Sixteen scouts and three adult leaders had a great time on the Monte Bello backpacking overnight.
The trip highlight was sleeping under the open sky and watching the very impressive Perseid meteor shower. Other highlights were watching the sun set from Black Mountain and singing the Scout Vespers. The return hike was a long, but pleasant, hike along the Stevens Creek Trail. Four scouts completed the 1st Class cooking group leader requirements.
Thanks to Mihir for an excellent job as SPL (with help from Tom). Thanks to ASMs Ed and Fred for sharing the adult leader duties, with double thanks to Ed for bailing out some scouts who needed extra help.