Sunday, October 14, 2018

14 October 2018

14 October 2018
PLC Meeting Monday, 10/15 6:30-8:00, No Troop Meeting
Patrol Leaders, Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leaders Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders and Quartermasters only. 

Camporee Review.  We had a great Camporee and represented very well. It was fun to wake up to snow Sunday morning and it was great to look at the stars during clear skies on Friday. Saturday morning, Scouts participated in frisbee golf and geocaching activities led by Carver County Parks. In the afternoon we heard some lectures from the MN astrological society as well as participated in many scout field games.   Here are some pictures.

If your scout isn't in many that means they were having so much fun I couldn't catch up with them. Tuesdae may have, and will hopefully add her pictures when she has a chance to cull through them and has a chance for uploading. 

Tents. If you took home a tent, please return it dry and rolled at the next Troop meeting. If it is missing something, please make a note. 
Wreath and popcorn money is due at the next Troop meeting, Oct 22. Hopefully, over the upcoming long weekend, you'll be able to sell and sell and sell. 

Fall Camp at Stearns, Nov. 2-4
Register Here:

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 their usual 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. 18 (MEA Thursday) - Everett Needleman Eagle Project - Outside/Landscaping work. 9:30-3pm | 3231 1st Ave S. 55408 | FORM |
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 - (5:30-8:30) 2 Shifts Sign up Here
Oct 27: Zach Jones Eagle Project Pt. 2 at Ft. Snelling SP 9-12
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
Payment link for Mail Order Wreaths
If you have anybody that wants to mail order they can pay the troop online, and the seller can then process the mail order. 

Sea Life MN Aquarium at Mall of America

October is Scout Month so admission is just $10+tax per child and $15+tax per adult for scouts and their families (reg. adult $24.49, child $17.49). You have to wear or "show" part of your uniform.

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
There are still some spots available.
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 fulfil 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:

Scoutmaster Minute

I hear pretty frequently. "They don't listen to me." 

Getting people to follow you can be pretty hard sometimes. Here's a secret to leadership that is shared in almost every major world religion, and the best CEO's, sports coaches and other leaders know this secret too.

What is it? 

It's servant leadership. If you take care of your people, they will take care of you. If you give them what they need to be their best, they will trust you. When they trust you, they will follow you. This is power with the group, not power over the group.

Before you step in front of your patrol to lead, ask yourself, "Do I serve them? Or do they serve me?"