If you are a boy between the ages of 11 and 18, Scouting can get you essential life skills while having fun! Troop 278 is located in Superior Colorado and is chartered by the Friends of Troop 278.  We invite you to explore our site to learn more about our troop and Boy Scouts.

Are you a young man or woman 14 – 20 years old interested in Venturing? Check out our new Crew 278!
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2/23/2018 Klondike at Golden Gate State Park

  • Scouts pulling Klondike sled
    Scouts pulling Klondike sled
It is that time of year again!!  Klondike is simply one of my favorite Scouting events – snow, great Dutch Oven food, and cool activities.  We have gotten bigger and better every year, and I expect that the trend will continue..!
Please be sure to register using the link below before Thursday, February 15.
Since this is the first outing for the Scouts who just crossed over from Pack 278, I (strongly) recommend that they join us for the day on Saturday
For those folks who are new to Winter camping, I have attached the following documents:
BoysLife_ColdWeatherGearList.pdf A very good Winter camping recommended gear list

(See https://boyslife.org/outdoors/outdoorarticles/6981/checklist-for-a-basic-cold-weather-outing/  for more information)

KlondikeSafety.pdf Safety-related excerpts from the Klondike Leader Guide. (There are a lot of good tips inside)

Let me know if you would like a copy of the entire document.

278_180223_Permission_Klondike.pdf Please bring a completed (and signed!) copy of the permission slip with you to the event.
Finally, here are the event details:
Campout: Boy Scout Klondike:  Reverends Ridge Campground, Golden Gate State Park, Blackhawk, CO
   DEPART:  4:00pm   Friday, February 23, 2018
   RETURN: about 11:00am,   Sunday, February 25, 2018
   BRING:  Please plan on bringing the following:
• Winter Clothing:  PLEASE bring PAC boots or Snow boots and NO cotton clothing.
           (See the attached pdf file for gear recommendations)
• A daypack with the 10 Essentials
• A filled Water Bottle
• A sack dinner for Friday night (“Seasoned” Boy Scouts and adults only)
NOTE:  The 2018 Klondike Leader Guide contains a LOT of very useful information about the event and how to camp safely in the winter.  I highly recommend reading it if it is your son’s first Klondike event (and even if it isn’t!)  We will review the key concepts during troop meetings leading up to the event.
Event costs:
• Adults and Youth Participants: $20
• City Staff or Order of the Arrow volunteers:  $14
• New Scouts (Saturday Daytime only):  $5
Additional costs:
• Saturday Breakfast (“Seasoned” Boy Scouts only):  $3
• Saturday Lunch (All participants): $4
• Saturday Dinner (All participants): $5
• Sunday Dinner (“Seasoned” Boy Scouts only): $5
Total costs:
• Adults and Youth Participants: $35
• City Staff or Order of the Arrow volunteers:  $29
• New Scouts (Saturday Daytime only):  $14
Also, please be sure to provide your driver with $2 for gas money.
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Blue and Gold Banquet

The older boys (top row) welcoming the new boys (bottom row) at the Blue and Gold Banquet.

Welcome to all of our new Troop 278 scouts.

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2/5/2018 Troop Meeting – EDGE Method

  • Edging the EDGE

Scouts learn the best way to learn a new skill using the EDGE Method.  The EDGE method is a four step method for teaching a skill:

  1. Explain
  2. Demonstrate
  3. Guide
  4. Enable

Learn more about the EDGE Method…

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Okpik Winter Camping High Adventure

Quinzee (piled snow dome)

Two day and two night high adventure that develops confidence and skills in camping and living in the outdoors during extreme weather conditions. Scouts received training in physical preparation, cold weather dress, first aid and emergency procedures, food and water, equipment use while experiencing cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and winter shelter building. This experience is the embodiment of the Boy Scout’s motto to “Be Prepared” .

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Merit Badge Counselor List is Now Available!

Picture of Scoutbook MB Counselors webpage.

The Merit Badge Counselor list is a compilation of counselors from all units in the council that use Scoutbook.  Indian Peaks has a list of over 1000 Merit Badge Counselors.  A search form is provided so you can search by merit badge, proximity to the unit’s zip code and availability status of the counselor.

more on how to find Merit Badge Counselors…

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2 DAYS LEFT in Spirit Gear Drive

Troop 278 Spirit Gear

Troop 278 Spirit Gear

Go to the website and order now!

This is the link for Boy Scout gear! Ordering online is available through January 31. The feedback I’ve received is that the performance t-shirts and the hoodie run small. The performance t-shirts would be great for camping.

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For those signed up for Okpik…

Who’s ready for a fun winter camping experience? Okpik 2018 is this weekend, and I wanted to make sure everyone had the required items from the Okpik flyer — the biggest thing is no cotton, with 2-3 changes of socks and mittens.

We will plan to meet Friday, February 2nd, at the Safeway parking lot NLT 4:45. Please bring a sack lunch for the drive to Tahosa. Mr. Estes and I will be driving.

NLT tonight, January 29, we need the registration form filled out and returned to me at the Monday scout meeting. If you can’t make it, please scan your signed form and email it to me.

Thanks and I will follow up tomorrow!

Phil H.
Okpik POC

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Winter Camping and Survival Troop Meeting


This month’s theme is WINTER CAMPING and SURVIVAL.
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Christmas Tree Pickup Morning Meeting

01-06 -2018 Christmas Tree - morning meeting

01-06 -2018 Christmas Tree – morning meeting

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Ricky’s Eagle Court of Honor

Ricky receiving his Eagle award

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