Comprehensive List of Recent Events from Current & Last Season

Pack 301 and Pack 83 Bridging

Troop 27 participated in bridging ceremonies on February 16th for Pack 301 and March 5th for Pack 83. Troop 27 made a monkey bridge for the bridging Webelos II and was proud to welcome several new scouts to the Troop 27 family. Congratulations to all the scouts that bridged!


The first weekend of February, Venture Crew and Troop 27 drove up to the Dodge Ridge area for this year’s Klondike. it was certainly a unique experience. Saturday started as usual with everyone building their shelters. Overnight three feet of snow chich caused several shelters to cave in. Backup tents were brought out and many scouts learned a lesson in snow shelter design. There was so much snow that the Sunday activities were canceled, but it didn’t stop scouts from enjoying hot chocolate and soup. Klondike was quite an adventure and a very enjoyable experience that we will always remember.

-Andrew Altorfer Bear PL

Scouts building their snow shelter

New Years Overnight

Troop 27 had an incredible new year’s overnight event at Saint Bart’s Church! The fun began with various activities such as playing video games, glow stick tag, and attempting Grandma’s Keys. One of the highlights of the night was a patrol-based iron chef competition. There were all kinds of tasty creations in the mix, with teams trying their hardest to impress the judges. As midnight came and went, some scouts stayed up to watch ‘Alone in the Wilderness’ while others retired for the night.

Coyote Point Shooting Outing

Scouts with their targets after shooting

On November 19th scouts went on a shooting outing at Coyote Point Range prior to the Henry Coe Backpacking outing. There was a briefing on gun safety and then scouts went out to the range to begin shooting. They shoot single-barrel rifles on an outdoor range. There were four groups of shooters and four rounds for each group. Some adults shot rifles as well. In between turns some of the scouts studied for the Ham Radio exam. After the shooting, the scouts had lunch at the range. The scouts going to the backpacking outing left with the ASMs.

Henry Coe Backpacking Outing

It started with about an hour-long drive to the Henry Coe State Park Information Center from the Coyote Point Shooting Range (an event that was right before the outing). Since it was a backpacking outing, the troop hiked in with all of their gear except for the water and some other materials (such as spars, tents, axes, and hatchets). Some set up tents, and some just tarped out. Then there was dinner—hot water was distributed for meals and a campfire. Next was glow-in-the-dark capture the flag. Afterward, scouts went back and did astronomy, led by Mr. Frydenlund. Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn were visible throughout the night. Afterward, some scouts swung around glow sticks from the game of Capturing the flag. Then everyone went to bed.
In the morning, we packed up and had breakfast. After breakfast were two fire stations and one knots and lashings station, where fire stations led by older scouts taught scouts how to prepare wood for fires and build fires. At the third station, scouts build a shade structure to provide a place to eat lunch. After lunch, the troop packed up and got ready to leave. Then, after an FRS radio briefing from Mr. Frydenlund, the troop hiked back to where the cars were parked, along the nature trail where scouts could identify plants at certain marked spots along the way. Then the troop drove to the Park n’ Ride, where troop gear was distributed and scouts went home.

-Aaren Gurskus
T27B Scribe

Summer Camp 2021

Every year, the troop holds Summer Camp at an undisclosed lake in the Sierras. It is a week-long camp from July 17th to July 24th. Make sure to start packing as early as possible. The first pack check is on July 6th. Here is the packing list,

Stanislaus River Run Outing

On June 26th, the troop will take the canoes out to Stanislaus River and camp overnight at Horseshoe Road Recreation Area.

Memorial Day Flag Planting 2021 & Family Camp

Every year, to honor the military personnel who have passed away, our troop goes to Skylawn Memorial Park to plant flags. Afterward, we go camping at Clear Lake with our families.

Treasure Hunt 2021

The annual event put on by the Venture Crew in which scouts will go on a themed adventure traveling all over the Bay Area competing in various scout skill based events in order to receive a treasure! The theme has not been revealed this year yet.

Durham Camping

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Scouts relaxing and cooking dinner

On February 20-21st, we had the first campout in the troop we had in a while. The last one was Summer Camp in mid 2020. It had been a long time, so this outing was very enjoyable. First, we were very grateful for Mr. Wacker and his willingness to let us use his farm. So the farm was fairly well sized, and near Chico, in the Central Valley. The schedule was very well structured by PLC, and made for a really good outing. So we arrived at camp around 11:00, then had lunch, and set up camp. Thereafter, we were given a tour of the farm, and learned some interesting things like how to say almonds authentically, what the farm specialized in, and just an overall tour of the area. Certainly very informative. Some stations were then available to go through as well. There were things like fire starting, tomahawks, archery (by Mr. Reese), shade structures, work on totin chips, and one or two others. Event runners did a very good job. Then scouts prepared dinner, with many using dutch ovens, for solid meals. Scouts then did their troop and personal brillo, cleaning all of their plates and such. There was some free time, then campfire. The MC did a very good job, and there were some enjoyable skits, and songs. S’mores were also prepared and enjoyed by scouts. Then it was a quiet hour, and sleep. The morning was a little chilly, but otherwise fine. Scouts were tasked with cooking their breakfasts, then going through brillo. Afterwards there was a flag ceremony by the woodies, then Scout’s own by Ms. Cabuslay. She talked about the importance of receiving help, but also being grateful and saying please and thank you. Certainly some good lessons to take to heart. After that, there was striking camp, and packing everything up for leaving. Then there was a short ~25 minute hike that allowed us to see some other farms, and socialize a bit. From there scouts who didn’t finish packing up continued to, while others worked on advancement, and got good work done. After there were cold lunches and some more free time. Then all that was left to do was pack everything away, while abiding by leave no trace. Everything was packed away, troop materials were delegated to be cleaned, and there was a formal sweep of the area used as a campsite. Cars left, and the outing was done. It’s very important though to point out Mr. Wackers role in this outing. Without his offering to use his farm for camping, this outing just wouldn’t have happened. So the entire troop thanks him for his role. 

– Alexander Kaiser
B27 Scribe