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Tubing/Skiing at Powder Ridge

The fun and exciting trip is on March 1st. Bring cash for what you want to do. You should also pack a lunch and supper ( You can also buy the supper,  but it is very expensive.) You can also get concessions there too, so bring extra money.

So far we have eight scouts skiing and two tubing. If you would like to sign up then talk to your patrol leaders.


  • Price:  $12
  • Leaving time: 11:00
  • Driver: Kevin


  • Price: $50 with the rental $25 without
  • Meeting place: Glencoe city center
  • Drivers: Mark and Paul
  • Returning time: 8:00

Merit Badge Madness 2015

The 2015 Merit Badge Madness is being held on the 14th of March. It is free to register, but it is $4.00 to buy a lunch there. Talk to Kevin about it by next Sunday ( Feb. 15). There are some very cool choices this year! We should be leaving by 6:15. You might want to bring some money, there might be concessions.

Winter camp at the Swift’s

The winter camp at the Swift’s is going to be on Saturday the 31st through the 1st. It starts at 7:00, so be there a little early. You can be picked up at 7:30 on Sunday. If there is something you do not have or don’t know where to go, give the Swifts a call and we’ll try to work something out.


Stuff to Bring:

  • 1 can of your favorite soup
  • snow pants
  • warm boots
  • outer shell ( Winter Jacket)
  • long johns
  • warm layers
  • gloves
  • hat
  • Nalgene water bottle
  • 0 degree sleeping bag
  • wool socks
  • NO mess kit
  • flashlight or headlamp
  • sleeping pad
  • sleeping hat


Check out the Northwind list on the links page for other ideas of what you may want to bring.


6/8: Patrol Meetings


  1. Flags
  2. Cookies
  3. Announcements (Changes reflecting these are on the calendar)
    • Many Point Swim Test (Recommended but optional): Friday, June 20, 7am, meeting at North Field House Entrance
    • Sand Box Fill: Saturday, June 21, 7:30am at Knife River; Bring Gloves, Shovel, and Wheelbarrow if you have one
    • No Flag Retirement Saturday
    • Reminder to get Physicals for Many Point done soon
  4. Patrol Meetings*
  5. Closing Flags?

Adam’s Patrol (Formerly Bobcats):
Patrol Name: Schrodinger’s Bobcats
Patrol Patch: Bobcat
Patrol Cheer: Dead/Alive>Bobcats
Patrol Flag: Title with Tomahawks
Patrol Scout Skill: Tomahawk Throwing

Isaac’s Patrol (Formerly Cobras):
Patrol Name: Scorpions of Fire and Poison
Patrol Patch: Scorpion
Patrol Cheer: [none yet]
Patrol Flag: Name with Scorpion and swords
Patrol Scout Skill: Knot-tying

Michael’s Patrol (Formerly Wolves):
Patrol Name: Demonic Blood Dragons
Patrol Patch: Dragon
Patrol Cheer: Demonic/Blood/Dragon
Patrol Flag: Fiery Dragon with Words
Patrol Scout Skill: Orienteering

Many Point Swim Test Scheduled

A time for the pre-camp swim test has been scheduled for Friday, June 20th @ 7:00 a.m. at the GSL High School Pool.
This testing is for cub scouts, boy scouts and adults who will be attending summer scout camp.  The pre-camp swim test is not mandatory, but does simplify things on arrival to camp.  If you cannot make this event, do not worry, we’ll get you through the testing at camp.
Please arrive between 7:00 and 7:30 and enter through the Field House entrance.  Proceed left (east) into the high school until you come to the appropriate locker room on your right.  Once in your swim suit you may enter the pool area from the locker room showers.   We’ll be standing by to help you with the testing.    Testing will be “first come, first served” and should take about 10 minutes.  We’ll try to get you in and out as quickly as possible.