Scout Show, March 10, 2018

Scouts won Best Theme for the Scout Show!  They helped scouts make fire!  Then cub scouts could make s’mores over the open fire.  A big success!

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March/April Newsletter – 2018

Scout Master Moment:  Joe Balestri, Scout Master

The most important object in Boy Scouts training is to educate, not instruct.    Sir Robert Baden-Powell



  • 19          Troop Meeting, 7pm
  • 22          Cameron’s Eagle Project, 6 – 9pm, Dennie’s garage
  • 23-24    Merit Badge University in Helena
  • 24          Nathan’s Eagle Project, 10 – 2pm, at the church
  • 26          Troop Meeting, 7pm
  • 31           Camp Fund Raiser, Heights ACE Hardware, 10 – 2pm


  • 1           Easter Sunday
  • 2            Troop Meeting, 7pm
  • 3            Round Table / OA (7pm @ LDS Stake Center
  • 5            Committee Meeting, 7pm at the church
  • 7            First Aid / CPR  8-12 or 1-5
  • 9            PLC 6pm / Troop Meeting 7pm
  • 14-15     Hiking / Service Campout
  • 16           Troop Meeting 7pm
  • 20          Adult Indoor Training
  • 20-22    OA Section Conclave
  • 23          Troop Meeting, 7pm
  • 27-28    MT Council Convention in Billings
  • 28          Camp Fund Raiser – car wash
  • 30          Troop Meeting, 7pm

Eagle Project’s for Cameron & Nathan, March 22 and 24

Cameron’s project will be held on Thursday, March 22nd in Dennie’s garage.    519 Howard Avenue.  Project will begin at 6pm and run until 9pm.  Dinner will be served.

Nathan’s project will be held at the church on Saturday, March 24th.  We will meet at 10am until 3pm.  Lunch will be served.

Scouts will receive service time for helping these two scouts with their projects.  Everyone is encouraged to come and help!

Summer Camp Fund Raiser, Saturday, March 31st, 10-2

Any scout going to camp this summer should sign up for this fund raising event.  Scouts will earn money by helping to sell hot dogs and drinks in front of the Heights ACE Hardware.  The Dewey Fund has agreed to match funds that scouts earn toward camp up to $150 per scout.  There will be 4 fund raising events before summer camp.  This is the first one – don’t miss out on earning your way to camp!

Any adults interested in helping at these events – please sign up at the next meeting.

First Aid – CPR Certification, April 7

Adults interested in helping out with scout activities need to be first aid and CPR certified.  These classes will be held at the church in the Fellowship Hall.

Hiking Campout, April 14-15.

Scouts should sign up for this spring campout!  Plans are in the works!





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Snow Shelters

The scouts built their snow shelters February 10th, high of 20 degrees.  the next weekend, they camped in their shelters, overnight low of 19 degrees.  They got some frost points on this trip!

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Troop 2 Christmas Party, 2017

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December Newsletter, 2017

Scoutmaster, Dennie Stephenson

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

Charles R Swindoll


  • 18             Wreath Pick Up:  9am to 11am @ the Sullivan House
  • 19             Baking Cookies @ the church from 1pm until ……..
  • 20            Troop Meeting 7pm-upstairs in the library – front door
  • 23             Happy Thanksgiving!
  • 24            Holiday Parade, 5:30pm outside the church
  • 27            Troop Meeting 7pm  – working on building rockets!


  •  2             Model Rockets – location and time to be determined
  •  4             Troop Meeting 7pm – MSUB Merit Badge sign up
  •  5            Round Table / OA 7pm @ LDS Stake Center
  •  6            Committee Meeting 7pm (moved to Wednesday this month)
  • 11            PLC 6pm / Troop Meeting 7pm
  • 15            Swim Night 6:15pm @ the YMCA
  • 18            Troop Christmas Party 7pm – bring dessert
  • 25            Merry Christmas

Wreath Pick UP, Saturday, November 18th

You can pick up your order at the Sullivan house, 53 Pecan Lane in the Heights, from 9am to 11am.  Keep this day open to distribute your orders.  These are fresh evergreens and should be delivered to the customer as soon as possible.  I do have some extra items.  If you think you have a buyer, let me know and I will keep one aside for you.  extra:  wreath – 3, swag – 5, centerpiece – 2 and garland – 4.

Baking Cookies – Adults – Sunday, November 19th

We will meet in the kitchen at 1pm to bake and decorate cookies.  Scouts will sell them at the Holiday Parade.  This year, since we cannot use the kitchen that week (Family Promise) we will bake and decorate the cookies the same day.  Come and help!  It’s a lot of fun!

Holiday Parade, Friday, November 24th

This year we will set up our kitchen next to the church!  We will be making hot chocolate, hot apple cider, hot coffee and hot dogs!  We will sell on the corner of 27th and 3rd.  Scouts need to be there at 5:30pm to help with set up.  They can eat a few hot dogs for dinner – yum!  Dress them warm!  Right now the low calls for 33 degrees – perfect parade weather!  We could use a few adults to come to the church at 4pm that day.  If you are interested please talk with Mike Downs at the next meeting.

Model Rockets, Monday, November 27th

Scouts will work on building rockets at the Troop Meeting, November 27th.  Then on Saturday, December 2nd the scouts will send them into infinity and beyond!  Or at least way up in the air…  Make sure you are there to help build a rocket.  We will have more information on a time and place at the next meeting.

Swim Night, Friday, December 15th at the YMCA

Troop 2 sponsors this every year.  It’s a great way for cub scouts to meet our group and it is a lot of fun for everyone!  And there is pizza!  Come dressed in your swimming suit and bring a change of clothes.  That way you can hit the pool right away and then hit the showers right before the pizza and pop.  Bring a towel.

Troop 2 Christmas Party, Monday, December 18th, 7pm

We will have our White Elephant Gift Exchange again this year!  Bring a gift from home to share at this fun event!  This year we will be serving dessert.  Please bring your favorite Christmas dessert to share.  This is for scouts and adults!  Everyone is encouraged to come and participate!

Upcoming Events:  mark your calendars

  • Martin Luther King Dinner – 1/14 (service hours)
  • Lock In – still finalizing the date but right now it’s planned for 1/20 to 1/21
  • Klondike Derby – 1/27 to 1/28
  • Scouting for Food – 2/3
  • MSUB Merit Badge Day 2/24
  • Scout Show 3/10
  • Spring Camporee 5/11 to 5/12
  • Montana State Camporee 6/14 to 6/17
  • NYLT 6/17 to 6/22 (scout leadership camp)
  • Summer Camp:  Mini Points 7/8 to 7/14


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October-November, 2017

Dennie Stephenson

Scout Master Moment:

The same boiling water that softens the potato, hardens the egg.  It’s about what you’re made of not the circumstances.




  • 16           Troop Meeting, 7pm
  • 22           Popcorn Sale Ends
  • 23           Troop Meeting, 7pm Popcorn and wreath orders due
  • 28           Halloween Party, Decorating 9am, party 6:30pm
  • 31           Charter Renewal Due
  • 31           Halloween


  • 4            Mental Health Class for adults, 9am to 5:30pm
  • 5            Daylight Savings
  • 6            Troop Meeting, 7pm
  • 9            Committee Meeting 7pm
  • 11           Popcorn Pick Up 9am – 11am at the church
  • 13           PLC/Troop Meeting 7pm
  • 18           Wreath Pick Up, 9am – 11am, Nathan’s House
  • 18           Construction City
  • 19           Baking Cookies for the Holiday Parade, 1pm to 4pm
  • 20           Troop Meeting, 7pm – Popcorn $ due, Adults decorate cookies
  • 23           Thanksgiving day
  • 24           Holiday Parade – 6pm
  • 27           Troop Meeting 7pm, wreath $ due

Popcorn /Wreath Orders are Due, Monday, October 23rd

Bring your popcorn orders to the meeting tonight!  Joe will place our order on the 24th.  I suggest you make a copy of your order sheet before turning in the sheet to Joe.

Wreaths will be ordered on the 24th as well.  Amy will take your folders and return them to you when you pick up the wreaths on November 18th, at 53 Pecan Lane in the Heights. (more information to follow)

Saturday, October 28th is the Halloween Party!

We will have new decorations this year.  Scouts, please come and help with the  decorating at 9am.  It should only take two hours.  The more that come the faster we can get the fellowship hall ready for the party.

Adults and scouts should come in costume that night.  Franci will let us know what time scouts should be at the church for the party.  Troop 2 should be there first before the cub scouts arrive to welcome them.

Mental Health Class (adults), Saturday, Nov 4th 9am to 5:30pm

This is a class on children’s health and ways for adults detect and help.  For more information about the class, please ask Eric Schmidt at the next meeting.  The class will be held at the District Office 2409 Arnold Lane #1, off of 24th Street West.  Please bring a bag lunch.

Popcorn Pick Up, Saturday, November 11th

This year you will pick up your popcorn orders at the church at Fellowship Hall.  You can come between 9am and 11am.  Put this on your calendar!

Money in-full, is due at the scout meeting on Monday, November 20th

Wreath Pick Up, Saturday, November 18th

Scouts will pick up wreaths at the Sullivan’s again this year.  53 Pecan Lane off Hilltop Road in the Heights.  You can pick up your orders 9am to 11am.  If you need to pick them later, please contact me.

REMEMBER:  the evergreens are a fresh product and they need to be delivered as quickly as possible.  It would be best if you make plans now to deliver your orders on that Saturday afternoon.  Just in time for the holiday season.

Money in-full is due at the Scout Meeting on Monday, November 27th.

Holiday Parade:  Cookie Preparations and Selling

Adults:  Sunday, November 19th, 1pm – 3pm we will bake sugar cookies in the kitchen at the church.  Then on Monday we will frost the cookies during the scouts meeting.  Cookies will be stores for selling at the parade n Friday night.

Friday, November 24th scouts need to be at the church at 5:30pm.  They should be dressed in class A uniform and be ready for the cold weather – dress warmly.  Scouts will help with set up on the street.  They will receive dinner.

This year, we will not be able to use the main kitchen to make the hot chocolate, etc.  We will use the small kitchen off the library.  Scouts should come to the main entry at the top of stairs to enter the church.  More information to follow.

We have a busy two to three months ahead – filled with fun things for the scouts!  Please post on your fridge so you don’t miss a thing!  Dennie has posted the 2018 calendar on our website.  You can make a copy!



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September Newsletter

Dennie Stephenson

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.  John C. Maxwell






  • 11            PLC 6pm / Troop Meeting 7pm: bring your books!
  • 12            Book Sale at Central Christian Church- volunteers needed
  • 15-17       “Mountain Man” Fall Camporee in Big Timber- sign up 9/11
  • 18            Troop Meeting 6pm – attending the City Council Meeting
  • 23            Saturday Live:  volunteers needed to help Cub Scout Booth
  • 24            Annual Planning Meeting for Leadership in Troop 2, 1pm
  • 25            Court of Honor, Pop Corn and Wreath Kick Off 6:30pm
  • 30            First day of popcorn and wreath sales!

Troop Meeting September 11th

Bring your books tonight and any merit badges that  you are working on.  This may be your last chance to complete merit badges before the Court of Honor, September 25th.  Next COH, January 23, 2018.

Troop Meeting September 18th

The scouts will meet at the church at 6pm.  Then we will walk over to the City Council meeting.  This will count for some as rank advancement or Merit badges.

Annual Planning Meeting, Sunday, September 24th 1pm

This was moved on the calendar.  We are going to plan the next 8 months of events for the troop.  Scouts are required to attend:  SPL, ASPL, PL, Scribe, QM and Librarian.  This meeting will be at the church, 1pm- 5pm

September 25th, Court of Honor, 6:30pm

This is a very important meeting.  Parents please plan to attend.  Scouts will receive their earned merit badges and rank advancements during the COH ceremony.  We will also be distributing information for selling popcorn and wreaths.  This is our biggest fund raiser of the year.  Scouts can earn enough money during this time; September 30 to October 22nd, to pay for all their expenses including summer camp for the entire year!

This court of honor will be desserts.  Please bring a dessert to share with the group.

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