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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August/September Newsletter, 2017

Dennie Stephenson

We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it.  Robert Baden Powell



  • 14            Troop Meeting 7pm
  • 18            Mustang Game 7:05pm, Dehler Park
  • 21            Troop Meeting 7pm – Troop Elections
  • 21            Solar Eclipse 10:21am to 1:02pm
  • 24            First day of School
  • 26            ILST Riverfront Park:  meeting for newly elected leaders 9am
  • 28            Troop Meeting 7pm


  • 4             Troop Meeting 7pm
  • 7             Committee Meeting 7pm
  • 9             Annual Planning Meeting, time and place TBD
  • 11            Troop Meeting 7pm
  • 15-17       Fall Camporee in Big Timber
  • 18            Troop Meeting 7pm; Family Promise – meeting place TBD
  • 25            Court of Honor and Popcorn/Wreath Kick Off, 6:30pm
  • 30            Popcorn and Wreath Sales Begins!

Mustang Game, Friday, August 18th, 7:05pm

Scouts signed up to go must pay $17 at the next meeting 8/14, either pay out of your scout account or by check.  Scouts will bring their camping gear to stay the night in the outfield (more information at the next meeting)  Scouts need to be picked on Saturday morning by 8am.

Troop Elections, Monday, August 21st

You must be 1st Class to hold a leadership position.  Check out all the positions in your Buddy Book.  If you are close to becoming first class, get with Dennie  at the next meeting so you can complete.

Fall Camporee in Big Timber, September 15, 16 and 17

Save this date!  The Fall Camporee is always a good time!  We will give you more information soon about activities at the event.

September 18th Troop Meeting

Every few months, the church hosts Family Promise in the church.  That means we need to meet outside the church.  Information about where and when will be announced soon.

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

Scouts attending summer camp will be awarded their merit badges tonight.  We will start earlier on this night.  Please arrive at 6:30pm instead of 7pm.  We will have the Court of Honor beginning at 6:30pm followed by dessert.  Everyone should bring a dessert to share.

Popcorn and Wreath Introduction, September 25th

Scouts will receive their selling sheets for popcorn and wreaths on this night.  This is the largest fund raiser scouts have all year.  Scouts will receive 15% of all their popcorn sales and $5 for every wreath they sell.  All parents should attend this meeting to hear about fund raising.  Scouts can earn money not only for summer camp, but for all scouting events.  If a scout sells enough, they can earn money for a college scholarship.  Come to the meeting to get the details.

Popcorn and wreath sales are from Saturday, September 30th to Sunday, October 22nd.

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Summer 2017: K-M

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Summer Vacation

It’s been a busy summer!  The next few posts will show you just how much the scouts had planned!

First up – Hike to Mystic Lake.

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Memorial Day Flag Placement

by Raynor

At the cemetery on Saturday, May 27th, the people were putting flags next to veterans headstones.  There was more people there to plant the flags, which made the Boy Scouts have an easier job and an easier time in which they got done.

There were several groups there, including the DAV, Scarlet baseball team, and Cub Scouts.  It was very nice of everyone to help.

In many places there were remnants of Asian, African and other ethnic grave stones that have been destroyed by hate groups and individuals.  The number of deceased infants was also unsettling.

Nate and I wanted to trade jobs half the time because I’m bad at pictures and he practically broke his back half way through the project.

Zachary B and Ricky were both just as enthusiastic as they usually are.  Zach C was a bit tired, but everyone did a fantastic job!


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May, June Newsletter 2017


  • 20            Car wash at Master Lube – earn $$
  • 22            Court of Honor – starts at 6:30pm
  • 27            Flags for Veterans at Mountview Cemetery
  • 28            Collect flags from Mountview Cemetery
  • 29            Memorial Day Service at Mountview Cemetery
  • 29            No Troop Meeting


  • 2             Last day of school!
  • 3             Troop Outing at Pioneer Park
  • 5             Troop Meeting 7pm
  • 6             Roundtable/OA 7pm at LDS Stake Center
  • 8             Committee Meeting 7pm – next meeting in August
  • 9-11        OA Ordeal
  • 12           PLC 6pm / Troop Meeting 7pm
  • 18           Father’s Day and Hot Dog Sale at Ace, earn $$
  • 19           Troop Meeting 7pm
  • 23           Hiking Campout
  • 26           Troop Meeting 7pm

Saturday, May 20 Car Wash at Mater Lube

This Saturday, scouts will hold a car wash at the Master Lube on King Avenue next to Best Buy.  The car wash will be held from 11am to 4pm.  You will earn cash for your scout account.  This can help scouts for camp or other campouts throughout the summer.  Plan to stay all day or help out where you can.  wear your class B uniforms.

Court of Honor, Monday, May 22nd at 6:30pm

We will start 30 minutes early so we can eat before the ceremony.  Sasquatch Patrol is bringing a main dish to share and Phoenix Patrol is bringing a side dish.  Everyone, please bring a dessert to share.  After the ceremony, there will be a short movie.  This movie will help scouts with a merit badge they are working on.  See you there!

Memorial Day Flags at the Mountview Cemetery

Scouts will place flags at every veteran’s grave.  Plan to wear your class A uniform.  Eddie will provide us with the times for each day at the next meeting.  We will distribute flags on Saturday and pick up flags on Sunday.  This year, we are inviting every scout to attend the service on Monday, May 29th.  We will not have a troop meeting this day.

June 3rd, Troop Outing at Pioneer Park

Scouts will prepare tents for camp, but we will also have time for some fun in the sun!  Stay tuned for more information.

June 18th, Father’s Day Hot Dog Sale at ACE Hardware

This will be the last opportunity for scouts to earn cash before camp.  The ACE hardware in the Heights donates hot dogs and soft drinks for us to sell at the front entrance of the store.  This has always been a great money maker for the scouts.  Wear your Class A uniforms.  We will meet at ACE at 9:30am until 2pm



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