NEWS AND INFORMATION

 

 

A gentle reminder;  We have signups open for Luminaries and Lock In.  We need more participation for both events and we need ADULTS too.

November 28th will be PLC and LUMINARY PREP.

If you need a Scoutmaster Conference or Board of Review before the Court of Honor on December 12th…
YOU MUST EMAIL EITHER MR..GOLDENBERG OR MR. HUNT.

YOU MUST EMAIL YOUR FORMS BEFORE THE CONFERENCE AND BRING A HARD COPY.

 

LOCK IN

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4cabaf2fa46-sports

LUMINARIES

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4cabaf2fa46-luminaries

 

TROOP ELECTIONS ARE DECEMBER 5TH!

WHAT WILL YOU DO TO MAKE YOUR TROOP BETTER?!?!?

LET US FEAST!

TROOP 888 THANKSGIVING FEAST
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH

Troop 888 will hold it’s first annual Thanksgiving Feast.  SCOUTS will be doing all of the cooking.

Here is the plan:

Each SCOUT will prepare and bring a traditional Thanksgiving dish that will feed 8-12 people. (THESE ARE TO BE PREPARED AT HOME AND BROUGHT TO THE MEETING COOKED)  Homemade food guys!

We could use a few more entrees.

EVEN IF YOU WERE NOT AT THE LAST MEETING….PLEASE JOIN US AND BRING A DISH!

BE SURE TO BRING A SERVING SPOON OR UTENSIL.

Each PATROL will cook one dish at the meeting.  COOKS NEED TO BE AT THE MEETING AT 6PM SHARP READY TO COOK! HAVE AS MUCH OF YOUR PREPARATION DONE AT HOME TO SPEED THE COOKING PROCESS.

Dinner will be served AT 7PM.

Troop will provide lemonade, water, plates, cups, plastic forks, etc.

PATROL LEADERS:  You are responsible for making sure church is spotless before we leave.  NO ONE LEAVES UNTIL CLEANUP IS COMPLETE. NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

WREATH SALES FORMS AND MONEY ARE DUE AT THE MEETING TONIGHT

 

DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR SCOUTING FOR FOOD DONATIONS TO THE MEETING TONIGHT!

2017 Scouting for Food – Bring Food to Nov. Meetings

It is time again for the Annual Scouting for Food Drive! Troop 888 will be participating and donating all food donations to the local Evergreen Christian Outreach Food Bank, located at Bancroft Hall, 27640 Hwy 74, Evergreen, CO.
BRING non-perishable food items to the November Troop Meetings, 7 and 14 November.
LABEL your donation with SCOUT NAME, PATROL NAME, Number of Items Donated, Total time spent collecting food items (for example, 1 hour).
The Patrol with the most items donated will receive a special loopy to wear on their uniform.
See the EChO website for a list of foods needed https://evergreenchristianoutreach.org/needs_list/
WANT TO EARN EXTRA SERVICE TIME?  Meet at  ECHO Food Bank, Monday, 20 Nov 2 @ 5 PM to help deliver al donated food items to the food bank.
EARN SERVICE HOURS: You can earn service hours for all of the time you spent on the Scouting for Food service project.
Have Questions??? Dane Ferguson is the Scout in Charge, three3trees@icloud.com

Report Service Project Hours

SCOUTS: Please write down ALL of your service activities in 2017 in your Service Logs that are located at the back of your Scout Handbook.  Bring a copy of your service log or email your 2017 service activity record to three3trees@icloud.com.
Example:    Activity Description: Work Big Chili Cook-off Water Booth
                   Date:                        9 Sep 2017
                   # of Hours:               2 hours
This is important because:
      1.   Service hours are needed for rank advancement
      2.   Our Troop hopes to earn GOLD for Journey to Excellence (JTE) program again this year.  In order to earn GOLD our Troop needs to have recorded at least 5 service projects over the course of the year.
      3.   Service hours are a requirement for some merit badges
The Troop Service Project Coordinator, Ms. Ferguson, will be available at the Troop meetings in November to review and assist in completing service records in scout handbooks.
PARENTS:  Please assist your scout as needed to complete their 2017 service logs and send a copy with them to a November Troop meeting or to three3trees@icloud.com by 28 Nov.  Information needed:
                                                                                          Activity description:
                                                                                          Date:
                                                                                          # of Hours:

Salvation Army Bell Ringers Needed

Scouts and Parents,

Salvation Army is looking for Bell Ringers at the Bergen Parkway King Soopers from 19 November through 24 December. If you are interested, please sign up at the sign-up genius link below:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c49a8ac2ea3f58-holiday

Full Scout Uniforms are to be worn.
Send a copy of your sign-up email confirmation to three3trees@icloud.com so that your service hours can be recorded.

NOTE: There will not be a Troop Adult present at these time slots. A sign-up will require the scout and an adult to be present for the full time of the sign-up commitment.

 

STAR LIFE AND EAGLE CLIMBING ACTIVITY:
Rank has privileges!  You all have earned it and Troop 888 has a great opportunity… JUST FOR YOU!

SATURDAY , NOVEMBER 11th at 1pm at EARTH TREKS in Golden.

Details are on the Sign-up Genius on the website.  There is a bit of paperwork so be sure to sign-up and pay attention to the details.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4cabaf2fa46-climbing

Max G. has requested any worn or tattered flags you may have, for a Flag Retirement Ceremony.  Please bring them to the meeting Tuesday.
We are doing menu planning and logistics this Tuesday for our Thanksgiving feast on the 14th.  Come with menu ideas and recipes…LETS GET OUR FEAST ON GUYS!!!

We have seen someAMAZING cooking on the last few camping trips…Lets see what you can do for Thanksgiving!

 

 

THERE ARE A BUNCH OF OTHER EMAILS IN YOUR INBOXES TODAY.  PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THEM ALL.

THEY INCLUDE INFORMATION ABOUT:

  • SCOUTING FOR FOOD
  • SERVICE RECORD RECORDING
  • SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING

PLC and CAMP PREP for BEAVER RANCH

PLC and CAMP PREP for BEAVER RANCH

TUESDAY,OCTOBER 24TH.  We will have a PLC and Camp Prep for Beaver Ranch trip scheduled for November 3-5.

SIGNUP FOR BEAVER RANCH CLOSES MONDAY, OCTOBER 23RD AT 7PM!  GO TO SIGNUP GENIUS ON WEBSITE.

IF YOU HAVE ANY TROOP GEAR AT HOME .  PLEASE BRING IT BACK TO THE QUARTERMASTER ASAP.  GEAR SHOULD BE CLEAN AND READY FOR NEXT USE.

 

 WEBLOS NIGHT  October 17th 7pm to 8:30pm.

 

Come join the Scouts of Troop 888 for a fun filled Weblos open house.  Work on Arrow of Light requirements while learning how a Scout Troop works.  We will have opportunities to work on fire building, knots, Whitlin’ Chip, Scout traditions and knowledge, first aid, and COOKING!

Learn why Troop 888 needs to be part of your future in Scouting.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 17th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Lutheran Church of the Cross

28253 Meadow Drive (Next to the Hiwan Homestead)

 

 

 

Camp Alexander, Weblos Night, Beaver Ranch, and NEWS

Camp Alexander Oct. 13th -15th.  Sign-ups close Sunday Oct. 8th at 5pm. USE SIGNUP GENIUS  This is going be a great trip to a camp that we have not been to before.  Signup TODAY.  Menu planning and camp prep on Tuesday Oct 10th.

 

  Eagle Scout Candidates need your help.  Check out Signup Genius to offer you help and earn hours.

 

  If you have any troop gear from past trips at home, please return it to the shed ASAP.  Gear should be returned clean and dry and ready for use.  if there are problems, please let quartermaster know.

 

Weblos Night planning and camp prep.  PATROL LEADERS:  You have your assignments for Weblos night on Oct. 17th.  BE PREPARED for putting on a great program for our guests.  ALL SCOUTS:  Please make an effort to be at this meeting.  We want to make a great presentation to our potential Weblos guests and encourage them to join us.

 

 WEBLOS NIGHT Oct. 17th…BE THERE!

 

 

 NOVEMBER 3rd-5th.  This one is close to home in Conifer and is gonna be fun.  Having access to a great campground so close to home is awesome.  We are even working out access to the disc golf course…More details to follow.  We will also be doing a small conservation project.  If you need hours, this is a great opportunity.  SIGNUP GENIUS WILL BE POSTED SOON FOR THIS!

 

  Check out the Signup Genius to sign up for Show and Sell opportunities.  Stuff your Scout Passbook account and pay for your trips.  A Scout is THRIFTY!

 

 

COOKING MERIT BADGE WILL BE OFFERED AT THE TROOP MEETING ON 8/5/17.

Mrs. Mathues has generously offered to be at the meeting to work on some of the non cooking requirements so that you can then proceed to work on the actual cooking requirements at your own pace.

THERE IS A LOT OF MATERIAL TO COVER….A SCOUT IS COURTEOUS….PLEASE BE ON TIME AND PREPARED.

IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLASS:

1)  YOU MUST PRINT OUT AND BRING THE WORKBOOK:
https://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/8/87/Cooking.pdf

2)  YOU MUST COMPLETE REQUIREMENTS 1-3 IN THE WORKBOOK AND BE PREPARED TO DISCUSS.

3)  BRING YOUR BLUE CARDS OR PARTIALS IF YOU ALREADY HAVE THEM FOR SIGN-OFF.  Mr. G will have blue cards for Scouts that have not already opened the MB.
You can use the Cooking MB booklet that discusses all of the topics or use other resources to answer the questions.

Here is a link for the kindle version if you cant get a hard copy of the book:
https://www.amazon.com/Cooking-Series-Boy-Scouts-America-ebook/dp/B00MAUC9X4

STAR, LIFE, AND EAGLE SCOUTS:

If you already have Cooking MB, there will be plenty for you to do too.

Tired of standing around at the front of the meeting with nothing to do?  Want to change all that and make YOUR scouting experience more fun?  Let’s take some time together and figure it out.  Adult leadership has a few ideas and we want to hear yours.  Let’s make it happen.