Saturday, September 28, 2019

Donuts and Wreaths

We are hosting coffee and donuts at masses tomorrow and have several people signed up to help. THANK YOU!

We will be offering a pre-sale of the wreaths and first aid kits to the parishioners too. Any scout that signs up to help at masses this weekend will be given a cut of the sales collected. This is an opportunity for the community to get wreaths from us rather than the local hardware store. It also gives then the chance to order what they want and not just what is offered in Nov sale dates.

Come Help SELL! Sign Up Now!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

2019 Wreath Sales Information

Good morning,
Monday night we kicked off our annual wreath fundraiser and scouts picked up their sales flyer, 2-part sales form and an information sheet. If you missed that meeting those forms will be available next Monday at the regular troop meeting. Or if you want them sooner, you can reply to this email and arrange a time to pick them up at my house.

Please review the information sheet for process and important due dates. Some things to highlight: All sales need to be recorded on the 2-part 11x17 sheet, not on the sales flyer. The 2-part sheet will be turned in and verified on October 21. The yellow copy will be returned to you as your sales receipt. All money for all sales is also due October 21. We cannot order wreaths that are not paid for.

Visit to see the full catalog. You can also download copies of the sales flyer and information sheet.

Our Troop’s goal is to fully support our annual budget with annual chartering dues and one annual required fundraiser, wreaths. If each scout sells at least $500 in product, we will make that goal! In addition to helping fund weekend camp outs, a cash bonus, having fun and meeting your neighbors, selling wreaths can help scouts improve their communication and salesmanship skills. If selling wreaths isn’t in your plans this fall, we are offering a guilt free, no questions asked, in lieu of wreath sales buyout option to support the annual operating costs. This guilt free, no questions asked, in lieu of wreath sales buy out is $175 and can be turned in on or before October 21.

We are also continuing to sell first aid kits from our spring/summer fundraiser and we partner with our Cub Scout Den to offer popcorn as well. If you are interested in selling either of those please contact Anne Moe for first aid kits and I can get you a popcorn order form. Popcorn orders and money are also due 10/21.

Thank you for supporting scouting!

Monday, September 23, 2019

ACTION REQUIRED: Upcoming Camping Events

Scouts and Families,

We have a very busy and exciting camping fall ahead of us! READ ALL OF THE MESSAGE!

October 4-6 is the District Camporee - CASTAWAY! Build a raft, cook delicious food and participate in a Campfire performance. Cost $35 sign up here.

November 9-10 is camping inside EAGLE CAVE. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to dwell in a cave? What is the difference between a stalactite and a stalagmite? Come learn that and more! Cost $35 limited slots available. Sign up NOW here.

in December13-15, we will have a Merit Badge campout at Camp Phillipo hosted by the Girl Troop. More to come determining interest in Merit Badges and other activities! Sign up here!

In January 11-12, we will go skiing. Location, pricing, and finalized dates to come!

In February, we have SnowBase. ACTION: Are you interested in the Sled Dog program? Must be 8th Grader or older. Spend a weekend at our mushers camp where participants all about the sport of dog sledding with trained sled dogs and experience everything it takes to live and work with sled dogs under the guidance of an experienced musher. Each youth will ride in and drive a dog sled through the trails of Tomahawk. Cost is $67. Fill out this form to say you are interested here by September 30!;sa%3DD%26amp;ust%3D1569271057444000&sa=D&ust=1569271057469000&usg=AFQjCNG8Hasi5reQPux7IEw-2t_ddfaNXA

Scout Camping Coordinators
Ayden and Liam

Adult Camping Coordinators
Mr. Donato
Mr. Mordick
Mr. Jones

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Maximus Gregory Eagle Scout Court of Honor Oct 3. Please RSVP

Troop 626 and Nancy and Troy Gregory
cordially invite you to attend the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Maximus Gregory.
Thursday, October 3rd, 6 p.m.
Dinner before ceremony
St. Odilia Catholic Church - Courtyard
3495 Victoria St N
Shoreview, MN 55126
RSVP Nancy Gregory 651-303-5358 or by September 24th

Help loading logs in Moundsviww Monday Night


Mr. Sturgis needs help before tomorrow's meeting @ 6pm loading wood logs that will be used for our Camporee competition. Two or three scouts are needed that can lift 50 lbs. Email Mr. Sturgis at if you can help. Remember to copy a second adult leader when you email. The logs are at Mr. Sturgis' house in Mounds View.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Donut Sunday

Hello, everyone!
This NEXT weekend, September 29th, the parish has asked the Troop to participate in handing out donuts and coffee to people after each mass that day. This is a fun way to get some service hours and spend time getting to know each other. We need as many scouts as we can take, so feel free to sign up for this awesome event. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Dante Donato via Scoutbook. Thank you for your time-

Dante Donato
Mrs. Moore

Friday, September 20, 2019

Bobcat Day Saturday at the Moundsview Scout Shop - Spend an hour and help Cubs get a start

We have been invited to help teach new Cub Scouts about Scouting and help them earn the Bobcat Badge! Each Scout will have a station and materials to help them teach new scouts

Please sign up here:

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Wreath Fundraiser Kickoff - September 23 meeting

Good afternoon Troop 9696!
We kick off our annual wreath sales fundraiser on Monday Sept. 23 during the regular troop meeting that begins at 7 p.m.
This will be your opportunity to learn about our one required annual fundraiser and pick up your sales packet.
See you on Monday!

Friday, September 13, 2019


Join us for an interesting interactive informative informational meeting about the Philmont Adventure of a lifetime. Whether you are planning on going, or not sure if you are going, please come. Parents are invited to this meeting, but it's not necessary for them to be there. Snacks and refreshments will be served.


The adventure is July 14-28, 2020. The trip is designed for Scouts that will be 15 or completed the 9th grade up to age 21 (although we could also take 14 year-olds). We currently have two crews reserved and we hope to fill both! We will need also adult volunteers over the age of 21 to go on the trip, So if you have interest, please come!!

If you think you might be interested, but cannot make it to the meeting, please let Mr. Nussbaum know asap.

Hope to see you there!
Gary Nussbaum

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Eagle Court of Honor for Maximus Gregory October 3rd 6pm

Troop 626 and Nancy and Troy Gregory
cordially invite you to attend the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Maximus Gregory.
Thursday, October 3rd, 6 p.m.
Dinner before ceremony
St. Odilia Catholic Church - Courtyard
3495 Victoria St N
Shoreview, MN 55126
RSVP Nancy Gregory 651-303-5358 or by September 24th

Reminder: RSVP for PLC - come early to help take down carports please

Event: PLC - come early to help take down carports please
Where: St. Odilia Cafeteria
When: Sep 9, 2019, 6pm - 7:30pm

Patrol Leaders and scouts with a position of authority,

Please join us for the PLC where we can plan our next month leading up to the Camporee

Please come at 6pm if you can as we need to take down the car ports which were left ip to dry.

Mr. Blincow

Please RSVP for this event through Scoutbook

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Fall Festival Signup - Adults badly needed

Hello, Scouting families. We are the final countdown for Fall Festival weekend at St. Odilia. We have nearly all of the youth spots filled with just the mid-afternoon shift on Saturday having open youth spots. Where we are in greatest need is from parents to help fill shifts. Our youth do a great job of managing the games with our Service Coordinators, Stephen and Mason, in charge of distributing crew to the games and keeping them stocked with prizes. 2 Adults will be in charge of the Scouting Mobile Archery Range, ensuring safe use by all participants. The others will float in helping out where needed and covering the Recruiting booth. This entails answering questions of interested families and sharing their stories of how Scouting has affected your children.

Please review the open slots this weekend and compare it against your family schedule to see if you can possibly assist us in our efforts to serve our Chartered Organization, raise money for our Church Community and recruit more families to join our Scouting programs across all school ages. Here is the signup link.

A reminder to all volunteers to please wear your uniform when working your shifts, either your Class B Eagle T-Shirt or your Tan uniform shirt. There is rain predicted both days, so please plan for the weather. The games are run rain or shine. Adult leaders are encouraged to wear their uniform to be more visible as an adult leader and help with recruiting. Show up at least 10 minutes early for your shift to check in and determine where you will be needed to start your shift. Please bring a great attitude and enthusiasm to give a great experience to our customers and demonstrate what it means to be a Scout.

If you are an adult signed up to help this weekend, please take some time to review the safe and cheerful handling of the Scouting Mobile Archery Booth. I have provided links below.

Mobile Archery Range setup and cleanup instructions -

Mobile Archery Range Bow assembly instructions –

Mobile Archery Range running instructions -

Monday, September 2, 2019

Labor Day, Fall Festival, and September plans

Good Morning Troop,
We will NOT meet tonight. Enjoy Labor day today.

Fall Festival Signup:
We could still use some scout and adult help. Please sign up and support our troop and our chartered organization.

Reminder: September 9th Patrol Leaders Council and Adult/Parent meeting. No regular troop meeting

Paul Blincow