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Practice Hike for Backpacking - Optional

posted May 10, 2018, 11:10 AM by Troop twoseventy

I'm offering an optional unplanned hike for Scouts or anyone that wants to get in shape before the backpacking trip.  Not a Troop event, it's just for fun as several people asked for more prepping.

What:  Short <2 mile scenic hike at Mt. Baldy near water.
When:  Saturday May 12th 8am-12noon

Bring your day pack, be prepared, sack lunch or snacks.
I can transport 3 Scouts, but another adult will have to go along on the hike.
Park at link above, you will need an Adventure pass available at Big 5 or US Forest Service Stations.

Call, email, or text me if you are interested, no responses by Thursday night and I'll cancel it.

Steve McGuffey

Backpacking Campout

posted May 10, 2018, 11:09 AM by Troop twoseventy   [ updated May 17, 2018, 4:29 PM ]

Backpacking campout:

When: May 18-19th -Friday 5pm (at trailhead) til Saturday afternoon
Where:  Lytle Creek Middle Fork, Trail camp Stone House Trail Camp and or Three Stream Crossing MAP
Cost:  Zero, nothing, nada, zip.  Only prep for food.
Meet at the trailhead, and meet at the trailhead. Directions:

You need:
  • Trail Map Link - Print it, and you'll need your compass
  • Backpacking checklist - Only take what you think YOU will need, we're all different.  You want a light pack but still prepared.
  • Outdoor essential list (10 essentials expanded by your friendly Scoutmaster :o)
  • Bring your food for Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, possible lunch and snack. Least amount of plastic and waste please.
  • Forest Adventure pass
  • Steve M. has the wilderness permit for 12 people so get on the list!!
  • If Scouts are adventurous enough we can hike to a waterfall too if time allows.
  • Short introductory backpack trip so Scouts can get comfortable with backpacking and then we will move to longer trips.  Like San Jacinto off the Tram or hike over San Jacinto to Idyllwild.
  • Practice cooking your own food, on your small backpacking stove, least waste as possible, no prepackaged plastic please.
  • 5/14/2018 Troop meeting we will be talking about your backpack, being prepared and food.
Contact the Scoutmaster Steve McGuffey( if you are planning on meeting us at the trailhead.

Search & Rescue Campout

posted Apr 10, 2018, 11:42 AM by Troop twoseventy

Date:  April 20-22
Cost:  $50 Scouts, $30 Adults

Register by Wednesday 4/11/2018 5pm.  Sign up in Scout House or email

Search and Rescue Merit Badge in a weekend at Lost Valley Scout Reservation
-learning lifesaving emergency skills
-Earn the Search and Rescue Merit Badge
-Learn search tactics
-incident command
-emergency medical response
-GPS usage
-how to use a backboard
-Participate in a full-scale search of the entire camp

Meals included!

I think we may be the only Troop in Riverside going to this event, very cool.

Camporee - Mt. Rubidoux 4.13.2018

posted Apr 10, 2018, 11:30 AM by Troop twoseventy

District Camporee is almost here.  This is where many Scout Troops join up at Lake Perris Campground to do pioneering projects, international cooking competitions, games, map and compass, and hang out with other Boy Scouts from our District.  Join Troop 270 in attending, sign up in the Scout House.

Dates:  4/13-4/15 2018
Where:  Lake Perris Campground

Not going to Camporee?  Grab some other Scouts and go to a Merit badge fair in Pasadena on Saturday:

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