Saturday, September 26th at 5:00pm
St. Angela Olsen Hall
Our Fall Court of Honor banquet is right around the corner. Our Scouts have had a busy summer and we have numerous badges and ranks to recognize. We encourage all family members to attend and support your Scouts.
This year we have a special treat – we will be serving an authentic smoked ribs and chicken dinner. This is one dinner that will make the most ardent vegan to reconsider their life choice. Because we want only the amount of meat that will be consumed to be slaughtered and cooked, we are asking EVERYONE to RSVP by September 16th. Please take a moment to let us know if you will be joining us, or not joining us, in the form below. There is no charge for Scouts, but we do need to collect $7 for every other family member in order to recover a portion of our cost. Payments can be made at the troop meeting.
On Sunday, September 27, Troop 811 will be going to see the Point Mugu Airshow. We will be leaving Hugo Hall at 6:30 A.M., and we will be returning to Hugo Hall at 8:00 P.M. It costs $14 for Scouts and Adults. Bring a Wide Brim Hat, Water Bottle, and $20 for Lunch and Dinner. The main attraction there is the Blue Angels Navy Flight Exhibition Club. They are a unique club who are highly trained in flight acrobatics. Turn in an Activity Consent Form and money to Mr. Tsuyuki on a Tuesday meeting. Click the link to sign up on the Clipboard, or sign up at a meeting.
On August 14-16, Troop 811 will be camping at Point Mugu State Park in the Santa Monica Mountains. The cost for the trip is $49 for scouts and adults. The event is limited to 24 people, so the first who sign up and pay will be able to go. For those who are going, the Swimming merit badge is strongly suggested. We will be swimming, body surfing, and boogie boarding. There also might be a swim relay race.
For those who do not like to go into the water often, there will be other activities too. There will be a sand castle building contest, capture the flag on the beach, and an ultimate frisbee match. For those who would like to go, you can sign up online, or on a Tuesday Meeting.
On Saturday, July 11, 2015, we will be going to Skull Canyon in Corona for a Zipline adventure. They offer two separate zipline eco courses on 160 acres of natural undisturbed mountainous terrain. The Original Course is good for all ages and has 6 different ziplines covering 2800 feet. The Extreme Course is longer, higher, and faster with 5 different ziplines covering over 6100 feet.
We will be leaving Hugo Hall at 8:15 am and returning at 1:00 pm. The cost for the Regular Course is $82 and the Extreme Course is $106.
If you are interested, please sign up on the Clipboard below or at the Troop meeting.
Our troop enjoyed another successful Camporee in April. We won the coveted top troop award for the event because of our campsite, participation, and teamwork. Not only did our patrols do well in the many challenge events, but we did them well in the rain! Luckily, we had delicious food served by Grubmaster Mr. Swanson and other adults. They served root beer floats, tri-tip, baked beans, pancakes, and cobbler (but not in that order).
Troop 811 also won first place in the Gateway Competition, which was designed by Nick Toller and Bryce Tsuyuki, and received the Gold Award for our campsite. The top patrol for our troop was Delta Force, who scored 4th place overall. Here are the Camporee patrol event awards we received:
1st Place Map Reading– Delta Force
1st Place Compass Course – Purple Flaming Penguins
1st Place Snapper Fishing– Delta Force
2nd Place Lifesaving Relay – Purple Flaming Penguins
3rd Place Team Ski Race – Delta Force
4thPlace Tomahawk Throw – Vipers
4th Place Tomahawk Knot Tying Relay – Delta Force
4th Place Snapper Fishing – Purple Flaming Penguins
5th Place Compass Course – Delta Force
5th Place Life Saving Relay – Delta Force
5th Place Rifle Shooting – Vipers
Our Troop has also greatly improved in event participation. The muddy ground made this even harder! Here are the participation Awards we earned this year:
Gold Level Award – Delta Force (100% Participation)
Silver Level Award – Purple Flaming Penguins (89% Participation)
Silver Level Award – Vipers (79% Participation)
Because of our great achievements, we now look forward to Mr. Glasgow drinking a disgusting substance of our choice. Great job Troop 811!
Troop 811 will be taking a backing trip to the Henninger Flats campsite in Angeles National Forest. We will be meeting at Hugo hall at 5:00 P.M. (no later than 5:30) on Friday, June 12. We will be coming back at around noon on Sunday, June 14. The drive is around 1 hour, and then we will hike to the campsite for the night. The next morning we will be working on the Forestry, Plant Science, and Soil and Water Conservation merit badges. On Sunday, we will be coming back down.
We will be staying for two nights, and you will need to bring your food with you. All scouts will be responsible for bringing their food and gear with them. Scouts will cook for themselves. A backpacking checklist is provided below. The troop has a variety of backpacks and stoves that can be checked out. A topographical map of the area and a compass is necessary. This trip is limited to second years Scouts and older. First year scouts will be invited to our backpacking trip in the fall.
For those who are interested, please sign up on the Clipboard. Please make sure to give the sign Activity Consent Form and your fee to Mr. Naranjo.
On Saturday June 6th, we will be taking a day hike to Mount Baldy in the Angeles National Forest. The hike will be 6 miles long with a elevation gain of 3,000 ft. In order to hike on this trip, you need to have hiked a five mile hike preferably at 5,000 ft. elevation or higher. A leader will decide if you can go based on how well you have done on previous hikes.
We will leave Hugo at 7:00 A.M., and will be coming back approximately at 3:00 P.M. You will need 3 liters of water, a lunch, a snack, your 10 essentials, and good hiking clothes. Wear your class B and some good hiking shoes that are appropriate for hiking (no open-toed shoes). If you can make the hike and you want to go, please sign up on the clipboard and give the completed activity consent form to Mr. Naranjo.
Activity Consent Form
On Saturday, May 16th, we will be hiking the Cedar Glen trail in the Angeles National Forest. This is a five mile hike with an approximate 1,500′ gain in elevation. This hike is great for both new Scouts and experienced hikers. The great scenery will make the challenging trek worthwhile.
We will leave Hugo at 7:30am, and return at 1:00pm. On this hike you will need your daypack with 10 essentials, topographical map, snack and water. Wear your Class B uniform and appropriate hiking shoes. If you can make the hike, please sign up on the clipboard below, and return the completed Activity Consent Form to Mr. Naranjo.
As a service to our Charter Organization, St. Angela Merici Church, Troop 811 Scouts have an opportunity to assist in the clean up efforts at the 2015 Summerfest. They will simply be patrolling the grounds collecting trash and cleaning up silly string.
We have shifts available on Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31. Each shift is only 2 hours and Scouts may sign up for as many as they wish. Please sign up on the clipboard below.
Camporee will be on April 24-26 2015 at Firestone Scout Reservation. Camporee is an annual camp competition for all the troops in the Portola District. It is available for all Troop 811 scouts and adults that have completed the YPT training. It costs $38 for the registration and food for the weekend. Mr. Glasgow would like every scout to participate. The more people we have, the more opportunities we have to win awards. This campout shows how organized and awesome we are. The best part is that the adults cook for us on this outing!
You should bring your:
1) Class B uniforms (Please wear your Class A to and from camp)
3) sleep gear: sleeping bag, mats, pillows
4) Water bottle and day pack
6) jacket and beanies
7) Mess kit
8) Ten essentials
10) Misc. Items
*Remember that electronic devices are not permitted at campouts*
The Camp Events are:
1) Best Gateway
2) Best Campsite
1) Map reading
2) knot tying
3) compass course
4) rifle shooting
5) team ski race
6) blindfold mine field
7) blindfold tent set up
8) Patrol yell
9) giant clove hitch
Please sign up at the meetings or at the Clipboard here:
Yours in Scouting,
Webmaster Matthew R.