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Hi Parents!

Dan and Chris are doing a great Job and all the scouts are all checked in a settled in their camp site yesterday! Thanks to all the committee for doing an outstanding job on the paperwork! Check in went super smooth!!

Here is a pic of their camp site!

Sean

Summer Camp!

Sean Warner —  June 15, 2018 — Leave a comment

Troop,

Summer camp is upon us!  Just a reminder to please arrive at the church on Sunday at noon. Please arrive with you scout prepared with the packing list found on page 75 of the attached. We have 17 scouts and two adults going to summer camp. We need transportation to bring them up all.  If you can help drive us up then please sign up and arrive at the church at noon. This is going to be a great time for all the scouts and I appreciate everything that our committee, scoutmasters and parents have done to make this happen!!

Camp_A_2018_Program_Guide_v2

Sean


Hello Troop!

Its time for Rank Advancements and to present Merit Badges! Next Tuesday is our Court of Honor and it will be a BBQ Themed event. The Troop is going to provide the meat and sauce.  We are asking the families to bring the sides:

  • Cornbread (2 spots) Enough to feed about 15 People
  • 2 packages Burger buns or rolls (4 spots)
  • Sides (4 spots)
  • Salads (4 spots)
  • Desserts (4 spots)

Please sign up for the side dish you can bring here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054baca929a4fc1-cohgrill

Set up begins at 530pm and the COH starts at 6pm.

Thanks

Sean

 

Troop,

The primary focus for tonight’s meeting will be preparation for summer camp.  We will make sure we have all the right forms for scouts and adults. If you are going you should have received an email from the committee about you summer camp paperwork status.

Please review the summer camp link at the top of the website for any information.  Of particular, please download the guide and pack in accordance with the Summer Camp packing list.  Have a swimsuit available so your scout can do the swim test immediately upon arriving to camp.

Parents can visit their scouts while at summer camp if they wish. The best time to do that is after dinner. There will also be a parent night on Friday that you can attend.

The ONE thing we will need are drivers to take scouts to summer camp and bring them back. The adults going will not have enough room in their cars alone. Its about a 45 min Drive to Camp A.  Scouts remember to travel in Class A Uniforms.

Here is an updated link to the Sign Up Genius to Include Drivers. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054baca929a4fc1-summer1

 

Finally, we wil be doing some Board of Reviews tonight for scouts that recently went through the scout master conference.

Sean

First,

Thanks to all of you that did an outstanding job with Flags today!! You did more than just put out flags….you honored our the fallen that fought for our freedom!!

On Tuesday, we will focus on Rank Advancements. We will knock out the Fitness Requirements for Tenderfoot.  This will require Running, Situps, Back Saver Sit/Reach and Pushups. All scouts needing this requirement please wear physical Fitness attire.

The rest of the scouts will be able to have time to brief all available scoutmasters so they can work towards promotion!

Thanks

Sean

 

Scouts & Families,

Tomorrow is the start of our 2018 Flag season! Please check Sign Up Genius if you are unsure if you signed up for this holiday. All of the Drivers & Navigators for this holiday should have received an email with route assignments, list of addresses and a link to the google map.  If you have any questions, please reach out to me via email or txt.

We will meet at 6am at the barn to load the vehicles and then head out to start the routes. We’ll meet at the barn at 5pm for afternoon pickup.

Scouts should wear their Class A uniform!

See you in the morning!

Sandy

Troop,

The 4th Infantry Division Museum hosts Living History Day June 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. near the museum just outside Fort Carson’s Gate 1. The event includes a patriotic flag raising, opening ceremony, 4th Infantry Division Soldiers with a static display of equipment and vehicles, re-enactors in World War II and Vietnam era uniforms, encampments and role-play demonstrations, military gear to try on, Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard mules John and Henry and Fort Carson and surrounding community first responders. The event is free and open to the public.

The museum is located right outside Gate 1. You do not need to have a military ID to enter.

6012B Nelson Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80913
United States

If you are working towards your Citizenship in the Nation, this visit will count towards visiting a Federal Government Facility.

http://www.carson.army.mil

 

Sean

Jack finished his merit badge last night.  There are six others that are close, Lance, Marquel, Rhett, Mark P, Geren, and Evan. Each of them have one or two requirements left to finish.

Rhett needs to finish the last piece of #3 which is to choose one of the news stories and describe how it would impact he and his family.  He also needs to finish #8 writing to his congressman about an issue important to him.

Marquel needs to also finish the last piece of #3.  He also needs to do #6, choose a speech of national importance & #8 the letter to his congressman.

Lance needs one of the remaining requirements of #2, he has 2d signed off.  He also needs to finish the last piece of #3, which is to describe one of the news article and explain how it affects he and his family.  He also needs requirement #8.

Mark P. needs to complete #6 & #8.

Geren needs to complete #3 & #8.

Evan needs to complete #6 & #8.

 

Thanks to Danny R for running this Merit Badge!

 

Sean

 

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