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This is our Troops main means of passing information onto both Scouts and Parents alike.

  • Come here for all our Announcements, login to see the full announcement.
  • View the Calendar of upcoming events.
  • Sign up for upcoming events under Event Registration.
  • Check out our most useful Links, everything from training to all things scouts.
  • Don't forget to come back and view our online Photo Albums, this is where you can remember the great times you had at each event, or just find out what your boy really did there.
  • Make sure you add a comment to the photos and read the comments other scouts left.
  • Forgot your buddies phone number or e-mail address, no problem, look them up on the Troop Roster.
  • Need a form or other file for scouts, go to our Files page and you will find everything you need.
  • Want more information on an upcoming event, find it on the calendar and download the permission slip, map or any other information linked to that event.
  • Need to send an e-mail to the Scoutmaster or other leader, hit the Send Email link on the left and you will be on your way.
  • Patrol Leaders need to send a note out to your entire patrol, use the Send Email link and use your patrol's group e-mail link.

Our hope is that you will find this website both useful and informative. We will strive to get ALL of the information that you need as Scouts, Adult Leaders or Parents in our Troop, right here, in one convenient place.

If you are not already a member of our Troop, we encourage you to come by for a visit. New Scouts are ALWAYS WELCOME!!!

Please check out the links to other BSA sites we are associated with, and feel free to Contact Us with any questions about this site or our troop. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.

Rockwell

Troop Swim Nights - April 2 and 16 - Carmody Rec Center - 7:00pm

Posted by susan.crouch on Mar 29 2015 - 7:45pm

It's time for the annual Troop 808 swim nights at Carmody Recreation Center. On April 2nd and April 16th we will be giving the boys a chance to complete their swim classification tests and for some this will also be an opportunity to have their 2nd and 1st class swimming requirements signed off.  

Earth Day Service Project

Posted by linda.fitzjarrell on Mar 29 2015 - 11:34am

Let's celebrate Earth Day by joining many other volunteers getting involved with a few projects throughout Bear Creek Lake Park - Saturday, April 25, 8am - Noon. Friends and Family are All Welcome! Please register on the troop website so we can provide BCLP with an accurate count. We'll wear our Troop 808 Class B t-shirts. Bring water and work gloves. Any questions, ask Kevin - Troop 808 OA Rep.

Talent Release Form

Posted by linda.fitzjarrell on Mar 28 2015 - 9:47pm

The Troop would like to publish more information about all the great things our scouts accomplish. In order to do so, we need Talent Release Forms for each scout. If you have not already done so, please get one of these forms signed and turned in to Mrs. Metziner or Mrs. Fitzjarrell. Thanks!

Summer Camp - Third Payment Due 04/02/15

Posted by linda.fitzjarrell on Mar 28 2015 - 11:15am

If you have already signed up for Summer Camp 2015 -- which will be AWESOME -- your third payment ($85) is due by April 2. If you have not yet signed up -- GOOD NEWS -- there's still time for you to sign up and join this absolutely funtastic camp ($210 brings your payments up-to-date)! Please make your payments using the Online Payments option under MENU to the left of this page, or bring a check (payable to Troop 808) and give it to Mrs. Fitzjarrell, Troop Treasurer at an upcoming meeting. Thanks!

A New Year in Scouting

Posted by ahalingstad on Mar 1 2015 - 10:12pm

I want to extend a welcome to all new scouts and their families as well as our current scout family, the key word being FAMILY.  We hope you find Troop 808 to be a place where your boy can thrive and grow in their scouting experience and we can help facilitate their success.  Every new  year brings transitions as some boys and leaders move on and new ones arrive, but the traditions and principles of scouting endure.  I trust each of us will challenge ourselves to “do our part”, whatever that may be, whether in a  leadership  role (scout or adult), serving on the troop committee or providing support in some other way.  Transportation to and from events is always needed as are Merit Badge Counselors for a variety of subjects.  The time commitments are minimal but the rewards are enduring. 

The new parent orientation is very important as Boy Scouts differs slightly from Cub Scouts and you may have questions that can be addressed early on.  At a minimum, Youth Protection Training is strongly recommended for all Scout parents (must be renewed every 2 years and does carry over from Cub Scouts).  Please see Allen Halingstad  if you haven’t gotten access codes for the troop website where you can set up an online Training account to take YPT and other offerings under “Training”.  Various things like Weather Hazards, Safe Swim Defense and Troop Committee Challenge  can be helpful and usually take between 30 and 60 minutes each to complete.  Outings, campouts and events are also posted on the websites, with an update email going out each week.

As far as  fundraising goes, the Denver  Area Council Investment in Character presentation will be at our March 19 Court of Honor, any donation however small helps our troop meet its goals and the DAC continue to offer top notch programs and facilities.  We do popcorn sales in August and minimal Camp Cards, but the easiest way to cover a large portion of your boys expenses, dues, etc is by getting and using one of our King Soopers Gift Cards (friends and family members can also get them and use if you like), which you can use for food and fuel purchases.  5% of money spent comes back to Troop 808 and half goes straight to your boys scout account.

If you have questions about anything, please don’t hesitate to ask any of our adult leaders, scout leaders or Committee members and we’ll do our best to help. 

 

Yours in Scouting, Doug Cone, Scoutmaster 303-547-7298 or dandjcone@msn.com 

Domino Service Dogs Thanks Troop 808

Posted by linda.fitzjarrell on Feb 22 2015 - 10:14am

Troop 808's PLC and Committee Members heard about the upcoming Open House and Silent Auction of Domino Service Dogs' new training facility here in Lakewood, and agreed to donate two baskets loaded with Trails-End popcorn to this worthwhile organization. Domino Service Dogs assists people with disabilities in assessing and training their own service dogs (owner-trained) using humane training techniques, saving them thousands of dollars and providing them much needed assistance and support. DSD will be hosting their Open House on Saturday, February 28, at 6505 W. Alameda Blvd. Unit 101 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Attached here is more information about Domino Service Dogs and their Open House/Silent Auction. They are very grateful for Troop 808's generosity.

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