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Our Troop was established in 2003 and resides in the Dan Patch District of the Northern Star Council. We meet all year round every other Tuesday at St. Mark's School in Shakopee (at the corner of Scott St. and 3rd Avenue). We aim to run a boy-driven program with an active advancement program. We have monthly outings that include camping trips, biking trips, hiking trips and district camporees. We currently have 40+ active boys in multiple Patrols. We camp using the Patrol system and our own Troop patrol boxes and equipment. Our Troop Committee consists of dedicated parent volunteers who believe strongly in the aims of Boy Scouting. To date over 30 Troop 619 scouts have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

Introduction to Leadership Skills - 9/30

Posted on Sep 14 2014 - 12:13pm

On September 30, 7 - 9pm at the troop room, we will be offering an Introduction to Leadership Skills course presented by Mr. Rice. The course will help youth leaders understand their responsibilities and teach them the skills required to fulfill those responsibilities. Youth leadership training is for all First Class scouts and members of the PLC. You do not need to currently hold a leadership position to attend. This is required training for members of the PLC.

Recharter Time - 10/7

Posted on Sep 14 2014 - 12:13pm

It is once again recharter time. The cost is $65 and is due by the October 7 troop meeting.

Both youth and adult leaders must register on the troop website and provide payment by October 7.
http://www.scouttroop619.com/node/1870

Each youth that recharters will receive one campout credit to be used on any $30 campout in 2015. The credit will not appear in your scout account and can only be used on a $30 campout. The credit expires on the last $30 campout of 2015 (TBD).

October Minecraft Campout - 10/10 - 10/12

Posted on Sep 14 2014 - 12:12pm

Registration is open for the October Minecraft Campout. On October 10 - 12, Shakopee Webelos scouts will join us for a Minecraft themed campout filled with fun activities. This is our chance to show them what camping is all about with Troop 619. The cost is $30. 

Sign up on the website by October 7.
http://www.scouttroop619.com/node/1856

Courtyard Lawn Mowing

Posted on Sep 4 2014 - 10:17pm

As a thank you for the meeting space and support they provide, the troop mows the small courtyard behind the troop room for St Mark's Church, our charter organization. We usually have a rotation list of scouts who take turns each week during the summer. Mom and dad provide the transportation and lawn mower and you provide about 30 minutes of service.

Please contact Steve Schiffman if you would be willing to help out St. Mark's and he will add you to the list.

NOAC (National Order of the Arrow Conference) - $675

Posted on Aug 29 2014 - 6:40pm
WHAT IS THE NATIONAL ORDER OF THE ARROW CONFERENCE?

From August 3-8, 2015, Arrowmen from around the country will have the unique opportunity to gather together at Michigan State University to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow at the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC). Over 10,000 Arrowmen are expected to attend the 2015 conference seeking the best that the Order has to offer. Each time a national conference is held, Arrowmen come together from around the world to share ideas, learn from one another, and most importantly experience an outstanding conference that is unlike any other event in Scouting. NOAC is open only to members of the OA.

Winter Adventure and Sled Dogs at Tomahawk

Posted on Aug 23 2014 - 10:21pm

We will be starting 2015 with an excellent winter outing at Tomahawk Scout Camp, January 9 - 11. There will be three different opportunities by age. We will need leaders for all three.

BSA Troop # 619

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