Troop 54 Snow Sport Weekend
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This is a great opportunity for Scouts to earn a Snow Sports Merit Badge. If you prefer to just come out and ski or snow board, then this is for you too. Family members are welcomed.
We will be going to Bear Mountain Resort, but you can also use your lift ticket at Snow Summit Resort. All you do is take the shuttle that departs each resort twice an hour. So you get two resorts for the price of one lift ticket!!
There are a variety of packages available, even ski and snow boarding school for kids as young as 4 years old.
If you want to spend the weekend, three Troop families have offered to put you up in their Big Bear Mountain retreat for no cost; however, space is limited. If you only want to come out for the day, that’s okay too.
- When: March 14 – 16, 2014
- Where: Big Bear, California
- Cost: Depends on what package you buy
- Contact: Mr. Sanchez (562) 762-7253 or 1Madmexican@verizon.net
- Adults (22 & older) All Mountain Lift, Lessons, & Rentals $63
- Adults (22 & older) Beginner Lift, Lessons, & Rentals $56
- Young Adult (13 – 21) AllMountain Lift, Lessons, & Rentals $56
- Young Adult (13 – 21) Beginner Lift, Lessons, & Rentals $53
- Children (8 – 12) AllMountain Lift, Lessons, & Rentals $52
- Children (8 – 12) Beginner Lift, Lessons, & Rentals $43
- Little Bear School (5 – 7) AllMountain Lift, Lessons, & Rentals
- (Morning or Afternoon) $49
- (Morning & Afternoon – No Lunch) $66
- Little Bear Camp (4 -7) AllMountain Lift, Lessons, & Rentals
- (Morning or Afternoon – No Lunch) $66
- (Morning & Afternoon – Includes Lunch) $87
Helmet Rentals (Per BSA policy, required for all Boy Scouts) $7
Drivers will be compensated for fuel ($5 each way per person) unless your family member is a driver. If applicable, an additional $15 for food will be added to your cost (2 breakfasts, one lunch, and one dinner). Friday dinner will not be provided because we will be eating on the road (Give your scouts $7 to $10 dollars to pay for his Friday night meal).
Mr. Sanchez has the ski / snowboarding order forms for the package you choose. There are also other options available that are not mentioned above. You will need to fill out an order form and pay for the trip no later than February 21st (no exceptions) or you will be dropped.
On Veterans Day weekend Troop 54 scouts along with Mr. Wold, adult leaders and two eagle scouts Daniel and JP ventured to Amboy Crater. We hiked and explored caves and tunnels from an old volcano and up in the mountains to search for trilobite fossils. Back at camp we had a fun time setting off rockets. The weather was perfect and we all had a blast. I’ve enjoyed being webmaster these past 6 months and I would like to congratulate all the new scout leaders in our Troop.
A great weekend for Troop 54. In the Rio Hondo Renaissance Camporee, Troop 54 earned the coveted ‘Shovel’ which is given to the top troop. Great effort and extreme preparation led Troop 54 win this year. Alex Garcia, the Troop’s Senior Patrol Leader,the other leadership scouts, plus all of the parents and the Troop’s Scoutmaster – Lonnie Wold, lead the Troop in achieving this most significant win.
Congratulations to Daniel for achieving the highest rank in scouting, the rank of Eagle Scout. It was truly an honor to participate in and be present at the National Eagle Court of Honor for Daniel at Faith Lutheran Church. Family, friends and fellow scouts were in attendance and the ceremony was absolutely beautiful. During the ceremony the guest speakers were Mr. Taylor, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Masters, Daniel’s father. The stories told by the guest speakers were very inspiring especially to us scouts that we too can continue on our path and work hard towards eagle. What was cool too was that not only did Daniel’s grandfather attend, but to learn that he too is an Eagle Scout. The benediction was Daniel’s teacher, Mr. Morrow, and his words of thanks to scouts is truly heartfelt. A reception followed after the ceremony and there was a display of items from Daniel’s life as a scout from Cub Scout to Boy Scout, his uniform, scout caps, belt loops, merit badges and also his grandfather’s merit badge sash, patches and picture of when he was an eagle. That was truly fantastic. Congratulations Daniel!!
Webelos weekend was held on the weekend of the 13th-15th of September. Friday the 13th, the scouts and webelos arrived at Firestone and setup camp. Then they met with their assigned patrol leaders to have dinner which was provided by the adults. I went to webelos weekend and was assigned to be a patrol leader but instead I got to work at a station called fire building. Saturday after breakfast the webelos made a patrol flag, had to think of a patrol yell and a patrol name before they set off to do activities. The scouts who weren’t patrol leaders went to prepare for the upcoming classes being held in the afternoon. When the webelos came to their class we taught them the importance of sharp tools and fire. But the fire class was separate from the sharp tools class because it can be dangerous when taught at the same time. The webelos were well behaved during class. Later after dinner, we had some free time and played a game of football. During the football game one of the boy scouts saw a tarantula and he told the other scouts and webelos to come and see. We didn’t want to hurt the spider but we had to move the tarantula away from the camp so it wouldn’t get stepped on. The scouts and webelos then continued the game and had a good time. After the game we had the campfire. Everyone from webelos, to scouts and adults sang songs and performed skits and all were fantastic. Sunday morning after breakfast all boy scouts took down all the tents and in the mean time the webelos went to a final activity that was about first aid. After the activity the webelos went on a small hike, up a small mountain and some of the boy scouts stayed behind to take down the kitchen and put other equipment back inside the trailer. As the webelos got back from their hike we made a small snack for the end of their hike and then we went home.