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Greetings! Troop 365 is a Scouts BSA troop for boys, ages 11-18, based in Glendale, Arizona. Our troop is chartered and meets weekly on Monday evenings.

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Interested in Scouts BSA Troop 3365 for girls, ages 11-18? Visit fb.me/BSATroop3365Glendale or contact Stephanie Russell for more information about the newly formed troop for girls partnering with Troop 365.

Interested in Cub Scouts for youth (boys and girls) under the age of 11? For Cub Scout Pack 365 information, visit https://www.facebook.com/arizonapack365/.


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Summer Camp Info -- Same as sent by email

Posted by rhetrick on May 4 2022 - 5:36pm
This is going out to the families of the Scouts signed up for Summer Camp at Geronimo, which will happen from Saturday, June 25 to Saturday, July 2.  We will have a parent's meeting on the Monday before that -- i.e June 20, but there's a lot to do to get ready before then.
 
Additional Questions can be sent to me rjhetrick@gmail.com, asked at the meetings, or by phone or text to 602-980-2031.
 
Here are some important points:
 
  1. Medical Forms: Everyone will need all 3 parts of the BSA medical form, which I have attached to this email.  The first two parts are the same that we need for every campout.  The third is a report of a physical by a health professional, and all of these forms need to be no more than a year old by the last day of camp -- in other words July 2, 2021 or later.  If there is a problem getting this at your regular health provider -- either schedule or cost -- I suggest looking at the clinics in the Walgreens, CVS, or Fry's Marketplace, as they are usually pretty available and reasonable in cost. Mrs Buchanan keeps our forms, and will track everyone on this.  This is a "must have" to get into Camp Geronimo for camp.  Note that this includes images of medical insurance cards!
  2. Prescriptions:  If your son will be on one or more prescriptions during camp please complete the attached form and bring the medicines in their original bottles.  We'll designate one of the adults going as medical officer and make sure that they get administered.  If your son carries anything like an Epi-Pen for emergencies he can do that at camp.
  3. Dietary allergies or practices: We will start out assuming that everyone going is an omnivore and has no food allergies, such as to peanuts or shellfish, or whatever.  Please let us know if there are restrictions such as allergies or practices (example: vegetarianism) as soon as possible.  This affects both the Troop in planning the 3 meals that we will provide before the first Camp Geronimo provided meal and the camp itself.  They are very accommodating, but need to know in advance for planning, and so do we.
  4. Merit badges: We have all attendees booked for the merit badges that they asked for and have handed out schedules.  We'll have a set of schedules to hand out when we get there, too.  Note that a few of the merit badges have prerequisites, which are requirements that can't be done during camp week due to their nature or time limitations.  We have given every Scout with those a sheet that lists them.  We recommend going to http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/list.asp to find the requirements and workbook for each merit badge and then working on the prerequisites.  If the Scout can show Mr. Rideout that he has completed the requirements before we leave for camp then Mr. Rideout can sign the prerequisite sheet and that can be taken to the merit badge class, which will put each Scout well on the way to completing the merit badge at camp.

Note: Calendar Changes coming up in June

Posted by rhetrick on May 4 2022 - 3:55pm

A few changes in the Troop calendar have been made by the Troop Committee for the meetings of June 6, 13, and 20, and are reflected in the calendar on this website.  They are as follows:

Monday June 6 will offer Boards of Review.  This will be the last chance to earn a rank before Summer Camp.  Be sure to work with the Scoutmasters to get your Scoutmaster Conference in and then use the signup link over to the right to claim your spot for a Board.  Uniform: Class A

Monday June 13 will feature a Court of Honor.  This will include ranks earned before or up to June 6 plus earned merit badges.  Uniform: Class A+

Monday June 20 will be a parents' meeting for those going to Summer Camp at Camp Geronimo June 25 - July 2.  Because this is so close to camp an email will go out with important information for preparing for Camp Geronimo very shortly.  This meeting will be a last review of important information and a readiness check.

Cool campout and trip: Kartchner Caverns April 22-24 - sign up now (see costs below)!

Posted by rhetrick on Apr 4 2022 - 7:40pm

Following is detail on Troop 365's planned campout weekend in Southern Arizona Friday April 22 to Sunday April 24.  We did a trip like this a few years ago, and everyone had a GREAT time.  Kartchner Caverns is considered by many to be the top Cavern experience in the entire United States.
Friday, April 22nd we will drive to the Double V Scout Ranch on 3801 S Kinney Rd, Tucson (owned by Tucson - centered Catalina Council of the BSA).  We will be staying at the Red Feather campsite, which has been recently remodeled.

On Saturday morning we will travel to Kartchner Caverns, and we must be there by 10am for our 11am tour.  It is a 1 hour 15 minute drive from the camp to the Caverns which are at 2980 AZ-90, Benson, AZ.  The tour has a limit of 20 people, and by March 22nd we need to know how many are 13 and under vs 14 and older.  The management asks that people don’t wear shoes that they have worn in another cave due to spreading the white-nose syndrome to the bat population.  The tour lasts 1 hour 45 minutes.

Once the tour is over we will have lunch then travel to Tombstone, which is a 30 minute drive.  At Tombstone we will explore the city and watch the gunfight reenactments.   There are plenty of interesting sites to see, as they have preserved much of Tombstone's history as a wild west town of the 1870s and 1880s, when characters such as Wyatt Earp plus his brothers, Doc Holliday, and their enemies hung out there.  A couple of flyers about Tombstone are attached.

On Sunday morning we will travel to the Titan Missile Museum at 1580 W Duval Mine Rd, Green Valley, for an 11:00 am tour.  It is a 30 minute drive.  We need to know how many adults will be attending this tour with a maximum of 20.  There is no limit on Scouts.  This is a preserved site of one of the underground ballistic missiles that were part of our national defense during the Cold War.  We will be descending (by elevator) way underground to the missile control room to get a flavor of what it was like when these were active and armed.

Following are the trip fees:

Youth 13 and under:  $28 - includes admissions to attractions and transportation

Youth 14-18:  $38 - includes admissions to attractions and transportation 

Adult drivers: $33 - includes admissions to attractions

Adult non-drivers: $48 = includes admissions to attractions and transportation 

Other costs: Patrol food costs for Saturday breakfast and supper, Sunday breakfast.  Everyone will be "on their own" for fast food Saturday & Sunday lunch, plus souvenirs and snacks at Kartchner Caverns, Tombstone, and at the Titan Missile Museum.

Deadlines and options:  We have a limits of 20 total for Kartchner Caverns.  We can have adults or youth that go along and stay in the Kartchner museum 0r vicinity instead of going into the caverns for $13 less for youth up to 13, $23 less for youth 14 or over or adults.  We have to remit payment to Kartchner for our up to 20 spaces by March 22, so the March 21 meeting will be the last chance.

Please go to our Troop website and sign up.  Mr. Lloyd will be collecting money at the March 14 and March 21 meetings.  Because of the deadline to pay Kartchner March 231 is a hard deadline, although we can accept substitutes after that date for the Kartchner tour.

West Clear Creek Backpack

Posted by drideout on Apr 3 2022 - 1:49pm

West Clear Creek Backpack - Tramway Trailhead- May 20th to May 

Our outing will be an overnight backpack into the West Clear Creek Wilderness area.  This is a great backpack experience for scouts of all skill levels.  We will be descending 600 feet and 1.5 miles into the beautiful narrow canyon of West Clear Creek.  There are great opportunities for exploring, hiking, fishing and swimming.  There are numerous petroglyphs on the walls of this narrow canyon.  We will hike down and explore the West Clear Creek Grotto, which after a rain can have a spectacular waterfalls pouring down the center.  West Clear Creek extends from Happy Jack to the Verde River (approximately 40 miles) it is one of Arizona’s most beautiful wilderness areas.  A large variety of wild life and plant life exist in this canyon.    

Personal Management Merit Badge

Posted by rhetrick on Mar 27 2022 - 1:58am

An opportunity to work on one of the more challenging Eagle required merit badges - Personal Management - will begin this coming Monday, March 29, at 6:30 PM at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist -- our meeting place.  Ms. Russell, who is both the Scoutmaster of Troop 3365 and a Troop 365 Committee Member, will be the Counselor and running sessions to help you earn this badge.  If you are interested in starting this badge, be sure to print a copy of the merit badge workbook (attached) and bring it to the first session. 

Grand Canyon Council Monthly Newsletter Issued

Posted by rhetrick on Feb 25 2022 - 10:15am

The latest edition of the monthly Grand Canyon Council newsletter is available here.  It is packed with all kinds of useful information and we recommend that everyone check it out.  If you want to check out past issues, follow this link.

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