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Welcome Troop 13 Scouts and Friends

Who We Are

Founded in 1937, we are the oldest continuously chartered troop in Gulfstream Council.  We are a scout led troop, and we believe that scouts learn best by doing, even if they make mistakes.  We are also a fully integrated, co-ed troop, welcoming both male and female scouts. 

What We Do

We are an active troop.  At meetings, we play games and learn scout skills.  We also plan for our next outings.  We camp at least once a month during every month during the school year.  On these camp outs, we practice scout skills, like hiking, swimming, backpacking, and canoeing, and sometimes snow skiing, white water rafting, river tubing, and scuba diving (for those who are certified).  During the summers, we go to summer camps, both locally and out of state, usually in the mountains.  Hello cooler weather!  

We believe in service – we seek to give back to our charter organization, Memorial Presbyterian Church,  and our community.   

Come join us!

Normally, we meet every Thursday night at 7pm at Memorial Presbyterian Church on the campus of Palm Beach Atlantic University. 

 

We have been doing online meetings during Covid lockdown.

New members are always welcome!

RSVP for the Withlacoochee Trail Ride

Posted on Oct 17 2021 - 7:17am

Scouts,  Even if you registered for the Withlacoochee Campout, you still need to RSVP for the 50-mile trail ride.  This is only required for scouts that are planning to ride the trail.  Riding the trail is NOT a requirement of attending the campout.

WANTED- A scout or two to teach the Cast Away Pin (Wilderness Survival) on Sat 10/23

Posted on Oct 17 2021 - 7:13am

Scouts,  Pack 756 is camping at TK next weekend and they were hoping that one or two of our Troop 13 scouts might be interested in teaching their AOL den the Cast Away pin.  For scouts NOT attending the Withlacoochee Campout, this would be a great opportunity to earn a few service hours and to share your love of wilderness survival with some younger scouts.  Please email Mr. Krayeski at johnkrayeski@gmail.com if you are interested or have any questions.  Thank you

Want to attend SAW?

Posted on Oct 17 2021 - 7:06am

If you aren't planning to attend the troop's 50 miler trip during the pre-Thanksgiving Weekend, you should attend SAW instead.  SAW is an opportunity for scouts to work on either one of two merit badges at TK.  Adult classes will also be offered.  Registration is $40 if you register by October 20, and $50 thereafter.  Same day registration is $60, but very few MB classes will be available on that day, and your t-shirt and patch won't be guaranteed.  Registration must be done through the troop.  So pick your classes and call Mrs. Bell, who will take care of both your registration and payment over the phone.  If you want to use funds in your scout account, you must make through arrangements with the troop treasurer via email, with a copy to Mrs. Bell before you will be able to use a scout account to register.  SAW classes are filling fast! So register early to get the classes you really want!

Keep Selling that Popcorn!!

Posted on Oct 17 2021 - 7:05am

This is a crucial fundraising year for the Gulf Stream Council and we ALL need to do our part.  A scout is loyal.  Fundraising participation WILL be considered with regard to Scout Spirit for rank advancement.  We expect every Troop 13 scout to sell popcorn.  Scouts also get to keep 30% of their sales, and %100 of their tips, in their scout accounts that can be used for dues, campouts, summer camps, jamborees, and high adventure camps. Step 1- Set up your scout page at www.trails-end.com.  Step 2- Send out emails and social media posts promoting your popcorn fundraiser.  Step 3- Ask Mr. Krayeski for a batch of popcorn to sell to family, friends, neighbors, and business associates.  Step 4- Sign up on your Trails End page for a storefront shift or two.  Storefront shifts are available every weekend.  It is so easy and the commissions and tips add up quickly.  Please reach out to Mr. Caceres, Mr. Hordish, or Mr. Krayeski if you have any questions.

Cycling 50 mile trip

Posted on Oct 10 2021 - 5:45am

Do you want to participate in and help plan the troop’s 50 mile cycling trip? Make sure you register, pay your deposit, and satisfy all prerequisites (sent out by email this week).  One of the requirements is a  25 mile ride with the troop.  There are limited opportunities to make this ride. Please check the calendar and RSVP for a remaining ride! Rides without participant RSVPs will be cancelled. 

Withlacoochee State Forest Campout

Posted on Oct 2 2021 - 10:36pm

Are you planning to attend the Troop's 50 miler trip over the Thanksgiving break?  If so, you should be signed up the Withlacoochee campout, during which our troop will attempt to complete a 50 mile group ride on the beautiful Withlacoochee Trail.  This is the longest and last ride needed to complete the cycling merit badge. Registration closes in one week, so please register as soon as possible so we can plan menus and duty rosters.

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