Post date: Feb 27, 2016 7:39:58 PM

Troop 181 will hit the slopes on March 11-13 for our annual ski trip. This is a family trip, so parents and siblings are welcome. If you haven't reserved your spot yet please contact Jason Feldman ASAP. See flyer below for more general information about the special scout weekend.

Details follow. Jason will be at the next meeting to collect payments and consent form (see below) and discuss the trip.

We will leave to go to Shawnee early on Saturday morning. We will ski on Saturday and Sunday.

We will purchase our tickets in advance to save time and get the best deal on our tickets and rentals. Here are the following costs that I need to collect at our next meeting.

2 day lift ticket, $35

Ski or snowboard Rental $26

Helmet rental $16

Participants need to let me know if they need just lift tickets, or rentals and a helmet.

There is also the option to get a lesson on Saturday for $13.

BSA rules mandate that all scouts must wear a helmet while skiing.

As far as planned activities there is the following event if we want to participate

MOUNTAIN SNOW RALLY – 10:00 AM @ Mountainside of the Clock Tower Breezeway

You WIN when you reach all check points, closest to the “pace-setter’s” established time!

Teams of two will compete to reach 4-5 check-points based on provided clues. The snow rally tests your “Braininess” and “Gamesmanship”. Participants must be able to confidently ski or snowboard “top of the mountain” terrain and trails.

Compete in your troops name? Shawnee Mountain Gift Card Prizes awarded for:

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for successful completion and closest to pacesetter’s time

  • Best Team Name

Regarding our stay at The Pocono Environmental Education center, here is a summary of the information that was sent to me:

1) The spaghetti dinner will be served at 6:00pm on Saturday. This is ample time to depart from Shawnee when skiing is done, and should give you time to change into warm clothes before supper.

2) You will be staying in Lodge A. A total of 40 people can sleep in this lodging accommodation. It is up to you to determine who will sleep where.

3) When you check in on Saturday, you will be given a map of our campus and notification of the staff member who will be “on call” in case of emergency. No keys are given, so unless you are actually in the lodge, sleeping, the doors will remain unlocked. Valuables should be kept in your locked cars. Food and snacks are NOT ALLOWED in the cabins. A breakfast snack for Sunday morning will be available to you from our Dining Hall.

4) There is heat, electricity and hot water in the cabins. You will need to provide sleeping bags, pillows, towels, and toiletries. No towels or soap are provided.

Weather permitting - a campfire on our lower campus is planned for the evening after the spaghetti dinner. If the weather does not cooperate, there will be a fire in the wood stove in our Main Building. If you would like to bring a guitar or want to help lead songs and/or stories, that would be wonderful!