Since we just did our ski trip, it is time for a game night! We will be going to Skyzone at 6:30 so we can do a full 90 minutes because they close at 8:00. Admission is $24 and $4 for socks (which are required). It is located at 1750 E Woodmen Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920.
You can purchase tickets and complete waivers in advance at the following link. Wavers are required.
If you are interested in attending Northern Tier with the folks who are headed that way in June, we have one (1) slot up for grabs.
As a Scout, you need to be 14 years old, or 13 and have completed 8th grade.
So, if you are in 8th grade right now, you are eligible. Please talk it over with your parents and give me a shout so we can fill you in on all the current details and get you invited to the Tursday eventing planning meetings where the rest of your questions will be answered, maybe.
In this week’s meeting, we will vote on which council summer camp to go to because the PLC has decided to attend a council summer camp instead. People with an idea of a summer camp to go to, come with a small presentation with some pros and cons of that summer camp. We will also be going over what to bring to the monarch ski trip this weekend, so make sure you are signed up if you are going.
Mr. Holpuch and Mr. Anderson are organizing the January Monarch ski/snowboarding day on Saturday, January 21st. This is a single-day outing with a carpool starting and ending at the scout barn in COS. We will also have an opportunity to work on the winter sports MB
Scouts are expected to provide their own gear, lift ticket, and lunch money for this activity We will also need parent/driver support so thanks in advance for your assistance. Other family members are welcome to join us if they have parent and transportation support.
Please sign up before Tuesday, Jan 17th if you plan to attend.
Tonight’s meeting will be the first meeting of the month and 2023, so come to tonight’s meeting with your best class A uniform. We will also be doing some rank advancement so you can climb the ladder to Eagle.
Hi Let Scout Troop 78 dispose of your tree this holiday season! The trees are mulched and donations support Scout adventures like hiking, camping, and climbing.
Who: Scouts BSA Troop 78 (US Air Force Academy) What: tree collection and recycling When: 1, 2, 7 & 8 January from 9-4 Where: Eagleview Middle School, Western Museum of Mining & Industry, or, we will pick it up curbside (www.78Trees.net) Why: trees returned to nature; donations support Scouting!
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.
Sorry about this late notice, I meant to get this out earlier. No need to meet up right now, I was thinking we needed more developoment this month, but that was in an older guide.
If you are planning on attending Northern Tier this coming summer with the Troop, we need to get together and do a little planning.
Our first time hack is the end of this month. This is an excerpt for the handbook of where we should be right now (I received an email from NT about our permits, they are due by the end of the month.)
9 MONTHS PRIOR TO TRIP (SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER): • Collect funds for your third payment. This payment is due October 1. Make sure to update Northern Tier of any changes to your number of crews, and your participation numbers prior to October 1st. • Make sure your crew sets up Doctor Appointments to update their BSA Health and Medical Records. These Records must be current within a year of your trip. Make sure all members of your crew meet the physical requirements to participate in a Northern Tier trip, including the Height and Weight Requirements found in Appendix D. • Northern Tier sends information on the different types of parks and routes to paddle through in the fall. Use this information to fill out your Permit Application. The Permit Application is due on December 1. • Begin reviewing the personal equipment list with your crew. Gear items make great Christmas gifts and can be purchased in our trading post online at store.ntier.org. • Complete campership applications. Campership applications are due by January 31st
Also, for travelling up there, we need to make those arrangements, especially for those Scouts not travelling with a parent. www.ntier.org/TripPlanning is a resource available.
Here is the leader guide, please read through it and become at least vaguely familiar with it.
Sorry for the late post, but here are the details for the lock-in.
I will be at the church at 5:30pm tomorrow and you can start showing up then. The Troop will be providing Pizza for dinner and drinks. Please bring a sleeping bag and pillow and something to change into to sleep so you all can throw those in the corner and not use them as we know you will all be up all night playing anyway.
Reminder to bring any games and such you committed to bringing
Saturday morning we will do a good cleanup on the church and pickup on Saturday morning will be at 9:00am.
Here is a quick reminder that dues/registration for recharter are due this month for next year. Carrie sent out statements a couple weeks ago and we need to get that stuff collected so we can finish up our recharter.
Also, for those of you who are attending Northern Tier, that monthly installment is due as well, Carrie sent that remnder out as well.
Let’s get those payments in the bank so the troop can cut some checks! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact Carrie!
Since you can post things on the website, could you please post that at this meeting, the PLC will meet at 6:30 before the meeting for some planning in the next few months. Also, at this meeting, we will be establishing new patrols and rank advancement if time after the patrols.
Hello Troop 287! It’s time to register for the 2023 Scouting Year. The fee structure is listed below.
Youth Total: $205
Youth National Fee: $75
Youth Council Fee: $60
Troop Dues: $70
Adult Total: $81
Adult National Fee: $45
Adult Council Fee: $36
Payments should be submitted to Carrie by 12/10/2022. Fees can be paid from scout accounts, via check made out to “BSA Troop 287” or through Zelle. Council scholarships are available through this link. Please contact Carrie with any questions or concerns.
Good evening, folks! Just wanted to throw a reminder out there that at this week’s Court of Honor, we will be looking to name replacements for the Troop Treasurer (thank you Douglass Family!) and my position, the Committee Chair.
As you may have heard, the Troop recharter is currently on-going (thank you, Kristen!!!), and Kristen will need a name to throw into the slot on the appropriate form.
If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to let me know. It really isn’t that tough a job because we have an outstanding group of parents filling in a lot of the Committee positions already!
Anyway, think about it, because someone’s name is going to have to be filled in!
Welcome to the website of Boy Scout Troop 287 at Wilson United Methodist Church, located on the northwest side of Colorado Springs, CO, in school districts 11 and 20. We are in the BSA Pikes Peak Council, Frontier District.
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