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This is the time of year when we all enjoy celebrating the holidays with our family and friends. It’s also a time to remember the spirit of giving and thankfulness.
In the spirit of scouts being helpful, courteous and kind, I’ve been especially heartened by the enthusiasm and participation in our troop meeting just before Thanksgiving when the scouts prepare and bake pies for donation to those less fortunate.
I’m sure those pies brought much joy to those receiving them. I look forward to another great meeting later this month. What a great tradition we’ve started within Troop 26.
I would like to encourage every scout and their families to seek out those who are unable to celebrate with family and make an effort to make the holiday, whatever holiday you celebrate, a real time of joy. Doing so, you will be living and sharing the “Scout Spirit” of the Season.
Fourteen intrepid Scouts and seven adults of Troop 26 gathered on October 19th for the backpacking trip to Piedra Blanca. We were fortunate that the Los Padres National Forest had reopened (with the rest of the Federal Government) a day or two before our trip.
We brought extra water so as to be prepared for dry stream beds (which turned out not to be the case). We arrived at the trail head and SPL David Z. circled up the Scouts and adults with our backpacks. Cooper B. was named trek leader for the trip. He oriented the area map with ASM Belfiore and scoped out the route.
We then set out and scaled the hill to reach the impressive white rocks that give their name to Piedra Blanca. At one trail fork Scouts were sent to determine the proper trail. We continued on and reached the camp after about 3 miles of hiking.
[zilla_alert style=”grey”] Andy Barrad is the author of this post. Photos by Mike Wong.[/zilla_alert]
Scout Hike to Saddlerock – October 5, 2013
On a beautiful clear day, the following people met at the Big 5 parking lot at 7:00 AM.