Scouting Events and Announcements

Dinosaur Valley State Park

posted Nov 25, 2019, 4:15 PM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Dec 3, 2019, 5:32 PM ]

Quick Facts


What:  Family Camp Out
Where:  Dinosaur Valley State Park (1629 Park Rd 59, Glen Rose, TX 76043)
When:  January 18-20, 2020

Attendees

  • James (maybe family)
  • Jill
  • Steve
  • Grant
  • Katy (maybe family)
  • Rana
  • Lynna (maybe family)
  • Sabrina
  • Sam?
  • Mariana (maybe family)

Jobs

  • Grub-masters: Lynna and Steve
  • Paperwork: Sam (please bring the binder back next meeting)
  • Quartermaster: Mariana
  • Activities co-chairs: James and Rana
  • Transportation: Grant
  • Medic: Katy
  • Fire: Katy
  • Weatherperson: Rana

Activities

Food

Links


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 Nov 26, 2019, 7:56 AM ]

Quick Facts

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

Links

Parks

Misc


Montana 2020


West Texas - Spring 2020

posted Jun 13, 2019, 9:24 AM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Oct 20, 2019, 3:59 PM ]

Quick Facts

Date:  March 16th -March 22nd

Locations:

  • Caves of Sonora
  • Davis Mountains
  • Big Bend National Park


Itinerary

3/16/2020 Monday -> Sonora, Texas
  • Leave Austin
  • Arrive Sonora, Texas 
  • Tour Caverns of Sonora 
3/17/2020 - 3/20/2020 Tuesday -> Friday,  Davis Mountains State Park 
  • 3/17/2020:  Arrive Davis Mountains State Park - 
  • 3/17/2020 - 3/19/2020:  2 days car camping
  • 3/19/2020 - 3/20/2020 - backpacking into the mountains
3/20/2020-3/22/2020:  Big Bend National Park

Potential Locations

Big Bend National Park
McDonald's Observatory
Davis Mountains State Park
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center

Reservations







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


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