Welcome to Troop 888
"Scouting with Altitude"
for over 50 years
WHERE TO FIND SCOUT APPAREL - SCOUT SHOP!
Everything you would ever want for your new Scout can be found at the Scout Shop. It is highly recommended that you get a uniform for your Scout "that they can grow into" as many of our youth seem to grow pretty quickly at this age. HELPFUL HINT: If you are not into sewing patches onto your new shirt then ask for the option to buy a shirt with the patchwork already in place.
NOTE: The Scout Handbook will define what a Class A uniform entails if a Scout Shop staff member is unavailable. Class A uniforms are required in our troop for most of our scout activities.
LOCATION: 10455 West 6th Avenue, Suite 125 Lakewood, CO 80215
ONLY 20 MINUTES FROM EVERGREEN!
SCOUT CAMPING ESSENTIALS
GOING CAMPING AND DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU SHOULD PACK?
WHAT ARE THE TEN ESSENTIALS? WHY DO I KEEP HEARING ABOUT THEM?
It’s more than a motto in Scouting; it’s a way to plan and execute each outing, even if it’s just a Saturday morning hike. In the woods, the items here (stowed in a daypack) can keep you comfortable, warm, hydrated, safe and, most of all, prepared to face what nature puts in your path — whether you asked for it or not. Each Scout is asked to have these with them on each camping activity or day activity outdoors.
HINT for NEW SCOUTS: At some point you will be asked to demonstrate how you packed your own camping/hiking bag. Insure your own success by having these required items in that packed bag. You will soon find out that it is going to be a requirement for rank advancement.
WE CAN USE OUR FIRST AID MERIT BADGE WHEN IT APPLIES OTHERWISE
WE MAY NEED MEDICAL HELP
We always need to 'Be Prepared' for any Scout who attends an event with our troop and has an emergency that requires medical attention. For that reason, we ask each parent to fill out a set of medical forms to help us understand anything important about the Scout's immediate health.
Our troop is responsible for bringing a copy of these forms when attending any event that requires camping outdoors or any other overnight activities. Please insure that everything is filled out to the best of your ability to insure that we know how to best care for your child. The forms are turned into our troop Medical Chairperson for review and cleared before a Scout may participate in any of the aforementioned events.
YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING
True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the Scouts BSA program to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, regional, area, council, district, and unit levels.
NOTE: Any parent who wishes to participate in our troop activities will need to complete this online course and present the completed course certificate to our committee chair responsible for our adult training course record keeping along with a completed Adult Volunteer application.
Are you looking for good songs to sing at camp? At NYLT, (National Youth Leadership Training) they give out a great songbook for Scouts. You can download it right here! It has 50+ songs that are great to share and sing to other Scouts. These are great to learn for campouts and campfires. This is a troop resource, open to all! Remember, memorizing them is always appreciated.