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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

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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

Troop 57 Stanford District Scouting for Food Collection Results

posted Nov 27, 2016, 6:53 PM by henry saul   [ updated Nov 27, 2016, 6:56 PM ]

These are the Scouting for Food 2016 Results
2016 Equivalent Meals:  24,157
Cumulative Since 2003 Total (Lbs) 507728 Total (tons) 253.9 Avg lbs/year 36266 Meals Equivalent 362663
T57 5432
P36 2331
T37 2122
P80 1653
T33 1641
T87 1427
P76 1312
P6 1294
P77 1273
P14 1269
T75 1247
P74 1235
T30 1141
P105 1109
P501 1077
P33 973
P50 953
T888 671
T31 647
T14 626
T5 610 P87 586
P84 505
T52 492
P22/P99 471
P481/P88 436
P103 412
T627 348 P52 229
T76 113
T103 102
P870 91
T80 42
T84 22
T50 20
TOTAL LBS 33912 TONS 17.0


posted Nov 16, 2016, 7:32 PM by Henry Yun

We're judging whether there is enough interest to have a spring break trip (April 2-8, 2017) to the Canyon Country of Utah and Arizona.  We're considering two prospective trips, one to the Grand Canyon and one to Escalante National Monument. More details here.


      Either trip is long enough to count as one of the four required for the Backpacking Merit Badge.   


     We  need to apply for a permit by the end of this month for an April trip. Minimum trip size is two ASMs and two scouts; maximum is 11 people in the Grand Canyon and 12 in Escalante.  


       The trip difficulty levels are:

·   Grand Canyon:   Moderately Strenuous 

·   Escalante :          Moderate


If you're interested you can add your name here.

grand canyon national park, AZ

escalante national monument, UT

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