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Annual Pancake Breakfast

Come one, come all. Tomorrow (Saturday) is the annual GOCHA Pancake Breakfast. If you haven't been before, its a great way to get a free breakfast, but more importantly, a fantastic way to meet your neighbors. Our time-honored griddle masters will be there turning out great pancakes and sausages. There will be coffee, juice, milk and other tasty treats. Hope to see you there.pancakes

 

GOCHA Annual Pancake Breakfast Glenoaks Park Saturday, October 14, 2017 8:00am - 11:00a

Who Let the Dogs Out?

dog paradeIt's that time of year again. Time for all our canyon's four-legged friends to meet at the park with their families and enjoy a beautiful spring day filled with fun. So come on out and witness the spectacle, the fun, and good friends for the annual Bow Wow Pow Wow today at 11am at Glenoaks Park. As usual there will be a costume contest, agility course, dog tricks, and of course the pooch parade. See you there!

Bow Wow Pow Wow Saturday April 11, 2015 11:00 am

This Year's Pancake Breakfast a Big Success

Like in years past, this year’s GOCHA Pancake Breakfast was a big success. On Sunday, September 27th about 150 canyon residents came to enjoy some delicious food and hang out with neighbors at Glenoaks Park. We also had a good turnout from the Glendale Fire and Police Departments including our new Chief of Police Robert Castro.

A big thank you to all the volunteers who manned the griddle, set the tables, and helped clean up the event. Our canyon is a very special place and it’s things like the annual Pancake Breakfast that brings our residents together to hang out, have some fun, and enjoy our beautiful canyon.

See below for a photo gallery from the event.

Don't Miss the Annual GOCHA Pancake Breakfast This Saturday

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This Saturday, September 27th, GOCHA will host our annual Pancake Breakfast at Glenoaks Park. So come down, join your neighbors, and have some of the best sausages and pancakes served in the canyon! It's a fun way to see old friends and meet new ones.

Also, since it appears that there are a lot more homes being sold in the canyon, if you know someone that has just moved in, please be sure to let them know about this fun event.

GOCHA Annual Pancake Breakfast Glenoaks Park Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:00-11:00 am

Boy Scout Troop 125 Celebrates 75th Anniversary

     Sorry neighbors for the tardiness of this post, but back on Saturday November 23, 2013, Glendale Troop 125 of the Boy Scouts of America celebrated its 75th anniversary with a gathering of current and former Scouts and families at the Joe Bridges Clubhouse at Glenoaks Park. Representatives from the Verdugo Hills Council of BSA were there to acknowledge the milestone as were alumni from the recent and less recent past.

      One of the most wonderful surprises was the attendance of the Hay brothers – Doug, Don, Jim and John -- who are all Eagle Scouts from the Troop and served under their father, Scoutmaster Ed Hay, in the early 1960’s. In fact, they were in the Troop when it celebrated its 25th anniversary in 1963. They travelled here from Salinas, Palm Desert, Eagle Rock and Monterrey, Mexico, with a treasure trove of memorabilia including a slide show of Troop activities from days past.

     Former Scoutmaster Carl Nelson related the story of the founding of the Troop in 1938. An interest in forming the Troop began when a physician with boys at the age appropriate for starting off in Scouts floated the idea among his neighbors in Glenoaks Canyon. An interest sprang up among residents, and they approached the then-San Rafael Council of the Boy Scouts of America for a charter application. They were tentatively assigned Troop number 24 and the paperwork to complete and return to the Council. The paperwork required a designee as Scoutmaster but the physician was too busy to fill that role. The boys then went door-to-door seeking an adult to lead the Troop. Eventually, they found a willing soul in the person of the Troop’s first Scoutmaster, J.M. Dunlap. By the time they returned the paperwork, the Council had given away the number 24 thinking they would not be coming back. Thus, the Troop was assigned number 25. This was changed in 1967 to number 125, which the Troop bears to this day.

      The Troop is 36-boys strong at present with committed adult leadership. In addition to boys from Glenoaks Canyon, there are boys from Chevy Chase Canyon, La Cañada and other parts of Glendale who attend Glenoaks Elementary, Wilson and Rosemont Middle Schools, Glendale High, La Cañada High and St. Francis High Schools, to name a few. The Troop meets regularly Wednesday evenings at the Clubhouse where they have met for all their existence, except for the Clubhouse’s 2008 renovation.  They go on regular camping trips all over Southern California and sometimes, points beyond.

      The Troop notably provides service to the canyon and the greater Glendale community in collecting food for food banks, canyon clean-up and various projects by the Scouts seeking to become Eagle Scouts, the highest honor in Boy Scouts. Contributions to the troop's campership fund are welcome and can assist attendance at summer camp for those less able to pay. Inquiries as well as donations can be sent to Treasurer and Committee Chair Laura Keen laurakeen@sbcglobal.net or by contacting Scoutmaster John Martin 818-502-6550 jpma1119@yahoo.com

Glendale Boy Scout Troop 125 Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Everyone is invited this Saturday, November 23rd at 9:00am for a continental breakfast followed by a presentation at 10:00am at the Joe Bridges Clubhouse in Glenoaks Park. Come celebrate this truly remarkable milestone for our canyon and hear stories from past members who grew up in the canyon. It should be a blast.

See the 75TH ANNIVERSARY FLYER INVITE for more information.

Canyon Girl Scout Troop Collecting Donations for UNICEF on Halloween

girl_scoutsLocal Girl Scout Cadettes will be Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF on Halloween night!

Troop 14871 will be collecting coins for UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) which helps provide clean water, immunizations, food and education to underprivileged children around the world. Please be on the lookout for the little orange collection boxes that may come to your door.

Thank you and have a safe and fun halloween!

GOCHA's Annual Pancake Breakfast in the Park

pancakes on griddleCome celebrate how awesome our neighborhood is with GOCHA's Annual Pancake Breakfast in the Park. The Pancake Breakfast will be held from 8am - 11am on Saturday, September 28th at Glenoaks Park. Come hang out with your neighbors. GOCHA board members will be cooking up pancakes, sausages, and other goodies for all.

As always, the breakfast is free. See you on Saturday.

Dog Parade This Saturday June 1st

moka-happy-dog3This Saturday, June 1 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm come join your 2- and 4-legged neighbors as we celebrate the canyon's canines at Glenoaks Park. Saturday's festivities will include:

  • The Pooch Parade
  • Canine Costume Contest
  • Dog Tricks
  • Agility Course

There will be refreshments for all including hot dogs for the humans. And, of course, no dog parade would be complete without face painting for the kids. So bring your leashes, your plastic bags and the whole family out to Glenoaks Park. Please note it will be HOT so don't forget your hats and sunscreen. See you there.