Jan 26 to 28, 2018  

Friday to Sunday

Joshua Tree camping

Sheep Pass Group Campground
Sites 2 (50 people).
Total of 15 cars max. (Wiles)

Your Reservation Number: 2-37202602

Cost $20.00

Depart SMCC Friday Time 4 PM  North Parking Lot.
Return Sunday Time  Noon  South Parking Lot

RSVP to Scoutmaster

From Scoutmaster: We have one of our biggest events happening week end at Joshua Tree.  RSVP's are needed for adults and scouts by this Tuesday, 1/23.  This is also a great time for family's to camp with the troop.  We will be focusing on Rock Climbing, a certified, trained instructor will be there for the scouts and adults.  We will also have the opportunity for air rockets in the afternoon on Saturday.  We will meet at 4pm on Friday afternoon and the Old North Church parking lot and return by 12 on Sunday afternoon.  If you are planning on staying as an adult, I will need to know because your food will be provided.  If you are eating with the adults, it will be $20.  If you come as a family then food  and supervision of siblings is the responsibility of  the parents.  The troop won't be providing babysitting but siblings and adults can participate in the program.  Rock climbing will be an ALL Scout participation.  It will cost $10 extra for the rock climbing in addition to the $20 registration fee.  I will be providing a camping list at the Troop meeting on Tuesday.  If you can drive then please let me know.

Drivers needed.

50 people max. and 15 Cars. 

Families welcome, families must supervise children at all times and cook own food, camping only $5 each.

Parents only, talk to  Scoutmaster Martin  Deveau about food - Adult Patrol.


Bring: Warn Jacket, Hat that covers your ears, warm gloves (scarf for warmth if you have one.
ALL THE SCOUT (10) ESSENTIALS,  Notebook, Pen and Pencil in Day Pack.
 Warm sleeping bag, sleeping pad and personal gear, in Duffel Bag (or Backpack ok.)

Secrets to Winter Warmth

Come in Class A (with ready to change to Class B, Troop 373 T-shirt, or any BSA T-shirt or solid color if you do not have 373 one.)

J T Weather

Park Map


Photos of entrance and Sheep Pass Campground

Note: The campground is before the mountain pass.

G Map to the Sheep Pass

Gmap from SMCC to Sheep pass.

From SMCC to Sheep Pass Campground is about 138 miles
No traffic (like coming home : 2 hours 30 mins)  (Friday traffic about 3 hours 30 mins)

Gmap from SMCC to Sheep pass.

CA-210  for  41.0 mi

 Take exit 85B on the left for Interstate 10 E toward Indio

I 10  37.9 mi then  Take exit 117 to merge onto CA-62 E/Twentynine Palms Highway toward 29 Palms/Yucca Valley  for 27.7 mi

Turn right onto Park Blvd  go 1.0 mi

Continue onto Quail Springs Rd   for 4.1 mi

 Continue onto National Park Dr  for about 6 mi

Continue onto Loop Rd,  Campground will be on the right

 GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 33.99917, -116.11806  or 33°59'57"N 116°7'5"W