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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".

May Fete Color Guard Flag Ceremony

Posted on Jul 30 2016 - 1:27pm

OnMay 4th, Troop 685 was the Color Guard at May Fete and it was an amazing time to help out the Texas community! Here's a couple photos from the ceremony!
   

WaRFA: Wilderness & Remote First Aid - Aftermath

Posted on Jul 30 2016 - 1:27pm

                                                                                      
Thanks to this event, we're just one step closer to the Ozark's Canoe Trip!  So what did we do to make this accomplishment? Mr. Beaulieu, Mr. Bartleson, and Logan Vessell took their weekend to learn about first aid in Lost Pines. They learned about compound fractures, brain trauma, bruises, and so much more to make not just the canoe trip, but the troop campouts a bit safer.

Eagle Court of Honor: April 30th - 1:00 PM

Posted on Apr 29 2016 - 6:08pm

Congratulations to Chris Cook! At the Church on the 30th at 1:00 PM, we're celebrating Chris' Eagle Court of Honor! Please be there for the event! An Eagle's ceremony is a big thing and we should all join! (Plus there's a Reception following the ceremony..)

Task Force Patrol, Pack 685 Invades Troop 685, Monday Troop Meeting

Posted on Apr 16 2016 - 9:42pm


Monday, April 18th, the Task Force Webelos Patrol from Pack 685 will visit Troop 685.
We may have some other special guests as well. Our SPL is making special plans as we speak.
Let's have a great turnout and show Pack 685 some special AWESOME TROOP 685 WELCOME!!!

CPR First Aid Training & Certification, Sunday, Apr 24th, 1PM-5PM - Required for Wilderness First Aid - Only $15

Posted on Apr 16 2016 - 9:32pm


CPR First Aid -
a special class is being offered, especially for Troop 685 adults and scouts, to complete in time for the prerequisite for Wilderness First Aid on April 30th. Troop 685 must have at least two trained Wilderness First Aid Scouts or Scouters to go on the Canoe Trip. They can be adults or scouts, 14 yrs old or older. But every adult should consider taking this, especially if you ever go on a campout or outdoor event. Even if you don't go on scout outings,  it is a great skill to have. The best part may be that it costs only $15.00. This course usually runs $90.00 from the Red Cross. Plus, the course often runs all day, not just 4 hrs.

CONGRATULATIONS, TROOP 685!

Posted on Apr 16 2016 - 9:07pm

                                                                                                                             
Troop 685 is AWESOME! Best Troop in the District !!!!! FIRST PLACE TROOP OVERALL!!! Troop 685 Place #1 in the Bi-District Camporee! Read the Details - 

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