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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.

Sign-Up for the March Camp Out - Canoeing!

Posted on Mar 4 2015 - 9:24am

Update: as we mentioned in the Parent Meeting, the Spring canoeing trip is our flagship campout of the Spring semester.  It is typically one of the boys' favorite camp outs.  We have a deadline to give the canoe outfitters a headcount, so if you want to participate, please sign-up on the website this week.   Scouts, sign-up for the March camp out.  Leave Friday, March 27th at 6pm and return on Sunday, March 29th. We'll be using our same canoeing guide this year, Marc McCord.  The fee per participant (scout and adult) is $146 to cover the equipment rental, professional canoe guide fees, and camping fees.  Please see the Event Registration feature for more details. As always, where we go will depend upon water levels and how early you need to be back on the last day. The boys all seemed to really enjoy the Lower Mountain Fork last year, and it is the prettiest of the rivers that are normally within the time range available, as well as being the most reliable for flow conditions.  If you want to sign-up, please register using the Event Registration feature on the right side of this website. 

Sign-Up for Summer Camp!

Posted on Mar 3 2015 - 10:36pm

BSA Summer Camp is the Troop’s most highly recommended event of the year. We'll be going to Camp Tom Hale in beautiful Talihina, Oklahoma (near the Arkansas boarder) on May 31st and returning on June 5th.   Our troop's deadline to sign-up with the camp is on April 1st and we will accept sign-ups on this website and payments up to April 1st; however, please sign-up as early as possible in order to get your first choice of merit badges and to give our adult volunteers enough time to ask any necessary follow-up questions or correct mistakes. 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. 

The fee per scout is $300; however, if your son sold at least $200.00 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 15) 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!

Sign-Up for Pack 730's Cross Over Ceremony - Service Hours Opportunity!

Posted on Mar 3 2015 - 12:39pm

Scouts, we need approximately 6 scouts to help lash the cross-over bridge and help with the ceremony on Thursday, March 14th.   The ceremony is from 6 pm to 8 pm (it will probably be shorter than that), but we'll need the Scout volunteers to help assemble the bridge beginning at approximately 4:45 pm.   Pizza will be served after the ceremony. If you want to volunteer, please sign-up using the Event Registration feature on the right side of this website.

All Parent Meeting on Monday, March 2nd re: Summer Camp, Friends of Scouting and Q&A

Posted on Feb 24 2015 - 10:12pm

Parents, please plan on attending the meeting on Monday, March 2nd.  We will meet immediately after Gilwell.  Mary Beth Duffy will give her presentation on Summer Camp - how to register, the departure and arrival dates, etc.   Circle Ten will give a very short presentation on Friends of Scouting, and then we'll end with a Q&A session if you have questions about advancement, volunteering, high adventure trips, merit badges, etc. 

BSA Northern Tier Base, Ely, Minnesota

Posted on Feb 24 2015 - 10:12pm

Troop 730 is sending a crew of 8 (or multiple crews of 8) to BSA high adventure Northern Tier Base in the summer of 2015. We will spend 6 to 8 days canoeing Boundary Waters, possibly including Quetico Provincial Park. Northern Tier is one of three BSA Triple Crown bases, besides Philmont in New Mexico, and Sea Base in Florida. Crew members have to be 14 and older at the start of the trip. Northern Tier charges $605 per day per crew. Prior trips came up to approximately $800 per participant. Cost of the trip includes: Northern Tier fees; round trip airfare to Minneapolis; car rental for a week. Please contact ASM Zapendowski at 214-908-4969 or at piotr.zapendowski@g<mailto:piotr.zap@prodigy.net>mail.com<http://mail.com> for more details. It's wet and cold out there, it's windy, mosquitoes want to eat you alive, canoes and gear are very heavy. It's a challenge... who's up? Hol-Ry!

 Thanks, Piotr  214-908-4969

Remember to Email Your Advancement Information to the Advancement Coordinator

Posted on Feb 24 2015 - 10:09pm

Scouts, the inbox for the Advancement Coordinator is almost empty because we've entered all of the information that you've sent!  To avoid long lines at Advancement Meetings, please remember to scan and email your advancement records to the Advancement Coordinator's email address - advancement@dallas730.mytroop.us.   Please remember that all sign-offs require legible initials and a date, and help us by sending your scanned pages so they don't have to be rotated - it will save us a lot of time.  Also, after a Board of Review, don't forget to scan and send us your signed Rank Advancement sign-offs so that we can record your success in TroopMaster.  

How do you find out what has been entered for you?? Easy!  Just click on the "Advancement Info" link on the left side of this website and follow the instructions to log onto TroopMaster.web so you can see exactly what we have recorded for you.

You can also send us your Service Hours Forms (signed by the adult leading the service project).  As a friendly reminder, Service Projects announced on this website do NOT need pre-approval; however, all other service projects need prior approval by Scoutmaster Pigg.  The Service Hours form can be found on this website under the "Files" tab on the left.

Thank you and Happy Scouting!   Your friendly advancement team.

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