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Welcome to BSA Troop 228


Upcoming Outings

  • Backpacking Qualifying Hike #2 – Saturday, February 10. 9:00 am – Vasquez Rocks County Park, main parking area. This hike will be another backpacking qualifying hike, and will be approximately 5.8 miles of relatively easy hiking. Remember, if you are planning on attending future backpacking trips with the Troop, you must attend one of these qualifying hikes to demonstrate that you have what it takes to do back country backpacking trips. We will likely have only one more qualifying hike before we head off into the wilderness in the spring! Bring your fully loaded backpack to test how it fits, and bring appropriate backpacking clothes and hiking boots. Additional information to be provided soon.
  • Upcoming Ski Trip- March 911: Enjoy at weekend at the Masonic Lodge in Big Bear, with a day of skiing or snowboarding (or just playing in the snow) on Saturday. We will need at least 15 skiers (either Scouts or adults) to qualify for the group rates, but the expected cost for this trip will be $45 per Scout and Adult, plus lift tickets, rentals (if needed), and lessons (if needed. Depending upon the needs of the skier, the additional cost will be between $23 and $78 (see attached Family Order Form). Pre-registration is required for this event, and all paperwork and payment will be due February 11. The required Activity Consent Form, Permission Slip, and Family Order Form are attached to this email.
  • Saturday, March 31, Troop Leadership Training day: Chesebrough Park, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (lunch provided). All new Troop Youth Leaders elected at the previous Troop Elections on Thursday, March 29 should attend this fun, valuable training day. Information to be provided.

Upcoming Meetings and Events

This Month

  • Week of January 29 – Patrol Meetings – Patrol Leaders need to contact their Patrol members with the meeting date, time, and location!
  • Thursday, February 8 – Troop Meeting – 7:15 pm, St. Kateri, Rooms 4 & 5. Patrol Leaders and SPL meet at 7:00 pm.
  • Thursday, February 15 – TLC (Troop Leadership Council) – 7:00 pm, St. Kateri, Room 1. Troop Leaders and ASMs are expected to attend!
  • Thursday, February 22 – Troop Meeting – 7:15 pm, St. Kateri, Rooms 4 & 5. Patrol Leaders and SPL meet at 7:00 pm.

Next Month

  • Week of January 29 – Patrol Meetings – Patrol Leaders need to contact their Patrol members with the meeting date, time, and location!
  •  Thursday, March 8 – Troop Meeting – 7:15 pm, St. Kateri, Rooms 4 & 5. Patrol Leaders and SPL meet at 7:00 pm.
  •  Thursday, March 15 – TLC (Troop Leadership Council) – 7:00 pm, St. Kateri, Room 1. Troop Leaders and ASMs are expected to attend!
  • Thursday, March 22 – Troop Meeting – 7:15 pm, St. Kateri, Rooms 4 & 5. Patrol Leaders and SPL meet at 7:00 pm.
  • Thursday, March 29 – TROOP MEETING – TROOP ELECTIONS! – 7:00 pm, LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED – will not be located at St. Kateri.

Please visit the the Troop Calendar for more information.


Eagle Scouts, Eagle Projects, & Eagle Court of Honor

Congratulations to our newest Eagle Scout, Alex Soto, who passed his Eagle Board of Review on November 9th! Well Done! We are proud of you!


New Troop 228 Shutterfly Account 

We have set up a Troop Shutterfly account in an effort to provide you with pictures taken during our outing and camps.  You’ll need to log in and create an account for yourself (if you don’t have one already).

Here’s the link:  https://boyscoutsofamericatroop228.shutterfly.com/.  Feel free to check out the various albums we’ve added so far, and add pictures taken during the events if you have them.  More albums from previous outings and events will be added soon, so keep checking in!


Medical Consent Forms
  • All scouts and adults must have a current annual medical consent form on file with the troop prior to attending any outing or summer camp.
  • Click here to get the updated form.

Youth Protection Program

We strongly encourage all parents to read BSA’s information on Youth Protection and take the 20 minute Youth Protection Training (you don’t have to be an adult leader to take the training).  Links to Youth Protection are provided below.  It is the responsibility of all parents and adult leaders to review and understand the principles of Youth Protection, and most importantly, exercise those principles at all times when scouts are present.
Get information on Youth Protection here.
Take “Youth Protection” training here.

Troop 228 T-Shirts and Sweatshirts
  • Troop T-shirts and sweatshirts (the “activity uniform”) are worn after arriving at outings and at summer camps.
  • Contact Loreen Soto at loreens@icloud.com for pricing and to place your order.
  • Women’s T-shirts are also available for order.  Cost will be $16.50.  Sizes run small so order 1 size larger.
  • Loreen will be placing the order for shirts and sweatshirts within the next week, so please contact her as soon as possible to place your order!
Please note that Troop 228 T-Shirts are different than Camp T-Shirts, which the boys can order when they go to summer camps.