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Welcome to Scout Troop 28

Proudly Scouting Since 1950

For over sixty years, Troop 28 has been building young men of excellent character through Scouting. We stress leadership, personal responsibility, fun, friendship and outdoor adventures. 

Youth who have earned the Arrow of Light rank and are at least 10 years old, or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old are welcome to join Troop 28.

For grades K - 5, contact Burlingame or Hillsborough CUB SCOUT Packs. 1)  2) Pack 58

We are grateful to be sponsored by Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 415 El Camino Real, Burlingame. Our troop meetings are generally held the first and third Monday of each month, from 7 - 8:15 pm.  Click on Contact Us if you're interested in learning more about Troop 28 or would like to attend one of our meetings.

Our troop is Scout-led, and our adult staff is highly trained. Our emphasis is on quality, not quantity, and we achieve good results by having the parents of our Scouts reinforce the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law at home.  Our parent group has high participation in providing the scaffolding for the scouts to build the program on.

Our troop is engaged in camping, hiking, backpacking, river rafting, skiing and service projects. We practice the patrol method, and emphasize creating experiences that are both meaningful and memorable.  Our troop culture practices what we call the straight A’s: attendance, appearance, activity, advancement, accountability, and awards.

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Troop 28 events have moved to Scoutbook!

Posted on Oct 9 2023 - 4:11pm


Overnight Camping - Sweetwood HMB 2/24-26

Posted on Feb 19 2023 - 12:08am

Camping at Sweetwood - Half Moon Bay - SIGN UP ON TROOP WEBSITE REQUIRED

If you will not be attending all of Friday to Sunday then please indicate which days/nights you will be there in your sign up

Event planning and schedule:

Next Troop meeting (2/20/23):

  1. Scouts need to bring their Boy Scout Handbook - this is where they record their progress
  2. The Scouts will meeting with their patrols to plan for the camping trip
  3. They need to plan a menu for their patrol for all meals and submit to ASMs for review
  4. The scouts and their parents need to buy the food and transport it to the camp site
  5. Patrols pay for their own food
  6. The Troop provides "Patrol Boxes" with cooking utensils, supplies and stove to prep and cook meals
  7. We will begin to organize "tent partners" - 2 scouts per troop issued tent.  This will get sorted out at "Equipment Check-out" at mid-week

Equipment Check-Out (mid week)

  1. Patrol boxes will be distributed to patrols
  2. Tent partners assigned
  3. Troop Tents will be distributed and logged
  4. Patrols will review menus to ensure there is proper food for the number in the patrol going on the Trip
  5. Car-pools arranged if needed

Scouts need to pack:

  1. Food they were assigned to shop for (if any)
  2. Scout handbook
  3. Sleeping bag
  4. Sleeping pad
  5. Camp chair
  6. Mess kit (plate, cup, knife fork, spoon)
  7. A change of clothes for each day
  8. Toiletry kit
  9. Troop t-shirt
  10. Scouts do not need to wear "Class A" scout uniform on this trip


  1. Troop 28 will arrive at camp site Friday afternoon (exact time TBD)
  2. Set up tents and campsites
  3. Dinner prep begins around 5:00 PM
  4. Dinner start targeted for 6:00 - 6:30 PM
  5. Campfire around 8:00 PM

Saturday - older scouts teach younger scouts:

  1. Fireman's Chip - learn how to properly handle fire and earn official recognition
  2. Totin' Chit - learn how to properly handle knives, axes and saws  and earn official recognition
  3. Tenderfoot, 2nd Class and 1st Class Rank advancement (these are listed in the back of you scout's handbook by rank) they include skills like knot tying, cooking and first aid.  These skills are taught by sr. scouts and "signed off" as learned if the scout demonstrates mastery and knowledge on the camping trip or at a subsequent troop meetings.
  4. Hike using map & compass skills    
  5. Bridge building!
  6. Sports Fun - football or Frisbees
  7. Campfire program - scout do skits and tell jokes  

Sunday  Departure all depart by 12:00 noon

  1. Breakfast ~ 7:00 - 8:00 AM
  2. Break down tents and campsites 9:00 - 10:00 AM
  3. Departures begin 10:00AM - 11:00 AM
  4. Final camp site cleanup and departures  12:00 Noon

Learn how to Backpack 2/18

Posted on Feb 10 2023 - 5:13pm
Feb 18 2023 - 8:00am
Feb 18 2023 - 4:00pm
Palo Alto Service Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

Monday Troop Meeting at 6:30 (after Patrol meeting at 6:00)

Posted on Feb 4 2023 - 11:44pm

It's that time of the year to check the condition of our equipment!  We are going to start the Troop meeting at 6:30pm so that we can spend enough time checking out the condition of the patrol boxes.  We will show you what goes into each patrol box; take inventory (determine what's missing or needs to be replaced); discuss if there's items we should add or remove; and label each Patrol box with each patrol name.  Please come on time as we will need help pulling the boxes out of storage.

Troop and Parents Meeting 2/6/2023

Posted on Feb 3 2023 - 2:15pm

We look forward to seeing all of the scouts and parents at this week's Troop and Parents meeting at St. Paul's Church. We will be reviewing upcoming events, camping trips, and summer camp details. We will also be addressing any questions you have around requirements, merit badges, and service hours.We want to make sure you have all of the information you need to help your scout advance through the program and we need your participation to ensure our events are successful. We look forward to see one parent from every family at the Monday meeting.

Illustration by Bill Basso

Sign up now: Skiing at Dodge Ridge 2/10/2023

Posted on Feb 2 2023 - 1:21pm

Location:Camp Sylvester/Dodge Ridge - Please register now on the troop website so we can make reservations. There's tons of snow - you won't want to miss this!

The whole family is invited to this annual event. We've got a sizable dining/recreation hall at Camp Sylvester, and significantly discounted rates for 1) lift tickets, 2) ski/snowboard rental, and 3) lessons at Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, see for details and packages. Lodging is dormitory style, with about 7-8 persons per room, and a separate restroom facilities nearby. The women's cabin includes a bathroom. For parents wishing "posher" digs, they may make their own lodging reservations in towns surrounding Pinecrest.

On Sat, we’ll ski at Dodge Ridge Ski Resort. On Sun, Leland Snow Park has groomed inner-tube runs for those interested, or you can head back to the slopes. 

Next month, we will provide links to pay for the trip, along with Rental/Liability Agreements.

Additional information will be provided at a future meeting that will include:

1. Ski resort forms. 

2. Lodging, waiver forms 

3. Meal planning. The scouts participating need to complete the meal planning for the trip, decide on a menu and designate who is in charge for which meal: Fri snack, Sat breakfast, Sat dinner, Sun breakfast. Note that the meals prepared by the scouts will serve the adults as well. We will need a parent to help manage the food planning. 

4. Carpooling 

5. Payment

6. For Beginner Skiers/Riders. If your scout is not an intermediate skier/boarder or better, they are classed as a beginner. If you are not skiing with them, then you need to identify one of the other adults to be their chaperon who will ski with them throughout the rest of the day after the lesson.

7. We highly recommend for everyone to go up Fri evening if possible, so as to be on time Sat morning - 8am checkin for the group.

8. There is spotty cell phone reception at the Camp and at the ski resort.

Check out the Troop 28 Ski Trip Flipagram at

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