Outings Newsletter for April 2016

Outings Newsletter for April 2016

·        Outing Photo of the Month:



·        Outing Meal of the Month:

  • Chicken rice bowl – chicken, bell peppers, cheese, rice (Old Goat Patrol) - courtesy of Mr. Prutow.  Third month in a row for the Old Goat Patrol!
  • Nominate a great meal for next month’s newsletter (otherwise, the Old Goat Patrol will undoubtedly win again).   And don’t forget to check out all the backpacking recipes on the troop website, go tohttp://www.troop680.org/gear-resource and scroll to the bottom.

·        Completed outings in March:

  • March 13: Incoming Webelos Day Hike / Backpacking 101.  Scout Lead: Kyle Heuschele; Adult Advisor: Steve DeMatteo – Short local hike and backpacking clinic for new scouts to learn from older scouts.  Informative stations with practical tips for backpacking.
  • March 18-20: Local Beginners’ Backpack.  Scout Lead: Nikolai Prutow; Adult Advisor: Jim Prutow – Overnight with 10-mile hike in Cleveland National Forest to practice backpacking skills.  Very cold but very good turnout and lots of fun.
  • March 26: Keane to Buchanan Trek.  Scout Lead: Ben Keane; Adult Advisors: Steve Keane/Guy Buchanan.  9.75 miles - Up and over Mt. Woodson from Keane compound to Buchanan compound ending the day with food, games, and a movie (training for C2C2C and 50-mile hike).

 ·        April Outings:

  • April 1-3: Camelback Intermediate Backpacking.  Scout Lead: Trevor Ruuspakka; Adult Advisor: Kam Wong – 30-mile hike over three days, with nighthike, 20 miles on day 2, and bushwhacking to Middle Peak.
  • April 9-15: Grand Gulch, Utah.  Scout Lead: Zack Wong; Adult Advisor: Guy Buchanan – 5-day trek into historic and scenic Grand Gulch.
  • April 24: San Gorgonio from Momyer Creek.  Scout Lead: Ben Keane; Adult Advisor: Steve Keane – 26 miles and 6,000 feet of elevation gain (training for C2C2C and 50-mile hike).
  • April 29-May 1: Spring Family Camp, Dos Picos, Ramona.  Scout Lead: Connor Donald; Adult Advisor: Jim Prutow – Fun and mellow family camp with Court of Honor on Saturday.


Boy Scout Troop 680 has been collecting recyclables in your neighborhood for over 40 years but times are changing and we have had to make the difficult decision to end the program. We will continue collecting your recyclables through the end of the year, but *our last recycling pickup will be Saturday, December 12, 2015.*

Thanks to your contributions, over the years we have recycled over 8,000,000 pounds of newspaper which has allowed us to fund an enriching Scouting program, attend summer camps, and hike, bike, and canoe all over the country. Thank you so much for your support but it is no longer cost effective as the reimbursement rates for recyclables have fallen dramatically.

Please continue to support the community and the environmental benefits of recycling by placing your materials in your “blue” trash container. Thanks again, should you have any questions, please contact recycling@troop680.org.

Final recycling pick-ups: November 14 & December 12

​Thanks from Spirit of the Fourth!

On Jul 5, 2015, at 2:15 PM, Dave Brooks wrote: Becky – this is a hearty “thanks” to Troop 680 from the Spirit of the Fourth for helping us clean up yesterday. We are a small group that manages to pull off this multi-faceted event every July 4th; in past years it has been a little stressful. However this year things went much smoother with your help.

I am also copying the officers of your chartering organization, the Rotary Club of Rancho Bernardo, to let them know of your excellent community service.

Thanks again and best regards,

Dave Brooks Spirit of the Fourth, Inc.

Today's Triathlon

Troop 680,

If you missed it, you missed big. You have to see to believe.


We had so much fun and didn't have enough. We could have done double or triple the distance. Did I hear someone say it was the very first of an annual event?