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Ropes Course Recap

Posted on Nov 20 2016 - 7:07pm

Last Thursday and Friday, scouts attended the OC ropes course campout. On Thursday night the scouts arrived and set up camp. Then had a campfire and performed skits before having s'mores around the fire.That night they went to bed campers. The next morning however, they were climbers.

San Clemente Pier 20 Mile Hike Recap

Posted on Nov 13 2016 - 8:27pm

On October 22, 2016 a group of 10 scouts and adults hiked the 20.7 miles from the Corona Del Mar Main Beach to the San Clemente Pier. The scouts started at 6 am on Saturday when they departed the main beach parking lot in Corona Del Mar. They then proceeded for the next six miles along the Pacific Coast Highway in the dark at first, until the sky lightened up. They walked along trails, sidewalks, and in the bike lane at times. The scouts stopped for a break at mile six, ate snack, and went to the restroom.

Leadership Retreat Recap

Posted on Oct 12 2016 - 8:29pm

The Troop 774 Leadership Retreat, held from September 17th to the 18th, was a great opportunity for the old and new leaders to pass on knowledge and have a good time in the process. The weekend began at Casper’s Wilderness Park where the scouts arrived at Campsite “B”, and they started to get the camp set-up. From there they got their tents up, and the scouts started working on dinner. Dinner was spaghetti (because of limited propane, the scouts made a specialty, “Eight Minute Spaghetti!”), salad, and garlic bread, which was one of the finest dinners in 774 history! After the scouts finished, they cleaned up the patrol boxes and put everything away. While the scouts waited for it to get dark, they discussed new leadership tactics and they passed off their positions to the new leaders. Then, the scouts participated in a variety of games showing the importance of working together and also expressing the concept that every scout is important to the troop. Once it was sufficiently dark (and cold!), the scouts started a campfire and discussed upcoming events. By that time the fire was a nice mix of flames and coals, so out came the s’mores supplies! As the night progressed, scouts slowly started meandering off to get to their tents and sleeping bags.

Eagle Court Of Honor Recap

Posted on Oct 12 2016 - 8:28pm

On Saturday, September 24th, family, friends, and scout-mates of Alex Friend, Cameron Mosher, Jack Cochran, and Andy Efthymiou gathered to celebrate their Eagle Court of Honor. As you probably know, the Eagle Rank is the highest rank a scout can earn, and the four scouts listed above achieved this rank. The Court of Honor started with a presentation of the stages of scouting by the Troop scouts. This was followed by a presentation of the requirements for the Eagle rank by Manue Lopez. After this, Mr. Goode, Mr. Williams (former Scoutmasters), and Mr. Major (current Scoutmaster) reflected on the good times that they each had with the four Eagle Scouts. Mrs. Morgan-Perelka then presented the eagle badges and pins to the scouts and their families, followed by an Eagle Nest ceremony by Wesley Estep and an Eagle Charge ceremony by Nathan Morgan.

Beach Clean Up Recap

Posted on Oct 12 2016 - 8:18pm

On Saturday, September 17th, 17 scouts with their parents and friends showed up at Salt Creek Beach to help in Coastal Cleanup Day 2016. Together, all of the volunteers worked for three hours, scouring the beach for any trash that they could see. They found old bottles and cans, trash bags, and many tiny bits of Styrofoam left over from cups and plates. Even though the troop filled nearly 10 bags of trash, there was barely a noticeable impact on the ground. It was still littered with small Styrofoam pieces. Whenever a scout picked up a piece of trash, it always seemed like there was another one ready to take its place, then another, then another still. Although the scouts tried very hard to pick-up everything, they still couldn’t get rid of all the trash. Still, the scouts did their best to clean the beach, and found sand toys, plastic, light strings, pry-bars, tarps, and other unusual pieces of trash. The scouts then headed for home, feeling a sense of fulfillment that they had helped the environment in a positive way.

Bridge to Nowhere Backpacking Trip Recap

Posted on Aug 30 2016 - 8:39am

The Bridge to Nowhere was a fun backpacking trip that took place on August 20th and 21st. Scouts experienced a backpacking campout that was a 10 mile round trip. It was three miles to our camp from where we parked. Along this trail, we had to pass through a river multiple times, and we had to hike through many plants, such as a plant everyone calls the death plant because everyone was getting poked and scratched by them (just ask the parents).

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