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Camporee 2016

Mark your calendars and get ready again for another weekend of excitement where you get chance to meet other troops in your district. Units competes in various themed games where your scouting skills are tested.

For 2016, location is  Ranchos Los Machos, Livermore and theme is “Game of Patrols”.

Date: April 29 ~ May 1, 2016
Location: Ranchos Los Machos, located in the hills above Livermore
Attire: Class A
Required:

  1. Permission Slip
  2. 10 essentials
  3. Sleeping Bag
  4. Sleeping Pad
  5. Hiking boots with ankle support (You will be sent back in absence of these)

Check your email for more up-to-date information.

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2016 Venture Snow Shoe Outing

It’s a new year and T60 Venture Scouts were ready to get out of town and into the snow. 

On the way up to Bear Valley they talked about the fresh air, familiar smell of pine trees, and camp fires. 

They talked about how much fun was had last Summer at Philmont and if this summers epic HST adventure would surpass last years experience of a lifetime. 

They tried to carry a tune but the only song they remember was Philmont hymm and 2 ooo-night (philmont joke). 

In my mind, Snow Camping is the most demanding outing Venture scouts go on, it requires 3 hr class, a test, snow equipment, and lots of exertion to build a shelter they will spend the night in. 

We do Snow Shoeing the week before to make sure the boys have the equipment and practice constructing a shelter. It’s a great outing to see what not to do the next time, some of the items they should remember are; to bring chemical gloves, chocolate, socks, sunscreen and stay dry.

We have close to 20 scouts and adults committed to going next week,  it should be a great time for all 

Catch up with you soon,

Mr Magdaleno 

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Skiing and Crab Feed Event update

I am sure everyone who went to these events must have had lot of fun and stories to share.

Also, BIG thanks to all the parents who volunteered to take our scouts to these events. Thank you very much. Here are few images from the event (you can always checkout more images on Troop’s Facebook page)

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Annual Skiing Trip Outing – 2016

Ski on italian alpsSierra Ice is inviting and Troop 60 has planned much awaited annual ski outing. It’s going to be great outing and loads of fun.

Date: Jan. 30~31, 2016
Location: Boreal Ski Resort
Meeting at: DVMS, Jan. 30, 2016 (6:00 AM)
Pickup: DVMS, Jan 31, 2016 (4:30 PM)
Attire: Class B
Required: Permission Slip

Note: Check your email for schedule details and to confirm that you are on the list (You certainly don’t want to miss this outing).

More info about Boreal/Woodward is available here.

Remember to get your equipment rental from bay area before you head out to mountains, it is cheaper that way. Also, dress appropriately (talk to those who have gone on snow camping, they will have excellent tips on how to dress for snowy outing)

Contact:

Shayan Bawaney (SPL of this outing)

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Santa Cruz Cycling Adventure

rsz_santa_cruzWhen: October 24 ~ 25, 2015
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Drop off: Check email for details.
Pick up: Check email for details.
Bring: Ten Essentials, Bike, Helmet, Spare Tube, Patch Kit, Pump, Warm Clothing, Sleeping Bag and Pad, Water Bottles, Flashlight
Cost: $30-$40 for Lunch
Required: Permission slip

On First day, we will be biking in the beach side roads from Lighthouse to Capitola. This is the opportunity watch whales and other marine life on the way, if we are lucky to sight them. Once in Capitola, we will have lunch at “Pizza My Heart”. After lunch, we will have to campsite at Henry Cowell Park in Santa Cruz. Our mountain biking adventure begins the next day, Sunday 25the in the woods near UC Santa Cruz. This is really a fun outing. Many of the scouts that have just earned their cycling merit badge or just enjoy mountain biking can enjoy more cycling with this outing.

Contact: Jason Lai (SPL of outing)

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