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.

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.

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

Issued:
2:50 AM CST on February 24, 2018
Expires:
7:00 AM EST on February 25, 2018
Thunderstorm
Saturday 02/24 90%
Thunderstorm
Showers and thunderstorms. High 69F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Overcast
Sunday 02/25 20%
Overcast
Overcast. High 57F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
Clear
Monday 02/26 10%
Clear
Sunny skies. High 59F. Winds light and variable.

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…]

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.

 

Summer Camp 2011

– Written by Troop Scribe Nathan G.

From July 16 to July 23, Troop 27 went on the most central outing of the year – 2011 Summer Camp at Lake Spaulding. For more than a week, scouts camped, learned, and had a great time at this unique T27 experience. [Read more…]