December 2012 – March 2014
Troop 10 will be boarding a Blackbeard ship for an adventure on the high seas next summer, July 20-26. We will be departing from Nassau, Bahamas for a week of sailing, diving, snorkeling, and fishing. Scouts must be 13 years old at the time of the trip or 12 years old and have completed 7th grade.
The cost is approx $1219 if already scuba certified and $1932 if scuba certification is needed. Air fare is approx. $500 in addition to this.
The trek will start on July 11th and end on July 23rd. Based on the current Amtrak schedule, you would take the 10:45pm train to Raton, NM the evening of July 10th (Thursday) and arrive around 11am the morning of July 12th.
The return trip has you leaving Raton on July 23rd at 4:50pm and getting back to Kansas City around 7:30am July 24th (Thursday).
If you are interested in attending, please email Krista Cox. Scouts must be at least 14 years old, or completed the 8th grade and 13 years old prior to arriving at Philmont. (currently in the 6th grade)
All fees non-refundable
For more information, please contact
Troop 10 – High Adventure Chair
Who Can Attend?All Arrowmen and their families are invited to join us for the Annual Lodge Banquet.
We will look back at the success of the last year, featuring the establishment of a new chapter, our participation at the National Order of the Arrow Conference, inducting almost 1000 new members, and many other accomplishments. We will also recognize our 30 newest Vigil Honor members, present the Founder’s Awards, and recognize our Chapters and Committees for their success in 2012!
Our Guest Speaker will be Skip Yowell, co-founder of JanSport. An avid traveler, adventurist and businessman, Skip has a great story to tell about determination and motivation to excel in all you do.
At the Winter Banquet, we will also install the new youth officers of the lodge and hear about their plans for 2013 and learn about some of the preparations for the lodge’s 75th Anniversary in 2014.
The Early Bird cost of the Banquet is $30 if you register on or before December 31, 2012.
The Full cost of the Banquet is $40 if you register between January 1-7, 2013.
No reservations, including walk-ins, will be accepted after January 7, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
Register online for 2013 Winter Banquet (Deadline to register is January 7, 2013)
All Winter Banquet Registrations are non-refundable.
ArrowPass holders are automatically registered for the Winter Banquet; no separate registration is required!
For all scouts and parents interested in any high adventure backpacking trip over the next several years…
Marta Henshaw from Backwoods will be doing a “Gear Talk” on February 3 at 6 PM at Prairie Star Middle School prior to the Troop meeting. This will be your opportunity to hear about the newest and best gear to take with you in your pack. She will also be giving tips on how to pack your backpack. You will have an opportunity to ask her any gear related questions.
Please RSVP to Krista Cox by 1/31 if you are coming.
Boundary Waters 2015 Meeting
We will meet at Prairie Star middle school at 6 pm on March 10, 2014 to discuss details of the high adventure trip to Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA). The trip is planned for the third week of July 2015.
All scouts need to be 13+ years old and Star rank or higher at the time of the trip.
Boundary Waters is over a million acres of pristine wilderness with over one thousand lakes, over one thousand canoe paths and over two thousand camp sites. BWCA is part of Superior National Forest and is supported and regulated by the National Forest Service. To reduce the impact of people on this natural preserve, permits to BWCA are limited – limited to the number of groups (crews) which can start their canoe adventure by start point. For instance, Nina Moose Lake can have a maximum of seven crews launch there on any given day. Also, the size of any crew is limited to nine people or less. We will probably have two or three crews ply the waters of BWCA.
Since we will have more than one traveling group (crew), we potentially could have very different itineraries for each of the different crews. We could have one group want to cover as much territory as possible while a second group want to see as much wildlife as possible while a third crew want to do as much fishing as possible while a fourth crew want to spend most of their time in neighboring Quetico Provincial Park.
We have chosen a private outfitter (North Country Canoe Outfitters – NCCO) rather than the Boy Scout outfitter (Northern Tier – NT) for a few reasons. NT puts three people in a canoe while NCCO puts two people in a canoe. NCCO provides essentially all equipment while NT provides minimal equipment. NT requires payment for groups of eight, whether or not all spots are filled. NCCO is happy with any group of eight or more. NT provides a guide, but they take one of the nine spots allowed by the National Forest Service and you pay for this service.
We have targeted July 19-25 to be on the water. This means driving up to/near Albert Lea, MN after work on Friday, July 17, over-nighting at a hotel there and finishing the drive the next morning, arriving at Ely, MN around 3 pm on Saturday, July 18. We will go through orientation, have demonstrations and hands-on practice on how to use their equipment, finalize detailed route planning at NCCO and gather our equipment. We will overnight in bunk houses on the lake front property of NCCO, get up in the morning, be shuttled to our start point and start our journey.
The cost for the NCCO bunk house, use of NCCO equipment (canoes, paddles, life jackets, tents, sleeping bags, pads, rain flies, pots, pans…), meals for the duration on the water and shuttles to and from our trip in BWCA will be about $574 per person. Additional costs include transportation to/from Ely, MN, hotel and meals on the way and souvenirs (including patches at the Northern Tier shop).
The middle of July with a start on a Sunday is very much prime time up in Boundary Waters. We need to make reservations early to get these prime spots.
RSVP / Deposit
To secure a reservation with NCCO, we need to make a non-refundable deposit of $100 per person. Please bring a checkbook or a check in your wallet to cover your deposit and make checks payable to Troop 10. The Boundary Waters trip coordinator needs to collect these checks and hand them as a group to our Troop Treasurer, get a Troop check cut and send it to NCCO to secure our reservation.
If you have questions about the Boundary Waters 2015 high adventure trip, please direct them to Jeff Parrish.