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Multiple Events Coming up

posted Jul 26, 2016, 2:33 PM by Stuart Coulter   [ updated Dec 11, 2016, 9:46 AM ]

Saturday, December 17:
Meet at scout room at 8:45am to go on a hike at Short Springs. Bring lunch and the ten essentials. If you don't know what the ten are, look in your scout handbook or Google "BSA ten essentials". It's on meritbadge.org. Adults on the hike are Mr Coulter and Ms Posaka. 931-409-0628.  There is a sign up sheet for the hike in the scout room. Sign up by this Tuesday December 13.

We will return to the scout room around 1 or 2pm.  Then we will go to Mr Credle's farm for compass work and cooking. Bring your hobo stove and something you'd like to cook. You can get a pot or pan from the scout room. The entrance to Mr Credle's farm is across the street from the Staggerwing museum and down just a few feet. It is before the small bridge. Bear right at the entrance. Dr Steinle can give you better directions 931-409-0951. Also, a map showing the location is available on the Google Calendar entry for this event. Our Google Calendar is on the lower left of this web page. You can be picked up from here when it starts to get dark, about 4:30 or 5pm.  Adults at Mr Credle's are Dr Steinle and Ms Posanka.

January 13-15 Ski Trip, Maggie Valley NC
Leave from the scout room on Friday after school. Ski all day Saturday and Sunday morning. Return Sunday night. Monday is a holiday. You do not have to know how to ski. Lessons are included in the cost of your lift ticket+equipment rental. There are a few beginners who will be on the bunny slope with you. January is learn to ski month on the mountain. You will pay for ticket/rental /lesson (about $200), your share of the cabin we rent, and your share if the food. Bring warm ski clothes, sleeping bag, and some money for lunch on the way home. Adults on the trip are Ms Posanka and (hopefully) Mrs. Wonder from Troop 402.  You will have to sign up by Tuesday 1/3/2017.  Family members welcome too.

January 21-22 Winter Camporee
Meet at the scout room in the morning of 1/21 (time TBD) to travel to Franklin Marion State Forest. There will be a short hike from the parking spot to the camp site, so pack a backpack (you can borrow one from the troop, and a tent) Enjoy rappelling, orienteering, tug of War, make your own slingshot, cooking with the Troop, and camping. See attached for more details. There will be a small fee for the event (usually around $10) and you will pay for your share of the Troop's food. We will be making a lunch, dinner, and Sunday breakfast. Sign up for this event by Tuesday 1/10/2017.  Adults TBD. Seeking volunteers.

Troop Recharter continues for those that have not paid. Cost is $85 for a scout, $25 for adult volunteers and $12 for Boys Life Magazine for one year.


Troop 158 is going to Philmont

posted Jun 16, 2016, 2:55 PM by Stuart Coulter

Members of our troop are heading to Philmont.  Good luck and remember to always look good.  They leave Sunday 6/19/16.

Troop Elections

posted Apr 13, 2016, 5:14 PM by Stuart Coulter

Troop elections were held 4/5/16.  The election results are:
SPL-Ben
ASPL-Trace
Quartermaster- pending
Chaplain's Aid- Trace
Benji- Scribe

Savage Gulf Backpack

posted Apr 13, 2016, 5:12 PM by Stuart Coulter

Scouts Ben, Seth and Brian went on a one night backpacking trip to Hobbs Cabin on 3/19/16. This was a Philmont training trip for the scouts.



Philmont Payments Due at Next Scout Meeting Feb 23rd

posted Feb 21, 2016, 7:39 AM by Stuart Coulter

Those of you going to Philmont this summer, the final payment of $385 per person is due to the troop by 23 February.  Let me know if you have questions.
Thanks,
Alan H.

CPR Class

posted Feb 16, 2016, 3:20 AM by Stuart Coulter

The CPR class originally scheduled for 2/16 has been moved to 3/1/16. [smc]

Ski Trip Details

posted Feb 3, 2016, 5:13 PM by Stuart Coulter   [ updated Feb 3, 2016, 5:16 PM ]

Will leave right after school ( 4PM) on Friday and drive to Mtn.  Ski Saturday, Sat night and 1/2 day Sunday. Leaders are Mr Baxter and Brian Coulter 841 2313.  Bring about $40 for Friday supper, sunday lunch, and snacks.  Saturday lunch will be sandwiches by Mrs. Wonder.  Saturday supper will be cooked in the rented house, as will sunday breakfast. cost of skiing and and equipment rental will be 186 plus another 10 for a required helmet. Mrs Posanka will pay ski and rental fee for all 158 folks as a group. After the trip, you will be notified of your share of the skiing,lodging, food, and gas cost. We will return at about suppertime Sunday  [smc]

Upcoming Events as of 1/9/16

posted Jan 10, 2016, 6:58 PM by Stuart Coulter   [ updated Jan 10, 2016, 7:01 PM ]

Climbing Wall Trip - we will go to the climbing wall in Chattanooga on Jan 16th. More details at the Jan 12th Scout Meeting.

Troop 158 is going Skiing at Cataloochee. http://cataloochee.com/
 Feb 5-7.  Leave right after school on Friday, and return about suppertime on Sunday. 

See  https://sites.google.com/a/troop158.org/www/announcements/skitrip for a report from one of our last ski trips.

March 1 - Philmont payment due.

Upcoming Events as of 8/12/15

posted Aug 12, 2015, 5:19 PM by Stuart Coulter   [ updated Aug 13, 2015, 3:04 PM ]

What is the best summary of our upcoming events?  Our Google calendar, with link at lower left, or here www.troop158.org/calendar

Aug 22 - Lifesaving and Swimming at Manchester Pool.  Depending on the syllabus you have chosen, you may need Lifesaving to earn Eagle Scout.  Dr. Steinle ( 409-0951) will be teaching this class.  If you just want to just swim, that's ok too. Manchester Pool at 9 AM.  Cost =$5 to get in plus more for any food you want. 9 AM till mid afternoon. Car pooling likely to be announced.

 Work Day at Short Springs - most every Scout needs service hours.  A great way to earn hrs is to help at the next Short Springs work day ( actually just the morning).  Saturday Aug 29- 9 am till 12 PM.  During our journeys, we hike and backpack over trails maintained by some other organization.  This is your chance to give back. Bring work gloves, water, and eye protection.  Meet at the Short Springs parking lot.  POC is Mr Coulter 841-4105

Sept 1 - Court of honor.  Get your accomplishments in Aug 18.

Sept 5, 6, 7.  Two night backpack to Savage Gulf, in prep for Philmont.  POC = Mr Horrocks. 247-2000. Meet at the scout room at TBD.

Sept 12th. Support the ELK River 100 bike ride.  Our troop will man a rest stop and cook the post-ride meal. We need everyone to help at this event. This is a good money making event for Scouts saving up for future outings like Philmont. Meet at Motlow College at 6 AM. Adult leader = TBA.  Carpooling likely to be announced. This is an all day event, but if you need to leave for a little while for a soccer game, that's ok.

Oct 23-25 Campout.  POC = Elaine Posanka. 409-0628

Our recent activity was White Water Rafting on the Ocoee River - Aug 8th. Photo courtesy of Carrie Baxter


May 23rd Dayhike to Stone Door

posted Jun 16, 2015, 6:59 PM by Stuart Coulter

Saturday May 23rd we hiked a loop from Stone Door Ranger station, out to Alum Gap campsite, down into the gorge to the Sinks, then back up to the Stone Door. Trip length was 8 miles. Attending were Ben and Alan Horrocks, Bryan and Lenny Perry, Calem, Levi, Matthews and Michael Brown, and Brian and Stuart Coulter.  Photos courtesy of Michael Brown and Stuart Coulter

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