Overnight at Helium!

Helium would like to invite all scout troops to join us for the best indoor overnight camping you’ll ever experience! 

Please call to reserve your event, space is limited.  The next overnight available boy scout event is scheduled for November 15th, 2013.

Overnight events can be scheduled on Friday nights from 9:00pm to 8:00am.

Helium Trampoline Park                                                     
16235 W. Beloit Rd. 
New Berlin, WI 53151

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VFW Wood Badge Scholarship Program

Considering Wood Badge for the spring, but not sure how to pay for it? Are you a Veteran with good standing in a VFW post?

The VFW has entered into a cooperative effort with the Boy Scouts of America to encourage posts to organize Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, and Venturing crews. To further this effort, the VFW national headquarters offers Wood Badge scholarships to assist selected chapter members in acquiring skills that will better equip them to serve the youth of their communities. Members at large and retirees can qualify by being sponsored by the nearest VFW post in their area.

Apply today for a scholarship, and help “Leave a Legacy” by participating in Wood Badge this spring! More information and an application are available.

[Not a VFW Member, but interested? Other civic and community organizations also provide scholarships to members. Don't be afraid to ask any that you're involved in. They may provide at least partial tuition based on need.]

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Bucks and Beltloops!

The Milwaukee Bucks are offering a special Belt Loop program on December 7th at their practice facility.

Each Cub Scout can earn three belt loops:

  • Basketball
  • Physical Fitness
  • Good Manners

Date: Saturday, November 7th

Time: 1p.m. – 4pm.

All Scouts that attend will receive a ticket to a Bucks game!

Deadline to order is Monday, November 25th at 5:00 p.m.

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Chicago Toy and Game Fair

Remember when you were a kid – a great big thick Sears catalog would arrive in the mail and you would dog ear almost every page in the toy section? It was great to dream about all of the cool bikes, big metal fire trucks and a Mousetrap game that still had all of its parts.

The Sears catalog is long gone, but kids today have something even better. The Chicago Toy and Game Fair attracts nearly 20,000 everyday folks in its two day run.

The 11th Annual Chicago Toy & Game Fairthe only U.S. fair of its kind open to the public – will be returning to Navy Pier on Saturday, November 23, 2013 and Sunday, November 24, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Discover top trends in toys and games and preview, play and purchase the hottest games on the market just in time for holiday shopping season. The memorable weekend offers contests, live stage entertainment, interactive exhibits, tournaments and more.

Tickets are $5 for children under 13, and $10 for adults – but Scouts IN UNIFORM get in FREE all weekend long!

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Uniform Policy – Shirts Must Be Tucked In

Effective Oct. 1, 2013, the official stance on the Boy Scouts of America’s uniform policy is that shirts are to be worn tucked in, regardless of whether the wearer is a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Venturer, or adult Scouter. All Sea Scout uniforms are designed to be tucked in except youth dress whites and youth dress blues.

In the past, guidelines have simply stated the uniform wearer should be neat in appearance. Neatness includes tucking in the shirt. This clarification will appear in related resources, such as the uniform inspection sheets, as they are revised and printed.

This is as published on Scout-Wire, the newsletter for Professionals in the Boy Scouts of America: http://scout-wire.org/2013/10/18/clarification-of-uniform-policy-requires-uniform-shirts-to-be-tucked-in/

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