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NO MEETING ON TUESDAY, May 3rd!

This week game night will be on Friday, May 6th 5:00pm at Trampoline World. We will meet inside

for 2 hrs of trampoline fun. Cost is $5/hr for a total of $10. Parents please fill out on-line waiver or sign

one when dropping off your Scout. For more information about Trampoline World please click on link below.

Trampoline World

780 Vondelpark Drive

http://trampolineworld.co

See you there!

Upcoming Events:

May 10th (Tues):  Meeting at WUMC, Farish campout signup/planning/payment due

May 13-15 (Fri Sun):  Farish Campout (Fishing, camping, cooking)

May 17th (Tues):  Court of Honor, WUMC 5:30-7:30 pm.  Hamburger/hot dogs

Tonight’s meeting will conclude at the normal time of 8:30 pm (ignore the 8:15 pm end time in the prior post).  We will have an interpatrol activity as part of the meeting.  PLC will be held as scheduled.

At Tuesday’s meeting we’ll continue with preparing the new Scouts for their Scout Rank advancement.  We hope to get all advancement items completed by the next Court of Honor, which is Tuesday, May 17th, so please try to make tomorrow’s meeting.

We are also planning a campout at Farish (USAFA camp area 10 miles outside of Woodland Park, north of Rampart Reservoir) for the weekend of May 13-15.  It may be one or two nights depending on campsite availability.  We’ll pass around a signup sheet for the campout at tomorrow’s meeting.

We’ll be done tomorrow at about 8:15 pm with the regular meeting.  A PLC will follow (SPL, ASPL, staff, and patrol leaders) until about 8:40-8:45.

See you tomorrow!

Soap Box Derby

Tom Sharp —  April 25, 2016 — Leave a comment

The troop has 2 soap box derby cars to check out and use for the local race on June 12, there are 2 weekends you have to set aside June 11-12 and June 4 for inspection and practice. This would be for scouts that are NOT going to summer camp. You would need a pick up truck to haul the cars. The application is on website pikes peak soap box derby. Call me if you are interested. if I get more than 2 scouts interested we will draw names out of a hat. Application, copy birth certificate, and entry fee is due by May 1.
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Boy Scout Troop 287

 

Meeting:                     Troop 287 Committee Meeting

Date & Time:            April 19, 2016, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location:                   Wilson United Methodist Church

 

In attendance:

Jon Ullmann, Lisa Woodard and Sandy Johnston.

 

Sandy Johnston – Committee Chair

  • Opened the meeting
  • Tuesday, May 9th: 7:30 pm is the next Committee Meeting
  • Tuesday, May 17th: Court of Honor, BBQ theme
  • Gave an update on Summer Camp; 20 (maybe 21) boys will be going to camp
  • Merit Badge workshop selections for Summer Camp open on May 4th
  • Report given on our Flags Fundraiser:
  • Monday, May 30th is Memorial Day and our first Flag Fund-raiser day
  • Thank you to Deb Walker for volunteering to be our new Flag Coordinator
  • Parents needed! Each Scout’s parent or guardian is needed to drive TWO times this year; there are five Flag holidays and each of those will need drivers for the morning and evening shifts
  • Tuesday, June 14th is Flag Day, and we will be calling on the older Scouts to distribute flags that day while the younger Scouts are at Summer Camp

 

Jon Ullman – Scout Master

  • The boys are currently working on a couple of Merit Badges
  • The Coin Collecting Merit Badge will start in May; Jim and Floyd will be the coordinators
  • Increase in Flag subscriptions: the hard work of all those who handed out door-hangers produced an increase of about 21 new Flag subscriptions
  • Monday June 6th: Trip to the Denver Mint for the Coin Collecting Merit Badge
  • Summer High-Adventure Trip: details are in the works for a 30-mile backpacking trip that will span 3-5 days; this “unofficial” High Adventure Trip will allow the under-14 Scouts to participate.  Trip will occur possibly the last week in July (around the 22nd to the 31st); several locations in Colorado are under consideration.
  • Preparations are being made for our Boy Scouts to participate in the Centennial Pebble program which will celebrate 100 years of Scouting!

 

 

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On Sunday, April 24th, Troop 287 will provide scout volunteers to the WUMC sponsored soup kitchen at Sacred Heart Church (2030 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904).  Please show at 5:45 pm in Class A shirt.  This event typically takes about an hour and a half and counts towards volunteer requirements for rank advancement while providing a service to the community.  See you Sunday!

Here is what’s happening at Tuesday’s meeting!

-Recognition from Lazy Campout (Centennial patch pebbles)

-Trail to First Class advancement items (bring Scout Handbook!)

-Continue with Citizenship in the Community and Personal Management MBs (bring workbooks!)

-Camp card money and card collection (Important:  All money and unsold camp cards are due at the meeting on the 19th.  Scout accounts will be charged for any money or camp cards that are NOT RETURNED BY THE MEETING. Please email Mary at therese1963@msn.com with any questions).

-Sign up for summer camp merit badges (See ASM Warner’s previous post information).  Summer camp Scouts need to bring a list of merit badges they want to sign up for at summer camp!

See you Tuesday!

Merit Badge Sign Up

Sean Warner —  April 18, 2016 — Leave a comment

Scouts,

I will be present at the end of Tuesday’s meeting to collect what Activities and Merit Badges you would like to sign up for Summer Camp.  Recommended activities broken down by age of the scouts are listed on Page 3 of the 2016 Camp Alexander Guide.

A good first year Scout choice is the following (which is what Jim Brinkman’s first year scouts are doing):

TENDERFOOT & SECOND CLASS 9am/10:30am.
Art (Monday/Tuesday) 1:30
Basketry (Monday/Tuesday) 3:00
LEATHERWORK (Wednesday /Thursday) 1:30
WOODCARVING  (Wednesday /Thursday) 3:00

Second and third year summer campers should review the Camp guide and decide what best suits them to achieve fun and rank advancement.

The Camp guide is located at the top of the Troop website under “Summer Camp 2016”

Please feel free to email me with any questions.

Sean

seanmwarner@gmail.com

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Sunday is Sam Moore’s Eagle COH (17 Apr, 2pm, WUMC)!!  All Scouts should plan on attending to celebrate our newest Eagle Scout!  Rumor has it there may be cake……

Tuesday, 19 Apr, will be our next meeting.  Important:  All money and unsold camp cards are due at the meeting on the 19th.  Scout accounts will be charged for any money or camp cards that are NOT RETURNED BY THE MEETING. Please email Mary at therese1963@msn.com with any questions. 

See you Sunday for the Eagle COH!

 

Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge

There is no meeting Tuesday, 12 Apr…regular Tuesday meetings will return next week!

On Wednesday, 13 Apr,  Scouts working on the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge.should attend the D-11 Board of Education meeting.  Please be there promptly at 6:20 pm so we can get our seats (District 11 Boardroom, 1115 N. El Paso St).  Meeting will begin at 6:30 pm and we’ll depart the meeting at around 7:30 pm (at a convenient and nondisruptive time since the meeting continues until around 9:30 pm).

See you Wednesday!

Folks,

We are only a couple months away from summer camp and I want everyone that’s going to focus on two things right now. Selecting your merit Badges and getting your physicals completed. There is now a link at the top of the Troop 287 Web Page titled Summer Camp 2016 which contains the information for both.

I have to have your Merit Badge selection by the May 2nd meeting. You can hand it to me when you see me or (even better) email me your options to seanmwarner@gmail.com.  Make sure your scout’s name, merit badge choices, and time slots are in the email and make sure you reviewed Program Guide (In the Summer Camp 2016 link) to get this information.

The doctor must use the approved scout physical forms A,B and C in the Summer Camp 2016 link.  No other physical will be accepted. It doesn’t matter what your doctor says. This is a Boy Scout rule. Please go to the link and download the forms and bring them to the doctor when you get the physical.

Feel free to email me with any questions.
Sean

 

Sean Warner

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Come celebrate Troop 287’s newest Eagle Scout on Sunday!  Sam’s parents will be hosting an Eagle Court of Honor at WUMC at 2 pm.

All Scouts and families are invited to this event. We need Scouts to continue the Troop 287 tradition of providing an honor guard, and we need a Scout of each rank to perform a short reading for the ceremony.  Please contact Keith Moore at kmoore436@comcast.net if you can help out.

See you Sunday!

 

Good Evening All,

Our April Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30pm due to the Scouts having their meeting this week at the D11 School Board meeting.

On 4/19 we will be discussing our usual order of business – finances, upcoming events, and summer camp details.

Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend!

See you then,

Sandy Johnston

Committee Chairperson

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We had 18 Scouts enjoy a night of “take out the old, slow guy” at Dart Warz on Thursday.  Everybody had a blast!

Reminder:  No meeting this coming Tuesday (4/12)

On Wednesday, 13 April, Scouts working on the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge should attend the D-11 Board of Education Meeting.  Please be there promptly at 6:20 pm so we can get our seats (District 11 Boardroom, 1115 N. El Paso St).  Meeting will begin at 6:30 pm and we’ll depart the meeting at around 7:30 pm (at a convenient and nondisruptive time since the meeting continues until around 9:30 pm).  I’ll reconfirm the details and put out another confirmation post next week.

Important:  If you’re not receiving invites from signupgenius please send me the best e-mail address to pass information (jonu_1999@yahoo.com).  We have some great upcoming activities for which we’ll need to confirm participants and the Troop uses signupgenius.com to coordinate these activities.  I’m working an event in Denver you won’t want to miss so make sure I have your e-mail!

There is no meeting on Tuesday, 5 April.

Here are the events for this week!

6 Apr, Wednesday:  Pack 6 Webelo Crossover to Troop 287.  This will occur at Howbert Elementary beginning at 5:50 pm and ending around 8:15 pm.  Need 3-5 Scouts (preferably Scouts who were previously in Pack 6) for a flag detail and to welcome the new Scouts.  Participating Scouts will earn a pebble for their Centennial patch.  Please signup via signupgenius or shoot me an e-mail at jonu_1999@yahoo.com if you can attend.

7 Apr, Thursday:  Game Night, 5-6:30 pm (note time change), Dart Warz (http://www.dartwarz.com/content/colorado-springs-co, 5850 Championship View, STE 110, Colorado Springs, CO 80922).  Please fill out the online waiver via the link on the website prior to arrival.  Cost is $6 for one hour of play, all-inclusive (dart devices, ammo, safety glasses).  Please wear socks to the event.

The Lazy campout is on for Fri-Sat!  Meet at WUMC at 5 pm Friday.

The weather will be sunny, but cold.  Please bring a stocking cap, gloves, warm jacket, etc. to stay warm.  I’d recommend bringing the warmest sleeping bag and pad you have.  You can supplement your sleeping bag with a blanket for extra warmth at night! Also, please bring a water bottle (like a 1 liter Nalgene or equivalent) to the campout.  You can also bring matches/firestarter and a knife (blade no longer than 4 inches) since will be working on fire and knife/axe/saw skills. We’ll be looking at all the Scouts gear to provide feedback on what works and what doesn’t as they begin to build their Scout kits!

We’ve purchased all the food and supplies so we’re locked in with a total of 23 Scouts!  Please bring a waiver and cash/check ($12, payable to Troop 287) if you haven’t already supplied these.  This will be a great event for the new Scouts!

Please see the post below for additional packing items.

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We’ll have a meeting Tuesday, March 29th, 7 pm at WUMC to finalize details for the Lazy Campout.  We’ll be camping this Fri-Sat (1-2 Apr) in the vicinity of the WUMC church barn (hereafter referred to as Camp Wilson!).  Show time is 5 pm Friday and we’ll be done at 3 pm Saturday afternoon.  Please eat a snack prior to arrival and bring a signed waiver.  We’ll cook Friday night dinner and Saturday breakfast and lunch during the campout.  On Saturday we’ll work on rank advancement items, and new Scouts will earn the Totin’ Chip and Firem’n Chit (which will allow them to carry/use knives and build fires).

Individual items to bring to Camp Wilson:  Scout Handbook, pen, sleeping bag and pad, clothes, hat/gloves, flashlight, knife (if you’ve earned the Totin’ chit), camp chair (optional), bowl or plate, cup, spoon/fork, toothbrush/comb,.  You can pack all items in a duffel bag or backpack. We will use Troop tents, stoves, and other equipment during the campout.

Cost for the campout is $12.  At Tuesday’s meeting we need to finalize camper names, collect $12 cash or check (payable to Troop 287) or verify use of Scout Account Funds, and collect waiver forms.  If you will be camping but not attending the Tuesday meeting, please let me know so I can verify participation and make alternate arrangements.

Upcoming Events

29 Mar, Tuesday: 7 pm meeting at WUMC

1-2 Apr, Fri-Sat:  Lazy Campout at Camp Wilson

5 Apr, Tuesday:  NO MEETING (see info for Pack 6 Crossover and Game Night alternative below)

6 Apr, Wednesday:  Pack 6 Webelo Crossover to Troop 287.  This will occur at Howbert Elementary beginning at 5:50 pm and ending around 8:15 pm.  Need 4 Scouts (preferably Scouts who were previously in Pack 6) for a flag detail and to welcome the new Scouts.  Participating Scouts will earn a pebble for their Centennial patch.

7 Apr, Thursday:  Game Night, 6-7:30 pm, Dart Warz (http://www.dartwarz.com/content/colorado-springs-co).  Please fill out the online waiver via the link on the website prior to arrival.  Cost is $6 for one hour of play (to be verified).

12 Apr, Tuesday:  NO MEETING (see info for BOE meeting below)

13 Apr, Wednesday:  D-11 Board of Education meeting for Scouts working on Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge.  Please be there promptly at 6:20 pm so we can get our seats (District 11 Boardroom, 1115 N. El Paso St).  Meeting will begin at 6:30 pm and we’ll depart the meeting at around 7:30 pm (at a convenient and nondisruptive time since the meeting continues until around 9:30 pm)

19 Apr, Tuesday:  Resume normal Tuesday meeting at WUMC, 7 pm.

 If you have any questions shoot me an e-mail at jonu_1999@yahoo.com.  See you Tuesday!

 

 

Summer Campers,

Remember to schedule your physical for summer camp.  Here is the link: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf.   Also, if you are looking for a place for a physical, the troop just received the below email from The Little Clinic which offers a $5 discount for scout physicals.

Sean

 

Name: Heather Tseng
Email: htseng@thelittleclilnic.com
Comment: Dear Scout Masters and Troop Leaders:

Hello from The Little Clinic! For the last four years, we have extended a special discount to the scouts: $5 off a camping physical exam. We are excited and honored to extend the discount again in 2016.

We offer camp physicals 7 days a week, with no appointments required!

We have 19 Colorado locations inside King Soopers stores:

Broomfield • 2355 W. 136th Ave, Broomfield, CO • (303) 658-9827
Broomfield • 12167 Sheridan Blvd, Broomfield, CO • (303) 658-9807
Castle Rock • 100 Founders Pkwy, Castle Rock, CO • (303) 658-9799
Centennial • 19711 E. Smoky Hill Rd, Centennial, CO • (303) 459-5634
Colorado Springs • 3620 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colo. Springs, CO • (719) 325-0342
Colorado Springs • 3250 Centennial Blvd, Colo. Springs, CO • (719) 325-0344
Denver (Southwest) • 3100 S. Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO • (303) 742-3179
Denver (Stapleton) • 2810 Quebec St, Denver, CO • (303) 370-5870
Fort Collins • 1842 N. College Ave , Fort Collins, CO • (970) 494-6975
Greeley • 2100 35th Ave, Greeley, CO • (970) 475-0056
Greenwood Village • 6000 S. Holly St, Greenwood Village, CO • (720) 200-6920
Highlands Ranch • 9511 S. University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO • (303) 459-5639
Lafayette • 480 N. Hwy 287, Lafayette, CO • (303) 658-9812
Lakewood • 7984 W. Alameda Ave, Lakewood, CO • (303) 459-7105
Littleton • 11747 W. Ken Caryl Ave, Littleton, CO • (720) 981-2069
Parker • 12959 S. Parker Rd, Parker, CO • (720) 842-4089
Parker • 17761 Cottonwood Dr, Parker, CO • (303) 334-9576
Thornton • 13700 Colorado Blvd • (303) 451-4250
Wheat Ridge • 3400 Youngfield St, Wheat Ridge, CO • (303) 459-5645

If you’d like more information, please feel free to reply to this message or contact Crystal Loud at crystal.loud@thelittleclinic.com to receive the coupon.

Thank you!

Heather Tseng
Field Marketing Manager, CO
The Little Clinic
(303) 903-8544
htseng@thelittleclinic.com

Folks,

Troop 287 has a lot of new scouts and right now Costco has a great deal on a Backpack.  They have a 45L Sierra Designs Tangent backpack for $49.99. It has adjustable backstops,  so it will fit the younger boys adjust it as they grow.  It would be a good affordable pack for all those new young scouts. I personally have three of them.  A good fitting and comfortable backpack is very important on backpacking trips.  It can mean the difference between your scout having a good time or a miserable time on the hike. You will not find a backpack of this quality for such a good price. They typically run out pretty quick so I recommend picking one up soon.

http://www.trailspace.com/gear/high-sierra/tangent-45/

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Sean Warner

spring break

No meeting next week due to Spring Break…next meeting is Tuesday, 29 March; we’ll be planning the Lazy Campout!