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Calico Campout Dec 15-16, 2012

Posted by Troop117LongBeach on December 15, 2012 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Troop 117 went on a campout to Calico Ghost town.

Like any good old Western town the had to be some gunplay. In our case if was a nerf war set in the hills around our campsite. Afterwards, scouts explored Calico and the next day on a dry riversbed outside of Calico on the way back to the highway, we stopped and shot rockets off.

See photo gallery for pictures.


Chantry Flats Backpack Campout

Posted by Troop117LongBeach on November 10, 2012 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Scouts backpack up the Winter Creek Loop to Hoegee's campground then backpack out the next day back to Chantry Flats

Info on Chantry Flats/Winter Creek/Hoegee's Campground

Approximately 5.1 mile loop

Directions to Chantry Flats: From interstate 210 in Arcadia, exit at Santa Anita Ave and go north for 6 miles to Chantry Flats Picnic Area. The vehicle gate for Chantry Flat Road is open from 6 am to 6pm. Note: Due to weather Chantry Flats is subject to periodic a...

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Palomar Campout

Posted by Troop117LongBeach on October 22, 2012 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Our trip to Palmomar was a huge success.

Located about 40 minutes south of Temecula, Palomar State Park is a very nice campground and we found out site perfect, full of large canopy trees.

The boys decided to camp up the hillside in the own "space" and set up a nice little camp. Only a few scouts decided to pitch a tent. The others opted for cots outside or an hamock.

We arrived about 9pm Friday (traffic was a bit of a mess due to an accident), pitch camp and settled in with...

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Campout/Outing Ideas/Suggestions

Posted by Troop117LongBeach on March 25, 2012 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

This blog is for scouts to post their ideas/suggestion on places/campouts/activities/service projects they think the troop might be interested in doing.

Death Valley Troop Campout

Posted by Troop117LongBeach on March 5, 2012 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Our Death Valley Troop Campout was a sucess!

We had a total of 9 scouts, 2 sibs and 4 adults!

Thank you Matt Warner for being our Tour Guide. Matt planned our tour schedule that includeds some hikes and hit the best places to see in Death Valley

Thank you Mr. Lomax for volunteering to drive a third car which allowed us to bring more scouts, and baking us cookies Saturday night

And THANK YOU Eric S. for going out of your way to get your van fixed so we could make...

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Lake Jennings Campout Highlights

Posted by Troop117LongBeach on February 15, 2012 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Lake Jennings Camping Trip Highlights:

Four scouts attended this campout: Nathan, Ben, Kyle and Jeremy. We also had five adults and three siblings, a great turn out for our little troop.

Lake Jennings is located in Lakeside, CA, about a 2 hour drive from Long Beach, on the way to San Diego. The campground overlooks the small fresh water lake that is primarily used for fishing.  Fishing can be done along the shore, the dock or on a motor boat.

Our troop arrived Friday ni...

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