Troop 26

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



This weeks trivia is on the calendar, which is on our website at


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Web Game


The online web game is now officially up and running! Each week the 1st three people to tell me the answer get a prize!

You can find each weeks game in its description.




Calendar Fix


The online calendar on the troop website is now fully functional, sorry if its a bit abstract, it will be updated as soon as I have detailed information.

New Webmaster

Hello everybody,this is James, the new webmaster for Troop 26! I’ll be managing both the troop site and the blog, so if you have any thing you would like posted, questions, comments, concerns, or maybe a day ending in “y”, you can contact me at, and i’ll be happy to help!

New Calendar Now Availible

Welcome the new year of adventureThe new Calendar for the 2012-2013 scouting year has been published and is now available for download. The online calendar has yet to be updated, but this will be fixed shortly.

September Newsletter


The September 2012 Newsletter is now available for download here. This month’s highlight is on the Philmont trek, with photos included.

There will be a parents meeting tonight.

Bike Ride (September 1)

St. Mark Meothdist Church
3942 La Colina Road
Upper Lot
Saturday September 1 @ 7:00 A.M.
Bike Ride
Join us for a fun day of biking along Santa Barbara Beach Bluff from St. Mark Church to Bacara ResortMeet at the upper church parking lot Saturday morning Sept 1st, at 7:00 AM to ride the Santa Barbara Beach Bluff Trails with your friends at Troop 26!  Bring your mountain bike, helmet, 2 quarts of water, a sack lunch and sun protection.  We will be riding along the bluffs at More Mesa, UCSB, Devereux, Elwood, Bacarra and will return to the church via The Coastal Bike Path by 1:00 PM.  To complete the Second Class 1B 10 mile bike ride requirement, bring a SB map, your BSA Handbook and your compass.  Your bike should be able to handle a packed dirt trail.  Family members are welcome to join the ride.  Please contact Mr. Teng with any questions at 259-6622 Cell.

You must have a bike helment and bright colored top to participate!!!

Help Troop 26 plan your year!

Over the past two weeks, leadership has been planning next year’s calendar of events. We have already agreed upon some awesome trips, including mountain biking at Mammoth, hiking the North lake – South lake loop in the Sierras, and possibly a trip to several National Parks in Utah. However, we aren’t done. We have yet to choose a summer camp destination, and would also appreciate possible suggestions for skills sessions you would like for our Tuesday night meetings.

Scoutmaster Stewart has provided this helpful document, which includes useful information about nearby summer camps, as well as a link to their website for more details.

If you have input for summer camp or skills sessions, leave a comment here or on facebook or contact someone in Greenbar. For summer camp suggestions, please include opening dates for the summer 2013 session. This will help us leaders determine when the best time to go is. Please submit suggestions before Sunday. Finally, if there is enough interest, I can create an online poll to decide on a final choice for summer camp. No promises though…

Calendar Planning Meetings [late post]

Hey everyone. This bulletine from the Scoutmasters got buried in my email, but half the information is still relevant. See y’all (ONLY GREENBAR) on Tuesday.


Just a reminder to all scouts and parents that there will NOT be regular troop meetings for the next 2 weeks (Aug 14 and 21).  Instead, the Greenbar will be meeting on those nights, at the church, from  7 – 8:30 pm, to plan the troop’s calendar for the next year.  If you are in the current Greenbar, please attend wearing your freshly laundered class A uniform and bring with you the suggestions from the troop on where we should hike and camp for the next scouting year (Oct ’12 – Sept ’13).




Scoutmaster Shaw