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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 Wreath Sales- Order Now!

Posted on Oct 11 2021 - 10:33am

Troop 133 Annual Wreath Sales are taking orders now through October 27, 2021.

All payments are to be made via electronic payment using the PayPal or Credit Card Online Payment system on the Wreath Website.  Please click on this link, https://sherwoodfundraiser.com/Troop133Indy, to connect to the wreath website to choose the wreath items, quantities and then complete the online payment information.

Fall Break 10-11-21 -No Scout Meeting

Posted on Oct 10 2021 - 11:39pm

No Scout Meetings on October 11th due to Fall Break.

Troop 133/1033 - Monday 10/4/2021

Posted on Oct 4 2021 - 12:19pm

Troop families,

Despite the rainy weather, the Troop had a very successful campout at Ransburg.  All the historic equipment was set up, the Webelos and AOLs had a great time, and all scouts enjoyed a wonderful campfire program.  Thanks to all who helped put on the program!

Tonight Monday 10/4/2021:
6:30pm PLC and gear clean up
7pm Parent meeting

Board of Reviews (via Zoom):
We have three scouts ready for Boards of Review this week:
- Jesus: Second Class
- Avery: Second Class
- Elena: Second Class

We need at least three adults for each board of review.  Given that our next regular meeting will be a court of honor, we will setup Zoom calls for these BORs.  If you've never participated in a BOR, these are great opportunities for new parents to learn how the program works from the perspective of the scouts.

Please use this signup link to join one (or more) of the boards. Time slots are set for Tues/Wed/Thurs at 6-6:30pm (zoom link will be provided later)
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D48ACA62BAAF94-adults

Three Eagle Projects in October:
We have three Eagle Projects scheduled for October.  Please see the calendar and RSVP for as many as you are able (some RSVPs have not been turned on yet as we are awaiting more info from the scouts).  These scouts will need our assistance to carry out their goals. Hours worked count towards service hours for rank advancement. 

Reminder for upcoming schedule:

Saturday 10/9: Eagle Project - Henry Leffler
Monday 10/11: Fall Break Washington Township (no meeting)
Monday 10/18: Court of Honor (have all advancement recorded by Friday 10/8)
Saturday 10/23: Eagle Project - Ethan Fox
Monday 10/25: Troop Meeting
Saturday 10/30: Eagle Project - Caleb Serban

Troop - Monday 9/27/2021

Posted on Sep 27 2021 - 9:17am

Troop Families,

Thanks to all the adults and scouts who helped sort through Patrol gear this past Saturday.  We now have 10 Patrol Boxes fully stocked with clean equipment!  One step closer to assigning a full set of equipment assigned to each Patrol which should make outings run smoother. 

Tonight we have our planning meeting for our upcoming October Troop - Flash Mob - Camporee. 
Webelos and AOLs from Pack 200 and Pack 282 are invited, so there will be some new faces, and a bit more chaos. 
The campout will be focused on setting up a lot of historical Troop gear/equipment (large dining flys, gateways built of poles and lashings, a TeePee, rope making machine).  Plus competition for tent setup/take down (so we can also see which tents need repairing). 

Please RSVP prior to tonight's meeting if you plan to attend the campout this weekend (or even if you don't plan to attend), so that the patrols are prepared to discuss menu planning and program planning.  We typically require two weeks advanced notice for RSVPing, but last week was a parent meeting so we are extending the deadline to today.  As of now, we have 16 scouts and 13 adults RSVPed. 

Patrols will be cooking dutch oven dinners Saturday night, so have each scout bring a favorite dutch oven recipe tonight so they can choose among their patrols. 

If your scout has their Patrol Flag, bring it tonight.  We will start incorporating those into meetings and outings.  Some patrols do not have flags yet, so we will spend time in an upcoming meeting/outing to make them. 

Reminder for upcoming schedule:
Monday 10/3 - PLC and Parent Meeting
Monday 10/11 - Fall Break Washington Township (no meeting)
Monday 10/18 - Court of Honor (have all advancement recorded by Friday 10/8). Don't worry, if your scout misses this deadline, we will have another COH in February. 

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. 

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