Archive for January, 2009

Wilderness Suvivoree (TB District Winter Event)

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Wilderness Survival Merit BadgeTroop 111 will be attending the Wilderness Survival campout hosted by Thunderbird District.

The dates of the campout are January 30 & 31, 2009.

We will assemble at 5:30 PM at St. Sabina and return Saturday evening around 9:00 PM.

As the theme suggests, the scouts should be prepared for elements of the Wilderness Survival Merit Badge which would include building a natural shelter and spending the night in it.  This will depend on the weather and available resources.  If the scout has already completed this or other requirements, this should be treated as a regular campout.

This event is the “Winter Event” for the district.  This is done in place of Klondike and/or skiing.

The permission slip is available here.

Leader’s Info Packet.

Closest address on MapQuest to the event.

Mapquest directions from St. Sabina to Wilderness Survivoree.

Let’s Go Geocaching

Monday, January 12th, 2009

 On Saturday, January 17, 2009, we will go Geocaching as a Troop event.

 This is to be used to hone skills for land navigation and possibly some hiking, so be prepared for anything.
 We’ll be viewing the videos (listed below) at the meeting on Monday, January 12, 2009.



GPS Device If you have access to a GPS device, please bring it.  A personal compass will work also.

 If you’re interested in purchasing a device (not a requirement for this event), check out some of the options available at the Garmin website or at Dick’s Sporting Goods.


 We will discuss adding a lunch event after the Geocaching, but it might need to be an outdoor lunch as we could get dirty looking for the objects.

The weather will be standard Kansas City weather, so be prepared for ANYTHING.

Here is the Permission Slip for the event containing a sample area map and geocache tag clues.