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Merit Badge University

posted Jan 13, 2019, 7:49 PM by Dan Walton   [ updated Jan 13, 2019, 8:04 PM ]

Saturday, March 16th, 2019 - 7:45am to 4:30pm

If you register before February 14th, you can use a discount code.   Here's what they are offering:
 
Eagle Required Merit BadgesCit Comm, Cit Nation, Cit World, Env. Science, Swimming

Other Merit Badges - Auto Maintenance, Chemistry, Coin Collecting, Electronics, Geocaching, Kayaking, Model Design & Building, Reptile & Amphibian, Radio, Space Exploration, Swimming , Weather

Scoutmaster Approval / Blue Card Required - Scout policy is that you need Scoutmaster Approval prior to taking class.   If you are Shark or Gator, please get approval from me before signing up for Eagle Required.   Otherwise you can go ahead and sign up, and get the blue card from me at our next meeting.

 





Lightfest 2018

posted Nov 19, 2018, 7:39 AM by Dan Walton   [ updated Nov 23, 2018, 5:28 AM ]

November 24th & December 2nd - 

We have two Space Coast Lightfest Work Nights coming up and we need ALL families to help out.  Here are the details:


Why Is This Important? Not only is this community service, but it is a VERY good fundraiser for our Troop and Pack. The money we raise goes right back to keeping camping and activity costs down, as well as supports our facility costs for being in the Scoutpost.


What do you Do? Direct cars, take tickets, sell concession, and help santa.


Who Can Help? We can use help from scouts, parents, and siblings who are scout aged and up. We can even have help from extended family and friends. We have about 26 slots to fill, so it's ALL HANDS ON DECK!


When Is This? We have TWO work nights, they are:

  • Saturday, November 28th- We are in charge of ticketing, hayrides, concession, and santa support.

  • Sunday, December 2nd - We are in charge of Parking, so this is older boys and older siblings/adults only.


What are the Shift Times? We want people to work BOTH shifts on a night if at all possible.  It is very difficult to change shifts.

  • First Shift - Starts at 5:15 and ends at 8:30.

  • Second Shift - Starts at 8:00 and ends at 10:30pm. However, typically we break up around 9:30 or 10pm, depending on traffic, they close early.


Signup - Please use this SIGNUP FORM or look below below to sign up EACH PERSON individually.  Indicate ALL possible nights you can work please. If we end up getting enough people, we will start dropping shifts when people signed up for multiple. WORK BOTH SHIFTS in a night if possible, it is hard to change shifts.  


SCOUTS! - If you or your families cannot attend, please email Mr. Walton and let him know that fact, and the reason. We are expecting every family to get as engaged as possible.


DONATE BAKED GOODS
A good part of the fundraising aspect of the event is our Homemade and Quality Baked Goods sale (and hot chocolate).  We ask that all Pack families donate at least one home made or quality purchased baked goods.   Please CLICK HERE to indicate what you will bring and how you will deliver it.  Look at the email from Marie Higbie for Details.


Fall 2018 Court of Honor

posted Nov 9, 2018, 6:10 PM by Web Master

Image result for thanksgiving spread- November 12, 2018 - 

We will be having a fall themed court of honor on Monday, November 12. We ask that everyone signup for at least one foodstuff to bring. There is also a sheet with the names of everyone who will get awards and what awards they're getting.

Spring Cleaning 2018

posted Mar 23, 2018, 12:45 PM by Dan Walton

We need some help from Leaders and Parents to do some Spring Cleaning for Troop & Pack 337.

Please CLICK HERE to see the list, and if you're willing/able, sign up for a task.

Space Coast Lightfest 2017

posted Nov 22, 2017, 11:20 AM by Web Master   [ updated Nov 22, 2017, 11:31 AM ]

sailboat
- December 1 and 9, 2017 - 

We have two Space Coast Lightfest Work Nights coming up and we need ALL families to help out.  Here are the details:


Why Is This Important? Not only is this community service, but it is a VERY good fundraiser for us. The Scoutpost will be building out soon, and we need all of the funds we can raise!


What do you Do? Direct cars, take tickets, sell cocoa and water, and help santa.


Who Can Help? We can use help from scouts, parents, and siblings who are old enough to really help (typically scout aged and up). We can even have help from extended family and friends.


When Is This? We have TWO work nights, they are:

  • Friday, December 1st - This is going to be a tough one for us because there is a campout at 7am the next morning.  Adults, please step up especially on this night.  Older scouts, can prepare/pack on Thursday and they can handle staying up late and getting up early.  Younger scouts, plan on working only the 1st part of that night.  I will be asking adults and older siblings from our Cub Pack to help this night as well.

  • Saturday, December 9th - The Cub Pack cannot help this night because they'll be on a campout.  This means we all need to do as many nights as we can.


What are the Shift Times? We want people to work BOTH shifts on a night if at all possible.  It is very difficult to change shifts.

  • First Shift - Starts at 5:30 (we need some to arrive at 5:15) and ends at 8:30.

  • Second Shift - Starts at 8:00 and ends at 10:30pm. However, typically we break up around 9:30, depending on traffic, they close early.


Signup - Please use this SIGNUP FORM below to sign up EACH PERSON individually.  Indicate ALL possible nights you can work please. If we end up getting enough people, we will start dropping shifts when people signed up for multiple. WORK BOTH SHIFTS in a night if possible, it is hard to change shifts.  This is only there so that Younger Scouts who may not be able to stay up late on the Friday before the campout, can help.


SCOUTS! - If you or your families cannot attend, please email Mr. Walton and let him know!



lightfest

Get a FREE Troop T-Shirt

posted Jun 27, 2017, 11:56 AM by Web Master

troop shirt
As you know, every year our troop dues cover 1 free t-shirt for every scout and leader. To get your free one you must fill out the linked form. You can also order wicking shirts on the form. The deadline for shirt orders is Monday, July 17, 2017, so order it as soon as you can. Click here to get to the form, or click the "Shirt Orders" icon to the left.

Peter Gattle's Eagle Project

posted Apr 7, 2017, 2:12 PM by Web Master   [ updated Apr 12, 2017, 8:44 AM ]

- April 9th-22nd - 


Peter will be clearing a trail, putting in a fence, and making an overlook in the Thousand Islands near Cocoa Beach with the help of the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program. There will be three work days, and we still need people to sign up. Here are more details on the project:


  • DATE: April 9th (2:00pm), 15th (8:30am - 3:30pm), 22nd (8:30am - 3:30pm)
  • LOCATION: Ramp Road Park, Cocoa Beach (See map below)
  • BRING: Sunscreen, Water Shoes/Work Boots, Bug Spray, Gloves, Tools (Loppers and Saws)


Click here to see the signup sheet. The first work day is filled, but we still need people, especially older boys, to help out.


I am going to be clearing a trail which will be a bit under a mile. At the head of this trail I will be putting in a fence to make the area look nicer, as well as at the end of a trail where a 5'x8' overlook will be constructed. I am working with a nice man named Mr. Knight, who is from the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program, to accomplish this project. He has offered me help from some of his workers, so there will be 1-3 of them at the work site, depending on the day. 

On April 9th (Sunday) we will be meeting at Ramp Road Park in Cocoa Beach, to transport materials to the island. This will be in the afternoon starting at 2:00 because of most people having church in the morning and I don't think that the transport of materials will take too long.

On April 15th (Saturday) we will meet at the same place and hopefully be started by 8:30 AM. On that day the clearing will immediately go into full force so I will need all the help I can get there. I will need 4 or 5 older boys if possible to help work on the overlook. I will try to have one of Mr. Knight workers helping with the overlook at all time, so that he can be sure it is done right. I will also need 4-5 volunteers helping out with the fence at the front. It will be a split rail style fence. There will be two sections of fence each with three posts and two cross bars. This should take a solid 4-6 hours, but no longer than that. We will wrap up work around 3:00 for a 3:30 pick up time.

On April 22nd (Saturday) another workday will be held at the same place and same time. We will work until done or until 3:00, whichever comes first. Hopefully the fence will have been finished on the 15th. All other finalization to be made should be wrapped up by the end of the day. In case we don't finish on the 22nd I have the 23rd listed as a backup day, but we will not meet then unless necessary, but hopefully everything will be done before then.


 - Peter



Ramp Road Park

Scoutmaster Conferences

posted Apr 7, 2017, 11:49 AM by Dan Walton

April 10th-11th, 2017

On Monday/Tuesday of Spring Break, I will be asking that ALL scouts in Troop 337 have a Scoutmaster Conference (unless you're out-of-town).

The purpose is for me to touch base with you on your scouting career, your Patrol, the Troop, and to get input/ideas from you.

If you don't have anything in mind, just schedule ONE slot (10 minutes), but if you have some sign-off you need and it might take time, please schedule TWO slots (20 minutes).

Please SIGN UP HERE for your time slot.  Note:  Please sign up NEXT TO ANOTHER SCOUT (unless you're the 1st to sign up on a day).l  There are TWO tabs.. one for each day (Monday afternoon/evening and Tuesday morning).

If you cannot make either Monday afternoon/evening or Tuesday morning, please let me know.




2017 Airshow Service Project

posted Mar 23, 2017, 5:42 PM by Web Master   [ updated Mar 23, 2017, 5:44 PM ]

- April 1st-2nd, 2017 - 

We are going to be volunteering at the Melbourne Airshow in April. We are going to be helping with the parking by directing cars to available parking spaces. The troop will be getting a valuable donation for our service. Both scouts, siblings, and parents are encouraged to come. Even if you can't come, please go to the signup sheet and mark yourself down for no shifts. More details are below:

HERE is a sign-up form for the Air Show Service Project & Fundraiser.


I ask that all families participate in this if at all possible. We have 100 slots for Troop/Pack families to fill (25 each shifts - 2 shifts per day - 2 days). If it is impossible for the family to participate at all (say, out of town), I ask that you fill your name out, select no slots, and put a note in there (even if you already emailed me).


Who Can Help? Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Siblings 12 and older, Parents, Adult Family Friends, etc. Everyone needs to be registered using the sign-up form above. Cub Scouts must be accompanied by parent. I suggest younger Cubs stay at home, only older ones which can handle standing separate from parents and being helpful with waving.

How Many Shifts? I would like as many Scouts & Adults that can work two continuous shifts (full day) to do so. It's a long hard day, but makes things easier in regards to handing off the bright shirts to wear, etc. Doing one shift is great, too or even one shift each day. If you have a Cub that's not good with the long hours, please leave them at home.

What if I Leave During a Shift? If you have to leave 1/2 way through a shift, they will not give us credit, and we would be in danger of losing our $750 donation for that day. I will try to schedule one extra person to cover emergencies.

What is Involved? - Details are emerging, but for now, it sounds like all will get a T shirt and a Ticket to the Show. The work is to park cars. Younger folks will stand at corners and wave. Older folks will walk down rows with cars and direct them into spaces. Water will be supplied, but having your own bottle would be helpful. May want to bring a chair for breaks. Bathroom breaks are, of course supported.

About the Early Shift - It says 6pm start time. That likely will be more like 7pm, but that's what they told me for right now. They should have lunch for us. It's between a 6 and 7 hour shift. After the shift is done, you may want to go into the Air Show.

About the Late Shift - It says 1pm start time, but you'd need to arrive early to do a hand-off (after lunch). It says it goes until 6pm, but last year they released at around 4pm. It's between a 3 1/2 and 5 1/2 hour shift. You may want to attend the Air Show prior to your shift.

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS? - I will offer scouts 1/2 of their time in community service. The other half we'll consider fundraising. We REALLY need funds right now to help us to establish our new facility. In particular, we need Storage so that the inside gear from the church can be moved to our facility. We'll get a Shipping Storage Container!


WAIVER - Click here to see the waiver, fill it out for each participant, sign, and have it ready to turn in (more on that later).


QUESTIONS? If you have any questions, please email or call/text me 321-693-2807. If you're not sure about your scout/siblings participation, let me know I can help figure it out.

Personal Management MB Class

posted Feb 1, 2017, 12:20 PM by Web Master   [ updated Feb 1, 2017, 12:32 PM ]

- Mrs. Nifakos will be doing a Personal Management merit badge class. Personal Management teaches you to manage your finances and to avoid bad practices with money. The class is eagle required and limited to 10, so take it when you have the chance. Priority will be given to older boys, and the class is for scouts Hawk and above. There will be more information to follow...

To sign-up, please fill out the Google Form before February 10th. If it doesn't show up, click here.

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