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Greetings Troop!

The firearms training that was planned for February has unfortunately been cancelled! We regret having to do so but changes to the curriculum by the NRA neccessitated the decison. We are still waiting for confirmation on some of the details for one of the courses.

The good news is that there will be training for Rifle, Shotgun and Blackpowder Instructors in September. These are courses for people that are 21 years old or older and have completed their Basic Courses in Rifle, Shotgun, or Blackpowder. It is currently projected to be held the weekend of September 22-24 at Camp Meriwether. The Blackpowder course will start on Friday morning so any one taking that class will need to be there Thursday night. I don’t know of anyone in the troop that has their Blackpowder Basic course done. If you have not completed a Basic course in Rifle or Shotgun and wish to take the Instructor Course please contact Jon Niehaus, Troop Committee menber, and he can assist you in completing the basic course.

I hope that the snow outing on Mt Hood is a great success!! Good luck and stay dry.

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Posted by on January 19, 2017 in Coming events, News, Troop Info


October Events on the Schedule

October 2 –  Sunday  Troop Court of Honor, Camp Lewis, 1:00 PM

October 3 –   Monday  Troop meeting, usual time and place

October 10 –  Monday Troop meeting, usual time and place

October 14-16 –  Weekend Fort Stevens State Park, 5:45 Fort Stevens

October 17  –   Monday  Merit badge Night/ Scout Leadership nominations, Elim Lutheran Church 7:00 PM

October 21-22 – Saturday – Sunday First Aid Training/Dutch oven cookoff at Elim Lutheran Church

October 24 –  Monday  PLC / Adult Leader mtg. NO TTFC 7:00 PM Elim Lutheran


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Posted by on September 30, 2016 in Coming events, Troop Outings


Camp Lewis Work Day

Please don’t forget that March 19 is Camp Lewis Work Day. Camp Lewis is our got to camp for many outings and it needs our help. Please come out to support our camp and to help make it better for us and everyone else that uses it.


Butte Creek Horse Camp

Just a reminder that the Butte Creek campout is this coming week Nov 23 and 24. The cost to ride is $30. Planning is being finalized tonight a the meeting.


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Posted by on November 18, 2013 in Coming events


Up coming trip reminder

Don’t forget that November 16 and 17 is the trip to Butte Creek and horse camp. Remember to pack extra clothes, the weather will be wet it looks like. 

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Posted by on November 3, 2013 in Coming events


Alternate to Snow Camp

I know that not everyone will be going on the Snow Caving  outing this month. Some are too young, some just don’t want to play in that much snow.

I am offering an alternative that may be fun and can earn you a nice looking patch and, for a small increase in price, a medal to wear on your uniform. I, and Jonathen, will be doing the Hoyt Arboretum/Viet Nam Memorial 10 mile hike on Saturday the 23rd of February. We will be doing it for the patch and the hiking miles.

Registration is required for the hike if you wish to get the patch ($5.00) or the patch and medal combo ($10.00). I will be sending in the registration for Jonathen and myself on the 19th. If you wish to join us get me the correct amount for registration by Monday night, the 18th, and then join us at the Hoyt Arboretum Welcome Center by 8:45 AM on February 23rd. Jonathen and I will leave promptly at 9:00. A day pack and especially hydration are necessary. Dress for the weather. I have the map and contact info if anyone would like a copy.

This is NOT a troop event. Jonathen and I are doing it for the hike and we are just asking any interested friends from the troop to join us.

If you have any questions give me a call.  Mr. Niehaus

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Posted by on February 6, 2013 in Upcoming Outings


Snow event!!

January 19th 2013 Snowshoe outing at White River:

Saturday morning, various members of Troop 359 went to the White River snow park near Aubrey-Watzek Scout Lodge to snow shoe,sled,and practice making snow caves. The following is a documentation of our efforts. The names have been changed to protect the innocent…?

Attendees were the following:

Adults: Mr. Niehaus, Mr. Sibley, Mr. Trembley, Mr. Bishop, Mr. Henderson.

Scouts present included: Jonathen, Nick, Ryan, Ryan, Quinton, Cody, Daniel, Brian, Kyle, Dakota, Brandon, Drew, Liam, Harrison, and Jason. (if anyone was left out or forgotten, please let me know and I will include you)

Sledding Montage:

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Posted by on January 26, 2013 in Past Outings