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Troop 57 March News (2015) NEW!

On Sat, March 7, we'll be heading to another Rim of the Bay hike! 

Mt. Wittenberg is located in the Pt. Reyes National Seashore, about 2 hours drive from Palo Alto. 

We'll meet at the scout house at 7:30am, drive to Pt. Reyes National Seashore Headquarters, and then hike through the national seashore to Mt. Wittenberg for a 10 mile hike.

Please sign up by March 3 here.

Here is information on the upcoming climbing night at Planet Granite in Sunnyvale. 
    • Click here to register by March 6. Space is limited to 12 participants

  • If you haven’t attended in the past, you must complete waiver signed by parents accompanied with a photocopy of the signing parent’s driver’s license

We live in the Santa Clara County, but have you seen the Santa Clara Valley?  On the Antler Point Hike, experience the breath taking view of the Santa Clara Valley and Mt. Hamilton.  The hike is steep, but beautiful, filled with wonders and wildlife.  Our 31st president, Herbert Hoover, once hunted on the great greens of the Antler Pike Hike.  Aside from the amazing view, we will also visit the ruins of Hoover’s own Hunting Cabin.  We will be leaving for the hike from Joseph D. Grant County Park in San Jose.  Join for a rare experience that will be forever cherished in your memories. 

Once again, Troop 57 ventures to the “World’s Smallest Mountain Range” on Saturday, March 21st for an overnight backpack and hiking trip.  The Sutter Buttes are an area rich in geological history (a dormant volcano), native American history, and abundant wildlife.  The Buttes are essentially all private land, but we have special permission to camp and hike there.

The backpacking to the campsite area is relatively easy.  On Sunday morning, the land owner, who is also a local naturalist and historian, will lead a day hike through the mountains, exploring hidden lakes, remnants from early settlers and unique geologic formations.  With luck, we may also see or hear some of the local wildlife that call the Buttes home, including deer, turkey, wild boar, hoot owls and coyotes.

On the way to the Buttes on Saturday, we’ll stop and have lunch at one of the several neighboring state wildlife refuges, viewing the huge flocks of migratory waterfowl that favor protected habitat of this type.

We will leave from the Scout House on March 21st at 8:00 AM and return to Palo Alto on Sunday in time for dinner.  Sign up now to visit this very special place in the middle of California!  See the flyer for signup details.

The Nuclear Science Division, the Advanced Light Source and the Workforce Development & Education Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will host the next Nuclear Science Day for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts on April 4, 2015.

This event is designed for youths in grades 8 through 12.  Upon completion of the day's activities, all participants will earn the event patch. Boy Scouts who also complete a prerequisite worksheet will earn the Nuclear Science Merit Badge.

Please note that the registration deadline is February 27, 2015.  Space is limited. Registration will be handled by a random draw if the demand exceeds our capacity.  Scouts who are interested in participating in the event must coordinate their registration with their troops, instead of registering independently.

We look forward to meeting you at the event in April 2015!

Troop 57 covered in Palo Alto Pulse!!

Lots of eager kids across the country participate in Boy Scouts when they are young, drawn by trips, outdoor adventures and maybe even the marshmallows around the campfire. But as they get older, sports, friends and other interests often take over, and only about 7 percent of boys persist through the challenging process of earning the Eagle Scout rank when they are in high school. [Read the full article]

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