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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 6 days, 15 hours 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 6 days, 16 hours 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 1 week, 1 day 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 1 week, 1 day 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 1 week, 1 day 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 2 months 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 2 months, 2 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 2 months, 2 weeks 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 3 months 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 3 months, 2 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 3 months, 2 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 3 months, 2 weeks ago at 8:01 PM.

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Shotgun Shoot

Come on out on Friday, June 6th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to Oak Tree Gun Club for our next Shotgun Shooting event.

This event is offered to any scout who has participated in the mandatory troop firearm safety class for either Shotgun or Rifle. Scouts working towards the Shotgun Merit Badge and scouts who want to shoot for fun are welcome.
The cost is $35 per scout. Checks should be payable to Luann Peterson upon arrival at the range.

To register, please e-mail Mrs. Peterson at luannpeterson@yahoo.com. Please include your name, patrol and if you are shooting for fun or if you are qualifying for a merit badge.

All scouts need to have a signed permission slip when they arrive.
Please wear your Class A (Field) uniforms.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Peterson.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: TROOP 583 Shotgun Shoot Flyer 06-20-14

Permission Slip: Shotgun Permission Slip 06-20-14

Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago at 7:55 PM.

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Los Padres Backpack

There is a backpack trip scheduled for June 21-22. We will meet at the trailhead at 9:00 a.m. We will be heading back to home at noon on Sunday. We will follow the Piedera Blanca Trail, an east to west trail through the Sespe Wilderness. We will be camping at Beartrap Camp.
Meals should be planned and provided by each patrol or individual. Bring gas stoves for cooking. Lunch Sunday will be on the road, scouts can bring cash for that meal.
This trip is a 9.4 miles round trip. Good trail and is rated moderate to difficult.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Mr. Sotelo at Rolando-sotelo@sbcglobal.net

For more information please see the attached flyer: Beartrap_BP_2014

Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago at 7:53 PM.

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Swimming Merit Badge

The Swimming Merit Badge will be offered in two parts. The first part, CPR/First Aid will be offered on Friday, June 6th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Mrs. Peterson’s house. Attendance for this meeting is required in order to earn the Swimming Merit Badge.

Scouts must arrive to the CPR Qualification meeting with a signed blue card, the entire Swimming Merit Badge Worksheet, except for the requirements that state “show” or “demonstrate”.

The second part of this merit badge will be offered on Sunday, June 8th at VT Ranch from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This will be the swimming portion of the merit badge. Scouts should arrive 15 minutes early to check in.

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 swimming portion of the requirements.

To register for this event, please e-mail Luann Peterson at Luannpeterson@Yahoo.com.

For more information regarding this event, please see the attached flyer: Swimming Merit Badge Flyer June 2014

Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago at 5:16 PM.

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Archery Bow Making/Archery Merit Badge

On June 1st we will hold our annual Archery Bow Making Workshop. This is one of the requirements needed to complete the Archery merit badge and is only offered once a year.

This year, we will hold this event at Mrs. Peterson’s house located at 22051 W. Sunrise View Place, Saugus.

There will be three sessions for this event. Session 1: 9:30—11:00, Session 2: 11:00—12:30 and Session 3: 12:30 to 2:00. There are a total of 24 spots available. The max number of scouts per session is 8 and registration is on a first come first serve basis.
The cost for this event will be $5. Please bring money with you on the day of the event.

Please wear your Class B (Activity) uniform.

To register for this event, please contact Mr. Hughes at hughesmw@aol.com. Please indicate your name, patrol and what session you want.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: Troop_583_Archery_Workshop_6-1-14

Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago at 5:15 PM.

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Fabian Arias’ Eagle Project

Come on out and help Fabian build a Green house for his Eagle Project. This project will take place at VT Ranch. We will be staring work on Saturday, May 24th at 8:00 a.m., Sunday, May 25th at 7:30 a.m. and either Monday May 26th or June 7th at 8:00 a.m..
Bring a chair, sunscreen. Clothes to wear is work boots or shoes, hat, old clothes and work gloves.
If you are able to help Fabian out, please contact him at pjpfarr@sbcglobal.net.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: Fabian Eagle Project 1

Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago at 5:11 PM.

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Memorial Day Flag Placement

Come out on Saturday, May 24th to help honor our Veterans by placing flags on their graves prior to the Memorial Day Ceremony.
We will be checking in at 9:00 a.m. at the Eternal Valley Memorial Park, just off of Sierra Highway, west of Newhall Ave. The Elks Lodge will provide lunch to all those who help.
This is a Class A (Field) Uniform event.
If you are interested in participating, please RSVP to Mr. Davis at stealthpatrol@ymail.com or Mr. Chan at calvinwchan@yahoo.com.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: 2014 Memorial Day Flag Placement Flier

Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago at 5:07 PM.

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Matt Sander’s Eagle Project

Save the dates for Saturday May 17th and Sunday, May 18, 2014 to help Matt Sander with his Eagle Project. Matt will be refurbishing the picnic area tables and benches at Placerita Canyon Nature Center.
Work will begin at 8:00 on Saturday May 17th and will end at 3:00 p.m. Matt will need at least 9 adults and 17 scouts for sanding, repair work and painting. On Sunday, May 18th, we will begin work at 8:0 a.m. to noon to continue painting.
Please wear work clothes, gloves, water, eye protection, work shoes, sunscreen and hat.
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.
If you can help Matt out, please contact him at supersandermc@gmail.com.

For more information, please see the attached Flyer: Matt Sander Eagle project flyer

Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago at 8:54 PM.

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Backpack Training class

Attentions New Scouts and Scouts that would like a refresher course, the troop will be offering a Backpacking Training Class on Friday, April 18th at 7:00 p.m. This class is designed to acquaint our new scouts with backpacking techniques and equipment.

The topics to be covered are:

Backpack types and use
Food
Tents & ground cloths
Cooking gear
Sleeping bags and sleeping pads
Safe drinking water
What to wear.. or not to wear
Sanitation challenges in the woods
On the trail… hiking protocols
How to enjoy bears without them eating all your stuff
Equipment… Rent or buy?

For more information, please see the attached flyer: Backpack Training flyer 4-18-14,

Posted 7 months, 1 week ago at 5:40 PM.

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