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14'er Campout - Huron Peak in July

Posted by ksullivan on Jun 30 2015 - 8:44am

Huron Peak is located in the Sawatch Mountain Range between the town of Buena Vista and Leadville. The elevation of this mountain is 14,012 feet. Huron Peak Trail has a distance of 6.2 miles (10.0 km). It has some incredible sights like Creeks, Mountain Views, Scenic Views, Summit. Although this is a class 2 14er and considered to be one of the ‘easier’ trails to climb, we will have a few practice day hikes in the weeks prior to this campout.

Near Huron Peak, there is the Winfield Ghost town. Another attraction we can visit on this trip.

We will leave Friday, July 24th by 4pm and drive to a campground nearby the trail head. Saturday, we will wake up early to eat breakfast, pack a lunch and head up the mountain. We’ll camp at the same location Saturday evening. On Sunday, we can visit the Winfield Ghost town nearby as we head back home.

Register at this LINK. We hope you will join us for an exciting and memorable experience!

Welding MB - Still openings

Posted by ksullivan on Jun 15 2015 - 6:19am

There are still slots available for this awesome Merit Badge on Oct 3rd and Dec 5th.

Go to the calendar to sign up.

Remember - ONLY sign up if you can make it.  

Community Service - Ducky Derby help

Posted by rbruns on Jun 7 2015 - 12:42am

Ducky Derby is this Saturday June 13h, in the afternoon.  The Rotary club has asked for scouts to help retrieve the ducks from Plum Creek. It should be fun!  

Meet at the Rotary trailer new the Castle Rock Police Station. 

If you can attend, contact Jeff Mosal at jeffmosal@gmail.com.

Upcoming Eagle Project - June 12, & 13

Posted by rbruns on Jun 7 2015 - 12:39am


Hey this is Colin McCreary. I am building a fence at St. Francis of Assisi Church for my Eagle Scout project and wanted to invite you to help. The fence will be approximately 324 feet long and will be built behind the church near the cliff. This split rail fence needs to be built because the existing one is not safe. I would love to have your help on this project. We will be working on the project on June 5th & 6th and then again on June 12th &13th. I would like to start at 8 AM and end around 4 or 5 PM. The address is 2746 East Fifth Street Castle Rock, CO 80104. Please RSVP by June 1st, so that I can have a head count for each day.

 If you have any questions about my project, please let me know. My contact information is as follows:

2015 Council Camporee Interest

Posted by rbruns on Jun 7 2015 - 12:38am
Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch, Elbert

THIS SIGNUP IS ONLY TO GAUGE INTEREST IN THIS EVENT...   http://www.crtroop261.com/node/3918

Sign up for Elephant Rock - More Help Needed

Posted by rbruns on May 31 2015 - 8:55am

The Annual Elephant Rock is scheduled for Sunday, June 7th and Troop 261 will once again be staffing an aid station.  Sign up to help at this LINK.

We will be doing the Elephant Rock aid station again as a troop fundraiser/service project.

We will likely be staffing an aid station on the 65 and 100 mile courses. The aid station is located near the intersection of County Line Road and Hwy 105, in Palmer Lake. Please note....this is the same location as last year.

We will know for sure a couple weeks before but for now the schedule will be for two shifts: Shift #1 is 8:00am to 12:00pm and Shift #2 is 11:30 to 3:30pm.  Scouts may choose to log community service hours or to have money deposited into their scout accounts.  We need 8 scouts per shift and only 1 shift per scout at this time.  We also need adults that day.

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