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Welcome to Troop 730's website! If you are not a member of this troop and want information about Troop 730, click on "About Us" in the left margin.  If you want us to contact you, please click on "Contact Us".

We maintain our newsletter, calendar and related files on this site. An automatic summary of changes will be emailed out every 1 or 2 weeks (based on new items) to keep you posted about new or changing activities.  For youth protection reasons, you must be issued a password to access any detailed information about our activities. Click "Getting Started" on the left Menu bar to see a short description of many features on this site.

Show Scout Spirit and Help with the Pack 730 Cross-Over Ceremony

Posted by admin on Apr 17 2014 - 2:11pm

Scouts, we'll need about 7 to 10 scouts to help put together the Troop's cross-over bridge for the Webelos crosing over to Troop 730 from Pack 730 on Thursday, May 8th.  We'll be meeting around 5 pm to move the various bridge pieces from the red trailer to the St. Mark's amphitheather, and the ceremony will begin promptly at 6:30.   Come help - pizza and drinks will be provided for the Pack and the Troop.   Please sign-up using the Event Registration feature on the right side of this website.   A great way to show Scout Spirit!

How Can I see my Advancement Progress on the Computer?

Posted by admin on Apr 16 2014 - 3:03pm

Scouts, if you want to see exactly where you are in rank advancements, merit badges, partial merit progress, camping nights, etc., please select the "Advancement Info" tab on the left side and follow the instructions.  It will take you to our Troop's second website, Troopmaster.web, where you can log-in and see exactly what is reflected in our Troop's advancement software. 

TFC Physical Fitness Test on Monday, May 19th at 6:25 pm

Posted by admin on Apr 16 2014 - 3:02pm

TFC Scouts, if you haven't completed your Tenderfoot physical fitness requirement (Tenderfoot, Requirements 10a and 10b), Mr. Graves will be administering the test on Monday, May 19th at 6:25 pm.  Please meet in the Commons (the large hallway outside the Great Hall where we have Gilwell) and wear comfortable running shoes.   You'll need to complete two tests - and they need to be administered 30 days apart.   

Adult Volunteer Opportunity - Popcorn Kernal's assistant for 2014 Popcorn Sale Drive

Posted by admin on Apr 16 2014 - 2:55pm

Parents, we have an easy and fun volunteer opportunity for one adult to volunteer to assist Jessica White on the 2014 Popcorn sales drive that is held annually in the Fall.   It is a lot of fun and requires a few meetings, help organizing the sales packets, turning in the order and helpding coordinate the distribution.   Ideally, we'd like a parent of a younger scout that could learn the ropes this year and then be the lead Popcorn Kernal for two years.   Jessica has loved this position and has held it for 4 years because it is a fun way to help the Troop.   If you're interested, please email webmaster@dallas730.mytroop.us.   Thank you!

Don't forget to Turn in Your Scout Book!

Posted by admin on Apr 16 2014 - 2:54pm

Scouts, at every Advancement Meeting (there is at least one per month) please remember to turn in your Scout book to the Advancement Coordinator (currently, Mrs. Martin) so she can input the data into the Troop's software, Troopmaster.   We want to record your successes!  Alternatively, please scan in the advancement pages of your Scout book and email them to advancement@dallas730.mytroop.us and we'll get your sign-offs recorded and you'll have a scanned back-up copy in case (or when) you lose your book.  Thanks!

Summer Camp Sign-Up Deadline is May 1st!

Posted by admin on Apr 16 2014 - 2:51pm

BSA Summer Camp is the Troop’s most highly recommended event of the year and it will give new Scouters the chance to complete a very large amount of their "Trail to First Class" requirements during Summer Camp.   Last summer, we had 6 or 7 brand new Scouts go to Summer Camp and they all had a fun time and made a remarkable amount of progress (which helped them this year during the school year).   If any of your parents have any possible interest in sending their Scout to Summer Camp (June 1st throught June 6th), please ask them to attend the meeting.  We will have early sign-up and payment deadlines (based on the early deadlines given to us by the summer camp staff) so there will be no last minute sign-ups this year.   Please plan accordingly as we don't want any Scout to miss out on this wonderful and very inexpensive opportunity.  If you already know that your Scout wants to go to Summer Camp, please sign-up using the Event Registration feature on the right side of this website.  NOTE:  If your son sold at least $150.00 in popcorn during the Troop's Popcorn fundraiser last year, your Scout qualifies for a $25.00 discount on the camp out fee.  To take advantage of the discount, please go the "Online Payments" tab on the left side of this website and choose the option with the discount.   To sign up, please review the merit badge offerings on the attached Camp Hale Leader's Guide document (see page 9 through 18) and list your 4 merit badges and T-shirt size in the notes section on the website when you sign-up.  Our summer camp coordinator, Mary Beth Duffy, will take that information and sign-up your Scout on the Camp's website.  If your Scout wants to take the Soaring to Eagle class, he will sign-up for two Soaring to Eagle classes and two merit badges.  The exact requirements to be covered at Summer Camp at the Soaring to Eagle program are listed in the attached leader's guide.  Please note that some merit badges have prerequisites and many have off-site requirements that should be done before summer camp (e.g, visit a fire station for the Fire Safety optional merit badge) so take your scout and send him to camp with a photo of him satisfying the off-site requirement.   The boys will pay for the kits for those merit badges with kits (e.g, leatherworks, metal works, basketry, etc). at the Camp Store at Summer Camp so you can pack extra money with your camper to pay for those kits.  If you have any questions, please contact Mary Beth Duffy.  Thanks!

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