Troop 42 Scouts' Page
Welcome to the brand-new Scouts' Page of the Troop 42 website! This page is maintained by the Youth Webmaster, and is meant to be a place where all Scouts can access recent news, patrol resources, and more.
The December lock-in is December 14-15, from 7PM to 7AM. It is our "forbidden fruit overnight", so video games and other electronics are allowed! Snacks and pop will be available all night, with pizza served at about midnight. Invite your friends!
To find more important dates, visit the troop calendar.
Game, Flags, Cleanup Rotation
Nov. 26, 2018: Game = Black Mamba, Flags = Spruce, Cleanup = Chief
Dec. 3, 2018: Game = Spruce, Flags = Chief, Cleanup = Thunder Falcon
Dec. 10, 2018: Game = Chief, Flags = Thunder Falcon, Cleanup = Black Mamba
Dec. 17, 2018: Adult Committee Meeting, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31: No Troop Meeting
Jan. 7 , 2019: Game = Thunder Falcon, Flags = Black Mamba, Cleanup = Spruce
Jan. 14, 2019: Game = Black Mamba, Flags = Spruce, Cleanup = Chief
High Adventure 2018
Troop 42 was scheduled to attend Philmont in 2018, but due to the unfortunate spread of wildfires on Philmont property, we were unable to go. Luckily, the troop was able to plan out an alternative trip for the summer: the Alpine Adventure, a 5-day backpacking trip in the Colorado Rockies.
7 scouts and 4 adults arrived at Camp Tahosa of the Denver Area Council on July 24 after a grueling 14-hour bus ride. The next few days were spent on day adventures (high COPE course, the Via Ferrata climbing course, horseback riding) and getting acclimated to the elevation: 9000 feet at base camp!
We left on our backpacking adventure on Monday July 30, starting at the Fourth of July trailhead. We proceeded to work our way in a clockwise loop around the Continental Divide over the next five days, passing directly over the Divide twice. Each day, the crew hiked roughly 8 miles, gaining and losing a lot of altitude. On Thursday, August 2, we summited Sawtooth Mountain at 12,304 feet above sea level! We marched back into base camp on Friday, tired but enthusiastically singing "When the Scouts Go Marching In".
The crew arrived back in Cedar Rapids on August 4.Download all photos.
Download trip journal by Mr. Ryan.
March 2018 Campout Limericks:
We’re the scouts from troop 42 And we know just what to do On the trails that are muddy I hike with my buddy We never lose one, but two -Mr. Ryan
In summer I go to scout campWhere the mornings are quite dampThe days are muggy With the nights quite buggyI always come home a champ-Mr. Ryan
There once was a scout who got eagleSome say he could hike like a beagleHe helps scouts advanceHis campfires are like a dance Sean Ehlert helps our troop be regal-Mr. Cole
There once was a troop with a busIt made campouts much less a fussOne month no driversBad locks, an under miner Still fun but the bus is a plus-Mr. Cole
There once was a scout that was LifeWho wanted from his dad a knifeWrote him a letter How to get betterAnd mint cookies for a wife-Mr. Burger
Once there was an awesome ponyWhose beautiful name was TonySuspicious was TedWho took off the head And they all knew he was a phony-Aaron
There once was a man named O’HareWho found a way to sell the airMade lots of moneyCouldn’t find a honey So he became Thneedville’s mayor-Sean, Nic, Ernie
There once was a young boy named NicWho couldn’t think of a limerickHe sat down and thoughtFor concepts he fought But none of them would even stick-Nic
There once was a man named HawkingWho you could say was quite the kingStudying the stars Still looking afarBut could not ever sing-Logan