Update on Troop 113

Hey All,

Just a quick note to update you on our boys.
Troop 113 Pride!
First, let me just say how proud I am of our boys.  Last night, we packed 25(ish) boxes of food for starving and malnourished kids all over the world.  That works out to be 5400 meals.  Not only that, but we were CLEARLY the fastest group at packing these thanks to some great teamwork and communication.  It was fast paced, fun, and there was a lot of shouting (in the best way).  I’ve included some pictures below (the one with the boxes is a voluntary prayer over the food that we packed).
Upcoming Events
I don’t want to recap the Totem Pole here, but there are a couple of upcoming events that I want to highlight.
  • Fish Fry – I believe (as of today) we have enough participants.  This is for our chartering org so it’s an important one for us.  They boys will get food there.
  • Planning Trip – This is a mandatory activity as it sets the planning for the year.  We have a secret destination that the adults (bears) have planned for the boys.  I’m super excited about this years destination.
As previously mentioned, council has presented us with some new technology that we are in the process of adopting.  This is going to be a change, but on net a good one.  I’m going to start sending invites out to you and I believe it will help not only see what we have going on, but offer some transparency into what the boys need to do to advance in the troop (something that I personally have struggled with).  If you would like to add your son (we have set it up so that it is your choice) you simply need to go into their profile and add their email address.  We are looking for feedback on this tool, so thanks in advance for your candor.
Yours in Scouting,

Fish Fry

We still need a few volunteers for our Fish Fry on Friday.  Please reach out if you are available.


Fish Fry

We have one more fish fry this week.  Would love to get six boys involved.  Time and location is the same.

Friendly reminder, that tonight we’re doing the Personal Management Merit Badge from 6:15 to 7:15 (this badge is one of the tougher ones and most appropriate for older boys – but all are welcome).  At 7:15 we’ll start loading up for FMSC.
Event Information

Fish Fry – Tomorrow


Sorry for the multiple emails today.  I did NOT receive any additional sign-ups for the Fish Fry tomorrow at the Legion.  The event if from 4:30 to 7:00 pm.
Are there 6 boys who’d like to help and get some Service Hours for their next rank advancement?

Drivers for FMSC / Personal Management MB


We could use a few more drivers for Feed My Starving Children on Tuesday @7:15pm in order to make a 8:00 reservation at their Eagan location.  I will have permission slips printed and ready to go for the boys that RSVP’d (look for a separate email).
I will also be working on the Personal Management Merit Badge, so if we could have an adult volunteer and Adam, Joey C, Joey D, Jack, Jacob O, Jay, Patrick, and Tad show up at the regular 6:15 time it would be great.
Yours in Scouting,
**phone number retracted**

2017 Troop 113 Slideshow

Good evening,

Again this year, I will be putting together the troop slideshow for the Court of Honor at Christmas Camp.  If you have photos from any of our troop meetings and/or events that you would like to have included, please find a way to get them to me in the next week.  I will be at the troop meeting on November 21st if you would like me to make copies from a flash drive or phone.

Thank you,
Max Vogel


Eagle Scout Service Opportunity

Hey Troop 113, it’s Noah. This Sunday at 10:30 AM I will be putting up church signs in Bayport to complete my Eagle Project. Scouts can get service hours for helping, and lunch will be provided. There will be heavy lifting, so adults are also requested to help as well. We will be meeting at the First State Bank on the North side of Bayport. Please respond if you can make it.Thanks!



BSA Health Forms and Permission Slip

Hello Everyone,
Here is your friendly reminder to submit your annual physicals/BSA Health Forms (with a doctor’s signature) for all scouts and parents/adults who will be attending camps this year.  Most everyone’s physicals will be expiring soon (see list below) and will be needed in order to attend this year’s trips lasting longer than 72 hours (such as Glacier and Tomahawk).  In addition, please complete the attached “Shooting Sports Permission Slip”, which allows your son to participate in BSA camp shooting activities.
Please send me 2 copies of each of the following :
1. Completed attached BSA health forms, pages A, B (section B is actually 2 pages) and C,
2. Immunization records
3. Front and back copies of your insurance cards
4. Shooting Sports Permission Slip
While I need 2 copies of these forms, please keep a copy of the forms for your own records!  I will make 2 complete files of the forms.  One will be submitted to Camp Tomahawk and the other will accompany the leaders on all camping trips for the upcoming year.
I realize that many of you are new to Boy Scouting and may have questions.  Please give me a call, text or email and I’ll be happy to help.  One last request, if you could please respond to this email, it would help me to know that I have reached you and have a working email address for you.
Thank you so much,
Peggy Franklin
PS  FYI, I am a nurse anesthetist and am bound by HIPAA rules at work and at home.  All troop physicals are to be kept confidential by the leaders and shredded as they expire.
Scouts-Physical Expiration Dates:  
JC 6/24/17
JD 6/29/17
LD 6/16/17
AE 7/5/17
JF 6/6/17
PG 3/20/18
NK 6/9/17
MK 7/11/17
AM 6/16/17
SN 6/2/17
EN 9/12/17
AP 9/26/17
RP 9/26/17
MR 3/27/16
JR Needs form C
NS 6/6/17
SS 6/16/17
WT 9/6/16
BT 7/22/17
JT 7/15/17
AV 5/17/18
MV 6/9/17
NW 6/9/17
Adults Physical Expiration Dates, those not listed are not on file or outdated:
EC 7/1/16
DD 4/6/17
SF 6/10/17
JF  7/18/17
CN 6/29/17
CP 11/2/17
JR  6/13/17
JS 6/3/17
MS 6/7/17
DW 6/9/17

Memorial Day Weekend Activities

Troop 113,Just a reminder about a few activities this weekend:

 Saturday, May 27th at 9:00 AM we will be assisting the American Legion by placing flags on veteran’s markers at the Hazelwood Cemetery in Bayport. Your Class B can be worn for this activity. We will be placing flags rain or shine. This project qualifies for service hours.

 Monday, May 29th at 7:30 AM we will be setting up chairs in Hazelwood Cemetery for the Memorial Day Program prior to the parade.

 Monday, May 29th at 8:00 AM we will be assembling in front of Anderson Elementary for the Memorial Day Parade. You must be in your Class A uniform to march in the parade. Scout shorts or pants are preferred but other pants or shorts are acceptable – Absolutely No sweat pants or athletic shorts. Feel free to wear your merit badge sash as well. The parade will end at Hazelwood Cemetery and we will be handing out programs at the entrance and taking a Troop photo before scouts are dismissed. 

 Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you all this weekend!




Travis Eagle Scout Project Sat. Volunteers Needed!

Hello this is a reminder that I am doing my Eagle Scout project Saturday (May 13) morning at 10:00 am for about an hour or so. Meet at Bethlehem Lutheran church. It is the book drive for Andersen Elementary.  We will be picking up books from Bayport and Inspiration.  If you want to use your bike, bring a helmet and be aware of bike safety laws, we will be using the buddy system.  Everyone should bring a water bottle and wear class B any color.  I’ll bring snacks.
Let me know if you can come. thanks Travis.