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Troop 270

Boy Scouts of America
California Inland Empire Council
Mt. Rubidoux District
Troop 270

Chartered June 1, 1987
Riverside, California, USA


Michael McVeigh, Scoutmaster
June, 2013 to present
 
Danielle Sovine, Committee Chairwoman
July 20, 2016 to present



Troop Meetings:
Mondays, 7:00 PM

First United Methodist Church
4845 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, California, USA

Between Ramona & Terracina
across from the Central Middle School field

We meet in the "Scout House"
(a stand-alone  building behind the church)


Scoutmaster message of June 19, 2017

Please sign up for the upcoming Events / Campouts. We need to have you signed up and paid at least Two Weeks before the campout in order to properly have time to put them together.

June 24th – 25th – Backpack Trip – Ice House Canyon – If you were not at this week’s meeting and want to go please contact Mr. Scott.
July 9th – 15th – Summer Camp – Mandatory Meeting Next Monday, June 26th
July 31st – August 6th – Backpack Trip – Actual Dates will be confirmed later
September 15th – 17th – Big Bear Campout – Serrano
October – Deep Sea Fishing Trip

THERE IS A MANDATORY MEETING FOR ALL PARENTS OF SCOUTS WHO ARE GOING TO SUMMER CAMP THIS YEAR AT THE NEWXT TROOP MEETING ON MONDAY, JUNE 26TH AT 7:00PM.  WE NEED TO REVIEW SOME FINAL DETAILS WITH YOU. PLEASE BE SURE THAT IF THIS IS YOUR BOYS FIRST SUMMER CAMP YOU HAVE HIM BRING HIS PACK FOR A ”PACK CHECK” AT THE NEXT MEETING. THIS ALLOWS US TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE EVERYTHING THEY WILL NEED. A LIST OF WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP IS ATTACHED.  (See links, below)

Our Next Scout House Cleanup will be on Saturday, July 1st. We not only have to cleanup around the Scout House we also need to get everything ready for our fundraiser on July 4th so ALL Scouts and parents are asked to attend. Please give whatever time you can so we can get this done as quickly as possible. We especially need weed trimmers and lawn mowers to help make quick work of this job!

Our Annual July 4th fundraiser is coming up IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS!! Please plan to attend and help out. This is out largest fundraiser for the Troop and helps us with our costs. Mark your Calendars! Please start bring your donations of soda pop and water. We are asking every Scouts to bring one 12 pack of soda pop and one 24 pack of water to the Scout house. Please try and drop these off by next Mondays meeting so we know what we have and what we need to purchase.  Please only purchase named brand soda pop ( Coke- Pepsi products) since that is what sells best. If you want to donate more it would be appreciated. We are also asking each family to donate your favorite salsa whether its homemade or not . We will be having a taco bar and want to offer a variety of salsas!

We will be conducting our Yearly Planning for Scout campouts and outings and need EVERYONES input!! Please plan to be at the Scout House on July 1st. This will coincide with the Scout House cleanup.  Bring your ideas and details so they can be considered. Try and think of some places you want to go that we have not either been to in a while or new places.

For this Summer we will be going to Camp Tahquitz located in the Big Bear / Barton Flats Mountain area July 9th – 15th. This is a Great camp and local which is nice. Please make your FINAL payments to Mr. Grace as we have to send in our final payments in the next  week. See Mr. or Mrs. Grimes if you have any questions.  If you have not already completed your physicals and had the doctor fill out and sign the BSA Health form (Part C) this should be done ASAP. No Scout can go to camp without having the entire physical packet (parts A, B, & C) completed and turned into Mrs. Grimes. ALL FORMS NEED TO BE TURNED BY THE NEXT TROOP MEETING!!

* What to bring

* 10 Essentials

* BSA Health Form


Mrs. Navarro has taken over as our Script person. Script is a great way to help defray costs for Scouting activities (camps/campouts) and it costs you nothing to participate. It is very easy to do. We normally order Script around the first week of each month and have it to you by the next Troop meeting. Details on this easy fundraiser can be found at the Troop meeting. There is a packet available with information on how to participate. See Mr. McVeigh for any questions.

The Council is looking for individuals, families, and of course Scouts to assist in working on Camp Helendade this summer. This would be a Great Patrol project to assist the Council and gain service hours and give back! They would like to repair the camp from the fires a few years ago to try and open it back up. Opportunities to camp free are available if you help. Details can be found at the Troop meeting.

Cedar Badge Leadership Training is coming up on September 29th – 30th. This will be held in Riverside. This is the first of three leadership course the BSA puts on for the Scouts to trach them leadership skills. Any Scout who has not been to Cedar Badge should considerer going. See Mr. McVeigh for details.

Mt. Rubidoux District is working to get a group of Scouts together to go to Philmont High Adventure Camp in July 2018. There are still a few spots open if you are interested. Details can be found at the Troop meeting.
 
Be sure to bring your Scout Books to the Troop meetings!  This is part of your uniform. We are working on Rank Advancements but you need your book in order to participate. All Scouts should be in Full Class “A” uniform with a Class “B” shirt under their Class “A” for activities and games. Please come properly dressed to the meetings!

Thank you,
 
Michael McVeigh
Scoutmaster


Troop 270 site

Current and Upcoming Events  Updated

Adobe PDF file Troop Calendar 2017  Updated (6/13/17)

Photo Pages  

Downloads  Updated
(including committee minutes and calendar)

Links 
(Includes links previously on this home page)

Troop Information Package  

The Eagle's Nest  

This-n-That 

Things to consider when
selecting a Boy Scout Troop
 

Troop Positions 

 

10 Essentials List:

A map and compass
Water bottle
Flashlight & extra batteries
Trail food
Extra clothing
Sunglasses and sun hat
First-aid supplies
Pocket knife or multi-tool
Matches  and fire starter/tinder
Rain gear
And a smart 11th  essential – Toilet Paper!

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A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind,
Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.
(Scout Law)

On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
(Scout Oath)

As an American, I will do my best to -
Be clean in my outdoor manners
Be careful with fire
Be considerate in the outdoors, and
Be conservation minded.
(Outdoor Code)

Be Prepared!
(Boy Scout Motto)

Do a Good Turn Daily!
(Boy Scout Slogan)

"May the great Scoutmaster of all Scouts be with you until we meet again."
(Scoutmaster's Benediction)


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