Welcome to Kyle from Pack 199 and Chris from Pack 125 who bridged into Troop 103 on February 27th
30 people took part in the Mystery Trip (see clue and answer below) to Lake San Antonio on the 20th-22nd. We got to see Eagles flying and eating fish at a pretty close range. A side trip to Mission San Antonio allowed for a little California history. The rain luckily held out until after dinner on Saturday.
Welcome to Jacob G., Elijah and Jacob H. from Pack 120 who bridged on the 19th and to Benjamin, Nicolas, and Jarra who bridged from Pack 112 on the 21st. May you all have many fun outings while in Boy Scouts.
The troop took part at the Indoor Rally on the 6th. We came in 4th in the Compass and Rope Rescue events. There were over 15 units taking part in the event.
Clues for Mystery Trip 2009
During each troop meeting one clue about the Mystery Trip will be revealed. Each registered troop member will be allowed one guess per meeting to be submitted on the form provided. The guess will need to include the destination and the activity. If you think you know the destination and activity submit your answers but keep it secret. If you’re right you don’t want others to know; and if you’re wrong… you still don’t want others to know. Adults, you can guess too.
Only your most recent guess will count. You can guess as many times (once per week) as you like, but if you think you have the correct answer, stop guessing or your next guess will cause your previous guess to be tossed out. Prizes will be awarded for the scout who guess correct and first. You must be present at the Mystery Trip to win. Last chance to enter a guess will be prior to the parents meeting on January 26th.
Answer of the Clues of Mystery Trip 2009
|1||10/13/2008||This weeks clue was a visual one. |
This graphic of the Troop Trailer lists all the “Eagle” Scouts in Troop 103 up to the date of the clue.
|2||10/20/2008||We will be at South Shore.|
We were at the South Shore of Lake San Antonio in southern Monterey County.
|3||10/27/2008||An act of Congress in 1782 has something to do with the Mystery Trip.|
In 1782, the Second Continental Congress of the United States selected the bald eagle as our national symbol. Did you know that Ben Franklin wanted our national bird to be the Turkey.
|4||11/03/2008||We will drive by many grape vines.|
If you were on the trip and looked at the side of the road this was obvious.
|5||11/10/2008||There will be bells on our route.|
Highway 101 from San Jose to Los Angeles in part of the Historic El Camino Real (Kings Highway). This was one of the first state highways in California. Given the lack of standardized road signs at the time , it was decided to place distinctive bells along the route.
|6||11/17/2008||The local ancient ones say there will be a great deal of Tc’a.|
This was the local indian word for water.
|7||12/01/2008||A confused Scoutmaster said, “I’m not sure if I’m going home or to the Mystery Trip”.|
If you note the street name where the SM lives it is the same as the city nearest our distination.
|8||12/08/2008||Some of those that we will share the area with, hail from Alaska.|
The eagles at Lake San Antonio spend the winter there because their summer homes are iced over.
|9||12/15/2008||You might want to bring the prize.|
The prize was binoculars; they are good for bird watching.
|10||01/05/2009||Run the triathlon here if you must|
but you’ll have to wait, it’s so unjust
We’ll miss it by two months or more
otherwise we’d see it from the shore.
The second largest triathlon in the world takes place at Lake San Antonio in May.
|11||01/12/2009||Scott Tinley has camped there.|
Mr. Tinley, a famous triathlon participant, took part in the Wildflower Triathlon several times.
|We will be less than 4 miles from Half Moon Bay|
Half Moon Bay is located just south of the Marina where we boarded the boat. Click on the map for a larger version.
|13||01/26/2009||Be Ye careful that Ye don’t run aground at Cemetery Cove.|
See above map. The town of Pleyto was flooded in 1967 when Lake San Antonio was created. The towns cemetery was moved.
|14||02/02/2009||They have 7,000 on their bodies, all made of keritin.|
Bald Eagles have 7,000 feathers, made from keritin–the same material that makes your fingernails.
|15||02/09/2009||We will be going to a secured, guarded installation for a side trip. If you do not have the proper papers you will be detained.|
The side trip was to Mission San Antonio de Padua, the third of 21 California Missions. It is located on the Fort Hunter Liggett Military Reservation. We had to show id to gain access to the military base.
Cattle brand used at Mission San Antonio.