Troop Klondike 2021

Scouts and their snow shelters after a cold night

Due to COVID 19, the troop hasn’t had many chances to go camping. We did, however, get a chance to go to Klondike. Klondike is an event we do every year which includes building and sleeping in snow shelters, making hot water meals, and participating in a lot of fun snow-related activities. In the past, Troop 27 has participated in a council klondike where we competed against other troops, but this year, as well as several other years, was done with just us. When we got there, the first thing we did was mark out where each shelter was going to be and then we got to work building them. This was a lengthy process that included lots of sawing and digging up snow blocks. With COVID regulations in mind, we created shelters that would not only keep us safe from the elements, but it would also keep us safe from COVID. After a long, but warm, night in the shelters, we got up, had a warm breakfast, tore down our shelters, and then had fun playing games and competing against each other. We built fires on snow, used slingshots to hit tin pans with dog food, practiced throwing a grappling hook, and so much more. Klondike has always been a favorite when it comes to outing the Troop goes on. 

– Allie Rees
G27 Scribe

Scout Skills Campout

Coming up on November 2nd and 3rd, we have a skill-building outing for our youth and adults in order to sharpen the skills of all the scouts as well as some of the adults!

Eagle Court of Honor

Boy Scout Troop 27 and the parents of  Jacob W. Gottesman are proud to host a presentation of the Boy Scouts of America’s highest award at an Eagle Scout Courtof Honor,  Saturday, July 14, 2018

Please join the troop and Jacob’s family for this proud and joyous recognition.

RSVP and details at Scoutbook.

Klondike Derby

Klondike 1Late January

Cisco Grove Campground

A fun winter challenge involving snow camping and competition: sled race, jumbo ski, showshoe relay, spear throw, fire building, snowball toss, “tobacco” spit, ice rescue, moon ball, hasty shelter building and snow snake. Troops are encouraged to bring patrol sleds, built by Scouts, for the sled race.

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Map & Directions

View Driving directions to Cisco Grove Campground in a larger map

Traffic cameras
Whitmore Grade and Kingvale cameras are closest to the campground

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Nature Hike & Barbeque

Sunday, 11/11 at 11:11 AM

Huckleberry Flat Picnic Area #3, Memorial Park

Webelos, Den Leaders and their families are welcomed to join us for a local getaway including:

  • Hiking the Mt. Ellen Nature Trail (about 2 miles)
  • Geocaching along the way
  • Visiting the nature center
  • Barbeque lunch following the hike

This activity is at the conclusion of the troop’s backpacking of the Pacific Skyline Council’s Camps Historic Trail.  The backpacking group will finish their trip and join the day-hiking group for lunch.

The park collects $6 for each parked vehicle.  Please pay at the ranger station at the entrance before proceeding to the picnic area parking.

Note that this local getaway is during Veteran’s Day weekend and most schools observe the holiday on Monday.

Map & directions to Memorial Park

Please RSVP to ASM Lynda Davidson and we’ll see you there!

Historic Trail Outing

November 10-11, 2012

Pacific Skyline Council Camps Historic Trail (link)

During Veterans Day weekend we will be hiking through some beautiful areas of the Santa Cruz Mountains on trails in several parks.  We will visit Camp Cutter and pass by former Camp Pescadero and Camp Pomponio.  Participants will earn a nice award for their efforts.  Additional information is available in the Member Area of the website.

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Giants Baseball Game – May 2012

5th tuesday

train station

train ride

walk 3 blocks

Center field view

evening

Score

Great time, good food, good company, awesome team

Do it again

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SF Giants Game

May 29, 2012

AT&T Park

The troop will continue its tradition of “doing something different” for the final meeting of any month that has a fifth Tuesday.  This month the PLC (Patrol Leaders’ Council) has planned a trip to the San Francisco Giants baseball game vs. the Diamondbacks.

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Weather at AT&T Park

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

Veteran Memorial Decorations

May 26, 2012

Skylawn Memorial Park

Troop 27 is deeply thankful to our veterans who have done so much to ensure the freedom that we enjoy today. Each year we put flags on the graves of our veterans buried at Skylawn Memorial Park. [Read more…]

Scouting For Food – 2011

On November 19th, T27 canvassed Redwood Shores for our annual Scouting for Food service event where we collected food for the Second Harvest Food Bank.  We collected 1253 lbs. of food that will go to fight hunger in our local communities.