What should have been a snow camping preparation trip turned into a day hike up Mt. Diablo, one of five peaks to earn the Rim Rover award. Safety first! The forecast was ugly, i.e., thunder, lightening, gale-force winds, so plans were modified. It was a successful trip in that nearly everyone who planned on attending […]
Early Friday morning, June 24, 2016, ASMs John Fitch and Cyndi Gyugyi along with six Troop 80 scouts left for the backpacking experience of a lifetime in the south end of Sequoia King’s National Park. The boys worked hard to make their bodies physically fit enough to begin their hike from about 7,500 ft. elevation. […]
Dateline, Joshua Tree National Park—Spring Break, April 2017 It’s the perfect time of year to experience all the desert has to offer. Thanks to ASM John Loud who allows the scouts to invade his personal vacation every year, which allows scouts to experience rock climbing and backpacking unique to the region. Lots of scouts earned […]
Now these are professionals. Don’t try this at home. What do you do when you run across a very large tree stump? Give up? Sit down with your best buds and take a photo so you will never forget a cool memory.
ASM John Fitch made arrangements for an amazing horse pack trip in the Ansel Adams wilderness. About three weeks before the trip, John found out that former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush will be there during the same week. Suddenly, there’s a meeting on the formalities of scouting, i.e., uniform inspections, […]