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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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July 4 Flags Upcoming

Posted by rhetrick on Jun 24 2022 - 11:41am

The third part of out Flags busy season will be happening right after we get back from Summer Camo, on Monday, July 4.  Please sign up on the website over on the right side.  This both helps the Troop keep our commitment to our subscribers and helps Scouts put away funds that will be waiting for use when Summer Camp (and beloved rechartering) come up in 2023.

Troop 365 - We're at Summer Camp!

Posted by rhetrick on Jun 24 2022 - 11:40am

Just a reminder that the Troop is at Summer Camp - Camp Geronimo.  We will be returning on Saturday, July 2.  Don't forget the 4th of July fundraiser.  You can sign up on the website.

Camp Geronimo Parent's Meeting Monday June 20

Posted by rhetrick on Jun 18 2022 - 11:07pm

With departure for Camp Geronimo just days away, it's time to get going on those last steps.  Here's what's happening:

 

  1. Payment: We have the numbers on money earned from flags, and we'll get with parents (and adults that are going) to go over balances.
  2. Medical Forms:  Remember that we need current Parts A, B, and C medical forms that are no more than one year old as of the last day of camp (July 2).  Part C is the physical by a health provider.  Also don't forget that we need images of insurance cards.  These can be given to Ms. Buchanan, if present, or to Mr. Hetrick
  3. Merit Badges: Everyone who signed up for merit badges that have prerequisites (requirements that you need to do away from camp) was given a list.  If you can complete these requirements and show what you did to Mr. Rideout, he can sign your prerequisite sheet and you can be sure to complete the whole merit badge at camp.  Otherwise you will end up needing to finish the badge after camp.
  4. Parents Meeting: We'll have a get together for parents on Monday, June 20 to go over details for camp and make sure we have our acts together for our Saturday, June 25 departure.  The slides that will be used at that meeting are attached for the benefit of a couple parents that we know will not be able to make it and also to give everyone more time to think of questions.  Other important documents are also attached.

Rechartering Season -- It's coming!

Posted by rhetrick on Jun 18 2022 - 11:06pm

We all know the saying about the only two sure things are death and taxes.  In the world of Scouting these days we have one to add -- rechartering, and it's only a little bit less unpleasant.  Here's what we know so far:

  1. The charter year for Scouting runs from August 1 to July 31, so we will need to recharter the Troop and every member coming back by the end of July.  It gets ugly (and potentially more costly) if we don't get it done by the bewitching date of July 31, 2022.
  2. There are associated costs -- surprise!
    • For Scouts the BSA charge will be $72 and the Grand Canyon Council Program Fee will be $50.  On top of that we will add a to-be-determined amount of Troop dues, which will hopefully be enough to fill the gap between other Troop income (our share of flag fundraiser revenue) and or expenses for things like awards, a few admin costs, camping supplies, equipment, and trailers. We hope to know this cost by the end of the coming week, so we can set the price.  (Note that we did not need to charge these dues in 2021-2022 due to a generous donation that covered them -- at this point we are not aware that we are getting something like this again).  So the Scout amount will be $122 plus X, where X is whatever Troop dues end up being.  (Optional Scout Life can be had for another $12)
    • For adults the cost will be $42.
    • Note that any youth or adult that joined recently was charged enough BSA and Grand Canyon Council fees to cover them for the upcoming rechartering -- we will know who they are and will not try to over-collect.  Note that anything paid that way did not include Troop dues, the X that I just mentioned..
    • Look for an announcement on what the total fees will be will be and how to pay by Friday, June 24, with a big push to begin right after the return from Camp Geronimo on July 2.
  3. Adult Leaders will have to have current Youth Protection Training (under 2 years old) in effect for recharter to go through.  If this affects you, now would be a great time to get on it.
  4. Parent participation in Troop affairs, including monthly Committee Meetings, which have been conducted by Zoom for quite a while now, is both welcome and encouraged.  We have been relying on some of the same adult leaders for a surprisingly long time, and not one of these folks is getting any younger.  Just saying.  Contacting Sheila Buchanan is a great way to move further ahead along this path.

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.

It's time to Register for Summer Camp -- Camp Geronimo June 25 - July 2!

Posted by rhetrick on Jan 23 2022 - 1:13am

It's January 2022, and it's already time to talk about Summer Camp at Camp Geronimo!

Our Troop's annual trek to Summer Camp is scheduled, and it's time to start signing up.  Here are a few basics:

    • Depart:  9:30AM Saturday 6/25, Return 7/2 about 12PM

    • Costs:  $450 for camp fees, food and transportation, $550 for 14+ Spade Ranch Adventure, $200 adults.  Note:  there are no additional fees for any merit badge any more!

    • Payment schedule:  $125 payments due by January 31 2022, $150 by Mar 15, $150 due May 1, with $25 trip fee due at June 25 check-in.  Note that the Troop must put down $125 per Scout and $50 per adult by Jan 31, and it is not refundable!

    • Unit Accounts: and Flag Service:  You can use funds in unit accounts to make payments at any time.  Funds earned for flag service in the 2021-2022 season through the Memorial Day 2022 flag service will be calculated after that event and available to apply as part of the last payment.

    • Camperships:  The Grand Canyon Council offer camperships to help with fees for those in need .  A form can be found at https://forms.office.com/r/jbN8FNZXw2.  They go straight to the Grand Canyon Council and the Council will contact unit leaders to verify information on the application.  The Council will start considering them January 15 thru March 15!  We recommend requests get in early — our experience is that those that need assistance get it , but if you wait they may run out of funds.

    • Other costs:  Bring a sack lunch on Saturday 6/26.  Troop will furnish drinks. Bring camp spending money (~$50) for refreshments and souvenirs.

      See the attachment for a list of merit badges.

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