Troop 212 Calendar

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Treasure Mountain 2011 -- 1


We had a great camp. You should be proud of your sons' achievements, especially climbing Table Rock.

More pictures coming,

Scoutmaster Steve

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Flags and Camp


Just a few quick items.

First, Pioneer Day is this Sunday. The scouts need to meet at the Hunsaker garage at 7:00 AM Saturday morning to put up the flags and again at 7:00 PM Saturday evening to take them down. Please help your son to be there on time and with a broad, toothy smile. If he grumbles, tell him a pioneer story and then ask him to read this. That ought to get him out the door.

Second, camp starts Monday the 25th. We will gather at the church at 6:00 AM for prayer before heading out. This is what I have so far for adult support. Please let me know if I have forgotten anyone.

Monday, July 25
AM: Hunsaker, Jones
PM: Hunsaker, Jones

Tuesday, July 26
AM: Hunsaker, Jones
PM: Hunsaker, Jones

Wednesday, July 27
AM: Hunsaker, Jones, Shiley
PM: Hunsaker, Jones, Shiley

Thursday, July 28
This is Table Mountain Day--Man up! We'll be at the trailhead by 6:30 AM.
AM: Hunsaker, Jones, Shiley, Snedaker, Wasden
PM: Hunsaker, Jones, Chris' Grandpa, Shiley, Snedaker, Wasden

Friday, July 29
AM: Hunsaker, Jones, Chris' Grandpa, Shiley
PM: Hunsaker, Jones (leaves), Shiley (leaves), Airth, Hoffman

Saturday, July 30
AM: Hunsaker, Airth, Hoffman


Scoutmaster Steve

Sunday, July 17, 2011

BSA Standards of Conduct


We will use the Safe Swim Defense in any swimming activity. Safety Afloat in all craft activity on the water, and Climb on Safely for climbing activity.

We will use trucks only for transporting equipment--no passengers except in the cab. All passenger cars, station wagons, recreational vehicles, and cabs of trucks will have a seat belt for each passenger.

We agree to enforce reasonable travel speed (in accordance with national, state, and local laws) and use only vehicles that are in safe mechanical condition.

We will be certain that fires are attended at all times.

We will apply for a fire permit from local authorities in all areas where it is required.

We will at all times be a credit to the Boy Scouts of America and will not tolerate rowdyism or un-Scoutlike conduct, keeping a constant check on all members of our group.

We will maintain high standards of personal cleanliness and orderliness and will operate a clean and sanitary camp, leaving it in a better condition than we found it.

We will not litter or bury any trash, garbage, or tin cans. All rubbish that cannot be burned will be placed in a tote-litter bag and taken to the nearest recognized trash disposal, or all the way home if necessary.

We will not deface trees, restrooms, or other objects with initials or writing. We will respect the property of others and will not trespass.

We will not cut standing trees or shrubs without specific permission from the landowner or manager.We will collect only souvenirs that are gifts to us and that we purchase.

We will pay our own way and not expect concessions or entertainment from any individual or group.

We will provide every member of our party an opportunity to attend religious services on the Sabbath.

We will observe the courtesy to write thank-you notes to persons who assisted us on our trip.

We will, in case of backcountry expedition, read and abide by the Wilderness Use Policy of the BSA.

We will notify, in case of serious trouble, our local council service center, our parents, or other local contact.

If more than one vehicle is used to transport our group, we will establish rendezvous points at the start of each day and not attempt to have drivers closely follow the group vehicle in front of them.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Troop 212 Standards

  1. If it is your patrol's turn to clean or cook, stay and work until the job is done.
  2. No electronic devices.
  3. Don't criticize others.
  4. No food in tents.
  5. Everyone showers at least once.
  6. Use the buddy system--if you leave our camp area you need to be with a buddy and you need to be with a buddy.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Oliver Peak--Way to go Henry, Peyton, and Grant!

Brother Snedaker climbed higher than anyone else

Grant and Henry enjoy the view

Peyton was stylin' in those shades

Henry shortly before the snow sliding began

After coming down from the peak.

The boys did a great job on this hike. Not one word of complaint the whole time.

The view from Oliver Peak--forgive the big sniff 8 seconds into the video

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Oliver Peak


Assuming that Brother Snedaker will be back in town (will you be back, Blake?), we plan to camp and hike this weekend. We'll camp at the Mike Harris campground Friday night and then climb Oliver Peak Saturday morning. Please help your camper to bring the things he will need to have a pleasant experience--see the lists below.

In order for this hike to count toward the hiking merit badge, your scout will need to fill out two copies of the hike plan form (available here: ). One copy stays at home with you (and saved where it can be found to pass off the merit badge) and the other comes on the hike.

Your son will need a tin-foil dinner for Friday night and a lunch for Saturday on the trail. We will provide a light breakfast Saturday morning.

I will carry Susan's cell phone: 208 709 2246

5:30 - Meet at church
6:30 - Arrive, set up camp, eat, etc.

6:30 - Arise, eat, break camp
7:30 - On the trail
12:00 - Very generous estimate of time to reach summit
3:00 - Back to vehicles
4:30 - Arrive in Rexburg

There is information on our hike here:

Looking forward to hitting the trail,

Scoutmaster Steve

Day Pack Essentials

water bottles--it's going to be a long, thirsty hike
extra socks
trail mix, fruit snacks, cookies, etc.
small amount of toilet paper
rain poncho
extra long sleeved shirt
camera (optional)
comfortable hiking shoes

Overnight Essentials

sleeping bag
patrol food assignment
hiking clothes

Friday, July 1, 2011

Oliver Peak Camp and Hike

What a lucky troop we are! We get to hike this trail next Saturday morning after camping Friday night at the Mike Harris campground.

Scoutmaster Steve

Oliver Peak

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