Scoutmaster-5-minute (Dec 2022)

Scoutmaster 5 minute

Hello friends of Troop 26,

I am pleased to report that Troop 26 has had a year full of great outdoor adventures, as you will read in this newsletter.

Our Scouts plan the event calendar 12-18 months in advance. With the help of a dozen uniformed Scoutmasters and the support of the parent committee, the Scouts climbed Mount Baldy, the Tooth of Time, and Kaiser Wilderness this summer and are planning Mts. Whitney and Langley, National Jamboree, and Northern Tier in the next 18 months. Every month there are hikes, overnights, biking, canoeing and/or service projects. Our Scouts continue to advance through ranks (most to eagle), learn leadership skills, and put the Scout values into practice.

Please help us continue the great traditions of Troop 26:

  • Give to our charity, Friends of Troop 26, which funds equipment purchases and aid for more expensive trips.
  • Spread the word about Troop 26, as this is a great source of recruits.
  • Volunteer to help through the Parent Committee, as an ASM, or in other ways.

Thank you for helping our Scouts. Onward and upward!

Yours in Scouting ⚜

Mike Schley SM

Troop 26 Santa Barbara



Don’t Stop Here

More To Explore

Voice of Experience (July 2024)

T-26  Newsletter July, 2024 (The Voice of Experience)   Bears: Smart, Motivated, Relentless Black bears, particularly those in the Sierra Nevada, have become “habituated” to human food. That means once

The Voice of Experience (June)

T-26 Newsletter June, 2024 Hiking the Trail General advice and sound tips for the novice in us all. Lace up and load up at home, before hitting the trail, put

Voice of Experience (March)

Blisters The Cure: Catch the hot spot before it’s too late. Heavy all-leather waffle stompers may have gone the way of the dodo bird, but blisters, alas, have not. Friction,

The Voice of Experience (May)

T-26 Newsletter May, 2024 Ease the Itch People who fill their packs with over-the-counter meds for poison oak almost universally report the same conclusion: “They Don’t Work” including Benadryl. You’re

The Voice of Experience (April)

T-26 Newsletter April, 24 Body Tune-Ups Orthopedic surgeons know all about, “runner’s knee”and, “biker’s wrist,” but hey have few, if any labels for backpacking-specific maladies. That’s because ours is a

The Voice of Experience (Febuary)

Cold Weather Camping Three Ways to Lose Body Heat 1. Radiation: The emission of body heat, especially from skin areas exposed to the elements. 2. Conduction: The absorption of cold