16 scouts travelled to New Melones Lake for a boating weekend on the 27th-29th. Saturday was spent on the water with the troop canoes and sail boat. Mr Hummell brought his power boat and took everyone on tours around the lake. Our SPL decided to take a swim in the cold water. Rain, rain and more rain joined the intrepid campers on Saturday evening. Many said it was the worst storm they have camped in. By morning everyone had something wet, but the rain held off long enough to break camp before it started again.

On October 2nd the first Court of Honor was held for the 2000-2001 year. A total of 89 Merit Badges, and 12 rank advancements were presented along with numerous other awards.