Hello, Webelo Scouts and Parents! - - - You Can Visit Anytime!

Troop 347 extends an invitation to all Webelo Scouts and their parents to visit us!  Our general meetings are on the first and third Tuesdays at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 16515 Luther Way in Eden Prairie (on Eden Prairie Road, two blocks north of Highway 5 - Behind Kowalski's) from 6:30 - 8:00.  Please explore this website for more information about our troop.

This is a great opportunity for Webelos to check us out, in particular those who have yet to select a troop to join this spring.

 Please share this invite with any other parents who may be interested and please let me know of any questions

 To learn more about joining our troop, please contact Paul Van Fossan- - recruiting@bsatroop347.org 




Adult only Get Together- Friday 3/27

Posted on Mar 24 2015 - 9:48pm
Save the Date!
Mike and Jennifer Dewberry have graciously offered to host a Parent only get together at their house on Friday, 3/27.
A great way for the new parents to get to see how much fun the exsisting parents are!  Notice I did not say "old" parents!
Format will be pot luck or appetizers/drinks.  More details to come closer to the event


Firearms Instructor // Range Master Position is Open

Posted on Mar 24 2015 - 9:48pm

To All Adults in Troop 347  -  If you’re interested in learning how to become the range master for summer camp, please consider attending the Voyager Bay shooting sports campout on October 17.  Rob Decker, our long-time range master and firearms instructor will be there to teach you the ropes.  You’ll still need official training and certification, but here’s step one in learning this important position.

Animal Science Merit Badge Information

Posted on Mar 20 2015 - 2:52pm

Here are the presentations that were presented during the March patrol meetings along with the AS worksheet.

Please complete these on your own time to help earn the Animal Science Merit Badge.  

April Court of Honor cutoff: 4/7/15

Posted on Mar 13 2015 - 1:06pm
April Court of Honor cutoff:
Scouts must complete their rank advancement and/or merit badges by April 7th in order to have them award

Grey Wolf 2015: Deadline March 17th

Posted on Mar 13 2015 - 1:06pm
Grey Wolf is Northern Star Council's home of National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT).  They present the NYLT syllabus in a model troop environment. A Grey Wolf unit is led by a youth staff trained to provide counseling and mentoring. Adult leadership is present and visible, but the unit is run by a well-trained youth staff, who have all previously completed a Grey Wolf experience. There’s plenty of time to learn and practice advanced Scouting skills (taught by the youth staff), as well as learning leadership skills, all while living and discussing the values of Scouting. Scouts who complete this course typically return to their home units with a renewed enthusiasm for Scouting, and fond memories of spending a week in a unit where the Scout Oath and Law are lived intensely and fully. 
More information can be found here:  http://training.northernstarbsa.org/info/greywolf.aspx
Space is highly limited with troops typically allowed to send only 1 or 2 scouts.  Scouts interested in attending Grey Wolf NYLT must contact Mr Joos (scoutmaster@bsatroop347.org) by March 17th for more information.


Gardening Merit Badge Opportunity

Posted on Mar 13 2015 - 1:06pm
Scouts interested in earning the Gardening merit badge...
Spring is here and it's time to start thinking about gardening!  Scouts th

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