Archive for February 2013

25 Mile Canoe Trip from Hoover Dam with My Dad and Troop 11

Having a great time with our Troop we went on this 3 Day Canoe Trip 25 Miles Down Colorado River from Hoover Dam.
Started canoe trip bright an early 4:30am

Started canoe trip bright an early 4:30am

Dad and I at Hoover Dam ready to canoe 25 miles over next 3 days.

Dad and I at Hoover Dam ready to canoe 25 miles over next 3 days.

Morning breakfast with "Pumpkin Head."

Morning breakfast with “Pumpkin Head.”

Dad climbing down this hot spring waterfall!

Dad climbing down this hot spring waterfall!

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Andrew Samaniego Nominated to American Legion’s “Boy’s State” Program

I just heard I was nominated by my school for the American Legion Boy’s State program.

Being nominated is a huge honor.

The nominated Students from Yucaipa High School will be interview by American Legion Post 426 in Yucaipa, and they will select one of us to attend this prestigious program.

Here are just a few famous alumni of the Boys and Girls State programs include Neil ArmstrongTom BrokawJames Campbell[disambiguation needed]Bill ClintonMike HuckabeeLawrence DiCaraMichelle D. JohnsonRussell Jones[disambiguation needed]Michael JordanRush LimbaughGeorge PatakiJane PauleyNancy ReddHarry ReidNick Saban,Eric GreitensScott BakulaDick CheneyMichael DukakisRoger EbertJon Bon JoviTrent Lott.

If your asking, what is Boy’s State, here is the official explanation:

American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State are the premier programs for teaching how government works while developing leadership skills & an appreciation for your rights as a citizen. As a participant in the program you, will run for office, learn public speaking, create and enforce laws and actively participate in all phases of creating and running a working government in this exciting and fun summer program.

 

Here is world famous newscaster, Tom Brokaw, talking about Boy’s State.

 

 

I felt like a celebrity on Sunday

So on Super Bowl Sunday, I was welcoming everyone to our pancake breakfast fundraiser.

People would walk up to me and say, “…hey, your the guy that was in the paper and you recently got your eagle scout. Congratulations.”

I knew my picture had been in paper the Redlands Daily Facts and the Yucaipa News Mirror. What I had realized that the Redlands Daily Facts had another picture of our Scoutmaster Ray Norris and myself in the paper that Sunday morning. Here is the picture.

Troop 11 Redlands Scoutmaster Ray Norris and Eagle Scout Samaniego

Troop 11 Redlands Scoutmaster Ray Norris and Eagle Scout Samaniego

President Obama Congratulates Andrew Samaniego

I got this in the mail. I never gotten anything from the White House.

 

Handwritten Envelope from the White House to Andrew Samaniego

Handwritten Envelope from the White House to Andrew Samaniego

President Sends Congratulations to Andrew Samaniego

President Sends Congratulations to Andrew Samaniego

2013 Troop 11 Pancake Breakfast Huge Success

Our annual fundraiser for our troop our Super Bowl Sunday Pancake Breakfast was huge success. We served over 700 people pancake breakfast and all the troop members, family members and most importantly our supporters came out to support us. Thank you all!

Here are just few pictures during the day.

 

 

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Yucaipa News Mirror recognized Samaniego

I wanted to again thanks the Mayor of Yucaipa Denise Hoyt, Redlands City Councilman and Former Troop 11 Scoutmaster, family and friends for joining me on this special day.

Andrew Samaniego Receives Award from Mayor of Yucaipa at Eagle Court of Honor.

Andrew Samaniego Receives Award from Mayor of Yucaipa at Eagle Court of Honor.