Redwood Shores Easter Egg Hunt 2014

Easter Egg Hunt 2014On April 19th Troop 27 helped support the Redwood Shores Community Association’s annual Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt at Marlin Park.  Nine scouts came to help hide eggs (including a limited number of special “golden eggs”) , communicate instructions, help with crowd control and distribute prizes.

There were four separate egg hunt areas for different aged children.  While it took almost an hour to setup for the event it was over in a flash when the whistle blew.  Hundreds of children and their parents came for the event on a beautiful sunny day.  Troop 27 has been connected to the Redwood Shores community for many years and many of our scouts past and present come from Redwood Shores.

Elkhorn Slough 2013

T27 August 2013 Sunset Page PhotoAugust 24-25

Canoeing & Sunset Beach Camping

The Elkhorn Slough is one of 27 National Estuarine Research Reserves established nationwide as field laboratories for scientific research and estuarine education.  It is the largest tidal wetland marsh in California after San Francisco Bay.

On Saturday the troop paddled our fleet of canoes into Elkhorn Slough, finishing just before the tide would have been against us.  During the tour of the slough we had an opportunity to enjoy the local wildlife, while continuing to build on canoe skills.  We camped at Sunset Beach where scouts had an opportunity to work on skills, enjoy a beach campfire, and learned about astronomy while gazing into the nighttime sky.  After a hot breakfast and a discussion on a bluff overlooking the ocean on Sunday morning, we cleaned up one mile of the beach, packed our lunches and explored the museum at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.

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.

Recent picture: AngelCam

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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…]

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…]

Scout Sunday

Presentations to the congregation regarding our scouting program, which they sponsor, as well as a fundraising Pancake Breakfast for the Venturing Crew.

Service Day

Church repairs and improvements, plus cleanup activities at the nearby storage locations that assist the troop with complementary equipment space.

Pinewood Derby Support for Pack 27

Welcome to the Race!

Every year more than a million Cub Scouts and adult partners team up to participate in a Pinewood Derby®, a tradition that goes back generations. As a coach and a Cub Scout design, carve, paint, weigh, refine, and race the car, a bond of partnership is created. This is at the heart of the event’s success. In addition, Cub Scouts build confidence and take pride in their own growing skills and hard work. So enjoy the ride! [Read more…]

9/11 Memorial

Written by Scout Max M.

On September 11, 2011 at the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Station we honored those who lost their lives ten years ago. With the help of Troop 27 we made that day more special. We had two fantastic buglers, Brian and Everett , and color guard to make our lowering of the flag perfect. At Kings Mountain Fire Station we unveiled the 9-11 Memorial, which will stand forever in remembrance of all the civilians, firefighters and emergency personnel that we miss so much. Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Station is in Woodside. It is also home of the grounds for the annual Art Fair where I was fortunate to be able to do My Eagle Project. My project included pouring a cement pad under a sink, sanding and staining a bench, painting the sink counter and backsplash along with burying a water line. I got involved with the memorial after being asked by a volunteer firefighter who acquired a ten pound piece steel from World Trade Center. The piece of steel is sitting within a globe upon a boulder and all that is resting on the cement pad I ended up making for them. It means a lot that my involvement was recognized and is the base for such an important remembrance. None of this could have happened or have been as memorable and successful without the help of Troop 27.