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Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills

There will be two sessions coming in October and November for the Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills. This is the outdoor camping part of the requirement. It will be offered at Rancho Alegre in October and at Pioneer Park Santa Maria in November. See this flyer for details.


Wilderness First Aid Training October 3 and 10

lpc_cspThe Wilderness First Aid is being offered in October of this year.  The first weekend is Saturday October 3rd and the second weekend is Saturday October 10.    This is the class that people who lead backpack trips should take.   It has to be renewed every few years as well.

Here are two links to more information about the course:

4th of July Parade in Santa Barbara Needs You!




Scouts will present and carry a 12’ x 18’ American Flag in the 2015 Fourth of July Parade.

We will need 15-30 Boy and Cub Scouts to help with this event in celebrating our nation’s birth, but we can have more participants if we exceed this number.

The time commitment on the day of the parade will be from approximately noon to 2:00 pm and all level of scouts are welcome to participate.

We would like have scouts from all Troops and Packs in the South Coast District participate. This is a great event to show the community that scouting is still going strong and to celebrate the birth of our Nation.

Please submit the sign up form by using the link below by July 1st if your Troop or Pack would like to participate. I will send a “Day of the Parade” information sheet to all those that sign up to participate.

Contact Info: Trey Pinner: or 805-963-1971 wk

Sign-up form link:

Troop 1 Open House and Recruitment Night

Come join us June 9 at 7:00 PM for our Recruitment and Open House Meeting. If you are interested in Scouting and learning more about Troop 1 of Santa Barbara this meeting is for you. Here is a flyer detailing the event.

3rd Annual Troop 1 Golf Tournament

Its time to start thinking about Troop 1’s 3rd Annual Golf Tournament.

You can get an overview about it and some ideas about what you can do to help by visiting our website at

The website links to the event’s Facebook page. Send your friends the link to our Facebook page and ask them to consider participating.

If you want to sign up yourself the last link on the website page (and also found on the Facebook page) is the direct link to the Eventbrite sign up page. It details all the ways you can participate.

Educational Book, Toy, Game and Used Curriculum Sale

Who: For All Educators and Parents

Why: To Get Ready For

  • Some Great Educational Books, Games, and Toys for Summer
  • Planning Next Year’s School Year
  • Buying and Selling Used Curriculum, Educational Books, Toys, Games, and Puzzles

Where: Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church

1300 E Valley Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

When: Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 9:00 – 1:00 PM (Sellers bring your books Friday, June 19, 2015 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm)

See this flyer for more information.  Troop 1 Book Sale 2015 Announcement

CANCELLED – Dairyaire 2015 Rocket Launch and Camping Trip

This years Rocket Launch and Camping Trip to Dairyaire 2015 is coming up Saturday May 16 and Sunday May 17. We will be leaving from the Church parking lot the Saturday morning and returning  late Sunday afternoon.Nike Drag race

Travel Agenda

Leaving the Church at 6:00 AM Saturday.   Please be on time.  We will stop for for Breakfast/Lunch about 9:00 AM.  We will be stopping where food is available for purchase or you may bring own food.  We will arrive at the camp ground launch site around 11:00 AM.  We will set up camp and launch rockets. Those having lighted rockets can continue with night launching.  Depending on how much rocketry the Scouts want to do on Sunday morning we will leave around 12:00 PM and should be back at the Church about 5:00 PM


Cost for attendees (Scouts and adults) is $40.00 and includes meals while at Dairyaire and transportation to and from the outing.  Scouts should bring their own money for meals on the road to and from the launch and for additional rocket motors if needed. The Troop will be car/tent camping at the rocket launch site.  The rocket launching activity site is somewhat remote and is located far away from trees and building.   Bathroom facilities will be available.  Be sure to bring sunscreen and hats.

Dairyaire and Rocketry

Dairyaire is held in Fresno and more details about the launch and the Tripoli Central California rocket meets can be found at their website.

If you are going and want to launch a rocket make sure you have yours built and ready by Saturday May 16.  Make sure you also purchase enough rocket motors if you want to launch more than once. There will be vendors onsite selling rocket motors but not all sizes may be available.  It is best if you can purchase the motors and bring them with you.

There are many on-line suppliers of model rocket kits.  In Ventura/Oxnard/Camarillo you can purchase kits from Fry’s Electronics and Hobby People.

The following are other on-line sources.

eRockets A good site showing many of the different kinds of rockets you can purchase.


Estes Rockets

2015 Camp Chawanakee Leaders Guide

If you think you might be going as an Adult Leader this summer with Troop 1 to Camp Chawanakee you should start taking a look at the 2015 Camp Leader’s Guide. Follow this link to the Camp Chawanakee Downloads page and download a copy of the 2015 Camp Leader’s Guide. Our Troop Scout Master Bobby will be having a meeting in the near future with all of the Adult Leaders going to camp so please start reading this soon.

Remember camp is July 26 thru August 1.

Camp Chawanakee at Shaver Lake

Troop 1 will be attending a second summer camp this summer from July 26th thru August 1st. We will be going to Camp Chawanakee at Shaver Lake hosted by the Sequoia Council.


This camp focuses on merit badges and has many great opportunities including boating and aquatic activities right on Shaver Lake. It will be a great experience for everyone. Camp Chawanakee has over 30 merit badges offered during camp.

Here is a link to all the activities offered at camp:

Scouts will spend a full week at camp going to merit badge classes each day and then enjoying free time in the afternoon where they can participate in waterfront activities including swimming and boating. Hiking, A Great COPE type ropes course is available as well as shooting sports. Accommodations for camp are cabin type tents with a wooden platform. These tents are supplied by Chawanakee.

If you are interested in going … $100 deposits are due now. Please make checks payable to “Boy Scout Troop 1”.

Boy Scout Backpacking Trip – January 18 thru 19th

Troop 1 will going on a backpacking trip in the San Rafael Wilderness Sunday January 18 to Monday the 19th.

Here are the details:

Leaving: Sunday, January 18, FUMC, 7 am sharp
Departure Trailhead: Nira Campground
Destination: Manzana Narrows Campground
Distance: 7 miles (each day)
Difficulty: Moderate (some creek crossings)
Weather: High temps in 60s, low temps in 30s, slight chance of rain (current prediction)
Returning: Monday, January 19, FUMC, 5 pm (estimated)

Here is the suggested Nira Backpacking Equipment List. Remember that each scout must buy and carry his own food. Fully packed, each scout’s backpack should weigh less than 25 pounds.

PLEASE RSVP to Mr. Urschel so we can know how many scouts to expect. If you have any questions, please call Ted Urschel at (805) 695-0596 or email him at

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