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

Special Statement

Issued:
2:54 PM PST on November 22, 2017
Expires:
4:00 PM PST on November 23, 2017
Rain
Thursday 11/23/2017 80%
Rain
Partly cloudy skies this morning will give way to cloudy skies and rain during the afternoon. High 56F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
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Friday 11/24/2017 10%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 53F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
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Saturday 11/25/2017 0%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day. High 57F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Much stronger wind gusts expected over ridges.

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
Thursday 11/23 10%
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Clouds and some sun this morning with more clouds for this afternoon. High 68F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
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Friday 11/24 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 67F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Saturday 11/25 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly to mostly cloudy. High 69F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Rain
Sunday 11/26 80%
Rain
Cloudy with periods of rain. High 57F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 11/27 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High around 55F. Winds NNW 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…]