Backpacking Events

April 8, 2015 by  
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June Backpack Trip
Lost Creek Wilderness – East Lost Park
Friday June 5th through Sunday June 7th

With Parker Days the following weekend and PV later in the month, this is the best weekend.

I have been into this area once before (with my son on an overnight trip) and it is a fairly easy 3-mile hike in from the Lost Park Trailhead (about a 2-hour drive from Parker) and would be a good “break-in” backpack trip. It is a fairly nice meadow/park with decent brook trout fishing in Lost Creek. The rock formations in the Lost Creek Wilderness are pretty amazing. There are opportunities to explore the area on Saturday before heading back on Sunday.

July Backpack Trip
Buffalo Peaks Wilderness – Buffalo Meadows Loop (Rough & Tumbling Creek Loop)
Friday July 17th through July 19th

This is about a 11-mile round trip. I have been into this area twice and it is a moderate trip. The first day would be to hike into the Buffalo Meadows and base out of there for the next two (2) nights until returning to the trailhead via the loop trail. There is the opportunity to climb the Buffalo Peaks on the second day. This is one of the best views in the state in my humble opinion with view of South Park, Pikes Peak and the Collegiate Peaks. I found a couple of informational links on this hike.


For more information on these events, please contact Mr. Hudson via email or phone at (303) 961-0221.

2014 Fall Merit Badge Academy

September 27, 2014 by  
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Troop 88’s Fall Merit Badge Academy 2014
October 25, 2014


$5.00 Registration Fee to be used for fundraising for Troop 88′s Troop Trailer Camping Supplies!

9am-12pm 1pm-4pm
Citizenship in the World Citizenship in the Nation
First Aid Medicine
Emergency Preparedness Search And Rescue
Collections Digital Technology


Online registration is OPEN.  Click here!

 is from 8:15am – 8:50am.
Class Begins at 9:00am SHARP!!

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
19580 Pilgrims Place
Parker, CO 80138

We request that you help feed our scouts & scouters the way we always do – POTLUCK!
Please bring a kid friendly main dish for the scouts to share and a salad or dessert.

Troop 88 scouts interested in a merit badge book?  Contact our Troop Librarian!

Contact Mrs. Moncier!

Conservation Campout

August 8, 2014 by  
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Workday: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
Meeting location: Mountain Communities Fire Department

Link to map:

Project times: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Volunteers Expected: Up to 50

Workday Description:

The Trail Creek work area is part of a major restoration effort to stabilize drainages carrying high sediment loads to the South Platte River. Because of the intensity of the 2002 Hayman fire here, and around the Westcreek community, the soil remains loose and unable to soak up rain. Runoff frequently turns to high-volume floods, damaging roads, downstream creeks and filling reservoirs with sediment. Major in-stream restoration work utilizing natural materials such as burned trees and boulders has helped raise the height of creeks and stabilize steep eroded banks to re-create more natural flows and fight erosion. Retention ponds have also been added to stabilize runoff. These methods have become models for fire restoration throughout Colorado and nationwide. Depending on weather and the progression of work, volunteers will assist the rehab by stabilizing work sites by: re-seeding with native vegetation; planting willows; installing erosion control matting or fabric; and rehabbing illegal off road vehicle routes contributing to the erosion issues.

Important Notes:

  • CUSP will provide hard hats, tools and materials necessary to complete project work.
  • Portable restroom(s) will be available on site.
  • Safety review and work demonstration will precede the project work.
  • Weather, which could create hazardous conditions, may cause projects to be canceled or rescheduled; we will notify you of changes promptly, changes will also be posted at

Requirements of Volunteers:

All volunteers must complete and submit prior to the project: a CUSP Liability Release, 2014 CUSP RELEASE and a Volunteer Sign-up Sheet, Volunteer Listing 2014 for the group, attached. Please print ALL documents two-sided.

Please Bring:

  • Any applicable medicines (including epi-pens, insulin and inhalers)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun glasses or safety glasses
  • Work gloves
  • Work boots with ankle support
  • Long pants are required; long sleeved shirts are strongly recommended
  • Water containers, extra water will be provided
  • Sack lunches, to carry with you

What to Expect:

This burn area is in an exposed mountain environment. Please be aware and prepared for potential hazards, including but not limited to: driving on mountainous roads with loose gravel and high flash flood potential; exposure to sun, wind, lightening and rapidly changing weather conditions; working with sharpened tools in areas with unstable terrain and footing; possible falling trees; and hiking at significant elevation. Medications may have adverse effects in sun, heat or altitude. Please list medications and medical conditions on the CUSP release form so staff may be aware of potential concerns. Know your limitations and inform staff immediately if you become ill or injured. Be prepared to exit quickly in the event of an emergency or changing environmental conditions. Please drink plenty of water prior to and during the project to avoid dehydration. Please wear appropriate clothing; clothing may become stained or ruined. Expectant mothers may want to check with their physician before working in a burn area.


This moderately challenging project and will require team effort.
Please note that cell phone coverage is limited in this area.
GPS units are often inaccurate in this area as well.


Troop 88 14er Hike – Quandry Peak

July 23, 2014 by  
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This is the plan for the Mt. Quandry hike next weekend, August 1-3.
Friday, August 1 - Meet at Park N Ride by McDonald’s at Lincoln and Jordan.
                             Bring complete medical form, Part A & Part B, (required for a 72hr camp)
                             Eat before you come or on the road.  We will not be stopping.
                             Camping at Mr. Lutz’s property in Fairplay.  There are NO showers or potties, be prepared!
Saturday, August 2 - Wake at 6:00am
                              Breakfast:  Sausage and cheese sandwiches, bananas, juice or milk (yes, coffee)
                              Trailhead by 7:30am.  Scouts will be leading the hike, but we need adults in attendance to hike.
                              Lunch on the trail:  Cold cut sandwiches, apple, water
                              Nap on return from the hike.

                              Dinner: Campfire chili, cheese, fritos
                              Campfire, songs, skits, spooky stories
Sunday, August 3 - Go Home!
                              Awake, no later 7:30am.
                              Breakfast:  Bagels/cream cheese, bananas or apples, juice
                              Break camp
                              Homeward bound
Contact Mrs. Moncier for addition details!

Eagle Court of Honor – Jacob H.

May 16, 2014 by  
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You are cordially invited you to
attend the
Eagle Scout Court of Honor

Jacob H.

Sunday, May18, 2013
at 3:00pm
Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church
Narthex on the First Floor


Eagle Court of Honor – Nick M.

May 7, 2014 by  
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You are cordially invited to attend the

Eagle Court of Honor for




Saturday, May 17, 2014 @ 4:000pm

Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Narthex to Main Sanctuary

9030 Miller Rd, Parker, CO 80138

Please RSVP Accordingly
Refreshments to Follow

Eagle Court of Honor – Matthew B.

April 28, 2014 by  
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You are cordially invited you to
attend the
Eagle Scout Court of Honor

Matthew B.

Sunday, May 4, 2014
at 3:30 PM
Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church
9030 Miller Road
Parker, CO 80138

Reception to follow

RSVP Accordingly


Eagle Court of Honor – Devin M

April 22, 2014 by  
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You are cordially invited you to
attend the
Eagle Scout Court of Honor

Devin M.

Sunday, April 27, 2014
at 2:00pm
Joy Lutheran Church
7051 E Parker Hills Ct
Parker, CO 80138

Reception to follow

RSVP Accordingly

Brandon G. Eagle Court of Honor

March 22, 2014 by  
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You are cordially invited to attend the

Eagle Court of Honor for


Brandon G.


Saturday, April 4, 2014 @ 11:00am

Crossroads Community Church

9900 S. Twenty Mile Road, Parker, CO 80138

Pancakes and Refreshments to Follow.

Please RSVP Accordingly.


Pioneer Trails Merit Badge “Pow-wow”

March 5, 2014 by  
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It’s Merit Badge College time in the Pioneer Trails District. On Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 7:30 am – 1:30 pm, and again on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 7:30 am – 1:30 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Highlands Ranch Stake, 9800B Foothills Canyon Blvd., Highland Ranch, CO.

This is a two-day Merit Badge College. Scouts are expected to attend both days and complete projects in between. Please check your calendar ahead of time as we will not refund those who cannot make it on the second day. Those who attend and complete the pre-requisities and any assignments between sessions will be signed-off on April 19.

Scouts are limited to one Eagle-required merit badge course.

Scouts must bring a signed card for each merit badge they are taking. All personal information and the merit badge name should be filled in and both unit leader signature spaces must be signed.  Please remind your Scouts that these are the equivalent of cash. The office cannot replace them if they are lost. Lost Blue Cards become the responsibility of the Scout to prove that they know the material and they will need to contact a Merit Badge Counselor to have another Blue Card signed.

Lunch will not be served, however the Order of the Arrow will operate a snack table throughout Merit Badge College.

Field uniform should be worn.

Receipt for the college must be brought with you. If you do not receive an email receipt, you are not registered.

Please folks, there will be no walk-in registrations.

Class list and availability


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