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  • Cutter to the sea mountain biking

    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.

    Posted May 8, 2017, 9:19 PM by Henry Yun
  • Upcoming Outings and Activities

    Posted May 4, 2017, 12:08 AM by Henry Yun
  • Montebello Mountain Bike Ride on April 29
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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

    Posted Apr 24, 2017, 4:37 PM by Henry Yun
  • Mtn Bike Ride-March 25 Sign Up Now!!
    Posted Mar 22, 2017, 3:02 PM by Henry Yun
  • March 4th - ROB Mt. Wittenberg

        Rim of the Bay hike to Mt. Wittenberg !!

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            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
    Posted Feb 24, 2017, 7:14 PM by Henry Yun
  • 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
    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)

    NOTE:

    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!

    Posted Feb 7, 2017, 9:57 PM by Henry Yun
  • Golden Gate Park Hike (Dec. 11)


    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

    Posted Dec 7, 2016, 6:09 AM by Jason Bernas
  • Troop 57 Stanford District Scouting for Food Collection Results
    These are the Scouting for Food 2016 Results
    UNIT LBS
    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 27, 2016, 6:56 PM by henry saul
  • CALL FOR INTEREST - SPRING BREAK CANYON COUNTRY TRIP (4/2-4/8, 2017)
    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

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