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Troop 373 is an active, fun organization dedicated to introducing young men from our community to the Boy Scouting values. We work with the scouts at all levels to set goals and work hard to achieve them. We are proud to be the home troop to 155 Eagle Scouts. It is our goal that each of our scouts achieves this honor, and we work with all scouts to accomplish this goal.

We live by the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout Motto and Scout Slogan. We're proud to be Scouts, and want to share that pride with others. We are independently chartered and we maintain an active schedule of fun events for the scouts including weekly troop meetings, monthly camping trips, summer camps, merit badge colleges and special events.

Troop 373 meetings are on Tuesday nights 7:00-8:30pm at the Newton Middle School Cafeteria, 4001 E. Arapahoe Rd., Centennial, CO 80122 (Located on the corner of Arapahoe and Colorado - enter from the east parking lot)  We meet weekly during the school year.

We invite you to visit our troop meetings to see what Boy Scouting is all about. Check out our next Troop Meeting date on the right under Upcoming Events. If you have any questions, want more information or want information about joining, please contact our Scoutmaster at scoutmaster@troop373.org.

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If you have questions about our Website please send an email to webmaster@troop373.org

Last Call for Summer Camp!

Posted on Apr 21 2017 - 8:50am
Camp Cris Dobbins - Signup and payment due April 25
 
For any scout wanting to attend Camp Cris Dobbins this summer, signup on the troop website will close this Tuesday April 25.  Camp runs from Sunday June 11 through Saturday June 17.  For all scouts new to the troop, summer camp is one of the best ways to work on rank advancement to Tenderfoot, 2nd Class and 1st Class.
 
The adult leader in charge for Camp Cris Dobbins this summer is Tim Langley-Hawthorne.
 
Cost for Camp Cris Dobbins is $380 plus materials fees depending on merit badge classes a scout may choose to enroll in. 
 
A check made payable to "Troop 373" must be brought to the troop meeting on April 25 and given to Angela Bond or Tim Langley-Hawthorne.  If a scout wants to attend summer camp but cannot attend the April 25 troop meeting, please contact Tim to get his home address where you can mail or drop off the check.
 
An initial email with planning details and requirements has already gone out to all scouts registered for camp as of April 16.
 
A planning meeting will be held from 8-8:30pm after the scheduled troop meeting on Tuesday May 2.
 
A mandatory shakedown meeting for all scouts attending Cris Dobbins will be held from 3:30-5:00pm on Sunday June 4.  A parent for each scout is also required to attend the shakedown meeting.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Tim at 720-326-6084 or tlangleyhawthorne@gmail.com

Parent Tip

Posted on Apr 19 2017 - 7:28am

Medical Forms!

All scouts participating in any day or weekend campout (72 hours or less) must complete Parts A and B of the medical forms. Please note that Part B requires additional signatures. If your scout regularly takes medications, or over-the-counter medications, Part B must be signed by you and your physician. Also attach a copy of your scout’s insurance medical card. In addition, the BSA Immunization Form must be completed and attached.

Week camps require Part C and must be completed and signed by your physician. Summer camp is just around the corner, so if you haven't scheduled your scout’s annual exam, now is the time to do so. Don’t forget to take Part C with you for your doctor to complete.

Click here for forms. Diane Phillips is our Health and Safety Officer. Please get forms into her asap. She can also answer any questions  you have. You can find her information in the troop roster link on the left side of this page.

Ft. Logan Memorial Day Flags

Posted on Apr 13 2017 - 8:58am

Every Memorial Day the Fort Logan National Cemetery holds a ceremony honoring the members of our military who have sacrificed their lives for the good for of the country. Fort Logan current has over 122,000 interments in the 214 acre cemetery that was established in 1887.  Each year, Coloradans come from all over the state to pay visits to the graves of the fallen and reflect on their lives. The Monday Ceremony has a tradition that includes a 21-gun salute and moments of silence, with the VFW Band. On Saturday, over 100,000 Flags will be placed in the cemetery by the Boy Scouts and other volunteers. The scene is a peaceful and powerful one and we recommend everyone take a moment to participate. (Please use sign up to indicate if you are coming).

This Memorial Day, before you start barbequing and playing outdoor games, take a moment to honor the fallen men and women who have fought for us, so we can feel safe and enjoy our freedom with our families in our backyards this weekend. If you can’t make it to Fort Logan for the ceremony, then spend time with your family reflecting on the sacrifices made.

Sat May 27th – 7:30am to 10:30am (we will meet at the Welcome Center at 7:45am) – Denver Area Boy Scouts will be joining other groups and help place over 100,000 flags around the cemetery.  We will either meet at the Public Information Center for instructions at 7:45am or at Sections 44 & 46, and will be complete in around 2 - 2½ hours.  Please allow time for parking along the roadway.  As in the past, we want to show respect and salute each grave we place flags on, rather than race through.  Please contact Mr. Rau or Mr. Boase if you have any questions, and signup on the Troop Website so we can look out for you.  If you have family or friends interned at Fort Logan, we can visit their grave as a Troop and place one of our own flags.  We may be able to get our own assigned area (trying to get Section 44 & 46 like we had last year).  We will e-mail out parking instructions and meeting locations the week before the event.

New Parent Tip 4/9/17

Posted on Apr 9 2017 - 7:45am

If your scout attended the Cherry Creek Campout this weekend, take a few minutes to go over what he accomplished. Look through the back of the book to see if there are any signatures on the advancement pages. Talk through the kinds of things that he did. Sometimes new scouts forget to get things signed off. For example, did your scout participate in the service project? (I believe some of the boys helped with creating a new sand volleyball court). Are those hours recorded in his service log? If he missed having some things signed off, he can always get them signed off at this week's meeting by an older scout (Star, Life or Eage) or one of the Assistant Scout Masters who was at the campout.

April Troop and New Scout Campout - SignUp is Available Now

Posted on Apr 4 2017 - 8:22pm

Cherry Creek State Park - Aurora, CO

Come one, come all!  We have lots of campsites this year so there is plenty of room for anyone who would like to join us for this fun local campout!  This campout is geared towards fulfilling requirements for scouts trying to earn Tenderfoot through First Class ranks. This campout will double as our annual "new scout campout" so all new crossover scouts are highly encouraged to attend. We will have many activities geared toward the new scout to begin fulfillig requirements. Make sure to bring your scout book to get requirements signed off on!

Adults Leaders and Scout SPL still to be determined.

Cost will be approx $15/scout for camping, and all scouts will be assigned patrols and be responsible for their own meals.

  

 

New Parent Tip

Posted on Apr 1 2017 - 9:59pm

First Rank Advancement: Scout.

Now is a great time to begin working with your son on those requirements to attain the first rank in scouts. He's probably very enthusiastic about crossing over, so carve out some time to look through the scout rank advancement requirements which you'll find towards the back of his scout book.  Be a listening ear for him as he learns the recite the scout oath, law, etc.  Remember, he can have any of those requirements signed off at meetings by olders scouts (Star, Life or Eagle scouts). Asking an older scout to go through some of the requirements he's learned is great early practice for him taking charge of his scouting experience. He does not have to have all of them done at once. He can do a couple a week and before you know it he'll have them all done (and know how to then ask for a board of review to actually attain the rank!).

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