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Troop 327 Activities

Troop 327 meets most Monday evenings throughout the year.  Some of the meetings allow the troop to plan and carry out activities that occur on a yearly basis.  Below is a listing of many of the activities that the troop participates in every year.


Scout Troop 327 Regular Activities

Ongoing throughout the year
  • Scout Parent Meetings
    • Parents meet once a month typically on a Sunday evening
  • Recycled aluminum can bin
    • The troop has collection bins at Colony on HW 5 in Waconia, and on HW7 in St Boni. 
    • These periodically needs to be taken to recycling center
    • Scouts helping with this earn credit hours
  • Courts of Honor
    • Ceremony where scouts receive rank advancement, merit badges, and other awards.
    • Held in the spring, fall and winter 
    • Ceremony usually followed with dessert pot luck

Held every one to two years
  • High Adventure
    • Attending one of the BSA high adventures 
      • Philmont - backpacking in New Mexico
      • Northern Tier - BWCA canoe trip
      • Sea Base - aquatics activities in Florida

Yearly recurring activities
  • January
    • Christmas Tree pickup (early January) 
      • Scouts pick up discarded holiday trees throughout Waconia and deliver them to the parking lot near the city offices. 
      • Parents with trucks/ trailers also needed. 
      • Scouts earn credit hours
  • February 
    • Winter Camporee (District wide weekend camp)
  • March
    • Fish Fry 
      • Help at St Joseph’s Church
    • Crossover Ceremony
      • Initiation ceremony for new scouts crossing over from Cub Scouts
  • April
    • Scouting For Food
      • Scouts go door to door collecting cans of food for the Waconia Food Shelf
    • Order of the Arrow elections
    • Easter Candy Bagging
      • Scouts bag candy for Lions Easter Egg hunt
  • May
    • Spring Camporee (District wide weekend camp)
    • Spring Highway Cleanup
      • Typically done on a Monday evening
      • Scouts and parents pick up trash along HWY 5
      • Scouts earn credit hours
    • Library Book Sale
      • Scouts assist library with setup/cleanup
  • June
    • MiniHigh Campout
      • 3 night troop campout
      • Location changes each year
      • Different activities based on where camp is held
  • July
    • Many Point Camp (Council-run scout camp)
      • 1 week campout from Sunday to Saturday
      • Location is Many Point Scout Camp in the Park Rapids/Detroit Lakes area
  • August
    • Move out of Sheriff's building for County Fair
    • Fair Parking Fundraiser
      • Scouts staff a parking lot during the County Fair
      • Scouts earn credit hours
    • Fair Cleanup
      • Cleanup fairgrounds after fair is complete
      • Scouts earn credit hours
    • Move back into the Sheriff's building
  • Sept
    • Fall Camporee (District wide weekend camp)
    • Fall Highway Cleanup
    • Fall Library Sale
      • Scouts help with setup and take down
      • Scouts earn service hours for helping
  • October
    • Wreath Sales Fundraiser (pre-sale)
      • Scouts go door to door in Waconia and St Boni taking wreath orders
      • Parents needed for driving scouts around
      • Scouts earn credit hours
  • November
    • Wreath Sales Fundrasier (assembly and delivery)
      • Assembly (bows need to be attached to all wreaths)
      • Delivery
        • Scouts deliver wreaths from pre-sale
        • While delivering, scouts sell extra wreaths to homes that didn't pre-order
        • Parents needed with trucks/trailers needed to drive
      • Scouts earn credit hours
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