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Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 365!

Greetings! Troop 365 is a boy-run troop based in Glendale, Arizona. Our troop is chartered and meets weekly at the Community Church of Joy on Monday evenings.

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If you are a current troop member (leaders, scouts, and parents), and you do not know how to log in to the web site, please contact us via this form for access or see Terri King during any troop meeting.

For general inquiries, service requests, and more information about our troop, please contact us.

Tues. April 21: Willse Packing Party Service Project

Posted by tking on Apr 16 2015 - 8:17am

As many of you know, Mr. Willse winters here in Arizona and graciously serves our troop from fall to spring every year. Many scouts have benefited from his years of scouting experience and merit badge counseling. He is leaving to head back to New England for the summer in about a week, and he is still having difficulty walking and can't kneel due to complications from his knee replacement surgery. 

Mr. Willse would appreciate some help by able-bodied people in moving outdoor furniture into his shed and packing the bed of his pickup truck on Tuesday, April 21st from 5 - 7 PM. He has offered a reward (aka refreshments) for those who can come out to help. 

Mr. Willse has requested that everyone please RSVP so he can figure how much reward to get.  Please register online or if that is not possible, please contact Mr. Willse directly to RSVP. He will also be at the meeting on Monday, April 20th if you have questions at that time.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

Citizenship MB Classes End April 20th

Posted by tking on Apr 13 2015 - 6:58am

Mr. Willse will be available on April 13th and April 20th to wrap up the Citizenship MB Classes for this season. He will head back east for the rest of the spring and summer and return next fall. Be sure to meet with him to finish any outstanding items either on April 13th or April 20th (or both dates).

May 1-3: Four Peaks Dual Route Backpack

Posted by tking on Apr 12 2015 - 3:44pm

This a great opportunity for both younger and older scouts to backpack the Arizona Trail in the Four Peaks Wilderness. We will be in the cool pines at an average elevation of 6,000 feet. There will be two routes.

  • The shorter route - an excellent hike for younger scouts/inexperienced and/or first time backpackers will hike 2 miles in on the Arizona Trail and camp near Shake Spring. They will then take a day hike (without their full backpacks) up to or near the summit of Browns Peak. They will hike out the same way (2 miles) on Sunday. Estimated total mileage: 7 miles. The short hike is open to all scouts/adults.
  • The longer route will hike 10 miles to Buckhorn Creek and camp overnight. On Sunday, they will continue on to Roosevelt Dam and complete the entire segment of the Arizona Trail (AZT Passage #20) (HikeArizona Info: AZT Passage #20). Estimated total mileage: 19 miles - The long hike group must be age 14 or older OR have permission from the Scoutmaster to participate.

Both groups will have a short religious ceremony on Sunday morning. The short hike group will pick up the long hike group at Roosevelt Lake before heading home.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

Swim Safe and Be SunWise Video Contest Opportunity

Posted by tking on Apr 12 2015 - 2:42pm

Attention Scouts and Patrols - this might be a fun individual or patrol activity:

The Office of Infectious Disease Services at the Arizona Department of Health is holding a Swim Safe and Be SunWise Video Contest! The contest will be held March 16 - May 10, 2015 and the winners from the contest will be announced during National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, May 18 – 24,2015.  

April 25th: Archaeology Merit Badge Opportunity

Posted by tking on Apr 12 2015 - 2:38pm

This is NOT a Troop planned event, but rather on the calendar open to interested families/individual scouts.

What: Jr. Archaeologist Field Day
When: Saturday, April 25th from 10 AM - 2:30 PM
Where: Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve

June 27-July4: Summer Camp Geronimo News & Updates

Posted by tking on Mar 31 2015 - 7:06am

It's time to sign up for Summer Camp at  Camp Geronimo! For new scouts and younger scouts, this is the best way period to get a solid start on your Trail to Eagle.

Download the 2015 Geronimo Outing Fact Sheet

Troop 365 will attend summer camp at Camp Geronimo this year from June 27 - July 4. The total cost of camp will be $375. The troop has set up a payment schedule for summer camp as follows:

  • March 16th: $75
  • April 13th: $100
  • May 18th: $100
  • June 15th: $100

Mr. Oless will be collecting payment for summer camp this year. Please make all checks payable to Troop 365. See him at the next troop meeting to make your first deposit for summer camp. There is NO online sign up for Summer Camp. You must speak to Mr. Oless and make a deposit on camp to sign up for camp ASAP!

Mr. Hetrick, Mr. Mobley, and Mr. Oless will co-chair summer camp this year. They will be making announcements and you can contact them with any questions. Unlike Camp Raymond, you will need to select your merit badges as soon as possible. Camp Geronimo runs merit badge classes on a preset schedule.

Visit the Council Web Page for Camp Geronimo for detailed information about the camp and merit badges.

Campership Information
For any boy whose family may have trouble with the cost of Summer camp, there are camperships available from both the Grand Canyon Council and a special Troop 365 fund, and procedures for applying for camperships can be obtained from the Committee Chair. Council campership applications are due by April 13 to be considered for upcoming summer camping activities and turned in to Ms. Buchanan..

Don't forget that you can apply your troop account balance to your summer camp registration fee. Scouts can build their troop account throughout the year by using the Fry's Food Store gift card account program as well as participating in the Flag Fundraiser by placing and retrieving flags from subscribers yards during 6 federal holidays each year. Your account balance is calculated in early June before the last camp payment is due.

Visit the Troop Summer Camp web page for full information about Summer Camp.

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