Programming Merit Badge!

posted May 25, 2020, 6:29 PM by Dawn Howe

We finished the Programming Merit Badge over the last several weeks.  If you missed any part of the merit badge or were not able to follow everything I was doing (I know I went super fast!!), here is everything you need to finish on your own:

1. You can find the merit badge worksheets (and you can print it out) at
2. The powerpoint slides which have all the information I provided can be found on the troop website ( ) and click on the Documents/Forms on the left navigation)
3.We used to program a web page.  Mrs Schmidt sent out this message:
    To finish up your website coded in HTML for the Programming merit badge that we worked on last week, attached are two files with HTML code. One is named simplehtml.pdf and the other is named advancedhtml.pdf. Choose one of them and enter all the code into your index.html file that we worked on last Troop meeting. If you struggled last week, 
    choose the simple file. If you want more, then choose advanced and you'll have a richer website.

    If you didn't get the .css file downloaded from last week's Troop meeting, it is also attached.

    After you get the HTML code typed in to your index.html file and download the styles.css file, use Brackets to edit the references to the photos in both files to use your photos. Also edit the code in index.html to use your text to name and describe your photos.
4. For the 2 other programs, there are instructions in the power point slides. You will need to create a login at  I know I went too fast on the python programming, and here is a really good youtube video that walks you through some really simple programming  To complete this, you need to create your own program, not just copy some code.  So, I challenge you to draw a snowman (hint: you can use to draw a circle 30 pixels wide)

If you need help with any part of the merit badge, please reach out to Ms Schmidt or me and we would be happy to set up a conference call to help you out.

Yours in scouting,
Mrs Howe

Winter Sports Outing – January 14, 2017

posted Jan 13, 2017, 8:33 AM by Dawn Howe

We will be going on a sledding / snowshoeing outing at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Depart from Nativity at 8:00 am, Saturday January 14 (arrive 7:45).  We’ll target coming back to Nativity between 3-4pm.

We will start the day with sledding at Hidden Valley.  Then decide on a good location for lunch (bring sack lunches).  After lunch, we’ll plan on a short snowshoeing hike.

Scouts – come prepared!

  • Bring snacks / sack lunch
  • Bring water
  • Dressed to be in snow (snow pants, coat, gloves, etc.)
  • Bring sleds (if you have some)
  • Bring snow shoes (also if you have some)

Gateway District Camporee Oct 7-9

posted Oct 3, 2016, 1:02 PM by Dawn Howe

The Gateway District Camporee is this weekend. For more details on this event see:

Here is an abbreviated agenda for the weekend:
  • Meet at Nativity by the sheds at 4:00 PM on Friday - Depart for Camp at 4:20
  • Arrive at Wellington Lake at 6:30-7:00 PM and set up camp
  • Open fun time 7:00-9:00 PM
  • Cracker Barrell (meat, cheese, crackers) 9:00 PM
  • Lights Out  10:00 PM
  • Rise and Shine  7:00AM Saturday, Cook-Eat-Cleanup Breakfast
  • Morning Flag Ceremony  8:45AM
  • Fun Activities Around Camp 9-Noon
  • Lunch Noon-1PM
  • More Fun Activities 1-4PM
  • Mass 4:15-5:00PM
  • Cook-Eat-Cleanup Dinner 5-7PM
  • Campfire  7-8:30PM
  • Fun/Free Time  8:30-10PM
  • Lights Out 10:00 PM
  • Rise and Shine  7:00 AM Sunday, Cook-Eat-Cleanup Breakfast
  • Break Camp 8:00-8:30 AM
  • Castle Mountain Plunge (yes, cold water is involved) 8:30 AM
  • Non-Denominational Chapel Service 9-9:45 AM
  • Roses-n-Thorns Circle around 10:00AM
  • Depart for Home 10:30 AM

Tour Medic truck and talk "first Aid" May 19, 2016 at 06:30 pm

posted May 13, 2016, 10:26 AM by Dawn Howe

We will all meet at the North Metro Fire Station #61 at 1275 Midway Blvd.  at 6:30 pm, after a tour of station, and the Medic Truck, we will visit about "first Aid" with firemen/medics then walk over to church to finish our meeting at the regular time.  This is keeping up with our theme for the month (First Aid).

Troop 766 Summer Camp

posted Jun 9, 2013, 5:08 PM by John Kane

Hello Scouts & Parents, 

Just a reminder that we will be leaving for summer camp on June 16, 2013, which is a week from today!

The Kodiak Chapter (Gateway District) Order of the Arrow Callout Ceremony

posted Apr 5, 2013, 7:47 PM by Jeffrey Ruth

 Saturday, April 6 at the Faith Bible Chapel Carr Street Campus.

Where:  Faith Bible Chapel Carr St. Campus (4890 Carr Street – Carr & I-70 Frontage Rd.) 
  The Ceremony will be outdoors, weather permitting.

When:  Registration will begin at 9:30 am

Ceremony will begin at 10:00 am. 
(The exact length of the ceremony will be based on the number of participants, but it will be concluded before 11:00 am.)

Who:  As much of your Troop as possible, especially all the candidates who were on your ballot, their families, your youth and adult leaders, and your Arrowmen.

As you know, we have changed how we handle Order of the Arrow Callouts in Kodiak Chapter (Gateway District).  I apologize that we were not able to have all the callout details ready for you at your election.

The Callout Ceremony should be the beginning of a ceremonial progression that moves from Callout, to Pre-Ordeal, to Ordeal and then later to Brotherhood and then Vigil ceremonies.  The past callout ceremonies, immediately following elections, were frequently rushed and rarely inspirational.  In many cases, they seemed to be just one more thing to get through before tackling the night’s agenda (or before closing the meeting and going home.) 

In order to provide an inspirational Callout Ceremony, and provide an opportunity for family members, etc. to witness the ceremony and “be there for the candidates,” we have decided to hold a chapter-wide Callout Ceremony rather than individual Troop “mini ceremonies.”

What we need from you as a Unit Leader:

      • First and foremost, we need you to inform your Troop of the Callout as soon as possible and encourage your Scouts and Scouters to attend. 
        • I have attached a informational flyer you can print, cut, and distribute.


      • Please encourage candidates’ families to attend and bring cameras.
      • We hope that as many of your Troop’s members as possible, especially your adult and youth leaders and your Arrowmen come to support your OA Candidates.


Please note that the Callout is for youth candidates only.  Adult recommendations are being reviewed by the Lodge Adult Selection Committee and the Scout Executive.  Selected adults will be notified by letter by April 15th.

Additional pieces of information:

    • We will be outside if at all possible.  Dress accordingly.  If it is too wet, windy, or cold, we will move inside, otherwise we want to be outside.  (The forecast looks good, for what it is worth this far out.)
    • There is limited seating on concrete bleachers.  People may want to bring blankets, stadium seats, and/or camp chairs.
When you arrive, look for OA / District signage or Arrowmen to direct you to the correct entrance.

Summer Camp Merit Badge Program Listing

posted Mar 25, 2013, 9:49 PM by John Kane   [ updated Mar 25, 2013, 9:50 PM ]

Please check out the Forms/Download section for the Dobbins Leader's and Program Guide (2013) which as a complete listing of all the merit badges scheduled for the 2013  summer camp. Please have your scout take a look at what is available in preparation for this Thursdays (3/28/2013)meeting .

Youth House Campout Agenda

posted Mar 14, 2013, 7:48 AM by Jeffrey Ruth   [ updated Mar 14, 2013, 7:58 AM ]

Hello parents and scouts, we are near our first official camp-out for our 2013 Troop year! Just a couple reminders:
1. Please be sure that your scout brings his 10 essentials, sleeping bag, and proper clothing attire.
2. We are starting at 4pm on Friday and ending around 12pm Saturday.  Note: Start time may be earlier since Nativity School gets out of school at 12pm, I willl make sure the Troop Leadership addresses this tonight at the Court of Honor.

Camping Agenda
Tent Set-Up
Set up patrol boxes, patrol kitchens
Start preparations for dinner
Blessing of Meal
Learn bucket dish cleaning system (New Scouts)
Clean dishes
Start campfire
Start dutch oven fun foods!
Go over ten essentials
Campfire Stories/Songs
Eat dutch oven goodies
Bed time
Time to wake up
Start breakfast
Clean up from breakfast


Court of Honor on March 14, 2013

posted Feb 26, 2013, 2:59 PM by Jeffrey Ruth   [ updated Mar 14, 2013, 7:25 AM ]

Reminder, Court of Honor tonight!

Our next Court of Honor is just around the corner (March 14th), so just as a reminder, your sons need to have all board of reviews and/or merit badge blue cards handed in to me by next week, Feb 28th in order to have them available and presented for the Court of Honor, March 14th. Please contact Mike Michalkiewicz @ if you have any questions.

If you are planning on attending the Court of Honor event, be sure to sign-up here:

Eagle Scout Banquet

posted Feb 14, 2013, 9:45 PM by John Kane

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