March Campout

Please pencil in April 1, 2 and 3 in your calendar for the “March” Campout. We are planning on a backing trip Rim Rock Trail High Wilderness at camp Nash.  We will drive in Friday night and set up base camp.  Experienced local guides will perform a crew shakedown Saturday morning and once we have stripped each hiker of unnecessary gear we will set off on the trail.  We will stay Saturday evening at a remote backcountry campsite and hike back to civilization on Sunday Morning.  The crew will take everything they need, house, bed and kitchen sink, on their backs for Saturday’s camp.
Porters will be available to the younger scouts to transport their heavier gear directly to Saturday’s campsite.  These porters are a bit surly but I understand a tip of Peanut MM’s will ensure your gear gets safely to it’s destination. 
We will spend some of the upcoming troop meetings discussing packaged meal ideas, packs and gear.  If your son does not have a backpacking pack it is not necessary to run out a buy one for this trip.  If he wants to carry a full pack we will try to see about loaner packs.
As details get worked out there will be more correspondence to follow.

COKING MERIT BADGE OVERNIGHT

This overnight is for Scouts working on their Cooking Merit Badge.  We will leave the Scout Garage at 4:00 on Sat. Jan. 30th.

We will be camping at scenic Lake Jacomo in the rustic area.

You must have your meal plans approved prior to Jan. 29th to get credit for the meals you are cooking.  If you want to cook

without turning in your meal plans, that is fine.  We will enjoy the great cooking.  However, you will not get signed off on

the Merit Badge requirement.  See the permission slip for additional information.

Mr. Soden will be at the Monday Scout meetings at 6:30 if you want to arrive early to work on your meal plans.

STEM Merit Badge Academy

Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 8:30AM – 3:30PM at Burns and McDonnell, 9400 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO. Cost is $8.00 per person.

Lunch will not be provided. You will need to bring a sack lunch or money to purchase lunch.  There are several fast food restaurants within walking distance.

Please register before February 15th. If registration numbers are low as of February 15th, the academy could be cancelled. All details and signups can be found here and here.2016 PT Merit Badge Academy reg form (1) STEM MB Courses Prerequisites

Ibex Climbing Overnight

The Ibex Climbing Overnight is all set for Feb 20th, 2016.  Cost for Ibex is $40 per climber.
We will order pizza for delivery or have a Cracker Barrel – to be decided.
There will be a continental breakfast.
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The Schedule:
5pm 2/20/16 – Meet at the Scout Garage
5:15 leave for Ibex (http://www.climbibex.com/)
801 NW South Outer Rd, Blue Springs, MO  64015, (816) 398-8002
6-8pm Belay Class
8-midnight Free Climb
Midnight – lights out
7am wake up call and breakfast
8am depart
8:30 back to St Peters.
For More Information contact David Safley – 816-333-9536
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Basketball Blowout

Saturday January 23rd we will meet at the scout garage at 3:00 and leave no later than 3:30 for Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph. We’ll attend the end of the women’s game and then the men’s game starts at 5:00.  After the game we will relocate to the Looney Complex (Old Gym) and the fun will start.  Pizza to follow soon after.  Cracker Barrel later in the evening.  Unlimited basketball, boys can bring board games, cards, books etc.  Not electronic devices of course.  Doughnuts, fruit, etc. in the morning and then leave around 8:30 on Sunday arrive back at Scout garage between 9:30 -10:00Permission Slip 2016 BB Blowout

12/28 Meeting Cancelled

12/28 Meeting cancelled due to weather.

If you are going on the NYD hike, please email Norm Hellings normhellings@gmail.com so he may get an accurate count for the lunch. Please bring your permission slip and fee on Friday. Check the weather and Be Prepared.
Have a safe New Year’s Eve.

NYD Hike

27th annual New Year’s Day hike. Come prepared for the weather as we hike rain or shine. Route this year encompasses the Trolley Track Trail.  Venison chili and hot chocolate in the Garden Room upon our return.  Gather at the flagpole by the Scout Garage at 9:00 am January 1. $5 fee includes chili and commemorative patch. Permission slips are due December 28th. Contact Norm Hellings for additional information. Click here for Permission Slip