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.

 

 

 

Backpack & Hike Outing

Chabot 3February 22-23, 2014
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.

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.

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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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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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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…]

Chabot Shooting Outing

On November 12th and 13th we had our November outing at Anthony Chabot Regional Park and the Chabot Gun Club.  We spent Saturday afternoon at the rifle range learning about gun safety, parts of a rifle, and how to shoot a .22 caliber rifle at a target 50 feet away.  [Read more…]

Yosemite Camp Outing

October 15, 2011 – Scout Report

Yosemite, CA:  We met at church at 7:00 to load the trailer.  Then there was a 4-hour drive to our camp.  We made a great spaghetti dinner.  All the boys camped in their own camp while the parents and leaders were in their own, separate camp.

We had fun entertainment with skits and music around the campfire.