June, 2010

  • June 2 – 7PM to 9PM – Summer Camp Merit Badge Counselor Training – Troop Room – Mr. Kuntz, Mr. Hall, Mr. Jordan, Mr. Roy, Mr. Wynn, Mr. (T) Smith, Mrs. (Jesse) Smith, Mr. Cichon, Mrs. Cichon, Mr. (Zack) O’Connor.
  • June 5 – 1PM to 3PM – Corey Hall’s Eagle Court of Honor – Location TBD
  • June 7 – 6:00 PM – Troop Meeting (Troop Room). Glacier NP Trip Prep — Mandatory if you are going on the Glacier NP Service Project Trip or Jewel Basin Backcountry Trek
  • June 11 – 2:45PM to 8PM or later – Bridger Mountain National Recreation Trail Hike / 50-Miler Training
    • This hike is REQUIRED if you are going on the Glacier NP and/or Beartooth 50-Miler Trips. Everyone is welcome but this will be a tough hike of about 6-7 miles and nearly 3,000 feet of elevation gain with full packs and a lot of “surprise” activities during the hike.
    • 2:45 PM – Meet at “M” Trail Parking Lot for prep and overview. We’ll leave promptly at 3:00 PM.
    • CHANGE: You no longer need to bring your full backpacking packs. Do not bring your overnight backpacking gear, cook kit, sleeping gear, etc. Instead, only bring the following items:
      • day pack
      • wear: non-cotton hiking clothes, socks, cap, and shoes
      • fleece or other insulated jacket
      • rain jacket and pants OR poncho
      • warm hat and gloves
      • some means to start a fire in wet conditions (waterproof matches, firestarting kit, etc.)
      • a backpacking dinner that can be rehydrated with boiling water, something easy: Easy Mac, Ramen, just keep it easy and quick!
      • half pound of trail snacks
      • compass
      • 2L of water
    • Mr. Jordan will issue a small amount of patrol gear prior to the hike, so leave some extra room in your day packs. We’ll be doing First Aid scenarios, campsite selection and setup, on-the-trail cooking, and more. Please come prepared!
    • ADULTS – We will be hiking from the “M” to Sypes Canyon – if you are able to shuttle vehicles for us, please email Mr. Jordan and let him know if you’re available.
  • June 12 – 2PM to 5PM – Glacier NP Final Gear Inspection and Troop Trailer Packing – Mr. Hall’s House – REQUIRED if you are going on the Glacier NP trip. If you are going on the backcountry (Jewel Basin) trek, please show up with your fully packed pack at 2:00 PM; if you are not attending the trek and are going only on the service project in Glacier National Park, you may show up at 3:00 PM.
  • June 11-13 – First OA Ordeal – K Bar M
  • June 14 – No Meeting
  • June 13-20 – Glacier National Park Service Project & Backpacking Trek
    • Service Project: June 13-16
    • Backpacking Trek: June 16-20
    • JLT – We’ll be conducting our first Junior Leader Training for the Scouts newly elected to leadership positions at the May 24 meeting on this trip.
    • Schedule for the Week:
      • June 13 – 8:45 AM – Meet at the BOZEMAN ALBERTSON’S Parking Lot; drive to West Glacier, set up camp.
      • June 14, 15, and 16 – Service project near West Glacier
      • June 16, Evening – Shuttles back to Bozeman for those not going on the backpacking trek
      • June 16, Evening – Backpacking trek participants drive to Camp Misery Trailhead (Swan Range) area for their backcountry trek in the Jewel Basin area.
      • June 18 – Adults and Scouts on the trek participating in the Melita OA ordeal will leave the trek and drive to Melita Island
      • June 19 – Backpacking trek participants end their trek and drive to back to Bozeman, arrive between 8PM and 10PM
  • June 18-20 – Second OA Ordeal – Melita Island
  • June 20-26 – Takaschin Staff Training Week
  • June 21 – Committee Meeting (No Scout Meeting) – Troop Room – 6:30 PM. Summer Camp Committee (Ryan, Mike, Dan, Gene, Zack – Please come at 5:30 PM) – Mandatory for all Summer Camp “Staff” Adults and families who are sending a Scout on the 50-Miler in July.
  • June 27-July 3 – Takaschin BSA National Youth Leadership Training
  • June 28-29 – Beartooth Trek Planning Outing

    • WHO: Beartooth Trek Scouts and Adults Only
    • WHERE: Gallatin Mountains, Montana, Trailhead is about 20 minutes from Bozeman
    • WHEN TO MEET: Meet at the CHURCH (UMC) parking lot, 9:00 AM Monday June 28.
    • WHEN WILL WE GET BACK: Tuesday, June 29, around 4:00 PM.
    • WHAT TO BRING: Your backpacking pack fully packed and 1.5 lbs of lunch snacks. Dinner and breakfast will be provided. Patrol gear will be provided. No planning required on the part of the patrol leaders. There is no fee for this outing.
    • WHAT WE’LL DO: Relax and have some fun – you’ve all earned it. This will be a team-building outing to prepare our group for spending eight days together in the Beartooths! We’ll also do route planning, menu planning, and gear planning for the Beartooth Trek.
    • WHERE ARE WE GOING? We have reserved the USFS Cabin at Trail Creek, which we’ll use for cooking, eating, and planning. This is a small cabin, so sleeping will be reserved for adults. If adults want to sleep outside, that’s fine too. If Corey wants a bed, he’ll have to negotiate it with his dad.
    • HOW HARD IS THE HIKE? As easy as it gets. 2.2 miles from the car to the cabin with less than 500 feet of elevation gain – half as much as going to the “M”! This is as flat as it gets :)
    • WILL THERE BE STREAM CROSSINGS? No.
    • WILL THERE BE GRIZZLY BEARS? No.
    • WILL WE HAVE TO WEAR WET CLOTHES? No.
    • SERIOUSLY, SO THIS WILL BE, LIKE, HEAVEN, COMPARED TO WHAT WE’VE BEEN DOING? Yep, pretty much.
  • June 28 – No Meeting