Sunday, April 21, 2013

New Communications

Vinton Troop 47 is now on Facebook.  Stop over and LIKE us at

We are also on Twitter at @VintonTroop47.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

T47 Earns Presidents

Congratulations to Troop 47 for earning the Friends of Scouting - Presidents Award.  In addition to discounts at the Scout Shop, this also allows us early   registration for summer camp.  

Friday, March 1, 2013

Glacier National Park

The Troop is going to Glacier National Park and Bob Marshall Wilderness for high adventure this summer.  The Glacier National Park Facebook page has some great pictures - check it out at here

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Lets Go Skiing!

Reminder of the Troop 47 skiing trip to Sundown Mountain in January.

Date: January 19th
Time: 2pm at the bank, home around midnight
Cost: $25 if we have 15 people or $45 if we have fewer.

NOTE: A deposit is due by January 5th to ensure we get the group rate.  Your patrol leader should be calling in the next few days to get a commitment from you.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Little Viking Wrestling Tournament

Helping others is a big part of being a Boy Scout and a good member of our community.

Troop 47 does several service projects throughout the year that Scouts are asked to help with.  The Little Viking Wrestling Tournament is one of the most important because it helps our sponsor - the Vinton Lions Club.  The Lions Club provides financial support to the Troop that helps keep costs low for the families of our Scouts.

Please come out to help clean up after the tournament.  With a good turnout, it only takes an hour or so.  Sometimes they even have left over pizza that needs to be eaten!

Date: Sunday, January 13th, 2013
Time: 3:30p - approximately 5:00p
Location: VSHS gym

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Zero Returns Pizza Party

All Troop 47 Scouts who sold popcorn this year are invited to an All You Can Eat Pizza Bonanza! to celebrate a Zero Returns sale.

Date: Thursday, December 27th 2012
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Farmers Bank then CiCi’s Pizza

Be at the bank by 5:00 - dont be late or you may get left behind.
We will drive to CiCi’s Pizza near Westdale Mall in Cedar Rapids. We should be back to Vinton around 7:00.

Depending on the number of Scouts going, we may need up to two parents to help drive (Thank you - the Troop will pay for your meal).

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Popcorn sale nearing the end

Reminder that the popcorn sale ends next week.  

Be sure to bring all popcorn you have not sold and all money you have collected to the Troop meeting on Monday November 26th.

And remember - you can only return up to 5% of the popcorn you have checked out so make one final sales push this weekend as you visit with friends and family.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Tis the season - for new camping gear?

As the gift-giving season approaches, maybe your Scout could use some new rain gear or a new sleeping bag.  There are lots of places to get good quality camping gear at reasonable prices.  Just ask any of the adult leaders for suggestions.

This morning I received the "Holiday Sale" flier for Alps Mountaineering.  Alps has good quality gear and the steep discounts through their Scout Direct program.  You can see their gear at their main web site.  You can see their Scout Direct prices at the Scout Direct web site.  Contact Jay with questions about using the Scout Direct program.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Annual Planning

It is time once again for Annual Planning.  This is when the Scouts plan the date and location of campouts for 2013.

Scouts should bring information for where they would like to go on monthly campouts and the 2013 High Adventure trip.  Remember, we can do just about anything and go just about anywhere if they are willing to put in the work for planning and fundraising.

Annual Planning: Sunday October 28th, 3pm at Jaycee Park (west 4th St, 2 blocks behind Subway).

Fall Highway Cleanup

Highway Cleanup: 3pm Sunday October 21st

Troop 47's fall Highway Cleanup is Sunday, October 21st.  Please meet at the boat ramp (just across the first bridge on Highway 150) at 3pm.  Cleanup usually takes about 2 hours.  Food will be provided when we are done.