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2014 Calendar

Outing Plans 2014

  • Jan 17-19 – Winter Camporee – Battle Ridge
  • Feb 7-9 – Showdown Skiing
  • Feb/Mar – Ice Fishing, Snow Skills, Hyalite
  • Mar – Hyalite Winter/Spring Skills (cancelled)
  • Apr – Fishing Madison or Gallatin River
  • May – Gold Panning – Pony, MT
  • Jun 19-22 – Montana Council Camporee
  • Jul 6-12 – Camp Grizzly (Potlatch, ID)
  • July or Aug – High Adventure Raft Trip + Younger Scout Raft Trip (two separate crews)
  • Sep – Fall Camporee (if Spring Camporee is cancelled) or Emerald Lake Hike
  • Oct – Fall Court of Honor
  • Nov – Annual Planning Outing

2014 Detailed

February

  • 1 – Scouting for Food (Service Project)
  • 3 – Troop Meeting – Cub Scout Pack 676 visit
  • 1-8 – Scout Week (Scout Window @ The Artshoppe at 23 S. Willson)
  • 10 – NO SCOUT MEETING
  • 17 – Troop Meeting, 6:30PM @ the Troop Room – Cub Scout Pack 670 visit – Full Class A dress!!
  • 24 – OA Elections, Troop Room, 6:30PM – Full Class A dress!! – OA members please wear your OA sashes.

March

  • 1 – District Merit Badge Fair (Livingston) – cancelled due to weather
  • 1 – Museum of the Rockies Scout Day
  • 10 – No Troop Meeting – Spring Break
  • 17 – PLC Planning Session & Parent Meeting
  • 24 – Troop Meeting – PLC Elections
  • 29 – Garagarama – Gallatin County Fairgrounds (POC is Deona Fink)
  • 29 – Merit Badge University at Carroll College in Helena (Troops are invited to stay Friday 3/28.  POC is Mr. Wynn)
  • 29-30 – OA Spring Training in Helena (POC is Mr. Wynn)
  • 31 – Troop Meeting

April

  • 7 – Troop Meeting
  • 14 – Patrol Meetings
  • 21 – Spring Court of Honor (POC is Mr. Sehy.  Finish out your blue cards and get them to Mr. Sehy or Mr. Wynn by 4/10/14).
  • 28 – No Troop Meeting

May

  • 5 – Troop Meeting / Firehouse #1 field trip
  • 12 – PLC Meeting
  • 17 – Spring Camporee – OA Callout
  • 19 – Troop Meeting – Gold Panning Prep
  • 24-45 – Gold Panning – Pony, MT
  • 26 – No Troop Meeting

June

  • 6-8 – OA Ordeal Weekend #1
  • 13-15 – OA Ordeal Weekend #2
  • 19-22 – Montana Council State Camporee – Townsend, MT Fairgrounds (activities, music, merit badges and fireworks)
  • 19-22 – NYLT Staff Week
  • 22-28 – NYLT

July

  • 6-12 – Summer Camp – Camp Grizzly in Harvard, Idaho on the Palouse River (POC is Mr. Wynn.  Get your response to him by 3/10/14.  Discounts if registration completed by 3/31/14.).
  • 28 – Whitewater Float Trip, Yellowstone River – Eagle Scout Jourdon Gudatis, River Guide, leading event.

August

  • 2 – Wind Drinkers Stampede (Service Project – August 2nd 6:30AM.  This will last 1-2 hours.  Meet on Highland Blvd at top of hill by bench where trail from Pete’s Hill/Burke Park meets the paved Highland Trail bike path.  Uniform is Class A’s.  Luke McLean is the POC)

September

  • 8 – Troop Elections
  • 15 – Flag Retirement Ceremony Practice
  • 19-21 – Fall Camporee
  • 22 – Flag Retirement Ceremony – Adults you will want to plan to join us for this.
  • 26-28 – OA Fall Fellowship for OA Scouts at K-M
  • 27 – Popcorn Sales Begin
  • 29 – PLC Meeting – Maxie Cabin Service Project
  • 29 – BLUE CARDS AND RANK ADVANCEMENT DEADLINE FOR COH

October

  • 6 – Annual Planning – Brainstorming
  • 19 – Popcorn Sales End
  • 21 – Popcorn Orders Due
  • 27 – Fall Court of Honor – 6:30 PM – Bozeman United Methodist Church

November

  • 6-7 – Popcorn Delivery
  • 7-9 – Fall Planning Outing – Cold Creek Cabin – Ennis, MT
  • 10 – Parent Meeting – 6:30 PM – Bozeman United Methodist Church
  • 17 – Patrol Outings
  • 19-21 – Christmas trees arrive on one of these days.  TBD.  Will need lots of help to unload
  • 22 – Organize Christmas trees in preparation for sale start on 11/28
  • 24 – Tree Lot Setup / Training – Meet at Tree Lot 6:30PM
  • 25 – Popcorn Payments Due
  • 28 – Christmas tree sales begin – Tree lot next to Johnny Carinos

December

  • Throughout December Tree sales on Fri, Sat and Sun through 12/21/14
  • 1 – PLC Meeting
  • 8 – Christmas Caroling
  • 14 – Karl Spoerl’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor, 6PM – Congregational Church
  • 15 – Webelos Ornament Decorating
  • 22 – Troop 676 Christmas Party – BUMC Church Basement
  • 29 – NO TROOP MEETING

 

March 2013

March 4 – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM – Troop Meeting – United Methodist Church

March 9 – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM – Merit Badge Fair – St. Mary’s School (Livingston, MT)

March 11 – Troop Meeting Cancelled

March 16 – Garage-O-Rama Fundraiser (tentative date)

March 18 – 6:30 to 8:30 PM – Troop Meeting – Plan delivered for Big Creek Outing – United Methodist Church

March 22-24 – OUTING: SCOUT SKILLS (Location TBD)

March 25 – 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM – PLC Meeting – Old and New PLC Members – United Methodist Church

February 2013

February 4 – 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM – Troop Meeting – Spire Climbing Center – practice & prep for ice climbing outing; this activity is strongly suggested if you are going on the ice climbing trip! Feel free to stay until closing time with your parent’s supervision!

February 9-16 – Scout Week (Locations and Times TBD):

  • February 9 – 9AM to Noon – BOZEMAN SAFEWAY – Scouting for food
  • February 10 – Scout Window Setup
  • February 10 – Scout Sunday
  • February 16 – Scout Window Cleanup

February 11 – 4:45 PM to 8:00 PM – Troop Meeting – Lion’s Ridge Ice Climbing Tower! Meet @ Church at 4:45 PM!

February 16-17 OUTING: ICE CLIMBING (Hyalite) – Grizzlies will meet at PIERRY @ 7:00 AM, climb Saturday, and camp in the Hyalite Area Saturday night; Rest of troop will meet at BOZEMAN ALBERTSON’S 9:00 AM Sunday morning and meet the Grizzlies up at Hyalite for a day of climbing on Sunday. Back in Bozeman by 5:30 PM.

February 18 – 7:00 to 8:30 PM – Adult committee meeting – No Scout Meeting

February 25 – 6:30 to 8:30 PM – Troop Meeting – OA Nominations

January 2013

January 7 – 6:30 to 8:30 PM – Troop Meeting @ Church – Ski Trip Outing Planning
January 11-13 OUTING: SKI TRIP (Discovery Basin)
January 14 – 6:30 to 8:30 PM – PLC Meeting + Adult committee meeting
January 21 – 6:30 to 8:30 PM – Troop Meeting
January 28 – Patrol Meetings:

  • 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM – Grizzlies – Spire Climbing Center – Belay Training / Certification (14+ year olds) and climbing practice (all Grizzlies);
  • Ticks: TBD
  • Wolverines: TBD

2013 Calendar

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.

2013 Troop 676 Calendar (Scroll Down for Other District / Council Activities)

January
– 7 Troop Meeting
– 11-13 OUTING: SKI TRIP (Discovery Basin)
– 14 PLC Meeting + Adult committee meeting
– 21 Troop Meeting
– 28 Patrol Meetings

February
– 4 Troop Meeting – Climbing prep at Spire
– 9 Scouting for food
– 9-16 Scout Week
– 10 Scout Sunday
– 11 Troop Meeting – Climbing prep #2 at Lion’s Ridge
– 15-17 OUTING: ICE CLIMBING (Hyalite)
– 18 No scout meeting – Adult committee meeting
– 25 Troop Meeting – OA Nominations

March
– 4 PLC Meeting
– 11 Troop Meeting – PLC Elections
– 16 Garage-O-Rama Fundraiser (tentative date)
– 18 Troop Meeting – Outing Planning
– 22-24 OUTING: SCOUT SKILLS (Location TBD)
– 25 PLC Meeting – Old and New PLC Members

April
– 1 Patrol Meetings
– 8 Troop Meeting – Plan Delivered for Spring Outing
– 12-14 OUTING: GOLD PANNING (Location TBD)
– 15 Knights of Columbus Dinner / Fundraiser
– 15 PLC Meeting/Leadership Training/Adult Committee Meeting
– 22 Court of Honor
– 29 Troop Meeting – Plan delivered for Canoe/Kayak Outing

May
– 3-5 OUTING: CANOE/KAYAK (Location TBD)
– 6 PLC Meeting/Leadership Training
– 13 Troop Meeting – Camporee Planning as needed
– 16-19 OUTING: SPRING CAMPOREE (Location TBD)
– 20 No Meeting/Adult Committee Meeting
– 27 Troop Meeting

June
-10 Troop Meeting
-17 Troop Meeting
– 23-29 National Youth Leadership Training Camp
-24 Patrol Meetings
– 30-July 6: Camp Parsons Silver Marmot High Adventure Trek

July
– 1 PLC Planning Meeting
– 6: Troop 676 40th Birthday Celebration (Beall Park Pavilion)
– 8 Troop Meeting
– 14-20: Camp Morrison (Troop 676 Summer Camp)
– 15-22: MOHAB/Bob Marshall Wilderness Packrafting Trek (High Adventure)
-22 No Meeting
-29 Troop Meeting

August
– 5 Troop Meeting
– 12 Patrol Outings
– 16-17 River Trip
– 19 No Troop Meeting – Parent/Committee Meeting
– 26 Troop Meeting

September
– 2 No Meeting – Labor Day
– 9 Patrol Meetings
– 16 Troop Meeting – Mandatory Popcorn Training
– 20-22 Fall Camporee
– 23 No Troop Meeting – Parent/Committee Meeting
– 29-October 20 – popcorn sales

October
– 7 Troop Meeting
– 11 Flag Ceremony, Grantree, 6pm
– 14 Fall Court of Honor
– 18-20 Mountain man Rendezvous
– 21 No Meeting
– 28 Patrol Outing

November
– 4 TBD
– 11 TBD
– 15-17 Annual Planning
– 18 Parent/Committee Meeting – 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM(ish)
– 24 Xmas Tree Lot Setup – 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
– 25 Popcorn Monies Due to Deona
– 25 Xmas Trees Arrive – 3PM
– 25 Troop Xmas Tree Sales Training – 6:30 PM @ Tree Lot
– 29-30 + Dec 1 – Opening Weekend of Tree Sales

December

  • 2 Troop Meeting – 6:30 PM
  • 6-8 – Tree Lot Sales
  • 9 Christmas Caroling
  • 13-15 – Tree Lot Sales
  • 14 Mountain Valley District “Cold Weather Camping” Seminar – Adults and Scouts 14+ – 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM | Register Here
  • 16 Troop Christmas Party
  • 23 No Meeting
  • 30 No Meeting

Other Activities (District, Council, Order of the Arrow, Takacshin, etc.)

March 1-2: OA Spring Training
March 9: Merit Badge Fair, Livingston, MT
April 19-21: OA Section Conclave
May 17: OA Spring Callout @ Camporee
June 7-8: OA Ordeal #1
June 14-15: OA Ordeal #2
June 23-29: Takacshin (NYLT)

December 2012

12/3 – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM – Location: Christmas Tree Lot – Troop
 Meeting – Scout Skills Competition – Gear Required – get instructions from your Patrol Leader

12/10 – Patrol
 Meetings:

  • Wolverines: Location: Nick Cichon’s House; Time: 6:30 PM for Pizza; At 7:15  we will go to Glow in the Dark Golf at the mall. What to bring: $5 for golf plus extra money for other stuff; Pick up time/place: 8:00 PM at the Glow in the Dark place in the mall.
  • Ticks: More info coming;
  • Grizzlies: Location: Mr. Jordan’s House; Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM; What to bring: iPhones & iPods (make sure you download the FREE “Avalanche Lab” avalanche data analysis App); Subject: We’ll be conducting Part 2 of our Avalanche Awareness Course in preparation for our Backcountry Ski Trip on January 4-5.

17 – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM – United Methodist Church – Troop Meeting (Christmas Party) + Parent (Committee Meeting) – Presentation of 2013 Budget

24 – No Meeting

31 – No Meeting

October 2012

October 1 – 6:00-8:30 PM – Fall Court of Honor
October 8 – 6:00 PLC Meeting &  7:00 PM – Troop Meeting – United Methodist Church
October 12 – 14 Outing – Fall Leadership Camp – Forbes Cabin (PLC on 12-13, All Scouts on 13-14)
October 15 – BOR (No Committee Meeting)
October 21 – Popcorn Sales End – Very last day to turn in Sales Sheets.
October 22 – 5:30-8:30 PM – PLC
October 29 – 7:00 to 8:30 PM – United Methodist Church

  • Troop Meeting for Merit Badge Fair Participants & Annual Planning Brainstorm
  • Popcorn $ Due
  • Parent Meeting (Christmas Tree Planning)

September 2012

September 3 – No Meeting (Labor Day Weekend)

September 10 – Troop Leadership (PLC) Elections + Bike Trek Gear Inspection – 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM – Troop Room @ Church – Be ready to volunteer for troop leadership positions! For those going on the bike trek, please bring your bikes (fully tuned up and ready to ride), and all of your required camping gear (see your outing plan!)

September 14 – 16 Outing – Bike Trek – Trail Creek – Meet at Jordan House 4:15 PM on September 14 – we will leave PROMPTLY at 4:30 PM so we can arrive before dark – the days are getting shorter! Download the Outing Plan! | Sign Up Here

September 17 – BOR/Committee (Committee Meeting: Fall Fundraising) – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM – United Methodist Church

September 24 – PLC Meeting (NEW PLC) – CANCELLED – Will be rescheduled for early October?

September 27 – Troop Popcorn Training – United Methodist Church Troop Room – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

September 29 – Popcorn Sales Start – Troop Popcorn “Saturday” Blitz – Meet at the church @ 9:30 AM – Full Uniform!

September 30 – Troop Popcorn “Sunday Afternoon” Blitz – Meet at the church @ 1:30 PM – Full Uniform!

August 2012

August 6 – Troop Meeting – Backpacking Trek Gear Inspection – Jordan House – 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM – bring a sack dinner if needed

August 6 – Troop Meeting – At Lindley Park – For all Scouts not participating in the Spanish Peaks Outing – 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM – See Mr. Wynn’s Email for what to bring

August 8-11 – Backpacking Trek – Spanish Peaks Wilderness – Meet at Jordan House @ 7:00 AM on August 8; Return late (by 10PM August 11)

August 13 – 6:30 PM – Troop 676 Fishing Derby – Prizes! East Gallatin Recreation Area

August 20 – Committee Meeting – 6:30 PM Troop Room @ UMC

August 27 – Biking Practice – Gallatin Valley BMX Track – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM – bring your bikes, and helmets!

August 28 (Tuesday) – PLC – 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM – at the Jordan’s House – Bring $3 for pizza.

July 2012

July 2 – Troop
 Meeting – Bozeman Ponds, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

July 7-14 – Summer Camp Trip, Cody Wyoming (Camp Buffalo Bill)

  • Meet at Pierry @ 7:30 AM July 7

July 16 – Parent Meeting – 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Troop Room

July 23 – Patrol Hikes – call your Patrol Leader for details.

July 30-31 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTERAdvanced Outdoor Leadership Skills Course – Meet at Mr. Jordan’s house at 10AM, then we’ll travel to a trailhead in our local mountains for an overnight hike (distance one way about 6 miles). All Scouts will trek and camp in “buddy pairs” (with adult supervision for safety). Previous backpacking experience is not required, but physical fitness is – we’ll be hiking up to 6 miles one way with an elevation gain of up to 2,000 feet. This is an advanced skills course, with a focus on wilderness self-management, navigation, backcountry meal preparation and cooking, and wilderness first aid.