Our first 10 Years
The Troop again stood at 40 Scouts
to start the year, but 18 new Scouts joined them. Steve Kinz became the
Troop’s fourth SM. The Edward Deborski SPL Plaque was introduced this
year to encourage Scouts to attain the rank of Eagle Scout.
We attended FREEZOREE and the Ed Dulanay Canoe Derby again plus our third time to
the Elkhorn High Adventure base. This year also saw new campouts for
Troop 575 including Pinewood Reservoir, Dowdy Lake, a hike to Mt.
Bierstadt and a November trip to Sand dunes.
The new Scouts
went on the first 575 Micro-Backpacking trip during the summer and we
went rafting for the first time!
Eagles – Alex N., Matthew
H., Christian L., Jeremy H.,
David K. & Chapin D.
SPLs – Chapin D & Mark K.
The Troop continues to stay about the same each year
with 44 Scouts at the beginning and a crop of 16 new Scouts. We made our
first trip to the Ft. Robinson Tree Plant in NE and we finally made it back
We made it to RMNP twice
this year for fishing and then backpacking. Another new
tradition started by planting flags at the graves of veterans in the Sacred
Heart of Mary cemetery. We made it to Sand Dunes again and of
course our annual Snow Mountain Ranch trip.
One of the most fun merit
badges earned this year was sailing.
Eagles – Nathaniel F., Larry B., Paul F. &
SPLs – Alex N. & Jordan G.
The Troop stayed even compared to the previous year,
but a very large group of 24 new Scouts joined us. Jean Tomkowicz became
our new Committee Chair.
We tried a number of new campouts this year
including Okpik, Ed Dulaney Canoe Derby along with the old standbys of
Pawnee Buttes, FREEZOREE, and Snow Mountain Ranch. We also made it back to
Rainbow Falls and sent 8 Scouts to the National Jamboree. But more
importantly, the Troop raised over $1000 for the September 11 victims with
their Six Miles for America walk in October.
The start of the year saw a greater
number of Scouts, 40, staying with the Troop. Once again our active
recruiting paid off with 15 new Scouts. Bill Nelson was our new
Scoutmaster after 4 great years under Bob Roesch. Thanks to the Martens
family, a new 575 tradition began with running a tomahawk throw station
at Rendezvous. Mr. Martens also purchased our new web site name,
troop575.org! Our campouts this year included White Ranch, Indian
Peaks, Camp Patiya and our second Elkhorn adventure.
Eagles – Tony B., Aaron
C., Erik H. & Scott M.
SPLs – Erik H. & Christian
The beginning of the year saw a decrease from the year
before with only 33 Scouts, but recruiting went well as 15 new Scouts signed
up. A few Scouts earned their religious award after spending time with
Seniors at Balfour in Louisville. Campouts this year included our first
Elkhorn adventure, a return to FREEZOREE, White Ranch and Great Sand Dunes
National Monument. Bob Warden became the new Committee Chair.
This began as a very strong year for
Troop 575 with a total of 51 Scouts at the beginning of the year. With no
active recruiting, we still had 10 new Scouts join us this year. The Troop
attended its first FREEZOREE at the Air Force Academy. We once again went
to Sand Dunes National Monument, Pawnee Buttes and Snow Mountain Ranch along
with a backpacking trip around Camp Tahosa and a biking campout at Cherry
Eagles – Paul M., Peter
M., Steve H. & Zach A.
SPLs – Peter M.
& Tony B.
We began the year 32 Scouts, but ushered in a large
contingent of 20 new Scouts! Proof that Troop 575 must be doing something
right! We participated in a second Philmont trip and sent 4 Scouts to the
Troop 575 awarded its first Eagle Scout rank to Logan
McDaneld who also earned the Arapahoe District Distinguished Scout award.
In total, 4 boys earned their Eagle rank this year.
Be sure to read Scott Massie’s 6 part Philmont series
and Larry Bailey’s 4 part Jamboree series, both beginning in September.
This year saw a change in Scoutmasters as Chuck Schafer
entered a MBA program. Bob Roesch was our new SM and Liz Black volunteered
to be Committee Chair. There were 35 Scouts in the beginning of the year
with 6 new Scouts joining. We once again camped at Lost Creek, Rocky
Mountain National Park and went to Rainbow Falls for the first time. A new
winter tradition was started with a trip to Snow Mountain Ranch. We sent a
crew to Philmont for the first time and at summer camp, 575 won the first
BDSR triathlon relay race!
Be sure to read Dave Putman's three part series on
surviving an avalanche starting in the Dec. newsletter. Also Mr. Schafer
published excerpts from his Philmont Diary over four months starting in the
October issue. Finally in the September issue is a great history of our
charter organization, Sacred Heart of Mary Church.
With the Troop now a year old with 32 active Scouts, we
started hitting our stride as 7 new Scouts joined. 575 was a very active
troop camping at Pawnee Buttes, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lost Creek and
a near by campout at Davidson Mesa! We also started our long tradition of
attending every District Klondike and Rendezvous. This year the new
Explorer Post 007 started taking off with several outings planned for the
year. The Troop newsletter got a new name, Mission to Planet Earth.
1994 marked the birth of Troop 575 and the beginning of
a brand new tradition of excellence in Scouting. In the beginning, it
would have been hard to predict what would be in store for this young
troop. Nobody could have known about the experiences, memories, or
greatness that would come to those in Troop 575.
We started with 22 Scouts with 19 new Scouts joining
this year. David Schafer was the SPL, Chuck Schafer was our Scoutmaster,
and Linda Hafer was the Committee Chair. Our yearly tradition of attending
Ben DeLatour Scout Ranch also began.