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Finish up Fire Safety MB

Posted by cturner on Mar 28 2015 - 9:26am

This Tuesday, March 31st, 6:30pm at the Church.

We will be completing the remaining requirements.

Bring your Home inspection sheet, evacuation plan (the one you drew)

Summer Camp Signup CLOSES in 2 weeks

Posted by rbruns on Mar 21 2015 - 3:06pm

Sign up for Summer Camp NOW.  Registration closes in 2 weeks on March 31st.  To register and for more information, click this LINK.

Big Horn Weeks are filling Up - Sign up now

Posted by rbruns on Mar 21 2015 - 3:02pm

Big Horn weeks are filling up.  If you are thinking about attending, you need to sign up soon.

Register for the week that you want using these links.  More information on the courses below.

Week 1: Sunday, June 7 - Saturday, June 13, 2015

Week 2: Sunday, June 14 - Saturday, June 20, 2015

Week 3: Sunday, June 21 - Saturday, June 27, 2015

Week 4: Sunday, June 28 - Saturday July 4, 2015

Week 5: Sunday, July 5 - Saturday, July 11, 2015

Big Horn National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Course is an intense youth oriented leadership training experience sponsored by the Denver Area Council and held annually at Tahosa High Adventure Base near Ward, Colorado. Each week, the training is conducted by highly qualified youth staff under the supervision of adult advisors using the National Youth Leadership Training Course syllabus, as published by the National Council, Boy Scouts of America.

The course models a month in the life of a troop with four troop meetings (one each day for the first four days) all leading up to a big outdoor experience (an overnight outpost camp). The course uses the patrol method and presents model Patrol Leader Council meetings. Patrols are challenged early in the week to present to the troop at the end of the week their "Quest for the Meaning of Leadership." While the challenge is designed to have them go through the four stages of team development, it will help patrols and individual Scouts internalize the leadership skills and concepts being presented to them along the way. Throughout the course, the staff will be modeling the concepts and skills that are the core content of the course. The focus of each session is not only knowledge but giving the youth a "Toolbox of Skills" that equips them with the "how."

Who should attend?

To be eligible for this course Scouts must have attained the rank of First Class and be 13 years of age by the start of the course. The Scout must be an experienced camper with good camping, hiking and outdoor cooking skills. He should be familiar with the Patrol Leader Handbook prior to arriving at camp, and have held a leadership position in his troop. He must agree to spend the entire scheduled week participating in the Big Horn NYLT Course.

The cost of the course is $295 and the troop will reimburse 1/2 of this cost when the scout succesfully completes the course.  Many 3rd or 4th year scouts will do this course instead of summer camp.

Click here to register.

This course is required for all scouts who want to run for Senior Patrol Leader in our troop.

Click here to see a video.  Click here for more information.

Sign up now open for July Yellowstone trip

Posted by rbruns on Mar 21 2015 - 2:50pm

Yellowstone Family Campout

In summer 2013, several families joined up for a 4 day trip to Yellowstone.  It was a great family trip so we are doing this again in July 2015.  Signups are open on the troop site.

The CELL - Crime Prev and Safety

Posted by cturner on Mar 16 2015 - 4:26pm

Saturday March 28th

The CELL (Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab) is offering a great opportunity for you to earn this Merit Badge.

Go to www.thecell.org to register. 

The CELL - E-Prep

Posted by cturner on Mar 16 2015 - 4:26pm

Saturday March 28th

The CELL (Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab) is offering a great opportunity for you to earn this Merit Badge.

Go to www.thecell.org to register. 

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