Klondike Derby

Klondike 1Late January

Cisco Grove Campground

A fun winter challenge involving snow camping and competition: sled race, jumbo ski, showshoe relay, spear throw, fire building, snowball toss, “tobacco” spit, ice rescue, moon ball, hasty shelter building and snow snake. Troops are encouraged to bring patrol sleds, built by Scouts, for the sled race.

Klondike Sled

 

 

 

 

 

 

Map & Directions

View Driving directions to Cisco Grove Campground in a larger map

Traffic cameras
Whitmore Grade and Kingvale cameras are closest to the campground

Snow
Saturday 02/24/2018 70%
Snow
Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming cloudy with periods of snow later in the day. High around 30F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Clear
Sunday 02/25/2018 10%
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 39F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Snow
Monday 02/26/2018 100%
Snow
Periods of snow. High 28F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 100%. Snow accumulating 3 to 5 inches.

Nature Hike & Barbeque

Sunday, 11/11 at 11:11 AM

Huckleberry Flat Picnic Area #3, Memorial Park

Webelos, Den Leaders and their families are welcomed to join us for a local getaway including:

  • Hiking the Mt. Ellen Nature Trail (about 2 miles)
  • Geocaching along the way
  • Visiting the nature center
  • Barbeque lunch following the hike

This activity is at the conclusion of the troop’s backpacking of the Pacific Skyline Council’s Camps Historic Trail.  The backpacking group will finish their trip and join the day-hiking group for lunch.

The park collects $6 for each parked vehicle.  Please pay at the ranger station at the entrance before proceeding to the picnic area parking.

Note that this local getaway is during Veteran’s Day weekend and most schools observe the holiday on Monday.

Map & directions to Memorial Park

Please RSVP to ASM Lynda Davidson and we’ll see you there!

Historic Trail Outing

November 10-11, 2012

Pacific Skyline Council Camps Historic Trail (link)

During Veterans Day weekend we will be hiking through some beautiful areas of the Santa Cruz Mountains on trails in several parks.  We will visit Camp Cutter and pass by former Camp Pescadero and Camp Pomponio.  Participants will earn a nice award for their efforts.  Additional information is available in the Member Area of the website.

Partly Cloudy
Saturday 02/24 20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 50F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Sunday 02/25 10%
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High near 55F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Rain
Monday 02/26 90%
Rain
Rain early. A mix of sun and clouds in the afternoon. High 48F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Clear
Tuesday 02/27 0%
Clear
Sunny. High around 55F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Overcast
Wednesday 02/28 20%
Overcast
Overcast. High 53F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

Summer Camp 2012

This summer our troop continued its unique, 50-plus-year tradition of building its own summer camp at a lake in the high Sierra.  20 participants in the Advance Camp prepared the camp by cleaning up what others had left behind and creating facilities that included a large kitchen, three latrines, impressive flagpole, waterfront and much more.

The troop endured several miles of rough roads to reach Sawmill Lake where they were richly rewarded.  Summer camp included 40 scouts (patrols, Senior Patrol Leaders and the Instructor Corps) who participated in swimming and boating, navigation & ropework skills, working with others, (propane-fired) campfire experiences and having lots of fun, all in a beautiful wilderness setting.

Some advancement opportunities included a 5-mile troop hike, First Class orienteering course, Trail to First Class requirements and various merit badges, including Camping, Canoeing, Communications, several crafts merit badges, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Science, Fishing, Geocaching, Lifesaving, Nature, Orienteering, Photography, Pioneering, Sailing and – of course – Swimming.

There were patrol contests such as canoe races, wood chopping and the two-man saw.  The scouts enjoyed games like Tug-O-War, Two Ball and the very popular White Bomb.  Five scouts completed the mile swim as well.

Highlights included a night of lightning and heavy rain, crossing the Lake Faucherie spillway during our 5-mile hike and bridging new scouts across a monkey bridge.  We will remember the beautiful scenery, clear water and relationships that deepened during the outing. Of course we followed “leave no trace” principles and restored the area to its natural condition before we departed.  Overall, this was an outstanding summer camp experience!

Summer Camp Planning

July 17 – 20: 2012: Advance Camp

July 20 – 27: Summer Camp

July 28: Summer Camp Clean-up

Location: (targeting) Loon Lake

Summer camp planning is well underway, so make sure you’ve set aside the week!

This summer our troop will continue its unique, 50-year tradition of building its own summer camp at a lake in the high Sierra.  Summer camp offers Scouts waterfront activities, wood skills, working with others in their patrols, campfire experiences and having lots of fun, all in a beautiful wilderness setting. [Read more…]