We keep the “outing” in Scouting
We believe that fun and challenging outdoor activities are the foundation of the scouting experience.
Overnight trips have taken us to Pinnacles, Mt. Diablo, Sunol, Pt. Reyes, Mosquito Lake, Yosemite, Hawk Ridge, Camp Noyo, snow sports at Sugar Bowl, and rafting on American River. And always there is summer camp at Wente, Wolfeboro, or Oljato.
Troop 60 has taken day trips to Angel Island, Mission Peak, Rocktopia, Moaning Cavern, Tactile Dome, Bird’s Landing for shotgun shooting, and Dublin Ice Arena for midnight broomball.
Older scouts participate in high adventure activities like snow camping, 50 mile ride – after completing spectacular practice rides across the Golden Gate Bridge and along the American River.
Locations and activities are selected by the scouts at our annual planning meeting in the Fall. Scheduling and logistics for each activity are done by the Scout assigned to the outing. Every year we also select two Scouts for National Youth Leadership Training, a week long leadership program. This kind of involvement allows our sons to use and teach their scouting skills, so they can mature into well-balanced and active young men.
Troop 60 was chartered in 2004. We are a proud part of the Meridian District of the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council and are sponsored by the American Legion. We are a “boy run” Troop which provides opportunity for every Scout to learn leadership, communications, and teamwork. Troop 60 believes the most important unit in Scouting is the Patrol – a group of 6-8 boys with one or two adult mentors. Each Patrol has it’s own character, activities, leadership and responsibilities with the Troop.
Troop 60 is part of unique worldwide organization that provides young men with an opportunity to explore, test their limits, and learn about themselves. We have an active program that is fun and challenging. The adult leaders have pledged themselves to putting in the time and energy into creating a successful Scouting experience for every boy.
Scouts are supported by their families. Troop 60 believes that every parent has a vested interest in seeing the Troop thrive – and everyone’s help is needed. We are one big family with the best interest of our son’s in common. Troop 60 is successful because we are all active and devoted to the development of the Troop and our Scouts.