Fox Island Scout Troop 27 has an active outdoor program, and holds monthly camping trips and other outings. Find out what is happening this month on our High Adventure Events Calendar.
Sunday, July 14, 2019 - Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Trailblazers Summer Camp for new Scouts at Camp Thunderbird. Summer camp is usually the highlight of the Scouting year. It can be particularly exciting for first year Scouts. At Camp Thunderbird, the first year camper program is called Trailblazer. Pathfinder is another common name for this type of program.
A typical first year program will offer the opportunity for Scouts to work on their early rank requirements. Many of the requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class lend themselves to the outdoor setting of summer camp.
They can practice knots, build fires, and learn to use a hand ax. Your Scouts will get to work on a merit badge as well. Other activities include swimming, boating, and shooting sports.
The Scouts are grouped into patrols with other Scouts and ... Read More
Location: Camp Thunderbird, Summit Lake, WA
Sunday, December 01, 2019
Join your Island neighbors and friends for a festive evening of fun! Sing carols around the bonfire provided by our Scouts, meet our tree lighter, visit with Santa Claus, and listen to the annual Christmas concert. Bring a few logs for our outdoor bonfire.
Scouts will arrive at 5:00 PM to build the bonfire, with caroling starting at 6:00 PM, followed by Santa's visit shortly thereafter.
This event will earn the Scouts 2 service project hours.
Location: 690 9th Ave, Fox Island, WA 98333
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - Sunday, March 31, 2019
Millersylvania camping trip; bike, kayak and canoe adventure. The fee is going to be $25/person.
More details to come as they develop.
With two swimming beaches, miles of forested hiking and biking trails, watercraft launches, non-motorized watercraft rentals (kayaks, paddleboards, pedal boats) and abundant fishing, Millersylvania will keep you busy for a satisfying weekend or an extended outdoor vacation.
Location: 12245 Tilley Road S., Olympia, WA 98512
This annual youth shooting sports event is held at the Tacoma Sportsmen’s Club, on Canyon Road, in Puyallup. Age limit is 11 to 18 years old.
Registration 7:00-8:00 AM, the safety briefing starts at 8:00 AM, and the event will finish around 3:30 PM.
Pre-registration is mandatory – submit a registration form to the Troop prior to the event.
We must limit event attendance to the first 125 that pre-register.
The event will feature firearm safety training and indoctrination in the following activities:
Location: 16409 Canyon Rd E, Puyallup, WA 98375
Saturday, June 29, 2019 - Sunday, June 30, 2019
Troop 27 members register here.
Explore the mysterious ''Ape Caves'' near Mt. St. Helens. Ancient lava tubes stretching over 1 1/2 miles long contain thrilling caverns, rock formations and boulder fields.
We will be staying at the Beaver Bay campground, located on Yale reservoir.
The fees include campsite fees and food.
The extra vehicle charge for campers is $5 per night.
Video tour of the Ape Caves:
Location: Cougar, WA
September, date TBD.
Scouts and adults will paddle approximately 1.5 miles from the Southworth Ferry to the group campsite on Blake Island. Camp will be set up and all will have an evening to enjoy a gem of an island! A paddle back home will end this trip the following day.
Location: Blake Island State Park
Sunday, July 28, 2019 - Saturday, August 03, 2019
Camp Parsons Summer Camp
Situated 'where the mountains meet the sea' at the foot of the Olympic Mountains on Hood Canal, Camp Parsons is one of the oldest Scout camps operating in America. Noted in Boy's Life magazine as a 'Pacific Northwest gem', its remarkable setting offers a rare experience of canoeing, sailboating and swimming in an open saltwater environment.
Sign up at Troop meeting by 2/11/19.
$403 per Scout ($214 deposit due by 2/11/19)
$260 per adult ($143 deposit due by 2/11/19)
Please provide all camp payments to: Karyn Fritze.
Wondering what merit badges to take when you come to camp?
Here's an idea of the offerings:
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Sunday, March 24, 2019
Ranger-Guided Snowshoe Walks
A park ranger will teach you the art of snowshoeing and help you discover how plants, animals, and people adapt to the challenging winter conditions at Mount Rainier.
Leaving the Harbor at 9:00 AM, then meet at the information desk in the Jackson Visitor Center at Paradise for a 1:00 PM reservation. Contact Ernie Carlson for details: 253-732-3465.
The walk will last about two hours. It covers one and three quarter miles of rolling terrain with spectacular views of the Nisqually Glacier, weather permitting.
The $15 event price includes admission to the park, and $5 snowshoe rental fee. Snowshoes are provided by the park only for those attending the ranger-guided snowshoe walks, and only for the duration of the walk. The park concessionaire rents sn... Read More
Location: Paradise, Mt. Rainier National Park
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - Sunday, August 23, 2020
WashJam 2020 - The Washington State Regional Jamboree
August 20-23, 2020 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma.
What is WashJam, you ask? Held once every 4 years, WashJam 2020 will be the biggest Scouting event in the Pacific Northwest, attracting over 5,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Venturers, Varsity and Explorers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Canada. Activities include Cub Scout Adventure World, Advancement Challenge, Technology Challenge, Survival Challenge, Mountain Man Rendezvous, Aquatics Adventure, Shooting Sports, Fishing, two big arena shows, a Zombie Night Hike and more.
Want to know more? Check out the website to watch a preview video, read the FAQ's, download flyers and the leader's guide, and get registered:
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Location: 47.13716, -122.5997
Friday, October 18, 2019 - Saturday, October 19, 2019
Infected or Survivor - which will you be, and who will come out alive?
The zombies are headed for the last safe haven in the Northwest: Camp Thunderbird! Will you make it to the safety of camp before the infection gets YOU?
Join the Zombie Invasion defense force, and learn the skills needed to fend off the approaching Zombie hoards... this Camporee style event is guaranteed to be the most exciting thing you will have done in a long while! They managed to defeat the zombies at Camp Hahobas back in 2010, will YOU be able to do the same in 2019?
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Location: Camp Thunderbird