Scouting Events and Announcements

Government Canyon SNA 2020

posted Sep 28, 2019, 8:24 AM by Jill Douglass

Quick Facts

When:  November 8-10
Where:  Government Canyon State Natural Area (12861 Galm Rd, San Antonio, TX 78254)
What:  Day hiking, primitive camping

Leaders

  • Fire-Person: Sam
  • Paperwork Person: Sam
  • Food Person: Mariana
  • Car-Plan Person: Grant D.

Activities

  • Route: Wildcat Canyon and Sendero Balcones Loop
  • Activity: day-hiking
  • Cooking: King of the Hill style

Attendees


 Person Health Form A&B YPT Consent Form 
 1 Jill Douglass    
 2 Steve Dzurenko    
 3 Grant Dzurenko    
 4 Sam Douglas    
 5 Mariana Poledna-Goncalves    
 6  John    
      
      
      
      

Links

Reservations

Montana 2020

posted Sep 24, 2019, 10:17 AM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Sep 24, 2019, 11:26 AM ]

Quick Facts

Date:  July 2020
Where:  Glacier National Park
What:  Backpacking Camping

Links


Montana 2020


West Texas - Spring 2020

posted Jun 13, 2019, 9:24 AM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Jun 20, 2019, 3:23 PM ]

Quick Facts

Date:  Approximately March 14th -March 22nd

Itinerary

3/20/2020-3/22/2020:  Big Bend National Park

Potential Locations

Big Bend National Park
Big Bend Ranch State Park
McDonald's Observatory
Davis Mountains State Park
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center
Balmorhea State Park
Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site
Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Reservations

 Location Earliest Reservation Size/Type   Notes
 Big Bend NP n/a Group:  minimum 9 maximum 20   Group site booked:  3/20 - 3/22
 Big Bend Ranch SP Monday, October 14th Primitive Drive In: 8 Person $12 plus entrance fee 42 
   Primitive Drive In:  12 Person $12 plus entrance fee 4 sites 
   Hike In:  6 Person    $10 plus entrance fee sites must be 1/4 mile apart
 Davis Mountains SP  Monday, October 14th Regular:  8 people per site $15-25 per site plus entrance fee  
   Primitive:  4 people per site         $10 plus entrance fee    4 mile hike into mountains
 Guadalupe Mountains NP first come first serve  6 persons $15 per site  
  60 days beforeGroup:  10 - 20 people  $3 person + entrance fee 3 sites 



Canoeing - June 2019

posted Apr 5, 2019, 1:53 PM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Jun 13, 2019, 8:57 AM ]

Note:

We are going with Plan B (at the bottom) because of the high flow rates Colorado River.

Overview

This is a 20 mile, 2 day, 1 night trip on the water through some beautiful limestone canyons in the Hill Country.

Leaders

  • Paperwork:  Grant
  • Meal Plan:  Rana
  • Packing List:  Anna
  • Car Plan:  Andrew
  • Canoe Plan:  Andrew
  • Lifeguard:  James
  • Canoe Tender:  Sam
  • Tour Guide:  Ian
  • Astronomer:  Andrew
  • Meteorologist: Lynna
  • Medic:  Anna

Cost

  • Break Down
    • Food:  ~$20 (this is an estimate for groceries scouts will purchase themselves)
    • Celebration Lunch at Storm's:  ~$10 (highly variable, basic burger is $3)

Canoe Plan

Canoe #1: Joe/Steve

Canoe #2:  Jill/Sabrina

Canoe #3:  Anna/Mariana

Canoe #4: Ian/Sam/Grant

Canoe #5: Lynna/James

Canoe #6:  Josh/Grant

Canoe #7: Rana/Andrew

Attendees

  Person    Swim Test Health Forms (A&B)
 Consent
Forms
YPT
 1Sabrina Madgett
xxx
 2 Jill Douglass x x  x
 3 Steve Dzurenko x x  
 4 Grant Dzurenko x x x 
 5 Anna Dzurenko x x  x
 6 Andrew Michelson x x  x
 7 Rana Benhamou x x 
 8 Lynna Benhamou x x x 
 9 Sam Douglas x x x 
 10 James Hubby x x x 
 11 Mariana Gonclaves x x x 
 12Josh Steltzer x x x 
 13Joe O'Neil x x
 
 14Ian Douglass x x x 
 15Grant  x x x 

Required Safety Training

Safe Swim Defense: complete
Safety Afloat:  complete
Weather Hazards:  complete

Itinerary

June 8-9, 2019

Saturday

  • Eat breakfast before we meet or in the car.
  • Meet at the annex at 6 am.
  • Drive to US190 and the Colorado River (31°13'6.13"N  98°33'53.25"W) (88 miles).
  • The trek will start on the west bank of the Colorado River where US 190 crosses the river.
  • On Saturday we'll canoe down the river and spend the night on an island (probably Gravel Bar #3 (see map))

Sunday

  • Sunday the trek will continue down river to Sulphur Springs Camp in Bend, TX and should arrive early afternoon.  
  • We will plan to stop at Storm's in Lampasas for a cheeseburger. Individuals will need to bring about $12 for the meal. 
  • Drive back to annex.

Packing List

Equipment

  • 20 liter Dry Bags (2-3)

  • Sleeping Bag

  • Waterproof bag for sleeping bag

  • Sleeping Pad

  • Trowel

Group Gear:

  • Pocket Rocket (similar backpacking cooking stove)

  • Fuel

  • Small pot

  • Tent

  • Rain fly for tent

  • Ground cover for tent

Optional Luxuries:

  • Pillow

  • Canoe Seat

  • Measuring Cups

  • Bowls/Plates/etc.

Clothing

Nobody wants to Check:

  • Underwears (4ish)

  • Sports &/or Regular Bras (If needed)

Base Layers:

  • 2-3 long sleeves (quick dry or wicking)

  • Waterproof stuff sack for clothing

  • 1 pair of warm pants, sweats... (quick dry)

Actual Clothing:

  • 2-4 Short sleeve shirts (quick dry or wicking)

  • 1-3 pairs of QUICK DRY shorts/ convertible pants or another pair of pants

  • 1-2 swimsuits (1 piece for girls and swim shorts for guys)

  • Rain suit (top and bottom-- Frogg toggs)

  • Waterproof stuff sack for clothing

  • Paddling Gloves (optional)

  • NO DENIM OR COTTON WHATSOEVER!

“Civilian clothing” for ride home:

  • 1 DRY shirt

  • 1 DRY pair of pants/shorts

  • 1 pair of FRESH underwear

  • 1 bra (if applicable)

Shoes:

  • Water shoes/ “wet shoes” (opened toed are acceptable)

  • Tennis shoes/ “dry shoes”

  • 1-3 pairs of socks (bring as many as applicable)

  • Crocs or sandals for in camp wear (Optional)

Nourishment

Food:

  • Utensils (Spoons, forks, etc.)

  • Cup

  • Reflectix coozie/ winter hat to “cook” food

Water:

  • 3-7 liter capacity Water bottle or camelback water bladder

Misc.

  • Pocket knife/ multi-tool

  • Sunscreen (for face AND body)

  • Insect repellant

  • Hat (Visors not recommended-- Wide-rim recommended)

  • Flashlight/Headlamp (w/ extra batteries)

  • Lighters

  • 50’ Paracord

  • 1-2 Quick Dry Towels

  • Bandana/ Small hand towel

  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste

  • Sunglasses w/ lanyard

  • Map/ Compass

  • Biodegradable Soap

  • Small roll of Toilet Paper &/or pee rag

  • Personal Repair Kit (Duct tape, nylon ties, safety pins)

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Hair Brush/ Comb

  • Baby powder or Gold Bond (to cut down on chafing)

  • Carabiners for securing gear

  • Deodorant

Personal First Aid Kit:

  • Band-Aids

  • Personal Medication

  • Athletic Tape

  • Antibiotic Ointment (neosporin, etc.)

  • Ibuprofen, benadryl

  • INHALER/ EPI-PEN (if necessary)

Optional Luxuries:

  • Camera/ Watch

  • Chapstick

IF YOU WERE THINKING OF BRINGING COTTON OR DENIM THINK AGAIN!


Meals

B: come fed
L: own food
D: own food

Sunday June 9th-
B- own food
L- Storm's (please bring money for this meal)Food:  ~$20 (this is an estimate for groceries scouts will purchase themselves)

Car Plan

To Drop Off Point

 Car #1 Car #2 Car #3 Car #4
 
 

From Take Out

 Car #1 Car #2 Car #3

Map / Float Plan


 Way Point   Distance (miles) Cumulative Distance Notes
 Put In 0 0Public access on the west side of the bridge.
 Gravel Bar #1 3.4 3.4 
 Gravel Bar #25.5 8.9 
 Gravel Bar #3 2.6 11.5Saturday night 
Emergency take-out available on private property just north of the gravel bar.  High ground with trees available.  Landing on the left-hand side of the island (facing downstream) and on the very upstream end of the island.  No landing available on right-hand side.
 Gravel Bar #4 4.4 15.9Bridge crossing at Bend, TX.   No public access, but available for emergency take out.  
 Gravel Bar #5 3.4 19.3 
Take Out 1.9 21.2Sunday Afternoon 

River Info

Here is a link for the current river flows - https://hydromet.lcra.org/ - find the entry for the Colorado River at Bend. 
We will not go if the predicted readings exceed 1500 cfs.


All persons going on the trip must have a current BSA Swim Test.

Paperwork

Canoe Rental Confirmation# 4937979

Plan B

Because the Colorado River may be moving too fast or too high for the planned trip, our plan be is to canoe to Garret Island on Lake Buchanan.

Put In:  Cedar Point Park, Lake Buchanan
Overnight:  Garret Island
Take out:  Cedar Point Park, Lake Buchanan

Cost:  $5 per person to enter the LCRA park
Canoe Route:  ~ 3 miles one way

Garret Island - Crew Canoe


The Aftermath

Photos:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/Rry7vjHLHaGBh4RF6

Eagle Rock Loop 2019

posted Jan 7, 2019, 5:09 PM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Mar 7, 2019, 2:53 PM ]




Quick Facts

To Do List


Register Spot

Itinerary

PreTrip

January 26- Hill of Life training hike
February 23- Hill of Life training hike
Gear Shakedown: Thursday, March 14th at 6:30 pm
Gear Load: Friday, March 15th at 7 pm

Travel

March 16:  Leave: Saturday, March 16th: Meet at the annex at 7 am and leave at 7:30 am

March 16:  Arrive at Shady Lake some 8-10 hours later.

Hiking

March 17:  Sunday- on trail
March 18:  Monday- on trail
March 19:  Tuesday- on trail
March 20:  Wednesday- on trail
March 21:  Thursday- on trail

Post Hiking

March 21:  Thursday Drive to Hot Springs - eat out for dinner; stay in Hotel?
March 22:  Friday grocery shop, Hot Springs National Park, and Pirate's Cove Put Put
March 23:  Saturday- leave for Austin

Return Travel

Arrive: Saturday, March 23rd: Leave Arkansas at 9 am

Food

Saturday:

Breakfast- come fed

Lunch(on the road)- chicken/vegetarian burrito: chicken, tortillas, sour cream, salsa, shredded cheese, rice, avocado

Dinner(campsite)- personal backpacking meal

Sunday-Thursday:  Backpacking 5 breakfast / 5 lunch / 5 Dinner

Thursday:

Dinner(campsite)- eat out

Friday:

Breakfast(hotel)- Continental Breakfast

Lunch(outings)- peanut butter and jelly sandwich, hummus sandwich, or lunch meat sandwich, chips, and fruit

Dinner(hotel)- eat out

Saturday:

Breakfast(hotel)- Continental Breakfast

Lunch(on the road)- peanut butter and jelly sandwich, Hummus sandwich, or lunch meat sandwich, chips, and fruit


Jobs



Water filters: Grant(1), O'Neil(2)

Pre-Trip

  • Paperwork:  Grant
  • Food:  Rana
  • James - Travel Agent
  • Lynna - Cooler Technician and car arrangements

During Trip

  • Medic - Anna
  • Meteorologist
  • LNT - Grant
  • Cooler Technician:  Lynna
  • Bingo

Safely Crossing a River

Weather

LNT

Maps

Paperwork

 Count Person    Medical - ABC YPT Activity Consent
 1 Grant Need ABC N/A 
 2 Anna Need C Need N/A
 3 Jill        Need C Steve has   N/A
 4 Steve GOOD Steve has N/A
 5 Sabrina Need C Steve has N/A
 6 James Need ABC N/A 
 7 Lynna Need ABC N/A 
 8 Sam GOOD N/A 
 9 Rana Need ABC Steve has N/A
 10 Andrew Need C in book N/A


Equipment

Specialized Equipment
  • Water Shoes
  • At least two water filters
  • Weather Radio

Links

Eagle Rock Loop Info

Stuff to Do

Ranger Stations

Water Gauge

Camping

White Water Rafting

posted Nov 26, 2018, 2:33 PM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Jun 27, 2019, 9:11 AM ]

Quick Facts

Where:  Rocky Mountain High Adventure Base, 600 US Hwy 285, Villa Grove, CO 81155
When:  July 20th - July 28th, 2018

Attendees

 Person   Deposit   Balance   Health Forms Activity Consent Form YPT
 Jill     
 Steve     
 Sabrina     
 Anna     
 Rana     
 Grant     
 James      
 Kristen     
 Lynna     

Maps

Route to RMHAB:  https://goo.gl/maps/xfH5UEbbrmvvmhaM9














Route back to Austin:  https://goo.gl/maps/yA1Rh9e8PqkwBssy7















Links

RMHAB:  http://www.rmcbsa.org/RMHAB



Lost Maples 2019

posted Aug 10, 2018, 10:14 AM by Jill Douglass

Quick Facts

When:  February 16-18, 2019
Where:  Lost Maples State Natural Area, Vanderpool, Texas

Reservations


HCSNA 2019

posted Aug 10, 2018, 10:05 AM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Jan 7, 2019, 5:22 PM ]


Quick Facts

When:  January 19-21, 2019
Where:  Hill Country State Natural Area, Bandera, Texas
What:  Backpacking

To Do List

  • Attendees
  • Adults - male and female
  • Paperwork
  • Food plan
  • Car Plan

Paperwork

 Person    Health Form A&B Activity Consent    YPT
    
    
    

Reservations


Buescher State Park 2018

posted Aug 9, 2018, 9:45 AM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Nov 15, 2018, 7:32 AM ]

Quick Facts

When:  December 14-16
Where:  Buescher State Park

Reservations


Cancelled - Family Campout 2018

posted Aug 6, 2018, 12:26 PM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Sep 26, 2018, 6:43 AM ]


Quick Facts

October: 6-8, 2018
Where: Lake Livingston State Park
Who:  All families

Activities

  • Cooking Contest
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Geocaching

Roles and Responsibilities

Activities Chair:  Grant
Food:  Lynna
Paperwork:  James
Car Logistics:  Evan
Astronomer:
Medic:
Meteorologist:

Attendees

 Person     Health Form A/B Activity Consent Form 
    
    
    

Links


Reservations:

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