January/ February Newsletter, 2017

Dennie Stephenson, Scout MasterThe sport in Scouting is to find the good in every boy and develop it.  Robert Powell

January, 2017

  • 9             PLC/Troop Meeting 6pm/7pm
  • 14            Martin Luther King Jr Dinner 6pm to 8pm
  • 16            Troop Meeting 7pm
  • 21            Klondike Derby – outdoor fun!
  • 23            Court of Honor 6:30pm
  • 27-28      Lock In  and Great Escape
  • 30            Troop Meeting 7pm


  • 4             Food Drive – IGA
  • 5             Scout Sunday
  • 5-11        Scout Week
  • 6             Troop Meeting 7pm
  • 7             Round Table/OA 7pm @ LDS Stake Center
  • 9             Committee Meeting 6:30pm
  • 10            Build Snow Shelters – Friday, no school!
  • 13            PLC/Troop Meeting 6pm/7pm
  • 18-19      Snow Shelter Campout
  • 20            Troop Meeting 7pm
  • 25            Merit Badge University @ MSUB
  • 27            Troop Meeting – Patrol Elections 7pm

Martin Luther King Jr Dinner, January 14th

Scouts will meet at the Food Bank, 2112 4th Avenue North at 6pm Saturday night.  Scouts should be in Class A uniform.  This is a two hour service project that Troop 2 participates in every year.  The event runs from 6pm to approximately 8pm.

Klondike Derby, Saturday, January 21st

This is a one day event!  Scouts will compete in the derby – get out the sleds!  The troop will meet at the Rod and Gun Club at 7:30am.  Dress warm.  There will be hot chocolate and breakfast until 8:30am.  After flags, the first group will begin the course with their sleds.  After that, scouts will have fun at various stations.  Awards will be at 3:30pm and clean up after that.

We will meet at the Rod and Gun Club at 7:30am.  (Just past the airport and before Zimmerman Trail, turn right on Rd and Gun Club Rd)  Cost for this event is $25 which includes lunch.  Dennie will provide more information on dressing warm and what to expect at the meetings.

Court of Honor, Monday, January 23rd, 6:30pm

It’s time to complete your merit badges and rank advances!  Bring your scout book to the meetings for Scout Master Conference – rank advancements.  Or meet with your merit badge counselor to complete your badges.  Last day for sign off before the COH is January 16th.  This COH will a dinner; Phoenix Patrol should bring a main dish to share and Sasquatch Patrol should bring a side dish.  Everyone is welcome to bring dessert.  We start at 6:30pm to give us enough time for the ceremony.  Please be on time.

Lock In, January 27 – 28:  SAVE THE DATE

The scouts have decided to go to the Great Escape Room, 801 14th St West; before the Lock IN at the Harvest Church.  Everyone should meet at the Great Escape Room at 7pm.  From there we will set up for the night at the Harvest Church, 1235 West Wicks Lane (near Skyview High School).  The scouts have already earned the money for both the Great Escape and the Lock In.  No extra money is needed for this night.  Any Webelos coming to the event will need to pay $14 for the Great Escape, no charge for the Lock In.  Please come to the meetings for more information.

Food Drive @ the Evergreen IGA, Saturday, February 4th

Troop 2 will participate in the Scout Food Drive at the Evergreen IGA, 1540 13th Street West.  This year we will man the doors and help with food donations from 8am – 12pm (times may vary).  The food collected will go to the Food Bank.  Those that would like to help can come to the Food Bank and help sort cans, etc.  This is a service event.  You will get 4 service hours at the IGA and up to 2 hours at the Food Bank.  Wear your Class A uniform.

There is a lot going on in January and February.  Come to the meetings to help with the planning and enjoy the activities at the meetings.  See you there!


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