Eat well and support Troop 64 at the Portola Valley Town Picnic, Saturday June 4
Saturday, June 4, at the Portola Valley Town Picnic held at the Town Center from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Scouts can get more details on our calendar page.
The picnic will kick off with the Zots to Tots foot and bicycle race at 10am, then the fun begins (see below for schedule of events! Our troop is the only concession booth to provide lunch for the picnic. It is a lot of fun to participate and for the new families, a great way to get to know the other scouts and their families.
There will be activities such as Jumpies, Carnival, Balloon Man and Games for the kids, a Music Band, Girl Scout Cake Walk, Sno Cones, Popcorn and Cotton Candy. The weather will be perfect…it’s your chance to lose yourself in Scout cuisine. We’ll have something for every palate: Draeger’s Burgers, Cheeseburgers, Turkey Burgers, Veggie Burgers and Schwarz Hot Dogs. This is our annual fundraiser, so please come out and support our scouts.
Volunteers and scouts: sign up here to help.
Led by Scoutmaster Lance Vaughn, Troop 64 boasts about 40+ Scouts and is known for its track record in getting boys to Eagle Scout status. They camp in the snow…they camp on the seas…during holidays, the sell Christmas trees and place flags on the graves of our veterans. Each year, they tackle a variety of service projects which benefit our town.
This fundraiser helps make the journey from tenderfoot to eagle an enjoyable adventure for every scout. We have 6 new webelo scouts and 5 new Eagle Scouts. Our troop, which is led by Scoutmaster, Lance Vaughn, is known for its track record in getting boys to Eagle Scout status. Scouts camp in the snow…they camp on the seas…during the holidays, they sell Christmas trees and place flags on the graves of our veterans. Each year, the “soon-to-be-Eagle scouts tackle a variety of service projects which benefit our town. Below are some highlights on our newest Eagle Scouts.
Below, some highlights from our newest Eagles:
Alex Behrens is senior at Sacred Heart Preparatory. He joined the Boy Scouts as a Cub scout. He has served as Troop Historian, Quartermaster, and Senior Patrol Leader. For his Eagle project, he installed a portable emergency water filtration system for The Sequoias senior living community in Portola Valley which involved building a foundation for the system & assembling the final product. In addition, he built a foundation for another system that may be utilized by the Town of Portola Valley in the future. Alex is looking forward to attending Tulane University in the fall of 2016.
Kevin Kelley His journey into Scouting began at the age of seven when the Kelley & Patzer families helped organize Cub Scout Den 5. He has served as Scribe, Librarian, Assistant Patrol Leader & Patrol Leader. He received the BSA National Camping Award for demonstrating extraordinary scout skills & for completing more than forty camping nights. For his Eagle project, he built a series of picnic tables & benches for Summit Preparatory High School. He raised the funds, acquired the materials & lead over a dozen volunteers for a total of 152 hours to complete this project. In addition, to his successful fund raising efforts, he was able to donate $770 to Summit Prep, the largest donation by a student in the history of the school.
Andrew Kubicka is a 10th grader at Woodside High School and has been in Scouting since 1st grade. He has served as Senior Patrol Leader. His biggest challenge was leading the troop at Camp Cherry Valley and his favorite activities were snow camping, attending Bahamas Sea Base & scaling Unicorn Peak in Yosemite. For his Eagle project, he designed & built a 2-story rabbit enclosure for Carillon Preschool. This project took 144 volunteer hours to complete and he donated $500 to the school. He loves science and math and will work in a chemistry lab at Stanford this summer.
Dominic Schillace is a junior at Woodside High School and joined the Boy Scouts later than most, at the end of 5th grade. He has served as Historian, Librarian, Quartermaster and Scribe. For his Eagle project, he built 4 storage units & a gravity wall (a large configurable marble run) for Carillon Preschool in Portola Valley. With the help of 16 volunteers, this project took a total of 114 hours to complete. Previously, Dominic has studied art & fashion design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and this summer, he will attend the Art Institute of Chicago.
Cameron Vaughn is a sophomore honor student at Woodside High School. He has been in Scouting since the first grade and has served as Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader and Den Chief. For his Eagle project, he leveraged his passion for baseball and built 3 new picnic tables for Ford Field. It was no cakewalk working with government entities, their standards and processes. He worked hard to make many constituents happy, obtained Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood, created business proposal and bid requests, as well as, working with construction tools. This project took over 150 hours. He serves the disabled & low-income community through Young Men’s Service League, umpires little league games, and makes a mean sandwich at Lutticken’s.
So come on down to the BBQ and enjoy the best burger in town.
PV Town Picnic Schedule of Events
10:00-10:30am – Zots to Tots Race
10:30am – Picnic begins
— BBQ by the BS Troop 64
— Cake Walk, Popcorn, Sno-cones & cotton Candy by the Girl Scouts
— Carnival by the Cub Scouts
— Inflatable Jumpy Fun
— Community/Committee Tables
11:30am – 1:00pm
— Music by Samurai Gypsies
— Beer & Wine Bar
2:00pm – Picnic ends
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