Rock Gym Overnight
Scouts & Parents,
The Rock Gym overnighter is quickly approaching and I would like to get some basic information out to the troop for this event. For those scouts/parent staying overnight AND that are 14 + years old, it’s highly recommended to become belay trained. The training is held M-Friday 7-9 PM, Sat 1-3 PM. Cost is $10 and last as long as certification remains on file. AK gym staff recommends getting this ahead of time before the event night. Let me KNOW who gets trained this week & who needs training Saturday evening.
We'll meet Joy Lutheran Church at 7:30 PM Saturday 18 Apr to rendezvous, collect troop permission forms, rock gym waiver paperwork (minor & adult), and $25 (covers the rental cost and food). This is an overnight event until 9:00 AM Sunday morning. We have limited drivers, so parents are responsible for transportation or arrange carpooling to & from the rock gym and/or JLC. Bring cash, check, or use Scout Account if you have a positive balance.
Food! It’s what’s always on my mind. Food will be provide by the troop and is included in the $25
Saturday dinner - You’re welcome to eat before for you come and have midnight cracker barrel style snacks with hot dogs, cheese and cracker and other goodies.
Sunday breakfast – simple and tasty, quick and easy.
Address: Alaska Rock Gym • 4840 Fairbanks Street, Anchorage AK 99503 • (907) 562-7265
See Attached Documents:
Rock Gym Roster
Troop Permission Slip, &
AK Rock Gym Waivers for Adult & Minor
Let me know if you have any questions...all parents welcome.
Check List & Notes:
• We will be staying the night / bring $20, T-219 permission slip & AK Rock Gym waiver
• Bring a “Helmet”
• Belayers' bring LEATHER GLOVES
• Bring water bottle
• You can bring healthy snacks, but energy drinks
• Climb in shorts or very loose sweats
• Bring sleeping bag & ground pad…cot & ear plugs optional
• Bring sleep wear…shorts or sweats & t-shirt will work
• Bring own toiletries for the AM
• Bring one-bag or day pack for all personal gear
• Put your name on everything!
• Make sure you eat a good dinner before you come
• Cracker-Barrel snacks for Saturday night provided
• Continental style breakfast Sunday morning provided
• We need at least 7 chaperones to help run the event and stay the night
• Scouts age 14 & older and adults need to get belay trained before hand
• If there are additional questions, contact Jeff Estes
• WE NEED DRIVERS……the 9 adult chaperones will not be able to take all 40 Scouts. You must be on the troop driving list and turned your drivers info into Mr. Strickland
Two April Events
This is Lou Rivera-Murray your troop event coordinator. I just received the Boy Scout Council Events letter which I will forward in a few days but I am highlighting 2 which have fast approaching deadlines. Our family has chosen to participate in both events and we would ask you to join us so I am also Volunteering to administer this event.
I spoke with Mr. Puterbaugh and he asked that I forward this email. To be considered a Scout event we need a minimum of 15 participants and I am supplying 2 of those participants.
I have a deadline to order and purchase tickets for each event. I will pay for the event in advance and am willing to work details with families and will accept checks/cash. I must make one order and payment which I will do on my credit cards so once I have a list even if you cancel I will need to collect the money. Request Troop 219 represents well and wears class A uniform. If any ASM attend I ask that you also wear your uniform.
9 April 2015 Boy Scout Night at World Tour Harlem Globetrotters @ 7 pm at the Alaska Airlines Center Tickets are $19 (back end zone for scout, family,friends) *Free Harlem Globetrotter Patch for Scouts. I must order tickets NLT than 3 April.
10 April 2015 Boy Scout Night at Alaska Aces Game vs. Ontario @ 7:15 on dry side, center balcony at the Sullivan Arena. Tickets are $12 (for scout and family, friends, grandparents etc.)*Free Aces Scout Patch. I must order tickets NLT than 7 April.
I will have sign up sheets at this Sunday's meeting, however most boys attending are working on their rockets so we haven't had normal attendance. In addition please respond to this email with your name, scout's name, number of tickets, and your contact phone number. I will be available at the church on both days to hand out tickets at 5:15-6:00. This allows us to carpool if need be. Please be advised that due to nature of parking and travel we will leave the church NLT than 6:00 pm.
Come join us!
Alyeska Ski Trip
Hi, Everyone- Below are a few details for this weekend's trip to Alyeska...please review the attached roster.
Sign-up has closed. If you are on the list and will not be attending please let me know ASAP.
The conditions at Alyeska are variable (between hard-packed snow and ice), and I would not recommend this trip for beginners or even those skiing for the second or third time.
Attached are permission slips for the event (Troop 219, Alyeska Rental and Challenge Alaska). If your son is going on this troop event, please download, print, fill out the forms, sign them and bring them with you on Friday to the church.
We are meeting at 5:30 PM Friday night at Joy Lutheran church to head out. Bring your ski /snowboard gear and overnight sleeping bag, pad, pillow & gear. The boys & adults will be spending Friday and Saturday night in the Challenge Alaska Ski Center...skiing all day Saturday…and returning home Sunday between 11-noon.
The troop will supply Friday/Saturday night dinners & Saturday/Sunday morning breakfast. The boys are responsible for their own lunches.
I will also need several drivers to help transport the boys to Alyeska and back. Please let me know if you can volunteer your time.
I will send out a second email with additional details to the scouts who will be attending the event.
If you have any questions please contact me via phone or email.
Scouts and Parents,
Congratulations to our newly elected Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leaders!
My name is Lou Rivera-Murray and I have volunteered to be the Troop 219 Event Coordinator. As the event coordinator my hope is to be able to keep parents and scouts informed on all scout opportunities available to our Troop. I will periodically send you "Save the Date" emails. In these emails you will find information about events you and your scout can participate in and you may also find out information about Merit Badges the troop is working toward. I am not the point of contact for any of these events. We have multiple events that require a volunteer parent/scout to coordinate these items for the troop. I have attached a zip file with information about the upcoming events that require a troop coordinator. These items are highlighted in yellow. This is a new position so I will be learning with you. Our Troop Committee is planning on including events on a google calendar and or website. Until then my hope is to keep parents informed ahead of time. As this is the first Save the Date you will notice a lot of short notice events...as I continue this process together we will be able to push the calendar out further. Additionally, with enthusiastic volunteers we will be able to participate in a variety of events to keep all of our young men participating. As you can see there are events that will interest different young men; with a parent coordinator any of these are possible.
Below is the updated Scouting schedule for upcoming 2015 to add to your new family calendars:
5 March Personal Fitness MB (12-wk program scouts meet every other week at McDonald Center, 6-7pm 19 Mar, 2 Apr, 16 Apr, 30 Apr, 7 May, 21 May)
20-22 March Aleyeska Ski Trip (Scouts working on their Ski and Snow Sport MB complete requirements 1-4 prior to attending/6pm Friday-11 am Sun)
1 Apr Registration for 6 June NRA Youth Day
Rocket Lockin 3-4 Apr (7PM Fri overnight at church/Rendezvous at Joy Lutheran Church (JLC) at 9:00 am on Sat to Big Lake or Knik for Launch)
Scouting for Food @ location (TBD)
Apr 3-5 Great volunteer opportunity at the Tebughna Foundation’s Ida’Ina Friendship Gathering at the Alaska Dome! For those of you who participated in the 2015 Freezoree, this is a great chance to give back to the Native community and show your appreciation for their generosity in donating the use of the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Jim Stevens at JStevens@SouthcentralFoundation.org or (907) 729-5202. The event goes from noon-9pm on Scouts will help monitor doors to keep too much air from escaping and help keep food and drinks off the turf. Any scout that volunteers for two shifts would meet the service hours requirement for the Citizenship in the Community merit badge!
10 April Scout Night with the Aces. Come cheer on our Alaska Aces at Sullivan Arena! This is a reduced price event for scouts and their families. Tickets are $12 COME IN UNIFORM AND GET A PATCH! For registration information and questions please go to: https://scoutingevent.com/?acesnight.
Troop Event Coordinators can be mom's or dad's who are willing to take administrative charge of an activity. This may mean ensuring tickets are purchased, scouts are registered for events, etc. If you are interested in coordinating a specific event please let me know. We have a tremendous amount of parents, our Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters who can answer your questions and facilitate the planning. Suggestions and volunteers welcome!
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