Calendar of Events
TUESDAY OF THE MONTH
St. Columba Auditorium
Monday Sept 9th
7:00 PM Class A Uniforms
Sunday Sept 15th
St. Paul Open Streets
Troop 13 will host
WEBELO Pin Night
July 26th – Aug 2nd.
Troop 13 – BSA
Questions, problems, or concerns, please call:
Charter Organization Rep
For Your Information:
OCT 1st -- 7:00pm
St. Columba’s Auditorium
committee members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
opportunities: We are always
looking for a few good folks to be an Event Chairperson to chair one event
during the year, a small commitment for the good of the Troop. Call Bill Wald if you can help with any
event listed below.
FEBRUARY SCOUT SUNDAY
MARCH COURT OF HONOR
(Spaghetti Dinner Tickets& Pot Luck)
AUGUST COURT OF HONOR
November FOOD DRIVE
December Court of Honor “Grinch”
TROOP 13 WEB SITE
it out—WWW.MNTROOP13.ORG and WWW.MNPACK70.ORG
Check it out. We have updated
the site; the Troop Calendar is posted and is in a format that can be printed. Any changes you feel could make the site more
user friendly let us know.
From the Scout Master’s Tent:
parents, and families,
I hope everyone had a great summer and I hope to hear some great stories at our
next meeting back. It wasn't to long ago we had meeting at the Como fire ring
for our annual Court of Honor after Tomahawk Scout camp. We had some great
stories and great food. Thank you all for coming. There were some awards that
were handed out. Those awards were:
Timmy Fah earned the following segments: Canoeing, clasp hands, mega
tower, mountain biking, and race flags.
Joe Musielewicz earned the
following segments: Canoeing, clasp hands, mega tower, mountain biking,
and race flags.
Peter Varanasi earned the
following segments: Canoeing, clasp hands, mega tower, mountain biking, and
Andrew Wussler earned the
following segments and Merit Badges: Clasp hands, footprints, horse corral,
logging camp, polar bear swim, race flags, star party, and target, Geology
merit badge, Photography merit badge, Pioneering merit badge, and Rifle merit
Trent Willard earned the
following segments and Merit Badges: earned the following segments and Merit
badges: Clasp hands, footprints, horse corral, logging camp, polar bear swim,
race flags, star party, and target, Leatherwork merit badge, Wilderness
Survival Merit badge, Pioneering merit badge, and Rifle merit badge.
Although we had a small group
this year we all had fun (including the adults). I like how everyone joined us
for our themes for the day and everyone participated to the best of their
ability. I know we have a small group, but we could use more Scouts, so tell your
friends and try to promote Scouting by living the Scout Oath and Law.
You all may not know that the
Scouts were represented at the Fair and were on the local channel 4 news.
Your Scoutmaster (yours truly) had a little TV time. This was great
opportunity to try and recruit some new Scouts in our organization. I was not
the only one from the troop that was there at the Fair. We had Andrew Wussler,
Trent Willard, and Dave Musielewicz. Everyone worked had and had a great time.
Thank you all for helping out. This is the link http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/9245160-wcco-news-team-tackles-fair-obstacle-course/
Finally I would like to let
everyone know that we have an exiting year ahead of us. With that being said
all I ask is for you to attend the meetings so you do not miss anything. Our
next Monday night meeting we will be finishing up our cleanup from Tomahawk and
discuss our Fall Camporee. The Camporee this year will be at Phillipo Scout
Reservation from September 27 thru 29 and we will be hosting stations to
show the Cub Scouts a skill or tool they can use to be a better Scout.
These Cub Scouts will be visiting us from all over the district. Bring
your thinking caps along with you and start thinking of some ideas. A few
possibilities: rope making, Dutch oven cooking, or a knot relay plus many more.
This is a great recruitment opportunity.
As always if you have any
concerns or even ideas to improve our troop please let me know. I am
Yours in scouting,
A: Scout shirt, current with badges and in neat appearance.
To be worn at each meeting and event Labor Day to Memorial Day
A full Dress: Scout shirt with
scarf and sash. To be worn at any
special event, Court of Honor etc.
B: Summer uniform
Troop 13 T-shirt -- To be worn between Memorial Day and
Labor Day Exceptions-Class A must be worn
while traveling to and from any scout event (insurance requirement)
Troop 13 t-shirts, $7.00
Scout Skills Night: Home work for each Merit Badge will be
posted on the North Star District Website
Traffic Safety, St. Paul Downtown
Jackson Street Roundhouse
193 Pennsylvania Ave
January 16 Personal Management
HiWay Federal Credit Union
111 Empire Drive
1761 University Ave
** First & Second Class Swim
BSA Swimmer Test
Summer Camp Swim Checks
General Merit Badge
Troop Advancement-Dave Muusielewicz
If a scout wants (or needs) to
begin working on a Merit Badge, there are a
few general steps to follow.
Always be mindful of two deep
leadership if your scout is working on a merit badge. There must always be two adults or two or more scouts
present. Any questions about the two deep
leadership policy please contact someone in the troop.
1. Obtain a blank Merit Badge
card and get the signature of the Scoutmaster or Asst Scoutmaster that you have
been ok'd to begin.
2. Get a copy of the most recent merit badge requirements for the badge
you want to work on.
3. Find a counselor (the North
Star district merit badge counselor list is currently being updated, however
the troop committee members are counselors for a number of the required and
optional merit badges.)
4. Call or e-mail the counselor
and ask them their preference for working on the badge. Some prefer to talk to the scout BEFORE they
begin; some prefer to meet with the scout AFTER all the requirements have been
5. Keep good records that follow the requirements. The website mentioned offers worksheets for
every merit badge. Print them out and
use them. Boys are expected to keep track of their own paperwork until the
merit badge is complete.
Troop 13 has counselors for several
merit badges that we can do “in house” Ask Mr. Willard for a list of what is
available in house or for the names of counselors.
Some I know for sure:
Plumbing ----- Wald
Family Life ---- Wald
Citizenship (all 3)
--- Frankenfield &
Communication --- Denkinger
Cycling --- Musielewicz
Financial management --Frankenfield
Phy Fitness --- Denkinger
House repair --- Madison
Crime Prevention --- Madison
Fishing --- Madison
Scouts looking for merit
badges? Check out this web site, http://boyscouttrail.com/ There are also links on the
Northern Star Council web site to other good sites with all the information on
each badge and the worksheet and merit badge book on line.