Let it Rain, Let it Rain, Let it Rain

Hello Troop 648

Hope you are enjoying your Super Bowl weekend! The bad news has been the rain. The good news is the rain means SNOW! and Sunrise has seen plenty of it the last few days and just in time for our annual outing!

We will be departing at 5pm this Friday, Feb 6th returning Sunday, Feb 7th around 1-2pm. Please arrive at the church around 4:30-4:45pm so we can get an earlier start up the mountain.

We will be staying in a large cabin in Pinetop Country Club with plenty of space and an awesome game room featuring a regulation sized air hockey, table tennis and foosball!

Here is some important information:

  • Please bring a sleeping bag, pad and pillow. There are a number of beds, though not everyone will be able to sleep on one. For those scouts that will be sleeping on a bed, we will use our sleeping bags and not sleeping in the bed so we can avoid the expense of cleaning the sheets.
  • Please bring a bath towel for the shower. Same comment, trying to avoid some cleaning fees.
  • If you are renting skis or a snowboard, you can save 20% by renting from Alpine Boardsports on Scottsdale road and Thunderbird. Navigate to www.alpineboardsports.com, click on the Rent tab, enter your info and use the following discount code for 20% off – Troop648. You don’t have to go to the shop if you don’t want to. You can take care of everything online. My only caution is make sure you are certain of your boot size.
  • If you rent, please send me your rental information (what you rented) and your rental number. We will pick up ALL rentals from Alpine on Friday morning and return ALL rentals Sunday or Monday saving you both trips.
  • We will be skiing one day, Saturday.  Saturday’s highlight will be Mr. Parizek’s Burgers and More Parking Lot Extravaganza!  An annual lunch tradition from noon to 1pm on Saturday.
  • If your scout is new to skiing or snowboarding, please have them take lessons and let me know. The lessons typically include a ski lift ticket so you won’t have an added expense.
  • The Beyer family has been kind enough to volunteer to make Saturday night’s dinner – Beyer’s Famous Arizona Chili!  This chili is the best and sure to fill the stomachs of our hungry crew.
  • Remaining meals will include breakfast on both Saturday an Sunday.
  • If you or your scout plan on attending, PLEASE email me immediately as we are close on seats and need an exact count asap.
  • We will have a more accurate $ later this week as we determine final numbers.  For this trip, scouts will have gas, lodging, food, ski lift ticket, ski rental (if applicable) and Friday night dinner cash. Remember, your scout can also use funds from their scout account. Total trip expenses are historically in the $100-$120 range.
  • Dress for 20-40ish during the day, 25-45 at night.  Remember sunscreen!!!! and remind your scout to stay hydrated.
  • If you have any questions, please let me know.

Looking forward to seeing on the slopes!

Scoutmaster T648