Pictures from our recent adventures/Historian page

You can click on the link above each picture and see the full Google picture albums.
The "trip quote" is from the Troop Historian who talks with fellow Scouts who went on the trip.

Webelos Overnighter                                                                  November 2018

3-Day Navigational Patrol Capture The Flag Challenge                October 2018

South Sierra Wilderness Backpacking Fishing                                September 2018

Blindfolded Bicycle Navigation (Dropped off outskirts of SCV, find way back to In-n-Out)  September 2018

Sierra Peaks-Passes-Meadows, summitting Trail Peak                       September 2018

T609 Scouts practice public speaking before room of adults,          September 2018
presenting on High Adventure Sierra trekking/mountaineering
at the SCV District Adult Leader Round Table

Top Out Climbing Gym Morning                                                      August 2018

50 mile canoe trek Colorado River                                                    August 2018

Deep Sea Fishing Marina Del Rey                                                        July 2018

Eastern Sierra Team - Thousand Island Lake Area                                July 2018
"Mosquitos suck - literally"  :)

Western Sierra Team - High Sierra Trail 5-day trek                              July 2018
Summited Eagle Scout Peak!
"Aaaaahhhhhhh!!!"  Another trip of Epic-ness!

Troop Leadership Training                                                                    July 2018

Camp Fiesta Island Summer Camp                                                         June 2018
Honor Troop

National Youth Leadership Training                                                        June 2018
Photos TBD - two Scouts attended, one on staff, one in class

Lower Kern River Rafting                                                                        June 2018

Oat Mountain - Nike Site - Nethercutt Museum                                        May 2018
"Not sure about the cannibalistic humanoid under city dwellers, but the old base tunnels looked cool..."

Viking Themed Camporee                                                                         May 2018
"You'll be safe in that monastery..."

Sierra Pelona - Part off-trail orienteering hike looking for giant oak trees Apr 2018
"The tree wasn't that big."

Little Jimmy Backpacking and Mt. Islip                                                        Apr 2018
"Oh E (laugh track)"

Long Beach Grand Prix OA Volunteering                                                        Apr 2018

March Annual Troop and Patrol Photos                                                        Mar 2018
"What an awesome bunch of Scouts!"

Towsley Canyon New Scout Hike Training                                                    Mar 2018
"Poison Oak and Ticks are here?"

Joshua Tree National Park Backpacking                                                        Mar 2018
Two teams, spaced apart, two campsites
"Quote from RR that was totally funny, but we can't reproduce it here because our National Parks are so cool."

Slide Mountain Fire Lookout Tower Hike                                                        Mar 2018
"What a cool place to work or volunteer some time!"

Coastal Survival Trip - Emma Wood State Beach                                             Feb 2018
"The last time people lived here this way was only 300 years ago."

Urban Day Hike - Chinatown                                                                          Feb 2018
"Felt like a night in Macau in LA."   

12 Points Scout Law Religious Hike of SCV                                                        Feb 2018
"An educational hike of twelve different religions in our neighborhood"

Saddleback Butte Campout and Desert Orienteering                                           Jan 2018
"(The Historian sung a song about the big buttes that had us all laughing...but we don't know if we can publish)"

Archery Day                                                                                                        Jan 2018
"We got to be Legolas for a day."

Backpacking Death Valley Canyons for 3 days                                                      Dec 2017
"Welcome to the Apocalypse!  (We drove in a sandstorm, the skies cleared at the trailhead)."

Top Out Climbing Gym                                                                                        Dec 2017
"D was on the wall, so I tried to climb over him -J"

Sniper Spartans Patrol Hike of the Ridges beyond Towsley                                    Nov 2017
"The hike-of-pain and razor-edge ridges ended up being scenic."

Turkey Shoot (Clay Discs)                                                                                        Nov 2017
"Sore Shoulders, but Happy Smiles"

Star Wars Themed Webelos Overnighter Hart Park                                                     Nov 2017
"A long time ago in a Hart Park far far away"

Mars Insight Probe Planned for 2018 Launch Window                                               Nov 2017
Troop 609 will be on a chip installed on the probe.

Older events - links-only, to reduce load time for pics above

Quadruple Peak Hike LPNF                                                                                        Oct 2017
Abel-Grouse-Sawmill-Pinos:  Roof of the Los Padres

Yosemite National Park Camping and Exploring                                        Oct 2017

Cirque Peak 12,900', 3-day Sierra                                                             Sept 2017

White Mountain Summit - 14,246'!!!  3rd highest peak in CA!                   August 2017

T609 Scout R attends 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia        July 2017

Silver Knapsack Sequoia National Forest - First Team            July 2017
"Epic Endurance 50 miler criss-crossing the forest"

Silver Knapsack Sequoia National Forest - Second Team        July 2017
"The best part of the silver knapsack was being able to witness a group of scouts achieve something the didn't think that they could do." - JH

Los Padres National Forest Backpack Training   July 2017

Camp Emerald Bay                                            June 2017

Troop 609 Patch carried to top of Mt. Kilimanjaro by Scout M, 19,341'   June 2017
Breathable air pressure at the summit is about 40% of that at sea level.

National Youth Leadership Training                    June 2017

Bridge to Nowhere Day Hike                                June 2017

Leadership Training for the newly elected           June 2017

SCV Bike Ride                                                      June 2017

Veterans Flags Placement                                        May 2017

Cub Cup Service                                                     May 2017

Kern River White Water Rafting                                May 2017

Camporee at Camp Three Falls                                May 2017

First Aid Merit Badge Training Day at Henry Mayo    April 2017

Blue Ridge Hike                                                       April 2017

High Adventure Team                                              April 2017
Jr. Basic Backpacking Course

Gold Hill Wilderness Survival Training                      April 2017

Towsley Canyon Loop New Scout Training Hike        Mar 2017

Wilderness First Aid Training - 2 days                       Mar 2017
"What to do when 911 isn't close by"

Sulphur Springs Backpacking - Angeles Nat. Forest  Mar 2017

Gaviota to Refugio Coastal Hike                                Mar 2017

Jupiter Mountain Day Hike                                        Feb 2017
"A roller coaster of a trail!"

Little Tokyo Urban Day Hike                                        Feb 2017

Big Bear Snow Camping                                                    Jan 2017

Joshua Tree National Park Backpacking                            Dec 2016

Sullivan Ridge Day Hike                                                    Dec 2016

Skeet Shooting                                                                 Nov 2016

Webelos Overnighter Hart Park                                           Nov 2016

Backpacking to Little Jimmy along the PCT                          Oct 2016

Leaders of Character Event                                                  Oct 2016

Vasquez Rocks Hike and BBQ                                               Oct 2016

Santa Cruz Island Camping and Kayaking                            Sept 2016
Also got to meet T609's 1st Eagle Scout!

Urban Day Hike to USS Iowa                                                Sept 2016

El Capitan Beach Coastline Survival Day                              Aug 2016

Bat Cave and Hollywood Sign                                              Aug 2016

Sierra Trek 4 Days - Mt. Langley 14,042'                            July 2016

Canoe Trek Colorado River Black Canyon                            June 2016
"This was one of those trips you remember for the rest of your life!"

Summer Camp Mataguay                                                     June 2016
"It was hot, it was dusty, but it was a lot of fun!"
Photos coming soon...

Deep Sea Fishing                                                                 June 2016

Lower Kern White Water Rafting                                                                                May 2016

Upper Kern White Water Rafting                                                                                May 2016

Memorial Day Flag Placement on Veteran's Graves                                                    May 2016

Kearsarge Pass Trail Sierra - 10,500' one team to Flower Lake, one to Gilbert Lake    May 2016
"Very cold, but epic mountain scenery!"

Annual District Camporee - Camp Jubilee                                                    April 2016

Elsmere Canyon Hiking                                                                                April 2016

Bear Creek Sespe River Wilderness Survival Training                                    April 2016

Top Out Climbing Gym                                                                                April 2016

Death Valley National Park 3 day trip                                                            March 2016

Towsley Canyon Loop                                                                                    Mar 2016

SCV 17.4 mile Bike Ride                                                                                     Mar 2016

Mt. Pinos snow backpacking and winter training                                                Feb 2016

Rifle Range Day                                                                                                  Feb 2016

Mountain High Snowboarding and Skiing                                                            Jan 2016

Pismo Beach                                                                                                        Jan 2016

Mojave Desert Trip, Hole in the Wall, Kelso Dunes, Amboy Crater                        Dec 2015

Sespe Condor Sanctuary, No condors, but plenty of bear scat and night hike with glowsticks     Dec 2015

Webelos Overnighter, Freezing at night, lots of fun by day                                 Nov 2015

Mt. Pinos to Sawmill Mountain, Incredible view, cold and icy on the ground        Nov 2015

Whitaker Peak Hike, Ridge hiking with great views and many bushes                  Nov 2015

Cottonwood Lakes 11,000', scenic and cold Fall backpacking                              Oct 2015

Exploring Tehachapi - Wind turbines, Pacific Crest Trail, Chavez, Train Loop        October 2015

Eastern Sierra Lake Sabrina Trails 11,000' (One team to Piute Lake, One team to Blue Lake)  September 2015

Snorkeling Training                                                                   September 2015

Whitney Portal Camping and Hiking to 10,000'                           August 2015

Middle Lion Los Padres National Forest Camping                                 August 2015

Vasquez Rocks Hike and BBQ                                                                August 2015

Bishop Pass Backpacking up to 12,000', summited Chocolate Peak         July 2015

Summer Camp Chawanakee                                                                     June 2015

Bridge to Nowhere Hike - Cool pools while watching bungee jumpers          May 2015

The Beast Hike - Local training                                                                   May 2015

Sturtevant Falls Backpacking - Amazing canyons, greenery, newts, water       April 2015

Mt Baden Powell Hike - Still some snow!                                        April 2015

Gaviota Campout - Migrating Grey Whales and Hot Spring                 March 2015

SCV City Bike Trip                                                                March 2015

Ski Trip                                                                                   March 2015

First Aid Merit Badge Midway                                                February 2015

Pismo Beach Dune Camping and Hiking                                February 2015

Mountain Bike Trip                                                                  January 2015

Big Cone Backpacking                                                            January 2015

Granada Hills Mission Peak Hike                                            January 2015

Mt. Williamson New Year's Day Hike                                        January 2015

Conor's Eagle Project

Lily Meadows Snow Backpacking                                            December 2014

Webelos Overnighter                                                                November 2014

Forks of the Kern Backpacking with some Turkey Shoot pictures                        November 2014

Santa Cruz Island Trip                                                              September 2014

Sespe to Bear Creek Backpacking                                            August 2014

Jalama Coastline Survival Campout                       July 2014

Coastal Day Hike Gaviota to Refugio            July 2014         Lots of Turns?

Mt. Whitney Trail                                                            June 2014

Mt. Baldy (San Antonio) Hike                                            May 2014

Memorial Day Flag Placement                                          May 2014

Camporee 9 ribbons                                                        May 2014

Throop Peak Hike          There might be a little snow :)        April 2014

Earth Arbor day Festival Service Project                April 2014
Los Padres Zombie Survival Weekend              February 2014

Inspiration Point                                   New Years Day 2014

Indoor Rock Climbing                          February 2014

Carpentaria Beach Campout                   January 2014

Ski Day                                                 January 2014

Little Jimmy Backpacking and Peak Hiking         December 2013             

Webelos Overnighter        November 2013

Backpacking in the Sequoia      September 2013

Blast Car Picnic        August 2013                  "It WAS a "Blast"
Backpacking Cooper Canyon          August 2013      Great Hike      Down and Up  
Summer Camp Whitsett        July 2013
Kern River            June 2013         Hot Weather  Cool Water

Camporee                        May 2013 
Red Rock Mojave Desert                April 2013
Placerita Cleanup and Hike          March 2013

Snow Shoe campout             Feb 2013
Urban Hike to Shuttle                        Jan 2013
Webelos Overnighter              Nov 2012
Ghost Chasing  Santa Barbara        Oct 2012
Sierra Packpacking  Chicken Spring Lake          Sept 2012

Patrick's Eagle Project        August 2012
Kern River White Water Rafting      August 2012
Alex's Eagle Project        July 2012 

Camp Kern  Summer Camp       July 2012 
Palm Springs          June 2012
Bobby's Eagle Court Of Honor      June 2012
Memorial Day Flag Placement      May 2012
Camporee Three Falls             May 2012
Piedras Blancas                         April 2012 
Death Valley                              March 2012

2012 Recruiting Video with SPL and SM        2012

Campout at Los Alamos    Febuary 2012
Custis's Eagle Project      January 2012
Bike Ride     Santa Clarita    January 2012

Big Bear Ski Outing                    January 2012
New Years Day Hike      Inspiration Point     January 2012
Castaic Pioneering weekend        December 2011
Carlin's Eagle Project   First Presbyterian Church    December 2011
Webelos Overnighter    Castaic Lake     November  2011
Patrol Challenge               October 2011
Bridge to Nowhere Hike        September 2011
Turkey Shoot   Oak Tree Gun Club        November 2011
Family Camp        Emma Woods     August 2011 

Punch Bowls         June 2011

Camporee           May 2011

Court of Honor           Spring 2011

Backpacking at Piedra Blanca         April 2011

Turkey shoot       November 2010

Big Bear Snow Sports Merit Badge      March 2011