Spring Court of Honor – March 6th

January 27, 2012 by  
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  Troop 88

Spring Court of Honor

March 6th @ 6:30pm


Class A uniform


Scout Family Ski Days @ Copper Mountain

November 21, 2011 by  
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December 10, 2011 & December 17, 2011

$30 gets you *Great Skiing

*Lunch & a

*Private Meeting Place

Who: For all boys, girls, and adults and their families and friends

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.

Annual Parker Christmas Carraige Parade

November 21, 2011 by  
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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

November 21, 2011 by  
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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.


October 13, 2011 by  
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Register online now for the Pioneer Trails District Training being held in October. Please note that this training is being held at the LDS Mainstreet Building in Parker just East of downtown Parker. Register online at the district calendar! 

This training is for all Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity, and Venturing Leaders.  There is even training for the committees so this training covers all of the positions.  Signup now online!  Walk-ins are welcome to attend.


The training this Saturday is at the LDS Mainstreet Building in Parker.  Map.


Registration and Check-In begin at 7:30am when the doors open.  Class begins at 8:00am sharp.  The schedule is full and busy  so please be on time because partial credit can’t be given for showing up for only part of the class.  Cub Scouts are scheduled to end by 12:00pm and Boy Scouts, Varsity, and Venturing are slated to go a little longer.  

Mandatory Training

Many questions are going around with training and what is and is not required for training.  Please feel free to contact Jim Rooney with any questions regarding training.

Please feel free to look at these resources to help answer questions:

University of Scouting

This is a wonderful opportunity to gain additional insight into many areas of Scouting.  It is a wonderful day filled with supplemental trainings.  Register Online.


Oct. 4, 2011 Scribe Notes

October 6, 2011 by  
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The Eagle Eyes patrol did flags and they did an awesome job.  Aaron did great with bugle.  Thank you from Mr. Ski and all of us.

Anyone who wants to sign up for Camporee still can but it costs $14 now to go to Camporee.  Talk to Mr. Bender about it.

If you aren’t going to Camporee this weekend, sign up for the Haunt nights at the maze.  Talk to Zach Sertec about that.  He’s in charge of the sign up and we need lots of people to help with that still.  If you are not 13, you can still sign up but your parent has to be there with you.  Friends and brothers and sisters can help too but they have to agree to go by the same rules as the rest of us.  Zach has sent out emails so you can email him about helping if you weren’t there tonight to sign up.

No meeting next week for the troop committee meeting – that’s the parents meeting.  Mr. Ski said if you want to be an Assistant Scoutmaster then you have to get training but parents can help on the committee too.

Mr. Ski said thank you to all of the patrol leaders who were at the PLC tonight.  He said we were prepared and did a great job taking notes and to keep it up.  He also said that the patrols should really work on their flags and he wants to see them double next week.  Then we can start having patrol competitions.  Mr. Ski reminded everyone that now that we ate the pig at the fall court of honor we need to start wearing our neckerchiefs as part of our uniform again.  Please everyone remember to wear them.

Camporee patrols were made and those who are going have things they need to get done like food shopping.  We made our menus in our patrols and made patrol leaders for Camporee.  If you are going, you know who your patrol leader is and what you need to do to get ready. 

We will meet at PEPC at 5:00 on Friday to leave for Peaceful Valley.  We will be back on Sunday before noon.  We need parents to drive.  Please tell Mr. Bender if you can help.  He sent out an email asking for parents to help drive.  I don’t want to walk to Camporee with my backpack and tent and stuff.

At the end of the meeting Josh and the assistant senior patrol leaders handed out awards to those who were not at the fall court of honor. 

Jack T.
Troop 88 Scribe

Troop 88 Scribe Notes – Sept 27, 2011

September 28, 2011 by  
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Troop 88 Scribe Notes – Sept 27, 2011

Josh announced that the schedules will be posted by the door for all meetings.  Sorry if there weren’t enough tonight.
Josh asked for all Troop Guides and Patrol Leaders to meet with him to discuss the schedule during the breakout.

Fall Camporee is in two weeks.  It will be on Oct 7-9 at PV.  Mr. Bender is in charge of Camporee.  Please talk to him about signing up.  Please also talk to Mr. Bender about who can drive and how many extra people you can take.  All adults who will be camping need to have their Youth Protection Training completed.  We also need all medical forms for campers.
Pre-camporee will not be a camp-out.  It will be Saturday at Mr. Lutz’s house from 7 or 8 until 12.  If you don’t know where Mr. Lutz lives, please contact him or Mr. Bender.  Please dress appropriately for the weather since we will be outside.  You don’t need to be in uniform for pre-camporee, just normal Saturday clothes.

All popcorn orders must be turned in by Oct 15 to Mrs. Hoaglin.  Please email her with what you have sold and what you need ordered.  Her email address is moc.qnull@nilgaohh.

Zach said there is one more work day for the maze – tomorrow starting at 4.  Please show up to help!!  Haunt nights start this Friday, Sept 30.  Haunts are every Friday and Saturday until Halloween from 7 – 11 each night.  You need to have your own costumes.  No characters like Disney.  We want to scare people!  Bring warm clothes and a flashlight.  We need at least 20 people every single night to haunt the maze.  There are thousands of flyers that have Troop 88’s name all over them.  We need to keep our commitment to Flat Acre Farms.  We also need adults to help with security and admissions.

Mr. Ski wants to know where the Facebook page is to advertise this haunted maze!
Mr. Ski also said this is our third year doing this so we can’t let people down who have been before.

Morgan Miller was recently elected as the Section Chief for the OA Chapter for our section.  This is a first for Troop 88!  He also recently obtained his vigil for OA.  Way to go Morgan!!!

Closing announcement from Josh was that everyone needs to do better with leadership.  The Venturing Crew did an awesome job tonight with knots and lashings but people were disrespectful and left after only a few minutes.  Scouts need to be more attentive to what their Patrol Leader is telling them.

Nando lead the Troop in a poetic prayer about faith and God’s leadership.

Jack T.
Troop 88 Scribe

Scribe Notes September 20, 2011

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Troop 88 Scribe Notes September 20, 2011

Zach Sertic talked about the haunted maze. We still need help building it. We will work on it this week Wednesday from 4-7. Friday there is no school so we can work on it that day starting at 10am. We need at least 20 people per night to haunt the maze starting on September 30 so please sign up! We also need adults to work security and tickets.

Wreath Sales started tonight. Forms were handed out. We have until October 30th to get the forms turned in. There will be two Sunday’s at PEPC to sell wreaths. The 16th and the 23rd from 8:30am to about 12. Those who sign up should attend services too. Questions can be sent to the coordinator. Her email address is on the sheet handed out and her phone number too.

Mrs. Bepristis held a merit badge counselors training during the breakout for adults.

Mr. Garin reminded everyone about dues. 40 boys owe dues. 30 boys have money in their account. He also reminded everyone for the popcorn kernel that forms are due on October 15th.

Mr. Bender gave an update on Fall Camporee – Boot Camp! It will be October 7-9. There will be patrol competitions for things like boot javelin, boot ball, sponge wars, riffle shooting and geocache. Webelos are invited and will be part of the troop patrols. They can camp too but have to sleep with their parents. Medical forms are needed. Patrols will plan meals, shop and cook. Patrols will be planned later. It will cost $10 for camporee. Food costs are per patrol.

Pre-camporee will be the week before at Mr. Lutz’s house. More information later on that.

Mr. Lutz reminded adults about ITOLS on October 8th at Camporee. Adults can register for that online.

Mr. Decker went over how cool fall court of honor was. It was AWESOME! We ate a 200 pound pig and Mr. Albee was surprised. We earned over 300 merit badges! Let’s earn more for the next court of honor!

Alex made an announcement about a religious award class and there were 5 spots open for sign-up for the first 5 that came up.

For the breakout sessions, patrols were told to meet and talk about what they want to do for the next six months.

Jack T. Troop 88 Scribe

Changes in Dues & Scout Accounts

September 18, 2011 by  
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Troop 88,

 I’m Dave Garin, ten.tsacmocnull@evad_namrebmun, Troop 88’s Treasurer.  I wanted to make you aware as a committee the Troop will be making some changes to dues structure starting effective immediately.  The new policies are as follows:

 ·  Monthly Dues have been eliminated.  Instead the dues will be $60 annual due on February 1st (or prorated based on join date) or as an option dues can be paid quarterly at a rate of $25 which will be due February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, and November 1st

  • ·  All new registrations and transfer scouts will be required to pay dues and registrations at the time they join.
  • ·  To be re-chartered with the Troop registration fees will also be due on February 1st.  I believe this will remain the same as last year of $15 ($27 if boys life is added), but I will let you know for sure when we get closer to registration.
  • ·  All scouts who currently have unpaid dues will need to have one of three things happen.  Either by next meeting (September 20th) pay the dues by cash, check, or request a deduction from your scout account.  If no request is made I will automatically deduct dues from the scout accounts after next meeting.  If no payment is received and no money is available in the scout accounts the scouts will lose their privileges for earning merit badges, rank advancements, and attending Troop activities, such as camping.
  • Prior to requesting a Scoutmaster conference/Board of Review the boys will be required to visit me first to have me initial their book.  If they do not have their books signed off as being in good standing with the troop they will not be permitted to advance.

 I know this seems a little harsh, but we have been having problems receiving timely payments and ultimately the administration has become excessive and unsustainable so these changes are necessary.  Troop 88 is an extremely strong troop with a top notch program.  We want to make sure this program can continue at or exceed current levels for the years to come.  So in advance I appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

 As a reminder Troop 88 has four active fundraisers to help you meet these financial obligations.  Popcorn sales are going on currently for the next few weeks.  Last year our boys made $3,640 last year off just popcorn sales.  Wreath sales will also be starting up shortly and last year put $525 in the pockets of our boys.  As always King Soopers cards are available and reward the scouts at a rate of 5% of purchases at King Soopers on a monthly basis.  Our boys have earned about $650 a month on King Soopers so far this year.  Let’s of course not forget House of Fear.  The boys will have an option for either community service hours or their time to be as a fundraiser.  We had 3 other fundraisers this year that our boys earned a total of $3,043.  That totals to fundraisers that went directly to scout accounts for the last 12 months of approximately $15,000 (That’s $150 per boy on average).  Troop 88 does fundraisers almost entirely for the benefit of our boys so they will have no problems paying for dues or camps.  Take advantage of these opportunities and teach your boys they can pay their own way.  It’s a life lesson that they will thank you for later. 


 David Garin,
Treasurer,  Troop 88

Haunted Maze @ Flat Acres Farm

September 17, 2011 by  
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We will be finishing building the Haunted Maze Wednesday, Sept.21st @ 4-7pm, Friday, Sept 23rd @ 4-7, Saturday, Sept, 24th @ 10am-5pm, Sunday, Sept 25th @ 10am-5pm, and Wednesday, September  @. 4-7p.  We open to haunt September 30th. That is 2 weeks away from today.

We will haunt every Friday and Saturday in October and the 30th of September from 6:15pm-11:00pm. Dress in black, dark, or camo clothing. Bring gloves and possibly a beanie and jacket. You need to be dresses for the weather. Bring your own costumes. Please no characters from movies it makes us look cheesey. Make-up will be done in the barn and that is were we will take our breaks. Bring your own masks.

Zac S.

Building Schedule
Wednesday, Sept.21st @ 4-7pm
Friday, Sept 23rd @ 4-7
Saturday, Sept, 24th @ 10am-5pm
Sunday, Sept 25th @ 10am-5pm
Wednesday, September  @ 4-7p 
Haunting Schedule
Friday, Sept 30th @ 6:15pm-11:00pm
Saturday, October 1st @ 6:15pm-11:00pm
Friday, October 7th @ 6:15pm-11:00pm
Saturday, October 8thFriday @ 6:15pm-11:00pm 
October 14th @ 6:15pm-11:00pm
Saturday, October 15th @ 6:15pm-11:00pm
Friday, October 21th @ 6:15pm-11:00pm
Saturday, October 22th @ 6:15pm-11:00pm
Friday, October 28th @ 6:15pm-11:00pm
Saturday, October 29th @ 6:15pm-11:00pm

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