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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".

Krause Springs "Bring a Buddy" Campout - Aug 21-23

Posted on Sep 4 2015 - 12:54am

                                                                                                  
Krause Springs "Bring a Buddy" Campout - Bring a buddy, ask a friend, invite someone to join the Troop for the Krause Springs "End of Summer Campout". We'll be swiming, cliff jumping, and eating large. Ask someone now, and everyone make an effort to bring a friend along for the fun!

Summer Camp Update

Posted on Aug 6 2015 - 11:54pm

The troop has been having lots of fun. At Rocky Mountain High Adventure the senior scouts and leaders have been Mountain Biking, Climbing (Tyler ont the cliff at left), and Fishing.
Troop 685 also was selected to do flags for the camp.  At San Isabel Scout Ranch, the scouts have been very busy with their merit badges and rank advancement. Andrew has been working on the Archery and Climbing merit badge, Bryce completed Shotgun and Jordi finished Rifle. Aidan's rocket went higher than any other. Jordi and Aidan did the Polar Bear Plunge (jump in the freezing lake at 6 a.m., then stand and recite the Scout Oath). The adults have also been busy and completed IOLS (Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills) training.

Carlsbad Caverns

Posted on Aug 6 2015 - 11:53pm


On the 11th of July, Troop 685 went deep inside the Carlsbad Caverns outside of Carlsbad, New Mexico. The group took a nice long tour throught the large and fascinating cave. Everyone had a great time walking from the natural entrance to the big room and viewing the bottomless pit. The night before, First Baptist Church of Carlsbad allowed us all to spend the night in their gym. We were playing basketball in our sleep! After Carlsbad, we traveled to Roswell and saw the Alien Museum - AWESOME!!!

Colorado Bend Campout - June19-21

Posted on Aug 6 2015 - 11:53pm


Colorado Bend State Park
where caving, biking, fishing, hiking and most of all FUN is waiting for you. This was sure a campout to remember!  It included an 18-mile hike, a dip in the Colorado River, and an interesting new dessert known as a “lava”. If you missed this one, you can always come to Summer Camp where we will be driving all the way up to Colorado and get to see Carlsbad Caverns!

Food Court Troop Meeting w/Pack 406 Webelos

Posted on Aug 6 2015 - 11:53pm

Food Court Troop Meeting w/Pack 406 Webelos - Monday night, June 15, St. John's Church. Please try to come a little early. We start promptly at 7:00pm this week.

Shed Build-out &Woodworking Merit Badge - Tuesday night, May 26th at 6:30pm

Posted on May 16 2015 - 4:41pm

Troop 685 Scouts - This Troop Project has been re-scheduled for Tuesday night at 6:30pm. Wear old clothes, leave your Class A's at home.
  We'll also be planning our Turkey Bend campout!                       

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