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Troop newsletter 3/7


Troop 747 Weekly Newsletter
Current Troop Events:
This weeks Troop Meeting
3/10 Troop Meeting & BoR Sign Up
Grub Money Due $15 , Last call to Sign up for Picacho, Tent breakdown
  • Troop Fundraiser: 2016 Conquistadores Charity Car Raffle

Get your tickets this Thursday!

This is a great opportunity for our Troop! The boys are needing new tents, cooking equipt., and the trailer needs repairs. Lets make this happen! Plus half the earnings from each ticket go into your scouts campership!

Scout participation is required, each scout sells 5 tickets at $10 per ticket, more would be great but 5 is the min. If fundraising isn’t for your family you may buyout at profit level ($40), sales begin on March 10th, final money/buyout due no later then May committee meeting.

* Make sure Troop 747 is written on the back of every ticket you sell! The group selling the winning raffle gets a bonus of $500.

*Lost/unreturned tickets are the responsibility of the scout family at $10 per ticket

See Flyer for more details. ​


  • Scout camper parents: GrubMoney

At the last committee meeting, the troop SPL and Scoutmaster addressed the issue of grubmaster funds. In order to assist the Scouts to purchase food for campouts, grub money will be due for those signed up the week before a campout. Please send in $15 grubmaster money.
To help everyone remember, it is listed on the calendar and in the weekly email. Food planning and budgeting will be accomplished the week before campouts most months. Those signing up for camp the Thursday of camp week or not bringing food monies the week before may need to provide their own food for campout. The boys are now in charge of tracking funds in their grubmaster books and preparing a list of meals and food. The goal is to help the boys plan an organized camp with the tools and funds needed to purchase food in a timely manner. On that note this week is grubmaster week. The Scouts appreciate your help.
Enjoy!Chris Durnan

Monthly Camping
3/18 Picacho Peak- Final day to sign up 3/10!
Summer Camp:
Camp Fiesta Island
Payment schedule:
2/4- 102.50
3/3- 102.50
4/7- 102.50
*Please see Eric Zuercher with payment.
 CFI 2016 Info Troop 747.pdf
Camp Lawton
March 17th.  $50.00 payment due

Below are some links to help you with more information:

Upcoming Troop Dates:
  • 3/12 12:00-4pm Leadership training @ Mr. Underwood’s 2321 N Tanque Verde Cir
  • 3/17 Troop Meeting & Board of Review -Picacho Peak Prep and agenda
  • 3/24 NO MEETING Spring Break
  • 3/31 Troop Meeting – Get Ready for backpacking, Educate on backpacking procedures
  • 4/7 Troop Meeting & Committee Meeting (Full Class A)
BSA Advancement Requirements 2016
These requirements will now have a permanent spot at the bottom of the newsletter. *For some scouts further along in rank in may be beneficial to print the pages at 95% and paste them in your book rather than buy a new book.
Medical Records
The roster, found in the link at the bottom of the newsletter, has the date of medical record expiration. Please make sure your A/B portion is current to participate in ANY meeting or activity. Part C only needs to be current to attend summer camp.
Print medical form from link below

  • March 13 @ 2pm Conservation related service hours, You will be weeding the Desert habitat at Soleng Tom elementary school bring gloves and a hula hoe if you have one. 2+ hours – see sign up at meeting or Jennifer Cimino for questions
  • April 2 Church has asked Troop to scrape off the paint in the parking lot and repaint it, 8:oo-11:00, we need scouts, adults, and leaders, Doughnuts and Eegees are offered, Service hours
Additional Scouting events that may be of interest:
  • March 12 Catalina Council annual shooting sports day, Check in at 7:30 am in education building at Southern eastern Regional Park shooting Range
  • March 13 Leave no trace 101 at Double V  Scout ranch at 1-4Pm contact for more info
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BSA Advancement Requirements 2016 Troop Handbook
Troop 747 Calendar Troop Roster