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Dublin’s Boy Scout Troop 905 Gearing Up for a Summer of Scouting

April 29, 2018

DUBLIN, CA–While many families are making plans on what to do this summer, Dublin Boy Scout Troop 905 is gearing up to execute the second half of their Scout developed annual plan.  Most long time Dublin residents are well aware of Troop 905’s 36 years in the community with their annual Christmas Tree Pick-up Fundraiser.

Whether they are camping in the snow or hiking up to the top of Mt. Diablo there is something every month through the entire year.  Scouts plan each event using a Scout Planning Worksheet that answers the who, what, when and where. They then put this theory to practice by executing their plan. With a four night 30 mile backpacking trip in their rearview mirror from last year, they will be planning and participating in a four night 26 mile backpacking trip this summer on the Lost Coast Trail in June.

Castle Rock - Edited

National Youth Leadership Training is offered to those Scouts that are 13 years old and First Class rank to enhance their leadership skills in a rigorous one week hands on outdoor environment.  Also in June, Troop 905 will send 10 of their Scouts to learn what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO.

They will be enjoying some great camping and hiking at Lake Alpine in Bear Valley California in July.  In preparation, they just completed an Intro to backpacking trip to Castle Rock Trail Camp by hiking a short 2.8 mile hike to their campsite.  They were met with a great service project opportunity to replace the parks fire rings at their campsite as well.  Upon completion of Lake Alpine, two weeks later, they will enjoy a week at their favorite summer camp – Wente Scout Reservation. When they are not earning at least five merit badges, they have the opportunity to enjoy the activities this summer camp has to offer, such as – kayaking, horseback riding, shotgun/rifle shooting, sailing, archery, swimming – just to name a few.

Community service projects are an important part of their program as they routinely participate in Dublin Pride Day, activities honoring the Military Veterans and cleanup of the Dublin Pioneer Cemetery.

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Troop 905 has recently started to implement the NOVA Awards into their program.  “The Boy Scouts of America’s NOVA Awards program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. The hope is that the requirements and activities for earning these awards stimulates interest in STEM-related fields and shows how science, technology, engineering and mathematics apply to everyday living and the world around them. Counselors and mentors help bring this engaging, contemporary, and fun program to life for youth members.”

This was kickstarted with a handful of scouts attending the 8h Annual Nuclear Science Day at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at the end of May.  They learned about Advanced Light Sourcing and radioactivity in our daily lives with the opportunity to start on their Nuclear Science Merit Badge.

Troop 905 has a long standing positive influence in the City of Dublin offering leadership opportunities for Boys ages 11 to 17.   Scouts not only develop the annual plan, they also run the monthly leadership meetings. They run their own weekly meetings, provide training and most importantly learn how to lead.  What are you doing this summer?

If you are interested in seeing Dublin Boy Scout Troop 905 in action, simply show up to any of their meetings held on the first three Tuesday’s of every month from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at the “Scout Shack” located at 7051 Dublin Blvd, in Dublin.  If you would like more information, you can also send an email to scoutmaster@troop905.org.

2017 Wente Trip - Edited

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