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.


12/7: Cooking Merit Badge

  • Opening Flags
  • Cooking Merit Badge – Instructor Andrea J.
    • Discussed meal planning for upcoming breakfast (1/3/15)
  • Announcements:
    • Upcoming Court of Honor – Bring food, come early!
    • Floor Hockey – Time TBD
    • We won’t be sending a contingent to North Wind this year, but may hold our own winter camping outing
  • Closing Flags