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Annual Russian River Outing- September 9th-10th

posted Aug 21, 2017, 3:07 PM by Henry Yun

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.
Adult Leaders: Al Yuen (threeboysunder5@yahoo.com) and Tony Wyant (tony.wyant@sbcglobal.net)
Scout Leader: Ryan McKee (ryan.mckee@menloschool.org)
Trip Coordinator: TBD
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: Food will be provided for Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast. Please 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.

and remit payment and
Scout canoe waiver and zip line waiver by September 1, 2017.

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

posted Aug 21, 2017, 2:59 PM by Henry Yun

Please go to the following RSVP, so that we can make sure there is enough food for everyone attending.  THANK YOU!  

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

Cutter to the sea mountain biking

posted May 8, 2017, 9:14 PM by Henry Yun   [ updated May 8, 2017, 9:19 PM ]

On Saturday May 20th we will be having a 22 mile mountain bike ride from Cutter to the sea. There are some really good views and it should be sunny all day. Departure from the scout house will be at around 9(tbc).

This is quite a challenging ride so we do require that scouts must be in at least 8th grade or must have comfortably completed an 8 mile mountain bike ride with Troop 57. We will need drivers.

Upcoming Outings and Activities

posted May 4, 2017, 12:06 AM by Henry Yun   [ updated May 4, 2017, 12:08 AM ]

Montebello Mountain Bike Ride on April 29

posted Apr 24, 2017, 4:37 PM by Henry Yun

Image result for montebello mountain biking
Please sign up for our next exciting mountain bike ride, which will be at Montebello on Saturday day, April 29 starting at 3:00pm. The deadline is this Wednesday. I have enjoyed mountain biking with T57 and hope that you will join me.

Due to trail conditions at Tamarancho we have decided to make this change from the schedule.  Montebello is one of our favorite rides as it’s largely downhill through forests and over some streams with lots of surrounding nature. 

We are planning to have pizza at the end of the ride as a reward for finishing this 9 miler.

The weather looks great for the weekend. 

Adults, we will need drivers who can drop off at Montebello and pick up a couple hours later at Stevens Canyon.  This is a critical component for a successful outing so please let us know if you can be a designated driver and how many scouts you can take.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the scout house on the 29th for 3:00 pm sharp departure.

Note: New link to the sign-up sheet below

Mtn Bike Ride-March 25 Sign Up Now!!

posted Mar 21, 2017, 10:30 PM by Henry Yun   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 3:02 PM ]

March 4th - ROB Mt. Wittenberg

posted Feb 24, 2017, 7:14 PM by Henry Yun

    Rim of the Bay hike to Mt. Wittenberg !!


        This is the prettiest R.o.B. Hike – don’t miss it!

Troop 57 scouts!

Come join us for the FANTASTIC Rim of the Bay hike to Mt. Wittenberg.

What: Rim of the Bay hike Where: Mt. Wittenberg, in beautiful Pt. Reyes National Seashore

When: Saturday, March 4th Meet at the scout house at 8:00 a.m.

Return to Palo Alto late afternoon.

Scout Leader Brian Ho firestorm8888@gmail.com

Adult Leaders: Richard Clark richardcclark@gmail.com 650-245-8003

Activity: An easy 10 mile hike through the BEAUTIFUL Pt. Reyes National Seashore –

good weather is required for this trip, it is not rain or shine.

Reply Deadline: Please sign up by March 1st.

Please bring: a daypack, sack lunch, two large water bottles, 10 essentials, rain gear.

Link to sign up: http://bit.ly/2kVe55c

Camp Emerald Bay 2017 - July 30 to August 5th

posted Feb 23, 2017, 11:30 AM by Henry Yun

Camp Oljato Registration Will Be Open Feb 22nd to March 8th

posted Jan 31, 2017, 11:54 PM by Henry Yun   [ updated Feb 7, 2017, 9:57 PM ]

Located on fabulous Huntington Lake, Camp Oljato offers a great experience for every scout: The Basic Skills Program  (Tenderfoot skills) for incoming scouts; the Merit Badge Program for intermediate Scouts; and C.O.P.E and Climbing, advanced sailing, mile swim and other activities for experienced Scouts. Oljato provides opportunities for Scouts to learn new skills that are not part of our Palo Alto Program, earn Merit Badges, and just have fun in a safe, Scout-led environment!

Week 1:  Sunday, July 9th through Sunday, July 16th

Week 2:  Saturday, July 15th through Saturday, July 22nd  (Leave PALO ALTO on FRIDAY, JULY 14th)


Camp program includes the weekend backpacking hike into the Kaiser Wilderness for all.

Week 1: Scouts will end their Oljato camp and go on the Kaiser hike before they return home.

Scouts attending both weeks of Camp will be at the Kaiser Hike during the middle weekendof July 15th-16th.

Week 2: Scouts will go to Camp on Friday afternoon on July 14th, begin their trip with the Kaiser Wilderness Backpacking trip/Hike, directly go to Oljato and return on Saturday July 22rd.

The fee for 1 week of camp is $535 and for 2 weeks of camp $925 (Fee includes Transportation, Hike and Camp).

TALK to your Patrol ASM and find out more about Camp Oljato !! Earn your Eagle MBs in one place!!

To Register, you must go to https://troop57.jumbula.com follow the online registration instructions beginning Feb 22. Registration will be open Feb 22nd – March 8th.

Please be sure to understand the Cancellation/Refund Policy on Form A before signing up. Registration is on a “first come,  first served” basis and Camp will fill up (especially the coveted Merit Badges). We will not allow late registrations unless a cancelled spot opens up. So act now so your scout doesn’t miss this opportunity. Want more info? Check out ww.troop57.net/ or www.packsky.org/. Don’t miss out on the adventure of the summer...and lifetime!

Golden Gate Park Hike (Dec. 11)

posted Dec 6, 2016, 11:33 PM by Jason Bernas   [ updated Dec 7, 2016, 6:09 AM ]

Start your holiday season with a beautiful 10-mile hike through the Golden Gate Park.
From exotic birds to bison and windmills, this easy 10-mile hike is one of the best in San
Francisco hiking, with hardly a hill to climb. Come along and experience the best of Golden
Gate Park with an easy 10 miles under your boot for the hiking merit badge.

Sign up in Google doc link
Sunday, December 11th, 2016
11:30 am at the Scout House (back by 6 pm)

Adult Lead: Inder Monga, imonga@gmail.com
Scout leader: Brian Ho, firestorm888@gmail.com
[Looking for a second ASM]

Golden Gate Park Hike Flyer

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