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Troop 11 Calendar (as of June 3, 2010)

 
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This calendar is updated frequently throughout the scouting season. It is never really finished, so make sure to check it periodically for updates. It is a good idea to check the calendar the night before a scout event, to make sure that you know about any last minute changes of plan.



Aug 2009

Sun Aug 30, 7-8:30pm
Greenbar meeting for senior scouts (grades 8-12), at the community house. Pizza dinner supplied by the troop. Key topics: scout leadership assignments, troop outdoor activities calendar for 2009-2010, and planning of weekly troop meetings.


Sep 2009

Tue Sep 1
No committee meeting this month.

Mon Sep 7
School holiday — no meeting.

Mon Sep 14, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting (first of the year), community house.

Mon Sep 21, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. Bring dues: $85 for the first scout, and $75 for each sibling. Permission slip due for Sep 26-27 Shakedown hike.

Sat Sep 26 to Sun Sep 27
Shakedown camping trip, Seton Scout Reservation, Greenwich, CT. Permission slip.

Mon Sep 28
School holiday — no meeting.


October 2009

Mon Oct 5, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Tue Oct 6, 7:30
Committee meeting, community house.

Mon Oct 12
School holiday — no meeting.

Mon Oct 19, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Sat Oct 24 to Sun Oct 25
Bike hike, Connecticut Air Line Trail, Willimantic to Pomfret, CT. Overnight camping at Mashamoquet Brook State Park. Cost is $25. Bring a bag lunch and a trail-style bicycle (wide, knobby tires).

Mon Oct 26, 7:30-8:30pm
Troop meeting, community house. For those interested in the Architecture Merit Badge, Mr. Miller will spend 30-45 minutes reviewing requirement number 4.

Fri Oct 30, 4-5:30pm
As part of the Architecture Merit Badge requirements, Perkins Eastman Architects invites Troop 11 to their office at 422 Summer Street in Stamford to discuss the vocation of an architect. Hosted by Troop 11 dad Michael Miller. Call him at home at 203-968-2453 with questions.

Sat Oct 31, 8-10am
As part of the Architecture Merit Badge requirements, we have a hard hat tour at the AvalonBay Communities construction site at Belden Avenue in Norwalk. Hosted by Mr. Miller. To complete the Architecture badge, each scout must complete requirement number 5 at home.


November 2009

Mon Nov 2, 7:30-9pm
Parents' Night, community house. Awards, rank advancements, slide show.

Tue Nov 3, 7:30
Committee meeting, community house.

Mon Nov 9, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Sat Nov 14 to Sun Nov 15
AT hike, section 3, Iron Bridge south.

Mon Nov 16, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. Youth protection training videos will be shown this evening. Due to the sensitive and at times uncomfortable scenarios presented in these videos, every scout must be accompanied by at least one parent. After the videos, the troop will be dismissed.

Mon Nov 23, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. Caving permission slip and liability waiver and rifle shooting permission slip are due today.

Sun Nov 29
Clarksville Cave (aka Ward-Gregory Cave), Clarksville, NY. This is a high adventure trip, for ages 13 and over, ranks First Class and above. Meet at 8:30am at the church meeting house, return early evening. Cost is $15. Bring a bag lunch and money for dinner. Permission slip and Liability Waiver are due with a check by November 23.

The cave is an extremely exciting and interesting place. It is also cold (about 50 degrees), dark (totally), wet and muddy. To cope with these challenges, each participant should come equipped with the following:

  • Helmet: secured with a chin strap. Troop 11 has suitable helments, so let us know in advance if you need one. A bicycle helmet with chin strap will also work well.
  • Lights: at least 3 independent light sources, one of which must be secured to your helmet. LED "headlights" often used for scouting activities would be fine. A maglite securely duct-taped to your helmet would also work well. We recommend that your backup light sources be carried in sealed plastic bags. Consider bringing spare batteries/bulbs (but those do not count as light sources).
  • Layered clothing: Since you will get wet and cold, avoid cotton clothing. Wool or polypropylene provide warmth when wet. Since the outer layer will get muddy and abraded, consider a nylon jacket and trousers, preferably old and not valuable. Coveralls work well if you have them.
  • Gloves: leather work gloves are fine. Try to avoid light canvas gardening gloves.
  • Boots: An important component, but try to avoid wearing valuable hiking boots which could get very scuffed and muddy. Leather work boots (preferably old) with lug soles are good. Rubber boots are okay. Sneakers are not recommended.
  • Kneepads: Required. They will protect your trousers from scrapes and tears. We do a lot of crawling and wriggling through tight spots, which is hard on the knees.
  • Complete spare set of clothes and footwear: To change into for the trip home. Please bring these in two layers of trash bags (to be used to transport your caving clothes on return).

Mon Nov 30, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.


December 2009

Sat Dec 5, 8:45am
Service project. Required for all scouts who want to participate in rifle shooting on December 6. This will be a leaf and trash cleanup around the church. Bring a leaf rake (if you have one) and work gloves.

Sun Dec 6, 2-5pm
Rifle shooting at the Cos Cob Revolver and Rifle Club, 451 Steamboat Rd, Greenwich, CT (across from the Greenwich train station), 203-622-9508. Rifle and ammunition will be provided. No uniforms, no personal equipment. Cost is $15. Permission slip and check (payable to BSA Troop 11) are due by November 23. You must have done the service project on Saturday in order to participate.

Mon Dec 7, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Mon Dec 14, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Sun Dec 20, 11:30am-2pm
Adam S Eagle Court of Honor, Italian Center, Rose Room.

Mon Dec 21, 7:30-9pm
Troop holiday party, community house.

Mon Dec 28
School holiday — no meeting.


January 2010

Mon Jan 4, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. Snowshoeing permission slip due.

Tue Jan 5, 7:30
Committee meeting, community house.

Fri Jan 8, evening
Alex Z Eagle Court of Honor.

Mon Jan 11, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. Klondike Derby permission slips due.

Fri Jan 15 to Mon Jan 18
Snowshoeing, AMC Carter Notch Hut, New Hampshire. High adventure, for ages 13+, First Class or above.

Mon Jan 18
School holiday — no meeting.

Sat Jan 23 to Sun Jan 24
Powahay District Klondike Derby. Meet 8am, NSCC Meeting House, return Sunday mid-day. Cost $20. Bring a bag lunch for Saturday, personal winter gear (sleeping bag, sleeping pad, mess kit, warm layered clothing, toilet items). Permission slip due Jan 11.

For outdoors, bring:

  • Drinking water - prefer water bottles to avoid frozen drinking tubes on camelbacks
  • Waterproof (e.g., rubber) winter boots
  • Sunglasses or ski goggles if desired
  • High energy snacks (e.g., trail mix, granola)

For clothing, bring:

  • Dress in layers
  • No cotton
  • Socks - preferably wool, with extra dry pairs
  • Polypropylene long underwear
  • Fleece and/or wool insulation layer
  • Waterproof and windproof outer layer (shell)
  • Hand cover - mittens preferred, with liners if desired
  • Headgear - insulated hat, covering ears ... with scarf or balaclava to cover face, neck

For sleeping gear, bring:

  • Mummy-style sleeping bag, rated 15 degrees F or lower
  • Consider sleeping bag liner, space blanket, large plastic trashbag to slip over lower portion of sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad/mattress
  • Stocking cap, scarf and/or balaclava to keep head warm
  • Non-cotton warm sleep clothes
  • Consider chemical handwarmers

Mon Jan 25, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. Bloody Monday! No uniforms! Wear old clothes that you won't mind getting stained. Swimming (Feb 11) and Skiing (Feb 26) permission slips and checks are due.


February 2010

Mon Feb 1, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Tue Feb 2, 7:30
Committee meeting, community house.

Mon Feb 8, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Thu Feb 11, 7:30-8:45pm
Troop Swim, Stamford Italian Center, 1620 Newfield Ave. Use the south parking lot entrance, and proceed to pool area at the end of the hallway on the left. Bring a swimsuit and a towel. There is no troop-provided transportation for this event. Permission slips are due at the Feb 1 meeting. There is no cost for this activity.

Mon Feb 15
School holiday — no meeting.

Mon Feb 22, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Fri Feb 26 to Sun Feb 28
Skiing in Ascutney, Vermont. Lodging, food, lift tickets are included in the cost, but bring your own ski equipment, or money for rentals. Also bring a bag dinner for Friday PM, sleeping gear, spending money. Meet 3:30pm Friday at the NSCC Meeting House. Return Sunday late afternoon. Permission slips and a check for $135 (made out to BSA Troop 11) are due at the Feb 1 meeting.


March 2010

Mon Mar 1, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. Parents Night and rank advancements.

Tue Mar 2, 7:30
Committee meeting, community house.

Sun Mar 7, 10:30am-3:00pm
Maple Sugar Sunday at the Stamford Nature Center. Troop 11 traditionally operates the colonial maple sugaring exhibit. We need volunteers to come keep the fire going, the sap boiling, and to explain to visitors how the process works. Scouts should wear a Class A uniform and enter the nature center through the back gate and parking area. Bring a snack.

Mon Mar 8, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. AT Hike permission slips are due today.

Mon Mar 15, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Mon Mar 22, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Sat Mar 27 to Sun Mar 28
Appalachian Trail Hike, Section 4. Permission slips are due on March 8. Gear and clothing checklist can be found here.

Mon Mar 29, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.


April 2010

Mon Apr 5, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Tue Apr 6, 7:30
Committee meeting, community house.

Mon Apr 12
School holiday — no meeting.

Mon Apr 19, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Mon Apr 26, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.


May 2010

Mon May 3, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Mon May 10, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Tue May 11, 7:30
Committee meeting, community house.

Mon May 17, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. Permission slips and $110 checks (payable to "BSA Troop 11") are due today for Whitewater rafting on June 12.

Mon May 24, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Mon May 31
School holiday — no meeting.


June 2010

Tue Jun 1, 7:30-9pm
Committee meeting, community house.

Mon Jun 7, 6:30-9pm
Our scout meeting will take place at the Stamford Fire Training Center at 148 Magee Avenue. It will begin at 6:30; please note that this is 1 hour earlier than the normal start time. The event will run until roughly 9:00 PM. Please come even if you will be late.

Sat Jun 12 to Sun Jun 13
Whitewater rafting, Deerfield River, with overnight camping. Meet at NSCC meeting house 7am Saturday, returning Sunday late day. Cost is $110. Permission slips and checks (payable to "BSA Troop 11") are due on Monday, May 17. Bring personal camping gear, money for snack/meal Sunday PM.

Mon Jun 14, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Mon Jun 21, evening
Parents' Night and barbecue. Last troop meeting of the season. Details to follow.


July 2010

Jul 25 to Aug 1
Summer Camp at Yawgoog Scout Reservation, Rockville, RI.
Last Modified: Thu Jun 3 22:32:02 2010