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Mom's Night Out! (at Mom's Camp) May 20-21 - Register Now

Posted on Apr 25 2017 - 5:02pm

Mom's Camp  Sign Up Here!

Camporee May 6-7 - Mandatory outing - everyone must register

Posted on Apr 24 2017 - 8:23pm

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Camporee will be held on Saturday May 6, 2017 at the Casini Ranch, Duncan Hills, CA. Patrols will meet at the hut 7:00am Saturday, gear up, and carpool together.  Patrols will camp overnight and return to the Hut Sunday morning for pickup. On Saturday, Patrols will compete with other Troops in ten events: Fire Building, Lashings, Orienteering, First Aid, Knots, Obstacle Course, Log Lift, Model Camp, Nature, US Flag Etiquette. All Scouts are expected to attend. Please email Mr. Van Oss if you will not be there.

Summer Camp 2017 - Catalina Island -

Posted on Apr 24 2017 - 8:18pm

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  Catalina Island at Camp Emerald Bay - Sunday July 16, 2017 thru Saturday July 22, 2017

Attendees

-Camp cost - $699 for Scouts, $549 for adults.  Includes all food and accommodations and round trip ferry to and from Island.

- Jet Blue Airlines round trip from Oakland to Long Beach Airport is $152.40 additionally.  

Super shuttle to and from Airport to Ferry harbor is covered by troop 224

- Depart to camp – meet at Oakland airport at 5:00AM- Sunday July 16, 2017.  Departure flight time 6:29 AM, arrive LBA 7:49AM.  Super shuttle, ferry, arrive on Island approx. 12 noon.

- Return from camp – Saturday July 22, 2017.  Return flight departure 5:00 PM, arrive Oakland Airport 6:14PM, pick scouts up at airport, end of trip.

- Make check payable to “Friends of troop 224” for $851.40 scout/$701.40 adult and mail to treasurer: Karen Wang, 3764 Mosswood Drive, Lafayette CA 94549 or use the troop 224 website Paypal account.

 Payment deadline to book camp and Airlines is 3/1/17 so please confirm and pay ASAP.  Please email Dave Robb and confirm your son will attend summer camp and is paid.  Camp Emerald Bay policy (and airlines) is a No refund policy.

See website for further details – www.campemeraldbay.org

Summer Camp leader: Dave Robb, david.robb@sbcglobal.net or 925-321-4663

Youth Protection Training - Is it time for you to renew ? (every 2 years)

Posted on Feb 9 2017 - 9:22pm

To take Youth Protection training go to My.Scouting.org and create an account. You’ll receive an email notification with your account information, including a member ID/reference number.

Volunteers Needed

Posted on Feb 6 2017 - 7:09pm

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 Andrew Karsh know if you can help out. Thank you. 

Philmont 2018

Posted on Jan 28 2017 - 9:44am

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. 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

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