Aviation Merit Badge

On Saturday September 15th over 15 troop 54 scouts completed their aviation merit badge with the Young Eagles EEA chapter in Long Beach.  We learned about all the controls and how to fly a small single engine aircraft. The most exiting part was that we all got to go up in an aircraft and some of us actually got to fly the aircraft.  A few of the scouts got to fly a helicopter. It was awesome.

Scout/Webolos weekend

The weekend of September 7th to September 9th was a scout/webolos weekend at Firestone camp.  A good number of scouts from troop 54 were in attendance and had a great time.  The scouts taught the webolos how to set up tents.  All the scouts and webolos had a fun time in camp fire, bb gun, archery, climbing wall, and sling shot activities.

Meeting of September 10th

At Monday’s meeting Mr. Masters brought a reptile zoo.  This will be part of the requirements for those scouts that are interested in the reptile merit badge.  Some of the reptiles were turtles and lizards.  Mr. Aceves gathered together the scouts that would be attending the aviation merit badges on Saturday in Long Beach.  The scouts had to make a foam paper plate air plane.  The Court of Honor was moved to September 30th.

San Gorgonio Backpack

For those of you who need San Gorgonio for the 4 Peaks medal – or just for peak bagging, I have added this trip to the calendar in October.  This will be an intermediate level backpack geared to cold weather.  We may decide to camp on the summit…

HAT Calendar

Hey all, I have updated the HAT Calendar to show training and events for 2013.  For you new parents interested in backpacking, of special interest is the Adult Leader Backpack Training being held on February 15, 16 and 17 at the Cabrillo Youth Center.
We also want to thank Mr. and Mrs. Aceves for setting up the Mountain Oriented Accident Response class at St. Paul on Friday evening.  We can use the scenarios as activities on our future outings.

Jeff Yox

Meeting of August 27

On August 27th all the boy scouts had brought 2 liter bottles, and made them into bottle rockets. Then they shot the bottles into the air in pairs so they can see which bottle went higher. Every one had fun and enjoyed their time. On September 3 there was no meeting due to the Labor day holiday. On September 10th the boy scouts will go back to wearing their class A uniform.