Sunday, March 31, 2019

Outdoor Camping is HERE- Sign up and save the dates

Hello Scouts and Parents! Outdoor Camping Season is upon us. We need everyone interested to signup for April and May campouts this week so we can properly plan for your adventures.

April – Brownsea Camp and other adventures at the College of Wilderness Knowledge at Birch Bend Camp in St. Pierz, MN. This is a new location for our Troops. As per tradition, new Scouts will work on critical camping related requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class and even First Class Ranks! Older Scouts will spend some time helping teach the new Scouts to pay it forward for those who taught you these great Scout skills. Other time will be made available to work on Orienteering MB and other adventures in this new campground for us. Scouts are invited to bring any archery equipment they have and we will have access to the archery range during the weekend. Please check out the web page for more information and to register to attend.

May – Ripley Rendezvous (Registration is Closing April 1st at Midnight – Don’t be left out)
This is a twice in a Scouting career event. Our 14 year old Scouts had the opportunity to attend in their first year of Scouting and most are excited to return. Thousands of Minnesota nearby states’ Scouts will be attending. It’s gonna be HUGE! Scouts can choose their own adventure level, with recommendations based on age. Camp in the same place our MN National Guard trains and see demonstrations of what they prepare for. There is plenty to see and do and with live music performed for us at night. The Troop pre-paid for slots and we are turning in the unused slots for credit on Tuesday! We may be able to register more later, but we don’t want to pay for unused registration. Please signup right away to participate. More information is on the web page with a link to register.

June Campout – Our traditional 4 day, 3 night June campout will be heading out to the Badlands of South Dakota. We will be backpacking in to one of the sites and seeing some amazing sites. More details will be released shortly. But for now, save the dates in your family calendar. We’ll leave early morning on Friday, June 7th and plan to return by late evening on Monday, June 10th.

Tomahawk Weeklong Summer Camp – Registration is open for Tomahawk, including Merit Badge selection and High Adventure choices. Older scouts should for sure get their High Adventure selections in by April 14th to have the best chance to get your top choices. Everyone can sign up for Merit Badges and other programs, now. Registrations and a $25 Deposits is due to the Troop by April 7th for all Scouts who did NOT join the Troops in 2019. New Scouts can decide by mid-May if they can join us, with no penalty. There is a whole new section on the website for Tomahawk with links to the Merit Badge and High Adventure sign ups.

The website also has Packing info and Buying Guides for Scouts and Parents.

Upcoming events for Troop 9626 B:

Apr 01 - Troop Meeting 7pm @ St. Odilia Cafeteria
Apr 07 - Scouts hosting Coffee and Doughnuts following morning Masses 8am @ St. Odilia Courtyard
Apr 08 - Troop Meeting 7pm @ St. Odilia Cafeteria
Apr 12 - Bench Building - Cutting 6pm @ 2370 Leibel St. White Bear Lake, MN. 55110
Apr 13 - Bench Building for Owen Loftus - Assembly Day 9am @ 2370 Leibel St. White Bear Lake, MN. 55110
Apr 14 - Bench Building for Owen - Finish 9am @ 2370 Leibel St. White Bear Lake, MN. 55110
Apr 15 - Troop Meeting 7pm @ St. Odilia Cafeteria
Apr 22 - Troop Meeting - Offsite 7pm @ St. Odilia Gym
Apr 26-28 - Brownsea camp out 5pm @
Apr 29 - Patrol Leader's Council 6:30pm @ St. Odilia Cafeteria
Apr 29 - Parents Meeting 7:30pm @ St. Odilia St. Monica's Room
May 06 - Troop Meeting 7pm @ St. Odilia Cafeteria
May 13 - Spring Court of Honor 6:30pm @ St. Odilia Courtyard
May 17-19 - Ripely Rendezvous 5pm @ Camp Ripley
May 20 - Parent's Meeting 7:30pm @ St. Odilia St. Monica's Room
May 27 - No Meeting - Memorial Day 7pm

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