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Welcome to the official website of Troop 133 (Indianapolis, IN) in the Northeast District of Crossroads of America Council of BSA.

TROOP 133 - THE ACTION TROOP!

CELEBRATING OVER 75 YEARS OF SCOUTING (Founded 1940)

T-133 Trailer @ Summer Camp

2013 Northeast District Troop of the Year

2014 Troop Golden Spike Award for Northeast District

2016 Northeast District Troop of the Year

Turkey Run Bridge

"Scouting's greatest strength is the bringing together of children of infinite promise with adults of good character"  Lord Robert Baden Powell - Founder of Boy Scouts

 

 

Troop 133/1033 - PLC, QM and Parent Meeting Monday 9/20/2021

Posted on Sep 20 2021 - 12:05pm

Troop Families,

PLC meeting and QM meeting tonight at 6:30pm

Parent meeting starts at 7pm

Topics include:
- Troop updates from youth:
- - - SPL: state of the Troop, Troop needs.
- - - QM: state of the Gear, gear needs.
- - - - - - QM work day Saturday 9/25/2021 from noon-3pm. Setup and assign patrol boxes.
- - - - - - Preload trailers Thursday evening before outing. 

- Photos needed from parents for Troop Historian. 

- October Troop Camporee/Historic Gear - 10/1/21-10/3/21 at Ransburg
- - - RSVPs open today
- - - Program and food planning
- - - Webelos/AOLs invited to event.

- October Eagle Projects:
- - - 10/9/2021: Henry Leffler - St Vincent de Paul
- - - 10/23/2021: Ethan Fox - Broad Ripple Park
- - - 10/30/2021: Caleb Serban - VBC

- Fall Court of Honor (COH) - Monday 10/18/2021.  Scouts in lower ranks could aim to complete their next Rank Advancement and finish partial MBs by then.  Encourage them to work on requirements at home and come prepared to a meeting or campout to show their work to an ASM.  The October campout program should also cover some rank requirements for Tenderfoot/Second Class/First Class requirements.

- Adult Leader Training:
- - - November University of Scouting 11/13/2021 (IOLS for ASM training, or choose from many other courses).
- - - IOLS: 12:30pm on Saturday 11/13/2021 to 5pm on Sunday 11/14/2021 @ Belzer
https://scoutingevent.com/160-iolsbaloomay2021
- - - U Scouting courses: Saturday 8am-3:30pm. @ Carmel High School - Freshman Center.
https://scoutingevent.com/160-2021uofs

- High Adventure discussion:
- - - Summer 2022: Colorado Rocky Mountain High Adventure? (Wolverines/Viking/Fox/Phoenix/Llama/Snow Leopards, (requirement complete 7th grade)
- - - Summer 2023: Northern Tier Boundary Waters Canoeing or Philmont Backpacking? (Viking/Fox/Phoenix/Llama/Snow Leopard), and/or Colorado (same patrols plus Doge)

- Popcorn update

- Holt House update

Troop 133/1033 - Meeting 9/13/2021

Posted on Sep 13 2021 - 11:35am

Troop families

- T133 will be planning this weekend's outing for Mystery History.  Scouts will be working on menu planning and a dutch oven cook off.  Program will be part of the "mystery".
Reminder for scouts attending, please fill out the waiver on the calendar event (it wasn't added until recently so many of you will need to go back into the calendar event to fill it out).  While we do aim to have all signups two weeks prior each event, given that last week was a holiday and we had no meeting, signups will close later today just before the meeting tonight

- T1033 will be planning their own adventure and recruitment campout at Kotweewi park at the ropes course for this weekend.

- We will also have a short turnaround (two weeks) to our next outing on 10/1/21-10/3/21. The October event will require some extensive planning by youth and adults that will occur over the next two weeks.  We will also need many hands at our October event to help setup the historic Troop gear. 

- Note for scouts and families.  We will have our fall Court of Honor (COH) on Monday 10/18/2021.  Scouts could aim to complete their next Rank Advancement by then.  Encourage them to work on requirements at home and come prepared to a meeting or campout to show their work to an ASM.  We may also be able to plan our October campout program to cover some rank requirements for Tenderfoot/Second Class/First Class requirements. 

- If any scouts are interested in helping to support the Cub Scout Pack 200/282 bike rodeo, have them talk to Gary tonight so we can discuss details. 

Jack Ferguson is officially an Eagle Scout!

Posted on Sep 12 2021 - 11:15pm

Congratulations to Jack for successfully completing his Eagle Scout Board of Review on Sunday September 12th!

Jack is the 292nd Eagle Scout in Troop 133.

Wanted - Photos from outings

Posted on Sep 6 2021 - 2:00pm

Adults and Scouts

If anyone has photos from outings this past year, let's start storing those in a Google Drive so that the Historian can draw from those to put together short slide shows for Court of Honors.  Reach out to Gary Port or Clint Winkler and we will provide you access to the account. 

No Meeting - Labor Day

Posted on Sep 6 2021 - 11:11am

Troop families,

- Reminder, there is no meeting on Monday 9/6/2021. 

- Advancement Night:
Thanks to all the adults who assisted with advancement night last week!  We had an incredible 35 rank advancement requirements recorded in TroopMaster, most of the scouts books have been caught up with signatures, several Merit Badge discussions took place, and a board of review!  The Troop appreciates all of your help. 

- Adult Leader Training:
A special shout out to all the adults who are enrolled in fall 2021 Wood Badge!  Between the Holt House Packs and Troops, our Units collectively have 8 adults attending Wood Badge this fall! Looking forward to watching the benefits and growth our units and youth will see as a direct outcome of adult leader training.  

There is still time to sign up for University of Scouting in November.  This is an opportunity to get trained in IOLS (intro to outdoor leader skills) a requirement to become an Assistant Scoutmaster. 
If you are interested and available, course info is below:
https://scoutingevent.com/160-iolsbaloomay2021
- 12:30pm on Saturday 11/13/2021 to 5pm on Sunday 11/14/2021 @ Belzer

We currently have three adults planning to take the November course. 

If instead, you'd like to take some other courses offered by University of Scouting, info below:
https://scoutingevent.com/160-2021uofs
- 8am-3:30pm Saturday 11/13/2021 @ Carmel High School

- Popcorn
Several new popcorn shifts have been added to the Trails End App (thanks Popcorn Kernel Ashley Lockwood for organizing). 

- September Campout
Please RSVP as attending or regrets for the September Mystery History trip on 9/17/21-9/19/21

Advancement Night - 7-8:30pm

Posted on Aug 30 2021 - 9:00am

Reminders for tonight, Monday 8/30/21

1) The September Mystery History trip is 9/17/21-9/19/21. Please RSVP by tonight if possible so that we can plan for equipment and program needs. 

2) Our first Advancement night of the year is Monday 8/30/21 from 7-8:30pm (PLC will be 6:30-7pm).
Plan to setup outisde, but if we move inside due to rain, bring your masks.

Our goals will be to
- help scouts continue with rank advancement towards First Class
- help scouts complete partial Merit Badges that they want to work on
- Scouts are also free to begin work on a new MB if they are interested and discuss it with a counselor. 

We will have tables staffed by adults and senior scouts to help guide the scouts (so we will need adult help).  Consider helping at one of three tables:
- One section for early rank requirements.  Doge, Snow Leopards and any other scouts not yet to First Class
- The other section for partials in Merit Badges either from Ransburg or other incompletes.  Scouts can also meet with counselors and discuss beginning a new MB.
- There will also be a table staffed by Kim Huizinga and Christina Bennet-McNew to help update TroopMaster with advancement data and help get the scout books up to date, or for scouts to ask questions on what requirements they have remaining.

Any adult or experienced youth can help teach scout skills and confirm understanding on the part of the scout, but only Assistant Scoutmasters and MB counselors can sign off requirements. 
If an adult feels the scout has completed the requirement, they can put a check mark or X in the left hand column of the book and then send the scout over to an ASM to confirm and mark as complete by signing and dating the right hand side of the book as well as entering in to the TroopMaster database.

Of the partial MBs within the Troop, below are the most numerous partial MBs along with a list of current Troop MB counselors:

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