Tahosa Summer Camp

May 29, 2012 by  
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We are getting down to the final run for Tahosa Summer Camp, here are the details:
I have included the contents of the earlier e-mail because all of that is still current.

So far the full-time adults attendees are Mr. Schultz and myself with Mr. Ramirez possibly part-time (depends on baby). Another adult would be great even if only for part-time ESPECIALLY for Friday!

On Friday I have a conflict and need to be at a Douglas County Emergency Management Event if at all possible. It runs 8-5 so if an adult could come up Thursday and stay through Friday evening or Saturday that would be great.

We will need more drivers for equipment. My vehicle will be limited so will need at least a pickup truck load for my stuff as well. If you can drive please e-mail me ASAP!

I will be brining my personal chuck box which is very large and heavy as well as the shelter, dutch ovens, fire wood, etc. We will meet at PEPC on Sunday the 17th at 10:00 with a departure time of 10:30.

URGENT: I need the phones numbers of the parents for each of the boys and their e-mails, obviously I have some e-mails but never got any phones number. I need those immediately.

Only two Medical Forms have been received so far. We will need all of those no later than 6/12/12.  We have a fun night tonight so some may not be there and I will not be at that as well.  The preferred method to get the Medical Forms would be electronic, scan it and send it to my e-mail address. If you do not want to do that then provide the hard copy, I will scan it and return the original to you. This way you keep the original for future use and I can print them whenever necessary. Special medical or dietary needs need to be communicated ASAP so we can make proper arrangements at Tahosa.

Boys MUST wear Class A Uniform for travel and “flags”. This includes scarf. We only have 8 boys going this time so one patrol and on the 12th they will elect a patrol leader so all boys need to be present on that date.

We should try to set up tent groups as soon as possible, I can bring a tent large enough for four if necessary but even if we all are in two-person tents we should not have more than 6 (4 for boys, 2 for adults). We will control where they set up a bit better this time as we have a few that decided to set up far from the rest of the troop and we won’t do that this time. It rained pretty hard and long the first night last time and the camp ranger said it almost always rains at some point so I would suggest each tent have an additional tarp for over the tent because after several hours of rain they began to soak through.

Obviously the boys need to have ponchos! It can still be cold up at camp so make sure boys are prepared for it.

It would also be suggested that the boys bring cots this time, this will get them well off the ground if it does rain, they will also be more comfortable especially if they will include a pad with it. They will need the pad for the mini-trek as well.

The boys might want to consider brigning all their stuff in a single (one only one) tote box, easier to contain and less chance of getting wet. They will still need a fanny pack for around camp, they boys should always have water with them, and a backpack for the mini-trek

We will not have a lodge again this year but will have a new 10’x20’ (garage) shelter we will use just like last time.

The list of Merit Badges is listed below and only one response has been received as to preferences. Need those ASAP! Each boy should select several in priority order. They will be spending most of their time with COPE and the mini-trek but the evenings and Friday will be open for Merit Badges. Strongly suggest the water options for Friday. We still plan on a game and treat night, probably for Thursday, dutch oven deserts, ball of ice cream, etc. If anyone has particular games they want to recommend or bring please let me know.

It is recommended that boys do not bring electronics, too easy to lose or get damaged.

There is a camp store and the boys always hit that pretty hard so if sending money please don’t send a lot, less heartache when they lose it!

Swim tests, we will probably have to do these at camp so make sure the boys have their swim suits easily accessible because we will do that right after check in.

There will be an emergency drill Sunday night.

There is fishing if any boys wants to bring equipment.

Meals will be in the dining hall except for the mini-trek.

Things TO BRING:
Tent (shared)
Sleeping Bag
Light Blanket
Poncho
Pillow (?)
Sleeping Pad
10 Essentials
Fanny Pack
Backpack
Swim Suit
Class A Uniform (scarf!)
Sun Screen
Water Bottle
Extra Shoes
Flip-Flops/Water Shoes
Chair Ground Cloth/Tarp
Ditty Kit (showers)
Pants
Shorts
Socks
Hat
Jacket
Gloves
Underwear
T-Shirts (watch slogans!)
Hiking Boots
Camera
Flashlight/Headlight
Pen/Pencil/Paper/Pad
Watch
First Aid Kit (Fanny Pack)
Sun Glasses
Insect Repellant
Tote Box

What NOT TO BRING:
CD Player
Game Boys
Laptop
Computers
iPads
Electronic Toys
Too Much Money

I know there are still questions, Please Call Me,
Mr. Freund! 720-351-7096

May 22, 2012 Scribe Notes

May 25, 2012 by  
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May 22, 2012 Meeting Minute

Adult Announcements:

  • 5/25 – 5/28/12 – Vedauwoo – Family Camp Out – Rock climbing – See Mr. Krey and Mr. Bender for more information
  • Mrs. Schwarz is selling BSA pants – Youth Large $10 and green rain suits $10

Scout Announcements:

  • May 29th – FUN NIGHT – We are going as “friends” not as Troop 88
  • Plan A – Go Karts at Speed Raceway
  • July 28 and 29 and August 4 and 5
  • Lunch Provided
  • Lots of FUN!
  • Free admission to Castlewood Canyon
  • Please email Ian if you are interested in volunteering – ten.sysicpnull@sordneh
  • Ian H. announced his Eagle Project – Sanding and Re-finishing the Castlewood Canyon Bridge Overlook

Meeting Activity Summary:

  • Flag Ceremony taught by the Rattlesnake Patrol

YIS,

Ian H.

FYI – Like a Russian nesting doll, if you split Chuck Norris open there is another Chuck Norris inside only smaller and angrier.

 PS – This is my last time as Scribe as I’m leaving to work at PV for the Summer – I hope to see you at PV in July with the Troop!

May 15, 2012 meeting minutes

May 21, 2012 by  
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May 15, 2012 Meeting Minutes

Adult Announcements:

  • 5/20/12 – Solar Eclipse – Only one for 18 years, no bare eyes, thinking about doing a Troop Picnic, more to come on this…
  • 5/25 – 5/28/12 – Vedauwoo – Family Camp Out – Rock climbing – See Mr. Krey and Mr. Bender for more information
  • Mr. Bender is selling Troop Class B stuff – check it out!
  • 2013 Jamboree – go to www.bsajamboree.org to get registered
  • Tahosa for Summer Camp – guaranteed to be a lot of fun – Cope Course (Rope Course) – 13 years and older – $250

Scout Announcements:

  • Check the lost and found for items!
  • 5/20 – Solar Eclipse Potluck – Bayou Gulch Regional Park – 3:30 – 7:30
  • 5/29 - Fun Night at Speed Raceway – Sign-up if you want to go.
  • Support Ron Buchart’s Eagle Project
  • NO CAMPFIRES/BURNING IN PARKER!

Meeting Activity Summary:

  • Make viewing boxes for Solar Eclipse

YIS,

Ian Hendrick

FYI - Chuck Norris doesn’t read books, he stares at them until they tell him what he wants to know.

 

Good Luck on your FINALS – I’m going to bed!

Vedauwoo Climbing Merit Badge and Family Campout 2012

May 16, 2012 by  
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Troop 88,

Here is the info for Vedauwoo, bring merit badge worksheet if working on merit badge.  All RSVP ASAP so I can make sure we have enough seatbelts- drivers – I need seat belt totals.  Of course I forgot the sign up sheet Tuesday night so EMAIL!!!!

Here is the link for the med form   http://www.denverboyscouts.org/openrosters/ViewOrgPageLink.asp?LinkKey=12237&orgkey=1704

Don’t print and bring me 27 pages – only part A & B – no Dr. signature.

Final planning Tuesday 5/22/12 meals, lone scout patrol…..

Travel in class A’s

Email me with questions (not too many)

Steve Krey

Venture Crew Shooting Day

May 7, 2012 by  
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Dylan and I attended this event Sunday at the Lockheed Martin gun range.  For some reason, most left at noon.  No lines, all day shooting, they were giving us ammo by the box!  Shotgun, rifle, pistol and black powder.  Definitely on the schedule for the future!

May 1, 2012 Scribe Notes

May 3, 2012 by  
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May 1, 2012 Meeting Minutes

 

Adult Announcements:

 

  • 5/3/12 – National Day of Prayer – 6:15am – Southeast Christian Church
  • 5/10/12 – Next Round Table – 6:30pm – REI will be at the meeting to discuss backpacking
  • 5/13/12 – Mother’s Day – Handing out carnations at the Farmers Market
  • 5/20/12 – Solar Eclipse – Only one for 18 years, no bare eyes, thinking about doing a Troop Picnic, more to come on this…
  • 5/25 – 5/28/12 – Vedauvoo – Family Camp Out – Rock climbing – See Mr. Krey and Mr. Bender for more information
  • Make sure you are on the Troop 88 email list
  • Mr. Bender is selling Troop Class B stuff – check it out!
  • 2013 Jamboree – go to www.bsajamboree.org to get registered
  • Tahosa for Summer Camp – guaranteed to be a lot of fun – Cope Course (Rope Course) – 13 years and older – $250
  • Vedauvoo – Family Camp Out
  • NEW MEDICAL FORMS!!!!! All scouts and parents MUST complete the new medical forms for ALL camps (for example – PV and Tahosa)

 

Scout Announcements:

  • 5/3/12 – National Day of Prayer – Need Color guard at Southeast Christian Church at 6:30am – Will get Breakfast! Alex E. will send out an email with more information
  • 5/4 – 5/6/12 and 5/11 – 5/13/12 Coney Parties at PV; OA sign up!
  • 5/4 – 5/6/12 – New Scout Campout near Castlewood Canyon
  • Ron B. is selling baked goods for his Eagle Project – check it out – they are good!
  • Lost scarf at Scout Show (no woggle) – claim it if it is yours
  • No scarves at meetings right now (except if you are doing Flags and have a Board of Review or Scoutmaster Conference)
  • JLT (Junior Leadership Training) next Tuesday
  • NO CAMPFIRES/BURING IN PARKER!

Scoutmaster Minute:

  • May 3rd - National Day of Prayer – Need Color guard at Southeast Christian Church at 6:15am – Will get Breakfast! Alex E. will send out an email with more information
  • No scarves required until the Fall Court of Honor!

Meeting Activity Summary:

 

  • Patrol Skits and Songs

 

YIS,

Ian H.

 

FYI - Google won’t search for Chuck Norris because it knows you don’t find Chuck Norris, he finds you.