Troop,

These are the current awards and promotion that we are tracking for this COH.  Please let me know ASAP at seanmwarner@gmail.com if there are any that were missed!!

Snowsports MB:
Josh J
Mark P
Riley C
Jack D
Jacob C
Cody P
Rhett B
Communication MB:
Lance W
Promotions:
Jacob C – Scout
Jacob J – Tenderfoot
Sean

 

Five African-American Leaders Who Started in Scouting

 

 

Snowshoers,

Here are the details for our campout.

Time Line:

March 3:

0700: Meet in the church parking lot

0730: Depart for Sentinel Point Trail in Florissant, CO

0900 – UTC: Hike Trail, Set Up Camp, Avalanche Safety Training, Build Snow Shelters, Cold Weather Training and Playing.

March 4th:

0900: Depart Camp

1000: Depart to the Church

1100 or earlier: Arrive at the Church

Winter Packing List:  We will tailor this…. http://www.scoutlists.com/Winter/Mountains/Weekend-Troop-Campout.aspx

Cost: $15 per scout (This will cover the food and extra stuff like handwarmers and such)  Pay Treasurer

Snowshoe rental: $18 (I might be able to get these free). Pay Troop Treasurer.

Location: Sentinel Point Trail in Florissant

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https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/sentinel-point-trail

Food:  Scout Patrols will determine

Merit Badge Accomplishment: Snow Sports Merit Badge

Skill Accomplishment:  Winter Survival and Fun

Cold Weather Safety COLDER

How to Build a Quinzee Snow Shelter

Snowshoers,

Here are the details for our campout.

Time Line:

March 3:

0700: Meet in the church parking lot

0730: Depart for Sentinel Point Trail in Florissant, CO

0900 – UTC: Hike Trail, Set Up Camp, Avalanche Safety Training, Build Snow Shelters, Cold Weather Training and Playing.

March 4th:

0900: Depart Camp

1000: Depart to the Church

1100 or earlier: Arrive at the Church

Winter Packing List:  We will tailor this…. http://www.scoutlists.com/Winter/Mountains/Weekend-Troop-Campout.aspx

Cost: $15 per scout (This will cover the food and extra stuff like handwarmers and such)  Pay Treasurer

Snowshoe rental: $18 (I might be able to get these free). Pay Troop Treasurer.

Location: Sentinel Point Trail in Florissant

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https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/sentinel-point-trail

Food:  Scout Patrols will determine

Merit Badge Accomplishment: Snow Sports Merit Badge

Skill Accomplishment:  Winter Survival and Fun

Cold Weather Safety COLDER

How to Build a Quinzee Snow Shelter

 

Scouts will prepare for the next campout (Snowshoe) tonight.  Its important for all scout leadership, present and future to be at the meeting because YOU will plan the campout. This is a great opportunity for new leadership to learn from current leadership. If you look in the scout corner on the top of the website you will find some forms you can use in the Scout Corner link. In particular, SPL and ASPL Weekend Camping Planning Guide.  The SPL, ASPL, and Patrol Leaders will prepare this form, divide duties and get all equipment ready tonight. Even if you are not going on the campout, you are still the leader and must perform your leadership duties!!

Also, we need at least 3-4 scouts to attend the Pack 26 Cross-Over Ceremony this week at Holmes Middle School. It’s Thursday at 6pm but please arrive by 545p. Again, I recommend current and future Troop Leadership attend. SPLs, ASPLs, Patrol Leaders, Etc… Below is the link to sign up:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F054BACA929A4FC1-pack

 

Thank you,

Sean

Boy Scout Troop 287

 

Meeting:                      Troop 287 Committee Meeting

Date & Time:               February 13, 2018 7:30 p.m.

Location:                     Wilson United Methodist Church

In attendance:             L. Durrenberger, P. Reeves, D, Reeves, S.Diggs, S. Warner, T. Sharp, M.Pharris, M.Kellner, T.Josten

 

 

 

Lisa Durrenberger – Committee Chair

 

Opened Meeting 7:32 p.m.

 

Introduction to parent from Pack 26

 

  • Discussions regarding Summer Camp Merit Badge selection, a date in April will be communicated as the deadline to get in selections in by May 2018.
  • Summer Camp, June 17th-23rd, 2018, Camp Alexander,  13 scouts signed up
  • Summer Camp Scholarship opportunities were discussed.
  • Court of Honor, February 27, 2018, set up 5:30 p.m., start 6 p.m. dinner,  COH  7 .p.m. Chili Cook-Off  theme, Sign up Genius will be sent for supplies/food needed.
  • Camp card sales, February 27th kick off at Overdrive Raceway, Monument CO. February 28th  to April 29th, 2018 sales period. A Bass Pro storefront sales slot time given to the Troop. Please watch for updates. Great opportunity for scouts to earn money.
  • Monthly notifications for Youth Protection training (YPT) will be made to keep up to date. Please watch for communications from Lisa.

Sean Warner – Scoutmaster.

  • Snowshoe Camp Out*** DATE CHANGE** scheduled for March 3rd and 4th 2018, Leadville, Colorado , Sign up Genius sent out .
  • Freez O Ree , March 16, 2018, Air Force Academy , leadership and adventure courses.
  • Great Sand Dunes Camp Out, April 6th to 8th, 2018 Sign up Genius sent out
  • Discussion for High Adventure 2019 – Sea Base trip, possible sailing excursion.
  • Discussion of volunteer needed to help plan High Adventure trip
  • Knot Patrol Meetings are proposed to be once a month. Any parent can participate. Involves planning camp outs.
  • Discussion catching up on blue cards.
  • Usage of Sign up Genius for Board of Reviews were discussed, more information to be communicated.
  • REMINDER: Troop follows School District 11 schedule. If school is out the Troop does not meet. 

Danny Reeves – Committee Treasurer: 

  • Gave the current status of the Troop’s total operating account
  • Discussed the current status of equipment, scholarship and education
  • Discussed the current status of flag and summer camp accounts due dates

Tom Sharp- Chartered Org. Rep Committee Member 

  • Discussion regarding scout leadership roles and training.

Tuesday’s Meeting!

Sean Warner —  February 19, 2018 — Leave a comment

A couple of things for this weeks meeting tomorrow….

We will go over gear for the Snow Show Campout.  If you are going, please bring in your 0 Degree sleeping bag if you have one. You do NOT need to bring in all of your gear.  I haven’t given you the packing list yet. I noticed there are only 3 scouts signed up at the moment and I need one more adult to sign up to have the 2 minimum.

We will also be doing Scout Master Conferences. I need ASMs in case we have a few of them.  If you are doing a scout master conference, please wear your Class A’s, look sharp and bring your scoutmaster book.

See you tomorrow at 7 (Remember, if district 11 is canceled tomorrow for snow then we will not have a meeting.)

 

Sean

Good morning everyone!

We are up to 13 scouts attending summer camp. Just a friendly reminder that we are asking families to have the total balance due by April 10th. I have heard from several of you to take monies out of your son’s Scout Account. Please reach to me if you wish to know the balance owed or the balance in your Scout Account. We have a Court of Honor coming up on the 27th. I will have account summaries available then.

Regards,
Danny R

Hey Troop!

Tomorrow we will start our Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge. This is an eagle required MB.  Please don’t forget to work on your Communication Merit Badge if you started on it.

Also, the snowshoe campout will be on the March 3-4 weekend. I apologize for making the change from the third week in February but it turns out I have to work that weekend and I probably have the most training in the snow so I feel its important to make it on this one with the Troop!

Please sign up on Sign Up Genius for the campout.  I need to reserve Snowshoes for those that need them and I need to so that in Advance. Snow Shoes will cost $18 for the weekend if I get them though the Air Force Academy Outdoor Recreation.

Thanks

Sean

Scouts,

We have an awesome location to Camp in April. This is the best time of the year because the snow melt makes a beach to swim at in addition to being able to hike the Dunes.  This will be an epic adventure. I’m not sure of the cost yet but like everything else we make this super affordable!!!

Please sign up here!!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F054BACA929A4FC1-great

 

Sean

Freez-O-Ree

Sean Warner —  February 7, 2018 — Leave a comment

 

Troop,

Most years we do the Freez-O-Ree on the Air Force Academy and its a blast! The Air Forces Cadets run this and they have some pretty cool events from Obstacle Cources, Leadership Courses, races, food, etc.

The dates are from Friday, March 16, 2018 at 5:00pm to Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 9:00am.  This is a low stress fun trip and right in our back yard. The cost is $32 total for each scout.

Please sign up in by March 1st so I can register us for the event!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F054BACA929A4FC1-freezoree1

Thanks
Sean

Snow Shoe Camp Out

Sean Warner —  February 7, 2018 — Leave a comment

Winter Scouts!

We are preparing for some high adventure camping that will be appropriate to all the ages and ranks of all the scouts.  We are going to finish our Snow Sports Merit Badge by hiking to a camp site in Snow Shoes!! This is going to be really fun! Imagine seeing the stars from the mountain woods on a cool crisp night….or having a camp fire in the snow! I can only think of being in a Narnia like environment when I think of hiking and camping in the snow.

At the moment, the location is looking like Leadville, CO and we are either going to have it the weekend of Feb 24-25 or Mar 3-4. We are looking for somewhere that actually has snow! It will be a 2 day/1 night camping trip.  We will leave Saturday early in the morning and return Sunday afternoon. The reason for the date change is I might have to work one of those weekends and I am the only one in the troop that is Avalanche trained and I have the most experience camping in the snow….so I ask for you consideration and flexibility on this weekend. I would like to ask additional parents to go too!

On this sign up there are two things you are committing to…..signing up and requesting Snow Shoes if you do not have them. You may rent or buy your own or you may click on the link and I will rent a pair for you! I’m not sure of the cost of snow shoe rentals but it should not be that much. If you choose to buy a pair then I would recommend Costco!  They have great snow shoes and hiking poles at a great price!!

I will send the packing list a week prior but here are few mandatory items for this trip:

– 0 Degree Sleeping Bag

– Hand and foot warmers

– Waterproof insulated Hiking Boots

– Good Gloves

– A positive attitude!

Please sign up on the sign up Genius Link below

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F054BACA929A4FC1-snow1

 

 

Scouts,

 

Sorry for the last minute update but we will be working on Elections tonight and some aspects of the communication merit badge (Eagle Required!!).

Thank you,

Sean

Folks,

I apologize for the late post. Just want to let you know that there is a meeting tonight at 7pm.  We will also have an PLC tonight at 8pm so the Boy Scout leadership wil participate in that and the rest of the scouts can be picked up at 8pm.

There might be some Cub Scout visiting to see us in the regular course of our meetings so any committee members or ASMs that can are available please help answer any questions they might have.

Thanks

Sean

Hello everyone,

The troop just paid the second installment of Summer Camp for Camp A to Council.  I have been challenged with getting to the meetings and to remind you all about making payments.

For February, please be prepared to submit a check for your first and second installments (the first was your deposit). Each installment is $66.25, so a total of $132.50 would be due.  Installment three is due March 13th and your final installment is due April 10th.

I have the following scouts noted as attending Summer Camp:

Rhett (paid in full)

Riley ($55)

Daniel ($55)

Jack ($55)

Marquel ($165)

Ignacio ($55)

Xander ($55)

Cody ($55)

Mark P. ($55)

Evan (paid in full)

Lance ($55)

The troop will be covering the costs of one adult leader for attending (we get one for free).

You may also take a payment out of your Scout’s account.  Reach out if you need an update on their balance.

Regards,

Danny R.

Just saw this in my emails and thought some of you might be interested.  If you have any kids in the 5th or 6th grade then this is the best way to get a ski pass

 

https://passport.coloradoski.com/?utm_source=newsletter_907&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20180129-passport

 

Sean

 

Troop,

This week’s meeting will be at Colorado College to complete the communication merit badge.

To complete the Communication MB we must complete achievement #3:

 a. Attend a meeting of your city, town, or county council or school board; OR a municipal; county, or state court session 

 b. Choose one of the issues discussed at the meeting where a difference of opinions was expressed, and explain to your counselor why you agree with one opinion more than you do another one.

The one that fits into our schedule best is a meeting on Tuesday from 6-8pm at Colorado College. Colorado Attorney General candidate Michael Dougherty will discuss his candidacy and answer questions. This is hosted by The Colorado College Democrats.  The meeting is free to the public.

No matter your political affiliation, its good to know what is going on in your state.  The Q&A should invoke a lot of topics that will make for good discussion.  I encourage all to come to include parents. You may start the Merit Badge by attending this meeting as it is the hardest requirement in this merit badge.

The meeting will be from 6-8pm at Colorado College at Gaylord Hall on the main floor of Worner Campus Center at 902 N. Cascade Ave. Click this link for a location: Map

Please wear personal clothes….no boy scout uniforms as we do not want to attract attention at a political discussion.

See you then!

Sean

 

Sorry folks, I had two times on the emails.  630pm is what I originally put so lets go with that. That time allows scouts to pay, prep and probably play from 7-8pm

 

Thanks

Sean

Folks,

I will not personally be at Dart Warz tonight because I am attending an Avalanche Level 1 Certification course. For those that arrive, please just gather together pay the entry fee of $7 per player and have a great time!!  This is not a group discount thing so no one has to check in as Troop 287. Tonight is Dart Warz discount night for everyone and the cost is just $7.

Feel free to give me a call if anyone has any questions!  719-648-6798 or seanmwarner@gmail.com

 

Thanks

Sean

Folks,

Only two adult leader’s RSVP’d for our Knot Patrol meeting tonight so I’m moving it to next week to hopefully get some more participation.

It will be at Wyatt’s Pub and Grill on 31 Jan at 630pm located at Wyatt’s Pub and Grill 806 Village Center Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919. These meetings are very important to determine which adults can go on what campouts and to determine how we can best support the scouts planning with adult leadership.  Ideally we would have most if not all the ASMs there to include the committee chair…and anyone else that would like to come.

 

Thanks

Sean