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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 1 day, 15 hours 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 1 day, 15 hours 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 1 day, 15 hours 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 1 day, 15 hours 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 weeks, 6 days 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month, 1 week 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 month, 1 week 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 month, 2 weeks 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 month, 2 weeks 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 1 month, 3 weeks 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 1 month, 3 weeks 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 3 months 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 3 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 3 months, 3 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 3 months, 3 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 3 months, 3 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 3 months, 3 weeks ago at 7:36 PM.

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