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Boy Scout Troop 288
(La Crescenta, California)
 
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All troop, parent, and leader meetings are on ZOOM until further notice.  Each week members will receive an email with the link to log in to the virtual meeting.  Please contact Mrs. Dodson prior to a meeting if a new Scout would like to join in.

December
1 Rank Advancement Sign Off Night
Contact your patrol leader to let him know what requirements you need.
Bring your BSA Handbook
8 Potential COH (Court of Honor)
15 Potential Secret Santa Gift Exchange
22 NO Troop Meeting (Happy Holidays!)
29 NO Troop Meeting

We are suspending all treks and gatherings until further notice.  In person activities will resume in accordance with guidelines outlined by state and local health department and other local officials, as well as under the direction of local BSA council and chartered organization.  We will continue to evaluate this as additional news unfolds.  Stay safe and healthy!
December 2020
Date Day Event Unit Activity Leader 2nd Leader
1 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom (Rank Adv. Sign Off Night) Mrs. Dodson ASM
7 Mon Leader Mtg Boy / Girl Troops Committee Meeting Mr. Kilgore --
8 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom (Potential COH - Court of Honor) Mrs. Dodson ASM
15 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom (Potential Secret Santa Gift Exchange)  Mrs. Dodson ASM
16  Wed  Advancement  Boy / Girl Troops  Zoom (BOR) Board of Review  Mr. Bomar  Adults 
17 Thur VH Council Boy / Girl Troops  Eagle Board of Review -- --
22 Tues NO Troop Mtg Boy Trop GUSD Winter Recess (Dec. 21- Jan. 6) -- --
29 Tues NO Troop Mtg Boy Troop -- --


Calendar Archive


January 2020
Date Day Event Unit Activity Leader 2nd Leader
7 Tu  Troop Mtg Boy Troop PLC / TG&I, BOR Mrs. Dodson Mr. Bomar
10-12 Fri-Sun Camping Boy / Girl Troops & Crew Leo Carrillo Beach Mr. Kilgore Mr. Cartnal
13 Mon Leader Mtg Boy / Girl Troops Committee Meeting Mr. Kilgore --
14 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Iron Chef Intro & Cooking Basics Mrs. Dodson ASM
18  Sat  Merit Badge Session  Boy / Girl Troops  Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge  Mr. Turner Mr. Bomar, Mrs. Turner 
21 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Iron Chef Health & Safety, Planning for Success  Mrs. Dodson ASM
23  Thur  VH Council Boy / Girl Troops  Eagle Board of Review --  -- 
25 Sat Day Outing Boy Troop Bike Ride (10 Miles) Mr. Kilgore Mr. Mamujee
25 Sat   Merit Badge Session Boy / Girl Troops  Communication Merit Badge Mr. Turner Mrs. Turner 
28 Tues Troop Meeting Boy Troop Iron Chef Cooking Competition  Mrs. Dodson ASM
30  Thur  Leader Mtg  Boy Troop  ASM Meeting (Parents welcome)  Mrs. Dodson  -- 

February 2020
Date Day Event Unit Activity Leader 2nd Leader
Sat  Adult Training  Boy / Girl Troops  ASM Specific Training  Pierre Landry   
4 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop PLC / TG&I, BOR.         Cycling Mrs. Dodson Mr. Bomar
8 Sat Scout Sabbath Boy / Girl Troops  Wear Your Uniform to Temple Mrs. Snyder --
8 Sat Day Outing Boy Troop Day Hike (Sturtevant Falls) Mr. Haynes Mr. Bomar
8 Sat Day Outing Boy Troop Bike Ride (10 miles) Mr. Kilgore Mr. Mamujee
8 Sat Merit Badge Session Boy / Girl Troops  Personal Management Merit Badge Mrs. Sparks Mr. Sparks 
Sun  Scout Sunday  Boy / Girl Troops  Wear Your Uniform to Church  Mrs. Snyder  -- 
10 Mon Leader Mtg Boy / Girl Troops Committee Meeting Mr. Kilgore --
11 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop 10 Essentials - Car Camp, Backpack  Mrs. Dodson ASM
13  Thur  Leader Mtg  Boy Troop  ASM Meeting (Parents welcome)  Mrs. Dodson  -- 
15-17 Sat-Mon Camping Boy Troop Fossil Adventure in Bakersfield Mr. Haug Mr. Kubela 
16  Sun  Day Event  Boy Troop   Dutch Oven Day  Mr. Ward  Mr. Midgley 
17 Mon Day Outing Boy / Girl Troops Big Bear Snow Day   (canceled) Mr. Ward Mr. Axman
18 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop OA Presentation, Camp Set Up  Mrs. Dodson ASM
21-23 Fri-Sun Camping Boy / Girl Troops Pre-Camporee @ Camp Verdugo Oaks Lou Schwing Alex Fritz 
22 Sat Day Outing Boy Troop Mt. Baldy Snow Hike  (canceled) Mr. Harper Mrs. Dodson
25 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop OA Elections  Mrs. Dodson ASM
27 Thur VH Council Boy / Girl Troops  Eagle Board of Review -- --
29  Sat  Service Project  Boy Troop  Operation Gratitude Service Project  Mrs. Sparks  Mr. Sparks 
2/29-3/1 Sat-Sun Backpack Boy / Girl Troops & Crew Sespe Intermediate Backpack (canceled) Ms. Newgard Mr. Haynes

March 2020
Date Day Event Unit Activity Leader 2nd Leader
3 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop PLC / TG&I, BOR, SPL Nominations, First Aid Mrs. Dodson Mr. Bomar
6-8 Fri-Sun VH Council Boy / Girl Troops  Camporee @ Verdugo Oaks Camp Mr. Schwing  Mrs. Schwing 
7 Sat Day Outing Boy / Girl Troops Bike Ride (15 Miles) (canceled) Mr. Kilgore Mr. Cartnal
9 Mon Leader Mtg Boy / Girl Troops Committee Meeting Mr. Kilgore --
10 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop
Mrs. Dodson ASM
12  Thur  Leader Mtg  Boy Troop  ASM Meeting (Parents welcome) (canceled) Mrs. Dodson  -- 
17 Tues NO Troop Mtg Boy Troop GUSD Spring Break (3/16-23) -- --
21  Sat  Training  Boy / Girl Troops & Crew  CPR / First Aid Training  Mr. Hain  
24 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom meeting Mrs. Dodson ASM
26 Thur VH Council Boy / Girl Troops  Eagle Board of Review -- --
27-28  Fri-Sat  Backpack  Philmont Trek Participants  Henninger Flats Backpack (Philmont Warmup)  Ms. Newgard  Mr. Blackwood
28 Sat Day Outing Boy Troop 5 Mile Hike with Compass Mr. Haynes Mr. Mamujee
31 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom meeting (SPL Election) Mrs. Dodson ASM

April 2020
Date Day Event Unit Activity Leader 2nd Leader
3-5 Fri-Sun Weekend Outing Boy Troop Mammoth Ski Trip Mr. Harper  
4 Sat Day Outing Boy Troop Bike Ride (15 Miles) Mr. Kilgore Mr. Mamujee
4 Sat Day Outing Boy / Girl Troops Horseback Ride Mrs. Harper Mr. Phagoo
7 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom meeting (Cyber Chip) Mrs. Dodson Mr. Bomar
10  Fri  Day Outing  Boy / Girl Troops  BSA Swim Test @ 6:30 p.m.  Mr. Midgley  Mrs. Harper 
11  Sat  Leader Mtg  Boy Troop  Zoom PLC meeting  Mrs. Dodson  Mr. Harper 
13 Mon Leader Mtg Boy / Girl Troops Zoom Committee Meeting Mr. Kilgore --
14 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom meeting (Drug Awareness, 2nd Class 7c) Mrs. Dodson ASM
15  Wed  Advancement   Boy / Girl Troops  Zoom BOR (Board of Review)  Mrs. Dodson  Mr. Bomar 
16 Thur Leader Mtg Boy Troop    Zoom ASM Meeting (Parents welcome) Mrs. Dodson --
17-19 Fri-Sun Camping Boy / Girl Troops Joshua Tree Rock Climbing Mr. Harper Mr. Carpenter
18 Sat Merit Badge Session Boy / Girl Troops  Cooking Merit Badge Mr. Cartnal  
21 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom meeting (Mentally Awake & Physically Strong)  Mrs. Dodson ASM
25  Sat  Leader Mtg  Boy Troop  Zoom PLC meeting  Mrs. Dodson  Mr. Harper
25-26 Sat-Sun Backpack Boy Troop Valley Forge Trail Beginner Backpack Mr. Haynes  
28 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom meeting (Kahoot Quiz - Scouting)  Mrs. Dodson ASM


May 2020
Date Day Event Unit Activity Leader 2nd Leader
2 Sat Merit Badge Session Boy / Girl Troops  Camping Merit Badge Mr. Sparks     
Sat  Leader Mtg  Boy Troop  Zoom PLC meeting  Mrs. Dodson  Mr. Harper 
5 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom meeting (Virtual Hike, Tenderfoot 5a-c / 2nd Class 3c,d / 1st Class 5b)  Mrs. Dodson ASM
9 Sat Day Outing Boy Troop Bike Ride (50 miles) Mr. Kilgore  
11  Mon  Backpack  Philmont Trek Participants  Mount Baldy Backpack (Philmont Warmup)  Ms. Newgard   
11 Mon Leader Mtg Boy / Girl Troops Zoom Committee Meeting Mr. Kilgore --
12 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom meeting (BINGO game night) Mrs. Dodson ASM
16-17 Sat-Sun Backpack Boy Troop San Jacinto Intermediate Backpack  Mr. Harper Mrs. Dodson
16  Sat  Leader Mtg  Boy Troop  Zoom PLC Meeting  Mrs. Dodson  Mr. Harper 
19  Tues  Adult Mtg  Boy / Girl Troops  Zoom New Parent Meeting @ 6pm  Mrs. Dodson  Mrs. Schwing 
19 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom meeting (Trail to 1st Class)  Mrs. Dodson ASM
20  Wed  Advancement  Boy / Girl Troops  Zoom BOR (Board of Review) Mrs. Dodson  Mr. Bomar 
23-24  Sat-Sun  Backpack  Philmont Trek Participants  San Jacinto Backpack (Philmont Warmup)  Ms. Newgard   
25 Mon Community Service Boy / Girl Troops & Crew Memorial Day Service @ Two Strike Park        Memorial Day Video Ms. Newgard  
26 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom meeting (Games, Open Q&A) Mrs. Dodson ASM
28  Thur  Leader Mtg  Boy Troop  Zoom ASM Meeting (Parents welcome)  Mrs. Dodson  -- 
28 Thur VH Council Boy / Girl Troops  Eagle Board of Review -- --
30 Sat Day Outing Boy Troop Orienteering Day at Park Mr. Turner  
June 2020
Date Day Event Unit Activity Leader 2nd Leader
2 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom meeting (Service & Conservation Projects presentation) Mrs. Dodson Mr. Bomar
6 Sat Leader Mtg Boy Troop  Zoom PLC meeting Mrs. Dodson  Mr. Harper 
6-7 Sat-Sun Backpack Boy / Girl Troops  San Gorgornio Advanced Backpack Mr. Harper Mrs. Dodson
8 Mon Leader Mtg Boy / Girl Troops Zoom Committee Meeting Mr. Kilgore --
9 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom meeting (Live zoo, Pets at home, 2nd Class Req. 4 - wild animals) Mrs. Dodson ASM
11  Thur  Leader Mtg  Boy Troop  Zoom ASM Meeting (Parents welcome)  Mrs. Dodson   
12-14 Fri-Sun Camping Boy / Girl Troops  Kern River Whitewater Rafting  Mr. Frinier Mrs. Harper
16 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom meeting (Trivia)  Mrs. Dodson ASM
20  Sat  Leader Mtg  Boy Troop  Zoom PLC meeting  Mrs. Dodson  Mr. Harper 
23 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom meeting (hike slideshow, 1st Class Req. 5a - plants, 5 mile hike w/map & compass)  Mrs. Dodson ASM
24  Wed  Advancement  Boy / Girl Troops  Zoom BOR (Board of Review)  Mr. Bomar  Mrs. Dodson 
25 Thur VH Council Boy / Girl Troops  Eagle Board of Review -- --
26-28  Fri-Sun  Backpack  Philmont Trek Participants  San Gorgonio Backpack (Philmont Warmup)  Ms. Newgard   
27  Sat  Leader Mtg  Boy Troop  ILST Training  Mrs. Dodson  Mrs. Schwing 
30 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop  Mini Merit Badge Mania  Mrs. Dodson ASM

July 2020
Date Day Event Unit Activity Leader 2nd Leader
7 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom meeting (workout Pictionary) Mrs. Dodson ASM
11 Sat Day Outing Boy Troop Baden Powell Advanced Day Hike Mr. Harper Mrs. Dodson
11  Sat  Leader Mtg  Boy Troop  Zoom PLC meeting  Mrs. Dodson  Mr. Harper 
12-18 Sun-Sat Summer Camp Boy Troop Lost Valley Summer Camp Mr. Haug Mr. Kubela
13 Mon Leader Mtg Boy / Girl Troops Zoom Committee Meeting Mr. Kilgore --
14 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom meeting (Mini Merit Badge Mania)  Mrs. Dodson ASM
14 Tues Merit Badge Session Boy / Girl Troops  Citizenship In The World Merit Badge Mr. Turner   
15  Wed  Advancement  Boy / Girl Troops  Zoom BOR (Board of Review)  Mrs. Dodson  Mr. Bomar 
16 Thur Leader Mtg Boy Troop    Zoom ASM Meeting (Parents welcome) Mrs. Dodson --
18 Sat Day Outing Boy Troop    Snorkeling Mr. Harper  
7/18-8/2 16 days Backpack Boy / Girl Troops & Crew Philmont Ranch in New Mexico Ms. Newgard Mr. Blackwood
21 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom meeting (arts & crafts)  Mrs. Dodson ASM
23 Thur VH Council Boy / Girl Troops  Eagle Board of Review -- --
25  Sat  Leader Mtg  Boy Troop  Zoom PLC Meeting  Mrs. Dodson  Mr. Harper 
25 Sat Day Outing Boy Troop Mt. Baldy Canyoneering Mr. Haynes  
28 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom meeting (workout presentation, patrol meetings to identify sign-off needs)  Mrs. Dodson ASM
August 2020
Date Day Event Unit Activity Leader 2nd Leader
1 Sat Leader Mtg Boy Troop  Zoom PLC Meeting Mrs. Dodson  Mr. Harper 
Sat  VH Council   Boy / Girl Troops  Virtual Merit Badge Day  --  -- 
4 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom meeting (patrol meetings / rank advancements) Mrs. Dodson Mr. Bomar
Thur  Merit Badge Session  Boy / Girl Troops  Cycling Merit Badge  Mr. Kilgore  Mrs. Kilgore 
6-9 Sun-Tue Backpack Boy / Girl Troops  Sierra Advanced Backpack Mr. Harper Mrs. Dodson
11 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom meeting (game night)  Mrs. Dodson ASM
15  Sat  Leader Mtg  Boy Troop  Zoom PLC meeting  Mrs. Dodson  Mr. Harper 
17  Mon  Leader Mtg  Boy / Girl Troops  Committee Meeting  Mr. Kilgore  --
18 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom meeting (rank adv / merit badge acknowledgment)  Mrs. Dodson Mr. Frinier
19  Wed  Advancement  Boy / Girl Troops  BOR (Board of Review)  Mrs. Dodson  Mr. Bomar 
20 Thur Leader Mtg Boy Troop    ASM Meeting (Parents welcome) Mrs. Dodson --
22 Sat Day Outing Boy Troop    Huntington Harbor Kayak Mr. Harper Mr. Axman
25 Tues Troop Mtg Boy / Girl Troops Zoom meeting (10 Essentials) Mrs. Dodson ASM
26  Wed  Scoutmaster Office Hours Boy Troop  Rank Adv. Sign Offs  Mrs. Dodson  Parent 
27 Thur VH Council Boy / Girl Troops  Eagle Board of Review -- --
29  Sat  Leader Mtg  Boy Troop  Zoom PLC meeting  Mrs. Dodson  Mr. Harper 

September 2020
Date Day Event Unit Activity Leader Leader
1 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom (charades, prep for next meeting) Mrs. Dodson ASM
5-7 Sat-Mon Camping Boy / Girl Troops Channel Islands Kayak Mr. Kilgore Mr. Harper
8 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom (Trail to Advancement sign offs)  Mrs. Dodson ASM
11-13 Fri-Sun Camping Boy / Girl Troops Camp Mataguay (Glider Plane)    
14 Mon Leader Mtg Boy / Girl Troops Committee Meeting Mr. Kilgore --
15 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom (SPL nominations) Mrs. Dodson ASM
16  Wed  Advancement  Boy / Girl Troops  Zoom BOR (Board of Review)  Mrs. Dodson  Mr. Bomar 
17 Thur Leader Mtg Boy Troop    ASM Meeting (Parents welcome) Mrs. Dodson --
19  Sat  Leader Mtg  Boy Troop  PLC Meeting  Mrs. Dodson  Mr. Harper 
19 Sat Day Outing Boy / Girl Troops & Crew Bonfire @ Dockweiler Beach    
19-20 Sat-Sun Backpack Boy Troop Beginner Backpack Mr. Haynes Mr. Phagoo
22 Tues Troop Mtg Boy Troop Zoom (SPL elections, game)