Camp Alpine - Kandersteg
At the end of June and early July, Troop 77 travelled up to Kandersteg to participate in BSA's annual "Camp Alpine".
Hike from Sixt-Fer-A-Cheval to the Refuge de la Vogealle, France
In June, for the annual "high-adventure" weekend, the Scouts travelled to Sixt-fer-a-Cheval in France, where they then hiked up to the Refuge de Vogealle (stopping at Boret for lunch) and stayed overnight in the refuge and then up to the peak and back down to Pied-du-Cret the following day.
There was about 5km of hiking on day 1 and 900m ascent! On Day two, they hiked up to the peak above Vogealle (another 400m ascent) and then down, for a total of 12km that day.
Accompanied by a guide, Saturday started out sunny and warm, but as they hit altitude, a storm came in and the scouts were drenched in cold rain and even HAIL and thunder and lighting! Sunday was sunny and perfect.
In the refuge the boys played a game of "guess the country" when shown different flags of the world and were treated to a home-made dinner and breakfast offerred by the refuge.
Campout with AoLs from Pack 130
Every year, the boys aging out of cub scouts who want to continue with Boy Scouts have the choice of attending a campout with Troop 77 or Troop 130 (or both). This year the AoLs who attended came out to hike and camp in Chezery-Forens, France.
Kayak trip up the Ardèche
Another "high adventure" weekend where the waters were high and the currents strong and many scouts and parents ended up in the chilly waters. The scouts used their first-aid and emergency training LIVE to keep everyone dry and warm after kayaks capsized! A great weekend, but next year the scouts have decided to do the same trip in September, when the water is a bit warmer and water levels usually lower!
Klondike Derby - Kandersteg
A great weekend at Kandersteg in the snow. The boys finished second-place amongst all other participating troops.