White Water Rafting

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The Troop is going Whitewater Rafting.

Just a reminder that all scouts will need to bring

  • 10 essentials
  • good hiking footware!
  • Sack dinner for the drive up
  • water shoes or extra shoes that can get wet on the raft
  • any special cookware needed to make your meal
  • Food for the meal that your our cooking
  • Tent if you are responsible for your patrol
  • check weather for appropriate clothing.
  • $5 for gas
  • Money for dinner Sunday in town
  • Money for lunch on the way home Monday

We will be meeting at Friday, July 31 at 2 p.m.. at the Haggen (old Albertsons) Parking Lot by Dairy queen.


Camp Hahobas

Camp Hahobas
In the 1930’s, the Hood Canal camping area was known as Camp Hahobas. Scouts attending Camp Hahobas were transported by the Sea Scout cruiser Occult. The cruiser departed from the Municipal dock for the 125-mile water journey to Camp Hahobas. This voyage required some 10 to 11-hours sailing time. Other Scouts not being able to make the long journey met other Sea Scout ships at Hood Canal and were transported across the canal to the beach camp.

Camp Hahobas had grown to nearly 400 acres by 1939 and by the end of 1940 was 520 acres. All camping was on the beach property, with hikes and daytime activities making use of the upper areas of the reservation.

MEET: Sunday July 19 at 10:30 a.m. At Haggen’s (old Albertsons) on Lily by SQ
RETURN: Saturday July 26 @ around 1 p.m. (Scouts will call with ETA)
MEALS: Bring a sack lunch for the trip over. Other meals are camp provided
DISTANCE: 74 Miles One Way (about 1.5 Hours)


Apes Caves – May 16, 2015

DSCN0341Did you know that the state of Washington boasts the longest lava tube in the continental U.S.?  The tube is over 2 miles long!
Well the next scout adventure offers you a chance to visit this attraction near Mount St. Helens.  We will be heading to the cave on Saturday, May 16th, leaving from the Haggen (old Albertson’s) parking lot at 7am. The 2.5 hour drive will take us to Cougar and then we plan to camp at the Kalama Horse camp where everyone can enjoy their sack lunch.  After lunch it is off to explore.  There are two sections of the cave.  The lower cave is a 0.75 mile easy hike (although it is uneven walking).  For those of you willing to try another adventure, the upper cave is a  1.5 mile uphill hike (roughly 2.5 hours to complete).  We will be scrambling over boulder piles and scaling an 8-foot high lava fall.  Not everyone has to go on this portion of the hike if they do not feel inclined.  After we climb out of the cave we will hike back down the hill and have a great dinner back at camp.  We plan on returning to Olympia early afternoon on Sunday.
The patrols will be determining their tent and meal plan (dinner and breakfast) at the next troop meeting.  Some things to remember to bring:
1.  headlamp – better to have your hands free
2. $5 for gas money
3. Sack lunch for Saturday
4. 10 essentials and coat for the cave (it is cold)
5. Money for lunch on the way home Sunday
Please RSVP if you plan on going on the trip.  Hope to see you there!

Spring Court of Honor – Thursday, April 30, 2015

courtofhonorThe Spring 2015 Court of Honor will be on Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Court of Honor will be at the City of Lacey Maintenance Administration Building Lunchroom. The location is at 1200 College Street SE, Lacey (across from Walgrens). The building is located on the northbound side of College Street (east) between Lacey Blvd and Pacific Avenue. Access to the meeting room is on the College Street side of the building. There is some parking along the College Street frontage and there is more parking off of Lacey Blvd. Driving eastbound on Lacey Blvd (one way street), cross College street, pass Pints & Quarts and Celebrations (was Lew Rents) and the 3rd driveway on the left is the access to City of Lacey Shop Buildings. Pull in and park in any of the numbered spaces, but do not enter the gated area. Be sure not to park in the Pints & Quarts or Celebrations lots or you may be towed.

The meeting room will be open at 6pm, the COH will start at 6:30pm. Nathaniel is our Master of Ceremonies.  Nathaniel has selected a “Pot Luck” for the food theme, so bring your favorite.   Some items of importance:

  1. If you have any rank advancements you would like recognized, please get them to Mr. Johnson the week before (at the Trap Shoot).
  2. Please bring drinks for your family
  3. Troop 101 practices conservation, so please bring washable plates and utinsels from home and when you are done, take them home for cleaning.
  4. This is a formal event, so wear your full uniform (Shirt, Scarf and Troop rope (if you have it))

Boy Scouts of America – Capital Area District – Pacific Harbors Council – Olympia – Lacey, Washington