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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 4 days, 17 hours 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 1 week, 2 days 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 1 week, 6 days 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 1 week, 6 days 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 1 week, 6 days 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 1 week, 6 days ago at 2:23 PM.

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Troop Rifle Shoot

Our next Rifle Shoot will be on Sunday April 27th This event is open to all scouts that have their Rifle and/or Shotgun Merit Badge and/or any scout who has previously attended a Troop 583 Firearm Safety Training Class.
The shoot will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.. The cost for this event is $5. Please make payment when you arrive for the shoot.
Scouts interested in participating should register with Mrs. Peterson at luannpeterson@yahoo.com. Please include your name and patrol.
Please see the Troop Website for more information and permission slip.
This is a Class B (Activity Uniform) event.

Here is the Flyer:
TROOP 583 Rifle Shoot 4-27-14

Here is the permission slip: Rifle Permission_Slip 4-27-2014

Posted 1 week, 6 days ago at 2:21 PM.

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Troop Fishing Merit Badge & Surf Fishing

Are you interested in earning your Fishing Merit Badge? Well, here is your chance! Get a copy of the Fishing Merit Badge Book from the Troop Librarian. Print up the worksheet and complete Requirement #1. Then, on Saturday, April 12th, we will be meeting at the Peterson’s house from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. We will complete requirements # 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8.
On Saturday, April 19th, we will head over to Will Roger’s State Beach to do some fishing. We will be meeting at the Wal-Mart parking lot (at Kelly Johnson Parkway) at 6:30 a.m. and will caravan to the beach. Requirement #9 will be completed at this time. (catch, clean and cook the fish). All equipment will be provided
Space is limited to 15 scouts. First come/first serve basis. To register for this event, please contact Luann Peterson at luannpeterson@yahoo.com Please indicate in your email if you will be bring your own fishing gear (min. 6’ trout rod with 6 lb. test or heavier) or if you will need gear provided for you.

Here is the flyer: Troop 583 Fishing Merit Badge Flyer

Posted 1 week, 6 days ago at 2:16 PM.

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Family Beach Camp

Save the date for May 16-18 for a weekend of fun at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara.

The cost for this event is $35 per person. This fee will cover all activities, food and campsite. All troop 583 families are invited. Campsite is limited. Early registration is recommended. Families and siblings are welcome.

Please note that this is non-sponsored BSA event.
To register for this event, please contact Jessica Fineberg at jessapaz@aol.com.

2014 family campoout flyer

Posted 1 week, 6 days ago at 2:14 PM.

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Strategy Camp

Strategy Camp is scheduled for Saturday, April 5th to Sunday, April 6th. Come out to meet the newest members of our Troop and to play Capture the Flag all day!

We will be meeting at 7:45 at the Wal-Mart at Kelly Johnson and Copperhill. We will departing for Walker Ranch at Placerita Nature Center by 8:15 sharp.

The cost for this event is $15. This covers the campsite and food.

Please arrive in your Class A uniform to travel in. You will be able to change once camp is set up and before the games begin.

To register for this event, please contact Mr. Kommer at tom@tri-signal.com. Please include your name, phone number and patrol name.
Deadline to register is Monday, March 24th.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

2014 Strategy Camp Flyer-1

Posted 1 month ago at 9:43 AM.

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Shotgun Shoot

Our next Shotgun Shooting event will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Fin & Feather Club located at 600 E. Avenue S, Palmdale. This event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
This troop shooting event is offered to any Scout who has participated in the mandatory troop firearm safety class (either shotgun or rifle). Both Scouts working toward the Shotgun Merit Badge, and Scouts who want to shoot for fun are welcome to attend.
The cost for this event is $15 per scout. Checks should be made payable to Luann Peterson upon arrival at the range.
Scouts are responsible for their own transportation. However, if several patrol member are attending, please try to carpool. Scouts who need a ride can contact Luann Peterson.
To register for this event, please contact Mrs. Peterson at luannperterson@yahoo.com. Please include the following information in your e-mail: Name, Patrol and indicate which shoot you are signing up for “shoot for fun” or to qualify for the Merit Badge.
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 have it signed and brought with them when they arrive for the shoot.
Please wear your Class A (Field) uniforms.
Remember your permission slip, water, blue card (if qualifying). You may also want to bring lunch or a snack.
Please see the troop website for a flyer and the Permission Slip.

Please see the attached flyer for more information:
TROOP 583 Shotgun Shoot Flyer 03-22-14

Permission Slip:
Shotgun Permission Slip 03-22-14

Posted 1 month, 1 week ago at 2:18 PM.

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Strategy Camp

On April 5th to the 6th will be Strategy Camp. This is where all the new scouts get to come camping with the older scouts and play capture the flag all day long. A great time is always had by all. This year, we will be holding Strategy camp at Walker Ranch, just above Placerita Nature Center. We will be meeting at Wal-Mart on Kelly Johnson Parkway and will carpool up to Walker Ranch. The cost for this event will be $15 per person. This will cover the campsite and food cost.

Please continue to check this website for more updated information to follow.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Mr. Tom Kommer at tom@tri-signal.com

Posted 1 month, 1 week ago at 2:15 PM.

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Robert Jensen’s Eagle Project

Come on out on Saturday, March 15th to help Robert Jensen out with his Eagle Project. Robert will be building garden planters at VT Ranch. We will start at 8:00 and will work until the job is completed. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Scouts interested in helping him out should wear boots, long pants and bring a hat,
Scouts are asked to bring sunscreen, handsaws, hammers, gloves and goggles.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Robert Jensen at christabeleve@yahoo.com or spartan4217@yahoo.com

For more information, please see the attached flyer:

Roberts Eagle Project Flyer

Posted 1 month, 1 week ago at 2:13 PM.

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Big Bear Ski Trip & Scout Winter Sport MB Day

Save the date for March 7, 8 & 9 for the much anticipated Big Bear Ski Trip. Scouts can earn their Snow Sport Merit Badges. Also, each scout that goes will receive a Participation Patch.
All the flyers regarding the cost and equipment rentals can be found on the troop website. (Troop583.com). All Paperwork/RSVP’s and money must be turned in by Monday, February 24th. They will Fed Ex the tickets to Mrs. Hansen because the lines will be long. They are expecting 82 troops there.
We will need help with drivers. We will also need a truck to take up the food, coolers and gear.
If you have any questions, please contact Beth Hansen at bahansen61@aol.com.

Big_Bear_Trip_Troop_Agenda_and_Information_2014

Big_Bear_Ski_Packages_2014_Troop_Fill_Out_Sheet

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Group_Ticket_&_Lesson_Release_and_Waiver_R07.20122.1mh

big bear ski permission slip

Big_Bear_SCOUT_MERIT_BADGE_DAY_SCHEDULE

Posted 2 months, 1 week ago at 5:32 PM.

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Troop 583 Rifle Shoot

Our next Rifle Shoot will be held on Sunday, February 9th from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at VT Ranch. This event is offered to any scout who has either earned his Shotgun and/or Rifle Merit Badge, and/or any scout who has previously attended a Troop 583 Firearm Safety Training Class. (If you have not previously attended a troop shoot, please contact Luann Peterson).
Scouts trying to qualify for the Rifle Merit Badge should bring their blue cards. Scouts working on their NRA Marksmanship ranking will need to know what level they’re working on and if in the middle of qualifying for a level, their previous targets.
The cost for this event is $5. Please bring payment with you when you arrive for the shoot. Ammunition, firearms, goggles and ear protection will be provided.
Scouts must preregister to attend this event. To register, please e-mail Mrs. Peterson at luannpeterson@yahoo.com and include your name and patrol.
Please be sure to bring your signed permission slip.
This is a Class B event.
Please park in the parking lot and walk to the range.

Please see attached flyer for more information: TROOP 583 Rifle Shoot 2-9-14

Permission Slip: Rifle Permission slip 2_9_14

Posted 2 months, 1 week ago at 5:28 PM.

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Indoor Rock Climbing

The Indoor Rock Climbing will be held at Top Out Climbing on Saturday March 1st. Top Out Climbing is located at 26332 Ferry Court, Santa Clarita. We will be climbing from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon. The cost for this event is $8 per scout. Be sure to register early because there are only 30 spots available. Please wear your Class B uniform to this event.

To register, please contact Mr. Armitage at rarmitage@sbcglobal.net by Tuesday, February 18th.

For more information, please see attached flyer:
2014 indoor rock climbing event flyer

Posted 2 months, 1 week ago at 5:24 PM.

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Troop 583 “Geo-Hike”

Come and join the Sea Serpents Patrol on a “Geo-Hike” on Saturday, February 22nd. We will meet at Vazquesz Rocks parking lot at 8:00 a.m. We will be hiking and looking for Geocaching. We will be carpooling and we will need drivers. Bring a sack lunch and plenty of water. Also bring your Orange Card.

To sign up for this event, please contact Julian Sotelo at juliansotelo53@gmail.com. Please sign up by Wednesday, February 19th.

For more information, please see the attached flyer: Vazquez Rocks Geo-Hike

Posted 2 months, 1 week ago at 10:32 AM.

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Archery

On Sunday, January 19th, we will be having our next Archery Merit Badge Qualification and Fun Shoot.
The shoot will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All scouts are welcome to attend.

This archery event you will be working on your qualification portion of your Archery Merit Badge. 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 contact Mark Hughes at hughesmw@aol.com. please indicate
in your e-mail, the following information:

Scout Name
Scout Patrol
If you are working on the merit badge or shooting for fun.

If you are working on your Archery Merit Badge, you will need to come with:
1. Your completed Archery Merit Badge worksheet
2. Your blue card with the bowstring and arrow making requirement signed off.
AND
3. Meet the shooting qualification requirement.

Then your blue card will be signed off with Complete.

For more information, please see the following flyer: Troop_583_Archery_Shoot_1-19-14

Shooting Release Form: Archery_Permission_Slip_1-19-14

Posted 3 months ago at 12:58 PM.

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TLT Training

Scouts,

The TLT Training is scheduled for next SUNDAY, 1/19, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, at the Valley Trails mess hall.
This training is mandatory for all scouts in Patrol Leader and Troop Positions. It is optional for all other scouts, should they want to attend.
Please bring your Scout Handbooks, and a paper and pencil to take notes.

Parents: DO NOT drive into the interior. Park in the parking lot. Everyone should walk up to the messhall.

Questions? Contact Jace Fender and Mr. McGrory.

Thanks,

Mrs. Peterson

Posted 3 months ago at 11:31 AM.

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Salton Sea Campout

Come out and enjoy the Salton Sea. We will be leaving on Friday, January 24th and will be returning on Sunday, January 26, 2014. The cost for this event is $27 per person. While we are there we will be camping, hiking, bird watching, fishing and kayaking.

To register for this event, please contact Cody Smith at my583scouts@gmail.com.

For more information, please see the attached flyer:

Salton Sea Campout 2

Posted 3 months, 1 week ago at 6:23 PM.

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