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Service and Camping at Coyote Park

Members of G27 work on planting a tree for the Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park

This weekend, the troop headed out to Coyote Lake for a service project camping outing. We started off the day with a relaxing hike with a view of the lake, then breaked for lunch. The Scouts got to enjoy the beautiful green hills, and observe the many plants and animals around. We headed back after a while, seeing some amazing sights, including a cow with her calf. Once we reached the campsite again, the Scouts split up into groups, each assigned to building a shade structure over the picnic tables. They were able to practice using knots and lashings, as well as teamwork to build a good structure that blocked out the sun. Afterwards, the Scouts were able to have some fun playing Capture the Flag while also being able to see wild pigs and turkey vultures. Before we knew it, it was time to make dinner, and the Scouts each made dutch oven meals with their patrols. After cleaning up, we had campfire with fun skits and songs as usual. Campfire didn’t last too long, so the Scouts were able to go to bed early. 

The next morning after breakfast, the Scouts packed up their stuff and after Scouts’ Own, got ready for the service project. The project was planting trees all around the park to replace some old ones, which required everyone to help. The Scouts took turns shoveling and digging, while others wrapped the metal fence around the tree. This took up a good portion of time, and soon, it was lunchtime. There wasn’t much left to do afterwards, so the Scouts separated into groups to refresh and review any knots and lashings they may have forgotten. The older Scouts built a fun wooden structure using spars and rope, while the younger Scouts practiced them off to the side. Soon however, all that was left to do was a sweep of the campground. Everyone made sure that they left nothing behind, and we soon loaded back into the cars. Though this outing didn’t have a very packed schedule, I think it was a nice little break for the Scouts. A nice little hike and gardening once in a while can be surprisingly fun!

-Katie Yue
G27 Scribe

Scout Sunday & Venture Crew Pancake Breakfast

On Scout Sunday, the Venture Crew hosted the annual V27 Pancake Breakfast to raise money for Super Trip 2020 Oregon. Friendly and cheerful crew members welcomed people and served delicious food made by amazing chefs. Many people, from the church community and troop community, came and kindly donated in support of the crew, helping raise about 3000 dollars! The pancake breakfast was a great time where the troop families and churchgoers could talk and enjoy a hearty breakfast of pancakes, sausages, and eggs together.

Following the pancake breakfast was the Scout Sunday service. Members of the Troops and Crew participated in the Hillsdale United Methodist Church’s Sunday service, both attending the service and speaking before the congregation.

Scout Sunday was a very nice event to reflect on our experiences in the Crew and show our appreciation for the support of the Hillsdale United Methodist Church community. 

-Katie Lau
G27 ASPL



Mayuel Carrot’s Eagle Court of Honor

After the scouts finished setting up the ceremony, the dinner started, with good food and good company. Later, the scouts put away the chairs to begin the part of the court of honor where we officially recognized Mayuel’s achievements, such as his Eagle project, which made it into the local newspaper. The Eagle roast was particularly lively, with a long line of Mayuel’s friends stepping onto the stage to talk about him. Many roasts, laughs and achievements later, Mayuel officially became an Eagle scout. 

Klondike Derby – 2020

Klondike Derby is our annual snow camping trip! We head into the snowcapped mountains to spend the weekend building shelters and competing in events. We spend the first day building our own igloo-like shelter to help insulate ourselves from the cold (which is a blast!), then compete with other troops in a series of snow-based events the next day.

Camping in the snow? Check! Having snowball fights? Check! At Klondike Derby, the Scouts did all these events and more! 

Usually, we would start by building snow shelters, but unfortunately, there wasn’t enough snow. So instead, we set up tents and started to have fun! Some Scouts from other troops had built a wall, and we ended up having a snowball fight with them. Some Scouts also had fun sledding down a hill, as well as playing Capture the Flag.

Before long, it had gotten dark, and everyone gathered to have dinner. Eating hot meals in the cold felt really good!

The next morning, after breakfast, we had Scouts Own, where Mr. Frydenlund told us the history of how Klondike Derby came to be. Then, we headed off to the activities. The festivities of the morning featured activities such as sled racing, spear throwing, and snow shoe tying. Scouts were competing against each other to get the highest score. 

By lunchtime, most people had left, or were in the process of leaving. We stayed behind for the grand sled race. One person would sit in the sled while three or more others pushed or pulled. Though there wasn’t many people competing, it was still very fun.

Though there were some difficulties concerning our snow shelters, everyone had a blast. I know that next year, it’ll be even better!

-Katie Yue
G27 Scribe

New Year’s Eve Celebration

This was Troop 27’s big celebration to end the decade with a bang! The scouts got together at the Saint Bart’s church in San Mateo for a fun and exciting night filled with food, laughter, games, and bad cooking! The highlight of the night was a fun and crazy Iron Chef Challenge between groups in which they had 45 minutes to cook, clean up, and of course, scream at each other. The results were wild and tasty which gave the adults… an experience. As midnight approached, everyone armed themselves with noisemakers and hats to usher in the new year. The scouts spent the rest of the night playing games together, and definitely not sleeping. It was an extremely exciting and tiring experience to end the decade and start the new year!

Jared Chou
B27 Webmaster

Skills Weekend

This year’s skills weekend was great! The Scouts got to learn and practice important skills, while older Scouts helped teach. Due to fire restrictions at Mt. Madonna, the Scouts practiced fire related skills at Beresford Park, including making fuzzy sticks, building and putting out a fire, and setting up a propane stove. We had lunch there, then headed up to the campsite. The first skill the Scouts would learn about was Navigation, taught by Mr. Frydenlund and Ms. Terman. We learned how to tell true north from magnetic north, as well as how to use a compass and read a map. Because we got a late start, we didn’t get to finish going through knots, but the Woodys were able to finish their own project of making a flag pole. After dinner and brillo, we all headed down to campfire where each patrol presented their skits and songs. Though our “campfire” ended up being a lantern with a neckerchief tied around it (once again, this was due to the fire restrictions), everyone had a good time. The next morning after breakfast, we all gathered for flags, then Mr. Frydenlund sat us down for Scouts’ Own. Afterwards, we all learned about First Aid, once again taught by Mr. Frydenlund and Ms. Terman. We took a quick lunch break, then went back to practice using gauze and bandages. We started wrapping up soon, and had to take down the flag pole! Not long after that, we were on our way back. This was a great outing, because everyone got to either learn, teach, or review some important skills, and it helped newer Scouts get a jump start on advancements.

Katie Yue
G27 Scribe

Gold Rush 2019

The Troop and the Webelos from Pack 301 had a great time at Gold Rush Camporee! The Scouts helped lead the younger, less experienced Webelos as they spent the day doing all sorts of Gold Rush themed activities, including gold panning, archery, muzzle loading, pudgy pie, blacksmithing, and more. They also got to explore the trading post which offered T-shirts that could later get silk-screened, and the Saloon where popcorn and root beer was in high demand. Afterwards, they participated in competitions for some of the activities, with our troop placing first and second in the dutch oven cooking competition, and first in muzzle loading. Many other Scouts participated, as well as the Webeloses who placed in their separate competitions. When that was over, the troop cooked and ate their dinner, then headed up to campfire (after a wonderful flag ceremony by our own troop) where everyone performed their skits and songs. Before heading to bed, we enjoyed some ice cream with some nice gold nugget (chocolate) toppings. The next morning, the troop stayed behind to help sweep and take down the camp, then ate lunch and went home. I think this was a great trip, seeing as it was a great learning/teaching process with the Webelos, and it was cool to see how other troops worked. Can’t wait to come back again!

a great time at Gold Rush Camporee! The Scouts helped lead the younger, less experienced Webelos as they spent the day doing all sorts of Gold Rush themed activities, including gold panning, archery, muzzle loading, pudgy pie, blacksmithing, and more. They also got to explore the trading post which offered T-shirts that could later get silk-screened, and the Saloon where popcorn and root beer was in high demand. Afterwards, they participated in competitions for some of the activities, with our troop placing first and second in the dutch oven cooking competition, and first in muzzle loading. Many other Scouts participated, as well as the Webeloses who placed in their separate competitions. When that was over, the troop cooked and ate their dinner, then headed up to campfire (after a wonderful flag ceremony by our own troop) where everyone performed their skits and songs. Before heading to bed, we enjoyed some ice cream with some nice gold nugget (chocolate) toppings. The next morning, the troop stayed behind to help sweep and take down the camp, then ate lunch and went home. I think this was a great trip, seeing as it was a great learning/teaching process with the Webelos, and it was cool to see how other troops worked. Can’t wait to come back again!

Katie Yue
G27 Scribe

Yosemite Camping Trip

The troop arrived at our campsite just outside of Yosemite at about 11 PM, after loading troubles back at the church. We went to sleep, and the next morning was the first dutch oven meal for the troop. The troop then left a little late to Tenaya lake. The troop admired the beautiful view from the lake, many scouts (me included) think it’s the best view we’ve had on the canoes. After canoeing until about 1 PM, we started to hike towards clouds rest. A few hours later, the troop made it there and found it’s breathtaking view. The troop rested there as the drivers drove back to get their cars, and we then drove back to our campsite. For the rest of the evening, the troop cooked their second dutch oven meal, with good results overall. The next morning, the troop left for a second hike into Yosemite national park (the troop was mostly in the national forest up to this point), and at the end of our hike, came upon a beautiful waterfall. After resting there, the troop headed back to the cars, ate lunch, and left-back for the church.

Kheo Kober
B27 Scribe

Scouting for Food 2019


The Troop arrived in Marlin park at about 8:00 AM in order to organize the scouts, as well as the Cub guests into groups. The size of donations just from the Troop was already impressive. After re-organizing, the groups were assigned areas to pick up and ask for donations from. The rest of the day consisted of going from door-to-door, and politely asking for donations. Many hours later, the scouts had amassed an impressive collection of donations at the food bank.

Kheo Kober
B27 Scribe

Spencer Graham Eagle Court of Honor

Spencer’s Eagle Court of Honor was simular to most troop Court of Honors. With good food, good company, and an overall smooth ceremony. It was a great opportunity to commemorate Spencer’s achievements and have a good time.

Kheo Kober
B27 Scribe