Spring Court of Honor
March 12th @ 6:30pm
Class A uniform
Bring a dessert, cake or cookies to share!
Milk & Water will be available
Merit Badge Blue Cards must
be turned to Mrs. Law by February 26th.
No RSVP necessary!
It is that time of year again to get ready for the 3rd annual A-Basin skiing, snowboard, winter camping, and just all out fun weekend! This year it will be on March 1-3. We will drive up Friday evening and then ski both Saturday and Sunday, returning Sunday evening. This event is open to all scouts and their friends and families. You may come the whole time (preferred) or just for one day (transportation is up to you). Again A-Basin is giving us some screaming deals. If your scout is interested, Mr. Johnson will also be running a Snow sport merit badge class on Saturday if anyone is interested.
Mr. Johnson will follow up next week with a detailed itinerary but here are some of the plans so far. Camping in the Last Chance Parking lot on Friday and Saturday. Free skiing and snow sport MB on Saturday. Pizza party and short safety talk by the Ski patrol, Saturday night. Maybe Bonn fire and dutch oven desert after dinner. On Sunday, we will have a photo scavenger hunt throughout the mountain. A Troop 88 cookout at the “beach” for lunch that day also.
The link to the spreadsheet below has three pages. The first page is the pricing. The second page is a medical waver for the ski patrol that says they can help you if you get hurt. This must be filled out for everyone skiing. The third page is a waver only if you are renting ski equipment or a snowboard from A-Basin.
In addition to that, you will need a BSA medical form for anyone camping. Also, any adults camping must have a current Youth Protection Training on record.
The Pizza party and the slope side grill cookout for lunch on Sunday will cost $12.00 per person for both. Other meals you can do on your own. A-basin will give you a 15% discount on all food and beverage if you show your Troop 88 neckerchief before they ring up your food.
To get all these great discounts A-Basin requires us to sign up as a group with one payment. Therefore everyone must submit forms and money by 2/27/2013, so please plan ahead.
Railroading Merit Badge
The Rocky Mountain Division of the Train Collectors Association offers the opportunity for Scouts to work on and complete the requirements for the Railroading Merit Badge at our Summer and Winter holiday shows.
You can complete the following requirements for the Railroading Merit Badge at our shows. Requirement No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8a(3). If you have completed any of these or other requirements prior to the show, please bring your completed work or a written explanation to satisfy the requirement for review by a counselor.
There will be several displays throughout the show to help you complete the requirements.
Counselors will be on hand to review your work.
Current and retired railroad workers will be on hand to discuss the requirements and what you can do to be safe around railroads.
Wear your Scout uniform for free admission to the show. Parents and Scout families will be admitted for a discount by showing current Scout identification. Admission is good for both days. This offer is also extended to Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Explorer, Venture, Sea, or Air Scouts.
Come prepared to have fun and learn about Railroading and the fascinating world of trains both toy and prototype.
Bring paper and pencil to prepare your work or bring your previously completed written work to be reviewed by a counselor.
Go to the merit badge table next to Operation Lifesaver and Kids Korner areas to get your information package. Your last stop will be back at the Merit Badge table to finish the paperwork
All gauges of toy trains will be represented from a variety of manufacturers.
Multiple operating displays and hand-on opportunities abound.
Come spend the day learning about Railroading, safety, and the fascinating hobby of model railroading.
The program may also satisfy some of the requirements for Cub Scouts and Girl Scout skill awards for hobbies and travel.
Have fun in Scouting!
For questions or information, please contact: RMD BSA Coordinator.
Information on the merit badge requirements is also available on the RMDTCA Website
-Feb. 9th is the Troop 88 Merit Badge Academy the registration is at 8:15am and the morning session is 9:00am to 12:00 then lunch which will be a pot luck so parent please bring scout friendly food, the afternoon session is 1:00pm to 4:00pm though some may end a little bit earlier.
-There have already been some crossovers, 2 to be exact, we have 4 new scouts so far, please make them feel welcome. The next crossover is this Friday, February 8th at 6:30pm. It’s Pack 841 held at Parker United Methodist, the next one is Feb 23 at the same place for Pack 369.
-Feb. 10th is Scout Sunday at PEPC, please show up if you can to help even if you can’t stay the whole time.
-Feb. 16th is the Love Bowl at Legend High School at 10:00am.
-Feb. 26th is the New Scout Orientation. Please welcome the New Scouts that we’ll be getting.
-March 1-3 is A-Basin WeekendMr. Johnson sent out an email with waivers, rental information and the Snow Sports Merit Badge.
-March 5th is troop election and so if you want to be one of the positions with in the troop then please get a resume to Mr. Schmidt printed or in email form.
-March 12th is the Spring Court of Honor when our current senior staff go’s away and we get new people.
-If you don’t have a use for your old Merit Badge booklets that you have completed please give them to our librarian.
-Lastly, please, please, please come help out with Vince’s Eagle project this weekend at Mr. Rose’s house on Saturday, it starts at 10:00 though I don’t know when it ends.