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.
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
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!
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://email@example.com,-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)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.”
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!
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!
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