Sunday, October 7, 2018

7 October 2018

7 October 2018
Troop Meeting Monday, 10/8 6:30-8:00, Camporee Planning

Camporee. Look for another email later this week regarding camp details. A good packing list is found in your Scout Handbook. It'll be chilly and maybe a little wet, so pack accordingly. Nobody leaves MUMC without showing: rain gear, sleeping bag, and a water bottle.  Plan to meet at MUMC at 6pm for 6:30 departure - Baylor Regional Park is about an hour drive from MUMC. 
• Nicholas Brown
• Caeli Casey
• Stuart Champion
• Toby Eichten
• Zachary English
• Theo Holdsworth
• Soren Lewandowski
• Liam McDonald
• Oliver Needleman
• Dylan Spoering
Adults: Corey Needleman, Tuesdae Collopy, Melissa or Mike Brown?
If something is off, please let me know. At this point it doesn't look like we'll need other drivers. 

Eagle Project Saturday 9/13 9am-12pm
If you're not Camping you should be at Zach Jones' Eagle Project one Saturday morning from 9-12 at Ft. Snelling State Park. For more info reach out to Zach @

Fall Camp at Stearns Nov 2-4

This will be a low-key camp. We'll be camping OUTSIDE near Deckenback Lodge. We'll enjoy some leading program with the Pack 1 Cub Scouts and helping the Arrow of Lights build a campfire. We'll hopefully be doing some pioneering as well. 

Pack 1 is staying at Heritage and Gagner Lodges. 
If you have siblings in Pack 1, you can ride up and back with your family, but please plan to stay with the Troop both nights. 
REGISTRATION DUE: Monday Oct 29, No exceptions. 

Upcoming Schedule:
Oct. 12-14: Fall Camporee. 
Oct 13 - Zach Jones Eagle Project 9-12 (for those of you not at camporee, you should help Zach!!!)
Oct. 15 PLC - No Troop Meeting (go sell wreaths and popcorn instead!)
Oct. 22- Troop Meeting: Wreath and Popcorn Sales Due.
Remember to keep your sales money separate!
Oct 26: Concessions for Pack 1 Halloween Party at MUMC 
Oct 29. Troop Meeting (last day to register for fall camp)
Nov 2-4: Fall Camp at Stearns - REGISTER HERE by Oct 29.

Wreath Sales mail-order payment link
If you have anybody that wants to mail order they can pay the troop online, and the seller can then process the mail order. 

"CLASS B" Troop 1 T-Shirt Order
Maroon/Fabric - White/Ink. Adult Sizes.
Poly; Wicking. Not Shiny Nylon; feels like cotton. Not Cotton. We have cotton Sm & Medium. 
Scouts or Parents. 
Feel free to pay online

Merit Badge University
Presented by Alpha Phi Omega – Gamma Psi
Saturday, October 20th, 2018: 8:00am-4:00pm
Registration opens this Thursday, October 4th, 8PM
*This is a popular event and registration is limited to 200 scouts

The registration fee is $25 dollars for the full day or $15 for one badge session. This fee includes lunch, and basic supplies needed to fulfill the requirements of each badge. The fee should be turned in during check-in from 7:30-8:15am. Checks must be made out to “Alpha Phi Omega – Gamma Psi,” to be accepted. Payment can be made at check in on the day of the event.

Registration can be found by following this link:

The Alpha Phi Omega chapter at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, would like to invite you to our event, Merit Badge University. Following the success of previous MBUs, our goal remains to provide badges that will help scouts reach their Eagle Status, as well as badges that will be enjoyable to those who have completed their Eagle requirements.

Scouts will be able to earn two (2) badges through the course of this event. The day will be structured with a morning session, followed by lunch, and then an afternoon session. The same merit badge may be offered during both sessions if demand is high. Chemistry is a full-day badge, meaning it takes both sessions to complete.

For a scout to earn their badge, they MUST complete any pre or post requisites found on the sign-up form, and participate in the activities during their merit badge.

They request Scouts bring your blue cards for each badge.

Badges offered this Fall on October 20th:

  • Communication*
  • Citizenship in the World*
  • First Aid*
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Public Health
  • Environmental Science*
  • Personal Management*
  • Chemistry
* Eagle Required

Scoutmaster Minute

This one isn't original its a fine Jataka tale: The Greedy Crow

Once upon a time there was a fine pigeon who used to live on a nest close to a kitchen. The cooks of the kitchen used to like her very much and often used to feed her grain. She liked the place and her life was fine.

One day a crow saw the pigeon and saw how it was getting wonderful food from the kitchen. Then one day she made friendship with the pigeon, and under the pretext of friendship, she somehow made the pigeon to share the nest with the crow.

The pigeon then told her that they could spend time together discussing politics, religion etc. but when it came to food both had their own ways. So she suggested the crow to search for her own food.

But the crow was impatient and the very reason she had made friends with the pigeon was for the food. The crow wanted meat and all the pigeon got was grains from the kitchen.

It could not wait any longer and ultimately decided that she visit the kitchen directly for the food.

Thinking so, it stealthily crept down the chimney into the kitchen. She got the smell of a fish being curried on the pan. She got greedy and went ahead and tried to get the fish. But in the process she disturbed a laddle, and created a noise. This alerted the cook who was in the neighboring room and he caught hold of the crow and killed it. 

Its easy to see what happened to the crow. What does Greed do to your intelligence?