Chris Yodice, a Troop 37 alumni, lost his life this week and his family is asking that donations be made in his name to our troop. If you would like to contribute please bring in a check made out to Troop 37 or you can donate online here.
June 13, 2015 Brownstone Park
161 Brownstone Avenue
Portland, Conn. 06480
**LEAVING Christ the King Sat 6/13 @ 8:30AM so get there a bit early. Returning to CTK that night at 7:30PM
- Eat Breakfast at home.
- Bring min $10 for lunch at the Snack Shack (extra $ if you want snacks/drinks thru out the day) or bring a bagged lunch/snacks and drinks.
- Bring a bagged dinner and drink for the ride home.
- Wear and bring sunscreen.
A reminder to check the Troop Calendar for info on Troop Events, Times and other important Details. New Items added…
Can and Bottle Drives:
2/28 Troop Wide 9am-12pm @ Tatnuck Post
4/25 Troop Wide Can and Bottle Drive AND Tatnuck Post Spring Clean Up 9am-12pm @ Tatnuck Post
5/15-5/17 @ Treasure Valley…details to follow
- The dinner is in the West Lodge. After passing thru the main gate you come down the main road approaching the Magee Center, you bear RIGHT on the dirt road and follow it for almost 2 miles, driving over the bridge and up the hill to the main parking area and then follow the lighted path to the West Lodge. We can have a sign at the Magee with an arrow pointing the way with a big TR37 on it. Since this is the weekend of the Spook-o-ree traffic is going to be heavy.
ANY Questions please let us know.
Here we go again! Off on another adventure!!
Attached is the Permission Slip for the Canoe trip. Print it out, fill it out and have $35 payment made on Wed 5/21.
*Due to the High Avventure nature of this trip you must be First Class or above to attend. You must have passed the recent required swim test at the greendale YMCA.
*There is a limited number of spots available, 19 Scouts and 7 Adults.
*The Troop will be canoeing on the White River and camping both nights at Silver Lake State Park in Barnard VT. There is canoeing and swimming on the lake if the boys still have energy after paddling.
*Gear list is a follows: standard camping list, plus: sunscreen, two baseball hats, two pair of sneakers/shoes/teva sandals, three sets of shirts, socks, underwear, and pants (just in case), a spare pair of glasses if needed, a croakie or other glasses retainer, rain jacket and maybe pants. Oh here’s one: a 1-2 foot square piece of foam or carpeting for kneeling in the canoe. This is for getting lower in the boats during rough water. Yes – and a pair of <cheap> sunglasses if desired.
*Eat a good dinner before departure on Friday night. Bring money for food on the ride home. The adult leaders are providing and cooking all other meals.
Questions can be addressed at the Troop meeting Wed 5/21 or email the troop directly.
TROOP 37 GENERALIZED PARENTAL PERMISSION canoe trip
A most spectacular weekend! Following the motto, we were prepared for poor weather conditions, but were rewarded with a beautiful day – Sun, warmth and unbelievably – almost no wind on the summits of Mt. Flume and Mt. Liberty. We had a plan for the hike, followed the plan, and everyone seemed to have a great time. We took perhaps the largest group of scouts ever on a mountain hike and all 18 of them made the full roundtrip. They climbed 3100 feet from the valley to the summit of Mt. Flume, then descended 450 feet, then climbed another 550 feet, finally descending 3200 feet. Altogether, 7300 feet of vertical in one day.
We had special contributions from Zach Dyer and Connor Palatucci who hiked an extra mile and a quarter, including 1200 vertical feet to obtain more water to share with everyone who needed it.
The boys worked together well and had a great attitude. They gave each other ideas about the best ways to get up the steep rock slide trail and in many places had to use hands as well as feet to climb safely. Once on top we had views all the way to Mt. Washington to the east and the Green Mountains of Vermont to the west. We left the mountain as we found it with no litter from the snacks and lunches we had on top. The trip down is always tough because everyone’s tired but there is still much hiking to do and sometimes people have to hike faster than their sore feet would like so that it’s finished in daylight. It’s hard to believe that it’s only 3 miles back down to the valley, but because of the difficult trail, it can take 3 hours.
The scouts planned and cooked their own meals. They pitched their own tents and made their own campfire. They stayed up too late chit-chatting, but still got up at 5:30 am to get going for the hike.
We had many capable leaders who hopefully enjoyed this hike, but also spent their weekend looking after the well-being of these scouts. The adults encouraged the scouts when they were tired, applied first aid when they were hurt, and made sure they had food and water for this 12 hour hike. We’re lucky to have Joel Hidenfelter, Mark Pearlstein, Bill Kilmer, Teresa Ryan, Mike Palmer, Khoa Kennedy, Ellen Harrity and Zach Dyer.
What we hope is that the boys got the bug for mountain treks and will want to do more of them. This weekend was a good step in that direction (pun intended!)