Troop 212 Calendar

Sunday, November 11, 2012

This week's events


Two calendar items for the week of November 12

1.  Tuesday, November 13

  • Plan campout 

    2.  Friday campout, November 16

    • Meet at church @ 4:30
    • Camp at Warm Slough
    • Dress for cold weather
    • Bring plate, cup, knife, fork, spoon, etc.
    • Back home Saturday morning
    • Information on food after planning session Tuesday
    • Dads welcome as always


    Scoutmaster Steve

    Thursday, October 18, 2012

    Merit Badge Pow Wow

    Scout Parents,

    There is a great opportunity for you Scout coming up very soon.  Details and sign-up page here and below.

    Scoutmaster Steve


    Registration: You may sign up for classes starting October 15th. The last day to sign up will be October 25th.

    Number of Classes available: Each boy may sign up for 1-2 merit badges, classes will fill on a first come, first serve basis

    Required Badges available: Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Emergency Preparedness, Family Life, First Aid.

    Other Merit Badges available: Animal Science, Art, Astronomy, Aviation, Chemistry, Crime Prevention, Electronics, Entrepreneurship, Genealogy, Geology, Graphic Arts, Landscape Architecture, Law, Music, Nuclear Science, Oceanography, Photography, Public Speaking, Reading, Safety, Space Exploration, Sports, Weather.

    Participant age: All boys ages 11 through 17 may participate.

    Classes will be held in the two LDS Stake Centers located just south of the BYUI campus.
    BUILDING A on the corner of 2nd West and 7th South
    BUILDING B on 7th South between 2nd West and the LDS Temple.

    Event Schedule:
    Pow Wow will be held October 27th and November 10th. Event will begin with an opening ceremony at 7:40 a.m. in each building. Classes will end by 12:20 p.m. (Must be at both dates to complete most merit badges.)

    The cost for the Pow Wow is a flat fee of $10.00 per boy (regardless of number of classes taken). Cost includes all paperwork necessary for classes and a special event patch commemorating the first year of this annual District event.

    Items to Bring: Pencil or Pen, notebook. 

    More Information:Call Scott Brewer @ 313-4470 or Sam Fife @ 346-1052

    Saturday, September 29, 2012

    Tuesday, October 2

    I'm still working on putting things together for Robotics so let's finish up a badge we started back in 1998.  Of course, some of you weren't with us then so this will be your chance to get started.  Please come ready to run, stretch, flex, and be amazing as we work on Personal Fitness.

    We'll use the chart below to track improvement.

    Scoutmaster Steve

    Sunday, September 23, 2012

    Saturday, July 28, 2012

    Scout Camp 2012

    Camp Headquarters for 212

    The shooting area

    Our SPL
    The Sultan of Swat

    Brandon at work

    Rhys chows down

    Spotted Elk - verb or adjective?

    Around the fire with Bishop Shiley
    Bro Benson exits Wind Cave

    Bro Gordon joined us too

    Morning songs


    Rhys Benson - great scout

    Our man Sam
    On the way to the Wind Cave
    After exploring the cave

    Victory scene

    Victorious squad

    Peyton starts Chief Challenge

    After the big win
    Post-game interview time

    Time for a nap.  (And a shower!)

    Bro Airth does the bellyflop

    Before the last campfire

    Sunday, July 15, 2012

    Almost time for camp!

    Scout Parents,

    Troop 212, Red Cloud, 2011
    Camp is just one week from tomorrow! I'm looking forward to a great week with your boys in a beautiful spot.  I'm also looking forward to a really fun hike. This will be my third scout camp as Scoutmaster and I have seen the experience bless all of the boys who have been involved. I didn't always "get" this but I see now how Scouting can truly produce young men who are "Prepared for Life." Scout camp is a big part of that.

    I've updated the patrol leadership for camp - see the column on the right.

    We will meet at 7:00 AM Monday morning (July 23) near the scout trailer for prayer, troop scripture and departure.

    Please review the equipment list and remember that we will not provide paper plates, cups, or plastic knives, forks, or spoons this year. The scouts will need to bring a washable set for themselves.

    Please review the standards here.

    If you have any concerns, unfinished business or just plain questions, please let me know at your first convenience.

    Remember, without the health form and the $45 check, we can't get your boy into camp.

    Looking forward to a great camp,

    Scoutmaster Steve

    Sunday, June 17, 2012

    Mike Harris & Moose Creek

    I hope that this doesn't contradict what your boy told you but I think that we had a great camp and hike this past Friday and Saturday.  We camped Friday night at Mike Harris campground and hiked Moose Trail on Saturday.  Your boys got along and cooperated so well.  They even got up at 5:00 AM Saturday morning!  They are great young men.  Here are a few pictures.

    Scoutmaster Steve

    Lighting the all-important fire.

    Bro Snedaker, Rhys, and Cameron check out the moose.

    Cameron and Rhys take a break.

    The new kid on the trail.

    Kyle and Henry have it all figured out.

    So does Blake Snedaker.

    The new Senior Patrol Leader

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012

    Calendar Items


    There are a few calendar items that I want to highlight.  
    1. We are meeting tomorrow at 7:00 AM to put out flags for Flag Day.  Please make sure that your boy is at the Hunsaker Home (549 Taurus) on time and with a big smile on his face.  We will meet at 6:00 PM to take the flags down.
    2. We have a camp and hike this weekend.  We will meet at 4:30 PM Friday at the scout trailer.  We will camp at the Mike Harris or Trail Creek campground.  The hike will be the Moose Creek trail.  (Click here for photos form the 2010 hike of this trail).  Please send your boy with the standard overnight equipment (bedding, warmer clothes than he thinks he needs, etc.), comfortable walking shoes, a compass if he has one, extra socks, and water for the hike.  He will also need to bring a plate, cup, and utensils.  We're moving away from the paper products and this camp is a good time to start.  Dinner Friday evening will be tin foil dinners - everyone brings his own and eats it on his own plate!
    3. For the Parents' Meeting on the 19th, some of your boys have assignments. If your boy has an assignment, please help him to prepare.
      • Peyton will conduct the meeting
      • Henry will take 2 minutes to describe a typical day at camp.
      • Rhys will take 2 minutes to talk about special events (Honor Trail, hike, programs at Chief's Rock) at camp.
      • Kyle will take 2 minutes to discuss the merit badge opportunities at camp.
      • Cameron will take 2 minutes to answer the question, "How do I have a successful camp experience?"
    4. One other thing.  Given the departure of Kyle and Brandon, we reorganized the troop leadership last night.  The new organization is available on the right.
    I think that is it for now,

    Scoutmaster Steve

    Sunday, May 27, 2012

    Scout Camp Business

    Scouts and Scout Families,

    I have some business items regarding Scout Camp.  You all know the basics:

    • Treasure Mountain
    • "Spotted Elk" campsite
    • July 23-28
    • We are going to have a productive and very enjoyable week.  You can count on that.
    There is more information available in the right sidebar.  Please consult it.  Several other needful things follow:
    Darby Canyon Wind Cave
    • We need the dates of the days (and nights) when the Dads can be at camp.  I would like to have three men at camp throughout the week.  I will be there from Monday through Saturday.  I think you'll enjoy being there for whatever time you can arrange.
    • Dads, when you come to camp, please don't take over for the boys.  They need to cook, wash dishes, and pitch tents.  Our role as adults is to sit back and watch - and to help out minimally when help is requested.  We need to restrain the impulse to take over for the boys - even if we think they are doing things all wrong.
    • We are moving to a bring-your-own policy on plates, cups, and utensils.  Please see that your Scout has an inexpensive set for camp.  It doesn't have to be a matching set and it really doesn't need to be expensive.  A mesh bag would be nice way to keep it all together.
    • I propose the Darby Canyon Wind Cave as our hike destination this year.  It's shorter and MUCH easier than Table Mountain.  I need one more year to recover from last year.  Please let me know what you think of that idea.
    • We will have a Parents' Night June 26 at 7:10 (we'll find a room that night).  We will have the 2nd-year Scouts provide information on what camp involves for our newest Scout and report on what they plan to accomplish this year.  The Scouts will also favor us that night with a few patrol cheers and a troop song or two.
    • Please bring two things to that meeting.  (1)  A completed and signed physical form.  (2)  A check for $45 made out to the 12th Ward with a donation form indicating that the $45 is for Scout camp.  $45 may seem like a lot until you remember that the 12th Ward covers the remaining $145 of the $190 charge.
    • Please note!  Without the check we will assume that your Scout isn't coming to camp; without the health form we can't get him into camp.
    I'll have further information as it comes up.  For now, please take careful note of the items above.

    Scoutmaster Steve

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012

    Palisades Creek Trail

    Camp this Friday, hike on Saturday.  Let's meet at the trailer Friday at 4:30 pm.

    Be sure to complete 2 copies of the hike plan (leave one at home, take the other)

    • Our route is the Palisades Creek Trail to Lower Palisades Lake and back
    • List clothing and equipment
    • Describe your trail lunch and your water plan
    Have the patrols purchased food for Friday's supper?  

    Parents, please reply with a firm Yes or No on your boy's participation by Thursday afternoon.

    Scoutmaster Steve

    Monday, May 14, 2012

    May 15, 18 & 19

    Two or three items for this week.

    1. No regular Scout meeting on Tuesday the 15th.
    2. There is a city council meeting this Wednesday evening (May 16th) at 7:00.  Several of the boys need to attend one of those meetings for one of their merit badge requirements.  I would normally take the boys but there are too many family things happening this week.  If your Scout can make it that would be great.  If not, there will another opportunity in two weeks.
    3. We have a camp and hike scheduled for Friday and Saturday.  Our plan is to camp at the Palisades Creek trailhead Friday night and to hike the Palisades Creek trail Saturday morning.  The patrols are in charge of getting their own food for Friday night.  The boys decided on hot dogs for that meal so the youth leaders will need to make some decisions about making that happen (buns, condiments, drinks, who buys what).  We will bring oatmeal and hot chocolate for breakfast.  
    4. As you can see below, the good weather turns a little iffy just in time for this outing so please make sure that your Scout brings rain gear.
    5. In addition to rain gear, your Scout will need overnight things (sleeping bag, warm clothes, snacks) and hiking gear (good shoes, water, energy snacks, big smile, good attitude).
    Photos from the last time we hiked this trail (June 2010).

    And two quick summer camp items.
    1. Please get your annual Scout physical form to me by June 19.
    2. We will have a Parents' Night regarding Scout camp on the following Tuesday - May 26.  We'll meet at the church building at 7:00.

    Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns,

    Scoutmaster Steve

    Monday, May 7, 2012

    May 8


    We will have a Scout meeting on May 8th.  Items on the agenda include
    • planning a camp and hike for the 18th and 19th of May
    • finishing up merit badges
    • skills practice
    Peyton, could you bring the tents with you?


    Scoutmaster Steve

    Sunday, March 4, 2012

    Scout Camp & Pow-Wow

    Scout parents,

    A few things to keep in mind as we look ahead:
    • Scout Camp: July 23-28
    • Treasure Mountain Scout Camp (Spotted Elk campsite)
    • Please start collecting gear (see the list on the troop blog - )
    • We are not going to use paper plates and cups this year.  Please see that your scout has a non-breakable plate, cup, and utensils and some sort of durable bag to keep them in.
    • It's not too early to get your physicals. Print the form available here and take it with you for the doctor to sign. 
    Also, please remember that the scouts have the stake merit badge pow-wow for the next three weeks.  Let's get a lot of work done!

    Scoutmaster Steve

    Sunday, February 19, 2012



    We will start the Computer merit badge Tuesday night (Februar 21).  Please have your Scout bring a copy of this worksheet: 

    Are your boys finishing up the Personal Fitness, Personal Management, and Family Life requirements?

    Remember the Stake Pow Wow: March 6, 13, 20.

    Scoutmaster Steve

    Sunday, January 29, 2012

    Stake Merit Badge Pow Wow

    Scout parents,

    March 6, 13, and 20 are the nights of the Center Stake Pow Wow.  It's time to let the stake know what badges we want to earn.

    This is a great opportunity to earn some badges.  To take advantage of it the boys need to be there each of the three nights!  This is very important.

    I've listed below the badges that will be offered and the scouts who already which badges.  I encourage you to encourage your boys to work on required (*) badges.  They should choose two unless they select Cooking or Swimming.  In that case, there will only be time for one badge.

    *First Aid: Brandon, Cameron, Henry, Kyle H, Kyle P, Peyton, Rhys
    *Citizenship in the Community: --
    *Citizenship in the Nation: Peyton
    *Citizenship in the World: --
    *Communications: --
    Engineering: --
    *Personal Management: --
    Crime Prevention/Fingerprinting: Brandon, Kyle P
    Fire Safety: --
    Photography: --
    Art: --
    Cooking: --
    *Emergency Preparedness: Brandon, Cameron, Kyle P, Kyle HH
    *Swimming: --

    Please have your scout come Tuesday ready to sign up,

    Scoutmaster Steve

    Monday, January 2, 2012

    Tuesday, January 3


    Please send your boy to Scout meeting on January 3 in his Scout shirt and with his worksheets for the family life merit badge.  We'll work on that together but the real challenge with this badge (as with Personal Management and Personal Fitness) is keeping track of the 3 months of chores.