Home Page Articles, Honor, Recruiting, Scout Law, Scout Oath

Boy Scouts is an apolitical, nonprofit organization

25 Jul , 2017  

Dear Friends of Scouting, Yesterday’s visit by the President has upset many within the American scouting family and worldwide fellowship of scouting. We in Troop 80 adhere to the spirit and traditions of scouting. We are apolitical. This means outside citizenship awards, there is no discussion of politics. BSA’s national chief scout executive apologizes for […]

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Duty to God and Country, Home Page Articles, Honor, Service Projects

Honoring our fallen soldiers

30 May , 2017   Gallery

One of the most important service projects Troop 80 does each year is grave decoration at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno. Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from Pacific Skyline Council decorate over 125,000 headstones with an American Flag. Years ago, there were so few volunteers that it would take most of […]

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Duty to others, Helpful, Home Page Articles, Mothers Day Campout

Mother’s Day Campout 2017

27 May , 2017   Gallery

Our scouts love the Mother’s Day Campout that takes place the weekend after Mother’s Day. On this trip, scouts get to serve their moms in several ways and show off their scout skills such as setting up camp, setting up their tarp tents, making meals, setting up and tearing down their mom’s tent and sleeping […]

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Be Prepared, Camping, Home Page Articles, Snow Camping

Snow camping in Lake Tahoe

22 May , 2017   Gallery

When you combine new scouts with experienced scouts, that’s where the learning happens and the fun begins. This year’s snow trip took place at Sugar Pine recreational area. Snow crew 2017 was busy building quinzzies, carving out snow caves and campfire area and more. Scouts learn how to have a safe, fun time in adverse […]

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Duty to others, Home Page Articles, Service Projects

Troop 80 serves it up at Hotel de Zink

22 May , 2017   Gallery

Serving our community is a privilege and Troop 80 takes it seriously, well, it’s fun to serve, let’s put it that way. Service is a large component of who Troop 80 is. Each year, 12 Palo Alto area churches host the homeless so they have a place to sleep that is indoors and a hot […]

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Backpacking, Be Prepared, Home Page Articles

Troop 80 hikes yet another Rim Rover peak

22 May , 2017   Gallery

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 […]

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Helpful, Home Page Articles, Service Projects

Graham parking service project

19 May , 2017  

Every year, Troop 80 assists its original chartered organization representative, Graham Middle School, with parking for their 8th grade graduation. We love our community so it’s always a pleasure to serve. As usual, it was in the low to mid 90*F degrees and lots of parents, relatives and students. A big thanks to Karen Tsai […]

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Home Page Articles, Letter to Parents, Recruiting

Welcome new parents

8 May , 2017  

Dear prospective Troop 80 parents, Troop 80 Boy Scouts don’t just read about exciting adventures or watch them on TV. They actually do them—and along the way they learn self reliance, accountability, teamwork and leadership. If these activities appeal to your son, and developing leadership skills appear to you, we would like you to consider […]

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Home Page Articles, Scoutmasters

Meet Troop 80 Asst. Scoutmasters

8 May , 2017  

Troop 80 Frontiersman It takes a special person to devote themselves to the development of youth into young adulthood. Our Assistant Scoutmasters are outdoor enthusiasts committed to seeing their sons grow from youth to our next generation of leaders. Below are the best scouting has to offer in Silicon Valley. All they did was say, “Yes,” […]

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Home Page Articles, Scoutmasters

Meet Jason Lester, Scoutmaster, Troop 80

8 May , 2017  

Dear scouts and parents, It is an honor to join the ranks of other devoted scouts and parents who make Troop 80 what it is in my role as Scoutmaster. I have always had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, rock climbing, cross-country skiing, kayaking, sailing, canoeing, and biking for most […]

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