Troop 88’s Fall Court of Honor & Pig Roast

September 6, 2011 by  
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Troop 88’s

Fall Court of Honor & Pig Roast


September 18, 2011

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Located at Mr. & Mrs. Albee’s Home
12662 N. 2nd St., Parker, CO  80134

Full Dress Uniform


Food:  Last Names A –J Bring Side Dishes or Salads to serve 8 
K – Z Bring Desserts to serve 8

Bring your own lawn chairs.


Lemonade and Water will be served.


Please volunteer to help set up @ 11:30am

Backpacking to Upper Cataract Lake UPDATE!!

September 3, 2011 by  
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Leaving Saturday morning, Sep 10th, works for more people that leaving Friday night, soooo, that’s what we’ll do.  We’re getting a good list going with both boys and parents.  IF you are interested in a little backpacking up to an alpine lake and can go up with us, let me know by Sunday.  

A little more info.  (See orig email for more).  More info and packing list to follow…..  

 NEW – MEET AT LINCOLN PARK AND RIDE AT 6:00 FOR A 6:15 SHARP DEPARTURE.  Breakfast at MacD’s is optional.  Healthy Breakfast is recommend.    
It’s about a 2 1/2 hours drive up to the head trail of Upper Cataract Lake.  Silverthorne exit, down Hwy 9.  Next exit to the trail head is by Green Mountain Reservoir.    

About a 6 mile hike, 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours depending on if we stop at Surprise Lake and have lunch.  It’s not going to be a race 

Like getting ready for the 14er hike, start during water and eating bananas now. 

Be at the next Troop meeting 1/2 hour early.  Boys in PLC, we’ll need to work something out..

Want to know more of what Upper Cataract Lake looks like?  Check out these new pictures I found:

 Richard Moncier 

Backpacking to Upper Cataract Lake

September 1, 2011 by  
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Join us on Troop 88’s backpacking trip to Upper Cataract Lake in the Eagle Nest Wilderness Area!  The trailhead is about 22 miles from exit 205 off I-70, north of Silverthorne.  We will do about a six mile back country hike with a stop halfway up for lunch at Surprise Lake.  We’ll depart PEPC at 5:30PM Sharp on Friday, Sep 9th and car camp at the Lower Cataract Lake campground for the night.  We’ll stop along the way for dinner.  After a nice breakfast, we’ll backpack up the lake for a day of fishing and exploring.  We’ll head back down Sunday, Sep 11th mid-morning.  After ditching our backpacks, and if we have the energy, we’ll hike around Lower Cataract Lake and see the Cataract Falls.   

More on the hike and the route we will take, check out this really cool Blog-photo journal some scouts- age boys made. (Hint: They caught about 55 fish; most were Brook Trout, COOL!)

If you’re interested, plz reply to ten.tsacmocnull@reicnomrj by this Sunday.  (IF YOU SIGNED UP LAST MEETING, PLZ RE-SIGN UP as I want to know if you are still interested).  Moms and/or dads are welcome and needed.  The amount of boys we can take WILL depend on the number of seats we have and the number of VOLENTEER PARENTS we have.  First come, first serve, with the boys signing up last meeting at the top of the list.  I’m hoping to see some of the older boys and some Venturing Crew attend and share their outdoor skills.  Right up their alley!

We will meet little before at our next Troop meeting at 6:00 on Sept 6th.  It will be a quick meeting with a lot of info, so don’t be late!  Also bring your Medical Form.  We will go over packing and break our group into “buddy” patrols.   I will send out a packing list in the next few days along with directions and a map for the boys to print out.

Cost:  $5.00 Use Fee, (but I’ll not sure if that’s per car or per person, or per day, I’ll let you know),  Dinner on the way up.  Breakfast that we’ll cook together Sat morning.  Scouts will pair up for Sat dinner and Sun breakfast.  Each scout will pack a lunch for the hike up on Sat and back down on Sun.  Snacks and gas money for the drivers.  

Cool Beans!!

Richard Moncier

Arkansas River Trip

August 22, 2011 by  
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Troop 88 Arkansas River Trip Information

 Type:                     Family Camp, family members can come along
When:                  August 26-28th
Where:                 Cotopaxi Colorado
                             Arkansas River Tours
Leader:                 Mike Buchart – moc.loanull@trahcubekim
                              303-506-3372 Cell
                              720-851-1419 Home
Trip:                     Saturday (8-27-11) Morning Trip Down Big Horn Sheep Canyon ½ Day. Have to arrive at facility @ 8am.
Cost:                      $37.91 12 years old and under, $47.63 13 and older
Camp:                   12 miles up CR 12 above Cotopaxi  – camping at a friend’s place
Notes:                  Leave PEPC @ 5:30 sharp (and yes I mean sharp) bring money for dinner on the road.
                             We will be stopping in Canyon City @ McDonalds.  Idea is to caravan up there, so please.  Lets try to stay together so no one gets lost.  Since this is a family camp 
                             all boys traveling with their family will eat with them.  Boys that are not going with family should form temporary patrols and purchase their own patrol food.
                              Please remember to bring sumscreen, hats, reefwalkers/Teva’s, swimming trunks, towels, and bottled water.
Open Fires – there may be a fire ban in place so no open fires – bring Coleman Stoves and lanterns. 
If you want to go fishing after the trip remember fishing licenses, there is some great fishing on the river. 

Each family member must sign a liability release (attached). Please have these filled out prior to getting to the Rafting shop. 
Questions, call Mike Buchart

Adult BSA Training Links

July 23, 2011 by  
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Hello Parents!

As promised, I am including below, the training links for those of you who are interested…
Youth Protection (required for all adults with Scout contact…) :
And Adult Training:
Anyone can create a user account and take the training classes.  
Any questions, feel free to contact me.  
Vince Decker
Committee Chairman,
Troop 88, Parker CO

White Water Merit Badge

July 23, 2011 by  
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When:  Saturday, Aug 20, 2011 & Sunday Aug 21, 2011
Where:  Sat. Chatfield gravel ponds
                Sun. Union St. boat chutes on Platte River (map)
Description:   Mark your calendars, Sat. & Sun. Aug 20/21, the Venture Crew will be hosting a Whitewater Merit Badge/Kayaking Award weekend. Saturday  @ Chatfield gravel ponds, and Sunday @ Union St. boat chutes on the Platte river.  Scouts must be blue swimmers.  Bring a lunch. 8:00am-3 ish depending on weather. There will be a signup list at the next troop meeting. You may start the merit badge on Sat. and make-up Sunday at a later date, but cannot show up Sun. w/o attending Sat.

14er’s Mt. Lincoln and Mt Bross Climb

July 23, 2011 by  
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We will be having a breakout session at the Tuesday July 26th troop
meeting.  If you are planning on going on this hike please plan on

 For Tuesdays Meeting:
-Collect Medical Forms!!
-Break into Patrols and do meal planning
– Need min of 4 adults for this trip to happen.
-Assign drivers, find a seat for everyone. Suggest gas $ for drivers,
(its 200miles RT)
-Review gear and safety tips

Depart- Friday Aug 12th 5:30pm from Mr. Lutz’s house (Wear your Class A’s)
Hike- Saturday Aug 13th
Return- Sunday August 14th around noon.

Mt. Lincoln 14,286’ and Mt Bross 14,172’
Distance:  5.5 miles
Elevation gain:  2,600ft
Location:  (near FairplayAlma)
Route info:

What to wear hiking:
-Hat with brim
-Broken in hiking boots with wicking socks
-Hiking shorts with removable leggings or something windproof for lower body
-Daypack containing:
-10 essentials
-1-2 liters of Water
-Polar fleece
-light rain proof parka
-lightweight gloves for warmth
-Snacks-high protein (granola, trail mix, jerky, candy bars, etc)
-Camera (optional)
-treking poles (optional)

We will be camping 2 nights so please bring your normal overnight gear
which includes but is not limited to: tent, sleeping bag, toiletry
items and bug spray, etc.  If you do not wish to camp both nights you
are still welcome to come hike with us on Saturday, however, you will
need to make your own ride arrangements.

Eagle Court of Honor

July 15, 2011 by  
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Matthew J.s Eagle Court of Honor

September 17 at 3:00 at Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church 

Reception following at the Johnston home.

Scribe Notes, July 5, 2011

July 12, 2011 by  
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Scribe Notes 7/5/11

  • 10th– 16th OA National Summit Corps
  • 12th– Parent/Leadership Meeting- No scouts
  • 19th– Reg. Troop Meeting Guest speaker, tying games
  • 23rd-30th Green River Trip
  • 26th– Troop Meeting with a Twist

Rest of July, the troop is learning to tie knots




Coin Collecting Merit Badge

June 16, 2011 by  
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There is an opportunity for the boys to earn the coin collecting merit badge.  There are two portions and you need to attend both in order to earn the entire merit badge.

1)  5:00-6:00pm Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at PEPC.  A representative from the Denver Mint will come to PEPC to give a presentation and work on the merit badge.

2)  10:30 am Wednesday, July 13th for a tour of the Denver Mint.  We have a maximum of 40 spots for the tour so I would like to restrict this to scouts and chaperones only.  Don’t be late, the tour starts promptly.  There is no drop off in front of the mint and parking can be problematic so give yourself plenty of time.  There is a gift shop.  Please let me know if you can drive.  Wear your class A uniform.  RSVP to me if you would like to attend.

3)  Prerequisites are items #5, #6, #9

Thank you.

Leanne Grubb
720.851.2281 home
303.887.4006 cell

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