Troop elections were held 4/5/16. The election results are:
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
The CPR class originally scheduled for 2/16 has been moved to 3/1/16. [smc]
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]
March 1 - Philmont payment due.
Climbing Wall Trip - we will go to the climbing wall in Chattanooga on Jan 16th. More details at the Jan 12th Scout Meeting.See https://sites.google.com/a/troop158.org/www/announcements/skitrip for a report from one of our last ski trips.
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.
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.
What is the best summary of our upcoming events? Our Google calendar, with link at lower left, or here www.troop158.org/calendarSept 1 - Court of honor. Get your accomplishments in Aug 18.
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 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.
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
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
June 19th: Life Saving Class and Swimming Merit badge. 10 AM at Manchester Rec Center.
June 27th - Brian's eagle project at First Methodist Church 9 AM. Please come and help. Lunch will be provided.