New Year’s Day Hike

In honor of the anniversary of The Great War, the Troop 118 New Year’s Day Hike will be World War I themed. Mr. Holmquist has planned a most excellent outing for us all. We will meet at the Scout Garage at 9am, drive to Penn Valley Park and begin our journey. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Troop 118 NYD Hike without the famous venison chili waiting for you at the end. Weather permitting, we will eat at the park instead of at St. Peter’s. Please commit by December 29th, so food can be prepared. Drivers and extra hikers welcome. Permission slip can be found here.

Basketball Blowout

The annual Basketball Blowout will be January 24th at Missouri Western State University. We will meet at the Scout Garage at 1:00pm and leave no later than 1:15.  Scouts should have eaten lunch before they get there. We will drive to Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph and be attending the game against Missouri Southern State University which starts at 3:30.  Class A uniforms will be worn to the game.  After the game we will be going to the Looney (appropriate name) Complex which is the old gym.  Dinner, snacks and breakfast will be provided.  We plan to leave St. Joe by 9:00am on Sunday and return to the Scout Garage by 10:30 – 10:45. The cost will be $20, which includes game ticket, dinner and breakfast.

Scouts will need to bring sleeping bag, pillow, gym clothes, water bottle, etc. You can bring your own basketball if you like. We will vote on movies at a later meeting. Please commit by January 12th. Permission slip can be found here.

Oceanography Merit Badge

OceanographyOceanography? In the middle of the USA? On December 20th, we have the opportunity to do just that. Sea Life Aquarium is providing the main program for the merit badge. Following the program, there will be a 500-word essay needed to complete the badge. Permission slip is located here. Please confirm by December 8th so we can get accurate counts to the aquarium. For every 5 Scouts that attend, one adult can participate as well. This is a great opportunity to earn one of the coolest looking badges available.


Ethan S. Eagle Project (POSTPONED!!)

Ethan S.  will begin his Eagle Project this Saturday, December 6th from 10am to 3pm, weather permitting. Ethan is building a bike trail in Kessler Park around Cliff Drive. The address is at the corner of Benton Blvd and St. John Avenue. Pizza and hot chocolate will be provided to keep you warm. Helpers need to bring a water bottle and work gloves. Look for the JFK memorial and the project is down the hill behind it. Any questions, concerns (and to let Ethan know you’ll be there), please contact Ethan at Since part of the project is feeding those who help, please make sure to contact him so he can prepare.

UPDATE!! Due to the mud pit at the job site, the project is postponed until a later date. Check back here for details.

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