Vedauwoo Climbing Merit Badge and Family Campout 2012

May 16, 2012 by  
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Troop 88,

Here is the info for Vedauwoo, bring merit badge worksheet if working on merit badge.  All RSVP ASAP so I can make sure we have enough seatbelts- drivers – I need seat belt totals.  Of course I forgot the sign up sheet Tuesday night so EMAIL!!!!

Here is the link for the med form   http://www.denverboyscouts.org/openrosters/ViewOrgPageLink.asp?LinkKey=12237&orgkey=1704

Don’t print and bring me 27 pages – only part A & B – no Dr. signature.

Final planning Tuesday 5/22/12 meals, lone scout patrol…..

Travel in class A’s

Email me with questions (not too many)

Steve Krey

New Scout Campout

April 10, 2012 by  
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New Scout Campout is coming up, May 4, 5 &6 near Castlewood Canyon.  All new scouts are HIGHLY encouraged to attend to work on rank advancements Tenderfoot through 1st Class and have loads of fun!  A sign up sheet will be at the April 24th & May 1st meeting or you can contact Mr. Moncier (ten.tsacmocnull@reicnomrj) if you plan to attend.

Meet @ PEPC by 5pm, Friday May 4th.  Please eat dinner before arriving, we will not be cooking the first night.  Please bring medical forms.  NO MEDICAL FORM – NO CAMPING!!!!!

Contact Mr. Moncier for further information – ten.tsacmocnull@reicnomrj

Denver Area Council Camporee

April 5, 2012 by  
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Denver Area Council Camporee

September 21-23, 2012

Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch

Mark your calendars, pull out the party blowers and get ready for a weekend of excitement as you participate in an event so big, it only comes around every 100 years! The Denver Area Council is turning 100 years old in 2013 and is throwing a birthday bash so epic; it requires an entire weekend of jam-packed fun to contain all the festivities! You and your scouts are invited to join us in the celebrations by attending the Council Camporee on September 21-23, 2012, located at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch.

The 2012 Council Camporee is the official kick-off event of the 100th Anniversary of the Denver Area Council – hence the theme “The 100”.  Accordingly, we have planned more than 100 activities/events for your scouts to prepare for and enjoy:  exciting programming that has made the Denver Area one of the premier Boy Scout councils in the country.

Date

Friday, September 21 – Sunday, September 23, 2012

Location

Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch; Elbert, CO

Cost

  • $30 Per person for weekend-long participants (including Webelos if registered as a participant with a troop).
    • $20 if registered by August 31, 2012
  • $25 Cub Scout Family Camping (Per Cub Scout and family members, children 5 and under free).
    • Includes Saturday evening dinner and continental breakfast Sunday.
    • $20 if registered by August 31, 2012
  • $20 Per person for Saturday visitors.
    • $15 if registered by August 31, 2012

Leaders Guide

Who May Participate

Cub Scouts

  1. Family Camp – the whole family is invited to camp and participate in events starting Saturday morning. Cost = $25/Cub Scout, $25/family member, children under 5 free. ($20 if registered by August 31, 2012).
  2. Webelos – Webelos can camp with a Boy Scout Troop if they are sponsored by the troop and have a parent with them, or they can Family camp. To camp with a troop you must be registered by the troop, and the cost is $20/person (registration fee increases after August 31, 2012 ).
  3. Day Visitors – Not sure if you want to spend a night or the whole weekend, come for the day!. Cost for Day Visitors is $15 (fee increases after August 31, 2012). Participate in all the Saturday activities and head home after the Arena Show Saturday night. Food will be available for purchase or bring a picnic.

Be sure to check out the Cub Scouts Leaders Guide!

Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers

  1. Camping by Troop/Team/Crew – Come stay Friday and Saturday nights to experience all that The 100!has to offer. Camp sites are assigned by District and will be reserved by priority order of when the troop signs up and pays a $100 deposit. Register as a troop (don’t forget your Webelos), Team or Crew by August 31. To maintain your priority campsite and to complete registration, full fee of $20/person is due by August 31. (fee increases after that date).
    • Click here for Troop Registration. (Troops must create an account and log-in to register.  Please remember to save your log-in id and password to make future payments or registration changes.)
  2. Day Visitors – Not sure if you want to spend a night or the whole weekend, come for the day!. Cost for Day Visitors is $15 (fee increases after August 31). Participate in all the Saturday activities and head home after the Arena Show Saturday night. Food will be available for purchase or bring a picnic.

Be sure to check out the Boy Scout/Varsity/Venturing Leaders Guide!

DAC – Scout Show

March 12, 2012 by  
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Denver Area Council

2012 Scout Show

“Be Prepared”

Saturday,
April 28, 2012

10:00
am-4:00 pm

National
Western Complex

Hall
of Education

This
year Troop 88 will have a First Aid Booth.

Scouts; Tiger thru Eagle will come by our booth, see multiple First Aid
demonstrations from you, then build the basics of a Personal First Aid Kit.

 

We need to
begin collecting the following items:

 

Band aids                               tape

2X2′s or
4×4 gauze pads      Non-Latex gloves

 

 

This is a
project for the entire troop.  Scouts,
Moms & Dads!

Let’s make
our booth the best at the Scout Show to win:

 

1.
Outstanding Booth Appearance
– Creativity, Appearance, Participation

2.
Outstanding Scout Spirit
– Knowledge of Exhibit; degree of youth involvement Demonstration
of skill

3. Best
Use “Be Prepared”
and provide and Adventurous activity for the participants.

Please contact
Mrs. Moncier or Mrs. Crowder for details

ten.tsacmocnull@reicnomrefinnej

ten.tsacmocnull@redworc.ycart

Pioneer Trails District Winter Klonderee

February 12, 2012 by  
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2012

Winter Adventure

AMONG THE

FROZEN CHOZEN

Pioneer Trails District

Winter Klonderee

February 24, 25, & 26, 2012

Camp Tahosa – Ward, CO

Contact Mr. Bender @  ten.tsacmocnull@8220gnak

Plan now to continue the 2nd Century of Scouting by being among the “FROZEN CHOZEN”!!!!  It will be a Klonderee Adventure you won’t soon forget!

There’s cold in them thar hills!!

And you best plan to be there . . .else you’ll miss out on the winter adventure of a lifetime!

We will go

We will love it

&

We will become

The

“FROZEN CHOZEN”

Pioneer Trails District Winter Klonderee

Feb 24-26, 2012

Camp Tahosa

Scouts will be ‘Beating the Freeze’ for winter adventure as they participate in some Freezing Fun events to include: Extreme Freeze Fishing,  Frozen Noze Hockey, Frozen Toe Snowshoeing & BeyondSlaying the Frozen Barr Muzzleloader Shootout (13 years and older Scouts with an additional $3 fee)(Limit of 10 boys per hour. Fee must be paid by February 10, 2012 to get a slot, first paid, first slotted until all slots are filled),  Tahosa Freeze Cross-Country Ski Trek (Slots are limited to 15 boys per two hour session with an additional $3 fee per boy, skis and guides are provided. Fees must be paid by February 10, 2012 to get a slot. A Cross Country Ski race will take place at the end of the day),  Freeze Kneez Orienteering Challenge with an optional Snowshoeing Orienteering Competition,  Freeze Zone Sled Race,  and Sailing on the Freeze Competition.

  • Come early on Friday the 24th and receive instruction on building your own Quinzee/Igloo Snow Shelter (Class starts at 4pm). Individual and Patrol/Troop Awards will be given for all Races and Competitions. Special recognition will also be given for specific activities.

A-Basin Trip

February 9, 2012 by  
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It’s back for the second time! Call it what you want (ie winter camping, snow sport merit badge, A-basin family ski weekend), but it is fast approaching. Due to popular demand (ie. the J.L.C) we have more camping, more skiing, and more fun than last year.If you went last year you know how much fun you had so tell all those scouts who didn’t and make this another great turn out.
Now here are the details. The date is March 9,10,&11. We will plan on leaving Friday afternoon (9th) to arrive and camp that night in the last chance parking lot at A-basin. (eat on your own on the drive up). Ski on Saturday (10th). Pizza party, safety talk by the ski patrol and maybe a movie Saturday nigh in the lodge. Camp in the parking lot Saturday night. Ski on Sunday the 11th. Drive home that afternoon. For those that did not go last year the ski days will be filled with demonstrations put on by the Ski Patrol, working on the snow sport merit badge (MB) and free skiing with friends. Later as I firm up plans with A-Basin I will be sending out an itinerary for both days.
Now the big question, how much is this going to cost?  Since I work there, A-Basin is giving us some huge discounts. Of course if you have a seasons pass or you own equipment the cost will be less.
    Lift tickets     Adult (15+)    $37.00 per day
                        Child  (6-14)   $20.00 per day
    Rentals         Adult ski package                        $24.00 per day
                          (skies, boots, poles)
                        Adult snowboard package             $30.00 per day
                          (boots and board)
                      
                         Helmets ( not included in above package)   $7.00 per day
                         Child ski package                        $15.00 per day
                        (Skies, boots, poles & helmet)
                         Child snowboard package             $21.00 per day
                        ( boots, board & helmet)
Pizza party     $6.00 per person
For breakfast and lunches, everyone is on their own.          $ ??.??
 ( still trying to work out a discount on lodge food and drink)
*** This year to get the discounts A-Basin needs us to submit paperwork and payment as a group, using the group forms. Therefor I need to pay for everyone in one payment to A-Basin. You must pay me in cash or a check made out to Steve Johnson for your total amount by March 6. If you do not pre pay, you will not get the discount and you are on your own for cost. (walk up window price is $74.00).
Forms   Of course the lawyers wouldn’t want us to have any fun with out filling out lots of forms. Any one under 18 in the T-88 group needs to fill out a A-basin medical authorization  and indemnification form. If you rent from A-Basin you must fill out a rental release form.And If you camp with us I will need a BSA medical form.
More info   BSA guidelines require all scouts to wear a helmet. Also like last year the “Buddy system” will be in effect. Also there will be mandatory roll calls through out the weekend. (the itinerary is to follow later). Since this is both a scouting event and a fun family weekend I will need to know who (scouts) camping Friday night and/or Saturday night. Also who is skiing Saturday and/or Sunday. Parents, please do not pick up your scout without checking out with me or one of my assistants. And finally, I am using my “In” with A-basin to get these great deals so please lets not ruin it for next year, so lets behave like the good upstanding scout we are. If you want to take the Snow sport MB just tell me if you will be skiing or snowboarding when you sign up. Also you should bring the worksheet with you because you will learn most of the answers that weekend.  Parents are welcome to camp with us. you must give me a medical form for you and have completed Y.P.T. If you don’t want to winter camp at 10,000 feet in a parking lot I might suggest that someone puts together a parent party down the road in Keystone at the Snake River Grill or at a condo somewhere!
Whats to follow   Later as I firm up plans with the food and beverage manager and the ski patrol director I will send out an Itinerary to everyone. Also I am traveling for work most Tuesdays this month so my son Scott Johnson will be sighing people up and collecting money and forms. If you can’t find Scott, Ms Grubb can also help you.
I know this is a long E-mail but I hope you are getting excited. I will be a lot of fun just like last years.
More Info will come at a later date.
Feel free to contact me with any question.

Jim Prestel Guest Speaker

January 16, 2012 by  
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Calling all Scouts, Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts!

Like Football?

Meet JIM PRESTEL,
One of the First Minnesota Vikings when team started in 1961
at Troop 88 Meeting.

Tuesday, January 24
7:00pm
PEPC (Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church)

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

*Breakfast
*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

ScoutFamilySkiDaysRegistrationAndRelease.pdf

 

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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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!

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

When:
Tuesday, December 6 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Where:
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.

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