Troop 708 Eagle Scout Saves Life

Eddie Loss - 82nd Eagle Scout of Troop 708 Castro Valley, CaliforniaEdward “Eddie” Loss, the 82nd Eagle Scout to come out of Troop 708 in Castro Valley, California, was presented with the Lifesaving Award by the Brentwood City Council this January, 2016.  Eddie resusitated a 53 year old man who had Continue reading

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Pinnacles Camp Out

The Pinnacles National Park overnight was a great trip and first with our newly expanded troop!  Some highlights:

  • The new scouts did great, learning a lot about what it means to work within a Troop hierarchy under the Scout-in-Charge (SIC) Tyler’s direction.  Nice work, Tyler.
  • There was a mix-up as far as the distance to the peak (much further, higher, hotter) so we had to make an adjustment, though still qualified Continue reading
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Point Reyes Hike-In Camping

24000 and 16000.  That’s the amount of Steps our troop took on Saturday and Sunday on the Pt Reyes camping trip.  That’s a pretty good milestone for our newer scouts to pull off for a first hike-in camping trip – so a mighty high-five to them!

Mikey & his mom get honorable mention too for hiking all the way in to camp in the morning and afternoon, staying with us 2-3 hours and then hiking all the way back on the same day.

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Fishing Trip to Los Vaqueros

We spent the summer building our fishing poles, and reels – which were a bit trickier, but got it together (just) in time to head out to the local hot-spot of fishing … Los Vaqueros reservoir.

We used the meet-up time in the morning to spool up reels with fishing line and learn a couple of fisherman’s knots as we tied on our swivels.

It was a gorgeous, clear morning with a hot forecast coming our way, so we got to the marina as early as we could for the scheduled ½ day trip.  I was pleased with how well the reps at Los Vaqueros treated us Continue reading

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Hi-Adventure Snow Camping

At 8000 ft in Sierra Madres mountains, near Kirkwood ski resort.

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Emigrant Wilderness Backpacking Trip

What makes for a great Father’s Day weekend?  This year older Scouts went on a backpacking trip to Bear Lake in Emigrant Wilderness. They were joined by Continue reading

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Friends of Scouting Council Kick-off Dinner 2011

Mr. James D. Rogers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kampgrounds of America-(KOA), will be the Keynote Speaker for the 2011 Friends of Scouting Kick-off Dinner is to be the premier annual campaigns fundraising event for Scouting in the Bay Area. Funds raised from this event Continue reading

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Campaign Sign Removal Fundraiser

Boy Scout Troop 708 was approached by past Scoutmaster and EBMUD Director, Frank Mellon, to take on the task of removing campaign signs after the November 2, 2010 election. Mr. Mellon made a gracious donation Continue reading

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2010 Summer Camp – Camp Chawanakee

The Scouts of Troop 708 made their way to Shaver Lake this past August to spend a week at Camp Chawanakee. The camp was fantastic and everyone had a great time earning merit badges, fishing, boating, swimming, shooting and just kicking around. Continue reading

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