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Rafting Trip June 18-19 Sign Up Now!

Posted on May 26 2016 - 1:00pm

Rafting Trip on June 18-19. EVERYONE should attend this trip since it is a blast! I went on it last year and it was fantastic! 

Sign up Here!

We will be rafting on the South fork of the American River. 

We will be rafting Class 3 rapids, which are for beginners to intermediate.  The rafts hold up to six people and each raft will have a river guide in the back. 

Life vests, paddles, and helmets will be provided at the camp.   Here is everything you need to know: 

1.       Waiver / liability forms can be emailed or handed in to Kyle Blocker at the COH. Please complete it!

FAGES hike - Sign Up Info!

Posted on May 9 2016 - 10:53am

Summer Camp 2016

Posted on Apr 26 2016 - 7:09pm

Troop 224 will be going to Summer Camp at Wente Scout Reservation July 17-23, 2016!

Wente Scout Reservation is a Nationally Accredited Boy Scout camp located near Willits in Mendocino County.

This outing is limited to 27 scouts and is full.  (Contact David Browne with questions).  Camp Attendees

3 adults (including 2 Uniformed Leaders) will camp all week with the scouts.

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50 Miler

Posted on Apr 7 2016 - 10:01pm

The 2016 backpack trek will explore Lassen Volcanic National Park. This trek is designed for all Scouts going into 7th grade and above who complete at least 5 of the practice hikes and want to test their mettle, fortitude, strength of character, moral fiber, determination, true grit, courage, and bravery. A deposit of $100 is required by 12/31/15 so we can make reservations and finalize plans. The total cost should be minimal other than the cost of personal gear. Lassen Peak is situated at the southern most end of the Cascade Range, which includes Mount Shasta and stretches through Oregon and Washington and into British Columbia. Lassen is part of a vast, active volcanic lava plateau stretching north to Lava Beds National Monument and Crater Lake in Oregon. In 1915 Lassen Peak exploded, blowing a giant mushroom cloud more than 7 miles into the atmosphere. This eruption profoundly altered the surrounding landscape for many miles. The area possesses a plethora of volcanic phenomena and associated thermal features such as lava pinnacles, lava flows, cinder cones, jagged craters, steaming sulfur vents, hot creeks, boiling springs, percolating mud pots, and steaming fumaroles. This trek wanders through the forested, mile-high plateau (6,000 – 8,000 feet) east of Lassen Peak, passing many placid lakes, beautiful meadows, and cinder cones. The forest is largely lodgepole pine with a mixture of Jeffrey pine, western white pine, shire fir, red fir, and hemlock. Reminders of volcanic and glacial origin can be seen throughout the area including the Fantastic Lava Beds and the Painted Dunes. Many small and large depressions scattered over this plateau have become lovely lakes or meadows. On our way home, we will also attempt to summit the 10,500 foot Lassen Peak.

 Itinerary:

 Sat 7/2 – Drive about 4 hours from Lafayette to Summit Lake in Shasta County

Sun 7/3 – Hike from Summit Lake to Snag Lake

Mon 7/4 – Hike from Snag Lake to Butte Lake, Climb Cinder Cone (about 2 miles round trip)

Tue 7/5 – Climb Prospect Peak (about 7 miles round trip), Hike from Butte Lake to Widow Lake

Wed 7/6 – Hike from Widow Lake to Horseshoe Lake

Thu 7/7 – Hike from Horseshoe Lake to Summit Lake

Fri 7/8 – Climb Mt. Lassen (about 5 miles round trip), Drive about 4 hours to Lafayette

 For more information, please call assistant Scoutmaster Bill Van Oss at 925-944-9026.

Volunteers Needed

Posted on Jan 27 2015 - 6:13am

Dear Troop 224 Parents - We are a volunteer organization and have many new scouts who have joined the troop this year.  We need your help to keep the troop functioning well.  The following positions are open and need filling. Please let Alex Coate know if you can help out. Thank you. 

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