December 10, 2011 & December 17, 2011
$30 gets you *Great Skiing
*Lunch & a
*Private Meeting Place
Where: Copper Mountain Ski Area
When: Saturday, December 10, 2011 & Saturday, December 17, 2011
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Light Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the
Village Square Meeting Rooms
Cost:$30.00 for each participants regardless of age. Includes: lift ticket and food. Make checks payable to Richard Hansen
Great Food – Lots of it! Chili, Soda Pop,
Mountain High Yogurt, Chips, Sweets, Pasties, Treats, etc. Thank you sponsors.
Download the Scout Family Ski Days information and registration pages
Denver Area: Everyone is welcome to participate in these annual ski events. Now in our 16th year, we had a record 5,200 participants last year. This event is for boys and girls and their families.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!
Troop 88 has been asked to participate in the Annual Parker Christmas Carraige Parade!
The event will be Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. We will meet between 1-1:30pm at the Mainstreet Center then, we’ll be carrying the banners in front of Horse Participants.
This is a fun event and a great honor that the town asks us each year to participate. Please mark you calendars and plan to attend.
Troop 88 Annual Christmas Party Potluck
Tuesday, December 6 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church9100 East Parker Road Parker, CO 80138
Please bring the following food item to the potluck:
A-C: Bring cornbread to serve 15
D-N: Bring chili
O-S: Bring a dessert to serve 15
T-Z: Bring a side dish to serve 15
Drinks and paper service will be provided.
Scouts can participate in an optional $10 gift exchange; please bring your gift wrapped.
Matt J. will be doing the JLT/ITLS on the first weekend in December. The cost is $5 per Scout. Only 30 Scouts can sign up. He wants Patrol Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders, Troop Guides and other leadership positions to sign up first. This will run from 6 pm Friday until about 11 am Saturday. The training will be Friday night. Saturday will be breakfast, clean up and Troop planning for the next year. Vince D talked about OA. Keith I. will be the new Spirit Eagle Chapter Chief. He's also from Troop 88. Dec 7 is the next OA meeting and Christmas party. Wear Red and White of some type. Do NOT wear a bathing suit! NOAC is coming up in 243 days. OA will leave from Union Station by train for Chicago 3 days before NOAC. You'll get to spend a day doing cool stuff in Chicago before going to NOAC. You'll take a bus to Michigan State for NOAC. The cost is $950 but it covers the train ticket, bus ticket, training, etc. Vince D. has more details for any OA members who want to go. Josh is now the Service Chair for the OA Lodge. If you want to help staff the service projects for OA, talk to Josh. Mrs. Moncier announced our family friendly football this weekend at Cimarron Middle School. It will start at 9 am. She also asked that someone bring a real football so we can play. She also talked about the Dec 10 carriage horse parade in Parker. She will have more details on that later. Josh announced that he has applications for anyone interested in CIT (must be 14 or 15) or Paid Staff at camp. Paid Staff must be at least 16 years old. Mrs. Hendrick announced the Christmas Party will be on Dec 6th. There will be an e-vite sent out. Please check your junk mail in case it goes there. She will need 10 scouts to do setup and 10 different scouts to do cleanup. Amy Whirley was our guest speaker. She owns 4 Paws Mobile Vet. She talked to us about being a vet and the different types of vets there are. She talked about having to do surgery to get a steak knife out of a dogs stomach and also to get golf balls out of another dogs stomach. She also gave a tour of her mobile vet trailer. Mr. Yost asked everyone who still has a temporary neckerchief to please bring them back to him. He only has 15 left and we need more for the new scouts who cross over next year. You get a permanent neckerchief when you reach Tenderfoot rank instead of Scout. If you need to buy a new neckerchief or a new slide, they are $5 each. You can also learn how to make your own slides is what Josh said. Mr. Ski asked us how many times we get warnings at home when we are doing things wrong. He said no more warnings about our neckerchiefs. He wrote down names for everyone who wasn't wearing one tonight. This is part of our uniform and we need to wear it at the meetings unless we are coming from a sporting event and we are still in our sports uniform. That's ok. Sports is a good thing. Also, no more warnings about Bermuda shorts. From now on, if you don't wear the uniform correctly then there will be 30 days until you can have a Scoutmaster's conference. If you want to invite friends to play our friendly football, that's ok but they have to understand that this is football. We have fun but it's football. We need Buglers for the Troop. It is a rank position for the Troop. One Bugler is an Eagle Scout now and one is about to be. So, if you can play the Bugle and want to do it for the Troop, please talk to Mr. Ski. The Rattlesnake Patrol had a cool new flag. Mr. Ski said we have 15 patrols but there were only 5 flags at the meeting. Everyone needs to get them done and at the meetings. Several patrols said they are working on their flags still. We had a visitor tonight. Nando's little brother Noah. Josh and the senior patrol and other boys all got up and sang "I''m a little tea pot" instead of a bear hug. It was funny to watch. I hope we see this on Facebook! Zach S. invited some "scary people" up. They were the people who own the farm where we had the Haunted Maze. Zach thanked everyone who worked on the maze and the farm for clean up and stuff. He thanked Mike for letting us use his farm and John for being there every day to help us. Mike thanked all of the Scouts for being courteous to the people who came to the maze and taking care of the land. He gave the Troop a check for over $2200. Colin will be doing a service project for Samaritan's Purse OCC on Dec 6 from 5 - 9. They do shoeboxes filled with Christmas presents. You need to be at least 13 years old to help at the site. You can pack a shoebox and bring it to the drop off in Aurora. Learn more at http://www.samaritanspurse.org. Thanks to my dad for finding the link. Noah talked about Scouting for Food. If you helped with that project, please talk to him so he can update the information. Mr. Ski had two more things to say. There were 76 veterans at Cimarron for Veteran's Day and there were a lot of Scouts in uniform to welcome them. He was really proud of us for doing that. He also said thanks to the Scouts who helped at the craft fair to help carry stuff in for people there. The last thing was from Josh. There is a weather rock contest for the Troop. If you want to participate, design your weather rock project and present it to him. The winner will be the official weather rock for the Troop. One last thing from me for the other Patrol leaders. We had patrol meetings to talk about what we want to do for the next year. Make sure to tell Josh what your patrols want to do so we can help plan stuff for next year. I think Mr. Ski might want to see that too. Jack T. Troop 88 Scribe
On Nov 12 & 13, the Coleman Factory Outlet store is offering a 30% discount
for Scouts on all items (including on-sale items!) except fuel. Due to
high fuel costs, fuel is only a 10% discount. Proof of Scout membership
is required to receive discount. Limited to inventory on-hand, no special purchases.
Troop 88 Meeting Nov 1, 2011
Josh noticed that only three patrols had flags. All patrols need to bring their flags to the meetings.
Josh also stated that we need more enthusiasm in the meetings.
Mr. Ski helped to welcome five Webelos who “snuck in” from Pack 369 to visit us. He said that all Webelos should sneak into Troop meetings to really see what is going on.
The boys were all welcomed with the typical “GROUP HUG!”
Mr. Ski reminded everyone that we need to respect the speed limits of the parking lot, 20 MPH, and the dirt road by the Youth Minister’s house, 5 MPH. He also reminded us that the Youth Minister has a dog so we need to be extra careful when driving on the dirt road.
Special thanks to Zach S, Mr. Milerowski and Mrs. Palmore for helping with the Haunted Maze. We should have numbers within the next few weeks. This is our 3rd year doing the Haunt and the money from the event goes to the Troop to help pay for things like boats and rafts.
Again the question was asked, “Where is your scarf?” Starting in the fall, Troop 88 wears neckerchiefs as part of our uniform. Please find yours or let us know that you cannot find it.
We need boys to step up and help plan the annual Turkey Bowl! We want to play football – the muddier the field, the better!
We also need boys to step up and help plan the annual Christmas Party!
Thanks to Noah and Ben for helping to run the Straw Maze on Main St this Halloween! Thanks also goes to the boys who handed out fliers for Parker Station.
Josh announced that tonight’s activity is to clean out the Patrol boxes. We need to do a better job of cleaning them when we use them instead of at a Troop meeting.
No meeting on the 22nd since that is Thanksgiving week. The 29th is a Fun Night. Stay tuned for more details on that.
Start thinking and planning for a Dutch Oven Cook-off. That will be in January.
Mr. Johnson will be holding a First Aid Merit Badge class on Nov 13th. See the Troop website for details.
The Troop Patrol Board and Troop Activity Board needs to be updated. The Scribe needs to work on this with Dylan H. Dylan still needs to complete some tasks on the boards.
Josh requested that we not charge up and group hug the visitors any more. Some of the boys looked a bit scared by the hoard. Definitely welcome the visitors but let’s find another way to make them feel welcome.
Nando said a prayer for our Troop members who have recently had family members pass as well as family members in the hospital. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them!
Mr. Johnson will be hosting a First Aid Merit Badge on Sunday, 13 November 2011.
When: 1:00 PM
Where: PEPC Garage
What to bring: Your First Aid Kit, the First Aid Merit Badge Worksheet, your BSA Handbook.
If you did not sign up at the last Troop Meeting, you can contact Mr. Johnson to find out if he still has space available.
Geocaching merit badge class on Saturday, November 5th, 2011 from 8:45am – 1:00pm. The class will be held at:
Before the class please complete the following:
- With your parent’s permission, go to www.Geocaching.com
- Watch the “What is Geocaching?” video located on the Home Page
- Register for a FREE basic membership
i. Click on “Getting Started” on the left side of the Home Page
ii. Click on “Basic Membership”
iii. Click on “Get a Basic Membership”
iv. Enter all necessary information (required fields are indicated with an *)
v. Click on “Create My Account”
vi. An email will be sent to the email address you provided; the email will include a validation link. Open the e-mail received from Geocaching and click the link to validate your account
- Please take note of the following:
- Log-In Name
- Once you’ve validated your account, log into www.Geocaching.com using your new Log-In Name and Password to insure they are working
i. Take some time to look around the website to learn a little bit more about the website in general
Bring your log-in name and password for www.Geocaching.com, the attached Geocaching worksheet and a GPS (if you have one) with you to class.
Take note of the weather on November 5th; we will be outside (regardless of the weather) looking for Geocaches; be prepared and dress appropriately! Lastly, you will be unable to complete the Geocaching Merit Badge during this class session as requirements 8a, 8b, 8c, 8d (whichever you choose) and 9 will need to be completed on your own.
Parents – you are welcome to stay for the class. FYI – I will have other adults helping with the class; therefore, the meeting will have adequate “2 deep” leadership.
Contact Mrs. Hendrick for location.