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Open House at the January 23rd Troop Meeting

Posted on Dec 24 2016 - 8:35pm

Philmont 2018 - Save your Spot - Pay Deposit now!

Posted on Dec 9 2016 - 2:07pm

We won the Philmont lottery for summer 2018! We are guaranteed 2 treks (up to 24 people) departing 8/5/2018, so long as we make a $1,400 deposit by 1/31/2017. We are expecting to be allowed to move up one of the treks (up to 12 people) to depart on 7/15/2018 and will confirm the earlier departure date before making the first payment. At this time, please reserve your spot by sending a $100 deposit to our treasurer and email bvanoss@curciowebb.com with your preferred departure date (7/15/2018 or 8/5/2018).

Please note, 2018 Philmont youth participants must be 14 years of age on date of arrival OR have completed the eighth grade and be at least 13 prior to participation. Also, each crew (7-12 participants) must have a majority of youth and is limited to a maximum of four (4) adults over 21 years of age

Each trek will take about 2 weeks including 12-days at Philmont plus 2 days travel. The cost per Scout is $940 plus travel, so the total cost could be as high as $1,500, prior to any Troop subsidies from the tree lot. The Philmont experience is a one-of-a-kind backpacking trip through the New Mexico Rocky Mountain Range with awesome activities at each campsite along the way such as rifle shooting, rock climbing, horse riding, etc. When your team completes the difficult journey together, you will attain a confidence and sense of accomplishment like never before. For more information, please read below, follow the links, or talk with one of the few who has completed the journey (e.g., Mr. Blocker, Peter C., Carson, Ivan, etc.)

 Mr. Van Oss

Arizona Trip - Sign Up Now!

Posted on Dec 9 2016 - 9:43am

Sign Up Now.  The tour departs Saturday April 1 at 9am and returns Friday April 7 at 5pm. The cost is subsidized by the tree lot profits, and the cost per person depends on how many people actually go. Once you register, please send $200 per Scout to our treasurer Karen Wang. We may collect up to $100 more prior to the trip (if necessary), but the cost will not exceed $300 plus food. This is an all-inclusive (7 day, 6 night) tour of the Southwest with Mr. Van Oss & Co. as your tour guides (see attached itinerary). Your payment to the troop includes chauffeured transportation in 11 passenger vans across 4 state lines, first class accommodations (tents), park entrance fees, and all activities. Plan on bringing about $150 per person for food at roadside bistros and convenience stores.

 One of the highlights of the trip will be canyoneering in Hog Canyon near Theodore Roosevelt Lake in Arizona. Testing team work from the descend to the accent, Hog Canyon is a high bread canyoneering trip involving rappelling, navigating and rock climbing. This one works for all experience levels. It offers four rappels, tallest being 100ft and smallest being 25ft, as well as some technical canyon travel where we would employ team work and use spotting techniques and decision making to navigate our way through the obstacles of the canyon. It is followed by three outstanding technical rock climbs that are top roped.

 If you go on this trip, you will see several of the nation’s crown jewels including:

·        Joshua Tree National Park, CA

·        Tonto National Forest, AZ

·        Sedona, AZ

·        Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

·        Tuba City Navajo Nation, AZ

·        Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

·        Zion National Park, Utah

·        Las Vegas, NV and my personal favorite Barstow, CA.

 Last but not least, we will be visiting with and making a donation to the Navajo boys and girls at the Tuba City Boarding School. This is a unique opportunity to learn about native Americans. If you can’t go on the trip, but would like to make a donation, please send a check to our treasurer Karen Wang.

 What to pack will be provided closer to the departure date. If you don’t already own a warm (<20 degree) sleeping bag, insulated air mattress, thermal underwear, and good rain gear, ask Santa.

 For more information, please contact Bill Van Oss at bvanoss@curciowebb.com

Indoor Rock Climbing - Saturday Jan 28th

Posted on Nov 17 2016 - 5:12pm

Sign up here before Jan 7th

Troop 224 Indoor Rock Climbing

Saturday January 28th 10:00am-12:00noon

Meet at the Diablo Rock Gym

1220 Diamond Way #140 Concord, CA 94520

Phone: 925-602-1000

Cost $15 per person at the door

Bring signed waiver by clicking on: WAIVER

Summer Camp - mark your calendars! July 16 to July 23

Posted on Nov 17 2016 - 4:51pm

Catalina Island/ Emerald Bay

Sunday July 16, 2017 thru Saturday July 23, 2017

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