The meeting for this week will be game night at Valley Swim Club Pool on Wednesday from 5-9 pm (or until you’re done!). Please see Mr. Warner’s post with the information (bsatroop287.org). No meeting on Tuesday night.
Next Tuesday, 12 July, we will have a shakedown of hiking gear for the Stanley Canyon Backpacking trip on 15-17 July. Please bring all your gear, packed in your backpack, to the meeting! This is mandatory for new Scouts as we want to make sure you have all the necessary gear. Please use this week to get everything ready to go! You should also bring a meal plan with you….all Scouts are responsible for their own food (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast/lunch/dinner, and Sunday breakfast, and snacks).
This backpacking trip is designed for our new Scouts to learn the basics of backpacking. The route is fairly short (about 3 miles), but challenging. This is a great introduction to backpacking and a trip your Scout will remember for a lifetime. Don’t miss the fun! The pictures above are from previous Troop 287 expeditions up Stanley Canyon!
If you need gear, have questions, or want to know more please e-mail me at email@example.com, or call me at 719-434-8450. Of course, we’ll be answering all your questions next Tuesday.
Here is a link to the packing and meal idea document handed out at the last meeting