Great Sand Dunes Campout

We have reserved 3 nights and 4 days of awesomeness!


  • What: Great Sand Dunes National Park
  • Where: South on I-25, near Alamosa, CO. It’s about a 3.5 hour drive
  • When: Sunday July 31 to Wednesday August 3
  • Who: Scouts and Parents are welcome
  • Cost: TBD

We have reserved 3 campsites at Pinyon (Piñon) Flats Campground

We will have a food planning meeting during the Troop Meeting on 7/21 at Westlands. If you need food related requirements for advancement please contact Alan Switzer at to be included!

Orange cards should be turned in no later than the Troop meeting on July 28th as we will be purchasing food for the campout then!


  • Sand sledding
  • Hiking
  • Colorado Gators Reptile Park
  • Fun games

Please contact Alan Switzer, Nick Most, or Cameron Crites for more information!

Court of Honor – Jan 14 – 7:00PM-8:30PM At Hope United Methodist Church



2016 Copper Mountain Ski Trip

When: Friday 1/22 – Sunday 1/ 24

Where: Copper Mountain

Lodging: Copper Mountain Inn – Main Room #425


  • Friday: Evening snacks – pizza
  • Saturday: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Sunday: Breakfast & Lunch

ROSTER: Please review the camping roster sent prior and let us know if your name and number of family members is marked correctly.

If not, please let Benny or Aaron know as soon as possible.

SCHEDULE: Also attached, find the schedule for the camping weekend. We have campsites 36, 38, 40, 42, 46 all 3 nights, site 43 from Saturday until Monday.l

SHOPPING: Anyone available Wednesday evening, we could use help shopping for the camp-out.

We will meet at the Park Meadows COSTCO at 6:30 pm , Wednesday 9/2.

LOADING: We also need help loading the trailer during next Thursday’s troop meeting outside the church.

FIREWOOD:  Anyone who has space in their cars and could take fire wood, the Miller family has lots of free firewood. Please call or text Ginger Miller to arrange for firewood pick up.

Transporting and using firewood WITHIN the same state is allowed.

COOKING MERIT BADGE: Mrs. Miller will be working with the older scouts, who have started this badge awhile back, with some requirements.

If interested, look at the cooking merit badge workbook, plan a meal for yourself and another adult , buy and bring the ingredients, bring a backpacking stove if you have one, and be ready to cook this meal on Saturday as lunch.

Anyone, who has a backpacking stove for this, please bring along.

BIKING:  Bring your bike if interested in joining the bike ride Saturday afternoon.

REMEMBER: This is bear country, we have to follow all the rules for bear safety and store all the food etc accordingly!

CELL PHONE COVERAGE – contact info: There is no or very limited cell reception at the camp ground. Cell reception starts immediately outside the campground towards Aspen.

Please contact any of the following people with questions:

Benny Sakiewicz

Aaron Stasio

Joe Stasio

Debbie Stasio

Paul Sakiewicz

Andrea Sakiewicz

We are very much looking forward to ANOTHER WONDERFUL SCOUTING WEEKEND!

Benny and Aaron