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Tomales Bay Kayaking 2017

posted Sep 11, 2017, 5:21 PM by Aaron Campbell   [ updated Sep 17, 2017, 10:41 AM ]

Kayak over the San Andreas fault on Tomales Bay, passing from the North American to the Pacific Plate. Overnight at a boat-in only campsite in Point Reyes National Seashore’s Tule Elk Range. Practice Leave No Trace camping. Next day, paddle back to cars and return home. 

Dates: Leave Friday, Oct 6, 7AM ; Return Saturday, Oct 7, 3:30PM
Location: Tomales Bay, Pt. Reyes National Seashore
Activities: Kayak, beach camp, earthquake hike, photography, wildlife, BBQ oysters, s'mores Appropriate for: All scouts rated Swimmer in a BSA swim test (givenat Oljato) Requirements: BSA Swimmer. Current BSA Med forms (A,B,C). Kayak rental waiver.

Cost: $ 120.00 for transportation, 1⁄2 of a 2-person kayak rental, dinner, breakfast, and kayak gear. Scouts bring sack lunch for Friday and $10 for a lunch stop on the drive home Sunday. Maximum: 12 scouts (16 participants total). Register early to assure a space.
Equipment: Wear swim suit and water-appropriate shoes you will get wet. Blue Water Kayak will provide wetsuits, splash jackets, paddles, and kayaks.
list emphasizing packing light will be provided to participants in advance by e-mail.
How to Reply: Sign up at this link to reserve your space along with a non-
check made out to “Troop 57, BSA”. Deadline: September 30.

ASM Lead: Don Starkdonstark@gmail.com
ASM Lead: George Campbellgeorge@keydesign.com
Scout Lead: Aaron Campbell aaron@keydesign.com

Troop 57 All Troop Outing - Sam McDonald Park (Sept 23 - Sept 24)

posted Sep 5, 2017, 10:37 PM by Reid Sox-Harris

Who is excited for our annual all troop outing!? We will camp and hike among old growth redwoods in this tranquil, wilderness area 40 minutes from the Scout House.  There will be hiking, games, a troop campfire and special activities for our first year scouts.

When? Sept 23 - Sept 24

Where? Sam McDonald Park

Who? All troop outing

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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

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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

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