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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 1 month, 1 week 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 1 month, 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 1 month, 3 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 2 months, 1 week 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 months, 2 weeks ago at 5:40 PM.

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High Sierra Backpack

Save the dates for July 27th to August 1st, 2014 for a fun backpacking trip. We will be doing the High Sierra Trail that begins at Crescent Meadows in Sequoia National Park. This backpacking trip will be 34 miles round trip. If time allows, a 6 mile hike, sans packs to Precipice Lake. The trail is moderate but in sections, difficult. The trail is well maintained. Elevations, Alta Trailhead is 7200 Feet, Hamilton Lakes is 8240 feet. Due to the peaks and valleys, the actual gain/loss is very significant. Bear canisters are required! The troop has some available at first come, first serve.

This backpack is not for first time backpackers to gain further experience, there will be troop backpacks in May and June. A meeting for all participants will be held to finalize our plans and discuss equipment. There are 12 spots open for this event.

To register, please e-mail Mr. Olson at gcolson@bigballey.net. Please state if a bear canister is needed.

The completion of this trip will meet requirement #11 of the Backpacking Merit Badge.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: 2014SierraSummerFlyer

Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago at 9:52 AM.

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JPL Tour

Save the date for a walking tour of JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) on Friday, April 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
We will meet at 8:45 at In-n-Out near Lyons. We will car pool to JPL.

To register for this event, please contact Mr. Hansen at mbldhansen@aol.com. Limited to 18 maximum. First come, first serve. We need to get you cleared from security. Provide Legal first name, last name and middle initial, and if are a US Citizen.

Please see flyer for more information: 11 April Scout Visit 2

Posted 6 months, 3 weeks ago at 2:39 PM.

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New Boy Hike

New Scouts, this hike is for you! This is a requirement for Second Class Rank. The hike will take place on Saturday, April 26th. We will meet at Placerita Canyon Nature Center at 8:00 a.m. The Placerita Nature Center is located at 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall.

We will meet in the courtyard by the restrooms. We will then take the Canyon Trail to Walker Ranch and then to the Waterfall. We will return the same direction. This is a 5 mile hike.

Scouts should bring water, proper hiking shoes, sun screen, snacks and the 10 essentials. Please wear your Activity Uniform, (Class B).

To register, please contact Mr. Estrada at fjestrada@sbcglobal.net or Mr. Armitage at rarmitage@sbcglobal.net.

Please see the flyer for more information: New Scout Hike.4.26_2014

Posted 6 months, 3 weeks ago at 2:36 PM.

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Southern Sierra Trek

This is a level 1 trail and all Scouts are welcome. On this trek we will hike a portion of the Pacific Crest trail. The trail follows the South Fork of the Kern River through a forested canyon. We will be crossing a rustic wooden bridge to our river side campsite. There are good pools for fishing or just getting wet. This trip is scheduled for May 10 & 11th 2014. We will meet at the trailhead on Saturday by 10:00 a.m.. Each patrol will make transportation arrangements. We will leave from Kennedy for home around noon.

Meals will be planned and provided by each patrol or individual. Bring a gas stove for cooking. Lunch Sunday will be on the road. Scouts bring cash for that meal. If you need a troop tent or stove, make plans with the Quartermaster. Scouts should come in their Class B (Activity) uniform.

Water is stream water which will need to be filtered. There will be piped water at the trail head. There are no toilets at the camp site. Bring a shovel and T.P. There are toilets at the trailhead. Each scouts will carry out their own trash.

The hike is easy to moderate. About 4 miles round trip.

Scouts should bring their orange cards.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Cody Smith at my583scouts@gamil.com.

Here is the flyer: kennedy meadows-1

Posted 6 months, 3 weeks ago at 2:25 PM.

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Troop Firearm Safety Class and Rifle Shoot

THIS TROOP SHOOTING EVENT IS ONLY OPEN TO SCOUTS WHO NEED THE TROOP FIREARM SAFETY CLASS.
On Sunday, April 27th, The troop will hold a Firearm Safety Class and Rifle Shoot. All scouts interested in participating in the Troop Shooting program MUST first attend the mandatory indoor firearm safety instructions. This training is only offered once a year. Scouts who do not attend this class will not be allowed to participate in the troop shooting events.
The classroom portion will be held in the VT Ranch Well’s Fargo Bank right next to the range from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.. We will break for an hour for lunch and we will shoot 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m..
To register for this event, please email Luann Peterson at luannpeterson@yahoo.com. Please tell her your name and the name of your patrol.
Before you attend, scouts are required to print out and complete the Rifle and Shotgun Merit Badge Worksheets. Bring them to class. All scouts much have submitted the Troop Shooting waiver form to the troop. Scouts must bring a permission slip signed by the parents to the event.
This is a Class B event (Activity Uniform).
The cost to this event is $5. Bring snack, lunch and water.

Flyer: TROOP 583 Firearm Safety Class and Shoot 4-27-14 NEW SHOOTERS

Permission Slip: Rifle Permission_Slip 4-27-2014

Posted 6 months, 3 weeks ago at 2:23 PM.

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