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Eagle Project - calling all Scouts! - June 25 & 26

Posted on Jun 23 2016 - 8:00pm

 

Just a reminder that my eagle project is this weekend and it will take place on June 25-26 at Las Lomas High School from 9am to 3pm both days. Make sure to bring hats, gloves, and water. Also if you are able to bring shovels, metal rakes, wheelbarrows, pick axes, and tampers please do so. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. We will be meeting at the back of the school. To get there you want to go to the whole foods in walnut creek (1333 Newell Ave), you want to turn on the whole foods entry road which is called Nursery Lane. Then go straight down Nursery Lane and you will end up at the back of the school.

The project is to take the wooden boarder of two tree planters at my school and replace them with rock, and also we will be planting some flowers along these borders. The project will take place on June 25-26 at Las Lomas High School from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm both days. I will be sending out more emails about supplies to bring and about any changes in the upcoming weeks. Thank you.

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YIS,

      Dylan Lane

Summer Camp 2016

Posted on Jun 23 2016 - 7:59pm

Hello Summer Campers,

Summer camp is just around the corner.  It's time to make final preparations so you can make the most of your time at camp.

CARPOOL SHEET


FORMS

All campers need to complete forms so that we have current information for emergencies, etc.  

5 forms need to be completed:
1) BSA Consent print, complete, sign, scan, and upload to your folder
2) Behavior Contract - print, complete, sign, scan, and upload to your folder
3) Emergency Contacts - complete online
4) Firearm permission slip (required for shooting merit badges and to participate in open shoot) - print, complete 1 section, sign, scan, and upload to your folder
5) BSA medical forms A, B, C - signed by doctor - no exceptions, camp will not allow campers to attend without forms signed by doctor (send signed medical forms to Christine Pecci at yeatyng@yahoo.com, and keep copies)
Click this link to access the forms folders, click the 'open in drive' button (blue button, upper right corner), then double-click the folder with your last name.  Emergency contact document can be completed online.  Drag and drop remaining completed/signed documents into your folder to upload.  If you don't have a scanner, bring completed/signed forms to my house-1603B Reliez Valley Rd, Lafayette.

PACKING LIST & SCHEDULE

Click this link for the packing list of what to bring / not bring to camp.   Packing of equipment for summer camp is best done in a large duffel bag, which will also be useful for many Troop outings.  Duffel bags can be purchased online, or at local retailers like REI and Sports Basement.  SmartPhones, iPods, iPads, etc are not allowed at camp, so please plan accordingly.  We have had incidents related to electronic devices at previous summer camps, so this policy will be enforced while at camp.

Click this link to see the registered session schedule for all campers.  Online registration is now closed.  Any desired changes to the schedule can be attempted by campers at camp on Monday, by going to the session they want to add and asking the session leader to be added to the session. Requests will be accommodated at the discretion of the session leader.


PAYMENTS DUE

If you haven't made final payment, it is overdue.  Send checks made out to 'Friends of Boy Scout Troop 224' to Karen Wang at 1680 Springbrook Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549, or follow the PayPal instructions on the Troop website for a bank transfer.  Please ask Karen (kmwang5@yahoo.com) any questions about payments sent but not noted.  Payments due can be viewed here.


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 25 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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Senior Trip - La Paz - Important Information

Posted on Jun 15 2016 - 9:56am

Greetings participants of the 2016 Senior Trip!

The Senior trip is fast approaching and given school is now out, I would like to issue you some homework to be completed over the next two weeks.

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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