Welcome to BSA Troop 228.

Service Opportunity

Saturday, October 18 in Sunland

From Beverly Compton:

Jan Maseda, who spoke at Danny & Timmy’s Eagle Court of Honor is looking for help with the Tierra del Sol Harvest Festival.  See this flyer for more information about the event.  The Festival is on Oct 18, Saturday.  See needs help from 2 – 5pm (volunteers would get free lunch).  Tierra del Sol helps developmentally delayed adults with various programs.

She needs between 2 – 20 volunteers.  The volunteers would be taking down/staking tables and chairs; putting things away, taking down decorations, moving pumpkins, etc.

They expect over 1000 attendees.

I recommend scouts high school age for this event. Danny & Timmy cannot be there. Let me know if this is feasible for our troop or you can contact Jan directly. 

The scouts can get service hours for this.   JMaseda@lsscommunitycare.org

Towsley Canyon Hike

Saturday, October 4th


This is a beautiful hike through Towsley Canyon.  It’s a great opportunity to get some exercise, and it will satisfy the “5 mile hike” requirement for Second Class. 

You can download the flyer here for more information. The permission slip is here, and our favorite activity consent form is here

A map to the trailhead can be found here

For those who enjoyed this weekend’s Fall Weather Preview, well, next weekend won’t be like that. Bring lots of water, and we’ll try to be off the mountain before it gets too hot. 

Webelos Weekend at Walker Ranch

Friday, October 17th – Sunday, October 19th

webelos campoutOur annual Webelos Weekend campout is scheduled for October 17-19. 

We’re going to ask for paperwork to be due by October 5th so the scouts have time to form patrols and plan accordingly.   The Permission Slip is here.

Yes, that beloved Activity Consent form is here

Start planning your pumpkin launchers (can you spell trebuchet?) now!

If you know of any Webelos that may be interested (I’m talking to you, Den Chiefs!), you can pass along this flier and give them a friendly invitation. The more the merrier.  

Upcoming Campouts / Events

Please click on the “Troop Calendar” link for more information

This Year:

October 4thTowsley Canyon Hike
October 17th - 19thWebelos Weekend
November 15th - 16thPoint Mugu Mountain Bike/Campout
December 5th - 6thAstronomy Campout

For 2015:

JanuaryBig Bear Ski Trip
FebruarySnow Camping at the Chula Vista Campground/Nordic Ski Base on Mt. Piños
MarchNew Scout Campout at Vasquez Rocks
AprilSan Simeon Campout - with a visit to Hearst Castle (!)
AprilVisit to Griffith Park - hike to the Hollywood Sign?
MayPlanes of Fame Airshow in Chino (<- whoever thought of this… I approve!!)
JuneSierra trip (Yosemite?). More definition coming
JuneCamp Tahquitz
AugustFamily Outing (Carpinteria?)