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Dublin’s Scouts BSA Troop 905 Gearing Up for a Summer of Scouting

April 4, 2019

DUBLIN, CA–While many families are making plans on what to do this summer, Dublin 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 37 years in the community with their annual Christmas Tree Pick-up Fundraiser. Residents also see them at Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Splatter events partnering with the city to keep the events clean by emptying the green waste, recyclables, and trash receptacles.

Hike Mission Peak

Whether they are camping in the snow or hiking up to the top of Mount St. Helena there is something every month throughout the 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.

Mt. TamalpaisMay – At the beginning of May, they will enjoy camaraderie and competition with over a dozen other Troops in the East Bay during a weekend long camping trip called Camporee. Each troop will compete in several events throughout the day that culminates into an awards ceremony at campfire. A few weeks later they will participate in a short 20 mile backpacking trip through the Sunol Regional Wilderness

JuneNational Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) 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. Troop 905 will send six 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. A week before NYLT, they will experience the competition, thrills, adrenaline and excitement of racing go-karts at a team bonding event. At the end of June, they will enjoy a day of mountain biking through the scenic area of Santa Cruz.

JulyNational Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) is the ultimate in training experiences for older youth leaders. Troop 905 will send four Scouts on this journey to New Mexico for one week where they will camp in a team setting that enables them to use their leadership skills to resolve challenging situations. Upon completion of NAYLE, 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.

August – With a four night 25 mile backpacking trip along the Lost Coast in their rearview mirror from last year, they will be planning and participating in a four night 26 mile backpacking trip this summer at Desolation Wilderness. The following week, Scout youth leadership will develop their Annual Troop Plan for the entire 2020 calendar year by deciding what events they enjoy the most that compliment their own short and long term goals.

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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.

Troop 905 implemented 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. 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.”

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. Troop 905 builds youth leaders through hands on practical and fun experiences that will last a lifetime.

What are you doing this summer?

If you are interested in seeing Dublin 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.

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