Welcome to BSA Troop 228

Day Hike at East Canyon (near Towsley Canyon)
Saturday, October 15th, 2016
towsleyview-loopTroop 228 Scouts: Earn your 5 mile, 1,000 foot elevation change hike requirement for the Camping Merit Badge, as well as enjoy the great outdoors with your fellow Scouts.  We’re also expecting several Cub Scouts to be on the hike, so this is a great opportunity to promote our troop.  More information and the Permission Slip and Activity Consent Form will be provided soon in a separate email.  We need at least four adults to attend the hike, so if you’re an adult and planning on attending, please let me know.  We will be meeting at the East Canyon trailhead at 9:00 am, which is just off the Old Road, south of Calgrove Boulevard (and south of the Church of the Nazarine).  If we leave the trailhead at 9:00, we should arrive back to the parking area by 12:30 or 1:00.

5K Purple Run of Strength
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
purple-walk-flyerThe Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita is having their annual 5K Purple Run of Strength.  Form a team of 4 to 10 Scouts and compete in the race.  Cost is $60.00 for the first 4 members and $10 per person for the next 6 team members.  Not a runner?  Come out and help man a “purple powder station”, help with set-up and break-down, registration, or snack hand-outs.  Service hours will be awarded. 

Click on this image for more information  or  click on this link DVC to access their website. 

This is a family fun event!  Contact Mrs. Fishburn at dfishburn23@me.com for more information or check out the Run’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/517471568442938


New Troop 228 Shutterfly Account 

We have set up a Troop Shutterfly account in an effort to provide you with pictures taken during our outing and camps.  You’ll need to log in and create an account for yourself (if you don’t have one already). 

Here’s the link:  https://boyscoutsofamericatroop228.shutterfly.com/Feel free to check out the various albums we’ve added so far, and add pictures taken during the events if you have them.  More albums from previous outings and events will be added soon, so keep checking in!

Medical Consent Forms
  • All scouts and adults must have a current annual medical consent form on file with the troop prior to attending any outing or summer camp.
  • Click here to get the updated form.
  • Return your completed form to Laurie Kinney at laurikinney@gmail.com or drop them off in the bin on my front porch and I’ll get them to her: 23611 Clearidge Drive, Valencia.

Catholic Religious Emblem – Ad Altare Dei

If our troop scouts interested in earning the Catholic Religious Emblem, the Ad Altare Dei class will begin in September.  Click here for the complete workshop schedule, and click here for information about Ad Altare Dei program.

You may contact Paulette Oculam to register.
Paulette Oculam

Youth Protection Program

We strongly encourage all parents to read BSA’s information on Youth Protection and take the 20 minute Youth Protection Training (you don’t have to be an adult leader to take the training).  Links to Youth Protection are provided below.  It is the responsibility of all parents and adult leaders to review and understand the principles of Youth Protection, and most importantly, exercise those principles at all times when scouts are present.
Get information on Youth Protection here.
Take “Youth Protection” training here.

Troop 228 T-Shirts and Sweatshirts
  • Troop T-shirts and sweatshirts (the “activity uniform”) are worn after arriving at outings and at summer camps.
  • Contact Loreen Soto at loreens@icloud.com for pricing and to place your order.
  • Women’s T-shirts are also available for order.  Cost will be $16.50.  Sizes run small so order 1 size larger.
  • Loreen will be placing the order for shirts and sweatshirts within the next week, so please contact her as soon as possible to place your order!
Please note that Troop 228 T-Shirts are different than Camp T-Shirts, which the boys can order when they go to summer camps.

2016 Upcoming Campouts / Events

Please click on the troop “Calendar” link to get more information.

October 15Day Hike at East Canyon
October 225K Purple Run of Strength