UPDATE: We will be taking an official troop photo (scouts, SM and ASMs) so please arrive on time and in full Class A uniform.
Wednesday May 22, 2013 All parents and families are encouraged to attend the spring Court of Honor to celebrate the achievements of our scouts. The scouts will be awarded their service pins and recognized for earned merit badges and rank advancements. We will conclude the evening’s events with a slideshow and refreshments.
Please note special time 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Location: Audubon School
Scout attire: Class A and merit badge sash.
Saturday May 25, 2013
Where: 1300 Sneath Lane, San Bruno
Time: Meet at cemetery at 8:00 am, opening ceremony begins promptly at 8:30 down the hill from the check-in area. It is advisable to park outside the Cemetery as it can become very congested inside after the event.
Please reply before May 10th as I need to pre-order patches.
Uniform: Class A
This is a rain or shine event.
Honor the men and women who bravely served our country. Help place American flags at each of the 112,000 graves. We will be joining other Scouts from throughout the Bay Area for this event. Scouts and their families are welcome.
We will work as a group and be assigned an area the morning of the event. Instructions on how and where to place the flags will be given on site.
Bring water and layers (it can be cold at the cemetery even on a hot day)
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Sunday May 26, 2013
Location: Roaring Camp
Departure: 10:00 carpool from FC Library
Cost: Ages 12 and under $22.00; all others $29.00
Lunch: There is lots of good food for sale so bring cash for lunch
Reply by Wednesday May 8! See below…
The Troop will be traveling to Roaring Camp Railroad near Felton in the Santa Cruz mountains to visit encampments of Union and Confederate soldiers and witness historic battles at one of the longest-running Civil War reenactments in the West. There are usually two reenactments on Sunday, plus rides on the steam train throughout the day. More details to come once the program has been published.
It’s a great event. As well as the battles and the steam train ride the whole camp is one large living history exhibit. Between battles reenactors return to their camps and are happy to talk about life during the Civil War. Here’s the link to the Roaring Camp details for the event (not much information on there however).
For those who would like to get much closer to the action Captain Starr has extended an invitation to join Joseph in the 20th Maine for the weekend. If you’re over 14 you can (after receiving some training) join the infantry for the battles and fire a rifle on the battlefield, if you’re at least 12 you could still join the battle as corpsmen (medics) or color guards (the guys who protect the flag). If you’d like to know more about the 20th Maine and what reenacting is all about you can take a look at the American Civil War Association website.
for more information on attending as an observer or to sign up to join the infantry
Friday – Sunday June 21-23, 2013
Leave 8:00 am Friday from FC Library
Return late afternoon Sunday
Cost: $35 + $10 for Sunday ‘burger stop’ lunch (includes all meals and snacks)
For those planning on taking part in the 50 miler this summer, or even if you’re not but you’d like to try a slightly longer backpacking trip than the Beginner, I’m organizing an Intermediate Backpacking trip over the weekend of June 21-23. You’ll have the chance to cover more miles and try some more advanced navigation and backpacking techniques.
If you haven’t taken part in a 50 miler before and plan to this year you should definitely take part in this trip. Even if you’re a seasoned backpacker we need you on the trip to pass on your knowledge and experience to the younger Scouts.
Location & Itinerary
Location is not confirmed yet but the plan is to cover around 20 miles over 3 days, spending 2 nights camping. The intention is to walk around 5 miles on each of Friday and Sunday and the remaining 10 or so miles on the Saturday. This should be pretty good preparation for the 50 miler but should be manageable for anyone who didn’t find the Beginner Backpacking trip too difficult.
You will need to supply your own backpack and personal camping equipment as described in the Troop Binder; the Troop will provide stoves and tents. Backpacks can be rented from REI if you don’t want to purchase one. The troop has a few: first come (and pay), first served.
Scouts grow out of hiking boots alarmingly quickly. Please make sure you have boots for the trip which you have worn for a few days/miles and you know fit well and are comfortable – I can think of few things less enjoyable than walking 10 miles on blistered feet.
Please get advice from an experienced member of the troop before purchasing new equipment; we’ve covered a lot of miles between us and have got to understand pretty well what gear works best and what should be left at home. Check the weather a couple of days before the trip and pack the appropriate clothes. Remember, you must be able to pack and carry everything your bring!
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