Breakout Session on 6/15 Troop Mtg

June 13, 2010 by  
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As you know Camp Dietler at P.V. is right around the corner. Many of the merit badges that you signed up for have a requirement to do first aid and/or CPR at home. To help you out I am going to hold a break out session at the troop meeting on 6/15 and cover First Aid and CPR for those merit badge classes. Please bring your First Aid kits and any CPR barrier masks you may have.

See you on Tuesday
Steve Johnson
moc.loanull@nosnhojrsjs

Vedauwoo 2009 Camping Report

June 28, 2009 by  
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- Article by Jason Rice
This annual camping spot always has hidden surprises. This year we experienced “rain”. On Saturday morning, Mr. Krey, troop Climbing Instructor, reviewed the equipment and helped new scouts try on the equipment. Mr. Bender, troop Climbing Instructor, taught a Climb On Safely class to the new adults. Mr. Rice, Lead Climbing Instructor, set up the first level climb and rappel. As soon as the climbing area opened, the rain began to fall.
Generally, rain just comes and leaves. However, the clouds rolled and the fog, drizzle and rain stayed throughout the day and into the evening. Sunday morning started with fog and a light drizzle. However, God prepared a break in the gloom, and allowed us to climb & rappel through the day.

Many of the families stayed to enjoy a late night campfire. All in all, most campers had a good time. A few went home a little soggy, but at least enjoyed making the trip. Vedauwoo holds beautiful landscape and some people had to wait to actually see the rock outcrops after the clouds lifted on Sunday morning.

Pictures from the Vedauwoo Campout can be seen here: http://picasaweb.google.com/colagrl/May2009#

» Troop 88 New Scout Camp Out

May 3, 2009 by  
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WHAT: New Scout Camp Out
WHEN: Saturday, May 9
WHERE: Mr. Lutz’s
TIME: 9am – 8pm
INFO:

» Trip Payments

May 3, 2009 by  
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The following schedule is for the upcoming trips – please see Mrs. Wilhelm to update your accounts -
Boundary Waters Payment Nights
March 3 – $200.00
April 2 – $200.00
May 5 – $150.00

Peaceful Valley Payment Nights
March 19 – $70.00
April 21 – $70.00
May 19 – $70.00

Kenosha Pass Winter Camping Report

April 5, 2009 by  
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Hello Troop,

We had a great group of scouts to attend the Kenosha Pass Campout this past weekend.
If you were not there, you missed a great time. Friday evening we all gathered and headed west towards the High Country. An uneventful travel route later and we were pulling into the campsite. With some snow on the ground the scouts took a few minutes to determine our base camp location, and then the setting up of tents started. At the same time the fire ring was brought out with a nice cozy campfire started for those who had finished setting up their tents. It didn’t take long for Troop 88 to make a happy campsite up at 10k feet, and songs were beginning be be sung around the fire, and not long after the population migrated from the fire to the cozy tents and sleeping bags.
A wonderful night of sleep later I awoke to the sounds of scouts starting to wake up. It was pretty cold that morning, so even the leaders were a bit slower than normal getting out of the warm cocoon of the bags. As the troop started to unload the trailer and making breakfast (eggs in a bag by the scouts, and steak biscuits for the adults) I took a look at the thermostat I set out the night before. It read -5 degrees F! So our scouts had earned their Polar Bear!

What a great way to start the day. Unfortunately there was not enough of the white stuff to make snow caves, but our Scouts came through with some fantastic alternatives, one of which being snow forts for a snowball war! The preparations took a break for lunch and the occasional scouting for firewood by the patrol. The snowball war started in the early afternoon and from what I can tell ended in a cease fire (however the scouts may say different). Soon it was getting time for the cooks to start dinner and stoves and charcoal was fired up. I’m hoping the patrol has started a new routine of some serious good dutch oven cooking, because the baked ziti with sausage they prepared looked like the kind of dish that would take a blue ribbon somewhere! The remainder of the evening was spent enjoying the company of others around the fire ring, and eating some dutch-oven desert. Dishes were cleaned and stowed, scouts started to slowly head from the warmth of the fire to the sleeping bags. Soon there were snores coming from the tents as many very warm scouts were snuggled down in their sleeping bags.

The troop arose to a balmy 20 degrees morning and started to tear down camp, and made sure we left the campground better than when we found it. By mid morning everything was stowed and ready to head down the hill. Thanks to the Scouts, Mr. Buchart, and Mr. Griffin for making this campout possible!

Photos are uploaded to the site with a direct link of the group here:
http://picasaweb.google.com/colagrl/February2009#5308648703199423634

Mr. Laster
Official Cold Weather Camper :)

» Trip Payments

March 1, 2009 by  
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The following schedule is for the upcoming trips – please see Mrs. Wilhelm to update your accounts -
Boundary Waters Payment Nights
March 3 – $200.00
April 2 – $200.00
May 5 – $150.00

Peaceful Valley Payment Nights
March 19 – $70.00
April 21 – $70.00
May 19 – $70.00

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