The 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.
|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!!!
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).
This is it! Troop 26 leaves for Philmont tomorrow. We are meeting at the Santa Barbara Train station @ 12 noon on Saturday, July 28th. Months and months of preparation (not to mention loads and loads of money- in unrelated news, REI is doing very well…) and planning are coming to fruition. However, as you finally get away from your parents for the next two weeks, we ask one final thing…
When your parents drop you off at the train tomorrow, please have them park and come check in with either Mr. Shaw and/or Mr. Stewart. There is one final Philmont form that must be signed by a “responsible” adult. Not that you were necessarily planning on a long, tear-filled goodbye, but I know the temptation to just have your parents slow down a bit, open a door and “Tuck and roll” your way to freedom.
Asst. Scoutmaster Stewart
The attached file contains information on the trip that we discussed during our orientation meeting several weeks ago. The packing list for Philmont is located in your 2012 Philmont booklet or online at the Philmont Scout Ranch website. Some adjustments to their packing list: bring 3 water bottles (no need for 4), no need for the fishing license, bring a small amount of personal toilet paper and a trowel and bring personal sunscreen and insect repellant. I’ll have handouts tomorrow night for everyone and we can discuss any questions at that time.
Also, the Philmont T-shirts arrived today so I’ll bring them to the meeting for distribution!
I will try to upload the schedule later tonight or tomorrow.
The Philmont schedule and information can be found either here.
The Greenbar meeting scheduled for tomorrow, July 23, has been canceled by Scoutmaster Shaw.
Given the only troop meeting in August is after the August Greenbar meeting, I’m cancelling tomorrow night’s July Greenbar meeting so I can focus on final planning for the Philmont trip. Please contact me with any questions and, in case they don’t read this email, let your fellow Greenbar members know the meeting is canceled.
The regular Tuesday night meeting will be held as usual, in preparation for our trip to Philmont.