Troop 212 Calendar

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