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
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
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: http://www.14ers.com/routemain.php?route=linc1&peak=Mt.+Lincoln
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
-1-2 liters of Water
-light rain proof parka
-lightweight gloves for warmth
-Snacks-high protein (granola, trail mix, jerky, candy bars, etc)
-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.
Hello Troop -
The Town of Parker has asked the troop to sell blinkie items at July 4th Let Freedom Sing. Last year this was a big money maker for the troop.
This year I have organized the sales into two shifts: 6-9 pm and 7:30 – 10:30 pm. You make work two shifts 6-10:30. Mandatory training on site at 5:30 pm. Wear your class A. Parents may volunteer with the scouts. You must sign up ahead of time through me in order to get credit for your scout account.
Wear your class A. Location is Salisbury Park (same as last year). If anybody who has a wagon they can loan I would appreciate it.
You may email me or call me if you are available to work. I will also have sign up sheets at the troop meetings. However, with summer camps email might be easiest.
My name is Jim Rooney and I will be you son’s Scoutmaster at camp. My apologies for the delay in sending this communication.
This message is intended for parents of Scouts attending Camp Dietler at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch June 26 – July 2nd. The contents of this email will significantly affect your son’s experience and enjoyment of summer camp, so please read this message in its entirety.
This email contains information on:
|Parent/Adult Supervision Needed||Drivers to and from camp needed||Camp departure and return information|
|Scouts with special needs||Medical Forms (BSA)||Medications at camp|
|Most Common Forgotten of Overlooked Scout Supplies||Packing for Camp||Swim Check (Last Chance Before Camp!)|
Attachments to this message include:
- Camp Dietler Leaders Guide (2011) – specific information about Camp Dietler, preparation and equipment needed, and you son’s experience there.
- Camp Dietler Map – we will be at the Caribou camp site
- BSA Medical Form – parts A, B and C must be completed and sent to (electronic) or given to me prior to departure for camp. Note that Part C requires a medical professional signature and physical.
As you can see, we lack sufficient adults for daytime programs (which really breaks down into breakfast supervision and departure from camp, hanging out in the leader lounge or watching merit badge programs, then accounting for scouts as they return for dinner) and just a few additional nighttime adults needed (supervising dinner, quiet time, sleeping on-site, and then breakfast).
The consequences of insufficient adults on-site at camp may include:
- Boys and their patrols will be disorganized, will miss or be late to merit badge programs.
- Meal preparation and cooking will suffer. Food quality will be poor.
- Leadership development (within the “Patrol Method”) will not meet the expectations of parents or the troop leadership.
- Camp Scoutmaster’s attention to scout and patrol issues (homesickness, behavior or discipline issues, general counseling) will not be sufficient (because he will be attending to supervision instead).
- We may have to keep more boys together on Outpost, resulting in a crowded “backcountry” experience.
- As a LAST RESORT – we may have to cancel a few boy’s summer camp registration in order to stay within BSA youth protection and health & safety rules.
2. Drivers Needed – We have 38 scouts attending camp and to my knowledge only seven (7) drivers. Please let me know if you can help drive scouts to/from camp – ten.tsacmocnull@stuocs Hitchhiking to camp = not a pretty sight.
3. Summer Camp Departure and Return Information -
- Departure Info: We will depart PEPC promptly at NOON on Sunday, June 26th. Please arrive 30 minutes early for equipment checkout, paperwork and attendance, and loading into vehicles. Early is the norm, on-time (Noon) is LATE, missing our departure time is unacceptable.
- Return Info: We will depart Peaceful Valley promptly at 10am on Saturday, July 2nd. We expect to return to PEPC by 11:30am. Please be at PEPC by that time. Scouts trying to hitchhike home after 6 days in the dust and dirt of Colorado = again, not a pretty sight.
5. BSA Medical Form REQUIRED – The BSA medical form (with parts A, B, and C completed) are required for ALL scouts attending summer camp at Peaceful Valley. No exceptions are permitted. Scouts arriving at PEPC on June 26th without a medical form on file with me (paper or electronic) will not be allowed to depart with the troop. I will notify those parents of scouts from whom I have not received a medical form within a few days. I am sorry for the harshness of this policy, but both BSA and the Colorado Department of Health are unbending on this policy. Click here for a copy of the current BSA medical form in an easy, form-fillable PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format.
(Note – adult volunteers staying less than 72 hours (3 days) at PV need only to complete themselves (no physical needed) parts A and B of the form.)
6. Medications at Summer Camp – ALL medications (prescription and over-the-counter), required to be taken by your scout must be listed on their medical form, be in their original pharmacy container, be current (not expired) and be presented to me prior to departure from PEPC. (This is a State of Colorado, Dept of Human Services, Child Care Division regulation.)
7. Most Common Forgotten of Overlooked Scout Supplies – sunscreen, water bottle (or hydration pack – highly recommended), backpack (for Outpost camping), bug repellent, money for the trading post (snack bar, clothing items, camp necessities, toiletries and souvenirs), spending money (in a wallet or ziploc bag with your name) for merit badge and activity fees (see below), towel for aquatics activities, broad brim hat, rain gear. PLEASE review the list of recommeded personal equipment needed (see page 31-32 of the Camp Dietler Leader Guide)
Cinematography – $25 Climbing – $10
Cycling – $5 Pottery – $5
Horsemanship – $30 Photography – $10
Rifle – $10 Shotgun – $15
Cooking – $10 Finger Printing – $3
Pioneering – $5 Archery – $5 + $8 kit
Activities Fees (pay at headquarters)
Peaceful Valley Adventure – $25 Horses Trail Ride – $15
Discovery SCUBA – $30 Horses Dinner Ride – $25
10 Rifle Shots – $2 3 Shotgun Shots – $2
Merit Badges Requiring Kits (buy from trading post)
Archery ($8) Basketry (Need 2 kits, $10-$20)
Space Exploration ($10-$20) Woodcarving (Need 2 kits, $10-$20)
Leatherwork (Need 2 kits, $10-$20) Indian Lore ($10-$15)
9. Last Call for Swim Checks – Getting your swim checks before camp eliminates having to wait in line an extended period for a camp swim check before being allowed to swim, canoe or sail. The last swim checks will be held:
- Friday, 6/17 at Parker Rec Center (pool) from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
- Sunday, 6/19 at Parker Rec Center (pool) from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
- Additional swim checks MAY be held at Canterbury pool. Stay tuned for additional emails from Mr Townsend for more info.
10. Any Additional Questions? Most remaining questions can be answered by reading the PV Parent Info Packet and/or the Camp Dietler Leader Guide. I would be happy to answer any questions that these two (rather comprehensive) guides contain.
Finally, I am very excited and pleased to be able to serve as your Camp Scoutmaster this summer. I look forward to meeting and getting to know your boys. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to improve your son’s camp experience this summer.
Yours in Scouting,
Assistant Scoutmaster – Troop 88
10138 Granite Hill Drive, Parker CO 80134
m: 703-980-0353 (will work at camp)
Vedauwoo Cliimbing and Family Camping Weekend is May 27th – 30th. Come to begin your climbing Merit Badge or learn how to climb and have a fun time with your family. Mr. Bender and Mr. Krey, our own certified trained climbing instructor will be there. All climbing supplies are supplied through the troop.
“The Next Adventure”
Showcases the Fun and Excitement of Scouting
4/16/2011 10:00 AM - 4:00PM
Make sure you get this great family outing on your calendar. The Scout Show is a tremendous opportunity for the public to see what Scouting is all about, with hands-on activities and great prizes! Fun things at the Scout Show include archery, games, camping demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, stage shows, obstacle courses, cubmobiles, pinewood derby car races, a 60’x90’ model railroading display, and activities for all ages.
For all those families already involved in Scouting, it’s a great chance for Scouts to participate and experience a larger perspective of this great organization, and to earn money and prizes to enhance his Scouting experience!
Scouting groups from around the Denver metro area plan fun activities for this event, and many local businesses host booths with food, drinks and items for sale. The Scout Show provides inexpensive entertainment for the whole family and is open to the public.
Who: Open to the public
Cost: $10/family entrance ticket featuring over $100 value in special offers/discounts from supporting businesses, FREE PARKING. Proceeds benefit the Denver Boy Scouts.
The BSA has remained the nation’s leading youth organization because it remains true to the core values of Scouting, such as service to others, respecting and embracing the outdoors, doing your best, and living in a healthy manner. One of BSA’s core programs is “No Child Left Inside” which encourages youth to participate in outdoor activities. For 100 years, the BSA has created a foundation of leadership, service, and community for millions of America’s youth.
New Scout Campout, April 29th/30th @ the PEPC Firepit – Mr. Bepristis is planning our campout, moc.liamtohnull@sitsirpebd.
This is a learning weekend for the boys. Parents are invited and encouraged to come campout with us. We may put you to work however!
Boys, read pages 39-41 in your handbook. There’s a place for you to record this weekend’s campout. You might also want to read about camping, first aid and being outdoors.
- Arrive around 5:00pm in CLASS A UNIFORM with Class B or teeshirt underneath. Have the boys fed before arrival – NO DINNER IS PLANNED. The boys will select their campsites, put their site together. We’ll have a Crackerbarrel event that evening (skits/songs) and discussion of the weekend.
- Saturday morning the boys will be doing multiple learning stations.
- Home after 5:00pm.
Items he’ll need:
- 1 or 2 boys need to bring a tent
- Boy Scout Handbook (remember it goes to every scouting event you attend)
- Sleeping bag for camping out (doesn’t need a 0 degree, but 30 degree he’d be warmer)
- Sleeping pad
- Extra change of clothing (don’t be surprised if he doesn’t change his clothes, just throw him in the shower when he gets home).
- Comfortable hiking shoes or boots.
- Mess kit
- Water Bottle
- 10 essentials (have him look in the book)
- First Aid kit – I have some extraneous items he might add
- If he takes a knife he will not be using it and it should not be visible until he earns his Totem Chip, which will happen this weekend.
- Great attitude! This is the beginning of his Trail to Eagle. Having a eager attitude makes all our adventures so much more fun.
Other things you might be looking at investing in for future campouts (Peaceful Valley).
- Good sleeping bag
- Good cot
- Wool socks
- 10×10 tarp
- Rubbermaid or Sterilite Footlocker (water proof)
- Raingear (pants & jacket)
Where: Jump Street www.gotjump.com
Address: 7969 E. Arapahoe Rd.
Greenwood Village, CO 80112
When: March 29th Troop 88 Fun Night
Time: Between 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $10 for two hours
WAIVERS FOR YOUR SCOUTS MUST BE ELECTRONICALY SIGNED AT JUMPSTREET
Organized by the Duct Tape Patrol. Please email Tanner Connelly to RSVP by March 27th firstname.lastname@example.org