November is always a busy month for the troop. Scouting-For-Food takes place on two Saturdays. On the 10th we distribute bags to every doorstep in our territory and then return the following Saturday to collect the bags of food. This year we collected 3160 items (2440 cans, 79 bottles, & 636 dry goods) to be distributed to area food banks.

After distributing the bags we travelled to Los Moches Scout Camp for a “Survivor Campout”. Each patrol camped on their own in a remote location using only what they could carry in their packs. Before leaving Sunday, each patrol competed in an orienteering course of over a mile.

On Saturday the 17th, after we collected food bags, the troop held a Junior Leader Training (JLT) course at Los Moches. The course was run by the older more experienced scouts for the newly elected and appointed troop and patrol leaders. At 1:00 a.m. on Sunday morning a group of intrepid souls marched to the top of Observation Hill and lay down on the ground to look up at the night sky. The Leonid meteor shower was in full swing and the frequent comment heard was “this is cool”.