Yes it is cold and snowy outside and the holidays are over, so what is there to look forward to? Summer, I tell you. People are starting to look at their 2016 calendars and starting to plan summer activities. For Troop 96 this summer that means two things…
First is our annual summer camping adventure in northern Wisconsin at the beautiful Makajawan Scout Reservation. The troop has reserved 2 weeks. As experienced Scouts, you may attend either one week or two and it is your choice of which weeks you attend based on your schedule. Remember, 2016 crossover Scouts are limited to only attending Week 1 their first year. Week 1 runs from July 10-16. Week 2 runs from July 17-23. So block your calendars now. More information and details will follow, but a $75 deposit will be needed by mid-March.
A second adventure is also available this year. (Click Read More to continue…)
In the Gazette and in the Troop meetings there has been some tentative information provided but it is now firmed up. The troop is planning a high adventure big trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota. This will be a backcountry canoe paddling experience that you won’t want to miss. The troop has done a trip to this amazingly isolated and beautiful area in the past, but it has been long enough ago that none of the current Scouts were in the troop at that time. The dates are now set as July 30-August 7. This is different from the previously published tentative schedule so as to minimize various schedule conflicts. Additionally, the trip will be open to families as well as Venturing Crew 96. We have reserved 6 crew spaces. Each crew can accommodate 9 people in 4 canoes, and we are planning 3 different itineraries depending on the crew’s desires and abilities regarding the amount of territory they want to cover for the week. More information will follow but a $150 deposit per person (out of a total expected cost of $450) will be due by the Troop meeting on 1/25. Informational discussions (primarily for parents) will be available during (but separate from) the troop meetings on 1/11 and 1/18 at the St Gilbert Chapel.
Any questions on the above, or if you cannot make the informational discussions, can be directed to David Cibula.