Troop 26

News, Announcements, and other tidbits regarding Santa Barbara based Troop 26

Month: March, 2012

Greenbar Notes (3/19)


Here are the notes from tonight’s Greenbar Meeting:


Havasupai is this weekend. Please make sure you are ready and prepared. We have lots of food in the scout room, so please look through our stash before buying new food. Additionally, if you have your own tent or stove, and are willing to use it this weekend, please alert your patrol leader. We might be a little bit short of some troop gear, so this will help greatly.

Because of Spring break, there will be no meeting on Tuesday, 3/27.

This quarter will end on 3/31. Try to make a last minute push to get second place if your not a Fox.

There will be a work day on Saturday, 4/7. This will count towards day hike participation. Please be there.
Round table is on Thursday, 4/12. This is not required.
Campore is fast approaching. In preparation, please assemble your uniforms and attach all required patches. Also, please be thinking about the scout skills. We will be reviewing most over the next few weeks.
We will have at least one uniform check in April, possibly more. These will count for points, so make sure you are ready.
There will be a Court of Honor on Tuesday, April 24. If you are interested in being Master of Ceremonies (required for communications merit badge), please contact SPL.
We may make the may back packing trip longer for the older scouts. More will come.

Finally, some longer term announcements:
Philmont goers will have to meet to decide on a trek. We need to know which trek we prefer before April 4, so please be thinking about this. You can find the treks on line, but we should also be getting books soon. On a similar note, please keep track of your participation. It will be very important. If you need make up participation, contact the SPL or the Scoutmaster.

If you are interested in being webmaster next term, please be in touch with me. It’s awesome!

If you have anything you would like to share with the community, please contact me and it can be posted online.
Thank you to those who came to the district dinner. Your help was greatly appreciated.

That’s all for me. See you at the meeting tomorrow!


Recap: We Scouted, We Found, We Carried


Well, in the week since SfF, I have had more homeworework than I could shake a stick at. Reguardless, here is the recap from last weekend’s event:

Report from the Troop Historian:

On Saturday, March 10, 2012, part of Troop 26 met in the parking lot of St. Mark United Methodist Church for picking up the bags of food from close by neighborhoods for the food bank. After the boys gathered the bags of food we gathered at the church again. When every car arrived with food we brought are packs out and filled it to about 50 or more pounds of food. When we were done packing each other’s pack we were briefed on where we were going. After that we started are walk/hike to the food bank, which was 1+ miles. We had a few looks from passer bys and some honks from some cars. But we made it without any trouble. When we got to the food bank we were told we had almost a ton of food in all. And the guy in charge said he didn’t think we would really walk/hike with all the food except the food in the truck we couldn’t carry. Sometime after everyone finished eating what we got from the people ate the food bank we headed back to the church to go home.

As most of you know, we chose to hike a significant amount of food from the church where we met to the food bank. The following lists the participating scouts and the weight they carried:

James T – 70 lbs

Mr. Stweart – 54 lbs

Max J – 49.3 lbs

Simone P. – 41.9 lbs

Riley B – 58.9 lbs

Andrew D – 44.2 lbs

Jeremiah S – 47.5 lbs

Duncan s – 48.3 lbs

Timmey H – 57 lbs

Steven T – 24.8 lbs

Jarrison B – 53.4 lbs

Sam J – 45.2 lbs

Sierra the Dog – 4.6 lbs

Jason T – 27.1 lbs

Mr. Johson – 56.9 lbs

Mr. Shaw – 76.5 lbs

Justin P – 68.36 lbs

King Pin – 46.2 lbs

Mr. T – 45.1

Grand Winner, Kevin S, with 99.63 lbs

Thank you to each of you. Collectively, we carried 1,020 lbs of food over 36 miles, or an average of 51 lbs per person for 1.8 miles.

Finally, I wanted to announce to everyone that we were on NoozHawk. Please read the article to show your support.

That should get every one all caught up. I apologize for being so busy and not being prompt.

Please look for Greenbar Notes in a few hours.


Scouting for Food Part II – Bring your Empty Backpack

Scoutting for Food helps the community by providing for those less fortunate

Quick Details

Where St. Mark Meothdist Church
When Saturday March 10th @ 8:30 A.M. 
 What Scouting for Food – Part 2 and March Day Hike

This Saturday, March 10th, please meet at St. Mark Church at 8:30 a.m. in full uniform for the 2nd phase of the Scouting for Food project.  We will divide into teams and go back to the same areas that we delivered the bags to pick up the donated food items, and return with these items to the church.

Now, this is where a new twist comes in for this event.  This year Troop 26 will be backpacking the donated food from the church to the Food Bank on Hollister Avenue.  The hike is less than one mile.

There are a few reasons for this hike:

1. This will count as our March day hike (remember those participation requirements)

2.  It will be a good way to promote the event to the community

3.  It is a way to increase awareness of how fortunate we are.  There are many people throughout this country and the world who have to walk many miles each day just for the basics like food and clean water.

We need ALL scouts to participate.  So please bring your backpack this Saturday, March 10th to St. Mark Church at 8:30 a.m. Please remember full uniform.  We will need adult drivers to assist with the food pick-up. The more the better.  We should be finished around noon.

If you want school community service hours please remember to bring your school’s required form to Mr. Pinner for his signature

Let’s show our community that Troop 26 is committed to “Helping other people at all times”

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact Mr. Pinner or Mr. Shaw.

March Newsletter Now Availible

The March Newsletter is now available. You can download it here, but it is also on the troop website.

In addition, please subscribe to this blog if you are a troop member. It will likely become the primary means of communication if enough people sign up, and it is easier for the Scoutmasters than constantly having to edit email lists.

If you need any assistance signing up, talk to me at a meeting.

Lets Scout for Food


Hey everyone. This is a (very) last minute reminder that our annual Scoutting for Food event is tomorrow. Please be at St. Marks at (or slightly before) 8 o’clock. Wear your full Class A uniform (yes, in public), and if you think that you might get hungry, bring some snacks so you can chow of food while you scout for it.

In case you are new or unfamiliar with the event, tomorrow we will be distributing bags on peoples porches and front doors. Next Saturday is when we will actually be collecting food, and there will be more information during the weak.

Thank you for supporting your community.

PS: There may be donuts (no promises), if a certain Mr. Scoutmaster pulls through as he often does.