2010-2011  Calendar
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Aug 2010

Wed Aug 11, 7:30pm
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 2010-2011, and planning of weekly troop meetings.


Sep 2010

Mon Sep 13, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting (first of the year), community house.

Tue Sep 14, 7:30pm
Committee meeting, community house.

Mon Sep 20, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Sat Sep 25, 6:30am to Sun Sep 26, midday
Fishing and camping. We will be fishing on former Troop 11 parent Carl Madsen's commercial fishing boat, the Riptide III. All fishing gear is provided. We will meet at the church parking lot at 6:30am on Saturday. The boat leaves the dock at 8am sharp, 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, September 20.

Mon Sep 27, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.


October 2010

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

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

Mon Oct 11
School holiday — no meeting.

Mon Oct 18, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Sat Oct 23 8am to Sun Oct 24 late morning
Orienteering camp-out, Ward Pound Ridge. Bring a bag lunch, compass, hiking boots, bug repellent, drinking water, personal camping gear. Cost $25. Permission slip is due October 4.

Mon Oct 25, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. Popcorn sale forms and checks due.


November 2010

Mon Nov 1, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. Permission slip for November 13-14 AT hike is due today.

Tue Nov 2, 7:30pm
Committee meeting, community house.

Mon Nov 8, 7:30-9pm
Parents night, community house. Awards presentation, rank advancement, slide show.

Sat Nov 13 8am to Sun Nov 14 early afternoon
Appalachian Trail hike, Cornwall Bridge to Kent, CT. Meet at NSCC meeting house. Bring a bag lunch for Saturday, and money for Sunday lunch. Cost $20. Permission slip is due November 1. Please read our backpacking checklist for details on equipment, proper clothing, etc. If you have new boots, start breaking them in now. EMS store, we have a big new REI camping store opening in Norwalk on October 8.

Mon Nov 15, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. Preparation for Bloody Monday the following week.

Mon Nov 22, 7:30-9pm
Bloody Monday first aid demonstration and Open House, community house. Area Webelos dens have been invited.

Sun Nov 28, 2-4:30pm
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 $20. Permission slip and check (payable to BSA Troop 11) are due by November 15. You are obligated to do the service project on Saturday Dec 4 (or an approved alternate community service project) in order to participate.

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


December 2010

Sat Dec 4, 8:30am
Service project, North Stamford Congregational Church, Cascade Road. Required for all scouts who participated in rifle shooting on Nov 28. This will be a leaf and trash cleanup around the church. Bring a leaf rake (if you have one) and work gloves.

Mon Dec 6, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Tue Dec 7
Committee meeting cancelled.

Mon Dec 13, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Mon Dec 20, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Mon Dec 27
School holiday — no meeting.


January 2011

Mon Jan 3, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. Permission slip and $20 check (payable to "BSA Troop 11") due today for Jan 22 Powahay District Klondike Derby. There is an extra charge for late registration.

Tue Jan 4, 7:30
Committee meeting, community house.

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

Mon Jan 17
School holiday — no meeting.

Sat Jan 22 to Sun Jan 23
Powahay District Klondike Derby, at the Hoyt Scout Reservation, West Redding, CT. Meet 7:30am, NSCC Meeting House, return Sunday mid-day. Bring a bag lunch for Saturday, personal winter gear (sleeping bag, sleeping pad, mess kit, warm layered clothing, toilet items).Permission slip and $20 check (payable to "BSA Troop 11") due Jan 3.

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

Mon Jan 31, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. For those participating in the Feb 10 troop swim, thepermission slip is due today.


February 2011

Tue Feb 1, 7:30pm
Committee meeting, community house.

Sat Feb 5, 10am to 2pm
Pack 11 cub scouts are requesting Troop 11 volunteers to assist with an adventure activity station at the annual Powahay District Polar Bear event. Event will be held at Hoyt Scout Reservation, West Redding, CT. Transportation may be available if needed. Interested Troop 11 scouts, please speak to any uniformed adult leader.

Sat Feb 5, 9am to noon
Merit Badge College, Lyman High School, Wallingford, CT. This is a Connecticut Yankee Council event, not a Troop 11 event, so scouts or their parents are responsible for registering for and traveling to this event on their own. The Council contact person is Karen Andersen,mbc@ctyankee.org. The notes about the College say:
The purpose of Merit Badge College is to provide Scouts with an opportunity to receive instruction and earn merit badges in subjects where a counselor may not be available through their units. Attendance does not guarantee the award of the badge. All stated requirements must be satisfied. Credit will be given only where a specific individual requirement or project has been fulfilled.

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

Thu Feb 10, 7:30-8:45pm
Troop swim, Italian Center, Stamford. An opportunity to fulfill swim requirements for rank advancement. Use south parking lot entrance, proceed to pool area on left. No troop-provided transportation for this event. There is no charge to Troop 11 scouts for this event. Thepermission slip is due on Jan 31.

Mon Feb 14, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. 
For those participating in the Mar 11-13 ski trip, the permission slip and $145 check (payable to "BSA Troop 11") are due today. 
For those participating in the Feb 27 NYC trip, the permission slip and $65 check (payable to "BSA Troop 11") are due today.

Mon Feb 21, 7:30-9pm
School holiday — no meeting.

Sun Feb 27
Day trip to New York City: Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, and the Museum of Natural History. Meet at the NSCC meeting house on Cascade Road at 8:45am, and return in the late afternoon. Bring a bag lunch or lunch money, and pocket money. Cost is $65, which includes transportation, museum admissions, and IMAX show. Permission slip and check (payable to "BSA Troop 11") are due on Monday, Feb 14.

Mon Feb 28, 7:30-9pm
Parents' Night, community house. All family members are invited. Please attend this important Court-of-Honor event to view a program of Troop activities in recent months, and recognize scout achievements/advancements. Upcoming event plans will be announced. Refreshments provided.

Six Flags Great Adventure check (payable to "BSA Troop 11") and permission slip are due today.


March 2011

Tue Mar 1, 7:30pm
Committee meeting, community house.

Sat Mar 5, 9am to noon
Merit Badge College, Lyman High School, Wallingford, CT. See notes for Feb 5, above.

Sun Mar 6, 10am to 3pm
Troop 11 scouts are invited to support the colonial maple sugaring exhibit at the annual Stamford Museum and Nature Center Maple Sugar Sunday. Enjoy fire building and fun maple sugaring activities (with plenty of samples!). Please confirm your participation to any uniformed adult leader.

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

Fri Mar 11 to Sun Mar 13
Ski trip, Mount Snow, Vermont. Lodging, food, lift tickets are provided. Bring your own ski equipment including helmet (required), or money for rentals. Lodging at West Dover Congregational Church, West Dover, VT. Meet Friday 3:30 pm, NSCC Meeting House, Cascade Rd. Returning Sunday late afternoon. Cost is $145.00 (checks payable to BSA Troop 11). Bring a bag meal for Friday PM, sleeping and hygiene gear, pocket money. Thepermission slip is due on Feb 14.

Mon Mar 14, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. Permission slip for March 26 AT hike and check for $15 (made out to "BSA Troop 11") are due today.

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

Sat Mar 26 to Sun Mar 27
Appalachian Trail hike, section 6, Bull's Bridge to Route 341 (Kent). Meet Saturday at 8am, NSCC meeting house. Returning early afternoon Sunday. Bring a bag lunch for Saturday, money for Sunday lunch. Cost $15. Permission slip and check for $15 (made out to "BSA Troop 11") are due March 14. Please read our backpacking checklist for details on equipment, proper clothing, etc. If you have new boots, start breaking them in now. Note that in addition to our local EMS store on High Ridge Road, we have a big new REI camping store in Norwalk.

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


April 2011

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

Sat Apr 9 to Sun Apr 10
Six Flags Great Adventure Camporee, Jackson, NJ. Meet 7:15am Saturday, NSCC meeting house. Returning Sunday mid-day. Bring pocket money, personal camping gear. Cost is $70, which includes park admission, camping, merit badge offerings, and more. Very early departure planned for scouts who are participating in morning Merit Badge sessions. Check (payable to "BSA Troop 11") and permission slip are due on February 28.

Mon Apr 11, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. Scouts planning to attend summer camp at Yawgoog Scout Reservation should notify scoutmaster to qualify for free camp hat program.

Sat Apr 16, 9am-11:30am
Community service (spring cleanup) in support of our troop's sponsor, the North Stamford Congregational Church, will be held at Cascade community house; dress for weather, bring rake, gloves for outdoor activity.

Mon Apr 18
School holiday — no meeting.

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


May 2011

Mon May 2, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. Hammonasset permission slip and check for $20 (payable to "BSA Troop 11") is due.

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

Fri May 6 to Sun May 8
Order-of-the-Arrow induction ordeal weekend for nominated scout candidates.

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

Tue May 10, 7:30pm
Committee meeting, community house.

Sun May 15
High Adventure day trip: Hunter Mountain zipline (tentative). First class rank and above, age 14+.

Mon May 16, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Sat May 21 to Sun May 22
Canceled. 
Hammonasset Beach State Park overnight camping. Leave Saturday, 8am, NSCC meeting house. Returning Sunday, mid-day. Bring a bag lunch for Saturday, pocket money, personal gear. Permission slip and check for $20 (payable to "BSA Troop 11") is due May 2.

Mon May 23, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, Stamford Police Station (805 Bedford Street, corner of Hoyt) beginning promptly at 7:30 pm. Parents are requested to make transportation arrangements to/from the police station; carpooling is encouraged (meeting will end at 9:00 pm). Scouts should wear full Class A uniforms. 
Block Island permission slip and check for $85 (payable to "BSA Troop 11") is due.

Mon May 30
School holiday — no meeting.


June 2011

Fri Jun 3 to Sun Jun 5
Order-of-the-Arrow induction ordeal weekend for nominated scout candidates.

Sun Jun 5
Catamount High Adventure day trip (for scouts age 13+, First Class or above). Details TBA. Permission slip available at May 23 meeting, due by Friday, May 27.

Mon Jun 6, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

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

Fri Jun 10 to Sun Jun 12
Block Island campout. Meet at NSCC meeting house Friday 3:30pm. Return Sunday. Bring a bag dinner for Friday PM, swimsuit and towel, spending money, class A uniform shirt for Saturday restaurant dinner. Permission slip and check for $85 (payable to "BSA Troop 11") is due on May 23.

Mon Jun 13, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house.

Mon Jun 20, 7:30-9pm
Troop meeting, community house. Last meeting of the scout season. Parents Night Court-of-Honor (tentative).


July 2011

Jul 24 to Jul 31
Summer Camp at Yawgoog Scout Reservation, Rockville, RI. Parents are encouraged to volunteer to spend a few days (particularly mid-week days) at camp to assist with needed adult supervision. BSA requires a current medical form including physical exam by a healthcare provider, for all participants (they are very strict about this, for both scouts and adult leaders).