden golf club. Maybe this is about the time in the evolution of the game that yelling “Fore!” began as rouge wooden golf balls were flying in all directions.

The second stage was the feathery golf balls.  These were basically leather sacks stuffed with goose feathers. The ball was used for a little over 400 years! The making of this ball was so time-consuming that it was usually sold for more than the club itself. This ball was better than the wood golf ball… but still not very accurate.

The third stage was the Gutty.  This golf ball was only around for about fifty years but changed the game.  Rather than wood or stuffed leather, this ball was made from the dried sap of the Sapodilla tree.  Having more of a rubber-like feel, the sap was heated and formed into ball shapes.  It was with this ball that players discovered that the ball was more accurate after it was played with for a while and received little dents and divots. Hammering handmade divot came into practice with this ball.

The final stage, rubber core golf balls. Replacing the gutty in 1899, this new design with the modern divots we are used to, improved airflow while soaring to the green. 

It’s amazing over the past 600 years, that through trial and error, it was discovered that the little dents and divots in a golf ball make it play better.

When you think about it, Scouting is a lot like these golf balls. Each time we pass off a requirement for a rank advancement, earn a new merit badge, or even fail at a task during camp, we get a dent or divot. The more that we learn, and experience, adds more dimples and dents to our golf ball.  This in turn makes us go farther and straighter down your scouting career. Eventually, as you learn to effectively deploy our scout craft skills, citizenship responsibilities, and leadership skills you will soar so far and straight that you will eventually be flying with the Eagles.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

9 May 2021

TROOP MEETING MONDAY
We will have a troop meeting Monday night. In-Person at MUMC. 6:30pm-8:00pm.
We'll be planning for our campout. Gear, Menu etc. Reminder to Sign up for camp before Tomorrow!
We'll also be meeting with the AoL Den to get them acquainted with how the troop works and learning some fun stuff. 

Masks are still required. Despite the recent change, Troop 1 will continue to require masks. 

FUNDRAISING UPDATE
Thanks to everybody who participated in our Simpls Soup Fundraiser. The troop netted $1100. It was certainly the most delicious fundraiser I've participated in. We'll be doing another one this fall in place of the Pancake breakfast. 

The Philmont Crew sale was also very successful yesterday. Thanks to all who participated and special thanks to the Rozaitis/Wempner family for hosting and to Hillary for the Facebook event!

CAMPING

May 14-June 16 at Wild River State Park Group Site 7 

We'll be camping! This is a purposeful Back-to-the-Woods / "program-free" campout (other than the Philmont crew) but will likely have some advancement opportunities. Scouts should have their Scout handbook. The Philmont Crew will be backpacking all day on Saturday, simulating a backpacking trip.

HEALTH FORMS - All participants must have a completed BSA Health Form part A & B to participate. 

PACKING - If you're not sure what to pack for a weekend campout, check the Scout Handbook. Also here's a list from Scout's Life Magazine

Philmont crew: should pack as they will for SHT & Philmont.

COST - Scouts pay $10 for food. Menus to be planned by patrol(s)/crew on Monday, May 10.

PATROL & TROOP GEAR - Prepped and taken from shed on Monday, May 10 - Dutch Oven(s), Patrol Box(es), tents, etc.

CAMPING DURING COVID-19 • TROOP 1 REQUIREMENTS
1 - All participants must have a negative Covid-19 test after May 7 (within 7 days of departure), and anybody experiencing any cold-like or Covid-19 symptoms will be asked to not participate. I recommend the airport - super fast saliva test and super fast (next day) results.  Be prepared to share results on Friday, May 14.

2- Any Scout sent home from school/sports due to direct exposure should follow the 7-day quarantine rule by MDH unless the direct exposure is within your household. Then follow the 14-day rule. Obviously, participating in this campout cannot happen within the quarantine period.

3- Despite the recent change in MN requirements, Troop 1 will continue to require masks.

4- Scouts will tent alone (mask-free) or with a family member.

5- Adults will drive their own scout to camp. We will NOT meet at MUMC on Friday. 
Scouts should meet at Wild River Group Site #7 at about 7:30pm. It is about a 1:10 drive from MPLS.

FROM THE ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE
Scouts requesting a Board of Review need to do this in this order:
1. Complete all requirements for rank advancement AND have them signed off in your Scout Handbook AND enter them or have them entered into ScoutBook. For the time being, because of Covid and not having in-person meetings for a long time, a copy of your ScoutBook Advancement Report is okay if your Handbook isn't current.
 
2. When No. 1 is all done, schedule a Scoutmaster Conference with Mr. Needleman. Mr. Needleman will then let the Advancement Committee know that you're ready for a Board of Review. 

PHILMONT CREW

We've decided that we'll get the Basic Wicking T-Shirt; Itinerary Print; Dried Sage, color with 3 Text lines:
BSA TROOP 1 • CREW 716D
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
JULY 16-28, 2021
The shirts cost ≈ $25/ea. The cost of one shirt was factored into the overall Philmont Budget.
Please complete the Shirt Order with your size and number of shirts ASAP. I plan to place the order May 18.

DateTimeEventNotes
May 1018:30Troop MeetingCampout Prep
May 14-1619:00CampoutWild River SP Group Site 7
May 1718:30PLC
May 22Pack 1 PWDElectric Llamas - Veteran's Park Richfield
May 2418:30Troop MeetingSHT Planning +
May 298:0015 Mile HikePlan to finish around 2pm. Water, Lunch. Pack.
May 3019:30Philmont Crew MeetingSHT planning
May 31Memorial Day event?TBD - Soldiers & Pioneers?
June 617:00-21:00Pack 1 Blue & GoldVeteran's Park Richfield
June 718:30Troop Meeting
June 128:0020 Mile Hike
June 1319:30Philmont Crew MeetingFinal SHT Planning - if needed
June 1418:30Troop Meeting
June 16-209:00Superior Hiking TrailPhilmont Crew
June 269:0010 Mile HikeLebanon Hills
June 2818:30Troop Meeting
July 109:0010 Mile HikeHyland Hills
July 1218:30Troop Meeting
July 15-29Philmont Scout Ranch
August 15-21Many Point Scout CampVoyaguer Sub Camp, Two Harbors Campsite
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