The last day to sign up for this class is Thursday, June 6th. There are still spots
available for Session #2 (2 spots open) and Session #3 (4 spots open).
Session #1 is FULL. Attached is the flyer for the archery bowstring, and
arrow making workshop. Making these items is a requirement of the Archery
Merit Badge. We highly encourage all new scouts that have joined the troop
or scouts that joined in the past to take advantage as this class is only held
once a year. If you’re interested in earning your Archery Merit Badge, please
Please follow the directions on the attachment to register.
All questions/reservations should be sent to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 1 week, 6 days ago at 2:16 PM. Add a comment
Kyle Tisdale is looking for some scouts to be on a Troop Color Guard. These
scouts will go to various events to preform flag ceremonies.
Pleas see the attached flyer for more information.
Color Guard Flyer
Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago at 3:05 PM. Add a comment
Come out and help Matthew with his Eagle Project.
When: Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 8:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Where: VT Ranch, 20910 S. Sloan, Canyon Road, Castaic
What: Building “Woodstock Condo Complex” Birdhouses and Signage
What to Bring: Rubber Gloves, Hammers, Screw Drivers, Water Bottles,
Goggles or Glasses for eye protection.
Please contact Matthew to sign up to help.
Breakfast and Lunch will be served.
Please see attached flyer for more information.
Matthew Lopez’s Example Flyer
Posted 2 weeks, 6 days ago at 7:23 PM. Add a comment
Now is your chance to help out our Charter Organization. They have asked us
for some help to repair a water guzzler.
A guzzler is a huge tank of water that is installed in the wilderness to provide
wildlife with water during the dry summer months. It has a concrete basin, and a
metal roof. The roof is pitched so that it collects rain water and deposits it into the
basin. The guzzler is positioned very low to the ground.
The metal roofs on 3 guzzlers need to be repainted.
We will meet on Saturday, June 15th at the McDonald parking Lot in Castaic at
8:00 a.m. We will caravan to the site.
If you are able to help, please contact Luann Peterson at email@example.com.
Posted 2 weeks, 6 days ago at 6:59 PM. Add a comment
We will be holding our Annual Swimming Merit Badge workshop on Friday, June 7th
and Sunday June 9th. We will be meeting on Friday June 7th at Mrs. Peterson’s house.
We will be working on the CPR/First Aid Qualification.
On Sunday, June 9th, we will be working on our Swimming Qualification. We will be
meeting at VT Ranch
To register for this event, please e-mail Mrs. Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information regarding this event, please see the attached flyer.
Swimming Merit Badge Flyer 6-7-13
Posted 2 weeks, 6 days ago at 6:53 PM. Add a comment
Our next Troop Shotgun Shoot will be held on Saturday, June 1st between 8:30 a.m.
and 2:00 p.m. We will be shooting at the Fin & Feather Club in Palmdale.
We will have two sessions. One for Scouts who already have or are in the process
of working toward their Shotgun Merit Badge and a second for Scouts who are
shotgun shooting with the troop for the first time.
The cost for this event is $15 per scout. Make payable to Luann Peterson on the
day of the shoot. Scouts are responsible for their own transportation. However, if
several patrol members are attending, please try to carpool.
Please Wear your Field Uniform (Class A).
Arrive by 8:30 a.m.
To register for this event, please e-mail Mrs. Peterson at Luannpeterson@yahoo.mail.
Please include the following: Name, Patrol, and indicate if you are a returning
shotgun shooter or a first time (with the Troop) shotgun shooter.
Please see the attached flyer for more information. Please remember to print out
and bring the permission slip.
TROOP 583 Shotgun Shoot Flyer 6-1-13
Shotgun Permission Slip 6-1-13
Posted 2 weeks, 6 days ago at 5:29 PM. Add a comment
On Sunday, June 2nd will be our next 15 Mile Bike Ride.
We will meet at the Vons Pavilions Parking lot and be ready to ride by 8:00 a.m.
All participants must have a helmet to ride. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
For more information, please see the attached flyer.
To sign up for this event, please contact Mr. Hughes at hughesmw@aolcom.</p>
Please sign up by Friday, May 31st.
Troop 583 Bike Ride 20130602
Posted 3 weeks ago at 7:47 PM. Add a comment
Help us honor our Veterans by placing flags on their graves prior to the
Memorial Day Ceremony.
We will meet on Saturday, May 25th at 9:00 a.m. at the Eternal Valley Memorial
Park, just off of Sierra Highway, west of Newhall have. (formerly San Fernando Road).
To register for this event, please contact Mr. Davis at email@example.com
or Mr. Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information regarding this event can be found on the attached flyer.
2013 Memorial Day Flag Placement Flier
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago at 5:10 PM. Add a comment
Our next backpacking trip will be Saturday, Sunday & Monday, May 25-27, 2013.
We will meet at the Trailhead at Johsondale Bridge at 9:00 a.m. Saturday.
Scouts will return home about 3:00 p.m. on Monday. Activity Uniforms are to be
worn (Class B), good trail boots with lug soles.
Menu will be planned by scouts. Bring propane stoves. Water will be pumped from
the river. Filter. There are no toilets. Procedure for wast disposal to be determined.
Each person needs to bring a small back to carry out their own trash.
To register for this event, please contact Mr. Olson at email@example.com
More information on this event can be found in the attached flyer.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago at 5:05 PM. Add a comment
Camporee has been MOVED to Camp Three Falls.
Our troop plan is the same. We will be meeting at the Castaic Sports Complex at 5:00pm, and departing at 5:30.
Most of us have been to Three Falls. Just in case, I’ve attached the address and driving directions.
Map To Three Falls
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago at 4:57 PM. Add a comment
Camporee is scheduled for May 3-5, 2013.
At this event, all the Boy Scout Troops within the Bill Hart District come together
and the patrols of each troop compete against each other doing various scout skills.
If you are interested in attending this event, you MUST fill out Parts A & B of the
BSA Medical Form, the Youth Permission Slip and turn it into your scouts Patrol
Adviser, along with a check (Made out to Troop 583) or cash for $20. The Patrol
Advisers need to turn in their entire patrol all at once with all the completed
paperwork and money to Tammy O’Connor by Monday, April 15th.
On May 3rd, we will meet at one location TBD and will travel to Camporee together.
There is no fee collected for gas/transportation for this event. All Patrol Advisers attending
Camporee MUST also fill out the Medical Forms Part A & B and also submit $20.
Cooking is done by patrol. OA (Order of the Arrow) will be providing their Hot Dog
Lunch for $5. See attached flyer.
All information regarding this event can be found below:
Bill Hart Camporee Packet 2013 – Update April 4 v2
BSA New Medical Form 2013
BSA uniform inspection annotated for ref only
Posted 2 months, 1 week ago at 9:18 PM. Add a comment
Save the date of May 11th for our annual New Scout Hike.
We will meet at Placerita Nature Center and will hike up Canyon Trail to Walker Ranch and then up to the Waterfall Trail, and will return the same way. The hike will be 5 miles round trip.
We will meet at 8:00 a.m. and will return at 11:00.
Be sure to bring the following:
Plenty of water
Proper hiking shoes
Please wear your Class B (Activity) Uniform for this event.
To register, please e-mail:
Mr. Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org OR Mr. Chan at email@example.com
For more information, please see the attached flyer
Troop 583 – New Scout Hike 2013-May
Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago at 5:51 PM. Add a comment
Our next Backpack trip is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 20 & 21, 2013.
We will be hiking the North Fork Sespe Creek Trail.
We will meet at Lion Trailhead at 8:30 a.m on Saturday.
We will have scouts home by about 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Please wear your Class B (Activity) uniform, good trail boots with lug soles.
Menu planning and cooking by Scouts. Bring a propane stoves.
The hike is 3.5 miles to camping area. Gain/loss approximately 500 feet.
Trail is moderate in difficulty, one set of switchbacks, not lengthy, but steep.
There will be three steam crossing.
Water pump from creek. Will need a filter.
There are no toilets, so bring toilet paper and hand shovel.
Each person needs to bring a small bag to carry out their own trash.
Forest Service Adventure Parking Pass Required.
To register for this event, please contact Mr. Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information regarding this event, please see attached flyer:
Posted 3 months ago at 9:11 PM. Add a comment
Our Annual Backpack Training will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013
from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
We will meet at the Peterson’s House.
Backpack MB pamphlet
Backpack MB Workbook
Paper and Pen
This is a Class B (Activity) Uniform event.
To register for this event, please e-mail Luann Peterson at
In your e-mail, please indicate the following:
For more information regarding this event, please see the attached flyer:
Backpack Training Flyer 4-13-13
Posted 3 months ago at 9:01 PM. Add a comment
On Sunday, April 14th, we will be having a Firearm Safety Class
and Rifle Shoot.
This troop shooting event is only open to Scouts who need the Troop firearm
All scouts interested in participating in the Troop 583 shooting program
must FIRST attend the indoor mandatory safety and training instruction.
THIS TRAINING IS ONLY OFFERED A COUPLE OF TIMES EACH YEAR. IF YOU
ARE INTERESTED IN SHOTGUN AND/OR RIFLE SHOOTING, IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT YOU ATTEND THIS TRAINING. Scouts WILL NOT be able to
participate in troop shooting events until they have attended this training.
Classroom portion of training will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm, in the
mess hall. Rifle shoot will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m on the VT Ranch.
To register for this event, please e-mail Luann Peterson at email@example.com
Indicate on your e-mail the following information:
We will be covering the entire Rifle and Shotgun Merit Badge Workbook(s).
Scouts should print out both worksheets (available on www.meritbadge.org) and
bring them to class. Rifle and/or Shotgun Merit Badge pamphlets are available
from the Troop Librarian or for purchase at the Scout Shop.
For more information, please see the attached flyer. Don’t forget to print a
Troop Shooting Waiver for and Permission Slip for this event.
This is a Class B (Activity) uniform event.
TROOP 583 Firearm Safety Class and Shoot 4-14-13 NEW SHOOTERS
Rifle Permission_Slip 4-14-2013
Posted 3 months ago at 8:48 PM. Add a comment
Save the date for May 17-19, 2013 for a Family Camp Weekend at
Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara.
Cost is $35 per person. Cost includes three meals on Saturday and Breakfast on
This is open to all scouts and their families. This is NOT a BSA event.
Reservations will be taken until spaces are full.
To register for this event, please contact Jessica Fineberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
for more information, please see attached flyer:
Troop 583 – 2013 refugio family camp flier-1
Posted 3 months ago at 8:28 PM. Add a comment
Our next Archery event will be held on Sunday, March 17th, from 10:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m. at VT Ranch. At this archery event, you will be working on shooting
qualifications portion of your Archery Merit Badges. 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 e-mail Mr. Hughes at email@example.com.
Please indicate on your e-mail the following information:
Scout Name, Patrol Name and if you are working on the Merit Badge or Fun Shoot.
For more information regarding this event, please see the attached flyer
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago at 7:43 PM. Add a comment
Strategy Camp is scheduled for March 23rd – 24th. This year, Strategy Camp
will be held at Walker Ranch Campground in Placerita Canyon State Park.
The cost for this event is $14 per person. This includes food and camp fees.
We will meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Wal-Mart parking lot off of Copperhill.
We will depart at 8:15 sharp. Don’t be late.
Sign up deadline is Monday, March 18th
As Boy Scouts, we travel in our Class A Uniforms. So come in your Class A Uniform.
If you are interested in attending this event, please contact
Mr. Roach at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, phone number
and e-mail address.
All scouts are required to have a completed Medical Form, Parts A & B prior
to departure. If you have a Medical Form on file with the troop already, you are
fine. If you are new to the troop, you will need to fill one out and return it to Mr.
Roach along with payment on March 18th.
For more information, please see the attached flyer:
Strategy Camp Flyer 2013
2013 Medical Forms are attached. Remember, for this event, you only need
to complete Part A & B.
BSA New Medical Form 2013
Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago at 8:44 PM. Add a comment
Our next 25 mile bike ride will be on Saturday, March 2nd from 8:00 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m.
We will meet at the Vons Pavilions parking lot ready to ride at 8:00 a.m.
All participants must have a helmet to ride. NO EXCEPTIONS!
To participate in this event, please contact Mr. Hughes by Wednesday
February 27th. Mr. Highes’ e-mail address is email@example.com.
For more information and a map, please see the attached flye
Troop 583 Bike Ride 20130302-1
Posted 4 months, 2 weeks ago at 5:05 PM. Add a comment
The Big Bear Ski Trip is scheduled for March 8-10, 2013.
We will be meeting at 4:30 at the Wal-Mart parking lot on Rye Canyon
and Newhall Ranch Road. We will be returning about 11:00 a.m on Sunday,
This year, scouts will be able to work on their Snow Sport Merit Badge if they
We will be lodging at the Masonic Lodge. We will be providing meals for
Saturday and light breakfast on Sunday. Scouts will need to bring money
to purchase dinner on the way up on Friday night.
The cost for food, lodging and gas is $45 per person.
Ski packages, lift tickets and rentals are an additional cost.
Carpooling will be mandatory. All drivers will probable have a full carload.
All drivers must e-mail Beth Hansen with the number of passengers they
can hold. They will also need to provide the following information:
Kind/Year/Make of Vehicle
# of Seat Belts
Insurance $ Amount
$ Each Person
$ Each Accident
$ Property Damage
To register for this event, please contact Beth Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blow are forms and more information regarding this event.
Big Bear Ski Troop Permission Slip
Posted 4 months, 2 weeks ago at 12:52 PM. Add a comment