Thursday, April 2, 2015

Camp Emerald Bay Cub Family Weekend 27-29 March 2015 #cubscouting

I thought I'd share some pictures from my recent adventure to camp Emerald Bay on Catalina Island. My son, Joe, is a Bear cub scout and I'm his den leader.  The opportunity to go to Emerald Bay presented itself and I just had to sign us up.   We left out of Long Beach on Friday, 27 MAR at about 0615 pm.  We were the only ones from our pack with is out of Valencia, CA.  Almost immediately a great den out of Pack 377, Palm Springs adopted us and Joe had other boys to share the experience with.

On the boat w/new friends

I just want to thank Irena, Susie, and Cara for adopting me, too.  It was just great to hang out with other den leaders and moms who truly enjoy the scouting experience!
Cara, Susie and Irena from Pack 377, the Palm Springs area

Camp Emerald Bay, Catalina Island

On Saturday, after breakfast (and the chow hall was great!) we  picked our own activities and set out:
Petting sharks at the Marine Museum

Hiking up to Parson's Beach. It took 1 hour there and 1 hour back

Joe shooting BB Guns.  He really enjoyed it. 

I shot Archery and really loved it. Bullseye!

Joe swimming on the beach with his new friends.

Hanging out with the Camp Emerald Bay pirate!

Leaving. sniff..sniff... miss it already! 


  1. Steph, what a great experience for you and Joe. The pictures made me homesick for the West Coast. We loved living in San Diego, Coronado Island, and LA at different times in our lives and would love to go back for a long visit.

  2. That looks like such a wholesome, entertaining, and healthy experience, Steph. I enjoyed scouting as a child and later as a leader for my girls. And congrats on that bullseye on the archery range. You're awesome!

  3. Looks like the weather cooperated. Lovely pictures. Great way to show a child the wonders of the great outdoors!

  4. Looks like a wonderful trip. My hubby is the scoutmaster at the local troop and even though our children are grown and no longer in the program, he loves it!