Scribe Notes, 2-21-12

February 27, 2012 by  
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Hello Everyone!

Here are the scribe notes from tonight’s meeting.

Mr. Johnson gave an update on the A-Basin skiing and camping weekend.  He has sent a lot of information to the Troop 88 chat already.  This year we are camping two nights, Friday and Saturday.  Saturday night is a pizza party and a meeting on avalanche and snow safety.  The ski patrol will give the presentation.  We may watch a movie that night too.  We have to pay for the trip before we go to get the discounts.  If you didn’t pay Mr. Johnson tonight, pay his son next week or Mrs. Grubb will be helping collect money too.  The costs are in his email to Troop 88 chat.

Okpik has been changed to March 16, 17 and 18.  It is at Tahosa.

Klonderee is this weekend.  Make sure you have all of your winter camping stuff ready.  There will be LOTS of snow there.

March 6th is the spring Court of Honor.  It is also troop elections.  Make sure to send your resume to Mr. Ski if you want a leadership spot.  If you don’t know what a resume is, Mr. Ski said it tells him who you are, what you do and why you want to be in the leadership spot.

Mr. Freund talked about Tahosa summer camp.  He sent some information to the troop chat about it.  He will send more information when he has it.  We may do more hiking this year at Tahosa and we may do wilderness survival.

Don’t forget that RoundTable and the OA Chapter meeting is the first Thursday of every month.  The meetings are at the LDS Church near Ponderosa high school.

Mr. Ski said he has received one resume so far.  If you want to be a leader for 88, send him your resume.  He also said that we got a great letter from the church about Scout Sunday.  Thanks to everyone who helped.  It was fun making donuts and serving them.

Morgan Miller is the Pioneer Trails Scout of the Year for 2012.  There will be a breakfast tomorrow at the PACE Center in Parker for the Scout of the Year.

Friends of Scouting information has been sent to Troop 88 chat.  Please try to donate before the Court of Honor.  The money really helps Scouting and we all really like Scouting!

Jack T.
Troop 88 Scribe

Pioneer Trails District Winter Klonderee

February 12, 2012 by  
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Winter Adventure



Pioneer Trails District

Winter Klonderee

February 24, 25, & 26, 2012

Camp Tahosa – Ward, CO

Contact Mr. Bender @

Plan now to continue the 2nd Century of Scouting by being among the “FROZEN CHOZEN”!!!!  It will be a Klonderee Adventure you won’t soon forget!

There’s cold in them thar hills!!

And you best plan to be there . . .else you’ll miss out on the winter adventure of a lifetime!

We will go

We will love it


We will become



Pioneer Trails District Winter Klonderee

Feb 24-26, 2012

Camp Tahosa

Scouts will be ‘Beating the Freeze’ for winter adventure as they participate in some Freezing Fun events to include: Extreme Freeze Fishing,  Frozen Noze Hockey, Frozen Toe Snowshoeing & BeyondSlaying the Frozen Barr Muzzleloader Shootout (13 years and older Scouts with an additional $3 fee)(Limit of 10 boys per hour. Fee must be paid by February 10, 2012 to get a slot, first paid, first slotted until all slots are filled),  Tahosa Freeze Cross-Country Ski Trek (Slots are limited to 15 boys per two hour session with an additional $3 fee per boy, skis and guides are provided. Fees must be paid by February 10, 2012 to get a slot. A Cross Country Ski race will take place at the end of the day),  Freeze Kneez Orienteering Challenge with an optional Snowshoeing Orienteering Competition,  Freeze Zone Sled Race,  and Sailing on the Freeze Competition.

  • Come early on Friday the 24th and receive instruction on building your own Quinzee/Igloo Snow Shelter (Class starts at 4pm). Individual and Patrol/Troop Awards will be given for all Races and Competitions. Special recognition will also be given for specific activities.

A-Basin Trip

February 9, 2012 by  
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It’s back for the second time! Call it what you want (ie winter camping, snow sport merit badge, A-basin family ski weekend), but it is fast approaching. Due to popular demand (ie. the J.L.C) we have more camping, more skiing, and more fun than last year.If you went last year you know how much fun you had so tell all those scouts who didn’t and make this another great turn out.
Now here are the details. The date is March 9,10,&11. We will plan on leaving Friday afternoon (9th) to arrive and camp that night in the last chance parking lot at A-basin. (eat on your own on the drive up). Ski on Saturday (10th). Pizza party, safety talk by the ski patrol and maybe a movie Saturday nigh in the lodge. Camp in the parking lot Saturday night. Ski on Sunday the 11th. Drive home that afternoon. For those that did not go last year the ski days will be filled with demonstrations put on by the Ski Patrol, working on the snow sport merit badge (MB) and free skiing with friends. Later as I firm up plans with A-Basin I will be sending out an itinerary for both days.
Now the big question, how much is this going to cost?  Since I work there, A-Basin is giving us some huge discounts. Of course if you have a seasons pass or you own equipment the cost will be less.
    Lift tickets     Adult (15+)    $37.00 per day
                        Child  (6-14)   $20.00 per day
    Rentals         Adult ski package                        $24.00 per day
                          (skies, boots, poles)
                        Adult snowboard package             $30.00 per day
                          (boots and board)
                         Helmets ( not included in above package)   $7.00 per day
                         Child ski package                        $15.00 per day
                        (Skies, boots, poles & helmet)
                         Child snowboard package             $21.00 per day
                        ( boots, board & helmet)
Pizza party     $6.00 per person
For breakfast and lunches, everyone is on their own.          $ ??.??
 ( still trying to work out a discount on lodge food and drink)
*** This year to get the discounts A-Basin needs us to submit paperwork and payment as a group, using the group forms. Therefor I need to pay for everyone in one payment to A-Basin. You must pay me in cash or a check made out to Steve Johnson for your total amount by March 6. If you do not pre pay, you will not get the discount and you are on your own for cost. (walk up window price is $74.00).
Forms   Of course the lawyers wouldn’t want us to have any fun with out filling out lots of forms. Any one under 18 in the T-88 group needs to fill out a A-basin medical authorization  and indemnification form. If you rent from A-Basin you must fill out a rental release form.And If you camp with us I will need a BSA medical form.
More info   BSA guidelines require all scouts to wear a helmet. Also like last year the “Buddy system” will be in effect. Also there will be mandatory roll calls through out the weekend. (the itinerary is to follow later). Since this is both a scouting event and a fun family weekend I will need to know who (scouts) camping Friday night and/or Saturday night. Also who is skiing Saturday and/or Sunday. Parents, please do not pick up your scout without checking out with me or one of my assistants. And finally, I am using my “In” with A-basin to get these great deals so please lets not ruin it for next year, so lets behave like the good upstanding scout we are. If you want to take the Snow sport MB just tell me if you will be skiing or snowboarding when you sign up. Also you should bring the worksheet with you because you will learn most of the answers that weekend.  Parents are welcome to camp with us. you must give me a medical form for you and have completed Y.P.T. If you don’t want to winter camp at 10,000 feet in a parking lot I might suggest that someone puts together a parent party down the road in Keystone at the Snake River Grill or at a condo somewhere!
Whats to follow   Later as I firm up plans with the food and beverage manager and the ski patrol director I will send out an Itinerary to everyone. Also I am traveling for work most Tuesdays this month so my son Scott Johnson will be sighing people up and collecting money and forms. If you can’t find Scott, Ms Grubb can also help you.
I know this is a long E-mail but I hope you are getting excited. I will be a lot of fun just like last years.
More Info will come at a later date.
Feel free to contact me with any question.

Scribe Notes 2-7-12

February 9, 2012 by  
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Here are the Troop 88 Scribe notes for February 7, 2012

Tonight we had OA Elections.  Congratulations to everyone who was nominated.  We will know who made it later.

Josh said that tonight’s flags were pretty good considering we had some new guys doing them for the first time.  He reminded us that we were all new to the troop once so make sure you talk to the new guys and make them feel welcome.

We had 8 patrol flags tonight.  A NEW RECORD!

The troop needs two new buglers.  If you play trumpet or want to learn how to bugle, please talk to Mr. Ski or Mr. Best.

The troop will have a DARE program on March 20, 2012.  Thanks to Nick J. and his dad for getting this setup.  It’s a requirement for rank so if you haven’t done one yet, make sure you bring your books to get that signed off.

OKPIK was cancelled due to too much snow.  It will be rescheduled.  Maybe in March.  Stay tuned for more details later.

Klonderee is the last weekend of this month, February 24, 25 and 26.  Please sign up before February 14 if you want to go.  The cost is $15.  This is winter camping at Tahosa.  If you don’t think you are ready for camping, then you probably don’t want to do the winter camping.  There will be patrol competitions at Klonderee for things like orienteering and sled races.

Mr. Bender will be doing a pre-Klonderee at Mr. Lutz’s house.  He will send out more information on this.  This is a good time to figure out if you can do a cold weather campout and if you have the right stuff.

Merit Badge College is April 14th.  Sign up online at

Dinosaur Ridge is May 12th.  You can earn the Geology merit badge.

The 2012 Council Camporee will be Sept 21-23.  Registration opens in March.  There will be over 100 things to do according to the flier.

Mr. Ski gave a great big welcome to the new scouts and parents.  WELCOME!
Mr. Ski reminded us all about the Scout Law.  He talked to us about Friendly, Courteous and Kind.  We need to be better about those things with each other, with our moms, dads, brothers, sisters and our leaders.
We have 25 new scouts joining us this year coming from Webelos.
The dutch oven cook-off was great.  Lots of guys did a great job.

We need someone to help setup the “Love Bowl” football event.  Mr. Ski said he is going to be a ref this time because he’s too old to play with us now.  His knee just now feels better from the “Turkey Bowl”.

March 6th will be Troop elections.  Send your resume to Mr. Ski if you want a leadership position.

March 6th will also be the Troop Court of Honor.  Stay tuned for more details on that.

Mr. Miller told us that this Sunday at PEPC will be Troop 88’s Scout Sunday so we can say Thank You to PEPC for all they have given us.  We will help with handing out bulletins, collections and DONUTS!  We will be making the donuts.

Mr. Ski wants us at PEPC by 7:00 AM so we can get everything ready for Scout Sunday.  Lots of people raised their hands to help so let’s all be there.

Mrs. Laster said that all rank and merit badge stuff should be in by February 21st so we can get the awards at the March 6th Court of Honor.

I think that’s everything.

Jack T.
Troop 88 Scribe