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2019 Mt. Lassen National Park Outing (8/31 - 9/2 Labor Day Weekend)

posted Aug 25, 2019, 2:46 PM by David Zhang   [ updated Aug 25, 2019, 8:11 PM ]

2019 Annual Mt. Lassen Hiking Campout 


August 31st - September 2nd


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Activity:  The Mt. Lassen Hiking Campout is a fantastic opportunity to explore a unique area of California and observe the most active volcano in the state.  The national park is known for its volcanic history, as well as its diversity of plants and animals. It contains 300 active volcanic domes and many hydrothermal features, such as mud pots and steam vents. Lassen Peak is the southernmost active volcano in the Cascades, and the second most recent volcano to erupt in the lower 48 of the United States before Mount Saint Helens. Lassen National Park boasts over 700 species of flowering plants and 250 species of vertebrates, including birds, mammals, reptiles and fish. The park is at the junction of the Cascade Mountains, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Great Basin, thus providing many unique habitats.


We will visit a 1,300-foot-long lava tube that carried lava from the famous May 1915 eruption, hike the Brokeoff Mountain Trail to see the stunning views of Mt. Lassen, and view boiling lakes, bubbling mud pots, and roaring fumaroles (gas vents) that are indicators of the ongoing volcanic activity just below the serene forest. 


We will be camping at the Lost Creek Campground within Lassen Peak Volcanic National Park. This is an exceptional one-of-a-kind trip for scouting! Be There!



When:  August 31st, 2019 (8 AM)  - Monday

Where to Meet:  The Scout House (1305 Middlefield Rd #1, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA)

Cost: Deposit - $90 per scout/adult


Leaders: 

ASM:  David Zhang (shanghaizhang@gmail.com)

ASM:  Lara Sox-Harris (larasox37@gmail.com)

Scout Lead:  Robert Zhang (robertzhang930@gmail.com)

Trip Coordinator:  Cannie Seto (cannie@seto.ca)  




Windy Hill Hike

20 miler



The Windy Hill Hike is a great opportunity to participate in a 20 miler for the hiking merit badge. We will start at a trailhead near Windy Hill and hike a big loop through four separate open space preserves. Scouts must have completed a 15 miler hike or receive a recommendation from their lead ASM before signing-up for the Windy Hill Hike.   


When: Saturday, May 18th, 6:30 am - 4:30 pm


Where to Meet: Scout house


What to Bring: Packed lunch and 10 essentials (At least 2 liters of water)


Leaders:

ASM: Alex Sox-Harris (alexsox27@gmail.com)

ASM: Warren Lee (warren_weilun_lee@yahoo.com)

Scout Lead: Parker Goodrich (parkerg204@gmail.com)


Google Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fd82vFtbVbGrHDdUxzjyIAZgqeS_E4BYiRyQ6Ii3cLw/edit?usp=sharing


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East Bay Hike

15 miler



This hike will be a great opportunity to do a 15 miler for the hiking merit badge. There will be lots of scenery and wildlife and it will not be very strenuous.

When: Sunday, April 28th, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

What to Bring: Packed lunch and 10 essentials (At least 2 liters of water)





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Rim of the bay hike to Mt. St Helena
Saturday, March 23 On Saturday, March 23rd, we will hike Mt. Diablo, near Santa Rosa. This hike to the top of the mountain will be 9 miles and will take us about 4 hours to complete. Plan on being back at the scout house before 5 pm. Meet at the Scout House on Saturday morning, so that we can leave towards 8 am. This hike is great for first year scouts as it’s a good opportunity to finish both navigation requirements for second class. Make sure to bring your 10 essentials, a bag lunch and snacks. Please sign up for the outing by March 22nd via the sign up sheet.


Friday, March 15  
  5:30 - 9 PM   Planet Granite Sunnyvale 
COST: ​$40 includes transportation, climbing gear, instruction and dinner  PREREQ:​ Completely filled-out waiver signed by parents accompanied with a  photocopy of the signing parent’s driver’s license  LEADER:  Sandeep Mirchandani and Chitra Sharma  SCOUT LEAD​: Luke Andersen  REGISTRATION:​ Deadline March 9, 2019. Space is limited to 12 participants. 



        

On March 9th to the 10th we will have our annual Sutter Buttes backpacking trip. Sutter Buttes is a very interesting mountain range and is home to some impressive animals, it also offers a great landscape with fascinating terrain. I encourage everyone to sign up and join me on this fantastic journey, it was a blast in the past and should be fantastic this time around, but spaces are limited so sign up ASAP






Rim of the B
ay Hiking Trip
Mt. Diablo January 26th 
Put another Rim of the Bay hike under your belt with the Mt. Diablo hike! On Saturday, January 26th, we will hike Mt. Diablo, near Walnut Creek. We will hike Mt. Diablo, where on a clear day, you can see all the Sierras and the Farallon Islands. Meet at the Scout House on Saturday morning, January 26th, at 7:45 am. The adult leaders are John Cala
and Vincent de Martel; and the scout lead is David Macauley. This hike is great for first year scouts as it’s a good opportunity to finish both navigation requirements for second
class. We will be hiking to the summit, a 7 mile round trip. Bring a bag lunch and snacks (trail food, etc.). 3 liters of water, 10 essentials, layers are a must since its likely going to
be cold and windy. Please sign up for the outing by January 22nd via the sign up sheet.

Girls and Boys interested in Scouting BSA?  

All are welcome to the Troop 4057 and Troop 57 open house

on Feb 27!



Do you love outdoor activities, leadership opportunities, and service projects? Want to make new friends and learn new skills?

Find out more about Scouts BSA! We are one of the older troops in California and the Nation with over 110 registered scouts,

a new Girls Troop and more than 30 uniformed adult leaders and we would love to meet you!



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Please come to our open house!  



When:   Wednesday February 27, 2019,  7PM - 8:30PM

Where:  Lucie Stern Community Center, Scout Fire Circle

  1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto CA



Golden Gate Park

Sunday, December 16


This outing will be a great opportunity to visit one of the bay's most scenic parks and will count as a 10 miler towards the hiking merit badge. The hike will provide great views of the ocean and will not be very strenuous. We will also be doing some orienteering with maps and compasses.



When: Sunday, December 16th, 8:00 am


Where to Meet: Scout house

What to Bring: Packed lunch and 10 essentials



December 1st Service Project at Bol Park!


  • When: Saturday, December 1st from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Where: Bol Park (3590 Laguna Ave, Palo Alto)

  • What: We will be helping Grassroots Ecology determine the quality of the water in Matadero Creek

  • Limited to 10 scouts!

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10 Mile Rim-of-the-Bay Hike


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When:  Saturday, October 27th, 2018, 8:30 am; Returning at 4:30 pm

Where to Meet:  The Scout House

What to Bring:  Sack Lunch, 10 Essentials (at least 2 Liters of Water)


Activity: A scenic 10-mile hike through Mt. Tamalpais State Park in the northern San Francisco Bay Region.

All Troop Outing at Sam McDonald Park


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On September 22-23 we will have our All Troop Outing at Sam McDonald Park.  First, Scouts will go on their desired hikes and enjoy the scenery of the outdoors. Then, at Sam McDonald Park, we will backpack in ¾-mile to our campsites to set camp and prepare dinner. After dinner and clean up, we will enjoy an outstanding campfire program at Choctaw campsite. These usually end up being lots of fun, so make sure that your patrol works together for a fun and interesting skit or song. After the campfire, patrols return to their campsites and retire for the night.  On Sunday morning we will make breakfast, clean up, pack up, backpack out, and drive back to Palo Alto. This is a mandatory outing and everyone should attend!




2018 Annual Mt. Lassen Hiking Campout


September 1st - September 3rd


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Activity:  The Mt. Lassen Hiking Campout is a fantastic opportunity to explore a unique area of California and observe the most active volcano in the state.  Visit a 1,300-foot-long lava tube that carried lava from the famous May 1915 eruption, hike the Lassen Peak trail to the summit of Mt. Lassen, and view boiling lakes, bubbling mud pots, and roaring fumaroles (gas vents) that are indicators of the ongoing volcanic activity just below the serene forest.  We will be camping at the Lost Creek Campground within Lassen Peak Volcanic National Park. This is an exceptional one-of-a-kind trip for scouting!



When:  Saturday, September 1st, 2018 (8 AM)  - Monday, September 3rd, 2018 (5 PM)

Where to Meet:  The Scout House

Cost: $50 per scout/adult



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           Russian river September 8-9





Ocean Rock Cod Fishing Trip

September 30th (sunday)

*sign ups due by sept. 15th







  • Rock cod fishing along San Mateo Coast.  

  • We’ve chartered the whole boat (the Huli-Cat), but space is limited, so SIGN UP EARLY.




Time: departing from the Scout House at 5:00 AM, returning around 4 – 6 PM.

Cost: the price will be $130, all included.

Food and transport:

Bring your own lunch and drinks.

 

We will carpool to Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay. Everyone 16 or older MUST have a current fishing license, which can be obtained online at the DFG website


Event suitable for all scouts (including first years)

BSA swimmer (be able to swim 100 yards & then float on back)

Clothing: warm layers + wind shell

(Please note that the postings are ordered by creation date and hence may not be in chronological order.)




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