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Sept.  2007

Mon Sep 3
School holiday — no meeting.

Mon Sep 10, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting (first of the year), community house.

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

Mon Sep 17, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

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

Sat Sep 29 to Sun Sep 30
Camping at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, with orienteering.
Permission slip can be downloaded here.


October 2007

Philmont Trip
Applications for the Philmont Scout Ranch trip (see July 2008, below) are due to Mr. Crohan before October 29 (Parents' Night).

Mon Oct 1, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. Caving trip permission slip, waiver, and payment due (see Oct 14, below).

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

Mon Oct 8
School holiday — no meeting.
Camporee trip permission slip and payment due (see Oct 20, below).

Sun Oct 14, 8:30am
High Adventure day trip to Ward-Gregory Cave, in Clarksville, NY. For scouts aged 14+, rank of first class or higher. Cost $10, check payable to "BSA Troop 11". We leave from the church parking lot at 8:30am, returning early in the evening. Please read the safe caving guidelines and equip your scout and/or yourself appropriately. Permission slip is here. It is due by October 1.

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

Sat Oct 20 and Sun Oct 21
Powahay District Camporee overnight at Hoyt Scout Reservation, Redding, CT. The theme is Ballista (catapult). Permission slip is here. It is due by October 8.

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

Mon Oct 29, 7:30-9pm
Parents' Night, community house. Awards presentation, rank advancement, slide show.
Popcorn forms and payment are due.
Philmont trip (July 14-28) permission slip, council forms and first payment of $450 are due to Mr. Crohan.


November 2007

Mon Nov 5, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. Bloody Monday! First aid dramatizations and tests. Lots of fun. Pack 11 Senior Webelos are invited.
January 19-21 snowshoeing high adventure permission slip and check for $110 are due to Mr. Crohan.

Tue Nov 6, 7:30pm
Committee meeting, community house.

Mon Nov 12, 7:30pm
There will be a short preparation meeting (informal, no uniforms) for all AT hike participants on Monday 11/12 at 7:30 pm at the Cascade Meeting House. Each hiker should bring his packed backpack with all personal gear (sleeping bag, clothing, outerwear, etc) for checkout. A backpacking checklist is available elsewhere on the troop website. For any scouts in need of proper gear, every effort will be made to loan/source needed items. Necessary troop equipment (tents, tarps, etc) will be provided to participants, and patrol food plans will be confirmed at the meeting.

Fri Nov 16
Pick up popcorn.

Sat Nov 17 to Sun Nov 18
Appalachian Trail overnight backpacking trip, Connecticut section 7, Kent, CT to the New York State line.

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

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


December 2007

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

Tue Dec 4, 7:30pm
Committee meeting, community house.

Sat Dec 8, 8:45am to noon
Service project at the church, followed by a pizza lunch. Bring leaf rakes, gloves. No uniforms. This is a prerequisite for rifle shooting.

Sun Dec 9, 1pm to 4pm
Rifle shooting at the Cos Cob Revolver and Rifle Club, 451 Steamboat Rd, Greenwich, CT (across from the Greenwich train station), 203-622-9508. Cost is $10. No uniforms.

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

Mon Dec 17, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Mon Dec 24
School holiday — no meeting.

Mon Dec 31
School holiday — no meeting.


January 2008

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

Tue Jan 8, 7:30-9pm
Meet at the Italian Center of Stamford for swimming.
There is a simultaneous troop committee meeting at the Italian Center.

Mon Jan 14, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. Breakout session for Philmont participants; please attend.

Sat Jan 19, 8:30am to Mon Jan 21, early afternoon (Martin Luther King weekend)
High Adventure trip for older boys (age 14+): snowshoeing to the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Two nights at the Zealand Falls hut. Cost is $110, and includes a cabin (2 nights), weekend snowshoe rentals, and provisions. Permission slips were due on November 5, 2007. Bring a bag lunch for Saturday, and money for for a meal en route on Monday.

Mon Jan 21
School holiday — no meeting.

Fri Jan 25, 3:30pm to Sun Jan 27, late afternoon
Skiing: Ascutney, Vermont. Cost is $115, whch includes lodging, food, and lift tickets; bring your own ski equipment, or money for rentals. Bring a bag dinner for Friday evening, and money for lunch on Sunday.

Mon Jan 28, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.


February 2008

Mon Feb 4, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Tue Feb 5, 7:30pm
Committee meeting, community house. Cancelled.

Sat Feb 9, 7:30am to Sun Feb 10, late afternoon
Overnight trip at Camp Hi-Rock, a YMCA camp in Mount Washington, MA. Personal cold weather camping gear is essential! Cost is $30. Bring a bag lunch for Saturday, and money for Sunday lunch.

Mon Feb 11, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Mon Feb 18
School holiday — no meeting.

Mon Feb 25, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.


March 2008

Sat Mar 1, 9am-1pm
Merit Badge seminar, LDS (Mormon) Church, 682 South Ave, New Canaan, CT. Plan to arrive by 8-8:30am in order to get the merit badge course of your choice. A pizza and root beer lunch will be served free of charge.

Sun Mar 2, 10:30am-3pm
Maple sugaring, Stamford Nature Center. Each year Troop 11 operates the colonial maple sugaring demonstration at the Nature Center's maple sugaring day. We'll start building a fire a bit before the official 11am start time. Scouts are encouraged to volunteer for some period of time during the hours above. Meet behind sugaring house.

Mon Mar 3, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. AT hike permission slips and payment due.

Tue Mar 5, 7:30pm
Committee meeting, community house.

Sun Mar 9, 2-4pm
Connecticut Yankee Council Family Day meeting for 2008 Philmont participants. Taking place at the Walsh Intermediate School, 185 Damascus Rd, Branford, CT, and coordinated by Dan Cooley of the Connecticut Yankee Council. This will be a chance for parents to find out more about the Philmont trip. There will be equipment and vendors displays as well. For more info, contact Dan Cooley at (203)876-6868 Ext. 230.

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

Mon Mar 17, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

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

Sat Mar 29, 8am to Sun Mar 30, early afternoon
Appalachian Trail overnight backpacking trip, Connecticut section 1, Sages Ravine (Massachusetts) to Undermountain Rd, Salisbury, CT. Cost is $10. Bring a bag lunch for Saturday, and money for Sunday lunch. Scouts visiting Philmont this coming summer are strongly encouraged to attend this hike. Permission slip is here.

Mon Mar 31, 7:30-9pm
Parents' Night, community house.


April 2008

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

Tue Apr 8, 7:30pm
Committee meeting, community house.

Mon Apr 14
School holiday — no meeting.

Sun Apr 20, 8am until late afternoon.
Day hike, training for Philmont. This will be a moderate-to-strenuous, 7.5-mile day hike, with a 660-foot elevation change, some great views, and an easy forest road finish. This hike is primarily for this year's Philmont participants, so they will have priority if car space or adult supervision is limited. Cost is free.

We'll be hiking the Round Hill / East Mountain loop in Fahnestock State Park in Putnam County, NY. (This link describes the hike with photos, but doesn't cover East Mountain and reverses the hike from the way we will do it.)

Let Andy Siegel know as soon as possible if you plan to attend this hike. Permission slips for this hike must be gotten to Andy before or as we depart on the morning of April 20. Bring the signed slip with you to the parking lot, or mail to Andy at the address on the slip. No slip, no trip!

Mon Apr 21, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Sat Apr 26, 7am to Sun Apr 27, midday
Fishing / Camping. We will be fishing on scout parent Carl Madsen's fishing boat. All fishing gear is provided. The boat leaves the dock at 8am, and returns about 8 hours later. Afterwards, we will be camping in lean-tos at Seton Scout Reservation in Greenwich.

Bring a bag lunch to eat on the boat (lunch is also available for purchase), sunblock, warm sweater and/or windbreaker to wear on the boat, and overnight camping equipment appropriate for the season.

Cost is $35. Permission slips must be returned by Monday, April 21.

Mon Apr 28, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.


May 2008

Sat May 3 to Sun May 4
CT Yankee Council Shakedown Hiking and Campout. This will be held at Sleeping Giant State Park (Hamden, CT). Everyone in the CT Yankee Council 2008 Philmont Contingent (8 crews) is expected to participate. The group that we will be traveling with consists of about 90 scouts. Council has planned some training on Philmont practices and some serious hiking. So please come prepared will your full personal backpacking gear (incl. 35+ lb pack). Although some crews are going to spend 2 nights at Sleeping Giant, our plan is to travel early on Saturday 5/3, returning Sunday AM. The permission slip must be completed and returned by Monday, April 28.

Mon May 5, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. Permission slip for May 16-18 Camporee is due today, with $15 check.

Tue May 6, 7:30pm
Committee meeting, community house.

Mon May 12, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Fri May 16 to Sun May 18
Powahay and Pomperaug District Camporee, Hoyt Scout Reservation, Redding, CT. The theme is orienteering, and Troop 11 will be presenting a first aid demonstration during the event. Permission slip is due at the weekly meeting on May 5. More information can be had in this flyer.

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

Mon May 26
School holiday — no meeting.


June 2008

Mon Jun 2, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Tue Jun 3, 7:30pm
Committee meeting, community house.

Mon Jun 9, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. Whitewater rafting slips and payment due -- firm! (See below.)

Sun Jun 15, 8am until late afternoon.
Day hike, training for Philmont. This will be a strenuous, 7.7-mile day hike, with a 2000-foot elevation change and incredible views of the Hudson River. This hike is limited to this year's Philmont participants. Cost is free.

We'll be hiking the Breakneck-Undercliff Loop, just north of Cold Spring, NY.

Let Andy Siegel know as soon as possible if you plan to attend this hike. Permission slips for this hike must be gotten to Andy before or as we depart on the morning of June 15. Bring the signed slip with you to the parking lot, or mail to Andy at the address on the slip. No slip, no trip!

Mon Jun 16, 6:30-8:30pm
Parents' Night and barbecue, community house.
Yawgoog permission slip and check for $375 is due.

Fri Jun 20 to Sat Jun 21
Whitewater rafting at Whitewater Challengers Lehigh Gorge, PA. Permission slip, liability waiver form, and $80 check (made out to "BSA Troop 11") are due at June 9 meeting. No exceptions! There will be no late registrations for this trip, and no refunds.

We will be meeting in the church parking lot on Friday evening at 4pm, having dinner en route, camping in tents at the Whitewater Challengers campground, and then checking in at 8am on Saturday morning for the early trip. We should wrap up by about 2pm. We expect to be home by dinner time -- we will not stop for dinner on the return trip.

Info on the waiver can be had here, and more info on the trip can be had here and at the Whitewater Challengers website.


July 2008

July 14-28
Philmont Scout Ranch trip, Cimarron, New Mexico. Cost is $1550, which includes all air and ground travel, meals, whitewater rafting and more. Flyer and application forms are here. Troop permission slip is here.

Jul 27 through Aug 3
Camp Yawgoog. Permission slip and check for $375 is due at Parents' Night, Monday, June 16th. Class 3 medical form is due before camp.


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