Comprehensive List of Recent Events from Current & Last Season

June Outing June/20 – 21

Crossing Faucherie Lake Spillway

Scouts left early Saturday morning for Coyote Lake near Gilroy.    We continued getting ready for summer camp by practicing maneuvering our canoes, rescuing our buddies from overturned canoes and navigating.    Scouts had great fun playing games while canoeing.   After a long day, scouts were hungry for a great dinner.     The patrols worked hard on making good dinners for everyone.    We were tired after a great day on the water!    Sunday brought more fun on the water and we are ready for summer camp!

Grave Decorating and Family Camp – May 23 – 25

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We met at Skylawn Memorial Park and placed flags at all the tombs of Veterans to honor their service to our country.     Scouts brought hammers and screw drivers to use to plant the flags.   We started with donuts, juice and coffee so we would have energy for the day.   Afterwards we drove up to Clear Lake State Park for Family Camp.    Families and scouts pitched their tents on Saturday and had fun exploring the camp.   Sunday morning started with Scout’s Own then swim check and after lunch the scouts were off in the canoes.   Scouts practiced maneuvering canoes through the weeds and turning their canoes.   Sunday night we had a fabulous dinner prepared by many great adults and finished the evening with a campfire that kept everyone laughing with skits by scouts and siblings.   Monday morning brought more canoeing adventures then packing up camp.

Camporee April/17 – 19

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The scouts met at the church at 4:30 P.M.  We drove up to Cutter and had a great time.  We broke into three patrols for meals which were the Hawks, Wolves, and Indians.  We had two competition patrols which were the Hawks and the Pandas.  It was great and everybody had a lot of fun.  We camped at Camp Horn.  The events were Radioactive fuel rods, mountain biking, pioneering, orienteering, canoeing, fire building, log lift, first aid, archery, tomahawk, rifle shooting and blindfolded tarp set up.  The Hawks won two ribbons, one was a 3rd place and one was a second place.  All of the scout skill events were required.  There was a Dutch oven cook off and the food we cooked was good.  The Adults cooked in the Dutch ovens.  Every patrol needed one skit for campfire.  At Scouts own we sang songs with a pastor’s daughter.  On Sunday after we left Cutter, we helped with Home and Hope Takedown.

Treasure Hunt 2015 Mar/14 – 15

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Venture Crew 27 provided another spectacular event for the troop.   We started at the church and had to decode secret messages.    These clues led us to several different places.   Our first adventure started at Edgewood Park.    We hiked up the trail to discover the shield and our next clue.   Then we were off to Stulsaft Park where four events awaited us; obstacle course, walking the plank, stretcher carry and catapult.     Our next clue took us to Sheep Camp Trail where we built a tripod and decoded Morse Code.    That lead us to Marlin Park where we had a canoeing and fire building event.    The fun continued at Davenriche European Martial Artes School where we learned how to use ancient weapons.   Our final destination turned out to be Joseph D. Grant County Park in San Jose and we ate lots of pizza for dinner.   Based on the scores from the different challenges, we also got to compete for candy and soda.    Venture Crew 27 did a great job!    On Sunday, the troop did a service project to remove vegetation and restore pig damaged areas.

T27 Family ski trip 2015

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Dates: Saturday February 28, 2015
Where: Bear Valley Ski Resort (http://www.bearvalley.com)

2280 State Route 207 Bear Valley, CA 95223 (209) 753-2301

Cost: $10.00 per person. (Includes snacks, tolls and mileage. You are on your own for lift tickets, equipment and lunch.)

There is snow in Bear Valley! Join us for 1 day of skiing, snowboarding or sledding, your choice! We will depart from the church on Saturday morning at 6:00AM; lifts are opened at 9AM. We will return on same day, no overnight!

Klondike Derby 2015

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Though there was not enough snow to build our usual snow shelters, there was enough snow for plenty of fun at this annual event at the Cisco Grove campground.  The large field had enough snow for our competitive games against the other troops on Sunday.  Events such as spear throwing, tobacco (licorice) spitting, sled races, ice rescue and much more.  Great winter fun!

Court of Honor – March 20th 2015

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Scouts are working hard to reach the next rank advancement and will celebrate these accomplishments and more at our Court of Honor.

Scouting for Food – November 2014

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We gathered at Marlin Park in Redwood Shores and had donuts and juice to get us going.   Scouts divided into cars and took maps of the area.   Many scouts brought wagons to help with the food gathering.   At the end of the day, we had collected over 1,100 pounds of food to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank in San Carlos.  Not surprisingly, this initiative raises more pounds of food for needy Bay Area families than any other food bank vent. The Scouts enjoyed meeting so many generous people and a huge thank you to everyone who donated.

Chabot – November 2014

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The troop left early Saturday and headed across the Bay to Chabot Rifle Range.   There was a gun safety lesson followed by the scouts shooting 22 caliber rifles.    The range is up to 1.5 miles.    Scouts practiced on the range and brought home their target papers.   Later in the afternoon, we were joined by a local cub scout troop for dinner and campfire.   The cub scouts had a great time joining in on the campfire skits.  After campfire, scouts took a night hike to view the stars as it was a clear night.  Many cub scouts spent the night also.    Sunday morning scouts participated in Scouts Own and took a day hike along the trail.

Zomboree – October 2014

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We joined the Council sponsored Zomboree for a fabulous time!    Friday night we ate in the dining hall at Camp Cutter.   Saturday’s activities included avoiding the zombies, shotgun shooting, tomahawk throwing and knot competitions.   The troop formed one Patrol (The Ogs) and earned many ribbons for their skill set.   Food highlights included zombie skin (bacon).