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Welcome to Troop 619 of Valley Center!!

Welcome to Troop 619 of Valley Center!!!

Pumpkin Patch

Posted on Oct 18 2020 - 8:29pm

The Troop sends a big THANK YOU to the Johnson's for inviting us to their farm! The boys enjoyed getting out in the fresh air, eating food, and picking a 'Big Mac' for their family, and hanging out. Thanks again for opening up your farm for us all to enjoy:-)

Covid Screening Questions

Posted on Oct 18 2020 - 8:28pm
1. Do you or member of your household have a fever. 2. In the past 14 days, have you or anyone in your household come into close contact with someone who has COVID-19.

Palomar Mountain State Park Hike

Posted on Oct 18 2020 - 8:26pm

If you have not already clicked on the Troop Calendar for details, here are details about hike.  We will be doing a 4-5 mile hike on Saturday, October 24 th at 8 a.m. at Palomar Mountain State Park- meet down at the Doane Pond parking lotAdmission to park is $10 cash only- you will most likely have to self register, please have pen also. Address: 19952 State Park Drive, Palomar Mountain, CA 92060, website for more information: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=637.  Temperature will be chilly to start, then highs in the 60s- perfect for hiking.  It is approximately 40-60 minute drive, depending on where you live in VC. We will be doing a 4 mile hike starting at Doane Pond (Upper Doane Valley Trail/Thunder Spring Trail/ Doane Valley Nature loop for the 5 milers). The fist 2 miles will be uphill, and the second 2 miles will be more downhill and steeper. Please drink plenty of water the day before the hike.  We will be hiking at elevation- air is thinner and sun is more intense. Scouts can fish in the pond after hike with parent supervision- unfortunately there are many cattails. Some parents will be hanging around the pond/ parking lot while Scouts are hiking.  The Doane Valley Nature loop hike is approximately 1 mile and fairly easy.  You can also walk around the campground too! Please screen for COVID-19 before meeting with Troop (see website for questions and details). If you have any other questions email, text or call Virginia, please RSVP to me also so I know who to look for. Things to bring: masks, hand sanitizer, 32 oz. water bottle full, good hiking shoes (terrain will be uneven), layers if possible, snacks, daypack with 10 essentials if possible, hat, sunscreen, lunch if you are staying, chairs if you are staying. http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/637/files/PalomarMountainFinalWebLayout060415.pdf (park brochure- Park/Trail/Topo map page 4).

Start Building Rockets!

Posted on Oct 18 2020 - 5:06pm

March's Rocket Shoot has been officially moved to this November 13-15, 2020. We have modified campout, Scouts are to camp/ tent with families, and prepare meals together as family. You can attend for Saturday only if that suits your family better. Scouts should be building rockets that take C6-5 Engines. Estes is a good brand for Scouts. Please purchase your rockets soon. We've purchased these engines in bulk and they will be available on the outing for $3 each. You may build rockets that take different size engines but you must supply your own engines.  Please assist your Scout in building their rockets so they can have a successful launch day, they require following instructions carefully.   We will be camping at Truck Haven near the Salton Sea. Meet at the Community Hall at 4 pm. on Friday November 13 if you would like to caravan out to site.  Please let us know if you need to borrow any Troop equipment for campout (tents or stoves).

Troop Committee Training Online

Posted on Oct 14 2020 - 2:07pm

Troop Committee Challenge Committee members learn and identify their roles and responsibilities in this course which is required for all committee members. Can also be taken as part of the Combined Scouts BSA Specific Training Course.

Always Online

Fellow Committee members, please take a minute to complete this online training!

New Unit Leadership positions

Posted on Oct 12 2020 - 7:36am

We have restructured our troop leadership to follow BSA guidelines.  An active troop committee gives support to the Scoutmaster and the Patrol Leaders' council.  All troop parents will need to fill a position.  We need all core leadership positions filled with a chairperson and an assistant.  The assistant will shadow their counterpart and support them in their duites.  We are also in need of a "pool" of parents that are willing to take on single events and be the contact person.  Look over all the duties for each position and determine an area of interest that best suits your abilities.  We will be meeting on ZOOM Oct. 26th to go over all these positions.  The position is a commitment for a year.

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