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Boy Scout Troop 77
(Geneva, Switzerland)
 
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What Have We Been Up To....




NORMANDY



Troop 77 participated at the Transatlantic Council Memorial celebration in Normandy, France

  

Kandersteg 



    The Klondike Derby

Kandersteg International Scout Centre is a World Centre of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM). The Centre began in 1923 with Lord Baden-Powell, who, after the first World Scout Jamboree, had a dream about a place where all Scouts from all over the world could meet.  

We participate in The TAC sponsored Klondike Derby every January.

Summer Adventure Week




2007 Canoeing Allier River, France

2008 Seakayaking around Elba, Italy

2009 Backpacking Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico

2010 Kandersteg, Swiss Alps

2010 Florida Sea Base

2011 Sailing in the Med, Finale Ligure




HAVING FUN!!!


   Pictured:

 

Go-karting in France.

 

Outdoor cooking at a campout.

 

Family full moon snowshoe hike.

               
   

What are some of the things THIS troop has done?


When it comes to what we do, we're proud to say that we're way past the "recruiting hype".  This troop DOES...

... camp or has a "big idea' occur EVERY month
... 7-day canoe trip down the Allier River
... a week of sailing in the Med
... fishing and fly-fishing
... shoot rifles and shotguns
... archery
... 150 mile bike hikes in Holland
... 50 mile canoe excursion down the Allier River
... pioneering projects
... orienteering with map & compass
... hiking
... "Wilderness Survival" weekends sleeping in shelters we built from scratch
... First-aid weekends
... Klondike Derby 
... week-long Summer Camp each year
... study mammals, reptiles & amphibians, nature
... study soil & water conservation, oceanography
... cooking over open fire 
... hosted Leadership training weekends

And there is so much MORE.  We do not limit the level of "adventure" the boys want to have.  Scouting is a BOY LED program.   THE BOYS decide what we do, and strong, trained, committed adults help them achieve their goals.  

What do YOU want to do?

Celebrating Scouting's 100th Anniversary


          Celebrating the 100th Anniversary with Scouts from all over Europe  
     Special memorial celebration in Normandy, France. 

SUMMER 2010


           

      Summer 2010 again saw the Scouts and Scouters of the troop participate in several different scouting adventures. 

 



In early July we went to Camp Alpine, a TAC run week long summer camp in Kandersteg, at the International Scout Center.  Our 18 boys, including two scouting friends, one from Oregon and one from New Jersey, joined 250 scouts from BSA, which joined 750 scouts from all over the world.

      
   

This adventure was followed up by a small contingent getting together with a group from Texas in the Florida Keys, at the Florida Sea Base High Adventure Camp. Where we participated in the Scuba Live Aboard.  Living and sailing for 8 days on a 57 foot schooner through out the Florida Keys; making 2-4 dives a day on different reefs. 

 

Last year was Philmont, this year Sea Base, where will next year take us?

   



Klondike Derby 2010


                                       







We participated with three patrols at the TAC Klondike Derby in Kandersteg Switzerland.  


This year’s theme was the Seven Summits, with challenges representing the highest mountain peaks on each of the 7 continents.



  









Gemmi Pass 2009









 

October saw us return for a hike over Gemmi Pass  - 2316m / 7599ft  

This year  we did it a bit different than last year, starting in Leukerbad, hiking straight up over the pass.  

The path up was hewn from rock in 1737/1740, it runs along a rock face with a sheer drop of 600m (1960 feet), and is recommended only to those with a good head for heights.  We then hiked down along the shores of the Daubensee.

We spent the night on top at Schwarenbach. 

The next morning, after a sparse breakfast we hiked down the other side to Kandersteg where we caught the train back to Geneva.


The 2009 hike only saw two of the Scouts that did it in 2008, what happened to all the others??  

Congratulations to Hyeon-seo and Jean-Michael -  well done!!



Summer 2009



















Troop 77 was very busy this summer!  

We sent Scouts to Val Ferret in the Swiss Alps, Camp Freedom, Germany, and Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico, USA this year!  


All of these experiences are "Life List" experiences for our Scouts.  Summer Camp provides a great way to work on merit badges, work with other members of your troop and learn leadership while having a GREAT TIME!


Philmont Scout Ranch is the capstone of all BSA programs!  Scouts participate in a 12 day outdoor experience while trekking 70 miles, participating in AWESOME programs such as shotgun shooting, black powder rifle shooting, fly fishing, rock climbing and rappelling, leading and working with others in a very challenging outdoor environment while having a GREAT TIME!

This is an exceptionally high amount of summer activity for a Scout Troop - definately not the "norm" at all!  Being able to provide our Scouts with this amount of Program opportunities, is due to the dedication and committment of our Scouters!  

All of our adult volunteers (Scouters) worked together to make sure that our Scouts were provided with the best summer programs available.  Some volunteers set up transportation and lodging, others went to camp with our Scouts.

All of this would not be possible without the selfless service of Troop 77 Scouters!  

Thank you ALL for ALL that YOU DO!  

Summer Time!





Summer time!  The days are long and warm, the nights are cool but not quite cold. It's a great time to get out and enjoy the outdoors - whether going out into the backcountry or sightseeing in the city.  Being outside is what summer is all about!

Of course, being outside is what Scouting is all about too, and as can be expected, Troop 77 is SUPER BUSY this summer!  

Whoever you are and wherever you go this year, Troop 77 wishes you a safe, adventure filled Scouting Summer!  

Scout On!

Scoutmaster Legarre



Pictured from top; Tooth Of Time, a Philmont, New Mexico landmark, the troop trekking through a mountain valley, Canoe trip on the Allier River, France.