photos by Keeley McGovern

Run/Walk to Support San Elijo Hills Boy Scout Troop

San Elijo Hills-based Boy Scout Troop 609 is proud to invite the community to the San Elijo 5k Run/Walk, to be held at San Elijo Hills Park on May 7. “The funds go towards helping the boys go to summer camps, high adventure trips, and other activities designed to teach leadership, self-reliance, honor, citizenship, and integrity,” shared Scoutmaster Tyler Garns.

Arrive between 7:30 and 8 a.m. to register and prepare before the race begins at 8 a.m. The awards ceremony will be held at 9 a.m., and there will also be kids’ games and food. After the race, Troop 609 is embarking on a Day of Service, with a number of service projects planned around the San Elijo Hills community.


Troop 609 consists of two patrols – one for 11-year-old boys, and one for 12 to 13-year-old boys – and a Varsity Team for ages 14 to 18. The younger boys go on a week-long camp trip every year, and the Varsity Scouts commit to a high adventure trip. Previous high adventure trips have included a 50-mile hike around the entire Yosemite Valley, where they climbed Half Dome and other iconic mountains, and a rock climbing trip to Joshua Tree National Park.

“The community’s support in raising funds and encouraging the boys’ continual progression means a lot to them and their parents,” said Tyler. “Without the community’s support, they could not go on these amazing trips, and they would not be learning the valuable skills they are learning.”
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