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Glenwood Springs Triathlon

In August 2015, the troop embarked on a Glenwood Springs "Triathlon". We biked up to a trailhead, hiked a mile up and back to Hanging Lake, biked back, and then went swimming at the Glenwood Hot Springs. Everyone had a great time!

Moab High Adventure 2015
In June 2015, the troop returned to our favorite High Adventure spot - Moab, Utah. Challenging weather conditions meant that we had to change some of our plans, but we had plenty of fun. We hiked and did standup paddleboarding. No trip to Moab is complete without a stop at Milt's!

Moab Trip
          The Moab Trip happened the week before Thanksgiving and was attended by 11 boys from our troop. The trip was in Utah and was intended to be a time for the boys to take bike trips on the trails. They left on Saturday morning, but arrived too late to do any biking trails, so they took a 2 mile hike to an arch that was in a canyon nearby. On the next morning they packed up to take a trial called the Klondike Bluffs trail, which is essentially a hill composed of slick rock. While the rest of the troop took the rest of the trail down, some of the boys decided to branch off and take the challenging Baby Steps trail for their decent. These boys actually ended up on the wrong trail and took it for the rest of the trek and never the less had fun on it. The next morning they packed up all the gear and rode to Bartlett Wash, which is a slick rock playground that everybody enjoyed.


The Yurt Trip was a trip that around twelve boys in troop 814, including myself, took from December 17ththrough the 19th. It started with a brutal hike, maybe 3 miles, up to the Montgomery Pass yurts once we had driven up to the start of the trip and had situated all our gear. Although the hike to the top was exhausting due to the fact that we were hauling 40 to 50 pound sleds behind us with all our gear, we reached the top and were rewarded with the incredible scenery of the mountains. The weather was unmatchable to the occasion, sunny and warm. The Yurts are sort of like large, round tents. They have a stove for both staying warm inside, sometimes it will even become too warm, and for snow melt. They have cooking supplies and plenty of beds. We topped the week off with epic snow ball fights and countless card games like hearts, speed, and sequence. The trip down after our stay was much easier since it was essentially all downhill at that point. We again met the scenery of the mountains as we drove back to the church and also had lunch at McDonalds. I can confirm that we all enjoyed the trip and had tons of fun with the experience.

--Stories By Justin K.

Pictures from Recent Outings

Check out all the great pictures the troop has from outings in 2010! You'll find pictures from outings like the Family Campout from April 9 to 11, the Scout Show on April 24, the high adventure canyoneering trip from June 12 to 19, summer camp at Medicine Mountain from July 3 to 10, Eagle projects throughout the summer and fall, the Snowshoeing and Tubing Outing on January 22, as shown above, and Klondike from February 18 to 20.

For pictures from these activities and more, visit the Pictures tab.


Troop 814 meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph's Episcopal Church at 11202 W. Jewell Avenue in Lakewood, just west of Kipling.

Scoutmaster "Minute"

You might be a Boy Scout if…

  • Most of your wardrobe is olive drab or khaki
  • You carry a dufflebag size first-aid kit in your families car
  • You continue to wear your camping clothes until they stand on their own
  • You always cook enough food to feed twelve
  • You open mail with your pocket knife
  • Everything in your cupboard says “Instant, just add water”
  • You can’t walk by a piece of trash without picking it up
  • You have a collection of used candles and dryer lint
  • Your favorite cologne is “Deep Woods Off”
  • Your last birthday cake was cooked in a Dutch Oven
  • Someone asks for a light and you pull out your magnesium sparker
  • You want to give your mom a mummy bag rated for -15 degrees for Christmas
  • You can’t eat eggs anymore unless they are cooked in a Ziploc bag
  • You have seen the spiritual power of sitting in the wilderness

--Mr. Bowles

Click here for this scoutmaster minute and an archive of previous minutes.

Chaplain's Aide Prayer

Dear God,

Thank you for the wonderous opportunity to be here

Give us the energy and the wisdom to enjoy each moment and the courage to push ourselves further then we ever have before

Bless our troop and its leaders as we continue our journey through Boy Scouting


by Andrew B., Chaplain's Aide