Welcome to BSA Troop 228

Upcoming Outings

  •  February 23 – Scout Sunday at St Kateri
  • January 25- Day hike up east canyon.   Please see Mr. Gallegos email for paperwork.

Upcoming Meetings and Events

This Month

  • Thursday, January 30 – Troop Meeting/Court of honor – Starts at 7:00 pm, Saint Kateri Slattery Hall – Please wear your Field Uniform.

Next Month

  • Thursday, February 13 – Troop Meeting – Starts at 7:00 pmSt Kateri Room 4 & 5 – Please wear your Field Uniform.
    • Thursday, February 20 – Troop Leadership Council – Starts at 7:00 pmSt Kateri Room 1.  All Leaders (Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders, Scribe, Quartermasters, Librarian, Troop Guides, Webmaster, Bugler and Patrol Leaders) should be attending.  Patrol Leaders, if you cannot attend, please have your Assistant Patrol Leader attend.  Please wear your Field Uniform.
    • Thursday, February 27 – Troop Meeting – Starts at 7:00 pmSt Kateri Room 4 & 5 – Please wear your Field Uniform.

      Week of February 3 – Patrol Meetings – Each Patrol should meet.  Patrol Scribes please send the minutes from your meeting to Alan and myself in addition to your Troop Guide.

Events in Planning

Response Required:Sign up for Summer Camp needs to be done now, before January 9, 2020.  Who is coming to camp with me?  The troop needs to make the first installment of payments for Camp Whitsitt now but we need to know which Scouts are going.  There is a lot of information that will need to be gathered before camp.  Please email Mr. Holcombe at don.holcombe@pacbell.net and copy me on your response. 

  • Response Required: Our annual ski trip to Big Bear is scheduled for February 21-23 with Saturday, February 22 being our ski day.  Our lodging reservation has been made.  We need at least 15 total (scouts and adults) to get group rates at Snow Summit. Also please tell decide whether you would like to snowboard or ski.Please email Mr. Holcombe at don.holcombe@pacbell.net and copy Mr.Pinkers on your response.  Please see the attachment for additional information.
  • Outing planning form: Scouts please use this when planning outings.  Planning form
  • For a list of events currently being planned for the upcoming year, click here.
Please visit the the Troop Calendar for more information.

Special requests/activities

  • Very important:

    From our Charter Organization Representative – Christine Tezai:  First off, thank you to everyone for your help in getting all the required documents in for our Re-chartering. We are good for the year… but with that said, we all need to take the YPT training this year so that when we recharter in November everyone will have the date of 2022 on their certificate. BSA wants to have YPT done annually now so that when we recharter each year it will have the following years date on certificate so that it won’t expire during that charter year. So, when you have a free moment of an hour or so this year please do the training so I won’t have to email you in the future LOL and I know there were a lot of “so’s” in this paragraph… sorry 🙂

    Our Charter church wants ALL parents to take the Virtus class which is good for 4 years. We have set up a date for just our Troop and Pack 40. This class is on Saturday, February 8th from 9-12. It will be downstairs in the classrooms 4 & 5. Space is limit to 50 people so I created a Sign Up Genius. The church is also offering a few other dates that you can attend. These dates have unlimited seating so no need to RSVP, just show up. Thank you so much for completing this course and abiding to the terms of our agreement with the church.

    February 5 Slattery Hall 6:30-9 pm

    February 8 Rooms 4 & 5 Sign Up Genius


    February 29 Slattery Hall 9-12 noon

    Any questions please reach out to me!

    Thank you,

    Christine Tezai


Eagle Scouts, Eagle Projects, & Eagle Court of Honor

There are none scheduled at this time.

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.

Special Instructions for Parents

  • Please escort your Scouts to and from the meeting room.  We have been asked by the Church to not have Scouts going from the parking area to the Meeting without adults escorting them.  Also we must have two leaders present with Scouts so if there is only one adult present please wait until a second leader has come.  Thank you for your support and assistance.

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 Joanna Holcombe 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.