Monday, December 15, 2014

Honoring Troop 67's Marilyn Weih

Honoring Troop 67's Marilyn Weih for her many years of devoted service as Troop Committee Member and Advancement Chair. Thank you for your service.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

OA Vigil Honor - Fall Fellowship 2014

Congratulations to Troop 67's Scoutmaster, Terry Crook and Asst. Scoutmaster, Scott Bellott for being bestowed the OA Vigil Honor during our lodge's recent Fall Fellowship.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Service Day, Saturday October 25, 2014

Two service opportunities this weekend, Saturday, October 25, 2014:

1: (8AM-12PM) First United Methodist Church's Fall Cleanup Day: Meet at the Church at 8AM in work cloths and gloves to help with the church's fall community yard cleanup. We will work until around noon.

2: (2PM/4PM-9PM) Cane Creek State Park, Star City - Traffic and Safety Patrol for Ghost Roast an annual event sponsored by the park. Scouts meet at the park at 2PM for dinner or at 4PM for service. We will finish at 9PM. Wear your Class A's.

Ghost Roast Event Description:
Ghost Roast is a tradition where family memories are made at Cane Creek State Park. Enjoy trick-or-treating, games, costume contests, and food from vendors. Enjoy a stroll through the campground to see the elaborate decorations while little ghosts and goblins trick-or-treat. Note the start times for each event: 5 p.m.- trick-or-treat through the campground, food vendor opens at visitor center, carnival tent opens for games between visitor center and campground. At 6 p.m., costume contest (ages 5 and under) at visitor center, at 6:30 p.m., costume contest (ages 6-10) at visitor center, at 7 p.m., costume contest (ages 11-15) at visitor center. Contact the park for more information. Admission is $2 per car.


Cane Creek State Park
50 State Park Road
Star City, AR 71667
Ph: (870) 628-4714

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Adventure begins NOW!

Join the Adventure, Positions Available...
For Boys ages 11-17

Monticello/Drew County BSA Troop 67 meets Monday nights at 6:30PM
in the Scout Room, 2nd floor of the First United Methodist Church of Monticello,
317 South Main Street in Monticello, AR.
Troop 67 Serves the Monticello, Drew County and surrounding communities
not currently serviced by other BSA Units...

For more information, visit a meeting or contact us through one of our
Social Media Outlets.


Build An Adventure.
Prepared. For Life.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

ScoutBase 2014 - October 17-19, 2014 *Update*

**Update - Need a Final Roster for this event at our September 22nd Troop Meeting - Please be prepared to verify your intent**

COMING SOON - ScoutBase 2014 is a mini jamboree styled event hosted by the Chickasaw Council headquartered in Memphis, TN and held at the Paul Battle Arena located near Tunica, Mississippi. Every two years nearly 8,000 Scouts and Leaders from all over the mid-south come together to participate in hundreds of exciting Scout activities. Scouts mark your calendar for this upcoming event scheduled for October 17-19, 2014.  More details coming soon...

Visit www.scoutbasebsa.com for more information about this event.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Petit Jean State Park Family Tag-A-Long Campout - September 5-7, 2014

BSA Troop 67: Petit Jean State Park Family Tag-A-Long Campout is THIS WEEKEND (Friday, September 5-7). Cost per person is $30/Scout, $10/Tag-A-Long. Scouts meet in the church parking lot TODAY (Friday, September 5) at 4:00PM, dressed in your class A's, packed and ready to load up. Mr. Bob and Ms. Shirley will be providing this evenings meal upon our arrival at the park. However you may want to bring an after-school snack for the road. Pack your normal warm weather camping gear. It's going to be hot and muggy and there is a good chance of rain Saturday, so Be Prepared. There are camp stores and rentals in the park so you may want to bring some extra spending money. Check them out at www.petitjeanstatepark.com

Monday, August 11, 2014

Get Connected with ConnectingScouts.COM


Troop 67 Scouts, Scouters and Parents you are invited to join ConnectingScouts.COM

On ConnectingScouts.COM you can track your progress in scouting, join the troop as a scout, leader or parent, participate in discussions boards, and more... Create a FREE Account today, its user-friendly and safe (only people you allow may see your profile). We plan to use this online tool to help track troop membership, advancements, awards and service hours, so signup today. Watch for a mobile app coming soon...  (NOTE: Troop Connection request must be approved by Troop 67 Admins, Please type '67' in the troop box, then click [check Troop] selecting Troop 67, De Soto Area Council Monticello, AR from the choices during the 'Find My Troop' section of the registration form. Once your connection is approved you should be able to see the Troop 67 feed).

Click here to join



CampMaster Popcorn Fundraiser Kick-Off - August 11


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Summer Break starting July 14th, 2014

Since we have so many boys traveling over the next few weeks, Troop 67 will observer a summer break and postpone troop meetings until August 11, 2014.  We will will have a Troop Committee and Parent planning meeting on August 4th, 2014 in the Scout Room at the church to work on our 2014-2015 activities calendar.  Scout parents and Troop committee members are encouraged to attend.

2014 Philmont High Adventure Trek (July 2014)


Philmont Scout Ranch - 2014-One in a Million
Five members of Troop 67 (Monticello, AR) are traveling with the DeSoto Area Council's 2014 Philmont Scout Ranch contingent. They arrived at Base Camp on Sunday, July 13th and after training will begin their trek Monday afternoon, July 14th. They will be hiking more than 74 miles and spending 10 nights on Philmont's backcountry trails. Philmont Boy Scout Ranch celebrated its one-millionth back county visiter on July 11th, 2014.  For more information about Philmont Scout Ranch visit http://philmontscoutranch.org/.  Troop 67 also has one scout with the DeSoto/Caddo Northern Tier contingent (http://www.ntier.org/). Philmont and Northern Tier are two of The Boy Scouts of America High Adventure Bases.


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DeSoto Area Council's 2014 Philmont Contingent
DeSoto Area Council's 2014 Philmont Contingent

Monday, May 19, 2014

Summer Camp Registration - Deadlines (Intent - May 19th / Fees - May 21st / Medical Form - June 15th)

Scout Troop 67: Summer Camp (June 15-20) Registration Deadlines; Turn in your intent to attend and choices for merit badge and\or activity classes by Monday, May 19th at the Troop Meeting (6:30PM, FUMC), Camp Fee of $225 is due to Ms. Renee by Wednesday, May 21st., and completed Medical/Physical form must be turned in before we depart for Camp on June 15th. You can not attend camp without a completed Medical Form.

Download Forms (* for DeSoto Summer Camp):

-> Copy of Block Schedule for Merit Badges/Activities* (Click to Download)

-> Copy of Medical/Physical Form* (Click to Download)

Medical Forms and Risk Advisory for those attending High Adventure camps such as Philmont or Northern Tier may find them by clicking here.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

BSA Troop 67 "Scout Family Day" Cookout - Saturday, May 17th from 2:00-4:00PM

BSA Troop 67 "Scout Family Day" Cookout - Saturday, May 17th from 2:00-4:00PM @ Western Pines Park, Bring the kids and lawn chairs and come out and enjoy the afternoon with your Scouts - Hamburgers, Hotdogs and Dutch Oven Treats... #bsatroop67 #bsamonticelloar

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Camp DeSoto Summer Camp 2014 (Sunday, June 15 - Friday, June 20)


Indian Summer 2014 - June 15-June 20, 2014: Camp Fee is $225/Scout *(Some programs require additional materials and supplies at additional cost, Basketry +$12, Leatherwork +$10, Wood Carving +$8, Archery Arrow Kit +$5 ea., Indian Lore Kit +$15 ea.). Camp Fee is payable now. Scouts with a balance in their personal Popcorn account may use all or part of their balance to offset the cost of camp, see Ms. Renee to check your balances. A current Medical Form is required for Summer Camp, forms are available online and may be downloaded by following the sidebar menu link "Medical Form (Link)" As of now here is a list of Merit Badge and Activities available:


Monday, April 28, 2014

Flag Retirement Ceremony - May 3, 2014


Eagle Scout candidate Scott Bellot will be conducting a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Saturday May 3rd at 2:00PM at VFW Post 4515 located at 148 Veterans Drive (McCloy Park) in Monticello, AR.

Chapter one, section eight, item k, of the United States flag code states: "The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferable by burning."

If you have any old, heavily worn, or damaged flags that you would like to have properly honored and retired, you may drop them off at Bone’s Auto Parts, 726 HWY 278 W or the VFW Building, 148 Veterans Drive in Monticello, AR.

The Ceremony is open to the public and interested parties are invited to attend.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Camping Merit Badge - Troop Meeting - April 21st, 2014

Troop Meeting TONIGHT (April 21) @ 6:30PM. We will be working on requirements for the Camping Merit Badge over the next few meetings, please try to attend all meetings in order to receive credit.
*Camping Merit Badge is required for the Eagle Scout Rank

"Camping is one of the best-known methods of the Scouting movement. When he founded the Scouting movement in the early 1900s, Robert Baden-Powell encouraged every Scout to learn the art of living out-of-doors. He believed a young person able to take care of himself while camping would have the confidence to meet life's other challenges, too."

Friday, April 11, 2014

Work Day - Community Service Hours - Saturday, April 12

Troop 67 Community Service Hours - Scouts needing community service hours for advancement should meet at the FUMC Fellowship Hall Saturday morning, April 12th at 8:00AM. Wear work cloths and boots, bring gloves and yard tools. We will work until noon. We also need parent's help in setting up the Kitchen and Dinning area of the Church for the Spaghetti Fundraiser Sunday. Some adults will need to go out with the Scouts during their Service Project. (Saturday, April 12th, 8AM-NOON).

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Flag Dedication Ceremony at IBC Monticello - April 7th at 6:00PM

Troop 67 we will be meeting Monday, April 7th at 6:00PM for a Flag Dedication Ceremony at Immanuel Baptist Church, 939 Barkada Road. Wear your full class A uniform. Ceremony begins at 6:00PM so arrive at Immanuel Baptist Church a few minutes early. From US425 the church is on the left 1/4 Mile down Barkada Road just past Small Wonder Daycare.

Spring Camporee, Logoly State Park Arkansas

BSA Troop 67 at DeSoto Spring Camporee, Logoly State Park, AR (April 4-6, 2014)

Monday, March 31, 2014

Troop 67 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser - April 13, 2014 - 12:00 Noon - 1:30PM

Troop 67 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. Advance tickets are available NOW from any Troop 67 Scout or Scouter. Price is $8 for an adult plate and $5 for a child's plate (ages 12 and under), or you may pay at the door the day of the event. Eat-in or Take-out 12:00 Noon-1:30PM, Sunday April 13, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church old Fellowship Hall. All proceeds benefit your local Monticello Boy Scout Troop.

Spring Camporee - April 4-6, Logoly State Park

Spring Camporee - April 4-6 at Logoly State Park (Old DeSoto Council Scout Camp). Cost is $32 with t-shirt or $22 without t-shirt. We will meet Friday (April 4th) at 4:00PM in the FUMC parking lot to depart.  Logoly State Park is about a 2 hour drive from Monticello.  Wear your class 'A' uniform for travel, bring your standard camping gear and a sack supper for Friday nights meal.  We will return early Sunday afternoon, April 6th.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring Camporee - April 4-6, 2014 at Logoly State Park

Troop 67 - Make plans to join us on the DeSoto Area Council's Spring Camporee April 4-6, 2014.  We will meet on Monday March 31st to make final plans for the trip (after taking Monday March 24th off for Spring Break).  We will have more information including the camp cost at the Monday March 31st meeting so plan to attend.

Devil's Den State Park / Butterfield Hike - 2014

BHT March 14-16, 2014
Ready to leave for Devil's Den State Park
The group ready to head out on the trail
Heading out on the Butterfield Trail (BHT)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Annual Troop 67 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser - April 13, 2014 (Planning Meeting)

Parent Planning Meeting tonight (Monday, March 17, 2014) at 6:30PM, First United Methodist Church for our upcoming Troop 67 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser.  Advance tickets are available NOW from any Troop 67 Scout or Scouter.  Price is $8 for an adult plate and $5 for a child's plate (ages 12 and under), or you may pay at the door the day of the event.  Eat-in or Take-out Noon-1:30PM, Sunday April 13, 2014.  All proceeds benefit your local Monticello Boy Scout Troop 67. Additional donations are welcome.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Butterfield Back-county Hike, March 14-16, 2014

POST UPDATE 3/13: Scouts - Be at the church at 12:20PM Friday March 14th ready to travel. We are traveling in our class 'A' uniforms.  You may want to bring snacks and drink for the drive up (about 4.5-5 hours). Be prepared for cool nights and possible rain showers by bringing proper back-up clothing and rain cover. You will need a little cash for a meal on the road during Sunday's return home. We are expecting a late afternoon or early evening return on Sunday. We will update progress and allow boys to call as we get closer to home Sunday.  Parents and Scouts stay up-to-date on troop67 notices by subscribing to our text notification service; send a text to (870) 501-5005 with the message @bsatroop67
See you Friday <eou>


ORIGINAL POST 3/3: Its time to finalize our plans for our upcoming Butterfield Back-county Hike.  If you are planning to go you need to be at tonight's Troop Meeting (Monday. March 3 at 6:30PM, FUMC) or contact Mr. Crook to reserve your spot before meeting time tonight.

The Butterfield Trail is A 15 mile loop (12 hour-overnight-hike) through the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. The trail is named for the Butterfield Overland Express stage coach route and offers a rugged overnight hike in the Ozark Plateau. It begins at Arkansas' Devil's Den State Park and loops southward into the Ozark National Forest and returns to Devil's Den State Park.  We will make base-camp at Devil's Den State Park Friday night and camp overnight Saturday on the trail.  We will be carrying all of our camping gear, food and water with us, so you will need a backpack.  If you do not have one we need to know at tonight's meeting so arrangements may be made to borrow one.  We will be hiking in Class B's.

The final cost will be set tonight and will likely be between $50-$60.  You will need some additional money for travel food and drink.  We will be leaving Monticello just after 12:00PM Friday, March 14, which will require early check-out from school that Friday (take note of any schoolwork you will need to makeup on your return on Monday, March 17).  Make sure to eat lunch before arriving at the church before departure at 12:30PM.  You may want to bring snacks and drink for travel, its a long drive to the park (264 Miles, Estimated 4.5-5 hours drive time - traffic dependent) .

We will return sometime Sunday evening, we will send a text broadcast updating our arrival time once we complete the trail and head home.  To subscribe to the text service, send a text to (870) 501-5005 with the message @bsatroop67

We will likely not have cellular service in the mountains; therefore we will not have live web updates from the field.  Watch for post once we start home Sunday.

Devil's Den State Park is just West of West Fork, AR. off I540 (toward Fayetteville) on Hwy. 74W.  For more information you may contact the Park Superintendent, 11333 West Hwy. 74, West Fork, AR, 72774, (479) 761-3325 or visit devilsden@arkansas.com.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Pack 69 - 2014 Crossover Ceremony

Troop 67 participated in Pack 69's Crossover Ceremony during their recent Blue & Gold Banquet. Two Webelos crossed over during the ceremony and are eligible to join the Boy Scouts.

Boy Scouting, is open to any boys who are 11, but not yet18 years old (or) boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old (or) have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10.

To Join Boy Scouts a boy and parent should attend a local Boy Scout Troop Meeting and fill out a Boy Scout membership application.

Troop 67 meets weekly; Monday nights at 6:30PM at the First United Methodist Church of Monticello in the Scout Room.

Be a Scout, come join us...



Tuesday, February 18, 2014

First Class, Requirement 2 "Complete a 1-Mile Orienteering Course"

First Class Scout – Requirement Notification:

Requirement 2 "Complete a 1-Mile Orienteering Course"

Scouts, we will be offering an opportunity to check-off this requirement this Saturday, February 22 at 1:00PM at Troop 67's 1-mile orienteering course at Lake Monticello. All Scouts needing this requirement (regardless of rank) should meet at the Hunger Run Access Pavilion on the West side of Lake Monticello (Hwy 35 North, Hunger Run Access Road, Dam Side). Please RSVP Mr. Crook ASAP if you are planning to participate. If you are unable to attend this weekend there will be a second opportunity (if needed) on Saturday, March 1st at 1:00PM, same location. Please let Mr. Crook know (Now) if you need to attend on March 1st. 

Note: This is a rank requirement and not a merit badge; Orienteering Merit Badge is offered at Summer Camp.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Scout Sunday - February 9, 2014 - First United Methodist Church of Monticello

Troop 67 will observer Scout Sunday with our Charter Sponsor and Troop Headquarters (First United Methodist Church of Monticello) Sunday, February 9, 2014.  A contingency of Scouts will attend both the morning contemporary (9AM) and traditional (10:50AM) services.

DeSoto Area Council's Eagle Banquet - February 8, 2014

It's Scouting Anniversary Day. Thanks to the literally tens of thousands of volunteers who have made this program possible for generations of America's youth.

The De Soto Area Council's Eagle Banquet is in El Dorado tonight (February, 8, 2014) at 6:30PM, College Avenue Church of Christ, 1817 N. College Ave. If you are planning to attend and haven't already purchased tickets the cost is $25 per person, at the door.

Join us as we celebrate Scouting and the Council's Eagle Scout Class of 2013.  Congratulations to Troop 67's own Eagle Scouts, Matthew Cater and Jeremy Weih.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Monticello Lions Club 2014 Donation

Boy Scout Troop 67 Scoutmaster Terry Crook, spoke to the Monticello Lions Club at their bi-weekly meeting and luncheon at Western Sizlin Restaurant, Thursday, February 6, 2014.

Mr. Crook told the group that membership in the Boy Scouts is open to boys, ages 11 through 17, who take an oath to honor their Family, Country, and Belief in God.

He continued by giving a report of recent and upcoming Troop activities including the numerous outdoor activities, campouts, and hikes the Troop participates in; Noting that the emphasis on these activities is leadership and volunteerism.

The group then viewed a highlight video of some of the Troop's recent activities.

At the conclusion of the presentation, the Lions Club presented Boy Scout Troop 67 with a check for $100 for appreciation and annual support from the Monticello Lions Club.

Thank You, to the Monticello Lions Club for their continued support of the Boy Scouts.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Troop 67, Scout Sunday ~ February 9, 2014

The first week of February is often referred to as Scouting Anniversary Week to commemorate the founding of the Boy Scouts of America and the issuing of our National Charter from Congress (February 8, 1910). The first Sunday in February (February 2nd) is designated as SCOUT SUNDAY (The United Methodist Church and Presbyterian Church (USA) recognizes this day on the 2nd Sunday in February which this year is on February 9th).

Troop 67 will observer Scout Sunday with our Charter Sponsor and Troop Headquarters (First United Methodist Church of Monticello) on February 9, 2014. A contingency of Scouts will attend both the morning contemporary (9AM) and traditional (10:50AM) services.

Troop 67 has been continually chartered by the First United Methodist Church for over 50 years. We celebrate the long relationship we have with this body of believers as we look forward to many more years of service together.

The Boy Scouts of America report that, religious organizations make up 65 percent of chartered organizations using the traditional Scouting program. As we know,  our charter organization provides much more than just a place to meet and store gear. Scout Sunday is our chance to say thank you.

Thank you First United Methodist Church of Monticello for your continued prayers and support of Scouting programs in the Monticello/Drew County area.

Scout Oath: 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.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

WInter Camp 2014

We had a GREAT time at Winter Camp this year, the boys earned numerous merit badges and participated in several Scouting activities. The Scouts earned the "Stone Cold Camper" patch since the nighttime temperatures dropped below freezing during our campout. We had two of our senior Scouts on staff this year, one new Scout joined us as a first-time camper and one Scout and one Adult Scouter got nominated for OA Spring Ordeal.  Mr. Bob Berryman joined us brining lots of dry firewood for the campfire... Thanks to Mr. Bob and Scott for the firewood.

Now its time to start preparing for our next adventure, a weekend wilderness backpack hike and campout on the Butterfield Trail at Devils Den State Park, Ozark National Forest near West Fork, AR. March 14-16th., 2014 (More information to come soon).

Our next Troop Meeting will be Monday, January 27th, 2014 @ 6:30PM, FUMC, Scout Room.

Friday, January 17, 2014

WinterCamp 2014 - UPDATE 1/17/2014

Newly updated forecast information for winter camp this weekend... Remember Scouts, be at the church at 4:00PM Today (Friday, Jan. 17). Bring warm sleeping gear and clothes. Be in your Class A's for travel this afternoon and for dinner upon arrival at camp this evening.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Winter Camp 2014 - January 17-19th

We will be leaving the church at 4PM Friday afternoon, January 17th in our Class A Uniforms. Remember that we will experience freezing temperatures in the evenings during our camping trip, 'Be Prepared' with warm, dry layered clothing, socks, footwear, headgear, gloves, coat and layered sleeping gear rated for cold weather camping. A stocking cap is a great way to keep warm, even while sleeping...  (You lose a lot of body heat from your head).  We will return around noon Sunday (January 19th).


Current forecast for this weekend in the ElDorado area. (1.14.2014 AccuWeather)

Monday, January 6, 2014

DeSoto Winter Camp 2014


WINTER CAMP 2014 - JANUARY 17-19 @ CAMP DESOTO
Cost is $50.00 per Scout, $20.00 per Adult, please have money in by next week's meeting (MONDAY, JAN. 13). *If you haven't already signed up, please contact Mr. Crook or Ms. Renee ASAP.
Regist
ration is due NOW.

~ Merit Badges Available ~
Archery, Basketry, Chess, Cooking, Crime Prevention, Fingerprinting
Indian Lore, Search and Rescue, Shotgun, Veterinary Medicine and Welding

We will be leaving the church Friday, Jan. 17th around 4:00PM and returning around noon Sunday, January. 19th.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Upcoming Events for Early 2014

Here is a list of upcoming events for early 2014
  • JAN 6 - First Troop Meeting of 2014
  • JAN 17-19 - Winter Camp 2014, Camp DeSoto
  • FEB 8 - DeSoto Council Eagle Banquet Class of 2013, El Dorado AR
  • FEB 9 - Troop 67's Scout Sunday
  • MARCH 7-9 - OA Spring Ordeal, Camp DeSoto
  • MARCH 14-16 - Troop Hike/Campout, Butterfield Trail, Devils Den State Park, AR
  • APRIL 4-6 - Spring Camporee 2014, Logoly State Park, AR
  • APRIL 13 - Troop 67 Spaghetti Fundraiser, FUMC 
  • More events to come...

Three Big Changes in BSA Happening on January 1, 2014

Here is a blogpost on some of the new changes in Scouting this New Year...

Three big changes in the BSA happening on Jan-1-2014