Hello Everyone!

Congratulations on 42 scouts earning the Scouting Heritage merit badge tonight! I’m fairly certain that that was the best turnout we’ve had all summer, and I’m very proud of everyone. Thank you to Mrs. Lloyd for coming in to teach the merit badge.

Updates below including some important venue changes, so please read:

1) Wednesday, August 17: Josh Weinstein’s Eagle Ceremony at 7:00 pm at Hope. All scouts are invited. We need a scout from each rank to participate in the ceremony. Please, let me know if you are interested.

2) August 18: Court of Honor, NOTE: We are having some trouble booking Sundance Pool. I am confident it will work out, but keep an eye out for a potential venue or time change. Assuming it is at Sundance, we will have swimming starting at 6:00 followed by a pot luck dinner and the court of honor at 7:00. Families should bring a side dish or dessert.

3) Wednesday, August 24 (Note changed date): Scouting Carnival from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Cottonwood Park (behind Cottonwood Elementary). Scouts should plan to attend to get younger children interested in and excited about scouting.

4) August 25: Scout meetings will return to Hope Methodist Church at the same time 7:00 – 8:30 pm. The next PLC will be held after this meeting.

5) August 27 – Josh’s Eagle Project at 10:00 am at Temple Sinai

6) September 30 – October 2 – District Camporee – sign up NOW on the troop website. Scouting skills competitions and campfire with troops from all over the Centennial and Black Feather districts. I would like as many scouts as possible to attend.

7) Peaches – keep selling peaches (and bring your sales records and money to the troop meetings). They are $50 for a 20# box and $30 for a 10# box. About 30% of the sales go to your personal scout account for exciting activities like summer camp and high adventure camps. For example, selling $1,500 of peaches pays for summer camp. Peaches will be delivered at the end of August.

8) High Adventure Camps 2023: Next summer, our troop will be attending three high adventure camps: Northern Tier (canoeing in Northern Minnesota / Canada), World Jamboree in Korea, and National Jamboree in West Virginia. If you are interested in attending any of these, please let me know ASAP.

The council has released information about Colorado contingent for the National Jamboree. You may follow this link to learn more, including the price ($2,500, which includes airfare), and sign up to be on the interest list. https://coloradojambo2023.org/

Hello Everyone,

Well done everyone getting ready for the court of honor in a couple of weeks. There is a lot going on in the coming weeks, so please read through the update so you don’t miss anything.

1) Josh’s Eagle Project has been postponed. It will probably take place either August 13 or 14.

2) August 11 – Scouting Heritage Merit Badge – Mrs. Lloyd from the council will teach the entire merit badge in one night. The only requirement you must complete on your own is to visit a scouting museum (there is one at the council offices).

3) August 18: Court of Honor at Sundance Pool — We will have swimming starting at 6:00 followed by a pot luck dinner and the court of honor at 7:00. Families should bring a side dish or dessert.

4) August 23: Scouting Carnival from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Cottonwood Park (behind Cottonwood Elementary). Scouts should plan to attend to get younger children interested in and excited about scouting.

5) August 25: Scout meetings will return to Hope Methodist Church at the same time 7:00 – 8:30 pm. The next PLC will be held after this meeting.

6) August 26 – 28: 14er Campout – sign up NOW on the troop website. If we do not have enough scouts signed up by August 12, we will cancel the campout.

7) September 30 – October 2 – District Camporee – sign up NOW on the troop website . Scouting skills competitions and campfire with troops from all over the Centennial and Black Feather districts. I would like as many scouts as possible to attend.

8) 50 Miler Award: Scouts who attended Philmont. If you have completed 10 hours of conservation work, you can receive the 50 miler award. Please, send a record of your service hours to me to complete the award.

9) Peaches – keep selling peaches (and bring your sales records and money to the troop meetings). They are $50 for a 20# box and $30 for a 10# box. About 30% of the sales go to your personal scout account for exciting activities like summer camp and high adventure camps. For example, selling $1,500 of peaches pays for summer camp. Peaches will be delivered at the end of August.

10) High Adventure Camps 2023: Next summer, our troop will be attending three high adventure camps: Northern Tier (canoeing in Northern Minnesota / Canada), World Jamboree in Korea, and National Jamboree in West Virginia. If you are interested in attending any of these, please let me know ASAP.

The council has released information about Colorado contingent for the National Jamboree. You may follow this link to learn more, including the price ($2,500, which includes airfare), and sign up to be on the interest list. https://coloradojambo2023.org/

Hello Everyone!

See important updates below:

Thank you to all of you who helped to break down tables and clean up trash after GV Days!

1) August 4 (next meeting) – Merit Badge make up. Last chance to finish merit badges prior to the Court of Honor. Bring any incomplete blue cards to get some final requirements signed off.

2) August 7: Josh’s Eagle Project. If you were at the meeting, you should have received a flier, otherwise, contact him for more information. 

3) August 11 – Scouting Heritage Merit Badge – Mrs. Lloyd from the council will teach the entire merit badge in one night. The only requirement you must complete on your own is to visit a scouting museum (there is one at the council offices, but it is only open on Tuesdays).

4) August 18: Court of Honor at Sundance Pool — We will have swimming starting at 6:00 followed by a pot luck dinner and the court of honor at 7:00. If you would like to be an emcee (requirement for the Communications Merit Badge), please let Mrs. Gibbons know.

5) August 23: Scouting Carnival from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Cottonwood Park (behind Cottonwood Elementary). Scouts should plan to attend to get younger children interested in and excited about scouting.

6) August 26 – 28: 14er Campout – sign up NOW on the troop website. Great chance to climb a 14er with the troop.

7) September 30 – October 2 – District Camporee sign up NOW on the troop website. Scouting skills competitions and campfire with troops from all over the Centennial and Black Feather districts. I would like as many scouts as possible to attend.

8) 50 Miler Award: Scouts who attended Philmont. If you have completed 10 hours of conservation work, you can receive the 50 miler award. Please, send a record of your service hours to me to complete the award.

9) Peaches – keep selling peaches (and bring your sales records and money to the troop meetings). They are $50 for a 20# box and $30 for a 10# box. About 30% of the sales go to your personal scout account for exciting activities like summer camp and high adventure camps. For example, selling $1,500 of peaches pays for summer camp. Peaches will be delivered at the end of August.

10) High Adventure Camps 2023: Next summer, our troop will be attending three high adventure camps: Northern Tier (canoeing in Northern Minnesota / Canada), World Jamboree in Korea, and National Jamboree in West Virginia. If you are interested in attending any of these, please let me know ASAP.

Hello Everyone,

Good to be back from Philmont, and back in society. A few announcements this week:

1) July 26 and 27: Coleman’s Eagle Project building water safety and PFD racks at Cherry Creek State Park. Let Coleman know if you are interested in helping and for more details email him

2) July 28: 90-day MB makeup @ the scout meeting. Please bring completed workbooks. This will be the best way to complete the 90-day MBs before the Court of Honor.

3) August 18: Court of Honor at Sundance Pool — more details to follow

4) August 23: Scouting Carnival — more details to follow

5) Peaches – Please bring orders and money to the meeting on the 28th, so we can start getting a count on peaches sold. Sales will continue until we run out or the delivery in August arrives. They are $50 for a 20# box and $30 for a 10# box. About 30% of the sales go to your personal scout account for exciting activities like summer camp and high adventure camps. Peaches will be delivered at the end of August.

6) September 9-10: Cub Scout Campout in the State Park. Great way to get volunteer hours and camping nights.

7) High Adventure Camps 2023: Next summer, our troop will be attending three high adventure camps: Northern Tier (canoeing in Northern Minnesota / Canada), World Jamboree in Korea, and National Jamboree in West Virginia. If you are interested in attending any of these, please let me know ASAP.

Hello Scouts,

Fun meeting today. Updates below:

1) We will have a PLC after the meeting next Thursday. ASPLs and Patrol leaders should attend, as well as anyone else interested in being involved with the troop decision-making

2) Swim Test: June 14 at 11:00 am at Hills West Pool (10458 E Crestline Pl). Required for scouts attending summer camp and for 2nd Class. 

3) Summer Camp – you should have received another e-mail regarding camp Thursday with patrol assignments and leadership roles (as determined at the meeting today)
– Make sure you have turned in your health forms, they were due today! If you did not receive an email from CampDocs with a link, let me know ASAP

4) June 30 – Alumni Picnic. Join us at the park for dinner and games. The whole family is invited along with any former members of the troop.

5) July 29th – 31st – Rafting campout. Camp Friday and Saturday night. Raft on Saturday and an optional five-mile hike on Sunday to complete the Camping Merit Badge requirement # 9b. – http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/list.asp
Rafting: One day on Brown’s Canyon All Day trip with River Runners which includes lunch
Cost: $150 per person to include a full day of rafting, guide gratuity, camping fees, and food.
The age limit is 8 years old or older with a parent
Register on the Troop website.

Contact Mr. Champeau for more details

7) Meeting will continue to be at Westland Park (in pavilion south of the parking lot next to the ponds) for the rest of the summer. Same time 7:00 – 8:30. Scouts can wear Class B (troop t-shirts) rather than full uniforms while we are at the park.