In addition to regular meetings, Troop 14 has many special events: camping trips, day hikes, community service opportunities, fund raisers, cookouts, and more. We've listed most of them below to give you an idea what we're up to throughout the year. (Actual events and months may change from year to year.)
A day of fun and training put on by the San Francisco District to help scouts work on their merit badges and rank advancement. For more information their website is here.
Fall Family Camping
This year we’ll be at Wente, a private campground outside Willis that is run by the San Francisco district BSA especially for scouts. It includes merit badge classes, a lake for swimming, boating, and fishing, a rifle range, and cliffs for supervised climbing. For more information on facilities, instruction, and additional fees for certain merit badges, take a look at their website.
The kickoff campout for the year’s backpacking program. Typically this will be a short hike into the chosen site, camp over one night, then hike back out.
Fall Scout Camping
This one is just for the scouts, and we usually hold it at Del Valle, a regional public campground outside Livermore. Facilities include campgrounds, a picnic area, and a lake for swimming, fishing, and canoeing. For more information, here’s the official website. But this year we’re looking for someplace/something new.
Fall Fund Raiser
Our primary troop fundraiser of the year is wreath sales in time for the holidays. Scouts sign up to sell as many Christmas wreaths as they want, and each sale helps contribute to keeping our expenses as low as possible..
Winter Holiday Party
This year we’ll be making use of the climbing instructors and indoor climbing wall at the SF Bay Area Council’s training facility.
Here’s a camp for the hard-core scouts and adults. Come learn to build a snow cave near Wolfeboro! This one counts for the toughest requirement of the Wilderness Survival merit badge.
Family Ski Weekend
Every year we give our families the opportunity to share a condo and enjoy a weekend of skiing and other winter activies.
We’ve been holding a .22 rifle “troop shoot” and gun safety event at Chabot Gun Club, since 2012. The shoot gives the scouts, and a few guests, the opportunity to learn how to handle a rifle more safely, range safety and etiquette, and to have a good time honing their marksmanship in a professionally supervised environment.
Pasta Dinner and Dessert Auction Fundraiser
Our second annual Pasta Dinner Fundraiser will be our biggest fundraiser of the year. We are looking forward to another fantastic, gourmet dinner experience. And don't forget about the super-intense, competitive Dessert Auction following the dinner.
Spring Scout Campout
This year, we’re going to try Muir Woods.
Camporee is held at Lake Berryessa and is a multi-Troop competitive/cooperative campout.
Spring Family Camping
This year we’ll be camping at Coyote Hills near the eastern end of the Dunbarton Bridge.
End of the Year Celebration
We wind up our usual scouting activities with a family potluck/bbq at the Herms facility in the hills behind Albany.
Summer Scout Camping Week
This is the high point of the scouting year…a whole week of camping, hiking, and merit badges at our Council’s mountain facility, Camp Wolfeboro!