California Youth Wilderness Adventures

Boy Scout Troop / Co-Ed Venture Crew 85

Boys 11 and Up   /   Girls 13 and up

  Pacific Palisades   ·















In the last few years, we’ve rock-climbed at Joshua Tree National Park, climbed to the top of Mt. Whitney -- highest peak in the 48 states!-- snow camped and slept in an igloo we built, backpacked to Manter Meadow (18 miles) and Manzana Creek (13 miles), car-camped at Death Valley, built and blasted a rocket to 13,650 ft, and backpacked across Sequoia, Yosemite and Mineral King. We welcome all family members (hale and hearty enough) to join in the fun. We are a close-knit group of youth and parents working together to reach our common goals of:                                           


High Adventure & Peak Achievement

Come visit us / join us:


·        Open House

Tuesday Nov 8th, 7:30 – 9 pm

Interior ropes course, chocolate tacos, trip highlights and more!

(Methodist Church of Pacific Palisades) ----------


·        Intro Hike Sun Nov 20

Come join us for a hike and a smoothie…


·        Indoor Rock Climbing & Pizza 

Monday, Nov 28, 6:30 – 9 pm

      (Rockreation, West LA)


·        Joshua Tree Camping / Climbing

Sat-Sun Dec 3-4 

Methodist Church of Pacific Palisades

801 Via De La Paz

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272  (310) 454 5529























Questions?  Check us out at or ‘Troop 85’ on Facebook or contact any of us directly:


Neil Shaw                            (310) 455-2702 (Topanga/Malibu)

Francis Parish                     (310) 454-7346 (Pacific Palisades, Brentwood)

Stacy Dalgleish                    (310) 476-9622  (West LA, etc., and Moms!)

David Turner, Scoutmaster  (310) 915-5523 (Venice/Santa Monica)