Friday, June 28, 2019

Swim Checks July 1 and 8

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E084BA5AC2CA13-swim2

It's time once again for our annual Swim Tests. Mrs. Peirson has graciously agreed to host and run the swim tests again this year. Tests will be conducted at the Shoreview YMCA pool.

If you are on a Swim Team or the SCUBA crew, you do NOT need to restest. Please contact Mr. Blincow and Mrs. Peirson and we will record it as your swim test.

A Note: Mrs. Peirson is strict, fair, and picky about swim tests. This is on purpose. Swim tests allow us to determine aquatics activities and the middle of the lake on a capsized sail boat is not the time to discover that "just a moment of rest" or "just one touch of the bottom" is no longer an option. We want to see you succeed but above all, we want you to be Prepared and be safe.

You can work on your swimming and retake your swim classification at camp if necessary.

All youth and adult participants are designated as swimmers, beginners, or nonswimmers based on swimming ability confirmed by standardized BSA swim classification tests. Each group is assigned a specific swimming area with depths consistent with those abilities. The classification tests must be renewed annually, preferably at the beginning of the season even if the Scout has earned the Swimming merit badge.

Swimmer

Jump feet first into water over the head, level off, and begin swimming.
Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy resting backstroke.
The 100 yards must be completed without stops and must include at least one sharp turn.
Rest by floating…Long enough to demonstrate ability to rest when exhausted.
Beginner

Jump feet first into water over the head, level off, and begin swimming.
Swim 25 feet on the surface.
Stop, turn, and resume swimming back to the starting place.
Non-Swimmer

Did not complete either of the swimming tests.

July 1 6:30-8:30 Lake Josephine fun on the water

Good evening troop, next Monday, the first of July, we will be meeting at Lake Josephine for a fun and relaxed meeting. If you are planning on coming, please bring a snack to share and any lawn games you would like to play. We will be meeting at 6:30, and will be able to swim until 8:00 when the lifeguards leave the beach. You are welcome to bring canoes and or Kayaks, but you must be wearing a life jacket to take them onto the lake. Scouts and families are welcome to come, and I am looking forward to a fun night!

Thanks,

Ryan Moore, SPL

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

New High School Patrol in Troop 9626

Hello, High School Scouts. I’m writing to welcome you all to the newly created Cowboys Patrol in Troop 9626. The PLC and Troop Committee has been discussing how to better structure our mixed ages patrols this spring. The large number of High School Scouts who attend meetings very infrequently, while still counting on our traditional patrol rosters has made it challenging to manage inter-patrol activities. We also received feedback from some of you that being tied to patrols with 5-6 grade Scouts can be frustrating at times.

So, to coincide with this spring’s distribution of Brownsea Scouts into the mix aged patrols, we have moved all Scouts who have completed 9th grade and above into their own patrol. Those among you who attended the meeting last night elected Liam Brochu as your patrol leader and chose a patrol name of Cowboys or “Boys” for short. We are working to get new patrol patches for you if you choose to put it on your uniform.

The primary goal for this new patrol is to allow you to gather as a patrol and discuss goals and issues more related to your Scouting experience. The other goal is to allow you to provide mentoring and guidance to ALL other patrols as needed during Scouting activities. During campouts, if we are cooking as patrols and there are enough of you attending, you will be able to operate separately from the other patrols. But, where needed, we will call upon you to provide your experience and advice to the Camp SPL, the Troop SPL and ASPL and/or Patrol Leaders as they work to lead our Troop. You can even plan and run your own Patrol activities if you choose and you won't be leaving out the other Scouts because they can choose their own Patrol activities as well.

Another benefit to this change is that in Scoutbook, it will be much easier to communicate with you as your own group as well as allow you to all communicate with each other as needed. Parents, if your Scout does not already have their own access to Scoutbook, we encourage you to go to their Profile page and scroll to the bottom and click the link to grant them their own access to Scoutbook. The only user who can grant this access is you as their parent. There are many benefits to Scouts having their own access and all Scouts in this patrol are old enough for their own free cloud-based email account.

As with any changes we make to our Scouting Program, we will work through challenges as they arise and will be seeking feedback as we proceed to evaluate further changes.

As always, please make an effort to attend weekly meetings and provide your guidance to our younger scouts, just as the scouts who preceded you in this program provided guidance to you. We will work to communicate how upcoming meetings are relevant to you from an activity standpoint. As you need Eagle Coaching guidance, Mr. Smith and Mr. Bailey will make every effort to be available on meeting nights, but we would prefer to meet with you prior to meetings so that you can be present at the meetings, themselves.

Looking forward to a great Summer of Scouting!

Mr. Bailey
ASM and Eagle Coach
mikebailey.scouter@gmail.com


Upcoming events for Troop 9626 B:

Jul 01 - Troop Meeting 7pm @ St. Odilia Cafeteria
Jul 08 - PLC 6:30pm @ St. Odilia's School
Jul 08 - Committee Meeting 7:30pm @ St. Odilia St. Monica's Room
Jul 15 - Troop Meeting 7pm @ St. Odilia Cafeteria
Jul 22 - Troop Meeting 7pm @ St. Odilia Cafeteria
Jul 27-Aug 03 - Tomahawk 5:30pm @ Tomahawk Scout reservations
Aug 05 - PLC 6:30pm @ St. Odilia's School
Aug 05 - Committee Meeting 7:30pm @ St. Odilia St. Monica's Room
Aug 12 - Troop Meeting 7pm @ St. Odilia Cafeteria
Aug 19 - Troop Meeting 7pm @ St. Odilia Cafeteria

Monday, June 17, 2019

Fourth of July holiday is perfect time for selling first aid kits!

This summer, we’ll celebrate many events and adventures with friends, neighbors, grandparents and other relatives. You can help them all Be Prepared… at home, cabin, car, boat, gym, and on the trail!

Everyone needs first aid kits handy. We still have these available for you to deliver on the spot. Remember, Scouts earn a full 1/3 of the selling price of the kit in camp bucks!

To help you help others, we’ve prepared the attached flyer. Simpler than the brochure, it may help you present your offer.

I’ll have a supply of kits and start-up packs on-hand tonight and also at next Monday’s meeting for pickup.

Jerry
jalarson14@gmail.com
312.371.8595

Saturday, June 15, 2019

6/17/19 PLC and Committee Meeting

Hello Parents and Scouters
We will be having PLC at 630 on Monday and Committee Meeting at 730 this up coming Monday. Please see the attached agenda for the meeting.
In trying to respect everyones time, we will start promptly at 730 for the adult meeting. If you have not attended a committee meeting previously, we welcome you to join us! It is open to all.

Looking forward to seeing you Monday night if you are able to attend.

Sincerely,
Anne Moe
612-812-4291
amoexx22gmail.com

Upcoming events for Troop 9626 B:

Jun 17 - PLC 6:30pm @ St. Odilia Cafeteria
Jun 17 - Parents Meeting 7:30pm @ St. Odilia St. Monica's Room
Jun 24 - Troop Meeting 7pm @ St. Odilia Cafeteria
Jul 01 - Troop Meeting 7pm @ St. Odilia Cafeteria
Jul 08 - PLC 6:30pm @ St. Odilia's School
Jul 08 - Committee Meeting 7:30pm @ St. Odilia St. Monica's Room
Jul 15 - Troop Meeting 7pm @ St. Odilia Cafeteria
Jul 22 - Troop Meeting 7pm @ St. Odilia Cafeteria
Jul 27-Aug 03 - Tomahawk 5:30pm @ Tomahawk Scout reservations
Aug 05 - PLC 6:30pm @ St. Odilia's School
Aug 05 - Committee Meeting 7:30pm @ St. Odilia St. Monica's Room
Aug 12 - Troop Meeting 7pm @ St. Odilia Cafeteria

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Colby Z Eagle project finale June 9

Hello Troop,

The last stage of my Eagle project is this weekend. We are installing signs at the Evergreen Ballfields in Roseville from 7pm-8pm on Sunday June 9th. I would appreciate any help you could provide if you are willing and able. Here is a link to the sign up.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E48AAAF2DA75-colbys

Thanks
Colby Zupancich

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Service project: June 15 St O grounds cleanup

Hi Everyone,

Our troop has an excellent opportunity to help clean up St.Odilia's on Saturday, June 15. The service we will be doing is picking up garbage on the big hill and by the faith formation building. Mr.Kolasa will provide us with plastic bags and rubber gloves. The plan is to start at nine on Saturday morning and get done around noon. The SignUpGenius is attached to this email.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E084BA5AC2CA13-stodilia6

Please consider helping out our great community of St.Odilia,
Mason Anderson

SD Trip: Things to bring Friday and Saturday

Good Morning!

I'm getting really excited for our campout!
Here are the things you should bring Friday night for Trailer Load:
1) $75 check to the troop for the trip
2) FOOD MONEY: $20 for food money on the way home Tuesday. - Give to Mr. Bailey
3) A copy of your current health insurance card Front and Back to include in your health form
4) Any Medications and medication form
5) A Health Form if we don't have yours - see prior emails
6) Your Hiking bag, completely packed and ready for pack check. We WILL be unloading and checking everything
7) Your Small backpack containing the clothes you will change into to wear for hiking and anything extra you want to bring - We will inspect boots and hiking clothes Friday night
8) PLEASE ADD a stocking hat and light gloves to your packing list. We have awesome weather for hiking with 45 low at night and 65 high in the day but that can get chilly when sitting still after hiking.

On Saturday, you should:
Eat before you come (be there by 5:30 AM)
Wear your travel clothes, including your Class A (Brown) Uniform
Bring a bag lunch and neat/ clean snacks for the vehicle. We will NOT be stopping at a restaurant Saturday. Please be respectful of the vehicles you're riding it.
Bring Games or Electronics AND cords / battery AND headphones for use in the vehicles on the drive out and back ONLY. YOU are responsible for your device. We will NOT be taking them on the trail. We will NOT be going back to find devices if you lose them. Bring at your own risk.
Bring any spending you want for Wall Drug (separate from the $20 food money above)

You can always check prior scoutbook emails here: http://www.scouting626.com/home/scoutbook-emails

As a reminder, here is the REQUIRED gear for the hike. BE PREPARED ;-)
A good hiking backpack.
- 10 essentials: http://www.scouting626.com/camping
- - Flashlight
- - Trail Food
- - Matches and Fire Starter
- - Sun Protection (Hat, Sun Screen)
- - Whistle
- - Rain Gear
- - Two Nalgenes of water full.
- - Compass and Map
- - Pocket Knife
- - First Aid Kit
- - - 6 Latex-Free Adhesive Bandages in assorted sizes
- - - 2 Sterile 3x3 inch Gauze pads
- - - 3x6 inch piece of mole skin
- - - Small roll of latex free adhesive tape
- - - Small bottle hand sanitizer
- - - Scissors
- - - Tweezers
- - - Disposable latex-free gloves
- - - Optional items:
- - - - CPR breathing barrier (Optional)
- - - - Small tube antibiotic ointment (optional)
- - - - Small tube of hydrocortisone cream (Optional)
- - - - Pencil and paper or small notebook

- Hiking Gear
- - Wear:
- - - Hiking Boots
- - - Good Socks
- - - Pants
- - - Wicking Layer shirt
- - - Long shirt
- - Bring in Pack:
- - - Two pairs of socks
- - - One extra pair of pants and shirt
- - - Sleeping pad
- - - Sleeping bag
- - - One warm layer
- - - Mess kit

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Please check for 626 Tents and Water Coolers

Hello Scouters and Parents
Our water coolers have gone MIA. There are 2, 3 gal square blue Coleman water coolers with dispensers for water and lemonade. Would you please Check your garage/ storage area to see if you brought them home to clean after a recent campout.
If you have a tent please bring it to the school on Friday night. We have been tight on tents and some have become damaged in recent campouts. It would be nice to have our full inventory of tents back in stock for our summer camping. There is a tent form on www.scouting626.com. This form allows to to track missing parts and damaged pieces so we can repair them promptly to put them back into service. Please take a few minutes to complete the form if you have a tent to return.
Thank you for checking for supplies.

Sincerely,
Anne Moe
612-812 4291

Monday, June 3, 2019

SD trip organization

Hello! We have less than a week until we leave on our trip to the Black Hills. Here is the overview of our plan for Friday and Saturday.

First, on Friday from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, we will be bringing all of our stuff to Saint O's including hiking things in our hiking back packs, personal medications, pack every thing else including on the road clothes, toiletries, Sundays hiking clothes, and any other things that you are not bringing on the hike, in a SMALL back pack. Do NOT bring a bin. This is so we will only have to bring one trailer. Having everything ready to go for the hike. We will be laying out all of our stuff and we will go through everything we have. This is to look if there is anything we need to add, and to make sure that every one has what they need for the trip on Saturday.

Second, on Saturday, be ready at 5:30 am at St O's, having eaten breakfast, packed a lunch and having the hiking stuff ready to leave.

Again, hope to see you there! It will be a great camp out.

Phoenix

Sunday, June 2, 2019

South Dakota Mandatory packing list; Hike Monday night; Bring in Tents, Loan Packs, Loan Boots

Good afternoon!

It's the last weekend before camp and therefore a GREAT time to check you have all the REQUIRED gear. Please take the time to CHECK and CONFIRM you have it all. Today would be a great time to pick up any last minute items.

We're having our fun DQ Ice Cream Practice Hike tomorrow from 6:30 - 8:30 so pack your bag today ;-)

This will be a medium adventure trip into the back country for distributed camping. We will NOT be able to just run to the trailer and grab something as it will be miles avway the other side of a mountain (literally). Coming PREPARED will keep everyone safe. We will be doing a MANDATORY pack check the morning we start the hike and those missing items we cannot easily replace will be staying in base camp and miss the hike. BE PREPARED and enjoy the adventure!

A good hiking backpack.
- 10 essentials: http://www.scouting626.com/camping
- - Flashlight
- - Trail Food
- - Matches and Fire Starter
- - Sun Protection (Hat, Sun Screen)
- - Whistle
- - Rain Gear
- - Two Nalgenes of water full.
- - Compass and Map
- - Pocket Knife
- - First Aid Kit
- - - 6 Latex-Free Adhesive Bandages in assorted sizes
- - - 2 Sterile 3x3 inch Gauze pads
- - - 3x6 inch piece of mole skin
- - - Small roll of latex free adhesive tape
- - - Small bottle hand sanitizer
- - - Scissors
- - - Tweezers
- - - Disposable latex-free gloves
- - - Optional items:
- - - - CPR breathing barrier (Optional)
- - - - Small tube antibiotic ointment (optional)
- - - - Small tube of hydrocortisone cream (Optional)
- - - - Pencil and paper or small notebook

- Hiking Gear
- - Wear:
- - - Hiking Boots
- - - Good Socks
- - - Pants
- - - Wicking Layer shirt
- - - Long shirt
- - Bring in Pack:
- - - Two pairs of socks
- - - One extra pair of pants and shirt
- - - Sleeping pad
- - - Sleeping bag
- - - One warm layer
- - - Mess kit

Check the list and make sure we have you counted!
Adventures Scout 15
Alexander C
Anthony B
Charlie Mc
Charlie M
Colin R
Eli J
Erika C
Isaac M
Jackson L
Lucas B
Lydia Mc
Phoenix M
Sam J
Troy B
William C
Adventure Leader 5
Benjamin Jones - Driving Truck (5), Towing Black Trailer
Brian Carrington - Driving Van (6)
Karen Rafter
Mike Bailey
Paul Blincow - Driving Van (6)
Adventure Parent 3
Eric McFeters
Sarah Broton
Suzanne Carrington
Extreme Scout 6
Griffin B
Liam B
Max L
Michael K
Ryan M
Sam B
Extreme Leader 3
Dan Loftus - Driving Van (15), Towing White Trailer
David Mordick
Joshua Donato
Base Camp Sibling 3
Jack J
Lucas B
Owen K
Base Camp Leader 1
Anne Moe - Driving Van (6)
Base Camp Parent 3
Carrie Martinson
Douglas Kennedy
Michael Black - Driving Van (6)
Scout Total 21
Sibling Total 3
Leader Total 9
Parent Total 6
Total 39

TENTS - If you have a troop tent, please BRING IT MONDAY!
Packs and boots to loan - If you have a framed backpack or hiking boots to loan or gift to the troop, please bring them Monday

EVERYONE is invited on the DQ hike. Starts 6:30pm, bring cash, we'll be back 8:30

PLB - Scoutmaster