Our Next Great Events:
Backpacking Expeditions x 3!
(See the July calendar for details)
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Caine's Head Backpacking Trek
For our most capable scouts, the PLC opted for a July two-night three-day trip to Caines Head, in Seward. Caines Head Trail is a 14 mile out and back trail that features a lake, waterfalls, and a World War II bunker, and is rated as “moderately difficult.” The trip must be planned around the tides, because there is a three mile stretch of beach between Tonsina Point and North Beach that can only be hiked during low tide. We have set July 24-26 for this adventure, and the Assistant Scoutmaster in charge of this event is Don Thomson. The plan will be to leave the trailhead two hours before a 3+ high tide to avoid becoming stranded along the way.
Troop 300 Thunderbirds is an Alaska Boy Scout Troop based out of Wasilla and dedicated to the three aims of scouting:
Find out more about Troop 300
Review of a few Troop 300's BIG Trips below:
In addition to monthly events and campouts, 2018 was a busy year for T300. We had patrols bike over 80 miles in the Denali State Park, travel to the Kandersteg International Scout Camp in Switzerland, and live on a sailboat at the Seabase Scout camp in Florida and backpack Philmont Scout Ranch.
Our scouts took to the road on bicycles for over 80 miles across interior Alaska in 2018!
T300 sent an expedition to Seabase in Florida in the spring of 2017.
Scout Camp Fun, Big Success
Summer Camp went extremely well and dispite a bear in camp on our first and last day, no scouts were eaten, everyone had fun, earned lots of merit badges. Be sure to check out the troop Shutterfly photo site for photos and add more to the album if you've got them!.
T300 Scouts in Switzerland
Troop 300 had a delegate of scouts attend Kandersten International Scout Camp in the summer of 2018. http://www.kisc.ch/ to get a taste.
Troop Newsletters are where our latest troop happenings are found!
Since newsletters have some details only for Troop 300 scouts and families, you'll find our newsletters under the password protected section of our site. Scouts and families can get the password at any of our troop meetings, or by calling the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster.
Find the new Newsletters link under Troop Members Only of our site. If you want to know what we are doing, or why we are doing it, then make sure to check out the latest newsletter...
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If you ever are in doubt on where patches/badges go, you can look in the Boy Scout Handbook on pages 20-23. Actually all parents should take a few minutes to look through the whole book. There is an amazing amount of information on all kinds of topics in it.
Most important is towards the back of the book. Between pages 438 and 465 are pages for signing off rank requirements but also logs for leadership, training, hiking, camping and service projects. Every time you son participates in a troop event, hen should write in one (or more) of the logs. This way when he goes to a board of review, and they ask him what he has participated in, he can use that as a reference.
Troop 300: 100% Trained Adults
We always need to have people trained in Hazardous Weather to go on trips, so just do that one while you are in there (:>)
If you want to be an assistant scoutmaster, you will need both the scoutmaster specific (can be done online but I suggest you do it in person) but also the in-person Introduction to Outdoor Leadership. When we have a group of you that want to do that, please let me know and we can arrange it. It will probably be offered at camp too. We are currently working on putting that together.
So please check your youth protection training - I know a few of you are expired - and get it done so we can stay 100% trained.
- Dorte Mobley
Scouts rise up through ranks as they earn merit badges for learning and experience a wide array of topics and activities. Meritbadge.org is an excellent resource.
Troop 300 is scout-led with adults leaders for support. Scouts dream, plan, and run all events. Learn about leadership opportunities for all scouts.
Scouts can sell BSA popcorn and coffee to raise funds to help them go to scout camp, buy gear, and other troop activities. Find out more.