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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 Tuesday evenings.

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Access to main areas of the troop web site is restricted to troop members. If you are a member of Troop 365, please use your login to view the entire web site, including the calendar, roster, forms, and other useful information.

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.

Oct. 11-13 High Adventure Backpack Trip Updated Location - Greer/Mt. Baldy

Posted by tking on Sep 23 2014 - 4:23pm

The high adventure Rim to Rim backpack scheduled for October 11-13, 2014 has been changed to backpack the Greer/Mt. Baldy area.

This will be an extremely challenging 20 mile hike over the shoulder of Mount Baldy as an alternative to the annual Rim to Rim hike.  We will be climbing approximately 2500 feet to an elevation of 11,300 feet, the trail will pass through several life zones with terrific sceneries and views.  The trees should be in full autumn color, this will be a loop hike and we will pass the 1943 wreckage of a B11 military aircraft.  This hike is for scouts 14 and above with high adventure experience. Scouts younger than 14  can go with scoutmaster approval.  There will also be activities available (fishing, shorter hikes) for scouts not wishing to go on the Mount Baldy hike. 

Mount Baldy is the 7th highest point in Arizona, and the highest mountain not in the vicinity of Humphreys Peak. It is part of the White Mountains in eastern Arizona, and its summit lies within the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation. The surrounding Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests offer thousands of acres of ponderosa pine, many lakes, good fishing, and great weather.

Mrs. Buchanan is the Committee Member for this backpack and requests that scouts/adults begin signing up online as soon as possible.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

Next Troop Meeting - 9/29: Court of Honor - Class A REQUIRED

Posted by tking on Sep 23 2014 - 8:26am

On Monday, September 29th at 7 PM, we will hold our annual fall Court of Honor ceremony.  A Court of Honor is a troop activity where scouts and their families come together to get their awards, and have a good time together. It is important for the scouts family members to be there for their scouts receiving his rank advancement, merit badges, and other awards. Parents and other family members are encouraged to stay and attend this event, stand with your scout as he receives rank advancement(s) earned since last May, and enjoy photos from this past summer's campouts. Light refreshments will be served.

Need Diabetes Walk Volunteers - Service Project: Oct. 11th

Posted by tking on Sep 23 2014 - 8:07am

Scouts, parents, adult leaders and guests can have fun and earn service hours by volunteering for the American Diabetes Association walk event Saturday, Oct. 11th from 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM. Boys will wear Class A and cheer on walkers/racers as well as help in the kid zone with games, etc. as directed by ADA staff. When you're done volunteering, there are lots of fun activities there - games, inflatables for the younger boys, music, snow cones and more!

For the past few years, our troop has helped at this event in central Phoenix. The King family walks and fundraises for this event every year as Ben King's sister was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes a few years ago. The walk raises funds for a number of programs including sending kids to diabetes camp every summer.

Please note that this weekend is FULL of scouting activities - the Fall District Camporee and High Adventure Backpack trip to Greer/Mt. Baldy both take place this weekend Oct. 10-12th. We'd love to see you at the walk but sign up only if you do not plan to attend one of these camp outs on the same weekend.

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

  • Complete the Volunteer & Waiver Form attached and return to Terri King ASAP! Required to participate!
  • Wear Class A Uniform (Requested by the ADA vs. the Volunteer Shirt for recognition purposes)
  • BRING WATER! Stay hydrated!
  • Location: Bethany Home Road/Central - From I-17: Exit Bethany Home Road. Take Bethany Home Road East to Central Avenue. Make a RIGHT into North Phoenix Baptist Church.
  • Arrive at 7:30 AM and check in at the Volunteer Check In Table/Area
  • Boys will be organized at the start line to rally/cheer on walkers/racers for the 1 mile/5K which begins at 8:30
  • Boys will then be asked to help in various areas (probably the kid zone with the games, etc.)
  • At 9:30 boys will be reassembled to cheer at the finish line
  • Pick up between 10 - 10:30 AM

Parents can stay/not stay at their discretion - there is no direct supervision unless a troop parent volunteers to stay and perform this role (see Mrs. King in interested) and specifically agrees to watch over your boy at the event. Transportation is on your own though parents are welcome to let the King Family know if they are willing to drive additional boys and we will relay that info to anyone in need of a ride. If a boy wants to go but needs a ride, let us know and we'll try to work it out with someone.

For general information, visit http://www.diabetes.org/stepoutphoenix.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

Summer High Adventure Trip to Emerald Bay (June 7-13)

Posted by tking on Sep 23 2014 - 7:50am

Troop 365 is going to Catalina Island to experience the Rugged ‘E’ program offered at Camp Emerald Bay. Emerald Bay, located on the undeveloped West End of Catalina Island, enjoys unparalleled access to the natural gems of Catalina's singular ecosystem. The secluded beaches and coves that surround us boast world-renowned snorkeling and diving, frequently counted among the top ten destinations in the world.

As Rugged Explorers, you will be challenged to experience a little bit of everything.  You will lead your crew up one of the highest peaks on Catalina Island, soar down hills on a unique mountain biking endeavor, cruise through crystal waters in a canoe, snorkel the brilliant waters surrounding the camp, and spend many starlit nights on beaches around the island.

Participants in Rugged Explorers must be 14 years old by September 1st, 2015.

Date: June 7-June 13, 2015
Cost: Early Bird fee (our goal) $574 scout/$399 adult plus transportation
$50 deposit required by November 17, 2014; entire camp fee due March 9.
Needed: Qualified adventurous scouts and at least 2 adults

http://www.campemeraldbay.org/emerald-bay/high-adventure-program

Check it out and let Mrs. Buchanan know ASAP if you are interested.

Council Whitewater MB Course/Verde River Trip

Posted by tking on Sep 9 2014 - 7:21am

This is a Grand Canyon Council level event - not a troop event. We have troop members who have expressed interest in this event (see Daniel Mobley). You will need to act quickly as space is limited.

Minimum qualifications:

  • 14 years of age or older
  • Required Merit Badges: Swimming and Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Adults must be in good physical condition, have past the swimmers test, and have basic canoe/kayak skills as outlined in the merit badge books     

This trip involves 3 dates:

  • January 10th - Classroom & Flat Water Training Date
  • February 7th - 8 Hours on Moving Water
  • February 21st - Float Trip

Limited to 16 participants (youth and adults) (youth must participate as part of a unit or be accompanied by another qualified adult)

Each participant will be responsible for their own equipment including lifejacket, paddle, and canoe/kayak.   

Scouts completing this activity will be eligible to earn the Whitewater Merit Badge

SPACE IS VERY LIMITED.  PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER BY DECEMBER 5, 2014.

 

If you are interested in participating, talk with Daniel Mobley and then register online through the Council Web Site using the link below.

Click Here to Register/View Details

Baden Powell University: Nov. 15th

Posted by tking on Sep 7 2014 - 4:50pm

FYI for all adult leaders - Baden Powell University is being offered on November 15th.

Baden-Powell University is a training extravaganza for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity and Venturing leaders with hundreds of classes to choose from! Combining the BEST from Cub Scout Leader Pow Wow and the University of Scouting, this is the premier Scout leader training event offered by the Grand Canyon Council. Baden-Powell University provides top quality information, innovative ideas, and essential training courses in an inspirational and enjoyable atmosphere.

This is the only time during the year where you can find, all in one place, the widest variety of Scout leader training opportunities in all of the program areas, Cub Scouts through Venturing. Whether you are new to the program or a veteran, Baden-Powell University will provide interesting courses to train, inspire, and enable you with the tools you need to be successful and make a real difference in the lives of our youth!

Visit http://www.grandcanyonbsa.org/event/1587415 to get more information or to register.

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