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Troop 270

Boy Scouts of America
California Inland Empire Council
Mt. Rubidoux District
Troop 270

Chartered June 1, 1987
Riverside, California, USA

Michael McVeigh, Scoutmaster
June, 2013 to present

Melissa Perkins, Committee Chairwoman
August, 2015 to present

Linda Jenkins, Former Troop Committee Chairwoman
2012 to May, 2014

Don Herweck, Former Troop Committee Chairman
1910 -2012

Doug Moore -First Past Scoutmaster
2008 - May, 2013

Tom Gebelin, Former Scoutmaster
River Valley District Award of Merit Recipient, 1998

Troop Meetings:
Mondays, 7:00 PM

First United Methodist Church
4845 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, California, USA

Between Ramona & Terracina
across from the Central Middle School field

We meet in the "Scout House"
(a stand-alone  building behind the church)

Scoutmaster message of 2/3/16:

Please sign up for the upcoming campouts. We need to have you signed up and paid at least Two Weeks before the campout in order to properly have time to put them together.
February 19th – 21st  - Lava Tubes (NOTE THAT THE DATE HAD CHANGED!)
March 4th – March 6th – Archery Campout (NOTE THAT THE DATE AS ALSO CHANGED)

We have a Adams Street Cleanup and Scout House Cleanup scheduled for THIS Saturday, February 6th. We will meet at the Adams street industrial complex at the corner of Adams street and Lincoln at 8:00AM. Once finished we will head over to the Scout House. We should be there around 9:30AM. ANY and ALL help is appreciated! We especially need mowers and weed trimmers for the clearing of the weeds around the Scout House.

We will be doing the Patrol planning for the Lava Tubes campout at the next Troop meeting since we will not be meeting on February 15th due to the President’s Holiday. Please be sure to attend if you are going on the campout.

Mr. Paquette will be working with any Scouts who would like to get their Chess Merit Badge before the Troop meetings in February. See  flyer (PDF File.) There is also a PowerPoint presentation posted that instructs you on The game of chess.

There is a S.O.A.R. event at Jurupa Mountain Discovery Center on March 12th. This is a Great opportunity to get several Merit Badges Especially two Eagle ones – Environmental Science and Sustainability. See posted flyer (PDF file.)

We need everyone to fill out new permission forms and medical forms for 2016. These forms are required to be every year per National. Information and forms can be picked up at the Troop meetings.

The Mt. Rubidoux trail clean-up and trail lighting is coming up on the weekend of March 26th (cleanup) & March 27th (trail lighting). More information given at the Troop meeting.

If you want to go to either NYLT or Foxfire Leadership training this June and you want to request a scholarship for full or partial payment of this training by the Troop you need to write a letter to the Troop Committee explaining  why you want to go and what you are expecting to get out of this training and how will it improve you leadership skill within the Troop. These letters are due by the  February 29th . There are some prerequisites so please contact me or see me to review your eligibility.

We are going to Camp Chewanakee for Summer Camp 2016.  We need you to make a deposit with Mr. Grace if you plan to attend so we can know how many spots will need to be reserved. If you have already signed up Please start making payments.  This is a Great Summer Camp and probably one of the Best in California. It is located in the Sequoia National Park with its own fresh water lake! We also need you to start making regular payments to him as well since we have a considerable payment due around January 15th. Details about the camp and actual cost are forthcoming.

The Troop is in the planning stages of organizing a trip to Northern Tier in Minnesota. This is a BSA High Adventure Camp. A youth must be 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and completed the 8th grade by date of participation. We need to get commitments in order to know how many slots we need to put in for. If you are interested please sign up ASAP.

Knot of the week for the next  Troop meeting  will be the Taut Line Hitch

Our stock of soda pop is dwindling down. If any family would like to donate some soda pop to the Troop it would be appreciated. Please no diet sodas.

Thank you,
Michael McVeigh

Troop 270 site


Current and Upcoming Events  Updated

Troop Calendar 2015  

Adobe PDF file Troop Calendar 2016   

Adobe PDF file 3 month planner (Oct. - Dec.)  

Photo Pages  

Downloads  Updated
(including committee minutes
 and calendar)


Troop Information Package  


The Eagle's Nest  (In Development) 

Whoops!  (Things that went wrong) 

Past Projects and Events


This-n-That (Including 10 essentials) 

Invitation to Submit Content for This Site

Scoutmaster's Minute

Fun and Interesting Stuff

Scout Submissions 

In Memory of Don Hull

In Memory of George Fajardo 

In Memory of Frank Willette  

Things to consider when
selecting a Boy Scout Troop

Grandma Randleman's pancakes 
(A Troop 270 camping tradition)

Troop Positions  

Outdoor Cooking 
Submissions welcome!

History Page (Planned!)
A Scout can creat one as part of the Communications Merit Badge!
Look at the MB book and talk with Stan.

Dennis the Menace cartoon

Troop 270 logo


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(Scout Law)

On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
(Scout Oath)

As an American, I will do my best to -
Be clean in my outdoor manners
Be careful with fire
Be considerate in the outdoors, and
Be conservation minded.
(Outdoor Code)

Be Prepared!
(Boy Scout Motto)

Do a Good Turn Daily!
(Boy Scout Slogan)

"May the great Scoutmaster of all Scouts be with you until we meet again."
(Scoutmaster's Benediction)

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