Calendar of Events
TUESDAY OF THE MONTH
Camping with Pack 70
Troop 13 will be Cooking
Memorial Day Weekend
Flag Placement Saturday
May 25th 9:00 am
Troop 13 – BSA
Questions, problems, or concerns, please call:
Charter Organization Rep
For Your Information:
JUN 7th -- 7:00pm
St. Columba’s Auditorium
committee members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
opportunities: We are
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.
Thank you to all who help out, please thank any one that
worked that is not a part of the Troop 13 Family. Adult Volunteer hours this year totaled 290.
Total Scout Sales =
Day or Dinner +
Total income +
tickets sale and donations + credit for adult hours worked = $3015.61 to be
transferred to scouts accounts. Your
scout will receive a printout of his scout account and the current balance.
Several Scouts also took part in the Camp Card sales
offered from the Northern Star Council, 50% or sales also go into scout’s
accounts. A Total of $192.50 was
transferred to scout accounts. Thank
you to Pat Frankenfield for taking charge of this fundraiser.
Memorial Weekend: Troop 13
will be placing about 400 American flags at the gravesites of Veterans at
Calgary Cemetery. This is an annual
event that we have the honor of doing in a joint venture with American Legion
Post #9. We will meet Saturday morning at 9:00 am inside the main gate, Front and Victoria. Please wear your class A uniform and bring
a large screwdriver. (In case the ground is hard we prebore the holes with the
Flag recovery will be Monday at
Special Thanks to VFW Post 7555:
Post 7555 from Roseville donated a
new Troop American Flag and pole/stand.
Our flag was starting to show its age.
Thank you VFW Post 7555
From the Scout Master’s Tent
So far we have been very busy this year. We have had multiple events
that I would like to talk about in this month’s newsletter. We also have a
couple upcoming events as well.
Our annual spaghetti dinner was a huge success and I am proud of all the boys
who worked very hard during this event. This year was a very successful year
considering how many boys we have. I want to thank all the volunteers and
leaders for taking their own personal time to make this a successful event.
Just recently we had a bowling event at Saint Francis bowling lane in
conjunction with Cub Scout Pack 70. This was a very fun evening and Cubmaster
Al Madison was so energize he did not have a 5-minute power nap like he
normally has in the past. All the boys got along well and it was nice to see
the older boys interacting with the Cub Scouts. We are hoping to do more events
in the near future with the pack so we can continue to show them how fun
it is to be in the Troop.
On May 17th, 18th, and 19th we will be doing our spring campout at Phillipo
Scout Reservation. We will be doing the cooking for the pack so the boys can
continue working on their cooking merit badge, which will be Eagle require at
the end of the year. We also will need a head count on our May 13th Troop
meeting of who will be able to attend.
On June 3rd at 6:30 the Troop will be hosting a capture the flag event at Horton
Park on Hamline and Minnehaha. This is a way to try to get new boys into our
Troop so ask all your friends to come out and enjoy a fun activity. Food will
be provided. More details will be coming at the weekly meetings.
Since we are going camping this month I would like to bring up a new rule that
has been decided with camping. The boys brought this decision to me and
they picked the type of "discipline". If your scout attends
a campout they are required to attend the following Monday meeting. We've been
having issues with scouts not coming to meetings and help with the cleanup. The
scouts decided if you attend a campout and do not attend the cleanup meeting
you would not be able to attend the next camp out. If everyone does their part it will get done in a timely fashion.
This rule applies to weekend campouts and the Monday after Tomahawk. Those
scouts who do not go on the campout are usually stuck doing the legwork and
makes it unfair.
There are certain circumstances
that can arise that are uncontrollable, but I would like to be notified if your
scout would not be at the meeting. I am only a phone call away. As a reminder
my number is 651-361-9140.
One final reminder the Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol leader,
Patrol Leader, and Den Chief need to arrive a half hour earlier to the meeting
for our PLC to discuss what our plans are for meetings. Once again if you
cannot make it please contact me. This meeting we will discuss activities and
what we are doing for each meeting. This is a Troop that should be run by the
boys to take on a sense of responsibility.
Yours in scouting,
June 3rd, the Class B, uniform (Troop T) should be worn for all scout
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
Badges: 4 Scouts have started their Family Life Merit Badge (Eagle
Required) and 1 Scout is starting Plumbing
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. (www.meritbadge.com)
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.