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.

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…]

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 skies. High 72F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

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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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!

June Outing

June 23 & 24, 2012
Location: Putah Creek

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Our June outing is the “get ready for summer camp” outing! The boys are either re-acquainting themselves with canoe skills, or well on their way to building the skills that will be used on most future outings. We go to a nearby reservoir and work on canoe paddling, safety, and recovery. The day usually ends with the boys all time favorite – Swamp Wars! Be sure to be ready for skits and story telling around the fire.. all a warm up for the best outing of the year – Summer Camp!

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Weather at Camp Site

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Abundant sunshine. High 68F. Winds light and variable.

Check back here again soon at this web site for a post-event report on Troop 27 experience.

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Family Camp


May 18 – 20, 2012

Spring Lake, near Santa Rosa, CA

This annual May getaway is an introduction for new scouts and their families to Boy Scouts with Troop 27, and also to get better acquainted with our program and some of our leaders. [Read more…]

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…]

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…]