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Troop 747 Weekly 9/21-9/27

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Troop 747 Weekly Newsletter



It is time to finish a plan for 2016 camp schedule. Many ideas have been presented for summer next year. We need every parent to please return this survey by Friday the September 25th to complete the camp schedule and reserve space for Camps.

This survey is to get a general idea and is not the official sign up for the camps.

Here is the survey link. *Only one survey per family please.

Please fill out by Friday September 25th.

Below we have listed some information & links about each camp.

Please note the fees listed below reflect 2015 and it would be wise to expect a 5% increase for 2016 based on past history.

Grand Canyon: hike part way down

Approximately: $150.00

Adult troop transports

no merit badges offered, may apply to merit badges before worked on i.e. camping or hiking.

Leader: Mr. Underwood

Camp Geronimo (Payson, AZ)

Camp G 2015 Fees: $350/scout and $85/adult average for 5 adults troop transports – per D.Baker

merit badges and tenderfoot to 1st class trail

Adult troop transports

Leader: need a qualified leader to volunteer

Fiesta Island(San Diego, CA)

C CFI 2015 Fees: $445/scout and $240/adult – per D.Baker

Adult troop transports

merit badges and tenderfoot to 1st class trail

Leader: Mr. Baker and Mr. Thurston

Pimaree (Camp Lawton)

Approximately: $250.00

July 17th through July 23rd, 2016 at Camp Lawton

Adult troop transports

no merit badges

Leader: need a qualified leader to volunteer

Current Troop Events:

This weeks Troop Meeting


Current Merit Badge

Personal Fitness Merit Badge: Please see Mr. Baker if you still need to finish parts of the merit badge.

Camping Merit Badge: Meeting Thursdays at 6:30. Bring your scout book. (Scouts record camping days in your book pg 444)

Monthly Camp Trip

There is no camp out for October.

*Originally scheduled Anza Trek has been moved to January 22-24 2016.


Our advance coordinator, Sheri Schneider, will be out of town from September 9th through October 28th. Chris Durham will be coordinating the Boards of Review. Remember scouts must have their Boy Scout Handbook for reviews and dress in full class”A’s”. If your scout gets any merit badges completed during this time they may be handed into Chris or Jerry Schneider.



• Please sign up for Popcorn booth at Thursday’s meeting. Remember if your scout signs up for a booth and time slot, they must keep their commitment or find a replacement. Please contact Martha immediately if there are any changes 574-2540

• All families must participate to support our troop

• Scouts kickoff your popcorn sales by selling Trail’s End online at

U of A Concessions: Sign Up to Volunteer to work during a U of A home football game. This is a great fundraising opportunity for the Boy Scouts. Volunteers need to be at least 16 years old. Sign up Genius


In preparation for recharter this fall we are getting a jump start on incomplete training. Please give a copy of your training completion to Caroline or Jennifer.

The people listed below will need to finish any training listed if planning on continuing in their current position:

Mary Altenbernd- Committee Member- WS10 Troop Committee Challenge-ELearning

Todd Warner Altenbernd Committee Member- WS10 Troop Committee Challenge-ELearning

Anita Irene Bell Committee Member- WS10 Troop Committee Challenge-ELearning

John Anthony Cable Committee Member- WS10 Troop Committee Challenge-ELearning

Ivan Collazo Assistant Scoutmaster- S11 Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills & S24 Scoutmaster/Assistant Specific Training

Donna Dean Diana Darnell Committee Member- WS10 Troop Committee Challenge-ELearning

Michael Karel Lindsey Committee Member- WS10 Troop Committee Challenge-ELearning

Zachary Michael Mathis Committee Member- WS10 Troop Committee Challenge-ELearning

Ernesto Godinez Velarde Committee Member- WS10 Troop Committee Challenge-ELearning

John Daniel Williams Committee Member- WS10 Troop Committee Challenge-ELearning

Kathleen Virginia Wingstrom Committee Member- WS10 Troop Committee Challenge-ELearning




Where to find your training:
These courses are available in the e-Learning section of . A login is required, but anyone may create a user account and view the courses. Registered members of the BSA may provide their member numbers (as part of the user profile) to receive credit.
Troop Committee Challenge
Supplemental training to benefit the Troop
Physical Wellness
Safe Swim Defense
Safety Afloat
Weather Hazards
Climb On Safely
Trek Safely
Leader Specific Training- Scoutmasters and Assistants
Once an adult volunteer has a solid overview of the scouting program, training for a specific Scouting position continues through Leader Specific training. This training provides the specialized knowledge a new leader needs to assume a leadership role. Because each course is designed for a specific leadership position, the training time varies. This training is classroom-led. Leader Specific training has been developed for the following positions and their assistants:’
Upcoming Dates:
September 12, 2015- Sahuarita Stake Ctr- Register Here
October 10, 2015- LDS Tucson Stake- Register Here
Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills(IOLS)
This hands-on program gives adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Imagine having hands-on knowledge of setting up a campsite, pitching a tent, hiking, outdoor cooking—all the skills necessary to see the outdoor program of the Boy Scouts of America come to life.
Hands-on participation makes the best learning tool, so participants should leave the training experience knowing they can show their Scouts how to accomplish outdoor skills while fulfilling rank requirements.
The Next Courses will be held
November 13-14, 2015- Camp Lawton- Register Now
Cochise Super Saturday Training will include:
Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills(IOLS) and Leader Specific Training will also be @ Council Camp-o-ree
When Oct 24, 2015 9am-3pm
Where Sierra Vista, AZ, USA (map)
email: Mike Stallcup

Upcoming Troop Dates:
1 Troop & Committee Mtg (Full Class “A”) Topic is 2016 Calendar: camp outs/summer camp
2 Gaslight Theater Show Fri. night at 6:00 pm
8 Troop Mtg B of R (10/15) sign-up
15 Troop Mtg B of R, Advancement
22 Troop Mtg Colossal Cave sign up, Veterans celebration planning
29 Troop Mtg & Court of Honor (6:30)

Additional Scouting events that may be of interest:
• Oct. 31 Horsemanship Merit Badge – Saturday October 31st 8am-2pm. The ranch is also offering to let you purchase lunch in their restaurant for $10.00 plus tax ($10.80) total, this is normally priced at $18.00, it is a buffet lunch. Scouts can still bring their lunch, but I need to know about the lunch option when you enroll so I can give them a count.
Information needed in email is: Scouts Name(s), Unit #, Lunch (Yes or No), Emergency Contact Phone Number
Stan Stachowiak Spanish Trails Advancement Chair
• November 7th – Boy Scout Merit Badge Day – Bear Canyon Ward, 9541 E. Synder Rd. Register on line
Cost: $8.00 per person, Lunch Included , Late Registration/Walk-ins – $14.00
To Register:
Merit Badges Offered:
Full-Day Merit Badges: Automotive Maintenance, Chess, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communications, Environmental Science, First Aid, Game Design Half Day Merit Badges: ) Chemistry(am only), Coin Collecting (pm only), Digital Technology (am & pm), Electricity (am & pm),Geocaching(am & pm), Geology (am & pm), Nuclear Science (pm only), Painting (am & pm), Personal Management (am & pm), Plumbing (am & pm), Public Health(am & pm), Programming (am & pm), Traffic Safety (am & pm), Welding (am & pm),Woodwork (am & pm)
NO Pre-work Chemistry, Geology, Nuclear Science, Painting, Plumbing, &Traffic Safety. For all others see the pre-work document at the link below: Merit Badge Pre-Work:
• Dec 30th-Stamp Collecting Merit Badge. The class will be held at 920 N. First Avenue Tucson Az 85719. Cost is $5.00 for material you will pay at the event. Sign up is limited to 12 slots first come first serve. Please no more than 2 from any one unit so that more Scouts can participate. To enroll contact
• 2017 National Jamboree in West Virginia. The experience of a lifetime! Only 36 slots are available. Scouts must be first class and at least 12 but no older than 17 at the beginning of the Jamboree.

Additional Announcements:
Thanks to the members who are busy organizing summer camp, recharter, pot luck, transportation, fundraising, advancement, membership and the budget. Thank you to our Scout Master and Assistant Scout Masters who are guiding our boys.
Remember we are all volunteers, be kind.

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Caroline Carson
Troop 747 Committee Chair