Dig Day 2016 is Saturday, May 7th. Troop 118 will be working at the Cancer Survivor’s Park on the west end of the Country Club Plaza, 48th & Roanoke. Bring your water bottles and gloves. Please see the flyer for more information. The goal is to plant more flowers in one day than the city does in one year! Please show up to help out!
Beginning with the Monday, May 2nd meeting, Troop 118 will be meeting in the Garden Room (school cafeteria). This is a permanent change.
What to bring: It is recommended that the volunteers bring gloves and wear work clothing.
What we will be doing: We will be digging and installing a pool with drainage for birds in the rehabilitation pins. Some of the tools that will be used may need to be used by adult volunteers.
Where: Lakeside Nature Center.
This is a 2-night campout at the Lake of the Woods camp in Swope Park. We’ll have some mountain biking Saturday morning and activities all afternoon. Saturday finishes with an OA run campfire and ceremony. Scouts should definitely have a Class A uniform for the ceremony and prayer service. There will be lots of time for advancement. If you’re riding bikes in the morning, please check the appropriate box on the permission slip. All riders also must where a helmet.
Here are the details:
Depart: Friday, April 15th from the Scout Garage
Return: Sunday, April 17th by 11:00
Friday: We depart the scout garage Friday at 5:00. Eat dinner before you come or bring dinner with you. We will have a Friday night cracker barrel.
7:30-8:30 – Breakfast will be prepared in patrols.
9:00-11:00 – Mountain Biking. We will start with a bike check and skills training for mountain biking. We’ll hit the trails soon after. The plan is to spend the first 30 minutes on easy trails. Beginning mountain bikers will have the option to repeat these trails again. More advanced mountain bikers will tackle some intermediate trails.
11:00-12:00 – Lunch will be prepared in patrols.
12:30-5:00ish – Advancement and OA activities in the afternoon will include tomahawk throw, scout skills competition, eagle service project seminar/discussion, and rounding out with a huge capture the flag game.
5:30-6:30 – Dinner will be prepared in patrols.
8:00 – OA campfire and ceremony. Everyone should attend, not just OA members.
7:30-8:30 – Breakfast prepared in patrols. After breakfast there will be a short prayer service.
10:30-11:00 – Return to the scout garage for pickup.
A scout does at least one good turn daily. Help George Rooney with his Eagle Scout Project this weekend. Here are the details.
When: Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM
What: Building a picnic table and two park benches for the Mission 2 Project garden
Where: George Rooney’s garage at 6425 Valley Road in Kansas City
What to bring if possible: Drills, bits, and safety glasses
****Pizza and cookies will be provided****
The goal of this trip is to learn and practice backpacking skills on a weekend trip that’s accessible to scouts and scouters of all ages and experience levels. Everyone is welcome and loaner equipment is available.
Where: Theodore Naish Scout Reservation, Camp Naish Rd, Kansas City, KS 66111 (click for Google directions)
Depart: Scout Garage Friday 4/1 at 5:30
Return: Scout Garage Sunday 4/3 approx. 1:30
The Schedule for the Weekend
- Arrive at Base Camp at Naish at 6:30. Base Camp is near maintenance shed where you can park. Please eat before 5:30 or bring dinner with you. Cracker barrel will be provided.
- Saturday morning, experienced guides will, do a gear shakedown, removing items to portage. Each scout should bring a bag to store portaged gear.
- Saturday we’ll have a backpackers breakfast in patrols and break camp at 8:00am. We will hike a total of 8 miles to reach the next night’s campsite. We will have lunch on the trail.
- Saturday, we should arrive our backcountry campsite (McDonald) at 3:00-4:00.
- Saturday evening we’ll have backpacking dinner in patrols, campfire and cracker barrel.
- Sunday morning we’ll break camp after breakfast and hike four miles to the cars at the Base Camp.
For complete details and a map of the hike, Download the Information Sheet on the Introduction to Backpacking Weekend
Watch the slideshow below to prepare for the weekend. It includes gear advice and checklists for packing.
Click the Gear icon to download the slideshow as a pdf or ppt.