SKI GRAND GENEVA
The online registration for the Indian Trails Ski Event is finally operational. Please click on the link below. Feel free to invite family members, friends, neighbors and relatives – unless they are still scrooges!
This year we can save you some money on food, but you have to pre-order.
JANUARY 16, 17, 18 (MLK Weekend) MICHIGAN EXCURSION
We will journey to a heated YMCA cabin about five miles from the Owasippe Scout Reservation. On Saturday scouts will be offered a unique choice in wintertime activities,
Package A: An opportunity to take advantage of one of ONLY four luge tracks in the United States AND, the only one that is open to the public. Scouts start 2/3 of the way up the track and get a real feel for the most amazing sledding they will ever experience (unless they get to the Olympic luge or bobsled teams). At the bottom of the run you go through the 180 degree turn that is the high point of the ride. This will be our fourth time to the luge and it was chosen as a return visit because the scouts who have gone before loved it so much.
Package B: The same park that has the luge offers two unique skating opportunities. One is on a typical rink. The other takes you down a frozen trail in the woods and is really cool. The second part of this package offers the opportunity to try Cross Country Skiing in addition to the skating.
Package C. Package C also offers the same skating opportunities as package B, but part two of this package includes an opportunity to take a hike in snow shoes. If you have never tried them, you will be amazed at how cool it is to use them and how easy they make it to walk on top of loose snow. This will give you an inkling of what early Americans did before there were shoveled sidewalks and plowed streets. You will find that you can actually make pretty good time with these devices once you get the hang of it.
For all participants, we will be bringing sleds along on the trip so that we can take advantage of the great sledding hills at Muskegan State Park. Check out the photo gallery at their website: http://www.msports.org/gallery
COST: Package A: $65.00 Package B: $50.00 Package C: $50.00
A FANTASTIC VOYAGE! To sign up bring the universal form – FULLY filled out – and with your package choice written in the upper margin. SIGN UP IS SUNDAY AT THE HOLIDAY PARTY
FEBRUARY 13, 14, 15 (President’s Day Weekend) SKI & WATER PARK EXCURSION
We will journey to Wausau, Wisconsin, site of what is arguably the best ski hill in the Midwest. We will spend the day on Saturday skiing/snowboarding the many slopes of the Granite Peak Ski Area. Granite Peak can satisfy the beginning, intermediate or the advanced level snow sporter. We stay the day and take advantage of the empty slopes during the ski under the lights portion of the day. If you want to get in maximum time coming down the hill, this is the time to do it. No lines at the lifts and plenty of space on the slopes.
We will retreat to the warmth of our abode Saturday night. After a hearty Sunday breakfast we will head for the Wisconsin Dells and to MOUNT OLYMPUS to take advantage of the indoor water park and the indoor amusement park. Once everyone has properly relaxed in the warm waters (and smells clean like chlorine) we head back to Chicago with the dreams of a great weekend in everyone’s head – except the drivers, of course.
COST TBD: Cost may range up to $123.00 per person. I am still trying to reduce our lodging and meal expenses. Deposit of $75.00 per person required by January 5, 2015 to hold a spot. We must know by January 5th which is our drop dead date (figuratively speaking of course).
FEBRUARY 7 KLONDIKE DERBY, CAMP LAKOTA, WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS
One of scouting’s premier events. Klondike teaches SOOO much and yet, is great fun. We already have sleds, all we need are scouts who are not afraid of a challenge and are willing to put their team skills and scout knowledge to the test – while laughing.
COST: $5.00 per scout
NEW MEDICAL CONDITION UPDATE FORM
A new Medical Condition Update Form for Outings will now be required for each scout to be completed and turned in at departure time of each event. Please click here for the form.
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UNIVERSAL REGISTRATION FORM
A new universal registration form will be used for most events. This form can be found by clicking the Resources/Troop Forms tab or click here.