SUNOL'S BOY SCOUT TROOP 912 seems to have the scoop on both fun and good
deeds. During the summer there were camping and hiking trips
that are the stuff of great memories, and news of the troop's
helping hands is plentiful.
In an article in a recent troop newsletter, Scoutmaster Jerry
Tomaszak waxed poetic about the summer's Wolfboro scout
camp. "Wolfboro is an idyllic, beautiful, serene and wonderful
place where time, electricity and all else associated with the
outside world have no place," he wrote. "Huge trees
and rocks are in abundance, and a river runs right down the
He went on to describe the varied activities the young men
engaged in, including merit badge meetings, swimming, climbing,
flag ceremonies and spirited meals in the dining hall. Acknowledging
a common cry, he admitted complaints about the food, but as
he said, "Hey, it's summer camp!"
The fun did not end with the setting of the sun, as Jerry reported,
"Nights are punctuated with great campfire songs and yells,
all textured by brotherhood." Though not certain Wolfboro
would be next year's summer camp locale, Jerry concluded, "I
expect that we'll again deliver the spirit to wherever we wind
TO THE RESCUE: In another news items about our scouts,
Sunolian Carolyn Glass told of their much-needed assistant
at a recent event. Carolyn was one of the wonderful people who
participated in the three-day, 60-mile walk to raise funds for
breast cancer research, and walking wasn't the only exercise
these committed folks did. Both nights of the event, the walkers
had to get their camping gear out of trucks, carry it to assigned
areas and set it up.
"Friday went fine," Carolyn recalled. "The weather
was warm, not very windy." But Saturday was a different
story. The walkers were at Skyline College in Hillsborough and
it was cold, windy and foggy. "By the time we made it to
camp, the chill had set into our bones. After I got my gear
off the truck, I turned around to see a Boy Scout approach and
ask if he could carry it for me." As she gratefully handed
it to him, she saw he was not the only one there.
"Everywhere I looked there were Boy Scouts carrying camping
gear or helping to set up tents," she continued. "They
were just as cold as we were, but they never complained. Many
times the Boy Scouts volunteer for various things and may not
even realize how much it can touch the hearts of those they
are helping," Carolyn said. "We were all very honored
to have the Boy Scouts help us that night and I can't tell you
how much we appreciated their efforts."
Way to go, guys
you're the best! Troop 912 meets every
Monday night (except holidays) at 7:30 p.m. in the Sunol Glen
BIG 'OL SUNOL WEEKEND: There's no reason to be anywhere
but Sunol this weekend!
Friday night at 7 p.m., come to Little Valley Vineyard's Main
Street bistro to enjoy Jane Brody's delightful folk music with
tasty wines and toasty coffee drinks. Call 862-9006 for info
Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m., you won't want to miss the Save
Our Sunol fundraiser, including gourmet treats, beer, wine,
champagne and soft drinks, and a great auction. The best part,
aside from the good cause, is the venue - Bill and Marlene Rebello's
unbelievable home with its Barbary Coast saloon, Bella Rosa.
Call 862-2020 or check www.sunol.org for details.
And Sunday is the one and only annual Great Sunol Bed Races
and Chili Cook-off, in the Sunol Community Park, kicking off
at 10:30 with the Pet Parade. The bed races start at noon, with
lots of new competitors and a new junior race. There will be
lots of Zydeco music, cold drinks and a record number of booths
looking for your chili vote. Admission is free for a great day
sponsored by the Sunol Business Guild.