BSA Troop 147

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Scouting in Monrovia, California

Archive for December, 2013

Battleship USS Iowa, and Los Angeles Fire Boat Tour, December 2013

Friday, December 20th, 2013

For a highly unusual change, the troop skipped camping for the month of December. First time in many years. Instead, we took in excellent tours of one of LA’s marine fire departments. We had an amazing tour of the fire station and boats given by enthusiastic firefighters. Then, it got better – we had a tour of the USS Iowa given by the grandfather of two of our scouts. Mr. G. gave an up-close and personal tour of what it was like to live and work on the Iowa.

We also managed to squeeze in a quick look at the San Pedro Maritime Museum, and walk along the shorefront looking at various statues and memorials – very interesting. Check out the photos!

Deepsea Fishing, November 2013

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

The cub scouts of Pack 66 and boy scouts of Troop 147 had a fun day of fishing on a beautiful day in late November. Scouts left from Long Beach harbor on the cozy fishing boat “Southern California”. The boat was filled to its capacity of 60 fisherman. The weather was perfect and the ocean was calm. The fish were biting – scouts caught mackerel, treefish, chuckleheads, sheepheads, and a lot of nice rockfish. We even had a visiting sea lion that ate a few fish right off the lines! Everyone had a great day of fishing (with some time for playing cards and watching the sea life), capped off with a beautiful sunset on the ocean before we returned to the lights of Long Beach.