Troop 212 Calendar

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cross-Country Ski Trip

Parents and Scouts,

Our big cross-country ski trip and stay at the Warm River cabin is this coming Friday and Saturday (25th and 26th of March). We are looking forward to a great activity. Click here to keep track of the weather forecast.

To help the Scoutmaster ski all the way to the cabin in daylight, and to give him time to stop for breath, rest, and the occasional Nitroquick nitroglycerin tablet, we would like to leave for our adventure from the church at 2:00 PM Friday afternoon. This will require getting the boys out of school early. When we discussed this with them, they boys seemed willing to sacrifice a few hours of their formal education to get a good start on the ski trip. We plan to be back Saturday between 12:00 and 2:00 PM.

The troop will provide a meal Friday night and Saturday morning but your scout will probably suggest that you supply him with ample energy-boosting snacks.

We have arranged to rent skis and boots for everyone and we will have them when we meet Friday afternoon. Your scout will need to dress appropriately for an aerobic activity in winter weather. The key idea here is LAYERS.

Clothing--Think layers that can be added and removed as needed!
  • Long socks--at least two pairs
  • Gloves--two pairs
  • Hat
  • Coat
  • Layers--long T-shirt, hoodie, flannel shirt, etc.

Equipment--neatly and compactly packed into 2-3 medium sized bags.
  • Backpack
  • Flashlight
  • Sunscreen
  • Sleeping bag--wrapped in two garbage bags
  • Pillow--wrapped in two garbage bags
  • Shoes to wear at the cabin
  • Good attitude
  • Smile
  • No iPods or cell phones!
Please let me know if you have questions of concerns,

Steve Hunsaker

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