• Troop One Advancement Policy

    Scouts and Parents, please note that a scout may NOT get anything in Tenderfoot through First Class signed off until he has completed the Boy Scout joining requirements and has completed a scoutmaster conference.

    Please note that there will be no meeting on December 25, 2011 (Merry Christmas!) or January 1, 2012 (Happy New Year!).

Hiking from the Pali Lookout to Hoomaluhia (11/19 to 11/20/2011)

This nice Saturday morning walk started at the Pali Lookout. At 10:30 all of the scouts arrived ready for a big adventure. After a quick overview of where we would be heading we were on our way.

We first traveled on the Old Pali Road. This was great because it was downhill plus we were on concrete. We all had to hold on to our hats because it was super windy. If you jumped in the air the wind would push you back.

Once we reached the end of the old road we had to go Continue reading

Bay View Golf Tournament (11/27/2011)

B. Tamaye strikes a pose while J. Francisco says "cheese". (Photo by N. Tagawa)

On November 27th, Troop One held a golf tournament at Bay View Golf Course in Kaneohe. It was a cloudy morning. Since it just opened, nobody was there. The driving range was different because it had trampolines as targets. There were thirteen golfers who showed up to the tournament, with six scouts and seven adults including Mr. Pang.

Since it was the first time on the course for most of the scouts, the rule on the par 3 holes was that there were no more than three shots to get to the green and no more than three putts. For the par 4 holes, players had no more than four shots to the green and no more than four putts. It started off by making groups to make sure that a scout was not paired up with his father. Although there were many golf balls lost, it was a fun-filled time together.

After the golf tournament, we gathered at Round Table Pizza to have lunch and announce the awards. There were awards for the highest score, lowest score, sportsmanship, attitude and making a par on a hole.  We thank Mr. Tamaye for organizing the golf tournament and for bringing the prizes.  Everyone went home with multiple items.

Article by J. Tagawa

Bowling at Aiea Bowl (10/30/2011)

On October 30, 2011 Troop One went to Aiea bowl we had a BLAST!!! Crash! Crash! Is what repeated over and over again at the alley. We improved our bowling skills and had a great time.

C. Nakashima, N. Politch, J. Pregana, S. Sang, K. Gilbert, B. Tamaye, C. Kaopuiki, C. Murakami, and A. Tagawa are just some of the boys who attended this event.

You could have asked any one of them if the had fun at Aiea Bowl and they would have said YES! If you were there you would have understood why. If you call bowling and eating mini French fries fun this was for you.

So next time this comes up seize the moment and sign up!

Article by C. Kaopuiki

Aloha Council Distinguished Citizen’s Dinner (8/25/2011)

Troop 1 scouts of all sizes were proud to serve as the event's color guard.

On August 25, 2011, the Aloha Council held its Annual Distinguished Citizen’s Dinner at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Mr. Chatt Wright, retiring President of Hawaii Pacific University, received this prestigious honor in recognition of his continuous support of scouting in Hawai’i. The Cub Scouts and Boys Scouts formed a line to greet and shake hands with the guests as they walked towards the ballroom. Our Troop 1 scouts proudly served as the official color guard.

Article by G. Pregana

Photo by A. Kaopuiki

Memorial Day Good Turn (5/29/2011)

A good turn out of Scouts for the Memorial Day good turn!

On Sunday, May 29th we had our annual Good Turn hike up to Punchbowl National Cemetery followed by placing flags on the graves.

Getting ready to leave Punahou for trash pick up duty.

The event started out with all of the scouts and parents meeting at Punahou School. From Punahou we divided into two teams, which would travel separately on each side of the street to Lincoln Elementary School. The reason was that we were going to pick up trash on each side of the road as we walked to Punchbowl. This was an annual tradition we did so that we not only hiked for exercise but also to help clean up the environment.

When everyone was ready, we headed off through the Punahou school campus picking up any rubbish that we found. We continued to do this until we made it to Lincoln School where we broke for lunch. We spent about an hour there until we hiked up to the top of the mountain.

Many flags for many graves.

We were accompanied by at least twenty other Troops and Cub Scout Packs as we walked to the top. It was really quite humid and with the other twenty troops around, it was just a scorcher.

We sat under a couple of trees and listened to the grand ceremony, which commemorated all of the soldiers that gave their lives for our country.

When it was all over we started to place flags above each headstone. Unfortunately, our box had a black ant colony that was ticked when we opened up the box. We were literally covered with them so we ended up having to whack the flags on the ground and try to dust them off.

The troop did a fabulous job placing flags in not only our section but in other sections as well.

When we were finished, we hiked back down for strawberry ice cream and juice, which was the highlight of the event; then hiked back to Punahou School.

Article and Photos by R. Kam

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Peacock Flats (4/1/2011 – 4/3/2011)

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." -- Lao Tzu. Scouts head on down the long road. (Photo by Asst. Scoutmaster Jeff Kam.)

The Boy Scouts of Troop 1, their dads, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters went on a two night backpacking trip in April 2011 from Friday to Sunday in the spring. The hike was at PeacockcFlats in Mokuleia.

I had been up there before but it was a much different situation this time. It was a different campground, I had to hike up and carry all my supplies. I liked the Cub Scout camp a bit more because it was more fun.

The camp took place in the high mountains. The hike was steep and hard. It was only flat for the first 200 feet. We went on the hike to learn things about nature, our gear, how we can be self sufficient and to spend time with our friends.

Written by: L. Shideler

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100 Years of Makahiki (4/30/2011)

This year was the 100th year of Makahiki. Called “Ho’okahi Haneli Makahiki,” the event was held at Ala Moana Park this year.

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Troop 1 participated in the parade where the troops march with their flags around the park and end up at the center stage where the opening ceremony was being held.

There were many Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops there to enjoy all the activities. The activities were the rope bridge crossing, zip line, Troop 1′s balance beam jousting, and many more. The military attended this occasion by bringing their heavy equipment, large guns, robots, K9 unit, and even had a demonstration in their scuba training tank.

This was the first year that the Makahiki had Troop competitions, from pancake cooking and flippng, knot tying/sled pulling, and an obstacle course. Scoutmaster Pang was such a good sport. In order to complete the pancake flipping contest, the Scoutmaster must eat the entire pancake after it is flipped. Troop 1′s pancake landed on the ground but Scoutmaster Pang ate it, grass and all.

This year’s Makahiki was truly the most fun and entertaining. We can’t wait until next year’s!

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