LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS
Posted By: Ms Ginger Coogle     Oct 22, 2014
FINALLY!

I am scheduling a (the last?!) work day
for my Eagle Project at St. Joe’s.

Peter Amaral, of Exterior Design Services,
has volunteered to assist in building
steps over the rocks at the end of the path
between St. Joe’s Rectory and Parish Offices.

With 3 or 4 Scouts/Volunteers
helping throughout the day
on Saturday, October 25, 2014
the project will likely be complete : )

We will start at 7 or 8am and
work until . . . it’s finished!

Drinks, snacks and lunch, will be provided.
I’m only asking for some of your time and a little help.

Please let me know if you are able to
lend me a hand.

I could really use it.
Thanks.
coogle77@gmail.com
Posted By: Mr. Jonathan Gibney     Oct 20, 2014
To reiterate. There is no Scout Meeting tonight. Apologies for any confusion.
Posted By: Mr. Jonathan Gibney     Oct 20, 2014
Due to tonight's college fair at the Danbury Mall we are postponing tonight's meeting. We encourage all of our seniors to attend the fair.

We will be having an important meeting next Monday to discuss an opportunity to becoming SCUBA certified. It is very important you attend next weeks meeting if you would like to be included.

For those who don't have the details about the college and Vocational Fair, see below.

DANBURY COLLEGE & VOCATIONAL FAIR

OCTOBER 20, 2014

Danbury Fair Mall 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
For Tips on Attending a College Fair Click Here


Schools Attending (as of 10/16/14 - Subject to Change)

Albany College of Pharmacy (NY)
Albertus Magnus College
Alfred University
AFS-USA Intercultural Programs
American University
Anna Maria College
Bay State College
Becker College
Berkeley College
Brookfield Learning Center
Brown University
Bryant University
Butler University
Cabrini College
Caldwell University
Campbell University
Catholic University of America
Cazenovia College
Central Connecticut State University
Christopher Newport University (VA)
Clark University (MA)
Clarkson University
Clemson University
Colby-Sawyer College
Colgate University
College Board
College of Charleston (SC)
College of New Rochelle (NY)
College of Westchester (NY)
Colgate of Saint Joseph
Colgate of St. Elizabeth
Columbia College (Chicago)
Concordia College (NY)
Cornell University
Culinary Institute of America
CUNY Baruch College
CUNY College of Staten Island
Curry College
Dartmouth College
Dean College (MA)
DECA - Celebrate My Drive
Delaware Valley College
DeSales University
Dickinson College
Drexel University (PA)
Dominican College
Dowling College
Dutchess Community College (NY)
Eastern Connecticut State University
Elizabethtown College
Elmira College (NY)
Elms College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emmanuel College
Endicott College
Fairfield University (CT)
Fairleigh Dickinson University
First Impressions College Consulting
Fitchburg State University
Five Towns College
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida Southern College
Franklin Pierce University (NH)
Gateway Community College (CT)
Gettysburg College (PA)
Gordon College (MA)
Hamilton College
Hebron Academy
High Point University
Hollins University
Husson College
Indiana University
Iona College
James Madison University
John Casablancas Model & Talent Mgmt
Johnson & Wales University (RI)
Johnson C. Smith University (NC)
Johnson State College (VT)
Juniata College (PA)
Kean University
Keene State College
King's College
La Salle University
Lasell College
Lebanon Valley College (PA)
Lehigh University
Lincoln College of New England
Lynchburg College
Lyndon State College
Maine College of Art
Manhattan College
Manhattanville College (NY)
Marist College
Marywood University (PA)
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Mercy College
Meredith College
Misericordia University
Mitchell College (CT)
Monmouth University
Monroe College
Moravian College
Mount Ida College
Mount Saint Mary College
National Aviation Academy (MA)
Naugatuck Valley Community College
New England Board of Higher Education (MA)
New England College
New England Culinary Institute
Newbury College (MA)
New York Institute of Technology
Nichols College
Norwalk Community College
NOVA Southeastern University
Nyack College
Ohio State University
Old Dominion University
Pace University
Paier College of Art (CT)
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Pennsylvania State University
Pine Manor College
Plymouth State University (NH)
Post University (CT)
Purdue University (IN)
Queens University
Quinnipiac College
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Randolph College (VA)
Regis College
Ridley-Lowell Business & Tech. Institute
Roanoke College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rutgers University (NJ)
Sacred Heart University
Salve Regina University
Savannah College of Art & Design
Siena College
Simmons College (MA)
Skidmore College (NY)
Soundview Financial Credit Union
Southern Connecticut State University
Southern New Hampshire University
Springfield College
St. Anselm College
St. Bonaventure University
St. John’s University
St. Leo University
St. Mary's College (IN)
St. Michael’s College
St. Thomas Aquinas College
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stevenson University
Stonehill College (MA)
Suffolk University
SUNY-Adirondack
SUNY-Albany
SUNY - Binghamton University
SUNY-Cobleskill
SUNY-College of Env. Science & Forestry
SUNY-Cortland
SUNY-Delhi
SUNY - Maritime
SUNY-New Paltz
SUNY-Oneonta
SUNY-Oswego
SUNY-Plattsburgh
SUNY-Potsdam
SUNY-Purchase College
SUNY-Stony Brook University
Sylvan Learning Center (CT)
Temple University
The Harris School of Business
The Sage Colleges (NY)
Townson University
U.S. Coast Guard
UMASS-Amherst
UMASS-Boston
UMASS-Dartmouth
UMASS-Lowell
United States Navy Recruiting
Universal Technical Institute (MA)
University of Alabama
University of Bridgeport
University of Connecticut
University of Dayton
University of Hartford
University of Maine
University of Maine - Farmington
University of Maine at Machias
University of Maine - Presque Isle
University of Mary Washington
University of New England
University of New Haven (CT)
University of Notre Dame
University of Rochester
University of Rhode Island
University of Saint Joseph (CT)
University of Scranton
University of Southern Maine
University of Tampa
University of Vermont
Ursinus College
Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Tech.
Villanova University (PA)
Virginia Tech
Wabash College (IN)
Wagner College
Wake Forest University (NC)
Walsh University
Washington College (MD)
Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
Wellesley College (MA)
Wells Fargo Bank (CT)
Western Connecticut State University
Western New England University
Wittenberg University
Xavier University
Posted By: Mr. Jonathan Gibney     Sep 14, 2014
Monday Sept 15th @ 7:00 PM
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Please join us at 7:00 PM for a an important parent meeting during the scouts meeting.  We are requesting ALL ADULTS attend.
Posted By: Mr. Coogle     Sep 08, 2014
Monday Sept 8th + 7:00 PM
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Please join the adults at 7:00 PM for a continuation of last weeks informative committee meeting during the scouts meeting.  ALL ADULTS are invited to attend and participate. WE NEED YOU!
Posted By: Mr. Jonathan Gibney     Sep 08, 2014
Get excited!

We are eagerly anticipating our meeting tonight. As a reminder we will be meeting at St Joe’s Gym at 7pm. We have a very exciting year planned. Lots of opportunities for advancement, leadership and fun.

Upcoming campouts and events below, note events are subject to change and dates are estimates:
1. Pound Ridge – 9/19-9/20
2. Council Camporee (date unknown)
3. Shotgun – 11/15-11/16
4. Christmas Tree Sale – 12/6-12/7
5. Snow Tubing – 1/16-1/17
6. Ski Trip – (date unknown)
7. Washington DC – 3/13-3/15
8. Cape Cod Biking – 4/24-4/26
9. Dutch Springs  5/15-5/17
10. Candlewood Lake (Green Island) 6/6-6/7

See you tonight!
Posted By: Ms Ginger Coogle     Sep 07, 2014
School Open House Events

With the start of school comes the opportunity for us
to introduce Scouting to even more boys -
come share your stories and your glories
with potential Scouts.

We need 2 Adult Leaders and 2 Scouts for each event.
Please see the list below and let me know when you can participate.

St. Joseph School – 6:15 – 7:00
Wednesday, September 17 – all students
(Please note that boys must be 11 years old, or have completed the 5th grade,
or be 10 years old and earned the Arrow of Light to join Boy Scouts)

Whisconier Middle School – 5:45 – 6:45pm
Thursday, September 18 – 6th grade
Monday, September 22 – 7th grade
Tuesday, September 23 – 8the grade

Scouts need to wear Class A uniforms and arrive at the times noted above in order to help set up the table, computer, poster, flag and other display items.  Please bring a few items for display (a sash, a backpack, some rope, a paddle, whatever paraphernalia looks interesting and is used by Scouts!).

Thanks for letting me know when you will be there.
Ginger Coogle – ctcoogles@gmail.com
Posted By: Mr. Coogle     Aug 29, 2014
Troop Committee Meeting
Tuesday Sept 2, 2014
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All Adults Invited
6:30 - 7:00 PM social time
7:00 - 8:30 PM meeting agenda
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Where: 20 Mudry Farm Rd
Please RSVP David Coogle
Phone: 203.512.4479
Email: coogledmc@live.com
Posted By: Mr. Jonathan Gibney     Aug 18, 2014
I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer so far. With school right around the corner our troop needs to begin planning for the coming year.

Tomorrow, Tuesday the 19th, we will have a planning session that will accomplish a number things; we will decide on where to go camping this year, when we want to go camping this year as well as begin planning the meeting agendas.

We will be having the event in a new location this summer. The meeting will occur in Milford CT. Our meeting will continue to be very business-like but during breaks and after the meeting we will open the back doors onto the beach and the Long Island Sound. We will have beach chairs as well as kayaks available for those who passed the swim test.

We are providing transportation which is departing Brookfield at 1PM tomorrow. Please contact David Coogle at 203-512-4479 who has graciously offered to drive.

Thank you,
Jonathan Gibney, Scoutmaster
Posted By: Ms Ginger Coogle     Aug 10, 2014
Hello again,

This past week and weekend, many volunteers came to help with my Eagle Project.  

I thank every one of them for coming, and I hope we can have as many people next weekend as we had this morning (about 9).

As you may remember, I am building a path from the Parish Office to the Rectory at St. Joe’s.

There will be work days Saturday and Sunday from 9-3 with 2 hour shifts, and I would like to have about 8 people there to help, especially since we will need to move more gravel to finish the path.

Thanks,
Caleb Coogle

Please let me know when you can come and work.

Mobile: 203.942.4030
email: coogle77@gmail.com

Posted By: Ms Ginger Coogle     Aug 02, 2014
Hi Everybody,
Great news for the Eagle Project!
Dave Loftus, a professional tree remover is coming on Thursday the 7th to help with tree removal.

Please contact me at coogle77@gmail.com or at 203.775.4882 to let me know which day(s) and shift(s) you have in mind.
Please be sure to bring a water bottle and wear work gloves.
I recommend wearing long pants and sleeves.

It would be fantastic if I could borrow a few tools - please let me know what you are bringing.

Wednesday, August 6th - trimmers for brush, a weed whacker and shovels
Thursday, August 7th - hand-saws and axes
Saturday, August 9th - hammers
Sunday, August 10th - rakes and shovels

I really appreciate your help.

Thanks,
Caleb
Posted By: Ms Ginger Coogle     Aug 01, 2014
Hey everybody,
So, I finally got all of the approvals for my project, and the dates have been chosen.

The project is building stairs and a path
between the parish offices and the rectory at St. Joseph Church
and will take place from
Wednesday, August 6th through Sunday, August 10th,
from 10:00am to 4:00 pm, in 2 hour shifts.
Lunch will be served for those working from 12-2pm.

The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, August 6th (10am-4pm) - removing small brush and shrubbery

Thursday, August 7th (10am-4pm) - cutting down small trees in the way, and removing the wood

Friday, August 8th - no workers needed, Mr. Grimes is doing a rough grade of the site and removing the stumps of the trees

Saturday, August 9th (10am-4pm) - build frame of stairs and path

Sunday, August 10th (10am-4pm) - fill frames with 3/4 process and install railing.

I would like to have about 8 people working each day, because it would keep the hours short for each workday.

Back up dates, in case the project isn’t finished on Sunday are
Saturday, August 16th and Sunday, August 17th.

I am very excited to have this project finished before school starts.

Thanks,
Caleb Coogle
Sic Parvis Magna
Posted By: Mr. Soyland     Jun 01, 2014
Scouts who have any completed bluecards must hand them in at tomorrow nights meeting if they want to receive their merit badge at June's Court of Honor. Mr. Soyland will be collecting them.
Posted By: Mr. Soyland     Jun 01, 2014
Scouts who have any completed bluecards must hand them in at tomorrow nights meeting if they want to receive their merit badge at June's Court of Honor. Mr. Soyland will be collecting them.
Posted By: Mr. Novacco     May 18, 2014
Attention all scouts! We need to know that you are coming to Howe Caverns on May 30th until June 1st. Yell your parents that you really want to go.The cost will be around $45/person. We will be taking an afternoon hike at Mine Kill State Park after lunch. This is a trip you don't want to miss!
Posted By: Mr. Novacco     May 07, 2014
We are going Spelunking!Our May campout is now May 30th to June 1st. We will be camping at Max V.Shaul State Park and visiting Howe Caverns. This is Troop 8's first visit there and will be lots of fun! More details to follow
Posted By: Mr. Novacco     May 07, 2014
We are going Spelunking!Our May campout is now May 30th to June 1st. We will be camping at Max V.Shaul State Park and visiting Howe Caverns. This is Troop 8's first visit there and will be lots of fun! More details to follow
Posted By: Mr. Cappiello     May 05, 2014
-Community Service Opportunity-
** Brookfield Mother's Day 5K **

Sunday is the annual Mother's Day 5K race. Troop 8 traditionally helps out with this event. It is an easy opportunity to earn a couple community service hours. Arrive at BHS about an hour before the race to help with set up and then, during the race, help direct runners on the course.

The race is scheduled to start a 9am. It should be over around 10 am, so you should be able to get home with plenty of time left to celebrate Mothers’ Day with your family.

We will ask for a show of hands at tonight’s Troop meeting. If you could check your calendar and give an indication as to your availability that would be appreciated.

Volunteers should report to Mr. Dunn.
Thank You.
Posted By: Mr. Soyland     Apr 05, 2014
The early bird Summer Camp payments are due this Monday April 7. The amount is $380, regular payment amount is $405. Don't miss out on a week of sun and fun and the ability to earn 3-5 merit badges. The Troop will be attending week 3 which is July 13-19. Camp Sequassen awaits you:)
Posted By: Mr. Cappiello     Apr 04, 2014
Announcement
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We have just been contacted by the Redding, CT Director of Parks & Recreation. They have extra space available in a "Sustainable Trail Workshop" this Saturday, 11 am - 3pm, at the Redding Recreation Center.
The morning session will be in the classroom and the afternoon on the trail in Topstone Park. This learning opportunity is being offered to scouts at 1/2-price ($5) and the first adult would be free.

For additional details please follow this link:
http://www.townofreddingct.org/Public_Documents/ReddingCT_ParksRec/special/TrailWkshp2014.pdf

If interested, please contact Mr. Blick at (203)948-4456.
Posted By: Mr. Soyland     Mar 21, 2014
Scouts attending Matt's Court of Honor remember to wear your Class A uniform and arrive by 1 pm.
Posted By: Mr. Soyland     Mar 20, 2014
Reminder. Matt Soyland's Eagle Court of Honor is this Saturday, March 22, 1:30 pm at St. Marguerite's Church in Brookfield, 138 Candlewood Lake Rd.  Scouts please arrive by 1 pm.
Posted By: Mr. Soyland     Mar 01, 2014
Important Troop 8 reminder:

On March 22 our Troop has an Eagle Court of Honor for Matt Soyland at 1:30 pm. Location is St. Marguerite Church, 138 Candlewood Lake Rd in Brookfield. Please RSVP to (203)740-2655 or susansoyland@yahoo.com by Friday March 7.
Posted By: Mr. Soyland     Feb 25, 2014
It is that time to start thinking about summer camp at Camp Sequassan. Scouts have the opportunity to earn 3-5 merit badges in one week and have loads of fun while doing it. Our troop will be attending week 3 which is July 13-19. The cost is $405 or the early bird rate is $380 if paid in full by April 7. Any questions contact Ken Soyland at svenyadust@aol.com or 203-740-2655.
Posted By: Mr. Koh     Feb 18, 2014

 *** Updated Logistics for this Weekend's Ski Trip:  Meet at St. Joe's at 4:30pm  ****

 Meeting time for this weekend's Okemo Ski Trip is 4:30 pm at St. Joe's Parking Lot.  Be sure to bring a Bag Dinner for Friday, Sleeping Bag/Pad, and money for lunch on Saturday & Sunday.  We will be returning on Sunday to the Center School Parking Lot at 6:30pm (will call with exact time).  Remember that Helmets are REQUIRED for all participants.

 For those that have not yet submitted payment, please be sure to bring your check for $185 with you on Friday afternoon.  

 The mountain is 100% open, so it should be a great weekend!

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at fkoh@earthlink.net or by phone at either 203-775-0399 (home) or 203-313-4680 (cell).

 See you all there,
 
    -- Mr. Koh
Posted By: Mr. Koh     Feb 07, 2014

  Troop 8 is all registered for the upcoming Okemo Ski Trip, Feb 21-23.   Those who signed up must be sure to bring their payment to this Monday's Scout Meeting.  Mr. Mollengarden will be collecting.  Here are the scouts/adults that are signed up with the amounts owed:

 -- Laurence (paid in full)
 -- Jesse (owes $2)
 -- Lex (owes $185)
 -- MattA (owes $185)
 -- Jeffrey (owes $203.80, including board/helmet rental)
 -- MattN (owes $185)
 -- Kevin (owes $80 for ski/helmet rental)
 -- MattV (owes $185)
 -- Mr. P (owes $60 for ski rental)
 -- Mr. A (owes $135)

  Thanks everyone!

     -- Mr. Koh
 
Posted By: Mr. Koh     Feb 03, 2014
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**** IMPORTANT UPDATE about the DEADLINE for payment for the 2014 Ski and Snowboard Trip to Okemo, VT:

 Our deadline for submitting payment to the Green Mountain Council is tomorrow, and since there is no Scout Meeting tonight due to the inclement weather, we will need to handle the Final Ski Trip Sign-ups by Email.

 If you want to go on this trip you MUST send me an Email at fkoh@earthlink.net sometime TODAY, Monday February 3rd that you are DEFINITELY COMMITTED to going on the trip.  The Troop will layout the payment in advance, but you will be responsible for payment and must bring your check to next week's meeting.
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Trip Details are below:    

Starts: February 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Ends: February 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Cost: $185.00
Details: This year we will be going to Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, VT, sponsored by the Green Mountain Council.  

All Scouts, Parents, and Leaders that are planning to attend must submit payment for $185, made out to Troop 8 by Monday February 3rd.

The cost of the trip covers lift tickets for 2 days of skiing/boarding, all meals for Saturday and Sunday (bring bag dinner for Friday night), 2 nights accommodations at Woodstock High School, and transportation.

2-Day Ski and Board Rentals are available for those that need them for an additional cost of $60.  Helmets are required for all skiers and boarders and can be rented for $20 if needed.

If you have any friends that are potential Scouts and are interested in Skiing, please invite them to join us for this trip.

Please feel free to email me at fkoh@earthlink.net or call me at 203-775-0399 or 203-313-4680 with any questions.

-- Mr. Koh

Posted By: Mr. Koh     Feb 02, 2014

****IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: DEADLINE for payment for the 2014 Ski and Snowboard Trip to Okemo, VT is This COMING MONDAY!!!!!

  If you want to go on this trip you MUST bring your payment tomorrow, Monday February 3rd.

 Trip Details are below:    

Starts: Febuary 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Ends: Febuary 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Cost: $185.00
Details: This year we will be going to Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, VT, sponsored by the Green Mountain Council.  

All Scouts, Parents, and Leaders that are planning to attend must bring a check for $185, made out to Troop 8 this Monday February 3rd Meeting.

The cost of the trip covers lift tickets for 2 days of skiing/boarding, all meals for Saturday and Sunday (bring bag dinner for Friday night), 2 nights accommodations at Woodstock High School, and transportation.

2-Day Ski and Board Rentals are available for those that need them for an additional cost of $60.  Helmets are required for all skiers and boarders and can be rented for $20 if needed.

If you have any friends that are potential Scouts and are interested in Skiing, please invite them to join us for this trip.

-- Mr. Koh
Posted By: Mr. Koh     Jan 29, 2014
**** REMINDER on this coming weekend's Ice Climbing Trip ****

We will be departing on SATURDAY MORNING at 6:45 am from St. Joe's parking lot and will be returning on Sunday Morning to Center School parking lot sometime between 10:30am and 11:30am on Sunday morning (we will call with exact time once we are on the road).

You MUST bring your completed release forms with you on Saturday Morning or you will NOT be able to climb.  You can download and print it from here:

  http://www.emsoutdoors.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ClimbingSchoolReleaseFormREV2013.pdf

Everyone should be sure to bring a daypack with bag lunch, snacks, and PLENTY of water (2 liters recommended).... best to bring a Wide-Mouth Nalgene Bottle if you have one so that you can still drink it if it is partially frozen.  Also be sure to bring your mess kit, sleeping bag and sleeping pad.

 We are expecting warmer weather on Saturday than we've been experiencing all week, but you should still be sure to dress with layers so you will stay warm.
 -- Synthetic base layer (top and bottom)
 -- 1 or 2 Middle insulating top layers (i.e. synthetics, fleece, wool, etc)
 -- Light water/wind resistant outer layer to wear when climbing (i.e. light jacket and ski pants)
 -- Warm overcoat to keep warm when not climbing.  
 -- Fleece, synthetic, or wool hat to wear under your climbing helmet.
 -- A thin pair of gloves to wear when you are climbing
 -- Warm, heavy pair of gloves or mittens to wear when not climbing.
 -- And warm wool or synthetic socks
 -- NO COTTON!!!!

More Details here: http://www.emsoutdoors.com/gear/ice-climbing-mountaineering/


If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at fkoh@earthlink.net or call me at 203-313-4680.

Thanks and see you all Saturday Morning.

 -- Mr. Koh
Posted By: Mr. Koh     Jan 26, 2014

 For his coming weekend's rescheduled Ice Climbing Trip, we will be departing on SATURDAY MORNING, February 1st at 6:45 am from St. Joe's parking lot and returning to Center School at 11:30am on Sunday morning.

 Scouts currently signed up to attend are:  Jeffrey, Lex, MattM-A, MattN, Laurence, Tanner, and MattV.

 Please be sure to bring your completed release forms to tomorrow's meeting which you can download and print from here:

http://www.emsoutdoors.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ClimbingSchoolReleaseFormREV2013.pdf


 And for those of you that have not yet paid (Lex, MattV, MattN, & Jeffrey), please be sure to bring your checks for $90 to tomorrow's meeting also.  

 I will out of town on Monday, so please give your payments and release forms to either Mr. Mollengarden or Mr. Gibney.

Thank you very much,

  -- Mr. Koh
Posted By: Mr. Koh     Jan 10, 2014

 **** ALERT:  Due to inclement weather forecast for tomorrow (Torrential Downpour & Flood Warnings), we are postponing the Ice Climbing trip until Saturday February 1st, returning Sunday morning February 2nd.

  All other logistics will be the same -- leaving from St. Joe's at 6:45am, climbing with New Paltz EMS, camping in the Scout Cabin at Camp Wendy, and returning on Sunday morning between 10:30 and 11:30 am.

  Assuming you can still make it on February 1st, please bring your signed release forms to this Monday's meeting.  Those that have not yet paid, be sure to bring your $90 payment to the meeting.  And anyone who could not make it previously but is interested in attending, this is your chance!

  I will not be at the meeting, so please turn in your forms and payments to either Mr. Gibney or Mr. Mollengarden.

 Thanks everyone!

    -- Mr. Koh
Posted By: Mr. Koh     Jan 08, 2014

**** UPDATE on this coming weekend's Ice Climbing Trip ****

 We will be departing on SATURDAY MORNING at 6:45 am from St. Joe's parking lot and will be returning on Sunday Morning to Center School parking lot sometime between 10:30am and 11:30am on Sunday morning (we will call with exact time once we are on the road).

 You MUST bring your completed release forms with you on Saturday Morning or you will NOT be able to climb.  You can download and print it from here:

   http://www.emsoutdoors.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ClimbingSchoolReleaseFormREV2013.pdf

 Everyone should be sure to bring a daypack with bag lunch, snacks, and PLENTY of water (2 liters recommended).... best to bring a Wide-Mouth Nalgene Bottle if you have one so that you can still drink it if it is partially frozen.  Also be sure to bring your mess kit, sleeping bag and sleeping pad.

  We are expecting warmer weather on Saturday than we've been experiencing all week, but you should still be sure to dress with layers so you will stay warm.
  -- Synthetic base layer (top and bottom)
  -- 1 or 2 Middle insulating top layers (i.e. synthetics, fleece, wool, etc)
  -- Light water/wind resistant outer layer to wear when climbing (i.e. light jacket and ski pants)
  -- Warm overcoat to keep warm when not climbing.  
  -- Fleece, synthetic, or wool hat to wear under your climbing helmet.
  -- A thin pair of gloves to wear when you are climbing
  -- Warm, heavy pair of gloves or mittens to wear when not climbing.
  -- And warm wool or synthetic socks
  -- NO COTTON!!!!

 More Details here: http://www.emsoutdoors.com/gear/ice-climbing-mountaineering/


 And for those of you that have not yet paid (Grant, Laurence, Lex, Jeffrey, MattN, and MattV), please be sure to bring your payment of $90 also.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at fkoh@earthlink.net or call me at 203-313-4680.

Thanks and see you all Saturday Morning.

  -- Mr. Koh

Posted By: Mr. Koh     Jan 05, 2014

 For this coming weekend's Ice Climbing Trip, we will be departing on SATURDAY MORNING at 6:45 am from St. Joe's parking lot and returning to Center School at 11:30am on Sunday morning (based on popular demand and driver availability).

  Please be sure to bring your completed release forms to tomorrow's meeting which you can download and print from here:

http://www.emsoutdoors.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ClimbingSchoolReleaseFormREV2013.pdf

  And for those of you that have not yet paid, please be sure to bring your checks for $90 to the meeting also.

Thanks and see you all tomorrow.

   -- Mr. Koh

 
Posted By: Mr. Koh     Jan 01, 2014

     Happy New Year Everyone!!!

For all those attending the January 11th Ice Climbing Trip, you must complete the Climbing School Release Form and bring it to this coming Monday's Scout Meeting which you can download from this link:

http://www.emsoutdoors.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ClimbingSchoolReleaseFormREV2013.pdf

In addition, it is CRITICAL that everyone brings the proper gear for this outing.  We will be in the cold weather for an extended period of time and it is essential that you have enough layers to keep warm.  Here is the link to the suggested gear list from the EMS Climbing School:

http://www.emsoutdoors.com/gear/ice-climbing-mountaineering/

Also, the following scouts must bring payment of $90 for the trip to this Monday's meeting:

 -- Grant, Laurence, Jesse, Lex, Jeffrey, MattN, and MattV

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at fkoh@earthlink.net or by phone at 203-313-4680.

Thanks and see you all Monday evening,

 Mr. Koh
Posted By: Mr. Koh     Dec 15, 2013
All Scouts and Adults that are planning to attend next month's Ice Climbing Trip (January 10th-12th), MUST bring your payment of $90 to tomorrow night's scout meeting.  For those that would like to attend, but cannot depart on Friday January 10th, there will be an option of departing Saturday Morning the 11th at 7am, just let us know.

The scouts that so far have said they are planning to attend are:
  Grant, Laurence, Jesse, Curtis (paid), Lex, Matt M-A (paid), Jeffrey, MattN, and MattV.

We still have room for a few more, but you must let us know tomorrow and bring your payment.

I will not be able to attend this week's meeting, so please give your payments to Mr. Mollengarden.

Thanks everyone,

 -- Mr. Koh

Posted By: Mr. Koh     Dec 08, 2013
All Scouts and Adults that are planning to attend next month's Ice Climbing Trip (January 10th-12th), please be sure to bring your payment of $90 to tonight's scout meeting.

See you all there!
 
  -- Mr. Koh

p.s. We are looking for additional Adult volunteers for this trip.   Even if you are not interested in climbing, but would be able to attend, please let me know.
Posted By: Mr. Soyland     Dec 08, 2013
Matt Soyland's Eagle Court of Honor will be held on March 22, 2014 at St. Marguerite's Church in Brookfield. Mark the date on your calenders. Details to follow.
Posted By: Mr. Cappiello     Sep 30, 2013
*** Leadership Training Opportunity for Scouts***
Boy Scout Den Chief Training
SATURDAY, October 12, 2013
Learn the Role, Resources and Responsibilities of a Den Chief
Who: Boy Scouts Approved by their Scoutmaster to be a Den Chief
What: Required Training for you to be an effective Den Chief
Where: Hoy Scout Reservation Training Cabin, West Redding, CT
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 7, 2013
For more information, contact Mr. Gibney or Mr. Cappiello
Posted By: Mr. Jonathan Gibney     May 21, 2011
Parents of scouts: If you are interested in attending campouts or other scouting events, please complete the following online e-learning courses: Youth Protection Training and Fast Start: Boy Scouting. Each course takes about 20 minutes. YP is required to attend campouts but both are invaluable resources. You can access the courses by creating an account using the link below. Once completed, please print the certificate to a meeting. For those who took the courses in the past, be reminded YP must be renewed every two years.

https://myscouting.scouting.org

The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

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