Trip Report: Hope Valley snow camping – 2402


After years (literally) of either too much or too little snow, the Troop got back into the snow – returning to Hope Valley in North California. Snow shows, ski bibs hired or borrowed, the team set off for a white adventure.

Overnight temps dropped well below freezing, but the daytime temperatures nudged higher and allowed for some fun snow showing walks, sledding,

Scouts and adults had a great time – were well prepared with double sleeping mats and sleeping bags (Even if some of them didn’t use them – *cough* Sreevas… 🙂 )

Pancake Breakfast – 240211

In Scouts BSA, every unit has a Charter Organization that is the legal entity under which the unit operates – for Troop 260, this is Christ the Good Shepherd Church in San Jose. They do a lot for us – providing the use of the hall, allowing us to store our canoes and gear on the premises, supporting our operations. It’s nice to be able to give back.

Just before lent, the Troop treated the CtGS community to a free pancake breakfast! Scouts were table servers; adults helped in the kitchen and we delivered a set menu with only a few pancakes landing on the floor!