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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".

Webelos Woods Campout

Posted on Dec 5 2015 - 10:17am

   If there were only 2 words to describe this camping trip, they would have to be "wet" but, "successfull". Troop 685 camped out to Smilin'  V ranch for this year's annual Webelos Woods. It rained the entire weekend but that did not get in the way of the fun. We taught the Webelos how to make a tripod and made a catapult to show them how fun lashings could be. There were a total of 8 Webelos who camped with us and will hopefully join our troop.

Veteran's Day Pflugerville City Council Color Guard by Troop 685

Posted on Nov 11 2015 - 9:03pm

Troop 685 provided the Color Guard for the Pflugerville City Council meeting on Tuesday night in honor of Veteran's Day. Participating was Justin Cox, Bryce Cox and Jackson Sandlin.

Granger Lake Campout at Willis Creek Park

Posted on Oct 18 2015 - 2:26pm

The Camping trip this weekend at Willis Creek Park on Granger Lake went great! Several Webelos camped with us for some fun and lessons in very valuable scout skills such as First Aid, Map and Compass, Lashings (we built a camp gadget and a slingshot, shooting horse apples for ammunition!) and Fire Building. Later that day, the scouts came together for a very competitive game of Capture the Flag. For dinner, scouts and adults had a chili cook off, and one of the scout patrols won with Venison Chili! Congratulations to Justin Cox for making the chili which received the most votes! At the end of the day, the Troop came together to make Fried Oreos, a Dutch Oven Dump Cake with pineapples, and tell scary stories at the campfire. If you missed this legendary campout, be sure to make it to the Wilderness Survival Campout, October 24th-October 25th.

National Night Out Kickoff for Northtown MUD - October 3rd, 11am- Thanks to the scouts who helped out!

Posted on Oct 18 2015 - 2:25pm

Color Guard at 11am
Troop sold hot dogs, sausage wraps, chips, and fried oreos as a fundraiser.

Webelos Campout - Friday - Sunday (9/25-9/27)

Posted on Sep 24 2015 - 10:34pm

Webelos Campout at Willis Creek Park on Lake Granger. Meet at church at 6pm, or just drive out and ask for the Group Camping area when you arrive. Lots of fun starting 8:30am, Saturday morning!
Troop 685 will be hosting Webelos Scouts from Blackland Prairie District. We'll have stations set up for sling shot, first aid, scout skills, and top it off with Capture the Flag!

Krause Springs Campout

Posted on Sep 4 2015 - 12:54am


Another great camping trip to the Krause Springs! We went swimming in some cool and refreshing water and also went cliff diving and rope swinging. The Krause Springs also offered a fresh water swimming pool with a drainage system scouts could fit into and make a human dam. After a long day of swiming the troop came to the campfire for the OA tapout! Congratulations to Jackson Sandlin, Ian Bartleson, Alexander Reese, And Paul Huiras for being selected for the OA! If you missed this campout, be sure to include yourself in the Granger lake campout sept 25-27. See you there!

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