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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".

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!

Tree Planting and Camp Craft Campout - Jan 29-31

Posted on Feb 6 2016 - 2:14pm

Tree Planting Campout
Friday, Jan 29th at Lost Pines Scout Ranch. Loblolly Pine Tree planting at Griffith League Camp 8:00am Saturday morning.
Its was fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun!!!
Camp craft and hiking at Lost Pines afterwards.

Shed Finish Out - Saturday Morning 8:30 - 10:30 (or so)

Posted on Jan 20 2016 - 10:24pm

Shed clean up and finish out this Saturday at 8:30am. Some scouts will pick up shelving while others take everything out of the shed and sweep/clean it out. Then we'll install the shelving and put everything back in. We'll also clean up around the shed. The shingles on the roof will be finished out, and we'll put a latch on the door. Then, the shed will get a blessing and be done!!!!

Webelos Open House and Food Court - Jan 11, 7:00PM, Troop Arrives Early to Set Up

Posted on Jan 10 2016 - 11:43am

Webelos II Open House - "The Webelos are Coming! The Webelos are Coming!!!"  All Troop 685 Members start at 6:00PM, preparing for Troop visit from Webelos II scouts of Pack 408 and Pack 685. There will be a Food Court with hobo sandwiches and woof-ums. We'll have two scout skill competitions to set up. While we do not know how many Webelos are coming, we do expect our new Webelos Troop members to attend.


Posted on Dec 12 2015 - 12:40pm

The Pflugerville Christmas Parade - We decorated our trailer at the Scoutmaster's house and then lined up on Pfennig Lane - we were #28 behind Pack 685. There was cookies and hot chocolate and Christmas carols and candy throwing. The actual parade started at 5:30pm. There were hundreds of Pflugerville residents that came to see the parade along Railroad Street, but thousands of people lined the entire parade route to the end. We ran out of candy by the time we hit Main Street. It was a lot of fun and thanks to Austin Christ for driving the trailer. Next year we need more scouts!!!!

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