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Scouts set for Caroling Dec 14th

posted Nov 13, 2018, 4:44 PM by Troop twoseventy

Scouts ready your singing voices!
Scouts are Friendly, Helpful & Kind....so we are singing 3 Christmas Carols at the Senior Homes of Wellbrook Arlington at 5:45pm and Gardens of Riverside 7pm.
We'll need to bring some goodies to share and we'll be having hot cocoa with the seniors also.

Meet at the Scout House at 5pm on the 14th to carpool.  Dress in class A uniform, be prepared with smiles!

Thank Monica and Jenn for arranging the details on singing and music.

Remember to do a good turn today also.


Roctober Campout 10/12-10/14/2018

posted Oct 11, 2018, 12:46 PM by Troop twoseventy   [ updated Oct 11, 2018, 2:35 PM ]

Roctober Campout

We are camping in the Lucerne Lake Bed and participating in the Rocketry Association of California rocket shooting event meant for youth and Scouts.  Have your scout buy an inexpensive rocket with the wadding, ignitors, and extra engines sizes A-C.
Will be camping on the lake bed, does get windy.  Bring your Scout essentials, warm clothes, tent, water canteen, extra parts to fix your rocket.

Where:  Lucerne Valley
When:  Oct 14-16 2018.  Meet at Scout house at 5:30 pm friday, return Sunday morning about 10am
Cost:  $15 for youth launching rockets, $30 for adults launching, $15 for adults not launching

Rockets to purchase:  Model Rocket kits on Amazon
Extra engines:  Model Rocket Engines
Other websites for Rockets: https://www.estesrockets.com/

Weather:  Days in 70ish, nights 50 degrees.  Light wind. (Link to weather)

Equipment:

You should always have your basic essentials, you know yourself best.  Be prepared with something warm to sleep in, a cheap tarp, mess kit, hat, shoes, bring a tent as the Troop tents may not be operational.  Outdoor sheet (link)

Meals - Scouts

Each Patrol has made their menu and the Grubmaster does the shopping along with another Scout, use the Troop debit card that you have and stay on budget.

Adults have their own meal plan.

Directions:

 I-15 and I-215 merge to become just I-15; I-15 then goes over the 4000+ foot Cajon Pass, and into the Mojave Desert. Just before Victorville, take the Bear Valley Road exit and head east. This will go through south Victorville and Hesperia and Apple Valley and eventually merge with CA route 18. Continue on CA-18 until you reach Lucerne Valley and the junction with CA-247. Go north on CA-247 for a few miles as it crosses Lucerne Dry Lake. About the middle of the dry lake, you will see a group of vehicles way out on the lake on the west side. On your left will appear a dirt road, usually marked by a “ROC” sign (from the Hwy 18/Hwy 247 junction to the turnoff is about 3.8 miles, near mile marker 49). Note that the dirt road is actually pretty good for nearly every type of vehicle


Park and report to your SPL and ASPL.

Google: https://goo.gl/JvXPmV

GPS (copy & paste into phone map):  34.4959489,-116.9613393

Carpooling:

We need all adults to be at the Scout house to transport 12 Scouts to the campout.


                   
You must REGISTER and PAY to be included, use the form below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdhSoME653RKYh-EWXyrfuCVuifBCuqhVqEJZhF2ctavbKDOA/viewform


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New Troop Youth Positions - 9.17.2017

posted Oct 4, 2018, 3:42 PM by Troop twoseventy

http://www.scouttroop270.com/scouts/current-scout-positions

An email will be sent asking for at least one Parent to be the Mentor for each Patrol. Mentors will guide the Patrol in having monthly meetings and encourage them to work as a unit outside of the Troop.

Mentors will give the Scoutmaster feedback on the first monday of the month.

Brent Nicks Eagle Project

posted Oct 3, 2018, 12:00 PM by Troop twoseventy

Troop Life Scout Brent Nicks will be conducting his Eagle Project at the Flabob Airport and needs Scouts to come and help.
What:  Brent's Eagle Project
Where: Flabob Airport, 4130 Mennes Ave, Riverside 92509
Time: 9am-4pm
Notes:  Bring gloves, hats and canteen - a Scout is Prepared!

Support your fellow Scout Brent you has served your Troop for many years. Support his Flabob Airport.  Support your community and write the hours in your Scout book.

Brent contact info:  brent_nicks@msn.com




NYLT Leadership Training for Scouts 2018

posted Jul 10, 2018, 11:39 AM by Troop twoseventy   [ updated Jul 11, 2018, 5:35 PM ]

 Are you 13 years old?

Have you taken the Troop leader training or attended Cedar Badge Leadership Training?

Yes?  Then the next step is NYLT, and after that is Foxfire training.

Can't afford it?  Ask Mr. Grimes at the Scout Meeting if we are offering any scholarships.

National Youth Leadership Training

 

Course Dates:  June 11th to June 16th              Week 1 date has passed, see yo next year!

                         July 31st to  August 5th             Register for Week 2

                         December 28th to January 2nd  Register for Week 3 Winter 2018

 

To attend, the Scout/Venture Scout must:

·  Be 13 years of age or have completed the 7th grade

·  Be a First Class Scout or Venture Scout

·  Have his/her Unit Leader recommendation

·  Complete ILST - Introduction to Leadership Skills (Troops, Teams). Previously known as Cedar Badge or Complete ILSC - Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (Venturing).

During the course scouts will learn how to use the following leadership skills:

·  Vision – Goals -Planning

·  SMART Goals

·  Problem Solving

·  SSC-Start Stop Continue

·  Stages of Team Development

·  Conflict Resolution

·  Making Ethical Decisions

·  Communication

·  Valuing People

·  Teaching Edge

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
Scoutmaster 
sm@ScoutTroop270.com

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: https://goo.gl/maps/597nAYY6N2z

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
Notes:  
  • 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(sm@ScoutTroop270.com) 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 info@ScoutTroop270.com

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:  http://www.scouttroop270.com/about-troop-270/Troop_News_2018/meritbadgefair41418



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