Troop,

We are short one driver for Memorial Day Flags. We have enough scouts and navigators.  Ideally, it could be one of the parents of the scouts that are doing flags. There is an open trailer at the troop you can use to hold the flags if you have a trailer hitch. Makes it easier and the flags will not go in your car. Normally, I would do this but my son will be out of town. If another driver does not sign up then we have to have one of the current drivers do two routes which is tough.

Please sign up at the following link if you can do it.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054baca929a4fc1-flag1

 

Thanks

Sean

 

Troop,

Please come prepared to with your worksheets for citizenship in the nation.  Young scouts that are not working on this can work on Rank Advancements!

Also, those that took home troop tents and gear, please clean and dry that stuff and bring back when you are done.

Photos of the last week’s campout will come soon. We all had a great experience!  The long route did 27 Miles and the shorter route 15 miles!!!  Great job for all scouts that did this adventure!

Sean

 

 

 

Parents….

Flag season is right around the corner! I received the list for Memorial Day 2018 and we have 238 flags to do for this holiday. It’s an honor and a privilege to be part of this collaboration. I appreciate everyone that has signed up but we are short a Driver for this first holiday. We are short a Navigator too but since I’m driving, I don’t really need a navigator. We are set with Scouts! But without that last driver, Josh & I will be forced to post about 120 flags!!! I’m asking please, please, please.…..we need another driver to sign up or make some adjustments with the parents and families that are already signed up. I will be at the meeting tomorrow to answer any questions and to hopefully get this issue all worked out!

Thank you,

Sandy

 

Good morning,

At tomorrow’s troop meeting, I will be “setting up shop” to review homework requirements for the Citizenship in the Nation merit badge. We have a Court of Honor scheduled on June 12th. I thought it would be great to get the scouts finishing things up in order to receive this Eagle required badge that night.

Please have your scout bring their workbook with them to the meeting tomorrow night and be prepared to discuss what requirements they may have left to complete.  There is a requirement requiring the scout to watch/read the news for five days in a row.  If for some reason your scout has not completed that, they can discuss with me tomorrow night some options for finishing that piece up in time for the Court of Honor.

I will be out of town for our troop meetings on the 26th and the 5th.  If your scout wishes to get this badge completed in time for the Court of Honor then I can work something out with our Scoutmasters to sign off on the last few requirements.

I am looking forward to hearing what they have discovered.

Regards,
Danny R

Folks,

I’ve had a couple of food questions so I just want to reiterate that the food plan for this weekend:

The main question was who is buying the food.  Each scout is responsible for bringing three fo their own meals.

* This is the menu the scouts camp up with. I understand that they decided Ignacio is buying the Bagels, ham, cheese and Muffins.  The Rest is on  your own! A mountain man meal is a dehydrated meal that you can buy at any sports store like REI. Costco has a good deal on a box of them. You are free to swap the mountain man meal with something of your choice, or make your own food but please make sure you can simply heat the meal up with water. We do not like cooking food in the Troop stoves.

Fri Dinner: Bring your own to eat in the car on the way up (On Your Own)

Sat break: Plain bagels with ham & cheese (cheddar) – Ignacio will buy

Sat Lunch: Mountain man Meal (On Your Own)

Sat dinner: Mountain Man  (On Your Own)

Sun Break: Muffins (chocolate & blueberry) — Ignacio will buy

Snacks: Chewy bars (Ignacio will buy) . Scouts may bring their own if they want too. Please no heavy sugar stuff. I’m sure Blake and I will bring enough of that stuff 🙂

Parents,

We need 11 seat belts to get us to our backpack trip and pick us up.  If we have to drive ourselves then we will loose at lease 2 hours of daylight shuttling on Friday night and it will put under a constricted timeline and could significantly change our back pack route plan. Please sign up on the sign up genius if you are able to drop off the scouts and pick us up. I’m willing to let someone use my car to do it if that helps. The camp out different because our finish location is different then our starting point.

Please sign up here. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054baca929a4fc1-lost

Thanks

Sean

Folks,

Here is the information for this weekend’s camp out. WE DO NEED DRIVERS TO TAKE US THERE AND PICK US UP. PLEAD READ AND CONTACT ME DIRECTLY IF YOU CAN DO THAT!! seanmwarner@gmail.com 719-648-6798

Back Pack Route:

Hiking Route Wigwam

  1. We will start at the Wigwam Trail Head. Here is the link on google maps to the location.  We need Drivers to bring all the scouts (7 Scouts and 4 Adults with Gear) there on Friday and Drop us off!!!  https://goo.gl/maps/F6v8BJLvqKq
  2. We will hike west along the Wigwam Trail then turn south on the Goose Creek Trail then look for a place to camp out on Friday Night.
  3. On Saturday morning we will continue to move south along the Goose Creek Trail until we arrive at the T-Intesection of McCurdy Trail and Goose Creek Trail. We then may split into two ability groups…the long route will go west along McCurdy Trail and the shorter route will go south along the Goose Creek Trail. There will be two adult leaders with each group.  We may decide to stay together. We will camp somewhere along the trail on Saturday night.
  4. Sunday morning we will wake up and make our way east along Hankins Gulch Trail  to the pick up point at Goose Creek Trail Head. The location and route on Google Maps is here: https://goo.gl/maps/F5cLHEJFJrJ2  We need Drivers to bring all the scouts (7 Scouts and 4 Adults with Gear) there on Sunday about 11am-noon and Pick Us UP!!!! Wait there until we get there…

Time Line:

18 May:

5pm – Meet at United Wilson Methodist Church. Please have permission slip filled out.

19 May: Make Men out of Boys by developing rugged mountain backpacking skills.

20 May:

11am – Drivers pick us up at Goose Creek Trailhead

1pm – Arrive Back at Church

Weather:

Packing List * It will Rain!! Don’t over Pack!! 

  • 2 liters of water (two Nalgene Bottles or One Nalgene and one camelback)
  • Backpacking backpack (Please make sure it fits your scout around the waist. Costco sells an adjustable Sierra Designs 45l backpack for about $50) Rain cover for backpack (could be tough garbage bag>
  • Lightweight sleeping bag (rated to 35 degree)* Please no enormous car camping sleeping bags that will cause your scout to struggle.
  • Sleeping pad
  • 2 x Gallon Size zip lock Bag (One for Smellables and One for Trash) Write your name on both with a Sharpie
  • Hygiene kit (hand sanitizer, toothbrush & toothpaste, TOILET PAPER)
  • MAKE SURE YOU HAVE TOILET PAPER
  • Hiking shoes (broken in). *wear them over the next couple of days if they are new.
  • Mess kit (At a minimum a spoon and cup)
  • At least one pair of extra clothes that match the weather (probably at least three pairs of socks) No Cotton Jeans if you can. Target, Walmart and Big 5 sports sells very affordable quick dry clothes.
  • Beanie cap and hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Light jacket
  • Rain jacket ( can also be the light jacket)
  • Bug Spray or cream
  • Headlamp or flashlight (extra batteries)
  • First aid kit
  • Matches / Lighter
  • Lint (tinder)
  • Pocket knife (make sure you have totin chit)
  • List of requirements the need to be signed off ( a photo copy of the requirement page in the book is a good idea)
  • Compass (every scout will be doing navigation on this one)
  • Allergy medicine if you need it.

Food:

* This is the menu the scouts camp up with. I understand that they decided Ignacio is buying the Bagels, ham, cheese and Muffins.  The Rest is on  your own! A mountain man meal is a dehydrated meal that you can buy at any sports store like REI. Costco has a good deal on a box of them. You are free to swap the mountain man meal with something of your choice but please make sure you can simply heat the meal up with water. We do not like cooking food in the Troop stoves.

Fri Dinner: Bring your own to eat in the car on the way up (On Your Own)

Sat break: Plain bagels with ham & cheese (cheddar) – Ignacio will buy

Sat Lunch: Mountain man Meal (On Your Own)

Sat dinner: Mountain Man  (On Your Own)

Sun Break: Muffins (chocolate & blueberry) — Ignacio will buy

Snacks: Chewy bars (Ignacio will buy) . Scouts may bring their own if they want too. Please no heavy sugar stuff. I’m sure Blake and I will bring enough of that stuff 🙂

 

Note: If you are doing a scoutmaster conference then you will need your handbook! Or at least a photo copy of the rank achievements of that Rank from your book!

 

Please contact me with an questions!

 

Thanks

Sean

Due to the weather threats of likely hail damage I’m cancelling tonights meeting so our cars do not get golf balled in the parking lot.  The SPL will call all families as well! Please text everyone in you know as well to speed up the dissemination of information.

 

The SPL will send an update tonight (virtual meeting) in preparation of this weekend’s campout.

Thank you!

Bring the following items to the next meeting:

  • 2 liters of water
  • Backpacking backpack
  • Lightweight sleeping bag (rated to 35 degree)
  • Sleeping pad
  • Hygiene kit (hand sanitizer, toothbrush & toothpaste, TOILET PAPER)
  • MAKE SURE YOU HAVE TOILET PAPER
  • hiking shoes (broken in)
  • Mess kit
  • At least one pair of extra clothes that match the weather (probably at least three pairs of socks)
  • Beanie cap/ hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Light jacket
  • Rain jacket ( can also be the light jacket)
  • Headlamp or flashlight (extra batteries)
  • First aid kit
  • Matches
  • Lint (tinder)
  • Pocket knife (make sure you have totin chit)
  • List of requirements the need to be signed off
  • compass

Evan R.

Troop Scribe

Fri dinner: bring your own

Sat break: plain bagels with ham & cheese (cheddar)

Sat Lunch: mountain man

Sat dinner: mountain man

Sun break: Muffins (chocolate & blueberry)

snacks: chewy bars. Scouts may bring their own if they want too.

 

Evan R

Troop Scribe

ROAR in the City

Sean Warner —  May 9, 2018 — Leave a comment

 

Hey Troop,

On July 21st UpaDowna is hosting a family friendly Really Outrageous Adventure Race that is fun for all abilities and ages.  This years theme is super heroes.  So, I was thinking it would be fun for the Troop to put together a team or two and compete in it. We can make up super hero costumes or pick ones that already exist…or even dress like super villains.  If you are interested in doing this then please email me directly at seanmwarner@gmail.com

Thanks! Sean

2018 ROAR in the City- Really Outrageous Adventure Race

Folks,

Here is the Flag sign up for the year.  Its very important that we have all these positions (Driver, Navigator, 2 x Scouts) for each route full prior to all flag days.  This is how we earn money to support the troop’s award purchases and how we supplement our adventures. Its also a great way to earn money for each individual scout and their equipment. They can use this money for any outing, equipment or clothing that has to do with scouting.

Please look at these dates in advance and plan when you and your scout to participate:

Memorial Day – Monday, May 28, 2018
Flag Day – Thursday, June 14, 2018
4th July – Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Labor Day – Monday, September 3, 2018
Veteran’s Day – Sunday, November 11, 2018

We have 4 routes and for each route we need 4 drivers, 4 navigators, and
8 boys for each holiday.

Plus, I have to admit it feels really good when you put out those flags!

Thanks!

Sign up Here:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F054BACA929A4FC1-flag1

 

As Promised, here is the sign up genius for the upcoming back pack trip!

Sign up here! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054baca929a4fc1-lost

 

This trip will be one of the most beautiful back pack trips you will ever go on in the troop.  This is available to all the scouts in the troop and will be tailored to handle all capabilities, ages, etc.

I will be from 18-20 May. We will depart from teh Church around 530pm and will return Sunday afternoon.  We might need drivers to drop us off and pick us up depending on the plan.

The only cost should be for food which is usually $12 per scout.

This is a back pack trip  so its important to have a quality backpack and a decent sleeping bag that is rated to at least 35 degrees.

The boys will determine the packing list, meal plan and routes (with adult help of course) so that information will be disseminated as its worked out.

We might divide into two ability groups so we needs at least 4 Adults.

Thanks

Sean

 

 

 

I know most are used to a weekly post prior to the meeting. If you don’t see one please refer to the troop calendar on the website:)

Tonight’s meeting will continue with the planning of the next back pack trip.  The focus will be determining what parts of the above trail we will hit. This entire trail is 27.7 miles so we will not do the whole thing but we will hit some of it!

I also just realized that I didn’t do a sign up sheet for this campout yet.  I will get that done today!!! …along with Sign up for Flags.

SPL and PL will focus on Route planning and packing list tonight and the Scribe will post the packing list. One of these people should bring a laptop to recon the route and for the scribe to take notes on.  I believe I have a map of this area so I will try to find that too!

If you are doing a Board of Review then please be prepared to do it at 715.

There is a committee meeting tonight at 730 and all parents are invited to attend!

 

Thanks

Sean

On May 1, scouts moved extra cots into the barn, so scouts who don’t have a cot can use a troop cot during summer camp. We then planned meals for the backpacking trip later this month. To top it all off, scouts worked on rank advancements. The PLC scheduled for the meeting has been postponed to next week.

 

 

 

Evan R.

Troop Scribe

Folks,

Our next meeting will cover two topics: Our Flag Program and Scout Master Conferences.

Flags: We need as many parents as we can for this meeting. Our flag program funds all our purchases and many of our activities. We will prepare the flags and discuss how to successfully put out and pick up the flag.  We will also have sign up sheets for the entire year so we can all plan ahead and sign up for the days that best work for each one of us.

Scoutmaster Conferences:  We are approaching our next COH. Let’s knock out some of our scout master conferences in advance this time. Next week is our board meeting so we can do Board of Reviews. Please come prepared in your proper uniform and scout handbook if you are getting a SMC.

Thanks

Sean

Scouts,

I remember some of you really liked the triathlon we did at the last summer camp. Here is an opportunity to train and do the same at the Olympic Training Center. Below is the link and registration if you are interested. This is an individual thing and not a troop thing so you guys can sign up on the link and have fun!!

http://www.pikespeakbsa.org/Events/SCOUTStrong2018

 

 

Folks,

Laser Tag at Battlefield Colorado is not cancelled due to the weather.  Just please bring hats and gloves….those metal guns can get cold on the hands.

Please make sure you have signed the online waiver before coming. Refer to the previous post for the link to the waiver.

Remember, the cost will be about $24 a person we will pay with the troop card so everyone can pay the troop (It gives us a little discount to pay all at once)

Battlefield Colorado Waiver and Update

We still need more people to sign for the Laser Tag event! Please sign up here!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054baca929a4fc1-game1

Waivers

All participants must sign a waiver.  Please sing the waivers before going to save time. Minors will need their own parent to complete and sign the waiver. Your check-in process will go much faster and easier if the waivers are completed online prior to the event.

There are two ways you may complete the waiver and register for your event:
1. Click on the following link:

2. Or, visit BattlefieldColorado.com and click on the Waivers Menu at the top of the page. You can then enter the following group number: Group #: 39774

If you or your child have visited before, you should already have a login to our Digital Waiver System, and can quickly login and sign the waiver for this event.

What to Wear

Fully closed shoes are required. We play in a urban area with asphalt, gravel, buildings, uneven terrain, etc.  At some point, most people will kneel, sit or lie on the ground, so please wear appropriate clothing.
Winter Play: Please bring gloves and clothing layers as you would for any outdoor winter sport.
Summer Play: No sandals, flip flops, clogs, or other open shoes are permitted. We highly recommend long pants.

Arrival Time

In order not to miss any play time, please arrive at least 15-20 minutes before your start time in order to park and check in. Our start time is 6pm so please arrive by 5:45pm.  If you are interested in weapon upgrades, they are very popular and regularly sell out, so you might want to arrive 30 minutes in advance for the best selection.

Directions

Please check the website at the link below for directions:

Parking

Free parking is available. Please check our website at the link above for parking details.

Folks, this is a great opportunity to earn a couple of Service hours for rank advancement or Merit Badge requirements.  We are helping the Soup Kitchen serve food to those that need it on Sunday from 530pm – 7pm at  Sacred Heart Church located at 2030 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904.

This is a great way to help the community, earn some good Karma and knock out some service hours!!

Please sign up on Sign Up Genius Here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054baca929a4fc1-soup1

Thank you,
Tom Sharp