Scoutmaster’s Welcome

 

Troop 27 is fortunate to have been led by a succession of 20 dedicated scoutmasters, providing a continuum of leadership for over 60 years.  These men have forever influenced the lives of nearly 1,000 boy scouts that have passed through the ranks of Troop 27 across six decades.  Every boy scout will forever remember his scoutmaster, a life-shaping role that will have a permanent influence on modeling his character with principles, leadership, service, and by living the Scout Oath & Scout Law.

In March 2016 John Ammenti became our Scoutmaster.  Here is his welcome message:

Scouting has provided generations of youth with the opportunity to learn outdoor skills, provide community service and become confident in their abilities. Today, more than ever, boys need an avenue to bond with others as a group, meet new friends and participate in activities that wouldn’t be available any other way. Over the last 100 years, Scouting methods and traditions have changed very little – a tribute to a lasting and enduring organization with roots in values and service.

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Established in 1951, Troop 27 enjoys water oriented activities that differentiate our program from many others in the area. New scouts quickly become proficient in swimming and canoeing skills which will serve them well on our outings to lakes and rivers.

Scouting has always welcomed youth of various backgrounds and capabilities. Some scouts come from a Webelos background where many Scouting activities are familiar. Others may be new to Scouting entirely and the basic Scouting concepts and skills need to be learned. Most new scouts need training in the Trail to First Class skills to allow them to be successful on outings and at troop events. As scouts grow and mature they become the leaders for the next generation of younger scouts that follow in their footsteps.

Troop 27 has a rich history of producing not only a high percentage of Eagle scouts, but every boy that participates in Scouting learns a set of skills and knowledge that will carry them well into adulthood. For those that achieve the highest Boy Scout rank, they will always be an Eagle. As scouts mature and eventually move on to college and the workforce, Scouting values and ideals will serve them well. “Be Prepared” not only refers to an outdoor activity, but more importantly, it refers to being prepared for what lies ahead in life’s journey.

Troop 27 activities each year include a unique Summer Camp experience at a different lake in the Sierras. Our wilderness Summer Camp is built from scratch, and throughout the week the activities include canoeing, swimming, hiking, merit badges, games, pioneering skills and outdoor fun. At the conclusion of the week, the camp is returned back to its wilderness condition.

Boy-led leadership is a strength in Scouting that that allows youth to learn, grow and teach. Allowing scouts to select the Senior Patrol Leader can provide an avenue that younger scouts can aspire to achieve.

Few troops have the network of current and former scout parents and Assistant Scoutmasters that form the backbone of the organization. The Troop encourages parent participation and provides the skills and encouragement to allow interested new parents to become a part of Scouting as well.

Above all, scouting is fun. Get outside. Canoe a beautiful lake, camp under the stars and hike a trail to see what’s on the other side.

Welcome to Troop 27!

John Ammenti

History of Troop 27 Scoutmasters

Troop 27 has a 60 year history of continuous scoutmaster leadership since 1951:

 

 Scoutmaster

From

To

 Gerry Green

1951

1967

 Ivon R. Amend

1968

1969

 Carl Merrihew

1969

1970

 Walter Worthge

1970

1973

 Kenneth Hale

1973

1977

 Carl Merrihew

1977

1978

 Donald Farris

1978

1980

 Sam Horton, Jr.

1980

1981

 Richard Sooy

1981

1982

 George Apsley

1982

1985

 Sam Horton, Jr.

1985

1986

 Robert Setser

1986

1993

 Ed Hartnett

1993

1996

 Gary Aden

1996

1998

 John Stults

1998

2000

 David You

2000

2002

 John Thivierge

2002

2005

 Daniel Mannisto

2005

2008

 Bill Keenan

2008

2011

 Calvin Yuen

2011

2013

 Chris Muir

2013

2016

 John Ammenti

March 2016

 Present

 

Definition of the term Scoutmaster

 

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