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Troop 57 April Cycling 2014 (April 19)

On Saturday, April 19, we have two great bike rides planned. We’ll take CalTrain up to San Francisco, and then take the Embarcadero along the bay to the Golden Gate Bridge. Those on the 25-mile ride will cross the bridge and head north to Mill Valley before looping around the Tiburon peninsula to the ferry terminal for the boat ride back to SF. The 50-mile ride will be similar, but with additional loops around the Marin headlands (fantastic views!) and San Rafael. After crossing back to SF via ferry, we’ll take CalTrain back to Palo Alto. See the flyer at http://bit.ly/T57_GG_Ride_Flyer for more details on the ride and instructions on how to sign up.


Troop 57 Shotgun Sports Trap and Skeet Outing (May 3)

A shotgun outing for both beginning and experienced shooters!  We’ll shoot both trap and skeet, with instructors helping scouts accomplish their merit badge shooting proficiency, if desired, or just improving their scores at these target shooting games.  Classroom instruction covering safe gun handling practices and many of the merit badge requirements will be reviewed before shooting.  Come out and tune up your game!  Shotguns, shells and safety equipment are provided.

Flyer Link: Shotgun Sports 2014 flyer (6) (1).pdf 

Release Form: Scouts firearms release May 2014 (1).pdf 


Troop 57 Elkhorn Slough Kayak Adventure (May 4)

Explore  Elkhorn  Slough  -­‐  one  of  the  last  coastland  wetlands  in  California.  Located  on  the  Monterey   Bay  National  Marine  Sanctuary,  it  is  among  the  best  places  for  viewing  marine  life.  Elkhorn  Slough   is  home  to  otters, seals,  sea  lion  and  a  variety  of  birds.  You'll  kayak  past  the  Pacific  outlet  and   eastward  up  the  slough  taking  in  the  scenery  as  you  paddle  up  this  amazing  waterway.    

Date:       Sunday,  May  4        Leave  7:00  AM;  Return  ~  2:00  PM   Location:     Elkhorn  Slough,  Monterey  Bay  National  Marine  Sanctuary   Activities:     Kayaking,  navigation,  waterfowl,  marine  mammals,  photography   Capacity:     up  to  12  participants.  Register  early  to  assure  your  space.   Requirements:  1.  BSA  Swimmer.  (certified  in  a  BSA  swim  test  at  Oljato  or  as  part  of  1st  class  reqs)   h]p://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php?Xtle=BSA_Swim_Test   2.  Kayakers  must  complete user’s  rental  and  participation  waivers.  3.  Completed  2014/15  T57  Registration  and  current   BSA  Medical  Forms  (A/B/C)  on  file.     Cost:  $  50.00  includes  1⁄2  of  2-­‐person  kayak  rental,  supplies  and  transportation.     Equipment:  Wear  swim  suit.  Bring  synthetic  shirt/sweater/pants,  water-­‐appropriate  shoes  –  you   will  get  wet.  No  cotton  clothes.  User  provides windbreaker, splash jacket, paddle,  and  kayak.   Food:  Bring  snacks/lunch,  1  liter  water  bo]le  and  $10  for  a  food  stop  on  the  drive  home.   Reply  Deadline:  RSVP  no  later  than  April  22nd  and  send  a  non-­‐refundable  check  made  out  to   “Troop  57,  BSA”.  

CONTACT  INFORMATION:     ASM  Leads                     Scout  Leads               Trip  Coordinator   David  Markowitz,  776-­‐4350                Connor  Young      Jordana  Blachman   davidm@usa.net              Zachary  Markowitz      j-­‐dana@usa.net   tbd                              650.856.8897  


Troop 57 Spring Backpacking and Rock Climbing in Castle Rock State Park (May 17-18)

-Backpacking- Strap on your backpack and head to Castle Rock’s famous Trail Camp for a night of camping. Our route will follow the Saratoga Gap Trail 3 miles to the camp, where we will set up camp among the native oaks. The afternoon will be free for other activities, such as rock climbing or geocaching or just hanging out. We will round out the day with dinner and a campfire before falling asleep under the stars. The next day, after breakfast, we will break camp and hike on the Ridge Trail back to our cars for an early afternoon return to Palo Alto. Cost $40.00 inclusive
-Rock Climbing- The climbers in the troop can challenge themselves on Castle Rock’s famous rocks. Guides from Adventure Out of Santa Cruz will take a group of scouts on a four hour climbing adventure Saturday afternoon from 12:30 to 4:30. No experience necessary—just good balance and an adventurous spirit. Group size is limited, so sign up early. Cost $85.00 inclusive

Yes, you can do both or just one of the two, backpacking or rock climbing. The two together will be $125.00. Sign up deadline (including payment) is May 1.

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