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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…]

Family Ski Trip 2013

February 22-24

Once again, we are heading out to Camp Sylvester, with Skiing or/and Snowboard at Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, Pinecrest, CA.   The cost of the outing is $68.00 per person, which includes all meals and lodging. Ski/snowboard tickets and rentals at DodgeRidge are separate, but we have arrange group rates. There is plenty of room, so families may invite guests, scouts can bring their friends. Lodging at Camp Sylvester is cabin style, each cabin sleeps 10 on bunk beds, be prepared to share a cabin with other scouters. There are community bathrooms and shower facilities.  Bring your own bedding, sleeping bag, pillow, towel etc. There is no TV,  bring your favorite board game.

Arrive Friday night for an early start to the slopes on Saturday morning after breakfast. We will take sandwich fixings, drinks etc. to Dodge Ridge Ski Resort and gather for lunch, share a few laughs or just hang out at the lodge. Ski or snowboard all day, Camp Sylvester is just 10 minutes away.

Come join us for the weekend – ski downhill, snowboard and/or just play in the snow, you decide.

For more information contact trail boss, Susan Tsoi-A-Sue.

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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.

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Those interested in attending this outing should proceed to the Member Area for more detailed information.

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Angel Island Outing

 September 29-30, 2012

Angel Island State Park

Angel Island SPDon’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to camp and spend the night on Angel Island for a service project, night hike with great views of the San Francisco Bay, tour of the US Immigration Center. You can sign up at the weekly Tuesday night meetings, limited to 45 people, so sign up early.

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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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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.


Scouting for Food

November 16, 2013

starting from Sandpiper Elementary School, Redwood Shores

Troop 27 scouts come together to gather the food and consolidate it at Sandpiper.  Some parents  then take it to the Second Harvest Food Bank in San Carlos to be distributed.

Every year, members of the Boy Scout program engage in a door-to-door food drive. Not surprisingly, this initiative raises more pounds of food for needy Bay Area families than any other food bank vent. The Scouts tell us that it’s always fun and challenging to find new ways to increase the tonnage of food from the previous year.

Be on the lookout for scouts in your neighborhood, and we encourage our communities to support this worth service event.

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!

Home & Hope

Most of us will encounter periods in our lives when things are difficult. Our Troop participates in a program to help families currently in such difficulty. Four times a year, our sponsor, Hillsdale United Methodist Church hosts a number of homeless families for a week as part of the Home and Hope program. We provide food, beds, and a place to share companionship with others. A number of sister locations sequentially host these families. If you believe, “There but for the grace of God, go I…” then you’ll want to give an hour or two periodically, to lend a hand setting up, or taking down, the facility. [Read more…]

Webelos Canoe Event & BBQ

Sunday March 25, 2012 12:00 – 3:00PM
Marlin Park, Redwood Shores This is an event for Webelos and their parents. The boys will learn beginning canoe skills with Troop 27 Boy Scouts. Parents are encouraged to come ask questions and experience one of our troop activities. The boys should bring a bathing suit and towel.

Treasure Hunt

March 17-18, 2012

Location:  Secret

The Treasure Hunt is an annual tradition at Troop 27.  It is a challenging, adventerous, and fun-filled outing that our Venturing Crew 27 plans & runs for the Troop.  For decades, the Treasure Hunt has consistently been a Troop & Crew favorite.  Unlike all other outings, the Treasure Hunt activity details are kept secret in the planning stage, but are all based on a particular theme. which changes from year to year. [Read more…]