Training

June 28, 2009 by  
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Anyone aged 18 or over needs to complete the appropriate training.

To take an on-line course, go to the following URL to set-up a MyScouting Account:
http://www.scouting.org/Applications/MyScoutingFull.aspx After successful training completion, you can print off your wallet certificate.

Please send a copy of your training information to Mrs. Donna Yost. (Email: moc.loanull@75yed or Phone: 720-842-0429)

What is an Eagle Court of Honor?

June 28, 2009 by  
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What is an Eagle Court of Honor?
For new scouts or members of Troop 88, I would tell you to attend an Eagle Court of
Honor. There is no better way to see what it takes to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
When a scout earns the rank of Eagle Scout, Troop 88 will provide the medal & pin set and a custom made Eagle Scout scarf. The scout’s family generally determines what, where, and when.

Many Eagle Courts take place in the Student Center at PEPC. The date is generally
coordinated with troop liaison to the church. It is a great honor to attend an Eagle Court of Honor, but even a greater honor to speak at the event. There are several excellent
presentations including 100 Scouts, Obligation of an Eagle Scout, the Eagle Scout
Promise, and the Brotherhood of Eagles. A lot of times, a slide-show displays the
picture history of the steps to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. The ceremony is often
the end to the beginning.

Editorial by Jason Rice

Treasure Notes

May 31, 2009 by  
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money Our treasure – Mrs. Wilhelm has King Soopers gift certificates for sale: for every $100.00 purchased the youth earns $5.00 for his scout account. An easy way to earn money for scouting activities.

Dues must be current by summer camp: $5.00/month.
Peaceful Valley Summer camp final payment of $70.00 is due on 05/19/09. The total cost is $210.00.
Boundary Waters final payment of $150.00 is past due unless prior arrangements have been made with me. The projected total cost there is $800.00.
And unless someone else (Mr. Jerry Davis or Mr. Randy Davis) has mentioned it, we need more adults to come help with the Peaceful Valley camp-June 28 to July 4: even if they can only come down for a day or two. There are 37 boys signed up right now and for more than half, this is their first week long away camp. We need the adult supervision. Please contact either Jerry or Randy Davis and include their phone numbers.

Mrs. Wilhelm

» NEW Eagle Reference Letter

May 3, 2009 by  
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Download the newest Eagle Reference Letter in pdf format or in Word.

» Wear your uniforms!

May 3, 2009 by  
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The leaders of Troop 88 remind scouts to wear their uniforms at all meetings and especially Court of Honor events. If circumstances conspire to make this difficult or impossible, please come, although please don’t make a habit of not wearing your uniform. Wear your uniform proudly! This includes shirt, belt, scarf and sash.

» YourHub.com/Parker

May 3, 2009 by  
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Check out YourHub.com often and see what articles / photos are being posted about Troop 88!
Parker Your Hub Stories on Troop 88:

* House of Fear! { Your Hub Article }
* Troop 88 Presents Flag Day 6/08
* Troop 88 Rocks!!
* Troop 88 + Town of Parker = 3 Eagle Projects
* Dignitaries honor Eagle Scout Michael Skalisky
* Joe Skalisky is honored with the Jim Adkins Award
* A Scout part so cool, two Santa’s came!
* Double the Fun, Double the Laughter
* Troop 88 Loves Family Camping
* World War II History – in Person
* Troop 88 doing time
* Time to make the donuts
* All in the numbers
* Troop 88 conducts impressive Scout Court of Honor
* Troop 88 has Popcorn for Sale
* Look at what Troop 88 is up to! 9/12/2006
* Look at what Troop 88 is up to! 8/23/06
* Troop 88 helps at the annual Parker Cemetery Tour
* Troop 88′s ‘NEWEST-OLDEST’ Scout(er)!

» Online Youth Protection Training

May 3, 2009 by  
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Anyone age 18 or over has to have completed Youth Protection Training (YPT) within the past two years. The training is easily completed online. Go to the following url: http://www.scouting.org/Applications/MyScoutingFull.aspx

Set-up a My Scouting Account, and then take the on-line course. After successful completion, you can print off your wallet certificate. It takes an hour, max, much less if you have been YPT trained before. Information Courtesy of Mr. Conkey

» Pioneer Trails District News

May 3, 2009 by  
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Day Camp is June 24th – 26th at Polson Ranch. Please visit the Day Camp Page for more information and to register. For questions please contact David Gilbert (Camp Director) or Janice Gneiting (Program Director).
***Please note that the day camp dates are misprinted in the Cub Scout Camping Flyer***

Friends of Scouting
Has your unit already had a Friends of Scouting presentation? Please help spread the news that Friends of Scouting is going on and your support is greatly appreciated. Have you ever considered approaching your business to help support Scouting? Does your company do matching gifts? Please contact Pat Dannenberg to help further the Scouting Movement!

District Dinner
Thursday April 30th at the Polson Barn. Registration is online and available.
Please make sure you signup online. The Dinner costs $12 and will have a late fee of $3 that begins on April 20th. Outstanding Scout Recognition will be $6. Forms will be available for all other district recognitions on the district website.

Merit Badge College
The college will be held on May 2nd at the LDS Parker Stake Center (same location as Roundtable). Registration will be available soon online. Please visit the website to check and begin registration on the district calendar.

Scout Show
Pickup your Scout Show Cards and Reserve a Booth at March Roundtable. There will be a table for you to come by and learn more and pick stuff up. Signup now for your booth and get an addition $1 commission per card sold. The cards are awesome this year with even the Rockies participating!
The district will be giving out a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall booth award for overall all things considered in booth.

Need ideas for a booth? Look no further than some of the jobs your parents have in your unit! Consider asking a parent of a cool job to consider getting his or her company to help run a booth that can teach, be creative, and/or be fun for any Scout. Please visit the webpage on the Scout Show for more information.

Mile High Patrol Challenge
August 28, 29, 30 – An awesome event that is in its second year. It is the Ultimate Scavenger Hunt! Specifically designed to enhance the operation of a Patrol. This event is for 2nd Year Webelos, Troops, Teams, and Crews. For more information to participate, to get on the email list, or if you are interested in helping to be on staff for this event contact Dave Henshaw.
World Premiere of 759: Boy Scouts of Harlem

» Thank You Troop 88!

May 3, 2009 by  
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Gentlemen,

I will take the liberty to tag onto the Mayor’s message and say thanks to each one of you for being there, for having the beautiful Breakfast and for the wonderful award presented to Daniel. Joe, you are one in a billion, sir, for doing this. Pat, thanks for all the work you put into it. I’ve remarked to several people that you are so incredibly generous in so many ways. The very idea that you would nominate Daniel when I know you had a dozen Eagles last year in your own unit shows a unique generosity beyond human description. I know that I was amongst a collection of very, very choice people today, absolutely as good as ever came down the chute. Daniel was absolutely thrilled by what took place. He is very reserved, but he opened up on the way to school.YIS and God Bless all.

Curt Dale
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Thank you for the invite. It was an honor.

David Casiano
Mayor Town of Parker
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Gentlemen, I would like to take a minute and Thank You again for attending this morning’s breakfast to honor Daniel Dale, The 2009 Douglas County Scout of the Year. It was an honor to have you in attendance and again, Thank You for your support to the Boy Scouts.

Joe Skalisky

» Troop 88 Guidelines

May 3, 2009 by  
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All Scouts are to bring the following items to ALL Troop meetings, including PLC.

Patrol Binders: with a notepad and pen.
(for those Scouts who have them. Those who don’t, we’ll help build them one)

* Please have your Scouts file these handouts in their binders. Please start having all Patrols take attendance.
* Please start a master sign in sheet for each meeting.
* Please be ready to discuss a weekly planning calendar as to what activity, speaker, game, etc that we will have at each Troop meeting; identify any outside Patrol meetings; day excursions; campouts, District and Council activities, etc.
* Work this with the Troop master calendar as well.
* Let’s build it out three months: eg. March thru May.
* GOAL: To help run a more organized meeting with FUN! and even some learning.

Uniform Dress Code: Clean Class A shirts with current rank sewn on. Not to be crumpled, dirty, hanging out the pants…with Scarf and slide.
Pants: clean jeans, blue or black or green pants. NO sport shorts, Bermuda shorts, sweats. Baseball caps will be worn properly and not like junior gangster wanna be’s.

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