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Advancement Day (5/18) (optional camping until 5/19)

May 18 @ 1:45 pm - May 19 @ 10:00 am

It's a wrap for the 2023-2024 scouting year!
To celebrate the culmination of a fun-filled year, scouts and 1 parent each (up to 100 people total) are invited to Advancement Day on May 18, 2024.
Hanna Grove activity area
at Borges Ranch
1035 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Advancement Day
Saturday, May 18, 2024
starting at 2pm
(Arrive by 1:45pm — see agenda)
After flags, join us for the Advancement ceremony at the amphitheater to recognize all our scouts' achievements and the fabulous Den Chiefs and Leaders who've guided them on their journey!
Stay on for fun activities, dinner, s'mores, desserts, and the not-to-be-missed campfire starring our own scouts and leaders!
Wear: Class A uniform (shirt, cap, pants), on top of Class B t-shirt, and sturdy closed toe shoes (no Crocs).
Bring: filled reusable water bottle, reusable mess kit (plates, utensils, cups — no disposables please; there will be dish washing stations), sunscreen, bug repellent (watch out for ticks!), layers as needed per weather (base layers/thermals, jacket, beanie, gloves — if cool evening expected), folding chair (optional, nice to have), and Scout spirit!
Optional Campout
until 10am
Sunday, May 19, 2024
for 25 scouts and 1 parent each, up to 50 people total, first signed up first served.
Come early from 1:15pm on Saturday to set up camp if you will stay overnight.
We'll have breakfast before we clean up and pack up in the morning.
Bring: see packing list.
Carpooling is highly recommended.
Always back into the parking spot at all scouting events.
Campers, up to 25 vehicles, may park in the Hanna Grove parking lot. No double parking. The middle of the lot needs to remain clear for the Ranger and any emergencies.
Caravan may unload in the Hanna Grove lot, and move to overflow lots if not camping.
Non-campers may park in overflow parking lot 1, just outside Hanna Grove, or in overflow parking lot 2, which is 0.2 mile up the slope at Old Borges. No parking on the road. See parking map.
Please print and prominently display a completed parking pass on your vehicle dashboard.
Tentative agenda
// SAT
1:15-1:55pm Arrival + camp set-up for campers
1:45-1:55pm Arrival for non-camper
2:00-2:15pm Opening outdoor flag ceremony by Wolves
2:15-3:30pm Advancement ceremony @ Amphitheater
3:30-4:00pm Friends of Scouting — GGAC Leaders
4:00-5:15pm Activities (hike, tug o' war, sack race, games, scout skills)
4:45-5:30pm Prep for dinner
5:15-5:30pm Closing outdoor flag ceremony by Wolves
5:30-6:30pm Dinner (veg and non-veg)
6:30-6:45pm Boil water for dishwashing stations
6:30-7:00pm Desserts / Cracker Barrel
6:45-7:15pm Clean-up / dishwashing
7:15-8:00pm Campfire
8:15-8:30pm Departure for non-campers
8:30pm          Gate closes at 8:30pm — Please make sure to close the gate behind you as you found it
8:15-8:45pm Get ready for bed for campers
9:00pm          Lights out
// SUN
7:15am          Réveille
7:15-7:45am Breakfast prep
7:30-8:30am Breakfast
8:15-8:30am Boil water for dishwashing stations
8:30-9:00am Clean-up / dishwashing
8:45-9:15am Pack up pack equipment and load into caravan
9:15-9:30am Short interfaith service (TBC)
9:30-9:50am Break camp, pack up, and load
9:50-10am    Camp sweep by Scouts and Den Chiefs — Scouts leave a place better than they found it
10-10:45am  Caravan back to pack shed
10:45-11am  Return pack equipment to pack shed
This is an all-hands-on-deck event. We need ALL adults present to help. There are plenty of tasks to suit everyone. Please sign up to help make this a fun-tastic experience for our scouts!
[ RSVP ] by Wednesday, May 15th.
Please sign up at your soonest, especially if your scout has never camped before and doesn't want to miss this opportunity. After that date, we'll invite additional parents and siblings to join, on a first signed up, first served basis.


May 18 @ 1:45 pm
May 19 @ 10:00 am


Old Borges Ranch, 1035 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
1035 Castle Rock Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598 United States
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