Posts From November, 2014

Philmont Prep 

The Premiere Scouting Experience! 
INFORMATION MEETING FOR BOTH PARENT AND CHILD
Thursday, December 11 at 7:30 PM (Hoppock)


We will have a special guest who will share with us his experiences at Philmont
To help prepare the troop for our trip during the summer of 2016
What will be discussed?
⦁    What is Philmont and why does it have the distinction of: “The premier scouting experience”
⦁    What opportunities, adventures, and experiences are there at Philmont
⦁    Cost and budget and payment plan options 
⦁    Logistics of getting scouts to New Mexico

 

Why Philmont? Why High adventure? 
⦁    The largest youth camp in the world
⦁    leaves lasting memories with youth and fosters development in character and leadership
⦁    It has been described as a life changing trip by almost every scout who has attended
⦁    Thirty-four staffed camps and 55 trail camps are operated at Philmont
⦁    Philmont is the BSA’s oldest and largest national high adventure base. 
⦁    Over 137,000 acres of mountainous backcountry in northeastern New Mexico.
⦁    Altitude ranges from 6,000 to over 12,000 feet above sea level.
⦁    Backcountry programs include rock climbing, mountain biking, black-powder rifles, logging, horseback riding, mine tours,  gold panning, search & rescue and many more.
⦁    Grow teamwork, leadership and outdoor skills
⦁    Philmont is home to the only know Tyrannosaurus Rex footprint in the world.
⦁    Philmont is still a working cattle ranch with rodeo champion wranglers on staff.
⦁    The Tooth of Time was a landmark on the Santa Fe Trail.
⦁    Kit Carson museum 
Do not let your child miss out on a once in a lifetime experience!

 


Qualifications:
 Participants must be at least 14 years old by date of arrival at Philmont OR completed 8th grade and be at least 13 years old by time of arrival. Boy Scouts must be First Class Rank. First Aid, Camping, Cooking and Hiking or Backpacking merit badges are also recommended. All participants must meet Philmont's height/weight standards in order to trek in the backcountry.  Active participation in 191 crew training & shakedown events is required.

If you have questions, please contact ASM Curley at tom@troop191nj.org

Saturday, November 29, 2014 10:07 AM Categories: Backpacking High-Adventure Important One-pager Parent Meeting Planning Training

Winter Court of Honor 

WINTER COURT OF HONOR (COH) … Has been scheduled for Friday, February 6th, 2015 at the Thomas B. Conley School Multi-

Purpose Room starting at 6:45 PM (snow date TBD).  This event will be catered. The scouts hosting the event will continue to solicit  for some donations, but instead of everyone bringing something this time around, we will be asking for a 

$25.00 fee per family.  The scouts and their siblings will dine on pizza and parents will have a variety of 

food trays to select from including salad, pasta and main dishes.  Additional items for all will be a fruit 

platter, veggie platter, chips, dessert and beverages.  Food will be catered by Rosatta’s in Hampton.  

This event will be posted on our Troop website starting in January of 2015 for sign-ups through PayPal.  

It is important to RSVP if you are attending to ensure the correct food quantities are ordered.   If you 

have any questions or concerns, please contact the committee scribe directly.

Posted by Michael Garvey Wednesday, November 26, 2014 10:39 PM Categories: Court Of Honor Important Planning

About Upcoming Meetings! 

Some Important Reminders!

Hello Troop 191,

Here are some important reminders about the upcoming troop meetings:

  • Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and we will not be having a meeting!
  • On Thursday, December 18th, we will be having our Christmas Party! Please bring a Scout Related gift. It should be of a value of no more than 15 dollars!
    • Also this meeting we will be hosting our Patrol leader elections!
  • Thursday, December 25th is Christmas, and we will not be holding a meeting!
  • Thursday, January 1st, there will be no meeting. Happy New Years!

Have a great holidays everyone!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 10:32 PM Categories: Important Planning Reminders Troop Meeting

Poinsetta Sale! 

Posted by Michael Garvey Wednesday, November 12, 2014 8:09 PM Categories: Fundraisers Important One-pager Planning Reminders
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