Start Date: 01/21/23
End Date: 01/21/23
Location: Big Trees State Park
Description: Come spend the day playing in the snow in the Sierra's! Details TBD, but could include snowshoeing in Big Trees State Park's sequoia groves and surrounding forest in winter while learning how plants and animals adapt to the cold. We can cook lunch outdoors, tailgate style, build some snowman, doing some sledding, and perhaps have a snow ball fight?
Experience on snowshoes is not required, but you will need to get a pair (they are available to rent from Sports Basement in San Ramon for $24 for 1 day rental*).
Clothing should be appropriate for the weather. Hats, good gloves, and layers are recommended as the weather can change on short notice. Boots or stout shoes are required for safe use of snowshoes. Bring extra pairs of everything to change into if you're clothes get wet.
Start Date: 01/28/23 10:00 AM
End Date: 01/28/23 12:30 PM
Location: ICELAND, 7212 San Ramon Rd. Dublin California 94568
Public skating session in Iceland on Saturday is 10:45am to 12:15pm. We will meet there at 10am to get skate rentals. You are welcome to bring your own pair of skates.
Please submit BSA permission slip and Medical Form A + B to OSPL during Troop meeting before 1/14/23.
On 1/28 please bring:
1) Water bottle
2) Snack (they don't sell food there)
3) Bike helmet is highly recommended while skating
4) Extra layer of clothing
here is their website: https://www.dublinice.com/
Exploratorium The Museum of Science, SF
Start Date: 02/04/23 9:30 AM
End Date: 02/04/23 3:00 PM
Location: Exploratorium The Museum of Science, SF
Description: Let your curiosity roam free through hundreds of exhibits in six spacious indoor and outdoor galleries. Watch, listen, notice, experiment, and play with wondrous phenomena from the world around you: from living cells to cosmic rays, from bubbles to human behavior, from optical illusions to electricity, from playful machines to rainbows, and much more.
Meet by 9:15am at park-n-ride and leave by 9:30am.
Start Date: 02/05/23 9:00 AM
End Date: 02/05/23 2:00 PM
Location: Sugarloaf Open Space in Walnut Creek
Description: Come enjoy the fresh air and participate in the one-mile orienteering course at Sugarloaf in Walnut Creek on February 5th. There will be an opportunity to complete First Class requirement 4a and 4b. If you need these requirements, please participate in the Map and Compass trainings in the upcoming troop meeting to prepare for the upcoming orienteering event.
Scouts will be assigned a staggered arrival time for the one-mile orienteering course. Please have your scout handbook, Silva type compass, paper and pencil, cell phone with the Gaia GPS application loaded, and ten essentials. The troop will provide hand sanitizer.
Start Date: 02/11/23 11:00 AM
End Date: 02/11/23 1:30 PM
Location: Shiva Vishnu Temple, 1232 Arrowhead Ave, Livermore
Description: This event is part of an Eagle Project to provide reliable supportive shoe racks for the Shiva Vishnu Temple in Livermore. The purpose of my eagle project is to prevent people from leaving their shoes everywhere and to provide the temple with strong shoe racks to withstand rough weather conditions.
This will be a two & half-hour event where youth volunteers will be constructing a wooden shoe rack. Looking for about 8 scouts for the session, preferably 14 plus since we will be using electric drills in the construction.
There will be snacks, and a great opportunity to bond with your fellow scouts, so we encourage you to sign up.
Bring your completed permission slips & approved medical forms to the event.
Other items: well-fitting work gloves & wear close toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting messy!
Start Date: 02/12/23 11:00 AM
End Date: 02/12/23 5:00 PM
Location: Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
Description: (T126 hike #1 of the East Bay 2023 Trails Challenge)
Times 11am-5pm and carpool from Gale Ranch (~45-60 min drive). Will likely 1 or 2 more drivers. Tour is from 1-2 for 15 people, so 14 scouts & 1 female registered leader. Can split 5-mile hike around the tour and consider bringing a packed lunch.
Tour is $5 per person, parking is $5 per vehicle.
Join us for a 5-mile hike at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve and a 1hr Mine tour! This can be a hike towards 2nd class 3b requirement AND a prep hike towards the Hiking MB (1 of the Eagle requirements). It also counts towards the East Bay 2023 Trails Challenge!
As tour participation is limited, priority for attendance will go to first 14 scouts to signup to complete the Hiking MB!
Hard as rock, fragile as glass. Beneath the hills north of Mt. Diablo is a history of industry, innovation, and perseverance. Join us as we explore of mining that occurred here in the 19th and 20th centuries on a 1 hr tour through the mines. In the early 20th century, the Hazel Atlas Mine was a critical link in the process to create glass, and we'll discover the stories of the miners who removed the rock that once was an ancient seabed and is now part of your everyday life.