02-26TroopTroop Meeting
03-03Troop6th Annual Mt. Diablo Silverado Council Sporting Clays Shoot
03-04TroopPhilmont Practice Hike
03-10TroopEagle Project - Drew Campillo
03-12TroopPatrol Meeting
03-14TroopParents Meeting
03-17 -> 03-18TroopPinnacles Backpacking Trip
03-19TroopPLC Meeting
03-26TroopTroop Meeting
04-08TroopPhilmont Practice Hike
04-09TroopPatrol Meeting
04-11TroopParents Meeting
03-17 -> 03-18TroopPinnacles Backpacking Trip
15 people attending
04-21TroopCamporee Prep
0 people attending
07-22 -> 07-28TroopSummer Camp at Wolfboro
13 people attending

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Pinacles Backpacking Trip - March 17-18 SIGN UP NOW!

Posted on Feb 20 2018 - 10:47am

Sign Up Here  - Born of Fire Some 23 million years ago multiple volcanoes erupted, flowed, and slid to form what would become Pinnacles National Park. What remains is a unique landscape. Travelers journey through chaparral, oak woodlands, and canyon bottoms. Hikers enter rare talus caves and emerge to towering rock spires teeming with life: prairie and peregrine falcons, golden eagles, and the inspiring California condor. This is one of the Rim Rover hikes. Philmont crews are expected to hike with 35+ pound backpacks. We will be car camping so you can bring food in a cooler. Each tent and group site has a picnic table and fire ring. Water is located throughout the campground...

Directions: drive about 3 hours on I680 to HW101 to HW25. You cannot drive to the eastern side of the park from the HW101 entrance (so don’t miss HW25).

Itinerary: Meet at hut at 7:00am Saturday 3/17 to load gear. Leave hut at 7:30am. Arrive at park at 10:30. Setup camp, eat lunch, and hike for about 4 hours. Return to camp at about 5:00pm, cook dinner by patrol, clean up, and enjoy a campfire program. Revelry at 6:00am Sunday, pack up, eat cold breakfast, sweep camp, Scouts Own Service, Roses and Thorns, depart park at 9:00am, and get home to Lafayette at about noon.

Cost: covered by troop funds. Bring money for gas, road snacks, and souvenirs.

For more information go to https://www.nps.gov/pinn/index.htm or contact Mr. Kraszulyak.

Shotgun shooting Sporting Clays Shoot Information

Posted on Feb 20 2018 - 10:04am

See who is going Here -Scouts and Parents—The 6th Annual Mt. Diablo Silverado Council Sporting Clays Shoot will occur on Saturday March 3, 2018 at Quail Point Hunt Club in Zamora, CA. We will need groups of 4. See below regarding details. Please let me know of your interest in attending. Final announcement will be sent next week. 

1-           Group of 4—should they be similar age?- The group of 4 should be a group that can work together and be responsible.  All you participants should have a an adult and or parent or parent permission to attend.  If they are 16 or older they would likely be ok on the course on their own- but we recommend adult leader supervision.

2-           How young are “youths”? Boy Scouts age – 12 or older most generally

3-           How young is youngest recommended to attend?  With a parent we could go to 10 – but it is recommended that they be with a parent

4-           Are shotguns provided? We have a limited number of shotguns provided by Shoot for the Cure – we should have plenty

5-           What do we need to bring?  Bring rain gear for sure, layer up as it can be windy and rainy out at Zamora that time of year.  Water is available on the course.  We provide the ammo and ear plugs. 

Eagle Project for Drew Campillo -Sign up Now!

Posted on Feb 11 2018 - 11:24am

Hello families of Troop 224, 

I am starting my Eagle Scout project at the East Bay Community Recovery Project. The EBCRP is a thriving residential, co-occurring substance use and mental health treatment program for mothers and children.

I am building a bench with a planter, an outdoor chalkboard, and installing a sunshade.

I need help with the staining of all the wood on one day and help to install the projects at the center another day. Refreshments will be served.

Any questions, text me at 925-818-2394 or email me drew.campillo@gmail.com

Here is the link to the sign-up genius



Drew Campillo

Summer Camp - Sign Ups are Open!

Posted on Feb 7 2018 - 8:59pm

Hello Troop 224,

I am leading Summer Camp again this year along with John Faber and Tim Hird.   We are heading to Camp Wolfboro , near Bear Valley ski resort arriving on Sunday July 22, 2018 and returning on Saturday July 28, 2018. It is Camp wolfboro’s 90th Anniversary and they have added many new events and some high adventure treks also.

Sign Up Here

I need a head count by 2/21/18 for our initial deposit fee per scout, due 2/28/18.  Please email Dave Robb - david.robb@sbcglobal.net and let me know if your son will be attending Wolfboro Summer Camp this year, and sign up on the website once it is posted.

Cost for camp is $390 per scout, $165 per adult.  The deadline for payment to our treasurer, Karen,  is April 15th but please send your money in as soon as possible.

Here is the link to Camp Wolfboro where you can get many questions answered.  There is a handy parents guide on this site also.

Link to camp Wolfboro -  http://www.mdscbsa.org/about/council/camp-wolfeboro/

Please feel free to contact me via all forms of communication with any questions you might have.


Dave Robb

Summer Camp Wolfboro leader 2018

Camporee Prep

Posted on Feb 5 2018 - 3:55pm


Mount Diablo, elevation 3,849 feet, stands alone on the edge of California’s great Central Valley. From the summit, the view is spectacular. You can look to the west, beyond the Golden Gate Bridge, to the Farallon Islands; southeast to the James Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton at 4,213 feet elevation; south to Mount Loma Prieta in the Santa Cruz Mountains at 3,791 feet elevation; north to Mount Saint Helena in the Coast Range at 4,344 feet, and still farther north to Mount Lassen in the Cascades at 10,466 feet. North and east of Mount Diablo, the San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers meet to form the twisting waterways of the Delta. To the east beyond California’s great Central Valley, the crest of the Sierra Nevada seems to float in space.

Amazon Smile Program

Posted on Oct 16 2017 - 9:30am

Are you making purchases for the Holdiay Season? If you shop on Amazon - by using Amazon Smile 5% of all your purchases will be donated to Troop 224...  We purchase items on Amazon all the time - look how much impact we have had - see below... every little bit helps.. If you want to help click on the "Amazon Smile Program" listed on the menus to the right - for instructions.

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