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Crystal Coast Beginner Backpack - 19-20 Aug

posted Aug 1, 2017, 9:30 PM by Webmaster Troop777

Time to hit the trails for this beginner backpack at Orange County's largest remaining example of open space and natural seashore. This trek will consist of approximately 3 miles of hiking each day through coastal sage scrub/chaparral and riparian terrain, leading to an ocean view bluff. We will need to pack all water for this trek as there is no water source at the campsite.  Trek is limited to 16 participants.

San Gorgonio Advanced Backpack - 24-25 Jun

posted May 4, 2017, 9:16 PM by Webmaster Troop777

This is an advanced backpack due to the extreme elevation gain (5,442 feet) and the long distance (13.1 miles) on day 2. There will be lots of water on the trail, so we can pack 2-3 quarts and keep our packs light.

Prerequisite(s): At least 1 prior intermediate backpack with troop 777 and be in good physical condition.

Catalina Island Intermediate Backpack - 11-15 Jun

posted May 4, 2017, 9:10 PM by Webmaster Troop777

Intermediate Backpack on Catalina Island covering ~20 miles of coastal mountain hiking over 4 days on the Trans-Catalina and other trails.  After a ferry ride from San Pedro, we will hike and camp at Two Harbors, Parson’s Landing, Two Harbors (again) and Little Harbor.  We then plan ride the Safari bus to Two Harbors for the ferry ride back to the mainland on Thursday.


* Current/signed BSA forms A, B and C.

* Swimming Merit badge or recent completion of a BSA swim test.

Cost: (estimated) $300 per person - also bring money for lunch on the drive home.

Sports Shooting Day and Overnight - 20-21 May

posted May 4, 2017, 9:08 PM by Webmaster Troop777   [ updated May 4, 2017, 9:21 PM ]

This trek will be done in conjunction with the San Diego/Imperial Council’s Spring Shooting Sports Day.  After spending the day shooting, we will camp overnight at Mataguay Scout Ranch and return Sunday morning.

Mt. Baldy Day Hike - 20 May

posted May 4, 2017, 9:05 PM by Webmaster Troop777

This will be a “High Adventure” day hike. We will ride the Baldy chair lift from Manker Flat to Baldy Notch, at 7,840 feet. We will then hike the 3.2 mile Devil’s Spine trail to the summit of Mt. San Antonio (also known as Mt. Baldy), at 10,064 feet. Then we will hike back all the way to the parking lot at 6,500 feet via the fire road.

Mt. High Ski Day and Merit Badge

posted Jan 12, 2017, 10:05 PM by Webmaster Troop777

February 5 - Go from the beach to the snow and back again . . .in less than a day by spending the day skiing or snowboarding on the slopes of the Mt. High Ski Resort.  Read the trek form closely; there are multiple options for equipment rental and lessons (ex. merit badge, lessons, or just skiing).  Trek forms are due by January 23rd.  Helmets are required for all Scouts.

Ponto to San Elijo State Beach Day Hike and Overnight Car Camp - Sat, Nov 26

posted Nov 17, 2016, 9:15 PM by Webmaster Troop777   [ updated Nov 17, 2016, 9:28 PM ]

All scouts and parents are welcome on this beginner day hike from Ponto State Beach to San Elijo State Beach during low tide.  The hike will be approximately five miles and may get longer depending on detours to Coast Highway if the tide is not low enough. After the hike we have space at San Elijo State Beach for up to six Scouts and one adult to camp overnight. During the overnight we will learn to cook with dutch ovens and give a Scout the chance to complete their First Class cooking requirements.  Scouts camping overnight can also work on any other rank requirements they need to complete.

Canoeing Merit Badge – Mission Bay – Dec 4, 6:15 am – 4:00 pm

posted Oct 29, 2016, 9:39 AM by Webmaster Troop777   [ updated Oct 29, 2016, 9:40 AM ]

Key dates:
Forms due – 11/14;    Scouts check out Canoeing merit badge book from troop librarian by – 11/14.
Scouts read Canoeing merit badge book by – 11/27;    Review meeting – 11/28;    Merit Badge session – 12/4.
We have 12 spots (6 canoes) reserved.
If we get more than 12 sign-ups, we will try to reserve more canoes, but no guarantees.
Learn the parts of the canoe and the paddle, and what to do with them. Canoeing Merit Badge will be taught by a Merit Badge counselor in the quiet waters of Fiesta Island at the Youth Aquatic Center. If you read the merit badge book, you can easily learn the most important paddling strokes, and then practice paddling solo, and with a partner. If the wind stays calm to one or two o’clock in the afternoon, there will be plenty of time to earn the merit badge.
Canoeing MB is a prerequisite for the Salty Rat, the Spring Break canoe trip, and Whitewater MB.
Anyone else who wants to practice their canoe paddling technique is welcome to come, subject to availability of canoes (those Scouts working on the merit badge get first priority).
Prerequisites: Parent permission, ability to swim (Swimming MB, or swim test at summer camp, Junior Life Guards, etc.), read merit badge pamphlet, and attend review meeting.

Domelands Trek

posted Oct 25, 2016, 8:14 PM by Webmaster Troop777

Domelands – Carrizo Badlands Backpack – Nov 12-13, 7:30 am After a two-hour drive to the Domelands trailhead in the Anza Borrego desert, we will start a hike that gradually climbs about 500 feet over three or four miles to the wind caves of the Domelands where we will spend the night. We will camp next to the wind caves overlooking the Carrizo Badlands. Scouts looking for a challenge can take an afternoon day hike down to the badlands and explore a vast area of mud hills and canyons OR stay near camp and explore the rock formations of the Domelands instead.  This trek is suitable for beginners.

Family Kayak at La Jolla Shores – Oct 8, Sat, 9:10 am – 11:30 am

posted Aug 31, 2016, 10:40 PM by T777 Webmaster

Join fellow scouts and their families in a kayak tour of La Jolla Shores. Kayak with gentle leopard sharks, sea lions, garibaldi fish, and if you’re lucky, maybe a dolphin. We rent double sit-on-top kayaks and have a guide. No prior kayak experience is necessary.  Siblings minimum age is 6. Scout without a parent must have swimming merit badge.

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