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Boy Scout Troop 394 was founded in 1993 and is located in Santa Clara, California. Our chartered organization is the Santa Clara Elks Lodge #2347.
We meet every Tuesday from 7:00 - 8:30PM at the Elks Lodge located at 1680 Martin Avenue. Troop 394 is a member of Pioneer District, Santa Clara County Council. To visit one of our meetings or get more information about the Troop, please contact Scoutmaster Bruce Lee by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call him at (408) - 307- 3383.
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Upcoming Events & Meeting Activities
|Upcoming Events||Meeting Activities|
|9/19/15-9/20/15- Pancake Breakfast @ Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival||9/15/15 - Regular Troop Meeting|
|9/22/15 - Court of Honor||9/22/15 - Regular Troop Meeting & Court of Honor|
|9/26/15-9/27/15 - Wilderness Survival Campout||9/29/15 - Regular Troop Meeting|
July 2015 - Camp Hi-Sierra Summer Camp by Ryota
“May the land burn!!” And, the gunmen open fire at their targets. What sounds like a battleground was actually the free shoot at Camp Hi-Sierra, the wonderful camp for scouts to do rank advancements, merit badges, archery, rifle shooting, and tribe business. Our troop (T394) goes there every July for a week for summer camp. Camp-Hi-Sierra is a memorable experience for scouts and scoutmasters of all ages and rank. We meet new people every year and we get to talk to them. We work hard on merit badges as easy as pulp and paper to those as hard as camping (I have 4 more requirements for that to go!!). It is run by venture scouts (boys and girls that are high schoolers and college students) We arrived at the camp with 28 kids and some scoutmasters and parents on Sunday. We got a warm welcome from the staffers led by Bruce Lee (our scoutmaster not the martial arts person). Of course, we met some people who we have meet before. We meet Zachary and Benji who are in our great troop. Sunday ended with a superb campfire set up by the staffers for us!! We even had a mellodrama.
From Monday to Thursday we worked on merit badges in something that looks like a high school schedules with all of those periods. I had 6 merit badges to work on: cooking, camping, wilderness survival, nature, and weather. I always have made friends by doing classes with people.
When we had free time, there was free shoot for archery and open shoot for rifles. I usually went to free shoot just to shoot some arrows at targets which I like to pretend that they are the 9 Nazgul black riders or blobfishes. I also just like to go there for a talk with a favorite counselor of mine, Jessica.
Every day, we had campfires, too. We always have fire martials — Brendan P 2015/09/28 18:57 and a host. I got to host and take care of the fire once. And it was embarrassing!!! I ended up burning a kind letter to my favorite staffer in front of Jeffrey and some others. Lesson: never let Ryota host a campfire, but let him be the fire martial.
The last full day of camp was what we were all prepared for: campwide games!! We got first the second year in a row!! Troop 394 for the win!! Then, there was the closing campfire where we got to make our own skits and act it out in front of the other troops. Finally, for those ranking up in the tribe of Hi-Sierra, we had a night of silence.
When we had to leave on Saturday, everyone was sad. If only we had a few more days…
by Ryota I
Ahh…. Sequoia trees everywhere and the relaxing look from Morro Rock. That is what our trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon was like.
We first went to crystal cave in a tour led by a ranger. She led us through all of the rooms carved out by years of water erosion. That was about to be the highlight, but that was only the beginning. The next day, we set on an even more intense experience: Morro Rock. It is a titanic dome of rock that protrudes from the mountain. And yes, there was a lot of scares and thrills like seeing thousands of feet down. Now, we visited the best part of the sequoia park: the General Sherman tree. It is the largest tree in the world and it is a few hundred feet tall. After all of this and that, our troop has decided to go shopping for many types of gifts and to leave the park.
So, that concludes the trip from June 17 to the 19th.
By: Pack 43 Webelos II Den
On January 24th and 25th, the Webelos2 scouts of Pack 43 joined Troop 394 for an overnight camp-out at their location in Santa Clara, Elks Lodge.
We got there at 10am and set-up our tents. Next we tried to do some lashing. After that we folded flags for practice and preparation of the US-Flag retirement ceremony that night. We then had a fake camp fire. We then made dinner by chopping all the vegetables and squishing the meat. We ate dinner at about 5:45PM. Dinner was OK; most of the boys liked it, some did not. After dinner we washed the dishes and cleaned up.
At night we had a campfire where we retired the flags, then told jokes and riddles. We also had some free time at this point. That night some kids hardly slept and others slept fine.
On Sunday morning we woke-up and probably woke up the older scouts too. We ate breakfast which many of the boys liked a lot. Then we took down the tents and left at 10am.
It was a fun and interesting camp.
By Brendan P
On the weekend of February 21-22 2015, 7 boy scouts & 4 adult leaders went on a backpacking style camping outing. Almost everybody stopped at Subway on Scott & Martin to get a lunch for later. Once everybody was there, we left. We drove for 1 hour and 15 minutes about before we saw Monterey. Though you couldn’t see the bay because of the sand dunes. We passed the old fort in Monterey and it looked pretty cool. When we reached the south end of Carmel we saw the mission. Later on 1 we were on Big Sur. It was awesome looking over the cliff onto the ocean crashing on the rocks. It was the right time to look at it because it was high tide. We reached Andrew Molera State Park around noon. Mr. Rafael was there with some sad news. He said that you could not hold on to campsites, and that now there were none left. So we decided to stay there at the beach for the day and go to Bottchers Gap to spend the night. So we went off on the trail to the beach. After 10 feet on the trail there was a river with no bridge. We had to ford it. It was hard but we made it. Then Eric, Abhinav, Brendan, & Robby went ahead. They got there first and started eating their lunch at the tides highest point. Then the others arrived. When we finished eating us scouts took off our shoes and socks and went wading in a nearby estuary. The water was cold. We first were just wading and throwing rocks. Then Conner, Brendan, Robby, and Eric pushed a big log in the water. Brendan & Robby tried to ride it but had no luck. Brendan partially fell off and got his shirt a little wet. Then we were tossing rocks. Mr. Scharberg started building sand tunnels and others did to. Then we headed back. Everybody changed their clothes if they were wet and we headed to Bottchers Gap. The road to Bottchers Gap was windy, steep, and mysterious. When we arrived at the camp we took 2 campsites. We set up and then Mr. Plummer discovered there was no water. So we figured out what water we had. Then we did toten chip and firemen chip. While we were doing that Mr. Plummer and Mr. Scharberg drove to Pico Blanco to get a bucket of water. Dinner was great. We had a small campfire and went to bed early. All night there were owls and coyotes. There was a coyote outside Robby & Brendan’s tent and in the morning we found its dung. We had breakfast, packed up and left. We stopped at Starbucks in Carmel. Everybody rejoiced to have something to drink. In Carmel we saw a lot of expensive cars. Finally we got back to the Elks lodge and went home. That was the end.
By Abhishek D
On December 29, 2014, David, Tom, Terrain, Connor, Abhishek, Vikram, Eric, Abhinav, and the returning Rehan embarked on a journey starting from Lucy Evan's Baylands Nature Park at 7 o'clock a.m. going towards Moffet Field past the Sunnyvale Waste Water Treatment Plant ending up at 14 mile mark at the Alviso Marina to drop some scouts off. The next route was closed off by construction, so David made some quick changes so we followed the Guadalupe Trail to finish the last 6 miles at around 3 o'clock p.m. The experience wasn't that tiring, but just painful on our legs. We started strong at the beginning, being about an hour ahead of schedule, but as we walked on, the group spread apart from each other. Tom lead the group while David was very helpful in the back to encourage the slower scouts to keep up a good pace. Even though we slowed down near the end, we finished the hike in about 8 hours, stopping rarely for short breaks. The hike left us limping to our homes with our soles worn out, but it was one worth doing both for the experience and for the hiking merit badge requirement.