Aviation Merit Badge

September 5, 2012 by  
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Mr. Moncier is organizing the Aviation Merit Badge.  It is being done with the Young Eagles in three parts – ground school, flight school and making and flying a FPG-9.  Please contact Mr. Moncier by email to sign up for this merit badge class.

Friday, September 28, 2012 at 7 PM is the ground school.
Saturday, September 29, 2012 starting at 8 AM is the flight school.
Before the troop meeting on October 16, 2012 will be building and flying the FPG-9.  Use this link for instructions on the FPG-9.

The address for ground school and flight school is in Mr. Moncier’s email and on the Troop 88 calendar.

Troop 88 Elections Part 2

August 31, 2012 by  
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Troop 88 Elections


  • What – Troop Elections for all Senior Staff and all Patrol Leaders!
  • When – Tuesday, September 18, 2012
  • Time – 6:30 PM

Want to learn more about the positions? Click on this link: Positions of Responsibility
Want to apply for a position?  Send Mr. Ski your resume!

Troop 88’s Fall Court of Honor & Pig Roast

August 21, 2012 by  
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Troop 88’s

Fall Court of Honor & Pig Roast

September 9, 2012

1:00pm – 5:00pm

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

Amazing Race of Scouting!

August 17, 2012 by  
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is coming  August 21, 2012!





Over $700 worth prizes

ARS is Coming! Be Prepared! August 21, 2012 @ 6:00pm

August 7, 2012 by  
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ARS is coming  August 21, 2012!


Are you ready?



Backpacking Trip to Lower Boulder Lake

July 25, 2012 by  
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Backpacking trip to Lower Boulder Lake in the Eagle Nest wilderness area by Silverthorne on Aug 25 and 26th.

This hike is for both the beginner backpacker and for any scout that wants to go. Families are welcome. The 2.7 mile hike is rated easy to moderate. We will leave the Park and Ride by McDonald’s off of Lincoln and Jordon at 8:00, so be there by 7:45. If any parents can drive, please indicate it the email. If you can take a boy or two, let me know that as well.

To prepare the scouts new to backpacking for this trip, There will be a Backpacking 101 class on Tue, August 14th at 6:30. We’ll cover how to pack, the use of a light weight stove, cooking, purifying water, safety and other “101” items. Bring your stove and water purifier if you have one.

The next troop meeting after that, Aug 21, we will have a breakout for all scouts going. At this meeting, we will collect BSA Medical forms and Activity forms. Tent buddies will also be determined. For the new scouts and those new to backpacking, please bring your packed backpack as if you were leaving that night. We will use this time for review.

Link for the Activity consent Form: http://denverboyscouts.org/openrosters/docdownload.aspx?ID=40655

Link of a blog of the hike: http://stacyanddinasanchez.blogspot.com/search/label/Boulder%20Lake

Please contact Mr. Moncier with any questions.

14er Climb

July 15, 2012 by  
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Depart- Friday Aug 10th 5:30pm from Park and Ride Lincoln and Jordan (Wear your Class A’s)
Hike- Saturday Aug 11th
Return- Sunday August 12th around noonish.


Grays Peak 14,270’ and Torrey’s Peak 14,267’
Distance: 8.25 miles
Elevation gain: 3,600ft
Location: (Up I -70 past Georgetown)
Route info: http://www.14ers.com/routemain.php?route=torr5&peak=Grays+Peak+and+Torreys+Peak

What to wear hiking:

-Hat with brim
-Broken in hiking boots with wicking socks
-Hiking pants 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
-Medicine for headache and stomach ache
-Snacks-high protein (granola, trail mix, jerky, candy bars, etc)
-Camera (optional)
-Treking poles (optional)


We will be camping 2 nights (location still being determined) 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. The last mile or so up to the trail head requires a higher clearance SUV, but not 4wheel drive.

How to Prepare:

-Get in shape! I know the hike is just around the corner but the better shape you are in the higher your chances are of making the summit. Any activity is good, biking, hiking, running, playing sports.
-1-2 day before the hike start drinking lots of fluids, the more the better!! (not soda).
-Eat a high carb meal such as pasta the night before and bananas the morning of the hike.
-Drink frequently during the hike and before you feel thirsty
-It might very well turn out that one or more of the boys decides to turn around and that’s ok, climbing 14ers is hard!

Boys Life?!
There is a rumor that Boys Life Magazine might send a photographer along to document our hike for a possible future story in the magazine!! I will keep everyone posted on if this rumor is true or not.
Questions Please contact
Alan Buckingham

Farewell to Summer Boating Event

July 8, 2012 by  
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Farewell to Summer Boating Event

August 18th, 2012
10am – 4pm

Chatfield Gravel Pond

For more info contact Gary Souza @ 303-875-4541

Upper Cataract Lake and Eaglesmere Lake Backpacking

June 6, 2012 by  
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  •  Mr. Moncier and I have started to plan a trip for June 29,30 and July 1.

    This will be an intermediate level hike consisting of 15 miles and two separate nights of camping (this mets the requirements of the backpacking MB). Please don’t sign up if you are new to backpacking, a beginner, or not physically fit to do the 15 miles. There will be a backpacking 101 offered later in the summer.

    We will be camping at Upper Cataract Lake and Eaglesmere Lake in the Eagles Nest wilderness area. We will leave early Friday morning and return Sunday evening. More details to follow.

    I will have a sign up sheet at the next couple of meetings or you can e-mail me if you can’t make the meetings. I would like to have at least 4 adults going and of course we will always need drivers/seat belts. Also depending on the response we may have to limit the size, since it is in a wilderness area, so don’t sign up unless you are sure you can go and make it the whole way.

    It should be a lot of fun! Its a beautiful area and the fishing is not bad!

    Email Mr. Johnson or Mr. Moncier for questions.

Tahosa Summer Camp

May 29, 2012 by  
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We are getting down to the final run for Tahosa Summer Camp, here are the details:
I have included the contents of the earlier e-mail because all of that is still current.

So far the full-time adults attendees are Mr. Schultz and myself with Mr. Ramirez possibly part-time (depends on baby). Another adult would be great even if only for part-time ESPECIALLY for Friday!

On Friday I have a conflict and need to be at a Douglas County Emergency Management Event if at all possible. It runs 8-5 so if an adult could come up Thursday and stay through Friday evening or Saturday that would be great.

We will need more drivers for equipment. My vehicle will be limited so will need at least a pickup truck load for my stuff as well. If you can drive please e-mail me ASAP!

I will be brining my personal chuck box which is very large and heavy as well as the shelter, dutch ovens, fire wood, etc. We will meet at PEPC on Sunday the 17th at 10:00 with a departure time of 10:30.

URGENT: I need the phones numbers of the parents for each of the boys and their e-mails, obviously I have some e-mails but never got any phones number. I need those immediately.

Only two Medical Forms have been received so far. We will need all of those no later than 6/12/12.  We have a fun night tonight so some may not be there and I will not be at that as well.  The preferred method to get the Medical Forms would be electronic, scan it and send it to my e-mail address. If you do not want to do that then provide the hard copy, I will scan it and return the original to you. This way you keep the original for future use and I can print them whenever necessary. Special medical or dietary needs need to be communicated ASAP so we can make proper arrangements at Tahosa.

Boys MUST wear Class A Uniform for travel and “flags”. This includes scarf. We only have 8 boys going this time so one patrol and on the 12th they will elect a patrol leader so all boys need to be present on that date.

We should try to set up tent groups as soon as possible, I can bring a tent large enough for four if necessary but even if we all are in two-person tents we should not have more than 6 (4 for boys, 2 for adults). We will control where they set up a bit better this time as we have a few that decided to set up far from the rest of the troop and we won’t do that this time. It rained pretty hard and long the first night last time and the camp ranger said it almost always rains at some point so I would suggest each tent have an additional tarp for over the tent because after several hours of rain they began to soak through.

Obviously the boys need to have ponchos! It can still be cold up at camp so make sure boys are prepared for it.

It would also be suggested that the boys bring cots this time, this will get them well off the ground if it does rain, they will also be more comfortable especially if they will include a pad with it. They will need the pad for the mini-trek as well.

The boys might want to consider brigning all their stuff in a single (one only one) tote box, easier to contain and less chance of getting wet. They will still need a fanny pack for around camp, they boys should always have water with them, and a backpack for the mini-trek

We will not have a lodge again this year but will have a new 10’x20’ (garage) shelter we will use just like last time.

The list of Merit Badges is listed below and only one response has been received as to preferences. Need those ASAP! Each boy should select several in priority order. They will be spending most of their time with COPE and the mini-trek but the evenings and Friday will be open for Merit Badges. Strongly suggest the water options for Friday. We still plan on a game and treat night, probably for Thursday, dutch oven deserts, ball of ice cream, etc. If anyone has particular games they want to recommend or bring please let me know.

It is recommended that boys do not bring electronics, too easy to lose or get damaged.

There is a camp store and the boys always hit that pretty hard so if sending money please don’t send a lot, less heartache when they lose it!

Swim tests, we will probably have to do these at camp so make sure the boys have their swim suits easily accessible because we will do that right after check in.

There will be an emergency drill Sunday night.

There is fishing if any boys wants to bring equipment.

Meals will be in the dining hall except for the mini-trek.

Things TO BRING:
Tent (shared)
Sleeping Bag
Light Blanket
Pillow (?)
Sleeping Pad
10 Essentials
Fanny Pack
Swim Suit
Class A Uniform (scarf!)
Sun Screen
Water Bottle
Extra Shoes
Flip-Flops/Water Shoes
Chair Ground Cloth/Tarp
Ditty Kit (showers)
T-Shirts (watch slogans!)
Hiking Boots
First Aid Kit (Fanny Pack)
Sun Glasses
Insect Repellant
Tote Box

CD Player
Game Boys
Electronic Toys
Too Much Money

I know there are still questions, Please Call Me,
Mr. Freund! 720-351-7096

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