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Luke Larochelle’s Eagle Project

Come on out on Saturday, October 17th and 18th (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day) to help plant plants and providing water for the area below the GaGa pit at VT Ranch.
Please bring safety glasses, shovels, sunscreen and gloves. Be sure to wear a hat, light shirt, pants and boots.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.
Please contact Luke if you can help him out at

For more information, please see the attached flyer: Eagle Project Flyer

Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago at 8:28 PM.

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20 Mile Hike

Come on out and hike the Old Ridge Route in Historic Castaic—Tejon Valley on November 22nd. We will meet at 6:00 am at the 5 Freeway and Templin Highway off-ramp.
This hike will meet the 20 mile requirement needed for the Hiking Merit Badge.
Please bring your 10 essentials, refillable water bottle full of water, a trail lunch and snacks.
If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Mr. Smith at my583scouts@gmail.com.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: 20 Mile Hike 2015

Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago at 8:23 PM.

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Webelos Overnighter (WON)

WON is just around the corner. We will be hosting Webelos on November 7th—8th. Those wishing to get an extra night of camping and patrol cooking can arrive on November 6th. Everyone needs to be setup and ready by 9:00 a.m. on the 7th. Your leaders at Greenbar have planned a great event. Below is the list of activity and the patrols responsible. If you need assistance with your event, please let your SPL or Mr. Hughes know. We will be calling on parents to help in the kitchen as we will be providing Saturday lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast. Scouts will be helping serve.
WON Activity List:
Activity Patrol
BB Gun Bull Dogs/Cobra
Archery Wolverines/Striking Vipers
Sling Shot Vikings/Nighthawks
Tomahawks Sea Serpents/Angry Phoenix
Fire & Cooking Stealth/Screaming Eagles
Knots & 1st Aid Honey Badgers/Olympians
Air Cannon Titans
Model Campsite Flaming Tacos

Campfire Activities:
Trust Walk
Knot Competition
Special Guest—Indian Chief

Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago at 8:21 PM.

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Come on out on Saturday, October 24th for fun filled day of golf.
We will meet at 9:00 a.m. at Vista Valencia Golf Course. We will having a basic instruction at the driving range with a bucket of balls and then a round of golf on the Chica (Par 3) course.
The cost for this event is $16 per scout.
No experience is needed for this event.
To register for this event please contact Mr. Nilsen at enilsen13@yahoo.com.
Registration and money is due by Thursday, October 22nd.
Flyer can be found on the Troop Website.

For more information, please see attached flyer: Golf Event _10_24_15_

Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago at 8:20 PM.

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Archery Shoot

On Sunday, October 11th, there will be an Archery Merit Badge Qualification and Fun Shoot. This event will be held at VT Ranch from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

All Scouts are welcome to attend. At this archery event, you will be working on your shooting qualification portion of your Archery Merit Badge, or just shooting for fun. Scouts shooting to qualify for their merit badge need to bring their blue cards.

To register for this event, please email Mr. Hughes at Hughesmw@aol.com. Please be sure to include the following:

Scout Name
Scout Patrol
Working on merit badge or fun shoot.

Please see the attached flyer for more information: Troop_583_Archery_Shoot 10-11-15

Permission Slip: Archery_Permission_Slip_10-11-15

Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago at 11:47 AM.

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Troop Recycling

Troop Recycling
Don’t forget to recycle your cans and bottles. Turn in them in and bring the money to the next troop meetings. Winning patrol will win get to stay in cabins during the Mountain Man Competition/Campout.
We are looking for $60 per patrol.
Here are the results to date:

Bulldogs: $124.28
Olympians: $50.50
Honey Badgers: $38.07
Vikings: $35
Striking Vipers: $25.07
Titans: $15

Posted 2 months, 4 weeks ago at 11:29 AM.

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Sequoia Camping & Horseback Riding

We will meet on Friday evening, September 11th at Big Meadow Campground, Unit 5. The troop will camp at Big Meadow Campground, in Sequoia National Forest. Menu and cooking will be dong by the Scouts. Bring propane stoves. Tables and Bear boxes are at each campsite. No campfires due to dry conditions. There is no piped water. Bring water or pump to filter from nearby creek. On Saturday, we will travel 5 miles to the Horse Corral Stables for a two hour horseback ride with views down into Kings Canyon. Safety helmets will be provided to minors. The 2 hour ride is $75. We will start the ride at 10 a.m. Depending on the number of participants, a second riding session may be added later.
Please wear your Class B (Activity) uniform. Dress for warm days and cold nights.
There is a $20 park fee per car when entering the park entrance. There is no campsite fee. Fuels cost for transpiration will be shared. Scouts attending solo please advise Mr. Olson for transpiration. Coordinate with other scouts/patrol attendees for planning meals

For more information, please see attached Flyer: Sequoia_Horse2015A

Posted 2 months, 4 weeks ago at 11:28 AM.

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Southern Sierra Backpack

The River Trail, North Kern River in Kernville is scheduled for Saturday through Monday, October 3rd—5th,This is a fifteen mile, three day hike that follows the beautiful North Kern River. All Scouts in the troop are invited to participate. For Scouts working on the Backpacking Merit Badge, this fulfills one of the hikes in requirement #10. There is good swimming and fishing here. We will hike and camp along the river. We will meet at the Trailhead at Johnsondale Bridge at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 3rd. Scouts will return home about 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 5th.
Please wear your Class B (Activity) uniform. Meals will be planned by Scouts. Bring Propane stoves. Water Pump will be needed.
To register for this event, please contact Mr. Olson at go.ridgeroute@gmail.com.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: BP_KernRiver2015

Posted 2 months, 4 weeks ago at 11:26 AM.

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5th Annual Mountain Man Rendezvous

Save the date for September 25th to the 27th to this fun friendly competition/camp out at Camp Three Falls in Fraiser Park.
Patrols will arrange their own transportation of scouts and gear. Gas reimbursement should be worked out on the patrol level. Patrols should plan to arrive at camp between 5:00 and 6:00 pm. Please let Mrs. Peterson know ASAP if individual Scouts and/or patrols need help coordinating transportation, meal planning, etc.
Cooking will be done by patrols. Patrols should plan on cooking 2 breakfasts, one lunch and one dinner. Scouts need to bring a sack dinner for Friday.
Scouts will compete by patrol at several fun events such as Archery, Air Cannon, Rifle, Black Powder, and much more. Patrols will be scored on their ability. There will be no leadership or spirit scores. Scouts will be assigned a schedule and will move from activity to activity accordingly. Scoring will be done towards the last few minutes of the activity period. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of each activity along with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall. The cost for this event is $30
To register for this event, please see your Patrol Adviser. Patrol Advisers must collect money from youth and adults who plan on attending to Luann no later than September 7th.
Special Note: This year we invited Troop 915 from Westchester to join us for our Mountain Man Event. Please be sure to extend a warm welcome to our fellow scouts and scouters.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: Mountain Man Competition Flyer 2015

Posted 2 months, 4 weeks ago at 11:23 AM.

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It’s Popcorn Time

The Trails End BSA Popcorn Fundraiser is underway now! You can sell online and we also have “Take Order” forms available so that you can make sales to friends and neighbors and order what you’ve sold. Forms can be picked up from Mrs. Everett in Castaic, and are also available at the Newhall Service Center.
The first order list must be turned in to Mrs. Everett by Saturday, August 22nd at 6 p.m. and items will come in on September 12th. The sale goes until mid-November. Remember, a percentage of what you sell goes into you Scout Fund at the Troop and maybe used to help pay for summer camp or any scout related item.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Everett at dmedirect@sbcglobal.net

Posted 2 months, 4 weeks ago at 11:21 AM.

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Troop 583 Fishing Merit Badge & Ocean Sea Fishing Trip

If you are interested in earning your Fishing Merit Badge, come on out on Saturday, August 22nd, from 4:00p.m. to 6:00 p.m to the Fineberg home.

If you are interested in earning your Fishing Merit Badge, you must RSVP to Mr. Fineberg at mfineberg@aol.com by August 9th. Then you must request a signed blue card from Mr. McGrory before the workshop date. You must acquire and read the Fishing Merit Badge Pamphlet and complete the Fishing Merit Badge workbook (Requirements #1-8). Bring the signed blue card, pamphlet and completed workbook to the workshop.

Scouts interested in completing the merit badge or for those that would just like to fish, may join us on a Ocean Fishing trip scheduled for Sunday, August 30th. We will leave at 7:00 a.m. and will return approximately 4:00 p.m. We will meet at 4151 Victoria Avenue, Oxnard.

The cost for this event is as follows:

Under 16: $35
16 and over: $50
Rental Rod: $12
Bate is included

Everyone over 16 must have a valid fishing license. They may be purchased at the dock before leaving.

Please bring your own tackle or purchase from shop at the dock.

This event is open to all 583 scouts and their families.

a 50% non-refundable deposit is required when reserving.

Please e-mail Mr. Fineberg to reserve your spot.

For more information, please see the attached flyers:T583 Fishing Fliers August 2015.pptx

Posted 4 months, 1 week ago at 8:22 PM.

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Annual Troop Recycling Race

The time has come once again for our Annual Troop Recycling Race. Each patrol is to collect their plastic bottles and aluminum cans and redeem them for cash. Bring the money received to Bryan Gomez at the troop meetings.
What ever patrol has the most money by the last meeting of September (September 21st) will win. The winning patrol will win the chance to stay in the cabins during the annual Mountain Man Camping Trip.
Good luck!

For more information, please see the attached flyer: Recycling Race

Posted 4 months, 1 week ago at 10:12 PM.

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Wet n Wild Adventure Fun Run

Are you ready for a Wet n Wild Adventure Fun Run? This is a family-friendly obstacle course for scouts of all ages. Parents and siblings 10 years of age and older are welcome as well.
On Saturday, August 22, we will leave from Walmart on Kelly Johnson Parkway at 8:30 a.m. and will return at 12:00 p.m. We will head off to Lake Piru. We will have a staging area just for Troop 583.
You will need to bring for the run, athletic clothes and shoes/boots that you don’t mind getting dirty. Afterwards, dress as you would for the beach, clean clothes and shoes or flip flops, towel, water bottle and sun screen.
The cost for this event is $35 for early entry fee. This includes a t-shirt, transportation and refreshments. Late fee of $10 applies after July 27th but absolute deadline is August 10th.
We will need several adult leaders (both Scout Leaders and Parents) for transportation and to accompany the scouts on the course to ensure their safety. You will get to do the course for free.
To register for this event, please contact Mr. Chan, at calvinwchan@yahoo.com. Please make check payable to Troop 583. You will also need to sign an Activity Consent Form located at www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/19-673.pdf.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: 2015_WetWildFlyer

Posted 4 months, 1 week ago at 10:10 PM.

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Indoor Rock Climbing

Come on out on Sunday, August 16 from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. for some fun Indoor Rock Climbing.
We will meet at Top Out Climbing located at 26332 Ferry Court, Santa Clarita.
The cost is $12 per person (however, there are only 20 spots available). Cost includes rental gear (shoes, harness and chalk bag), day passes and orientation.
Please wear your Activity Uniform (Class B) and comfortable clothing.
Please bring with you:
Water and Snack
Completed and signed liability waiver. The Liability waiver can be completed and on line and printed. Please see the link on the flyer on the Troop website (Troop583.com).
Anyone that is interested in attending this event, must register by August 8, 2015. You may e-mail:
Mr. Armitage at Ramaitage@sbcglobal.net or Mr. Estrada at fjestrada@sbcglobal.net

Please see attached flyer: 2015 BS 583 Rock Climbing

Posted 4 months, 1 week ago at 10:06 PM.

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Archery Merit Badge

The next Archery shoot will be on Sunday, June 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We will be shooting at VT Ranch.
We will be working on the shooting qualification portion of your Archery Merit Badge. Scouts working toward their Merit Badge and those that just would like to shoot for fun are welcome to attend this event.
All scouts working towards their Merit Badge must remember to bring their blue cards.
If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Mr. Hughes at hughesmw@aol.com. Please include your name, patrol and if you are working on your merit badge or just shooting for fun.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: Troop_583_Archery_Shoot_6-14-15

Permission Slip: Archery_Permission_Slip_6-14-15

Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago at 8:42 PM.

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Point Mugu 10 Mile Hike/Campout


WE ARE EXPANDING the June 27th Pt Magoo 10 mile hike into an overnight.
Scouts will be able to fulfill the hard to obtain camping merit badge requirement
of camping with a 1000 foot elevation gain hike. The hike can also be credited
towards the Hiking Merit Badge.

We were able to reserve a group camp site at the bottom of the trail head at
La Jolla Canyon. It accommodates up to 50 people. Scouts can set up early Friday
and enjoy the cooler beach weather, play frisbee, enjoy fresh air and camaraderie.
Scouts will be making Dutch Over dinners, Dutch Oven desert and a simple breakfast.
No patrol boxes needed.

Advisors can guide new scouts to find numerous opportunities to work on
Tenderfoot, 1st and 2nd class requirements. Advisors can guide experienced scouts
to pass on what they know. Here are some great opportunities for all Scouts to gain
experience and make memories. This is the magic of scouting and why we do this!!!
Join us!

We will need additional adult leaders. Scouts can chose to do just the
hike or both the hike and the overnight. Scouts will need to bring their own
packed lunch and snacks with backpack to carry it, water and
10 essentials for Saturday. Cooler will be available for Scouts to store

PLEASE RSVP ASAP to reserve your spot in this awesome adventure!
Flyer is attached with more details.

Valerie Steinfeld

For more information, please see the attached flyer: Point Mugu Revised Flyer for Hike 2015-1

Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago at 8:40 PM.

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Swimming Merit Badge

Come on out to VT Ranch and earn your Swimming Merit Badge. We will be there on Saturday, June 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Scouts should arrive at least 20 minutes early to check in.
What to Bring: Wear swim trunks, towel, sunscreen, water and your Swimming Merit Badge Worksheet. In order to complete the swimming Merit Badge, all written requirements must be done. Credit will not be given for partial answers or those left blank.
Please review the swimming requirements for the badge. Scouts will need to be proficient swimmers, and able to perform the four strokes required in order to pass the swim portion of the requirements.
This is an Eagle merit badge.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Felicia Smith at feliciasemail@gmail.com.
For more information, please see the attached flyer: Swimming Merit Badge Flyer June 2015
Swimming Merit Badge Work Sheet: 2015 Swimming MB Worksheet-1

Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago at 8:39 PM.

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Shotgun Shoot

Fin & Feather Club
600 East Avenue S
Palmdale, 93550

Saturday, May 30th
10:00am – 12:00pm

This troop shooting event is offered to any Scout who has participated in the mandatory troop firearm safety class (either shotgun or rifle). Scouts working toward the Shotgun Merit Badge and Scouts who want to shoot for fun are welcome to attend.

Cost is $35.00 per scout. Checks should be payable to: Luann Peterson upon arrival at the range.

Scouts are responsible for their own transportation. However, if several patrol members are attending, please try to carpool.

To register, please e-mail Luann Peterson @ luannpeterson@yahoo.com no later than Thursday, May 28th.

Include the following information in your e-mail:

Indicate whether you’re shooting for “fun,” or you’re trying to qualify for your Shotgun MB

By now, I believe we have everyone’s Troop Consent and Waiver form. Scouts will still need to print the permission slip for this event, and bring a signed copy when then arrive.

Please wear your Class A (Field) uniforms.

Contact Luann Peterson with any questions you may have regarding the shoot.

If less then 5 scouts sign up for this event, this event will be cancelled.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: TROOP 583 Shotgun Shoot Flyer 05-30-15

Permission Slip: Shotgun Permission Slip 05-30-15

Posted 6 months, 1 week ago at 10:53 AM.

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Connor Robert’s Eagle Project

Come out and help Connor Robert’s with his Eagle Project. He is building a Owl Mew. He will be working on it May 23 and 24 and May 30 & 31. He will be working at Vasquez Rocks.

Please see the attached flyer for more information: Connor’s Eagle Flier

Posted 6 months, 1 week ago at 10:47 AM.

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Archery Merit Badge Workshop

On Sunday, May 17th we will be holding our only Bow Strings and Arrows workshop for the year. This workshop is REQUIRED in order to complete the Archery Merit Badge.
We will be meeting at the Peterson’s house.

All scouts should attend if they are interested in earning their Archery Merit Badge. There will be three 90 minutes sessions available for scouts to choose from. There will be a $5 charge per scout to cover the cost of materials. There are 24 spots available and is on a first come, first serve basis.
To register for this event, please email Mr. Hughes at hughesmw@aol.com by 5/24/15. Please indicate the following information:
Patrol Name
Session you prefer.
Session 1: 9:30 to 11:00 Session 2: 11:00 to 12:30 Session 3: 12:30 to 2:00
Please wear your Activity Uniform (Class B)

For more information, please see the attached flyer: Troop_583_Archery_Workshop_5-17-15

Posted 6 months, 3 weeks ago at 5:33 PM.

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