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Welcome Troop 13 Scouts and Friends

Who We Are

Founded in 1937, we are the oldest continuously chartered troop in Gulfstream Council.  We are a scout led troop, and we believe that scouts learn best by doing, even if they make mistakes.  We are also a fully integrated, co-ed troop, welcoming both male and female scouts. 

What We Do

We are an active troop.  At meetings, we play games and learn scout skills.  We also plan for our next outings.  We camp at least once a month during every month during the school year.  On these camp outs, we practice scout skills, like hiking, swimming, backpacking, and canoeing, and sometimes snow skiing, white water rafting, river tubing, and scuba diving (for those who are certified).  During the summers, we go to summer camps, both locally and out of state, usually in the mountains.  Hello cooler weather!  

We believe in service – we seek to give back to our charter organization, Memorial Presbyterian Church,  and our community.   

Come join us!

Normally, we meet every Thursday night at 7pm at Memorial Presbyterian Church on the campus of Palm Beach Atlantic University. 

 

We have been doing online meetings during Covid lockdown.

New members are always welcome!

Advancement Note - Court of Honor - qrt 3

Posted on Jul 30 2021 - 4:35pm
Dear Scouts,  
 
I have updated the MB from Summer camp, Please check that the MBs are correct and up to date!!
 
All Awards, Merit Badges, and Rank Advancements are due by 7 pm on Thursday, August 26 to be awarded at the Court of Honor on September 9th. Please email the Advancement team to send us all the paperwork for any items completed by August 26. Please contact us if you have any questions or need any help. Check your scout book to make sure it is up to date and that everything you completed is correct in Scoutbook. If you see something missing please contact us and we can work together on figuring out what is missing. Everything must be figured out and submitted by August 26.
All Summer camp MB completed at La Noche, Rainey Mountain, and Philmont will be automatically entered by the advancement team. Any MB or awards done over the summer that are not from these three camps must be submitted to the advancement team as we do not have access to your personal tendaroo account. We will need the blue cards front and back emailed to us. If you are going to TK this summer, please know that we do not have access to these MB and that we need the Blue cards emailed to us.  Please call us if you have any questions about how to access your tendaroo account. 

Yours in Scouting, Advancement team

Volunteer opertunity - Troop 116 Patrol Box Making at Cherokee Glass Aug. 21 and Aug. 28

Posted on Jul 30 2021 - 4:34pm
Day 1 - Aug 21 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Day 2 - Aug 28 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
 
Mr Reynolds office - 220 4th Avenue, Suite 5, Lake Worth, FL 33461

Dear Scouts,

World Jamboree in South Korea in 2023

Posted on Jun 22 2021 - 11:56am

Dear Scouts and leaders, 

I wanted to include in this week's announcements the information regarding the World Jamboree that I was able to get from GSC. 

UPDATED- CONGRATULATIONS to our NEW Troop 13B and 13G PLC's !!

Posted on May 23 2021 - 5:56am

Senior Patrol Leaders- Jolie Copin and David Nguyen; Assitant Senior Patrol Leaders- McKenna Nelson and Jack Markee, Troop Scribes- Sasha DiMare and Joey DiMare; Quartermaster- Sidney Caseres and Alexander Willians; Historians- Sasha DiMare and Joey DiMare; Chaplain's Aid- Victoria Reynolds and Sebastian Reynolds; Webmaster- Sasha DiMare; Bugler- Sophie Neto; OA Rep.- Sebastian Reynolds; Troop Guides- Jacen Crisafi, Joey DiMare, Sebastian Reynolds, Luke Krayeski; Junior Assistant Scoutmasters- Aarnav Gautam and Jeffrey Larrabee

Tracking physical activity, new scouts and the personal fitness merit badge

Posted on Apr 2 2021 - 10:04pm

Tracking physical activity is required for the tenderfoot, second class, and first class ranks as well as the physical fitness merit badge.  This is one of the least favorite requirements for most scouts.  We have a pro tip to make this chore as fruitful as possible:  pull a blue card for the personal fitness merit badge NOW.  If you do this correctly, you can count the tracking you do for your rank advancements towards this eagle required merit badge.  Do it incorrectly, and you will be tracking twice.  Timing is key!  Scouts who have failed to follow this advice in the past have regretted it later.  Troop 13 is fortunate to have two personal fitness MB counselors within our troop: Mr. Taylor and Mr. Nelson.  Contact either one of these merit badge counselors or the advancement team for more details.  And happy tracking!

Camping Payments

Posted on Apr 2 2021 - 10:04pm

A reminder to new and old parents.  All camping must be registered AND paid through the website and not via check or through paypal directly. We apologize for any mixed messages you may have received on this issue.  When you don't pay through the website it creates significant problems for adult leadership, delays your registration, and just plain wastes time.  The troop pays for the website to avoid these issues. .   If you don't know how to pay through the website, there are instructions in the files section of the website or you can call Mrs. Bell and she will help you.  If there are problems with the website, we need to know so we can address the issue with the web host.  There are only two exceptions to this rule.  First, we will take payment directly for summer camps and high adventure when the camp allows this process to save parents from paying credit card processing fees.  Second, scouts who have earned money through fundraising can pay from their scout accounts.  Please note that scout accounts are for fundraising proceeds and camping refunds ONLY--this is not a private banking service.  If you want to pay via a scout account, you have to follow these procedures EVERY TIME: (1) email Mr. Taylor (troop treasurer) and cc Mrs. Bell to ask if there are sufficient funds in the scout account to pay for that campout--include the cost of the campout and the name of the campout in your email; (2) after Mr. Taylor agrees there are sufficient funds, then register for camping with a note that the money is to be paid from the scout account; (3) make sure Mr. Taylor's email response is copied to Mrs. Bell or is forwarded to Mrs. Bell.  If you accidentally pay the wrong way, make sure you forward a copy of your receipt to Mrs. Bell.   Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. 

Scouts BSA Troop 13

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