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Troop 583 Fishing Merit Badge & Ocean Sea Fishing Trip

If you are interested in earning your Fishing Merit Badge, come on out on Saturday, August 22nd, from 4:00p.m. to 6:00 p.m to the Fineberg home.

If you are interested in earning your Fishing Merit Badge, you must RSVP to Mr. Fineberg at mfineberg@aol.com by August 9th. Then you must request a signed blue card from Mr. McGrory before the workshop date. You must acquire and read the Fishing Merit Badge Pamphlet and complete the Fishing Merit Badge workbook (Requirements #1-8). Bring the signed blue card, pamphlet and completed workbook to the workshop.

Scouts interested in completing the merit badge or for those that would just like to fish, may join us on a Ocean Fishing trip scheduled for Sunday, August 30th. We will leave at 7:00 a.m. and will return approximately 4:00 p.m. We will meet at 4151 Victoria Avenue, Oxnard.

The cost for this event is as follows:

Under 16: $35
16 and over: $50
Rental Rod: $12
Bate is included

Everyone over 16 must have a valid fishing license. They may be purchased at the dock before leaving.

Please bring your own tackle or purchase from shop at the dock.

This event is open to all 583 scouts and their families.

a 50% non-refundable deposit is required when reserving.

Please e-mail Mr. Fineberg to reserve your spot.

For more information, please see the attached flyers:T583 Fishing Fliers August 2015.pptx

Posted 1 week ago at 8:22 PM.

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Annual Troop Recycling Race

The time has come once again for our Annual Troop Recycling Race. Each patrol is to collect their plastic bottles and aluminum cans and redeem them for cash. Bring the money received to Bryan Gomez at the troop meetings.
What ever patrol has the most money by the last meeting of September (September 21st) will win. The winning patrol will win the chance to stay in the cabins during the annual Mountain Man Camping Trip.
Good luck!

For more information, please see the attached flyer: Recycling Race

Posted 1 week, 4 days ago at 10:12 PM.

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Wet n Wild Adventure Fun Run

Are you ready for a Wet n Wild Adventure Fun Run? This is a family-friendly obstacle course for scouts of all ages. Parents and siblings 10 years of age and older are welcome as well.
On Saturday, August 22, we will leave from Walmart on Kelly Johnson Parkway at 8:30 a.m. and will return at 12:00 p.m. We will head off to Lake Piru. We will have a staging area just for Troop 583.
You will need to bring for the run, athletic clothes and shoes/boots that you don’t mind getting dirty. Afterwards, dress as you would for the beach, clean clothes and shoes or flip flops, towel, water bottle and sun screen.
The cost for this event is $35 for early entry fee. This includes a t-shirt, transportation and refreshments. Late fee of $10 applies after July 27th but absolute deadline is August 10th.
We will need several adult leaders (both Scout Leaders and Parents) for transportation and to accompany the scouts on the course to ensure their safety. You will get to do the course for free.
To register for this event, please contact Mr. Chan, at calvinwchan@yahoo.com. Please make check payable to Troop 583. You will also need to sign an Activity Consent Form located at www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/19-673.pdf.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: 2015_WetWildFlyer

Posted 1 week, 4 days ago at 10:10 PM.

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Indoor Rock Climbing

Come on out on Sunday, August 16 from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. for some fun Indoor Rock Climbing.
We will meet at Top Out Climbing located at 26332 Ferry Court, Santa Clarita.
The cost is $12 per person (however, there are only 20 spots available). Cost includes rental gear (shoes, harness and chalk bag), day passes and orientation.
Please wear your Activity Uniform (Class B) and comfortable clothing.
Please bring with you:
$12
Water and Snack
Completed and signed liability waiver. The Liability waiver can be completed and on line and printed. Please see the link on the flyer on the Troop website (Troop583.com).
Anyone that is interested in attending this event, must register by August 8, 2015. You may e-mail:
Mr. Armitage at Ramaitage@sbcglobal.net or Mr. Estrada at fjestrada@sbcglobal.net

Please see attached flyer: 2015 BS 583 Rock Climbing

Posted 1 week, 4 days ago at 10:06 PM.

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Archery Merit Badge

The next Archery shoot will be on Sunday, June 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We will be shooting at VT Ranch.
We will be working on the shooting qualification portion of your Archery Merit Badge. Scouts working toward their Merit Badge and those that just would like to shoot for fun are welcome to attend this event.
All scouts working towards their Merit Badge must remember to bring their blue cards.
If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Mr. Hughes at hughesmw@aol.com. Please include your name, patrol and if you are working on your merit badge or just shooting for fun.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: Troop_583_Archery_Shoot_6-14-15

Permission Slip: Archery_Permission_Slip_6-14-15

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Point Mugu 10 Mile Hike/Campout

ATTENTION TROOP:

WE ARE EXPANDING the June 27th Pt Magoo 10 mile hike into an overnight.
Scouts will be able to fulfill the hard to obtain camping merit badge requirement
of camping with a 1000 foot elevation gain hike. The hike can also be credited
towards the Hiking Merit Badge.

We were able to reserve a group camp site at the bottom of the trail head at
La Jolla Canyon. It accommodates up to 50 people. Scouts can set up early Friday
and enjoy the cooler beach weather, play frisbee, enjoy fresh air and camaraderie.
Scouts will be making Dutch Over dinners, Dutch Oven desert and a simple breakfast.
No patrol boxes needed.

Advisors can guide new scouts to find numerous opportunities to work on
Tenderfoot, 1st and 2nd class requirements. Advisors can guide experienced scouts
to pass on what they know. Here are some great opportunities for all Scouts to gain
experience and make memories. This is the magic of scouting and why we do this!!!
Join us!

We will need additional adult leaders. Scouts can chose to do just the
hike or both the hike and the overnight. Scouts will need to bring their own
packed lunch and snacks with backpack to carry it, water and
10 essentials for Saturday. Cooler will be available for Scouts to store

PLEASE RSVP ASAP to reserve your spot in this awesome adventure!
Flyer is attached with more details.

Valerie Steinfeld
artfulval@sbcglobal.net

For more information, please see the attached flyer: Point Mugu Revised Flyer for Hike 2015-1

Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago at 8:40 PM.

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Swimming Merit Badge

Come on out to VT Ranch and earn your Swimming Merit Badge. We will be there on Saturday, June 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Scouts should arrive at least 20 minutes early to check in.
What to Bring: Wear swim trunks, towel, sunscreen, water and your Swimming Merit Badge Worksheet. In order to complete the swimming Merit Badge, all written requirements must be done. Credit will not be given for partial answers or those left blank.
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 swim portion of the requirements.
This is an Eagle merit badge.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Felicia Smith at feliciasemail@gmail.com.
For more information, please see the attached flyer: Swimming Merit Badge Flyer June 2015
Swimming Merit Badge Work Sheet: 2015 Swimming MB Worksheet-1

Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago at 8:39 PM.

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Shotgun Shoot

TROOP 583
SHOTGUN SHOOTING
Fin & Feather Club
600 East Avenue S
Palmdale, 93550

Saturday, May 30th
10:00am – 12:00pm

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 $35.00 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 no later than Thursday, May 28th.

Include the following information in your e-mail:

Name
Indicate whether you’re shooting for “fun,” or you’re trying to qualify for your Shotgun MB

By now, I believe we have everyone’s Troop Consent and Waiver form. Scouts will still need to print the permission slip for this event, and bring a signed copy when then arrive.

Please wear your Class A (Field) uniforms.

Contact Luann Peterson with any questions you may have regarding the shoot.

If less then 5 scouts sign up for this event, this event will be cancelled.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: TROOP 583 Shotgun Shoot Flyer 05-30-15

Permission Slip: Shotgun Permission Slip 05-30-15

Posted 2 months, 1 week ago at 10:53 AM.

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Connor Robert’s Eagle Project

Come out and help Connor Robert’s with his Eagle Project. He is building a Owl Mew. He will be working on it May 23 and 24 and May 30 & 31. He will be working at Vasquez Rocks.

Please see the attached flyer for more information: Connor’s Eagle Flier

Posted 2 months, 1 week ago at 10:47 AM.

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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 2 months, 3 weeks 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 2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 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 months, 3 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 months, 3 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 4 months 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 4 months 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

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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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago at 8:30 PM.

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