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TROOP 685 - RIGHT FOR YOU? As you start, realize selecting the right Boy Scout Troop for you may be the most important decision of your scouting career. Rest assured that there are many very good troops in our area, and you should visit several troops to find the one that is right for you.

Unlike Cub Scouts, where Packs are organized around a common gathering point like a school or a church, Boy Scout Troops are organized around common values, philosophies, and interests.  Boy Scout Troops do not necessarily draw youth from a specific church or school, but gather a set of youth with similar interests. Each Boy Scout Troop has its own unique character, traditions, and activity focus. Many troops focus on different activities like cave exploring, canoeing, backpacking, high adventure, etc. Picking a troop that focuses on activities that interest you is key to staying in scouting and on the trail to eagle.
All to often, a boy selects a troop because it's the one his friend selected, or it's just down the street ... only to find that the troop doesn't match his interests — the result being a lost scout. While it's always good to have a friend or two to join you as you begin your new journey, you will quickly find yourself quickly developing new friends as you work in the patrol method and cook, eat, and sleep with your patrol every month.
Come and check us out. You might want to call this Troop, "Home".

Grand Canyon Summer Camp Trip - Meeting Monday Night - April 31st

Posted on Apr 23 2017 - 7:52pm

We will meet during our regular troop meeting to discuss the particulars of our Summer Camp High Adventure trip to the Grand Canyon. Please try to attend if you are going to the Grand Canyon this Summer.

Goose Island/Port Aransas Campout Change in Date to May 19-21

Posted on Apr 22 2017 - 7:52pm

Please note that the date for the Goose Island campout has been moved back to its original date of May 19-21.  This does conflict with Deutschenfest, but it is the only weekend we can make it work in May.
We'll camp at Goose Island and go over to Port Aransas for the day. There will be fishing, knife safety, and swimming. Guaranteed fun!!!

St. John's Flower Bed Cleanup - Apr 1st, 8AM

Posted on Mar 27 2017 - 6:39pm

It is the Pre-Easter Cleanup for the Churchyard and the church is counting on the scouts, so let's show them what a good job we can do. We're starting early so we can be done by 10:00am, when the Archeology Merit Badge has their meeting. This is a good opportunity to get some service hours!

Spring Court of Honor, Monday, March 6th - 7pm

Posted on Mar 4 2017 - 12:18pm

There is a Texas theme for the Court of Honor for Monday night. There will be Patrol Leader elections and Order of the Arrow nominations. Payment for High Adventure Summer Camp (trip to Grand Canyon) airfare is due. See you at the Church Annex - we start promptly at  7:00pm.

Fingerprinting Merit Badge - Tues, Feb 28th

Posted on Feb 23 2017 - 9:21pm

Fingerprinting Merit Badge - Travis County Sheriff’s Office, 5555 Airport Blvd.,Austin, TX 78751

Troop 685 Scout Appreciation Dinner - Monday Feb 20th, 7PM

Posted on Feb 15 2017 - 7:03pm

St. John's Church is hosting Troop 685 scouts and parents for a Troop Appreciation Dinner Monday night. This is a special dinner sponsored by the church just for scouts, leaders and parents so you don't want to miss it! You can sign up so we can get a headcount so don't be bashful! Let's show the Church how appreciative we are of their appreciation!

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