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Colorado reminders

All Scouts going to Colorado must bring their duffel bag with personal gear (and sleeping bag) to be loaded on the truck TUESDAY, June 30 at 6:30 p.m.

All Scouts going to Colorado must arrive at the Temple on Thursday morning, 6:30 a.m. in Class A uniform. Eat breakfast prior to arrival. Scouts may bring a daypack on the bus/train.

All Scouts participating in the Communications merit badge during the Colorado trip should have their 5 minute speech prepared in advance. Attached is a sample outline.

For obvious reasons, there will NOT be a regular Troop meeting Thursday evening.

Anyone wishing to keep up with the troop during the Colorado adventure, like/follow:
Twitter: @LouTroop30
Facebook: Louisvilletroop30

Sample Outline

Colorado Trip

Troop 30 is going to Colorado from 7/2/15 to 7/12/15 and taking almost 70 troop members.  The trip agenda includes:

  • Bus ride to Chicago
  • Train Ride to Denver
  • Denver Museum visit
  • Colorado Springs for a tours including the Air Force Academy
  • Camping at Fort Carson Army Base
  • Historic Calvary tour of Fort Garland
  • Fun at Great Sand Dunes National Park
  • Buena Vista for White Water Rafting through Browns Canyon on the Upper Arkansas River
  • Stop at the South Park City Ghost Town and Georgetown Loop Railroad and Silver Mine
  • Camp at Glacier Basin Campground in Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Merit Badge Work

Colorado Check list –

  • Pack all gear as noted in the Personal Equipment ListNo more, no less!
  • All gear, except your sleeping bag and pad must be packed in either your duffle bag or daypack. You will not have access to your duffle bag until the 2nd or 3rd day of the trip. The Troop is providing duffle bags.
  • Double bag your sleeping bag using heavy black trash bags. Triple bag if using white trash bags.
  • Write your name on a piece of ducttape and place on the outside of the bag. Tie a firm knot in the open end of the bag.
  • Pack your toiletry items, light jacket and 2 pairs of underwear in your day pack. If room is available in your day pack include your pillow and wire clothes hanger. If not, bring these items with you as carryons.
  • We will depart in Class A uniform consisting of BSA Scout shorts, shirt, socks, belt and Troop 30 hat. Each participant is to wear a green Troop 30 Tshirt under his Class A dress shirt.
  • Identify or mark all clothing with your name where possible. Your initials should be written on the collar label of all Tshirts.
  • You will have a confirmed tent mate.
  • Make sure your BSA medical form and releases for whitewater rafting and medication authorization have been completed and have parental signatures where required. Submit copy of both sides of your medical insurance card.
  • Should an emergency occur at home while on this trip contact Mr. Sturtzel
  • DO NOT CALL THE SCOUT DIRECTLY. Please note the Troop may be out of cellphone range at times during the trip.
  • Tuesday, June 30 – 6:30 p.m. – Bring all personal gear to the Temple. Scouts will load the Eagle with all Troop and personal gear at that time.
  • ARRIVE AT THE TEMPLE AT 6:30 AM ON THURSDAY July 2nd! The Troop will return between midnight and 2:00AM on the evening of Sunday, July 12

See the Personal Equipment List here –

Colorado Personal Equip List

Important pre-summer camp information

Family Life Merit Badge – Meet at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday.  Be prepared to discuss your family meeting.
Summer Camp!!!!  ****All medical forms (Summer Camp and/or Colorado) must be complete by Thursday.  Please see Mrs. Isham to turn in forms.***
 
Departure – Sunday, June 14 – Meet at the Klein Center 12:30-1:00 p.m.  Your Scout should listen for further information during the Troop meeting.
 
Troop 30 T-shirts – T-shirts will be available for purchase during the first hour of the Troop meeting.  Plan ahead for Colorado – long sleeve t’s, hoodies and pullover sweatshirts available also.  Please see Mrs. Jones. Checks payable to Troop 30.
 
Swim Test – Any Scout going to summer camp who needs to take the swim test, should have their swim suit and towel readily accessible (maybe in their daypack) when we arrive at camp.
ATV – Those Scouts who will be taking ATV need to have long sleeve shirt, long pants, and closed toe boots/shoes.
Weather – It is June in Kentucky.  Your Scout needs to be prepared.  Rain gear and sunscreen are a must!
Scout Mail:  Send at least 3 days in advance of when you hope your Scout to receive the letter/package.
Scout’s Name
Camp Site 6 Troop 30 Week 1
Camp Crooked Creek
950 Terry Drive
Sheperdsville, KY 40165

Friday is Family Night: 

The campfire program begins at 8:45. Many parents will arrive early with a “special” meal for their son. If you want to enjoy this picnic with your son, plan to arrive around 5-5:30. You can arrive an hour or two earlier, if you wish. If you don’t plan on bringing food, you may get a meal in the dining hall for $7.
Directions to Camp: 
Camp Crooked Creek, part of the Harry S. Frazier Jr. Scout Reservation is located in Clermont, Kentucky. (see map above). Directions to Camp Crooked Creek: Take Interstate 65 South from Louisville to State Hwy. 245 (exit 112). Turn left East on Hwy. 245, proceed approximately ¾ mile. Turn right onto Plen Mar Drive through Meadow Peak Subdivision. Go approximately 1 mile and turn left onto Terry Drive. The road ends at the camp’s Administration Building. From Nashville take I-65 N (Crossing into KENTUCKY). Take the KY- 245 exit, (EXIT 112), toward CLERMONT/BARDSTOWN. Merge onto CLERMONT RD/KY-245 toward CLERMONT/BARDSTOWN. Turn right onto Plen Mar Dr. Turn left onto Terry Drive and proceed approximately ¾ mile.
Colorado Trip – If your Scout is going to Colorado, please note there will be a mandatory Parent’s meeting on June 25 at 7:00 (during the regular Troop meeting) in the chapel, located in the main building.  Forms Don’t wait until the last minute.  Please return the completed Tech Policy and Colorado Permission form ASAP.  See Mrs. Isham or Mrs. Jones.

Summer camp packing list

 Packing list:
  • Complete Boy Scout Uniform
  • 5 T-shirts
  • 5 shorts or pants
  • 6 pair of underwear
  • jacket or sweatshirt
  • 6 pairs of socks
  • 2 pairs of shoes (sandals or open-toed shoes are allowed only at the waterfront)
  • Scout Handbook, notebook and pencils all in a ziploc bag
  • raingear
  • sleeping bag
  • backpack/day pack
  • long sleeve button down shirt and long pants for swimming merit badge
  • money for trading post
  • flashlight or headlamp and extra batteries
  • pocketknife and totem chip
  • swimming trunks and towel
  • sunscreen and insect repellent both must be pump spray–no aerosol sprays
  • water bottle/canteen/cup
  • toiletries
  • medicines labeled with scouts name and day/time for taking
  • scout hat to keep sun off head and out of eyes
  • a bag for their dirty clothes (a garbage bag is fine.)
  • daypack

All electronics need to be left at home.

Make sure all of your scouts gear is labeled with his name or initials. Put their name on everything. Remember all socks look alike and they will get comingled at some point.

In addition to the items listed on the summer camp packing list,your Scout will need to be able to put all of his gear (except his sleeping bag) in a large plastic, locking tub/bin or plastic footlocker.  Each Scout should have a combination lock for the bin/locker.  This will keep the gear relatively dry during rain and allow your Scout to lock it securely while he is away from his tent.  The troop has no specific recommendation for this but many have had good luck with this type of storage locker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugWsINMg6Y4.
Keep in mind, this piece of gear will be used every year during summer camp.

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Troop 30 Calendar

Colorado Trip
Starts: July 2, 2015 - 12:00 am
Ends: July 15, 2015 - 12:00 am
Scouts - Troop Meeting
Starts: July 9, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Ends: July 9, 2015 - 9:00 pm
Scouts - Troop Meeting
Starts: July 16, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Ends: July 16, 2015 - 9:00 pm
[Adults] Leader Meeting
Starts: July 20, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Ends: July 20, 2015 - 9:00 pm
Location: Klein Center
Scouts - Troop Meeting
Starts: July 23, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Ends: July 23, 2015 - 9:00 pm
Scouts - Troop Meeting
Starts: July 30, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Ends: July 30, 2015 - 9:00 pm
Scouts - Troop Meeting
Starts: August 6, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Ends: August 6, 2015 - 9:00 pm