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Troop 15/Troop 1015/Crew 215

7/31-8/1/21 Tomales Bay Kayaking Overnight

Kayaking & Camping on Tomales Bay from July 31st - August 1st, 2021

Sign up for this event closes on June 22nd  - no exceptions - as we need to submit the total number of kayakers to the rental shop & we need to plan the menu at the meeting the following day.

Troop 15/105 -

This July we will be kayaking across Tomales Bay & camping overnight from Saturday, July 31 to Sunday, August 1st.  Check out the description of Bioluminescence below!

This trip will be part of the requirements for the Kayaking Merit Badge.

Cost is $300 per Scout.  As always, Troop scholarships are available.  Email [email protected] to apply before RSVP'ing via SignUpGenius.

Tentative Schedule (to be confirmed at the June 23rd meeting)

Saturday:  Meet at Miller's Landing (next to Nick's Cove 23240 CA-1 Marshall, CA 94940) at 1000 sharp.  

Kayak across the bay, stopping for lunch.  Bring a bag lunch.  Camping overnight on the opposite shore.

Sunday:  Return to Miller's Landing by 1200.  Please pick up your Scout at noon.


More information on the specific gear you need for kayaking will be forthcoming; however, your camping gear is the same (for an example see:  http://www.troop15marin.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Typical-Troop-Outing-Packing-List.pdf).

Saturday lunch will be a bring your own bag lunch.

Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast will be provided by the Troop.

If you want to bring your own trail (afloat) snacks and catch/release fishing gear, feel free to do so.

You will likely NEED a backpacking stove (or share one with your tent mate) and a metal mess kit.  

This trip will be rain or shine, so be prepared with the appropriate gear. 


Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism. On dark (moonless) nights on Tomales Bay, bluish white flickers are visible in the water column, which come from blooms of bioluminescent “dinoflagellates”. These tiny creatures emit short flashes of light when disturbed, and at certain times of the year put on quite a show for kayakers. Schools of fish in the bay create a phosphorescent trail which can look like a glowing cloud in the water. Seals chasing the fish may create a phosphorescent event which can be very exciting to watch. Night Herons are often out and about as well, chasing the same schools of fish. All this glowing activity is only visible at night when the sun and moon are both down. 


Continuing Permission Slip Confirmation

By signing up for this activity, I hereby agree that the Continuing Medical Release and Permission Slip I previously signed and delivered to the Troop 15/Troop 1015/Crew 215 Committee applies to this activity and state the following with respect to this activity: I understand that participation in Scouting activities involves a certain degree of risk and can be physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding. I have carefully considered the risk involved and hereby give consent for myself or my child to participate in these activities. I also understand that participation in these activities is entirely voluntary and requires participants to abide by applicable rules and standards of conduct. I release the Boy Scouts of America, the local council, the activity coordinators, and all employees, volunteers, related parties, or other organizations associated with the activity from any and all claims or liability arising out of this participation. In case of emergency involving my child, I understand every effort will be made to contact me. In the event I cannot be reached, I hereby give my permission to the medical provider selected by the adult leaders in charge to secure proper treatment, including hospitalization, anesthesia, surgery, or injections of medication for my child. Medical providers are authorized to disclose to the adults in charge examination findings, test results, and treatment provided for purposes of medical evaluation of the participant, follow-up and communication with the participant's parents or guardian, and/or determination of the participant's ability to continue in the program activities.

Annual Health and Medical Record Confirmation

By signing up for this activity, I hereby agree that the BSA Annual Health and Medical Record I previously signed and delivered to the Troop 15/Troop 1015/Crew 215 Committee for my Scout or myself applies to this activity, is not expired, and is the complete and appropriate form for this activity.

Created by:   Todd Statz
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Available Slot

Attending Tomales Bay Kayaking Trip (18)

($300.00 each)

Please indicate your Scout's name when signing up.

5 of 18 slots filled
Liz Chambers
Georgia Stahl-Ricco
Georgia Stahl-Ricco
Robert Lariviere
Ryder Lariviere
Robert Lariviere
Skylar Lariviere
Todd Statz
Gavin Statz

Adult Leaders for Tomales Bay Kayaking (6)

($300.00 each)

We need at least 2 leaders to accompany the Troop on the trip. The cost for the leaders is just for the kayak rental.

3 of 6 slots filled
Liz Chambers
Robert Lariviere
Robert Lariviere
Todd Statz
SM Todd
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