Troop 301 Ends Summer with Two High Adventures!

For eight days our older scouts did a 64-mile backpack on the High Sierra Loop in Yosemite National Park. This is one of the great treks of America. We experienced Tuolumne Meadows, the waterfalls of Glen Aulen, the subalpine May Lake, the lush Sunrise and Long Meadows, the Merced River waterfalls—and the Pine Log/Tree Derby!—and a beautiful areas of the park, Vogselsang.

Congratulations on completing this trek to Nick Simmons, Bradley Sweeney, Tyler Sweeney, Zachary Killam, Adam Trubitt, Christopher Siefert, Ryan Rafferty, and Justin Todd. Huge thanks to the adults on the trip: Mrs. Simmons, Mr. Siefert, Mr. Sweeney, and Dr. Solberg.

Another fun event was the High Adventure trip to Florida Sea Base, where campers enjoyed ocean activities in the Florida Keys. Only two crews in the 40 years of Scouting in Scripps Ranch have ever gone to Florida Sea Base, and both have been from Troop 301. Congratulations on completing this High Adventure to Ryan Tannenberg, Stephen Lofy, Ilias Pihas, Nathan Kuypers, Justin Todd, Mr. Tannenberg, Mr. Kuypers, and Mr. Todd.

Finally, two Troop 301 scouts were awarded the highest rank in Scouting, Eagle Scout. Both Troy Aylwin and Dario Inzunza have distinguished themselves with their personal achievement, leadership, teaching of younger scouts, canoeing High Adventure trips, and backpacking in Yosemite and New Mexico. Congratulations to these fine young men, and thank you for your service.

Troop 616’s Busy Summer

There were four Eagle Scout projects constructed during August, along with one more that is close to completion. Congratulations to Kyle Rayder, Sam Gherrity, Matt Bernard, and Nick Pickett for completing their Eagle projects. They are now just a few steps short of obtaining the highest rank in Boy Scouts, Eagle. Their accomplishments will serve as role models for all the younger scouts who are on the path to the rank of Eagle.

Scouts also had a chance to camp near Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino mountains. During the day the troop went to Lake Gregory. Many scouts went fishing, for a swim in the lake, or just relaxed. Scouts who went swimming enjoyed the challenging water trampoline.

Afterward, the boys went on aqua cycles and pedal boats. Later in the day everyone returned to camp for dinner and a campfire filled with games and s’mores.

Michael Hsiang, Troop 616 Scribe

Jordan Kulischak, Troop Guide

Pack 615 Camps Out

October brings the year’s first campout, at William Heise campground near Julian. Join us from Friday, Oct. 4, through Sunday, Oct. 6.

On Saturday, Nov. 16, come earn your Horseback Riding pin. We will visit the Helen Woodward Animal Center and learn how to ride and take care of horses.

If you have a young man in grades 1–5 interested in joining, contact cubmaster Kevin Krown at [[email protected]].

Sandra Leeman

Pack 1216 Sets Schedule

Our cub scouts have an outstanding schedule of pack and district activities to look forward to this year!

  • Friday–Sunday, Oct. 18–20—Webelos Woods campout;
  • Sunday, Nov. 10—Tiger Cub Safari;
  • Monday, Dec. 30—Walking in the Holiday Bowl Parade; and,
  • Friday, Jan. 31—Pinewood Derby.

For the entire calendar, visit [] Pack 1216 is open to boys in grades 1–5.