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Camporee Recap

Posted on May 1 2016 - 8:14pm

Camporee, held from April 22nd through April 24th at Oso Lake was a great experience and a fun competition with the other local troops. When the troop arrived on Friday, the scouts were able to successfully set-up the campsite, including the tents, patrol boxes, troop tables, and boundaries. Now sufficiently drained of energy, the scouts retired to their tents and played card games and read books until bedtime. On Saturday, the scouts got off to an extra early start (5:30 AM) and made hot chocolate and had orange juice until breakfast. The scouts were then treated to a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, eggs, and (the scout’s favorite, but a Scoutmaster’s nightmare) doughnuts provided by the Order of the Arrow (OA). During the day, scouts competed in a variety of stations:

Hollywood Hike Recap

Posted on Apr 22 2016 - 3:24pm

On April 2nd, 2016, Mr. Haugo and Mr. Canaria led a group of scouts on an amazing ten mile hike. First, the scouts met at the church at 6:00 a.m. From there, they carpooled to Bronson Canyon-Griffith Park where it was just a short hike to see Bronson Caves. They even got to see a movie shoot going on there. From there, scouts couldn’t seem to find the trail indicated on the map, so Mr. Haugo decided to reverse the hike. They then hiked up to the Hollywood sign where they saw amazing views of Los Angeles and even got to see the view of the back of the sign. From there, the scouts hiked back down a little ways and stopped for lunch beside the trail. Once the group was rested, the scouts made a big loop and continued down to the Griffith observatory where they saw amazing views of the front of the Hollywood sign and the Los Angeles basin stretching out in front of them. From there, it was nothing short of an adventure! Scouts were able to meander their way down to the trail, but couldn’t seem to find a solid way back to the cars. The group asked a park attendant for advice, but still couldn’t seem to figure out the directions on their maps. Scouts eventually found the right trail and were impressed by sweeping views of the Bronson canyon and the caves below them. From there, scouts pushed onward, often scooting along in a sitting position, slowly sliding along the trail, using it like a steep slide until they made it back to the cars. This ten mile hike was one that all of the scouts will probably never forget!

Pre-Camporee Recap

Posted on Mar 30 2016 - 5:48pm

Pre-Camporee, held from March 18, 2016 through March 20, 2016 at O’Neill Regional Park, was a great time! When the troop arrived on Friday, the scouts efficiently set-up the patrol cooking areas and arranged their tent partners. Then, they got out all of their tents, set those-up as well, and played card games, talked to friends, or read until lights-out at ten o’clock. On Saturday, the scouts woke-up and made breakfasts consisting of bagels, sausage, toast and more!

Klondike Derby Recap

Posted on Feb 12 2016 - 11:54am

Last weekend at The Klondike Derby scouts went over 5000 feet up into the mountains to Emerson campground. During the day it was warm enough for scouts but at night temperatures dropped to 39 degrees Fahrenheit and sent scouts right to their cabins. On the second day, however, scouts had the winter games where they had a blast participating in the events. There was team skiing, an obstacle course, slingshots, marble pipe race, blindfold race, carry the bucket, and snow storm rescue. At each of the activities scouts worked together to get the best time or most points. They learned how to work together as a team. At the games award ceremony this teamwork turned into many awards for the troop and prizes like a dutch oven and new lamps. Scouts also said the cabin conditions were amazing, and it was a great time with all their fellow scouts. The food provided was also delicious and scouts treated themselves to hot coco every meal. Overall everything was a plus and scouts look forward to going again.

Blue Jay Campout Recap

Posted on Nov 15 2015 - 10:33am

On the November 6, our troop headed to the Blue Jay Campground in the Cleveland National Forest for a fulfilling camping trip. The camp, spanning for two nights from the 6th to the 8th, allowed the scouts to complete a hike for the eagle-required hiking merit badge, finish some requirements for the Camping Merit Badge, and climb the Los Piños Peak, the fourth highest point in Orange County.

Camporall Recap

Posted on Oct 31 2015 - 11:01am

On the 16 of October, our Troop left for Camp Pendleton for our yearly Camporall. With more than double of the attendance of last year, our scouts were well-prepared and ready for the camp, which spanned from the October 16 to the 18. They taught the Webelos at our camp about poisonous plants, made breakfast, lunch, and dinner for them, and had a lot of fun playing Dodgeball.

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