Troop 483 Weekly Update

This Week

Scoutmaster Minute

Mike Rowe – Dirty Jobs, TV Personality

Neil Armstrong – Astronaut, first man to walk on the moon

Stephen Breyer – Supreme Court Justice

Gerald R. Ford – President of the United States

Sam Walton – Founder, Wal-Mart

Jim Lovell – Astronaut, Apollo 13

Steven Spielberg, Film Director

What do these seven people all have in common? They are all eagle Scouts!

At one point in their lives these men sat in the same spot that all you Scouts are in. They went to weekly Troop Meetings, on outings, earned Merit Badges and worked through their ranks…Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, 1st Class….and eventually all were awarded Eagle Scout. Through perseverance and dedication each made their path through Scouting and then into their lives as adults.

All month we have been talking about skills and what it means to “Be Prepared”. Well, the gentlemen listed above as well as every other person who wore the green and tan uniform of the Boy Scouts of America learned their basic skills in the BSA. Their leadership and ingenuity no doubt came from their time working with their Troop and in their individual patrols.

At our last Troop meeting we took some time to talk to everyone about advancement and a little about why we work on Scout Skills. This is to give each Scout the foundation in which they can build their own experiences on. I believe that Scouting is not about the destination, it is about the journey. The journey that each one of you are on is one of trial and error, discovery, education, and growth.

There is a story that I have read to many new Eagle Scouts, it is called “Climbing the Mountain” At the conclusion of the story the line that has always stuck with me is…

“the badges we offer for attainment are not "prizes"--they are merely tokens of what you have done, of where you have been. They are mere twigs from the trail to show how far you got in climbing up the mountain.”

Mr. Wellington


This Week: Pumpkin Carving Contest

Bring Pumpkin and cutting tools - Patrol 5

Next Week: Rock Climbing/Safety Equipment

Senior Patrol

Food Drive

Please begin to collect food from neighbors to donate to the local food pantry. There is currently a great need for non perishable goods. We will be giving out bags and flyers that you can place on neighbors door steps like we did the Peanut Butter Drive.

Please bring extra grocery bags to Monday's meeting so we can prepare them for the food drive.

Popcorn Sales

Scouts that sell $500 get registration paid for.

Scouts can do take orders or sell online. 35% of all sales go towards scout bucks.

Popcorn Orders are Due Thursday, October 21 to Vicky

Wreath and Poinsettia Fundraiser

Please see your email for the information about the Wreath and Poinsettias fundraiser.

Orders are due October 24th to Wendy

Troop Day Hike - Claremont Loop

Saturday, Oct. 23rd, 7am

241 South Valley Center Avenue

Glendora, CA

Meet at St. Dorothy's. We will need drivers to drive scouts to Claremont.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Future Events

God and Church

Monday, Nov. 1st, 7pm

241 South Valley Center Avenue

Glendora, CA

God and Church for middle school and high school will be offered by Mr. Landers starting in November. Sign up sheets for those interested in Religous Medals will be posted soon. You can also RSVP here if interested.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Glendora Trail Days

Saturday, Nov. 6th, 8am-12pm

2041 Big Dalton Canyon Road

Glendora, CA

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

20 Mile Hike for Hiking Merit Badge

Saturday, Nov. 6th, 7am

Eucalyptus Park Road

San Dimas, CA

This is a disctrict sponsored event. Scouts will go directly to event. More information to come on exact meeting time and exact meeting location

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

To the Ocean and Back Ride

Saturday, Nov. 13th, 8am

1600 Rosemead Boulevard

South El Monte, CA

50 mile buke ride. (10, 15, and 25 mile ride options available). Event is free. See flyer at Monday meeting or on the Troop website under Weekly Update for more information. Please RSVP if interested.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Service Project at Camp Big Horn

Saturday, Nov. 20th, 12am to Sunday, Nov. 21st, 12am

Deep Creek Camp Road

Running Springs, CA

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Trail to First Class/Webelos Campout

Friday, Dec. 3rd, 6pm to Sunday, Dec. 5th, 11am

Big Dalton Canyon, Glendora, CA, USA

Glendora, CA

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Order of the Arrow Tuku’ut Lodge, Huunut Chapter

Order of the Arrow, make sure that you check out what is going on in our chapter. Meetings are the 4th Wed. of the month. 7:30 pm at Fraternal Order of Eagles. Contact: Shawn Goodner, Lodge Chief.
Troop Calendar

Please visit the troop website and click Subscribe under the Calendar. This is the best way to get reminded of troop events.

December COH Pictures

Have pictures from an event? Click on this link to upload them for the next Court of Honor

Eagle Project Information

Click here to access the troop website. The Eagle forms can be found here.