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 email@example.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
Posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago at 8:42 PM. Add a comment
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!!!
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.
For more information, please see the attached flyer: Point Mugu Revised Flyer for Hike 2015-1
Posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago at 8:40 PM. Add a comment
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2 weeks, 4 days ago at 8:39 PM. Add a comment
Fin & Feather Club
600 East Avenue S
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 @ email@example.com no later than Thursday, May 28th.
Include the following information in your e-mail:
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 1 month ago at 10:53 AM. Add a comment
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 1 month ago at 10:47 AM. Add a comment
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 5/24/15. Please indicate the following information:
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 1 month, 2 weeks ago at 5:33 PM. Add a comment
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 email@example.com.
For more information, please see the attached flyer: PineMtnLodg2015_BP
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago at 5:31 PM. Add a comment
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
For more information, please see the attached flyer: 2015 Flyer for Adult CPR Class-1
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago at 3:15 PM. Add a comment
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please see the attached flyer: T583 Memorial Day Flag Placement Flier
Posted 1 month, 3 weeks ago at 3:09 PM. Add a comment
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 1 month, 3 weeks ago at 3:04 PM. Add a comment
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 email@example.com, or Mr. Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information and Flyer: BP trip_Lion2015
Posted 3 months ago at 10:29 AM. Add a comment
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 email@example.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 3 months ago at 10:27 AM. Add a comment
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the attached flyer: Bulldog Patrol Garage Sale for Ronald McDonald House Charity
Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago at 8:46 PM. Add a comment
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 email@example.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 3 months, 3 weeks ago at 8:35 PM. Add a comment
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 3 months, 3 weeks ago at 8:33 PM. Add a comment
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
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
To register for this event, please email Mrs. Peterson at email@example.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 3 months, 3 weeks ago at 8:30 PM. Add a comment
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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 4 months, 3 weeks ago at 2:35 PM. Add a comment
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 email@example.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 4 months, 4 weeks ago at 4:32 PM. Add a comment
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 4 months, 4 weeks ago at 4:30 PM. Add a comment
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please see the attached flyer: Fish Canyon Narrows 10 Mile Hike
Posted 4 months, 4 weeks ago at 4:28 PM. Add a comment