September 22 and 23, 2018
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM both days
Meriting with the Experts is proud to present the opportunity for Scouts to learn the Composite Materials merit badge. Composite Materials provides a great opportunity to learn how objects we see and use every day are made, from simple containers to the body parts of large vehicles and machinery. Learning how fiberglass, resins, and polymers are used will show Scouts how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are used to provide important resources for everyone’s use and get a glimpse into great career fields in the future. On the mornings of September 22nd and 23rd learn from professionals how different materials are combined to create new ones with hands-on learning at Miles Fiberglass and Composites in Happy Valley, OR. While working on the merit badge you will also work on your own composite project to take home. Previous projects include hiking sticks and kayaks!
Confirm every merit badge class enrollment and partial work with Scoutmaster and Troop Advancement prior to registration. Bring Scoutmaster approved blue card to all Merit Badge events.
$25 per Boy Scout
All Reservations are Nonrefundable.
Parking available on property.
Attendance on both days is required to complete the merit badge and take-home project.
Miles Fiberglass and Composites
8855 SE Otty Rd
Happy Valley, OR 97086
Online registration closes Wednesday 9/19/18
Thanks to all of you that went on BP 101 and now have the experience to take it to the next level
July 21-22 will be BP 102, Will be leaving church between 8-9am Saturday and returning mid-afternoon Sunday. we plan on going to Elk Meadows near Mt Hood Meadows on the East side of Mt Hood. We can adjust the trip from a 3 mile/800’ elevation gain to a 8 mile/2000’ gain depending on ability and strength of those attending. So please sign up right away so we can plan accordingly.
We will need at least one other adult to attend (although more are always welcome). It is a wilderness area and so limited to 12 heartbeats. If we have more sign ups than this, we can split into two groups, which would require two more adults (at least one having gone on BP101). Also we need one older scout to act as Scout trip leader.
Trip leader: Hamish Murray
Register to Go
The troop is going backpacking in June and July. We want you all to join us!
Both locations are TBD at this point, until we have our numbers. If you and your parent are planning on going, please let your patrol leader know as soon as possible. Both parents and scouts need to attend Backpacking 101 if they have not been camping with the troop before. On the Backpacking 101 trip we train on the Philmont method of camping as a “Crew” and the importance of “Crew Gear.”
- Wednesday, June 20th at Scout meeting, review of personal camping gear and menu planning.
(see our Troop 150 Gear List)
- Wednesday, June 27th at Scout meeting, going over crew gear, crew positions, and packing food.
- Saturday, June 30th & July 1st BP 101 overnight (location is TBD).
- Trip Leader = David Anderson
- Scout Trip Leader = TBD
- 2 days one night
- Saturday, July 21st – Monday, July 23rd BP 102 (location is TBD).
- Trip Leader = Hamish Murray
- Scout Trip Leader = TBD
- 3 day two nights
Note: Plan on attending the meetings prior to 101 to get up to speed on both event
This year we are going to Camp Parsons (link). Nestled within the shadows of the Olympic Mountains and on the edge of the Hood Canal. It is an extra special summer, as Camp Parsons is celebrating its 100 year anniversary. It is renowned as country’s oldest continuous Boy Scout camp West of the Mississippi!
What there’s more? Oh Yes. The pre-trip this year is an awesome Kayak adventure up the Hood Canal, culminating in beach landing at Camp Parsons itself.
See more information and register (link) to go Today!
Aviation Day at Alaska Airlines: Saturday May 19th, 7.15pm to 4pm
This is your chance to work on Aviation MB and it is FREE!
Register Now with Troop 150
Camporee & Pre Camporee Registration (2018)
Who: All scouts and adults of Troop 150.
What: A two night campout to practice Scout skills and have fun!
Where: Camp Lewis near Battleground. This will be a great place for this event because it provides the shelter we need while being very close to town.
When: April 6th through April 8th, 2018
Why: It is a troop tradition to run a practice camporee so that all scouts and leaders are truly prepared for the District Camporee three weeks later. We will cover all the basic scout skills as well as instruction on what to expect at Camporee. For this reason, this is a great event for newly crossed over scouts!
How: Upon arrival on Friday we will set-up, plan for the next day, work on the pioneering project, and enjoy cracker barrel before a big game of Capture the Flag. Scouts will mostly use the onsite Adirondacks for camping. Adults will most likely be tent/car camping.
We will be up early on Saturday with breakfast and flag before spending the first part of the morning testing the skills we have devoted meeting time to (knots, lashings, etc…). We wanted to start with a competition to get everyone juices flowing! We will surround the lunch break with instruction on the events we haven’t practiced yet and then have competitions for those as well. After a class on firebuilding, we’ll let the patrols use some unstructured time as they see fit. If there is extra time in the afternoon, volleyball and ultimate could happen. The scouts will then cook dinner. After dinner and some campfire activities it will be time for Glowstick Orienteering.
Sunday morning we will complete any events that weren’t completed on Saturday. The scored firebuilding burn-off will be saved for last! When the events are complete and the winner has been announced, we will break camp and head for home. Due to the amount of Troop equipment needed for this activity, there will be cleanup time needed at the church before the scouts are dismissed. We should be all done by 2:00PM.
We are picking up trees this weekend, January 6th & 7th Starting at 9:00 AM. You will need to have your tree out on the curb by 9:00 AM on the 6th for Pick up. We only go by your house once in the weekend! Make sure your pick-up tag is on the tree. If you do not have a pick-up tag please email us at Trees@Troop150.org.
We tried the app Text Now and lost the assigned phone number do to inactivity. So if you try to call or text to (503) 663-8910 you will not get us. we apologize if this causes you any inconvenience!
Please send all esquires to Trees@Troop150.org we will be manning that address all weekend.
Thank you for supporting Troop 150
Dear parents & scouts of troop 150,
Tree recycling starts this weekend and we need all scouts and parents to register ASAP.
Go to: TreeRecycling-Registration and get-er-done!
All those scouts and parents that want to attend our California Adventure please registers,
as soon as possible and get your deposit in ASAP to hold your spot!