Here are the scribe notes from tonight’s meeting.
Mr. Johnson gave an update on the A-Basin skiing and camping weekend. He has sent a lot of information to the Troop 88 chat already. This year we are camping two nights, Friday and Saturday. Saturday night is a pizza party and a meeting on avalanche and snow safety. The ski patrol will give the presentation. We may watch a movie that night too. We have to pay for the trip before we go to get the discounts. If you didn’t pay Mr. Johnson tonight, pay his son next week or Mrs. Grubb will be helping collect money too. The costs are in his email to Troop 88 chat.
Okpik has been changed to March 16, 17 and 18. It is at Tahosa.
Klonderee is this weekend. Make sure you have all of your winter camping stuff ready. There will be LOTS of snow there.
March 6th is the spring Court of Honor. It is also troop elections. Make sure to send your resume to Mr. Ski if you want a leadership spot. If you don’t know what a resume is, Mr. Ski said it tells him who you are, what you do and why you want to be in the leadership spot.
Mr. Freund talked about Tahosa summer camp. He sent some information to the troop chat about it. He will send more information when he has it. We may do more hiking this year at Tahosa and we may do wilderness survival.
Don’t forget that RoundTable and the OA Chapter meeting is the first Thursday of every month. The meetings are at the LDS Church near Ponderosa high school.
Mr. Ski said he has received one resume so far. If you want to be a leader for 88, send him your resume. He also said that we got a great letter from the church about Scout Sunday. Thanks to everyone who helped. It was fun making donuts and serving them.
Morgan Miller is the Pioneer Trails Scout of the Year for 2012. There will be a breakfast tomorrow at the PACE Center in Parker for the Scout of the Year.
Friends of Scouting information has been sent to Troop 88 chat. Please try to donate before the Court of Honor. The money really helps Scouting and we all really like Scouting!
Troop 88 Scribe
Pioneer Trails District
February 24, 25, & 26, 2012
Camp Tahosa – Ward, CO
Contact Mr. Bender @ ten.tsacmocnull@8220gnak
Plan now to continue the 2nd Century of Scouting by being among the “FROZEN CHOZEN”!!!! It will be a Klonderee Adventure you won’t soon forget!
There’s cold in them thar hills!!
And you best plan to be there . . .else you’ll miss out on the winter adventure of a lifetime!
We will go
We will love it
We will become
Pioneer Trails District Winter Klonderee
Feb 24-26, 2012
Scouts will be ‘Beating the Freeze’ for winter adventure as they participate in some Freezing Fun events to include: Extreme Freeze Fishing, Frozen Noze Hockey, Frozen Toe Snowshoeing & Beyond, Slaying the Frozen Barr Muzzleloader Shootout (13 years and older Scouts with an additional $3 fee)(Limit of 10 boys per hour. Fee must be paid by February 10, 2012 to get a slot, first paid, first slotted until all slots are filled), Tahosa Freeze Cross-Country Ski Trek (Slots are limited to 15 boys per two hour session with an additional $3 fee per boy, skis and guides are provided. Fees must be paid by February 10, 2012 to get a slot. A Cross Country Ski race will take place at the end of the day), Freeze Kneez Orienteering Challenge with an optional Snowshoeing Orienteering Competition, Freeze Zone Sled Race, and Sailing on the Freeze Competition.
- Come early on Friday the 24th and receive instruction on building your own Quinzee/Igloo Snow Shelter (Class starts at 4pm). Individual and Patrol/Troop Awards will be given for all Races and Competitions. Special recognition will also be given for specific activities.
Helmets ( not included in above package) $7.00 per day
Here are the Troop 88 Scribe notes for February 7, 2012
Tonight we had OA Elections. Congratulations to everyone who was nominated. We will know who made it later.
Josh said that tonight’s flags were pretty good considering we had some new guys doing them for the first time. He reminded us that we were all new to the troop once so make sure you talk to the new guys and make them feel welcome.
We had 8 patrol flags tonight. A NEW RECORD!
The troop needs two new buglers. If you play trumpet or want to learn how to bugle, please talk to Mr. Ski or Mr. Best.
The troop will have a DARE program on March 20, 2012. Thanks to Nick J. and his dad for getting this setup. It’s a requirement for rank so if you haven’t done one yet, make sure you bring your books to get that signed off.
OKPIK was cancelled due to too much snow. It will be rescheduled. Maybe in March. Stay tuned for more details later.
Klonderee is the last weekend of this month, February 24, 25 and 26. Please sign up before February 14 if you want to go. The cost is $15. This is winter camping at Tahosa. If you don’t think you are ready for camping, then you probably don’t want to do the winter camping. There will be patrol competitions at Klonderee for things like orienteering and sled races.
Mr. Bender will be doing a pre-Klonderee at Mr. Lutz’s house. He will send out more information on this. This is a good time to figure out if you can do a cold weather campout and if you have the right stuff.
Merit Badge College is April 14th. Sign up online at http://pioneertrails.org.
Dinosaur Ridge is May 12th. You can earn the Geology merit badge.
The 2012 Council Camporee will be Sept 21-23. Registration opens in March. There will be over 100 things to do according to the flier.
Mr. Ski gave a great big welcome to the new scouts and parents. WELCOME!
Mr. Ski reminded us all about the Scout Law. He talked to us about Friendly, Courteous and Kind. We need to be better about those things with each other, with our moms, dads, brothers, sisters and our leaders.
We have 25 new scouts joining us this year coming from Webelos.
The dutch oven cook-off was great. Lots of guys did a great job.
We need someone to help setup the “Love Bowl” football event. Mr. Ski said he is going to be a ref this time because he’s too old to play with us now. His knee just now feels better from the “Turkey Bowl”.
March 6th will be Troop elections. Send your resume to Mr. Ski if you want a leadership position.
March 6th will also be the Troop Court of Honor. Stay tuned for more details on that.
Mr. Miller told us that this Sunday at PEPC will be Troop 88′s Scout Sunday so we can say Thank You to PEPC for all they have given us. We will help with handing out bulletins, collections and DONUTS! We will be making the donuts.
Mr. Ski wants us at PEPC by 7:00 AM so we can get everything ready for Scout Sunday. Lots of people raised their hands to help so let’s all be there.
Mrs. Laster said that all rank and merit badge stuff should be in by February 21st so we can get the awards at the March 6th Court of Honor.
I think that’s everything.
Troop 88 Scribe