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Virtual Troop Meeting - 6/8

posted Jun 8, 2020, 11:31 AM by Webmaster Troop777

Hi scouts,

We will be having a troop meeting tomorrow, June 8th, via Zoom at the regular time of 6:50 pm. At this meeting, we will also be electing new members of our troop for the Order of the Arrow. All scouts should attend tomorrow night's meeting to help elect eligible scouts.

Sincerely,
Matthew Shapiro

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Virtual Court of Honor - 6/1

posted May 31, 2020, 8:56 PM by Webmaster Troop777

Hello All,

We will be hosting the Court of Honor this Monday, June 1, via Zoom at the regular time of 6:50 pm. As always, if you have any questions or concerns about using Zoom, please send either myself or Mr Lee an email right away.

Sincerely,
Matthew Shapiro

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Circle X / Camp Bighorn - Updates

posted May 11, 2020, 9:21 PM by Webmaster Troop777   [ updated May 11, 2020, 9:36 PM ]

Hello Scouts,

If you are signed up for Circle X / Camp Bighorn 2020, please check the updated information here.

Sincerely,
Webmaster

TLC Meeting Today, 5/11

posted May 11, 2020, 8:58 PM by Webmaster Troop777

Hi Scouts,

Today, May 11th, is a TLC meeting. We will be planning the next two meetings in the same manner as our last TLC planning meeting. Mentor meetings start at 6:30, and we'll move into planning around 6:50.

Sincerely,
Matthew Shapiro

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Meeting ID: 812 2306 7743
Password: 386200
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Virtual Troop Meeting - April 6

posted Apr 6, 2020, 9:42 AM by Webmaster Troop777

Hi Scouts,

We will be having our first virtual troop meeting on Monday, April 6th at the regular time of 6:50 pm with a possible sign off session starting at 6:30. Please also be prepared with a compass, map, and rope for our scout skill demonstrations on Orienteering and Knots.

This meeting will be held using Zoom. If you haven't used Zoom before, you can go to their website at zoom.us and create a free account. It is recommended that you also download their client or app on whatever device you use for the meeting from their website (located under the resources tab). You are encouraged to use a webcam, although we may end up needing to disable them in the interest of minimizing lag for slower connections. If your internet is spotty or otherwise unavailable, there are also options to call in by phone. The link to join the meeting can be found below. If you have any questions, please send myself or Mr. Lee an email right away.

Finally, some of you may be concerned about achieving active scout this term. The troop leadership wants to be sure that this is still possible, so the options to achieve requirements have been slightly expanded to allow you to complete them from home. A PDF with the necessary information can be found attached to this email.

Sincerely,
Matthew Shapiro

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Troop 777 Update on Activities and COVID-19

posted Mar 20, 2020, 7:17 PM by Webmaster Troop777   [ updated Mar 20, 2020, 7:18 PM ]

Hello Troop 777,

In alignment with governmental guidance on COVID-19, we are suspending in-person troop meetings, patrol meetings, TLC (Troop Leadership Council) meetings, and any other in-person group functions until at least April 13th, 2020.  We are investigating alternative ways of maintaining scouting activity and engagement, and will be planning online meetings.  Our SPL, Matthew Shapiro, will be sending information out later this week on virtual activities for the troop.

We are working on ways scouts can experience scouting activities safely, including virtual Merit Badge work and Advancement (Rank Requirements sign-offs, Scoutmaster Conferences, Board of Reviews).  

Although it is unfortunate to postpone our in-person activities for a time, Troop 777 will still be a community for scout and adult engagement.  We would like remind scouting families of the Scout Oath and Scout Law in their efforts to respect and care for others during this trying time.

Best Regards to all our scouts and families,
John Lee, Ian Kirkwood, & Doug Stinson
[Troop 777 Scoutmaster, Committee Chair, & Sponsoring Organization Representative]

Troop 777 - Reducing Corona Virus Risks

posted Mar 15, 2020, 9:18 PM by Webmaster Troop777   [ updated Mar 20, 2020, 7:19 PM ]

Hello Troop 777,

Our Troop, like many businesses and organizations, is dedicated to the safety and well being of our members.  As most of us have seen and experienced over the past few weeks, society has mobilized to resist the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and our troop is aligned with this effort.

For the month of March, we are carefully evaluating each planned gathering to ensure we are minimizing the chances of COVID-19 transmission.  As mentioned in an earlier email, we are exploring creative options for modifying scout activities, such as holding meetings virtually, to reduce exposure and increase safety.

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we expect to have further announcements and updates.  More information on COVID-19 can be found in this recent Wall Street Journal report:  https://www.wsj.com/news/collection/coronavirus0312-256f2943 .

Sincerely,
John Lee & Ian Kirkwood, Scoutmaster and Troop Committee Chair

Colorado River Canoe 2020 Sign-ups

posted Feb 23, 2020, 10:15 PM by Webmaster Troop777

Mr. Blakely will be leading the spring break Colorado River canoe trek April 6-10. 

Looking forward to a relaxing paddle, good food, and peaceful camping. 

Hope you can join us. 

 

Sign-up sheet is attached. Due March 16.

 

NOTE: mandatory pre-trek meeting March 16th or 23rd (date to be confirmed)

 

NOTE: food buy will likely be the Saturday before departure, April 4th

 

NOTE: I’m awaiting final pricing from the outfitter and one campground, so pricing is tentative. You can send in your sign-up form now, and send payment when I finalize the cost. 

 

Mr. Blakely

 

Mike

PCT Backpacking Trek (Section 3) March 14-15

posted Feb 23, 2020, 10:11 PM by Webmaster Troop777

Hello T777 Scouts and Families,

We are continuing on our Pacific Crest Trail treks, 2 sections done and onto the 3rd one!

What: 
This trek will cover the third segment of the PCT in San Diego, from Burnt Rancheria Campground to Pedro Fages Monument in the Anza Borrego State Park along the sunrise highway.

When: 
Saturday March 14th and returning Sunday March 15th.
The plan is to be back early enough on Sunday afternoon to ensure we can all attend the Micah Haney tribute BBQ that Sunday afternoon.
Sign up by March 2nd. Mandatory pre-trek meeting Monday, Mar 9th.

Where:
This trek will cover 20 miles over 2 days and will have significant distance of 12 miles on the first day!
This stretch will take us quickly up over Mount Laguna peak and then downhill towards Anza Borrego dessert area along sunrise highway. Participants must have previous backpacking experience and be prepared for the elements.

For scouts that participated in the previous sections, this will take us another 20 miles toward Canada. But even if you missed the first two treks, you can still join in and earn the San Diego County High Adventure PCT Patch and strip for section 3. However, only 14 spots so sign up early

Trek form attached.
Trek forms, medical forms A/B and payment by Mar 2nd to me in person or drop off at 7947 Sitio Solana, Carlsbad.

Mt. Woodson Trek - March 7

posted Feb 1, 2020, 9:08 AM by Webmaster Troop777   [ updated Feb 1, 2020, 9:11 AM ]

Were you planning on becoming an Eagle scout? Do you still need to finish your camping merit badge?
This Trek is for you!

On Saturday afternoon, March 7, we will drive to Dos Picos Campground outside Ramona, set up camp, and then head to Mt Woodson for a four mile hike with an elevation gain of over 1000 ft. This will satisfy the camping merit badge requirement 9B1.

Easy peasy and tons of fun! 
There will also be Life scouts available to sign off other rank requirements that you might need.
Trek limited to 14 scouts and 2 adults total.
I do still need another YPT adult to commit.
Trek form attached. Please return forms and payment to me by Monday Feb 17.

Hope you can join us!
Carrie Elwin

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