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Hi Scout Families,

When you are done opening presents and bored with video games, join Mr. Hatch and Mr. Holpuch for a USAFA Scout Hut campout on Dec 27-28th!

The USAFA “scout hut” has heat, a bathroom and cooking facilities.  Scouts will need to bring or borrow a cot, sleeping bag, clothes, and 10 essentials.  We may need a parent to help with the car pool to/from USAFA depending on the turnout.

Please sign up before Dec 26th if you plan to attend:

Campout Plan:
27 Dec @ 3:45pm (meet at troop scout barn, depart for USAFA @ 4pm)
3 meals planned (dinner through lunch). 
Return after lunch on 28 Dec 

Activities –

* Cooking and meal planning

* Hiking 

* Pool (to do rescue for 1st class requirement or swim test)
Whatever else we come up with

We have fishing, rock climbing, cooking challenge, and a service project planned for the scout campout next weekend. 10 scouts are already signed up but there is room for more!

Last call for sign ups, I will send the final head count to the scout patrol shoppers tonight.


Jason Holpuch, ASM

Please sign up if you plan to attend the campout. We will have the campout and meal planning session during the next scout meeting on Tuesday September 6th.

More details below:

ASM Jason Holpuch here with some details on the upcoming campout 16th-18th at Riverside campground in 11 Mile Canyon.

Riverside campground is about 40 miles West of COS, near Lage George and Camp Alexander.  

I have 4 tent campsites reserved which will accommodate up to 32 people and 8 cars for the campout.  This is a federal campground with water spigots and pit toilets.  

This is a great spot right on the river to work on the Fishing MB and patrol style cooking.  We may also have a service project opportunity at Camp Alexander on Sunday morning.

I look forward to seeing you at the campout September 16th-18th! 


Jason Holpuch, ASM

Hi Scouts,

Sign up here for troop 287 scouts interested in starting the Personal Management Merit Badge.  This is an eagle required badge that requires a lot of work and research on saving/investing and also on time management.  We will do a break out initial MB session during the troop meeting on Tuesday 8/16. 

You will need to buy or print a copy of the Personal Management MP pamphlet.  

You will also need to track your progress on the Worksheet (I have printed copies of the worksheet)

Jason Holpuch, ASM

Check out previous post and sign up for more details.
I hope to see you there!

Scouts Camp is over, but the Troop 287 fun continues with Game Night at Dart Wars.

What: Dart Wars Game night. Cost is $15 per scout (from your scout account), all nerf equipment is included.

When: Tuesday July 19th 6-8pm


I have a group reservation for the troop, Please sign up here if you plan to attend.

The scouts have spoken and we will have a water ballon game night Tuesday Jun 21st from 7pm to 8pm at Wilson Ranch Park 2335 Allegheny Dr. (just west of Centennial Blvd)

Please sign up if you can bring some filled water balloons. More balloons = more fun!

We will play a water balloon version of capture the flag, ballon toss, and attempt to recreate the epic water ballon battle pictured here:

Hi BSA Troop 287 Scouts and Families,

Tomorrow night we will discuss the details for the Lathrop campout including: activities, meal plan, transportation, etc.
If you are signed up the for the Lathrop campout, please join us tomorrow night. If you are not signed up yet but would like to attend, please sign up ASAP!

Sign up link below:

Hi Troop 287 and Families,

Please see signup genius link above to participate in the May 13-15th campout at Lathrop State Park.
As usual, we will have a planning meeting a couple weeks ahead of the campout to lock down the sign up and plan the food, gear, transportation, and activities.

Excerpt from the previous post and sign-up:
Lathrop is Colorado’s first state park and there are lots of outdoor opportunities here including bike trails, hiking, kayaking or SUP, fishing, beach zone, and even a golf course in the park!
We can come up with an activity plan based on feedback and interest from the scouts.
I have 5 campsites reserved which will accommodate up to 30 people and 10 cars for the campout.
I look forward to seeing you at the campout May 13th-15th!