16 Jan: Troop Meeting, 7:00 pm at the Knights
23 Jan: Committee meeting, 7:00 pm at the Knights
26 Jan 2019: Day trip to USS Iowa
29 Jan 2019: Greenbar Meeting
30 Jan: 5th Wednesday NOVA Award meeting, 7:00 pm at the Knights
15-17 Feb: Trip to San Diego Zoo, 7:00 pm at the Knights
Our annual holiday party was held at the Knights Hall. Everyone enjoyed the tacos and the gift exchange.
A small contingent of Troop 147’s most vigorous Scouts backpacked from Chantry Flats to Spruce Grove. After setting up camp, the Scouts availed themselves of the recreational opportunities at nearby Sturtevant Camp. Badminton was the clear favorite. The Scouts returned via the summit of Mt. Zion (no burning bush) and enjoyed a well-deserved burger at the Pack Station on their return to Chantry Flats.
On 5 September, the Troop conducted its First-in-a-While Annual Planning Meeting. The Scouts engaged in a lively discussion as they planned the next year’s activities. The updated Troop 147 Google Calendar is now available.
This summer the Troop headed to the Sierra mountains of northern California for summer camp at Marin Sierra not far from Lake Tahoe. Nestled among tall pines, the camp offered a full program of merit badge classes and activities. We were warned that there might be bears in the area so we weren’t surprised when they showed up. The food was very good and we dined outside for every meal. Two Scouts from 147 earned the coveted Birthday Merit Badge. Two Scouts from other troops, Ryan and Austin, joined us for the week. Few will forget the Troop’s performance, featuring Austin, at the closing campfire
Buckle up, bicyclists, because you’re in for a beautiful ride! The ride to Glenn Camp is somewhat of a Troop 147 tradition, with many of our scouts dusting off those old mountain bikes to join us on a quick jaunt over to the campsite.
Once there, we’ll pitch camp and stay for a nice, relaxed night. Then, we’ll bike back in high spirits. It’s a quick, fun camping trip, and any with a bike are invited to join us!
Hope you all have a blast on the trail! ⚜
Twelve Scouts from Troop 147 participated in an Earth Day service project in Monrovia Canyon Park on 22 April.
This meeting was all about surviving in the wilderness. Once again, our patrols cycled between teachers as we learned how to keep ourselves and others safe and healthy if we ever get stranded away from civilization. From ocean to desert to forest, we learned how to stave off hunger and thirst while making it much easier for rescue organizations to find the lost scouts.
After our troop finished learning we all wandered outside to play a game of Infection. There was a large amount of frantic running as “infected” numbers grew, making it much harder to avoid getting tagged. After a circle up, we wished each other a good night and all left.
To all scouts reading this, let it be known that there is an Easter Egg hidden in one of the older posts. It’s an email. If you find it, send an email to that address saying that you found it, and next meeting there will be a prize for you! See you then! ⚜