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Posted December 9, 2009

Be sure and check out the new video posted on YouTube of Troop 736 at Camp Alexander 2009 created by Carson L.

Posted September 14, 2009


We have a sister Troop in England! Gary and son Carson L. keep in touch with a couple of the UK scout leaders that they met while there and especially the Scout Group leaders that he and his son joined. They have a link here on their web site about what Carson and Gary are doing here in the US.

The ages are divided a little different there as well as including girls. The Scout Groups are ages 10-14 and the Explorer Scout Units are 14-18.

Check out the links here:
http://209bristol.co.uk/default.aspx
http://northwindsesu.co.uk/default.aspx


Posted September 14, 2009


What a busy summer from Troop 736! We had two units go to Quivira Scout Ranch during two different weeks in June. We had two different crews go to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico hiking up to 80 miles. We had one unit go to Camp Alexander located in Colorado. We had one unit go to Northern Tier located in Ely, Minnesota in which they treked in canoes on up to Canada.

To say we have been busy this past summer is really an understatement. We continue to have more adventures planned with trips to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico during the winter to participate in Kanik as well as the live aboard program on the USS Lexington located in Corpus Christi, Texas.


Posted September 3, 2007

This summer was a busy one for Troop 736. We had more than 60 boys from the Troop attend one or more camps this summer. In June, we attended camp at Quivira Scout Ranch. We had a great week that included an outpost camp one night where the Scouts canoed across the lake and spent the night. The gateway to our campsite was outstanding. Our older Scouts spent the afternoons teaching our younger Scouts scout skills required for advancement to Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class. And, at the closing campfire, our Troop was presented with the Best in Camp and Best Camp Gadgets Awards for 2007. A small contingency traveled to QSR the first week in July – when the camp became accessible again after the flood – and had a great week as well. Lots of merit badges and rank advancements have been awarded to our Scouts as a result. In July, we had a group attend a week of camp at Camp Alexander in Colorado where they completed more merit badge work. Another group went backpacking through the Packard High Adventure Base in Colorado. Their trek included hiking to the summit of several 14ers, and they earned the 50-Miler Award along the way. In addition, we had two crews go to Philmont and spend two weeks in the backcountry. Everyone came home safe and sound, and a great time was had by all.


Posted March 14, 2007

Canoe Trip Training! This Saturday, March 17, 2007 at the Rivera's. It will begin at 1:30 pm and should last until 3:00 pm. Come prepared in swim suit and clothing suited for the current weather. If you have a life jacket, please bring with you.

Directions to the Rivera's home are available by clicking here. It is in a PDF format.

See you there!
Yours In Scouting,
Ken Blankinship


Posted November 12, 2006


The White Buffalo District combined with High Plains District to hold one of the most successful Camporees in recent history. Over 470 youth and leaders participated in a great weekend of fun on October 13 - 15, 2006 at Camp Kanza. The theme for the weekend was “Survivor Scout”, and over 100 Boy Scouts spent the night out in make shift shelters earning the Wilderness Survival merit badge.

Activities during the day included fire starting, first-aid, survival fishing, water treatment, pioneering, signaling, BB guns, archery, fly fishing, and a Civil Air Patrol booth. A special thanks goes to the Flatland Fly Fishers and the Civil Air Patrol for their participation.

Two cooking competitions were available, a Spam cook-off and a Dutch oven dessert contest. There were numerous entries for both events. An eatable mosaic won the Spam competition, while a double Dutch chocolate cobbler was first in desserts.

The evening campfire began with three Indian braves coming across the lake in a canoe bringing fire to start the campfire. A good time with skits and patrol awards was followed by a Cracker Barrel in Smith Lodge. Sunday morning an all faith service was held to end the Camporee. Pastor Mike Gaddie, from Aldersgate UMC, came out to lead the service. Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training and Outdoor Skill was held at the same time. This proved to be very successful with 45 leaders getting trained.

The Scouts and leaders of Troop 736 hosted the event. A lot of planning, preparation and hard work made this a successful Camporee. To view more photos from the Fall Camporee, visit the White Buffalo District web page at www.quivira.org and click on Photo Albums.

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Posted September 8, 2006

This summer the Boy Scouts of our Troop 736 were very active. They attended camp at our council camp, Quivira Scout Ranch, and many also attended a high adventure camp in South Dakota, Medicine Mountain. Several also attended our council National Youth Leadership Training. One of the results of attending camp is that the boys complete many rank advancement requirements and earned merit badges.

This was evident at the quarterly Court of Honor, held on August 29. Seven boys, Lucas P., Grayson H., Oliver S., Andrew M., Timothy B., Liam K., and Brad G. were awarded the beginning rank of Scout. Seven boys also earned the rank of Tenderfoot, Lucas P., Danny S., Matthew T., Cameron T., Andrew M., Oliver S., and Gabriel S. There were two boys, Gabriel S. and Dylan F. earning Second Class and two earning First Class, Allan M. and Mitchell M. Seven boys, Tyler B., Austin C., Evan S., Brett S., Austin T., Torin P., and Joey J. earned the Star rank. There were seven Life badges awarded, Ian B., Jeremy P., Austin S., Travis R., Zach G., Chris K., and Shane O. Congratulations to all of these boys, as they continue on the path to Eagle.

Awards the troop earned at QSR summer camp, “Most Improved Camp Site”, “Best Camp Gadget” and “Best Gateway” were also presented to the troop.

The troop is blessed with many hardworking adult leaders and parents. One of those, Charlie Shideler, announced his retirement from the job of troop records keeper. For the past several years Charlie has maintained the records of all the boys and adult leaders on Troop Master, not an easy job for a troop of over 50 boys. The Troop owes a big thank-you to Charlie for his efforts. A successor has not been named and if you are interested contact Jack Keltz. Charlie is not leaving the troop and will be around to help break in the new person.

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