Just a reminder that from Friday December 6th to Sunday December 8th is the Camp Rotary Campout. We will meet at 6 PM on Friday and return around 1 PM Sunday. We’ll be staying in a heating cabin overlooking the lake at Rotary, but there will winter camping opportunities if scouts need/want them and we’ll be taking a winter hike Saturday. Should be fun.
Below is the packing list that Mr. Lacey sent out in a previous e-mail:
2013-12 Rotary packing list-permission
Saturday Mr. Moore led a winter hike to the top of Sawtooth Mountain, one of Adirondacks’ 46 tallest peaks, for scouts preparing for Philmont next summer. It was a strenuous hike, but sunny weather and good teamwork made for a summit success. Here’s a quick trip report by Mr. Moore (and more pictures are in the Photo Albums section of the troop website):
A great winter hike with 6 Scouts and 5 Adults from Troop 45. This was the first time I hiked in the Adirdonack Moutain Reserve. This is private land that was purchased in the mid-1800′s to protect the beautiful Ausable lake area from logging. Though this is private land, hikers are allowed to through hike to the trail head. We left Clifton Park at 6:15am, arrived at the trail head at 8am, and were on our way around 8:20am. Temps at first were in the single digits but “warmed up” to the mid 20′s which was good for hiking. The first 4 miles were along the Lake Road to Ausable lake. At the boat house we took the Weld or “New Trail” (cut in 1966) to the col between Pyramid and Sawteeth mountain. Before our ascent, we put on micro-spikes and had a snack to get our energy level back up. The trail up the mountain was fairly steep and snow covered. Not too far in we stopped to see the frozen rainbow falls. We stopped for lunch around 1:30pm at the trail divide between the two peaks. The last 1/2 mile was steep with two fairly large scrambles up ice covered cliffs. We summitted around 2pm and the views didn’t disappoint. We had excellent views of Pyramid Moutain and the Great Range. Beautiful! As daylight was getting short, we didn’t stay long. The trek down was unremarkable and we signed out at the trail register at 5pm. We then enjoyed a well deserved dinner at the Noonmark diner. Yum!
(12.1 Total Miles, 4100′ Max elevation, 2400′ Total Ascent, 2.2 miles average speed)
In lieu of our regular Troop meeting Wednesday Nov. 27th, we will be participating in a service project at the Regional Food Bank in Latham, NY. The event is from 6-8 PM and here is the address:
Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York
965 Albany-Shaker Road, Latham (786-3691)
- Please dress in layers – warehouse is cool (no need to wear Class A uniforms, wear warm workclothes instead)
- Closed-toe shoes required
- Will give a tour of warehouse to anyone interested.
Allowing 40 Volunteers maximum, and it looks like we have a good bit of interest. If we get too many, we may ask some of the adults to step aside so the Scouts can work and earn Service Hours.
WEATHER: Also, looks like we might have a coastal storm Wednesday. If the weather is bad and we need to cancel, I will send an email out to the group by 4PM with an update.
See you Wednesday!
- Mr. Moore
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963.
Perhaps a less well known fact is that President Kennedy was the first of several presidents to have been a Scout as a youth. Here’s an interesting article on President Kennedy and the Scouts on the “Bryan on Scouting” blog, run by the senior editor of Scouting Magazine:
Please find attached the packing list & permission slip for the Webelos Weekend outing Nov. 8-10.
Scouts, bring both with you on Friday night (signed by parent / guardian).
We will be meeting at the church at 6 on Friday 11/8
Patrol grub masters and other patrol members meet Mr. Croteau tomorrow at 7:30 in front of Hannaford to shop for food for the weekend.
This upcoming Wednesday (10/23/13) is the Webelos Science Night.
It will start at 6:30 P.M. for the troop and 7 P.M. for the Webelos Scouts.
Tonight (Tuesday 10/15) is the Troop 45 Committee Meeting. If you’re an parent and not already involved in the committee, please stop by and learn more about how the committee helps support the troops activities.
Tomorrow (Wednesday, 10/16) the Troop will helping with “Scouting for Food” as the activity for it’s troop meeting. Please don’t forget: this starts at 6pm instead of the regular 7pm! We should be meeting on the fellowship hall unless there is a group in there already, in which case we may move temporarily to the Hearth Room on the other side of the church.
And, finally, this weekend is our Skye Farm Camping Trip. We’ll be meeting Friday (10/18) at 6pm at the church and heading out to the campsite. Please make sure you’ve carefully followed the packing list already sent out, and bring a copy of your signed permission slip! Click here for a copy of the packing list /permission slip: Skye Farm 2013-10-18 Packing List and Permission.