2012 Preview

What follows is a preview of the 2012-2014 troop calendar planned by the Patrol Leaders Council at the Fall Annual Planning Conferences in October 2010 and October 2011.

Troop 676 Vision Statement

Troop 676 will be:

  1. Highly trained in Scout skills.
  2. Ready to serve our community.
  3. Enthusiastic about facing challenges.
  4. Committed to a strong work ethic.
  5. Dedicated to making fun memories and strong friendships.

2012 Outings Calendar

  • January – Winter Camporee @ Battle Ridge
  • February – Snow Skills Camp @ Mill Creek
  • March – Spring Trek @ Crazy Mountains
  • April – Spring Leadership Camp @ Boulder River
  • May – Spring Camporee – Location TBD
  • June – River Trek @ Madison River
  • July – Summer Camp @ Cody, WY
  • August – Backpacking Trek @ Spanish Peaks
  • September – Bike Trek @ Gallatin Mountains
  • October – Fall Leadership Camp @ Forbes Cabin
  • November – Annual Planning Conference – Location TBD
  • December – Hot Springs @ Boiling River

2012 Service Projects

  • TBD

Summer Camps 2012-2014

  • Camp Buffalo Bill (Cody, WY) – 2012
  • Camp Meriweather (Oregon) – 2013
  • Camp Melita Island (Montana) – 2014

High Adventure Expeditions 2012-2014

  • Gates of the Mountains Canoe Trek – 2012
  • Spanish Peaks Backpacking – 2012
  • Wilderness Raft Trek (Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana) – 2013
  • Philmont – July 2014

Other Notable Events 2012-2014

  • Troop 676’s 40th Birthday – June 2013

Tentative 2012 Calendar January – December

January
2 – Troop Meeting
9 – Patrol Meeting
16 – BOR/Committee Meeting (No Troop Meeting)
20 – 22 Winter Camporee
23 – PLC
30 – Patrol Meetings to Practice Firebuilding – Contact Your Patrol Leader for Details

February
6 – Troop
 Meeting
13 – Troop Meeting
20 – NO Boards of Review or Committee Meeting – 3 Day Weekend
24 – 26 Snow Skills Camp – Mill Creek
27 – PLC

March
3 – MB Fair
5 – Troop
 Meeting
12 – No Meeting (Spring Break)
19 – Patrol Meetings
23 – 25 Outing – Spring Ski & Snowshoe Trek – Crazy Mountains
26 – PLC

April
2  – Troop Meeting
9 – Troop Meeting
13 – 15 Outing – Spring Leadership Camp – West Boulder Cabin (PLC on 13th-14th, all Scouts on 14th-15th)
16 – BOR & Committee Meeting
23 – PLC
30 – No Meeting

May
7 – Service Project
14 – Patrol
 OUTINGS
21 – Spring Court of Honor
29 – PLC (This is a Tuesday due to the holiday)

June

1 – 3 OA Ordeal #1
4 – Troop
 Meeting (see June Calendar for Details)
8 – 10 OA Ordeal #2
11 – Troop Meeting (see June Calendar for Details)
20-23 Outing – Trek – Canoe Trek – Gates of the Mountains
18 – No Meeting
24 – 30 Takachsin
25 – Parent Meeting

July
2 – Troop Meeting – Mandatory for all Summer Camp Participants
8 – 14 Summer Camp – Camp Buffalo Bill, Wyoming
16 – Boards of Review
23 – Patrol Hikes – (Info TBA)
30-31 – Advanced Outdoor Leadership Skills Course – Meet in Bozeman at 3PM, then we’ll travel to a trailhead in our local mountains for an overnight hike (distance one way about 5 miles). *We can take a maximum of 8 Scouts and 4 adults on this course, with preference given to the PLC, followed by Rank, followed by Age. All Scouts will operate “self-contained” and “solo” (but travel as a patrol) with all of their own gear, food, shelter, etc. Previous backpacking experience (if you are not a PLC member) is strongly recommended (if you are interested in going please contact Mr. Jordan). This is an advanced skills course, with a focus on wilderness self-management, navigation, advanced wilderness first aid, and emergency management.

August

6 – Troop Meeting – Backpacking Trek Gear Inspection
8-11 – Backpacking Trek – Spanish Peaks Wilderness
13 – Troop 676 Fishing Derby – Prizes! East Gallatin Recreation Area
20 – BOR (No Committee Meeting)
27 – Troop Mountain Bike Ride – Distance About 10 miles – Location TBD – 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

September
3 – Troop Meeting
10 – Patrol
 Meetings
14 – 16 Outing – Bike Trek – Gallatin Mountains / Hyalite Area
17 – BOR/Committee (Committee Meeting: Fall Fundraising)
24 – PLC
27 – Troop Popcorn Training
29 – Popcorn Sales Start – Morning Blitz
30 – Afternoon Popcorn Blitz

October
1 – Fall Court of Honor
8 – Patrol
 Meeting
12 – 14 Outing – Fall Leadership Camp – Forbes Cabin (PLC on 12-13, All Scouts on 13-14)
15 – BOR (No Committee Meeting)
21 – Popcorn Sales End
22 – PLC
29 – Troop Meeting

November
3 – Merit Badge Fair (Bozeman)
5 – Troop Meeting
10 – Popcorn Pick up
12 – Patrol
 Meeting
16 – 18 Annual Planning Conference – (PLC on 16-17, All Scouts on 17-18)
19 – BOR (No Committee Meeting)
20 – Xmas Tree Lot Setup and Training (Tree Delivery Arrives) (Entire Troop Required to Attend!)
23 – Xmas Tree Sales Begin (Opening Weekend For Lot Nov 23-25)
26 – PLC

December

3 – Troop
 Meeting
10 – Patrol
 Meetings
17 – Troop Meeting (Christmas Party) + Parent (Committee Meeting) – Presentation of 2013 Budget
24 – No Meeting