Snow Sports Merit Badge & A-Basin Campout

January 5, 2011 by  
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The first camp out in 2011 is right around the corner so we need to start planing and preparing. We are going to enjoy Colorado’s favorite winter pastime of skiing/boarding with a winter campout! This is what you can plan on so far:
What:  *Snow Sports merit badge
           *Avalanche dog rescue drill demo
           *Avalanche beakon search practice
           *Avalanche probe pole line demo
           *Shooting of the Avi lancher Gun (conditions permiting)
           *camping at 10800′ in the middle of January (sleeping with the mtn. goats)
           *lots of hot chocolate
           *sledding and lots of other fun.
When:   Jannuary 15 & 16th – skiing and camp out! (9:30 on sat to 3:30 on sun at A-basin)   
                 Those needing a ride and drivers (which we still need more of), meet at PEPC by 5:30am!
                  This is a scouting event – WEAR CLASS A uniform for the trip.
Where: Arapahoe Basin Ski Area- Last Chance Parking lot.
How much:  I got some great deals at A-basin and they are very excited to have us come.
                 Kids lift ticket :  $17.00 per day
                 Adult lift ticket : $35.00 per day
                 Kids ski rental : $13.00 per day
                 Kids snowboard rental : $ 18.00 per day
                 Adult ski rental : $ 21.00 per day
                 Adult snowboard rental : $ 30.00 per day
                ( rentals do include helment)
           *** cost will be less if you already have  passes good at A-basin and your own equipment***
                I am still working with the area on food costs and I will pass that on asap.
What do I need to do:
           * Get excited to have fun
           * sign up via email me @ flyski007@gmail or on a sign up sheet at one of the meetings. I need to know name, skiing or snowboarding, & if you plan on renting from A-basin.
           * print out the snowsport merit badge worksheet
           * Medical form
Other notes:  * Everyone is invited. The snow sport merit badge is just extra fun.
                    * Everyone must wear  a helment (bsa guidlines)
                    * ”The Buddy System” will be stricktly enforced. Nobody goes off and skies by themself!

American Heritage Merit Badge

December 31, 2010 by  
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For those working on American Heritage Merit Badge, we will continue during breakout at January 4th meeting.

Snow Sports Merit Badge

December 31, 2010 by  
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Snow Sports Merit Badge & Outdoor Camping is coming up January 15 & 16th @ Arapahoe Basin Ski Area.  Mr. Johnson will have a class for the classroom part of the merit badge and a camping meeting during the January 4th Troop Meeting during breakouts.

Pike’s Peak Merit Badges – Historical Badges Offered

August 11, 2010 by  
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Pike’s Peak Merit Badge College (in Colorado Springs) is offering 75 Merit Badges including the Historical Merit Badges. Registration is OPEN!

Go to:

When you go into the registration go down until you find “Troop 53” merit badge college for Nov. 13th. You will need to set up a user name and password for the site. There is also a  short “Bonus” session between 4pm – 6pm.

They give you a week to mail your check to the listed address, otherwise they remove you from the registration. Follow the payment instructions on the site.

Merit Badge Classes

August 1, 2010 by  
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Incase anyone is interested there are a few merit badge classes that are coming up. Here is a link to the council calendar. Calendar

Railroading Merit Badge Workshop Aug 7th and 8th in Golden RMD RR Merit Badge

Cooking Merit Badge Workshop Sept 11th. Only has openings for 40 scouts

Public Health Merit Badge, September 14th @ 6:15pm, PEPC

Truck Transportation Merit Badge Class, Open for All Districts Sept 25th

2010 Centennial District Merit Badge College October 9th (merit badges are not listed as of yet.)

Valley District Merit Badge College November 3rd (merit badges are not listed as of yet.)

(Pikes Peak Council) Merit Badge College November 13th

Frontier Merit Badge College November 20th (merit badges are not listed as of yet.)

Environmental Science Merit Badgers-

June 23, 2010 by  
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Scouts who worked on the e-sci MB; plan on a day to go to Chatfield to finish up.

Family Life – Merit Badge

May 30, 2010 by  
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This is your opportunity to earn an Eagle Required Merit Badge: Family Life. Our first meeting will be Tuesday June 8 during the committee meeting at PEPC. You can get a head start by printing the worksheet from and starting on the chores, then bring it with you to the meeting. Books can be checked out from the Troop Library or the Parker Library.

If you are interested in attending this class, please respond to Mary Bepristis at or Sue Schulhoff

Thank you and Good luck
Mrs. Bepristis and Mrs. Schulhoff

Castlewood Canyon – March 6

February 14, 2010 by  
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When: March 6th @ 10am (weather permitting)
What: 5 mile hike & Orienteering Merit Badge
Contact: Mr. Armenta 303 841-5775 or email: moc.nsmnull@57501anul
• Dress for the weather of the day – layers
• Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, camera
• Comfortable hiking boots/appropriate socks to avoid blisters
• Walking staff (optional)
• Bring water/snack
• See Troop 88’s calendar for more information & directions.
• Sign up sheet will be available at February 16th & 23rd Troop meetings.

**Adult volunteers are needed in order for this hike to take place. Please contact Mr. Armenta if you can assist.**

Citizenship in the World MB

February 14, 2010 by  
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TROOP 316 in Castle Pines North, would like to extend an invitation to complete the Citizenship in the World merit badge. This is a required badge for the rank of Eagle Scout.

Please see the attached flier if interested.
Invite Cit World merit badge

Truck Transportation Merit Badge Workshop

January 10, 2010 by  
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Mrs. Hawkins passed this information along for anyone looking for a merit badge opportunity


Description: Truck Transportation Merit Badge Workshop
Start Date/Time: 2/6/2010 9:00:00 AM End Date/Time:2/6/2010 12:00:00 PM
Registration Begins: 12/21/2009
Registration Ends: 2/5/2010
Contact E-mail: moc.loanull@otnaram
Details: Truck Transportation Merit Badge Workshop

A Truck Transportation Merit Badge Workshop will be held Februrary 6, 2010 from 9am – 12pm at Graebel Moving and Storage, 15456 E. Airport, Aurora, CO 80011.

There is no charge for this workshop, however registration is required. Please note: If you will not be able to complete your obligation, do not register.

Please remember to take a blue card and the Truck Transportation Worksheet with you to the workshop.

For more information, contact Matt Maranto at 303.862.0595.
Activity Location: Map: 15456 E. Airport, Aurora, CO 80011

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