May, 2010

  • May 3 – 5:30 PM – Patrol Leaders Council – Lindley Park – Meet under covered area on W side of park N of the playground equipment. Bring $3 for pizza.
  • May 3 – 7:00 PM – Troop Meeting – Lindley Park Meet under covered area on W side of park N of the playground equipment. Backcountry Skills Olympics! (Mr. Jordan):
    • What We’re Doing: Bear Bag Hanging, Tarp Pitching, Packing/Unpacking: Individual and Patrol Competitions.
    • What to Bring: Each Scout should bring their backpack packed with all gear on the gear list (except food), ONE ski or trekking pole if you have them and a rock that is 3 to 4 inches in diameter, or a baseball.
    • Ultralight backcountry gear will be given away as prizes – some really good stuff – so PRACTICE, then come prepared! Prizes for: best and fastest bear bag hanging (individual and patrol), best and fastest tarp pitching (individual and patrol), best “ultralight packages” of toothpaste, sunscreen, insect repellent, and soap, and best/fastest packing/unpacking!
  • May 7 – 6:30 PM – Hike the “M” (Required for those planning on backpacking in Glacier and the Beartooths) – meet at the “M” parking lot 6:30 sharp, with a 20 pound pack.
  • May 10 – 7:00 PM – Troop Meeting – Troop Room. Camporee prep and planning (Mr. Hall).
  • May 11 – 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM – Troop Trailer / Gear Maintenance and Instruction (Mr. Hall’s House) – Required if you are going on Camporee
  • May 14-16 – Spring Camporee – Harrison Lake (OA Callout)
  • May 17 – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM – Troop Room @ UMC – Adult Committee Meeting (No Scout Meeting). Please send at least one representative from each family! Agenda: Logistics, budgets, and fees for Glacier NP, Beartooth Trek, and Summer Camp.
  • May 18 – 6:30PM to 9:30PM – Venture Patrol High Adventure Training – Mr. Hall’s House. Required for Eric, Asher, and Will, optional for Corey and Andrew, but you’re welcome to join us. Bring your fully packed pack, your cook kit, and a backpacking dinner. Training topics: Gear inspections, cook systems, firestarting and fire cooking (Mr. Jordan and Mr. Hall).
  • May 21-23 – Adult Leader Ultralight Backpacking Training – Montana High Adventure Base near Dupuyer, MT.
  • May 23 – Eric Vann’s Eagle Project (1st Session) – Mr. Smith’s Shop at Four Corners.
  • May 24 – 7:00 PM – Troop Meeting – Troop Room. Troop Elections – IMPORTANT! REQUIRED if you are going on the Glacier NP and/or Beartooth Trips.
  • May 25 – 6:30PM to 9:30PM – Venture Patrol High Adventure Training – Lindley Park. Required for Eric, Asher, and Will, optional for Corey and Andrew, but you’re welcome to join us. Bring your fully packed pack, your cook kit, and a backpacking dinner. Training topics: Gear inspections Round 2, bear bag hanging, and first aid scenario management and advanced first aid training (Mr. Hall).
  • May 26 – 6:30PM to 9:30PM – Venture Patrol High Adventure Training – Kirk Hill – Required for Eric, Asher, and Will, optional for Corey and Andrew, but you’re welcome to join us. Bring your fully packed pack, your cook kit, and a backpacking dinner. Training topics: Backcountry trekking and camping efficiency, advanced techniques for pitching tarps in inclement weather (Mr. Jordan and Mr. Hall).
  • May 28 – Eric Vann’s Eagle Project (2nd Session) – Mr. Smith’s Shop at Four Corners.
  • May 31 – No Meeting (Memorial Day)