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Update 1/31-2/6

Hi, Troop 30 –

February Outing – Marengo Cave – This Friday. Scouts should plan to arrive at 6:00 p.m. All Scouts will attend the Scout Sabbath service in the Klein Center. Parents, please feel free to attend. Following the service, the troop will proceed to Marengo Caves and overnight in a bunkhouse. IMPORTANT: If your Scout is going, he MUST HAVE A SIGNED WAIVER. Please see the waiver, cave rules and a camper checklist attached.

Spring Break Trip – April 7-10 – Oak Ridge, TN. This is a great opportunity for Scouts to earn the Nuclear Energy Merit Badge. Trip details and costs are being finalized. Registration deadline is March 17 to allow time for all registered participants to be cleared for security purposes at the facilities.

Looking ahead – Troop 30 will be traveling to Camp Sylvan in Canada this summer. All Scouts who attend Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp Crooked Creek with Troop 30 will be eligible to travel to Camp Sylvan. One critical requirement for this trip: YOUR SCOUT MUST HAVE A VALID PASSPORT. The application process has several steps. You must make an appointment at the Post Office to present the application. The Scout and parents must appear in person at that time. Once the application is submitted, it may take 3-6 weeks for the passport to be delivered. Start the process now! See the link for details: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html

Jamboree 2017 – July 19-28, 2017- All Scouts, 12 yrs old and 1st class rank, are eligible to attend. This is a huge experience for any Scout and takes place at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. We have 2 Troop 30 leaders serving as Jamboree Assistant Scoutmasters for the Lincoln Heritage Council, Mr. and Mrs. Jones. There is a lot of information available here: http://www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/overview/. The cost of the experience for the Lincoln Heritage Council scout is $1,525. This covers everything, including transportation, food, entertainment, activities and pre-jamboree gatherings. There is a payment schedule that allows families to pay in increments over the next year to help lighten the financial overload. National Camperships are available but the key is registering early. Please feel free to reach out with any questions to Bobby or Stephanie Jones. PS: Jamboree does not conflict with the 2017 Canoe Base trip. Scouts are welcome and encouraged to attend both!

Register here!: http://www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/participants/participant-overview/

Marengo Cave camper checklist01282016

Marengo Cave Rules

Marengo Cave permission form01282016

Update 1/21/2016

Despite the school cancellation, Troop 30 will meet at 7:00 pm for the regular troop meeting to be followed by Michael Pearson’s Eagle Court of Honor.

PARENTS: The parking lots at the Temple are relatively clear. Plan to drop your Scout off at the front door of the Klein Center, rather than have them slip down the hill. Plan to pick up your Scout from the main building following the Eagle Court of Honor.

See you this evening!

Update 1/20/16

Hi, Troop 30 –

February Outing – Marengo Cave – Sign up now.

Spring Break Trip – April 7-10 – Oak Ridge, TN. This is a great opportunity for Scouts to earn the Nuclear Energy Merit Badge. Trip details and costs are being finalized. Registration deadline is March 17 to allow time for all registered participants to be cleared for security purposes at the facilities.

Canoe Base – $100 deposit due for the 2017 Canoe Base High Adventure trip. Dates for the trip have been finalized – June 27 to July 9, 2017. We now have tentative reservations for up to 32 Troop 30 scouts and adult leaders. However, we have to send in a deposit of $100 per person by February 1. For any one who has not paid the troop your $100 deposit by February 1, we will release your reserved spot on the trip, and may not be able to secure it at a later date.

Looking ahead – Troop 30 will be traveling to Camp Sylvan in Canada this summer. All Scouts who attend Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp Crooked Creek with Troop 30 will be eligible to travel to Camp Sylvan. One critical requirement for this trip: YOUR SCOUT MUST HAVE A VALID PASSPORT. The application process has several steps. You must make an appointment at the Post Office to present the application. The Scout and parents must appear in person at that time. Once the application is submitted, it may take 3-6 weeks for the passport to be delivered. Start the process now! See the link for details: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html

100th Anniversary – The dates are shifting again. We are working to finalize location reservation and details.

Klondike Pics

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Update 1/10-1/16

Hi, Troop 30 –

Klondike Derby was a success on many levels. Congratulations to the Owls for having the best overall time for the First Aid station!

February Caving Outing – Sign up now. See flyer attached.

Northern Tier Canoe Base Trip (summer 2017). A $100 deposit is due by February 1st to guarantee a spot for scouts on the trip. After February 1st, those who sign up will be placed on a waitlist and may or may not get to go. See the flyer attached.

Remind your Scout that it is their responsibility to check for partial merit badges and ask for a merit badge counselor to help them complete the requirements. A listing of partial merit badges is always available on the bulletin board.

Stay tuned for information regarding the April trip to Oak Ridge TN to work on the Nuclear Energy Merit Badge.

100th Anniversary Weekend – Save the Date – August 8-10. Lots more info to come.

Looking ahead – Troop 30 will be traveling to Camp Sylvan in Canada this summer. All Scouts who attend Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp Crooked Creek with Troop 30 will be eligible to travel to Camp Sylvan. One critical requirement for this trip: YOUR SCOUT MUST HAVE A VALID PASSPORT. The application process has several steps. You must make an appointment at the Post Office to present the application. The Scout and parents must appear in person at that time. Once the application is submitted, it may take 3-6 weeks for the passport to be delivered. Start the process now! See the link for details: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html

Troop 30 trip 2017

Marengo Cave Feb 2016

Sept 3 News

UofL Football Parking: We all know the importance of Football Parking to Troop 30. Scout safety is our primary concern. It is not safe for Scouts to participate in parking activities at night games. Keep in mind, this fundraiser is primarily for parent participation. Sign up now!: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044faaaa2ea2f58-uofl

Popcorn Sales sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4da4a622a2fa7-popcorn/

Fleur-de-Lis Fling – Susan Rudy, a Troop 30 Scout Parent, is helping with the annual Lincoln Heritage Council fundraiser, The Fleur-de-Lis Fling. This year’s event will be held at the Olmsted on Friday, Oct 2. If anyone (or their company) would like to participate as a sponsor, please contact Susan. In addition to monetary sponsorships, they would greatly appreciate gifts/gift certificates of any value for our “magic boxes”/silent auction. If anyone would like to attend the event, please find ticket information on the below.
http://www.lhcbsa.org/pages/content/fleur-de-lis-fling

September 18,19,20 outing information

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Troop 30 Orienteering and Geocaching Outing

September 18,19,20
Meet at promptly at the Temple at 6pm Friday
Arrive back at the Temple Sunday – time 11am

Patrol Cooking
Lunch will be during an all day adventure so patrols
will want to plan a sack lunch made on Sat morning
Golden Spatula: for dinner, a non breakfast dish that uses
some form of Cereal

Saturday we hike around, looking for geocaches and
visiting the pioneer village to see a working grist mill!
Bring hiking boots or sturdy shoes, water bottle, hat,
sunscreen

Other camping gear is in your Boy Scout book

$20 Sign up by Sept. 10

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Colorado Pictures are coming in….

Colorado reminders

All Scouts going to Colorado must bring their duffel bag with personal gear (and sleeping bag) to be loaded on the truck TUESDAY, June 30 at 6:30 p.m.

All Scouts going to Colorado must arrive at the Temple on Thursday morning, 6:30 a.m. in Class A uniform. Eat breakfast prior to arrival. Scouts may bring a daypack on the bus/train.

All Scouts participating in the Communications merit badge during the Colorado trip should have their 5 minute speech prepared in advance. Attached is a sample outline.

For obvious reasons, there will NOT be a regular Troop meeting Thursday evening.

Anyone wishing to keep up with the troop during the Colorado adventure, like/follow:
Twitter: @LouTroop30
Facebook: Louisvilletroop30

Sample Outline

Colorado Trip

Troop 30 is going to Colorado from 7/2/15 to 7/12/15 and taking almost 70 troop members.  The trip agenda includes:

  • Bus ride to Chicago
  • Train Ride to Denver
  • Denver Museum visit
  • Colorado Springs for a tours including the Air Force Academy
  • Camping at Fort Carson Army Base
  • Historic Calvary tour of Fort Garland
  • Fun at Great Sand Dunes National Park
  • Buena Vista for White Water Rafting through Browns Canyon on the Upper Arkansas River
  • Stop at the South Park City Ghost Town and Georgetown Loop Railroad and Silver Mine
  • Camp at Glacier Basin Campground in Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Merit Badge Work

Colorado Check list –

  • Pack all gear as noted in the Personal Equipment ListNo more, no less!
  • All gear, except your sleeping bag and pad must be packed in either your duffle bag or daypack. You will not have access to your duffle bag until the 2nd or 3rd day of the trip. The Troop is providing duffle bags.
  • Double bag your sleeping bag using heavy black trash bags. Triple bag if using white trash bags.
  • Write your name on a piece of ducttape and place on the outside of the bag. Tie a firm knot in the open end of the bag.
  • Pack your toiletry items, light jacket and 2 pairs of underwear in your day pack. If room is available in your day pack include your pillow and wire clothes hanger. If not, bring these items with you as carryons.
  • We will depart in Class A uniform consisting of BSA Scout shorts, shirt, socks, belt and Troop 30 hat. Each participant is to wear a green Troop 30 Tshirt under his Class A dress shirt.
  • Identify or mark all clothing with your name where possible. Your initials should be written on the collar label of all Tshirts.
  • You will have a confirmed tent mate.
  • Make sure your BSA medical form and releases for whitewater rafting and medication authorization have been completed and have parental signatures where required. Submit copy of both sides of your medical insurance card.
  • Should an emergency occur at home while on this trip contact Mr. Sturtzel
  • DO NOT CALL THE SCOUT DIRECTLY. Please note the Troop may be out of cellphone range at times during the trip.
  • Tuesday, June 30 – 6:30 p.m. – Bring all personal gear to the Temple. Scouts will load the Eagle with all Troop and personal gear at that time.
  • ARRIVE AT THE TEMPLE AT 6:30 AM ON THURSDAY July 2nd! The Troop will return between midnight and 2:00AM on the evening of Sunday, July 12

See the Personal Equipment List here –

Colorado Personal Equip List

Troop 30 Location

We meet in the basement of the Klein Center behind the main Temple Building.

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Troop 30 Calendar

February 8, 2016
  • Dr Schaal
    Starts: February 8, 2016 - 2:00 pm
    Ends: February 8, 2016 - 3:00 pm


February 11, 2016
  • Scouts - Troop Meeting
    Starts: February 11, 2016 - 7:00 pm
    Ends: February 11, 2016 - 9:00 pm