Nine scouts set out on Sunday morning, June 28th to hike from Warm Springs School to the top of Mission Peak and then continue on to Sunol Regional Park. The morning started out cool with a cloud/fog cover that lasted until just before the top of Mission Peak was reached. After a short lunch enjoying the views, the hike continued down the back side and on to Sunol. The scouts were surprised when they reached the park to find their parents and families waiting with a Bar-B-Que dinner. After their meal the scouts demonstrated that 11 miles was no big deal as they still had the energy to play a game of “capture the bacon”.
On the 13th & 14th five scouts travelled to Henry Coe State park for an overnight backpack. The goal was to reach Kelly Lake, set up camp and do a little fishing before dinner. Somehow we missed the turnoff to the lake and went right past it. We did find a nice area to make camp for the night with a ready supply of water nearby. Almost everyone turned in early after dinner because they were tired and the mosquitoes were very hungry. A couple of hardy souls did get in a couple of hands of cards before calling it a night. Since we hiked past our planned stopping point, our trip out on Sunday was shorter than planned and we returned to the parking lot early. Wild pigs, dear, a horny toad, a snake (no not a rattlesnake), several lizards, ground squirrels, and a frog shared the landscape with us as we traversed the area. More pictures can be found in the Members Only Section of our Web Site.
A 20-mile one day hike was the activity for 10 scouts on Saturday June 6th. All of the scouts completed the hike as part of their Hiking Merit Badge requirements. They were all glad to be home after a long day of hiking and moving just a little slowwwwwer than when they started.
On June 2nd the Troop and our Charter Partner, The Warm Springs Rotary Club, received Certificates of Appreciation from the City of Fremont at the City Council Meeting, “in deep appreciation of their unselfish contribution to their community” for a joint service project we did for Warm Springs Elementary School. We want to thank the many people from the Rotary Club and local merchants who donated material to make this project a reality. A complete description of the project is available here.
On June 1st we had our last Court of Honor for the 1997-98 year. A total of 8 Rank Badges, 9 Scout Badges, and 8 Merit Badges were awarded.