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.
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! ⚜
The Rose Parade has more than floats; it also has processions like marching bands, honor guards, and the mayor!
This year, the processions are joined by two of our very own Eagle scouts! Ben and Blake will be carrying the banner of one of the winning floats.
In addition to carrying the banner for the winning float, Blake will also participate in the honor guard and will assist in raising the flag during the beginning of the parade! You go, Troop 147 Eagle Scouts! ⚜
Happy New Year, Troop 147!
This year was filled with many amazing events and outings, like the stunning Grand Canyon trip, the hauntingly beautiful Lost Coast trail, and a welcome return to the lovely Cherry Valley Scout camp. This year also saw several scouts reach Eaglehood!
Now, as 2017 wanes and 2018 opens up many new possibilities, let’s all strive to do a good turn daily, be prepared, and be the best example of Boy Scouts we can possibly be! ⚜
There will be a Greenbar meeting at Camp Tuite to plan meetings for January. The meeting will get underway at 7:00. Bring your ideas.
The troop paid another visit to one of our favorite desert camps – Red Rock Canyon State Park. We arrived after dark on Friday night and scouts set up their camp in a bit of desert wind. The next day, scouts had a great time exploring the cliffs. Boys had a full Saturday complete with skills training and a 4×4 adventure to Burro Schmidt Tunnel and Bickel Camp (cool old mining sites). We ended Saturday with a relaxing campfire of toasted marshmallows, dumb jokes and stories, with the Milky Way overhead and the occasional shooting star. Scouts prepared for another windy night by being extra careful in battening down their tents. We awoke to a beautiful cold but sunny dawn to break camp before the long drive home.
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This bikepacking trip is a regular event for Troop 147. Boys did a great job riding 7 miles up to Glenn Camp, carrying heavy packs. This is probably the most scenic bike path around, and the recent heavy rains guaranteed some great waterfalls and fording of streams to get to camp. Glenn Canyon Falls, usually dry, were spectacular. A tough ride (or walk!) up the hill to Cogswell Reservoir showed that it was still very low, but improving. That night, the boys did a great job lighting a campfire under difficult conditions, resulting in some excellent s’mores. The trip downriver is always a breeze and the best part was, no flats and no accidents.
Another great outing to Indian Cove in Joshua Tree National Park. Thanks to our excellent guides from BSA Onbelay (www.bsaonbelay.org), the boys had an outstanding day of climbing on some pretty technical routes. And of course scrambling around on the boulders, the desert campfire, and seeing the Milky Way in the dark night sky are always highlights for the scouts and adults too.
The scouts really enjoyed backpacking up the Mt. Wilson Toll Road to camp at Henninger Flats. Thanks to Ranger Johan Lockhart, the boys earned their Plant Science and Forestry merit badges with an intensive day of field and classroom learning. Scouts even helped plant and water trees to be established in burned areas of the forest. And, the campsite had outstanding views of the Los Angeles city lights.