Posts From December, 2011

Vermont Ski Trip 

What a great trip this was!  The skiing was phenomenal, the food was great and plentiful, and the memories we all built will be everlasting. 

No injuries to report for our Scouts this year - thank God!  However, our adventurous ski club host Joe Decker did sustain a few bruises and cuts attempting to do a helicopter over the 30 foot cliffside.  He normally lands this jump just fine, but visibility was a bit poor...  Check out the picture - let's just call the cut a shaving mishap!

Please thank your Scouts for their contributions and positive attitudes. 5:00 AM starts at the lodge in order to be on the slopes by 8:30 AM - without any adult coaxing!  A special thanks to our adult leaders, our Troop's certified ski instructor, and our "Lodge Mom".  Must say that we all might have gotten a bit spoiled on this trip by Liz and Lisa Also, many thanks to Mrs. Whittle for shopping and pre-cooking all that bacon and chicken - delicious!

So, who is in for next year?

Posted by Friday, December 30, 2011 5:16 PM Categories: Ski Trips Winter Camping

New Troop Photos Published 

Photos from the December Vermont Ski Trip have been published to the Gallery -> Ski Trips -> 2011 Album. 

Posted by Friday, December 30, 2011 12:06 PM Categories: Ski Trips Web Site Winter Camping

Winter Klondike Signup is Offline 

The online signup for the Winter Klondike Derby has been taken down. Mr. Smith took a headcount of scouts that were interested in attending the Winter Klondike during the Holiday Troop Meeting. That list is now the master signup list. All scouts and adults that signed up online have been transferred. If you signed up online there is no need to signup again with Mr. Smith.

Posted by Thursday, December 22, 2011 9:02 PM Categories: Web Site Winter Camping

Holiday Troop Meeting at 6:30PM on Thursday December 22 

Reminder that the holiday troop meeting begins at 6:30 PM on Thursday December 22nd. The website had indicated a usual start time so please update your calendars. The agenda will begin with a Pizza dinner followed by Troop Elections and finish up with the Gift Exchange Game.

Have a great and safe holiday season and prosperous New Year.

Posted by Wednesday, December 21, 2011 8:42 AM Categories: Troop Meeting

Lladro Congratulates Eagle Scouts on their 100th Anniversary 

This symbolic piece captures the spirit of young Scouts around the nation and the important values and ethics that they represent.

Posted by Tuesday, December 20, 2011 12:56 PM Categories: Eagle Project

Vermont Ski Trip - A Few Checklist Items 

With the ski trip fast approaching, a few things to communicate:

  • Permission slips due back by Dec 22nd meeting.
  • Departure date Dec 26th, 1PM from Municipal Building.
  • Skiing at Okemo full day on day one, followed by Pico 1.5 days.
  • Meals provided are:  Breakfast Tue / Wed / Thur, Dinner Tue / Wed.
  • Scouts are responsible for the following meals:  Dinner Monday on drive up, Lunch Tue / Wed / Thu, Dinner Thu drive back to BT.
  • As we did last year, we'll make Subway (or the like) runs in the evenings for next day's lunches (for those interested).
  • Adult leaders will guide, i.e. this is a Scout led trip.  There is a duty roster and all Scouts are expected to chip in to make things happen.  Food / clean up / rounding up the gang to get to the mountain / cooking / etc.
  • Medications - need to be clearly spelled out on permission slips.  Bring only enough for the three day trip.  Don't leave your meds at home.  Make sure your meds have their original label on them.
  • For the meds, we need to follow a protocol similar to Summer Camp.  Check your meds with Mrs. Zalewski who will coordinate this.
  • Please bring appropriate amount of spending money for meals and any incidentals.
  • In addition to your personal items and clothing, bring a sleeping bag and basic toiletries.
  • Helmets are required for all Scout - not optional.
  • Please arrange for your ski and equipment rentals here in NJ, not at the mountain in VT
  • Any snacks / drinks you wish to share with others are also greatly appreciated.
  • Troop uniforms for drive up and down not required.  Any Class B that is appropriate for the lodge is encouraged.

Lastly, bring weather appropriate clothing for skiing.  Last year, the temp on day 1 as we got going was 0 degrees!

Posted by Saturday, December 17, 2011 10:04 AM Categories: Permission Slips Ski Trips Winter Camping

Holiday Party Patrol Responsibility 

Here are the items each Patrol must bring to the holiday party, aside from the gift.

Patrol What you should bring
Lightning Dessert
Cobra Dessert
Indian Plates and Napkins
Wolf Utensils
Dragon Fruit
Eagle Drinks
Leadership Drinks

Posted by Saturday, December 17, 2011 9:58 AM Categories: Planning Troop Meeting

Webelos Crossover Camping Permission Form Available 

A Permission Form is available for download from the troop website. Scouts should plan to meet at the Municipal Building prepared for travel in full Class-A uniform. The cost of the trip is $10.00 and may be paid by scout account or check during the troop meeting on Thursday 12/8.

Posted by Wednesday, December 7, 2011 9:33 AM Categories: Permission Slips

No PLC Meeting in December 

The scouts completed the planning for January 2012 during the November PLC so no meeting is needed in December. You can find the November PLC notes on the News page of the troop website.

Posted by Tuesday, December 6, 2011 10:23 PM Categories: PLC

Online Signup for Vermont Ski Trip and Crossover Camping is Closed 

The online signups for the Vermont Ski Trip and Webelos Crossover Camping is now closed.

Posted by Friday, December 2, 2011 9:03 AM Categories: Ski Trips Web Site
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