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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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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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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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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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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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Meet Troop 80 Asst. Scoutmasters

8 May , 2017  

Troop 80 Frontiersman It takes a special person to devote themselves to the developmentĀ 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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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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First Lady Laura Bush!

3 May , 2016   Gallery

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, […]

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Hanging around

3 May , 2016  

Troop 80 started an amazing rock climbing program because it was a suggested by a scout during the annual planning conference. Every climbing event a scout is selected for being the bravest, most courageous scout for that event. Do you have what it takes to give rock climbing a try? Are you willing to cross […]

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