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Banner Creek Reservoir 2013

posted Sep 22, 2013, 12:36 PM by Boy Scout Troop 175   [ updated Sep 22, 2013, 12:36 PM ]

Banner Creek Reservoir

            Saturday Sep. 22nd – Sunday Sep. 23



We arrived at  First Lutheran Church Saturday morning to leave for Banner Creek. When we were about to leave the bus was refusing to start. So we had to carpool. When we arrived we set up camp. We then worked on the fishing merit badge. After we finished we ate lunch then most of us went fishing. When everyone got back to camp we made dinner. Later we had campfire then played capture the flag. After that we went to bed.


When we got up in the morning we packed up and took our tents down. We made grub and got ready to leave. We all got in our cars and left back for the church. Everyone thought that it was an excellent campout.


Scouts who attended: Sam M, Miles M, Jacob V, Matt V, Luke O, Vincent A, Rigel P, Ian L. Sean T, Brandt B, Jordan M, Jaden B, Grant U, Wolf B, Devin W, Cole W, Jared C, Grant M, Logan T


Adults who Attended: Avery Moore, Shaun Beals, Mike Voigt, Doug Brownlee, Jeff Unruh, Hunter Munns, Rodd Miller


Ben Delatour Summer Camp 2013

posted Sep 22, 2013, 12:31 PM by Boy Scout Troop 175   [ updated Sep 22, 2013, 12:31 PM ]

Camp Ben Delatour Summer Camp
Jacob Voigt
Monday, August 12, 2013

We met at the church at 6:00 AM to leave for summer camp.

After a ten hour drive we stopped and ate at the Country Buffet and go to the Denver Aquarium. There we saw lots of sea life and what it was like to be in a flash flood. Then we went to the First Lutheran Church to sleep. We got up, ate breakfast, and attended the morning service.

When we got to the camp we were given a tour of the camp. We ate dinner, attended campfire, and then went to sleep.

The Schedule was pretty much the same the rest of the week. We got up, went to the flag ceremony, ate breakfast, then went to merit badges. Some favorites were rifle, fishing, in fact so many people signed up for fishing that it had to be canceled.

On Friday we got up and went white water rafting. We had great guides and a fun time.
Then we went to closing campfire, but it was lacking flames; there was no actual fire.

When we got up Saturday we packed everything into the trailer and left for home. We ate dinner at the Golden Corral. We got home around 8:00.

Scouts who attended: Vincent A, Jayden B, Brandt B, Andrew H, Grant M, Miles M, Samuel M, Jordan M, Chris O, Luke O, Rigel P, Jarred P, Jordan P, Cody R, Logan T, Jacob V, Cole W.

High Adventure: Matthew J, Brendan B, Dan H.

Leaders who attended: Rodd Miller, Mike Voigt, Doug Brownlee, Kenny Rankin, Brady Palmberg, Avery Moore, Scott Oen, Hunter Munns.

High Adventure: Rob Hayes, Randall Hodgkinson.

Bus Drivers: Mike Voigt, Doug Brownlee.

Campmaster: Doug Brownlee.


Joplin Relief Campout

posted Jan 24, 2013, 10:24 AM by Boy Scout Troop 175

Some scouts from Troop 175 left on a Friday to head for Joplin. It took about 3 Hours to get there. They set up camp for the night. The next morning they woke up, ate donuts, and headed for Misty’s Mission. They volunteered for 8 hours during the day. Some of the activities they did included repacking boxes and re-packing boxes. The mission was very generous of the help and thanked Troop 175.

          That night they cooked, talked and went to bed. The next morning they woke up, ate breakfast, and packed up. They boarded the bus and left to head home.

Indian Caves Backpacking Trip

posted Jan 24, 2013, 10:24 AM by Boy Scout Troop 175

 This past Friday, Troop 175’s March bonus campout was a backpacking trip to Indian Caves state park in southeastern Nebraska. Friday night we set up camp for the night. The next morning we broke camp and began backpacking. Along the way we ate breakfast. Around lunchtime we set up camp and ate lunch. The rest of the day we hiked some more and killed time until dinner. At dinner we set up a campfire and ate. Then it was lights out. The next morning, we broke camp, ate a hearty breakfast, and hiked back to our vehicles. After we loaded up, our chaplain’s aide Matt Voigt led us in a short prayer before we safely headed home.

Philmont 2011

posted Jan 24, 2013, 10:23 AM by Boy Scout Troop 175

 Information Provided by: Ian Mutschelknaus


          We started out from base camp to a 30 minute bus ride into the back woods of New Mexico. It was mid-day of day one and really hot. We only had one mile to hike that day which made it easy. For most of the days we hiked, did activities, or relaxed. The last day we had a long hike to base camp but, it turned out to be a good trip. We miss Philmont and would like to thank Dave and Rodd for taking us

Camp Alexander 2011

posted Jan 24, 2013, 10:22 AM by Boy Scout Troop 175

       On July 23, 2011, some scouts from Troop 175 and the Thompson bunch began to head out to Lajunta, Colorado where we would spend the night at the Koshare Indian museum and watch a play under the world’s largest self-supporting log roof.

       The next morning we left the museum and headed for Colorado Springs where we would eat lunch and then hit the road to head to Camp Alexander just outside of Lake George, Colorado.

       Upon arrival at Camp Alexander we checked in and met our troop guide, Colton, who showed us around camp and checked us into our campsite for the week. After we set up camp and settled in we left to go to dinner and flags which was followed by a campfire ceremony.

       The next morning we woke up early and headed down to flags followed by breakfast and merit badge classes which was followed by lunch and more merit badge classes until dinner and flags which was the normal routine for the week until Thursday when half of the scouts went white-water rafting.

       On Thursday we headed out to go white-water rafting for two hours until we ate lunch then visited the Royal Gorge Bridge. When we arrived back we went swimming then had troop-time at the campsite.

       Friday was merit badge make-up day. When we were done with merit badges, we ate lunch and continued until dinner and the evening campfire.

       The next morning we packed up our trailer, ate breakfast, and hit the road to head back to Topeka.

Winter Park Ski Trip 2/18/11

posted Jan 24, 2013, 10:21 AM by Boy Scout Troop 175

Troop 175's February campout took us to Winter Park Ski Resort in Colorado. The Mountain State.


We took off on a brisk Friday morning from Topeka to head into the heart of Colorado. When we arrived at Snow Mountain Ranch (YMCA of the Rockies), we checked in, rented our needed ski equipment, and got our room cards. We then headed for the cafeteria for dinner. 


The next day we awoke, ate breakfast, got our ski equipment, and boarded the shuttle for the thirty minute drive to Winter Park Base Camp Elev. 9,000 feet. we skied or snowboarded the rest of the day until 4:30pm. At around 5;00, the shuttl epicked us up and drove us back to the YMCA where we ate dinner and settled down for the night.


The next day of skiing went the same as the first day of skiing. On our last day, we packed up, ate breakfast, took photos and safely headed home. 

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