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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 days, 21 hours 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 1 week, 2 days 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 1 week, 3 days 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 1 week, 3 days 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 3 weeks, 1 day ago at 2:28 PM.

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Salton Sea Campout

Our 3rd annual Salton Sea Campout is scheduled for January 17-19th, 2015.
The cost for this event is $30
While we are at the Salton Sea, we will be camping, hiking, looking at birds, fishing and kayaking.
In order for this event to be successful, we will need a few leaders and/or parents to sign up and volunteer to help with transporting scouts and their gear to and from the Salton Sea Park.
This event falls on Martin Luther King weekend, so we will be taking advantage of the extra day to avoid the heavy Friday evening traffic. We will be leaving the morning of Saturday, January 17th and will be returning early afternoon on Monday, January 19th.
If you are interested in attending this event, please email Mr. Down’s at corey.downs@cbsinteractive.com.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: Salton_Sea_Campout_2015-2

Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago at 2:27 PM.

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Rifle Shoot

The next Rifle Shoot will be held on Sunday, December 14th at VT Ranch. There will be two sessions, Session 1: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon and Session 2: 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This troop shooting event is offered 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 (if you have not previously attended a troop shoot, please contact Luann Peterson).

This will be a “Fun Shoot”. We will not be shooting for merit badge qualification or NRA Marksmanship Qualification. Instead, we will be trying to make veggie and fruit salads for the wildlife in the area.

The cost for this event is $10. Please bring cash to the event.

Ammunition, firearms, goggles, ear protection and targets will be provided.

Scouts must preregister to attend this shooting event. To register, please email Mrs. Peterson at luannpeterson@yahoo.com. Please specify which session you would like to attend.
Remember: As with all shooting activities, scouts must arrive with a signed permission slip if you have already filled out the Troop 583 Consent and Waiver form, you do not have to fill it out again. If not, you will need to bring the signed waiver to the shoot. Scouts will not be permitted to shoot without their signed consent/permission forms.

This is a Class B (Activity Uniform) event.

If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Peterson

For more information, please see the attached flyer: TROOP 583 Rifle Shoot 12-14-14

Permission slip: Rifle Permission Slip 12-14-14

Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago at 9:49 PM.

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Diego Renteria Eagle Scout Project

Come on over to Hart Park on Saturday, December 6th and Sunday December 7th to help Diego with his Eagle Project. We will begin work each day at 8:30 a.m.

We will meet at Hart Park, Campsite Number 4. Please wear work boots or hard sole shoes, hat, old clothes and bring work gloves.

If you have a shovel, please bring one. Don’t forget screen and safety glasses.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

To sign up, please contact Diego at miguelcrent@hotmail.com

For additional information, please see the attached flyer: 1 flyer Fund Raising Letter

Posted 2 months, 1 week ago at 3:33 PM.

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Christmas Wreaths

Attention All Scouts: It’s Christmas Wreath Time!

For those who are interested, we are selling Christmas wreathes for $20.00 each. Unfortunately the cost of wreaths and trees have gone up this year so the profit is $9.00 per wreath. I must pay cash to purchase the wreaths, so if a customer wants to pay by check, have them make it out to you so you can cash it.

The wreaths are 22” mixed evergreens with an aromatic combination of noble fir, incense cedar and berried juniper. Each wreath has three natural pine cones attached.

In order to give you as much time as possible to sell the wreathes, all orders and monies must be turned in to me by November 26th as I will be out of town until the 30th. The wreathes will be available for pick up on December 1st, if all goes well. Sometimes weather plays a factor and they could be delayed as they come from up north on the train. As you can see the turn around is quick, so there is no room for late orders.

This is an easy way to help fund your scout expenses, so get out there and sell those wreathes!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Barbara Roberts at broberts563@ca.rr.com

For Flyer and more information, please see the attached flyer. CHRISTMAS Wreaths

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

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Scouting For Food

Scouting for Food is our Troop 583’s annual Food Drive for our community. Food collection can begin immediately and The Cobras have chosen the week of Nov 22nd thru Dec 13th to be used for drop off of food items collected.

Each patrol will be responsible for choosing which date(s) and locations they want to collect food. Each patrol will also be responsible for contacting the storefront they would like to use for collection (Grocery store, Sam’s Club, etc.). All food collected will go to the Santa Clarita Food Pantry. There will be three separate locations to drop off the collected food. Please note the times and dates of availability and please be sure to call first. Attached is a handout/flyer for this event. The handout/flyer is to be printed out multiple times and cut into individual pieces to be given to potential customers who are about to purchase food items. Make sure you bring plenty of flyers with you on the day(s) of your collection. Each patrol will be responsible for making copies and cutting the flyers.

NOTE: We will NOT be able to accept drop off at a Troop meeting or any other Troop function…only the addresses below.

Drop offs begin on 11/22/14 and end 12/13/14.

Drop off times are between 4pm and 8pm…please call first. Numbers can be found in the email sent to the troop on November 13, 2014.

In Castaic:
Jane & George LaRochelle
32702 The Old Road
Home: 257-8520
janelarochelle@sbcglobal.net

In Saugus:
Rob & Shelly Gibson
22404 Abordo Drive
Teamgibson@ca.rr.com

In Saugus:
Corey & Christy Downs
20518 Cheryl Lane
corey.downs@cbsinterative.com

Please contact Corey Downs (corey.downs@cbsinteractive.com) if you have any questions.

Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago at 8:14 PM.

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Alex Brand’s Eagle Scout Project

Come on out on Saturday, November 22nd and November 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help Alex Brand out with his Eagle Scout Project at VT Ranch.
He will be painting and assembling a gateway for the gate for VT Ranch’s main entrance.

Wear work boots or shoes, hat and old clothes.

Please bring if you have them, work gloves & safety glasses. We will have some available.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided, along with water and drinks.
Please contact Alex Brand to RSVP if you are able to help him out. You may contact him at teresabrand@ca.rr.com.

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

Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago at 7:38 PM.

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Mt. Lowe/Inspiration Point via Sam Merrill Trail 10 Mile Hike

The Stealth Patrol will be hosting a 10 Mile hike on Saturday, December 6th from 7 a.m to 2 p.m.

We will be hiking the Mt. Lowe/Inspiration Point via Sam Merrill Trail in Altadena. This is a challenging 10 mile hike climbing almost 3000 foot passing through the remains of a historic railway to a vista point high above Los Angeles. It is a 95% single track.

We will meet at Walmart in Stevenson Ranch 25440 The Old Road at 7:00 a.m. We will carpool to the trailhead (Lake Avenue and E Loma Alta Dr. Altadena) and we will return to the parking lot at 2 p.m.
Bring at least 2 liters of water, hat/visor, sunscreen, hearty snack/light lunch.

Space is limited to 12 scouts. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Chan at calvinwchan@yahoo.com. To sign up, please go to http://goo.gl/forms/VOdLWF9ZrP. Please RSVP by November 30th.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: Flyer-Hike-InspirationPoint

Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago at 7:36 PM.

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Emerald Bay Summer Camp

Summer Camp will be at Emerald Bay this year. Camp will be the week of July 5th to July 11th. The cost is $599 per scout and $399 per trained adult leader.

Payments are due as follows:
December 15th: $150
January 26th: $150
February 23rd: $150
March 23rd $149

Checks should be made out to Troop 583.

There are lots of choices for merit badges and activities. Please feel free to take a look at their website and look at the list of merit badges available. Mr. Smith will be contacting you in the near future to sign you up, so please have 5 choices ready to pick.

There is a Rugged Program. In place of merit badges if you are interested. The Rugged Program is a bit more expensive and some have an age requirement of at least 14 years old. You may look up on their website on what the Rugged Program has to offer. If you are interested in participating in this program, you will need to fill out an application and make your payments separately. Please contact Mr. Smith ASAP if this is something you are interested in doing.

If you need financial aid, please contact Mr. Smith for appropriate forms.

If you have any questions or need more information, Mr. Smith can be contacted at my583scouts@gmail.com.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: 2014 Summer Camp

Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago at 7:29 PM.

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Radio Tower Hike

Come on out on Saturday, September 20th for a hike other wise known as “The Beast”.
We will meet at 6:00 a.m. at the front gate which is located at the end of Newhall
Avenue off the 14 Freeway. This hike is moderate on the fire access Road. Bring
plenty of water and snacks for the trail.

Scouts that are interested need to register for this event by Wednesday, September 17th.

Please contact Mr. Rob Gibson at teamgibson@ca.rr.com to register for this event.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: Radio Tower Hike Flyer

Posted 4 months, 2 weeks ago at 12:26 PM.

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4th Annual Mountain Man Rendezvous

Come on out for Troop 583’s 4th Annual Mountain Man Rendezvous Competition/Campout for the weekend of September 26-28th.

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 Three Falls between 5:00 and 6:00 pm. Please let Mrs. Peterson know ASAP if individual Scouts and/or patrols need help coordinating transportation.

Cooking will be done by patrol. Each patrol should plan on bring a sack dinner for Friday and cooking two breakfasts, one lunch and one dinner.

The cost for this event is $30.

You can think of this event as a mini Camporee, only a lot more fun! Scouts will only be scored on their ability. No leadership or spirit scores. There will be two divisions, 1st and 2nd year scouts will be in one division and all others will be in another. Scouts will be assigned a schedule and will move from activity to activity accordingly. There will be plenty of time at each activity to just have fun. Scoring will be done during the last few minutes of the activity periods.

Awards will be handed out for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of each activity. Awards will also be given for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place “overall” winners for each division.

The activities will include the following:
Archery
Shotgun
Sling Shot Course
Air Cannon
Rifle
Tomahawk
Skills Course
GPS
Mr. Peterson’s “Surprise” Activity!

To register for this event, Patrol Advisors must collect the money from their patrol members and give it along with the names of the Patrol Members (youth and adults) who will plan to attend, to Luann Peterson no later than September 17th. Please also let her know who will be driving for your patrol.

For more information, please see attached flyer: Mountain Man Competition Flyer 2014

Posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago at 4:41 PM.

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Horseback Riding

Come on out on Saturday, September 13th for a two hour Horseback Riding adventure. There will be two times to ride. 10:30 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. This event will cost $35 per rider. Each time is limited to 20 riders each. Cash is due at the time of the ride.

This is a 2 hour ride on the Sycamore Canyon Trail in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains.

We will meet at Rocking K. Horse Rentals located at 2790 West Lynn Road, Newbury Park. 805/499-9512. Please plan on arriving 1 hour before you ride time.

All scouts MUST wear a helmet. You may bring your own or one will be provided to you by the stables. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. Please wear your Activity Uniform (Class B).

All riders must have a completed and signed Release Form in order to participate.

To register for this event, please e-mail Tammy O’Connor at thehouseofos@yahoo.com.

For more information please see the attached flyer: 2014 Horseback Riding

Release Form: 2014 Horseback Riding Release Form

Posted 5 months ago at 11:05 AM.

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Black Canyon Hoover Dam Canoe Trip

This Trip is scheduled for February 13-15, 2015.

We will depart from the Walmart parking lot on Copper Hill, Friday, February 13th at 7:00 a.m. We will return on Sunday, February 15th at 3:00 p.m.

The cost for this event is $140.00 per person. The fee includes a tour of the Hoover Dam, camp fees, canoe fees, river permits, food and gas. Scouts will need to bring money to purchase lunch on the way home and may want extra money if they want to purchase souvenirs at Hoover Dam.

This trip has a maximum of 32 people, based on a first come first serve basis for sign-ups. Scouts that have the Swimming Merit Badge may power their own canoes. Scouts without the Swimming Merit Badge must be in a canoe with an adult. If we do not have enough adults, some scouts without the Swimming Merit Badge may not be able to attend. There is a mandatory canoe training/information session on Saturday, February 7th at Castaic Lake.

We will need a minimum of 15 people to hold the reservation. Therefore, if you are interested in attending this event, you must register for this event no later than August 18th and provide a $25 deposit by August 25th to hold your spot.

To register, please e-mail Rolando Sotelo at Rolando-Sotelo@sbcglobal.net. Please provide your name, patrol and whether or not you have the Swimming Merit Badge.

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

Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago at 11:26 AM.

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Popcorn

Forms are available by contacting Mrs. Everett at dmedirect@sbcglobal.net or you may pick one up at the Scout Office in Newhall. The first round of orders are DUE by August 15th so lets get out there and sell some popcorn.

Remember that Troop 583 scouts will get a 36% commission for each sale. That money can be used for any Scout activity or item that you need. In addition to the commission, there are also some great prizes that you can earn.

Our troop sold over $15,000 worth of popcorn last year.

Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago at 8:06 PM.

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Knee Boarding, Tubing & Ski Trip at Pyramid Lake

Come on out on August 16th for a day at Pyramid Lake and some fun Knee Boarding, Tubing and Water Skiing.

We will be meeting at the Castaic Sports Complex parking lot at 8:00 a.m. We will be returning approximately 5:00 p.m.

We will carpool to the lake. Drivers are needed to help drive. Scouts will bring their own sack lunch and drinks. Coolers with ice to store lunches will be provided. Water coolers will also be provided.

Medical & Consent Forms will be needed for each scout. The cost for this event is approximately $7 per person to help cover the cost of gas. Payment is due at the Troop Meeting on August 11th.

We currently have space for 12 scouts. Another boat and additional scouts may be added at a later date depending on the requests. This event is limited to scouts and leaders only.

If you have any questions, you may contact Mr. Sotelo at Rolando-sotelo@sbcglobal.net.

Checks need to be made out to Troop 583.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: Troop 583 Pyramid Lake Day

Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago at 8:03 PM.

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Archery Shoot

Your next chance to earn the Archery Merit Badge will be on Sunday, August 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

All scouts are welcome to shoot. This archery event, scouts will be working on the shooting qualification portion of your Archery Merit Badge. Scouts wanting to qualify for this event are welcome and scouts that just want to shoot for fun.

To register for this event, e-mail Mr. Hughes at hughesmw@aol.com. Please indicate the following information in your e-mail:
Your name
Your Patrol
And if you are working on the merit badge or plan to shoot for fun.

For more information, please see the attached Flyer: Troop_583_Archery_Shoot_08-10-14

Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago at 8:01 PM.

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