Scout Family Ski Days @ Copper Mountain

November 21, 2011 by  
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December 10, 2011 & December 17, 2011

$30 gets you *Great Skiing

*Lunch & a

*Private Meeting Place

Who: For all boys, girls, and adults and their families and friends

Where: Copper Mountain Ski Area

When:  Saturday, December 10, 2011 & Saturday, December 17, 2011
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Light Breakfast:  8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Lunch:  11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the
Village Square Meeting Rooms

Cost:$30.00 for each participants regardless of age. Includes: lift ticket and food. Make checks payable to Richard Hansen

Great Food – Lots of it! Chili, Soda Pop,
Mountain High Yogurt, Chips, Sweets, Pasties, Treats, etc.  Thank you sponsors.

Download the Scout Family Ski Days information and registration pages



Denver Area:  Everyone is welcome to participate in these annual ski events.  Now in our 16th year, we had a record 5,200 participants last year.  This event is for boys and girls and their families.

Annual Parker Christmas Carraige Parade

November 21, 2011 by  
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Troop 88 has been asked to participate in the Annual Parker Christmas Carraige Parade!

The event will be Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. We will meet between 1-1:30pm at the Mainstreet Center then, we’ll be carrying the banners in front of Horse Participants.

This is a fun event and a great honor that the town asks us each year to participate.  Please mark you calendars and plan to attend.

Troop 88 Annual Christmas Party Potluck

November 21, 2011 by  
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Troop 88 Annual Christmas Party Potluck

Tuesday, December 6 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church9100 East Parker Road Parker, CO 80138

Please bring the following food item to the potluck:

A-C: Bring cornbread to serve 15
D-N: Bring chili
O-S: Bring a dessert to serve 15
T-Z: Bring a side dish to serve 15

Drinks and paper service will be provided.

Scouts can participate in an optional $10 gift exchange; please bring your gift wrapped.

Scribe Notes November 15, 2011

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Matt J. will be doing the JLT/ITLS on the first weekend in December.  The
cost is $5 per Scout.  Only 30 Scouts can sign up.  He wants Patrol
Leaders, Assistant Patrol Leaders, Troop Guides and other leadership
positions to sign up first.  This will run from 6 pm Friday until about 11
am Saturday.  The training will be Friday night.  Saturday will be
breakfast, clean up and Troop planning for the next year.

Vince D talked about OA.  Keith I. will be the new Spirit Eagle Chapter
Chief.  He's also from Troop 88.  Dec 7 is the next OA meeting and
Christmas party.  Wear Red and White of some type.  Do NOT wear a bathing
suit!  ;-)

NOAC is coming up in 243 days.  OA will leave from Union Station by train
for Chicago 3 days before NOAC.  You'll get to spend a day doing cool stuff
in Chicago before going to NOAC.  You'll take a bus to Michigan State for
NOAC.  The cost is $950 but it covers the train ticket, bus ticket,
training, etc.  Vince D. has more details for any OA members who want to go.

Josh is now the Service Chair for the OA Lodge.  If you want to help staff
the service projects for OA, talk to Josh.

Mrs. Moncier announced our family friendly football this weekend at
Cimarron Middle School.  It will start at 9 am.  She also asked that
someone bring a real football so we can play.  She also talked about the
Dec 10 carriage horse parade in Parker.  She will have more details on that

Josh announced that he has applications for anyone interested in CIT (must
be 14 or 15) or Paid Staff at camp.  Paid Staff must be at least 16 years

Mrs. Hendrick announced the Christmas Party will be on Dec 6th.  There will
be an e-vite sent out.  Please check your junk mail in case it goes there.
She will need 10 scouts to do setup and 10 different scouts to do cleanup.

Amy Whirley was our guest speaker.  She owns 4 Paws Mobile Vet.  She talked
to us about being a vet and the different types of vets there are.  She
talked about having to do surgery to get a steak knife out of a dogs
stomach and also to get golf balls out of another dogs stomach.  She also
gave a tour of her mobile vet trailer.

Mr. Yost asked everyone who still has a temporary neckerchief to please
bring them back to him.  He only has 15 left and we need more for the new
scouts who cross over next year.  You get a permanent neckerchief when you
reach Tenderfoot rank instead of Scout.  If you need to buy a new
neckerchief or a new slide, they are $5 each.  You can also learn how to
make your own slides is what Josh said.

Mr. Ski asked us how many times we get warnings at home when we are doing
things wrong.  He said no more warnings about our neckerchiefs.  He wrote
down names for everyone who wasn't wearing one tonight.  This is part of
our uniform and we need to wear it at the meetings unless we are coming
from a sporting event and we are still in our sports uniform.  That's ok.
Sports is a good thing.  Also, no more warnings about Bermuda shorts.  From
now on, if you don't wear the uniform correctly then there will be 30 days
until you can have a Scoutmaster's conference.

If you want to invite friends to play our friendly football, that's ok but
they have to understand that this is football.  We have fun but it's

We need Buglers for the Troop.  It is a rank position for the Troop.  One
Bugler is an Eagle Scout now and one is about to be.  So, if you can play
the Bugle and want to do it for the Troop, please talk to Mr. Ski.

The Rattlesnake Patrol had a cool new flag.  Mr. Ski said we have 15
patrols but there were only 5 flags at the meeting.  Everyone needs to get
them done and at the meetings.  Several patrols said they are working on
their flags still.

We had a visitor tonight.  Nando's little brother Noah.  Josh and the
senior patrol and other boys all got up and sang "I''m a little tea pot"
instead of a bear hug.  It was funny to watch.  I hope we see this on

Zach S. invited some "scary people" up.  They were the people who own the
farm where we had the Haunted Maze.  Zach thanked everyone who worked on
the maze and the farm for clean up and stuff.  He thanked Mike for letting
us use his farm and John for being there every day to help us.  Mike
thanked all of the Scouts for being courteous to the people who came to the
maze and taking care of the land.  He gave the Troop a check for over $2200.

Colin will be doing a service project for Samaritan's Purse OCC on Dec 6
from 5 - 9.  They do shoeboxes filled with Christmas presents.  You need to
be at least 13 years old to help at the site.  You can pack a shoebox and
bring it to the drop off in Aurora.  Learn more at  Thanks to my dad for finding the link.

Noah talked about Scouting for Food.  If you helped with that project,
please talk to him so he can update the information.

Mr. Ski had two more things to say.  There were 76 veterans at Cimarron for
Veteran's Day and there were a lot of Scouts in uniform to welcome them.
He was really proud of us for doing that.  He also said thanks to the
Scouts who helped at the craft fair to help carry stuff in for people there.

The last thing was from Josh.  There is a weather rock contest for the
Troop.  If you want to participate, design your weather rock project and
present it to him.  The winner will be the official weather rock for the

One last thing from me for the other Patrol leaders.  We had patrol
meetings to talk about what we want to do for the next year.  Make sure to
tell Josh what your patrols want to do so we can help plan stuff for next
year.  I think Mr. Ski might want to see that too.

Jack T.
Troop 88 Scribe

Coleman Sale!

November 8, 2011 by  
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On Nov 12 & 13, the Coleman Factory Outlet store is offering a 30% discount 
for Scouts on all items (including on-sale items!) except fuel. Due to 
high fuel costs, fuel is only a 10% discount. Proof of Scout membership
 is required to receive discount. Limited to inventory on-hand, no special purchases. 

Scribe Notes Nov 1, 2011

November 7, 2011 by  
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Troop 88 Meeting Nov 1, 2011

Josh noticed that only three patrols had flags.  All patrols need to bring their flags to the meetings.
Josh also stated that we need more enthusiasm in the meetings.

Mr. Ski helped to welcome five Webelos who “snuck in” from Pack 369 to visit us.  He said that all Webelos should sneak into Troop meetings to really see what is going on.

The boys were all welcomed with the typical “GROUP HUG!”

Mr. Ski reminded everyone that we need to respect the speed limits of the parking lot, 20 MPH, and the dirt road by the Youth Minister’s house, 5 MPH.  He also reminded us that the Youth Minister has a dog so we need to be extra careful when driving on the dirt road.

Special thanks to Zach S, Mr. Milerowski and Mrs. Palmore for helping with the Haunted Maze.  We should have numbers within the next few weeks.  This is our 3rd year doing the Haunt and the money from the event goes to the Troop to help pay for things like boats and rafts.

Again the question was asked, “Where is your scarf?”  Starting in the fall, Troop 88 wears neckerchiefs as part of our uniform.  Please find yours or let us know that you cannot find it.

We need boys to step up and help plan the annual Turkey Bowl!  We want to play football – the muddier the field, the better!

We also need boys to step up and help plan the annual Christmas Party!

Thanks to Noah and Ben for helping to run the Straw Maze on Main St this Halloween!  Thanks also goes to the boys who handed out fliers for Parker Station.

Josh announced that tonight’s activity is to clean out the Patrol boxes.  We need to do a better job of cleaning them when we use them instead of at a Troop meeting.

No meeting on the 22nd since that is Thanksgiving week.  The 29th is a Fun Night.  Stay tuned for more details on that.

Start thinking and planning for a Dutch Oven Cook-off.  That will be in January.

Mr. Johnson will be holding a First Aid Merit Badge class on Nov 13th.  See the Troop website for details.

The Troop Patrol Board and Troop Activity Board needs to be updated.  The Scribe needs to work on this with Dylan H.  Dylan still needs to complete some tasks on the boards.

Josh requested that we not charge up and group hug the visitors any more.  Some of the boys looked a bit scared by the hoard.  Definitely welcome the visitors but let’s find another way to make them feel welcome.

Nando said a prayer for our Troop members who have recently had family members pass as well as family members in the hospital.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to them!


First Aid Merit Badge

November 3, 2011 by  
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Mr. Johnson will be hosting a First Aid Merit Badge on Sunday, 13 November 2011.

When: 1:00 PM
Where: PEPC Garage
What to bring: Your First Aid Kit, the First Aid Merit Badge Worksheet, your BSA Handbook.

If you did not sign up at the last Troop Meeting, you can contact Mr. Johnson to find out if he still has space available.

Geocaching Merit Badge

November 1, 2011 by  
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Geocaching merit badge class on Saturday, November 5th, 2011 from 8:45am – 1:00pm.  The class will be held at:

Hendrick’s House

Before the class please complete the following:


  1. With your parent’s permission, go to
    1. Watch the “What is Geocaching?” video located on the Home Page
    2. Register for a FREE basic membership

i.      Click on “Getting Started” on the left side of the Home Page

ii.      Click on “Basic Membership”

iii.      Click on “Get a Basic Membership”

iv.      Enter all necessary information (required fields are indicated with an *)

v.      Click on “Create My Account”

vi.      An email will be sent to the email address you provided; the email will include a validation link. Open the e-mail received from Geocaching and click the link to validate your account

  1. Please take note of the following:
    1. Log-In Name
    2. Password
  2. Once you’ve validated your account, log into using your new Log-In Name and Password to insure they are working

i.      Take some time to look around the website to learn a little bit more about the website in general


Bring your log-in name and password for, the attached Geocaching worksheet and a GPS (if you have one) with you to class.


Take note of the weather on November 5th; we will be outside (regardless of the weather) looking for Geocaches; be prepared and dress appropriately! Lastly, you will be unable to complete the Geocaching Merit Badge during this class session as requirements 8a, 8b, 8c, 8d (whichever you choose) and 9 will need to be completed on your own.


Parents – you are welcome to stay for the class.  FYI – I will have other adults helping with the class; therefore, the meeting will have adequate “2 deep” leadership.


Lori Hendrick

Contact Mrs. Hendrick for location.