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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".

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.


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 - 

UPDATE: St. John's Flower Bed Clean Up

Posted on Apr 4 2016 - 7:51pm

Lots of fun events have happened in 2016! And what better thing to do than community service? Well, then you missed out at St. John's Flower Bed Cleanup! Here's our progress in the event:

UPDATE: Court of Honor/OA & Troop Elections - March 21st

Posted on Mar 27 2016 - 6:53pm

Thanks for anyone that came out for the Court of Honor! With great troops, comes ALOT OF SCOUTS! And boy, they got so much done!

Only going on 2 campouts, most to all the scouts have earned their Tenderfoot and a few Merit Badges in the progress! I hope they can see how great scouts are if you just work hard, learn, and have fun!

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