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April 2012

April 2 – 6:30 to 8:30 PM – Troop Meeting – Troop Room @ United Methodist Church – Engineering Merit Badge.

April 9 – 6:00 to 7:15 PM – Patrol Leaders Council Meeting (Chase, Taylor, Walker, Aiden, Camron, Marco) – Troop Room
7:30 to 8:30 PM – Troop Meeting – Troop Room @ United Methodist Church – Order of the Arrow Elections

April 13-15 – Spring Leadership Camp – (Friday Night – PLC only; Saturday night – whole troop) – SIGNUP HERE by April 1 | Download Outing Plan, Food Info, Gear List Here

April 16 – 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM – Boards of Review – Troop Room @ United Methodist Church.

April 16 – 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM – Parent Meeting – Troop Room @ United Methodist Church – Summer activity information – canoe trek, summer camp, and backpacking trek.

April 23 – 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM – Patrol Leaders’ Council Meeting @ Jordan House – Spring Court of Honor & Canoe Trek Planning

April 27-29 – Spring Camporee – Wilsall, MT. Download Outing Plan Here (PDF)

April 30 – No meeting.

March 2012

March 3 – Merit Badge Fair – see your email for info.

March 5, 6:30 – 8:30 PM – Troop Meeting – Troop Room @ Church; Porcupine Outing Signups Due! Build-Your-Own-Pulk Project signups due! Also: Backcountry cooking (cooking merit badge). ALSO: PLC ELECTION INFORMATION FOR THE NEXT TERM!

March 12 – No meeting (Spring Break)

March 19, 6:00  – 9:00 PM – Troop Meeting – Pierry Manufacturing (Mr. Wynn’s Work) – Build Your Own Snow Pulk! (NOTE START AND END TIME CHANGES) – Click here to order your PULK KIT! by March 5!

March 23-25 – Snow Trek to Porcupine Cabin Click here to download the OUTING PLAN and Click here to SIGN UP Before March 5.

March 26, 5:30 – 8:30 – PLC @ Jordan House – for both OUTGOING and INCOMING PLC members!

February 2012

February 4 – Scouting for Food Service Project (Scouts & Adults Needed – Location and Time TBD, contact Mike Giroux to Sign Up)

February 6, 6:30  – 8:30 PM – Troop Meeting – Mill Creek Outing Signups Due! Also: Firebuilding Competition, One-Pot Winter Cooking, and Snow Shelter Building Movies!

February 12 – Scout Sunday @ United Methodist Church (Scouts & Adults Needed – contact Chris Cichon to sign up)

February 13, 5:00 – 8:30 PM  – Troop Meeting – Winter Shelters (Pyramid Tents, Snow Trenches, and Igloos) – Location TBD (Outside – Dress Warm!)

February 20, 6:30 – 8:30 PM – No Meeting

February 24-26 – Snow Camping at Mill Creek Click here to download the OUTING PLAN and Click here to SIGN UP Before February 6.

February 27, 5:30 – 8:30 – PLC @ Jordan House.  Please bring $4 for pizza.

2011 Preview

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

The most important thing the Patrol Leaders Council accomplished at the Annual Planning Conference was the development of the Troop 676 Strategic Vision Statement:

Troop 676 Strategic 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.

2011 Outings Calendar

  • January 28-30 : Ice Climbing & Winter Camping (Gallatin Canyon)
  • February 11-13: Downhill Skiing (Discovery Basin)
  • March 25-27: Backcountry Ski/Snowshoe Trip (Crazy Mountains)
  • April 15-17: Bicycle Trek (Big Hole River Valley)
  • May 13-15: Mountain Valley District Spring Camporee (Location TBD)
  • June 17-19: Montana Council Camporee (Toston)
  • July 1-11: Summer Camp, Camp Parsons, Washington State
  • August 14-20: Bicycle Trek (Great Divide Route, ID/MT)
  • September 16-18: Backpacking Trek (Black Canyon, Yellowstone NP)
  • October 14-16: Annual Planning Conference (Gallatin Mountains, Montana)
  • November 18-20: Advancement Camp (Gallatin National Forest Service Cabin, Montana)
  • December: No Outing

2011 Service Projects

  • Winter (Jan/Feb/Mar 2011) – Service for Lion’s Ridge Guests
  • Spring (April/May 2011) – Retirement Community Concert
  • Summer (July/August 2011) – Trail Building & Service
  • Fall (October/November) – Cardboard City Fundraising for the Homeless

Summer Camps 2011-2014

  • Camp Parsons (Washington) – 2011
  • Camp K Bar M (Montana) – 2012
  • Camp Meriweather (Oregon) – 2013
  • Camp Melita Island (Montana) – 2014

High Adventure Expeditions 2011-2014

  • Bicycle Trek (Great Divide Route, ID/MT) – 2011
  • Philmont Scout Ranch (New Mexico) -2012
  • Wilderness Raft Trek (Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana) – 2013
  • Zion National Park Backpacking / Canyoneering (Utah) – 2014

Tentative 2011 Calendar February – December

February

7 – Troop
14 – No Meetings
11-13 Discovery Basin
21 – Patrol Meetings + BOR/Committee
28 – PLC

March

5 – MB Fair
7 – Troop
14 – No Meeting (Spring Break)
21 – Patrol/BOR/Committee
25-27 Backcountry Ski/Snowshoe Trip – Porcupine USFS Cabin, Shields Valley, Crazy Mountains
28 – PLC

April

4 – Troop
11 – Patrol
15-17 – Big Hole Valley Bike Trek
18 – SPRING COURT OF HONOR
25 – PLC

May

2 – Troop
9 – Patrol
16 – BOR/Committee
13-15 – Spring Camporee
23 – PLC

June

3-5 – OA Ordeal
6 – Troop
10-12 – OA Ordeal
13 – Patrol
16-19 – State Camporee – Toston
20 – BOR/Committee
27 – PLC

July

2-10 Camp Parsons
4 – NO MEETING
11 – PLC
18 – Troop – Great Divide Bike Maintenance Clinic
25 – Troop – Great Divide Bike Trek Prep

August

1 – NO MEETING
8 – PLC Meeting & Meeting for Scouts Going on the Mystic Lake Ride
15-16 – Overnight Bike Ride to Mystic Lake
17-21 – Great Divide Bike Trek
22 – NO MEETING
26-27 United Methodist Rummage Sale Fundraiser
29 – PLC/Troop Meeting

September

5 – No Meeting
12 – Patrol
16-18 – Backpacking in Yellowstone/Black Canyon
19 – BOR/Committee
26 – PLC

October

3 – Troop
10 – Patrol
14-16 – Annual Planning, Lion’s Ridge
17 – FALL COURT OF HONOR
24 – PLC

November

5 – MB Fair
7 – Troop
14 – Patrol
18-20 – Cabin Camp (Advancement)
21 – BOR/Committee
28 – PLC

December

5 – Troop
12 – Patrol
19 – Court of Honor
26 – No Meeting
Week of Dec 26 – Day Snow Outing

December 2010

December 6 – Troop Meeting (6:30 PM to 8:30 PM)

December 13 – Christmas Party (6:30 PM to 8:30 PM)

  • Every Scout should bring: an appetizer or hors d’oeuvre, a white elephant gift not exceeding $5.00 in value, and some Christmas tree ornaments, lights, or garland that your family is able to donate, because we are decorating a tree and donating it to a family in need via the Gallatin Valley Food Bank!
  • If you can, please consider bringing a donation of non-perishable foods that we’ll deliver to the Food Bank as well. They are having a tough time meeting demand this year and are in desperate need of donations.

December 20 – Patrol Leaders Council Meeting (5:30 PM to 8:30 PM)

  • January & February Event Planning
  • PLC: Walker (SPL), Tyler (ASPL), Andrew (PL), Michael (PL), Marco (PL), Alex (Guide), Jackson (Scribe)

December ?? (TBD) – Troop 676 Carpentry Merit Badge Day (over Christmas Break, date TBD)

  • We are organizing a time over the Christmas Break to work on, and complete, the Carpentry Merit Badge with Mr. Kuntz. Stay tuned for details.

Welcome to the New Troop 676 Website!

Hello everyone,

The new Troop 676 Website is now online at http://sites.ryanjordan.com/troop676/.

Please note that as of October 1, 2010 all Troop-Wide (“mass”) communications (news, calendar updates, etc.) will be performed through the Website. The benefits of this system are:

  1. All information distributed via email will always be available here at Troop676.net!
  2. You are always in control of your email subscription to Troop676.net NEWS and don’t need to fear that you’re missing something because you accidentally got dropped off the “email distribution list”, or never got added, or your email address changed, etc.

Here’s how that works:

  1. Please enter your email address in the form to the right under the heading “Receive Troop News” to get on the mailing list.
  2. Every time a new News item is posted to the website (which will include event information, changes to the calendar, News from the Troop Committee or Scoutmaster, etc.), you’ll receive an email with the information that includes a link back to the website where the information is archived.