Troop 26

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

Tag: BSA

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.

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Bike Ride (September 1)

Where
St. Mark Meothdist Church
3942 La Colina Road
Upper Lot
When
Saturday September 1 @ 7:00 A.M.
 What
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!!!

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).

 

Thanks,

 

Scoutmaster Shaw

August Newsletter

Hopefully all the smelly scouts returning from Philmont have showered by now. The August 2012 Newsletter is now available. There will be no meeting this Tuesday, but Greenbar members are required to meet at normal meeting time and place for a calendar planning session.

Final Philmont Reminders

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.

 

Thanks,

 

Asst. Scoutmaster Stewart

Philmont Reminders, etc.

Philmont Trekkers,

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!

-Scoutmaster Shaw

I will try to upload the schedule later tonight or tomorrow.

The Philmont schedule and information can be found either here.

Greenbar Cancelled (7/23)

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.

-Scoutmaster Shaw

The regular Tuesday night meeting will be held as usual, in preparation for our trip to Philmont.

Eagle Court of Honor, Aaron D.

Please join Troop 26 in honoring our newest Eagle Scout, Aaron D. for his achievement of this prestigious rank. This ceremony will begin at 7:00 PM tonight in the chapel. Refreshments may be served afterwards in the main hall.

Note: Scouts, Please arrive 10-15 minutes early.

Social Media Update:

The Troop now has a twitter account. Follow us @troop_26. In addition, blog entries posted here should automatically repost to both the new Twitter account and our Facebook group.

Happy July! July 2012 Newsletter Now Available!

Hey everybody. I hope you all enjoyed summer camp and had a great time. Being the first of July, the newsletter is available. It can either be downloaded right here or back on the troop main page in the newsletter section.

Have a good July!