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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:
Name
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 1 week, 2 days ago at 5:33 PM.

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Pine Mountain Lodge Backpack

Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th will be our next 12.6 mile backpacking trip. We will meet at the corner of Lockwood Valley Road and Mutah Flats Road, Saturday by 8:00 a.m. Each patrol is responsible for their own transportation. We will be leave for home around noon on Sunday.
Dress in backpacking appropriate attire or Class B’s (Activity Uniforms).
Meal will be planned and provided by each patrol or individual. Bring gas stoves for cooking. Lunch Sunday will be on the road. Scouts should bring cash for that meal. If you need a troop tent or stove, make plans with the Quartermasters. Water is filter stream water. There are no toilets so bring a shovel and T.P. Each scout will be responsible to carry out their own trash.
Drivers: Adventure Parking Pass Required!
To register for this event, please contact Mr. Olson at go.ridgeroute@gmail.com.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: PineMtnLodg2015_BP

Posted 1 week, 2 days ago at 5:31 PM.

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CPR & FIrst Aid Certification Class

Come on out on Saturday, June 13th to VT Ranch for a CPR & First Aid Certification Class. The certification is good for two years and the cost is $45.
This is event is open to Scouts, Adults and Family members.
To register for this event, please contact Valerie Steinfield at
artfulval@sbcglobal.net

For more information, please see the attached flyer: 2015 Flyer for Adult CPR Class-1

Posted 2 weeks ago at 3:15 PM.

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Memorial Day Flag Placement

Come on out to honor our Veterans by placing flags on their graves prior to the Memorial Day Tribute to Veterans.

When: Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
Time: Orientation begins at 9:00 a.m.
Where: Eternal Valley Memorial Park, 23287 Sierra Highway (South of Newhall Avenue)

Uniform: Class A (Field Uniform)
Please bring a large screwdriver or metal tent stakes to make necessary plot holes. Lunch will be provided

To register, please email Mr. Fineberg at mfineberg@aol.com

For more information, please see the attached flyer: T583 Memorial Day Flag Placement Flier

Posted 2 weeks ago at 3:09 PM.

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Cabrillo Beach Camping

Come on out to for a fun filled beach camp out from Friday, June 5th to Sunday, June 7th. There will be lots of fun activities such as Camping, Swimming, Canoeing, Kayaking, Crafts, Dining Hall, Campfire, Skits and more.
The cost is $82 per person which includes pizza Friday night and four camp meals, lifeguards, amphitheater, use of facilities, boats, life jackets and pool. Crafts available for a minimal cost in the Craft Shack.
There will be a swim test on Friday upon arrival. Every adult and child will need to swim 4 laps. Camp is within walking distance to Cabrillo Marine Aquarium with touch tanks and tide pools.
Registration is on a first come first serve basis. Payment due by Monday April 27.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: Cabrillo_Beach_Flyer_2015June Troop 583

Posted 2 weeks ago at 3:04 PM.

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Los Padres Backpacking Trip

When: Saturday, April 25th and Sunday, April 26.
Where: East Fork Lion Creek is in the Los Padres National Forest. A pretty area . There are a series of pools and waterfalls above the camping area. A colony of ladybugs share the campsite.
The trail has some uphill starting out, then is easy after that. Approximately 5 miles round trip. Rain or high heat cancels trip.
Drivers: Forest Service Adventure parking passes required. The rangers are very serious about this.
To sign up, please contact Mr. Evans at boggleme@sbcglobal.net, or Mr. Olson at go.ridgeroute@gmail.com.

For additional information and Flyer: BP trip_Lion2015

Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago at 10:29 AM.

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Archery Shoot

The next Archery Shoot will be Sunday April 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We will meet at VT Ranch.
All scouts are welcome to this event. This event is open to all scouts working on their Archery Merit Badge and for those scouts that would just like to shoot for fun. If you are working on your Merit Badge to bring your Blue Card.
To register for this event, please email Mr. Hughes at hughesmw@aol.com. Please indicate in your email your name, patrol and if you are working on your Merit Badge or shooting for fun.
Please don’t forget your permission slip in order to shoot.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: Troop_583_Archery_Shoot_4-12-15

Permission Slip: Archery_Permission_Slip_4-12-15

Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago at 10:27 AM.

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Ronald McDonald House Charity

The Bulldog Patrol is having a garage sale to help raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House is an organization that helps families with children who have serious illnesses. They provide these families with housing near hospitals and food to eat at a low price. The Bulldog patrol has decided to have a garage sale to gather money and use it to buy items that the charity needs.

The garage sale is scheduled for Saturday, March 21st at Mrs. Peterson’s house.

Please drop off any items that will be donated to either Mrs. Peterson’s or Mr. McGrory’s house on March 14th anytime during the day.

The Ronald McDonald House also needs small items like cleaning supplies, perishable items and, queen-bed comforters.

If you have any questions, please contact Gordon Mars at mxcrew@att.net

Please see the attached flyer: Bulldog Patrol Garage Sale for Ronald McDonald House Charity

Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago at 8:46 PM.

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Rifle Shoot

Our next Rifle Shoot will be at VT Ranch on Sunday, March 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This event is open to any scout who has either his Shotgun and/or Rifle Merit Badge, and/or any scout who has previously attended a Troop 583 Firearm Safety Training Class.
Scouts that are qualifying for their Rifle MB should bring their blue cards. Scouts working on their NRA Marksmanship ranking will need to know what level they’re working on. If in the middle of qualifying for a level, please bring your previous targets.
The cost for this event is $5. Please bring payment when you arrive for the shoot. Ammunition, firearms, goggles and ear protection will be provided.
To register for this event, please contact Mrs. Peterson at luannpeterson@yahoo.com. Please include your name and the name of your patrol.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: TROOP 583 Rifle Shoot 3-29-15

Permission Slip: Rifle Permission Slip 3-29-15

Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago at 8:35 PM.

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Troop 583 Firearm Safety and Rifle Shoot

Sunday, March 29th From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. will be our ONLY Troop firearm Safety Class for the year.
All scouts that are interested in participating in the Troop 582 Shooting program must FIRST attend the MANDATORY indoor firearm safety instruction. Scouts WILL NOT be able to participate in troop shooting events until they have attended this training. The classroom portion of training will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the VT Ranch “Bank” (right next to the range). We will break for a one hour lunch, then we’ll rifle shoot from 1;00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the VT Ranch.
If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Mrs. Peterson at luannpeterson@yahoo.com. Please include your name and patrol.
Please be sure to bring your Rifle and Shotgun Merit Badge Workbook(s) to this class. Scouts should print both work sheets available on www.meritbadge.org and bring the worksheet(s) to class.
Workbooks may be obtained from the Troop Librarian or purchased at the Scout Shop.
All Scouts must have already submitted the Troop Shooting Waiver form to the troop. Scouts must also arrive with the permission slip, signed by their parents.
Please Wear your Class B (Activity) Uniform. Bring a snack and/or lunch and water.
The cost for this event will be $5 payable to Luann Peterson on the day of the event.

For more information, please see attached flyer: TROOP 583 Firearm Safety Class and Shoot 3-29-15 NEW SHOOTERS

Permission Slip: Rifle Permission Slip 3-29-15

Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago at 8:33 PM.

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Backpack Training

Save the date for Friday, March 27th from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. to learn on what you need to know before you go backpacking. We will meet at the Peterson’s house. Please wear your Class B (Activity) Uniform.
Things you will need to bring:
Backpack Merit Badge Pamphlet
Backpack Merit Badge Workbook
Pen & Paper
Chair
The instructors will be Mr. Evans, Mr. McGrory, Mr. Olsen and Mr. Peterson.
This Troop 583 Basic Backpacking Awareness indoor training session is designed for both scouts and adults who are interested in participating in the Troop Backpacking Program. The object of the backpacking committee is to develop back-country competency and proficiency for participating in short and long backpacking treks. The emphasis of this training is on developing the awareness of backpacking and wilderness skills so that the wilderness travel can be conducted in a safe and environmental responsible manner.
The following topics will be covered:
Review of the 10 essentials
Equipment (including packs, sleeping bags, tents, stoves, filtration, etc)
Properly packing gear and food
Properly shouldering your pack
Proper clothing and footwear
Leave No Trace
First Aid
Fitness Planning.
To register for this event, please email Mrs. Peterson at luannpeterson@yahoo.com. Please include in your email your name and the name of your patrol.

For more information, please see attached flyer: Backpack Training Flyer 3-27-15

Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago at 8:30 PM.

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Shotgun Shoot

The next Troop Shotgun Shoot will be on Saturday, February 9th from 10:00 a.m. to noon at The Palmdale Fin & Feather Club. 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 $15.00 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

Please wear your Class A (Field) uniforms.

Permission slip is attached. Please print, sign, and bring to the shoot.

To print a copy of the Permission Slip please click here: Shotgun Permission Slip 02-07-15

Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago at 2:35 PM.

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Big Bear Ski Trip

Save the date for March 6, 7 & 8 for the annual Big Bear Ski Trip. We will be staying at the Masonic Lodge and spending one day skiing or snowboarding at Bear Mountain Resort . Merit Badge counselors will be available for those scouts wishing to earn the Snow Sport badge.

We will also need several adult leaders to drive and help make this trip successful. If you have any questions, please contact Calvin Chan at calvinwchan@yahoo.com.

For information regarding the trip, please click here: 2015_BigBearFlyer_InfoSheet

For rental information: 2015 RentalGuestInfoSheet

For the Schedule for Saturday: 2015 Big Bear Ski Trip DaySchedule

Permission Slip: 2015 Big Bear Ski Trip PermissionSlip-1

Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago at 4:32 PM.

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Black Canyon Hoover Dam Canoe Trip

There is still space available for the Black Canyon Hoover Damp trip. The first day is a tour of the Hoover Dam power plant.   We will be starting our trip right at the base of Hoover Dam, and canoeing through the Black Canyon Area. This is a beautiful stretch of river that eventually spills into Lake Mojave. A couple of spaces are still available ($140).

For more information, please see the attached flyer: 2015 Hoover Dam Canoe Trip

Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago at 4:30 PM.

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Fish Canyon Narrows 10 Mile Hike

Come on out on Saturday, February 28th for a 10 mile hike. We will meet at the Castaic Sports Complex at 7:30 a.m. or at the trailhead at 8:00 a.m. Fish Canyon Narrows is rated “one of the 10 best hikes in the L.A. area.”
Everyone should go on this hike. You will learn about the area and Castaic Lake. It will be a blast!

Sign up’s are required with Mr. Roach or Mr. Munoz. Additional adult leaders are needed and encouraged to attend with your patrol.

Mr. Roach: brrbroach@Yahoo.com Mr. Munoz: jammunoz@pacbell.net

For more information, please see the attached flyer: Fish Canyon Narrows 10 Mile Hike

Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago at 4:28 PM.

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Noah Bodner’s Eagle Scout Project

Come on out to VT Ranch this weekend to help Noah Bodner plant 14 California Pepper Trees and install Irrigation.

He will be working this Saturday, January 31st and Sunday February 1st from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please wear Class B shirts, work pants, work boots and bring a hat.

Please bring gloves, safety glasses, shovel and a water bottle.

Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

To sign up to help him out, please e-mail Noah at bodnernoah@gmail.com.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: Pepper Tree Project Flier- Google Docs

Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago at 3:44 PM.

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Ian Hughes Eagle Scout Project

Come on out to VT Ranch and help Ian Hughes with his Eagle Scout Project. He will be working on his project on Sunday, February 8th, Saturday, February 21st and Sunday, February 22nd from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Work will be taking place behind the sports field by the climbing wall.

He will be constructing a Safety and Training Center with benches and cement floor.

Please wear clothes that you don’t mind if you get them dirty, closed toe boots or shoes, hat, sunscreen and jacket.

Please bring gloves, water bottle, paint brushes, rollers, shovels.

If you are able to help him out, please contact him at ian_hughes@att.net or hughesmw@aol.com. Please let him know what day you will be able to help.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: Ian Hughes Eagle_Project_Flyer

Posted 4 months ago at 7:08 PM.

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Archery Shoot

Come on out on Sunday, January 25th to VT Ranch and join in on the Troop’s next Archery Shoot. We will be shooting from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

All scouts are welcome. This is a great way to work on your skills before Camporee! At this archery event you will be working on the shooting qualification portion of your Archery Merit Badge. All scouts (those in need of qualifying, and those who just want to shoot for fun) are welcome to attend. Scouts who are shooting for qualification must remember to bring their blue cards.

To register for this event, please email Mr. Hughes at hughesmw@aol.com. Please indicate in your email the following information:

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

For more information, please see the attached flyer: Troop_583_Archery_Shoot_01-25-15

Be sure to bring your permission slip too! Please print out and have signed: Archery_Permission_Slip_01-25-15

Posted 4 months ago at 8:01 PM.

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Shooting Camp 2015

Santa Clarita Valley Chapter Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation Youth Hunter Education Shooting Sports Camp will be held on July 28 to August 1, 2015 at Camp Three Falls.

Sign ups being accepted now. Space is limited and reservations are being taken on a “first sign-up” basis. Cost for this camp is $420 per camper. Cost after March 1st is $470.

For more information regarding this camp, please see the attached packet: Shooting Camp 2015

Posted 4 months ago at 7:50 PM.

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Jace Fender’s Eagle Scout Project

Come on out on Saturday, January 10, 17 & 18 to help Jace with his Eagle Scout Project. Jace will be making a Hawk Mew and Rehabilitation Building. He needs at least 6-7 scouts and 5 adults each day.
On Saturday, January 10th, everyone will meet at 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Full Scale Effects located at 6869 Tujunga Avenue, North Hollywood. This is at Mr. Peterson’s workshop. We will be building and painting the wall panels for the Mew. There is very little parking, so please carpool.
On Saturday January 17th and Sunday, January 18th, we will meet each day at 8:00 a.m. and will work until 3:00 p.m. We will meet at Vasquez Rocks County Park, located at 10700 West Escondido Road, Agua Dulce.
Both these day will be spent assembling the wall panels, setting the roof and spreading the gravel floor. We will meet a the Visitors’ Center at the entrance of the park. If any of the adults have a wheelbarrow they can bring, it would be very helpful.
Please wear your work cloths with long sleeves and pants. Closed toe shoes, hat and jacket.
Please bring work gloves, water bottle and a great attitude.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
If you are able to help, please contact Jace at jacefender@yahoo.com. Please RSVP by January 9th.

For more informations, please see Jace’s flyer: Jace Fender Eagle Project

Posted 4 months, 2 weeks ago at 2:28 PM.

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