Troop 10 and the Trailhead District have several immediate opportunities for adults to help. Please consider the best way for you to help Scouting and get involved. It is a great way to give back and be involved with your son. The level of experience and time involved varies depending on the position. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the opportunities please contact Ron Clary, troop committee chair.
Troop 10 Quartermaster
This is the troops number one priority. This position oversees the upkeep and purchasing of all of the troop equipment. They will direct the color team that is assigned to the campout and make sure they have what they need. This position has evolved into a leadership position using the color team leaders to help with the lifting. This will help ensure we have enough hands to get every campout managed getting the equipment there and back.
Time involved is prior to each campout directing the loading of the truck and making sure the troop has the right equipment. And keeping an inventory of what the troop has, needs to repair and purchase.
Troop 10 Scribe
Takes the minute at the monthly troop meeting and submits them to be posted.
Time involved is minimal. Once a month committee meeting and 30 minutes to type and submit the minutes.
Troop 10 AV Coordinator
This position set-ups the sound system at meetings when we need it (approx. 4x a year at meetings) working with the janitor. They also direct setting up the sound system at campouts for movie nights and the initial sound system set-up at Bartle. Rob Baker is the current AV Corodinator and will help with the transition.
Time involved is minimal – but this is an important role in the troop.
Troop 10 Photographer(s)
We are looking for a couple good troop photographers to cover troop events. The main event is our Eagle Court of Honor. The photographer will take group, individual and cover the event. They will also keep the photos up to date for the troop photo directory and for Bartle tent tags. Covering events may be split between folks at the event and then sent to the troop photographer for editing. After each event ideally we’d like to post the best 10-12 photos on the T10 website. Some photo direction will be given prior to the events as to what we need to build our site library.
This is a fun position that gets to share their art with the troop. I know a lot of our adults have cameras at our events and we now need a couple to step forward and help us with this important troop communication and gift to our Eagles.
Troop 10 Web Folks
If you have web experience or WordPress experience we can use your help minting the troop calendar, web and social media.
Time involved varies per week and how much you want to be involved.
Other Ways to get involved with T10:
The Mustang program - Can always use additional help. There are various positions, some require skills many others just a willingness to work with our youngest Scouts. Please talk to Jim Wasco.
Event Troopmaster – HOAC has a lot of events that we fail to coordinate and attend. The events include: Scout Days at the K, Sporting KC, Kansas Speedway, Mavericks, American Royal Parade, Scout Challenge half marathon and 5K, and many others throughout the year. All are sponsored by the council. There is no food or camping to set-up. It is just a matter of promoting the event to the troop and making sure that if we go as a group we have a place to meet so we are together. The info for every event is online at the HOAC site. We will link the info to our eNews, announce it the boys with Monday night sign-ups. These are great opps for the younger boys to get activity credits they need for advancement. And they are fun, reduced price events in the area.
Old Goats - always need help at campouts in the Old Goat patrol – These are the guys who make sure the adults eat well. Currently Ken Green is the head old goat. Because he will be the 2015 Bartle Scoutmaster he is concerned about his time. So he needs additional help.
Advancement Chair - tracks the Scouts advancement and inputs it into Troop Master. Ernie Rupp is the AC and can always use help. There are several leaders in the troop that help with recording Troopmaster records and can help train you on the program.
Trailhead District Unit Commissioner:
There is currently a need for two Unit Commissioners (UC’s). In this position, the UC will help serve as a liaison between a Cub Scout pack, and the district office. UC’s help with any administrative needs, and also help to ensure the pack has access to, and understands all the tools available to them so a pack can deliver a fun, safe and successful program to the boys. The only requirements for the job are a willingness to serve, and motivation to help deliver a great program to the pack. Currently there are a great group of men and women at the district level who are UC’s and they could use some help. UC’s will receive all the training necessary to help improve their skill sets. It is not necessary to be an active volunteer in Troop 10 – this invitation is open to all interested men and women who have a love for the task at hand. Anyone interested, please contact Tracy Thomas.
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The Football Season is rapidly approaching!
Boy Scouts and their families are invited to Lawrence to cheer on the Kansas Football team. The Jayahwks will be providing a truly memorable experience for all troops and their family members in attendance.
I am happy to offer discounted tickets for our home opener on September 6th against Southeast Missouri State for just $10.
You can take advantage of this offer by clicking here or feel free to give me a call at 785.864.6220.
I’m looking forward to having the Boy Scouts join us to kick off the season!
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Office: (785) 864-6220
Cell: (856) 296-3798
We will be camping at Round Spring, Missouri campground at group campsite 3 on Friday night. Arrive by private vehicle as soon as possible Friday evening (approx. 5 hour car trip). We will cook breakfast Saturday morning, then arrive at the outfitter by 10:00 AM. Cars will be left in the outfitter parking lot. The outfitter will drop us and our gear off at Cedar Grove Saturday morning. We will canoe with our gear and set up camp just prior to Pulltite campground Saturday night. Sunday we will canoe the remaining miles back to Round Spring. The trip will be approximately 25 miles by water.
- Cook on backpacking stoves, learn skills required for summer high adventure trips, and Leave NO Trace camping. (There will be no porta potties on the river.)
- This is a first come first serve experience with a maximum of 40 people.
- Requirements to participate include: 13 yrs or older and lifesaving merit badge.
- Approximate cost (may vary based on number participating):
$70 – due prior to the campout; make check payable to Krista Cox
Registration deadline: August 25
Sign up is with Krista Cox @ email@example.com or at any troop event
Cooking will be done in crews of 8-10. Food provided except for Friday night and lunch Saturday.
- Friday dinner – Eat on the way to the campground
- Saturday breakfast – pancakes, eggs, sausage, OJ
- Saturday lunch – Bring a sack lunch
- Saturday evening – Chicken and rice burritos; cheesecake
- Sunday morning – Breakfast burritos (Mountain House) and granola
- Sunday lunch – trail food
Please let me know at sign up if there are any food allergies.
- Weather appropriate clothing with 1-2 extra sets of dry clothes
- Swim trunks (optional)
- Water shoes/sandals (to be worn on the river)
- Dry Shoes for camp
- Dry Bags or 5 gal buckets with lids (may purchase for approx. $3 each at Home Depot or Lowes)
- Heavy duty trash bags may be used for tents/sleeping bags/pads if needed
- Rope (to tie buckets and other equipment on)
- Ground mat
- Sleeping bag
- Tent – may bring personal tent or troop tent
- Mess kit
- Rain gear
- Water bottle/platypus bags/water bladder – recommend 4 L min capacity
- Water filter (if you already have one; several will be available)
- Flash light
- Bug spray
- Personal hygiene items
- Paddle gloves (optional)
- Fishing gear (optional) – will need a Missouri license if 16 yrs or older
- Backpacking chair (optional)
Please contact Krista Cox or (913) 484- 1086 with any questions or if you are in need of a ride.
Please consider serving as a Troop 10 Den Chief.
- The Mic-O-Say Coup is available for members of the tribe who serve as a Den Chief for 1 year.
- The Den Chief is an important leadership role in the Troop and is a full-year commitment.
- Older scouts have much more to offer Cub Scouts.
- Serving as a Den Chief helps you develop your leadership skills.
As you consider whether to be a Den Chief, keep in mind:
- The Den Chief Mic-O-Say Coup may be earned by Warriors or Braves
NOTE: A Brave may earn the Den Chief coup, but cannot wear it until they becomes a Warrior.
- The Den Chief Service Award may be earned after you serve as a Den Chief for a year
Details in the Den Chief Handbook.
- Community Service Hours - Time spent working as a Den Chief count towards community service hours that can be handed in to your school for the Presidential Service Award
Pack leaders and Den leaders will need to sign off on this for you.
Please let me know if you are interested in serving as a Den Chief!
Yours in scouting,
Den Chief – Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Den Chief?
- A Den Chief is a Boy Scout who assists a Cub Scout or Webelos Scout den leader at den meetings, pack meetings, and other events.
- Den Chiefs serve as the “Activities Assistant” for a Cub Scout or Webelos den and work with den leaders to help scouts in the den complete advancement requirements.
Why is a Den Chief important to the Cub and Boy Scout Program?
- Den Chiefs are also an “ambassador” to Boy Scouts and Troop 10 as they talk to the scouts about the next level of scouting.
- The Den Chief is key to building relationships between the Pack and Troop. The Den Chief reminds the boys about the positive aspects of scouting as he leads activities and shares their enthusiasm for Scouting.
- He may want to share his experiences in scouting (including outdoor activities, trips, summer camp, and opportunities for advancement).
Does a Boy Scout earn anything else (other than the above benefits) for being a trained Den Chief?
- Leadership practice, organization and communication skills and responsibility!
- Leadership credit for rank advancement if requirements are fulfilled.
All Scouts that attended Camp Bartle this summer MUST check the attached list to make sure that their advancement and merit badge information was recorded correctly. Please check the attached list and make sure that your records are correct. The list shows completed advancement and complete/partial merit badges.
If you have any concerns about your records please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Troop 10 Bartle In-Camp Merit Badge Opportunities
With a lot of help from a variety of Troop 10 Scouters, we will offer several merit badge classes in-camp this year. These are in addition to the merit badges you signed-up for at the end of March. If you have free time at camp, taking a merit badge class is a good use of your time and energy. Of course, all in-camp merit badge classes are purely optional.
For all merit badges, the best way to get the most out of your class is to get the merit badge book, read it, print out the merit badge worksheet and go to class prepared. Sharing a book with other scout friends is a good idea to reduce the cost. A complete listing of all merit badge worksheet links can be found on the second screen (scroll down a page or two) of this web page: http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Merit_Badges
As a general rule, there are three times of day in which scouts have free time at Bartle – before lunch, after lunch and before dinner. Each of these free time slots last for about an hour and a half. We can use these times to conduct in-camp merit badge classes.
We have Troop swims on the third free period on Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday. We also have Troop swims on the first free period on Thursday-Friday-Saturday. We will not offer an in-camp merit badge which conflicts with a Troop swim. Some merit badges may offer a working session during a Troop swim.
As best we could, we avoided scheduling Mustang-appropriate merit badges in the first free hour of each day as the Mustang program often uses this for their purposes. All scouts who have not yet reached First Class rank need to put their efforts into the Mustang program so they can rank up as their primary activity. Any time there is a schedule conflict between a Mustang program class/activity and an in-camp merit badge class, all Mustangs should do the Mustang program activity. For Mustangs, the merit badges can wait.
A few of the in-camp merit badge classes actually go off-site. This is because of the nature of these merit badges. The Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine merit badges are taught on Thursday at a nearby cattle auction. The Fly Fishing merit badge will be taught on Saturday at a stream in the area. The Golf merit badge will be taught at a golf course on make-up Monday. To participate in these merit badge classes, scouts must be Eagle Scouts and/or Mic-O-Say Warriors.
As part of each morning’s announcements, we will confirm the merit badge classes that will be offered in the day. Here is a tentative schedule for in-camp merit badge classes at Bartle.
The Troop 10 leadership committee voted to accept attendance from the following 2014 campouts to fulfill the Troop 10 Scout Spirit requirement for active attendance on campouts. If you have any questions please reference the Troop 10 Policy Guide under Scout Spirit. For additional questions please contact Ron Clary, committee chair.
A Troop 10 Scout will be considered active in his Camping Spirit if he attends and participates in at least five of the following 2013-14 Troop 10 campouts:
September – Bike Campout
October – District Camporee
November – The Feast Campout
December was rescheduled to March
January – Snow Creek Ski Campout
February – Omaha Zoo Campout
March – Cave Campout
April – OA Tapout Campout
May – Canoe Campout
May – OA Induction Weekend Campout – Must be an Arrowman to attend and cannot be going through induction. Attendee must participate in the Troop 10 Naish Service Project and OA Induction Ceremony. This is now a two night campout.
May – Scouting 500 – Must spend the night
June – Mustang Scout Skills Campout – If you are not a Mustang you must be active and participate in instruction for the Mustang Program or other Troop 10 Service Project.
Happy Bottoms Mothers Day Diaper Drive
Help collect diapers at the city wide mothers day diaper drive event for Happy Bottoms on Saturday, May 10th. We have two different volunteer opportunities with 3-4 slots available for each time frame. Please wear appropriate clothing and Scout Shirt. First Session – Scouts will be required to be pleasant, help collect diapers and load into the truck and support supervisor on site. Second Session – Scouts will be required to help unload diapers into the warehouse and support staff. Do not need to wear scout shirt. Dress appropriately for the weather and you may want to bring gloves. If you are interested in helping, please contact Lori O’Grady, Community Service Coordinator.
Price Chopper – 7201 West 151 St., Stanley KS 9-12pm
Happy Bottoms Warehouse – 14820 West 107th St. Lenexa KS 3:30-5:30
Silvercrest Retirement Community
Volunteer to play games (Bingo, Chess,cards etc. ) with assisted and independent living residence on Saturday,June 7th from 2:00-3:30pm. There are 4-6 slots open for this event. Scouts will be expected to wear uniform, be pleasant and interact with residence. This is a great opportunity for a pack to participate in. One adult will be required to accompany scouts to this event. Please sign up on website. Silvercrest is at 13060 South Metcalf Ave (across from Deer Creek Country Club before Peoples Bank). If you are interested in helping, please contact Lori O’Grady, Community Service Coordinator.
- The approximate cost is about $1000 (includes transportation, Amtrak train and Philmont bus), and the cost of the trek.
- The trek starts on July 10, 2015 and ends on July 22. Based on the current Amtrak schedule, you would take the 10:45 pm train to Raton, NM the evening of Wednesday, July 9 and arrive around 11:00 am on July 10.
- The return trip leaves Raton on July 22 at 4:50 pm and gets back to Kansas City around 7:30 am Wednesday, July 23.
- Scouts must be at least 14 years old, or completed the 8th grade and 13 years old prior to arriving at Philmont. (currently in the 7th grade)
To secure your reservation, you are required to pay $100 non-refundable deposit on or before Monday, February 10, 2014. If you would like to be added to a wait list in case of an opening, please contact Krista Cox, Troop 10 High Adventure Coordinator.
If your plans change before the trip, you can try to fill your spot with another person.
Payment Schedule: (all fees non-refundable)
- $377.50– due September 15h, 2014
- $377.50 – due February 17th, 2015
Transportation – Amtrak:
- Based on fares today…
- Tickets cannot be booked until July 2014.
- Full payment will be required in July 2014.
- Approx. $120 per person
Contact Krista Cox with any questions. Deposits may be made through the troop PayPal account or by check at meetings. If you make your payment through PayPal please include a note that the payment is for Philmont 2015. Please notify Krista if you make a deposit to your troop account so she may add you to the itinerary.
Adults – let Krista know if you are interested in being the lead adult advisor for your crew.