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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

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

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

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

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

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

Meeting 4/2/2024

Ray Petree —  April 2, 2024 — Leave a comment

Dear Troop,

This week we will be focusing on the First Aid. We will review the First Aid merit badge requirements to refresh our skills. This information will be helpful for everyone even if you have no interest in finishing the merit badge. We will be working in small groups using the EDGE method and helping each other. We will include some games too!

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

4/9 Meeting: Climbing in Penitente trip preparation and meal planning. Review Climbing and Cooking Basics

4/12-4/14 Trip: Climbing in Penitente

4/16 Court of Honor: 6:30p – 8:30p Watch for sign-up!

4/23 Game Night (TBD)

-Axel and Rudra

Troop,

Reminder we are not not meeting at the church tonight being we have our game night at Gripstone Climbing Gym.

Please film out a waver in advance and have your registration fee. See previous post for details.

I addition if you have any other climbing gear please bring it or be prepared to rent it. The Anderson’s will be bringing harnesses to share around.

see you all tonight at 6:30pm.

Game Night 3/19/2024

Ray Petree —  March 18, 2024 — Leave a comment

Troop,

We will be going to Gripstone Climbing Gym this week for game night!

Keep in mind that the meeting will start 30 minutes early at 6:30 to have more time to climb.

Make sure you bring $23 so you can have a fun time rock climbing with us! Please fill out a waiver before you arrive.

Here is the link to gym site for all the info you need. 

If you need a ride,  please contact Mrs. Janelle Anderson at (801)518-9659 via text or call. 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Game Night 3/19: Rock Climbing at Gripstone Climbing Gym ($20 -$23 per person, price depends on how many attend)

Spring Break 3/26: NO MEETING

Meeting 4/2: First Aid Rank Advancement + Guest Speaker (Mr. Hatch)

Meeting 4/9: Climbing Penitente Trip preparation and meal planning

Campout 4/12-4/14: Climbing Penitente Trip

4/16 Meeting: Game Night TBD

-Axel and Rudra

Meeting 3/11/2024

Ray Petree —  March 12, 2024 — Leave a comment

Troop,

We have meal planning and prepping for the MTB to Fruita trip on the schedule. However, we are watching the weather and may have to change plans depending on the storm coming in this week. 

We will have the Fruita travelers plan for meals and gear.

We will also be doing another rank advancement one one-on-one session. If you have Merit Badges you need to work on, please come prepared with appropriate materials. Mrs. Anderson will be helping with the Cooking MB.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Meeting 3/12:  MTB trip to Fruita preparation and meal planning

Campout 3/15 – 3/17: MTB trip to Fruita (PENDING)

Game Night 3/19: Rock Climbing at Gripstone Climbing Gym ($20 per person)

Meeting 3/26: TBD – Spring Break

Meeting4/9: Climbing Penitente trip preparation and meal planning

-Axel and Rudra

3/5/24 Meeting

Ray Petree —  March 5, 2024 — Leave a comment

Troop,MERIT BADGE MADNESS >:D

This week we will be working on the Citizenship In the World merit badge.

If you have that completed, you can work on other merit badges you are doing, so bring any other merit badge work you need to get done!

The rest of the meeting will be a Mini Game Night!

Bring headlamps and wear Class B’s!

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

3/5 Meeting: Citizenship in the World MB or other MB work

3/12 Meeting:  MTB trip to Fruita preparation and meal planning
Haven’t signed up yet??? Do it below now!!!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4FACAD2DA1FCCF8-46910428-mountain#/

3/15 – 3/17: MTB trip to Fruita

3/19 Meeting: Game Night (Climbing Gym)

3/26 Meeting: First Aid MB + Guest Speaker (Mr. Hatch)

-Axel and Rudra

All,

The March outing is to the world-class Mountain Biking destination of Fruita, Colorado! We will be car camping at the North Fruita Desert BLM Campground. This area has a wide selection of awesome trails from beginner to advanced. You do not need to be an expert rider to come on this trip and have a great time. If you would like to go, but don’t have a bike, please reach out. We may be able to loan you one. Renting is also possible. 

In fact, you don’t have to be a cyclist at all. Everyone is welcome to come and camp/hangout. We will likely do some sightseeing at some point (Colorado National Monument is very close by.)

Details:

Trip Leader: Mr. Anderson

Depart: Friday, March 15 at 4PM (this is about a 5 hour drive in good conditions, so we would like to leave an hour earlier) 

Return: Sunday, March 17 ~ 4PM. We will notify parents when we are about 30 minutes out.

We will stop for a fast food dinner somewhere along the way, and for lunch on the return, so please bring ~$20

Drivers: We need drivers with capacity to carry bikes. If you sign up to drive, please note how many bikes you can carry. 

Gear: If you intend to ride, a working bike, and a helmet are required. Gloves, a hydration pack, portable tool kit and hand pump are highly recommended.

Permission Slips: If you have not filled out a annual permission slip, please make sure you print and fill one out for this outing.

Please inspect your bike prior to the trip. Mr. Anderson will bring an assortment of tools and spare parts, but don’t count on that. BE PREPARED!

Haven’t signed up yet??? Do it below now!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4FACAD2DA1FCCF8-46910428-mountain#/

Philmont won as the choice for high-adventure camp 2025. 

Troop 287 has a tentative reservation for Philmont 7/12-7/24/2025. This will be a 12-day trek in beautiful New Mexico with the first 3 days led by one of the camp rangers. This high-adventure camp is open to scouts who are at least 13 years old and have graduated 8th grade. In addition, they must be able to carry a backpack weighing up to 50 pounds and be able to hike up to 12 miles daily.

Our tentative reservation is for 1 crew of 12, which includes 3 adults and 9 scouts, 7/12-7/24/2025. (We are on the waiting list for spots in June so that we can have cooler weather, but this was the spot we have for now!) 

The cost for the trek is $1,675 per person, plus incidentals (i.e., food, tshirt, travel to Philmont). A payment plan will be provided in the coming weeks, which will include the incidental fees. Once we have a crew put together, invites will be sent out for planning meetings to work through the other details. For now, we need to secure individual commitments and the reservation.

If you and/or your scout wish to attend this high-adventure, please sign up by 3/14/2024 using the following Signup Genius link. A deposit of $150 will be due by 3/15/2024 along with a commitment form (coming soon) to reserve your spot.

Please use this SignUp Genius to register your scout for Philmont 2025:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4FACAD2DA1FCCF8-47987066-philmont

Jean Kunkle is the primary contact for this adventure. She may be reached at 303-887-9881 or by email at shekunkle@gmail.com.

This week we will be hosting an open house, campfire, and game night for future Boy Scouts who wish to join this troop! 

Please remember to bring the things you committed to and try and show up early to help set up. I know Mr. Petree will be there around 6:30pm to open the barn.

 Make sure to wear a Class A uniform and to be on your best behavior for the new scouts!

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

2/27 Meeting: Open House

3/5 Meeting: Citizenship in the World MB or other MB work

3/12 Meeting:  MTB trip to Fruita preparation and meal planning

3/15 – 3/17: MTB trip to Fruita

3/19 Meeting: Game Night (Climbing Gym)

-Axel