Troop 26

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

Month: May, 2012

June 2012 Newsletter Now Available (and other news)

The June Newsletter can no be found over at the other site, or alternatively by clicking here.

Many scouts still have out standing Medical forms. Please have these signed, filled out and returned promptly. If you need the forms, they are available here (Official BSA Web page). These forms are essential for full participation in summer fun and activities.

If you are attending summer camp, there is a meeting on June 6 (one week from today) for a general orientation with the Scoutmasters and supervising adults.

Once again, congratulations to Aaron for being the newest Troop 26 1,000 mile hiker. If you want to be the next 1,000 mile hiker, join us this Saturday at 6:00 AM (at Big 5) for Alexander’s saddle (see previous post).


Alexander’s Saddle this Weekend. Pack Heavy!

Alexander’s Saddle is this week. It will be a strenuous, 10-12 mile hike (depending on Soga metrics).

Please meet Saturday morning at 6:00 AM in the Big 5 parking lot. Yes, that was 6:AM!!!

It will likely be very warm or hot day, so bring AT LEAST 2 FULL NALGENES.

Also, be sure to bring you 10 hiking essentials.

This is a preparation hike for the summer’s activities, so you may wish to pack heavy to simulate a real backpack.

Once more, that was 6:00 AM at Big 5 with 2 Full Nalgenes.

Greenbar Notes (5/21)


Please keep track of participation. Some scouts have not yet met the 60% requirement. Failure to achieve this participation may affect eligibility for summer activities (Philmont, Sierra Trek, Mt. Langley).

Please congratulate Aaron for achieving the high honor of One Thousand Mile Hiker (1,016 to be exact).

Elections will be held on July 3. In order to be elected, you must be present at the meeting that night.

Grub Masters: Please ensure that the SPL checks your menu before camp outs and keep to the menu. Some have been changing their menus and are not packing enough food. In addition, please keep track of food costs and bill your members. This way we can all keep each other accountable for food content and price.

Finally, a note to those who wish to succeed: Ya gottawannadoit!!

May 2012 Newsletter Now Availible

Hey all!

The May newsletter is now online and can be found either here or on the troop download page.

Thanks to everyone who joined us on the night hike last night. The moon was amazing.

Night Hike Tonight: Meet @ 4:30 in upper church parking lot

Tonight, Troop 26 will go on the anual night hike. Please meet at 4:30 tonight at the upper lot of the church.

From the Scoutmasters:

Please join Troop 26 for the 2nd Night Hike of the year.  Tonight is the largest full moon of the year.  Remember your 10 Hiking Essentials, flashlight and/or headlamp, and a sack dinner.


Please contact Mr. Pinner with questions.

The moon will be bright tonight, so it should be a great adventure.

See y’all there.