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Troop 287,

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I’m eating leftovers as I write this so I’m very thankful right now.

Tuesday’s meeting will consist of a Uniform Inspection, Merit Badge Make Up and Rank Advancement Activities.  Recent Merit Badges are Family Life, Personal Management, and Hiking.  You may also approach an adult leader with work you’ve done on other merit badges or rank advancements to get signatures.

On Dec 3rd the church is having a tree lighting ceremony. We some scouts and adults to volunteer to park cars and support the event. You will be free to enjoy craft and food vendors, family activities, entertainment and the lighting of the community Christmas tree at this FREE event on Friday, December 2, starting at 5:30 pm.

We are feeding the homeless on Christmas day at the Sacred Heart Church at 5:45pm.  We help serve the homeless and needy a few times a year.  This year it happens to fall on Christmas. While this could be seen as an inconvenience for us, imagine the joy the hungry will feel to have their belly’s full on Christmas day. The joy of helping others just might be the best Christmas gift that you can give yourselves.

Both the Christmas Tree Lighting and Soup Kitchen sign ups have been sent to you through Signup Genus.

The 20 Mile hike that was scheduled for Dec 3rd is going to be rescheduled.

Please attend Franklin Woodard’s Eagle COH on Dec 3rd at Wilson Methodist Church.

Finally, as a reminder we will not have an official meeting in December.  We have the events listed above and the Community Service at the WWII Aviation museum on December 10th at 10am.

Sean

Tree Lighting

Tom Sharp —  November 15, 2016 — Leave a comment

We need scouts and families to assist tree lighting event at the church 5 PM on December 2.
Tom Sharp

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Folks,

The Thanksgiving COH is tomorrow (Tuesday night ) at 6pm. Set up is at 530pm.  We still need some people to sign up for Sides, Salads and Desserts!  Please sign up on Sign Up Genius so we have enough food for everyone.

Also, Popcorn pickup will be at COH tomorrow night and so will collection for summer camp and annual dues. Finally, please bring some canned or durable goods to food closet so others that have nothing can get some grub!

It will be a great event! Its my favorite because of all the food (I’m honest)!!!!

Sean

 

Dino Death March Photos!

Sean Warner —  November 14, 2016 — Leave a comment

Troop 287!

We had an awesome time in Picket Wire Canyon Lands on the Dino Death March.  Jack D accomplished his 2nd Class cooking requirements, Riley completed his 1st Class Rank Advancement Scout Master Conference, Ignacio completed his Tenderfoot Scout Master Conference, All the boys hiked 12.3 miles to complete their 10 mile requirement for the Hiking Merit Badge, and most importantly, we saw real dinosaur foot prints that are believed to be older than the Rocky Mountains!!! Wrap your head around that!  Here is a link to all the photos that you can download:

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Honoring One of Our Own

Sean Warner —  November 10, 2016 — Leave a comment

Troop 287,

On this veteran’s day lets take a moment to think of one of our own. Blake is deployed in Iraq right now so lets all keep him in our thoughts and wish him a safe return.   In his short time in our troop, he has won the hearts and respect of our scouts and adult leaders alike. His tireless energy and youthful approach to teaching, mentoring and friending our scouts has made him one of the most fun and relatable scoutmasters that I have seen in the troop.

I know you are reading this Blake! You take care. We are thinking of you and look forward to all those future campouts when you return!

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Folks,

Since I will be camping and our Kernel is deployed and carrying the torch of freedom in Iraq, I need a volunteer to pick up the popcorn on Nov 12th. All you need is a pick up, SUV, mini-van sized car or you can use the troop trailer. Troop 287 is confirmed for a 8:45 – 9:00 pickup time at ACE Warehouse (5520 Astrozon Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO  80916) on November 12th.

This is a critical event so please let me know as soon as possible if you can do this!!!

Sean

seanmwarner@gmail.com

719.648.6798

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Troop,

The Dino Death March is this weekend.  Here are a few reminders and tips:

  • Please bring the entire packing list. It will be attached below
  • Please bring a signed permission form: http://www.bsatroop287.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/BSA_ParentPermissionForm.pdf
  • Please bring a payment of $15 for food or you can use you scout account if you have the funds.  All checks are made out to Troop 287
  • Bring a meal for Friday night, like a subway sandwich or something that your scout can eat on the road because we will likely be traveling during dinner time.
  • Please arrive at the Church as close to 5pm as possible. We still have to hand out tents and get the cooking gear ready.

Scoutmaster Conferences:

Those that need a scout master conference can do it at the Dino Death March Campout.  This is the best time to do one because we can actually look at the starts for navigation, have time for medical skills, start fires, etc.  Once we get back on Sunday, there will be three committee member volunteers at the church to do a Board of Review.  If everything goes right, they will receive their rank advancement at the COH.

Please study all the knowledge cards and practice the skills (First Aid, Knot Tying, etc). Remember, we test knowledge at the current rank and all the previous ranks and the scout must achieve a 90% to pass. There are no tricks! Study and know the knowledge and you will be fine!!!

Let me know who would like to do a Scoutmaster Conference by emailing me at seanmwarner@gmail.com.

Committee Members – Please let me know if you are able to do a board of review upon return from the campout.

Thanks,

Sean

************************************************Packing List*******************************************************************

1. A pocketknife or multitool can be handy in a wide variety of situations. It’s useful for tasks as large as building an emergency shelter or lighting a campfire with poor fuel, or as small as repairing a damaged backpack. Keep you knife sharp and clean, and don’t forget to first earn your Whittling Chip (for older Cub Scouts) or Totin’ Chip (for Boy Scouts).

2. A first-aid kit can be a lifesaver. Literally. A few items will allow you to treat scratches, blisters and other minor injuries. They should also allow you to provide initial care while waiting for help for more serious injuries. Make sure it’s small for backpacking.

3. Bring extra clothing to match the weather. Multiple layers are better than a single massive jacket, because layered clothing is adaptable to a wide range of temperatures.  A good backpacker is a minimalist. Wear one long pair of pants, preferably dry wicking convertible pants. Bring one set of extra underwear. Bring one warm shirt (fleece or hoodie). Wear one t-shirt and have one more.  Bring at least 3 pairs of socks…preferably wool or synthetic. Cotton sucks!!! Bring a beanie hat! Do not over pack clothes. Normally, the scout wears the same thing home that he wore to the campout…just needs some extra items for the cold.

4. Rain gear is very important. Rain can come in a hurry, and getting your clothes drenched is more than just uncomfortable, it can lead to hypothermia, a potentially fatal condition. A rain coat can also be your cold weather coat. Please do not have multiple coats. A rain coat over a hoodie or fleece will work fine.

5. A flashlight, headlamp or a rugged penlight is important for finding your way in the dark. Bring extra batteries, too.

6. Trail food is good for maintaining your energy. Bring more than you think you’ll need in case you get stuck (or lost) in the woods. Stay away from junk food. Trail mix, healthy energy bars and dried fruit are best.

7. Water can prevent dehydration, heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Use a lightweight, unbreakable 1 liter Nalgene container with a secure lid. Every scout should have 2 liters. This can be in the form of a Nalgene or Camelback.

8. Matches and/or a fire starter may be used to light fires for heat, or for signaling for help. Store matches or lighters in resealable plastic bags.

9. Sun protection might include sunblock, sunglasses, lip balm and a wide-brimmed hat. No giant sunscreen tubes. A mini-tube of sunscreen or simply a hat and long clothes work fine.

10. A map and compass are probably the most important tools you can carry in case you get lost. Every scout should always carry a compass. The troop will provide the map.

11. Sleeping Bag should be rated to at least 20 degrees. If you can find one that is rated to 0 degrees then even better.

12. The Backpack should have a frame. School backpacks do not provide the support necessary for backpacking trips. I recommend at least a 45L backpack.

13. A Sleeping Pad insulates your scout form the cold ground. This can make all the different in preserving energy, providing a good night sleep and preventing hyperthermia.  A foam one works fine…there are more expensive lighter inflatable ones available on many online sites, REI and like outdoor retailers.

14. A Day Pack.  This trip is a car camping trip but we will be doing a ten mile hike with light gear.  The dinosaur tracks are 5 miles from our camp site and we will like there and back on Saturday.

15. Scout Hand Book. Since this is primarily a car camping trip, please bring your handbook so we can sign off on achievements while on the campout. Let me know in advance if you would like to do a Scout Master Conference while on the Back Pack Trip.

16. Two Liters of Water.  This can be in the form of a Nalgene Bottle or Camelbak or a combination of the two. We need to stay hydrated during the hike.

The troop will provide backpacking tents, water filter, first aid kit, and Jetboil stoves.

KEEPING CLEAN

Here are some hygiene items you may want to pack, depending on the outing:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Soap
  • Waterless hand cleaner
  • Washcloth
  • Toilet paper
  • Trowel for digging cathole latrines

COOKING AND EATING

Here are some cooking and eating items you may want to pack, depending on the outing:

  • Bowl for cooking and eating
  • Spoon
  • Cup or insulated mug
  • Water treatment system
  • Backpacking stove with fuel (Troop will provide this but you can bring one if you have it).
  • Metal Cup that you can heat water on one a stove

EXTRAS

Here are some extras you may want to pack, depending on the outing:

  • Watch
  • Camera
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • Sunglasses
  • Small musical instrument
  • Gloves
  • Whistle
  • Nylon cord (50 Ft for close line or improvised fishing)
  • Insect repellent
  • Hiking stick or trekking poles
  • Animal identification books, plant keys, geological studies, star charts or other guide

FOOD

Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

 

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Folks,

Its time for my favorite court of honor! Why you ask? Because there will be a ton of awesome Thanksgiving food and our scout family gets to spend are part of this important holiday together.

There will be a few things going on at this one…

First, we are going to eat.  Please refer to the signup genius to see what we ask you to bring.  We need four people to cook turkey’s that the troop buys and the rest to bring an item to share. I will cook one of the turkey’s!  Again, please look at the signup genius and sign up for what item you can bring.

Second, its time to recharter and put our deposit down for summer camp.  The deposit for Summer camp at Chris Dobbins is $50 per scout. We are dividing the cost into payments to make it easier on everyone. Troop dues will also be collected. That is $6 a month per scout, so $72 a year.  So here is the good news, the troop is going to cover the $25 cost of rechartering your scout so you will not have to pay for that part! Yay! You can pay with scout accounts or checks made out to “Troop 287.” Eagle Scouts do not have to pay troop dues.

Third, we will have the Court of Honor where some scouts will be promoted and we will put out information.

Please bring some canned goods or durable food goods to donate to the food bank/pantry. Let’s keep doing good things by helping people!

On a final note, you all did a great job on Flags! The Rotary club was very happy!!!!

Set up for the COH will begin at 530pm, we start at 6pm, and should end around 8pm or earlier.

I look forward to being thankful with all of you and sharing this special moment.

Sean

Sean Warner, SM

 

Thank You!

Sean Warner —  November 7, 2016 — Leave a comment

Troop 287,

This is just a quick post to give my thanks to all that you do. Within a weeks time, we volunteered to help the church during their Harvest Festival, putting out American Flags on Veterans Day and participated in the Veteran’s Day Parade with the local Special Forces Association. That is a lot of good for our community!  We camp, we become productive citizens, and we help people. That’s what we do and it turns out our troop is very good at it! I am very proud to be a part of this outstanding organization. Everyone of you should be very proud of yourselves!

Also, remember that there is no meeting this Tuesday the 8th due to it being election day.  Get out and Vote!!! Our Next meeting will be the Dino Death March Campout this weekend.
Sean

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Good Evening Everyone!

This post is for all those signed up for Veteran’s Day Flags!
Attached you will find the assignment sheet for tomorrow’s flag day!
Please review the route you and/or your Scout has been assigned to.
Some Scouts are on different routes in the morning and evening
because of the different parent volunteers. Thank you for adhering
to this assignment sheet to make things go smoothly in the morning
and evening.
Attached is also the worksheet of the addresses for
the flag routes. The first column of the worksheet denotes the route
that address is on. At this time, I do not have maps but will have
them in the morning. At least this evening you can take a look at
what route you are assigned and you can look up the address on
Google if you would like to familiarize yourself with them.
Please call or txt me if you have any questions or concerns
or if you see that I made a mistake somewhere in the assignments.
I look forward to seeing everyone in the morning!
Sandy Johnston
719-528-7034 hm
719-494-9922 cell

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For those that are not going on the Dino Death March, here is an opportunity to earn some community service hours.

Carl Dickson (Bio above) will run 16.8 miles to raise awareness of the 168 Special Forces soldiers, including 6 Colorado National Guard members, who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our
nation in the last 15 years. The Special Forces Association needs volunteers to help with lap counting and other logistics.  We also need anyone who can run a few laps with Carl for moral support.  We need to give Carl all the support we can.  Carl has already raised over $500 to assist SFA Chapter 4-24’s helping veterans.  Scouts do not need to fundraise, but simply donate some time to help Carl. It could only be an hour or two. Simply bring your scout handbook, record the hours you spend there and have a volunteer initial next to it.

Please reply to kressjnd@earthlink.net and also Joe Coughlin at
jcough1@aol.com  if you can help.

 

Thanks,

Sean

 

Troop 287,

Let celebrate Franklin’s Huge accomplishment properly by attending his Court of Honor on December 3rd!  Franklin and his family have been very active in the troop for many years and we greatly appreciate them.  I personally went to Philmont and hiked 107 miles over 11 days with Franklin and I’m here to tell you this Eagle Scout knows his stuff and represents everything an Eagle Scout should be and everything that every scout should strive to be!

We will need scouts to participate in the ceremony as Color Guard and other parts.

….plus, there will be Face Cake so just tell your scouts that and they’ll want to come.

Please RSVP with Lisa Woodard at lisalwo@gmail.com

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Sean Warner

Boy Scout Troop 287

 

Meeting:                   Troop 287 Committee Meeting

Date & Time:            November 1, 2016, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location:                  Wilson United Methodist Church

In attendance:         Mary Cuccaro, Steve Cuccaro, Sandy Diggs, Lisa Durrenberger, Sandy Johnston, Pam Reeves, Danny Reeves, Andrea Warner, Sean Warner, Jonathan Westcott, Lisa Woodard.

 

Sean Warner – Scout Master

  • Flags Fundraiser this weekend, Saturday, November 5th
  • November 11-13, Dino Death March; 2 night camp-out
  • Community Service project set-up for December
  • Website calendar is updated; click on the “calendar” link in the right column
  • Troop trailer will be repainted and updated
  • Franklin Woodard’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor, Sat., Dec. 3rd, 3:00 – 4:30
  • August 2107, Pikes Peak Ascent, , Barr Camp has been reserved

 

Sandy Johnston – Committee Chair

  • Tuesday, November 15, Court of Honor
  • Court of Honor, Thanksgiving meal; look for Sign-Up Genius for food sign-up
  • Council Roundtable Meeting this Thursday
  • Recharter fee and Dues will be due at the COH
  • Summer Camp contracts will be available for signing at COH
  • January 10th, next Committee Meeting

 

Danny Reeves – Committee Treasurer:

  • Scout balances for Court of Honor will be given at Court of Honor

 

 

 

 

 

Folks,

 

I forgot to add the details for the Veteran’s Day Parade in the last post so here they are….

Here are the 5Ws for the Vets Day Parade on 5 November 2016:

WHO: All members of the 1st Special Forces Regiment and especially members
of SFA Chapter 4-24; also Sean Warner’s Boy Scouts (Troop 287)

WHAT: Veterans Day Parade. Uniform is any military uniform you ever wore on
active duty, or any SF “heritage uniform,” or SFA Green Blazer, or SFMC
colors. The Scout Uniform is Class A’s.

WHERE: Gather at VFW 101 in Colorado Springs to conduct final TLPs, adorn
truck with banners and flags, and then move to parade marshalling area.  See
website: http://www.csvetsparade.org/about-the-parade/parade-route.

WHEN:  Showtime at VFW 101 is between 0800 and 0830 on 5 NOV 16. Movement to
parade marshalling point between 0900-0915 (We are # 36 in the lineup and will marshal at
the north west corner of Dale St and Tejon). Parade starts at 1000. Scouts meet at VFW 101 at 830 AM!!

WHY: Honor Veterans past and present.

Please send any questions to seanmwarner@gmail.com

 

Sean

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Scouts and Parents,

We have very little participation in the Veteran’s Day Parade and Flags.  These are both tremendous opportunities for our scouts and I’d hate to see them wasted.

Veteran’s Day Parade: The first one is to provide gratitude to the Special Forces Veterans and walk down the street with some of the world’s finest! They asked our Troop to walk with them and that is a huge honor. Right now I only see 4 scouts signed up! We can do better that that!  Please go to the Sign Up Genius Link that I sent you and sign up! The details for the parade will be at the bottom of the email.

Flags: We still need volunteers for flags. This is a great opportunity to offset your costs to all our activities and instill some pride by putting out American Flags.  We still need 3 Scouts in the morning, 5 Scouts in the afternoon and 3 navigators in the afternoon.  This is a really hard task to accomplish when we are lacking participation. The Rotary Club is going to talk to us about flags tonight because we have been so short on scouts that we have not been able to properly execute this duty and we risk loosing this opportunity. Also, for scouts to be considered for Scholarship opportunities for summer camp and such, they must participate in Flags. Please go to Sign up genius and volunteer! The SPL will call everyone over the next two days to confirm or solicit participation.

Thank you! I know the 5th will be a busy day but rewarding day.  With teamwork we can accomplish it and be very proud of our contribution to the community and our veterans!!

Meeting tonight at 7pm, Dino Death Prep, Committee Meeting, Rotary Club Talk about Flags, and possible a Scout Master Conference. I need max participation, I encourage parents to attend the committee meeting and we need at least 5 ASM’s at tonight’s meeting to help get all this done.

Thank you,

Sean

Also, if you are not getting the sign up genius emails for all these activities then please email me at seanmwarner@gmail.com and I will add your email address.

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First, even if you are not going on the Dino Death March please still come to this meeting. There are a lot of things going on! Dino Death March Prep, A committee meeting, A briefing on Flags, and a Scout Master Conference!

The boys going on the dino death march need to bring all their gear for an equipment check.  We are not having a meeting next week because of election so we will get ready this Tuesday.  The packing list will be below. I also need two or three scouts to volunteer to accomplish the first class cooking requirements which involves planning, buying (you will be reimbursed) and preparing the food for the scouts. Here is a link to Picket Wire Canyon where we will be going! http://www.exploresoutheastcolorado.com/picketwire.htm

A representative from the Rotary Club will be speaking to us about Flags. I feel it is very important for everyone that does flags (Scouts and Parents alike) to attend. Our participation is suffering on flags and it is a phenomenal gift house to earn money for the scouts and troop.  That’s house we buy all the awards and pay for many of the items we use. I challenge all parents and scouts to volunteer to do flags 3 of the five times we do it during the year. You will be surprised how much money we get.

There is a committee meeting going on at this meeting. All committee members should attend as well as parents since you will be listening to flags anyway.  This is how you really find out what is going on and you have a hand in influencing what the troop does. Do you have a good idea, grievance or input? This is the time to pass it to the troop!!!!

Because we have so much going on I could use as much ASM participation as possible!!! We need two to do the gear inspection and two to do the Scout Master Conference. That means I need 5 of use there including myself.

Our next meeting will the the Quarterly Cost of Honor.  The theme will be Thanksgiving. The troop will provide 5 turkey’s and we need volunteers to cook them. We will also need people to bring sides. I will create a sign up genius so you can sign up for how you want to help the team!!!

Thanks

Sean

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Here is the packing list for the upcoming Dino Death March trip. PLEASE BRING YOUR GEAR WITH YOU TO THE NEXT MEETING.

These are the “essentials” plus a little extra..

1. A pocketknife or multitool can be handy in a wide variety of situations. It’s useful for tasks as large as building an emergency shelter or lighting a campfire with poor fuel, or as small as repairing a damaged backpack. Keep you knife sharp and clean, and don’t forget to first earn your Whittling Chip (for older Cub Scouts) or Totin’ Chip (for Boy Scouts).

2. A first-aid kit can be a lifesaver. Literally. A few items will allow you to treat scratches, blisters and other minor injuries. They should also allow you to provide initial care while waiting for help for more serious injuries. Make sure it’s small for backpacking.

3. Bring extra clothing to match the weather. Multiple layers are better than a single massive jacket, because layered clothing is adaptable to a wide range of temperatures.  A good backpacker is a minimalist. Wear one long pair of pants, preferably dry wicking convertible pants. Bring one set of extra underwear. Bring one warm shirt (fleece or hoodie). Wear one t-shirt and have one more.  Bring at least 3 pairs of socks…preferably wool or synthetic. Cotton sucks!!! Bring a beanie hat! Do not over pack clothes. Normally, the scout wears the same thing home that he wore to the campout…just needs some extra items for the cold.

4. Rain gear is very important. Rain can come in a hurry, and getting your clothes drenched is more than just uncomfortable, it can lead to hypothermia, a potentially fatal condition. A rain coat can also be your cold weather coat. Please do not have multiple coats. A rain coat over a hoodie or fleece will work fine.

5. A flashlight, headlamp or a rugged penlight is important for finding your way in the dark. Bring extra batteries, too.

6. Trail food is good for maintaining your energy. Bring more than you think you’ll need in case you get stuck (or lost) in the woods. Stay away from junk food. Trail mix, healthy energy bars and dried fruit are best.

7. Water can prevent dehydration, heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Use a lightweight, unbreakable 1 liter Nalgene container with a secure lid. Every scout should have 2 liters. This can be in the form of a Nalgene or Camelback.

8. Matches and/or a fire starter may be used to light fires for heat, or for signaling for help. Store matches or lighters in resealable plastic bags.

9. Sun protection might include sunblock, sunglasses, lip balm and a wide-brimmed hat. No giant sunscreen tubes. A mini-tube of sunscreen or simply a hat and long clothes work fine.

10. A map and compass are probably the most important tools you can carry in case you get lost. Every scout should always carry a compass. The troop will provide the map.

11. Sleeping Bag should be rated to at least 20 degrees. If you can find one that is rated to 0 degrees then even better.

12. The Backpack should have a frame. School backpacks do not provide the support necessary for backpacking trips. I recommend at least a 45L backpack.

13. A Sleeping Pad insulates your scout form the cold ground. This can make all the different in preserving energy, providing a good night sleep and preventing hyperthermia.  A foam one works fine…there are more expensive lighter inflatable ones available on many online sites, REI and like outdoor retailers.

14. A Day Pack.  This trip is a car camping trip but we will be doing a ten mile hike with light gear.  The dinosaur tracks are 5 miles from our camp site and we will like there and back on Saturday.

15. Scout Hand Book. Since this is primarily a car camping trip, please bring your handbook so we can sign off on achievements while on the campout. Let me know in advance if you would like to do a Scout Master Conference while on the Back Pack Trip.

16. Two Liters of Water.  This can be in the form of a Nalgene Bottle or Camelbak or a combination of the two. We need to stay hydrated during the hike.

The troop will provide backpacking tents, water filter, first aid kit, and Jetboil stoves.

KEEPING CLEAN

Here are some hygiene items you may want to pack, depending on the outing:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Soap
  • Waterless hand cleaner
  • Washcloth
  • Toilet paper
  • Trowel for digging cathole latrines

COOKING AND EATING

Here are some cooking and eating items you may want to pack, depending on the outing:

  • Bowl for cooking and eating
  • Spoon
  • Cup or insulated mug
  • Water treatment system
  • Backpacking stove with fuel (Troop will provide this but you can bring one if you have it).
  • Metal Cup that you can heat water on one a stove

EXTRAS

Here are some extras you may want to pack, depending on the outing:

  • Watch
  • Camera
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • Sunglasses
  • Small musical instrument
  • Gloves
  • Whistle
  • Nylon cord (50 Ft for close line or improvised fishing)
  • Insect repellent
  • Hiking stick or trekking poles
  • Animal identification books, plant keys, geological studies, star charts or other guide

FOOD

Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

 

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The above photo is dinosaur tracks from Picket Wire Canyon ( Dino Death March)

 

Troop,

Here is the latest!

  • There are a few sign ups out there.  We hardly have anyone signed up for Veteran’s Day Parade with the Special Forces Association or the Harvest Fest at the Church. Please support those that help us and sign up today
  • There are some new sign ups…Pike Peak Ascent and Summer camp. We need numbers early this year to pay for those events. Last minute notification won’t work on these.
  • For our next meeting on Tuesday, we will conduct Camping Prep for the Dino Death March and have a committee meeting. Please come to the meeting whether you are going on the campout or not. We will also have someone from the Rotary Club to talk to us about Flags.
  • There will not be a meeting on November 8th. It’s Election Day. Make sure you Vote!
  • The next COH will be on Nov 15th. The theme will be thanksgiving and we will send a  sign up Genius asking for help to prep food….some to cook turkeys and some to make sides.
  • The Dino Death March is from 11-13 Novmenber. Camping is the main reason we are in scouts. This camping trip will be very memorable. I mean, when is the last time you walked in Dinosaur footprints? I will send a packing list in another email. Scouts will bring all their gear to the church on Tuesday. http://www.recreation.gov/tourParkDetail.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=74974
  • In December we will do a 20 Mile hike and a community service project at the WW2 Aviation Museum. They have restored WW2 aircraft that actually fly!!! We will also do  a 20 Mile hike.

All of these events are listed on the calendar in the website.

Sean Warner

seanmwarner@gmail.com

 

Harvest Fest

Tom Sharp —  October 27, 2016 — Leave a comment

All Scouts and families
I need more scouts and adults to sign up Sunday for Harvest Fest!
All I have is one scout signed up.
Tom Sharp

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Folks,

On Tuesday the 25th we are working on our Family Life Merit Badge. Those that started should bring in the work that they accomplished to this point.  Those that have not started are welcome to start. All scouts should bring their Family Life Worksheet and show what they have accomplished thus far. The Merit Badge will be run by Mr. Brinkman and Mr. Studebaker.

We will also have a Scout, Riley, doing a Scout Master Conference so I need two ASMs to help with that.

Additionally, Popcorn Orders have been submitted!

Sean Warner

Harvest Festival

Tom Sharp —  October 22, 2016 — Leave a comment

Harvest festival Sunday October 30 at thee church from 3-6pm. I need scouts and families to help park cars. This is a fun activity with food and games. Hours count for service hours for rank advancement.
Tom Sharp
Charter Organization Representative