Troop,

This is a pretty cool Volunteer opportunity.  The World Arena is asking for 4 Adults and 4 Scouts to help at the door to issue ski passes and mark tickets at the new Warren Miller movie on Saturday Nov 4th at the Pikes Peak Center.  Everyone would need to be there from 4pm to 9pm.  There are two shows that evening and after everyone is seated after the first show, the volunteers could also watch the show.  Volunteer might also get free hockey tickets for a future game.

Please signup by Monday morning so we can let them know if we can do it or not.

Sign Up Link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F054BACA929A4FC1-warren

 

Its last minute notice but our Charter Organization is asking for some volunteers Sunday to help park cars for their Harvest Party.  We are looking at 4 Adults and 4 Scouts for 1-2 hours. This counts towards rank advancement volunteer hours. All ranks require volunteer hours. Please support Wilson United Methodist Church.

Sign up here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F054BACA929A4FC1-harvest1

Tom Sharp

Just a reminder that tomorrow’s night’s meeting is Manitou Haunted Tours for Game night.  We are meeting in a small parking lot across the street from Hell’s Kitchen Pizza in Manitou Springs. Hell’s Kitchen Pizza is located at 9 Ruxton Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829.

The cost is $10 per person in cash (discounted from $15 per person for being scouts). I will collect the cash and pay the tour guide. If  you want to use your scout account, the please let me know in advance. All Family is invited and this tour is family friendly. All stories are pulled from real historical events.  We are meeting Tuesday the 24th, Tomorrow night, at 645pm and it will run to 830pm.  Please arrive in time to find parking and dress for the weather….

This will be super cool so I hope we have a lot of scouts and families attend!  This is not something that you can do just anytime. This is a special event for the troop.

You can check out the link to the tour site here! http://manitoulegends.com/blackcoffee/index.html

We are not doing the Haunted Mines in the mall….

 

Sean

Parents,

We still need one driver to help us transport the scouts to this weekends campout.  Blake and I do not have enough seatbelt in our cars for all the scouts.

Also, Friday night mean is on your own so bring a Subway Sandwich or something….

Please also bring or sign a permission slip when you drop off your scout.

Thanks

Sean

Folks,

We have enough adult leaders for this weekends campout but we need one more Driver to bring us up there. We have 10 Scouts signed and do not have enough seat belts yet.  We do have an additional driver for the ride back on Sunday. If you can drive please contact me ASAP.

 

Sean

seanmwarner@gmail.com

719-648-6798

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Scouts and Families,

At yesterdays meeting, we talked about the camping trip to Glen Aspen campout. We have decided that for Friday dinner, the scouts will bring their own food. For Saturday breakfast, they will have eggs, hashbrowns, and bacon. For lunch, they will have ham and cheese sandwiches and for dinner, they will be having a cooking competition (in patrols). For Sunday breakfast, they will have instant oatmeal and will have Tang, lemonade, and hot chocolate for drinks and apples, bananas, and granola bars for snacks. Mark Pharris will be buying the troop food (Saturday breakfast and lunch, Sunday breakfast, snacks, and drinks) and Patrol 1’s cooking competition food (fried rice and orange chicken). Jacob Carr will be bringing Patrol 5’s cooking competition food (barbecue chicken and mashed potatoes). The troop food will need to serve about ten people and the patrol food about seven.

If you want to go but are not signed up to, sign up on Sign Up Genius by clicking the link in the post below.

Jack Durrenberger

Folks,

Slight change to our halloween game night meeting. Haunted Mines was at the mall and would have cost us $20 a person. We are now doing Manitou Hauntings not Haunted Mines!! Manitou Hauntings will run a haunted walking tour of Manitou Springs for a discounted rate of $10 a scout. All the happens that we will learn about are pulled from historical archives such as newspapers and such…so, everything we will talk of will be REAL!!! Our tour guide, Stephanie Waters has written 6 books on the subject. Here is the link to the tour site: http://manitoulegends.com/blackcoffee/index.html

The tour will be a walking tour so wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. It will run about 1.5 hours so plan on being done by 830pm. Also feel free to dress spooky or in your halloween costume.

Siblings and family members are welcome. The host said its ok for all ages.  The cost is $10 per person and it must be in Cash. I will collect the cash the night of the event. We will meet across the street from Hell’s Kitchen Pizza in Manitou Springs at 645pm.  Hell’s Kitchen pizza is located at 9 Ruxton Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829.

Here is the link on Sign Up Genius: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F054BACA929A4FC1-manitou

Hope to see you there!!

Sean

 

 

 

Just a reminder… We are having a Leader’s meeting at my house tomorrow, Thursday, October 19 at 6:30pm to discuss planning, upcoming events and leader roles and responsibilities. All Scoutmasters and Committee Members are welcomed to attend. The meeting will be at my house in the Winding Oaks neighborhood. My address is on the Troop calendar. Please txt me if you have any questions or need directions.

See you then…

Sandy Johnston

719-494-9922

Scouts & Families,

Tomorrow’s meeting will be all about prepping for our campout this coming weekend! It’s going to be a great outing! We are still in need of one more adult to help transport Scouts to & from the site. Some of the Scouts were interested in hiking out and camping out in the wilderness on Saturday night; for that we would need two more adult leaders to attend the campout. We can discuss this more at tomorrow’s meeting.

Popcorn News:  Popcorn order forms are due tomorrow at the meeting. Tomorrow is the only time to turn them in at a meeting because of game night next week. If you do not bring your order form to the meeting tomorrow then it will be your responsibility to get them to Jessica H. for her to turn in to council so you get your popcorn order filled. If you are not going to be at the meeting tomorrow and you have an order form, please get ahold of Sean or myself and let us know so the forms don’t get turned in to Council without your Scouts’.

Lastly, next week’s meeting is game night and is on the calendar. Game night will be on Thurs, Oct 26 from 6:45pm – 7:45pm at the Haunted Mines, which is now located at Chapel Hills Mall. The cost is $20/person. More information can be found on the calendar with a link to the Haunted Mines.

See you tomorrow,

Sandy

 

 

Hello Troop,

We have our next camping trip coming up from the 20th – 22nd at Glen Aspen Boy Scout Ranch in Woodland Park.  Our next Tuesday meeting will focus on getting prepared for the campout.  Our Scouts planned an awesome trip!  They elected to make this campout a cooking competition during breakfast and dinner and do some orienteering/hike trips during the day. We will also play some fun skills competition during the day by making apparatus though lashings and knots.

Here is a packing list guide that the scouts can use for the trip:

https://boyslifeorg.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/cold.pdf

Please add a compass to this. Every scout should have a good compass.

The Scout DO NOT need to bring their personal gear to the next meeting because we will be going through troop gear and doing final planning of the campout.

This is also a great opportunity for scouts to accomplish many Rank Advancements and merit badges of their choosing. All scouts should look in their books and plan ahead of what items they need to get done individually before the camp out.

Bring ideas to the campout to help the SPL and ASPL to plan it out Tuesday.

Please remember to sign up on Sign Up Genius. There is now a link on the top of the troop website where you can find all the Sign Up Activities: http://www.bsatroop287.org/activity-sign-up/

We have two adults going at this time. The scouts wanted to do an out and back overnighter back pack excursion and we would need two more adults to make this happen.

We will arrive at the church at 530pm on the 20th and will be back at the church before noon on the 22nd.

Sean

Boy Scout Troop 287

 

Meeting:                      Troop 287 Committee Meeting

Date & Time:              October 10, 2017, 8:00P.M – 8:30 PM

Location:                    Wilson United Methodist Church

In attendance:            S. Johnston,  S.Diggs, S. Warner, T. Sharp, L.Durrenberger, M.Pharris,

 

Sandy Johnston – Committee Chair 

Opened Meeting 8:05 p.m. 

  • Discussion regarding committee positions and training. We are in need of game night coordinator.
  • November Committee Meeting- CHANGE November 7, 2017 7:30 p.m.
  • Court of Honor, November 14, 2017 , set up 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. dinner, COH  7 .p.m.
  • Popcorn monies due October 17, 2017, Popcorn pick up November 11, 2017

Sean Warner – Scoutmaster.

  • Reminder Campout on schedule for October 20 – 22, 2017 : Glen Aspen , Sign up Genius sent out . Cooking Competition and Navigation
  • Game Night, October 26,2017 , Haunted Mines , Chapel Hills Mall
  • No Campout for November
  • Veterans Day Parade – November 4, 2017. VFW, 101, 702 S. Tejon Colorado Springs CO 80903 . Sign up genius sent out
  • December event hiking or backpacking TBD 

Danny Reeves – Committee Treasurer: 

  • Gave the current status of the Troop’s total operating account via communication to committee chair

Tom Sharp- Chartered Org. Rep Committee Member 

  • Discussion regarding scout leadership roles ,terms and training. After election leadership training proposed.

Scouts,

The plan for tomorrow’s meeting will be what was on the schedule for last week’s meeting that was cancelled. See post from last week below.

Folks,

  • This Tuesday we are going to do more Advancement/Merit Badge completion.  Please bring your binders and scout handbooks as well as any new advancements that have not been recored. We will also run the any remainder Tenderfoot PT tests so boys needing that can arrive in athletic gear. Also, Max from the Rotary Club is coming to talk about Flags so we need maximum scout participation.
  • Discuss campout at Glen Aspen Ranch. Could be a Backpack or a Car camping trip. Other ideas welcome
  • Tuesday (Oct 10th)  is the committee meeting. We really need everyone that volunteered for a position to please show up so we can make sure you have the knowledge to do them.  Some of the new positions were Quartermaster, Advancements, Popcorn, Outdoor Coord, etc. We are still in desperate need of a new Committee Chair. Sandy has time to start the transition which will be much easier than learning on your own.
  • Also, we are going to have a Leader’s meeting on Oct 19th at 630 PM. The address is on the scout calendar.
  • We will also run the remainder Tenderfoot PT tests so boys needing that can arrive in athletic gear.
  • Finally, we need adults to look at this sign up Genius and select what campouts they can attend. This is planned a year in advance so plenty of time to plan!! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054baca929a4fc1-adult  

See you all tomorrow!

Parents,

Just a reminder that our Troop Committee meeting is tomorrow evening, Tuesday 10/10 starting around 7:30pm. Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend. Some of the business that we will be discussing is filling Committee positions and other volunteer positions. I’m asking that anyone who may be interested please come to the meeting tomorrow. Please!

Some positions that I am hoping to fill are the following….

  1. Someone to take responsibility for the Scout closet and keep track of inventory of t-shirts, neckerchiefs, binders etc. This is something that can be done about once a month.
  2. Someone to take over the responsibility of ordering t-shirts, sweatshirts, and getting neckerchiefs made when we need them. This is something that needs to be done maybe once or twice a year.
  3. Someone to coordinate game nights. The Scouts have decide on activities and the dates are on the calendar so this would entail picking an activity and then making arrangements or reservations and passing that info along to the Scoutmaster.
  4. Court of Honor Lead – this is a 4x/year responsibility. Feb (Chili cookout), May (BBQ), Aug (ice cream social) & Nov (Thanksgiving dinner). This job would include making sure we have enough paper goods, cups, utensils, drink mix, etc; also arriving early to set up (around 5:30pm) for COH, and help Scoutmaster with Signup Genius for salads, sides, desserts,

Thank you for considering this positions! See you all Tuesday!

Sandy

Committee Chairperson

 

Scouts,

Neither Fort Carson nor the Air Force Academy can run a Climbing Merit Badge this month so I requested the use the our primitive Boy Scout Ranch in Woodland Park. We can either do some car camping with hikes or backpacking. We can decide at the next meeting what we would like to accomplish….or it can just be a lazy campfire campout. Its beautiful area and its only 35 minutes from Colorado Springs.

I figure this campout would cost about $15 per scout as its only $4 per scout to use the area for the weekend and the rest can go towards food. We will need two Leaders to go. I may or may not be able to go myself….

We DO need to keep camping regularly to stay active and have fun outdoors!!!

The campout will be from 20-22 Oct.  We will figure out the details at the next meeting. Please sign up at the below Sign Up Genius Link:

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

 

Sean

Scouts, Family and Friends,

Wilson United Methodist Church will be holding a prayer and healing session tonight at 630pm in the wake of the shooting in Las Vegas.  As such, we will not be able to have a meeting tonight.  Please take a moment to give thanks for your scouts, families and friends tonight. Reflect on the happiness around you and think of how you can make the world better place. Live your lives striving to help others and to make others happy.  Love and happiness is contagious so spread it wide. I’m very thankful to have all of you in this Troop that teaches be to become a better leader, friend and father.

Sean

Our Scout meeting is canceled but all are welcome to attend for the prayer if you’d like. Here is the note from the Church:

Hello church family,

In the sadness of the recent Las Vegas shooting and just an overwhelming feeling of divisiveness and darkness, we have decided to put together a time of prayer and healing for THIS EVENING, October 3 starting at 6:30 pm.

Our Senior Pastor, David Hiester, will start with some opening words, and then we will simply provide space for people to pray, process, and heal.  There will be individuals available to talk with you if you need guidance and prayer. This time will also be interpreted for our Deaf community.

You are invited to come, but this is not just for Wilson.  Please invite the community around you, your front line, to come and be blessed by this time together.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”  John 14:27

In Him,

~Indiana Martin

One addition to the last post….We will also run the any remainder Tenderfoot PT tests so boys needing that can arrive in athletic gear.

Thanks

Sean

Folks,

  • This Tuesday we are going to do more Advancement/Merit Badge completion.  Please bring your binders and scout handbooks as well as any new advancements that have not been recored. We will also run the any remainder Tenderfoot PT tests so boys needing that can arrive in athletic gear. Also, Max from the Rotary Club is coming to talk about Flags so we need maximum scout participation.
  • We are also going to come up for a back up plan for this months campout.  Fort Carson and the AFA cannot run the Climbing Merit Badge at this point and I think a campout at Glen Aspen Ranch would be an nice one. Could be a Backpack or a Car camping trip. Other idea
  • Next Tuesday (Oct 10th)  is the committee meeting. We really need everyone that volunteered for a position to please show up so we can make sure you have the knowledge to do them.  Some of the new positions were Quartermaster, Advancements, Popcorn, Outdoor Coord, etc. We are still in desperate need of a new Committee Chair. Sandy has time to start the transition which will be much easier than learning on your own.
  • Also, we are going to have a Leader’s meeting on Oct 19th at 630 PM. The address is on the scout calendar.
  • Finally, we need adults to look at this sign up Genius and select what campouts they can attend. This is planned a year in Advance so plenty of time to plan!! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054baca929a4fc1-adult 

 

See you tomorrow!!

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 9/26 Meeting

Sandy Johnston —  September 25, 2017 — Leave a comment

Scouts, Leaders & Parents,

Tomorrow’s meeting will be all about tying up loose ends! We will do rank advancements and merit badge completion from 7:00pm – 8:00pm. We will also have an SPL meeting from 8:00pm – 8:30pm to get some more planning done! Scouts – please bring your Scout books and binders!

Leaders – we need as many leaders as possible tomorrow evening to help with all the open merit badges and rank advancements. We also need one Leader to run the Tenderfoot PT test.

See you all tomorrow!

Sean

 

Reminder Soup Kichen

Tom Sharp —  September 23, 2017 — Leave a comment

Reminder for Soup Kitchen tomorrow, Sunday, at Sacred Heart Church at 5:45. We need volunteers.

 

Just a reminder this event is coming up on Oct 6-7. This is not an official scout event because beer will be served there but it would be a great chance to hang and get to know each other as families.

Contact me for a 30% discount code if you would like to go and have a good time!

Family friendly, beer, music, paddle boarding, fat tire biking, archery….your favorite Scoutmaster and more. All gear provided.

http://www.upadowna.org/event/folknflannel-fundraiser/?instance_id=24266