- Article by Jason Rice
This annual camping spot always has hidden surprises. This year we experienced “rain”. On Saturday morning, Mr. Krey, troop Climbing Instructor, reviewed the equipment and helped new scouts try on the equipment. Mr. Bender, troop Climbing Instructor, taught a Climb On Safely class to the new adults. Mr. Rice, Lead Climbing Instructor, set up the first level climb and rappel. As soon as the climbing area opened, the rain began to fall.
Generally, rain just comes and leaves. However, the clouds rolled and the fog, drizzle and rain stayed throughout the day and into the evening. Sunday morning started with fog and a light drizzle. However, God prepared a break in the gloom, and allowed us to climb & rappel through the day.
Many of the families stayed to enjoy a late night campfire. All in all, most campers had a good time. A few went home a little soggy, but at least enjoyed making the trip. Vedauwoo holds beautiful landscape and some people had to wait to actually see the rock outcrops after the clouds lifted on Sunday morning.
Pictures from the Vedauwoo Campout can be seen here: http://picasaweb.google.com/colagrl/May2009#
Anyone aged 18 or over needs to complete the appropriate training.
To take an on-line course, go to the following URL to set-up a MyScouting Account:
http://www.scouting.org/Applications/MyScoutingFull.aspx After successful training completion, you can print off your wallet certificate.
Please send a copy of your training information to Mrs. Donna Yost. (Email: moc.loanull@75yed or Phone: 720-842-0429)
What is an Eagle Court of Honor?
For new scouts or members of Troop 88, I would tell you to attend an Eagle Court of
Honor. There is no better way to see what it takes to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
When a scout earns the rank of Eagle Scout, Troop 88 will provide the medal & pin set and a custom made Eagle Scout scarf. The scout’s family generally determines what, where, and when.
Many Eagle Courts take place in the Student Center at PEPC. The date is generally
coordinated with troop liaison to the church. It is a great honor to attend an Eagle Court of Honor, but even a greater honor to speak at the event. There are several excellent
presentations including 100 Scouts, Obligation of an Eagle Scout, the Eagle Scout
Promise, and the Brotherhood of Eagles. A lot of times, a slide-show displays the
picture history of the steps to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. The ceremony is often
the end to the beginning.
Editorial by Jason Rice
We are in need of scout help on Sunday (July 5th) for the hotdog stand so if you are not
planning 4th of July activities, please commit to a few hours. Please contact Cheryl Woodruff at moc.liamtohnull@ffurdoowhc.
Members and Friends of Crew 88,
As we discussed at the last crew meeting, we have an opportunity and an interest to go tubing on the Yampa river through Steamboat Springs the weekend of July 11th.
You will recall we previously planned to go this weekend on June 27th, until we learned that tubing is not allowed until the water drops to 600 CFS. The gauge at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?09239500 shows it hasn’t even dropped below 1,000 CFS yet, so that was a good decision to reschedule for July 11th.
I have reserved 4 campsites at Steamboat Lake State Park for July 10-12 for our trip to go tubing on the Yampa on July 11th. We can put 6 people in each site, so there is room for 24 to start with. There are still a few sites left if we need more later, and I needed to at least get a reservation for those. I hope that is OK.
Steamboat Lake State Park is a little north of Steamboat Springs. It’s a beautiful lake where we can enjoy kayaking and fishing the rest of the time when we aren’t tubing the Yampa. The alternative at Stagecoach Lake was out in the barren sagebrush, and the areal photographs just were NOT appealing. I admit that Steamboat Lake is farther out of town, but it should be a lot better.
I’ll need another adult, and we’ll need adult drivers, so, parents, this is a fabulous opportunity to enjoy scouting in the summertime. (OR, do you want to hold out for that frozen winter-camping Klondoree torture weekend?)
Tube rental is $17. (See also http://backdoorsports.com/tubing-information/) We’ll want to make a budget for the campsites, food, and maybe some gas support at the next meeting.
Will you be interested to join us?
Please let me know, and I’ll get a list started.
And/or let me know if I can talk about that more.