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Troop 777 Domelands Hiking and Camping Trek - November 2-3, 2019

posted Oct 18, 2019, 9:31 PM by Webmaster Troop777   [ updated Oct 21, 2019, 6:14 PM ]

Hi Troop 777 Scouts and Parents,


We would like to invite you to the Domelands hike and camping trek to enjoy one of the richest, most impressive geological experiences available in the Anza-Borrego Desert region. The Domelands Trail is a 7.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ocotillo, California and is rated as moderate. There are cool caves and slot-canyons to hike and explore. It should be a fun hiking trek. https://www.ihikesandiego.com/anza-borrego-domelands-windcaves-slot-canyon/

We plan a 2 day intermediate skill level hiking trek with one night of primitive camping. We will leave Encinitas at 8:00 AM Sat. Nov. 2 and return sometime in the early afternoon Sun. Nov. 3 after stopping at In-N-Out for burgers on the way home. Cook-masters are encouraged to volunteer.

It will require packing a bag for one night and carrying all of your gear and water about 3.75 miles each way. It's considered a moderate hilly grade and should be doable for intermediate-level hikers carrying 15-30 lbs of gear.  It will be a good practice trek for Philmont hikers.

We will plan a hiking pack check to plan the proper gear at the Nov. 4 T777 Troop meeting.  I attached the example scout gear list which provides an overload amount of information if you're interested to learn more. Plan to arrive at 6:30 pm to practice and see the appropriate gear to bring. 

Additional details about the activities, and what to bring are in the attached trek form.


·     Nov. 2-3 (Sat Morning  – Sun  Afternoon)

·     Will depart Dick’s Sporting Goods at 8 am Saturday 11/2 and return by early afternoon (approx. 1-2 pm) Sunday 11/3.

·     Cookmasters, meal planning, and coordination of transportation will be forthcoming once we get the participants determined.

Cost:  $28/person


·         Camping

·        Hiking

Instructions:  Please sign up no later than Oct. 25th and return the signed trek form, payment and medical records to Roger Adami or James Baxter.


We hope you can make it and if you have any questions, please let us know.


Thank you,


-- Roger Adami and James Baxter

Troop-777 ASMs

NEW DATE Troop 777 La Jolla Shores Kayak Trek October 20, 2019

posted Oct 14, 2019, 9:12 PM by Webmaster Troop777

Dear Troop 777,

Unfortunately, we had the city cancel our kayak trek last weekend because the swells were too high.  Luckily, I have been able to reschedule the trek for October 20, 2019 at Noon.  Those scouts and scouters who signed up for the first date will have first priority.  We have plenty of room, so please let me know if you're interested.  I'll need signed trek forms and payment to get people on the list.

Get ready for a fun day on the ocean!  The Troop’s family kayak trek at La Jolla shores is planned for October 20 at 12:00pm.  We have 20 spots available.  The cost is $45 and this includes a tip for the guides.  Meeting location will be at the Everyday California outfitters in La Jolla,  You will need to make sure to arrive at 11:30 AM sharp to check in.  We will not be carpooling down from Encinitas, so just meet up at the outfitters.
Join fellow scouts and their families in an exciting and adventurous kayak tour of the La Jolla shores and caves.  Kayak with gentle leopard sharks, sea lions, garibaldi fish, and if you’re lucky, maybe a dolphin. We rent double/tandem sit-on-top kayaks and will have a couple guides for the trek.

Families of scouts welcome to attend.  A parent must attend if a non-scout participates.

This will be a first come, first served trek, so if you want to join, please return the sign-up form and payment asap to Mark or Melissa Masterson.  Please provide a hard copy of the trek form along with payment.
Sign-up sheet attached, and digital waiver and guidelines below from our outfitter (Everyday California in La Jolla).  It is best if you plan to join to fill out and submit this waiver prior to the trek.

Please eat a light lunch or have a heavy snack before we start the trek.  Attire is swimsuits, and you may want to consider a rash guard or long sleeve sun shirt.  Don't forget to bring sunscreen.

Please contact me with any questions.  Thank you.

Mark Masterson

Philmont 2020 Planning Meeting and 5 mile day hike - October 12, 2019

posted Oct 7, 2019, 6:31 PM by Webmaster Troop777

Hi Everyone,

Planning for Philmont 2020 is underway and training hikes are ready to begin!  If you are signed up for Philmont 2020, on the Philmont 2020 waitlist, interested in joining this trek, or just interested in learning about the Philmont experience please plan to attend our first meeting on October 12, 2019 at 1pm.  Any interested Scouts and Adults are welcome to attend.  This meeting will be an overview of training schedule for next several months as we prepare for Philmont, and the minimum requirements to participate in the Philmont 2020 trek.

Following the meeting we will head out on a 5+ mile day hike.  Philmont Scouts and Adult Leaders will be in full hiking packs.  All other T777 Scouts and Adults are welcome to join with day packs (or full packs if you are ready to start your training), even if you do not attend the meeting (arrive at 1:45).

Trek form and information are attached!

Thank you,

Ray Burnett

Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge Session October 14th & 19th

posted Oct 7, 2019, 6:11 PM by Webmaster Troop777   [ updated Oct 7, 2019, 6:32 PM ]

I have finalized the schedule for the automotive maintenance merit badge session for this month.  Please find attached announcement for sessions on

·       October 14 from 6:00 to 6:40pm at St Andrews

·       October 19 from 9am to approximately 11:30am at Burnett Residence

***Automobile volunteers from some parents will be needed to complete our sign-offs.

Space is limited, so please notify Mr. Burnett if you are interested in the Merit badge!

Thank you!

Ray Burnett


Canoeing Merit Badge Session December 14th

posted Oct 7, 2019, 5:55 PM by Webmaster Troop777   [ updated Oct 7, 2019, 11:09 PM ]

Canoeing merit badge session on December 14, 2019 at Mission Bay. 

Sign-up sheet attached.


Key dates: 

Forms due – 11/21

Read canoeing merit badge book no later than – 12/8

Classroom session – 12/9

Canoeing session – 12/14

Rifle Shooting Merit Badge Trek Oct-5-6

posted Oct 2, 2019, 5:06 PM by Webmaster Troop777   [ updated Oct 2, 2019, 5:07 PM ]

The members of the Lemon Grove Rod and Gun Club have invited Troop 777 back to their outdoor range in Alpine. On Sunday the 1st, we will be offering the Rifle Shooting Merit Badge. This trek is limited to 25 Scouts. Preference will be given to those who want to earn the Merit Badge. If you already have the Merit badge, come anyway to improve your shooting skills. Each shooter should be able to shoot several times.

scout shooting rifle

Deep Sea Fishing Trek June 15th-16th

posted May 13, 2019, 7:05 PM by Webmaster Troop777   [ updated May 13, 2019, 8:57 PM ]

Overnight Deep-sea fishing trip on the Old Glory Target Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Yellowtail, Dorado and other game fish. This trip gets you to offshore fishing grounds by sun up for an action-packed day! Mexican Fishing Permit included. California Fishing License additional (for ages 16+ ). Trek fee includes $20 gratuity to deck hands.

Mt. San Jacinto Hike - May 18th-19th

posted May 13, 2019, 7:02 PM by Webmaster Troop777   [ updated May 13, 2019, 8:58 PM ]

We will drive approximately 2 hours from Encinitas to the Palm Springs Aerial Tram. The trip starts out by taking the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway almost a mile straight up into the San Jacinto wilderness. The first 2 miles of trail traverses a lovely pine forest, passing through Round Valley (where we will camp Saturday evening). Sunday morning after breakfast we will climb San Jacinto Peak. We will return to Round Valley to retrieve our packs and then make our way back to the tram and head home.

Emerald Bay Summer Camp: July 7- July 13

posted Feb 18, 2019, 1:52 PM by Webmaster Troop777   [ updated Feb 18, 2019, 1:53 PM ]

Troop 777, Here are the forms and most of the information for Camp Emerald Bay. 
You must submit a $200 dollar deposit, and Trek Forms by 2/25, so the information can be processed.

Please do not send any forms electronically, that includes the trek forms.  You can bring them to the meeting on 2/25 or send/or drop off at Tracey Kiernan's house (no cash though/checks only). 
Attached you will find trek form, camp liability forms for both adult and youth, shooting form, medical forms, parent/leader guide, merit badge guide, and merit badge scheduling worksheet.  I realize that the merit badge sheets say 2018, but that is what is available online. Merit Badge registration opens 3/1.

Rocketry trek

posted Feb 11, 2019, 11:07 PM by Webmaster Troop777   [ updated Feb 11, 2019, 11:09 PM ]

it is time to start planning for the 2019 Rocketry Trek!

The Trek will be March 9 & 10, but please get your sign ups in early as we are including a model rocket kit with this years trek fee (and will need to get orders in), we are planning for rocket building sessions in advance of the trek, and we are also looking to include a Space Exploration merit badge opportunity as part of this years trek for those that are interested!

Additional information is included in the trek announcement form, but please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!

Thank you,

Ray Burnett
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