Overnight Kayak Outing @ Lake Clementine

Awesome T104/T100 Overnight Kayak Outing this past weekend!
A first for both troops, with many lessons learned, it definitely will not be the last.
Many thanks to everyone, especially SM Shar, for the heavy lift; kayaks, PFDs, and paddles for approximately 30 participants.

Scouts learning to secure kayaks for the drive to the lake.
At the boat launch, receiving kayak assignments and loading their camping gear.
On the water at the boat launch, safety and buddy system talk before departing for the campgrounds.
Free time at the campground leads to camouflaging a kayak.
Something is not quite right…
Securing gear for the road home.

Philmont 2022 622D Crew

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Some quick statistics captured by one of the crew:

– Total 68.53 miles including the Phillips Junction food refill. 
– 12,126.0 ft Total Ascent
– 10,985.0 ft Total Descent
– 6,922.6 ft Min Elev
– 11,729.2 ft Max Elev (Mount Phillips)

(avg pace is messed up because this includes the gaps in hours where we were camped before we started hiking in the morning again, but average moving pace–2:44 per mile–is accurate)

Paddle Up! Free Kayak Clinic for Youth

Free Kayak Clinic for Youth at Marina Bay Richmond, May 22, 2022.

BSA Scout Troop 104 is hosting a free 1 1/2 hour kayak clinic for youth ages 9-13 at Marina Bay Richmond on Sunday, May 22, 2002.

Scout membership NOT required. Other fun games and activities will be offered adjacent to the kayak launch area before/after each session!

Participants will receive brief instruction on kayaking and water safety – and then will have an opportunity to practice and enjoy paddling a kayak under close supervision for up to 45 minutes around the sheltered waters of Marina Bay. Kayak, paddle, and life vest provided.

Sign up sessions offered 9:30-11, 10:30-12, 11:30-1, 12:30-2pm. Space is limited!

You MUST reserve a session in advance. To sign up for the Paddle Up! session and/or be notified about future Paddle Up! Clinics and other Troop events are open to the general public.

please fill out the form at this link:
https://forms.gle/RoMuLZfGRUBW3gUL6

Questions?
Please contact Shar Etebar at bsascouttroop104@gmail.com.

Camporee 2022 on 4/30!

On April 29th to May 1st, our troop attended Camporee 2022 at Lake Berryessa!

We merged the Hawks and Ravens patrol and competed in a bunch of activities like first aid, orienteering, obstacle course, and monkey bridge.

For the cord on blue cooking competition, we submitted grilled cheese and hot dogs! Admittedly, we didn’t prepare a lot for it, but there’s always next year.

We also saw a few rattlesnakes around our campground…

by Nickolas/Life Rank/Senior Patrol Leader

10/15 Mile hike along Wildcat Canyon Trail

Sunday on April 17th, we went on a 15 mile hike along Wildcat Canyon Trail!

We started off meeting at the trailhead parking lot and hiked 15 miles through various loops. After 5 miles, scouters doing the 10 mile hike turned back at a loop point.

We eventually made it to Inspiration point where we had our lunch, and then continued off a different trail to take a look at Lake Anza. It was covered with a fern at this time of year, and we were all surprised when we saw it. It looked like a flat meadow!

After that, we looped back and got to Little Farm, and hiked past Jewel Lake all the way back to our cars. Our legs were a bit sore, but we now have a (another, in same cases) 15 mile hike under our belts!

by Nickolas/Star Rank/Senior Patrol Leader