Annual Troop Ski Trip - This Weekend
Saturday, February 23rd - Sunday,
details are available on a special web site, here are updates
and important reminders.
> Official sign ups are closed. For late deciders, please send
an e-mail to "PreparedForLife@icloud.com" if you'd like to go on the
> All adults must have completed BSA Youth Protection Training (click
here for the on-line course). Then e-mail the graduation
certificate to Mrs. Keaveny (firstname.lastname@example.org)
> Before Scouts get on the bus this Saturday morning at 5:30,
- have a signed PERMISSION SLIP (download from the
- bring a helmet and skis/snowboard equipment (The troop will not
arrange rentals at Stratton)
- review the Gear List (what to pack) on the
Ski Trip web site.
Please check your gear TWICE before you go to sleep on Friday night.
- check to see if you passed a BSA Swim Test in the last 12 months
since we may have time to swim in the hotel's indoor pool on
Saturday night. If you're not sure about
completing the swim test, please e-mail Mrs. Keaveny,
- bring breakfast/snack for the morning bus ride if you don't plan
to eat before. We won't be stopping for food on the way to
- bring MONEY for lunches at Stratton (pricey) and dinner during
the ride home on Sunday (fast food - not pricey)
SNOW SPORTS MERIT BADGE
If you are interested in working on this badge please e-mail ASM
Carlson (PreparedForLife@icloud.com) and request Blue Card from
Scoutmaster Breitenbach (email@example.com).
CONDITIONS & FORECAST
In the past week, 21" of snow has fallen on Stratton, and expect and
additional 5"-8" by Saturday night. (link
to Stratton ski conditions) Temperatures will be low
enough for snowmaking, if needed. Temperatures are forecast to
be a cold 7 degrees at the summit on Saturday, and high in the 30s
at the base on Sunday. There is a chance of rain Sunday, so
bring waterproof Ski wear.
Remember: to attend the Ski Trip, scouts must have participated in Wreath
Sales and have completed at least 6 hours of community service from
July, 2018 - Feb., 2019. Scouts must have a completed permission
slip before being allowed to board the bus.
To download the required forms and sign up for this fun trip, please
See you at Jesse Lee at 5:30 Saturday morning
- please do not be late.
Tuesday, Feb. 26th - Patrol Leaders Council/Board of Review
7:00 p.m. - Jesse Lee Carriage house
- Only scouts in leadership roles and uniformed leaders need to
- Any scouts who have completed a rank AND have had a Scoutmaster
conference should contact Mrs. Bazarian to be scheduled for a Board
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will start at 7:30 p.m. in the
Carriage House at Jesse Lee.
should the Troop take our Really Really Big Trip?
on-line poll and help us decide when we'll take our annual
special year-end trip this year. (Last year's trip was
canceled because school ended so late). There are three
long weekend options for the trip:
June 20th - 23rd
June 27th - 30th
July 11th - July 14th
the poll and choose the weekends that are best for you and
your scout. Keep in mind that adult chaperones are needed to
make the trip successful. Please let us know the your best
weekend so we can make plans. Any questions, please contact
Troop Committee Chair Jodie Francis or Scoutmaster Breitenbach.
Scouts are required to volunteer 12 hours of
community service each scouting year. You're encouraged to
earn more. For the comprehensive list of opportunities, click
on the "activities" link above.
Check out a
new series of short videos from Boy Scouts of America about
Our troop needs parents to become
Merit Badge Counselors. We need counselors for the following
Merit Badges: Citizenship in the Community, Nation, World,
Environmental Science, Cooking, First Aid, Emergency Preparedness to
just name a few. There are many many other badges as well.
If you have any interest in becoming a Merit Badge Counselor, please
reach out to SM Breitenbach.
for the scouting year is
here. Please keep in mind that it may be revised.