Past Events

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Troop Camporee 04/15

Troop Camporee 04/15

Our 3rd annual Troop Camporee—Patrols camped separately and were challenged in a series of games and activities, recreating Baden-Powell's famous Boer War Siege of Mafeking.

Conservation, Bike Race & BBQ 03/15

Conservation, Bike Race & BBQ 03/15

Scouts camped for the weekend at Tamarancho. They worked planting oak trees for their conservation project on Saturday morning followed by a family BBQ. Then they were off for super fun bike racing around the camp.

Klondike 02/15

Klondike 02/15

Klondike is a fun snow camping experience for Scouts at Camp Marin Sierra. Scouts from different troops compete in challenge activities culminating in the big sled race on sleds built by each troop. It’s a great introduction to winter snow camping and a good team building weekend for the scouts.

Philmont 08/14

Philmont 08/14

It’s said that every Scout should visit Philmont for a backpacking trip to complete their scout experience. Philmont is a high adventure base in northern New Mexico covering 137,000 square miles. Troop 59 visited in August 2014 for a 12 day, 85 mile trek. Eight scouts and three adults trained for a year for their backpacking trip and we had a terrific time.

Troop Camporee 03/14

Troop Camporee 03/14

Troop 59 puts on its own camporee each year with a different theme (last year was Baden-Powell’s Siege of Mafeking). After camping, scouts compete in shooting sports on Saturday morning. The afternoon consists of various patrol competitions from making a fire using a flint and steel to lashing together a ladder to climb a wall. The scouts’ favorite competition is the Great Escape when scouts have to climb a hill in the darkness while

Stanislaus River 08/13

Stanislaus River 08/13

This weekend campout is a great introduction to backpacking for scouts with a 3 mile hike from the trailhead to our campsite just above the Stanislaus River. Scouts learn about camping in bear country and have to filter all of their drinking water. There’s plenty of time for water play and fishing in the river while we’re there.