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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)

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

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.