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On Labor Day weekend, we'll be camping and hiking in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Lassen is a spectacular destination - there's nothing like it in California! It's a great opportunity for experienced Scouts to --
  • start off a new year of scouting
  • exercise your leadership muscles and neurons
  • explore a volcanic landscape
  • hike through a 1/4-mile underground lava tube,
  • hike to a geothermal region with boiling lakes, bubbling mudpots and roaring fumeroles -
  • climb the Lassen Peak trail!
Along with welcoming any scouts who want to go (first come, first serve, of course), we're also looking for ASMs to sign up.  We need two more Lead ASMs, and more ASMs for driving, hiking, and enjoying the beauty of Lassen.

We can accommodate only 25 participants (total - Scouts plus ASMs). To sign up, open the attached trip brochure, follow the link to the google form and fill that out, and send a check to Edita Donnelly, the Lassen Trip Coordinator.  Like I said, first come, first serve.  This trip will fill up.  [Flyer]

Russian River Canoe and Zip Lining Trip (Sept 6-Sept 7)

Go on one of the classic Troop 57 trips! Overnight in Sonoma County in order to get on the river early Sunday. Zip lining on Saturday afternoon is optional. Sign-up now - as this is always one of most popular trips of the year and it fills up quickly. The river is quite pretty and this is an easy and fun canoe trip. No prior experience needed and all beginners are welcome. There are no major rapids, although there are occasional fast areas where the river narrows or has sharp turns. Our regular 4-6 hour float trip is approximately 11 miles long.

Date: Saturday, September 6 - Sunday, September 7, 2014
Location: Russian River, near Healdsburg, CA.
Time: Meet at the Scout House in early afternoon on Saturday, Sept. 6 for zip lining ( and canoeing. We’ll be back in early evening on Sunday. Some cars may may stop for dinner. 
Adult Leaders: Chip Wytmar ( and Al Yuen (
Scout Leader: Jack Andersen (
Trip Coordinator: Kristen Andersen (
Cost: $75 (covers canoe rental, transportation, camping, dinner, breakfast) for Canoeing only. $150 for Canoeing and Zip Lining.

Event suitable for all scouts (including first years) with following prerequisites:
1) BSA swimmer (be able to swim 100 yards & then float on back)
2) Be comfortable in slow-moving water (No prior canoeing experience is required)
For the optional Zip Lining, you should be comfortable with heights as most of the course is over 60 feet above the ground. The course includes 8 zip lines, and a 60 foot rappel. Long pants are recommended and secure, closed toe shoes with laces are required.

Food and transport: Bring a sack lunch for Sunday in water tight bag or container, standard camping gear, water wear (& water shoes/sandals), change of clothes, a waterproof bag for personal items you plan to take in the canoes, a strap if you wear glasses, a hat, sunscreen and money for dinner on the way home.

Reply Deadline: Sign-up via google doc and remit payment and canoe waiver and zip line waiver by August 31, 2014.

Ocean Rock Fishing Trip (Oct 4)

Join us for a fun day on the water.  We will be fishing for rock cod on the Huli Cat ( off the San Mateo Coast.  You will start the day with a gorgeous view of the sunrise as we head to the fishing ground.  No fishing experience is necessary.  Rock cod fishing is easy and you will catch fish!  Your trip cost of $95 will include fishing rod and reel (see flyer for other costs).  Space is limited, so sign up early. 

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