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Feb
3
Mon
2014
Gear Talk on Backpacking @ Prairie Star Middle School
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Gear Talk on Backpacking @ Prairie Star Middle School | Leawood | Kansas | United States

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.

Leawood City Council Flag Duty – Chinchilla Patrol @ Leawood City Council
Feb 3 @ 7:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Mar
10
Mon
2014
Boundary Waters 2015 Planning Meeting @ Prairie Star Middle School
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Boundary Waters 2015 Planning Meeting @ Prairie Star Middle School

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.

Outfitter:

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.

Schedule:

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.

Cost:

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.

Questions:

If you have questions about the Boundary Waters 2015 high adventure trip, please direct them to Jeff Parrish.

 

Apr
16
Wed
2014
RMHAB 2014 Travel Planning @ Blue Valley Library - meeting room
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
RMHAB 2014 Travel Planning @ Blue Valley Library - meeting room | Overland Park | Kansas | United States

Overview

We will meet at Blue Valley Library to discuss travel options and arrangements for RMHAB.

Travel Options on the Way to RMHAB

Koshare and Kiva in La Junta, CO

Indian Kiva and Museum

Koshare Dancers

Campout in the Kiva

Royal Gorge near Canon City, CO

Royal Gorge Zip Line

 

Travel Options on the Way Home

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Sandboarding and Sandsledding on the tallest sand dunes in North America

Hike to Zapata Falls

Jul
11
Fri
2014
Philmont High Adventure 2014 @ Philmont Scout Ranch
Jul 11 – Jul 23 all-day
Philmont High Adventure 2014 @ Philmont Scout Ranch | Cimarron | New Mexico | United States

Registration to this event is CLOSED.

If you’re interested in attending a future Philmont High Adventure, please see the Philmont High Adventure 2015 page. Or contact Krista Cox, Troop 10 High Adventure Coordinator.

Jul
19
Sat
2014
Rocky Mountain High Adventure Base 2014 @ Rocky Mountain High Adventure Base
Jul 19 – Jul 27 all-day

This is a high adventure trip to the Boy Scout high adventure camp near Poncha Springs, Colorado named Rocky Mountain High Adventure Base (RMHAB).

Trailhead    Arkansas River

We will check-in to RMBAH on Sunday, July 20. Check out is on Saturday, July 26. Our program will include two days of whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River and three days of backpacking, camping and ascending a 14,000 foot mountain.

On the Summit

Several members of the high adventure group will travel to La Junta, CO on July 19 to see the the Koshare Indian Museum, the Kiva, the show and to overnight in the Kiva. This group will stop at the Royal Gorge on the way to RMHAB. This group will also depart RMHAB Friday afternoon for Great Sand Dunes National Park and camp there. Saturday will be spent hiking and sandboarding the tallest sand dunes in North America and going on a hike to Zapata Falls.

Sandboarding

19th travel to La Junta Co. (8 AM  - 4 PM)

20th travel to Poncha Springs Co. (9 AM to 2 PM)

25th travel to Great Sand Dunes NP (5 PM to 7 PM)

26th travel to WaKeeney, Kansas

27th AM return to KC