10-20Isaiah Hand's Eagle Project
10-21Knots and Lashings
10-26Webelos Extreme
10-28PLC
11-02 -> 11-03Castle Rock Backpacking
11-04Troop Patch and T-shirt designs
11-04Committee meeting
11-11Personal Finance for Scouts
10-20Isaiah Hand's Eagle Project
4 people attending
10-26Webelos Extreme
4 people attending
11-02 -> 11-03Castle Rock Backpacking
14 people attending
12-06Trail to First Class Camping
1 people attending
01-24 -> 01-26Elks Lodge Camping
0 people attending
02-28 -> 03-01Alpine Skiing at Bear Valley
5 people attending
03-07 -> 03-08Winter Camping
1 people attending
03-15Bridging Ceremony for Pack 991
0 people attending
04-04Bridging Ceremony For Pack 110
0 people attending
04-24 -> 04-26Camping in Pinnacles National Park
0 people attending
07-05 -> 07-11Camp Royaneh!
12 people attending
07-26 -> 08-01Camp Emerald Bay (Catalina)
23 people attending

Welcome!

 

 

Troop 149 History

 

Dating back to 1943, Troop 149 has been creating mature men and many Eagle Scouts. So many, that we have had 86 young men finish the Scouting program and achieve the prestigious rank of Eagle. Annually, we strive to attend at least 10 regular camp outs. Every year since 1997, we have been going to Camp Royaneh over the summer as well as going to one camp of our Scouts choice. Some examples of camps we have gone to in the past years are Camp Oljato, Emerald Bay, Chawanakee and Philmont Scout Ranch, just to name a few. Our Troop is based out of Redwood City, California at the Elks Lodge and we meet three out of four Monday nights per month.

 

See from our past Scoutmasters of what they liked about leading the Troop!

Jeff Gray: 2011-2015

 

What was the best thing about the weekly meetings? I spent a considerable amount of my time in meetings involved with Scoutmaster Conferences. Nearly anything in life that is worthwhile comes with its challenges, and Scoutmaster Conferences definitely could be challenging at time, however, they were alway extremely worthwhile!

 

What do you think was your most effective Scoutmaster Minute? Picking a favorite Scoutmaster Minute would be akin to picking your favorite child. In my four years, I performed over 100 of them, many of which were well longer than a "minute" . One of my favorites was called "The Jar" which I "borrowed" from an internet site. Basically, I filled a large jar with ping pong balls, and asked the troop if they felt I could get anything else into the jar, of course they answered: no. Then I added several handfuls of ball bearings until the jar was filled, asked the same question, and got the same response. Lastly, I added several handfuls of sand to the jar until it was filled, finally making the comment, that often our lives seem like we can't add anything else to our day, however, we should always make time for what is important, and there is always a little more room in the jar!

 

What was your favorite camp you attended as a Scoutmaster? My last summer camp was very important to me, personally. Although it is not well known, I have a pretty severe phobia of open water, thus for the previous summer camps, I was unable to complete the qualifying swim. After three years of not making it, I told myself that I would finally achieve my goal of fully qualifying for the water aspects of summer camp. To do this, I built my swimming confidence, and proficiency, swimming three days a week at a local pool. At my last summer camp, I was able to successfully complete the swimming challenge at Catalina Island. Sometimes, life provides great challenges and opportunities and regardless if you are in your teens or in your 50’s, you have to meet this challenges head on, come up with a reasonable plan to achieve your goals, work hard, and hopefully you will surpass some of your greatest fears.

 

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Matthew Bennett: 2010-2011

 

What made you want to become a Scoutmaster? I was one back in Utah, but when I got a job here in California I attended a Round Table asking what I can do to help out in the local Scouting Community. Even though I still lived in Utah and worked in California, I did what I could do for the Troop while I was in the Bay Area for work during the week. It was a great relief to have Jeff Gray, my successor, to attend Troop outings on the weekend.

 

What was your favorite Scoutmaster Minute? The one  I described how I ride past a bunch of fishing piers every morning on my way to work. When the tide is out I can see that the bay has eaten away at the wooden supports so that they are not safe to walk on. However at high tide, they look like a great place to go fishing. I would never trust them. One thing I could not include in the minute that I can now is that most of the piers have fallen into the Bay after a few years.

 

What was your favorite activity done during a meeting? That would have to be any cooking event. One in particular is when we had dutch oven cooking. Everyone likes to eat and the food tasted great.

 

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John Wise: 2007-2009

 

What was your favorite activity done during a meeting? Knot tying and first aid were probably my favorite meetings.

 

What was your favorite summer camp? Camp Mensinger was my favorite camp because I felt most connected to the outdoors than most other camps we went to.

 

What made you become a Scoutmaster and your best Scoutmaster Minute? I wanted to be a rolemodel to all the Scouts who were in my Troop and help as many as possible to have a better life. Best Scoutmaster Minute was to be positive in all you do in life and to learn from everything.

 

 

Membership Dues are Now Due

Posted on Oct 12 2019 - 3:38pm

Upcoming: Monday, Nov 14 - Troop membership dues of $132 are due

Our Boy Scout troop membership dues are now being collected. Annual dues are now $132 and checks should be made to Troop 149. Dues should be given to the troop Treasurer, Lisa Perry, or may be mailed to 110 Emerald Estates Ct, Emerald Hills, CA 94062.

Eagle Scout Nate Hayer

Posted on Oct 11 2019 - 12:39pm

Greetings all,
Last night I had the honor of accompanying Nate Hayer to his Eagle Board of Review. He answered all of the questions in a true scout like manner. He represented himself, his family and Troop 149 like the fine young man that he is. Please congratulate Nate and his family when see him/them.

Welcome Grant as our new Committee Chair!

Posted on Oct 7 2019 - 11:23pm

Good Evening Troop 149,

It is with great pleasure that I announce that Grant Steuneberg will be taking my place as the new Committee Chair effective tonight. Without a doubt I know he will do great in this role as a leader in our troop.

For all you new recruiters, here's where to attach the patch

Posted on Sep 26 2019 - 10:16am

http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2019/03/06/most-important-patch/

Note that awards such as Recruiter and Palms do not show up on your scout's recor

Where to find Troop 149 on the web

Posted on Sep 16 2019 - 6:59pm

Our legacy website, www.t149.org

The troop has a presence on social media, Facebook:

Search for Troop149RC = https://www.facebook.com/groups/1980372415398322/

Danny Hayek is Troop 149 107th Eagle Scout!

Posted on Sep 13 2019 - 11:59am

It is my pleasure to announce that Danny Hayek became an Eagle Scout on Thursday night, September 12, 2019. Danny displayed his humor and humble honesty as he fully answered the Board's complex questions.

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