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Troop 57 February News (2018) NEW!

Pinnacles All Troop Outing

On January 27-28 we have our All Troop Outing at Pinnacles National Park.

The basic plan  is for patrols to gather on Saturday morning at the Scout House (7:30AM), organize yourselves into vehicles, drive to your hike trailhead, complete your hike, cover first year skills as needed, and then drive to our Pinnacles campsites (124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 131).   

At Pinnacles, drivers can park adjacent to our campsites (Senior Patrol 7 will be in 127 and 128) to set camp and prepare dinner. After dinner and clean up we enjoy an outstanding campfire program (thanks to the efforts and creativity of your scouts) between 127 and 128 campsites. These usually end up being lots of fun, so make sure that your patrol works together for a fun and interesting skit and/or song After the campfire, patrols return to their campsites (please bring flashlights because it will be dark) and retire for the night. On Sunday morning we will make breakfast, clean up, pack up, and drive back to Palo Alto. If you want to extend your visit on Sunday and do more stuff (it’s a great area), discuss it with your Lead ASM/Patrol Leader.    
 
Pinnacles National Park hikes should make this a great outing. All scouts should participate.

Mt. Diablo Hike Photos

Here are some pictures of the Mount. Diablo hike that happened on Jan. 20th. It was a beautiful day for the hike and fun was had by all. We hope to see everyone for next year's hike! Album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/lTaKkr2JBiOSEn9F3








Mt. Diablo Rim of the Bay Hike January 20th

Put another Rim of the Bay hike under your belt with the Mt. Diablo hike! On Saturday, January 20th, we will hike up Mt. Diablo, near Walnut Creek. We will hike to the summit of Mt. Diablo, where on a clear day, you can see all the Sierras and the Farallon Islands. Meet at the Scout House on Saturday morning, January 20th, at 7am. 

You should have good hiking boots. Keep in mind that this hike is 10 miles with the summit at around 3848ft, meaning a lot of upward climbing. Bring a bag lunch and snacks (trail food, etc.). 3 liters of water, 10 essentials, layers are a must. Hiking poles would also be useful.


Scouting For Food 2017 Results!

This year, the Stanford district donated 28,618 pounds (14.3 tons!) of food to the Second Harvest Food Bank! This provides about 20,411 meals to those in need. Troop 57 was a huge part of this, at just over 15% of donations in Stanford district, at 4695 pounds. Good job scouts! 
Here are some pictures from the event: 

Thank you all for coming out this year!

It's Wreath Fundraiser time

It's Wreath Fundraiser time and all families gathered to tie the beautiful ribbon bows that will adorn or Douglas Fir wreaths.  

Thank you all for coming out to help.



Tomales Bay Kayaking 2017

Kayak over the San Andreas fault on Tomales Bay, passing from the North American to the Pacific Plate. Overnight at a boat-in only campsite in Point Reyes National Seashore’s Tule Elk Range. Practice Leave No Trace camping. Next day, paddle back to cars and return home. 

Troop 57 All Troop Outing - Sam McDonald Park (Sept 23 - Sept 24)

Who is excited for our annual all troop outing!? We will camp and hike among old growth redwoods in this tranquil, wilderness area 40 minutes from the Scout House.  There will be hiking, games, a troop campfire and special activities for our first year scouts.


When? Sept 23 - Sept 24

Where? Sam McDonald Park

Who? All troop outing

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Annual Russian River Outing- September 9th-10th

Date: Saturday, September 9 - Sunday, September 10, 2017
Location: Russian River, near Healdsburg, CA. www.riversedgekayakandcanoe.com
Time: Meet at the Scout House late morning around 10:30am, Saturday, Sept. 9 for zip lining (www.sonomacanopytours.com.) and canoeing. If you are canoeing only, we might be able to arrange a later departure on Saturday, if there are sports/other conflicts. We’ll be back in early evening on Sunday. Some cars may stop for dinner.

Event suitable for all scouts (including first years) with following prerequisites:

Reply Deadline:
Scout canoe waiver and zip line waiver by September 1, 2017.













Troop 57 Fall BBQ Social will be Sunday 8/27 from 11am - 2pm


TIME: Sunday, August 27th, 11am to 2pm

 

PLACE:  The University Club of Palo Alto Picnic Grove - 3277 Miranda Ave, Palo Alto

WHAT: Troop 57 will take care of all food and drinks, so just bring your family.  The menu includes bbq chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, fruit and salad (will have vegetarian options as well).  The pool is also available to scouts/family members to use (up to 20 pool user guests, but I think we will be fine). 

Please put this on your calendar and we hope to see you at the social.  

Best Regards,

Al Yuen

Troop 57 Committee Chair


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