Camping Activities

Yosemite – September 2014

dsc03589Our annual Fall trip to Yosemite, one of the crown jewels of the National Park System, took place in September.  We departed on Friday evening so we could have a full-day in the park on Saturday.  We found our campsite in the dark and  set up our tents using flashlights.   Scouts drove into the park and hiked to Lake Elizabeth.  The scenery was breathtaking and the company doesn’t get any better.  We enjoyed a great campfire dinner and scouts entertained all with skits and songs at campfire.   Sunday morning started with another great campfire meal, then Scouts Own. On the way back, we stopped at The Bass Pro Shop in Manteca.

 

 

 

Summer Camp 2014

IMG_0269_The troop’s highlight event of the year did not disappoint.  We benefited from our ability to build our camp where conditions were best.  Even though many reservoirs had very little water we found a great lake to continue our tradition of water oriented activities.  Summit Lake, elevation 7100′ in the Stanislaus National Forest.  From July 16-18, older scouts and adults built our camp: a kitchen that can feed up to 75 people at each meal, a safe waterfront area for swimming and canoeing, latrines, dishwashing lines, assembly/flag areas, camping sites – all using pioneering skills – no nails necessary.

From the 19th – 26th it was the quintessential summer camp, canoeing, swimming, hiking, outdoor skills, games, merit badges, campfires, skits, astronomy talks and our signature Mountain Man event – jumping into the lake at 7:00 in the morning!  When all was cleaned up and put away on the last day we restored the area to the way we found it – or even a little better.

Backpack & Hike Outing

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Boulder Creek

In place of a ski trip this year the troop is going backpacking in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  Don’t miss out on this fantastic T27 outing.  For more details, proceed to the Member Area.

Elkhorn Slough 2013

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Canoeing & Sunset Beach Camping

The Elkhorn Slough is one of 27 National Estuarine Research Reserves established nationwide as field laboratories for scientific research and estuarine education.  It is the largest tidal wetland marsh in California after San Francisco Bay.

On Saturday the troop paddled our fleet of canoes into Elkhorn Slough, finishing just before the tide would have been against us.  During the tour of the slough we had an opportunity to enjoy the local wildlife, while continuing to build on canoe skills.  We camped at Sunset Beach where scouts had an opportunity to work on skills, enjoy a beach campfire, and learned about astronomy while gazing into the nighttime sky.  After a hot breakfast and a discussion on a bluff overlooking the ocean on Sunday morning, we cleaned up one mile of the beach, packed our lunches and explored the museum at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.

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Klondike Derby

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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

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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.
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Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 39F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Periods of snow. High 28F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 100%. Snow accumulating 3 to 5 inches.

Family Camp 2013

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May 25 – 27

Spring Lake, near Santa Rosa

Join us for our Marvelous May outing; our annual lively introduction for new scouts and their families to Boy Scouts with Troop 27, and also a great opportunity to get better acquainted with our program and some of our leaders. [Read more…]

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.

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Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 50F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
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A mainly sunny sky. High near 55F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Rain early. A mix of sun and clouds in the afternoon. High 48F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
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Sunny. High around 55F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Overcast. High 53F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

Yosemite Outing

October 12-14, 2012

Yosemite Valley

Continuing our recent tradition, this fall we will return to Yosemite and some of the most spectacular views in North America.  We will camp in the valley, hike at least one scenic trail, enjoy good food and have a fun campfire.

Those interested in attending this outing should proceed to the Member Area for more detailed information.

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Weather

Areal Flood Watch

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2:50 AM CST on February 24, 2018
Expires:
7:00 AM EST on February 25, 2018
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Saturday 02/24 90%
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Showers and thunderstorms. High 69F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
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Overcast. High 57F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
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Sunny skies. High 59F. Winds light and variable.

Angel Island Outing

 September 29-30, 2012

Angel Island State Park

Angel Island SPDon’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to camp and spend the night on Angel Island for a service project, night hike with great views of the San Francisco Bay, tour of the US Immigration Center. You can sign up at the weekly Tuesday night meetings, limited to 45 people, so sign up early.

Recent picture: AngelCam

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Partly cloudy skies. High 56F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Sunshine and some clouds. High near 60F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 53F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Sunny skies. High 61F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds for later in the day. High 57F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

August Outing

August 25 – 26, 2012
Location: TBD

We continue to build skills that have been well practiced at Summer Camp. Most of the boys will have either earned, or nearly earned, the Canoeing Merit badge at Summer Camp. This outing is typically a 10+ mile tour of a Class1-2 river. We spend Saturday practicing, and Sunday touring. What a great way to enjoy the dog days of summer – on a cool river!

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Weather at Camp Site

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Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High around 60F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Sunny. High 62F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Cloudy and damp with rain in the morning...then becoming partly cloudy. High 53F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

Check back here again soon at this web site for a post-event report on our Troop 27 shared experience with the Venture Crew 27 Treasure Hunt for 2012.

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