We will be hiking the 8.5 mile Lewis & Clark trail near the Busch Wildlife Conservation Area on Saturday December 6th. We will start at 8:30 and should be finished up around 1:00-2:00 depending on how fast we hike. This will be a regular hiking trail so sturdy shoes, preferably hiking boots, will be needed. Trekking poles will be useful but not a necessity. This trail can be quite muddy in sections especially after some days of rain. Having a towel or trash bag to cover your seats after the hike might be a good idea.
This will count as one of the required hikes for the hiking merit badge. Please contact Mr. Barnes or Mr. Miller if you have any questions. The trail-head is just past the large rock pile on Hwy 94 south past Francis Howell H.S. Map to the trail-head below.
We will be hiking the council’s 1904 World’s Fair trail in Forest Park Saturday November 1st. This will be about 10 miles and will qualify as one of the hikes for the hiking merit badge. Mr. Miller will be teaching the hiking MB at the 10/23/14 troop meeting.
We will meet at the parking lot of the Dwight Davis tennis center in Forest Park – please see map below. The hike will begin at approximately 10:00 am. It should take us around 5-7 hours depending on how fast we hike. We will be hiking with some Webelos from various packs on on Saturday. Please make sure you are prepared and are bringing the essentials for a hiking trip. This will be in an urban area so the need for wilderness survival skills/gear will be minimal. Make sure you bring a sack lunch! We will be eating along the trail somewhere. If you complete the entire trail you will be eligible to receive a nifty patch.
Hike sign up form link. Please fill out only one per family with total number going on the hike.
Please let Mr. Barnes know if you have any questions
We will be doing the NRA shotgun certification at the 10/23/14 troop meeting. Only those who have signed up may take this class. Those Scouts who have not paid for the class materials will have to pay for them at this meeting ( $8).
The camp-out is only Friday night – we will depart Saturday evening. No patrol cooking due to the number of scouts that will be attending. Mr. Haberberger is the grub-master for the weekend. Please pay your $15 grub money to him.
Please bring your own shotgun shells if you didn’t pay Mr. Boyer to pick some up for you. They should say something like “target load” on the box. If you have questions about purchasing shells please ask Mr. Boyer prior to purchasing your own.
The shooting campout will be held at the Bench Rest Rifle club in Wright City.
2280 Kohn Rd.
Wright City, MO 63390
This weekend, the weekend of May 16th, we will be camping for the spring camporee at Beaumont Scout Reservation in High Ridge, Missouri. Be sure that you have your Merit Badge worksheets! Bring Money For Extra Activities!
Address: 6480 Beaumont Reservation Dr.
High Ridge, MO 63049
Our Court of Honor will be held on March 27. The World Bird Sanctuary will be bringing an Eagle to this Court of Honor.
We also would like each family (not just new) to bring a dozen cookies to the next meeting as we will be having a court of honor. Please no peanuts in the cookies as we have
kids with allergies in the troop.
If you are a member of the Order of the Arrow and plan to attend the Spring Conclave on April 11-13, be sure to register online at www.shawneelodge.org. Purchase the $10 patch only ticket before April 1. After April 1, the cost is $15.
At this conclave, if you are ready, you can apply for brotherhood.
Tendertoes is quickly approaching. It will be held the weekend of April 4 – 6. The new scouts should show up on Saturday morning April 5th at Lane Field at Beaumont Scout Reservation. As noted in a recent email, the scouts should bring their items they are packing for the campout to the troop meeting on March 27th.