Troop 26

News, Announcements, and other tidbits regarding Santa Barbara based Troop 26

Tag: Philmont

August Newsletter

Hopefully all the smelly scouts returning from Philmont have showered by now. The August 2012 Newsletter is now available. There will be no meeting this Tuesday, but Greenbar members are required to meet at normal meeting time and place for a calendar planning session.

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We survived!

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Hey everyone! As the title of this post suggests, all 24 members that left for Philmont Scout Ranch two weeks ago survived the 11 day trek and are currently relaxing onboard the Southwest Chief Amtrak Superliner. At the time of this writing, the train was rolling out of Albuquerque station and we were enjoying the delicious deep dish pizza of Pizza 9 in Albuquerque.

We are currently scheduled to arrive in Santa Barbara at 12:48 PM (tomorrow).

Additionally, this Tuesday night will be our first planning meeting. Meet at the church at 7:00 PM in CLASS A.

Final Philmont Reminders

This is it! Troop 26 leaves for Philmont tomorrow. We are meeting at the Santa Barbara Train station @ 12 noon on Saturday, July 28th. Months and months of preparation (not to mention loads and loads of money- in unrelated news, REI is doing very well…) and planning are coming to fruition. However, as you finally get away from your parents for the next two weeks, we ask one final thing…

 

When your parents drop you off at the train tomorrow, please have them park and come check in with either Mr. Shaw and/or Mr. Stewart. There is one final Philmont form that must be signed by a “responsible” adult. Not that you were necessarily planning on a long, tear-filled goodbye, but I know the temptation to just have your parents slow down a bit, open a door and “Tuck and roll” your way to freedom.

 

Thanks,

 

Asst. Scoutmaster Stewart

Philmont Reminders, etc.

Philmont Trekkers,

The attached file contains information on the trip that we discussed during our orientation meeting several weeks ago.  The packing list for Philmont is located in your 2012 Philmont booklet or online at the Philmont Scout Ranch website. Some adjustments to their packing list: bring 3 water bottles (no need for 4), no need for the fishing license, bring a small amount of personal toilet paper and a trowel and bring personal sunscreen and insect repellant.  I’ll have  handouts tomorrow night for everyone and we can discuss any questions at that time.

Also, the Philmont T-shirts arrived today so I’ll bring them to the meeting for distribution!

-Scoutmaster Shaw

I will try to upload the schedule later tonight or tomorrow.

The Philmont schedule and information can be found either here.

Mandatory Meeting Philmont

From Scoutmaster Shaw

There will be a meeting for *ALL* Philmont participants during Tuesday night’s troop meeting, June 19th @ 7:30 PM @ St. Mark’s Church.  At least one parent is encouraged to attend. Scouts should already be attending the troop meeting.  This will be a short meeting where we will discuss: 1) what scouts should (and should NOT) bring with them to Philmont, 2) what will be expected of all scouts at Philmont, 3) our travel plans to and from Philmont and 4) forms that are in need of completion (i.e. Health Forms).  I will be handing out information pamphlets from Philmont and answering any questions.  If for some reason you will not be able to attend: 1) Please let me know, 2) Make sure you are completing the new 2011/2012 Health Forms during your physicals and 3) Let me know when you will be available as I plan to hold additional meetings as we get closer to our departure date of 28 July.   The final payment for Philmont of $380 is due on the 2nd of July.