Troop,

This weeks meeting will be at SkyZone located at 1750 E Woodmen Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80920. We will meet there at 630pm and it closes at 8pm. It has many trampoline, a dodgeball trampoline court and other stuff kids like but adults get hurt on.

To save time when getting there please sign this waiver in advance! https://coloradospringsstore.skyzone.com/waiver/

The committee meeting will also be held at SkyZone this week while the kids are jumping.

See you there!


Congrats to the scouts and adult leaders that completed the 21.08 mile hike yesterday! Its all down hill for the Hiking Merit Badge at this point!!! Well done! Here is the google photo link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/jBVMgGwoG3eGBHC38

See previous post for information

The snow on the trail is too much for a mountain bike ride thanks to the Snowmageddon on Wednesday. So the troop is going to Hike 20 miles for the Hiking Merit Badge. This is the best route because its gentle sloping down the entire way!

On Sunday the 17th, Meet at the Santa Fe Trailhead in Palmer Lake at 630am: https://goo.gl/maps/gqFLzS56cMx

We will finish and be picked at Goose Gossage Park approximately between 1-2pm (Scoutmasters will call or message parents in case that time changes)

Packing List:
Worn: Broken in Hiking Shoes. Running shoes are ok too. Synthetic pants and shirt (Preferably no cotton), Wool or Synthetic Socks, Light Gloves, Sunglasses, Hat, Sunscreen, Day Pack.

Daypack: 10 essentials with emphasis on (one liter or more of Water, Healthy Snacks, Light Jacket, Beanie Cap, extra pair of socks, $ for snacks if we stop into anywhere along the way)

Troop, 
On Tuesday, we decided to do a day trip on March 17 which will be a either a bike ride (Cycling MB; Mountain Bike Requirement) or a hike (Hiking MB requirements), weather permitting. Please sign up for either the Hike or the Bike on SignUpGenius so we can decide which one to do on Sunday: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054BACA929A4FC1-mountain

We will let you know tomorrow what the final decision is.

The route will be the same for either event: from Palmer Lake to Colorado Springs via the Santa Fe Trail. The route is about 20(+) miles. 
On Saturday, ASM Blake McTee will check the trail and report back to decide if the trail is suitable for biking or hiking.

If we bike: 
The plan is to meet up at Goose Gossage Skate Park (Mark Dabbling Blvd: https://www.google.com/maps/@38.8891639,-104.8267472,17z) at 8:30am and carpool to our start point in Palmer Lake. This way, drivers can return to Goose Gossage and pick up their vehicles and not leave a vehicle in Palmer Lake. This ride should take around 4 hours (give or take). (9am-1pm)

If we hike:
We will meet up around 6:30 in Palmer Lake (https://www.google.com/maps/place/198+County+Line+Rd,+Palmer+Lake,+CO+80133/@39.1258441,-104.9109997,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x876caecf444acde9:0x735ec489ae80492d!2sPalmer+Lake,+CO!3b1!8m2!3d39.1222138!4d-104.917204!3m4!1s0x876caeeea51ce7d5:0xc320cb0a584447f8!8m2!3d39.1258551!4d-104.9088069), ready to hike! We will hike down the Santa Fe Trail and end at Goose Gossage Park for pick up. We are planning about 7 hours to complete the hike. (7am-1pm)
Equipment needed:

Day Pack with 10 essentials (inspection expected)Helmet (required for bike ride, not for hiking)Gloves(optional)Bring your own meal/Snacks Cell Phone(optional) Charged 

On Tuesday, we also decided to have a game night at Skyzone Trampoline Park Tuesday, 19 March at 7pm.

Our uniform inspection was moved to our next scheduled meeting, 2 Apr. (D11 Spring Break is 25-29 Mar)

Geren M.Troop Scribe

Tuesday’s Meeting

Sean Warner —  March 11, 2019 — Leave a comment

Troop,

Please come with some ideas for our next campout. The AFA has not rescheduled the Free-O-Ree must come up with an alternate plan! Us leaders have a few ideas and we will discuss and vote on them at the next meeting.

Sean

Folks,

So it turns out when everyone went to Dart Warz there was this sign on the door. I guess they decided to close today without notice or updating their website. I apologize for the drive that I know most of you took to get out there.

Sean

https://www.dartwarz.com

Folks,

This weeks meeting will be game night at Dart Warz on Thursday from 6-8pm. They are not open on Tuesdays. Thursday is the cheapest day also at $9 an hour. No need for signup genius. Just come if you want. Pay the counter. Family and friends are more than welcome to come!

Dart Warz is located at 5850 Championship View, Colorado Springs, CO 80922. (855) 717-3278. coloradosprings@dartwarz.com

Come and have little fun!!!

Remember, there is no meeting on Tuesday. This will be the weekly meeting.

Sean

Court of Honor! 530pm

Sean Warner —  February 25, 2019 — Leave a comment

Troop!

First, thank you to all those that came and shredded the slopes of Monarch this past weekend! It was a blast!!

Tomorrow night is our quarterly Court of Honor. For our new scouts, this is where we present rank promotions and merit badges that the scouts have earned. The theme for this event is a Chili Cook off. Scouts bring in the chili that they made and we taste it to see who made the best chili! The troop scribe will also make a slide show presentation of pictures from our most recent camping adventures.

Please arrive at 530 for set up. Dinner begins at 6pm. The uniform is Class A’s

This COH we will announce all the new leadership positions.

Please remember to sign up for what you can bring! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054baca929a4fc1-court3

Thanks!

Sean

Scouts,

Scout Sunday is March 10th at the church at 10:00 am. The Church that graciously lets us use their facilities greatly needs attendance from the Troop for being our charter organization.  The Scouts will help with ushering/greeting, the scripture reading, and they will also provide a cake to add to the church goodies. We could also use adults to assist in serving cake. 

The service is at 10:30. Tom Sharp will do a short training for scouts on the 5th to let us know what to expect when ushering, greeting, and reading.

Please sign up here!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054BACA929A4FC1-scout2

Ski Trip Update

Sean Warner —  February 21, 2019 — Leave a comment

Troop,

We are going to make this a day trip on Saturday due to the small amount of scouts that signed up for the overnighter. Right now we just have two! Let’s plan on meeting at the church at bright and early 6am and we can shoot for a 6-7pm return time.

Thanks!

Sean

Folks,

One of our newest Scouts, Adam, is having his Blue and Gold Cross over ceremony on the 27th. Let’s support our new Scout family member by having as much participation as possible to welcome him to the Troop.  It is Wednesday the 27th at 530pm at West Elementary School located at 25 N 20th St, Colorado Springs, CO  80904.  Please come a few minutes early and in Class A’s looking sharp.  We will welcome Adam and provide him with his neckerchief.  Please sign up if you are able to make it! Its will only last one hour. 

Please sign up here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054BACA929A4FC1-blue

Thanks!

Sean

Troop! Great News. Blake McTee has convinced the Monarch Mountain Lodge to let us stay there overnight on Saturday for $20 each….which includes breakfast the next morning. So, if you do want to say overnight then that is an option! It’s 5 minutes from the slopes. Right now, we have 3 scouts signed up for a day trip. All these scouts already have the Snow Sport Merit Badge so the trip (at this point) will be more for fun….the merit badge is still an option though. Please sign up if you want to go for the day trip or overnighter!

The link is under “Activity Sign Up” at the top of the website.

Thanks!
Sean

Troop/Parents,

The Troop decided they want to go skiing this weekend since the Air Force Academy postponed the Freez-O-Ree.  This is a last minute planning decision so we are looking at two options…One is a day trip to Monarch on Saturday, the 23rd. The other is a one night overnighter where we depart and Ski Saturday and return Sunday evening. Please sign up on what you would prefer to do and we will make a final decision prior to going. For this trip we will offer the Snow Sports Merit badge for those that would like to Ski or Snowboard.  To earn the merit badge, you must already be a little proficient to complete the ski/snowboard tasks.  For those that just want to ski/snowboard for fun, then that is fine too. If you have never skied or snowboarded then its best to have an adult dedicated to hang with those scouts because they require constant supervision.  

Here are some prices to consider for the trip if you do not have your own ski gear or have a season lift ticket:

Monarch Lift Tickets

If you get the tickets at the above link a one day ticket for an Adult is $74, a teen (13-17) is $49, and a junior (7-12) is $32.  Please buy your tickets in advacne online.

Rental Prices can be found at this link: 

Rental Gear

If we do have an overnight option then there will be a cost for lodging as well.

Please pack clothing for skiing, pack some snack and have some spending money for meals. Lunch if we do a one day trip. Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch if we do the overnighter. 

Please sign up as soon as you can so we can plan! We will update everyone as we go. 

Please sign up at the below link as soon as possible!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054BACA929A4FC1-skisnowboard

Thanks!

Sean

Sea Base Meeting Reminder

Sean Warner —  February 19, 2019 — Leave a comment

Parents, please come to tonights meeting if your scout is going to Sea Base this summer. We want to make sure we have everyone’s input in making travel plans!

Thanks
Sean

2/12/19 Meeting Minutes

Ethan G —  February 19, 2019 — Leave a comment

First Aid Merit Badge

-Cpr Teaching

Fixing The Sled

Next Week Is Election

2/26/19 is the court of honer

-Chilli Cook off :See Mr Warners previous Post

EthanG Troop Scribe

Folks,

The Air Force Academy has postponed the Free-O-Ree. This is the message on the Pikes Peak Council Web Site, “THE FREEZOREE WILL BE CHANGING CHANGING IT’S DATE TO ETHER MARCH 15-17 OR APRIL 12-14.  THE REASON FOR THE CHANGE IS BECAUSE THE AIR FORCE ACADEMY WILL BE UNAVAILABLE ON THE ORIGINAL DATE.”  

http://www.pikespeakbsa.org/Event.aspx?id=4765

Tomorrow, pending no cancellation from School, we will decide an alternate Course of Action for this weekend. The easiest switch might be to do our ski trip this weekend and the Free-O-Ree next month. Please come to the meeting with some ideas.

We are definitely doing the Freez-O-Ree when it comes up! Check out the work Mr. Petree did to complete the scouts sled design!

Thanks!
Sean

Troop our next Court of Honor will be the Chili cook off! The scouts (under the guidance of their parents) make chil to share with the troop and everyone gets to vote on which one is the best. Feel free to be creative! The winner get an Amazon gift card, 2nd place gets a pat on the back, 3rd place get’s a “better luck next year” and everyone gets a full belly and a good time!  

For our newer scouts. The COH is a quarterly event where scouts receive any new merit badges and awards that they earned over the past 3 months.  There is a slide show created by the troop scribe to reflect on the cool stuff we did the over the last quarter too! This is also a chance for the Committee Chair and the Scoutmaster to update everyone on the lastest and greatest information. The Treasurer updates parents on the status of the scout accont (bring checkbook because scout goign to camp and other things might owe some money) and there will be a few other things. This is for the whole family! 

The COH is February 26th. Arrive at 530pm for set up. The COH officially starts at 6pm.  We normally finish before 8pm. I’m thinking we will have about 40-50 people there. 

Please sign up for items to bring:

8 slots of Chili minimum (more scouts can bring chili if they want)

4 slots for a dozen rolls

2 slots for crackers

2 slots for salad

2 slots for shredded cheese

4 slots for a dessert

1 slot for sour cream

2 slots for a bag of tortilla chips 

Please sign up for the item you will bring at the below sign up genius link!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054BACA929A4FC1-court3

Thanks!

Sean

Please bring your Neckerchiefs and Merit Badge Worksheets to the meeting tonight!

Folks, the Sea Base meeting will be next Tuesday! Sorry for the “Happy Accident”. The rest of the stuff is tonight….sled building, First Aide MB, and Committee Meeting.