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Orienteering (as a sport) is a race where competitors navigate against the clock from point to point using a map and compass.

baseplate-compassIf you need the 1 mile orienteering Orienteering requirement then you can do this here. This won’t be a competition, Scouts will work in groups of 2 or 3.

For older Scouts looking for a more challenging event, we can run a timed race over a longer course.

We will provide instruction on orienteering map and compass use before Scouts are let loose on the course.

  • Date: Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016
  • Time: 8:15 am at the Foster City Library , we will leave at 8:30 am
  • Location: Bedwell Bayfront Park (in Menlo Park, off Marsh Rd)
  • What to Bring: Completed Activity Consent Form, Snack, and 10 Essentials, including a compass (best type for orienteering is a baseplate compass with rotating housing).
  • Return Time:  We will aim to return to the Foster City Library at 1:00 pm
  • Event Leader: Mr. Dickinson
  • Scout Leader:  Jacob Ningen



Ninja Warrior Training

When: Sat, Dec 17, 2016 · 3:45 PM – 6:45 PM  (Arrive at 3:30 PM)

Where: We will meet at the Foster City library at 2:30pm and leave by 2:45pm. If you do not want to carpool, you can meet us at the facility (4360 Technology Drive, Fremont, Ca 94538) no later than 3:30pm.

Cost: $30 per attendee

Have you ever wanted to train like a Ninja Warrior? Join us for 3-hours of gym time at the Bay Area’s premier training center for parkour, free-running, tricking, and ninja warrior skills. Upon arriving, we will break into groups and train with the center instructors, utilizing the equipment of the gym. Training will involve jumping, wall climbing, falling, and various obstacle courses. We will also have “open gym” time, to try out the new skills you learned. If you are interested, please sign up ASAP.

Please fill out waiver here:

TeamSnap signup required.


Scoutmaster Announcement!

Troop 175 Scouts,

2016 is drawing to a close and, with it, the opportunity to advance rank using the ‘old’ (pre-2016) requirements. If you’re close to a rank advancement and want to avoid having to complete any additional requirements added in the 2016 revisions, then you need to get the work completed in time to attend either the November 30 or the December 22 Boards of Review.

If you’re planning to complete your rank requirements between now and December 22, please contact Mr Hart asap to request a spot at one of these BoRs. Also, send a photo of the relevant sign-off pages of your Scout Handbook to Mrs Thomas so that she can enter your approval dates into TroopMaster.

If there’s a good reason you cannot make the December 22 BoR, or if you somehow end up completing your last requirement between December 23 and December 31, then the BoR in January (date TBD) will be your last chance to advance using the pre-2016 requirements. Note that you must have every other requirement signed off by December 31, 2016; only the BoR may be completed in January. 

If there are requirements you still need to complete which require some instruction, and which we could reasonably accommodate this year, then let Dominic, your ASM or I know ASAP so we can try to create an opportunity for you to cover those.

Scouts, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Rose Service Event for Rotary Club of Foster City

Date:  Saturday, January 7, 2017

Times: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: Leo J. Ryan Park –
roseAdult Coordinator:  Mrs. Teer
Scout Coordinator: Looking for a Volunteer!

Summary:  This is a service event for our chartering organization, The Rotary Club of Foster City.  We strongly  encourage all scouts to participate.  Parents, and Siblings  – we could really use your help as well.

As required by our charter, we will be working with the Rotary Club of Foster City to provide maintenance for the Roses in Leo J. Ryan park.  We will be working with other Rotarian’s to deadhead and remove the leaves on the rose bushes to force them into dormancy.

Wear your class B uniforms, with a long sleeve shirt underneath. Some rose bushes have extremely long and thick thorns.  If you have work gloves please bring them.  Dress appropriately for the weather.

We will meet at the northern entrance to the recreation center for sign in. (Remember if you do not sign in and out, you will not get credit for your service hours)

Please sign up on the TeamSnap website.Rotary Symbol

First Aid Competition

Test your first aid skills and knowledge with a competition in first-aidwhich you’ll be faced with realistic situations your patrol will need to deal with.

Need adult volunteers to act as ‘casualties’. Moulage (fake injuries) will be applied!

When:  Sun, Jan 22, 2017 · 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where:  TBD

What to Bring:  10 essentials, snacks.
Uniform: Class B (be prepared to get messy)

Lead adult: Mr. Dickinson
Lead Scout: Rowan Dickinson

Please sign up on TeamSnap.

Klondike Derby

Klondike Derby

This Winter-themed Camp-O-Ree is COOL, man! Join your fellow Scouts for a fun weekend in and on the snow! Featured events include – Sled Race, Jumbo Ski, Snowshoe Relay, Spear Throw, Fire Building, Snowball Toss, Ice Rescue, and Moon Ball!

When: Saturday 28 Jan 2017 — Sunday 29 Jan 2017
Where: Cisco Grove Campground, 48415 Hampshire Rocks Rd, Cisco Grove, CA 95728
Cost ( registration): $18 early /$20 regular/ $30 late
Event Leader: Steve Thibault

PacSky MyCouncil registration required. Register online now!
– Early period rates apply through December 26 2016 at 11:59PM
– Late period rates apply beginning beginning January 15 2017 at 11:59PM
Registration closes January 25 2017 at 5:00PM

TeamSnap signup required.

Fort Miley (SF) Ropes Course

Established in 1979, the Fort Miley Adventure Challenge Course (FMACC) is located on the northwestern edge of San Francisco. The FMACC offers a fun, safety conscious and positive environment for individuals and groups to work together to develop confidence, trust, cooperation and leadership skills through actions. Our course is built out of trees, with cables, ladders and ropes located in a 4 acre urban forest in a nations park. PLI is a proud partner of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), a unit of the National Park Service to make these adventures at Fort Miley possible.

Our ropes course is a progression of low team-based elements and high challenge elements built in the trees of San Francisco using cables, ladders and ropes. This sequence of “elements” uses physical, emotional and mental challenges that employ both human and rope safety systems to encourage team development, support, trust, leadership and personal goal-setting. With 20 low and 8 high elements at FMACC, PLI will work with you to tailor the program to match your group and their goals.

When:  Sat, Feb 11, 2017
Where:  Fort Miley

Lead adult: Mr. Wolfgram
Lead Scout: TBD

Please sign up on TeamSnap.