***Important Weekend Outing Info***

Hello Troop 648

Some final comments regarding this weekend’s outing.

  • We are looking for at least one more adult that is willing to drive and attend the outing this weekend. Due to the outstanding response/sign-ups, we are short on seat belts. In exchange, you will be showered with gifts and a parade (or at least a huge thank you!).
  • If your Scout wants to do the Flagstaff Extreme course, you should call (888-259-0125) asap for a reservation. Please sign-up for the 11am time slot. Last I heard, they were running out of space.
  • If you have already signed up your Scout for Flag X, please email me and include your time slot. If you haven’t signed up, but will be, email me as well.
  • If your Scout wants to cross country ski and there is enough snow, please make sure he has $s to cover the cost. I believe it’s around $20 for the ski rental.
  • As usual, the group will stop at the Shops at Anthem food court for dinner on Friday night. Your Scout will need $ to pay for his dinner.
  • If your Scout is working on any rank requirements, including any cooking related, please have them tell the adults going so they are aware and can sign off on the requirement(s). Make sure your Scout brings his Scout book!
  • A final reminder regarding required gear. With low temps forecasted to be in the teens, it will be chilly, but your Scout will be fine if he is prepared. Specifically:
    • Sleeping bag has a Comfort rating about 15-20˚F. If you have more than one sleeping bag, I suggest they bring it as a backup. And make sure he remembers his sleeping pad/ground insulation!
    • Winter boots, a couple pairs of warm socks, long underwear, thermals, ski or rain pants, sweater, winter jacket, winter hat, gloves and whatever else you want your Scout to have to stay warm and few extras in case something gets wet.
    • Water!!! Very important to stay hydrated in the higher elevation.
  • If you have an older Scout going, please remind them to make sure they are looking out for the younger Scouts. We have quite a few going that will be experiencing a trip like this for the first time.
  • We will be taking the trailer so this is the one outing that it’s a great idea to overpack. We have plenty of space, so no need to send just the bare minimum.
  • We will meet at the church, in the back/south parking lot near the shed at 5pm. There are a couple families I spoke with regarding commitments that will make them a little later, so no worries we won’t leave without your Scout. We should be back early afternoon on Sunday. Scouts will call home when they are close.

Questions? Let me know – (602) 793-1058, dmcfetters@gmail.com

Should be an awesome weekend of Scouting!

Scoutmaster T648

Here’s hoping for some cross country skiing!!