Scouts & Parents,

We have an opportunity this Friday to get your annual swim test taken care of. The test will be needed for both scout camp and the Wyoming High Adventure trip. If you are available to join us this Friday please RSVP by sending a text to Janelle Anderson at (801) 518-9659. She can also help with transportation if you need a ride. 

Date: Friday, June 14

Time: 1-2pm

Where: Downtown YMCA located at 207 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Parking: Please use the parking garage next door (just East of the entrance to the YMCA)

Cost: $3.50 for non-members

Bring: Come dressed in your swim gear with a change of clothes, water bottle, goggles and towel.

BSA Swim Test Requirements:

  • Jump feet first into water over the head in depth, level off, and begin swimming.
  • Swim 75 yards (3 lengths of the pool) in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl (no dog-paddle).
  • Swim 25 yards (1 length of the pool) using an easy, resting backstroke.
  • The 100 yards must be completed without stops and must include at least one sharp turn.
  • After completing the swim, rest by floating (Typically, for up to one minute).

Please contact me with your RSVP and any questions or concerns you might have.

Thanks,

Janelle

NO MEETING 6/18/24

Ray Petree —  June 12, 2024 — Leave a comment

With the Troop being at Camp Chris Dobbins for summer camp next week, we will forego our normal weekly meeting.

See you all again Tuesday 6/25/2024 as scheduled.

Meeting 6/11/24

Ray Petree —  June 11, 2024 — Leave a comment

Troop,

Class B Uniforms tonight!!!! We are going for a hike!!!

While the Troop Committee has their meeting we will go for a hike down around Ute Valley Park.

When we return we will discuss packing list for summer camp as well as upcoming adventures.

-Axel

We are less than a week away from Flag Day! We are still in need of drivers, navigators and Scouts. If you are in town please consider signing up for this holiday. You are responsible for signing up for 2 holidays and this one would be very helpful. We all love our great equipment and high adventurous troop with a low cost!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BA5AF2BA1FEC52-49049011-flag

Maureen Reiser
208-596-3115

Meeting 6/4/2024

Ray Petree —  June 4, 2024 — Leave a comment

Troop,

Tonight we will be meeting up at the barn around the campfire

Our next outing is summer camp and tonight we will be getting the troop trailer and gear all ready to go.

In addition we will work on some First Aid Scenarios being we didn’t get to do that at Ute Valley Park last week when I was sick.

Cant wait to see you all tonight!

Mr. Petree

Flag Day

Maureen Reiser —  June 3, 2024 — Leave a comment
Thank you for those who helped with Memorial Day. We have a quick turn around with Flag Day. Although Flag Day is on June 14th we will be placing flags on Saturday, June 15th. We need more sign up to make this day successful.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BA5AF2BA1FEC52-49049011-flag
Please consider signing up if you are in town. There are only 5 holidays and we ask each family to sign up for at least 2 too keep our cost down.
Maureen Reiser
208-596-3115

Save the date! August 10th and August 11th 2024

Hello Everyone,

I am working with Colorado Springs Utilities to perform environmental remediation and wildfire mitigation work on the Pikes Peak Watershed to protect our drinking water and restore wildlife habitat.

Please sign up to come out and give us a hand on Saturday 8/10, Sunday 8/11, or both!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4BA8A828A4FD0-49884193-austins

Austin Petree

Meeting 5/28/24

Ray Petree —  May 28, 2024 — Leave a comment
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Troop,

This week we will be having a bike ride in Ute Valley Park. Mr. Petree, will work on finishing up the first aid merit badge .

Don’t have a bike??? Come anyway, there is tons of great hiking, you could play a victim for the First Aid MB scenarios, and we may have some extra bikes to borrow.

We will be biking to Ute Valley Park from the church and back. Pickup and drop off will be at the church.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

5/28/24: Bike ride in Ute Valley

6/4/24: Trip preparation and planning for Summer Camp.

6/9 – 6/15: Summer Camp

6/16 – 6/22: NYLT

-Axel and Rudra

Flags

Maureen Reiser —  May 21, 2024 — Leave a comment
We are approaching Memorial Day Flag duty this Monday. We still need 2 drivers and 3 Scouts. Please consider helping out your fellow scout, it makes for a long day if there are not enough participants. Don’t forget you also get paid! Sign up below
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BA5AF2BA1FEC52-49049011-flag
Maureen Reiser
208-596-3115

Troop,

This week we will have Order of the Arrow Elections. Austin Petree out OA Represenative has coordinated having the Buffalo Mountain Lodge Elections Team to visit and hold an election.

In order to conduct the election we need as much of the troop there as possible or it will not be valid. Please show up tonight!

Following the election we will we will be having a barn clean-up night, so bring some work gloves and maybe a dust mask.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

5/21/24: Order of the Arrow Elections & Barn Clean-Up night

5/28/24: Bike ride in Ute Valley WITH Mr. Petree: First Aid Merit Badge First aid Practical applications in Biking. If you don’t have a bike, let Mr. Petree know.

6/4/24: Trip preparation and meal planning for Summer Camp.

-Axel and Rudra

Flag sign up

Maureen Reiser —  May 16, 2024 — Leave a comment
Memorial Day is coming up quick and we are going backward on the sign ups. At this time we only have one driver signed up for flags and we still need 3 drivers and 6 more scouts. This is not optional for us to fulfill our commitment. Please consider signing up for a slot if you are here in town, even if you can do just part of a shift, we could try to make that work. I understand that we are all busy and we have a much smaller troop this year but this is how we keep our troop financially stable. We ask that you and your scout sign up for AT LEAST two holidays this season.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BA5AF2BA1FEC52-49049011-flag
Please let me know if you have any questions
Maureen Reiser
208-596-3115
Thank you

Game Night 5/14/24

Ray Petree —  May 14, 2024 — Leave a comment

Troop,

This week we will be going to Pinion Valley Park for the game night. We will be meeting early, from 6:00 – 8:00, so that we have more sunlight. Bring any balls, frisbees, and or other park games. Remember a water bottle! See you there!

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

5/14/24: Game Night: Pinion Valley Park Day (6:00-8:00) Meeting early so we have more daylight.

5/21/24: We will have Order of the Arrow Elections run by Austin Petree and a Barn Clean-Up night

5/28/24: Bike ride in Ute Valley WITH Mr. Petree: First Aid Merit Badge First aid Practical applications in Biking. If you don’t have a bike, let Mr. Petree know.

6/4/24: Trip preparation and meal planning for Summer Camp.

-Axel and Rudra

Meeting 5/7/2024

Ray Petree —  May 7, 2024 — Leave a comment

Troop,

We will be meal planning and prepping for the FAM CAMP DINO MARCH. Mrs. Anderson has hot dogs and sausages for the campout.

Nathan Turner will be giving a presentation on how to organize your binder. Make sure you bring your binder and all the things you want to organize inside. Things like BOR papers, merit badge cards, rank advancement cards, things you are working on and volunteer hours.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

5/10 – 5/12: FAM CAMP DINO MARCH – Be sure to sign up here 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4BA8A828A4FD0-49252638-2024

5/14/24: Game Night: Pinion Valley Park Day (6:00-8:00) Meeting early so we have more daylight.

5/21/24: We will have Order of the Arrow Elections run by Austin Petree and a Barn Clean-Up night

5/28/24: Bike ride in Ute Valley WITH Mr. Petree: First Aid Merit Badge First aid Practical applications in Biking. If you don’t have a bike, let Mr. Petree know.

-Axel & Rudra


Troop,

Thanks to everyone who joined our Ute Valley and Pinion Valley Park game night. It was a lot of fun and with the days getting longer we can do cool things like this again. It’s almost time to start meeting at The Barn too. Weather permitting, we will start up there next week.
This week Mr. Petree will continue the First Aid MB and review for those who already have the MB. Our IPA will be First Aid games!

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
5/7/24: Trip preparation and meal planning for FAM CAMP DINO MARCH in La Junta, CO. Nathan Turner will be giving a presentation on How to Build a Scout Binder so bring your binders! NOTE: Mrs. Janelle Anderson bought extra hot dogs and brats for the COH that can be used for this camping trip. They are currently frozen and ready for transportation.

5/10 – 5/12: FAM CAMP DINO MARCH – Be sure to sign-up here ASAP
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4BA8A828A4FD0-49252638-2024

5/14/24: Game Night: Pinion Valley Park Day (6:00-8:00) Meeting early so we have more daylight.

5/21/24: We will have Order of the Arrow Elections run by Austin Petree and a Barn Clean-Up night

5/28/24: Bike ride in Ute Valley WITH Mr. Petree: First Aid Merit Badge First aid Practical applications in Biking. If you don’t have a bike, let Mr. Petree know.


– Axel

May Family Campout

Ray Petree —  April 22, 2024 — Leave a comment

Troop,

Our next event will be a Family campout May 10th – 12th, at Picket Wire Canyonlands in the Comanche National Grasslands just outside of La Junta, Colorado.

We will not meet at the barn as normal, but rather meet onsite near the Withers Canyon Trailhead to accommodate families and their varying schedules.

We will camp two nights in the grasslands near the Withers Canyon Trailhead. This is just open land and there is no potable water or amenities and only one vault toilet.

This is one of the rare opportunities to bring along an RV or trailer on a scout outing, but again there is no power or hookups.

Any families that might need to borrow some troop gear are welcome to do so, just reach out to Ray Petree.

Being a Family Campout, each family should plan a menu for themselves. The Patrols will host deserts and goodies for the campfire ceremony Saturday night.

On Saturday we will day hike down the Withers Canyon Trail along the Purgatory River past the Dolores Mission to the Dinosaur tracks and have lunch, then return the same route. Round trip is an easy about 10 miles.

Scouts that would like to attend solo please let me know and we will pair you up with a family for the weekend to travel and dine.

Sign up at the link below.. Please review all categories and sign up under all applicable slots.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4BA8A828A4FD0-49252638-2024

Game Night 4/23/2024

Ray Petree —  April 22, 2024 — Leave a comment

Troop,

The game night for this week is a Ute Valley Park scramble with Pinion Valley Park football and frisbee. Pick up and Drop off will be at the Pinion Valley Park pavilions:

https://maps.app.goo.gl/fTSU45YMHipVDpGS8

Make sure to bring a headlamp, hiking shoes, and a sweatshirt.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

4/24: *IMPORTANT* PLC starting at 4:30 (Its okay if you can’t make it)

4/30: Meeting Night: TBD

5/7/24: Trip preparation and meal planning for FAM CAMP DINO MARCH in La Junta, CO

5/10 – 5/12: FAM CAMP DINO MARCH

-Axel and Rudra

Reminders!

jeninewinslow —  April 15, 2024 — Leave a comment

Don’t forget that we have our Court of Honor Ceremony plus a hot dog cookout this week! We need everyone to sign up below so we can buy enough food for families. We will have some veggie dog options too. Please remember to bring the items you signed up for, and if possible, arrive at the church a little early to help with the setup between 6-6:30.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4FACAD2DA1FCCF8-48880275-topdog

We still need volunteers for our Flag Fundraiser. This is how our troop earns a lot of money for cool trips and gear. We need all scouts to help out so please pick a date you can help on Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day or Veterans Day.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BA5AF2BA1FEC52-49049011-flag

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

4/16 Court of Honor: 6:30p – 8:30p 

4/23 Game Night: TBD

4/30 Meeting Night: TBD

5/7/24: Trip preparation and meal planning for FAM CAMP DINO MARCH in La Junta, CO

5/10 – 5/12: FAM CAMP DINO MARCH

-Axel and Rudra

Flag Fundraiser

Maureen Reiser —  April 11, 2024 — Leave a comment
I have been on the Board as the Troop Fundraiser and Flag coordinator for almost 3 years. I’m looking for the next person to take my place and the end of this season. It is a rewarding position and does not take much time, other than the many emails you will soon receive The flag program has been the same for 25 years and pretty much runs itself. If you are interested in this position on the Board please contact me at fmreiser@gmail.com or 208-596-3115 for more information.
Maureen Reiser

Flag Fundraiser

Maureen Reiser —  April 11, 2024 — Leave a comment
Flag Season is here again! We have a much smaller troop then we have had in the past, we ask that every Scout in the troop do at least 2 holidays. We all like to go away on the long weekends but we ask that you consider this fundraiser when you are making family plans. If you are new to the troop and would like more information about our flag fundraiser please contact me at fmreiser@gmail.com or 208-596-3115. Please use the link below for more information and to sign up for shifts. It works best with a Scout and a parent signing up together.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4BA5AF2BA1FEC52-49049011-flag

Meeting 4/9/2024

Ray Petree —  April 8, 2024 — Leave a comment

We have a lot going on this week. Firstly we will be preparing for the Penitente campout, refreshing on some of our climbing and cooking skills. We will also be planning the Game night for the meeting after the Court of Honor.

REMEMBER:

– Bring Church donations to say thank you and help our community

– Sign up to our various future trips

– Court of Honor sign up. Schedule SMC and BORs if needed.

– We still have open slots for Summer Camp at Camp Dobbins. Scholarships available

– If you’re going to Summer Camp we need to know your merit badge choices, so be sure to bring a list on this week

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

4/12-4/14 Trip: Climbing in Penitente Please sign up
tps://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4FACAD2DA1FCCF8-48954919-penitente

4/16 Court of Honor: 6:30p – 8:30p 

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4FACAD2DA1FCCF8-48880275-topdog

4/23 Game Night (TBD)

-Axel and Rudra