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We leave on our adventure on New Years Eve and will arrive on New Year's Day.  We will be in one the first crews of the year  19-0101-01.  My son and I are excited, as is the best of crew.  We are so looking forward to the trip. Snow shoeing, cross country skiing, quinzee building, downhill skiing, and sledding.

I know many are down on scouting and think that scouting has lost it's focus on outdoors.   I don't see that, scouting is like everything in life.  It is what you make of it.  Sailing in the Florida keys at Sea Base this year, first backpacking trip, learning to sail and joining Sea Scouts.  And attending World Jamboree this summer.  All these experiences are there because of scouting.  The kids wanted to go see snow and chose to got camping at philmont in the winter.  I get to experience sleeping in 3 degrees......  What was I thinking....

Wish me luck 🙂

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Mash, enjoy. Not gonna lie. The first freeze of the year is hard on this old frame, so brace yourself, and don't be afraid to cry "uncle" if anything doesn't feel right. But, once you adapt, it's sheer beauty! (Well, the burn scar will be sad.)

When I get my official WSJ troop #, I'll PM you.

 

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1 hour ago, qwazse said:

Mash, enjoy. Not gonna lie. The first freeze of the year is hard on this old frame, so brace yourself, and don't be afraid to cry "uncle" if anything doesn't feel right. But, once you adapt, it's sheer beauty! (Well, the burn scar will be sad.)

When I get my official WSJ troop #, I'll PM you.

 

Thanks,  This will be the first time for seeing snow for the kids.  My first time sleeping on it....  brrrrrr  

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
1033 PM CST Sun Dec 30 2018

OKZ001>003-TXZ001-002-006-311200-
/O.CON.KAMA.WC.A.0001.190101T0600Z-190101T1800Z/
Cimarron-Texas-Beaver-Dallam-Sherman-Hartley-
Including the cities of Boise City, Keyes, Guymon, Beaver,
Forgan, Dalhart, Stratford, Hartley, and Channing
1033 PM CST Sun Dec 30 2018

...WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT
THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

* WHAT...Very cold wind chills possible. Cold wind chills as low
  as 15 below zero will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes
  to exposed skin.

* WHERE...The Oklahoma Panhandle and portions of the northwestern
  Texas Panhandle.

* WHEN...From late Monday night through Tuesday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Northerly winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts
  as high as 25 mph are possible. Limit outdoor exposure, protect
  exposed pipes and ensure that your heating system is in good
  working order. If you must be outdoors, protect body parts most
  susceptible to frostbite, such as your fingers, toes, ears and
  nose. Ensure that outdoor animals have warm dry shelter and
  fresh unfrozen water.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Chill Watch means there is the potential for a combination
of very cold air and the wind to create dangerously low wind
chill values. Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for
updates on this situation.

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Mash, looks like you all are in for quite an adventure!

[As I type, distant memories from my scouting days in Alaska....]

Please keep us posted, thoughts/prayers for safe travel and a fantastic experience.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, desertrat77 said:

Mash, looks like you all are in for quite an adventure!

[As I type, distant memories from my scouting days in Alaska....]

Please keep us posted, thoughts/prayers for safe travel and a fantastic experience.

 

 

Thank you.  I will try to post when I can.

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