Troop 26 Newsletter 2014-06 (June)

Scoutmaster Minute: The Twins

One day a set of twins decided to move to a new town because they felt like they’d seen everything there was to see in their hometown.

They started out together, but somehow along the way one twin had gotten ahead of the other one. This first twin came to an old man sitting by the road just outside a nearby town. The twin stopped and asked the old man what the people were like in this town. The old man replied… (continue reading)

Summer Camp Documents

If you haven’t already downloaded and turned in your forms for Pico Blanco Summer Camp, we’ve posted them to the site for you to download.

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Committee Corner

The June Parent Committee meeting will be this Tuesday the 3rd. Please know that all parents are part of the Parent Committee and are encouraged to attend the meeting.

We still need drivers to get the Scouts to San Francisco for the bike trek on Sun. June 8th. Please contact Mr. Baird if you can drive.

We also need drivers for Summer Camp. Please contact Mr. Mintzer if you can drive.

At the end of the month, Sun. June 29th, there will be a pancake breakfast at St. Marks Church. We will need Scouts to help put this on. Scouts will earn Troop service hours for their time.

And lastly, The 4th of July parade is coming up next month. We need volunteers to help set up chairs before the parade and take down after the parade. Scouts will earn Troop service hours for their time.

I look forward to seeing everyone at Tuesdays meeting.

Voice of Experience – Body Tuneups Part 2

Abdominal strengthening exercises will help take burden off your back and torso, minimizing lower back trouble. Begin these at least a couple of months before hiking season or a major trip.

Please take a moment and read Mr. Soga’s May edition of the Voice of Experience to learn more about staying healthy for backpacking trips.

Recipe of the Month – Fresh from the Garden Tomato Pasta

What are you waiting for?. Get the full recipe here.

Recent Hiking & Camping Summaries

Be sure to visit on a regular basis to see photos and read stories from recent camping and hiking outings.

Photos from the Pines Backpack Trip 2014

Photos from Cathedral Peak

More photos from our hike to Gaviota Peak

Don’t Stop Here

More To Explore

Camporee 2022

WHEN: April 8-10, 2022 WHERE: Larsen Medow LEADERS:  Bruce Belfiore, Forest Patton, Nancy Schley WHO:  All troops in Santa Barbara County WHAT:  Annual South Coast District Camporee.  We camp, eat,

Santa Cruz Island Backpacking Trip 2022

This Spring-Break trip will be our first in numerous years to Santa Cruz Island, which offers an exciting boat ride over to the island, excellent hiking with beautiful vistas, group

Scoutmaster Minute

Onward and Upward It’s a pleasure to serve as the new T26 Scoutmaster. I follow great SMs who made Troop 26 masters of the outdoors, and it is humbling. Thank